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"Shut Up And Sing"--- This is the only sign hanging in my vocal coach's studio. Until recently, I never really understood what it meant... Until now! I have spent more than a year surfing the net looking at every singing site out there and realize now that I think people make singing a lot more complicated than it really is. I see terms like vocal fry, folds, chest, mid, head, f4, f5, g6, nay nay nay and 6 range octives--- no wonder people like me are intimidated to even try to learn to sing. Now I realize most singing coaches all have their own techniques, and think that theirs are the best. I respect that. I also am a believer in the fact that sometimes you don't have to know how the car's motor runs, I just want to learn how to drive it! I am really anxious to hear everyone's opinion on this. Thanks!

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i totally agree (i just spoke on this in another post).

there are so many methods and programs and confusing terms, but it isn't going to change and homogenize any time soon so you just have to pick one and run with it, kinda like buying a car, wouldn't you say?

renee is fantastic so take a run with renee and apply yourself dillgently and see where you are in another year.

i have tried several approaches and all had good points and "different points" ...now i'm with the frisell method and it seems to be a good fit for me.

the key is to get going and commit to the training and practise because you can't get vocal lessons every day.

and remember you still need to find out what works per your particular voice, physiology, etc.

the self discovery factor is critical to your success.

the good news is daily exercise done 75% or more correctly produces results.

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Whatever works for the individual. For me I tend to do a deep dive on something that I want but can't do yet. So I tend to get very technical. I like that stuff. But I'm in a small minority. You absolutely don't have to know a lot about this kind of stuff. None of the voice teachers I had when I was younger ever got anywhere near as deep as we sometimes get on this forum, and these teachers were good. You can learn this stuff with imagery, which is what my teachers taught - I think most teachers teach that way.

For me I never understood why some people could sing really high and I couldn't. For most of my life I resigned myself to the notion that I just wasn't "born" with that capability. However, the info I learned on the forum - especiall Steve and Cuno - gave me the idea that maybe you don't need to be "born" with it, and I proved to myself that I could sing the songs that I always wanted to but never could.

I just don't like mysteries - I like to know reasons. That's just me though - you DON'T need to know this stuff.

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i totally agree (i just spoke on this in another post).

there are so many methods and programs and confusing terms, but it isn't going to change and homogenize any time soon so you just have to pick one and run with it, kinda like buying a car, wouldn't you say?

renee is fantastic so take a run with renee and apply yourself dillgently and see where you are in another year.

i have tried several approaches and all had good points and "different points" ...now i'm with the frisell method and it seems to be a good fit for me.

the key is to get going and commit to the training and practise because you can't get vocal lessons every day.

and remember you still need to find out what works per your particular voice, physiology, etc.

the self discovery factor is critical to your success.

the good news is daily exercise done 75% or more correctly produces results.

Makes sense to me. What was the headline on the post? Thanks for your input!

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Whatever works for the individual. For me I tend to do a deep dive on something that I want but can't do yet. So I tend to get very technical. I like that stuff. But I'm in a small minority. You absolutely don't have to know a lot about this kind of stuff. None of the voice teachers I had when I was younger ever got anywhere near as deep as we sometimes get on this forum, and these teachers were good. You can learn this stuff with imagery, which is what my teachers taught - I think most teachers teach that way.

For me I never understood why some people could sing really high and I couldn't. For most of my life I resigned myself to the notion that I just wasn't "born" with that capability. However, the info I learned on the forum - especiall Steve and Cuno - gave me the idea that maybe you don't need to be "born" with it, and I proved to myself that I could sing the songs that I always wanted to but never could.

I just don't like mysteries - I like to know reasons. That's just me though - you DON'T need to know this stuff.

I truly respect what you have to say as far as being technical or maybe even analyitical. It's not that i'm even trying to take any shortcuts or anything like that, I just think it sort of overwhelms me sometimes.

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