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    Post I can't sing

    I've been a member for about two years and have learned a lot.
    Still a beginner, but at least having a lot of fun. I really suck at singing though.
    Anyone have any experience with Musical U? or other suggestions?
    Thanks.

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    I can't either! I've just left the singing to my other band mates and focus on guitar. Seriously look around book and youtube. I've seen what appears to be some decent resources on it, stuff I've forward to my singer. One thing I've noticed on them though, just like guitar, you have to practice.

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    Thanks, Palico
    I'll keep on trying,don't have a band or nothin', just me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Les356 View Post
    Thanks, Palico
    I'll keep on trying,don't have a band or nothin', just me.
    Try Steve Eulberg's "singing with Guitar" series. It will help you sing enough to singalong with yourself. Also here is a one minute app thingo on the internet that helps you find your vocal range - which is somewhat useful to know:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9IejHKpfHso

    Then roll the windows up and sing your heart out!

    cheers
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    I can't sing either, but always wanted to.

    A question just for fun: If you could sing like anyone in the world, who would it be?

    I'm torn between Paul Rodgers (Free, Bad Company, The Firm, etc.) and Chris Cornell (Soundgarden, Audioslave).

    JH

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    I took up guitar because I'm not a great singer, but people in the business seem to think that anyone can learn to be a decent singer, so I'm checking out various online resources and persevering!

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    I'm at the point in my playing where I want to start singing while playing also. And nope, can't sing. I can match pitch, so I think I have potential (telling myself that anyway!).

    I've subscribed to some of the YouTube channels that have helped (just have to deal with "buy this, buy that," which I would if I knew what I needed or wanted). I also went back to a JamPlay lesson that I started a long time ago which is helping, Guitar Performance, by Mark Lincoln. Mark does a good job walking through singing lessons and matching them to guitar playing.


    I took local lessons for a while, but decided it wasn't worth the money to me. The big thing that helps me is the warm-up, exercises, and recording myself as a I practice. While it makes my practice lessons last twice as long, the recording has helped both my singing and guitar.


    While I'm not ready to sing in public yet, one big thing I have learned is that singing practice takes as much work and time as guitar practice. That was a big surprise to me.

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    Singing is just like guitar in the way that the only way to get better is to practice. Sing everyday, focus on sounding good and breathing from the right spot and give it time. Not everyone can sound like an angel, but I feel pretty confident in saying nearly everyone can be a competent singer with the proper effort.

    I don't know any great resources personally. We have a few singing series but they are focused more on singing while playing the guitar and singing vs singing only, but you still may find some help!
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    Quote Originally Posted by jbooth View Post
    We have a few singing series but they are focused more on singing while playing the guitar and singing vs singing only, but you still may find some help!
    These are the singing courses I've found on JamPlay.

    In the Live section archives, "Play & Sing", with Dave Yauk
    http://members.jamplay.com/workshops/workshop/33

    In the Phase 2 Skills series, "Singing with Guitar", there are two. Both mentioned already.

    "Guitar Performance", Mark Lincoln
    http://members.jamplay.com/guitar/ph...-mark-lincoln/

    "Singing with Guitar", Steve Eulberg
    http://members.jamplay.com/guitar/ph...steve-eulberg/

    I've peeked at all three and all three look interesting. I will try them myself.
    All of these assume (more or less) that you have already learned to play the guitar. That's a reasonable assumption because singing and playing are each hard enough by themselves.

    On the other hand, not everyone learns to play the guitar because they want to be in a band. Some learn the guitar because they want to sing. For solo guitar it makes sense to sing, except for the classical guitar players. Imagine a young girl inspired by Taylor Swift. What she needs is a beginner guitar course which is built around learning to sing. Both at once. The singing would even help with learning the guitar. Many JamPlay instructors have suggested singing the notes you play.

    Just an off the wall idea. Maybe there is a new niche there.

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    I've been learning a lot about singing on a site called "My Musical Voice".
    Last edited by vvidal; 01-22-2019 at 05:05 PM.

 

 

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