#1
So me and some friends from school are starting an alternative rock band. I decided to make an acoustic demo just to see how people would react to my voice. Im not asking for a review on the guitar playing or lyrics, i would rather have some feedback on how my voice sounds and ways to improve it. Everyone says they like my voice or can hear potential in it, and im willing to work and do whatever it takes to bring my voice up to a standard high enough to actualy play gigs.

Thanks in advance!


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#2
Sounds okay if you like that sort of music, your voice sounds alike to the lead singer of Halifax
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#3
Warm up and keep practicing. That's the only way to improve; play scales on guitar or bass and try to hit higher or lower notes that you can't get.
#4
i like it.
you sound good
very generic like you sound much like everyone else right now (plain white t's, etc.)...but if thats what you are going for thats good
#5
what would be a way to chance my voice to stick out from todays generic music?

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#6
im not saying that as a bad thing...
i just meant that you sound like a lot of popular artists now a days.
which with the sound i think you guys are trying to achieve is good
#8
You don't need any improvement, your voice sounds great.
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theres a thread on this in MT its stikied lots of useful stuff there it helped me. check it out.
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Thanks everyone!


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You don't need any improvement, your voice sounds great.


But could you say that i could show some more emotion? I've had people say to me that i should try to show emotion in my singing, but it seems very hard for me. Are there any teqniques to work on to help me out with that?

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#13
you have a really good voice. im a singer too so i kinda compared my voice to yours and you can sustain notes very well. i really liked it.
#14
thanks! theres another problem that i have to work with. Singing with a band seems harder because im in a louder environment. It seems i sing better with acoustic sets.

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thanks! theres another problem that i have to work with. Singing with a band seems harder because im in a louder environment. It seems i sing better with acoustic sets.

It just takes time bud. The more you do it, the better you get and become more used to the louder environment.
Push your limitations, not too hard because that's how you blow your vocal chords, but just a little and you'll find it becomes easier and easier, because you'll be building up youir voice, like any athelite building up their body for optimal performance.
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So me and some friends from school are starting an alternative rock band. I decided to make an acoustic demo just to see how people would react to my voice. Im not asking for a review on the guitar playing or lyrics, i would rather have some feedback on how my voice sounds and ways to improve it. Everyone says they like my voice or can hear potential in it, and im willing to work and do whatever it takes to bring my voice up to a standard high enough to actualy play gigs.

Thanks in advance!


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Your voice sounds pretty good! Just try working on your range..

I guess by practicing vocal scales you could do that!
#17
Improve your voice? My best could never reach your worst...but that's why I'm a guitarist, not a singer.
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Improve your voice? My best could never reach your worst...but that's why I'm a guitarist, not a singer.


Trust me, if i can "sing" anyone can. I have no idea how i sound good, i have never had a vocal lesson in my life and i talk in a deep voice. It supprised me. Also i notice that my voice breaks easely on holding high notes, i guess that also improves with training.

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^ Correct.

I found that when I first started singing, my range was pretty small, my voice sounded weak, and I was pretty limited with what I could do. With practise, and some instruction with a choir, my range has increased, my voice has become stronger, and I've made my voice much more versatile.

Find out the highest note in your range that you can hold comfortably, and practise stretching that. If you push yourself just a little bit every day to hit the note above it, eventually, you will be able to.
#20
I agree with your method of improving my vocal range, maybe it will also help me improve on the strength of my voice and how i project it.

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#21
Personally, I think your voice is just okay, decent, if you will. I think if you want to be in a band and sing well, you need to improve. I'm not too sure on exactly how to do that, because I already had a decent voice and my mom gave me vocal lessons and stuff.

Honestly, I suggest going to a professional to get some, and tell them what you are trying to achieve with your voice. If you give me the names of a few singers you'd like to model your vocal tact after, that might help me understand what you need to do. :]

And to Mr. Cuddles, I dare you to search the entire vocal thread trying to find the advice you're looking for. It can't be done. I've tried on many occasions. If it's not on the front page, then you'll be searching for hours.
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If you give me the names of a few singers you'd like to model your vocal tact after, that might help me understand what you need to do. :]



Thats the thing, sure i have heros and models that i look up too, but i dont want to nessesarely sing like them. I want to be myself. If i copy the way someone else sings, its not the same. To me singing expresses how you feel, you cant express your feeling unless you are your own self. You kind of know what i mean?

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