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Tuesday Tips: Finding Groups

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Tuesday Tips is part of our Smule Inspire program. Through shared performances, tips, guest blog posts by veteran users, we hope that Smule Inspire will do just as its name implies: inspire all users in the community – to connect, collaborate, and create music together … ultimately to have the best experience possible on Smule.

Tuesday Tips: Finding Groups 

Finding groups in the Sing! community can be overwhelming- Where do I start? What should I look for? Where do I look?

“The fastest way I find groups are through user profiles. I get group hashtags and group Smule profiles that way and do further research from there.” –Ailina_

“Most people I like to sing with on Smule are in some sort of group and have the hash or handle right in their bio. You can def start by checking out the bios of those people you enjoy collabing with and go from there. Also by checking out the “recommended” and “Smule Pick” boards, you can usually find some really good singers involved in different groups.” –Alimone_sr

“Yes I agree. Check the bios of people you enjoy singing with. Check smule and vid picks, as those people are likely part of a good group👍🏻”  –EDOUGH

“Look at my profile I’m a group hogger…There’s a competition for groups called “sing olympics” right now, and u can find a lot of amazing groups participating, search through their hashtag #SO16Team and u’ll find these amazing group songs entry!” –WeezerDen

“Smule’s new hashtag link feature will allow you to click on a hashtag and find others who have identified themselves or their performances with these hashtags. But if you are looking for groups to JOIN, then the only way to do that is spend time exploring Smule user profiles. I find someone I enjoy singing with, and then I look at duets they have sung with other people to find more singers that I might enjoy.” –Hoonhans_DavidK

If you have a question you’d like to ask or even a topic you’d like to learn more about, please fill out the form on the Smule Inspire page!

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Tuesday Tips: Venturing into Collabs

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Tuesday Tips: Venturing into Collabs

 

Tuesday Tips is part of our Smule Inspire program. Through shared performances, tips, guest blog posts by veteran users, we hope that Smule Inspire will do just as its name implies: inspire all users in the community – to connect, collaborate, and create music together … ultimately to have the best experience possible on Smule.

 

Users ask: I’ve done some solo recordings and now I’m ready to try some collabs. How should I start?

 

Start with popular songs

“I would say to start with a song from the “Top Hits” section when opening your first collab. These songs are the most popular for a reason, and people will be more likely to join you on that collab ☺️ don’t just open one, open two or three for more choices. More than likely someone will know at least one! Open non-VIP songs at first so that everyone can join ☺️” – JeffreyAKG_TV 

 

“I’d def start with a more well known song (top hits/pop). Sing something you’re comfortable singing that a lot of people might want to collab with! You can then find people you like to sing with the more you join/open collabs. The more you get used to opening the more comfy you become with vocal settings , singing in the mic, songs that your voice fits, etc. 💁🏼💕”  –Alimone_sr

 

“To echo what everyone else has said, open non-VIP top hits! It’s a great idea as well to choose a song you know well and that you are comfortable with. I know a lot of Smule veterans notice newbies using a lot of reverb, because it tends to hide imperfections. My advice is DON’T DO THIS. Let us hear your voice clearly! I would much rather join someone with a clear voice than something super echo-ey.” – Shane_TV 

 

Join first, build confidence

“Collabs .. Join the easy stuff first. Build confidence from there.. Listen to the songs you join at least once to know what the person changed or whether they stayed true to the original. After joining a few, harmonize some if you are so inclined or adlib.. Make it your own. People appreciate a touch of “you”. Lastly, have fun” – Lolosingss

 

Add your own flare

“We all seem to be on the same page w/ this. Basically, just be you when joining someone. Don’t do things you aren’t comfortable w/ but also add your own style and flare to it. The top hits comments that I’ve seen up top are a great idea, you’ll get a large variety of people joining you, and will find new, talented, people that way. Have fun, have fun, and have fun” –xYego

 

“I would say pick a song you feel comfortable with. A song you really know or really like and just go for it. If you want people to join you and you want to make it sound awesome it’s important to just sing your own parts and not the grey parts, so your singing partner won’t be confused. It’s good to sing your parts a bit different just to make it “your own” (only if you want to), but I would say keep the original melody at the parts that you will sing together. If you can sing harms and you want to try putting them down in your OC [a collab open for joining was formerly referred to as an Open Call] you can use a song from official songbook and turn up the volume of the vocal guide and you can sing harms on top of that. In that way you will always sing your harm in the right key. And you can mention the settings that you have used in the description to make it easier for your partner and create the perfect blend. In the end you can listen back and change settings if you want and save it when you are satisfied.” –sonnysinay 

