Robert Lunte

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  1. 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. http://bit.ly/IntroductionPrivateLesson70
  2. 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 !
  3. Tyrone This video IS already in 4pillars. It's one of about 20 cool and fun bonus videos in the program. Some lessons have two videos, to add more education , interest, cool factor or humor.
  4. Training the TVS onsets with discipline in the beginning will test your patience and commitment. At times you will feel like the Karate Kid, "where is this going", "why is this so important", "I'm bored, when do we get to the good stuff"... then you will put on a song you have struggled with and suddenly, your voice will be responding naturally. You'll be ... singing the hard songs! Just like when the Sensei attacked the student and the students motor skills were there to defend the blows. Why? Because he painted that damn fence over and over again and built the movements... I guess you guys get that point. But it is so true with anything , especially the TVS onsets.
  5. Thanks for sharing your thoughts about 4Pillars Tyrone, I appreciate it of course, but also people that want to learn more about the program also appreciate this. Your point that the program is comprehensive is a common point that many people make. I find that most people, once they get into "Pillars" and learn how to use it, really have a good time with it. There truly is a lot to explore. The amount of information you can learn and train is only limited by your time, commitment and the size of your ambition. It truly is the program for people that want to study and train. It is great to have you as a student. On To The Question: I have to preface this statement by saying, this is my personal experience. I am not suggesting that all accomplished singers feel this way. Likely, not everyone does. But for me, I need to keep my "eye" on the respiration from time to time. It is just a statement that reflects my personal experience as a singer, not everyone's. But the point for everyone is to insure that you are aware of it. Yes, as a general rule, good advise for everyone. Seems to work for me... so I'm passing on the advise. A bit of a strange question... ?? Good, balanced respiration should be... good and balanced at all areas of your voice and range. The vocalize, or intervals you are singing or training should not matter in regards to the level of attention and importance on respiration. Thanks again Tyrone. Yes, precisely because 4Pillars is so comprehensive, I have instructed people that own it to train with the "Blue" modules and lessons first. It is one small way to help people get oriented on where to start and to prioritize. I am VERY pleased to hear that this idea was helpful for you. Thanks for the feedback! Uh ya!? It is the best vocal forum in the world brother! Going on 8 years strong and with rock stars like Draven, Richards, Formica, and everyone else here. You are covered! Tyrone... I have to say. Be sure to find the video and downloadable PDF in the "My Training" page at www.TheVocalistStudio.com , where you will find the 6 respiration workouts. They are also listed in the back of the hard copy book, inside the red training pages. There is a video of me doing the workouts as well. Also, regarding respiration. The Wind & Release Onset is the BEST onset to increase your respiration balance. It helps improve bernoulli physics in the glottis and overall, will do wonders for your respiration. So.. 1. The above mentioned breathing exercises. 2. Working Wind & Release Onsets into your sirens ( Integrated Training Routines ). The Karate Kid Trains Vocal Onsets: I love this scene from the movie "Karate Kid". It reminds me of the teacher / student relationship. Many students don't understand why it is important to train the rudimentary, the basics and as TVS students, the ONSETS. But after the beginning stages are over, TVS students begin to understand how power training the onsets can be. The TVS onsets build instantaneous motor skills and muscle memory, similar to the defensive moves that the Karate Kid experiences after his Sensei, shows him WHY he has been training repetitious movements. I hope this scene will inspire viewers as much as it has inspired me and other TVS students. Let me know if I can help you ... and thanks for posting here so we could share with others.
  6. 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. To belittle knowledge and the way things work, is a popular tactic that is occasionally seen by some people in the singing industry. It is interesting to note that people who make the "less knowledge and understanding is not very important to learning how to sing", argument all suspiciously have one thing in common. They don't have a product to sell and/or if they do, the offering lacks depth. They don't choose to explain how and why the singing voice does what it does. You will never see CVI, EVTS, TVS or programs that offer some scientific insights publish a video or forum post that makes the claim, "... you don't have to know all that complex stuff, just let your inner feelings carry you through. That's all you need. It should never be hard, it should always be easy. You can just will it to happen. Don't bother learning any of the science of singing"... The world's best training programs will never say that. There are two things that motivate people. Pain and pleasure. Some people like to be given permission to avoid all the pain from voice training and learning how to sing. Promise them that they can learn to sing better without any "pain", ( practice, commitment, doing the same thing over and over again, reading a book, paying attention to a lesson, understanding a methodology, understanding how vowels work, etc... ), and they happily get on board. They don't want any "pain" associated with training or learning how to sing better. They only want instant gratification and pleasure. By no means is everyone like this. However, for those that do respond to that message, there will always be someone there to "sell" it to them. View full articles
