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  3. Draven Grey

    Journey - Open Arms

    Go for the lite version on Udemy for much cheaper. Here's a link from the footer of this forum: https://www.udemy.com/become-a-great-singer-your-complete-vocal-training-system/?couponCode=TMV_WORLD_DEAL
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  5. SwedishSinger

    Judas Priest covers

    Did any of those covers sound good?
  6. SwedishSinger

    Journey - Open Arms

    No i dont have the money yet for it but im saving Tried the song again. Gonna sing it on saturday it will be my first time singing on stage. https://vocaroo.com/i/s0Ttg3DzvTfA
  7. Draven Grey

    Judas Priest covers

    If you don't get the vowels out of your throat and into your soft palate, you will constantly struggle with pitch, constriction, and yelling instead of singing. Again, are you training with a teacher or program like Four Pillars of Singing?
  8. Draven Grey

    Journey - Open Arms

    I can tell you were trying to use cry vocal mode with good resonance support! Still too much push and constriction, but it can take a while to get used to singing from the soft palate rather than the throatiness we experience in speech. One big issue is your diphthongs. Anything time a word changes between two vowel sounds, it throws your placement off, causing a very unique accent and a lot of singing from your throat rather than your soft palate. For example, words like "dark" were sang as /d/ah/oo/r/k/, when it would be better sang as /d/ah/k/, with perhaps 5% of an /oo/r/ if you absolutely need it. The idea is keeping the resonance in the soft palate and then out from there, only out from there. However, that's only one of a host of issues you're dealing with. Are you currently training with a teacher or program like The Four Pillars of Singing?
  9. I'm another who's been experiencing the burning throat thing. However, I've been getting some relief and getting to sing more comfortably. Hydration - not just drinking lots of water and avoiding coffee/tea/alcohol; but a more direct treatment of using Biotene (a dry mouth treatment) several times a day along with a humidifier beside my bed. Massage - a yawn accompanied by massaging the throat above the larynx. I've only been doing this for a couple of weeks but my throat is handling singing and talking in loud places way better.
  10. SwedishSinger

    Judas Priest covers

    Hi I am in a judas priest cover band. And i would like some feedback on these three covers it may be low volume but i think you can hear. I recorded them on Smule. https://www.smule.com/recording/judas-priest-victim-of-changes-unleashed-in-the-east/713794929_2292990753 https://www.smule.com/recording/judas-priest-desert-plains-judas-priest/713794929_2292983225 https://www.smule.com/recording/judas-priest-the-green-manalish/713794929_2292994842
  11. SwedishSinger

    Journey - Open Arms

    Ok sang this live on saturday. The audience booed me but they thought the pianist girl was good. I tried to sing this again. Dont know if it sounds better. I tried with less strain. How does the chorus sounds on the higher notes? Its an acoustic version https://vocaroo.com/i/s02esmTcLObq
  12. Atkinson The Bop!

    To old to become a pro?

    My goodness what are they indoctrinating the youth with these days. Not left school yet and to old to pursue a career
  13. Had har, and cats has been lurking around on this forum long before he was ever even know as cats wearing that scrap metal round his neck . Happy trolling cats
  14. Adolph Namlik

    Of Monsters and Men - Little Talks

    Welcome 'ShadowMuffin', Click on "Guaranteed Singing Reviews" on the menu above or click "Add to cart" (below). Our coaches and singing experts will be pleased to help you. Respectfully, Adolph
  15. ShadowMuffin

    To old to become a pro?

    you are 14, of course it is not too late
  16. Hey everyone! This is my first post, so I am a little anxious about the reactions I'll get for this :/ I recorded myself singing Little Talks by Monsters and Men, and it would be great if someone would've told me what I need to improve. Now I have gotten several comments regarding the audio and how the mix is kinda unbalanced, but if you could look past that it would be great Hope to hear your opinion guys!
  17. MDEW

    To old to become a pro?

    If you love to sing you are never too old. To be a professional is to get paid for doing something no matter how good or bad. Fame is a matter of perception and degree . You can be famous in your home town and not known anywhere else. Or you can be known by millions on Youtube but still the average person may never know about you. You can either be true to yourself and learn/ practice/improve because of your own standards or you can chase the ideals of the present fad which changes from year to year.
  18. Hey guys I'm a 14-year-old girl, who has ALWAYS been an EDM girl. Which means not so much singing, more beats. After Avicii´s death, I just couldn't bear listening to EDM, so I tried to find something else. I then started to listen to regular pop/acoustic music. And Jesus Christ I love it. In 2 months I'm gonna start singing lessons. I just bought a guitar. I am not a shy girl, and I love to perform (i have been doing theater since a very young age). Besides that, I have an uncle who had a lot of success in the industry, but of course, I still need the talent. My question is. Am I too old to become a professional/famous singer? Before ill be able to sing good, play the guitar like a pro, and write some breathtaking songs, will I be too old by then? able to get signed/recognition? Thanks in advance <3 P.S just to mention it, I don't want this only because of fame, its because I love to sing, and music. PPS. Are there any masterclasses, videoes etc. you could recommend learning how to sing?
  19. ilovemyself

