Software to note vocal scales while singing?

Posted on August 25, 2009. Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: |

SING – and you SEE YOUR VOICE on the computer screen! The voice training software was developed by a team of singing teachers and computer experts at the University of Sydney in Australia, who designed it to help singing teachers give more precise feedback to their students, and for those students to get a better understanding of what their voices were doing as they sang.

Sing & See - See your voice - Hear the Results!

Find out about the REVOLUTIONARY singing software tool that can help you perfect your singing.
Are you interested in knowing EXACTLY what pitch you are singing? To SEE your voice on the computer screen? To KNOW whether you are singing perfectly on pitch?

Sing & See shows you your voice pitch as you sing – detailing exactly how you achieve each note.
If you answered “YES”, then read on to discover the revolutionary new singing software that enhances voice training which will help you improve your vocal skills and give you increased confidence in your growing abilities to sing on-tune.

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Sing & See Order page
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About the development of Sing and See : The Man behind the scene

William Thorpe is an engineer and scientist who spent several years working at the National Voice Centre and the School of Communication Sciences in the University of Sydney in Australia, doing research into how people sing – the physiology of their breathing, what it means to have good “breath support”, the acoustic patterns of vocal projection, and various other aspects of singing performance.

In doing this research I worked with many top singing teachers, including Janice Chapman, Jo Estill, Jean Callaghan, Pat Wilson, and others. This research was published in scientific and music education journals and conferences around the world (if you’re interested in finding out more about this research, please contact me to ask about it – there is a link to the contact form at the bottom of this page).

One of the research projects I led during this time at the University of Sydney was about finding out how visual feedback technology could be used to improve voice training. However, at that time there wasn’t any singing software available that really gave good feedback about the singing voice, so we ended up writing their own software that would analyse the singing voice and display feedback in musically relevant ways about the pitch and timbre so that the singing student and teacher would be able to benefit from the information on the display.

That vocal training software became Sing & See, and as I mentioned above, when the teachers in our research study kept asking if they could keep the software, I decided to make that happen. To cut a long story short, I set up Cantovation (canto is Latin for singing, and ovation means – well, hopefully you’ll be getting standing ovations soon!) with a mission of “helping people sing better and have more fun in their singing, by creating innovative technology that lets people improve and enjoy their voices”.

I’m glad to say that it’s very satisfying to be able to help others with their singing, and also to have improved my own singing skills in the process! I use the singing software both during my own practice sessions at home, and also occastionally with my singing teacher.

Sing & See Order page
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Other related software:
Singing Coach Unlimited
by Carry-A-Tune Technologies

Product Features
20-lesson singing tutorial with real-time pitch recognition technology
Automatically adjusts songs to specific vocal range; sheet music view
Edit songs or compose new songs with compose mode
Learn to sing with proper breathing and posture; measure performance
Imports MIDI’s; microphone headset included

This is what youre looking for – The Pitch Tracking Line:
Singing Coach’s Pitch Tracking Line displays what note you are singing and the note you are supposed to be singing on a musical graph. This representation helps train your ear to know the exact pitch you are trying to sing.

visit this link. Singing Coach Unlimited

What Previous SATISFIED customer says.
By C. W. Lawson “OracleMagician” (SF East Bay, California: United States)

The designers have done a very nice job. Excellent user interface–I don’t see any “bugs” at all! Extremely well designed and fun to use. No regrets. (No I don’t work for them!)

A few of the reviews have suggested this tool is more suited for beginners–but it’s not. Here’s why:

1) You can choose from a variety of easy/med/difficult songs; It might be pretty easy to sing “Hot cross buns” but not so the more challenging songs;

2) You can adjust the precision level to your ability, so that your pitch must be more precise to get the same “score.” In other words, you can make it as challenging as you want.

I especially enjoyed the feature that lets you see your vocal range. (It confirmed my bass range–So I shouldn’t keep trying the Barry Manilow songs.)

I heartily recommend this program. I am very glad I spent the money. Both fun and educational, all in one!
Singing Coach Unlimited

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Women Acoutics/Jazz Guitar Player – Yuna – Malaysia

Posted on June 23, 2009. Filed under: Uncategorized |

Malaysia has recently saw the rise of a new breed of women local guitarist . Call herself Yuna, her EP, entitled ‘Dan Sebenarnya’ has taken the industry by storm. Her Jazzical voice and beautiful tunes and guitar playing skills made her one of a kind in the local music industry. Surely, Yuna is an act to follow and not to be missed. I’m sharing with you her clips, which is available on youtube to inspire Ladies and Girls out there who are still not sure wether they can play the guitar…i’f you want to..you can!

