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Encyclopedia > Lead vocals

In music a singer or vocalist is a type of musician who sings, i.e. uses the voice as an instrument to make music. A lead singer is one who sings the primary vocals of a song, as opposed to a backup singer who sings backup vocal(s) to a song or harmonies to the lead singer. Music is an art, entertainment, or other human activity which involves organized sound, though definitions may vary. ... A musician is a person who plays or composes music. ... Singing is the act of producing musical sounds with the voice. ... The word voice can mean: The human voice. ... An instrument is a concrete or abstract tool intended for a purpose other than mechanical work, in particular a refined one. ... Music is an art, entertainment, or other human activity which involves organized sound, though definitions may vary. ... This page is about musical songs. ...


In classical music and in opera, voices are treated just like musical instruments, thus special careers were developed out of each principal pitch. Classical music is music considered classical, as sophisticated and refined, in a regional tradition. ... This article is about opera as an art form. ... The word voice can mean: The human voice. ... A musical instrument is a device that has been constructed or modified with the purpose of making music. ... In music, pitch is the perception of the frequency of a note. ...


Voices are commonly classified by sex and vocal range as follows: This article is about sex, meaning the different sexes; male, female, etc. ... The range of a vehicle is the maximum distance it can cover without needing to be refueled or recharged. ...

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Female is a sex that denotes an animal which produces egg cells in order to reproduce. ... This article is about singers. ... A mezzo-soprano (meaning medium soprano in Italian) is a female singer with a range usually extending from the A below middle C to the F an eleventh above middle C. Mezzo-sopranos generally have a darker (or lower) vocal tone than sopranos, and their vocal range is between that... In music, an alto is a singer with a vocal range somewhere between a tenor and a soprano. ... The word male has the following meanings: In biology, it refers to one half of a heterogamous reproduction system, where the female is the other half. ... A sopranista is a male singer who sings music written in the soprano vocal range. ... A Countertenor is an adult male singer who uses the falsetto part of his voice more than usual to sing a higher range than the typical adult male voice. ... In music, an alto is a singer with a vocal range somewhere between a tenor and a soprano. ... In music, a tenor is a male singer with a high voice (although not as high as a countertenor). ... In music, a baritone is a male singer whose vocal range falls somewhere between that of a bass and a tenor. ... A basso (or bass) is a male singer who sings in the lowest vocal range of the human voice. ... A castrato is a male soprano, mezzo_soprano, or alto voice produced by castration of the singer before puberty. ... A sopranista is a male singer who sings music written in the soprano vocal range. ...

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Recording Lead Vocals (2614 words)
The lead vocal inevitably generates the largest number of vocal-related reader queries, and rightly so — many tracks have been transformed into hits simply by an inspired vocal.
It is in recognition of the importance of the lead vocal that top producers often spend such a large amount of time and money working on this one element of a finished track.
Without a doubt, the best general advice for the aspiring vocal producer is to take any opportunity to encourage and compliment the singer — don't underestimate how much a singer's performance depends on his or her emotional state.
Effective Lead Vocals (1072 words)
As a lead singer you need the correct focus and adequate technique to comfortably and predictably create the sounds most appropriate to the musical style and emotions of each song you sing.
Without developing any further technical vocal competence, you can do one thing that will automatically help you sound good (or at least better).
Since a good lead vocal can make or break a band, you should be given special attention in the set-up and mix.
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