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  1. I came across a tool for singing exercises and vocal treatment a few years ago and this is a tool I've been using a lot ever since. It's a glass pipe you can use to both warm up, practice techniques and to rehab your voice, throat and vocal cords when needed. It's a very fast, effective and fun way to take care of your voice in a good way. Did a video where I (hopefully) explain everything on how to use it!
  2. I present to you two versions of the same song 35 years apart. Bruce is one of my idols. It is clear that he has lost the weight in the higher range in the latter video. But he seems to be singing with a very good technique mind you. And not bad for an old man recovering from cancer. One thing about his technique I notice is how much he opens his mouth while singing(great lesson there) Which goes to show what a monster singer Bruce was in his pomp. Can somebody point out what Bruce technically doing wrong in the latter video. Very curious to know what folks think..
  3. Hi Folks, This is a song that I have wanted to sing for a very long time. This is as you all know, an incredibly difficult song on the passagio. I don't think I sound anything like Steve, so it makes it way more difficult for me. It is a bit of a Mount Everest for me this song This is a work in progress version. There are some pitching issues, please ignore. I am curious to hear what you think about my tone in the chorus Thanks to anyone who can drop in a few words
  4. Hey folks. I've put together a video with some aspects that we need to keep track when going for the middle high range, and that are really important (as in will mess up you singing completely if you don't). It talks about: - Covering - Edge - Support - Falsetto - Placement It should cure all your diseases and reverse hairloss. Perhaps it will give you insight on singing too! Thanks everyone that takes a look, your kindness exceeds all expectations
  5. Ive been encountering a surprising problem lately. When I sing sustained high notes (typically from B4 and higher), I get what feels like blood pumping in my brain immediately afterwards. Very painful, and I am also considering that this may not be very healthy. Any other singers experiencing this problem?
  6. https://www.smule.com/recording/abba-dancing-queen/1088277799_1226555039/ensembles Confidence issues and weak attack on lower register/ stronger upper register? Advice please folks?
  7. Hey! I decided to come back here after really long time. Some of You may remember me from my duet videos, but life is life and I'm trying to do something on my own now for some time. Could I get any feedback? Any criticism? This video is a bit old but I think it's one of the songs I feel most comfortable with If someone like it or think that it's worth it I would really appreciate subscribtion on my channel, it means a lot Cheers, hope to stay here for longer period then last time!
  8. Hey all, amateur singer here. I have a question regarding singing high "ee" sounds/vowels. I'm working on a song with a very high chorus section ("All Ends Well"), at first it was way out of my range, but after a few months of practice I can now sing it very easily. The only problem is I can't sing an "ee" vowel in high pitch. For example, I need to sing the word "believe" (C5), but I just can't sing the "lieve" part of the word, I have to change it to another vowel (a/o/u and such). I feel like the "ee" sound just won't come out, while the rest of the vowels come out easily. By the way, English is not my native language, so maybe it has something to do with my accent and the way I pronounce "ee"? Any help on why does that happen or how can I improve it? Thanks!
  9. Hi Folks, It has been a very long time since I posted. I have made some jumps in my technical skills and so thought I should post a song again. This actually I did about 2.5 years ago. Unfortunately I don't have the older recording to do a Before-After comparison. but the old version was around the time when I started to learn to bridge but had still not learnt how to smoothly connect to the chest voice. I had lot of issues then with nasality and "Quacky" sound. I think since then I have addressed some of them. One thing that I would like to share in my experience is how important it is for us singers to keep pushing the boundaries every single time. When you become better in singing, it reflects not only in your ability to do tough songs at an acceptable level, but it really improves the way you can sing "simpler" songs..
