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SCHEDULE A CONSULTATION FOR YOUR SINGING, PUBLIC SPEAKING AND ONLINE COURSE WORK PLANS:   CLICK HERE TO SCHEDULE A CALL   Robert Lunte is the owner founder of the The Vocalist Studio (TVS), an Internat…

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You can NOT become a better singer by only experiencing the pleasure of training and singing.   Nothing in all the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity. Martin Luther King, Jr.<br style="color: …

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MAESTRO DAVID KYLE THE WINDOW OF FAME   Vocal teacher for all styles for over 50 years, David Kyle, The “Maestro” became a local Seattle icon and was considered by the industry to be one of the best vocal instructors for contem…

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The answer is: Dealing with something serious like that cannot be self-served. Nevertheless, one of the commercials on weight loss for men says: “If you could do it alone, you would’ve done it already.” - Harvey Brooker Indeed, …

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Gorgeous Singing Here! Such a talent for dynamics and expression. Nice work Carmel who is a student at The Vocalist Studio performs the classic "Crazy" from Patsy Cline on the RODE K2.  

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Using vocal fry is a way to lighten the mass, or stop the pushing in your singing. At TVS, one of the 8 specialized onsets ( how you start a note ) that we teach in the TVS Method is called the, "Pulse & Release Onset", or Vocal Fry Onset. It is al…

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VOCAL TRAINING INDUSTRY WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW! Click The Top Left Menu To View Videos In The Video Playlist  

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WOMEN VS. MEN WHY MEN DON'T HAVE A CHANCE WITH LOVE SONGS!   I sang this beautiful classic love song by Handel at the University of Miami "back in the day". Although I doubt as nicely as Richard Lewis does on this performanc…

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REMEMBERING JEANNIE DEVA   MY COLLEAGUE & FRIEND THANK YOU JEANNIE...   I was very saddened by the news of Jeannie's passing. Jeannie was in fact, a friend of mine. We first met in her home 2006, when I was under contr…

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THE FOUR PILLARS OF SINGING THE INTEGRATED TRAINING ROUTINES Video Workout Demonstrations That Teach Singers How to Practice!   Robert Lunte, founder of The Four Pillars of Singing offers an impromptu scre…

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Don't let any other video or coach try to tell you that less information, less explanation, less features and less value in a vocal training program is a benefit to you.  

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  Mainly, vocal cord paralysis occurs after related (and unrelated) surgeries such as, for example: Thyroid removal surgery, spinal fusion and even simple surgical procedures that require surgical intubation (Tracheotomy). Often, those tu…

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Step 1.   ·         Identify the vocal problem itself in order to get your voice back.   Perhaps, you have noticed that your voice (Speaking and/or singing) is not working in the same capacity as it once was. Obvi…

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    No offense David, but if you are going to attack my industry and belittle the numerous GOOD vocal training programs that are out there and, more importantly, spoil the benefits of training with vocal programs for viewers, we…

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Ms. Yampolsky's coaching concentrates not just on the voice, but on the performer as a whole. Her approach can boost stage confidence by improving the voice's range, pitch and power. She believes that a singer has 25% natural talent, while 75% of a …

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HERE IS AN EMAIL THAT WAS DISCOVERED WHERE ROBERT LUNTE, FOUNDER OF THE VOCALIST STUDIO, ANSWERS QUESTIONS ABOUT KTVA VS TVS TECHNIQUES.   HERE IS AN EMAIL THAT WAS DISCOVERED WHERE ROBERT LUNTE, FOUNDER OF THE VOCALIST …

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Vocal Twang is a term that refers to a physical configuration for the singing voice that is characterized by tilt of the thyroid cartilage, compression on the vocal folds and an amplification of the voice. This "vocal mode" is ESSENTIAL for great sin…

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CVI vs TVS: Review of “The Four Pillars of Singing″ BY FELIX, ON APRIL 21ST, 2015  So I finally decided to buy “The Four Pillars of Singing″ by Robert Lunte (TVS, The Vocalist Studio). Some of his tutorials and lectures on YouTub…

