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  1. 2 points
    Hi Folks, This is one of my favorite songs. I posted a version earlier, this is after I did some work on my musculature. Now I am able to retain more of the muscular sound even on my high notes. The verse as many will attest is one of James La Brie's finest performances. It has taken me several years to reach this level. For now happy with the outcome. Thanks to anyone who drops in a sentence or two..
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    Are you training with anyone or any particular system? I too have rhinitis and a deviated septum, but have been singing professionally for 27 years. The problems you describe sound more like lack of proper placement and support. The videos linked below can help, but won't be nearly as effective as having a good coach, solid course of study, or both, like in The Four Pillars of Singing. Check these out, and let me know if you have questions: http://rocksinginglessons.com/videos/
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    Vision of Love Cover : Mariah Carey https://www.smule.com/p/673583845_1700121606 Love Yourself Cover : Justin Bieber https://www.smule.com/p/498920152_1668525932 I really need help trying to figure out what I’m doing wrong vocally or is it just my tone? I need honesty. Thank u!
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    Advice: Start training. You say you can't afford it, but $20/mo is next to nothing for great training like The Four Pillars of Singing. You're not singing in the above post. You're talking with a bit of rhythm and some different pitches now and then. If you want to sing, then put time, effort, and money into learning how.
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    I actually own two Placid Audio microphones and I love them. Apart from the gorgeous craftsmanship, they sound super cool. A great specialty mic for any studio.
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    The Copperphone by Placid Audio is a vintage character effect microphone. Unlike full range high fidelity microphones, it operates within a limited bandwidth of frequencies which imparts a compelling nostalgic quality on the signal. Some might compare the sound to an AM radio or an old telephone... The sound is achieved through a combination of the microphone’s element and a mechanical filtering device. The element is rear ported into a hollow resonant chamber and as sound passes through the diaphragm into the chamber, upper midrange frequencies are accentuated while low and high frequencies are reduced. The Copperphone can be used as a stand-alone mic on vocals or any other instrument to create an all-out, attention-grabbing sonic effect. Or it can be used in conjunction with a more traditional mic and the resulting signals can be blended together for subtle character and midrange enhancement. Sound samples of the Copperphone on vocals and various instruments can be heard here: https://www.placidaudio.com/products/copperphone/ The critically acclaimed Copperphone is the worlds most popular vintage effect microphone and used by hundreds of professionals and vocalists around the world. Here are just a few notable users: Norah Jones (Norah Jones) Sam Smith (Sam Smith, 2014 Grammy Winner) Annie Clark (St. Vincent, 2015 Grammy Winner) Sean Lennon (Ghost of a Saber Tooth Tiger, Cibo Matto) Beck (Beck) Jack White (Raconteurs, The White Stripes) Dan Auerbach (The Black Keys) Tom Petty (Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers) Geddy Lee (Rush)
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    I totally agree. What a gorgeous, PERFECT song. I absolutely ADORE this song... the lyrics are so incredibly uplifting and it just rips your heart out. Love the heroism in this song... ... and a great song to learn how to sing if your a student of singing. My compliments to you for choosing to learn this song. It tends to be one of the songs that voice technique students learn. Its a student standard. Feedback: - Turn up your vocal sin the mix, your buried a little bit. - 2:52 - Pretty good!! ... it is a hair flat, the formant/resonance tuning, not really your ears... Barely enough to notice... But, I want you to Sob more on that part, put more cry into your voice and tune in a touch more /ae/="cats" to the formant tuning. This will lift your soft palate more and amplify brighter harmonics. These details will fix the flat formant tuning. - 3:10 - "disappear" ... love the vowel on "... pee-uh"... nice modification. - 4:33 - More of the same.. .Sob harder!!!! its too heavy... thin out your vocal cords with more Sob. - 5:04 - "again"... very cool... nice vibrato. - Really like your passion. You definitely are enjoying this song and are connecting with it, what it means and what its about. You "get it" in regards to this song. That is genuine. Of course, it is hard not to be when you sing this song. What an amazing gift James LeBrie has to be able to sing THIS song, night after night... I would never get tired of it. ... GREAT JOB! I have coached this song several times as well. Here is Fabricio Fonseca from Brazil. Shigeki Morimoto from Japan: ... damn, this makes me want to finally get around to singing it, and making a video too. Thanks for the inspiration Aravind!
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    See an ENT. If they say everything is fine, then you simply need good, solid training. It takes guidance and time to build strength, coordination, placement, and overall good singing technique.
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    The Copperphone by Placid Audio is a vintage character effect microphone. Unlike full range high fidelity microphones, it operates within a limited bandwidth of frequencies which imparts a compelling nostalgic quality on the signal. Some might compare the sound to an AM radio or an old telephone... The sound is achieved through a combination of the microphone’s element and a mechanical filtering device. The element is rear ported into a hollow resonant chamber and as sound passes through the diaphragm into the chamber, upper midrange frequencies are accentuated while low and high frequencies are reduced. The Copperphone can be used as a stand-alone mic on vocals or any other instrument to create an all-out, attention-grabbing sonic effect. Or it can be used in conjunction with a more traditional mic and the resulting signals can be blended together for subtle character and midrange enhancement. Sound samples of the Copperphone on vocals and various instruments can be heard here: https://www.placidaudio.com/products/copperphone/ The critically acclaimed Copperphone is the worlds most popular vintage effect microphone and used by hundreds of professionals and vocalists around the world. Here are just a few notable users: Norah Jones (Norah Jones) Sam Smith (Sam Smith, 2014 Grammy Winner) Annie Clark (St. Vincent, 2015 Grammy Winner) Sean Lennon (Ghost of a Saber Tooth Tiger, Cibo Matto) Beck (Beck) Jack White (Raconteurs, The White Stripes) Dan Auerbach (The Black Keys) Tom Petty (Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers) Geddy Lee (Rush)
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    With proper placement, you should be able to hold your nose and get the same sound as without holding it. Rhinitis and a deviated septum really doesn't change much besides having to manage allergy symptoms a bit more closely. You're not lifting the voice properly, likely singing a lot from the throat with more speech-like vowels. The harder you push, the more you're shouting more than singing. I address that in my first Singing Basics video. If you want to build lung capacity get a cocktail straw. Breath in a low as possible (lower back, not shoulders), expanding your lower ribcage. Then, blow the entire breath out through the straw as hard as you can do without any pain. After a week, you'll start to notice you can do it a lot longer than when you started. As with the straw exercise, you can do this multiple times a day. You'll also notice some big differences in general after using the straw exercise for a while, which I describe in my warmups video. That one is all about learning to relax, get good glottal closure, balance air-pressure, and hold proper resonant placement for the pitch.
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    Robert Lunte & Draven Grey offer one of the best vocal technique webinars on YouTube. Topics of discussion include; support when singing, Bernoulli physics, How Mario Runs, Warm Up Routines, Jimi Hendrix Stories and why your voice will be ok when training, but when you start singing, it begins to weaken. http://www.TheVocalistStudio.com http://www.RockSingingLessons.com