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Old 10-31-2019, 06:32 AM
merlin666 merlin666 is offline
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High vocals are not more popular but simply more audible. That's why fiddles and mandolins make good lead instruments - they have high frequency and can be heard well among other instruments despite their small size. I sing tenor and can do that without the help of a microphone even in a crowded bar. And I very often change the key of songs to not have to strain my voice. But keep in mind that some cover songs can be difficult to transpose and play in lower key, for example needle and the damage done or wish you were here. In those cases you will have to capo up and then go an octave lower, which may have a strange effect mixing higher guitar with lower vocals. Also you may not be heard well without a lot of amplification.
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