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FDP Forum / Sing, Sing, Sing! - Vocalist's Forum / Your favorite vocal challenge song

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johnny1111
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White Bear Lake, MN

I spent THAT much?
Apr 27th, 2009 01:50 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

The past year, I have taken to singing acapella when I practice alone. Some of my favorites to sing:

-- Color My World
-- He Ain't Heavy He's My Brother
-- Bridge Over Troubled Water

I have improved a lot with hitting notes within medium to mid-high range, but I am finding that my higher range is starting to falter. Certain singer's songs that I used to be able to sing easily (Robert Plant, Neil Young) are finding their way to lower keys.

Dadical
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idiot - I have several pieces missing!
Apr 28th, 2009 10:49 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I don't have much range so I stay where I belong and move songs without too much spread into keys I can reach. What's really hard for me is trying to sing songs where the guitar parts are on a completely different thythm. I can sing and play Into The Mystic, but not at the same time.

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Bluz Cowboy
Jun 1st, 2009 10:55 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I have a friend who, at least used to, was able to sing a lot like John Fogerty. I love to sing CCR songs, and apparently do it pretty well, but I take the Tina Turner approach (not to compare myself to Tina). I sing the song like me singing the CCR song. I might try to copy Billy Gibbons but not Fogerty. I just try to sing the song as well as I can and try to concentrate on singing, meanwhile playing.


johnny1111
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White Bear Lake, MN

I spent THAT much?
Jun 5th, 2009 05:21 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

When I read the topic, I was not thinking "challenge" to necessarily equate with "upper range limit."

Like many who have commented here, I find that I have a hard time (at age 52) trying to sing material by bands like Led Zeppelin, AC/DC, CCR, etc. that had no problem singing in my 20s.

To me, a challenging song to sing is one that contains changes in key, tempo, and dynamics rather than just be in a high falsetto range. When I want to challenge my singing ability I sing(acapella) songs like "Color my World," "He Ain't Heavy He's My Brother," "Share the Land," and yes, "Oh Darlin" by Sir Paul McCartney.

zteverhart

US

Rock.
Jun 10th, 2009 01:08 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Annie's Song by John Denver.

steze
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Chicago IL.

Aug 14th, 2009 02:07 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I don't like vocal challenge songs. I like tunes that are easy for me to sing.

Dex Kemp

Rotterdam/Holland

Newbie...
Jan 27th, 2010 08:42 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Mojo Pin by Jeff Buckley

basilwhite
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Sterling, VA

Deathbillies needs Lead Gtr and Drummer!
Mar 3rd, 2010 06:16 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Anything by Hal David/Burt Bacharach. All kinds of weird sharps and flats that stymie the undisciplined singer.

andrewginger music

USA

whall's son
Aug 18th, 2011 09:48 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

try singing this one :) good luck! - http://youtu.be/CSvFpBOe8eY

BBQ Gord

CANADA

Didn't chew kill my bruvah?
Feb 13th, 2012 06:11 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

"It's Only Make Believe" by Conway Twitty.

Gary101

vero beach, fl

That was broke
Feb 22nd, 2012 11:00 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Neil Youngs "Don't let it bring you down"

avsalesman

Australia

'scuse me while I kiss the sky.
Mar 21st, 2012 08:02 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Bon Jovi's "Living On A Prayer" In it's original key. Not even he can do that nowadays.

jcv

NH USA

Apr 21st, 2012 08:05 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

This seems like a thread worth bumping! One of my favorite songs of all time is also one of my favorite songs to play and sing in my band... and is also my biggest challenge:

Alright Now by Free

(This message was last edited by jcv at 08:06 PM, Apr 21st, 2012)

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