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Old 05-28-2013, 02:29 AM   #1
absy
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Help please! vocal melodies

Hello, I am having big troubles coming out with good melodies.

the vocal lines i come up with very flat. I do not know really what to do.
The guitarist in my band created a very nice instrumental, but when I put the vocal line over it, it sounded so flat.

I am so depressed because I cannot come out with a decent vocal melody.

I would be so glad if you guys can give me feedback and point out my mistakes in making vocal melodies
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Old 05-28-2013, 05:26 PM   #2
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You have to record yourself to other singers and correct your mistakes until you get it right.
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Old 05-29-2013, 10:01 AM   #3
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i'd say that it probably has to do moreso with vowel shapes and "sitting" on notes instead of singing through them that are making you sound flat.
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Old 06-20-2013, 08:42 AM   #4
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While you don't always have to do it, in general the accented syllable should fall on a down beat, as would the most important word of a phrase.

Forming vowels in the back of the throat rather than forward creates a flattening sound (this sounds weird, but visualize the vowel forming behind your front teeth). Are you a native English speaker? Your pronounciation seems a bit accented.

Lastly, in a string of related phrases through a verse, you should vary the notes. There is a recurring motif of

note note note 1step up note back to note.

This is a very tough thing, I wish you luck.
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