aravindmadis

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  1. Beautifully put new. Singing well especially over a wide range has such complex coordinations. Key is to put in the hours when you are not getting results. Eventually the dots start connecting
  2. That is the way I have understood. I was misled to believe that the singer did not do vowel mods when in reality it looks like it did. The way I have been visualizing support is to really feel it in the stomach area as pointed out. I was surprised to find I could actually go higher in my "chest" voice. Where it gets complicated is singing lines. I in particular have an issue it the onset is around my passagio and it is a hard onset. Support certainly helps more than vowel mods there
  3. Hi Benny. Thanks for taking the time to type out such an elaborate response. It is beginning to make sense. Just one more question. Is the sensation of narrowing the vowel same as "leaning into the sound". Or is that support specific?
  4. Please sing and sing everyday, no matter how bad you sound to you. The joy that you get when you sing and learn and become better and better is one of life's greatest joys. Surely you do not want to deprive yourself of that. Singing is a long long journey and like everything else it begins by taking the first step. Just start singing, don't care much for outcomes at this point. Sing because you want to, sing because it makes you happy and sing because you owe it to yourself..
  5. MDEW, I don't consider myself to be a rank beginner. I can sing in F#4-B4 area, but I would like to retain a more of the quality of my chest voice in this area. Right now I am having to bride using vowel mods and I can do the light co-ordination in this very troublesome area and sing Journey. I would like to get the flexibility to be able to get a chest like quality like Bruce Dickinson, not because I want to sound like him, but if I get even 60% of that ability, it will open up a new world of songs and ability for me. What would you best recommend to improve F#4 and B4 area, to get a sound co-ordination that is closer to M1
  6. Hi Folks, I came across this video on youtube that advocates a support based singing technique(based on what I understood) that can eliminate vowel modification. Can folks please weigh in on how this works? Is it possible for a tenor to sing upto B4 using this technique and get a dark colored sound without vowel modification? Can someone tell me what is the physical sensation that best in your mind describes, "leaning into the sound". Thank you..
  7. We can't. change our voice given by genes. We can off course add or shed weight and modify colors to sound different, but bear in mind the more you try to deviate from your voice's original color and weight, it will sound more and more artificial and you will lose your identity. A bass baritone like James Hetfield will never sound like a High Tenor like Steve Perry. This is not to say baritones cannot sing high, they cannot sound like Tenors at the extremes of the register and vice versa. Embrace your voice and bring out the best. Hope this helps..
  8. Vocal tone improves as you sing more and more automatically. I personally prefer singing always to exercises. Try to copy the original artists inflections, dynamics and weight for starters. This will not help you develop your identity, but it will give practical insight into how exercises can help you vary your tone. Tone like anything in music is learned through inspiration, imitation and eventually imagination.. Hope this helps..
  9. Your singing voice should build from your spoken voice. THAT is your voice. Singers often pick up the mic and start sounding like a totally different person. But for a huge section of the range, you should retain your spoken voice identity. Until you become a better singer, you should not worry about range..
  10. I am 37. I actually started seriously learning singing only about 3 years ago. This is probably not your style or kind of singing. But this is me after 3 years of work. I am also fairly comfortable singing various other genres. Moderators, please don't ban me because I embedded one of my videos. I am merely trying to show that a lot of things can be achieved with work. Age is not an issue. In the same 3 year period, I have learnt to arrange my own stuff, built a home studio and now do my own interpretations..
  11. The way I understand it is that it represents vocal weight. You can do it across the entire spectrum of your vocal range, either go softly or add more weight and musculature to make it sound big. You will understand that it is very difficult to add a lot of artificial weight in the ends of your vocal range. My suggestion to you is to not get caught up in the technicalities of for e.g. I lack clarity in the 3-6K range. Singing is extremely instinctive, and trouble shooting mentality helps only if you have a particular problem that you are not able to overcome. Otherwise you need to just sing and express yourself without bothering too much about this level of technical detail, especially if you are early in your development. Over analyzing is one sure way to lose motivation early on. Voice is an incredibly dynamic instrument and you need to learn to choose the weight, color and intensity depending upon the mood, words, or situation that you are trying to describe. Just sing and sing every day for an hour or two. Over a period of time, all these will become instinctive and you won't need to hyper-analyze.
  12. I have had a mickey mouse voice for several years. Only very recently I learned to get over this problem. It will disappear when you trust your true voice and fully start believing in the capabilities of your voice. Then you can start with almost a conversational tone in your voice and bridge to stratospheric highs without "thinking" about it. You will also sound more like yourself across your entire range. Needless to say, it will involve countless hours of singing, recording, listening and rinse and repeating this process over and over again.
  13. A true artist never thinks training is done. It is a lifelong pursuit and there is always something you can improve..
  14. He is an incredible singer, one of my favourites.
  15. Steam inhalation or hot shower can help. You probably are not in top vocal shape. Singing more and more gets your vocal apparatus in better shape. Analogy is to say I want to get up and run a half marathon every morning. You need to be in a shape and understand your body to do that. Sing lot and everyday and these issues will minimize over time