  7. 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. To belittle knowledge and the way things work, is a popular tactic that is occasionally seen by some people in the singing industry. It is interesting to note that people who make the "less knowledge and understanding is not very important to learning how to sing", argument all suspiciously have one thing in common. They don't have a product to sell and/or if they do, the offering lacks depth. They don't choose to explain how and why the singing voice does what it does. You will never see CVI, EVTS, TVS or programs that offer some scientific insights publish a video or forum post that makes the claim, "... you don't have to know all that complex stuff, just let your inner feelings carry you through. That's all you need. It should never be hard, it should always be easy. You can just will it to happen. Don't bother learning any of the science of singing"... The world's best training programs will never say that. There are two things that motivate people. Pain and pleasure. Some people like to be given permission to avoid all the pain from voice training and learning how to sing. Promise them that they can learn to sing better without any "pain", ( practice, commitment, doing the same thing over and over again, reading a book, paying attention to a lesson, understanding a methodology, understanding how vowels work, etc... ), and they happily get on board. They don't want any "pain" associated with training or learning how to sing better. They only want instant gratification and pleasure. By no means is everyone like this. However, for those that do respond to that message, there will always be someone there to "sell" it to them.
  8. 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 contemporary singers in the world. Unique to the “Maestro’s” approach was his method for expanding vocal range into multiple “registers”, or what we would refer to today at TVS as, "Bridging & Connecting". Maestro was also keen on eliminating psychological barriers that hinder singers’ freedom of expression, by use of creative visualization techniques and development of healthy auditory imagery for singing. Use of amplification and embracing technology was also an important part of the “David Kyle” training experience that carries over to TVS training with Robert Lunte as well. In addition to these details, Robert Lunte's vocal training program, The Four Pillars of Singing, found at this web site, offers 10 of Maestro Kyle's vocal workouts. Another 22 original vocal workouts developed by Robert Lunte are added to The Four Pillars of Singing training program with slow and fast versions of every workout to accommodate different student's levels of experience. All together, The Four Pillars of Singing offers a total of 32 vocal workouts with 64 different options to explore and train your voice. One day, Nate Burch, one of Robert Lunte's students from Seattle, came to the lesson with an old coffee stained piece of paper that had a hand written, transcribed lecture from Maestro Kyle on it. An excerpt from that lecture is shared below as well as popular quotes that Maestro Kyle used to use with all his students. The complete lecture is provided inside The Four Pillars of Singing Hard Copy Book and training system as part of the tribute to Maestro Kyle that Robert Lunte added to The Four Pillars of Singing. Maestro David Kyle & Robert Lunte - The Vocalist Studio MAESTRO DAVID P. KYLE LECTURE: Those sounds which seem to ring the most are usually the best. Those which seem the roundest are usually the best. Those which seem to resonate are usually the best. Those which seem to echo are usually the best. So listen out into the theater and see if they are echoing, and if they are round, and they are resonant. Connect your notes and don’t be afraid. There are two kinds of stars. There are “stars” and there are “superstars.” The star no matter how he tries he just can’t seem to become a superstar. He’s great, great, great, great, but along comes a Caruso, or a Lanza, or a Gigli, and he can’t quite get over the hurdle. It’s because of one simple thing. The star sings, and when he’s singing he listens to himself; and while he’s listening he shapes it; and he opinionates it; and he shapes it around. If it isn’t round enough he rounds it more. And that sounds logical doesn’t it? It’s wrong! The superstar pictures the sound and knows what he wants to hear before he makes it! Singing is more the concept than anything. If we’ve got the right idea, then the muscles as they train more and more they become like a reflex and the reflexes respond to the image. Even if you’re trained beautifully and your image is a fear that you haven’t got high notes and it’ll never get there the reflexes won’t respond no matter how well trained you are. The epitome of it is you can say singing is absolutely mental. In the process of getting to realize that you have to take a lot of physical steps before you begin to see it, but it is true! The singer has to be in the consciousness and the mood. How does one establish a consciousness and a mood? You tend to become as you act. So if you pretend and try to get your feelings to act as you think they would act if you were doing it, then you’re getting in the consciousness. But if our consciousness is only on body and physical things then our mind is... The rest of the lecture offers another 5 pages of incredible insights about how the mind controls the singing voice. Read the entire lecture in The Four Pillars of Singing hard copy book, eBook & course work at this web site. Maestro David Kyle - The Vocalist Studio The Four Pillars of Singing With 12 of the Key Vocal Workouts Maestro David Kyle taught! Maestro David Kyle Quotes “Good singers sing and listen, Great singers listen, then sing” “Good speech is half sung, but good singing is not half spoken.” “Wear the world like a loose garment. Don’t let it tighten in on you.” “Suppose you were learning to drive a car. Would it be better to learn on a road with no obstructions?” “Every negation is a blessing in disguise.” “The art of the art is the art that conceals the art.” “He who would know aught of art must first learn and then take his ease.” “When you open up you should be able to see light from both ends.” “Feel like you are singing with your whole body.” “Your reflexes respond to your image.” “The reflexes respond to the imagination.” “Listen away from yourself.” “Sing on the balls of your