can you sing?

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    Sep 12, 2013 4:12 PM GMT
    If you can sing, is it your ticket to fame and fortune? Is that what you want?

    Finding a artist has changed quite a bit over the years but with the boy band discoveries, Disney girls becoming stars, TV talent shows, the Internet, iPhones, YouTube, the world should have a ton of new wannabes, my mom, back in the 50's/60's, said she could sing country music but did not have the resources where many new 'stars' are found today, so she never pursued a singing 'career' that could have made her a star, back then, one needed a agent, today, you can be your own agent and a talent scout can find singers easy, but what makes a 'singing star'? vs somebody who can sing, isn't this the Madonna argument?, while she has showmanship star qualities, Gaga can sing better?

    I cannot sing, my personal career is far from the entertainment industry but am interested to find opinions of RJ's who can sing and what you are expecting in a career, I would image just like any music career, its a long shot or does having a voice guarantee success?..... the exception that comes along with it, Amy Winehouse and others who suffered the same fate

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    Sep 12, 2013 4:24 PM GMT
    I can't go a day without singing - it's a major part of who I am. As for fortune and as for fame, (oh look, Don't Cry For Me Argentina is in my head now, thanks! haha) I don't know if I have the image required to make it big in this day and age. Popular music is less about singing and more about entertaining at this point in time...

    And a Gay X Factor, how awesome! I like it haha
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    Sep 12, 2013 4:28 PM GMT
    If you could sing and are a mathematics wizard, would you pursue singing or an engineering/teaching career? I would find it interesting how some people choose their path in life, and why? I guess the same question could be posed to sports figures vs academic figures, is it really all about the money and fame which has its own problems?
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    Sep 12, 2013 4:31 PM GMT
    juvenescences saidI can't go a day without singing - it's a major part of who I am. As for fortune and as for fame, (oh look, Don't Cry For Me Argentina is in my head now, thanks! haha) I don't know if I have the image required to make it big in this day and age. Popular music is less about singing and more about entertaining at this point in time...

    And a Gay X Factor, how awesome! I like it haha


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    Sep 12, 2013 4:48 PM GMT
    I'm terrible
    But my BF is a very good singer though he never sings in public. And he's terrible at mathematics!
    I love his voice.
  • Hothouse

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    Sep 12, 2013 5:28 PM GMT
    At one time I could, and I suppose I still can - but I haven't sang publically for many years.

    I used to sing in church, and also in theater productions. I was in a traveling group and I can say that I've had the fortune to perform a solo on the stage of Radio City Music Hall.

    But, I never entertained the thought of making a living as a performer. I was maybe above average at best, and it takes more than a good singing voice to have a career singing. I do wish I'd stayed with it, there's something exhilarating about singing and having those in the audience respond, knowing you can move people emotionally with the sound of your voice.
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    Sep 12, 2013 5:39 PM GMT
    gta5iscomingin5days said
    juvenescences saidI can't go a day without singing - it's a major part of who I am. As for fortune and as for fame, (oh look, Don't Cry For Me Argentina is in my head now, thanks! haha) I don't know if I have the image required to make it big in this day and age. Popular music is less about singing and more about entertaining at this point in time...

    And a Gay X Factor, how awesome! I like it haha


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    Sep 12, 2013 5:44 PM GMT
    Yes. I'm involved in the choir at my church.
  • killercliche

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    Sep 12, 2013 6:08 PM GMT
    scruffLA saidIf you can sing, is it your ticket to fame and fortune? Is that what you want?

    Finding a artist has changed quite a bit over the years but with the boy band discoveries, Disney girls becoming stars, TV talent shows, the Internet, iPhones, YouTube, the world should have a ton of new wannabes, my mom, back in the 50's/60's, said she could sing country music but did not have the resources where many new 'stars' are found today, so she never pursued a singing 'career' that could have made her a star, back then, one needed a agent, today, you can be your own agent and a talent scout can find singers easy, but what makes a 'singing star'? vs somebody who can sing, isn't this the Madonna argument?, while she has showmanship star qualities, Gaga can sing better?

    I cannot sing, my personal career is far from the entertainment industry but am interested to find opinions of RJ's who can sing and what you are expecting in a career, I would image just like any music career, its a long shot or does having a voice guarantee success?..... the exception that comes along with it, Amy Winehouse and others who suffered the same fate



    It's nowhere near that easy: success in the pop music industry is never guaranteed, and 99% of even getting in the industry has to do with industry connections, just like it always did. the remaining 1% had more luck on their side that all the leprechauns in fairy land, and that's to just get a contract. 95% of major label contracted artists don't sell more than 1000 albums. Hope this was informative.
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    Sep 12, 2013 6:19 PM GMT
    I'm a baritone & I started singing in high school, and became the lead singer for a local rock band. I'd taken voice lessons for just over a year and we were good - made some money & one album. I got away from just rock and learned how to sing - working in groups doing the standards. I did this for fun, not for a career.

