Guitarra_acores
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Join date: Apr 2011
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#1
First of all sorry for the bad audio quality, I don't have equipment to make it better than it is.

I have been trying to learn to sing for six months. I'm still a very bad singer, obviously, and I would like to know if I'm making any obvious mistakes and especially if you can tell from the recording if I'm singing from my diaphragm or not.

The main issue I have is my voice sounds weak and seems kind of like I'm whispering even though I'm trying to sound as I do in regular speech. Is this caused by bad technique or is it just a characteristic of my voice?

Thanks for any input

http://youtu.be/LEdYAYLdGsY
KG6_Steven
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#2
I actually like your voice technique. It does come off as being a little soft, but I think that works in your favor. The louder you sing, the more forced it sounds.

Now, having said that, I think it would be worthwhile for you take voice lessons. You should add some variation, or dynamics, to your voice - and taking pro voice lessons would help you work on using your diaphragm and producing a bit more volume, when needed.
Guitarra_acores
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Join date: Apr 2011
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#3
Thanks a lot! Getting lessons is definitely in my plans but for at least 6 months it won't be possible, I would like to keep improving until then. My main concern for now is pitch and breath. I will wait for the lessons to add more colour and variety and sound less monotonous, like you sugested.

Is it possible to tell form the recording if I'm singing from the diaphragm? I feel like my belly is supporting me but it's still a bit confusing to me.
omidmash
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#4
Sing louder dammit. Don't be embarrassed, you sing better than me and I'm the vocalist of me band.
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HotspurJr
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#5
Quote by Guitarra_acores

The main issue I have is my voice sounds weak and seems kind of like I'm whispering even though I'm trying to sound as I do in regular speech. Is this caused by bad technique or is it just a characteristic of my voice?


Bad technique.
Guitarra_acores
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Join date: Apr 2011
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#6
Quote by omidmash
Sing louder dammit. Don't be embarrassed, you sing better than me and I'm the vocalist of me band.

Yeah I'm still very self-conscious about singing, it makes the problem even worse. I'll try to be less shy about it Thanks for the encouragment!

Quote by HotspurJr
Bad technique.

Thanks for the feedback