Watch Yuna..and let her inspire you..

This talented Yuna can be reached at her myspace – http://www.myspace.com/yunaroomrecords

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Guitar Player

Posted on April 23, 2009. Filed under: Uncategorized |

can you share with us your first music influence that make you play guitar.

My first music influence is UB40, but i still did not really play my fathers guitar. then when in school, i met friends who follows Nirvana music. Since then i took up the guitar and started strumming about a gir from Nirvana – Kurt Cobain.

At that period of time, Grunge was taking over the scene.

and there is Metallica influence among the people. So that’s where it all started. Since then I’ve look for many different groups and tune, and finally found my head stuck with The Wallflowers and some basic fine guitar of Ct Steven then now Yusuf Islam.

the journey is a long and exciting one…tell us about yours..

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Posted on April 8, 2009. Filed under: Uncategorized |

You are about to learn about Classical Guitar but with still no lights on where to start. I have a great list of article for you which i gathered from Classical Guitar Review.com.

They have super article including;

1.Change Guitar Strings
2.Choosing your Repertoire
3.Essay Series – Dionisio Aguado Rondo in A minor
4.Essay Series – Elegie and Tarantelle – Johann Kaspar Mertz
5.Essay Series – Chaconne BWV 1004 – J.S. Bach
6.Guitar Cases
7.Guitar Humidifiers
8.How to practice scales
9.How to use a Metronome
10.Music Memorization
11.Nail Care
12.Practice Techniques – Buzzing
13.Practice Techniques – Memorization
14.Practice Techniques – Setting Goals
15.Practice Techniques Guitar – Slow Practice
16.Practice Techniques Guitar – Recording Yourself
18.Tune the Guitar

visit : http://classicalguitarreview.com

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My Favourite Band

Posted on April 7, 2009. Filed under: Uncategorized |

My Favourite band is got to be The Wallflowers!

Ever since their 6 million hit album ‘Bringing Down The Horse’ which has evergreen single’s like One Headlight, and The Difference, I’m stuck with their music. The lineup back then was Jakob Dylan himself, Mario Calire (drum), Rami Jaffe (Key Boards), Greg Richling (Bass) and Michael Ward (Lead Guitar).

The Wallflowers discussion board was my favourite hang out place where i’ll meet great people and friends which some has remain until now which is about more than 10 years. I’ve met great names such as Jullienne, Penny, Sara O, Suzanne RG, Michelle, Nikki and many others on the board. (sorry if i missed mentioning all of you)

When you listen to The Wallflowers music, it is not complete until you learn how to play them by yourself. I usually go to http://harmony-central.com to get the Wallflowers tablature, print and play it in my house. I notice that through these, among my friend, i’m the only one playing The Wallflowers song and have been ‘tag’ for that.

Since BDTH, The Wallflowers has release a few more Albums ;

The Wallflowers : 1994


Bringing Down The Horse: 1996

1.  One Headlight
2.  6th Avenue Heartache
3.  Bleeders
4.  Three Marlenas
5.  The Difference
6.  Invisible City
7.  Laughing Out Loud
8.  Josephine
9.  God Don’t Make Lonely Girls
10. Angel on My Bike
11. I Wish I Felt Nothing


(Breach): 2000

1.  Letters from the Wasteland
2.  Hand Me Down
3.  Sleepwalker
4.  I’ve Been Delivered
5.  Witness 
6.  Some Flowers Bloom Dead
7.  Mourning Train
8.  Up from Under
9.  Murder 101
10. Birdcage
— Baby Bird (hidden track)

‘Red Letter Days’ in 2002

1.  When You’re On Top
2.  How Good It Can Get
3.  Closer To You
4.  Everybody Out Of The Water
5.  Three Ways
6.  Too Late To Quit
7.  If You Never Got Sick
8.  Health And Happiness
9.  See You When I Get There
10. Feels Like Summer Again
11. Everything I Need
12. Here In Pleasantville
13. Empire In My Mind (Bonus Track)
14. (What’s so funny ’bout) Peace, Love & Understanding (Bonus Track, Japan)

Rebel, Sweetheart : 2005

1.  Days Of Wonder
2.  The Passenger
3.  The Beautiful Side Of Somewhere
4.  Here He Comes (Confessions Of A Drunken Marionette)
5.  We’re Already There
6.  God Says Nothing Back
7.  Back To California
8.  I Am A Building
9.  From The Bottom Of My Heart
10. Nearly Beloved
11. How Far You’ve Come
12. All Things New Again
13. Just One Breath Away (Bonus track, UK)
13. Nothing To See Here (Bonus track, Japan)


and since then the lineup has changed, now with the current member, Jakob, Greg and Fred.

