Simon T8W

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  1. Y'all would know by now that this dude is by far my favorite vocalist of all time. I wan't to know the name of this effect used @4:35-4:37 when he sings the "yeah"? Is it creak distortion? What ever the name is, how do I achieve that? Thanks very much guys
  2. I feel like shooting you now :mad: lol ok I'm sorry I sent the wrong file. How about this
  3. I think it's extremely cool and I want to learn how to do this. Any youtube videos? Any advice? Thanks guys
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    Technique Vs Talent

    I have always believed that every singer is talented in a unique way. let me explain. I've been singing all my life, and I have people telling me I have a 'cool voice' like forever! So WHY DID THE HECK DID I START LEARNING VOCAL TECHNIQUES? Couldn't I just bask in the amateur glory of my so-called nice voice? No!! Why? Singing is a process of self discovery as much as anything. You might need a vocal coach to help you discover your instrument or you might discover it yourself. And HA!, that's when technique comes in!! To some people, vocal techniques really makes them aware of what they never knew they had! I know some people who totally didn't know how to sing. Trust me, more like they were born totally blind! They used vocal techniques to learn everything about singing from the ground up and are now very decent singers (received their eye-sight). To others, it complements what they wish they had/could do. Though they claim I have a "naturally great tone", I decided to learn techniques because of these 2 (and yep only these 2) reasons: 1)Sing in the tenor range 2)Learn vocal distortion I have musician friends who growl and distort their voice effortlessly like what you here in the CVT audios and have no idea what curbing/neutral etc or any other CVT term is. In that way, I say they're more gifted in that aspect. These boil down to the genetics stuff and the influence of your environment. Just imagine, I have this annoying but cool talkative friend who is always shouting and making fun of others in college and dude pisse* me off because he can distort his voice at a B5. And it sounds super cool. And am like: "OMG people learn to do that!" It used to really discourage me! I remember, I had audio recordings on only his distortions, yep just listening to it and 'hating' on him lol jk. Sadly, I lost my phone and the recordings! Some people have a naturally Raspy tone, others learn to get a raspy tone when singing. No vocal technique taught me how to do a vocal run, I've been doing it since I knew myself lol so that means I'm talented in that field but I was shocked when I realized that people actually learn how to do vocal run when I purchased my first singing program! BTW: It's great to be talented but hardwork beats talent when talent is lazy
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    Technique Vs Talent

    right on point!
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    Where do you do your vocal exercises?

    It's not the fear of people criticizing the beauty of my voice. I mean for God's sake I'm exercising my voice so do I really CARE if you tell me afterwards that I didn't sound nice??? lol not really!! The main issue is, are you PISSING OF THE NEIGHBORS with your "MYEATT" and your It's the LAW AH (in Ken Tamplin's voice) :lol: That's when I start to get worried!:|
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    Open throat technique (having troubles)

    I now believe my main problem is coming from "wrong support". My throat always tighten up at an (A4) when I'm pressing hard on the diaphragm (supporting). This is because I learnt support by emulating the "going to the lavatory feeling" that people talked about. Sometimes (and I don't know how I achieve this) I'm able to support without the throat constrictors being activated and I hit that A4 note with ease. Any idea how I can activate diaphragmatic support without activating throat constrictors? Thanks
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    Open throat technique (having troubles)

    By the way I can't seem to do the exercises lightly. should I have the same feeling at the back of the throat whether I'm singing in a high chest (D5) or low chest voice(C3)? Then @geon, I'd like to know, where u ever able to do these exercises lightly without flipping into head voice? I do theses exercises quiet heavily and on top of that, almost always crack at an A4. I strongly believe I still have a problem with my support. People say that support is supposed to be like the "bathroom/lavatory feeling" but I find out that trying to emulate this feeling activates the constrictors too so that both the abdomen and the throat is tight (which defeats the purpose). So what I do is that, I still emulate this feeling then I take in deep exhales and makes so air is flowing freely true the throat just to get a feeling of how good support is. Is it enough support? This is a better recording. Please criticize guys ->
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    Open throat technique (having troubles)

    Tamplin, Greene and other vocal experts say that it creates more room and cause the anti-constrictor muscles to kick in hence releaving tension in the throat.
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    Open throat technique (having troubles)

    Okay that's good to know. I'll post a clean sample so you can hear all the flaws. Thanks
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    Open throat technique (having troubles)

    BTW I've read Ellen's beautiful post on OTT (http://singersvoice.wordpress.com/2013/06/13/open-throat-vocal-technique/). Very informative yet I'm still straining on a C#5. Support is ok
  12. Hey there guys. I understand how the OTT is supposed to work. But very weirdly, I'm still struggling because my throat seems to close by itself as I'm getting higher. I try as much as possible to even sing like I'm yawning and this is the best I've been able to produce 1) and 2) Any advice guys. And does it sound like I'm straining or it's okay?