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  1. Hello! Just joined the forum! Great to see a thriving community! I am a beginner singer! I had around about 5 lessons late last year but had to stop them because of prices. Im hoping someone can listen to me sing the last chorus in Adele's hometown glory! I am really struggling with the falsetto notes. Im not sure if they're in tune or sound fitting with the rest!? Please bare in mind; I could not sing a note in tune before lessons!!! Also, this was recorded on my mobile so I apologise for the quality. It is acapella as well. I get really conscious when singing along to music. I know you can't judge me properly with acapella, but is it listenable? If it sounds ok, I'll repost with music. It isn't in the original key also, that is too low for me. Thanks for your time!
  2. Readers of my posts know that Freddie Mercury is my favorite singer. I have always wanted to sing Queen songs(even if I don't do a great job of them :)) I have done a couple of takes of this very song with mixed, mostly average results. I am confident enough in my singing and my technique to post an update. Please comment specifically if possible on the belting/aggressive portions of the song. Also to me the chorus sounds a bit too sharp(piercing to listen to and not in a good way). Not sure if this is a singing technique issue or an error in mixing(or both). https://app.box.com/s/59r4g7q8tptndur6odplhf4layn69exc
  3. For me it was weak C8 in whistle register.In full voice(If we can call that full voice) screamy strained Eb6 with touch to E6.The lowest I ever measured was E1 in fry day after 10 beers.
  4. Hey guys, started another take on yet another song. comments/critiques/pointers will be appreciated Thanks. You Know You're Right. http://www.reverbnation.com/grungemaniac1/songs
  5. Lately, we are hearing more and more about people’s vocal tragediesSome of them have been suffering for years with the loss of their regular voice, speaking and/or singing. Majority of them went to all kinds of doctors and specialists and have been diagnosed with all kinds of health problems related or, most of the times, not related to their vocal performance. The loss of their original speaking and/or singing voice had been blamed on all kinds of the person’s internal health. Yes, granted some of the internal health problems may be related to the quality of the voice. For example: If the person practicing an unhealthy diet i.e. consumes a lot of dairy products, that person most likely will possess a lot of mucus everywhere in the body, vocal anatomy included. If the person eats a lot of acidic products like tomatoes, oranges, red meats and others, no doubts this person will suffer from acid reflux. That said, if they do have a problem with their range and projection of their voice, naturally, their voice is drawn to the lower position, thus it is prone to meet the gastric acid which, in turn, will begin to burn the vocal cords. That said, the inner health and outer fitness would definitely help with whichever vocal problems and/or issues the person may experience. The cleaner and more fit the physical body is, the stronger and more vibrant the persons’ mind will be also. The Vocal Science ™ method requires the lift of the voice to the set of the facial muscles/cavities to release the pressure of the sound from the vocal box and vocal cords, per say. If you visualize a ballerina trying to jump taking off of a thick carpet, you can imagine that not only she, most likely, will injure her ankle or knee, but also would never acquire a needed height to accomplish the pas de deux. That said, if the vocal cords are covered with mucus and the bottom of the throat is full of gastric acid, to lift the sound off of “that ground” could become quite difficult. For that, I am using natural herbs and remedies to clean up the surface of the vocal box to be able to achieve the lift of the voice with the support by the abdominal muscles. So the flora of the throat becomes clean and begins its healing. The doctors usually “bombard” their clients with a whole bunch of scary sounding definitions and diagnosis. The clients usually tell me that they have no idea how to read, let alone understand their medical transcriptions/reports. It is usually extremely over-exaggerated and, for the longest time, I could not understand why. One of my new clients reports suggesting that he has had preoperative and postoperative care. In reality, the person never had undergone any vocal surgery whatsoever. In the not so very distant past, I had a person who worked as a medical assistant and she advised me that every move the doctor makes has a special code. For example: If the doctor checks your blood pressure, he charges the insurance, (here in Canada), $200.00. I am, sure the ENT specialists are charging for all of their checkups, scopes, and etc.. So my assumption is that the more the doctor writes, the more he is able to charge either the insurance or the person individually. This is just my general subjective opinion. Take it for what it is. Sometimes, in fact, “they are right on the money” and they produce the right diagnosis, but they still do not offer, or even suggest, any meaningful help to the sufferer. In majority of cases, the problem is mechanical, but very often coupled with the physical and emotional state of the individual. So my duty is to dissect the problem into pieces and work on each piece individually and collectively. That’s what I call forensic analysis and expertise, and yes, it is very applicable to any voice issues.