I wonder if all of my friend is still there on the board?

~ min

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Free Guitar Lesson Ebook for Playguitar101 members!

Posted on April 7, 2009. Filed under: Uncategorized |

Hi Guys, I have this free Guitar Lesson to give to Playguitar101 readers! you can download your copy from the link below.


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Jazz Blues Chord Progression = Fun!

Posted on April 7, 2009. Filed under: Uncategorized |


If you have experience playing the traditional 12 bar blues format you’ll make a nice transition to the jazz blues. It’s a bit spicier and can get out of hand quickly with substitutions and chord extensions. That means – a lot of fun!

In this lesson, we’re gonna take a look at stepping out of the traditional blues just a bit by using dominant 9th’s and 13th’s. These are simply extensions of the dominant 7 chords and add a richer color to the sound, which will enhance your jazz playing. All these dominant chords function in the same manner, 9th’s are richer and 13th’s are even more rich in color.

The spelling of a G9 is written below:

G ..B ..D ..F ..A
..3 ..5 ..79

Notice that the dominant 7 chord is still present. By adding the 9th, you create a dominant 9 chord. The 9th is the same as a 2nd an octave higher. Therefore, the 9th is always a whole step above the root an octave higher.

The spelling of a G13 is written below:

G .B .D .F .A .E
.3 .5 .7 .9 .13

Here, you start with the dominant 9 chord and add the 13th. Notice that you skip over the 11th here.

The 13th is the same as a 6th above the root an octave higher. This is the formula for any dominant 9th or 13th chord. .

Below are a few favorite voicings of dominant 9th and 13th’s to help you with the jazz blues progression in this lesson. Have fun!!

12 Bar Jazz Blues

G7 …..C9 ….G7 ………G13 .Db9 ..C9 ..G7……….
E |——–3————-7—-5—-4—–3———10—|
B |-3——3——-3—–6—-5—-4—–3—-3—–8—|
G |-4——3——-4—–7—-4—-4—–3—-4—-10—|
D |-3——2——-3—–5—-3—-3—–2—-3—–9—|
A |——–3———————–4—–3————–|
E |-3————–3————————–3———|

….D7 ..D13 ..C7 C13 ..G7 …….D9….
E |-8—-7—–6—–5—–3———5—|
B |-7—-5—–5—–3—–3—-3—-5—|
G |-7—-5—–5—–3—–4—-4—-5—|
D |-7—-4—–5—–2—–3—-3—-4—|
A |———————————-5—|
E |—————————–3——–|

This lesson was taken from Jazz Guitar Techniques.

By taking the time to learn about the concept of jazz guitar you will find your appreciation for it will grow.

At this point in your guitar playing jazz might sound like a jumbled up bunch of notes or perhaps you are a rocker who is a little bit curious about the world of jazz guitar.

No problems.. with Jazz Guitar Techniques you will learn the secrets to jazz guitar like the great Louis Armstrong or Miles Davis.


From the Guitar Guru,

Chris Elmore


If you like to read more on Jazz Guitar Techniques visit this recommended link.

Hi There,


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First Quality Music.com

Posted on April 7, 2009. Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: |


I receive an email form firstqualitymusic.com, they have a lot of great offer ranging from guitar products (Martin Acoustics and few others) to digital recorders and guitar straps.

Here’s how the offer goes..

Holy C.O.W.!!! (Clearance On Wednesday)

As we continue to offer you our everyday low prices on everything we sell, we can’t help but one-up ourselves by providing you with our new Holy C.O.W. (Clearance On Wednesday” Sale! Each Wednesday we’ll be offering a new or existing item at an udderly ridiculous price! There’s only one problem….we don’t know what to name our cow, and we need your help! We’re having a Name Our Cow contest, and the winner will receive a $25 Gift Certificate!

To enter our contest, all you have to do is send an email to nameourcow@fqms.com with your suggestion for a name. A list of rules and contest details can be found via our webiste by clicking here.

Check out the First Offer at http://www.firstqualitymusic.com Wednesday, April 8th at 10am EST.

