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I do covers on YouTube I really want to try acapella but I kinda fail every time and I was wondering if there were some ways that could help me do an acapella.  If anyone knows a way they could help it'd be much appreciated.

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I do covers on YouTube I really want to try acapella but I kinda fail every time and I was wondering if there were some ways that could help me do an acapella.  If anyone knows a way they could help it'd be much appreciated.

hey there. i am a professional singer and composer. the trick to acapella is to first create a beat. the beat will need a bass type sound like the drums and a treble type sound like high pitch sound of.....ummm.....those circular stuff on the drums. you should mix up the words a bit or even have a repeat while you continue singing the lyrics. you should look up on acapella on youtube or watch pitch perfect to get a better understanding of it. hope this helps :squee:

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I'm assuming by acapella you mean singing by yourself, without an accompaniment?

 

The best thing for all these sorts of things is practice - record every one that you do (even if you don't post it) and listen back to it and try to find which parts you did well on and which you didn't. Then think about how you could improve the parts that didn't go so well, and try to see why the parts that did go well, went so well (if that makes sense).

 

If you are still struggling with tuning, you could have a small accompaniment (even just a piano with some chords) to help with pitch (you can always remove them later to leave just your voice). As for timing, like Yorkanium says, a simple beat can help with that, or even just a metronome. Hope this helps.

 

....ummm.....those circular stuff on the drums.

I think the word you are looking for is 'cymbal'

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I'm assuming by acapella you mean singing by yourself, without an accompaniment?

 

The best thing for all these sorts of things is practice - record every one that you do (even if you don't post it) and listen back to it and try to find which parts you did well on and which you didn't. Then think about how you could improve the parts that didn't go so well, and try to see why the parts that did go well, went so well (if that makes sense).

 

If you are still struggling with tuning, you could have a small accompaniment (even just a piano with some chords) to help with pitch (you can always remove them later to leave just your voice). As for timing, like Yorkanium says, a simple beat can help with that, or even just a metronome. Hope this helps.

 

I think the word you are looking for is 'cymbal'

CYMBAL....hahaha thanks for the help there. i would have looked it up on google but was too lazy :adorkable:

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Vocals are so tricky to record. staying in tune is the key, but is hard to pull off. If you have an instrumental track playing in some headphones while you record, it can help you stay in tune and rhythm.

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Hey, I do acapella music. I'd reccommend getting more people, to stregthen out the range of what you can do with acapella. A bass singer, tenor singer, alto singer, soprano singer, and a vocal percussionist is the base to the general modern acapella group (like Pentatonix). Obviously, if you have the range to, you can make it by yourself (like Peter Hollens or Mike Tompkins). The first thing you really want is to record your bass and your beatboxing to lay down a base for the song. Next, add in harmonies with your tenor, alto, or soprano. Lastly add your melody, and as an extra touch backing vocals wouldn't go amiss. Arranging your piece before recording is always a good idea, too.

 

I'd use a metronome to keep in time.

Hope this helps!

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