Do You Sing?

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  1. matmchugh

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  2. Dennyf

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    Yes. More out of convenience or necessity rather than desire. I’d rather just do backup/harmony, but I’ve fronted bands. I also do solo gigs, so you pretty much have to.

    But I’ve never sought a gig as a singer.
     
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    Yes. Singing is how I got my foot in the door of every band I've ever been in. I've always been asked to sit in with this or that band to reinforce the vocals, which has lead to my singing more and more of their stuff. I eventually manage to work my mediocre guitar skills into the mix, but by then it's too late - I'm officially in the band at that point because they think they need my vocals. It's a good system, but there's no way I'm going to tell these guys that there are 50 other guys who are younger and better-looking that can do the same thing. That's my little secret...
     
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    If you can hoot and holler..then you can sing. Find your range, then let it rip. Here's a beautiful soul. She's been singing since age 2.

     
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    [QUOTE="Uh...Jerry Garcia isn't doing "live" these days...:twisted:[/QUOTE]

    I probably should have said I sing like Jerry did live back in the 80s, when his voice sucked, because nowadays he sings like an angel.
     
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    1/2 and 1/2 agree/disagree.

    Plenty of greats could just sing. No lessons, no practice - just pure effortless music from their mouth.

    On the other hand - yeah, a lot of folks who think they can’t sing just need to be taught, guided, and/or practice - in their keys.
     
  7. Paul in Colorado

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    I'm surprised how many of you don't sing. I've been singing since I started talking. I don't have a great voice, but my pitch is good and I have a good ear. I quit singing when my voice changed, but I started hanging out with a bunch of guys who played acoustic guitars and pounded on conga drums around a campfire in High School, so I got back into it. I've been singing ever since.
     
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    I always tell the young guitar players, "Dude, you gotta sing. It's the singer that gets the girls."
     
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    like a drunkin' sailor. like bob dylan (not like another cup of coffee, more like his exaggerations of himself). like tom waits waltzing matilda. like henry rollins. but not as good as any of those. not bad enough to be good and also not good enough to be good. doesn't stop me from tryin' tho!
     
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    ^^this is more where I fit, but it wasn’t always that way. From 18-22 years old, everyone said i’d never be a singer and should just backup someone else on guitar. The problem was I soon realized nobody else wanted to sing the songs I wanted to play, so I just started doing it. It took another 3 years of practice before I started singing in front of people. 2-3 years after that I felt I was getting decent at it and now I can’t stop. Singing while playing roots music is my favorite thing to do.
     
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    In the good old days when I was in bands; during the first half of a gig I didn't get much response from the audience when singing. That all changed during the second half of the gig when I would get a good reaction and some comments (the influence of adult beverages).

    As for the present time, yes I sing, mostly in my home music room or on occasions when jamming with one of my friends. I believe that singing daily (and playing guitar) is the best Rx for seniors. It keeps the vocal cords from sounding aged and is a slight form of exercise where the fingers, arms, legs & feet and head are moving.
     
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    I can sing according to my family, but I only really bother when I'm really happy about something. I've never sang in public though, just played guitar.
     
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    No, to my regret. I was born with a narrow range and age has further narrowed it to less than an octave. I have very little control over pitch. The few times I’ve tried have not gone well and band members have assured me my services were not required
     
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    that's orson welles.
     
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    I refuse to answer this question until my lawyer gets here. I know my Miranda rights
     
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    You have Miranda rights in the UK? When did that happen?
     
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    No comment, Officer
     
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    Yes.
     
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    For the last three years I have been singing the lowest parts in my acoustic trio. The two other guys are naturals at singing, harmonizing all songs seemingly effordless. They are happy having me singing along, so I hope it's not too bad. We play a lot and the public always seem to like it. I love singing!
     
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    No. But I can scream in key.
     
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