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Singing and Vocal Questions!

Postby xXGreenXx90 » Thu May 01, 2014 8:55 am

How's it going guys? I have a couple question I have been wondering for awhile now, so if you could answer them that would be great!

1. What's the best way to learn to sing?

2. How can I learn to write music? Is there an actually theory behind it or can you put words together randomly that flow. (I am going with theory)

3. In the song Super Massive Black Hole by Muse did he train his voice to sing that high without breaking or is he singing in that broken high pitch? (Whatever you call it)

Example: You know how you can keep control of your voice and sing up to a certain pitch before it skips a lot of levels and gets really high pitched? Well do singers ever sing in that extra high pitch, do they train their voice to transition smoothly over to it or do they just train their voice to reach a certain pitch without ever going into that voice break? (Whatever you call it)

EXAMPLES BELOW:

0:27 to 0:31 - http://youtu.be/B7SDDp8e_OQ?t=27s

2:42 to 2:54 - http://youtu.be/2CaypEojjKQ?t=2m42s

Whole song - http://youtu.be/bBb-J0hcBQA?t=32s

4. How can I make my vocals have that vibe and feel that I am singing with 8 voices in a tunnel? Do they just layer their voice in different keys? Here are a couple examples:

(mainly the top link)

0:17 to 0:32 - http://youtu.be/F90Cw4l-8NY?t=17s
1:50 to 2:24 - http://youtu.be/gZQ5aNrwYcM?t=1m48s

The link below doesn't have the exact style I am looking for but it's close.

0:30 to 0:51 - http://youtu.be/1ozqJfsepQI?t=30s

Thank you for your help :)!
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Postby mthrfnk » Thu May 01, 2014 6:50 pm

I think what you're after is Falsetto in terms of the Muse stuff, I'd imagine it requires more training than regular singing since you're essentially straining your voice beyond what it normally does.

Pop vocals like the examples you posted are almost always layered, they do multiple takes and layer each one, panning them helps to give that big wide sound. Additionally layering harmonies makes them sound fuller.

Bastille's stuff is super layered, a lot of their songs have almost choir like layers as well as vocals and vocal effects, I noticed this most prominently when I watched them live, because frankly they are a bit crappy live since their "sound" essentially relies on the heavy vocal layering which they can't do live.
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Postby xXGreenXx90 » Thu May 01, 2014 11:07 pm

mthrfnk wrote:I think what you're after is Falsetto in terms of the Muse stuff, I'd imagine it requires more training than regular singing since you're essentially straining your voice beyond what it normally does.

Pop vocals like the examples you posted are almost always layered, they do multiple takes and layer each one, panning them helps to give that big wide sound. Additionally layering harmonies makes them sound fuller.

Bastille's stuff is super layered, a lot of their songs have almost choir like layers as well as vocals and vocal effects, I noticed this most prominently when I watched them live, because frankly they are a bit crappy live since their "sound" essentially relies on the heavy vocal layering which they can't do live.



Haha, great reply bro! Thanks!
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