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  1. Hello guys! I need your help in diagnostics of what kind of sound is that: https://soundcloud.com/hewonders/wont-let-you-go Is it head voice? I don't have troubles singing that, but my friends keep telling me I sound like a gay if I sing that way well I must confess it doesn't soung like a man, but I can hit those notes easily! And If go "chest" my larynx tighten and nothing goes right! What am I supposed to do? How can I chest the sound and make it more manly? Thanks in advance
  2. My upper range is weak unless I lean heavily on my head voice but then I lose ALL my baritone chest sound. I've been told my chest voice sounds like Corey Taylor, but my upper voice sounds like Axel Rose. This isn't working.
  3. Hi Good folks in this forum. I am back after a gap. I have been busy with work and also on trying to improve my technique. So I wanted to take a break and post after I felt like I made progress.. I also had some issues with getting my credit card to work!!! IT was pointed to me last time around that the effort during my belting was very much obvious and it sounded strained. In my quest to fix this problem, I have gone back to drawing board(won't we all love to sing full sounding F4-C5 without strain:) ) and tried to address it in a way that works for me and here is the outcome. This was a single take, so there are a few pitchy spots. But please point out any flaws you here purely from a tonal quality. Thanks in advance to anyone who drops in a few words.. https://app.box.com/s/d59gku119z1a0qsv22ik5r29y5268uah
  4. This has always been the holy grail to me vocally. This version is a bit old and I would like to have remixed it but could only find the background track and this 2 track master. I was just getting a grip on this tune here and I can hear myself getting fatigued towards the end of the song. I am going to do an updated version soon since I found the background track. This is for you Jabroni https://app.box.com/s/qwgcoghu7tudz9bmvrgk728nocarpnqt
  5. Any feedbacks, comments, and advices are warmly welcomed. Never had singing lessons and I want to improve myself in singing. This is an improved version from the same post about a month ago. Enjoy!
  6. Can I practice mum and nays nays together or should I train seperately
  7. i have searched a lot to get vocal scales to practice but im not so sure about it so would u please suggest me some samples of these scales scales i need are double octave scale and 3 octave scale i would also like what a long scale i would like to get some samples so than i can play and practice thank you
  8. If you can, you will be able to use your voice, by design, and think on a parallel track and in synchronicity with your speaking or singing. Nevertheless, this is an invaluable skill to have. The fact is that the majority of people do not possess that skill, as they are simply out-of-balance and out of alignment. Some of them think long and hard before producing the speaking or singing sounds and thus, evidently, “missing the boat”. The others, opposite; they speak and sing without boarders and think, if at all, after the fact. It is especially crucial for those who have been undergoing a non-surgical voice repair ordeal. In fact, the above-described imbalance was also a contributing factor to their voice disorder in the first place. The human being who is, in fact, in balance, is most likely able to think and act on a parallel track, which means that his/her subconscious mind and conscious mind are aligned and thus, work on a parallel track with each other. The subconscious mind is responsible for the thinking and the conscious mind plays the role of the driving force. If they are in agreement with each other, the voice should come out as the outcome of the above equation. If the synchronicity between the subconscious and conscious mind is disrupted, the person will not be able to produce any sound upon design and will get stagnated with their thinking and no action, or with the action, which is not supported by any structural thinking. In this case, the singer most likely will be going out of tune and out of timing and, no doubts, sooner or later, will end up with some kind of voice disorder. The regular speaking person, who is very loud in an everyday basis, screaming and shouting at all given times and without boarders, also will end up with some kind of voice damage down the road. As these people have no understanding of any kind that their voice is also one of their organs and if abused, it will lose its functionality, just like a liver will give up its functions for the alcoholics. To conclude – The balance is everything, and so is the knowledge. Stop yelling and screaming before, during and after the voice repair work. Speak in moderation and be always on guard that the voice is a fragile human organ and could snap and become damaged at any given time. For singers - don’t push your voice to the extreme high or low notes without knowledge how to approach and access it. Please learn how to hear yourself thinking and act accordingly and timely.
