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  1. Baritone practice High C

    That is one of the problems, You need to listen closer. Once you start to hear the difference in pitch you will get better quick. Please do not think that I am just being mean. You have the ability and a cool tone when it is in the pocket. Tweaking a few things will give you amazing results.
  2. Meatloaf - Two Out of Three Ain't Bad

    Thanks Draven. Draven is a real coach, his advice should be taken over mine. He can help guide you to proper coordinations and alleviate tensions. I can only tell you what I have to do to create the sound I am hearing. In this case I am literally closing the throat,keeping it closed and pushing the breath through it to make that sound. With the proper breath control and placement, it is not necessary to use muscular effort in the throat to maintain pitch and tone.
  3. Meatloaf - Two Out of Three Ain't Bad

    That was much better. I wish the music was quieter compared to your voice. It still sounds as if you are adding a squeeze to your throat or just using too much effort to sing. I would like to hear your speaking voice to see if you also have that squeeze during normal conversation or if it is something you have conditioned yourself to add when you sing. Although there is some modification "Singing" is an extension of "Speaking". There should not be major differences in how you produce the sound.
  4. Meatloaf - Two Out of Three Ain't Bad

    It is a matter of opinion. From what you said about the comments you received, the general opinion is that it does not sound good. The reason that it does not sound good is because of too much compression and too thick of vibrato. The pitch is good. The delivery is good. The tone is bad because of too much compression. Ease up on the compression and vibrato and the pitch will improve and so will the tone.
  5. Meatloaf - Two Out of Three Ain't Bad

    I am really bad at speaking into a microphone with no one there to hear me. But I did record something for you. I have seen and read suggestions for people who have trouble finding compression to lift a heavy object while singing. There is a natural protection that is triggered that causes the true and false vocal folds to clamp together. When you speak or sing through this the tone is thicker and there is a tendency for the voice to wobble, giving the effect of vibrato. This is useful to FIND compression but it can be taken too far and the result is a CHOKED sound with too much wobble or Vibrato that is too heavy. I hope this clip will help explain things a little better.
  6. Meatloaf - Two Out of Three Ain't Bad

    The pitch was much better on that recording, the compression also. I will make an audio recording later on so you can hear what I have been trying to express. Hopefully you will get a better idea of what I am talking about and how to modify your voice. It is not really modifying but relaxing the compression, maybe easing up on the Larynx dampening. I will explain that also.
  7. Meatloaf - Two Out of Three Ain't Bad

    This is a bit better than Heaven Can Wait. I still think you are a bit heavy on the Compression. The vibrato is a bit too thick also. I am not going to say you suck, because I do not believe that. But I will say that there is a difference between how the Tone of Iron Maiden and the Tone for Meatloaf is made. You are using the tone for Iron Maiden when singing Meatloaf. That tone does not work for "Two out of three ain't bad" and "Heaven can wait". To be honest the Tone is a bit thick for Iron Maiden. I am thinking that you worked hard to get that tone, The tone works great for the Higher parts in Iron Maiden, The lower notes do not need that much compression and the tone suffers for it. That much compression also tends to pull the notes out of pitch. I wonder if you are using that much compression with your normal speaking voice.
  8. Meatloaf heaven can wait

    You are using way too much compression. If you wonder what I mean from this and how would you learn to control it.......Sing the first few lines of this ALMOST in a whisper. SOFT and LIGHT like you are singing to a sleeping baby. Then sing the way you are in this clip. Notice the different feel in your throat between the two. Soft and breathy is almost NO Compression. Throat almost closed off is too much compression and is what you are doing. Another thing that I believe you are doing to get your tone is the use of the FALSE vocal folds. These are closing along with your vocal folds to help you get that tone. One way to learn to control them is by making a powerful exhale WITH a "HHHHH" sound and WITHOUT sound. An exhale with sound is when the false folds are ENGAGED otherwise known as compression. A powerful EXHALE without sound is the False folds disengaged or Decompressed. Pay attention to how your throat feels while doing both and the difference between the two. Learn how to turn it off and on, and also learn to use a varying amount of this compression. For now you are singing beyond useful compression and into the realm of choking off the sound.
  9. Meatloaf heaven can wait

    SwedishSinger........relax the compression a little. You have so much compression and "Support" going on that the note you start on shifts pitch. Your singing is kind of opposite to what others start off with. Usually new singers sing too light without enough pressure to move the vocal folds. You are creating so much pressure that the pitch is unstable. You need to relax the compression and let the voice get "Thin" sounding. once your pitch gets better ......Then add "SOME" of that compression to thicken up the sound.
  10. Eleanor - Sophia Grayce

    Sounds pretty good Sophia, I had trouble understanding some of the words, but I would not change a thing about it. I love the tone of your voice.
  11. Paranoid (Black Sabbath)

    Welcome back Aravind, sounds pretty good to me. My ears are only good enough to tell when there is something so bad that it is obvious. To really find out if something needs more work one of the coaches would have to take a listen to it.
  12. Journey Open Arms

    Hi SwedishSinger, Your pitch is off in many places. I think you are concentrating too much on tone instead of the notes you are singing. Perhaps if you ease up on the tone and vibrato you are trying for the pitch will even itself out a little better. You do have the range for this song and it would sound pretty good if get a handle on the melody itself.
  13. Mercedes Benz

    Trying very hard, is what trips us up. Relax and beg god for a color TV....... or something else you feel like you deserve and have been working towards while it keeps slipping through your fingers. Right now I can really relate to this song. My car broke down a few months ago....not worth fixing......baught another car cause I had to do it quick and cheap for lack of funds.....Title is screwed up so I cannot get tags and title......used money from someone else to buy the car....... So.....still no car.... no money to get this cars issue resolved......borrowed money from family for a car I cannot do anything with......they are mad......I am Frustrated....... So...... "OH LORD, won't you by me a Mercedes Benz......." "Worked hard all my Life.....No Help from my Friends......." "Oh, Lord, won't you buy me a Mercedes Benz....."
  14. Mercedes Benz

    HI Gill, Welcome to the forum. I love Janis. My favorite is Take a Piece of My Heart. I do not know what is is about that song but it gets to me. Try this song a little less "Singy" and more "Conversational" and almost like pleading. The idea behind the song is "Please lord won't you help a girl out? All my friends are getting something in this life and I am being left behind. I try Hard. Please? "