We are going to have a big campfire singalong next weekend with a group of very awesome musicians. We want to have a few songbooks available so everyone can play and sing along. Our vibe is 70s/80s/90s pop tunes. Surely someone has made a songbook of these songs and posted them on the internet. Can you please help us find it? Our google searches have turned up nothing pre-made. We know about Rise Up Singing, not really our jam (plus not freely downloadable, which we would prefer.) Thank you for your help! [more inside]
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.
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!
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.)
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]
Where can I find some people to jam with in Southampton UK. [more inside]
Looking for Somwhere Over the Rainbow song that has the prelude lyrics with it. [more inside]
What is a good song for a six year old girl to sing at a fair? [more inside]
What would be a good duet song for a young child and grown up to sing together? [more inside]
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?
Help me find online (or other) sources of written out two part vocal harmonies. [more inside]
I'm looking for scenes in movies / TV shows where the characters are singing whilst driving. [more inside]
What are some good brother/sister duets? [more inside]
Help me come up with names for a new adult a cappella group in Silicon Valley. [more inside]
Is Mozart's - Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute) opera with Diana Damrau suitable for a five year old? [more inside]
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]
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]
Looking for a vocal coach for a 30-year-old guy (me.) Preferably one who is hip to soul, jazz, r&b. [more inside]
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]
Singers: have you had rhinoplasty? Did it affect your singing voice or practice? [more inside]
Built-in MacBook microphone records an annoying buzzy/overloaded tone on loud vocals- is there a cheap fix? [more inside]
Can I sing (or hum or whistle) into my computer and have it produce notated music? [more inside]
OldCommercialFilter: Taiwanese soap commercial - help me find a video on the tubes! [more inside]
Do women sing about cars? [more inside]
How do I turn my love/talent for singing into a career (or at least a side job)? [more inside]
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?
What songs can an acoustic guitar playing non-singer sing? [more inside]
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?
Singers--a question about apartment living. Will my neighbors hate me? [more inside]
SingingFilter: When I sing in certain keys / registers, my head seems to vibrate, and more. [more inside]
So, I want to work on my (admittedly lacking) singing skills. Is there any way I can do this online? [more inside]
What has happened to my singing voice recently? [more inside]
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?
At the end of the most recent episode of The Wire (episode 28- dead soldiers), what was the song they sang at the wake?
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?
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!