Xamedhi

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  1. Control Master

    I forgot to mention that using it on my lowermid to low range is almost impossible, at least for now... It seems that I need the smaller space a higher note requires to make the walls -or whatever vibrates inside the vocal tract- to be nearer and be able to collide. I can do this from like E4 and up. Doing this on B4 and up is easier ( when I get the coordination right), as probably my twang helps with the walls touching.
  2. Control Master

    I'm currently learning how to do that distortion, it's the only one I've been able to do in a healthy and sustained way. Support almost doesn't change in the mid range, it's the high range that needs more "push" at least on my voice and right now. I really concentrate on keeping the base phonation's sound height of the larynx and embouchure position, and only moving the parts OVER the vocal folds, and picture like there is nothing obstructing the actual folds. Just ask me if you wanna know something else that I feel or whatever, I must say I found this less than two weeks ago though so take it as a grain of salt, lol
  3. Hey guys, I'm posting this as a sort of "hey all, long time no see, I'm doing well" hahah EDIT :Also, I don't ask for critique or review, I'm just showing what I've been doing for others who want to listen or study. I think someone posting about what they think the distortion is, or how it compares to theirs does not help my singing directly. I repeat myself "I posted this as a "hey all, this is what I've been doing" because the "tell your gains" thread is dead. If after this clarification my thread still belongs here, then I'm ok with that, but I just wanted to make it clear. I just wanted to debate singing and technique in general, or whatever someone wanted to ask ( about my vocal fold gap, reflux, etc ), cheers everyone! . I've been working hard on my voice as always, carrying weight up and my headvoice twangy range. My max weight is on B4 and headvoice range topping on E5 on good days, with a solid D#5. I have a vocal fold gap ( acording to my stroboscopy on 2015 ) and I don't know the current state of it. It's a lot better, sound, strength and stamina has gotten waaay better. I still feel my voice a lot different though, I don't know if its because of the vocalis muscle that's grown stronger or what, but I wouldn't give up the stability of my voice now or my sound, for the flexibility or -strained- range I had before ( 2014-2015 ) Well, I come to tell you guys... I at last found some kind of distortion that feels healthy in my voice, and is sustainable. I've tried the "throat singing" type of distortion ( false folds and cartilage, Hetfield style ) but it hurts and always leaves me with air leak and poor stamina for days or a week or two, even. I've tried creaking distortion but as I already mentioned, my voice is kind of f***ed up in some way, and I don't know if it's normal but I have a hard time coordinating fry, lol. and when I manage, it leaves my voice very worn out if done for 20 minutes. This kind of distortion I found is probably like the rattle described in CVT terms ( kind of what Jorn Lande does most of the time ), where something ( I think arytenoid cartilage ? ) vibrates, but in a different way, I feel like the upper and side walls of my pharynx contracting, which makes something vibrate and produce this "overlay". I t's still a thin grit and I have to put quite a bit of effort in it to make the walls contract enough to make the sound but I guess with time and patience the strength will come and I'll be able to put more "anger" into it coordinated with vocal weight. I must mention that doing this distortion makes my voice last longer, stamina is better, and closure is getting better too. I feel my muscles are working out and getting stronger, and I have an easier time mixing into my upper range. All this change in a span of 5 days, so it's important to note. I hope you guys like how it sounds, this is the fifth day since I found it, videos are from yesterday
  4. Can I hurt my voice and throat without producing sound?

    This is not very related, but I couldn't stay silent, hahah. As much as I deeply love Kyo for his awesome screams, I wouldn't take his early screaming ( up to 2009 probably?) as an example to follow xDDD unless I want me some nice vocal surgery xP His Uroboros' screams and later sound way healthier though. I totally relate to that, man. When I "sing for myself" , as my mom tells me to do so I don't bother the TV viewers hahah my throat sets into a placement or coordinations that makes my normal singing harder later.
  5. How Can I Sing High "ee" Vowels?

