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  1. I would say that talking about fach just confuses people in the beginning? Beginners need to find out their natural voices and what they are good at and not so good at. On certain forums you find beginners who ask if they are a dramatic tenor or some kind of baritone. To me this is not very helpful at all. It takes time to find out who you are when it comes to the voice. In my case I am a higher tenor. My teachers says that I am a tenor1. All we beginners need to know is bassically what range we have and how we need to train our voices. You really only know your fach when you have practiced
  2. How do you singers do retrieval practice? It seems to me that this must be done acapella. At a lesson we bassically only sing with accompaniment. I find that I have never been tought how retrieval pratice works for singers. What are your tips? I find that amateur singers who are ok at singing have sung acapella without even thinking about doing it as an exercise.
  3. Isnt it much easier to sing above your speaking range? I find that when I use support from the diaphragm when singing with power I feel like I am drawn higher. Some teachers, including mine, says that for higher notes it is important to think "down". I like this a lot. I really feel like support forces me up. When I hum a note with support i often end up on F#3 which is really my highest speaking pitch (if just talking normally). I use classical singing rather than pop singing. My power is above the speaking range. I feel like there is a mechanism in singing that forces my up to the higher not
  4. As tenors what pitch do you like to use for the recitation tone (used in eg church music or other kinds of music)?
  5. Why do so many vocal teachers believe in the hiss exercice instead of breathing exercices using weights on the stomach? i actually went to an opera Singer who told me to lie down on the sofa while he put a weight on my stomach. He said this is way better than the hiss exercise. I think he is into something. I actually use a 5 kg weight at home. What do you think?
  6. I am a person who dont easily understand how other People experience stuff so please be very concrete with me. Some talk about passagio (bridge in English?). I see different bridges in my voice. I need help with what the correct terminology would be. I have my speaking voice around D#3/E3. When I go lower to Bb2 I go to my lower voice (bellow speaking voice). There is a bridge between those. If I go higher to G3 I go above the speaking voice. There is a bridge between those. If I go even higher to D4 there is Another bridge. Then at F#4 there is another bridge. The at G#4 there is yet another
  7. I talked with a director of a Gregorian schola who said that they would even sing as low as A2 (must be great for the baritones but not for me). I want to sing with them since this is music I like a lot. According to one vocal teacher, with whom I agree, the best key for Silent night, when I sing, is C. That high F4 works ok but I shouldn't sing low notes. Did/do the great tenors have any problems with A2? Gregorian chant seems kind of too low for me if A2 is a must. I would even choose higher keys then what is found in hymnals. I disslike singing low notes. When a teacher tells you tha
  8. It's kinda nice if you have drums included. Drums have helped me much more than any metronome or being without them. Or you could play rhythm on the guitar.
  9. Well, if got it right certain kinda singing is more natural. I can't imagine Hank Williams having learned his yodel feeling from formal teacher. But he did have a mentor. But he might have sung solfege in hi church. One vocal style which I find weird is the style used by guys like Jussi Björling. When he sings O helga natt it sounds bit too much. Country music would have sounded more natural, ie if Waylon Jennings would have sung it. I guess classical singing can be unatural sounding to me and many others. Are people here saying that country is more natural and nearer how we
  10. Somehow I got the feeling that you are a rock singer who likes the Highwaymen. I am no authority on the subject but that's what I heard. But yes you can sing. Yarl you say...then what about twang? Let's be practical here: how can a vo al coach help me sing songs like this one? You say one must simply just sing them and vocal exercices are unecassary when learning this kinda (or maybe I missunderstood you).
  11. Yes that the hiss! Have you ever tried yourself or heard students doing hiss and warmups when doing their daily stuff like making breakfast or something simmilar? Isn't that really the nice thing about singing: you can practice while doing other stuff or is this a no no? I think it can help a lot.
  12. Hi! I would find it interesting to know how you deal with your; so called, warmup exercices. Personally, mine are eg. breathing (mostly just the hiss exercise), lip trills, vowels. They are of course, also more than just warmups as I use them for learning intervals and so on. I've tried the hiss exercice while preparing tea in the morning but...the more physical things I do the shorter my hiss become but on the other hand you sometimes play an instrument and sing which is physical. Might be difficult to get the right body position when being in the kitchen. People, on the other
  13. So you can sing that low octave Johnny Cash used for I walk the line. One octave lower than most guys can sing. Is this really easy? Why not upload a sobg and give us an example of your Johnny Cash voice? I don't trust you untill you prove it
  14. You just can't mention Sia without thinking of ice cream. Anyway, Freddie Mercury lost his voice mostly during his later years when performing live. I guess the voice can get hurt later in life even if you don't feel it now. I'm not sure this is due to not taking formal lessons as many don't kill their voices like Freddie.
  15. Hi! Can you tell me how people like Muddy Waters or Johnny Cash could learn how to sing without formal lessons? What kind of special informal thing helped them? When I watch documentaries it's like they just did it and it was extremely easy for then but I don't think that's really the truth.
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