The Vegetarian Tea-Totaler Lounge Jul 25, 2013 11:33:36 GMT -5
Post by NightBazaar©® on Jul 25, 2013 11:33:36 GMT -5
And, yeah, music is basically a feeling or feelings translated into melodies and rhytms, that's unquestionable. What I wanted to state is that my singing technique isn't good. I can't sing from the diaphragm, so my high notes sound like a child's voice ;-)
LOL! I got to thinking about classic songs that have pretty strange lyrics. John Lennon's "I am the Walrus" and "Glass Onion". Paul McCartney's "Monkberry Moon Delight". Donovan's "Mellow Yellow". Trashmen's "Surfin Bird". There are a plenty of popular tunes that have no real meaning but are more in the poetic realm of free association.
You can sing from the diaphram. You gotta squeeze those stomach muscles. Admittedly though, not everyone can reach high notes. Some can be reached with falsetto. Frankie Valli with the Four Seasons is a well known example of that in songs like "Sherry" and "Walk Like A Man". Even the Beatles used falsetto in some early songs when they'd go wooo and shake their moptops. I think it's mostly a matter of finding the ranges that feel more comfortable and testing the limits. Sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn't when your voice cracks. I suppose sometimes you can force yourself to hit certain high notes, but not any higher. That's okay though. Nothing wrong with finding the ranges that you can do. There are notes I couldn't hit if my life depended on it. Paul could hit some amazingly high notes without falsetto, but not quite that high any more. Just experiment in finding the limits of your voice or try lowering the octaves. Although not to much about high notes, Bob Dylan sometimes tended to sing somewhat in a scratchy, nasal, monotone fashion. He's not an elegant singer, but who cares? He's great at what he does which is his style. He's original.