Vocal performance..

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    Apr 18, 2014 8:39 PM GMT
    So I am just curious, has anyone ever taken vocal lessons? I have always been told I have a "Broadway" voice. I also have taken a keen interest in just voice in general..So with that being said does anyone know the ins and outs of such a simple thing we do everyday? "Singing"(some just in the shower, others in front of a large audience)
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    Apr 18, 2014 8:59 PM GMT
    I've sang for an audience.. I learned from choir classes and an Ms. America

    Careful with eye contact - place a wine cork between your teeth reducing tongue mobility - it'll help.. I forget the science of it. Helped me icon_biggrin.gif

    Scales obviously... ehh...

    Yes..
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    Apr 18, 2014 9:00 PM GMT
    Singing lessons don't teach you to sing.
    They teach you to breathe properly. And without that, even a good voice gets you nowhere.
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    Apr 18, 2014 9:08 PM GMT
    ^^

    Yes this too!
  • swagg77

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    Apr 18, 2014 9:47 PM GMT
    vocal ability is a GOD GIVEN GIFT - or least it was back in da day - now 2 many f..erzz r products of
    record companies -just sayinnn
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    Apr 19, 2014 6:08 AM GMT
    I'm a trained singer. Ask me anything icon_wink.gif
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    Apr 19, 2014 8:31 AM GMT
    jdukay24 said I have always been told I have a "Broadway" voice.


    That's a backhanded compliment. Broadway singing is just a style of singing that can be learned by anyone, like most other forms of singing. The truth about singing, and musical ability in general, is that has far more to do with your ability to hear than it does your ability to manipulate your vocal chords.
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    Apr 19, 2014 8:46 AM GMT
    I'm a French horn player with classical training. I sing for fun and will probably make my career out of that instead of playing French horn. Lessons will probably help immensely.
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    Apr 19, 2014 11:30 AM GMT
    killercliche said
    jdukay24 said I have always been told I have a "Broadway" voice.


    That's a backhanded compliment. Broadway singing is just a style of singing that can be learned by anyone, like most other forms of singing. The truth about singing, and musical ability in general, is that has far more to do with your ability to hear than it does your ability to manipulate your vocal chords.


    I agree with a lot of the things you said... Having a Broadway voice can be a good or bad thing. A lot of people like Jennifer Hudson and Adam Lambert, and they both have Broaday type voices IMO. Wow it's too early I need more sleep.
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    Apr 19, 2014 9:05 PM GMT
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    killercliche said
    jdukay24 said I have always been told I have a "Broadway" voice.


    That's a backhanded compliment. Broadway singing is just a style of singing that can be learned by anyone, like most other forms of singing. The truth about singing, and musical ability in general, is that has far more to do with your ability to hear than it does your ability to manipulate your vocal chords.


    I agree with a lot of the things you said... Having a Broadway voice can be a good or bad thing. A lot of people like Jennifer Hudson and Adam Lambert, and they both have Broaday type voices IMO. Wow it's too early I need more sleep.


    Umm... not really. Both those singers can sing broadway but they certainly aren't pure "broadway singers". Lamber infuses a lot of classic rock screeching technique and Hudson lots of R&B diva Sangin skillz.

    Usually, if someone says you have a Broadway voice they are saying you deliver melodies in a "theatrical" manner.
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    Apr 20, 2014 12:32 AM GMT
    That's true. Hey killerclique do you sing?
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    Apr 20, 2014 12:41 AM GMT
    Also I think there are a lot of Broadway singers out there that could sing a lot of these mainstream artists out here right now under the table. Take Lea Michele for example?! Then we have people pissing their pants over Taylor Swift and Miley Cyrus and if I hear one more person say, "but Miley can sing-just listen to her cover of Jolene!?!?" icon_rolleyes.gif ...Lea Michele has a God given gift. I would rather hear God given voices-Josh Groban has a God given gift. Miley,Justin,Selena,Taylor Please sit down
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    Apr 20, 2014 1:50 AM GMT
    I'm bored of sheet music

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    H-a-lp
  • killercliche

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    Apr 20, 2014 7:22 AM GMT
    jdukay24 saidAlso I think there are a lot of Broadway singers out there that could sing a lot of these mainstream artists out here right now under the table. Take Lea Michele for example?! Then we have people pissing their pants over Taylor Swift and Miley Cyrus and if I hear one more person say, "but Miley can sing-just listen to her cover of Jolene!?!?" icon_rolleyes.gif ...Lea Michele has a God given gift. I would rather hear God given voices-Josh Groban has a God given gift. Miley,Justin,Selena,Taylor Please sit down


    You misinterpret what I wrote. There are many skilled singers in Broadway that can sing other genres and vice versa. There are many less skilled singers in all genres that can only produce the stereotype of said genre.

    Broadway singing works like this: the singer is a singler person trying to perform a character in front of a large audience. Practically speaking all his/her gestures have to be exagerated and vocally the focus has to be on projection and cutting through a room, so the singer is basically wailing in his/her mask. In a theatre setting it works, when brought to recording/television it comes off campy and over the top.

    However, when random people make the comment or people not in a musical theatre oriented background, they usually associate it with how it comes off in recordings or television. In this sense, it would usually be seen as a backhanded compliment.

    Having said this, no untrained singer really has a "broadway" voice, or a "grunge" voice, "hip hop" etc. They just happened to have picked up affectation from said genre and a perfectly capable of learning another.