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Old 12-19-2012, 04:23 PM   #1
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Why is so easy to sing quietly?

So because I'm shy, I'll often basically under my breath and my range is better, tone is better and I start thinking 'damn I could actually sing backing vocals pretty well.' But trying to sing so it's audible is impossible, my intonation because terrible and tone sounds like shit.

Why is this?
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Old 12-19-2012, 05:31 PM   #2
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i have the same problem !!!
i can sing like hetfield quietly, but loud i sound like shit
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Old 12-19-2012, 05:33 PM   #3
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You're probably singing falsetto, it's way easier

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Old 12-19-2012, 05:37 PM   #4
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Why is this?


Probably because when you sing louder people can actually hear you and judge you. You said it yourself...shyness can destroy the ability to sing.

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i can sing like hetfield quietly, but loud i sound like shit


How is it possible to sound mean and angry when singing quietly?
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Old 12-19-2012, 05:42 PM   #5
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you're probably singing from your throat
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Old 12-19-2012, 05:44 PM   #6
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Falsetto

Pitch changes ranging to falsetto are also characteristic of British English.

This too Iv'e noticed and it really annoys me with those BBC newswomen

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Old 12-25-2012, 12:17 PM   #7
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So because I'm shy, I'll often basically under my breath and my range is better, tone is better and I start thinking 'damn I could actually sing backing vocals pretty well.' But trying to sing so it's audible is impossible, my intonation because terrible and tone sounds like shit.

Why is this?


I've never heard anyone sing "under their breath" and have half-way decent tone. It's always airy, whispy, and weak.

Now, what probably happens when you try to sing out is that you are pushing the sound (the ol' "push with the diaphragm" fallacy gets people all the time) and losing control of your voice. The other possibility is that, your shyness gets in the way, your throat closes up, and you wind up singing from a tight, squinched up throat. In either case, you're fighting yourself, and ironically, when you do this, you almost always lose.

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Old 12-25-2012, 03:37 PM   #8
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What you hear inside your head is completely different from what it sounds like to others. If you recorded that 'soft singing', it probably wouldn't sound as good as you think it does.
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Old 12-25-2012, 06:16 PM   #9
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What you hear inside your head is completely different from what it sounds like to others. If you recorded that 'soft singing', it probably wouldn't sound as good as you think it does.


This. Chances are that you're hearing yourself very poorly, and your brain is "filling in the blanks" in a way that's favorable to you since you know what you're trying to sound like.
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