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  1. Heres a video I did addressing how some vowels work better for others and vice versa.
  2. Hi there! It has been requested that I move the said article to the article posts page. Thank you!
  3. I had my first lesson with my new vocal teacher last Tuesday. She's excellent. I had several bad habits pointed out, like using the upper part of my diaphragm instead of the lower part, and not "letting go" on high notes. She implemented resonant tracking in the lesson (didn't call it that), and while instructing me on how to do it, I realized I wasn't quite doing it right the whole time. I was still pushing too much. So with, this feedback from a vocal coach, I have greatly freed my range and the general easiness of singing. I can go beyond C5 in a connected head voice (will post relatively soon). I have to admit I was gearing up for disappointment with the coach, but I have been greatly impressed thus far. Moral of the story: (good) vocal coaches help.
  4. I do and I think my voice is missing something because it doesn't have air pockets
  5. Hi everyone i wanna know my vocal register based on my colour (timbre, intensity, etc) i am bass? i am tenor? baritone? There is the link of the file (sorry for my english) https://soundcloud.com/fernando-salvatierra/listo
  6. Good morning Ray, thanks for randomly playing on my shuffle this morning as I drove into the studio. Keeping it real, and reminding me why the hell I started doing this...
  7. After returning to college, I have found that I sound good. My tone has improved in such a drastic way that I am shocked. And it now feels so much more fluid and easy. See my progress thread for reference.
  8. I'm trying out for one in a couple of days. Even if I get accepted, I doubt I'll join, because I don't think I'd enjoy singing pop crap.
  9. I am going to be singing at local clubs. Most of the songs on my list are from 80s and before although I do have a few from Rob Thomas, 3 Doors Down, The people in my area are more into Country but I cannot handle hearing too much of that at one time, let alone singing it all night.................. Any suggestions for what you would not mind hearing while drinking a beer or hooking up with that someone special? Or just sitting by yourself trying to get up the courage to approach that someone special? Anything Acoustic flavored from 2000 on will work. Thanks..............
  10. I doubt that this has anything to do with training the voice but there is the possibility. I am a small skinny guy 130 pounds tops all my life. I have not been training aggressively but using more support more twang and cord closure. The issue is this, I have noticed that the soft tissue around my neck is swollen, also under my armpits. Normally my armpits are concave and there was a dip between the collar bones and sides of my neck. These areas are now puffy and convex. Earlier in life while working out with shoulder shrugs(holding weights) and other exercises meant to strengthen the neck and shoulder muscles this also happened. That was expected and looked for. Can just using more aggressive singing and stronger support cause these issues?
  11. I have seen threads about "the dreaded A4" etc....so I assume it is a well known and common sticking point with well known solutions etc What about the f5-F#5 area? is that any type of "traditional" sticking point? I ask because im hitting a pretty solid wall around that point. IIRC when I first started I could falsetto up around there. Well now I can do a nice connected siren up to around f#5 but thats it...brick wall there lol. I know there is a bridge in that area somewhere, I feel a certain change somewhere around B4 so I assume I have a bridge in that general area. So starting about 3 weeks ago I was able to begin sirening cleanly through that bridge and now I can pretty much take ANY vowel and siren from down low up to right at f5-f#5 without any hiccups or flips etc. Or I can also onset at that high note and bring the note all the way down connected for a vague reference, here is a nice sustained F#5 (1:14, 2:20 etc). This is not a super strong or super twangy note, if anything its pretty light because i was trying to hit it light so I could hold it at a steady level. https://app.box.com/s/57e8hsloikcjn78se2shpt09wz9y1lk4 So that was a decent sustained note on "you" at f#5. The note wasnt super strong, for one reason because I had to hold that one breath etc but also because im simply topped out right there. BUT THATS IT! right now I cant even really squeak any higher lol. So I dont think that would necessarily be a "bridge"....since there is no note to bridge to. Seems more like I just run out of strength right there. Essentially I have been training long sirens almost exclusively, low to high, high to low, just working to smooth out the passagios etc. for me to go higher, is it just a matter now of spending quality time building strength around the d5,d#5,e5 area in order to be able to push on higher up? I havent really worked those notes THAT much, although when i do my sirens from high to low I often onset strongly on those high notes and hold and vibrato them before coming down and when I do supported sirens up I sometimes stop and vibrato that top note (which gets really twangy/ducky) What specific muscles are we talking about here? I feel that I am a fairly strong twanger....if anything I seem to get a bit ducky up high. What about specific onsets....A&R and C&R maybe? What about whistle, should I work on that a bit to at least start getting some squeaks up high? lol pretty sure David C topped out around this nice live A5. In my mind I have a goal of something like a nice Mark Boals C6. Any ideas? thanks, JJ
  12. playing between the 4th and 5th rd of this fight. Sounds like Chaka Khan doing metal lol. any ideas?