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A GREAT BOOK ON THE ACOUSTICS OF SINGING I just had a great discussion with Ken Bozeman, the author of the book, "Practical Vocal Acoustics - Pedagogic Applications for Teachers & Singers". We talked a lot about how the CT and TA relate to each othe…

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Recording plugins are some of the most essential and fun additions for any home recording. The quality and variety of recording plugins available today is simply miraculous. With the right choice of plugins, and a little bit of skill at home recor…

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Singing Secrets From The Ancient Past Are DEAD!  https://www.thefourpillarsofsinging.com/reviews/. Visit the world's highest rated vocal training program! One of the problems with “Bel Canto” is that it is a term that a lot of voice teachers use be…

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Smart VL2 software on PC/Windows extends features of TC-HELICON Voicelive 2 allowing wireless remote control from any microphone; Playing WAV and MIDI files related to presets and steps that can automate effects changes and/or control harmony whil…

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Vocal Injury: The pain could be inevitable, but the suffering should be optional. Like many of my other clients, Karen lived with her voice disorder for almost two decades. She had seen many medical professionals, alternative doctors, and…

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Hi, TMV-ers! I thought it would be useful today to write a bit about how I approach and talk about vocal technique, in the hope that by putting these ideas out there, you can pick and choose some of them that make sense to you, and that y…

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I was just saying to a student yesterday (I'm a voice teacher)... I have this friend who is in awe of all these great writers, and is fond of saying things like, "I'll never write like Herman Hesse, or Sylvia Plath. They were so great." A…

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    • Susanna Hoffs. I guess autocorrect took over in a very odd way.
    • Thanks for replying!  Awesome I will keep practicing like I am. I've never heard of Suanna Hoffs but I am really interested to hear her now :3 Thanks so much and I will do a song in my higher range then and comment it here, I would love to hear your feedback on it  
    • Much more controlled! I like the high note near the end too. Your voice reminds me of Susanna Hoffs (The Bangles) for some reason. I think you have a similar timbre. She puts a lot more air in her voice, resulting in a bit of grit too, but your voice reminds me of an almost punk-ish version of her - like a cross between Susanna Hoffs and Hayley Williams (Paramore). Great job! I would love to hear more in your higher range, especially getting into belting.
    • I tried to practice improving my resonance like you said to but I'm not sure if I'm getting it or not. Do you think I'm on the right track or am I not getting it at all? 
         
