Danielle Keeler

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I want to be able to sing.

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Now don’t get me wrong, I physically can sing.  However, whether I can sing well is a different story.  Like most people, I belt out songs in the shower and sing at the top of my lungs in my room–but to me, it doesn’t sound very pretty.  Voice lessons are currently out of the question, I can’t afford them on my strict minimum-wage budget.  So my question for you, dear followers, is this: does anyone have suggestions that can improve my sound?

I have youtube’d vocal exercises, and most of them are basic breathing, solid notes, that hasn’t had any effect so far.  I’m looking for songs that can help me work on my range, fun exercises that I don’t feel stupid doing.  I would really like to be able to sing without being ashamed of my voice, and I believe I’ve got at least some potential.  I may never be the next American Idol, but I feel like I have something that I might be able to work with.

My typical songs include songs with a mid to high range, I sing a lot of Taylor Swift and the Scene Aesthetic.  I also like to sing Panic! at the Disco, but those are a little more of a stretch.  I’m more of a soprano than an alto, but I have not been able to stretch my voice to the larger notes, no matter how hard I try.  I know there are techniques I can use to help this, but I haven’t been able to find any I can accomplish.  So leave me a comment, let me know if any of you are singers.  It will be very appreciated!

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Written by Danielle Keeler

October 10, 2011 at 8:39 pm

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  1. A good friend (and fellow band mate) used to have a joke band (he was in a more serious endeavor with other friends of mine) and the biggest part of the “joke” was Jim’s singing. He was horrible. He’s been in the music business as a guitarist and drummer for a few decades now and he finally had someone coach him to sing…and now he can!

    IMO, you really can’t go on the cheap with this. If it’s important, find a way to make the money for a coach. Try inventive ways to help fund the coaching (maybe trade blogging about the experience for a discount?). Try looking around your nearest college for a vocal coach. Many college student musicians help pay for school tutoring others. If it means a lot to you, you’ll find a way to help pay for it. You’re a writer, use some of that creativity to pay for your lessons!

    Martha Abernathy

    October 11, 2011 at 10:28 am

  2. Wow Danielle, talk about right place right time. We just joined WordPress and came across your post while looking for people who need help. You should come check out our website at http://www.vocalsteps.com. At the moment we’re offering FREE advice for interested persons. Certainly no budget needed for that. Stop by and let us help you. Step towards a better voice!

    vocalsteps

    October 22, 2011 at 11:59 am


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