  9. Hey guys, so in the last few months with the help of our very own sexy Swedish bastard Jens I've made a lot of progress in honing my vocal technique and even more excitedly, my falsetto register! In days before I had completely abandoned the M2 register thinking it was a useless party trick and that if you pulled chest long enough you'd start developing "Real head voice." Obviously, I'm a complete jackass for thinking that but my bro Jens luckily had the knowledge to convince me of the true nature of falsetto and how it was a necessary component to seriously train in balance with the entire voice. So, fast forward to last monday, in the middle of the night I came down with horrible stomach cramps and could not keep any food or liquid down. It turned out my intestines had become partially blocked due to previous complications of a major surgery I had in 2011. So, all of sudden here I am spending an entire night forcing myself to throw up to relieve the built up pressure from the blockage. For somewhere around seven hours I continuously spit my guts up in the most horrible way you could concerning vocal health. This went on for quite some time before I decided to call 911 on myself and get help. Upon entering the hospital with an already completely destroyed voice (Seriously, I had lost my voice more than I ever had before) they decided the best method of treatment would be to put a three inch plastic tube down my nose and into my stomach for a week. Unfortunately, not only was this tube as painful as it sounds but it was also made my throat 100% burning soar and prevented any chance of vocalizing. Now, the tube has just come out which is an AMAZING relief but as I try my first vocalizations since the incident I noticed my falsetto register is COMPLETELY gone. Before I came in, it was soaring, easy, quite pleasant and was just starting to pick up some nice twang potential thanks to Jen's great instruction. Now, my question to the vocal experts, what would be the best method of going about healing this as soon as possible? When it comes back will it be at square one again or will it return to the same strength it was before I had this vocal trauma? Has anyone else abused their voice before to the point where their falsetto register was lost completely? Thank you and god speed!!
  10. Hello everyone, I've been working through 4 Pillars in the past couple of day. One problem that I've always been faced with is breaking into a falsetto whenever I'm in my head voice, so I've been using 4 Pillars to try and work on that. I feel I've got a bit better lately, but I'm not sure. So here's my head voice, am I still falsetto-ing or is this a clearer, less breathy tone than falsetto?
  11. i am a complete beginner who started using singing for stars program by seth riggs what i did was that i did edge excercises before nays nays and mum mum so does that mean that edge excercises would be of no benefit to me i would like to know about how to nay nay nay properly should i do it everyday and how often how should i feel or what sensations should i have while doing nay nay nay how should a perfect nay nay be and should it stop doing after doing it perfectly and move on to mum mum
  12. Hey guys! Im just wondering does the following clip sounds like a full voice. I had a bit more time to practice lately (dont really have any time ussualy so im kinda not proggressing really good). NOTE: I can make this sound alot better and less airy and less shaky, BUT i wanted to share this one as this is what happens most of the time. Just wanted tips on what is wrong here. I know what to practice i have all that in Pillars but i dont know what im doing wrong! https://app.box.com/s/syjjny1vpzth1rpl06rb0oh10pc8arwl Thanks alot guys!!
  13. I have been asked about how I sang when I began training, I just found a rare jewel on one of my old hard drives. Behold: https://app.box.com/s/v3ts5y9mu4rygl2slvwrcju25u40ygjg Pure power This was when I was first exploring how my voice sounded on recordings, 15 years ago more or less. And I WAS going to show this to people but my MOM told me it was not a good idea. ahahahah
  14. What are the top things to remember when training narrowed vowels? Please share... I'll start. Here is my contribution. NARROWED VOWELSHow To Sing Narrowed Vowels & Their BenefitsThere are three kinds of vowels in singing; open vowels, middle vowels and narrowed vowels. As many students of singing of all levels of experience can tell you, when the lyrics of songs take the singer into narrowed vowels, the singing voice begins to become troublesome if they are not executed properly. In fact, the inability to sing narrowed vowels are one of the major reasons why the singing voice does not cooperate when singing, especially in the higher regions of the voice. Not only does the strength and skill to sing narrowed vowels serve the practical need to be able to articulate narrowed vowels in your lyrics, but, narrowed vowel training is also important resistance training work. When you train narrowed vowels, you