Post by Scarlet Steelfire on Mar 17, 2018 14:53:58 GMT
Hi Guys and Girls!
So, my name's Shelby (yep, like the Mustang & Cobra, along with the name of Julia Roberts' character from Steel Magnolias, for those 1980's movie lovers out there!), and in recent months have gotten more into vocal range and the science behind it. Music has always been a wicked important thing to me; it's one of the few things that relaxes and helps me substantially under any circumstance. I'm brand spanking new as of very late 3/16/2018, so please be patient be with me, as I also struggle with sheet music readings, as well. I know a few of the classical terms, too, at the very least; it's just really daunting to me. I apologize for that.
I'm 26 y/o, but will be 27 in a few short months; I am wicked intimidated of the latter number, because I understand that so many great musicians such as Janis Joplin, Slada Guduras, Kristen Pfaff, Valentin Elizalde, Jeremy M. Ward, and Mia Zapata are all a part of it, and always will be parts of it! I HATE that number for that reason. Any who...
I am more of a beginner's vocalist, but I don't know how to play ANY instruments at all. Shame, shame, shame on me! I realize that if you do play a musical instrument, it'll increase your IQ levels by an average of 7 points. Again, I struggle with sheet music and of the like.
I also want to break the stereotypes (or at least attempt) to prove that just because someone is plus-size, that they cannot sing or do other "athletic" things because of their shape; that's not right at all! I'm above average, I'll admit that (but trying to improve on it, amidst some factors). But, that absolutely shouldn't deter me from reaching/attaining my dreams & goals at all.
I despise nearly all of the contemporary pop artists of today; I do like a few songs, but it's an exceptionally small number, I'm afraid. I mostly like Lorde's Royals, Meghan Trainor's All About That Bass, Adele's Rolling In the Deep, Set Fire to the Rain, and Skyfall, and Sam Smith's song for Spectre (sorry, I don't recall the name, but you may know what I mean!), Oh, and if you think those who sound similar to Justin Bieber is all great, I think you need to learn to branch out, and try out at least a few other, older-school artists RIGHT NOW. Do you want to know why? For me, it's easily three-fold: #1) A lot of them have done some really cruel things to others, like Chris Brown beating Rihanna in 2009, and J.B. drag-racing, throwing water balloons at a police officer, and egging somebody else's house over a short period of time; #2) The songs sound absolutely atrocious, for the most part, due to sounding overly "mechanical" and "badly mixed and mastered"; #3) Almost all of this material has a mess of material that NO young kid should EVER hear at such a young age, though I won't say what, but you know what I mean; that is definitely something to consider! Please give the older stuff a shot, and hopefully you will not regret it.
I love a lot of rock & metal artists, such as Dragonforce, Slayer, Seether, Nightwish, The Deftones, and particularly early Tristania (meaning with Morten Veland when he was still with them, and not with Sirenia) and most of Metallica (not so much Re-Load (except for Fuel) and St. Anger); but I'm also liking some operatic and classical music lately, too.
In middle & high school, I was weak with science (which was a huge reason as to why I had to repeat my Comprehensive/Standardized tests during my Junior year of high school), math (not algebra, though!), and all types of history (I even had a tough time with US material, too!). But I was strong with the fine arts, cooking, and English Language Arts. I was also complimented by numerous people, even strangers, about how eloquent I am; I do utilize a fairly strong vocabulary, using words that some people don't know the meaning of too well or at all, so I sometimes need to tell them the meaning!
I'm fairly resilient, but I sometimes have a tough time with ridding of past events due to bullying. What Millennial/Generation Y or Post-Millennial/Generation Z child doesn't struggle with these feelings every day?
I am also asked by others to switch to today's music, too, almost to the point of being converted. I stay strong in that sense, at least.
Truly yours, Shelby
Secretly, or maybe not so secretly, I've always wanted to be a rock star.
Hi everyone. I sing and play guitar and bass. I've been observing the forum for a while because I've loved learning about my favorite singers and trying to replicate as many notes as I can. Big fan of 50's/60's rock 'n' roll and classic rock (especially Elvis Presley, Roy Orbison, The Beatles, Bee Gees, The Beach Boys, Eagles, Bon Jovi) plus "classic" country (Johnny Cash, Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson, etc and Jimmy Buffett and the Zac Brown Band). This is going to sound like a stupid question: but does everyone here have perfect pitch or do some people I have software or use a piano to notewatch? I'd love to help at some point or even start my own topic but I don't have perfect pitch.
To answer your question, most of the people on this forum don't have perfect pitch per say, but rather strong relative pitch. One of the most common ways to notewatch is to find yourself a virtual piano online and try to match up whatever you're trying to pitch to a note on the piano.
