• Me and My friend always sing together, we are in a band a perform all the time. But everyone just seems to compliment her singing...?

    She always gets the main singing parts for things, so many solos and everything. Unless I'm in the band or performing by myself, I only get background parts. My Parents (who professional singer, songwriters) think I'm really good and my singing teacher does to. I can hear so many faults in my friends voice,... show more
    She always gets the main singing parts for things, so many solos and everything. Unless I'm in the band or performing by myself, I only get background parts. My Parents (who professional singer, songwriters) think I'm really good and my singing teacher does to. I can hear so many faults in my friends voice, but its like no one else can. Am I just bad at singing?
    4 answers · 2 days ago
  • A singing dilemma?

    Hi all! I have the feeling that my teacher thinks I am more of a soprano than I actually am (I have tried talking to him about this a lot and he has no concern) and I can feel it in my throat. Usually I become constricted and my vocal cords hurt after a lesson. I am worried that my voice will become damaged over... show more
    Hi all! I have the feeling that my teacher thinks I am more of a soprano than I actually am (I have tried talking to him about this a lot and he has no concern) and I can feel it in my throat. Usually I become constricted and my vocal cords hurt after a lesson. I am worried that my voice will become damaged over time if I continue to sing this way (And because I have anxiety, this feeling worsens). I do warm-ups and attempt to breathe through my stomach instead of my chest, but these don't help too much. I also know I am not an alto either. Is there anything I can do to help my voice become more relaxed, and possibly reach the high notes with comfort instead of strain? I mean, I can hit them, it just does not come smoothly and you can tell there is something holding me back. Thank you!
    4 answers · 1 week ago
  • Most talented singer you know?

    9 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • Did you watch the Eurovision Song Contest?

    Best answer: Yes, I did. A great success for Germany!!! :-)))

    https://youtu.be/GxP3WlahA_g
    Best answer: Yes, I did. A great success for Germany!!! :-)))

    https://youtu.be/GxP3WlahA_g
    6 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • How an i find another singing teacher?

    my old singing teacher wont teach me anymore, so i want to find another one who will. i was introduced to this singing teacher. how can i find one?
    my old singing teacher wont teach me anymore, so i want to find another one who will. i was introduced to this singing teacher. how can i find one?
    5 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • How to make voice not shaky when I sing in front of people?

    Even if I’m not at all nervous my voice is super shaky when I sing in front of people and I do not have a naturally shaky voice how do I fix this?
    Even if I’m not at all nervous my voice is super shaky when I sing in front of people and I do not have a naturally shaky voice how do I fix this?
    7 answers · 3 weeks ago
  • If I can't naturally sing, can I still learn how to sing? Can you train vocal chords?

    Best answer: Of course you can! NO-ONE is a born singer! All one has to be able to do beforehand is to carry a tune and the rest will follow during OFFLINE one-on-one lessons with a GOOD vocal teacher. Besides, the best and most honest feedback comes from a trained vocal teacher after an OFFLINE one-on-one audition. Therefore:... show more
    Best answer: Of course you can!

    NO-ONE is a born singer! All one has to be able to do beforehand is to carry a tune and the rest will follow during OFFLINE one-on-one lessons with a GOOD vocal teacher. Besides, the best and most honest feedback comes from a trained vocal teacher after an OFFLINE one-on-one audition. Therefore:

    Either start saving money for OFFLINE one-on-one lessons with a GOOD vocal teacher, join a choir or find yourself another interest.

