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  1. Plz check out this cover and wwrite on the youtube comments your feedback. It would really mean a lot
  2. Hi all. I think I’ve posted this in the right place. I have a question about Bruce Dickinson’s modern day vocal technique. In these clips below (at about the 2:05 and 1:52 mark) do you think that Bruce is singing in head voice or chest voice? Im asking because in the original recording and early 80s live performances he sounds much more powerfull (obviously down to age) and less airy. The chorus of this is another good example of what I mean. (1:15) Im hoping that if so, I will be able to use my head voice so sing these, and with enough practice it would hopefully sound powerfull enough to still sound semi decent since I dont have the natural range that Bruce seemed to have in the 80s and 90s. Thanks, Keir.
  3. So I’m a 17 year old girl and I think my voice is pretty strange. My range currently is D3-E6 but I feel way more comfortable singing low. It seems that when I do sing in a lower register, I have so much more power as I can belt. As I reach the breaking point between chest/head voice it is pretty weak and quiet and then it gets stronger again at the top! My question is: Is it appropriate for me to sing male solo songs if I audition for drama school? For instance: ‘My Friends’ -Sweeney Todd/ ‘Shoes Upon The Table’ -Blood Brothers (and also a bit obscure but) ‘Captain Crewe’ - A Little Princess. I feel way more confident with songs like these as I’m worried to be seen as having a weak voice! If anyone has any suggestions for good songs for an alto(?) voice, please feel free to share as I’m in desperate need, thank you!
  4. Hi there! So I’m very new to singing, but I’m wanting to try and take a leap of faith, and audition for a local musical. I’m having a lot of trouble picking the right song though. Since I’m a beginner, I really don’t know where my vocal range is either. I’m able to sing along with most pop songs, though, and am decent at matching pitch. The part that I’m going for is a tenor E-G# (and I have absolutely no idea what that means other than tenors are generally the higher men’s octave). I’m also nervous because I’m a transgender guy with a voice that hasn’t dropped yet, and that’s the highest men’s role in the show (Hello, Dolly). I’m worried that I’m biting off more than I can chew with this one, and still pretty hesitant to audition, but for now I’m just going to keep pushing forward and try to pick a song to audition with. Thank you for any advice!
  5. I was just thinking about the different styles of singing and I started to wonder, what are prominent elements in different styles?
  6. 46 yo... She was recording in London, cause of death was not revealed yet...
  7. Choosing the right key

    I read that children's natural range is D1-D2. What the natural range for adults I don't know. Let's take this song for kids: This song is in the key of A. Is this the most natural key for children? And which key would be most natural for adults? My accordion teacher told me that it would be good to play it in the key of F but I thought that it could be a bit low. What do you think? G would be a bit better, I guess.
  8. Alright! What are we looking to do this year?!
  9. Bonus Play That FunkY Music haha this is more of a deeper voice version of all the small things
  10. Hello there just wanted some feedback on how I did and what would my voice type be?
  11. Review my Voice

    Hi Everyone Im a newbie here. I started singing 2 years ago. Please listen to my song cover and review my vocal techniques. and please comment here on the forum if I have problems on my techniques, if im off key, or something. I really want to improve my singing skill. Having your review will really be a big help I have 2 song cover. Here's the link
  12. The Carbonphone by Placid Audio is a very unique microphone for anyone who is interested in experimenting with sound. Its military grade carbon granule element captures sound and creates a "lofi" sound that is naturally distorted. Creating sounds similar to scratchy vinyl or an old military radio, this microphone is perfect for anyone looking to recreate a more vintage tone or anyone looking to create something new altogether. Included with the microphone is the Tone Box which provides the current which is needed to power the microphone. While the microphone can be powered by any standard 9 volt power supply, the Tone Box can also shape the sound through a variable five position filter circuit. Each selection on the control knob offers a different frequency response, allowing the Carbonphone to be used on a broad range instruments and for various applications. Because the sound of Carbonphone has a character unlike many other traditional mics, it makes a great addition to any recording enthusiast’s arsenal of microphones. It can be used as an all out obvious ‘effect’ on it’s own or it can be paired with other traditional microphones for infinite blending possibilities. The Carbonphone is a perfect microphone for any person looking to update their studio with new sounds but it is also usable for live performances and with its high durability and great resistance to high pressure sound levels. FEATURES Military grade carbon granule capsule Fully balanced output Quality Hammond output transformer Rugged copper housing and components Powered 5 position variable filter Tone Box Tone Box doubles as a phantom power source Tone Box can be used with other microphones 9 volt power supply for Tone Box High quality Nuetrik 3 pin XLR connectors Handcrafted in the U.S.A Lifetime operational warranty Adjustable aircraft aluminum mounting bracket to fit North American style stands (will fit European style stands with common threaded adapter) SPECS Type: Carbon Polar Pattern: Cardioid Frequency Response: 100Hz ­- 10kHz Impedance: 600 ohms Output: 120 +/­ 2dB SPL @ 1 kHz Mic Dimensions: 1.75 x 5.5 inches Tone Box Dimensions: 5.25 x 4.25 x 2.25 inches Mic Weight: 1 lbs. Tone Box Weight 0.70 lbs. *The Modern Vocalist World is brought to you by The Vocalist Studio, course and training for singers.
  13. Merry Christmas - Carol of The Bells

