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    Tunes - Introduction

    Hello everyone,

    I'm new here and introduce my self.

    My name is Dion Pool and I'm a huge fan of Elvis Presley.
    I'm 16 years old and learning some code languages.
    I live in the Netherlands.

    I had a question for you guys too.

    Which music do you like?

    I ask this too make a really long list.
    Just interested.
    Thank you.

    Best regards.

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    Hello Dion and welcome to the forum. What music do I like? Almost everything, apart from rap etc. Jazz of all types, Simon and Garfunkel, classical, I could go on and on. Being a member of this forum has been a real education introducing me to artists I had never come across before, not to mention pipe organs which I now really appreciate. I hope you get as much enjoyment from this forum as I do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by teddy View Post
    Hello Dion and welcome to the forum. What music do I like? Almost everything, apart from rap etc. Jazz of all types, Simon and Garfunkel, classical, I could go on and on. Being a member of this forum has been a real education introducing me to artists I had never come across before, not to mention pipe organs which I now really appreciate. I hope you get as much enjoyment from this forum as I do.

    teddy
    Nice to meet you.

    I'll gonna try to be so active as possible.
    I wanna be a singer but don't know if I can sing.
    I'm 16 years old and my voice is still changing to a man's voice, if you know what I mean.
    Is there someone who I can talk with about this.

    I never sing a song in public or for someone.
    So I really don't know how my voice sounds to other people.

    Thanks.

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    welcome Tunes. I am sure you will find many interesting topics and discussions here. I am mainly a classical/opera guy..some crossover and easy listening styles....you must glide through this changing process so as not to ruin your voice.. do not force it under pressure.. routine vocal exercise and singing with good breath support will get you though it. Most changes start as a rule start at around 12-14 yrs. Do you have voice teacher?
    ....To play only what is written is the domain of science. To realize what is not written is the domain of art."
    - Jean Langlais

    I wish you the Best for each day, now and always.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wljmrbill View Post
    welcome Tunes. I am sure you will find many interesting topics and discussions here. I am mainly a classical/opera guy..some crossover and easy listening styles....you must glide through this changing process so as not to ruin your voice.. do not force it under pressure.. routine vocal exercise and singing with good breath support will get you though it. Most changes start as a rule start at around 12-14 yrs. Do you have voice teacher?
    Thanks for your answer, I don't got a voice teacher.
    Maybe I should search around for one from my city, thanks for your tips anyways.

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    Tunes..you can find some vocal coaching videos(how to type) on youtube also which would be a a place to start and no cost.
    ....To play only what is written is the domain of science. To realize what is not written is the domain of art."
    - Jean Langlais

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    Welcome to this forum, Tunes -

    A vocal coach is going to be necessary if you seriously want to develop your singing ability. They hear things that we can't, because all of our brain power is tied up trying to make good use of our vocal chords. Nor do we, as non professional singers, have the expert knowledge of a coach/tutor to know what is good or bad.

    The "how to" videos that Bill mentions above is certainly an option to persue - at least you would get some kind of understanding of what to do in vocal singing.

    You can also record a song or two ... upload it to the forum here, and let others listen to it. It doesn't have to be a professional recording.

    Lars A. ♫

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    yes ,good idea Lars.. I would be happy to give some pointers after hearing him sing..
    ....To play only what is written is the domain of science. To realize what is not written is the domain of art."
    - Jean Langlais

    I wish you the Best for each day, now and always.

    Bill

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    Welcome to the forums I'd be happy to help what I can, but uh...gotta hear ya sing first
    Music education opens doors that help children pass from school into the world around them-a world of work, culture, intellectual activity, and human involvement. The future of our Nation depends on providing our children with a complete education that includes music. -Gerald Ford

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    Tunes.. if you want you can send the first video privately if you tend to be embarrassed.. but we are all friends here...so do not worry.
    ....To play only what is written is the domain of science. To realize what is not written is the domain of art."
    - Jean Langlais

    I wish you the Best for each day, now and always.

    Bill

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    Good afternoon Tunes, and it's really, really nice to meetcha. Please, let me sit a spell and tell ya something.
    I got talked into doing some gigs with an Elvis imitator after Elvis died, crazy gigs, over-excited women,
    the kind Elvis really, really liked.
    That caught the attention of Douglas, the only Elvis imitator to sing onstage with Elvis.
    Douglas, from Niagara Falls, close to me, was doing Elvis songs in a showband in Hawaii,
    when the club owner offered to pay for a sequined outfit and an Elvis copy single.
    When Elvis appeared for a reunion at the venue where he did his live by satellite gig,
    Douglas made his way to the stage and threw his single up there while Elvis was singing.
    Elvis picked it up, looked it over, took in Douglas, and invited him onstage.
    Later, backstage, he gave him two shirts that Douglas still lets those who, uh,
    want to get closer to him see, maybe even touch or try on.
    An Elvis bandmate and now Graceland employee said my guitar and case
    was the nicest hand-made guitar and case he'd ever seen.

    Just a little Elvis trivia for you, and some blatant promotion for me.
    "We're caught in a trap, and we can't get out, because you know I love you baby".

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    Quote Originally Posted by John Watt View Post
    Good afternoon Tunes, and it's really, really nice to meetcha. Please, let me sit a spell and tell ya something.
    I got talked into doing some gigs with an Elvis imitator after Elvis died, crazy gigs, over-excited women,
    the kind Elvis really, really liked.
    That caught the attention of Douglas, the only Elvis imitator to sing onstage with Elvis.
    Douglas, from Niagara Falls, close to me, was doing Elvis songs in a showband in Hawaii,
    when the club owner offered to pay for a sequined outfit and an Elvis copy single.
    When Elvis appeared for a reunion at the venue where he did his live by satellite gig,
    Douglas made his way to the stage and threw his single up there while Elvis was singing.
    Elvis picked it up, looked it over, took in Douglas, and invited him onstage.
    Later, backstage, he gave him two shirts that Douglas still lets those who, uh,
    want to get closer to him see, maybe even touch or try on.
    An Elvis bandmate and now Graceland employee said my guitar and case
    was the nicest hand-made guitar and case he'd ever seen.

    Just a little Elvis trivia for you, and some blatant promotion for me.
    "We're caught in a trap, and we can't get out, because you know I love you baby".
    Thanks, nice to read

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