    In fact, it takes obviously some talent, some luck, LOTS of patience, diligence, courage, hard work, dedication and LOTS of lessons with a GOOD vocal teacher. Besides, your voice will keep maturing until you are in your mid-30s so you need a lot of TIME as well. Therefore:

    Sorry, but THE ONLY SAFE way to learn the correct singing techniques & to improve properly IS to take OFFLINE face-to-face singing lessons with a fully trained vocal teacher! The teacher HAS TO BE in the same room with you, so that he/she can give you proper feedback. However, even the best teachers in the world cannot make wonders, so please be realistic with this. Singing lessons are NOT going to help if one is tone-deaf! Please do NOT rely on any dodgy web tutorials because that way you can misunderstand things VERY EASILY and develop bad habits, hoarseness, vocal nodules and other nasties IN NO TIME, and even though you would sound good! It is always much wiser to invest a little bit of your money/time to face-to-face lessons rather than wasting the same amount of money (or even more!) to frequent ear-nose-throat specialist visits due to aforementioned problems, so please reconsider this. If you can't afford vocal lessons, then joining a choir is the only SAFE alternative option. And believe me, but even MANY of those who have music as their hobby DO take lessons as well! Always remember to warm up your voice properly, but please know your limits and don't overdo your voice! Remember the diaphragmatic support, do not strain your throat too much! Also, remember good body posture! Avoid fizzy drinks (burp danger), dairy products (mucus risk), caffeinated products (coffee & tea included, they dry up your throat) and spicy food (irritation risk)! You can consume these things, but NEVER before singing! Do NOT shout, yell, scream nor otherwise abuse your voice AT ANY TIME! Also, please respect your vocal range; if your teacher says you are, say, more of an alto (baritone if you are male), then you ARE more of an alto (baritone).

    However: DO NOT try to imitate anyone famous, that will usually give you just bad habits and even damage your throat. You are YOU and your voice is unique, so please learn to cherish that. The world does NOT need copycats.

    Do NOT sing, whisper, shout, yell nor scream if having a sore throat/cold/flu, Also, do speak as little as you can if you have flu/cold/sore throat! Remember to drink at least 2 litres of room-temperature still water every day, not just during singing days! Smoking is a big no-no, as is inhaling secondhand smoke. Also, avoid staying in dusty and/or moldy environment.

    There you go, leave it or take it, but self-help is as DANGEROUS as trying to perform a minor surgery on oneself after watching how it is done in an episode of Chicago Hope or Holby City. And, sometimes one needs to sacrifice things in order to find the best vocal teacher for oneself.
    5 answers · 3 weeks ago
  • Why does my voice shake when I hit a certain note?

    Best answer: You need more practice! And also it could be from anxiety. I do this all the time and for me my main reason is that there’s not enough air. So really work on breathing exercises!
    Best answer: You need more practice! And also it could be from anxiety. I do this all the time and for me my main reason is that there’s not enough air. So really work on breathing exercises!
    4 answers · 3 weeks ago
  • I can sing better while cleaning the dishes?

    So i've been singing for quite a while, but i had recently gotten rusty. I can hardly use vibrato, and when i do it either sounds a bit forced or it seems like it's my mouth causing the vibrato, I can sing decently high but not as high as i use to, and my voice can tend to sound forced on higher notes. But... show more
    So i've been singing for quite a while, but i had recently gotten rusty. I can hardly use vibrato, and when i do it either sounds a bit forced or it seems like it's my mouth causing the vibrato, I can sing decently high but not as high as i use to, and my voice can tend to sound forced on higher notes. But whenever i clean the dishes my vibrato is almost always perfect, i can sing a bit higher, and my voice is a bit more clear. I wanted to know how i can sing like this all the time, and continue to get even better. I was curious if it was my hands/arms position (which tend to stay around the lower abdomen to diaphram area), or if it was the water (although i run the water fairly warm to hot, there isn't any steam as far as i can see), or if it's something else. I've been trying to get a lot better and i really want to be able to sing amazingly. Thank you in advance!
    4 answers · 3 weeks ago
  • Do you think Mariah Carey still can sing ?

    30 answers · 4 weeks ago
  • 10,000 hour singing rule?

    4 answers · 3 weeks ago
  • Could you make the stoic Simon Cowell cry with your rendition of the song My Heart Will Go On from the movie Titanic?

    Best answer: Yes, but not for the reason you think.
    Best answer: Yes, but not for the reason you think.
    4 answers · 3 weeks ago
  • Can I sing? Please read the description thank you :)?

