I'm desperately shy about my singing. I really want to be able to sing in front of other people. When I'm alone, I have a versatile, powerful, emotive voice. In front of humans, or even when I hit the record button, my voice breaks up, drops to a whisper and becomes atonal. I hate this. Even singing happy birthday with other people makes me crazy. I love to sing, and I'm envious of people who can do it so comfortable in front of others. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
posted by Cat Pie Hurts
on Mar 31, 2014 -
Our group is a charitable/educational one. We do not charge admission to our meetings, but do pass a hat to collect donations to cover expenses. We'd like to sing a popular song or 2 as a group, with several members providing musical accompaniment. We certainly don't want to violate copyright. Are we expected to get permission or pay the copyright holders? Please provide cites/links; thanks!
posted by dancing leaves
on Mar 8, 2014 -
Baa Baa Blacksheep, Twinkle Twinkle, and the alphabet song are all the same tune. How is it that one song has been used for three well known songs? What are some other examples of songs being the exact same tune but with totally different lyrics? (I'll accept rip off/coincidence type things like Born This Way/Express Yourself, but I'm looking more for examples where the identical-song-different-lyrics thing was deliberate and done knowingly.)
posted by PuppetMcSockerson
on Jan 6, 2014 -
Do you know any albums or artists that heavily feature very young voices done in a serious matter? Something like this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dok4wJ4pqo0 [more inside]
posted by Sentus
on Sep 15, 2013 -
Jazzfilter: I'm looking for the Ella Fitzgerald concert with this
version of "Mr. Paganini (If You Can't Sing It)" on it. Unfortunately, her discography says the concert (02/18/1961 at Concertgebou, Amsterdam) was never issued. Does anyone know where I can find this record?
posted by tunestunes
on Nov 1, 2010 -
Help me find online (or other) sources of written out two part vocal harmonies. [more inside]
posted by doctord
on Oct 12, 2010 -
I'm looking for scenes in movies / TV shows where the characters are singing whilst driving. [more inside]
posted by jontyjago
on Jul 31, 2010 -
What do you sing to your kids? My six-month-old is thrilled with pretty much any song I sing to him, but "The Itsy-Bitsy Spider" gets kinda old after the 500th repetition... [more inside]
posted by zardoz
on Sep 29, 2009 -
Choralfilter: I want to sing in a choir in London. Have you/do you sing in a London choir, and is it for me? [more inside]
posted by greenish
on Jun 24, 2009 -
Looking for a vocal coach for a 30-year-old guy (me.) Preferably one who is hip to soul, jazz, r&b. [more inside]
posted by rubadub
on May 29, 2009 -
I have previous experience as a demo singer, but not in LA. What steps are necessary to try and get started singing demos here? [more inside]
posted by Nattie
on May 6, 2009 -
Singers: have you had rhinoplasty? Did it affect your singing voice or practice? [more inside]
posted by annathea
on May 6, 2009 -
Can I sing (or hum or whistle) into my computer and have it produce notated music? [more inside]
posted by Flunkie
on Mar 11, 2009 -
OldCommercialFilter: Taiwanese soap commercial - help me find a video on the tubes! [more inside]
posted by curagea
on Aug 8, 2008 -
How do I turn my love/talent for singing into a career (or at least a side job)? [more inside]
posted by chara
on Jun 13, 2008 -
I am a big fan of theater of all types and it one day occurred to me while I was watching an opera that at least some of my enjoyment comes from the fact that opera is very organic; opera singers sing without wearing microphones, they just project. I recently saw the Sacramento Opera performance of Tosca and during a scene in the first act between Mario and Floria they are very close while singing with such great projection. My question is, how do they do this with out hurting or even damaging the hearing of the person near them?
posted by geekyguy
on May 4, 2008 -
Jazz/Blues voice teachers in the Baltimore area. Does anyone have any recommendations? I have a little bit of classical voice training, but even my voice teacher from Peabody admits my voice is better suited towards the jazz and blues side of things. Unfortunately, she doesn't have any teacher suggestions. Do you?
posted by schroedinger
on Mar 1, 2008 -
SingingFilter: When I sing in certain keys / registers, my head seems to vibrate, and more. [more inside]
posted by tmcw
on Jul 20, 2007 -
So, I want to work on my (admittedly lacking) singing skills. Is there any way I can do this online? [more inside]
posted by DMan
on Jun 23, 2007 -
My voice has a nasal sound to it - not high-pitched-nasal, more like it sounds like I have a perpetually stuffy nose. Anything I can work on to change that, or am I stuck?
posted by ferociouskitty
on Oct 29, 2004 -
At the end of the most recent episode of The Wire (episode 28- dead soldiers), what was the song they sang at the wake?
posted by drezdn
on Oct 8, 2004 -
I am a bad singer, although I really like to sing; we are talking William Hung levels of badness. Are there any good books or online resources? Is it worth it to get voice lessons if I just want to not embarrass myself at church and at karaoke? And just how much singing talent is inborn?
posted by Jeanne
on May 19, 2004 -
I wore out my cassette from "Sweden's Oldest Male Choir", Par Bricole
years ago. Does anyone know how I might get another one? I can't read Swedish!
posted by black8
on Feb 24, 2004 -