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Old 01-22-2013, 01:18 PM   #31 (permalink)
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Yes you can, but I got a lot out of taking voice lessons for a little while. I was really terrible, starting totally from ground zero "can't carry a tune in a bucket." Lessons helped me figure out a direction, and helped me learn how to practice. I'm still not a great singer by any means, but now I can at least be somewhat competent behind a mic (and more importantly, when writing).

Oddly, one thing that really helped my singing is having a kid - I sing along to every kids' tune and tv show theme song, most of which are major scale variations (Twinkle Twinkle, Itsy Bitsy Spider, etc). It really got that in my ear. My son also usually likes when I sing to him, so I get more practice.
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Old 01-22-2013, 02:02 PM   #32 (permalink)
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I believe you can teach yourself to sing, just with a bit of practice. Every person has his own voice that no other has, and that is what makes it so special.
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Old 02-17-2013, 02:29 AM   #33 (permalink)
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You can teach yourself to sing, to a certain degree. You probably can't get as good as with a teacher, but you can improve.

I started singing a bit more when I picked up the guitar a couple years ago. Occasionally I would record it, to listen to it afterwards. This helped me hear what issues I had with my singing, and I feel I've improved a lot since then.
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Old 02-21-2013, 11:43 PM   #34 (permalink)
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Yes you can. I did it, and I can sing now.
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Old 02-22-2013, 10:58 PM   #35 (permalink)
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Is it possible to be able to sing, but not be able to fill a room with your voice? How much of it is the microphone and speakers and how much is the actual voice projection?
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Old 02-25-2013, 01:21 AM   #36 (permalink)
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Yes, you really can. Learning to play instruments actually helps, because you gain a better knowledge of pitch, rhythm, and what-have-you. And singing lessons, of course, help. Now, you're not going to become Freddie Mercury or Jennifer Hudson from this, but you'll be able to carry a tune and even sound competent.
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Old 03-03-2013, 10:14 AM   #37 (permalink)
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...having the Internet with its abundance of advice is very useful these days, so you can find a lot of information with regard to singing. I have had vocal lessons both classical and contemporary...I've also studied to teach vocals. There are many tricks and tips to help produce great sounding vocals...the main thing that vocal lessons did for me was to give me confidence...I went on to front my own band from there...
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Old 03-09-2013, 04:42 PM   #38 (permalink)
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I think the ability to sing kind of corresponds to how well you can pick out the subtle nuances in melody. With pretty good relative pitch you can essentially train yourself to always sing in key, maybe even digress from the vocal melody a bit and make your own.
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Old 03-10-2013, 07:23 PM   #39 (permalink)
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I know I'm still a newbie here, but I've always wanted to learn how to sing. I used to make guitar based music (I still play), but I stopped recording things because I got a bit bored with just recording my guitar, and using various samples. In short, I've never really been much of a singer, and I never ever sing along to music, ever. I can't really hold pitch, and I don't like the sound of my voice at all. I'm almost convinced that I shouldn't try singing, but I'm not sure if that's just my own negativity. Is there a way I can change that, or should I just stick to instruments to make music?

I'm looking for some fairly constructive responses on this, because I want to know what I should focus on because I really want to be a musician regardless of what I play.
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Old 03-12-2013, 02:15 PM   #40 (permalink)
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You should give it a go. I don't like the sound of my voice but other people seem to like it! If you are competent with your playing you are halfway there, get yourself to some open mic nights and let others be your judge...you may surprise yourself!!
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