Singing mode

Purpose:

Using the Singing mode (SM), you can correct your pronunciation and finally fix in your memory the song text (lyrics). The singing and listening to your recorded voice can help you greatly in the elimination of shortcomings in your pronunciation of Russian

Features

  • You can listen to the accompaniment (the sound track without the singer’s voice) of the chosen song. This accompaniment is synchronized with lyrics. It helps you to sing to the accompaniment (like in karaoke).
  • You can record singing the song, or of any song fragment. During the playback of your recording, you can disable the accompaniment, i. e. you can listen only to your voice. This is very effective for mastering phonetics.
  • There are the two separate volume controls: the control of the recorded voice and the control of the accompaniment. This feature allows you to receive a balance for better perception during the playback.
  • There is an opportunity to hear the playback of any song fragment performed by a singer or voiced by announcers, without quitting the Singing mode.

Usage

Singing a song is a very effective way of song memorization and this is the way of improving your pronunciation. Unlike boring exercises or educational texts, any good song always evokes an interest and makes a burst of energy. Thus, a song enforces the process of your memorization.

There is some interesting point in any song singing. It is easier to sing correctly than incorrectly. The structure of lyrics is closely linked to the tune and the rhythm of the tune, whereas lyrics rhyme links words to each other. The tune, the rhythm and the rhyme simultaneously form some specific „track“ helping to control your pronunciation and to preserve your speech tempo. A violation of any of the specified above factors becomes noticeable at once. Thus, a song allows controlling yourself easily during your singing.

This mode (the features of recording and listening to your voice, esp. when the accompaniment is disabled) presents to you an extraordinary opportunity of improving your phonetics. You have to use the mode as often as possible (see Speaking via your microphone).

The objective of the Singing mode is active language learning and this mode helps you to immerse into the Russian language. The Singing mode has not been developed for the perfection of vocal skills. Therefore, it is absolutely unimportant what kind of voice you have, and whether you have vocal (or musical) abilities or not. The only important thing is that you have to sing as is, and very soon, the song text (lyrics) will be like a footprint in your memory. Any song fragment will be very easy to recollect.

Being in SM, you can listen to the singer, or listen to the voices of announcers. It can help you greatly when you begin to learn the song theme.

Starting SM

You can run SM either choosing the Singing mode in the Song menu item, or simply pressing the Singing mode button.

 

Singing Without Your Voice Recording

Being in SM, Play/Pause and Stop buttons control the accompaniment playback. The accompaniment version differs from the song version, but the accompaniment has the synchronization to the song text, this fact causes no difficulties for the user. You can start the accompaniment from any point, sing via your microphone, and watch for the indication on the screen.

Your Voice Recording in SM

You can start your voice recording with pressing the Start Record button.

You can start from the very beginning of the accompaniment as well as from any chosen line. For that purpose, you have to set the chosen line as current in advance. During the recording, the Start Record button changes to the Stop button. You can stop the accompaniment with pressing the Stop button. The singing  indicator substitutes the  indicator of the current line during your voice recording. The singing indicator appears a bit earlier to give you an opportunity to take a breath.

If you have stopped ryour voice, the Listen button becomes active. Press this button to hear your recorded voice .

The note: You have no ability to navigate the seeking bar of your record. You can only start, or stop the playback of your record. If you restart the playback, it starts from the very beginning.

The selection of the Voice only check box disables the accompaniment and you can hear only your voice.

If you press haphazardly the Start Record button once again, it causes the erasure of the previous record. The Permit check box excludes this situation. Disable the Permit check box if you want to begin any new record.

Volume Control of the Accompaniment and the Recorded Voice

Standard sound volume controls of the operational system define the sound volume of the record via your microphone.

During the playback, you can control separately the volume of the accompaniment and your recorded voice.

At the left-hand, you can see the volume control of your recorded voice, while at the right-hand there is the picture of the accompaniment volume control.

Using these two controls in a combination with standard sound volume controls of the operational system, you can achieve optimal sound balance between your voice and the accompaniment.

 

Important! If you have correct settings, you should hear your voice through the headphones while saying into your microphone, and, during the playback of your record, the accompaniment should not muffle your voice.