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In this tip, Brett explains a simple exercise to help stay on key. Another exclusive tip, only from Singing Success.
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1:48 he’s staring into your souls
I have a problem when it comes to the chorus of certain songs, or when there’s a strange, small interval (like dropping from A natural to F#). For instance, in Gordon Lightfoot’s song “Beautiful” (lol, I do the strange interval just fine in the verse), I can’t find the right key for the chorus about half the time when I’m just singing to myself at home. And the funny thing is that I stay right on key in difficult baritone and bass parts without accompaniment. Anyone have any suggestions?
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carl grimes in 20 years
Lol so funny Im almost better Acapella then I am with Instruments I thought myself to sing and so ive never learned to do it with a instrument 😛
Sing major and minor scales starting on your highest note and drop intervals (numerically) 8-7-8-6-8-5-8-4-8-3-8-2-8-1 using vowels, then dip-thong (google it) vowels. get used to the feeling of the release. sometimes, people have issues hearing certain key/chord movements… listening to some early 20th century romantic music might expose you to a lot of strange melodic possibilities that you’ve never tried. humming along to classical melodies also works really well to train in odd intervals.
Wow, thanks for your response, midpat2. I will start with these today. LOL, I don’t have to google “dipthongs” as I studied linguistics in graduate school. By early 20th century romantic, do you mean things like the songs (choral and solo) pieces by Sergei Rachmaninov, et. al.? I already have “Zdes’ khorosho” in my favorites. I’m humming it now : )
No problem! From one singer to another, I’m happy to help. And you’re spot on with the period and composer. If you want some other challenges try some Holst, and then if you’d like to go really advanced, try Bartok – the unusual modes are a real challenge. To advance, try using the same descending patterns I mentioned earlier but in place of major/minor, try harmonic minor, then try the other modes. Then try singing up and down the melodic minor scale.
Thanks again. I’m not a real singer, but I’d like to learn (don’t sight read, have about a 1 1/4 octave range after experiencing the “100-day cough” recently, etc.). So your help is appreciated.
yeah, the voice is a fragile instruments
exactly it’s the easiest way to remember any scale
this guy is amazing at explaining these things
I can sing my high notes but not my low notes. ( I sound horrible when i sing low) 🙁
Does anyone know the intro song?
wayy better then some people on here
Solfege is God’s gift to man.
My speech therapist always says it, how the mood influences the voice. And she stresses it bringing also as an example the fact that in German (she’s Austrian) “voice” and “mood” have the same root: “Stimme” and “Stimmung”. I think we all made this experience of not singing well when too excited or very well when “feeling” a lot the song.
Find the root key ..got it thanx mr.manning
the thumbnail of this video looks like he’s throwing a middle finger with his cartoon hand LOL
Kay V haha you’re right
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