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post Mar 21 2008, 12:21 AM
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Hi, Luciana.

In your lessons there is usually a reminder that man should do it one octave below your voice.
When I go for the backing track and do it myself, it seems fine. But if I go in the main video and try to sing along with you, I automatically try to copy your pitch and it goes really bad...

Is there any tip to be able to sing without copying what you are hearing? I think this is pretty much need when singing with backing vocals, choir or duets, right?

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post Mar 21 2008, 01:11 AM
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Excelent question!

Well, there's something really important that we have to learn when we do music : "LEARN TO HEAR"

In my lessons I remind the octave below me because I'm a woman... the woman voices had another register than the man. That's why I said that... you don't have to copy me in quality of sound. You have to copy the exercise but not the range, because you have to feel confortable when you are singing...

This is about concentration... When you are in a choir or duet.. this happens too. Learn to hear means: hear to you first, and then.. try to hear at the same time all the rest. It's difficult al the begining to try to get used because while you are singing you are hearing all the vibrations into your head and that's prevents listening to another thing. It's similar when you are playing in a band and you put your Marshall of your guitar in a high volume and you can't hear the singer or the bass... then you put it lower and you can hear all the band toghether....
So ... the first tip for hear another thing while you are singing is to sing in a low volume ( until you learn to hear) but try to sing at the same time of me ( if we are talking about my lessons)..
Then you have to increase the volume-- Be patience!

Let me know if you can do it!


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post Mar 21 2008, 01:37 AM
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Hi, thanks for the reply.

That was exactly what was happening. When singing alone I was on comfortable range, but when singing along with the lesson I tried automatically to move one octave higher

I was practicing with the computer audio in headphones, so probably in this case was hearing more the lesson than my own voice... I will try with speakers in low volume and see if I can do it.

I will let yo know of the progress wink.gif

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post Jun 17 2008, 03:56 AM
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QUOTE (Gus @ Mar 21 2008, 01:37 AM) *
Hi, thanks for the reply.

That was exactly what was happening. When singing alone I was on comfortable range, but when singing along with the lesson I tried automatically to move one octave higher

I was practicing with the computer audio in headphones, so probably in this case was hearing more the lesson than my own voice... I will try with speakers in low volume and see if I can do it.

I will let yo know of the progress wink.gif



HI!...

I want to know about your progress.. how is it??? huh.gif Let me know please. smile.gif


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