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  1. https://www.npr.org/2021/01/25/960299623/voice-author-explores-accents-language-and-what-makes-a-tone-sexy
  2. ok Felipe, I'm a tad confused. just for clarity; even though Johnson has got to be one of the most distorted high range voice (maybe the acdc main melodies don't require multiple high notes yet, I know he gets deeper than I can on the head voice pinnacle. I can't sing notes above D5 with good closure). . . . maybe G's&R's songs have more deep head voice main melody notes (?) not to mention the grit/distortion switch doesn't have an off position for Brian! So I would guess you are referring to "overall" vocal demand being more "aggressive" as in, more upper connected head voi
  3. really? hmmm. Everything I heard (video) of his acdc performances I thought were pretty good. Maybe I just missed the footage you've seen. I don't follow G's&R's so.... anyway, the weak falsettoish singing is just lame.
  4. He's been called the "greatest rock and roll singer of all time!" Some people agree, some don't. What's' new right? Personally he's not in my fav singer list. What I will say about Axl is, he has seemingly done very well maintaining his vocal health for the extreme style singing he does. His stint with AC/DC was impressive for sure! This is why I found this video interesting. Axl is not singing in full voice on all the high notes in this performance. He's using a semi-falsetto tone. Singers might do this for 2 reasons (I can think of), 1- They lost that region of their voice fr
  5. Hi Mallory, I only listened to the Manson video. First, I would ask you if you know what "Fry" vocal or pulse register is? If not, check out the Draven Grey video I've linked here. First, I would not consider the Manson example "screaming." It's more of a singing with grit. A very scratchy texture with just a bit of true tone underneath. One of several key coordinations you will need to master in this style of singing to avoid vocal damage is, "fry" vocal, or pulse register sounds. You will utilize "fry" vocal to layer over the pitch of your vocalization. It doesn't hurt, and c
  6. Thanks James! It was good to see the Seth Riggs interview! I was coached by two of his teachers right around 8 years prior to when this interview was filmed. Interesting to see how my coaches were even similar in their coaching style/mannerisms. Learned so much from those guys!! Great techniques!
  7. Yes, I recall hearing about that method also. "Association" is the key here as there are likely differences from one system to another as to exactly what those associations are, i.e. this guy with the "tone generator" has one set of color to tone associations, Robert Lunte's system uses another set. I don't recall if he spoke on how the color associations were chosen for the system he's using however, the 4 Pillars is a simple logic of more cutting and edgy suggests warmth, more energy, so red is a "rational" choice, just as blue is for curbing/rounded phonations, yes? So regarding imp
  8. I heard this on the radio and thought I should post it here! I really enjoyed them! Both talks touch on related aspects of vocal training, vocal science, and vocal "ideology." Hearing Color https://ideas.ted.com/the-sound-of-color-neil-harbissons-talk-visualized/ Synthetic Voices https://www.ted.com/talks/rupal_patel_synthetic_voices_as_unique_as_fingerprints?utm_campaign=tedspread&utm_medium=referral&utm_source=tedcomshare
  9. Draven, Super insightful instruction! I couldn't help but notice that when he described the "lean" of those he knew who chose the "sternal notch," as a target of their lean, this whole approach to the breath seems like another means to configuring the larynx for cry mode. If I think of a cry mode onset, this workflow he's described is essentially the same yet, he's placed the focus on the breath control for achieving less tension. Seems like a potential double edged sword technique - cry configuration and effective appoggio. If you're configuring for cry mode (when aren't you, right?),
  10. I decided to run a little experiment and (for the first time in my life) analyze exactly what notes comprise the M1, M2, and what I'll call M3 regions of my vocal track. Just for fun, and to share with some of my fellow voice geeks here. Even though I received effective vocal coaching, it was a long time ago when popular vocal teachers did not bother explaining or analyzing anything unless you were willing to sit there and pay $80/hr. to chat (never happened for me). As a result, I never paid too much attention to notes and my "range." I would always reference songs my vocal hero's were
  11. I like Mdew's observation because this is a challenge that is potentially compounded by subtle, often overlooked issues. As Mdew suggests, as long as the speed of the articulation and scale are not increasing your student's "work load," in singing in pitch, then you can continue with the checklist of troubleshooting. I do agree, a slower speed always increases confidence for more rapid, and difficult performance standards. True with any other musical instrument as well of course. Vowel Modification: Further discussion regarding vowels being sung becomes relevant by virtue of th
  12. The lift up pull back exercise described in this video will train the constricting muscles causing her "abrupt" transition to relax, then more strength can gradually be added in until the transition is seamless. This process for most people, requires weeks of training to tame the constrictors. Then adding in more connection would be "strength training exercises, a sample of which the last video illustrates. This summarizes a potentially more customized approach you might advise for her. I curious, what is your vocal coaching experience ? Did you study voice in college or through a mentor
  13. hey sp3c....., I forgot that the review my singing cost's like $10 in here. Either Draven or Robert (there may even be others now - coaches) will review your material and refute or confirm the advice I gave you. Plus answer any further questions you may have.
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