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John & Paul's vocal skill in "I Wanna Hold Your Hand"
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1 March 2013
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You mean right at the end of the song?

If so, they did a similar thing on "Rain":



If I remember right, the equivalent thing on a guitar is known as a slur.

There's also actually a lot of it in the bass part of Rain:

(e.g. 0:48-56)

For a vocalist it's just a matter of dipping the sung note by a semitone or so for an instant, and then sliding quickly up to the correct pitch.  If you sing the word "yeah" you may find that the slur effect happens almost automatically.  Or you might get it if you can sing a note using strong vibrato, a la Marc Bolan......that should help you to feel how your throat muscles can sweep the pitch up and down.  It's probably not difficult to learn, but quite impressive when it's done.



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I TubeChopped it. You mean this, right?

Yeah, that's a hard one. And like vonbontee said, even more impressive that they can do it together.



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4 March 2013
Egroeg Evoli
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Funny Paper said

Just wondered if you had any thoughts, seeing that you are a singer, on how a singer can comfortably sing a long string of words that are so close together and sung so fast they don't seem to permit any breathing in between?

I recently wrote a song that has one part that is very "wordy".  Let me count the syllables that have to be sung (different notes) all in a fast string without any pauses for breath:  yep, 28 syllables (which represent about 20 words, since most of the words have only one syllable anyway).

I can sing it if I quickly suck in my breath at odd moments, but it sounds funny to do that, and I can't do it silently.  The other alternative is to take a giant breath before the 28 syllables and see if I can make it through.

Surely, there has to be a better way -- some trick singers know?

Hmm... Well, it might be easier if you take a fairly large breath before singing that part of the song, and then try to "pace" your breathing. Don't let too much air out when you sing that part. It might be a little quieter, but it will probably help.

Also, the "correct" breathing method for singing is to "inflate" your stomach (well, the diaphragm moves, and it makes your stomach move) when inhaling and "deflate" it when exhaling- in other words, breathe deeply as if you were asleep. Try just breathing naturally, without really thinking about it, and you'll see what I mean.

I learned that singing for a long time is easier if you "push" against the force that makes the diaphragm contract  when you exhale (or maybe it just flattens out; I'm not 100% sure). Or something like that. Sorry if that doesn't make sense.



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