Use Your Voice During The Holidays

Christmas, Hanukkah & New Years are right around the corner. Having celebrated Thanksgiving in November, we now are in a month of festivals that add meaning to the world. More festive meals, more shopping, more time with family and friends, more gifts. December has always been a time of reflection and introspection. As we get closer to making new year resolutions, we review the year that we have had.

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2017 on HearMeOut was a great year. We heard your songs, your ideas, your thoughts and with each share we got to know you better, and you got to know the other members of the HearMeOut community and us better too.

Now we are preparing for a time of year of giving back. Whether it is giving back to our churches, synagogues, mosques and other religious institutions or giving back to each other. During this time of year, there is more conscious care for society than at any other time. The homeless are given shelter; the poor are fed, and money is raised for many noble causes.

At HearMeOut, we value how people can give back with their voices.

We can share our gratitude for the things and people that we have in our life. We can give compliments or share poems and songs with each other that make us feel good.

Sharing something positive creates a chain reaction. If one person on the platform shares something positive, then the chances are that another person will share positivity too and the trend becomes a hashtag, and the hashtag becomes viral. That is the power of what one voice can do.

If you are unsure about how to give using your voice then maybe start by resharing. One of the most special aspects of the HearMeOut platform is people resharing others content.

It is also always heart-warming to see people responding with encouragement to one and other on the platform. When someone sings a song, you don’t have to look too far in the comments to hear peoples praise and warm words.

If we have used our voice for criticism or gossip during 2017, now we have an opportunity to set things straight. It is amazing how influential the voice can be. Please share your compliments, good wishes and thoughts during this festive period. We look forward to continuing to see your voices grow in 2018!

Sing Your Heart Out on HearMeOut

At HearMeOut, we love it when we hear our users sing. Users sing about everything from the weather to how their day is going. And we’ll will let you in on a little secret, the songs we love the most are when our users cover famous artists.

We have heard some great covers from awesome female artists like Pink, Taylor Swift and Gwen Stefani. We’ve also heard covers of the best male artists like Ed Sheeran, Sam Smith, Bruno Mars and Josh Groban.

Here are a few tips on how to make your covers great. These tips work whether you are singing Hip-Hop, Rap, Blues, Country, Rock or Reggae.

  • Make sure you know the lyrics- nothing makes a cover song sound worse than the wrong words
  • Practice- Practice makes perfect really is true for singing
  • Adapt- You need to work out how best to sing the song with your voice. Don’t try and change your voice to imitate your favorite artists.

For inspiration, here is a list of 10 cover songs that are better than the originals.  And a list of the best cover songs of all time.

There are many songs that you may think are original, but you can see here they were actually cover versions.

To get started and perfect your voice, check out these guides on how to sing and how to train your voice.

But if you’re not a great singer and have a song stuck in your head,  just comment your request on your favorite musician users.

We look forward to hearing your cover songs and remember Christmas is only a few weeks away so give us your best rendition of your favorite festive music using the #CoverXmas. Silent Night is one of the most covered songs of all time, so if you’re stuck with a song to start with, maybe you can start there? 😊

 

 

 

 

 

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