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  1. So I've been singing for several years now and I've a pretty okay grip on how to use different techniques when I need to. I'm a male to give this some context and I wouldn't say I have a high voice. If anything, my voice is low, not deep but low. I know this because whenever I sing with others, I can always hear a huge difference between our voices. A few weeks ago, we recorder a song in school with over 16 voices in a room, I was on the furthest end from the recorder but yet my voice was still stood out because it was lower that everyone else's. Again, my voice isn't deep and on a good practise day, I can hit high notes for example the chorus of I Have Nothing and if I push hard enough, I can sing Let It Go up till the final belt. Yet, I find myself in an impossible position to sing songs from mostly male singers. It's not that the notes are too low, but because it's too high ( ? ) What I mean by this is take an Ed Sheeran song for example, I might start off pretty okay but immediately when the chorus hits, I can't seem to find the right key and when I do, I have to nearly screech to hit the notes. Another example is Say You Won't Let Go by James Arthur, I sing the verses perfectly well, but when it enters the prechorus, I can feel my veins in my neck squeezing so hard just to hit the note. This might be a bad comparison because it is a pretty hard song to sing. Or even Luke Bryan or Andy Grammer, both these singers are one of my favourite male singers but it pains me because I can't even sing 1 of their songs. When I listen to their songs, they don't even particularly start singing high notes but for some weird reason I can't find the right key to it. I always end up singing lower than the original and strain my voice real hard to the point where it doesn't even sound good. I don't really know if there's some key that I'm not hearing or something but it baffles me that I can choose to sing Ariana Grande but can't sing Blake Shelton because it's too high. I would really love some insight into this problem as it makes me really hard to harmonize with in groups and I would really like to be able to sing with other guys instead. Another thing to add is that I don't have a bright voice, I might be able to sing Let It Go or Defying Gravity on key but those would never be my performing choices as I only use them as comparisons and range practise. My most comfortable and natural tone sits on a more depressing ( ? ) tone. What I mean by that is that I don't sound cheery or about to bust out singing Broadway. Perhaps this might be a reason to why I can't seem to sing some of the " male " songs because I can't mimic the same tone that some of them tend to have.
  2. Malcolm and David both suffered from Dementia in the last few years. Many of you may not have heard of David Cassidy. He was the singer of "The Partridge Family" a sitcom in the early 70's. The very first TV show I ever watched was "The Partridge Family" I was in first grade and would serenade the girls with songs like "I woke up in love this morning" and "I Think I love You". I was such a stud in the first grade thanks to David.......The rest of the years not so much.....but I digress..... Malcolm helped teach me the joy of playing guitar....Him and his brother seemed to have so much fun while doing it..........Rest in Peace my friends.....
  3. Hi! I'm new-ish to this forum, posting here for the very first time because I'm super excited to share my progress. I'm male, 23, started taking singing lessons only 2 months ago. Prior to that I was a rubbish singer. I'd read a lot about vocal technique in the past i.e. chest, head voice etc. but it was all rather abstract - especially when it came to the mysterious mixed voice (what the what?). Anyway, I couldn't sing for my life until recently when I bit the bullet and started seeing a voice teacher near where I live. Only 2 months later and I CANNOT believe the progress I have made! This recording was taken today - I usually record myself doing vocal exercises at home - and has me doing a vocal slider up to C5 while adding some cord closure and lots of support. Although I could only hold the note in full voice for a couple of seconds, I managed to get a tinge of vibrato in there and the release felt AMAZING! 2 months ago I was straining to even hit C5 in falsetto! https://vocaroo.com/i/s0ecsVplMXIH Just goes to show that practice and patience works!
  4. Hi All! I have a question regarding baritone singing. So my student is a new solo singer (he's an adult male who has been singing in choir for 5 years). Baritone/bass voice type. We're working on his confidence when he sings, as he has a "swallowed' sound of sorts. He mentioned to me last lesson that he thought he had to swallow his sound in order to sound more manly (he's had some issues with orientation and masculinity). Are there any exercises or concepts we can work on to improve confidence/decrease the swallowed sound?
