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case211  
23 Dec 2011 13:27 | Quote
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Alright, so in my pursuit of musical abilities(besides playing guitar) I have two things I want to be able to do: play drums better than my old drummer, and learn how to control my voice to sing.
This post is on the singing.
Found my vocal range this morning and it happens to be F2-G5(I STOP at A5-no way I'm hitting that one). I'm curious about what range this would be considered in correct terms-and since various google searches haven't turned up any straight answers, I'm wondering if anyone here might be able to help me out with that.
My voice is extremely comfortable singing "Glass Prison" by DT(except those really high parts-I add a grunt to em)-if that helps.
Any help would be greatly appreciated(exercises, tips, tricks, etc.)

I trust you guys more than Ultimate-guitar, so yeah... I'm not a singer, but I want to be able to add backing vocals without killing my voice.
Empirism  
23 Dec 2011 15:44 | Quote
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I dun know about ranges stuff, but one thing. Dont sing with your throat. Thats it, range that is confortable without pushing your voice to anywhere is good. Then just practise that octave say octave 4 could be perfect if you can hit few notes to fifth octave adds quite cool variety but dont push it. first, it sounds terrible if singing high octaves with wrong technique.

Good luck m8.
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telecrater  
23 Dec 2011 18:44 | Quote
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I'm not a singer, and my vocal rage is somewhere between suck and suck flat.

But....A while back I bought a DVD from guitar world called mastering fretaboard harmony and one of the techniques in an early lesson is to sing the notes as you play them when practicing scales.

From what I've read this does two things, first help with your ear training and being able to hear the notes before you play them. Also because your exercising your vocals you will be come a better singer.

I just recently started do that but I've not seen any kind of change in my ability to sing or play but its only been a couple of days.

Good luck
BodomBeachTerror  
24 Dec 2011 14:13 | Quote
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what did you use to find what octave you were at?
case211  
24 Dec 2011 17:48 | Quote
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Youtube.com

There was a video that goes from Middle C(C4-boom) down to E2 and back from middle C up to like C6 or something ridiculous like that.
nullnaught  
25 Dec 2011 10:35 | Quote
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i got this from wikipedia

Soprano: C4 C6
Mezzo-soprano: A3 A5
Contralto: F3 F5
Tenor: C3 C5
Baritone: F2 F4
Bass: E2 E4
case211  
28 Dec 2011 09:11 | Quote
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I did too.
I didn't say that I didn't do some research-I just couldn't find out what my particular range was called(for reference). I was hoping someone here may have had an answer for me on that, but it appears not.
Oh well, thanks for the input guys
\m/
macandkanga  
28 Dec 2011 11:19 | Quote
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It sounds to me like you are a tenor. Most of us dudes are. There are several techniques to training. Some can ruin your voice. I have read that singing from the diaphram can put too much pressure on the untrained voice and cause problems. If you're going to pursue singing seriously, I would do a lot of research and be careful with what you try.

Growing up, I had kind of a whinny tinny sounding voice. I hated it but I could sing loud and with a range between tenor and countertenor. I heard about an actor, I don't remember who it was, had a bad cold and screamed at the top of his lungs. This changed his voice and made it deeper. In my 30's, I had a bad cold and was driving home from Vegas hung over. I started singing and screaming all the way home! My voice in now deeper but I no longer have the range I had. I don't really care about the singing part. I'm happy with the deeper voice.
case211  
1 Jan 2012 12:40 | Quote
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I am trying to do proper warmups before, and cooldowns after singing. I don't strain too much when I sing(unless it's waaaaay up there-and I never try to hit those notes). I don't know what you mean about singing with the diaphragm though-I don't know how else to breathe, talk, or sing without it XD

Bad cold and hungover? Ouch... Thankfully I stayed home last night so I just have a cold and managed to avoid the hangover haha
strife860  
19 May 2012 19:13 | Quote
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G5? It was probably VERY shrill and you most likely Yelled. You're no Tenor. You're a Baritone maybe lol Still a decent range though 3.1 octave range. Impressive to say the very least! xD
case211  
20 May 2012 01:38 | Quote
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I could hit a G5 with extreme difficulty yes. But I am no baritone.
strife860  
22 May 2012 19:21 | Quote
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F2? You couldn't be a Tenor. You can be a Baritone-Tenor, one with acceptional range but the fact you go to F2 you're not just a Tenor. You can't be. Dramatic Tenor maybe but no Tenor.
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