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    kickingtone

    Bridge area notes

    Here's another consideration. The attitude and shape of your vocal tract is very important, which is why some vowels work better than others in certain situations. Resonance is "sound build-up" due to favourable vocal tract geometry (not extra effort). It is resonance that produces fuller sound without getting shouty. When you sing, you are continually tuning the vocal tract geometry for resonance, according to the pitch and timbre that you want. Where the tuning is less accurate, there may be a tendency to try to compensate by pushing the sound out (getting shouty), or limiting yourself to softer sounds. You can experiment and practise getting a relaxed and fluid vocal attitude, and finding good resonant configurations. Experiment. Play around with different sounds/noises. See where you feel them resonate. Bridge of the nose? Eyes? Tip of the nose? Back of the mouth? etc. etc. Play around, and get relaxed with the configurations. That will start to reduce the effort and shoutiness.
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    MDEW

    Bridge area notes

    The first thing to do is change the idea of HITTING the notes to singing the notes. You have to lighten up a bit in this area. There are 2 main muscle groups in the Adams apple that control the voice. One set for thickening the cords and one set for stretching. The thickening set is stronger than the stretching set. You have to back off a little so the two sets can work together. There are several ways to help balance things out. Vowel modification...Some vowels work better in this area. Think lower to sing higher.....Like when someone is using a pulley to lift something heavy. You pull down on one end to lift the object on the other side of the pulley. So bend you knees a little and drop into the higher notes. You can think of the notes being farther away instead of higher. Or you can think of the notes as getting smaller and tighter instead of higher.
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    RNBJR

    Bridge area notes

    I am working on my singing and have been taking lessons. My issue - I seem to do okay with head voice when I go above G4. However, when I try to see in the F4, G4 area on certain songs, it comes out “shouty” and harsh. I can hit the notes fine, but I am not getting quality. If it is a softer, quieter song, I don’t have this issue. I have this issue when trying to do fuller sounding notes in this area. I would greatly appreciate any feedback anyone cares to give. I am not a great singer yet and am trying to learn. Thanks!
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    Felipe Carvalho

    Bridge area notes

    Depends on how this shouting sounds, the songs you are trying to sing, and what your teacher is trying to get you to do. For most males shouting is the very first step that is necessary to learn how it feels like to use your voice with a moderated amount of energy on the middle range, and to correct possible posturing problems related to vocal fold closure. If you start to avoid this before you control it really well, you are setting yourself for frustration. Can you provide a sample of how you sing one of these problem songs?
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    MDEW

    Singing From Scratch

    Do not advertise for lessons and NOT contribute to the discussion. If you have something to share....share it.
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    MDEW

    A song from the past

    This is a recording from quite a few years ago. I figured that I since I keep commenting on other peoples singing I would give them a chance to pay me back. Good or Bad.
  8. 1 point
    You sounded fine where you are singing this. The more you sing this the more comfortable you be with it. Confidence is one of those things in singing that the more confident you are the better it will sound.
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    There were a few glitches but over all you sounded pretty good. Keep singing. Listen to your recording and I am sure you will hear those few glitches. Any time you are working on a song there will be a few things to work out. Go over the areas where you are having trouble staying on pitch and work them out one phrase at a time.
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    Almost a year later into the program. https://1drv.ms/u/s!Aswc74K62WP_5goazxrjnzlSY5Yi?e=9tZPmf Any feedback is welcome!
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    kickingtone

    The Junk Food Effect

    After a couple of days of junk food bingeing, my throat was dry! Some people disagree with this, but I find it a good opportunity to do diagnostics on your voice. I think that as long as you have wise limits, and don't try to do anything extreme or excessive with a dry (or inflamed) throat, you should be fine. (Better still, if, like me, you know exactly why your throat is dry and you know that it is temporary.) So I sang Green Green Grass of Home (my version, lol) and listened to the playback. I am not surprised that the worst part was the beginning and it took time for my voice to settle. Pretty much cracked on the word "road" of "down the road I look" at the beginning. Again, for me,, it tends to be the ee and oh vowels that tend to go if my throat is dry and I am not paying attention. Also, the end was a lot less controlled than I would have liked, yet I didn't feel tired or anything. So, I have to investigate what was going on there. It's just a good way of finding out your weakest spots because they get exaggerated. (I didn't junk binge deliberately for this, I just take the opportunity after realizing how dry my t throat is after I have eaten too much junk). Often, recording sub-par singing is more informative and valuable than layering and mixing "covers" and then admiring yourself.
  12. 1 point
    singing squirrel

    The Junk Food Effect

    And thank you Lisa for your kind support
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    Very nice. Thank you for sharing. Welcome to the forum.
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    I like that cleverly disguised cut in the middle.
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    Robert Lunte

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    Robert Lunte