Robert Lunte

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  1. Yes. Good point. Contemporary singers, as a general rule, tend to twang a bit harder... more squeeze on the glottis, less reliant on respiration principles like good, strong bernoulli closure and appoggio. Which is a complement to Classical singers, although produces a sound color that just doesn't sound as cool in contemporary singing. Which proposes an interesting observation. For the sake of conversation, if we can agree that the Classical voice is slightly more balanced and optimized per the capabilities of the instrument ( the full potential of the human voice ), does that mean that the art or aesthetic also is superior? NO! A perfectly optimized Classical sounding voice sounds weird and too formal for Dream Theater. Thus, the voice can be optimized and it should be to a large extent, but we must pay attention to what is best for the art, which is to be an advocate of the freedom that contemporary singing lends itself to, that classical singing most certainly does not.
  2. YES! What he said! But to be honest, we have to work and train harder to sing the same notes above the bridge. But if you can get it going, you do have more beef. Dan is correct.
  3. Contemporary, singers are amplifying different harmonics in the formant then classical singers. There are other factors involved, but the biggest reason is due to the resonance/harmonics and how they tune the formant on the same frequencies. The element that creates a sound color is the amplified partials or overtones. Attached is a picture of what a sound signature looks like with partials for 1 given note displayed with spectrum software. This image is from my book and course, The Four Pillars of Singing. This is a sustained note on an /eh/ vowel, on the note A4. This is with my voice, a contemporary singer. The higher the partial, the more audible it is. Now, back to your question. For the same note ( A4 ) on the same vowel, /eh/, a Classical singer would have a very different sound signature. The amplified partials would show a different signature then the contemporary singer. That is the biggest reason why a Classical singer and a Contemporary singer sound very different. It isn't the only difference, but the main difference. Influencing this harmonic difference is the strength of the TA muscle, the level of compression on the vocal folds, the position of the larynx, and other factors.
  5. This is your que to inspire Jarom... share that tune you posted a few months back that was really good brother!
  6. So it seems with some folk... I think its weird. The first time I grew a beard in my life... and its weird. Can't make any promises... not sure I'll roll with it for long... if women like it though, I'm in!
  7. ... He is a beginner Bob!? Not if you are a beginner. C'mon Bob, get serious. Queen... start training and you will build confidence by watching yourself grow as a singer and you will go through the normal process of building confidence. One thing is for sure, worrying about how you sound when your doing scales is the LAST thing to worry about. If you can't get past that, then forget it. There is no chance. Pick yourself up, be strong, keep your chin up and get going. This might help you... notice point #3.
  8. Although it is possible... I have seen it before, the likelihood that this is a serious issue is next to 0. This is totally all in your head... no pun intended. With all due respect, RIDICULOUS! Of course you can find your falsetto. You must be confused as to what falsetto is or just need a very basic coaching session to show you. Yes, it is a serious issue if you want to sing in your head voice and advance as a singer. You would have to start here. NO WAY. Almost Impossible... totally absurd. This is like saying, "I can't scratch my back". Of course you can, this is silly. I'll prove it to you and show you how to do it, feel it, kinesthetics, etc... Let's resolve this issue. Take a lesson with me and for $100, I'll show you where your falsetto is.
  9. review my singing

    Vinni, Thanks for the shout out in regards to your training with The Four Pillars of Singing. How long have you been training with it? What techniques do you feel have been helping you the most? What is your TVS routine? Would love to hear what your doing with it. Your Review: - This tune is really a bit "out there" and I mean that in a good way. It is "arty" and a touch "progressive metal", which I think is super cool. I enjoyed it. - I like your raspy vocal approach on this. It seems to go well with the tune, a very good choice on vocal approach for this song. It sounds "frantic"... I suppose that is the idea? COOL. - Special compliments for doing this while your drumming too, wow. - Honestly, CONSIDERING the style and "feel" of this song... I can't say that there is much I would change with the vocals, I think it works... However. - I think you could do the same thing, with more space in the pharynx. I would shade in more /uh/ to your open vowels if you can... I sense you could use a bit more space, openess... is sounds a bit "pinchy". - You need to take a closer look at the onsets on this hook... what is the lyric? I know you could get more energy off those onsets if you were more aware of what your doing on the phonetics /plosives/ , /vowels/, /nasals/, etc... ... GO TO YOUR TVS ONSETS and analyze what letter these lyrics start with, then practice getting a stronger onset in this hook. BTW... I added you to my student singing playlist:
  10. Here is the absolute, most basic message for anyone that wants and needs to get better at singing. DO NOT IGNORE THIS VIDEO... And GOOD LUCK! Currently only $99 for the world's leading vocal technique training program.
  11. Huh?.. and what would that be like? Possibly like arguing with a "lib" that supports human rights and freedom, but at the same time insisting that conservatives don't have a right to argue for their rights to the same freedoms? The great era of liberal hypocrisy is over. Please, save it. No offence George, just saying... Welcome to our forum btw... good question. I'm embarrassed that I don't really know for certain, but my educated guess is that the notes are the same, regardless of voice type. Otherwise you would have all kinds of confusion going on.
  12. I disagree. An F# on the Treble Clef is the same pitch regardless of what vocal type you are. I agree with your voice coach. Great to see you here Jens & Benny... we need you guys around more often.
  13. @geran89 Thanks for your help on this one Geran. We appreciate it.
  14. Other bonus videos found in 4pillars. - singing in the rain - the alien spacecraft landing from "close encounters of the third kind" - SNL "more cowbell" - The earliest stars in the universe & - Beaker from the muppets sings U2s, "I still haven't found what I'm looking for". ... the bonus vids are part of the incentive to get through the course !