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21 Words That Have Completely New Meaning For Singers

Vamp does not mean what you think it means.

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1. Vamp

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What it usually means: A seductive femme fatale.

What is means to singers: What the accompanist has to do to fake everyone out when you forget to come in.

2. Jury

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What it usually means: A group of people in court who determine someone's guilt.

What it means to singers: A murderer's row of professors who scrutinize every note and decide the fate of your semester.

3. Tea

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What it usually means: A warm drink made from the leaves of a tea plant.

What it means to singers: The liquid that has replaced your blood.

4. Soprano

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What it usually means: A member of the mob family from the HBO show.

What it means to singers: The people other singers resent for always getting the melody and best roles.

5. Harmony

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What it usually means: Musical notes sounded simultaneously to produce chords and intervals.

What it means to singers: That thing you feel absolutely compelled to do when you hear anyone else singing.

6. Rest

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What it usually means: A period of relaxation.

What it means to singers: A period when you have to learn to communicate using a pen and paper or flailing hand signals.

7. Prodigy

What it usually means: A wunderkind and someone to be admired and praised.What it means to singers: A child that can sort of do what you spent your whole life perfecting, but cuter.
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What it usually means: A wunderkind and someone to be admired and praised.

What it means to singers: A child that can sort of do what you spent your whole life perfecting, but cuter.

8. Conductor

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What it usually means: A person who drives and controls a train.

What it means to singers: That person at the front of the choir who waves the stick and glares at you when you fuck up.

9. Lesson

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What it usually means: A period of time in which one receives instruction.

What it means to singers: A period of time in which you manage to embarrass yourself and you're somehow always unprepared for.

10. Audition

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What it usually means: A tryout in which you showcase your skills for a panel.

What it means to singers: A terrifying ordeal that follows hours of preparation and could literally change everything, and yet you still have to be relaxed for it.

11. Dairy

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What it usually means: Food products that contain milk.

What it means to singers: A thing that singers avoid like the plague before they have to sing.

12. Shower

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What it usually means: An enclosure in which someone bathes themselves.

What it means to singers: The place where your voice sounds AMAZING because of the acoustics.

13. Lozenge

What it usually means: A small tablet taken for sore throats.

What it means to singers: Breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks after you get sick.

14. Score

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What it usually means: The number of points won in a game.

What it means to singers: The thing you slave over trying to memorize the night before a rehearsal.

15. Steamer

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What it usually means: Some type of vehicle that's powered by steam.

What it means to singers: Basically your new makeout partner when you feel the first tingle of phlegm.

16. Payment

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What it usually means: Money you receive in exchange for goods or services.

What it means to singers: What people try to get out of giving you because singing is "easy."

17. Warm-up

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What it usually means: A gentle exercise or practice in order to prepare for something.

What it means to singers: A showcase of the most ridiculous things you can do with your voice that will probably frighten your pets.

18. YAP

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What it usually means: The annoying sound that little dogs make.

What it means to singers: The thing you apply for so you don't have to be thrust into the real world after your masters.

19. Coach

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What it usually means: A person who guides and trains a sports team.

What it means to singers: Your singing bestie and vocal savior in your time of need.

20. Vocal Fry

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What it usually means: The creaky way people talk, especially at the ends of sentences.

What it means to singers: Something that should be killed with fire, and the reason you sound like a Disney princess when you talk.

21. Singing

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What it usually means: Making musical sounds with the voice.

What it means to singers: The biggest joy, the greatest passion, and the ultimate way of life.

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