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  1. Thanks for the lead. Im not focusing on building range but instead focusing on tone quality. I don't care if I can sing a C5 if it sounds bad. I'll be sure to check those videos out. Thank you for your recommendation.
  2. Hi Aravin. Thanks for replying. It's not so much a matter of clarity than it is a matter of tone that I'm interested in. I'm troubleshooting because I'm just trying to "find my singing voice" and am learning through pretty much recording myself then trying to critique myself.Understanding "when" to use more weight vs when to use less weight is challenging. My ears aren't trained enough yet at the moment to recognize that. I'd like a teacher Draven but my financial situation forbids it hence why I'm working with what I've got. Thanks for the recommendation though and clarification regarding the vocal twang. At least now I know what it's called! I really don't like that "buzzing" sound and try to avoid it. It reminds me of a saw wave with those nasty frequencies it adds in the high end. It's too bad that the louder I sing the harder it becomes to avoid that sound. Might just be a taste thing or that I don't know when it's appropriate to use it.
  3. What are vocal modes?

    That's interesting. Thanks for your help. I've bothered you enough for today.
  4. What are vocal modes?

    Thanks a lot I really appreciate it. So if nothing sounds like yelling in that clip then would that make the vocal mode neutral? Since every other mode was either "moderately loud and above?"
  5. What are vocal modes?

    Thank you so much this helps a lot. I have other questions if you wouldn't mind me asking. Which mode is the most commonly used? Are certain modes used more commonly in different genres? Since neutral is "soft" and overdrive is "yelling" which one is the vocal mode that lies at medium volume? Would that be curbing? Can vocal modes be used in head voice? Which one should I practice the most? Do singers frequently change between different modes in a song? Lastly... what vocal mode is the guy using in this song?
  6. What are vocal modes?

    I've heard the term thrown around a lot on YouTube. I'm just kinda confused cause some people try to give an auditory example of things like "edge" or "overdrive" in these videos but then when you check another video that persons example sounds different from the other persons. I've recently realized that in singing it's not just the note that needs to be right but the way you sing the note as well. I'm interested in vocal modes because it seems to be the only topic I've been able to find that explores the "tones" that can be made on a single note. Other singing tutorials I've noticed just focus on the hitting the right notes. But yeah I'm confused cause some people say there's 3 modes... Others say there's 4 and often the examples they give of things like curbing sounds different once I move onto a different a video explaining the same thing. I'm trying to learn how to sing pop I guess you can say but I'd like to understand the differences between the different contexts like rock or rnb.
  7. What are vocal modes?

    Like the title says. What are vocal modes and why are they important?
  8. Hey guys I'm just learning how to sing. I noticed that you can sing the same note but you can sing it with a different tone. What is this called? Listen to the recording I have below and you'll get a better idea of what I'm talking about. Idk what the "technical" term is for what I'm doing but I'm curious what it is. Also which tone is the "correct" technique? The louder one feels like I'm "pushing" the note and it projects better/sounds louder. However it adds these "buzzy" overtones to the sound. I'm not sure if that's good or bad. The harmonics that it adds are around 3k-6k. It also feels like the note is resonating higher up in my throat. The other one is a softer tone that comes off much more like a sine wave and feels a bit more natural. However it lacks that punch/clarity in the 3k-6k range. It also feels like it's resonating lower in my throat than the other tone. EDIT: I also noticed that some notes it's harder for me to "vary" the intensity of the notes. Listen to this recording and you'll understand what I'm talking about. What would you call this?
  9. Hello. I'm mostly a producer and a instrumentalist. I've been getting frustrated lately because the music I produce needs vocals but I can't really sing that well and don't have a very good ear for vocal production. I would hire a singer but I dislike the idea of having to "piggyback" on someone else's voice just to release music. I would hire a voice teacher but I'm a broke college student at the moment who can't really afford consistent back to back lessons As a result of all this I'm trying to learn how to sing. I have an ear for pitch from playing guitar & piano for years. Not so much for vocal tone though. Sometimes I'll sing and even though the pitch is right the vocal still sounds bad. What is the cause of this and what can I do to fix it? Here's some examples of me singing. Theres a cover included but it has background music so the "clyp" links you can hear my voice better.