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[*] posted on 5-22-2009 at 07:15 AM
Anyone sing as a hobby?


Hehe, this is kinda off topic, so i guess it'll be on the lounge

I know we pectus people have decreased lung capacity and all that stuff, but i've always enjoyed singing. Been starting to get back to singing since my nuss. I'm hitting the 2 months post op soon.

I've noticed i can sing abit better, my voice is stronger overall and it still hurts when i take a deep breath! so i think i'm still healing!

Anyone else share the same hobby or passion?

American idol just finnished, kinda liked the coronation song so i recorded a cover. any comments would be cool

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q-4SRLIgKDI

Feel free to check out my other videos, most of which are pre-nuss recordings haha.. i think i can hit higher notes now than pre-nuss. :re:




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[*] posted on 6-5-2009 at 12:56 PM


I think it is great that you are getting back into singing. You will see a great difference in the power you have, but I suggest you train yourself, because you can improve your lung capacity just through exercises, not like running, but breathing exercises. For me playing the trumpet really helped me learn to control and better my breathing. It's because of that that I can happily say I can sing better and have more power behind my voice. :nw: Congrats on your efforts!
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[*] posted on 10-21-2009 at 03:21 AM


I sing too!
Here's a sample.. xD

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=39RctC-Yjbc

I lost my falsetto when I was going through puberty and I think it may have been caused by decreased lung capacity.
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[*] posted on 10-30-2009 at 06:34 PM


Not a hobby.....I get paid! LOL I teach elementary music, so I'm singing everyday. I don't usually have any problems with breathing, but while I'm pregnant, I do. Had some issues with pregnancy #1 and now pregnant with #2.

Make sure you are breathing properly. When you fill up with air, your stomach should move outward, which shows that your diaphragm is expanding downward, making more room for air. Also, make sure that your shoulders are relaxed, but pulled back slightly. Imagine a thread attached to the top of your ribcage, just below your neck and someone is pulling it up. This is what I tell my choir and it makes a huge difference in breathing.
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[*] posted on 10-30-2009 at 06:54 PM


khleekc,

I couldn't get into yours unless I signed into YouTube. Sorry....will sign in later.

Milovci,

I did get to listen to yours.....wow!!! It's awesome!!! I enjoy Michael Buble and Jane Monheit. Especially, I won't dance. Look it up on YouTube.

Would love to have a CD of yours to listen to......soon!!!

I LOVE to sing.....but I'm not a pro. *LOL* I sing to everything....love all kinds of music. I enjoy the Kings of Leon right now.....

And my son thinks it's really neat that I was able to see Lynard Skynard before the crash....still have that ticket stub.

Thanks! Milovci for a beautiful production. Where are you from???
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[*] posted on 10-30-2009 at 07:25 PM


khleekc, I couldn't see yours either, it said it was private.

Milo, your voice is amazing. You are very talented. :)
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[*] posted on 10-31-2009 at 01:12 PM


Thanks vanessa_b and bd007!!! :)
I'm all smiles right now and it feels good! :)

I'm from the Philippines btw. :)
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[*] posted on 11-1-2009 at 08:26 PM


milovci,

Just listened to your music again. Love what you did!!! You are truly amazing....

Glad to know someone from the Philippines.....have your music stored in my fav's to listen to anytime.

Thank You! so much.....
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[*] posted on 11-2-2009 at 02:29 PM


That is so awesome bd007!
I'm in your favorites!!!
Thank you so much as well! :)
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[*] posted on 11-6-2009 at 05:24 PM


Quote: Originally posted by milovci  
I sing too!
Here's a sample.. xD

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=39RctC-Yjbc

I lost my falsetto when I was going through puberty and I think it may have been caused by decreased lung capacity.


Great voice milovci, how long ago was that? has your voice changed that much since then?

I play the piano by ear (cant read music) I cant sing lol
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[*] posted on 11-29-2010 at 03:49 PM


I can't believe that I'm just now running across this thread! :D

I'm a pretty avid singer, so I'm really anxious to know how surgery is going to impact my vocals. Question for you post-Nuss singers: do you find that the bars affect your technique in any way???


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[*] posted on 12-14-2010 at 04:10 PM


I sing, your chest shouldnt stop you from singing since your supposed to sing with your diaphram anyways
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[*] posted on 12-14-2010 at 04:52 PM


Exactly -- but I just wanted to make sure.

I just don't want to be surprised or anything (especially since I'll be sporting bars for the next three years!)




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[*] posted on 12-14-2010 at 05:38 PM


i sing on a couple tracks on my own songs, recorded as part of an experimental project with a local maestro a while back:
http://www.myspace.com/zsuebass
but prefer to just play. in my current band i do back ups and fortunately we have two very talented lead vocalists:
http://www.reflektionband.com/





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[*] posted on 12-15-2010 at 08:54 AM


Great stuff, Sue!

How long have you all been jamming together?





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[*] posted on 12-15-2010 at 11:49 AM


she short answer: about four months.

the long version: i've been in several bands playing mostly original music and talking a lot about making it, which of course never happens. it all came down to swallowing a lot of pride and coming up with a new definition of making it. go pro, make money!!!

so about four months ago i joined a decades cover/show band in the making. it's an act destined to make money playing upscale functions, casinos, etc. it's also a hell of a lot of work....up until a week ago we have been learning songs, building the show and assembling costumes. we started playing out last week, not quite ready just yet, so a lot of pressure. i almost have my costumes ready for the first full dress show on new years eve. thank heavens for my iPad on stage....no way that i can remember 50 songs...doh!





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[*] posted on 12-15-2010 at 03:10 PM


LOL indeed! I have a great deal of respect for artists who can take their business to the stage and go to town. I don't think people realize just how difficult it is to do that day in, day out.

In the next few years I'm hoping to start my own little gig or something, maybe network out to some local venues/spots, get my name out there. At least for my own sake I would find some enjoyment and satisfaction out of it. :D

Awesome stuff though, really.




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[*] posted on 12-15-2010 at 08:08 PM


good for you. it's really awesome when it comes together.




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[*] posted on 12-15-2010 at 09:35 PM


I dont do any lead vocals with my stuff, only back up and Im limited at that. But I write all the music each instrument including the drum parts. We record at my studio. A lot of work?? Oh man, you cant say enough.

Come on Sue 50 copies is not big deal, you been listening to them for 30 years!

Just do a killer job with or with out your Ipod. You want to be your best and make a bunch of people happy at the gig.

Practice, Practice and then practice.......

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[*] posted on 12-16-2010 at 07:47 AM


i've been stuck on rock for the last 30 years. we play maybe 10 songs that i've actually listened to at some time and half were not by choice....but you're right, i'm there to entertain so i suck it up and claim my star status even if it's just chalk on the sidewalk instead of a real start on holiwood blvd. i'm reminded that we're all legends in our own minds, just gotta projected that out to the people....or some BS like that.
i'm actually looking forward to dressing up. got some great costumes: doing cher for 70's, madonna for 80's, britney school girl for 90's and evanescence emo punk for 00's. i love all the clothes from the past. so cool to have an excuse to wear them :)





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[*] posted on 12-16-2010 at 01:44 PM


Cher? Madonna??

Oh yes -- the seed has officially been planted for next year's halloween!

LOL

Thanks for the idea! :D




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