  10. Well there I was again; singing scales as you do. But today and a bit of yesterday my voice cracked when singing at this range; I can normaly sing these notes in my head vocie with out a problem but just now I can not! Anyone know what has caused my voice to start cracking? https://app.box.com/s/ukl64k9kxnsqrxfwuu4oq7vtfmpb5ubb Thanks 2CIADB
  11. When I slide, or glissando up to a note, I can hit higher notes, with more on them, than I can just hitting the note alone. What I assumed I had discovered by doing this was 'mixed voice', but I don't know. As someone with a fairly normal male voice range, if I'm starting on g4 and sliding up to g5, heavy metal singer-style, am I still in chest voice, or is that impossible? Or was I right and that's some kind of mixed voice thing?
  12. Hi, I'm a long time lurker on this forum, but an infrequent poster/contributor. To avoid making this thread unnecessarily long, I will describe my problem shortly. Basically, my voice tends to be way too bright. Particularly on the 'a' vowel, as in 'at'. A teacher I greatly respect once said that I was a dramatic tenor(for what it's worth, I know most of you don't bother with the fach system). But anyway, I'm more into darker voices now, like Hozier(in particular) and James Blake. I was wondering if there are any healthy ways to darken my voice, or at least get rid of that excessive brightness/twang/buzz. basically, I'm not trying to sound like somebody else, but I want to do something about that unwanted sound in my voice, if it's possible. Any help would be appreciated. I'm also a little bit into classical singing, and try to incorporate a classical sounding voice into my own music, sometimes.
  13. Throughout my senior year I trained myself to hit high notes and listened to every singer who hit notes in the 4th and 5th octave. I can reach them now, but looking back I wish I focused more on tone. In fact, I don't really care much about the notion of head and chest voice--I only hit notes if it sounds and feels good, now. IME, if I try to classify notes via chest or head, I end up running around in circles. But back on topic, I don't like my timbre, it's light and thin--I like heavier voices now (think Steve Winwood, Ray Charles, Seal). I have this habit where I record myself every time I sing and when I play it back, I close my eyes and try to envision a face that matches my voice; I don't envision a manly figure. Instead, it sounds like a 18-22 year old singing back to me (think pop artists on today's radio). I don't know any vocal terms, but if I were to describe my problem I'd say that my voice seems too bright and twangy. Whenever I try to mitigate the brightness and twanginess, I end up closing my throat and high notes become impossible to reach. I know this is a weird way to put it, but I want to be able to sound like I have a thick jaw (like Ray Charles, or Michael Bolton). Some days, I'll be satisfied with my sound, but even during those days I'll only achieve my goal with a single phrase, or sentence instead of a whole song. Im aware you can't change your voice, but are there any techniques that will darken my voice and make it "manlier"? I'm tired of sounding like a teenager. I'll try to get a recording tonight or tomorrow to give you guys an idea of what my voice sounds like.
  14. Hello Modern Vocalist World! I just wanna thank Robert Lunte for his labor - the secret is revealed. For I was searching, trying, doubting... And finally TVS. So practical, exact explanations, awesome! Here I am singing and playing on this video: Vinni
  15. Here is the absolute, most basic message for anyone that wants and needs to get better at singing. DO NOT IGNORE THIS VIDEO... And GOOD LUCK! Currently only $99 for the world's leading vocal technique training program.
  16. Hello guys! I am just curious about this singer's voice and volume when he sings. I notice it is very airy and I know singing with excessive air is bad for your chords, but is there something about his technique or voice that allowed him to sing so long with a healthy voice? (10+ years) I also get very confused on how loud to sing when singing such songs. I guess it is a common problem in a sense when I sing very softly, I can reach those notes easily with my head voice with very little chord closure. OR I end up singing so loud where its basically belting with full chord closure. I can't for the life of me hit that middle area where there is JUST enough power while maintaining such a sweet tone without POWERING IT OUT. ( I am referring to the chorus) Any ideas? Thank you!