feet, like the American Indian.” “Burn Bridges and don’t look back.” “Listen away from yourself, right out into the auditorium.” “Singing is both a science and an art. All art is all imagination and you cannot fix that.” “You have to believe you will receive before you receive and then you will get it.” “Visualize you are already what you want to be. Act as if you are that, and you will become it.” “If you always notice what you are while trying to get there, you’ll never get there.” “Start as if the sound begins before the breath.” “The end is in the beginning, and the beginning is in the end.” “It’s not a game I’m playing! If you think that you’re short changing yourself.” “People don’t get tired of their work; they get tired of the resistance to their work.” “Forever diet the voice. Diet the voice; diet the mind; diet the spirit; diet everything but your income!” “Feel like your whole self is all a part of the sound, like the full violin is just vibrating.” “Imagine the sound you want, picture the sound you want.” “Open up the entire body and see the light through both ends!” “Breath, pause, release the jaw, visualize the sound you want, and sing to the back of (Carnegie Hall).” “We don’t let attitudes control us, we control them!” “Only babies are victims of moods!” “Let the sound flow right over the roof of the mouth into the masque.” “Bowels up, vowels forward.” “Some day you’re going to stand up and say, ‘This is me’ and go!” “We tend to become as we act.” “Attitude is everything in everything.” “Every time you find your thinking going to the strain or the resistance, immediately create mentally the sound that you want, hear what you want.” “And remember you have a beautiful voice. At your worst you sound better than many of them at their best!” “Just don’t sound like everyone else!” “And tell it your singing marvelous, you’re singing wonderfully!” “Sing Away from yourself, to something.” “Listen, then sing!” “Way to go Baby!” Maestro David Kyle passed on Saturday, November 27th of 2004 OTHER VOICE COACHES OF ROBERT LUNTE... View full articles
  9. Robert Lunte, of The Vocalist Studio and The Four Pillars of Singing shares some details about the Audio VX5, condenser microphone. Purchase the Audix VX5 here: http://www.TheVocalGearStore.com. Description The VX5 is a multi purpose, professional vocal condenser microphone designed for live, studio and broadcast applications. With an ability to duplicate studio quality sound on stage, the VX5 has a smooth and accurate frequency response, resistance to feedback and handles very high SPLs without distortion. Designed with a tight and uniformly controlled supercardioid polar pattern, the VX5 helps isolate vocals from the rest of the stage. Other features are a 14 mm gold vapor diaphragm, an acoustically ported steel mesh grill with a multi-stage pop filter, and a -10 dB pad and bass roll-off filter. The VX5 will handle SPLs in excess of 140 dB (with pad and roll-off engaged) and will provide over 20 dB of ambient noise rejection on live stages. In addition to vocal applications, the VX5 is designed to capture instruments such as guitars, woodwinds, brasses, percussion toys, drum overheads, hi-hats and pianos. The VX5 requires 18 - 52 V phantom power. Applications - Live and studio vocals, lead and backing - Speech - Acoustic instruments Please see the spec sheet under the specifications tab for more information about this product.
  10. Robert Lunte, of The Vocalist Studio and The Four Pillars of Singing shares some details about the Audio VX5, condenser microphone. Purchase the Audix VX5 here: http://www.TheVocalGearStore.com. Description The VX5 is a multi purpose, professional vocal condenser microphone designed for live, studio and broadcast applications. With an ability to duplicate studio quality sound on stage, the VX5 has a smooth and accurate frequency response, resistance to feedback and handles very high SPLs without distortion. Designed with a tight and uniformly controlled supercardioid polar pattern, the VX5 helps isolate vocals from the rest of the stage. Other features are a 14 mm gold vapor diaphragm, an acoustically ported steel mesh grill with a multi-stage pop filter, and a -10 dB pad and bass roll-off filter. The VX5 will handle SPLs in excess of 140 dB (with pad and roll-off engaged) and will provide over 20 dB of ambient noise rejection on live stages. In addition to vocal applications, the VX5 is designed to capture instruments such as guitars, woodwinds, brasses, percussion toys, drum overheads, hi-hats and pianos. The VX5 requires 18 - 52 V phantom power. Applications - Live and studio vocals, lead and backing - Speech - Acoustic instruments Please see the spec sheet under the specifications tab for more information about this product. View full articles
  11. Robert Lunte, of The Vocalist Studio and The Four Pillars of Singing shares some details about the Audio VX5, condenser microphone. Purchase the Audix VX5 here: http://www.TheVocalGearStore.com. Description The VX5 is a multi purpose, professional vocal condenser microphone designed for live, studio and broadcast applications. With an ability to duplicate studio quality sound on stage, the VX5 has a smooth and accurate frequency response, resistance to feedback and handles very high SPLs without distortion. Designed with a tight and uniformly controlled supercardioid polar pattern, the VX5 helps isolate vocals from the rest of the stage. Other features are a 14 mm gold vapor diaphragm, an acoustically ported steel mesh grill with a multi-stage pop filter, and a -10 dB pad and bass roll-off filter. The VX5 will handle SPLs in excess of 140 dB (with pad and roll-off engaged) and will provide over 20 dB of ambient noise rejection on live stages. In addition to vocal applications, the VX5 is designed to capture instruments such as guitars, woodwinds, brasses, percussion toys, drum overheads, hi-hats and pianos. The VX5 requires 18 - 52 V phantom power. Applications - Live and studio vocals, lead and backing - Speech - Acoustic instruments Please see the spec sheet under the specifications tab for more information about this product.
  12. Rob,  I saw a comment by another member asking about singing books.  I have been working from the Barbara Docsher and Berton Coffin books.  They have really helped me a lot.