  6. Hey guys I'm sure you're absolutely sick of hearing this song but even though I have a lot of good exercises and I do my sirens and staccatos still I am nowhere near this seamless. I feel almost ashamed of my less abilities and sometimes believe I will never be able to sing like this. The korean k-pop stars take training very serious and sometimes do not debut their students for many years. How is it possible for him to sing like this seamlessly without barely any audible break?
  7. I share vocals with a singer in my band. She has a tendency to slip into this mode of singing that I can only describe as sounding akin to the Peewee Herman character. I want to discuss this with her, but I'm trying to come up with a more descriptive (and less offensive) way to deliver this criticism than to tell her she sounds like Peewee Herman. I would also like to help her develop some techniques to steer her away from this voice. The best way to imitate the sound I'm describing is to raise the very back of the soft palate, including the uvula, and use a head voice. It gives a somewhat nasal-y quality to the voice, but not your standard congested nasal sound. More of a, well... Peewee Herman sound. I hope someone understands what I'm talking about. Can anyone offer any hints on what this sound/vocal quality might be called, or how to combat natural tendencies to slip into this voice? If I just knew what it was called I could do the research myself. But I get nowhere googling "peewee herman voice". Thanks a bunch! -jbg
  8. Hi, everyone. I'm from Italy and I've just become a member of this community. My hope is to find great advice here, and I am sure I'll learn a lot of new things. People usually say I'm a good singer, but I have never had a formal singing education. However, two weeks ago, I bought a good program and immediately discovered interesting facts about voice and technique. Before starting this program: 1) I considered to be falsetto what in reality is head voice; 2) I tried to reach high chest voice believing that head voice/falsetto was a trick for incompetent people. Instead, if I've understood correctly, a singer should move from chest voice to head voice when necessary, so that higher notes are produced with that "fluty" and effortless tone. I think I've succeded in finding my head voice, because I've watched a lot of clear tutorials, but now I need your help. Let's take Iris by Goo Goo Dolls as an example. Suppose to play and sing that song in D major, which should be the original tonality. In the chorus, the singer goes pretty high, but I don't think he uses his head voice: I can't hear that delicate sound similar to falsetto, but an intense, chesty, "angry" shout, we can say. Have I interpreted correctly or not? If so, using only head voice to sing higher shouldn't be considered restrictive? I've listened to male head voice professional examples: in every example head voice appears clearly as something delicate, feminine, we can say, so how can it suit every performance with high notes? Thanks very much.
  9. Hello everyone, lovely community here I've been lurking occasionally, though I ended up having to create an account just to see posts so I decided... eh why not start posting too? I've always been wondering something about Fabio Lione's voice. For those who don't know, he's an Italian vocalist who fronts mostly power metal bands like Rhapsody Of Fire, Vision Divine and more recently, Angra. Fabio Lione has usually been remembered for his fairly flamboyant style, especially his very wide vibratos (which he used to great extent on every other Rhapsody Of Fire song). This was quite a contrast from the approach used by his Angra predecessors, namely Andre Matos and Edu Falaschi, both of whom were far more straightforward (fewer bells and whistles, so to speak). That said, Fabio did a pretty good job filling those shoes. Thus, I was quite puzzled when I heard clips of how Fabio Lione would sing the really high notes in some of the older Angra songs. I'll raise the following clips for the song, 'Angels Cry', for reference. The notes (they're all C#5s??) in particular are highlighted with timestamps: 1.) Andre Matos https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=68iuK4QxX40 A - 1:35 B - 5:30 2.) Edu Falaschi A - 1:43 B - none (audience singing) 3.) Fabio Lione A - 2:26 B - 6:19 If you paid attention to how Andre and Edu sang the C#5s as opposed to how Fabio sings it, there seems to be a very large change in tone when Fabio sings it. I was guessing it was whistle register but that seemed a little weird, could it be a stylistic decision to just jump straight to a C#6 in whistle? It's not like he can't handle C#5 notes - the chorus is full of them and he can handle those. There are some other examples with other songs from the same period ('Carry On' comes to mind, with the F5-G#5s at the end), though good clips for all 3 singers for that song are a little hard to come by at the moment. In general, we rarely hear him sing notes in the higher 5th octave ranges, and I'm wondering if there's a reason for that. What do you guys think? Edit: Not sure why the the first link doesn't embed, hmm.
