• How can I tell the difference between a good and a bad vocal coach?

    Best answer: Here are some tips about finding a good voice teacher or coach: The teacher has an excellent ear, and carefully listens to, and gives you accurate feedback about your voice. Has an understanding of vocal anatomy, including the respiratory muscles, the larynx and throat structures, and how they affect singing.... show more
    Best answer: Here are some tips about finding a good voice teacher or coach:

    The teacher has an excellent ear, and carefully listens to, and gives you accurate feedback about your voice.

    Has an understanding of vocal anatomy, including the respiratory muscles, the larynx and throat structures, and how they affect singing.

    Allows you to tape record lessons or exercises in the lesson for take-home practice. Provides you with written exercises when needed.

    Is professional in conduct yet personable. You should feel comfortable with this person. You should feel free to ask questions.

    While being emotionally supportive, he or she should be able to challenge you to grow as a singer at the same time.

    The teacher should be able to explain to you in depth why you are doing each exercise that he or she gives you.

    If available go to a recital where this teacher's students are performing. If they mostly sound great then this is probably a very good indication of a competent voice teacher.

    Avoid teachers who only take on students who are already professional vocalists. A good teacher can train any voice and would enjoy the challenge of doing so.

    The teacher shows genuine interest in you as a singer.

    The teacher understands vocal health issues including the need to drink water and monitor the speaking voice

    Addresses the need to relax those tensions/muscles that can block good vocal production and vocal freedom.

    Is emotionally stable and does not intimidate or talk down to you.
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  • Why is Joy to the World easy to sing?

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  • Who is the pop singer with the weakest singing voice?

    Best answer: Jennifer Lopez, Cheryl Cole, Aaliyah, Britney Spears, Janet Jackson, Ciara
    Best answer: Jennifer Lopez, Cheryl Cole, Aaliyah, Britney Spears, Janet Jackson, Ciara
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  • Do you think I have a good enough voice to pursue a career in music?

    Hey everyone! I know this isn't the music category,but I thought I would ask my question again on here,because I would love the opinions on people who aren't just answering music related questions. Anyway,do you think I have a good enough voice to pursue a career in music,along the lines of a genre like... show more
    Hey everyone! I know this isn't the music category,but I thought I would ask my question again on here,because I would love the opinions on people who aren't just answering music related questions. Anyway,do you think I have a good enough voice to pursue a career in music,along the lines of a genre like Michael Buble? I am 22-years-old. I know it will take time and work,but I would love to know what you all think. Here is my very short,quickly-put-together demo of,"My Funny Valentine": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HIUptuF-... Thanks!
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  • What would you sing at Karaoke night?

    Best answer: I only sing in the shower.
    Best answer: I only sing in the shower.
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  • How can I get free singing lessons lessons?

    I have a natural talent for singing, but I'm not great yet. I know I can be if I had the training, but I can't afford it, is there any way I can get voice lessons free? Joining a choir or a group of some sort? An online program? Thanks
    I have a natural talent for singing, but I'm not great yet. I know I can be if I had the training, but I can't afford it, is there any way I can get voice lessons free? Joining a choir or a group of some sort? An online program? Thanks
    6 answers · 4 days ago
  • Does yawning actually lower your voice?

    I'm finished with puberty, but not exactly thrilled with the voice I have. I know there's a limit as to how deep my voice can go, but honestly if I can lower my voice by even a single decimal, I would consider it a massive improvement. Did some research and one of the most common things that kept coming... show more
    I'm finished with puberty, but not exactly thrilled with the voice I have. I know there's a limit as to how deep my voice can go, but honestly if I can lower my voice by even a single decimal, I would consider it a massive improvement. Did some research and one of the most common things that kept coming up in my searches was an extract from an interview with Morgan Freeman. He has a great voice and his advice to others who want to get a voice like his is simply: "Yawn A lot". Apparently it relaxes your throat muscles and vocal cords when you yawn. So as you can imagine, I have been constantly yawning all day in an effort to lower my voice. I know my voice won't change in a day, so i'll keep trying. But I have some questions about the "yawning method" ...does it actually work for a start? Also, does a yawn only relax the muscles temporarily? Like do I yawn to deepen my voice only for the moment while i'm talking or will constant yawning make a permanent change to how my voice sounds??
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  • Favorite break up song?

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  • Am I a good singer?

    I really don’t know if i’m any good. I’m doing a talent show on Friday and my music teacher has said i’m good and so has my friends. I can reach notes that the average singer can’t. And I generally just love to sing. I’m from brighton, england and I have quite a strong accent. Sometimes i’m scared it comes out when... show more
    I really don’t know if i’m any good. I’m doing a talent show on Friday and my music teacher has said i’m good and so has my friends. I can reach notes that the average singer can’t. And I generally just love to sing. I’m from brighton, england and I have quite a strong accent. Sometimes i’m scared it comes out when I’m sing. I record myself and listen to it a lot. Sometimes I am happy with what I hear sometimes I’m not. When I’m not happy with it i think it may be the song like it’s not right for my pitch and i’m quite self conscious so i might just be being hard on myself? Thanks.
    4 answers · 4 days ago
  • How to make a singer sing your songs?

    Best answer: contact and talk
    Best answer: contact and talk
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  • Losing my voice a day prior to a choir performance.?

    Hey, so a few days ago my throat did begin to hurt, but by around 4 PM (3 hours ago) my throat felt much better..Well, me being the idiot that I am I decided I would sing some music that consisted of loud screaming..So, my throat once again hurts and I really need it for tomorrow... Any tips on how I can improve my... show more
    Hey, so a few days ago my throat did begin to hurt, but by around 4 PM (3 hours ago) my throat felt much better..Well, me being the idiot that I am I decided I would sing some music that consisted of loud screaming..So, my throat once again hurts and I really need it for tomorrow... Any tips on how I can improve my voice before tomorrow morning? In advance, thank you.
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  • Am I never going to be good in singing?

    Best answer: You just have to choose: Either find yourself a cheaper hobby or start saving money for proper lessons! Self-help DOES NOT WORK. 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... show more
    Best answer: You just have to choose: Either find yourself a cheaper hobby or start saving money for proper lessons! Self-help DOES NOT WORK.

    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.
    7 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • I had never cared for Ed Sheeran before but then I heard him on Taylor Swift’s new song and now I think I’m in love with him. Is that weird?

    Best answer: Love is a strong word, and I don’t think you are in love but you probably just love his voice lol. 💓💓
    Best answer: Love is a strong word, and I don’t think you are in love but you probably just love his voice lol. 💓💓
    4 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • How to learn to sing at home by yourself?

    I am determined and I want to learn it, I have a guitar only as my instruments. I am a bit low on cash so I can't afford an instructor.
    I am determined and I want to learn it, I have a guitar only as my instruments. I am a bit low on cash so I can't afford an instructor.
    5 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • How do you get better at signing?

    Best answer: Voice lessons, or just do technical practices with your voice. You can look up warm ups, this helps with range, volume, and depth!
    Best answer: Voice lessons, or just do technical practices with your voice. You can look up warm ups, this helps with range, volume, and depth!
    5 answers · 2 weeks ago