strengthen the adductors and intrinsic musculature you need for a stable voice, a more modal sound color and belting. Putting it the point, narrowed vowel training is great for developing your belt voice capabilities. Therefore, narrowed vowel training gives you two primary benefits. When singing narrowed vowels, it is important that you lower the acoustic mass (overall energy). If you do not lower the acoustic mass of narrowed vowels, they will not be able to amplify and stabilize. Narrowed vowels with too much acoustic mass, causes constriction and/or instability of the vocal folds and your singing. Primary Benefits of Training Narrowed VowelsImproves the ability to articulate narrowed vowels in your lyrics when singing to make your diction easier to understand to the listener.The muscle strengthening and coordination from training narrowed vowels helps augment your belt voice training.Primary Narrowed Vowels When SingingNarrowed Edging VowelsNarrowed Neutral VowelsNarrowed Curbing VowelsVowels Follows by /r//i/ "ee" as in see /I/ "ih" as in sit/ɔ/ "aw" as in law/ʉ/ "oo" as in you /ɣ/ "ou" as in wouldWhen a vowel is followed by an /r/, it is called "r-controlled" vowels, or "r-colored" vowels. /ar/ sound as in car, guitar, Arthur /âr/ sound as in care, bear, mare, scare, aquarium /îr/ sound as in pier /ir/ sound as in turnip, spider, certificate, and beaver /or/ sound as in manor, observatory, author, brought, and orchard /er/ sound as in butter, cutter, and mother* These word samples are English language equivalent, but the same rules apply for other languages that make the same sounds. Three Points of NarrowingThe Singing Vowel / Sound ColorAll three acoustic modes have narrowed vowels as well as the vowels that are followed by /r/. The Vocal TractThe vocal tract, or physical space that is resonating your vowels literally narrows.The Acoustic MassThe mass of the phonation MUST lower or "narrow" metaphorically, in order to insure that the vowel will continue to amplify in the formant.
  15. ... not edited, never had singing lessons, recorded raw using Photo Booth app in Mac - Need your opinions Hello, I am doing a quick acoustical cover of Dancing On My Own by Robyn. I have never had any singing lessons, and this is NOT EDITED at all. I simply recorded it with Photo Booth app in my Macbook laptop while the backing track was played straight from Youtube. Please let me know what you think and what I can improve. I don't mind harsh comments at all. Thank you! The backing track was from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ueX2RjFSos
  16. Hi Folks, Here's a perfect example of a great (one of the absolute greatest) female rock vocalists being unduly critisized because she dared to defy convention. I'm sure many of you have seen this performance by Ann Wilson of the Star Spangled banner where instead of taking the traditional high note, in this case a C5# (the anticipated note) she shot up a fourth to F5# then added a little riff on the way down. It was daring but, she also has that capability. Those who know little about singing felt she was out of key, but clearly she was spot on. It easy to see how we as performers are at the mercy of audiences' preconceived expectations. The risk of deviating from the norm in her rendition cost her negative publicity exacerbated by the impact of social media. I.m.o., It's bad press she does not deserve. Your thoughts?
  17. Hi! I'm Anthony, I'm new!! This is a clip from an audition I did in 2009: https://vid.me/n8jg This is a recording I did last year: http://picosong.com/9CTE/ I've never had any training or really performed in front of anyone, other than karaoke and that audition from six years ago. I have massive stage fright, so it makes things really difficult for me. I'm not even really sure what my voice type is, or what genre would suit me. I've been told I'd be good for Broadway or opera. I'd like to get some feedback and see what I can do, musically. Thanks!! - Anthony
  18. Did this one today, this is a challenging song in many ways for me. I'm trying to use this song to strengthen headvoice and deepen the headvoice placement, relying more on CT muscle or whatever is going on (leaning into headvoice instead of chest), and letting the TA relax more. So easily this becomes shouting and full power, I try not to. Also trying to manage the abundance of words and consonants What do you guys think? https://app.box.com/s/q4gc9kj3g4avz46x1jpsm2titu3scrhp
  19. Just sang this today. What do you think? https://app.box.com/s/75h89q3s2sa5uxjnvld9z8rc5jfhzxzy -Ozzy
  20. I am curious about country vocal techniques and how they relate/differ to rock or pop techniques. Am I wrong in assuming that country vocalists tend to push the sound through their noses more than others? When I try to get that nasal sound, I often find that I take away some support. Chris Young and Randy Travis seem to accomplish the nasality without sacrificing support or power. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_LivzZkV2F8 How in the world do these guys do it?
