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Hello!

 

I have been loving the guitar since my early teenage years. Started playing when I was 15. Then put it down to pursue my career. Picked it up again around the time I have joined the Forums, in 2010.

 

I wasn't really satisfied with playing the same lick over again, so I went learning musical theory. I didn't just wanted to take guitar courses, because I found that instructors teach You to think in box patterns, without understanding why things work in music. Thru a good friend of mine, I got to know this excellent teacher, an accomplished musician, choir conductor. She is really great, knows all about music and teaches in a very exciting way. It's very entertaining.

 

When we first met, I told Her that I won't sing. I feel very uncomfortable to sing and I have a bad voice. She said that I will have to, it is not possible to do without. I have to sing the intervals and chord, or it won't stuck into my ears.

 

So, I accepted that. As we went on, She was constantly telling me that I have a great voice and I intonate the notes very clearly. She also surprised with my ability to sing back the notes individually of the weirdest seventh chord. I was surprised too. I always thought I can't sing and have a bad voice. Thus, I always hated to sing.

 

On Thursday I got a call from the friend of mine who introduced me to Her. He said they want me to sing in Her choir. Yes, in a choir which is among the world's best amateur classical choirs. I dropped my jaw. He said, they have hard times to find someone with that bass range...

 

I had to turn down the offer, since they travel a lot, so do I because of my job. But that was a really strange event in my life. Being a crappy guitar player, now it turns out that I am a good singer. Good enough to sing in such choir.

 

Bence

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I am proud of you, Bence.

 

Life can surprise you with her twists and turns, this much is true.

 

 

I myself am a merely average guitar player, but my voice is pretty good.

I sing typically quite high, like Neil Young, as a point of reference.

 

The girl singer in my band laughs all the time;

When we harmonize behind my brother (any time he carries the lead on a given song) I go for the high harmonies and she goes middle-low.

It's funny.

 

[crying]

 

 

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Good for you Bence. I sang in high school. Glee club, 4 of us in madrigal and in choir and went from baritone to base. Actually I could do both in school but now I'm very deep base. But I would have a heart attack now singing in front of anyone. Think I just have a fear thing.

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good for you to hear that kind of news.....happy for you.....

 

I have a lot of trouble playing guitar and trying to sing at the same time not that I can sing but I try when I'm by myself...

 

You too? I'm like that. Why is it I can play and sing "House of the Rising Sun" but I cannot all the rest of the songs. Well I guess I can sing to a couple of western songs. When I think I'm doing great, my wife bursts through the door telling me I'm way off. I've noticed some great guitar players never sing too. Santana, Jimmy Page, ect. At least I'm not aware of them singing.

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Bence, you've discovered your gift. Quit your job and join the choir! Marry your voice teacher. Life is too short to miss these golden opportunities.

 

I've discovered my talent too. I can grab a fly out of mid air with my bare hand.

 

Good for you Bence! Nice to find the diamond after a little polishing!!

 

Skillsaw:

 

And what kind of job would you do with your acquired talent if you quit work? [biggrin] [biggrin] I don't know about the pay but it surely sounds like snatching things out of thin air would be in demand. I do like the part about marrying the voice teacher! Just like with guitars & posts, PHOTO's ARE REQUIRED or it didn't happen!

 

Aster

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Very cool story Bence.

Good on ya.

 

I am a crappy singer with a crappy voice and therefore I never bothered doing the singing

in anything I was ever a part of. I wouldn't even attempt to do harmonies with any band.

Maybe there is hope for me but I doubt it.

 

I have avoided it for so long I doubt I could ever sing and play at the same time.

I akin that experience to trying to keep up to my daughter learning the piano.

I was doing OK until she evolved into the "doing 2 separate things with your hands".

At which point my head exploded.

 

I'm able to walk and chew gum but I don't think I could sing and play at the same time.

And I'm still picking up pieces of skull from when I attempted the bass line that didn't match the melody on the

keys..... I still shiver.

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I don't sing. Well....only in the flat keys, all 13 of them...at the same time! [laugh]

 

Singers can earn much more money than guitarists.

 

But it sounds as if you are a singer Bence - if so, part of your talent and you should investigate it.

I say - see if they will let you go along and sing in the choir for a couple of sessions. You might really dig it. It's part of the whole thing man!

You'd have to read a bit but even that....you'd learn a hell of a lot.....

 

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... Marry your voice teacher. Life is too short to miss these golden opportunities.

 

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Good for you Bence! Nice to find the diamond after a little polishing!!

... I do like the part about marrying the voice teacher! Just like with guitars & posts, PHOTO's ARE REQUIRED or it didn't happen!

 

Aster

I do like that part, too. Bence, be prepared she will let you sing the children to sleep. What a wonderful imagination, and what wonderful memories on my side...

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That's awesome, Bence!

 

I took music theory in H.S. since I was in the orchestra (percussion). I was also in the Chorus as a First Soprano.

 

I've always known that my singing far exceeded my guitar skills and I don't have the skill to walk and chew gum, let alone play and sing at the same time. :rolleyes: Perhaps you can find a local choir to participate in if you want to further investigate your vocal abilities.

 

Anyway, isn't it great when you learn to do something that you never realized you could? It's quite a rush!

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Hello All!

 

You guys have a rather wild fantasy. [biggrin] Marrying Her would be a bit problematic, as She is already married. To a laser specialist. Even though, Her husband designs laser devices for medical purposes, one can only imagine what else He can do with those beams.

 

No, singing is not for me. When my friend called me, I felt like I was sitting in a hospital, waiting for an examination, and a nurse came to me asking to perform a brain surgery because I have delicate hands. Voice, alone is not enough to sing in a choir. I think, I should be much better at singing from notation to do that.

 

Cheers... Bence

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I do like that part, too. Bence, be prepared she will let you sing the children to sleep. What a wonderful imagination, and what wonderful memories on my side...

 

Hello Capmaster!

 

Her children (She has four) know more about music than I ever will. Her oldest daughter is a class B master of violin at age of 16. And all the other kids play at least one instrument, and have perfect pitch.

 

Often, when I have to sing out the notes of a seventh chord, and I am suffering with it, Her oldest daughter helps me out from the other room. [biggrin]

 

Cheers... Bence

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That's funny because aq friend of mine, who is also my Veterinarian, just joined a choir a couple months ago and was telling me how much he enjoyed it and what a great group of people they are. Long story short, I went with him to his choir rehearsal las Monday and sat in with the bass section… They want me to join… They say I have a great voice for bass which is very hard to come by… Now I have never considered my self a singer and have always been embarrassed to sing thinking I have a horrible voice… My problem is I don't read music notation but I can naturally sing the bass part of anything I hear…

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Hello Dave.

 

What I find disturbing in singing, that is when I raise my voice a bit above the bass range, it goes into falsetto. She says it is OK, but I find it very annoying.

 

Here they are, by the way:

 

 

Cheers... Bence

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Hey Bence, ya just gotta keep after it. If you want to sing, you can, you just need to develop "your" voice.

 

it's another instrument, just like guitar, you gotta practice, a lot at first, then for ever after. and you're never going to like the sound of your voice, we tend to be our own worse critics.

 

cheers!

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