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  1. I'd say I'm intermediate and above but I recognize it's importance anyway. What can be done to develop these new motor skills when you're in a niche? Sing in a different timbre? Try to sing differently in various ways?
  2. Thank you for your reply. What does TA engagement feel like to you, if you could describe it as subjectively as possible that would be great. To me it feels sort of like anchoring, like if there was a metaphor to describe it it would be anchoring because it feels like you're not letting go of that effort or tension but at the same time trying to make the vocalizations soft and easy in terms of effort. The thing is I can get a good solid tone that doesn't fatigue but it feels like a slightly narrow version of my voice and I feel like I could narrow more from the bottom up then from the middl
  3. Robert your confidence and speaking skills shine through in this webinar. Draven you did good too but Robert you really stole the cake on this one. I forgot that musculature support is a part of support and works in conjunction with breath support I'll be sure to keep that in mind when I'm practicing next time.
  4. I've gotten really good at pulling chest but I think for long term success I'll need to find a neutral position to sing in and eliminate strain. So my question for you guys is how do you make sure you can put in the right amount of effort to keep the breath flowing and not have the throat clinch up. What I've been doing to practice this is not pushing myself at all just trying to breathe and remain neutral and let the tone and the notes come, if they don't come I either go falsetto or change the note of the song I'm singing. I still feel like strain and reliance on the throat can creep in t
  5. I put this type of oscillation into my singing, while I sustain I repeat the initial vowel sound several times to give it this waiver. Example: http://vocaroo.com/i/s0zZQiyUrxfu
  6. idk guys I still count it as vibrato even though it only happens about 4 times in that long sustain. Another case study here skip to 4:39 and the line is "i'll always be just fi-i-i-i-ine" and it's repeated. I hear some vibrato in there similar to how it sounds from rector, I mean what else would it be when the sound is dropping in and out like that.
  7. I agree vibrato makes sustaining notes easier and sound better. Maybe I am just noticing normal human variation. I used to think sustain was sort of like a wave you rode almost like a slide now it's more of a lean in and relax into it feeling.
  8. the pitch doesn't change in pulse vibrato or maybe it does slightly. I definitely hear oscilations in his sustain, maybe a second set of ears could help us out and say what they hear. Oh and if you like him here's another on of his really awesome songs.
  9. you don't hear that on hauhauhuahuahart breaks you can hear slight oscilations in the volume of the pitch.
  10. My Es have a tipping point though, this will be helpful for higher notes Es
  11. This whole time I didn't know you were supposed to modify E back to ih
  12. Could you expand on what you mean by open horizontally but narrowed vertically. This is very helpful stuff.
  13. Listen to this song and skip to 1:06 on when a heaaaaaaaaart breaks you can hear the pulse vibrato. I used to try to sustain by clinching the note in place in my throat now I let the note resonate through my throat while I lean into it. It creates this type of pulse vibrato which is quite helpful cause it makes shakiness sound good although it needs to be balanced to work.
  14. Natural vibrato seems to me like pulse vibrato, I notice the pulsing in alot of singers singing.
  15. yeah I usually pull on alot of different inspirations from the music I listen to when I am spitballing lyrics and melodies. What I do is I think of the start of a tune in my head think of a couple words then start singing and see how it comes out and continue improvising as I go along. Like I said the biggest problem is the motion of the melody tends to descend because it take little effort to sing from high to low so my laziness ends up hindering my creativity
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