  21. I recently had a breakthrough......It only took 40+years As a child and growing up I would imitate cartoon voices, High voices and Low voices.......For some dumb reason I never used them for singing, Except imitating those singers who already sound Cartoony ( Axl Rose, Brian Johnson). I guess I wanted my voice to sound cool or something, anything but cartoony. But when using some of the cartoon voices I could easily produce pitches pretty much anywhere in my range (on a spoken phrase)......I was playing with one of the Exercises in "Four Pillars of Singing" and Robert does tell you to Play with this particular one......I ended up in one of my "Cartoon Voice" configurations and there was no problem keeping the configuration through the passaggio (E4 to A4 range)........Here is the breakthrough........What causes these Cartoon Voices are an imbalance somewhere along the line...Too much compression......Too Much Twang.......Too much Larynx manipulation...... Too much lift of soft Palate.......Too much air......Or just not enough of something somewhere. SOME of these exercises are MEANT to over use some aspect or another of the Vocal package......WHILE TRAINING do not be thinking you are doing something wrong Because it sounds too cartoony.....What is making that Cartoony sound is what is being strengthened and it just may be the Week Point in your normal singing voice. I will give you One example...... Foghorn Leghorn....If you are having trouble Dampening your larynx (Dampening is slightly different than lowering) Imitate Foghorn Leghorn.
  22. Is full voice the same as chest voice or is it chest + head/mix? Let me use Paul McCartney (well known tenor as an example). Is he singing chest or head/mix here: https://youtu.be/ivW2Rkkj5gU?t=26 (the highest note he hits is B4)? What about here? https://youtu.be/Mi5ODY-vIzI (he hits G#4 at "through", which register is this?) In the same song he hits a B4 here https://youtu.be/Mi5ODY-vIzI?t=26 (is this chest voice?) I'm asking this because I'd ideally want to be this kind of a singer, but as of now (without any proper lessons) my chest voice limit is F4 which is very low and I'm not happy with that at all. I hear people sing notes like the G#4 in the video and I think "That doesn't sound so high, yeah I could do it" and then I can't hit it without going into nerdy head voice or falsetto. Incredibly frustrating. I'm doubtful that lessons can increase my chest voice range significantly (right?). I know the reasonable thing would be to work on my mix, but if Paul doesn't do it I'd feel like it was cheating. What are you thoughts on this? I appreciate your input, cheers.
  23. Before gigging, I like to warm up with two different types of exercises that I get from Eric Arceneaux's youtube videos and from Ron Anderson's Voixtek Lite App. I have been using these exercises for a few years now but suddenly, I am having trouble articulating certain sounds in them. 1) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lSOn-b3V6rQ So here is a "La-ga" exercise where the jaw is open, throat relaxed, and all articulation is supposed to come from the tongue. I cannot seem to articulate the "G" sound with the back of my throat anymore. I find that my best vocal performances follow warmups where I get a pronounced and powerful "ga" but its like I don't even have access to that part of my tongue and throat. 2) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lUQ8NFiZ4Uk In this one, the point is to make a "ng" sound with the air coming through the nose. I used to be able to do this with the sound coming from deeper in my throat but now I can't articulate the "ng" much less get the air to come through my nose. Its like the sound cant be sustained in the front of my throat if that makes sense. It is really airy. Any thoughts or advice would be much appreciated!
  24. Hi Folks, I have been working on my technique over the last weeks. For the first time in my life, I enrolled with a teacher. Since there is a paucity of good western classical teachers where I live, I decided to go to a Hindustani vocal coach(traditional Indian music). For the last two weeks, I only do scales with "Sa Re Ga Ma", which is Indian equivalent of "Do Re Me" My vocal warm up is entirely in the C3 to C4 region only. I do this in the mornings for an hour. I am frankly surprised at the results. Despite warming up only my chest voice I can feel tension free voice in my entire vocal range after that. I am able to lose weight and this has helped both my pitch accuracy as well as my bridging. Why is it that warm up in the chest voice frees up the voice in the entire vocal range? It seems to work for me, but I want to ensure that this is the right thing to do..
  25. Hey guys, I bought 2 new plugins from waves so thought I'd put a demo together. The majority of the song is on that nasty bridging spot between F4-Ab4. I know there's a lot of controversy surrounding the passagio/bridging but I believe you can completely push it back and eradicate it. Anyway... Have a listen.