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Hazel Hazelnuts
Starikun
TakeruInudo
• 12/18/2013

Newbie that could use some help/tips/advices ^_^'

as my title has stated, i'm new to this whole thing. To be blunt and honest, I have no idea where to start, what kind of equipment i should have and so on.



Ive always liked singing, but i get really self concious and put myself down alot, so I dont sing much. I tried to get into music/singing classes at school, but they would never put me in one, so i never got to learn anything in that area.


I was hoping if someone could help me out here as to where i should start (and basicaly all the things i will need) for doing this. Any help when it comes to singing, to equipment, to anything will be greatly apreciated!  thnxs!

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Hazel Hazelnuts
Starikun
TakeruInudo
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A FANDOM User
• 12/18/2013

Hello! 

First things you should consider first is whether you want to upload on YouTube or NicoNico Douga. If you're more confident with English, then I recommend YouTube. But if you're comfortable with communicating in Japanese, then NND is where you should go! (You could even upload on both, if you would really like (=^・ω・^)ノ ww)

As for equipment, you can use cheap headset mikes, since you can mix the songs and edit the rough sounding parts out of your cover. If you would really like to buy something expensive just for the heck of it, I heard that Blue mics are very good quality.

You will also need a basic mixing medium, like Audacity. Audacity is beginner friendly and is free! (So that's help lessen your money spending ww)

As for singing tips, well, practice makes perfect? I suppose it's important just to sing and upload as much as you can. Get a lot of feedback from people and see what you can improve from there. There might be occasional hate (since they're probably jealous of your skills), but if you overcome that, you'll be fine!

Try and sing mainstream songs first, since that will get you more exposure to viewers~ 

Speaking from personal perspective, I don't know if this helped much... 

d(=^・ω・^=)b Good luck!! 

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• 12/19/2013

Hello hello!

Adding on to what that Anon said (though I feel like I know who). It might be helpful to learn some breathing exercises first to get you accustomed to singing!
If you search Google there are A LOT of websites that tell you how do this so you might want to start with that right away

Breathing technique is one of the most important things in singing. Once you master that (or at the very least get very good at it since it is very very very VERY hard to master) you should be able to sing a wide range~

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• 12/19/2013

thank you both very much!!  I personaly think i sound better in japanese than english (ironic how english is my native tongue  :P )  but yes i will get to those breathing excersises, now to see if i can strike a bargain with my good librarian friend on letting me to use one of the library laptops to do all of this on   :3

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• 12/20/2013

Haha good luck then! (owo)b

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A FANDOM User
• 7/29/2014

I have one problem though....My confidence is below zero, I like singing, but I can't sing so much when I'm alone. My voice becomes smaller...I kept remembering my enemies teased me about something, that might includes voice so....I guess that's why. But I am still very confident that I CAN sing...Onegai minna, Please help this weak kitten... ( T ^ T )

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A FANDOM User
• 7/29/2014

yeah, i understand that. there was this once when i sing because of a dare and they like, talk behind my back. though I heard them saying my voice is really ugly and thing like that. . but I now wanted to become a you taite 'cause they won't know who i am.Neither do I know them. the amazingness of being anonymous boosted my confident by a little. 

and I dared to type here is because I'm now an anon.

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• 7/30/2014

Whoa! You're great...I planned on being an utaite, with a random name, and so my frenemies won't know me as well. I'm not really japanese, but I planned on being a japanese one. :3 Looks like I'm not alone, hm... >w<

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A FANDOM User
• 4/16/2016

I find this thread very frickin' helpful. Thanks for the advice, guys.

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