    I think of the EE up high as a modified EH. I play around with the position of my tongue and found out that most of what makes MY vowel EE is how I place the BACK of my tongue. One exercise I do is to see how much I can open my mouth towards an AH without the EE changing so noticebly. You will end up with another vowel hahah but you start recognizing the boundaries of your vowels. This is how I shape my EE probably from E4(this one I'm not sure, probably an F4?)-G4 and up, it's like an EH, but I modify just enough for it to sound like an EE. I hope it helps, man
  6. How do you fill a 45 minute show?

    If you have practice improvising or you like it, you can try to fill with that between a couple of songs, man! It could even be of use for you for a future song
  7. Is a full head voice even possible?

    Could you upload an example please of how your vocal fry sounds and how the full mixed sounds like? Around an A4-A#4, or higher if possible
  8. Is a full head voice even possible?

    It doesn't resemble a vocal fry at all though, in sound. Maybe in the "tight" and "sealed" sensation, but not in sound.
  9. Is a full head voice even possible?

    By base level I mean a minimum energy that will be required to "mix", or to engage the TA musculature. The "maximum" limit, like if I want to be louder or sound more chesty, has developed in time.
  10. Is a full head voice even possible?

    Training has been fruitful on me, I also achieved the one voice sensation , and I don't worry about bridging now, it happens on its own if I just use MY correct vowels and sing with intention. Whenever I try to lower the volume or energy too much to see "how far can I take it", yeah, it cracks... but that's an awesome example that the voice wants and needs a base level of energy to function properly at any particular range. The best advice I can give you is the same as Bob's. Work the hell out of your falsetto. To me it's the most important and fun thing to do, and also, it's essential to any kind of singing to warm up those muscles. The heavier you wanna sing, the stronger your CT has to be ( to stretch the now stiffened TA ) , and if you sing only in falsetto, you still need to warm up and work the coordinations. So 1) use YOUR best bridging vowels to work on your voice and stability and 2) Work the hell out of your falsetto.
  11. Emotion gives me chills, even if sometimes poor in technique or pitchy. Also, the build up and handling of the rollercoaster of emotions in a song is crucial. This is an example of what gives me chills. She sings it so fragile at times, yet so powerful and sincere. And she expresses it with her body and face. The build up , as I say, is really important, so the complete song is what gives me chills, only that they happen at the end when she does that improvised belting. And then when she calms down and lowers intensity adds to that roller coaster of emotions. And on top of that, to be able to do that as nicely as she did, you must have very good control, so I also admire her technically. As I said, it all adds. EDIT: I just listened to it again ( I posted without opening the video) and I got the chills when she says "I've never learned to hold on.....*and then a spoken* yeah. Hahahah Full goosebumps. And then from 2:35 and on, she feels so free. Its like crying out loud. Its like, idk... It feels so sincere
  12. Compression Training?

    I wish some teachers would understand how important it is in some styles of singing to engage your voice and body more. To some people everything is pressed and unhealthy, but Im sure that guys like Donnie Mclurkin who have vocal issues wouldnt have a voice anymore ( he has fold paralysis and a forming cyst ) if they didnt sing full out, the chestiest ( not squeezed ) they could and not worrying about damaging their voices.
  13. Compression Training?

    I myself need to sing with a firm sensation of closure and compression, idk what it is, TA activation, twang and breath pressure most probably, because if i loosen than up, i that have a vocal fold gap, leak too much air and dry my folds in a short while. I wouldnt advice someone with a strong voice and tendency to choke to compress more, really, so if i wanna explain something to someone i need to listen to them to check what they are doing and how their voices are first. I for example, have low breath pressure because i naturally breathe very low. To sing i need to pay a lot of attention on using a good deal of energy on my breath. When i underpower it all sorts of trouble arises.
  14. Compression Training?

    Be careful with pain, as little as it may be. Be really careful, dont oversqueeze, you dont need it, your voice is strong. Build coordinations
  15. Compression Training?

    Ah, nice, congrats on finding solutions, man. Could you answer the questions though, please ?