Hi guys. I'm a 17 year old baritone who's slightly obsessed with vocal range, so of course I would find this site. I've been in choir at school since I was a soprano. I like Imagine Dragons and similar. I lose about 95% of any respect I have for an artist or song when I hear overused autotune, because WHY CAN'T THEY JUST SING BETTER?!
Excellent! Perfectionism + hypercritical cuntery run in both sides of my family (along with heterochromatic eyes - that's a correlation I'd never stop giggling about), so alas, I've probably beaten you to quite a bit of it.
Here it is... I was looking all over the place for the welcome forum or thread and was about to slink off, wondering if newcomers are "not welcome." ha ha ha... that's just my own insecurity talking - already worried I should get lost, before I even showed up.
Well, I posted my mug in the mug thread, because that's what I saw first (by way of intros). I have read around here a lot, and I was taken in by the actual photos of the actual people here - Iooking so "real" (sounds trite, but I mean, I know some nice, genuine faces when I see them). But of course I stumbled in because I was researching not-sure-who's vocal range. I'm totally new at singing but I was told not to give it up, after my first try. Maybe I'll get brave enough to upload my only recorded sample so far. I'm trying to figure out my (can you guess it?) range, and so far, I'm embarrassed to find that it's about one octave, but maybe I'm measuring it wrong. It's also not exactly fitting into any standard range except... contralto, maybe? Maybe someone can give me a good idea of what label might be slapped on me as to range (not that I'm into labels, but I can see how they apply sometimes). As for name... Do you have DMs here? Glad to tell anyone via DM... I don't like to post it because... tr0lls (that I know, and I'm trying to shake). Grapes is fine for now. Hope this wasn't too boring. Did anyone read it? Thanks for letting me sit on your sofa!
Thanks, Platypus! I don't have any messages to send yet, I was just apologizing for using a fruit name, and that pic of Roger... Anyone can have my name if they ask. But - I did put my booking/bail (KIDDING) shot in the "show your pic" thread.
I'm a little impatient... how long does it take to for someone to listen and comment on my thread re: Roger? Also, I do want to upload my own inaugural singing sample, but I'm not sure how. I can wait till my better half (the music/technical nerd) is home, because he saved it... Otherwise, I just uploaded it as a public FB post, if that works. (I had to grow some major spheres to upload that publicly. I've been afraid to sing for like umpteen times umpteen years - my whole life.)
The Roger thread was posted in the "New/Incomplete Threads" section. That place is generally used for posting articles about vocal range that are in the works, so to speak. Since your roger thread doesn't really have much in the way of research in it and is more of a conversation starter about his vocals I have moved it to the "General Vocal Chit-Chat" section.
There are plenty of ways of sharing your stuff on here. You could upload it to Facebook/YouTube/etc. and link it here if you want to. You could also use picosong.com, which is a very quick and painless proccess if you want to upload some audio. If you want to make a thread about your own singing feel free to post it in the "Shameless Self-Advertising" (don't mind the name, it's mostly in jest ).
Sup guys, I finally made an account on here after lurking for probably close to a year and a half or more. My name is Stefan and I'm 20 years old, I've been playing guitar since I was 11 and fascinated by singing probably since I was about 14, towards the end of my tenure in my first band which I had to leave due to moving back to my hometown. I couldn't hit a note to save my life back then, it was like if you asked me to see through my elbows. But I wanted to learn and felt like I could do it.
So I joined this cover band in my hometown with a really good singer, a really good drummer, two mediocre guitarists including me and a terrible bass player who was only there due to being the singer's girlfriend. We were rehearsing Otherside by RHCP for the thousandth time and our singer had to stop singing to show this girl the bass part, so to keep people from losing track of where we were in the song I just... started singing. I had spent so much time around singers and listening to music by that point that I guess my ear was formed and I knew this song particularly well ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ it worked and I kept singing from that day. My voice was nice and light back then and I could belt out G4's like it was nobody's business even though that was the top of my chest range, they felt so good not even 6 months later my voice had already dropped and they felt strained, I wish I could go back to that haha. Since then I've been trying to learn on my own and I can carry a tune but I have huge problems with support and not singing from the throat, I started lessons recently but finals are coming up and I'm taking a break.
I've been lurking here for a while and I guess due to the transition from TRP2 a bunch of threads I used to look at don't exist anymore or are hidden. I have one in particular I'd like to make (that I don't think was ever on TRP) but I can't access the unclaimed singers thread anymore, a few days ago I could even as a guest. What's up with that?
Hi schnitzel, there's a new thread currently under construction which will combine the unclaimed singers, claimed singers and singers with threads lists. One of our mods decided to move the old threads prematurely. Clem's shiny new master thread should be ready soon, but if there's something specific you want to look up in the now-hidden threads in the meantime, we can check it for you.