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Offline Ender

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Two Activities I'd like to Pick Up
« on: September 06, 2009, 01:30:31 PM »
1. Tennis
2. Karaoke singing

Now as for #1 I have three good friends I play doubles with. We're all pretty much beginners but we at least get it over the net and our games are pretty close.

As for #2 this is just some whim of mine and I'm curious as to whether someone who's never had formal practice singing could suddenly become decent at it. I think #2 would be a good skill to know for parties, which is why I contemplate it ;P

Any tips for improving at either?

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Re: Two Activities I'd like to Pick Up
« Reply #1 on: September 06, 2009, 02:33:46 PM »
Any tips for improving at either?
1. Take tennis lessons.
2. Take vocal lessons.
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Re: Two Activities I'd like to Pick Up
« Reply #2 on: September 06, 2009, 02:58:01 PM »
Any tips for improving at either?
1. Practice.
2. Practice.

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Re: Two Activities I'd like to Pick Up
« Reply #3 on: September 06, 2009, 03:19:09 PM »
Any tips for improving at either?
1. Take tennis lessons.
2. Take vocal lessons.

Meh... don't know if I can afford them. I do plan on playing doubles regularly with my friends though. And I actually just sang for my roommates and one of them said my voice is angelic =)

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Re: Two Activities I'd like to Pick Up
« Reply #4 on: September 06, 2009, 04:08:22 PM »
If you're still in highschool (can't remember), then take a beginner choir class. I sang in choir for two years, and it improved my voice quite a bit. Unfortunately though, I still suck. Do the same thing for tennis. Just do both whenever you can, maybe even look on youtube for technique lessons, etc. And definitely what iago said.
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Re: Two Activities I'd like to Pick Up
« Reply #5 on: September 06, 2009, 04:15:54 PM »
lmao no i'm a third year in college

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Re: Two Activities I'd like to Pick Up
« Reply #6 on: September 06, 2009, 04:19:44 PM »
I thought something like that, but I figured I'd check anyways. ;D

Do everything else recommend then.
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Re: Two Activities I'd like to Pick Up
« Reply #7 on: September 07, 2009, 08:19:42 AM »
For karaoke, get a 360, then get Rock Band.  Play it a lot.  Then go to a bar.

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Re: Two Activities I'd like to Pick Up
« Reply #8 on: September 09, 2009, 10:25:16 PM »
If you can't afford tennis lessons, find a friend that's decent and learn from them. Or better yet, take lessons at your college if you can fit it into your schedule.

And I suggest you put up video of your progress in karaoke singing on youtube.
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Re: Two Activities I'd like to Pick Up
« Reply #9 on: September 09, 2009, 10:34:35 PM »
If you can't afford tennis lessons, find a friend that's decent and learn from them. Or better yet, take lessons at your college if you can fit it into your schedule.

Well, I have a group of friends who play with me, however, none of us are quite yet "decent".

And I suggest you put up video of your progress in karaoke singing on youtube.

Of course. It's really what inspired me to do this in the first place. Maybe not on YouTube though. What I really had in mind was that you'd be the exclusive recipient of my recordings >_>

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Re: Two Activities I'd like to Pick Up
« Reply #10 on: September 09, 2009, 11:15:46 PM »
For karaoke, get a 360, then get Rock Band.  Play it a lot.  Then go to a bar.

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Re: Two Activities I'd like to Pick Up
« Reply #11 on: September 10, 2009, 04:06:52 AM »
I agree with what's been said about lessons...

If you want to get good at tennis, you're going to need some regular formal instruction from someone who is good himself.


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Re: Two Activities I'd like to Pick Up
« Reply #12 on: September 10, 2009, 05:01:25 AM »
If you want to get good at tennis, you're going to need some regular formal instruction from someone who is good himself.

Sexist bastard.

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Re: Two Activities I'd like to Pick Up
« Reply #13 on: September 10, 2009, 04:05:25 PM »
If you want to get good at tennis, you're going to need some regular formal instruction from someone who is good himself.

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