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IAmFree 29th May 2017 09:49 PM

Happy songs
Hey guys!
I know it`s kinda basic and not really what this forum is for, but i trust you guys more than other forums :)
I`m having some issues with singing happy songs. I`m mainly a rapper but also sing my choruses. Problem is I have no trouble with sad songs inflexions but when it commes to smile-inducing songs i suck. A lot.
I searched the vast internet but didn`t find any helpful info on this. Mindset does not help, smiling when singing doesn`t work. It seems that all my favourite songs that i listen to are pretty sad in voice tone even though they might send a positive vibe.
I really wish to meet my expectations for all-round emotions singing.
Any useful tips on this ?

pquinn 29th May 2017 11:58 PM

Weed? only joking......Maybe try practicing on something like three little birds, Bob Marley. I might help get you in the frame of mind you are talking about. And then try to recal that feeling/focus/emotion.

Noisewagon 30th May 2017 01:23 AM

Listen to Erasure.

MartieFuncum 22nd September 2017 08:57 PM

Maybe try listening to some African music (Remmy Ongala and Orchestra Super Matimila for starters). What's great about that music is the bitter/sweetness of it as they often sing about pretty serious stuff but the music has an incredibly uplifting (absolutely euphoric when played live/loud and with lots of repetition!) feel to it. Songs that are pure happy often sound cheesy, trite and sickly, because life just isn't like that.


'Soil that is dirty grows the countless things. Water that is clear has no fish. Thus as a mature person you properly include and retain a measure of grime.' - Robert Aitken trans. of the Ts’ai Ken T’an yingyangkfhkh

Bob Ross 3rd October 2017 05:21 PM

foamboy 3rd October 2017 05:42 PM

Do you actually FEEL happy? If not, then wait until you do. Sincerity is usually difficult to fake, but it CAN be done.......maybe go to your "Happy Gilmore, happy place"....rockout

Good luck.


FreshProduce 22nd March 2018 09:33 PM

Happiness is something that has never existed in this world outside of yourself.

Remember that.