"I don't think there's anything magical about it, but broadening your experience with and perspective on music will necessarily deepen your understanding. Although I'm not really a singer, so I can't speak specifically to other…"
Now the reason I've started this Discussion is because I've heard this a lot, that somehow, magically if you play violin and sing you have a better understanding of legato in your singing and a similar myth with playing the flute that is somehow enhances your singing technique if you play a wind or brass instrument. so is this true ?See More
"Well according to memory it wasn't a functional practical voice then to use neither for speech nor for singing. for speaking it was too loud and still does affect how I speak and sing till this day I had to put a lot of effort to just be able…"
"This Kinda Reminded me of my Voice changes which were out of the ordinary.
Just to make things clear I had small sports accident during my childhood that resulted in the blockage of one of my nasal holes which needed a minor operation that I'm…"
"@LizzieI hadn't noticed your videos when I was uploading my video (which I'm not proud of) so I'm sorry, your singing was great in my white knight as for the concert with Idina I enjoyed watching it despite me being to barely hear…"
"Personally I tend to view my opinion as Irrelevant for many reasons.Born in Cairo and living most of my life in a Suburb, I had the disadvantage of being cut off from the ability to even get to centres that gave music lessons, letting me rely on…"
Blues, Classical, Experimental, Heavy Metal, Jazz, Latin, Musical Theater, Opera, Rock, Sacred, Traditional, World
I am interested in:
Composing / Arranging, Music History, Music Theory, Performing, Songwriting / Writing Lyrics
My musical instrument(s):
My favorite artists, influences, and inspirations are:
Rock: Queen, David Bowie, Rainbow, Jimi Hendrix etc...
(Mostly 70s and 80s when it comes to Rock and Metal)
Grunge (yes I think of it as a complete genre outside of Rock)
Blues: B.B. King, Eric Clapton, Robert Johnson, Joe Bonamassa
Jazz: Hank Garland, Django Reinhart, Stanley Jordan, Emily Remler, Dhafer Youssef
Classical: J.S. Bach, L.W. Beethoven, Fredric Chopin, Rachminoff, Liszt, Mendelssohn, Henry Purcell, Alexander Scriabin etc...
More about me:
Even Though I'm a Singer and an Amateur Guitarist, these were never the first instruments that caught my eye. It all started when I was around 10 to 12 I was playing an RPG videogame called Chrono Cross and for a videogame, it had the most beautiful soundtrack I've ever heard, it was then (thanks to the game's opening) I wanted to play the flute, but when I asked a friend of mine how much would one cost it was around 900 Egyptian Pounds cheapest which were pretty much a lot for me back then, so I started to sing for pleasure.
And so as the days passed I started developing interest in playing the cello which was also too expensive for me and thus I never played it too.
but everything started to change when I was 15, then I discovered Rock and Heavy Metal and so I started listening to every single song I could find anywhere and when I was 17 I discovered virtuoso electric guitarists, then I could not bare it any longer.
That summer I bought a cheap classical guitar and started to practice mindlessly till I got my first Electric Guitar at 18.
and at the same year I took vocal lessons from a friend (which were the first time I took music lessons) and as time went by I practice both voice and guitar but ended up being a better singer than guitarist.
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hi muhammad! glad you are part of 'voices around the world'. i see from the comment thread that you are interested in composing, and working with harmony. i'm going to be continually posting videos in our group to start discussions about different ways people sing around the world, and perhaps this can give you some seeds of inspiration for composing your own music. is there a way i could hear your music?
Hey Mohamed. So you want jazz recommendations for music along the lines of Django Reinhardt and Hank Garland, but you want a different feel? So here's what I listened to for Django:
And here's what I found for Hank:
So for those guys, I'd go back to classic jazz from the 20s, through the 40s swing! Maybe start with Count Basie, Nat "King" Cole, Ella Fitzgerald, Glenn Miller, Benny Goodman, the Mills Brothers, Ragtime, and the New Orleans school. Also check out Honky Tonk/Rockabilly/Rock 'N Roll. And here's a list of Swing Guitarists in particular.
Want to hear someone live these days? Check out Max Raabe and Palast Orchester. And the composers Yann Tiersen and Michael Nyman might appeal to you (think the "Amelie" soundtrack). Singers Madeline Peyroux, Diana Krall, and Regina Spektor are fantastic too; all have that playful, light sound, but typically more somber and bluesy.
Hey Mohamed. Thanks for sharing your video in the chat. Is that your band performing? If so, it would be great if you could upload the video to the community so that everyone can easily access it. To do that, just go the Video page, click the +Add button, and it will take you here. Thanks.