  5. I can't seem to figure out how to search the site or TVS... What are some good methods to gain control on lifting the soft palate?
  6. Hello I recently discovered a YT-Channel called JT Machinima (now JT Music) and I enjoy a lot of their songs. Their main content are rap videos with some singing passages in them. So naturally I tried to sing/rap along and.... I am really bad at it. Obviously, I am a 16 year old boy who never did sth like this before. Song that I tried: So my question: I am a complete beginner. How can I get started and work my way up to sth like this song? How can I sing/rap without damaging my voice? Because when I tried to sing along my voice just breaks/goes silent because I cant reach that pitch. And even if, then my voice gets hoarse. Ps: Singing lessons are not a viable option right now, because I just want to try it and not start paying money or sth. Maybe later. Furthermore I am also kinda shy/scared when it comes to singing so I don't want to join a choir or sth public. Thank you in advance!
  7. How would I know if I am a baritone or a tenor? I am pretty confused concerning this subject, mostly because my vocal coach told me I could be a baritone OR a tenor. WTF!?!?! Who does that? Is there any practical advice as to how I could know that? I can sing up to a B4, and sometimes a C5, in head voice (Although there's this weird thing that happens when I go from B4 to C5 that I have to do to get from b to c..), and I can go as low as A2. I guess this is my regular range, I haven't gotten the C5 and above down perfectly but I have been able to go higher than C5 , I'm not including those notes (Above C)because I'm not sure if I was hitting them right. But even then if a2-to b4 is my range wouldn't that make me a tenor? Or am I a baritone even though I can't hit anything lower than A2. Even when I sing low my voice sounds pretty light. I have only been taking voice lessons for a month- once a week.
  8. Hi all Not been on here for a good couple of years but decided to bite the bullet again with singing and learning how to home record using Logic Pro X following training for several months and finding my own voice and not trying to copy others. My artist name is Phoenix Ren and she's only just come out to play this last summer! I'm pleased so far and know I have to more to give in terms of the voice. I also need some lessons to learn with editing the vocal to avoid 'essing' and 'popping' still being too close to the mic, but I'm keen for feedback on the overall track, balancing etc. I used 2 mixes together for the vocal - one wet with some reverb, and one dry with only compression. I use an SE220a mic and Focusrite Solo preamp/interface...and a load of mattresses!
  9. Not sure what to call this. But I'll call it my ghost range. From about E3 to E4 I have basically a missing octave. I can sometimes hit the notes; but usually my brain just skips to another octave. I have difficultly especially around B3 where half the time it's just air. If I manage to trick my brain to hit it I can ring it out okay sometimes. I think it's about muscle memory. I probably never use that octave. I usually speak in the 2's and I sing in the 4's. Any trick to fixing this? I was thinking maybe sirens up to notes in that range, and then switching between octaves. Like B2, B3, B4... Then C2,C3,C4, etc. Any videos in TVS/FPs that speak on this?
  10. Hi guys. If I go lightly on my pressure I can sing up to F#5. The issue is that my throat gets very tight. I can start tight on a C#5 and then relax and add air to get it louder without issue. Any tips on how to do this for F#5. The F#5 seems too tight to actually be able to send enough air into it to add volume. Is this more an issue with control? Or muscle? More practice vs working out more. Thanks, Rich.
  11. I have been learning to sing for two weeks so far. I need a little help figuring out how to make my voice sound better. The song I am singing is panic at the disco Time to Dance.
  12. Never had any lessons or anything and I'm not sure what kind of voice type I have but I can't sing very high. What do you think about the high notes in this half step tuned down version of Everlong, does my voice sound any good for a song like this? https://instaud.io/1oLW
  13. Hey guys, Just had my first singing lesson at the new school. My teacher said I was a baritone. And mentioned that I probably wouldn't be hitting most of the songs I want to actually sing. That it would be better to either pick new artists/songs or transcribe them. That said, curious if anyone knows of any baritone pop singers? Thanks.