    My take on this nice song, with my own little twist, let me know how it sounds.
  14. The Chantelle Microphone by Ear Trumpet Labs is created to be the best live vocal microphone, bringing the clarity and warmth of a large diaphragm capsule to a low-profile body. In addition to a smooth high end with no harsh tones and an upper-midrange emphasis, included is also a full foam pop filter for even greater sound control.With exceptional feedback rejection, the can be used on even the loudest of stages.The microphone comes specifically tuned to handle any stage and still provide excellent feedback rejection. Chosen by performers in diverse genres, from R&B (Andra Day) to indie folk (Rachel Sermanni) to roots (Dustbowl Revival), Chantelle has a beautiful copper body and distinctive aesthetic that will inspire singers to give their best performance. Chantelle is an end-address large-diaphragm condenser with a flexible pivoting body, excellent for vocals live, in studio, and in videos. This microphone is perfect for any vocalist wanting a diverse sound with a great amount of control over feedback and tone. With a great design and a very slick aesthetic, this microphone is sure to be a great addition for any singer's arsenal. FEATURES Hand-made microphone with unique appearance Side or end address, using pivoting bracket Capsule and electronics tuned for close vocal use on the loudest of stages with excellent feedback rejection Internal shock dampers for minimal handling noise Integral silk and mesh pop filter, for effective control of plosives without loss of clarity Transformerless FET fully balanced electronics Highest quality hand-wired electronic components - film caps, precision resistors, hand tested and matched transistors, with component values tuned for the individual circuit. TECHNICAL SPECS: Transducer Type: Condenser, large (26 mm) diaphragm Polar Pattern: Cardioid Frequency Response: 20 - 15K hz (-3dB) Sensitivity: -49dB (4 mV/Pa) Output Impedance: <50 Ohm Noise Level(A-weighted): <17 dBA Power Requirement: +48V phantom power Weight: 1 lb (4 lbs cased) Dimensions: 8” x 2” x 2”; head is 2” in diameter Sku: ETL-CHANTELLE Hear The Chantelle *The Modern Vocalist World is brought to you by The Vocalist Studio, course and training for singers.
  15. Low notes

    Hi! My teacher told me I could sing the low Ab. This is really strange because I have another experience. I have tried singing low notes before but never really sang that low before. Today I could not come close to that low pitch. At the lesson she said she heard me sing Ab but I cannot sing the Ab at home. It can't be more difficult singing low notes at home. I even check with a pitch tuner. How can the teacher and my experience be that extremely different? Anyone who can tell what might be going on?
  16. I was just thinking about the emotional responses that some of us get from hearing music, particularly singing, and I was wondering, what causes it? Like nails on a chalkboard will make the hair stand up on the backs of the necks of a lot of people. Other sounds will have a similar effect but in a more comforting manner. People often talk about something giving them "chills". What quality about certain sounds can end up resulting in that kind of effect? And for anybody responding, what, as far as music goes, has given you an emotional response?
  17. How much does face shape affect tone?

