#1
i wasnt sure where to put this thread so forgive me if it doesnt belong here, i consider myself someone who cannot sing well, but i would like to be able to sing, does anyone have any tips or exercises they think may help

thanks
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You weren't sure where to put this thread? How is that even possible? There's a singing subforum for crying out loud! Try asking there.
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#5
The Singing subforum is in Musician Talk, that's where the thread should go. As for your question, lessons really are the best way. Trying to do it on your own will almost certainly not get the results you want.
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Buy a new amp and you will master singing.
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You should eat some sand so you can have sand in your bass voice. It adds some grit to it.
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You weren't sure where to put this thread? How is that even possible? There's a singing subforum for crying out loud! Try asking there.


har har.

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You should eat some sand so you can have sand in your bass voice. It adds some grit to it.

Is that what Mark Lanegan did?
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Is that what Mark Lanegan did?

Mark Lanegan didn't eat sand to get his voice, his voice box is literally sand.
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Buy a new amp and you will master singing.
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Yeah, new pickups should do, as well.
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har har.

My post at sashki was different considering he's been here for seven years.


I'm not really sure what you mean.
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#13
Bob Dylan can't sing. Neil Young can't sing. Frank Zappa was no singer. Frank Pugliese can't sing. I can't sing (oh wait, bad example).

If you can't sing work on style.

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Bob Dylan can't sing. Neil Young can't sing. Frank Zappa was no singer. Frank Pugliese can't sing. I can't sing (oh wait, bad example).

If you can't sing work on style.

PS - I couldn't care less where you post this thread...

or work on learning to sing

you can become an amazing singer with just a couple of years of training whereas style is even harder
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#16
Learn scales and modes just like a guitar. You'll learn your range and keep consistent with how you want to sound. Be confident in yourself and in your abilities. I had guitar lessons, but I never had vocal lessons, so maybe you can try experimenting on your own voice. Try not to sound like anyone else but yourself.

Im going to move this thread so you can get some better responses.
#17
I think an important thing is not to strain yourself. Like working out your arms or pecs or whatever, if you go too hard you'll have to rest for awhile. And in that resting time, you could've been practicing more.

It's also good to do vocal warm up exercises, like ascending and descending through your modal range.

Also, find songs that seem to fit nicely in your range and give them a go.

But more than anything, get lessons.
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#18
As others have said getting singing lessons is your best option. Next to that would be some type of at home singing program, (I use singing success, its good but it will take about 6 months to see the best results). Its very difficult and unlikely, to learn proper singing on your own, without any assistance, so you really have to get one or the other. So if its not possible to get option A, atleast go option B.


I would learn diaphragm breathing in the mean time since thats something pretty basic you can learn on your own, theres a ton of tutorials on youtube that will teach you. Breathing technique is a big part of singing, and its one of the best things you can learn on your own for now. However, with that being said, assistance with a vocal coach would be best.


You'll need to set aside 30 minutes to an hour of practice 5 or 6 times a week (if you feel any pain, stop singing and take a break, you'll wear out your voice pretty quickly as a beginner), a singing instructor should provide you with some sort of recording of exercises for you to work on.
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#19
^ that is some excellent advice right there.

Exercises to help you to learn and control your breathing ( from the diaphragm), as well as vocal warm up routines can be found on the internet. (I used the free vocal worm up series on youtube by Eric Arceneaux).

there are a number of excerises in this forum that you could try. There are probably some books in your local library complete with CDs for listening.

That said, as the guy above noted, it is far better to have a proper one on one instructor. So get a real local instructor rather than an internet course - if you can.

A real teacher can identify and correct any poor technique in person by observing your practice. If you are doing something wrong then it can be hard for you to identify this by reading a book or watching a video. An instrcutor can also tailor your vocal lessons to suit you, capitalizing on your strengths and improving your weaknesses. They should also be able to identify your voice type and tailor your exercises to suit your natural range.

Until you can afford your first lesson you should practice breathing and do a simple vocal warm up on a daily basis, these two things alone will do a lot toward improving your singing ability. Another thing you can do on your own is ear training. A good ear combined with good vocal control is an ideal combination.
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