Phil Perry

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  1. Phil Perry

    Mike Reno Was Great - Loverboy

    Haha. Could only listen to about 30 seconds of that. But I skipped around and his voice sounds pretty decent.
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    Mike Reno Was Great - Loverboy

    Agreed! Mike Reno was (still is?) a total bad ass.
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    How Can I Get Rid of Morning Voice?

    And there it is. Great advice. I've had horrible "morning voice" since forever. Interestingly, the better my technique gets, the less "morning voice" becomes an issue.
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    The Effort of Humming VS Singing

    What was the advice against humming?
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    The Effort of Humming VS Singing

    There are differences obviously but I try to keep them as closely related as I can. When things aren't clicking I always go back to a hum and then restart from there. Humming has always been a very good indicator of where I'm at in my warmup. If I can hum with support but with a closed mouth through my entire range with no glitches and with different volume levels, then I'm usually good to go.
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    Your good vowels and bad vowels (its personal)

    Great topic! I tend to splat whenever possible (not a good thing). So "A"as in Cat is waaaaay my worst.
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    High notes

    Yes. Everything is possible with practice.
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    Lenny Wolf analysis? some specific moments

    I like this guys voice a lot too. I'm not qualified to discuss specific technique but I've seen some live clips where he's pulling this off pretty handily. That wasn't super recent but within the last 7-8 years. Total Zepplin ripoff but fine by me cuz it sounds good. I actually think the guitar solo is my favorite part of this tune.
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    Frequency of vocal workouts

    Over the last couple years I've fallen into a fairly bizarre singing routine. A typical month consists of 3 weeks hitting it hard. 2-5 hours a day. 5-7 days a week. Then anywhere from 3-7 days of no singing. During that stretch of no singing I may hum a little but mostly just visualize. Lay down with earbuds in and go through my practice songs just imagining singing them perfectly. Sometimes with mouth movement but no sound. Whats strange is that usually when I come back from the break it feels like everything gets one very noticeable notch better/easier. More second nature. I'm not sure if this is the best way but it's been working for me.
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    Running / Jogging benefits for the voice

    Running or even a long walk almost does the same as warming up for me. And, I feel your pain. For the last couple years I've been practicing on a freeway overpass over the 101 freeway in LA. Actually works perfect. The noise drowns me out to anyone not on the walkway so I can feel free to go for stuff and sound like absolute crap and no one will ever know.
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    Stage Fright / Performance Anxiety

    I wanna elaborate on the nervous energy part of this too. At the risk of sounding like a metaphysical hippy dip ;) I find it helpful to not try to control the fear. Realize it's energy. Don't ignore it or try to block it out. Let it pass through you and ride the wave. That's what I mean about harnessing it. Use it to your advantage. Be a part of the energy. Maybe it's all a mental trick but I do believe in the energy of shared experience. It can be very powerful positively and negatively. Depends on your perspective. And only you are in charge of your perspective. End granola rant.