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    I was just wondering who here sings for grades, has lessons or sings regularly (not like in the shower lol). Just curious to know who else enjoys using their voice as one of their instruments.

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    I always sing for my own satisfaction first and then look at others to enjoy. When alone my voice is my instrument and keep myself singing and enjoying into the new vistas i get into.

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    I sing often as a liturgical cantor in church when my regular soloist isn't available. I'm also the organist, so I also accompany myself when in that mode. I also sing in the shower
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    I find I can sing fairly well alone.

    Too self conscious when others are present though. When doing solfege in music theory class I can hardly bring myself to use enough air to get a steady tone out of my voice.

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    I am a studying voice right now so I have to sing. Right now I am singing mezzo soprano repertoire but my teacher is reserving the right to move me to soprano if my range changes significantly.

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    i sing. i passed my ABRSM grade 8 with merit in november and i will be doing a diploma in singing next year. i class voice as my main instrument and i do sing regularly in performances and such
    A violist is sitting in the front row, crying hysterically. The conductor askes the violist, "What's wrong?" The violist answers, "The second oboe loosened one of my tuning pegs." The conductor replied, "I admit, that seems a little childish, but nothing to get so upset about. Why are you crying?" To which the violist replied, "He won't tell me which one!!"

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    My favorite voice is that of Tom Waits (Link), so that might give you an idea of how I sing...
    Take a look at the Bandit's blog, Americana Avenue.

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    I have my grade 8... been in a church choir for about 7 years.. and write a lot of choral music. I love to sing!

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    Singing is great - not just for for music skills but for social skills too!! everyone can sing and they should, although think how noisy the work would become! Bring on the madrigal parties....

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    i dont really fit in a category as far as range goes i guess i am a baritone. I cant read notes but i still sing alot. Usually mozarts work.

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    I sing too much heavy metal stuff I can go from old 80s sounding stuff to pantera but it hurts to do so

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    I sing classical music, I´m training to go to the conservatoire of Amsterdam for classical singing, and if I then fail as a solo performer I´ll teach singing, I´m very determined on that. I´m now doing a last half year of preparing for the conservatoire, so yes I sing.
    I mostly sing opera aria´s or classical ´songs´ (1600-1850).

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    working on a BM in Music Ed, emphasis on Choral Conducting at Schwob School of Music

    http://music.colstate.edu

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    I grew up singing in a high Episcopal church choir, so I was reading music and singing Mozart, Bach, and others since I was a kid.

    Later, I matured into a pretty decent amateur bass/baritone. In recent years I took private lessons and became much better, thanks to the patience of my teacher. I then sang in a number of opera productions with a small professional company. Most of my singing was chorus but I also sang a few roles, including Antonio in Nozze di Figaro.

    After my mobility became limited I reluctantly gave up opera and sang in a choral society -- a very good one -- and performed Carmina Burana, Mozart's Requiem, Verdi Requiem, and other classics. I also sing the occasional wedding and other events.

    I suppose I'm lucky -- I have a reasonably good natural singing voice, had a superb teacher who led me to vastly improve, and I also have solid breath control, volume, and accurate pitch. I'm always singing in the car or at home and I often pick up an opera score from my bookshelf and sing along with the bass or baritone arias and such that I play on my stereo. My cat would prefer that I not sing but I'm larger than he is.
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    I guess I could classify myself as a serious amature. I love Southern Gospel quartet stuff and about destroyed my voice singing tenor material without understanding what I was doing or better yet, doing wrong! I was lucky enough to be guided to and older gentleman in our comunitty that teaches the true Bel Canto style of singing. This was such a blessing! I do some solo material but I am very involved in our church choir. We have a very talented directer who truly understands voice. Our organist is a well known composer and arranger that is just a dream to work with.

    Bottom line, I love to sing!

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