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  1. Retraction, closure and an odd passagio

    I'd be interested to know what the experts have to say. I'm guessing it's a matter of practicing a coordination in the larynx where one part of it you must keep relaxed (false folds) and at the same time activate another part (true folds)?
  2. michael jackson and belting

    from what ive read there are safer ways to produce rasp, though its still not know whether these ways are truly completely healthy over time, but its much healthier in comparison to other methods. interested to hear other comments on this.
  3. Somewhat of an odd question.

    hey dante, does it work the other way around too. like if you focus on keeping the solar plexus expanded, those pelvic area muscles will become engaged just indirectly, or do you think its essential to focus on the lower abs?
  4. Tonal Problems for high range

    i see
  5. steve perry singing blues

    i think hes just simply saying he likes the more intense kind of singing and judging by his later post it wasnt in comparison to steve perry. as for the pressure gauge reader well he clearly doesn't, but you can obviously sing with some varying intensities, and more intensity=more pressure. im still learning support, but as for the poop sensation i find trying to mimic that constricts my throat. but singing louder and intense definitely does involve strong muscles contractions.
  6. Tonal Problems for high range

    wouldnt it thinness just mean falsetto or close to it and more breathy, and fullness not falsetto sounding but more firm? at least thats what i gather from reading this forum. but i suppose its still relative, like his eb5 is full sounding, but not as much as it could be i guess?
  7. Tonal Problems for high range

    yea last night i was practicing singing while focusing on my support, and i really felt my lower ribs and back working in ways i havent gotten much in the past where afterwords it actually felt a little sore. it wasn't much though and i wasn't physically tired, but it felt far from feeling relaxed and effortless like many people, even vocal coaches say singing should feel like.
  8. interesting, dio never warmed up before shows, he would just go out and sing. not saying that to argue against it though, i just read that not to long ago in an interview about him.
  9. maybe it came natural to them and they're just gifted, or maybe they looked in books and just practiced a lot as there was no internet in the 70s. or maybe both. but I do somewhat see your point, the original poster isn't going to learn how a high C without cracking just by the answers on a forum. it takes a lot of time and practice id imagine, but it doesn't mean the answers cant point him in the right direction. as for even with lessons only doing 1% of what the above singers can do, you mean singing wise or songwriting wise. if the former, I was under the impressions anyone can learn to sing well. but anyways, I think all this debating should be in another post.
  10. Books

    singing and the actor, the bel canto buzz, singing for dummies are a few i came across that seem good.
  11. Trouble with Vocal Weight

    i see. thanks felipe and dan for making it more clear.
  12. Trouble with Vocal Weight

    "the way it is configured in here changes, into the chest, in the middle voice and the head's different. they are different and there are definite registers. we don't got them." 3:38 here he is saying more than just falsetto, that women have chest, middle, and head whereas we only have one voice. and he says quite a few times the passagio doesn't exist for us then does some scales and says, where did you hear the flip. exactly because there's no passagio. but is not true that without training there is naturally a flip and a place in the voice that is more difficult to get through? additionally why would these tools only exist for women and not men as this guy says?
  13. Trouble with Vocal Weight

    well at 5:35, he says, where was it? exactly, it doesn't exist. then at 3:48 he says there are registers for women but boys dont got them. then at 5:43, there's no such thing. its one of the greatest things garcia ever put to paper
  14. Trouble with Vocal Weight

    from tenelli- "Passaggio exists as a a sensation for every living voice and often as a register(transitive) not just a sensation. In appoggio technique there are no real registers(Sensations only) because appoggio singers are using chiaro-scuro all the way from the bottom to the top, they just support it and not replace it into a new register. I can see that Mr.Rocksell Blake is from Placement school of thinking, or even singing. I suggest to read Lily Lehmann, Caruso, Gigli that deny this Placement nonsense" i dont know about the specifics, but what i think he's saying is there is a passagio and register change but with proper technique its smoothed out and made to not look like there is one. and isn't that what part of vocal training is about, navigating the passagio, whereas this blake guy denies it exists just because he can sing it smoothly because of his good technique, whereas beginners pretty much cant. or at least thats what i gather from things i read about vocal training.
  15. how wide and down to open mouth

    yea i get that, i think im overdoing it though to the point where its adding tension as opposed to reducing it. but i think i just need to practice it more on scales as you suggested.