Learning how to sing

In about 3 weeks, there’ll be a party from my work. I overheard a colleague today that she is planning to screw me: she wants to put me on stage and let me sing (for those here that never heard me sing: it’s the worst thing since Hiroshima;))

Ofcourse I’ll be giving her the pleasure putting me on the stage and letting me sing… but… I want to sing really really good. Does anybody know:

  1. simple, well known songs that I could sing
  2. some (online) tutorial explaining how to sing

tia :slight_smile:

  1. Depends on what you like and what you can keep up. Perhaps Until it Sleeps from Metallica or even some slower song. Karaoke cd’s might help here :slight_smile:

http://allsands.com/Entertainment/singingtechniqu_rzh_gn.htm

http://www.spebsqsa.org/Music/Singing/howtosingtenor.htm

http://www.analogman.com/singblues.htm

http://www.chudahs-corner.com/lesson.htm (my favourite :slight_smile: )

fun link : http://www.haef.gr/chilias/greek/storybuilding/bestspa/story5.html

Originally posted by Dee-ehn
I overheard a colleague today that she is planning to screw me
Last time i heard this wasn’t a bad thing :wink: :bigsmile:

Originally posted by Dee-ehn
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  1. simple, well known songs that I could sing

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How about The Ketcup Song? :bigsmile:

How about The Ketcup Song

Now thats gonna be more tongue-twisting than singing :bigsmile:

Anyways I really enjoy that number :slight_smile: In fact currently listening to it in my office :stuck_out_tongue: Sat 8:30 pm :frowning:

I suggest a song from singers with low voices, those are normally easier for male singers :wink:

The lyrics of Rappers Delight from the Sugarhill Gang might be not easy , but it’s at least the original where the Ketchup Song got their stuff from :slight_smile:

You can search for a song by a singer who doesn’t use much intervals in the notes.
Or someone who sings like tom waits
and of course you can take a number by the raggende manne so you don’t have to sing at all, but just scream.

i did some thinking: 2 idea’s,
Do re mi from the sound of music (where the nanny learns the children sing)
or should I stay or Should I go-> Clash

Hey I thought of some neat little numbers we used to sing:

  • ‘Yesterday’ (by Beatles, unless they got a cover version out)
  • ‘Strangers in the night’ (by Joe Sant’ I suppose)
  • ‘Unchained Melody’ - by Righteous Bros’ - (My personal favorite)

If you can’t sing , quit the singing and start stripping :slight_smile:

That will show her something!

It is a good idea, as said above, to find a song with little intervals, no high pitches etc.
Also, it is a good idea to choose a song you know well, and preferrably like well too! :slight_smile:

Some songs strike my mind:

Downbound train - Bruce Springsteen
The one I love - REM
Or some easy, slow Elvis tune, like Are you lonesome tonight, Love me tender or something.

Or what if you pull Hell ain`t a bad place to be - AC/DC? That would be cool! :cool: