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  1. Great, remember the crowd is by your side, its not there to judge you, they wanna have fun like you do. Even if you mess up nobody will remember the mistake, they will remember the general appearence, "The guy and the girl that sung really nice" they wont add "yes, and made a mistake in that song and one in the the other"... Remember that everybody messes up, even the greatest! Also i thnik its better to mess up and be more expressive and active on stage than be like a brick that sings spot on every note, i got a cd for that!
  2. Im not an expert but thats what i would do, after talking to your bandmates fails (they are supposed to help you but anyway) Protect your hearing and Have a proper soundcheck, play the loudest parts setup everything and Have the gain in your mic as high as possible, if its on a stand its fairly easy, if hold it and move around, you need to see at what positions it feedbacks and avoid them and Maybe use a compressor pedal to gain some power and to avoid getting over the limit and Good luck!
  3. Thanks a lot Owen, helpful as always and spot on. I had a feeling it wouldnt be correct but also sometimes "pain" is on the gain, not this time. Yes i feel this strain near my limits, if i concentrate i can produce light/weak clear sounds within the range without the strain but it is not that useable, especially in a live situation. If patience is the key, so be it... thanks
  4. I got really tired back neck muscles on a high head-whistle session i did, like i went to the gym only to workout these specific part of my neck. I needed 2-3 days to get back to "normal", it happens first time like that, also it might be a cold but in any case i am worried about their role in singing. I tried to notice when they come into play on my singing, that is after a#4 on mix and c5 on head i start to feel they engage. When i try to focus on the whistle register they are much more active with more power especially when i go higher near c6. Is it something i should worry about? Is it
  5. Walking is different from singing because it is the way humans are built and unless you have a condition anyone will walk either taught or not. Its not a skill with the meaning of a skill as singing is, driving, drawing etc... I guess nobody was told "Hey your walking is awful please stop walking..." or "Wow your walking is so nice, please walk some more so i can enjoy"!   Generally i agree with what you advised him ron but we all have gone through these steps, exept the lucky ones. Jameel just make a program about singing everyday or when you can and be constent to it, no matter what.
  6. Your voice has nice characteristics, everyone who is at a beginer level doesnt like his voice cause isnt used to it and because well... its his! Dont think about it, just practice and over time you will see results. Darius very nice post.
  7. If you make money from live shows or generally from music then i'd say to invest after you have tried one and it suits you.
  8. Considering the play in a loud volume, first of all protect your hearing so you can actually hear yourself in the future... not you but everyone in the band. You cant recover damage done to your ears and also you can get tinitus, a very annoying hiss/ringing that you wont be able to do anything about it. I would suggest softer playing (that way you can also work on dynamics, very important part!) or earplugs if they dont agree to play softer, battling decibels with a drummer and a guitarist, bad idea, you will lose voice or ears, or both! Learn to communicate as a band!
  9. I listened to both, this is a lot better and can be a lot better if you correct some easy things like the style you sing. For the next thing i say i am not quite sure but thats what i would do, try to avoid too much effects and show offs and sing right at the note like stacato, in a simple way, dont slide, you can slide as much you want later   There are so many good free videos out there that i dont believe you or anyone needs a voice training program BUT you have to filter out the information and that will take more time than lessons or a program.   Most usefull advice is what
  10. Agree with what Gneetap said and i think i hear high larynx at 18" and dampened larynx on the next few notes. Try to make a released natural sound and stabilise the vibrato on the held note. Also going thinner isnt a shame, it also adds to the atmosphere of the song instead full voice, chest-dragging, high-low larynx and etc. The simpler the better. Oh and by the way, very nice singing!
  11. Really good singing but i think it will be even better if you work on dynamics.
  12. Is it a bit trebly? Nice vocals though i think it sounded somewhat thin, maybe its the eq (?)
  13. JackCee, great video, amazing singer, he sounds the way i do singing 2 tones lower. I am very impressed and puzzled about HOW he managed to do this. Sometimes i start to believe again that it is also a matter of genes/, not only training.
  14. His way of not pushing this 'chesty' voice and just letting it cross over into a more heady voice as helped tremendously.     Totally agree, releasing is one of the best things.
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