Introducing the Martin 1-Series Guitars


Martin’s new 1-Series consists of four premium quality guitars constructed of solid tonewoods and designed for real player value. Never has so much Martin craftsmanship, innovation and pure, clear tone been offered at such an affordable price.

1-Series instruments are delivered in a hardshell case, equipped with genuine Martin strings and covered by the Martin Limited Lifetime Warranty.

Martin has not determined when the first orders will be shipping at this time, but you can be the first in line to receive these beautiful and affordable guitars when they become available! You can find them on our site here. We are accepting pre-orders with no deposit, and you will not be billed until your order is ready to ship. Also, feel free to check out Martin’s 1-Series website.

New Products

Zoom H4n Handy Digital Recorder w/ LCD Screen
Item #ZM-H4N
FQM Price: $349.00
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Levy’s 2 1/2″ Christian Themed Guitar Straps
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The Essential Clarence White Bluegrass Book/CD
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You can view this item at : http://www.firstqualitymusic.com

*NOTE: Due to some items being so new, we may not have stock on them yet. You may see an “Out of Stock” notification, but we assure you that we will have them as soon as possible so feel free to be the first to get one!

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6 Part Beginners Guitar Course – Part One

Posted on April 6, 2009. Filed under: Uncategorized |

A FREE Guitar Course brought to You by Jamorama – The Ultimate Guitar Learning Kit

In this course you will learn powerful tips and skills to get you playing the guitar with the fluency and accuracy of a professional, and by the end of it you will be able to play a full song by yourself.

Ben Edwards – Creator of Jamorama

In my FREE course you will learn:

Part One–Introduction to the Guitar and How to Play Chords

  • Getting into Position. Information that every beginner should know before they start out!
  • Introduction to Chords. The basis of all music – Learn A and D and see why learning them with Jamorama is easy.
  • Strumming. One of the most important things you must know if you want to progress with your playing.

Part Two–Reading Guitar Tablature

  • The Fret Tablature relationship. A little tool that will break down the music reading barrier and super accelerate your learning!
  • How Tablature works. Get inside information on this brilliant time saving concept.
  • The repeat sign.

Part Three–The Art of Chord Movement

  • Learn the G chord. Add to your database of chords.
  • Eigth Note Strumming. And to think, two days ago you could hardly strum a thing.
  • Chord Changing. Now you are really cooking with fire and it’s sounding hot!
  • Warm up exercises. One of the most important things you will ever learn about playing the guitar!

Part Four–Developing your Strumming Hand

  • Missing the beat. This trick will blow you away!
  • Building speed. Faster isn’t always better, but it’s a hell of a lot of fun.
  • Mixing chords and varying strums. It’s really coming together now!

Part Five–Playing ‘The Midnight Special’.

  • A quick warm up.
  • Song sections 1, 2 and 3. Let’s break it down Jamorama style!
  • Put it together and play along with our vocalist.

Part Six–Play along with the Full Jamorama Band!

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Classical Guitar Tablatures

Posted on April 3, 2009. Filed under: Uncategorized |

A classical guitar is slightly different in shape from an ordinary guitar (i.e. rhythm guitar, bass guitar, Hawaiian guitar, etc.) The fret board, also known as the neck of the guitar, is slightly broader than that of other guitars. As a result the strings are more distanced from each other. The guitarist must stretch his fingers a bit more than when he is playing an acoustic or an electric guitar. When it comes to the string, the difference is that a classical guitar uses nylon strings instead of metal ones, making for a mellower sound.

Classical guitars are based on the classical mode of music and follow classically oriented instructions. But the modern day guitar tablatures follow a slightly different course from that of classical notations. Playing classical guitar is more inclined to figure work and plucking. Therefore, these classical guitar tablatures are more meticulously structured and they are much more complex and intertwined with more uses of notes (i.e. C, Bb, G, A, F, F#, etc) than others.

If we track back the history of tablatures, they have been used in the Western world for the last six centuries. They were mostly a horizontal grid read from left to right with letters and numbers written over them signifying the construction of pitches, and rhythmic signs above. Then by the 17th century various systems of tablatures existed in Germany, Italy, Spain and France. Nowadays tablatures, guitar tabs in particular, have vertical lines which represent the strings of the guitar (no matter what kind of guitar it is), horizontal lines for the frets, and dots signifying the position of the figures.

Guitar Tabs provides detailed information on Guitar Tabs, Free Guitar Tablatures, Classical Guitar Tablatures, Bass Guitar Tablatures and more. Guitar Tabs is affiliated with Guitar Tabs.

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