Harmony Central Forums
Announcement
Collapse
No announcement yet.

I suck at singing, please help me improve! Give me advice

Collapse



X
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • I suck at singing, please help me improve! Give me advice

    I really love to sing, but the problem is a suck at it. I believe i just have an ugly voice. Please help me improve so that I can sing well, give me your advice and input. Heres a recording, sorry for all the ruckus in the background.I messed up at the end also,forgot the words,so excuse the cussing. Thank you!

    https://soundcloud.com/koalatyreke/voice-040
    Last edited by MrClumzy; 04-06-2014, 07:54 PM.

  • #2
    Hey there,
    Your pitch tends to waver from time to time and there's also some pacing issues. I would work on basic scale exercises to gain some vocal agility and to hone on pitch. If you're having trouble with a particular phrase then I practice it repeatedly and checking the pitch on the instrument while you do it. Your vocal is a bit on the raw side but your natural tone isn't bad at all.
    Moderator - The Singer's Forum
    Follow me on Twitter and Soundcloud

    Comment


    • #3
      On the psychological side, I think it may be difficult to improve your singing if you don't like your voice or think it sounds ugly.

      While it is extremely important to be scrupulously realistic and honest about any shortcomings, improvement comes from recognizing and enhancing what you like in your natural voice.

      There are plenty of negative folk around to tell you not to give up the day job. Don't add to their number. You need to be honest and upbeat about your capabilities.

      Comment


      • #4
        Originally posted by davie View Post
        Hey there, Your pitch tends to waver from time to time and there's also some pacing issues. I would work on basic scale exercises to gain some vocal agility and to hone on pitch. If you're having trouble with a particular phrase then I practice it repeatedly and checking the pitch on the instrument while you do it. Your vocal is a bit on the raw side but your natural tone isn't bad at all.
        Thanks for your advice! I asked this on many forums and you are the one that gave back input! I greatly appreciate your words of wisdom! I thought that my tone was horrible so thanks for that. Its still difficult for me to play the ukulele and sing at the same time so that may explain the pacing. I will work on some scale excerises. Will you please Check my voice again when I upload a new recording? Thank you!

        Comment


        • #5
          Originally posted by kickingtone View Post
          On the psychological side, I think it may be difficult to improve your singing if you don't like your voice or think it sounds ugly. While it is extremely important to be scrupulously realistic and honest about any shortcomings, improvement comes from recognizing and enhancing what you like in your natural voice. There are plenty of negative folk around to tell you not to give up the day job. Don't add to their number. You need to be honest and upbeat about your capabilities.
          I will use and apply this advice that you have given me. Its actually funny because someone told me I shouldn't quit my day job. Though this something I am very passionate about. So, I will be more positive on my voice so that I can improve. Thank you!

          Comment


          • #6
            Originally posted by MrClumzy View Post
            Thanks for your advice! I asked this on many forums and you are the one that gave back input! I greatly appreciate your words of wisdom! I thought that my tone was horrible so thanks for that. Its still difficult for me to play the ukulele and sing at the same time so that may explain the pacing. I will work on some scale excerises. Will you please Check my voice again when I upload a new recording? Thank you!
            Sure. Just post it here when you're done.
            Moderator - The Singer's Forum
            Follow me on Twitter and Soundcloud

            Comment


            • #7
              I agree with the scale exercises, but don't just do scales along with playing the notes at the same time. Pick a note C D whatever. Play a 5 note scale on your instrument, then sing the scale WITHOUT the instrument, don't rush it, LISTEN, are you on pitch? If not correct it and move on.

              Comment


              • #8
                What advantage do scale exercises have over singing simple melodies?

                A note is much more than just pitch, so I prefer to train using basic melodies, which will help you practise pitch, vowels, tonal expression, etc.

                Comment


                • #9
                  Originally posted by kickingtone View Post
                  What advantage do scale exercises have over singing simple melodies?
                  Vocal scale exercises have specific intervals and vowel sequences that are designed to achieve a particular outcome and coordination. Practicing them over time will help develop the voice.
                  Moderator - The Singer's Forum
                  Follow me on Twitter and Soundcloud

                  Comment


                  • #10
                    Here's 2 recordings after a couple days practice. Is there any improvement? What more advice can you give me?

                    https://soundcloud.com/koalatyreke/banana-pancakes

                    https://soundcloud.com/koalatyreke/i...alicia-keys-ft

                    Comment


                    • #11
                      Originally posted by b_f_c_99 View Post
                      I agree with the scale exercises, but don't just do scales along with playing the notes at the same time. Pick a note C D whatever. Play a 5 note scale on your instrument, then sing the scale WITHOUT the instrument, don't rush it, LISTEN, are you on pitch? If not correct it and move on.
                      Will do! Thanks!

                      Comment


                      • #12
                        Originally posted by MrClumzy View Post
                        Here's 2 recordings after a couple days practice. Is there any improvement? What more advice can you give me?

                        https://soundcloud.com/koalatyreke/banana-pancakes

                        https://soundcloud.com/koalatyreke/i...alicia-keys-ft
                        Give your voice a chance, man! Don't hold back. Let it all ring out, warts and all. Don't condemn it before you have heard it played back.

                        Don't be too put off from what you are hearing directly in your head. It can sound a lot harsher than it really is. Let loose and then listen to the playback, instead,

                        Some of the things you may instinctively be trying to filter out vocally will turn out to be the good stuff that gives your voice ring.

                        It will also help you get on top of the higher notes, some of which are falling short.

                        Comment


                        • #13
                          Originally posted by kickingtone View Post

                          Give your voice a chance, man! Don't hold back. Let it all ring out, warts and all. Don't condemn it before you have heard it played back.

                          Don't be too put off from what you are hearing directly in your head. It can sound a lot harsher than it really is. Let loose and then listen to the playback, instead,

                          Some of the things you may instinctively be trying to filter out vocally will turn out to be the good stuff that gives your voice ring.

                          It will also help you get on top of the higher notes, some of which are falling short.
                          Thanks for replying, Although, I'm not exactly sure what you mean by this.

                          Comment


                          • #14
                            I put some more recordings up. Thank you to everyone that replied and gave me advice, I am truly grateful for all of you helping me out. I have this crazy dream that maybe one day i'll be one of the first asian r&b singers on the radio, as there hasn't been any. I don't know if i'll make it, but i'm thankful that I got you guys for guiding me to being a better singer.

                            https://soundcloud.com/koalatyreke/s...maroon-5-cover
                            Last edited by MrClumzy; 04-12-2014, 05:23 PM.

                            Comment


                            • #15
                              Originally posted by MrClumzy View Post
                              Thanks for replying, Although, I'm not exactly sure what you mean by this.
                              It sounds to me as if you are holding back -- not trying to sing with your whole lungs, right from the diaphragm. That makes it difficult to get on top of the notes that are higher than your normal speaking range.

                              I don't know how relevant my own experience is, but I used to try to suppress part of my voice because I thought it sounded too harsh. It turned out to be the essential ringing part of my voice. I needed to let it out and train it, not suppress it. It only sounded jarring to me because I was hearing it directly. You are the only one who hears your voice directly. Everyone else hears airwaves.

                              You can try an experiment. Pick a song that you can sing with your full lungs. Let loose completely and record yourself. Listen to the recording carefully.You may hear new things that you would like to develop.

                              BTW, what part of Asia, as a matter of interest?

                              Comment









                              Working...
                              X