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  1. Vocal Fry & Onsets For Singing

    Using vocal fry is a way to lighten the mass, or stop the pushing in your singing. At TVS, one of the 8 specialized onsets ( how you start a note ) that we teach in the TVS Method is called the, "Pulse & Release Onset", or Vocal Fry Onset. It is also called the, "Light Mass Onset". The Pulse & Release Onset is used to help singers build the coordination for singing without pushing. It "governs" the weight or "mass" of your singing, helping singers to stop pushing.
  2. Using vocal fry is a way to lighten the mass, or stop the pushing in your singing. At TVS, one of the 8 specialized onsets ( how you start a note ) that we teach in the TVS Method is called the, "Pulse & Release Onset", or Vocal Fry Onset. It is also called the, "Light Mass Onset". The Pulse & Release Onset is used to help singers build the coordination for singing without pushing. It "governs" the weight or "mass" of your singing, helping singers to stop pushing. View full articles
  3. I've been practicing and teaching TVS onsets for two weeks now. I've been teaching onsets for years, but not as consciously picked apart as the TVS onsets. Lately, I have noticed my throat musculature is getting sore much like other muscles do after a workout. This is particularly noticeable after and with messa di voce and contract & release onsets. I've tried to stay very conscious of unnecessary tension and pushing, especially since I teach up to five hours a day. My more serious students are noticing the same type of soreness in their throat musculature too, after a week of working with those two onsets. Is this normal when first starting to use these onsets? I imagine it is, since I'm likely working a muscle group an entirely different way than ever before. But want to be sure, since I'm pretty sure that I've never felt this before, even though I consider myself a more advanced singer. If it's normal, then I'm extremely excited to hear how my voice coordination and strength benefit from it!
  4. Okay, so I think im getting some bridging going here. I have NOT been training (due to life drama) but I have been doing some belting and head voice stuff at work for the last couple days. I was working on singing some Badlands and whereas usually when I hit the high notes I just flip to unconnected reinforced falsetto but today I worked on trying to keep it connected. Once I felt I was hitting a decent connected head voice note, the "bridging" was automatic. I think thats why I struggled with it before,,,,I was trying to bridge up but there was nothing to bridge TO since I wasnt used to hitting "connected" head vocie notes. Anyway, its pretty raw still. like I said, I havent been training so the onsets are iffy, volume fluctuates etc. The high C is REALLY iffy. There is some goofing off going up or down multi octaves Track and release up octave sirens GABC Glottal Attack down octave sirens GABC So, technically, this is bridging, correct? lol
  5. Hi 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!
  6. 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  
  7. I've been mostly lurking on the forum for a couple of months, really enjoying and getting useful information out of it, and especially following Elvis' progress.  I thought I'd post the results of some of my efforts so far.  The link is to a clip with several different onsets, all of them at A4: Quack & Release (maybe not so well executed as I listen back), Wind & R with 2 different vowels, Contract & R (maybe - I'm not so comfortable with this one), Dampen &R, and a Yeah and a Yuh.   I would appreciate any feedback on these.     Thanks, Greg
  8. Hi Folks..  This is one of my favorite songs.. I think this song is well within my range, the A4 is not an issue..    I seem to have an issue with the start of the song.. Where it starts with "Can you remember" and again at the point where it says "I am returning" & "A strand of Silver".. I am seemingly sounding like I am shouting and losing integrity of the note.. I am using a mix voice(or as Robert would say a covered head voice) throughout the song.. Please check if you can spot anything and let me know what I can do..   Getting a copyright issue with soundcloud so trying a couple of other websites..     
  9. A nice endorsement from one of my clients who came to Seattle to train in the TVS Training Intensive for 12 hours. Congratulations to Jeffrey Hunt... who did a great job! It was really rewarding to watch Jeffrey take in the methodology and get immediate results... the look of satisfaction and happiness he had all week was really a reminder of one reason why I do this...