#1
what are some stuff to make my singing better? i will probably have to sing in my band but im no good? would just hitting keys be good practice or the do re mi stuff
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#4
Ask for someone to teach you how to sing ?

It's pretty useless to do exercises if you don't know how to sing.
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#5
Train your ear, not just your voice. I reccommend reading this*

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http://www.ultimate-guitar.com/lessons/for_beginners/ear_training.html

(and not everyone can sing, and from those who can many don't have a wide enough range. I have to sing for my band, and we're limited on our own songs until we get a new singer due to my range. I have the best range out of our band, but I'm unable to hit many high notes....)
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#6
Try joining a choir at school. Hell, just ask the choir director at your school if he/she would help you out. Most music teachers are more than happy to help anybody who's interested in music. If anything, the choir director should be able to hook you up with some phone numbers to get professional vocal lessons, which is what I would suggest above all else. Yes, they're expensive, but if you're serious about learning how to sing, they're well worth it.
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#7
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To be honest, some people just don't sound good.


I'm not 100% sure, but I don't think this is true. You can do vocal exercises to get your tongue out of the way etc. to make your tone better
#8
*coughs* just found this....and I plan to use a lot of the tips given soon.

https://www.ultimate-guitar.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1022092&page=1

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Depends on the their meaning of "good". You can have a "good" deep voiced singer (not even going to pretend to act like I know all the things like baritone and stuff.... lmao), and can have a good "high pitched" singer, but the deep singer can sing high pitched and to some that is "bad".

If you watched this season of American Idol, there was this guy with an extremely deep voice, and he couldn't sing "well" because of it, but if he were to be the deep singer (baritone? seriously, someone help me out here =p) he would be considered "good".

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#9
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or do you mean like this ?
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#10
if youve seen high school musical do those warm ups, even with the hand motions and everything
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#11
get a few vocal lessons. I have a mate (who used to be singer of my band actually, then we kinda fired him, but he's still friends with us) and in 2 lessons, he's improved heaps.

Sometimes, people can actually sing well, it's just their technique that's letting them down. I've been told i'm a good singer, but if i was to front a band, i feel i'd need to take a few lessons to get some form of technique happening.
#12
Yeah a really good vocal teacher should beable to identify what you need to work on and give your exercises to improve it.
#13
Unless a person is actually tone-deaf, (ie. can't tell by listening if one note is higher or lower than another.... can't even tell that they're different, really.....), then *anyone* can learn to sing. I'm proof. My voice was so bad, I refused to even try from the time I was 12 until I was about 22. Unlistenably bad.

The key here is voice lessons. There is no substitute. With learning proper technique, you learn tone, projection, and how to not strain your voice. Just don't expect miracles. It took me ten years of training to get where I am, and I'm still no Brad Delp... nor will I *ever* be. That's just the difference of physical limitations and natural aptitude.

Also, with training, most people can get 2 octaves, which is enough for most of the vocal repertoire ever written on this planet. Sure, you can find tons of exceptions, but for every exception, you can find about 10 songs that fall within two octaves, and of those ten, you'll probably find that 7-8 of them fall actually within an octave and a half.

To extend that.... *very* few people - like maybe 1 in 10 000 - actually have three octaves. Check this for a bit more of an explanation.
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#14
if you can't afford voice lessons from a one on one instructor, maybe you should try and get yourself a copy of brent manning's singing success. its a recorded cd lesson and although its harder to get feedback on what to fix, he gives advice on what major problems you should be looking for. it also includes quite a few good vocal excersices that will help you on your way to getting a better technique and tone.

my advice to you is to get a GOOD vocal instructor, major keyword is good, you don't want to learn impropper technique because of a ****ty instructor. and/or get yourself a copy of brent mannings singing success (it cost quite a bit, but the UG police are watching, so i can't tell you how i pirated it:P)
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