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PostPosted: Wed May 11, 2005 4:59 pm    Post subject: Monotone Singing Voice? Reply with quote

Before you read this, I suggest you read the other thread I started first.

Anyways, after my mom talked about how weird it was that I wasn't shy onstage, she mentioned that my voice sounded very monotone at parts of the song. We both suspect it could've been that the song is supposed to be sung that way, and that I was just imitating the voice of the guy who sang it. But, I didn't sound monotone to myself. When listening to myelf sing it, I don't hear anything remotely monotone. In choir, no one's ever mentioned my voice being monotone. I fixed that problem last year. Even if it was the song, does anyone else have this problem?
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PostPosted: Wed May 11, 2005 9:32 pm    Post subject: Hmmm? Reply with quote

Let's just say this is a stereotype! We are
suppose to be monotonous. I say not since
some of you do DO theatre, and sing.
Thus I don't know what to say.


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PostPosted: Wed May 11, 2005 10:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i've been told i have a good singing voice..but i probably couldn't handle hearing myself sing..i can't even stand my own recorded voice on the answering machine..
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PostPosted: Mon May 30, 2005 11:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm a soprano singer, and people tell me all the time that that's my thing, but my voice sounds "emotionless". I used to imitate the voice of the person who sings the songs originally, but I've fixed that problem (and I had to, because now I sing songs written by myself), but my voice still sounds emotionless...
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PostPosted: Tue May 31, 2005 8:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I had singing lessons when I was a kid. My speaking voice is flat and emotionless, but my singing voice isn't. I can get overcome by emotion when singing. I'm a mezzo, so it's a 'warmer' tone than soprano, I can understand how it's difficult to convey emotion in the high range and it's certainly not a barrier to success.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 01, 2005 2:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

apparently, my singing voice is very emotive, or so i'm told. maybe that's because music is very closely linked to emotion with me. i have a double range, so a mezzo soprano going down to about a mezzo baritone (Shocked) - i have sung the tenor part, when the tenors have been a bit thin on the ground.

i can actually sing the most banal of lyrics with emotion - i suspect it's because the music is FAR more important for me. maybe it's a matter of expression rather than emotion? if i'm really emotional (i.e., on the negative side), i can't sing at all.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 01, 2005 5:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

My natural (i.e. unforced) speaking voice is pretty flat, but I can mimic almost anyone, pick up accents by osmosis and had perfect pitch as a kid. As these are conscious uses of the voice I don't think that is what is meant really, just a tendency to mechanical or monotonal speech in normal usage (which apparently I do have, but haven't really noticed myself as I just sound 'normal' to me....) And perhaps emotion or focus may be the reason for this, I don't know. Confused

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 02, 2005 10:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

interesting one this - I write and sing songs and have recently been recording some: to me my singing voice does sound very monotone and emotionless; nobody else has said that to me but then not many people have heard my stuff yet, singing live is also difficult and I usually have very little sense of the audience, they're just out there somewhere across an unfathomable gulf but then that's pretty much what my experience of other people is anyway, it just gets intensified when I'm performing.

was thinking about Leonard Cohen - deadpan, expressionless voice, reclusive, never married ('too frightened'), introspective...maybe I should 'out' him as an Aspie!
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