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Journey - Open arms
December 21, 2016
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Hello dear vocalists

I have been singing for quite a while now and i have been getting better as a singer. To me singing has never been about staying on pitch/key that everything must be perfect. To me singing has always been about having fun and a good time. My mother think i can sing and some other of my friends. So here is my best effort for this song. Enjoy.

http://vocaroo.com/i/s09rAp9UQfwa

December 21, 2016
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Simpan26 said
Hello dear vocalists

To me singing has never been about staying on pitch/key that everything must be perfect. To me singing has always been about having fun and a good time.

  

But in another post you said this:

Simpan26 said
Hello

I am 26 and right now i have been more interested in singing. I have been playing guitar for over 7 years so. I know i destroyed this song and my voice sounds bad.. But is there any exercises i can do to get not a higher voice but stronger voice and more listenable sound to my notes?  

You wanted exercises to get a stronger "more listenable sound to my notes." (those are your words).

And the title of that thread by you was "Beginner wanna learn how to sing"
Have you now changed your mind?

Having fun is great. But don't you want your listeners to also have fun?

Tommy

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December 21, 2016
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Yes but i think it sounds good. Im gonna perform this song on christmas.

December 21, 2016
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Great! Have fun.

Maybe post a video Smile

One other thing that I'm curious about. In another post you mentioned you play guitar. I was curious to know if you ever tune your guitar. Do you tune it before you play?

Tommy

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December 22, 2016
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Are you being sarcastic? Ofcourse i know how to tune a guitar i have been playing for 12 years. I have also a great ear in music. DId you think i sounded bad when i sang?

December 22, 2016
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No I'm not being sarcastic...not at all. I'm very serious. The reason I ask is because I'm a little confused.
You said this:

Simpan26 said
To me singing has never been about staying on pitch/key  

So I was wondering. If you tune your guitar...then why is that? I would imagine it's because if you didn't then you couldn't play the songs and the guitar wouldn't sound good. Why not the same attitude you have for singing that "you don't care about pitch or key? How come you don't just play your guitar not caring about pitch or key? If you don't tune your voice then it doesn't sound good....just like the guitar. So I'm confused why you would tune one( your guitar) but not care about the other,

Tommy

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December 22, 2016
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On this song i think i sounded good.

December 22, 2016
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Simpan26 said
DId you think i sounded bad when i sang?  

 

To be honest I didn't think it sounded good at all. It was strained and really off pitch. It was mostly yelling rather than singing on the high parts. This is a difficult song to sing and I myself can't do it. Singing songs like this takes a lot of training an practice and your recording indicates that at this point you don't know how to best use your instrument (your voice). I hear things that make me believe you "can" learn and be good but it will take practice. "Pitch" is important no matter what you believe and that is the first thing to learn otherwise it is bad to the listeners ears. I have recorded many songs that... to me...sounded great. But after others pointed things out to me and then listening a few years later after learning more I realized they were right...it was bad.

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I have also a great ear in music.   

But in other posts you said you were tone-deaf

Simpan26 said

I dont know if i sound good or not because the other bandmembers wont tell me and also i am tonedeaf.
  

So I'm a little confusedConfused

Tommy

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I have to agree with TommyTheHat. This is not intended to be a criticism, but a constructive critique. You picked a very difficult song, as Tommy so rightly said, and in order to sing it well - with finesse - will take you a whole lot of training. Singer Steve Perry - when not touring - used to spend 6 to 8 hours a day exercising his voice when not on the road, back in the day. I've been a singer for over 40 years and it's only in the last decade, since I've worked on my voice with diligent daily practice, that I can finally sing songs like this. And even so, some days I'm not so hot, accordingly, singing songs like this one, can still be extremely challenging. So, try to get a good vocal coach to help you. Phil and Marnell would both be great choices. With that guidance, and daily vocal practice, you should experience significant improvement. Good luck!! Smile

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