Felipe Carvalho

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  1. Will injecting testoreone have a negative impact on my voice?

    Yeah, silly doctors and their medicine thing...
  2. Will injecting testoreone have a negative impact on my voice?

    About the hormone talk to your doctor. About the issue with singing, take lessons.
  3. Chest voice or head voice?

    Without defininig a frame of reference it is not be possible to talk about this. Yodel, and observe that your voice flips. You have one kind of voice that works better on lower pitch, another that seems useful for higher pitch. Bruce is singing all the time on the lower *kind*. The other register will not be very useful to singing Iron Maiden except for some very high passages. He does use different qualities when singing, which are related to vowel choices, intensity and support. On the more modern recordings, he often uses an overall lighter quality with more round vowels. On the earlier days he used to approach it all open and out, that's why it sounds more aggressive. And there are songs where you can hear both.
  4. Vocal recording does not sound like me at all?

    @zijin_cheng if you are using the default reverb plugin from Audacity now, changing to Reaverb and some high quality Impulse Response profiles will make a huge difference. You could even record your own room response and use it on the program if you wish so.
  5. Vocal recording does not sound like me at all?

    I believe we talked about this on another place. In regards to this particular statement, perhaps the main problem here is exactly a mismatch between how you are using the tool (the mic), and what you are trying to achieve. If you close mic anything, be it a voice, a guitar, drums or hands clapping, it will not sound the same as it sounds in the room. Think it was video, you have an actor performing. You have a webcam, and a professional grade camera capable of recording 4k with full dynamic range and lossless compression. We can say for sure that the professional cam is much superior. However, if you place the professional camera 10 cm away from the actor eyes, and the webcam is placed in a distance that captures the whole body of the actor, as well as the scene, it is very possible that the webcam will have a result closer to being useful than what you will get with the pro cam at these conditions. Granted that close-miking vocals is very normal, and it does not compare to a poorly placed video camera, it is similar in the sense that the results you get from positioning and distance play a huge role on the result you hear, much more than the build/circuit/design quality of the mic ever will. In short, if you want to capture the natural sound of your room, move the mic away from you. And if you want to close mic, expect a different sound. Test various distances, and then see the one that best fits what you want.
  6. Why is singing so hard?

    Often what makes it really hard is not having a very clear idea of what you want, just trying to get the "best possible thing" out. Then you start to base the quality of what you are doing on something like how strong you sing notes, or how high you go. And since you can always go a bit stronger or a bit higher... Wel you do the math . And of course, if what you want involves using the higher range, technique will matter a lot.
  7. Well, on every note you can sing, you have quite some dynamic range and a wide range of choices, from really strong to very soft qualities. How a note sound will depend mostly on the *context* its used. If you come singing A4s at the absolute maximum power you can and then suddenly go up to a G5, the G5 will never sound "full" since it will be compared to the A4. If you were singing a very soft E5, and jump to A5, opening it and going as strong as you can, this A5 will now sound quite full. Human voice works like this, as the pitch goes up, all avaiable qualities become thinner/softer. So you need to play your cards right. Fundamental rule of registration!
  8. So tired of being a baritone

    And some *boring* baritone range stuff for your appreciation:
  9. So tired of being a baritone

    Thats what most tenors think before learning to how to use their mid-high range
  10. So tired of being a baritone

    Guess no one told that to Coverdale...
  11. Cobain & Grohl - Vocal Coach Lost Opportunity

    While doing only major scales do not cover *all* coordination possibilities, for example adding a blue note as you mentioned, or a harmonic minor, if you practice the scale across different tonal centers you will cover the mechanics involved on major, minor and modes, since its pretty much the same diatonic scale anyways. This does not solve the aural side of the problem (knowing when/how to use a minor scale, or identifying it), but the technical side will be ready, so its kinda of a no brainer and the simplicity is desirable to study technique. Adding more complexity to the melody on a technical exercise would mean have yet another thing to worry about.
  12. What’s Needed for Different Styles?

    Talk about a broad scope eh? hehe I like to think of it all as a form of language. Each style has its particular points that are important, if you want to sing Grunge for example, you will want a more raw/on your face approach, metal, probably you want to be more technical and polished, on Big Band Jazz you will be using a very high intensity pretty much all the time, open and strong, rhythm becomes very important, both paying attention to the signatures and the *swing*. And being western music, there will be plenty of aspects that are similar, 12 TET, tonal, rhythm figures, legato, clarity of lyrics, and so on. Even if you open up and include music of the whole world on it, you still have rhythm and legato as core elements of singing. But the most important part: as with all languages, if you trully want to learn you listen to *natives*, and talk to them, PLAY with them :). Contact with musicians that perform that specific style (on high level) is as important as the technical side itself.
  13. Am I a tenor or a baritone?

    The G4 and B4 are still not very well adjusted, so neither. Your voice seems light though, probably would fit tenor well, if that's what you want.
  14. 46 yo... She was recording in London, cause of death was not revealed yet...
  15. Your actual sound vs how you want to sound

    The hardest part is making sense out of what is good, the stuff you would want to absorb, from gimmicks and flaws. For example, thinking that you would be as good as Klaus Meine just because you sing nasal. Or good as Cornell because you barely move your mouth and sound drunk. And it goes on and on. The kind of thing you usually see people "breaking down" on youtube. Copying these things is good for commedy, where you want the manneirisms and easy to spot flaws. How often people want to copy singers but don't even care to learn the rhythm and melody properly? Even if you are doing covers, the silly stuff should be the last concern.