    • Hey thanks for the feedback Draven Grey! I was just practicing singing with a horizontal mouth kinda closed thing you said to do, and I actually do sound better and more 'pop'. I was really surprised so thank you so much I think this will really help. Also no I'm not really training at the moment other than some scales and stuff so I will check out the four pillars of singing now. 
    • Having a well-rehearsed band definitely makes a difference! How are you arranging a band live currently? Backing tracks can definitely make a huge difference too, but, as you said, can come across a bit cheesy. However, it's all in how you do them. My drummer always plays to a click, along with backing tracks. But teh backing tracks are just that, backing. We try to make sure anything that stands out is being played/sang live (even if along with the backing). For instance, we have 3 or 4 guitar parts, but 1 guitarist. He chooses the most prominent guitar part to play live. Bacling vocals also have 3 to 4 parts, but someone is always singing along with them. Keyboards are on backing tracks unless there's a prominent piano part of synth lead. Another way I've seen it done is making a spectacle of having a backing track. I've seen the lead singer of a punk band do a solo performance on acoustic guitar. He set up a stool next to him with a mic'ed tape recorder. Pressing play gave him a light rhythm part and backing vocals, and everyone loved it. On a bigger scale, Trent reznor did the same when he performed on piano. All his beats and strings were on a boom box, placed on top of the piano. In a band setting, I've mostly seen it done with vocals and keys, even on a pro level. Tesseeract's last singer, Ashe,  had very lush harmonies, but no one else was singing. Van Halen did an entire tour without a keyboardist, only keys on backing. Granted, one screw up on their song Jump, and it went viral in a bad way. The backing tracks were out of key. I've also seen some big label guys have people on stage with them faking it. Sadly, it was obvious. The point is, backing tracks can work, if you find other ways to make the performance interesting and don't try to pretend it's live.
    • Welcome, MikeyA18   The opportunity to request a review of your singing is FREE.   A guaranteed review requires a reasonable fee of $20.  Here is the link for a guaranteed review.  http://www.themodernvocalistworld.com/store/product/12-review-my-singing/    Respectfully, Adolph
    • Welcome, Atlanta  The opportunity to request a review of your singing is FREE.   A guaranteed review requires a reasonable fee of $20.  Here is the link for a guaranteed review.  http://www.themodernvocalistworld.com/store/product/12-review-my-singing/    Respectfully, Adolph
    • I'm not really having any vocal issues but I do have issues performing it at live shows due to drummers not knowing how to play the song on the drums and people not able to sing the backing vocals. I've thought about using a minus track but that might seem to cheesy.
    • Like we've said before, you have a VERY particular style. Very unique and pretty damn cool. On the top end, your voice is reminiscent of Robert Smith. Is there something in particular you feel you're struggling with in this song, or something about your voice you would like to work on?
    • Your pitch is great! That's 90% of singing! Your technique is fine for choir, but I'm not sure it's where you want it for contemporary singing. You have a lot of great potential, and I'm really looking forward to what you're able to do with your voice as you keep training. I like the little nuances in your voice that set you apart, such as some of your pronunctiation choices. You have a long way to go, but this is an incredible start. I also don't know more than the very basics of vocal fach, since it doesn't really apply to contemporary voice, and thus dosn't apply to my students. I wish I could help more on that side of things. There are some here who can. On your technique: Are you currently training? Like I said, your pitch is on, which gets you most of the way there. However, your breath support, anchoring, resonant placement, etc, are not stable. They move constantly, most falling back to a more "singing from the throat" that I've seen with a lot of my students who took lessons in their teens from teachers who either didn't know at all what they were teaching, or didn't know how to teach contemporary singing. You really need to be training, if you're truly serious about your voice. I highly recommend checking out The Four Pillars of Singing, linked to in the footer of this forum. One thing you can do, in order to start getting better resonant placement in general, is to starting tracking (humming and buzzing the lips) all the time. And I mean ALL THE TIME. It will help you engage the constrictors better and get you used to a better esonant placement. I also often have students hold a finger on their bottom lip and try to sing up and over it, to experience a similar resonant placement. The idea is to lift the voice out of the throat and onto the soft palate (perhaps edged toward the hard palate), much like what happens when you smile. And speaking of smiling, another thing that helps lift the voice is your embouchure (mouth piece or shape of your mouth). When you open vertically, especially wide, it puts a lot of pressure on your vocal folds, which you compensate for by modifying your vowel further back, and your resonance ends up falling out of place. If you focus more on opening horizontally instead, baring your teeth, you'll keep the voice lifted and anchor things down better. Like I said, great start! A lot of unique qualities to your voice! Keep it up!    
    • I'm, unsurprisingly, 100% in agreement with Robert. I adore your voice. Absolutely incredible. For those low notes, it might be worth attempting a few things to stabilize: Bring the voice more forward, edging, harsher, and then open to more air, which naturally modifies to a more curbing position. Dampen the larynx a bit more to taste, while adding slightly more breath support and locking down on the diaphragm. Do tuning exercises downward. This has been incredbly helpful with my female students who want to sing lower.  Start with tuning slides E4 to A3, working your way down in half steps (D#4 to G#3, D4 to G3, etc). The main point is tuning as your voice and pitch moves. By tuning, I mean paying very close attention to a well balanced placement, musculature, support, and anchoring. For the higher notes, do you feel relaxed or like you're pushing? It sounds great, but I know that sound can be produced by either pushing a LOT of air/volume, or by relaxing completely and adjusting tiny things (like vocal twang and jaw placement) to get the same sound color. I've blown out my voice before from pushing too hard. I would hate to see that happen to you.