  10. Greetings dear TMV community, This thread is about accessing head voice, which I have enormous troubles with. The issue that keeps occuring to me is that once I hit the break area and above, my voice gets tight and dries up. Then, all the very ugly sounding "chesty" growl noises follow. With a bit of vowel darkening, lifting of the sound and a small push this issue is supposed to go away, and it does...   ... But only after two hours or so of singing. For some reason I just can't access the head voice, without this outrageously long warm-up period. The mechanism simply doesn't seem to be there. I can still push my way through a song, but a lighter more beautiful sound up high seems an impossibility. After the "warm up" though, singing seems relaxed and the ugly noises disappear. It really is as if I was a different person singing. Does anyone happen to know of a solution to the issue?
  11. Hi guys. Ive been preety consistent with my training lately and some good things are happening. What ive been wondering is how should a head voice sound when in training. Let me elaborate. When training bridging and head voice into full sounding belts one must start at the begining and sound horrible. But i am wondering how does it progress. How should we sound when we are in training. So what is the middle ground between falsetto and full head voice. We see Robert Lunte and other guys singing high head tones with alot of power and convincing notes but how do we know we are on the right track to getting there. Robert have awesome demonstrations in 4 pillars but ghey demonstrate the end result. so just wondering if anyone can post a sound clip of them how they sounded when they were training or at least emulate how they sounded back then. Hope this makes sense and doesent sound stupid
  12. I was thinking of this and I'd love to hear your opinions, especially from the voice teachers. Let's say a singer tried an experiment. He committed to practicing every day where he has to run the voice up his range and he had to avoid any kind of bridging, no letting go into falsetto, no transitioning...nothing... just had to run the full voice up all through just sheer will and determination. So any scale, any siren any voice exercise had to be done in full voice. No use of any heady placement, just pull up chest higher and higher..... I wonder,,,,,Would the voice eventually find it's way all the up the range? Would you and your voice figure out the way up through the "passaggio" and above? Would the development in this way open up the voice and allow it to release? I mean it's not like anyone's thinking of this or trying it, but I just wonder what the voice might end up doing in terms of capability and development. We always teach and read how the chest voice ends and now you have to nowhere to go......how you get stuck....or how you need to transition....... Historically speaking, did the teachers or singers of years gone by ever explore this? So let's say you just chest pulled for a few months, where would the voice end up? Would it be damaged? Would it be unbalanced? Who's to say...... (And yes.....I'm a little crazy I guess..lol)
  13. Hi everyone, I'm a newcomer to the forums. Two months ago I started practicing my singing seriously (if you can call it that). I did not grow up singing so I am basically starting from a clean slate. However, I know music theory from piano so maybe that will help. My goal is to be a versatile singer (not professionally, but I find singing gives me a lot of joy). Some of the things I want to focus on are breath support, increasing range and endurance, and adjustable "heaviness." Breath support because as I ascend in frequency, I can feel my breath leaking out and I can't sustain the notes well. And with that would come increased range and endurance. Finally, I'd like to be able to adjust the heaviness of my singing so that I have more options for the art form called singing. I've put a link below to a sound clip of me singing the beginning of a famous Sam Cooke song. Obviously I can't do it like he does (had to step it down two semitones), so that's why I need to practice right? The clip is 100% acapella, zero editing so you can hear all the imperfections.  Some quick facts: I can sing F2 to G#4, a pretty average range. I never really cared for voice types but for quick classification purposes, I guess I'm baritone because most guys are.  Finally, I don't know why my voice sounds so much like falsetto at the top. It definitely does not feel like falsetto when I'm singing. But maybe my chest voice is getting really weak for the higher notes. As a beginner, I don't know what head voice sounds or feels like, and I assume I have not "unlocked" that yet. All I know is that G#4 is the highest I can go haha https://www.dropbox.com/s/fuhcs12108ahunn/5-7-15_A Change is Gonna Come.m4a?dl=0 Here's my problem: I don't know how to practice. I've just been copying all the stuff you see in the movies, the scales, the arpeggios with the "AH" vowel and so on. So if you have any recommendations on any good exercises or structured programs, that would be great. I'd like something that could help me achieve slow and steady progress, practicing about 5 hours per week. No shortcuts or gimmicks please; in my experience, consistency has always been the key. And if this requires saving up money (hopefully less than $500), I can do that if that's what it's gonna take. Thanks a bunch for reading all this; I really appreciate your help! Edit: Here's another link to the sound clip so you don't need to download anything: https://app.box.com/s/tpwg9m0aze6k52nl6ta13jm7boyawsua  
  14. Before I give the link to my recording, I have to share how I feel about attempting this song..          Now for the link..    https://app.box.com/s/az6jzsweecrmhl4w6kkr19u7r24cnafd   Thanks for your comments, feedback, critiques 
  15. Hi peeps, im not sure at all Is lead singer singing a twang in head voice at the chorus? Or is he just belting up his chest voice?😬😬 I'm unsure, could anyone help me out? Lawson.. When she was mine http://youtu.be/GmQRAXJoHg0 Lawson.. You'll never know http://youtu.be/_X3RZBywkmA
  16. The vocals on this entire album are mind blowing!!!   Listen To This!     Freddy Curci         Freddy Curci on Wikipedia
  17. Hi Folks..    Did only one part of the song.  Single take, so there are a couple of rough spots..    https://app.box.com/s/6dxajlz22kolfs48nmy8ejtwb2sc6w39   Range is not an issue for me in this song.. Please comment on my tone.. Last time(several months), I had some issues with nasality.  I think I have corrected those    Also to what extent will the same thing in a professional studio sound better?  What do I need to do to sound pro?    
