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Rodrigo FabiÃ¡n ValdÃ©z posted a topic in TVS Student Training JournalHi guys! I'm Rodrigo again. I hadn't been training due flu I had and now I started again. As you may guess, I'm a begginer and I have tons of ideas and questions. This one is really cool, and you will see why. I found out that the FBR is awesome but it has tons of information and for the part-time musician, it is critical to know what to practice in order to make more productive sessions. I've been playing gutiar for 15 years now, and also I play a lot of styles (classical, rock, acoustic, percusive, etc) and the key to progress and still have fun is to have goals. I mean, personal, realistic and short-terms goals that you can acomplish in a few weeks or months and then move on to another thing. Set a new goal, and keep moving. Now that I'm into singing, I can have practice sessions for 45 min 5 to 7 times a week. Some of them even until 1 hour. So I was doing this things to get better in things that I need to get better now. I do this: ---Resonant tracking 1 T&T Slow then Fast 2 T&R the same way and 3 R&R only fast ---Support training: Robert's excercises and a few more that I've been doing since I took classical lessons, more focused to feeling the awearness of the support process ( really easy ones, but gives awesome results) ---Onsets Well there is a lot here in the book. I have to get more compression, and I tend to sing with a lot of dark overtones amplified. And an excess of these does not sound well for me. What do I do? The following: Q&R since F3 to F3 (Sometimes G4 or A4, if I can do them without push, pain or constrictions) and I repeat 2 times that onset in every note, except for Db4 to E4, when I repeat 4 times the onset. I do this because my bridge is around those notes. And Robert says we have to practice those notes harder because those are the difficult ones (and I is so true!). Then I follow with a few attemps of A&R. If it is too hard for me, I don't do it. I listen to my body. After that, I do edging onsets in the same range, maybe 2 times per note. Sometimes 3. ---Sirens Well, not too much to say here. I do melodic 5th as Robert show us. Two times, at least, focusing on Q&R onset and some of T&R. I don't go too high, at least not for now. I hope my way to train this can inspire you to think and organize your practice schedule if you're not doing it now. For the most advanced TVS people... how do you practice the FBR? Do you think I'm doing it right? Rock-on!
Hello! My name is Rodrigo, I'm from Argentina and I am a begginer in this singing world. I will practice with The Four Pillars of Singing, by Robert Lunte, every day, por about 45min to 60min. I will love to practice a little bit more, but I'm a college student, and I also play guitar and I have to give that instrument another 60 or 75 minutes a day. Music is my passion, and I want to perform for the people in my city and people in another cities near mine. So, not a big deal... I am sick of listening bad singers in live gigs here, so I will put up an effort to be better. To improve, to have a good technique, and sing for many years. In my living room, and in small bars. All those goals seems a little impossible for my right now, when I start thinking. But I decided that I have to go one step at a time, slow, but consistent progress, with more small goals, that gide me to my ultimate desire. I want to think of this as the "Before" part of every "Before&After", so when I come back here in a few months, I will post an update so I can see if I improve in some way. I like this song, and the singer of The Calling was a huge inspiration for me when I was a kid and I wanted to sing. Now, thanks to Rob and his program, I have an idea of what do I have to practice in order to sing it! So, I think I have to expand my range so I can move with more freedom. So the sirens will do that work. Always remembering that I don't have to push, and I have to bridge early (since I'm a begginer). You can here (and love) the darker overtones amplified, so I guess the D&R onset is KEY! Robert says he loves it, and it gives you the impression of a much "worked" technique. And for this song, it is CRITICAL. You can't sing this in tune but without the darker overtones, it would just sound too flat! And I saw a lot of covers in Youtube of guys doing that. I know better, I know what to work on. I didn't use any special thing to record. My dinamic cheap mic plugged in my notebook directly, and I used the render of the REAPER, but without any effect. It sounds decent, just for you to hear the imperfections (and, belive me, there is a lot!).. Well, here it is. If you listen to it, please don't hate me LOL