    singing intervals

    So you don't like practicing intervals but rather melodic lines? I myself don't sing intervals but rather lines. C3-E3-G3-A3 would have intervals but it's more than just intervals. Is this what your talking about? Isn't drilling intervals just missing something about real melodies? Today I tried C-D-E-G. I played C-D-E on the piano and had G silent only singing it. I ended up (according to my tuner app) a bit higher than G. When singibg C-E I sometimes come a bit high. Is this common? Does this have anything to do qoth tge fact that a natural third is higher than a equal temperament third or is this just a technique issue?
  20. @Draven Grey Thank you so much for your feedback! I will definitely utilize all of your tips and keep working to enhance my voice - especially the breath support, which has always been my achilles heel Thanks again!
  21. Since I'm already here for giving paid reviews, I thought I would go ahead and take a moment to review yours as well. Great character and stylization! One great thing about getting over a cold is that, if you have a voice, it forces you to sing more correctly. The lower/neutral larynx position you're using will hold you back once you get into higher pitches. It gives you a great sound color for this song though. I highly suggest a bit more breath support and volume (just a bit), and then try learning to sing more from a cry vocal mode - the same feeling you get in the soft palate when you cry or are really excited to see someone. Cry will soften and round out your voice to where you can get a similar sound color to what you're using the neutral larynx for, but also have a lot more control and flexibility because of being able to utilize much more breath support. It also neurologically places your body into a position it associates with extreme emotion, which can cause a much more emotional performance. Additionally, it adds very specific sounds colors to your voice that other people associate with extreme emotion. It can take some getting used to, but once you learn it, you'll hear just about every pro singer using it.
  22. Draven Grey

    Journey Good Morning Girl

    You're too twangy with vocals compression here, when you need a bit more mass in the vocal folds. Go back to my other Journey song review and practice the /w/ onset I talked about there. Another possibility is that you're relying on twangy compression because you don't have the musculature built up for good mass. Sometimes that can happen from E4 to A4. Resistance onsets can help you build that musculature. Dampen & Release, Attack & Release, and Contract & Release (in moderation), will all help build a bit more bulk in your voice. Are you training The Four Pillars of Singing or with TVS material?
  23. Draven Grey

    Motley Crue - Home Sweet Home

    A lot of what I mentioned in the Journey review applies here as well. However, I want to specifically address your distortion in this song. What you're doing sounds throaty and compressed. On higher pitches, that type of distortion can be very harsh both in sound and wear and tear on the vocal tract. If you're in The Four Pillars of Singing, I suggest you work more with the lesson on decompressed overlay distortion. Otherwise, or perhaps in addition to, instead of squeezing that distortion out, try to bleed the glottis. That means allowing more air through without all the extra hyper vocal twang compression. One way to help develop that is, while still trying to keep the voice lifted to the soft palate, and still utilizing cry vocal mode as described in my Journey review for you, try alternating between a spoken smoker's voice and singing clean at pitch above your bridge. At some point, while alternating back and forth, you'll feel like you can combined the two. Then, instead of squeezing for distortion and getting a throaty sound, it will feel like you're simply using more air than you need to and thereby activating the false cords for distortion. If it hits your throat, you need to lift more, and move towards /ae/ sound colors. Again, this is similar to what I described in the Journey song review. If the distortion still feels like it's hitting your throat, rather than above the throat, spend more time trying to raise pulse/fry up in pitch, where it sits on top of the throat, rather than in it. That area is a good placement for distortion, especially if a lot of the vibration is then transferred to the soft palate.
  24. Draven Grey

    Journey - Open Arms

    Your pitch is good when you're relaxed. The higher in pitch you went, the more tense you got, to the point of almost yelling, rather than singing. Your vowels are too narrow in your upper range to resonate well. There are two main things I recommend for this. First, try to get into cry mode. It's the same feeling in the soft palate as if you're crying or really excited to see someone. Whimper there a bit, to get a solid feel for it. Them try to isolate your upper pitches with that cry. It will also soften your your voice a bit in your lower range. Since higher pitches want to pull deeper into the soft palate, cry will help thin out the glottis better and help pull the voice into a deeper placement, so less pressure is required to sing those pitches. Also, once into higher pitches, you may need to add a bit more /ae/ (he vowel sound color of words like ash, cat, hat, etc) in order to keep a consistent sound color across your range. Second, place much more emphasis on everything supporting good resonance. One great way to do this is using a /w/ as your onset. If you're using good horizontal embouchure (smile/sneer), it will help lift your voice to the soft palate. If you sing from that lifted placement with a /w/ + /oh/, it gives you both good support and a defined feeling for good resonance. Once you feel that resonant energy on the front of your soft palate, towards the hard palate, or towards your nasal cavities, try to place all of your vowels and consonants in a way that supports that resonance. Singing is all about supporting that resonance, and the sound only moving outward from there.
  25. Welcome shads, Click on "Guaranteed Singing Reviews" on the menu above or click "Add to cart" (below). Our coaches, our singing experts, and our members will be pleased to help you. Respectfully, Adolph
  26. Hi everyone! So I'm having a bit of a crisis. For the past few months I've been dealing with a sinus infection. Although it seems to be cleared out, I'm now having doubts about my voice. I'm not sure if it's because I couldn't sing for a while or if I'm still not at 100%. I use to really like it, but I'm honestly questioning whether it's good or not. I know I could definitely use some training (i've never had any formal training) but that being said, what do you guys think? If you guys could give me some honest feedback that would be greatly appreciated!!
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