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Unread 12-14-2001, 09:30 PM   #16
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I have a good choir voice ...I just don't have a good solo voice
me too, when i sing softly, its my choir voice lol and its nice but nothin real special

my solo voice doesnt have as great a range cuz its louder and yeah hahaha i feel really dumb posting this but oh well

most people dont hear my "solo voice"
i intend on keeping it that way

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Unread 01-12-2002, 01:51 AM   #17
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I personally think everybody can sing......just some people can sing good and some people sing bad.....he he he.
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Unread 01-12-2002, 02:28 AM   #18
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My voice teacher's instructor was someone who had studied at Juliard (sp?) for quite some time, and he told her that there is no such thing as being tone deaf. There are only trained and untrained ears. I started taking from her about a year ago and my singing was pathetic! About a month ago I sang in a trio in church and had a solo part! Now, I don't sing solo's every Sunday, but did I ever imagine that I could ever do that? NO WAY!!!


There are two things you have to take into account here, The pitch of your voice and the sound of your voice. What I mean by pitch is hitting the right note. Are you sharp? Are you flat? Are you singing on key? That is what you can learn. Some people have a natural ability to "hear" and be able to reproduce the right pitch. They are usually those who have good sounding voices. Does Pavarotti (I know I butchered the spelling on that one) hit the right note? Of course, but there are a lot of people who don't like the sound of his voice.


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BTW, no one likes the sound of their own recorded voice.
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Unread 01-12-2002, 02:44 AM   #19
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Does Pavarotti (I know I butchered the spelling on that one)
Nope, you got it right.
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Unread 01-18-2002, 09:14 PM   #20
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The question should be, "Can people learn to sing WELL?"


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Unread 01-24-2002, 05:18 PM   #21
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I personally think that some people Can learn to sing. Some people are naturals... And some people are hopelessly tone deaf. But at the same time, I think the "tone deaf" thing is no excuse. I've given this lecture a few times... *ahem* My best friend, Lisa, was completely, hopelessly tone deaf. But she loved to sing. So they put her in groups, where we stuck her away from the mic. When you think about it, it's inspiring. She couldn't sing. She knew she couldn't sing. But it didn't stop her. 'Course, I could just be sentimental... she was in a car accident a year or two ago... I like to think that she can sing perfectly now...

Ok, was that in ANY way related to this thread??? Ah well...
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Unread 02-18-2002, 01:38 PM   #22
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well i know this is a little old but..

i couldn't even sing along in church three or four years ago.. but with a lot of practice, i can follow a song accurately

is there hope for me ever being able to sing okay enough to play guitar AND sing? hmmm.. donno on that one im only 16 so i hope so..
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Unread 03-03-2002, 07:12 PM   #23
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Here's another question, what if I can hit the right notes, but it just doesn't sound good...can anything be done to change that?
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Unread 03-04-2002, 05:36 PM   #24
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Just keep practicing and you'll start sounding better and better. If you're hitting the right notes you can't sound to bad .
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Unread 03-04-2002, 09:04 PM   #25
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Just keep practicing and you'll start sounding better and better. If you're hitting the right notes you can't sound to bad.
Well, that's the other problem...I'm not sure if I'm hitting the right notes either. But if my buddy ever lets me borrow his recorder, i'll listen to myself and see.

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Unread 03-11-2002, 11:36 AM   #26
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I would have to agree that anyone can learn to sing, if you work hard enough. you have to sing w/something though, so that you can learn what the notes are. If you know music very well then i'd say it helps a lot to be able to identify the note your singing w/its place on the staff, they you will know what is the right note. And i would have to agree w/ "how can it sound bad it you're hitting the right notes" .
another thing-about changing from a "choir" voice to a "solo" voice i think it has to do w/passion. sit in a place where you can be alone and pour your heart out to God(in song), so you're not trying to blend, but being a lone voice crying out in the wilderness, oh yah! thats the best. anywho, this is such a simple answer it can sometimes be looked over-pray about it! God'll bless ya no matter what! Love to ya through Christ.
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Unread 03-14-2002, 09:39 PM   #27
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AAAAAAAAHHHHHHH! Of course, everyone can sing! Proper training is essential, if you have the desire. My wife graduated from Juilliard. She teaches voice and piano. I've heard enough voice lessons to make your head spin. I'm like an armchair vocal coach.
The key, in my opinion, is losing the "karaoke" mentality. Do not try to sing like someone else. Have a real voice teacher evaluate your technique by exercises with the piano. Work on scales, warm up exercises, and singing unfamiliar songs (so you don't copy your favorite artist).
I used to sing up to a note, like Garth Brooks, because I was a lazy singer. I enjoyed tenor singers, but I am a baritone. Therefore, high notes squeaked. I can now sing because a. I wanted to sing b. I faced criticism from a compotent teacher c. I married my teacher (saves a lot of money!)
Another tidbit, ask to see credentials for their training. Uneducated teachers can literally destroy your vocal cords and ruin your confidence for a long time. Just because someone can sing well doesn't mean that they know what they are doing. the human voice is complex in variety, technique, and volume.

God bless, this is an interesting thread
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Unread 08-05-2002, 05:28 AM   #28
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i'd just like to say that i still can't sing

i didn't get a chance to read all your replies before cos i never returned to read them. ah well...not my gift
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