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Old 12-10-2010, 07:02 PM
 
Location: Middle America
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I'm a singer. My boyfriend is a jazz pianist. We're always singing to ourselves and to each other.
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Old 12-10-2010, 07:04 PM
 
Location: right here!
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I sing along to whatever's on the radio in my car, along with dancing in my seat. I'll also sing to myself while walking around campus or on the street. I lived for a little while in the VI and it wasn't unusual for people to sing aloud as they went about their dailies.
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Old 12-10-2010, 07:57 PM
 
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I sing along to whatever's on the radio in my car, along with dancing in my seat. I'll also sing to myself while walking around campus or on the street. I lived for a little while in the VI and it wasn't unusual for people to sing aloud as they went about their dailies.
I especially sing when I'm walking around. Totally doesn't help my case when people talk to me and think I'm ignoring them (I'm deaf) LOL. But oh well I enjoy it too much.
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Old 12-10-2010, 08:02 PM
 
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I find it makes you happy and people who habitually sing to themselves, in the shower or in public, tend to be a bit more joyful and light-hearted about things. It's not a hard and fast rule, of course, but I find it the case. Imo it really does make you forget your troubles for awhile and releases endorphins.

Is it an indicator of personality at all iyo?

The really serious/people with no sense of humour I know rarely sing to themselves.
Well Trimac20, If I had bands like AC/DC, Airborne and INXS in my backyard I would sing everyday! I do it anyway!
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Old 12-11-2010, 07:18 PM
 
Location: So Cal
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Maybe they are lonely.....
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Old 12-11-2010, 08:13 PM
 
Location: Toronto
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I hum or sing to myself, but immediate shut up when people notice. When they turn away or leave, I continue.

Thus, people around me perhaps are imaging they hear the Michigan J. Frog from Looney Toons.
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Old 12-11-2010, 11:06 PM
 
Location: Wildside of Oahu
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I sing & hum constantly. Worse though, I've noticed that I'm talking to myself more in public. Like when I'm at the grocery store, I debate about products or try to remember what to buy, then realize I said it all out loud!

"Hmm, white wine or rose with salmon? Or would I be better off with cod?...No, pasta sounds good. Ok, just make up your mind!" Did I need milk? "

Ack..I am crazy!
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Old 12-11-2010, 11:11 PM
 
Location: The western periphery of Terra Australis
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I sing & hum constantly. Worse though, I've noticed that I'm talking to myself more in public. Like when I'm at the grocery store, I debate about products or try to remember what to buy, then realize I said it all out loud!

"Hmm, white wine or rose with salmon? Or would I be better off with cod?...No, pasta sounds good. Ok, just make up your mind!" Did I need milk? "

Ack..I am crazy!
I do that sometimes, it helps me think...sometimes right brain needs to clarify things with left brain verbally?
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Old 11-26-2015, 06:13 PM
 
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Smile I sing/hum when I'm happy

...and I recently went to a Beach Boys concert, which was awesome AND a lot of fun...(and dancing!)

Now I have a lot of snatches of their songs stuck in my head, which I catch myself either humming or singing repetitively, with a big grin on my face.... Mostly no-one hears but me, but occasionally I will catch myself humming or singing in the supermarket, and I remember when I was last in love, dancing in the supermarket, too. When I'm feeling that good, I really don't care what anyone else thinks of my behaviour...

But I have also found when I am in a light-hearted mood, and particularly when I'm driving, that there is a song from my childhood that I hum over and over... One day I wondered why I was humming it (the orchestral bit from Prokofiev's Peter and the Wolf ) and even though I have probably not heard it since I was about 7 years old (MANY moons ago), I think it must relate to an occasion that I can remember, listening to the record at my grandma's house, when I was feeling happy.... And now it just pops up into my head whenever I feel happy.

Sometimes it's just Pharrell's song....

I was wondering whether musicians, especially singers, sing to themselves too - as in, the singing is a "happy" habit, or just a habit for working out new tunes...? or something else?
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Old 11-27-2015, 03:16 AM
 
Location: Gettysburg, PA
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I find it makes you happy and people who habitually sing to themselves, in the shower or in public, tend to be a bit more joyful and light-hearted about things. It's not a hard and fast rule, of course, but I find it the case. Imo it really does make you forget your troubles for awhile and releases endorphins.

Is it an indicator of personality at all iyo?

The really serious/people with no sense of humour I know rarely sing to themselves.
It may be and indication of personality; I'm one of the exceptions to it then as I'm known to be (by people that know me) to be serious and not have much of a sense of humour (I'd call it rather, a narrow sense of humour). Not that much in public, or at least if I think I'm within hearing distance of people, but I frequently find that I'll sing to myself (usually if there's water running, like if I'm doing the dishes). It's almost always catholic hymns from my childhood that I'll sing; I find them so beautiful and comforting reminders of the words of our Lord and Saviour.
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