    Now I sing in two groups: the Chancel Choir in my Episcopal church and as a member of my university's Symphony Chorus - a group of 200 men & women, accompanied by the 100 piece Symphony Orchestra. We do four concerts annually, and recently did Beethoven's 9th Symphony - sung in German - off book, for 3 nights, which sold out completely. Now we're in rehearsals for a concert (2 nights) doing Verde's Requiem.

    I have fun singing, but never did it for a career, but I wouldn't have minded having Michael Buble's or Vic Damone's careers.
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    Sep 12, 2013 7:53 PM GMT
    All right, crappy microphone and had to go with something more mellow (I'm still in a public place) and used more of my lower register (I'm a tenour, so for me this is lower range). I also used a different key signature than you might be used to for the song, and I slightly adjusted the melody as I like to do when I'm playing around with singing songs. Don't be hatin':


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  • HottJoe

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    Sep 12, 2013 7:57 PM GMT
    I enjoy singing along to songs, or singing when I'm alone. But I'm tone deaf, so I wouldn't want to torture anyone within earshot.icon_lol.gif
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    Sep 12, 2013 11:14 PM GMT
    HottJoe saidI enjoy singing along to songs, or singing when I'm alone. But I'm tone deaf, so I wouldn't want to torture anyone within earshot.icon_lol.gif

    Can only get better by practice! In the shower you tend to sound best too, so just give 'er when you're in there icon_cool.gif
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    Sep 13, 2013 9:58 PM GMT
    I sing all the time and love singing along to Pandora at work (private office) or on youtube at home. I have an OK voice and my dream was always to be a singer but that was never a serious option, just a dream. I often want to go sing at a karaoke bar but I'm always afraid of making a fool of myself! LOL So the shower is my haven! icon_confused.gif
  • LJay

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    Sep 13, 2013 11:05 PM GMT
    Yes, I can sing and trained to do so for about 15 years. At one time I did quite a bit of it, but not much of anything now. Never would have considered it as a career, not least because I do not like pop styles of singing. I prefer classical ensemble work.

    The USA has too few opportunities for singing for amateurs who want to do classical singing. It is a healthy and disciplined recreation and has its intellectual challenges. Have also met some great people doing it.
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    Sep 13, 2013 11:41 PM GMT
    I like to croon a Sinatra number now and then.

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    Sep 13, 2013 11:47 PM GMT
    Ex_Mil8 saidI like to croon a Sinatra number now and then.


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  • beaujangle

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    Sep 14, 2013 12:17 AM GMT
    Ex_Mil8 saidI like to croon a Sinatra number now and then.



    You're awesome!
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    Sep 14, 2013 12:44 AM GMT
    Ex_Mil8 saidI like to croon a Sinatra number now and then.



    Very good work! Crosby, Sinatra, Bennett & Buble would like your rendition too, I'm betting.
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    Sep 14, 2013 1:14 AM GMT
    I sing... Used to choir and solo in my church-going days.

    Shower... Car... Karaoke if i'm drunk enough.

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    Sep 14, 2013 1:16 AM GMT
    This is my rendition of the 80s theme song to One Life to Live, which Peabo Bryson sang. I sing it way lower than him, because I'm a baritone.


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    Sep 14, 2013 3:10 AM GMT
    For a while in my teens and late teens, 14-20, I really want to join a Boy band for some reasons. I grew up listening to Westlife, LFO, Take that....etc. I sing here and there, karaoke and usually scored pretty high too but as I gotten older, I just realized that I can't dance that well and I suck at song-writing and I don't have the sex appeal like Enrique Iglesias or Justin Timberlake. My art obsession shifted into acting and writing. I've done acting in the past and currently loving Writing now! But yeah, I feel like being a hot male superstar singer, you need the whole package, look, talent, can dance, sex appeal.....etc. It's even harder than trying to break into acting. Anyway, my favorile male singer is still Enrique Iglesias! Now maybe at a karaoke bar, get me drunk a little bit, I'll get up on that stage and go all crazy Lol.....icon_redface.gificon_eek.gif
  • Webster666

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    Sep 14, 2013 3:32 AM GMT
    Yes, though some might disagree, but it doesn't matter because I sing for me.
  • LJay

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    Sep 14, 2013 3:33 AM GMT
    Aristoshark said
    LJay saidYes, I can sing and trained to do so for about 15 years. At one time I did quite a bit of it, but not much of anything now. Never would have considered it as a career, not least because I do not like pop styles of singing. I prefer classical ensemble work.

    The USA has too few opportunities for singing for amateurs who want to do classical singing. It is a healthy and disciplined recreation and has its intellectual challenges. Have also met some great people doing it.

    I used to sing with the Richmond Symphony Chorus.


    Me too, and CAFUR.
  • starboard5

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    Sep 14, 2013 4:37 AM GMT
    Yes, of course. Does anyone want to listen? No, of course.