MDEW

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  1. I don't see why it would not be part of a warm up. All athletes stretch their muscles as part of the warm up. They also stretch as part of the warm down.
  2. Yawn. I am not writing that because your post is boring, but because that is the answer. Your voice sounds the way it does in the morning because it is relaxed. Throughout the day speaking and other stresses cause the muscles to tighten up. Later in the day when you are not stressed so much and you start to get tired......you start yawning. Yawning stretches the vocal cords and relaxes them and the muscles around your neck..
  3. There is nothing you are doing that is "wrong". What you need to be doing is to recognize the difference between "Tense" and "relaxed". We hold tensions daily that we are not aware of. Becoming aware of them helps to release the tension. Releasing tension is not a matter just commanding the tension to go away.
  4. The science is cool but not practical when training individual voices. The muscles involved cannot be directly controlled. They are controlled by adjusting the sounds produced and the sympathetic vibrations felt in the head and body. The training routines are not about finding a cool sound but is for strengthening individual muscles so that when you sing they are strong enough to adjust and work together without involving other muscles that are connected to the singing muscles but have an adverse effect when activated while singing.
  5. This is the program arranged by Robert Lunte the founder of this forum. Yes it is a good program and will help you achieve your singing goals. As with any program YOU are the one who has to do the work and the training. This program will teach YOU how to TRAIN YOUR voice. The reason for the Capital letters is to make you understand that YOU are responsible for whether the program works or not. The voice is built by using it properly.
  6. You do not HAVE to sound like a woman when using falsetto. That is just the easiest way to describe HOW to produce falsetto. The configuration of the vocal folds is only one aspect of making sound.
  7. Hey Elvis, Welcome to the forum. Falsetto (the word) is something that means different things to different people even in the professional singing community. Basically falsetto is the "Sound" and "Configuration that produces it" made by a man who is pretending to sound like a woman. The technical configuration is that the 2 vocal folds are not making contact when vibrating as in normal speech and the vocal folds are "Thinned" out. The BEEGEE's are the most common example of someone singing in "Falsetto". Another example of "Falsetto" is the sound of "Mickey Mouse". If you are familiar with Cartoon Characters, A voice to compare Mickey to is "Sponge Bob Square Pants" who has an "Edge" or Sharpness to the sound (because of the vocal folds making contact) compared to "Mickey Mouse" who has a Hollow Flutey sound (Because the vocal folds are NOT making contact).
  8. I kind of wish people would make up their minds about how to sing certain songs. Is it Chest voice that is pushed and supported or Mixed voice or supported falsetto with rasp. Even vocal scientists cannot tell you HOW a certain singer is getting his sound. And how YOU would or could get a similar sound depends on your level of training and how you create your own sound when singing. I would not worry about Ed's particular rasp, that could just be from a certain characteristic of HIS vocal cords. Sing like you sing. Listen to yourself often and change what does not sound to your liking. You may find that your own voice has characteristics that Ed would be jealous of down the line.....
  9. No one hears themselves the same "in their head" as they do when listening to a recording. Record yourself listen to it, note the faults, readjust and rerecord. Repeat, rinse, repeat........ If you record using headphones, that can also "change' what you hear in your head as opposed to what is coming out of your mouth. Some people end up singing flat when using head phones. Any way the answer is to practice, record often and readjust until the ear and muscle memory are retrained.
  10. If you are just learning to sing.....do not worry about the "Sound" at this point. Learn to match the pitch. Just work in the middle range(speaking range) for now. What you are doing is getting your ears to "Hear" and recognize when you are matching a pitch and when you are OFF Pitch.
  11. I lost my internet so I have not seen this until now and I have not listened to it. That does not matter. What does matter is that you are undertaking a project and putting thought and focus on the outcome. This in itself will lead to progress. When someone sings a "Cover" of a song or "Covers" a song it is not necessary to sound just like who ever was the last big named singer who also "Covered" this song. As a matter of fact, one thing to do is to listen to others who have "Covered" the song and notice the Differences and not the similarities. This should help break the idea that one has to "Sound" like another when presenting a "Cover" of a song. Most of the songs that I play I learned before I payed attention to the originals. Usually I would find a book with the song and see the chord progression and go from there. Maybe later I would listen to AN original and readjust my approach but I would still keep my own inflections. For better or worse it is Me singing and expressing my own interpretation of what the words mean to me. Good luck. I hope to be able to listen to your version soon.
  12. I think what you are asking about is called Melisma, some may call it a run. Basically singing a group of notes to one syllable. You can Ride the vibrato or you can stop the flow of air between notes while rising and falling in pitch. Just as anything it takes practice. Start by finding the pitch of each note or the Melody of the run you would use and start slow, then get faster when you are confident of the notes/pitches in this small melody.
  13. For the synthetic voice conversion....that should have been easy years ago. All you have to do is map the spectrum of the "patients" voice for the source and use the appropriate gender and age group from a list of actors and actresses for the filter. That is already done now in singing. It is kind of flip flopped though....You sing and the voice comes out as your favorite singer. Now that I think about it, years ago you could record your voice saying Ah or OH on an electric piano or synthesizer and play your voice on the keys. prosody(emotional expression) is cadence, volume and meter. speech would be a mixture of pitch, volume and a type of morse code.
  14. Now I have watched the videos. My first thought is that a lot of people believe that "Perfect" pitch cannot be learned. Even though this man had a computer chip implanted in his brain that converted Color to Sound, he had to first Learn that a certain pitch represented a certain color. If it is not possible to recognize and retain the difference between one pitch and another then this would never work to begin with. He even had to use his own impressions of the pitches and tones to imagine ideas of "Warmth" "Beauty" "texture" and so forth to imagine "Pictures" made by the different sounds. Not only that but then he started to "See" different pictures made by the frequencies of Sounds in his environment. A bird whistling a G# and a Motorcycle idling at a similar frequency would still give him an impression of the same color group.
  15. I did not watch the videos yet but I did look over the written description on the website for "The sound of Color". Assigning a sound to a color is in line with using the opposite to teach yourself perfect pitch from years ago. I think it was Keven Burg? Any way the idea was to associate a Color to a given pitch. The color was not a set in stone association for all people but each individual would choose which color best represented a specific pitch. Associate one pitch at a time and learn to recognize the pitch by similar attributes between the two. For Example, maybe F# is Bold and vivid to you and you sense the same thing with the color RED. Perhaps Ab always sounds Muddy and Dull, so maybe that would make you think of Brown. To be honest it is just another way for you to pay closer attention to sounds and frequencies and to notice slight differences or characteristics between them. Granted it is not the same as having a chip implanted in your head that when you hear F# you would actually SEE red, but the Pitch can still be visualized in your mind when you hear it.