    I have noticed that the most lead singers of the bands I like (that would be rock and metal) have quite large lower jaws and wide faces - think David Coverdale, Steven Tyler etc, . In contrast I have a smaller than average (probably) lower jaw and relatively narrow face. Will this have an impact on my tone? I think I have a quite a thin tone. I started singing to emulated my heroes and it would be gutting to think that I'm never going to achieve a decent rock voice because I just don't have the necessary physical attributes. Range is not an issue and I don't have a particularly loud voice but it's loud enough for what it needs to do.
  18. Malcolm and David both suffered from Dementia in the last few years. Many of you may not have heard of David Cassidy. He was the singer of "The Partridge Family" a sitcom in the early 70's. The very first TV show I ever watched was "The Partridge Family" I was in first grade and would serenade the girls with songs like "I woke up in love this morning" and "I Think I love You". I was such a stud in the first grade thanks to David.......The rest of the years not so much.....but I digress..... Malcolm helped teach me the joy of playing guitar....Him and his brother seemed to have so much fun while doing it..........Rest in Peace my friends.....
  19. So I've been singing for several years now and I've a pretty okay grip on how to use different techniques when I need to. I'm a male to give this some context and I wouldn't say I have a high voice. If anything, my voice is low, not deep but low. I know this because whenever I sing with others, I can always hear a huge difference between our voices. A few weeks ago, we recorder a song in school with over 16 voices in a room, I was on the furthest end from the recorder but yet my voice was still stood out because it was lower that everyone else's. Again, my voice isn't deep and on a good practise day, I can hit high notes for example the chorus of I Have Nothing and if I push hard enough, I can sing Let It Go up till the final belt. Yet, I find myself in an impossible position to sing songs from mostly male singers. It's not that the notes are too low, but because it's too high ( ? ) What I mean by this is take an Ed Sheeran song for example, I might start off pretty okay but immediately when the chorus hits, I can't seem to find the right key and when I do, I have to nearly screech to hit the notes. Another example is Say You Won't Let Go by James Arthur, I sing the verses perfectly well, but when it enters the prechorus, I can feel my veins in my neck squeezing so hard just to hit the note. This might be a bad comparison because it is a pretty hard song to sing. Or even Luke Bryan or Andy Grammer, both these singers are one of my favourite male singers but it pains me because I can't even sing 1 of their songs. When I listen to their songs, they don't even particularly start singing high notes but for some weird reason I can't find the right key to it. I always end up singing lower than the original and strain my voice real hard to the point where it doesn't even sound good. I don't really know if there's some key that I'm not hearing or something but it baffles me that I can choose to sing Ariana Grande but can't sing Blake Shelton because it's too high. I would really love some insight into this problem as it makes me really hard to harmonize with in groups and I would really like to be able to sing with other guys instead. Another thing to add is that I don't have a bright voice, I might be able to sing Let It Go or Defying Gravity on key but those would never be my performing choices as I only use them as comparisons and range practise. My most comfortable and natural tone sits on a more depressing ( ? ) tone. What I mean by that is that I don't sound cheery or about to bust out singing Broadway. Perhaps this might be a reason to why I can't seem to sing some of the " male " songs because I can't mimic the same tone that some of them tend to have.
  20. What are the four voice types?

    HI all OK so today someone told me that there are 4 voice types The first. Is the shy sound The second. Is a puppy sound The third. Is a winey winging sound The forth. Is a call/ belt sound Dose anyone know what I am talking about please and if so what is the proper term for all this?
  21. Question

    How do you respond to a comment like this concerning this potential singer - "I think YOU have a skewed outlook on singing. In NO way was that girl a good singer, nor could she ever be. It's not like training for a marathon where you can build up muscle and stamina. You either have vocal talent or you don't and no amount of vocal coaching can change the very foundation that that girl does not have the vocal ability".
  22. Baritone Confidence

    Hi All! I have a question regarding baritone singing. So my student is a new solo singer (he's an adult male who has been singing in choir for 5 years). Baritone/bass voice type. We're working on his confidence when he sings, as he has a "swallowed' sound of sorts. He mentioned to me last lesson that he thought he had to swallow his sound in order to sound more manly (he's had some issues with orientation and masculinity). Are there any exercises or concepts we can work on to improve confidence/decrease the swallowed sound?
  23. Hello I recently discovered a YT-Channel called JT Machinima (now JT Music) and I enjoy a lot of their songs. Their main content are rap videos with some singing passages in them. So naturally I tried to sing/rap along and.... I am really bad at it. Obviously, I am a 16 year old boy who never did sth like this before. Song that I tried: So my question: I am a complete beginner. How can I get started and work my way up to sth like this song? How can I sing/rap without damaging my voice? Because when I tried to sing along my voice just breaks/goes silent because I cant reach that pitch. And even if, then my voice gets hoarse. Ps: Singing lessons are not a viable option right now, because I just want to try it and not start paying money or sth. Maybe later. Furthermore I am also kinda shy/scared when it comes to singing so I don't want to join a choir or sth public. Thank you in advance!
  24. Soft palate lifting

    I can't seem to figure out how to search the site or TVS... What are some good methods to gain control on lifting the soft palate?
  25. Ghost range

    Not sure what to call this. But I'll call it my ghost range. From about E3 to E4 I have basically a missing octave. I can sometimes hit the notes; but usually my brain just skips to another octave. I have difficultly especially around B3 where half the time it's just air. If I manage to trick my brain to hit it I can ring it out okay sometimes. I think it's about muscle memory. I probably never use that octave. I usually speak in the 2's and I sing in the 4's. Any trick to fixing this? I was thinking maybe sirens up to notes in that range, and then switching between octaves. Like B2, B3, B4... Then C2,C3,C4, etc. Any videos in TVS/FPs that speak on this?