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  1. Hi, thanks for the advice! I also want too thank everyone else for their advice. I've started working with my teacher on it and I can hopefully get to where I want to be with practice.
  2. This is me singing very tentatively after recovering from being ill. However this is I think a decent way to gauge my current singing ability. Back to the same question, would I be able to darken it at all? If my old teacher was right about my voice type, am I simply more of a brighter dramatic tenor (Francesco Tamagno) as opposed to a darker Caruso type? To put it into classical terms. http://vocaroo.com/i/s1brUjUCm5SE
  3. Thank you for the advice. I will private message you about that discounted lesson, if it's ok. It might be a little out of my price range, but I'm willing to see if it isn't.
  4. 1. Yes, I do choke on higher notes. 2. Harshness meaning the brightness? It depends really. Usually it is a little better though, there extra twang (which my main problem with is that it sounds too nasal ) is a little less pronounced. 3 I do not know if I dampen my larynx the right way I always sound hooty and goofy while doing it, that's not what I'm aiming for as for raising the soft palate, I do not consciously think about it but it's raised normally 4 I do have a teacher, I wasn't able to afford a lesson for a bit, during the period when I realised just how much this bothered me I'm going to meet him next week though after I recover from a sore throat, so I was thinking I'd ask him for his advice then As for recordings of me, I don't have anything recent, and I'm a bit sick. I could record something once I recover At the moment, despite how it was said Hozier lowers his Larynx too much, that's kind of the desired sound that I want.
  5. Hi, I'm a long time lurker on this forum, but an infrequent poster/contributor. To avoid making this thread unnecessarily long, I will describe my problem shortly. Basically, my voice tends to be way too bright. Particularly on the 'a' vowel, as in 'at'. A teacher I greatly respect once said that I was a dramatic tenor(for what it's worth, I know most of you don't bother with the fach system). But anyway, I'm more into darker voices now, like Hozier(in particular) and James Blake. I was wondering if there are any healthy ways to darken my voice, or at least get rid of that excessive brightness/twang/buzz. basically, I'm not trying to sound like somebody else, but I want to do something about that unwanted sound in my voice, if it's possible. Any help would be appreciated. I'm also a little bit into classical singing, and try to incorporate a classical sounding voice into my own music, sometimes.
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    I've Damaged My Voice - Is it Reversible?

    Thanks for all the responses guys, glad to hear it. However I have to point out that it's more than a little raspy, and I literally can't hit the note, especially the c5. Not that I was aiming for the c5 in this clip. The falsetto is windy and scratchy too. I have less control over it as well. I also want to mention that I feel a very slight pain around the E4-F4, but its only when I did the scale. It's not a major pain at all. Another thing is I've been suffering from pharyngitis for a few months (presumably due to improper technique), which causes a slight pain (sometimes) when I swallow, around the right side of my throat above the larynx. It only usually happens when I have my head down and I swallow, when my head is at the normal position and I swallow there is no pain. This hasn't gotten worse after this incident which I am posting about. No pain or hoarseness when I'm speaking or singing lower/in the lower-mid range either. I've attached an audio clip. I will try that gargle out, hopefully I can find all of the ingredients I need in my town. If not, I'll make do with all the ones that I can find. EDIT: I put it up on Soundcloud now, been meaning to open an account anyway: https://soundcloud.com/kevin-mario-asokan/vocal-problem-upload-for-tmv
  7. Hi TMV, Today I had to upload a few videos for an audition. Basically I sang for a few hours to get the takes just right, and it was more singing than I've been doing lately. Some of it was in the upper parts of my range. Long story short, after finishing everything, I tried hitting my upper notes a few minutes ago and I couldn't do it, I didn't have control over it, and it sounded really raspy, and not in a controlled way. I sound fine while speaking and I can sing lower down, and in the middle of my voice. There is no pain, and aside from the rough sound in the upper notes, there's no hoarseness. Could I have done permanent damage to my voice or is this just from tiredness and improper use of my voice? I admit I don't have perfect technique, and I chose a song that had a few parts that were too high for me. However now I'm worried I have nodules or something. Please do let me know what you think. I'm gonna go to a doctor in maybe 2-3 days if this doesn't change, but for now I'm trying not to panic, because it might not be anything serious.