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    2. Rufus Rufus

      Rufus Rufus

      Cool.  Does your book teach black metal type vocal technique?

    3. Robert Lunte

      Robert Lunte

      We wouldn't refer to that as being really a "technique" as much as a style. Techniques can be applied to all styles. But more to the point, the book and course teach several distortions and effects. Three of the distortion techniques would apply to your genre, yes.

      I also recommend that you get the course and training content where you can watch the videos. there are videos of me demonstrating the screams that Im referring to and instructions on how to do it.

      There are three options here:

      http://thevocaliststudio.com/the-four-pillars-of-singing/

       

    4. Rufus Rufus

      Rufus Rufus

      Sounds like a great program.  I will check it out.  The two books I mention earlier took me awhile to understand but they are working real well for me at this point.  I think Coffin uses colors for his vowel modifications, too.  Anyway, thanks for the info. 

  13. Hello Garrett, Thanks for sharing your training progress with the community. You have to appreciate that in order to give you the best answer, I need to hear what your doing. Do if you would like to do a review on the Review Your Singing forum, you can paste in a link of you doing the sirens. I would love to hear it and give you more accurate feedback. Having said that, without hearing it, I would lean towards training with the more connected configuration/sound. Ultimately that is the direction we are all going, so keep nudging the voice and motor skills in that direction. Another thing you should consider is taking a lesson with me to really get a push forward in what your doing. I am pleased to hear that it is working for you and you sound like a good, disciplined student. KEEP GOING!
  14. Geoff, just get more contact, more execution on the glottis. Drive it a more... your ok.