  18. So it's taken me a while to do this because my soundcloud rejected my videos and wouldn't covert them to audio but I finally think I got got I've recorded myself on video singing snippets of "Defying Gravity" from Wicked, "Let It Go" from Frozen, and "Vision Of Love" by Mariah Carey. I did the big endings of DG and LIG, but for VOL I started at the beginning and ended after the first chorus. I want feedback on my head voice. It sounds very angelic and sweet, but its kind of breathy and weak. It's really uneven with the quality and tone of my chest, and in order to have a good mix and whistle, you need a good head voice. I've definitely improved but I can still do more. I would like your feedback, anything is appreciated. Just don't be too harsh lol. I didn't really warm up, so I might balance it out and post more demos of songs where I did warm up before I sang. I wasn't sick or anything, but it might not be my best. They're still okay though. Here goes nothing... https://www.dropbox.com/s/rtkbzwlgehh7j1k/Defying%20Gravity%20DEMO.MOV?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/2swiy3ndesw6oi3/Let%20It%20Go%20DEMO.MOV?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/v4l3hzukhvd0zu8/Vision%20Of%20Love%20DEMO.MOV?dl=0
  19. Hey guys! Im trying to get the hang of singing in head voice so i was wondering is this correct sound.   I wasnt able to do this a while ago and it was pure falsetto, but since i got Pillars alot of good stuff happened so i just wanted to see if this is a good direction in which im going.   Take not that it isnt really crazy full or great cuz im just getting used to this configuration. Its a bit uncntrolled and very "new" to me but its a new sound that is starting to take some shape compared to crazy chest pulling and falsetto.   I sang a phrase from Led Zeppelin's Black Dog that ranges from F#4-Eb5. First i sang the phrase in falsetto and then i used what im working on these days, a lil more full sound.   https://app.box.com/s/mxdgxlzcrc1u2j0n9lodzglns9dfn89p   P.S. when i say "correct" i mean full and not whimpy and falsettoish
  20. Phew!  This is one tough song.... This is a lesson in phrasing and vowel modification..    I think my mix has become stronger, so I thought I should give this song another go..  This is one take(except the chorus, which took multiple turns!).  I can't seem to get the first "Run to the hills" correctly.  To me, the "Run for your lives" which is the D5, sounds better...    This is the song with music...  https://app.box.com/s/zjry7z5yiyhshfnei0hs6dd9bo6fjvp3   and this is the raw vocals...  https://app.box.com/s/jjib0u9g3v70d6dj303qil87232fg2ug      
  21. Any Eagles fans out here, and especially Tim Schmidt(a k a Skeletor)'s voice?  Love this guys voice and this is one of my favorite ballads..    I have a much heavier voice than Tim(most I would think).. So for a long time, I was not sure how to sing this song.. I would try to sing like him and it would sound really whiny and nasal.  It has taken me a lot of effort to strengthen my head voice and get over this problem.    https://app.box.com/s/h9d2lx05wxs5p0nxvdc1kiq4qqhmml68   Thanks to anyone who listens and drops in a line or two.  
  22. Hey guys i wanted to share this tune with you.   Its acapella and the voice can really be clearly heard. Its very interesting to see how he goes into head voice and how he sings in lower and upper ranges. Interesting to hear how he sing around passagio and how the tone quality changes thruout the song.   Preety awesome song also.  
  23. Ive came across the video of laryngoscope showing the vocal folds and the muscles around when performing the "Thyroid Tilt Manouver"     Really interesting to see how the light sound is produced by the person getting the scoping and the vocal folds are vibrating nicely.     Is the thyroid tilt what actually puts us in a twang vocal mode?