Category Archives: Singing

Songs of the Kingdom

These are the four parts harmony from song book “Songs of the Kingdom” which I did using NoteWorthyComposer software many years bank when I was practicing with song leaders in the church. Since I sing bass, there are more bass parts here. Feel free to download it for personal use.

I realize that WordPress could not play the midi file here. If you need some original source files, please contact me ya. Enjoy!

Song Name No Soprano Alto Tenor Bass Combine
Amazing Grace 800 Soprano Alto Tenor Bass Combine
And Can It Be – I Soprano Alto Tenor Bass Combine
And Can It Be – II Soprano Alto Tenor Bass Combine
Angels We Have Heard On High 554 Soprano Alto Tenor Bass Combine
Awesome God 445 Soprano Alto Tenor Bass Combine
Create In Me A Pure Heart 1 Soprano Alto Tenor Bass Combine
Encourage My Soul 704 Soprano Alto Tenor Bass Combine
Fairest Lord Jesus 453 Soprano Alto Tenor Bass Combine
Follow Me 439 Soprano Alto Tenor Bass Combine
Go And Make Disciples 214 Soprano Alto Tenor Bass Combine
God Almighty Reigns 216 Soprano Alto Tenor Bass Combine
God Is So Good 706 Soprano Alto Tenor Bass Combine
Great Among The Nations 206 Soprano Alto Tenor Bass Combine
Holy Father 395 Soprano Alto Tenor Bass Combine
I Will Speak 466 Soprano Alto Tenor Bass Combine
Just As I Am 471 Soprano Alto Tenor Bass Combine
Let Your Living Water Flow 720 Soprano Alto Tenor Bass Combine
Men Who Dream 204 Soprano Alto Tenor Bass Combine
My Hope Is Built 463 Soprano Alto Tenor Bass Combine
Precious Lord 364 Soprano Alto Tenor Bass Combine
Rise Up, O Men Of God 384 Soprano Alto Tenor Bass Combine
Seek Ye First 446 Soprano Alto Tenor Bass Combine
Soldier Of Christ, Arise! 444 Soprano Alto Tenor Bass Combine
Stand In Awe 213 Soprano Alto Tenor Bass Combine
Thank You, Lord 700 Soprano Alto Tenor Bass Combine
The Lord's My Shepherd 114 Soprano Alto Tenor Bass Combine
This Is My Father's World 391 Soprano Alto Tenor Bass Combine
We Will Glorify 378 Soprano Alto Tenor Bass Combine
When I Survey The Wondrous Cross 382 Soprano Alto Tenor Bass Combine

Some singing conviction:

  • Paul says, “I will pray with the Spirit, but I will also pray with my mind. I will sing with my spirit, but I will also sing with my mind” (1 Corinthians 14: 15). We need to maintain the important balance between the youthfulness of the “Spirit” with the maturity of the “mind.”
  • Wanna know the stories behind Hymns?
  • Most singing is not done with the voice but with the ears and the brain.” Giuseppe De Luca

Listen to all the notes for Bass Clef and start from C and a solfeggio.

C, D, E, F, G, A, B, C

solfeggio

Singing books

I have bought this book which I have found it a good book to improve our singing. Before I bought this book, I have done much survey from Amazon and after reading most feedback from user and other criteria, I decided to buy this book.  Below are the details for this book.

Book Title : Singing for Dummies
Author : Pamelia S. Phillips
Price : RM75.80 (from MPH Malaysia)
Comes with CD? : Yes

You can easily find this book online too:

 

Singing along and home recording

When I sing along with some MLTR songs, I realize that I can’t sing as good as last time. I couldn’t support MLTR much continously high notes. I believe is practice. Last time, though I don’t have the singing knowledge, I practice a lot by just keep singing along and really sing a lot compare to me after being a Christian. But, as I keep singing along with those songs, I seems to get it back a little and gain back some excitment of singing and some confidence too. Confidence to sing high notes and to renew my mind that I can’t because I’m a bass ma. No, I can sing high notes because I did it in the past.

This also makes me think about few thing about singing along with song. I think this is a good way as practice. If I want to exercise my support for high notes, I think MLTR will be a good teacher here. I shall try this way also for other nice song. Using this way, when my pitch not same with the original one, I can pause to fix it. Also if sing along, I can also learn the rytme, familiarity of the songs (like when to come in, listen to the instrument) and learn from the original artist thru some imitation.

But some problem might occur is if I imitate the original artist, then I will have so many types of voice and could be at the end, not fix voice of my own. Maybe at the moment, just let it be first until later. After some time later, I think it’s time to fix one time of style and focus in it.

Also today, bought a pre-amp. I have been longing for home recording equipment for long. Initially tried to look for audio interface but don’t know which shop already. So, since I’m near Pudu, I went to Pudu to look for something and bound into this Beringer shop and bought this little mic pre-amp which cost RM180. Free one RCA cable and one 2 to 1 convertor. Hope this is a good buy. Don’t really have much time to survey because the shop I plan to buy will close if I go there after working day and Saturday half day. I feel the kind of obsession in me because I don’t think there is anyone in the church including song leader will do this extreme thing like me I think – home recording. Willing to spend much time and money for it and now I’m not joining song leader too. Maybe this is me, have some nature of extreme. Maybe this look extreme or crazy because no one does that but in the other hand, when I think about it, doing so (if can afford) can get to improve in your vocal effectively. I hope so.

I also believe in knowledge and skills. I believe that if someone keep practice without proper technique or skills, his/her singing skills will never improve. He/she able to maintain it but couldn’t really be better because he/she already feel satisfy of it and not knowing what is lacking in them. That’s the job of a voice teacher, to point to what is still lacking in that person.

Also, something I heard from the singing forum, you paid voice teacher for their ears. So, instead of spending RM200 every month to voice teacher, what about spending one time cost for home recording? Using it, I think, can help to hear our outpot clearer. I can’t wait to buy a dynamic mic to test out my new mic pre-amp.

Song practice in church office today

Come earlier to church office to practice with Wai Yee but couldn’t do well with “Create in me a pure heart.”

Then change to We will glorify. Still find it so hard, easily get distracted. Maybe this can be pitch-matching side effect. When want to pitch-match need to sync with others, but if part, need to rebel against it. Woo .. find it challenging. But, I have told myself not to bother too much of pitch and also other thing because I’m focusing in breathing now.

Our group F4. Today our group got much rebuke and challenge from other song leader. I spoke out after Fui Enn rebuke Grace. But thinking back, indeed our group deserve it because we do not carry the right attitude about this audition. Though I myself focus in singing lately, but because others seem not talk about it and I myself feel lousy about my singing, so I also not too bother about it, only just discuss with Wai Yee last Wednesday to come earlier today for practice. I thought I’m the one who got it but doesn’t realize all other 3 also kena. Bottom line, we all gotta repent.

Other singing, I feel excited because I seem to be able to sing soprano at comfortable level, using my diaphram. Didn’t really think much about breathing but diaphram.

Daniel. He is talented bass because he is the best among all bass. He can catch up quick and confident and not as easy distracted compare to me. I have struggle with that, pride.

For my bass, when got other bass, I can sing it but alone very anxious. I gotta overcome my anxiousness and ‘just do it’.

Never take as much breath as you can hold

I think I understand point 2 liao. Never take as much breath as you can hold. It is about taking the right amount of breath. Example, if got long break/rest, take more breath. If short breat/rest, take a quick breath (using mouth). So, gotta be familiar where are those break/rest and whether they are long break/rest or short one. After know it, gotta practice much too.

If want to sing pop song, need to use a pencil to right note the break/rest because no song sheet ma.