    Never sang before, so no lessons or anything but dream has always been able for me to be able to sing, really want opinions on my voice, with lessons could I be good? Means a lot to me, here is the video (random song choice) https://youtu.be/gsNTYm-Sp_o Thank you! :) xx
    Never sang before, so no lessons or anything but dream has always been able for me to be able to sing, really want opinions on my voice, with lessons could I be good? Means a lot to me, here is the video (random song choice) https://youtu.be/gsNTYm-Sp_o Thank you! :) xx
    5 answers · 4 weeks ago
  • Be safe or take a risk in singing competition?

    Best answer: Singing HIGH does NOT automatically mean singing WELL.You need to discuss this with your OWN vocal teacher during your lessons, because your teacher knows your voice best. In case you don't have a teacher yet, please get yourself a GOOD one NOW. Trying to obtain random "advice" online, especially from... show more
    Best answer: Singing HIGH does NOT automatically mean singing WELL.You need to discuss this with your OWN vocal teacher during your lessons, because your teacher knows your voice best. In case you don't have a teacher yet, please get yourself a GOOD one NOW. Trying to obtain random "advice" online, especially from complete noobs and strangers, is NEVER a good idea.
    6 answers · 1 month ago
  • Auditioned for a band as lead singer, I sang better but the girl was extremely attractive, does that really matter so much?

    My friends started a hobby band last year, just doing it for fun, maybe they'll take it further, or maybe not. It's a band of all guys, and they wanted to go from a 3-piece to 4, and have a girl lead. So, me and another girl both auditioned as a lead singer. I sang on key and with a lot of heart, the other... show more
    My friends started a hobby band last year, just doing it for fun, maybe they'll take it further, or maybe not. It's a band of all guys, and they wanted to go from a 3-piece to 4, and have a girl lead. So, me and another girl both auditioned as a lead singer. I sang on key and with a lot of heart, the other girl sang horribly, which they admitted to, but took ger because she looks like a Playboy Bunny. I've been singing all my life as she did it on a whim just to entertain herself. Now, I'm not going to cry about it because the most they'll probably ever do is play in front of friends and maybe family...but is image REALLY that important that a band would take a bad singer with a pretty face over one that can actaully do the job and do it well?
    4 answers · 4 weeks ago
  • I have this terrible fear of singing in public. When it comes to singing, I just can't. I freeze. Any tips.?

    Best answer: Here are some tips about how to overcome stage fright: Gently hum to steady your voice. Eat a banana before you perform. It will lower that empty or nauseous feeling in your stomach but won't make you feel too full either. Chew gum. Chewing gum a little bit to ease the tension in your jaw. Just don't... show more
    Best answer: Here are some tips about how to overcome stage fright:

    Gently hum to steady your voice.

    Eat a banana before you perform. It will lower that empty or nauseous feeling in your stomach but won't make you feel too full either.

    Chew gum. Chewing gum a little bit to ease the tension in your jaw. Just don't chew gum too long or on an empty stomach or you may upset your digestive system a bit.

    Stretch. Stretching your arms, legs, back, and shoulders is another great way to reduce the tension in your body.

    Meditate. On the morning before your performance, or even an hour before, take 15 to 20 minutes out of your day to meditate. Find a relatively quiet place where you can take a comfortable seat on the ground. Close your eyes and focus on your breathing as you relax every part of your body.

    Set a "stop time" for your anxiety. On the day of your performance, tell yourself that you can allow yourself to be nervous for a certain amount of time, but that after a certain hour -- say, 3:00 PM -- all anxiety will go out the door. Just setting this goal and making this promise to yourself will make it much more likely to happen.

    Imagine your favorite person in the audience. Imagine that every seat in the audience is filled with a clone of your favorite person. That person loves you and will listen to and approve of anything you say or do. That person will laugh at the right times, encourage you, and clap wildly at the end of the performance.
    2 answers · 4 weeks ago