 

Don’t forget to listen

“The real final thing I’ll say on this is that if you take the time to listen to joins, look for repeat joiners, and start a dialogue with people…you’ll start making all these new friendships. You’ll discover new voices you love and possibly make long time friends. In particular, if I join someone, I try and say something to them. Something about their singing, thanking them for opening the song, etc. This has lead to a lot of friendships and a lot of those people then coming and singing with me.” – jessecube 

 

If you have a question you’d like to ask or even a topic you’d like to learn more about, please fill out the form on the Smule Inspire page!

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Tuesday Tips: ShareFright

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Welcome to our first Tuesday Tips post! Tuesday Tips is part of a new program that we are super excited to be launching today: Smule Inspire. Through shared performances, tips, guest blog posts by veteran users, we hope that Smule Inspire will do just as its name implies: inspire all users in the community – to connect, collaborate, and create music together … ultimately to have the best experience possible on Smule.

 

Today’s Tuesday Tip: Getting Over “Sharefright”

A user asks: I want to share my recordings, but I’m kind of nervous about it because I don’t think I’m very good. Did you go through that? What helped you get over “sharefright”?

Sharefright— let’s talk about it.

Everyday we see many many new users join Smule, and it’s very common for these newcomers to create a recording and decide against uploading it, because it’s scary. Many questions surface : Who will see this? Will they like it? Is this good enough? Well, we found that this isn’t a phenomenon experienced solely by newcomers, but by everyone to some degree. We talked to our Smule Inspire team of volunteers, some of the most active members in the community, to see how they overcame this or continue to deal with it.

 

Expression is meant to be shared.

Music is a form of self-expression— it’s meant to be shared.

“I experience that feeling All the time, I think it’s what helps me to bring more emotion into the song,and get more creative when I sing, especially on video. Singing is an art, and as any other form of art, it was given to us to SHARE with others who we are.”Laura_TV

“Not everyone will like what I put out, but if I can make that one connection with that one person who needed it the most, then my one performance will be worth all the effort and hard work I put into it.”  – Ailina_

 

Feedback can be motivating

Supportive feedback can be hugely fulfilling and motivating. And, we see over and over again that the Smule community is one of the most supportive communities out there – a community of mutual fans. However, even in the most supportive of communities, if they are public, not all comments will be positive and supportive. When you run into a negative comment, find whatever motivation you can from it – or just ignore it!

“I think that if singing is truly your passion, you have to share this. By sharing you can also get a lot of good feedback which will help you grow and give you more confidence” SonnySinay

“Sharing things has helped me realize that someone not liking something I’ve done, doesn’t mean it’s “bad”. My advice would be to try to pull ANYTHING constructive you can from those kinds of comments, but also continue being yourself, and doing what you’re comfortable with.”xYego

 

Remember that we are our biggest critic.

It’s not a secret that we are our own biggest critic. We notice every little detail, both good and bad but mostly bad, in a performance.

“I have a lot of respect and appreciation for someone who shares what they love to do. Don’t focus on what you think others MIGHT say because, really, we are our own harshest critic. As cliché as it sounds, ‘sharing is caring’ ;)♡” AlneVillegas

Do it for yourself

You are expressing yourself. Just as you speak your opinion or wear you clothes, you make music primarily to express yourself. When you are wholly comfortable with that concept, your passion carries through your performance and it’s clear to anyone watching or listening. Ironically, this is when real connections become possible.

“Whether I get tons of positive feedback, negative feedback, or none at all… I am still proud of what I created because it is something that is uniquely mine.”Annah_TV

“With me i felt like if i shared anything it had to be “perfect” because i wanted people to enjoy something that i’m proud of. Now when i share i know i enjoy it MYSELF and i’m not as concerned what others think.”  – WordChris

“There is nothing more empowering than creating something you are truly proud of and sharing it with others. At the end of the day the best way to get over Sharefright is… (like Nike says) just do it!”Jdubdav

 

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