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Lifeline song

70 years in the making
 
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I noticed how a person's voice changes, not only once at puberty but constantly-- pretty much every year over the course of their life. As a basic example listen to Metallica's albums in chonology - same singer but his voice is drastically more matured on each subsequent release.

So taking this to an extreme level, it would be awesome to write a song, and each year, from your birth until your death (hopefully as an old man or woman) you record a vocal track. The final product ends up being music where you harmonize yourself sounding like different vocalists - not to mention the insanely creepy factor of you as a 1 yr old harmonizing yourself as a 70 yr old.

green_umbrella, Mar 04 2003

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       A friend of mine did this when he was in his 30s. He had a recording of himself singing a song when he was 6, that his mother had made. He became a professional musician as an adult, and he recorded the song again in a studio. He used his 6-year-old vocal track to start the song, and then finished it in his adult voice. He gave the finished product to his now much older mother, who was very touched by the gesture.
waugsqueke, Mar 04 2003
  

       all my sons think I am touched - one way or another
po, Mar 04 2003
  

       Can I skip age 11?
RayfordSteele, Mar 04 2003
  

       I think you already have.
snarfyguy, Mar 04 2003
  

       Keep it simple. Start a tradition where the child sings "Happy Birthday" to its mother (by phone if necessary) every year. Compile the recordings on one CD. You could probably fit a lifetime's songs on one disk, and in any case we'll probably be storing music on more advanced media by the time you run out of capacity.   

       Tip: For very young children who can't remember how to sing it without backing, put headphones on the child and play the song to them. Pretend to be singing and get the kid to sing along with you, while you record their voice for prosterity.
FloridaManatee, Mar 10 2003
  

       I am going to do this with my kids. Thanx (+)   

       Imagine rapping when you're 70 yrs old? :)
irinel, Feb 24 2004
  

       As far as I can tell, Steven Tyler sounds much the same now as he did the year I was born.
bristolz, Feb 24 2004
  
      
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