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  1. I feel like when singing clean all I have is my support and my vocal fold compression to keep things in balance, but with distortion it's like a lid on top of my wind pipes that won't let me sing without strong support, and it's really hard to overblow because the support has to be so good to get any sound at all
  2. No you can become great in just a few years... and 20 is very young. You could easily be a pop star at 25. And for any other genre besides mainstream pop I don't think people care if you're 20 or 50
  3. So today I figured out how to do false fold distortion on top of my singing voice. What surprised me is that it feels almost easier than singing clean! It actually felt like a warm up and singing clean was easier afterwards! A lot of support work. I have this idea, is false fold distortion (overlay) not a semi-occluded phonation? A supra-glottic resistance which would take pressure OFF the voice in the same way a lip trill would?
  4. It's not that easy to cause permanent damage. Sleep well and enough, stay hydrated, use vocal technique and if your voice is hoarse or fatigued try and not sing and scale back on voice use. Don't get paranoid over vocal health, but respect it I'm gonna go ahead and guess that these famous singers who hemorrage etc do so because they are forced to sing concerts back to back on already fatigued vocal folds. This may be due to poor sleep, alcohol, drugs or poor technique and plain bad vocal hygiene
  5. I can add that figuring out upper chest is the first step, actually singing b3-d#4 and maybe e4 correctly is not something that people talk about a lot but for me I had to learn how to sing these notes first and then mix. It’s actually quite common to not have a well functioning upper chest I an helping two of my friends sing and they both struggle past b3 like I did
  6. 24. At 20 you have a lot of time to figure it out and it really doesn’t have to take years at all if you get the right instruction. Of course getting world-class is gonna take everyone years
  7. When I started singing I struggled past C4 and could only sing it very loudly like a shout, and I could push my voice to F4 with a lot of strain and G4 it would sound choked. So realistically I couldn’t really ”sing” past C4 that well. Now I can belt a strong C5 in chest, and mix range is about the same (strong chesty mix). And then a headier mix (still sounds chesty) I have taken up past C5 but I don’t really master it yet but it goes beyond E5. It took me way longer than it should have to figure it out partially because of misguided advice that kept me spinning my wheels for like 2 years. And I’m also a baritone. trust me it can be done but it can be really tricky to learn to do something that you can’t do at all, like wiggling your ears where do you start? I figured it out by using CVT and finding the ”curbing” mode. I learned how to keep my vocal folds together as I go up in pitch. watch this
  8. You need to get out of hopelessness and find a good singing teacher. If you really want to figure it out it can be done, there is a way. I strugglef A LOT to get high notes (trust me I felt bad about it for very long) but ultimately I did figure it out because I never gave up
  9. No you couldn’t. That’s my point, technique is the same
  10. Man there is no tenor or baritone range. If you can’t sing a D4 then you would suck equally as a tenor, maybe at D#4. Plenty of tenors can’t sing high it’s a matter of skill.
  11. Hey guys, As I practise singing in the high range I notice support values escalate a lot towards C5. Then at C#5 I feel like I let go of something and there is a slight shift in timbre and a dip in support value, kind of like a second passaggio. But it still sounds good. Do you guys experience this?
  12. Yeah but the thing is sometimes I can "warm up" and be at my best in like one or two minutes. Sometimes not that fast. There is a short improvement in the firing of nerve cells after repeating a motion which may be why our voices feel best after vocalizing for 15 minutes. Also it seems like the vocal folds may carry fluid or something and vibrate more easily after some vocalizing. I also know a lot of good singers that don't really warm up either, so who knows really I usually like to make some sounds to coordinate the voice at first, but not really for that long all the time
  13. Actually I think a better analogy for singing is dancing rather than running. Running is just about being the fastest, and it's not like singing is about belting the highest note and then that's it. It's movement, coordination, endurance, grace all combined. It doesn't take special genetics to be an amazing dancer, it takes skill and some form of sensitivity to what is graceful and bodycontrol.
  14. This stuff is real, locking up with nerves. You really have to be able to relax and sing and not worry about volume or who is listening or it doesn't work also on the topic of recording yourself I've been recording myself on my phone and listening back and it's not optimal because I have a real nice mic and it captures the sound better, the phone cuts off a lot of treble frequencies. I've had this delusion that I have this massive voice (probably because I've been speaking down in my throat all my life and been told I have a deep voice) but now that I am more skilled it sounds like my voice sits between bari/tenor weight actually. I'll get some clips up soon
  15. How high can you sing now? What's the problem? Do you have any clips?