  17. Hi, I don't know whether it is due to fact that I am a bass baritone, it seems that I have problem accessing F4 and above. I feel my voice is much more grounded and in control when I am accessing notes that are below F4. I just want to give some try to determine how high I can actually hit by singing head voice. Unfortunately, my voice will start to crack into falsetto when I want to sing F4 and above. So, what I do is I try to push my diaphragm upward and at the same time I will "lean" on my voice to regulate the pressure, hoping to reach the right pressure for F4. However, it sounds screamy and I feel that my diaphragm has to "jump" in order to reach F4 and above. Am I doing it correct? Is this a correct sensation of singing high notes? Thank You.
  18. https://app.box.com/s/hipoe5h4ahmj0f3f2n58hvkgkmy4du15 Here's a clip of me singing the chorus to "Lay Me Down" by Sam Smith. The highest note I'm hitting is an A4 (I'm singing it a half step higher than the original). As a comparison, here's a guy singing it on "The Voice": https://youtu.be/zAaVoMLblDY?t=34s To me, his sound is so much meatier and much more chesty. To me, my voice sounds like Barry Gibb from the Bee Gees or an Axl Rose. Nothing wrong with either of them, but not the effect I'm going for. Basically, my question is: If I continue to do meowing exercises / sirens / slides, will my tone eventually darken? Or am I doing something completely wrong to generate this tone? Other sub questions: Should I be enunciating these vowels more with the "ng" sound to try to resonate it more in my nose? Or should it feel more like a "ha" sound to try to bring up my chest more into the mix? Lastly, here's another sample of me singing high notes with a more "bottom to top" approach up to G4 (Wise men(G4) say..). My problem is, I feel like I'm definitely "pulling up" my chest voice to hit the G4 with that tone is pitchy and strained. The A4 I'm hitting in Lay Me Down doesn't strain me at all but it doesn't have the same timbre quality as this G4.
  19. check this guy , he is 18 here , how he sings , looks like he uses head voice , but how? doesnot he kill his voice singing like that? how to develop voice like this , if possible , i mean maybe he is gifted but , can i develop strong natural voice , not raspy ? and if it possible to learn singing like this rocky voice via internet , or if is any book where is explaned exactly how? thx , i know all question looks silly , but if you help me with that i will be greatful . thx
  20. Hello! First of all i'm new to this forum.And i thank you guys for this forum.Now,my problem is that i had falsetto range of A4-C6 1.5 years ago approximately.I'm 19 years old and my voice dropped when i was 12.But now when i try to sing falsetto i can't do it.Instead i sing with falsetto like sound but it is not quite falsetto it is connected and has ringing quality and i can only sing it till E5 after this i have to strain.If there is a possible solution to this i will be very glad for your help.Thank you!
  21. Hi everybody, I'm an amateur singer, and soon I'm going to move out to a new place that will force me to sing and practice only at mornings. (I'm used to do that at night) The problem is when I wake up I have a terrible "morning voice" for a few hours, maybe even half a day. This morning voice is making my lows very shaky and unstable, and cuts my high range by whole octaves, making my voice crack or choke. And in general it makes my voice feel very stiff. I've tried drinking hot tea and doing warmup exercises, but nothing seems to help. Any help on how to solve this issue? Thank you
  22. My name is Christian and i am from Brazil Hope I can help you guys here in some way! I have an youtube channel where I post some of the stuff I do, feel free to have a look: http://youtube.com/chrispgregory. Below is the last video I recorded. I have stiil a looot to improve in voice techniques, so if you have some advise I would really like to know. Thanks! https://youtu.be/czzsa_rhMZg
  23. Came across this video in youtube. I am not exactly sure what happens, but to execute this I supported the voice properly and imagined taking breath in while singing. I was pleasantly surprised at the outcome. I could distinctly hear more overtones and a darker colour in my voice and more tonal consistency in my voice as I moved into and below the passagio. Earlier I could feel the forward placement in the voice as I sung my high notes and the brighter vocal colour. This feels like a more backward placement of the voice. Is the sensation I am describing correct? Is this a technique that can also be used for passagio and above(in my case G4/G#4 and above). Are there any classical trained folks who can weigh in on this? Do you use this technique and what is your experience. How does it compare to a model like "Curbing".