  13. Hi guys, I know the question title seems to hold the easiest answer, but bear with me, please. When I manage to find time to practice, I usually do both lip bubbles and tongue trills as part of my warm up, starting a bit lower in my range (chest voice) and going through my bridge to my head voice, always keeping the resonance in my head. What I noticed is I have a much harder time bridging when I'm doing tongue trills because my folds usually come apart many times, even after I'm warmed up, if I don't pay attention. So, I was wondering why this happens to me , and if it is common with other people too. Cheers
  14. So ive worked my headvoice quite a bit over the last several months. Its responded nicely and my upper range has opened up quite a bit. Time to work some belting now. I find that when I want to sing loud in headvoice its not too hard to do, I can get a nice cutting tone etc...but when i try to really go for it in chest voice or maybe right in the bridge, it gets a little constricted, maybe a little muffy. i cant quite make the note as "big" as I want it to be. of course i also know that I simply havent trained that aspect very much...but im gearing up for it now of course, I have seen about 2 dozen definitions of belting etc. I am going to post up 4 examples of singing styles that I like and want to emulate. Would all of these be considered "belting"? (also testing the forum to see if the post eating bug has cleared up lol) are these all clearly belting, or are some just good strong headvoice? of those, David Lee tends to be more chesty. Im realizing lately that dude was a monster singer
  15. Thought some of you might dig this and may have never heard of it. Came out in '96. Essentially Yngwie covered songs he said inspired him as a youth. Personally I dig the guitar playing even though its very self indulgent. I'll take it over "all about dat bass" anyday. Some pretty good singing IMO Singers are Jeff Scott Soto, Mark Boals, and Joe Lynn Turner (and Yngwie on track 4, lol. He does all the lead singing on his latest album) I list the singers in parentheses 1. Carry On Wayward Son (Soto) 2. Pictures of Home (JLT) 3. Gates of Babylon (Soto) 4. Manic Depression (Yngwie) 5. In The Dead of Night (Boals) 6. Mistreated (Soto) 7. The Sails of Charon (Boals) 8. Demon's Eye (JLT) 9. Anthem (Boals) 10. Child In Time (Boals) 11. Spanish Castle Magic (JLT) (Bonus track on Japanese release)
  16. This song has long confounded me. It hangs around the first and second passaggios, going from E4 to A#4 in the first line. Right now, I can sing this in full voice if I sing it in a lowered 5th interval, but that's obviously not ideal. Would falsetto or a light mass phonation be better to replicate this kind of sound?
  17. Hello, to sum it up the title says it all. I am a lyric baritone with a range of G2-A4 (including chest and head voice but not falsetto). Is this the limit of my range or is it possible for me to continue increasing my range? Also an extra question here, I came across a few posts mentioning about increasing high notes through mixed voice. Is pure head voice able to hit higher than mixed voice or can the latter hit higher notes?
  18. Rob Halford, 65 today. Super iconic singer some songs and vids I grew up on This one also happens to have a "model" guitar solo Insane vocals
  19. Today when practicing I came across a visualization that improved my head voice. I imagined (and possibly felt) my jaws coming closer together on the higher notes. I was able to reach high C with this technique. Anyone one else have a visualization similar to this one that works?
  20. Here's my backstory.. So my chest voice usually is much stronger than my head voice. I can easily hit a middle C in chest voice and can usually peak at about an A or a Bb above. I want to be able to sing..say a G4 in chest voice, but also be able to sing a G4 in a strong head voice as well at times like when my chest voice is worn out, ya know?. The is problem is is that when I try to build my head voice (which is usually an extremely slow process filled with lots of awkward sounds and vocal fry noises) my chest voice weakens immensely. One day after doing head voice exercises, my chest voice would only go up to about an F3 comfortably and I could only belt to about a D4 but it had no resonance, was not comfortable, and the sound just didn't go anywhere. Very flat, dull, and stale sounding chest voice but yes my head voice was much stronger. On the other hand when I build my chest voice power, my head voice almost completely vanishes. On days where my chest voice easily hits bright resonant middle C's and goes way up to A's, my head voice will be REALLY thin and is usually really hard to control. Many times, on days when my chest voice is strong, it'll be really difficult to initiate head voice tones. Lots of times I'll just get vocal fry before my vocal cords compress into a thin, wimpy, bratty, annoying sounding head voice. So with that said, I came here to ask for help and understanding of my problem so I can fix it. I just want my head voice and chest voice to be equally strong and for me to able to use the two voices interchangeably. Please help thanks.
  21. I just got confused by this https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tenor. It basically says that tenor is one of the highest male voice types. So that means that the highest is countertenor? But I thought tenor and countertenor has the same range. And the difference is, tenors are singers who sing more in a male range, while countertenors sing more in a female range. It also says that C5 is the tenor high C. But I remember reading somewhere that C6 is the tenor high C. So I'm confused. And I also know that Wikipedia can sometimes be wrong, because anyone can just go on there and write stuff. So I'll just ask this question here. Idk what tag I should put this in, because I have very little singing and voice knowledge, and Idk what a bunch of those tags mean. So I just put it in chest, head, and mixed voice. Because this question includes those stuff
  22. I've been able to sing in a much fuller sounding voice in higher notes (let's say D4 and above?). I think that what I'm doing is more mix than belting. When a high note, let's say an A4, comes out full I'm sometimes surprised with the result while I sing. It's not a fun: "wow, I sound so full in high notes!" but more like "it came out very full compared to what I was expecting, am I off-key?". Usually - the answer is "no". However, when singing, this moment of doubt is problematic and might cause mistakes in the next notes. Anyone ever encountered something like this? ideas on how to deal with it? I'm trying to sing quite a lot to get used to my high register but I didn't manage to enirely resolve this (crazy?) problem...
  23. As I have begun to really develop my head voice, I've noticed and been told by others that it is extremely loud. As ronws said, it has "volume that could crack a mountain." Now, I don't think this is a bad thing, as I want to do rock vocals, but could this be a problem in any situations? My mother has said that it's so loud that it's unpleasant to listen to.
  24. When I sing in head voice, sometimes my voice will make two notes at the same time and I don't know why. Btw, I sound very bad in the recording because I have absolutely no head voice control so please understand I don't usually sing this bad. lol. But what exactly is causing the phenomenon? Recording: http://vocaroo.com/i/s0Adwm0BShgq
  25. A couple of days ago, I finally got the coordination down for stable head tones, but I haven't been able to recreate that sensation again. Has anyone else had this kind of problem with their training, and are there methods to pinpoint what I'm doing right and remember how to do it?