  14. Can someone explain these to me more. Is a minor third three half steps and a major third is? Wiki says major third is four semitones... so, half-step? And by half-step, that's just the next jump on the keys right? For example C to C # is a half step? And B to C is also a half step? Thanks, Matrix
  15. http://cvtresearch.com/welcome/ Has anyone checked this out? It's free. Just curious what peoples thoughts are on it.
  16. I was wondering about what singing in pitch, or key, really means? Whenever i sing and use a software that shows me what note im hitting it tells me that im another note, even though it sounds good. If i strum an E chord and start to sing blue eyes crying in the rain, it tells me im singing around a G but the line seems to end in an E. If i correct myself to the software everything sounds very monotone and not right at all. Is it supposed to be like this or am i lost?
  17. I have been training in the car lately. Simply because I tend not to have too much time available. Is there any issues with this? I find my posture is horrible, and I have to sing a lot lower and softer than if I were not sitting in my car.
  18. Just hit a D#5... I can go down to about a D2. Is that a decent range for a beginner?
  19. Vision of Love Cover : Mariah Carey https://www.smule.com/p/673583845_1700121606 Love Yourself Cover : Justin Bieber https://www.smule.com/p/498920152_1668525932 I really need help trying to figure out what I’m doing wrong vocally or is it just my tone? I need honesty. Thank u!
  20. let's continue our discussion of steve perry. clearly, in a class by himself. (for earlier posts related to this discussion, please see the "i nominate urgent" post.)
  21. I would appreciate some feedback on what I'm doing wrong. I am signed up to do the Americas Got Talent live auditions in December. Still haven't settled on my audition tunes but working on technique and adding some of my own flavor. Don't pay attention to the piano playing, I know I made a few mistakes lol. Thanks!
  22. http://www.newser.com/story/249476/tom-petty-suffers-cardiac-arrest-report.html?utm_source=part&utm_medium=uol&utm_campaign=rss_top Cardiac Arrest. 66 years old first song of his I ever heard and of course the classic
  23. Hi... my name is Darren Ehrlich and I'm from a little town called Galva Kansas. I'm 52, a disabled veteran that now does custom woodworking, which also gives me time to work on my music. I sing of course, play guitar, bass, piano and drum and i'm trying to learn the violin. I sang in a band back in the 80's called Switch, you can find a couple vids on YouTube if you search for Dodge City Switch. I am planning to audition for Americas Got Talent this December. I sent in a video last year and didn't get any where. Going to do the live one this year. Figure it will probably not get anywhere either, but at least I will get to see Vegas LOL. Not sure this will work, but I'm going to paste a link to a video on my YouTube page. This is one I was practicing for my audition last year. Barry Manilow, Weekend in New England. It's a shortened version because you have a limited amount of time. My piano playing isn't great, and the first part is a little rough but it gets better. Anyone have an opinion if I have a chance? Here is the link
  24. For the past few months i have started seriously practicing to improve my singing voice. this is a difficult thing to do since my singing voice is probably one of the worst you have ever heard. I tried so many different techniques on my voice but all my attempts resulted in tragedy.....until today I understand That I still have a very long way to go before my voice becomes somewhat decent, but I think I made break through today, I think I may be on the right path but I would love to get some honest feedback for my singing. I feel that if I continue to practice and train my voice the wrong way, that i might actually develop bad singing habits, honestly I think I already have done this and it is horrible. I would love to hear if you guys think I should keep practicing or just give up. So the craziest thing happened today, I was just chilling doing nothing when a random yawn hit me, believe or not but this yawn is what helped me improve my voice 10 fold. as i let out the yawn I heard and felt my voice make a beautiful sound, I then applied the same technique of yawning into my way of singing, its hard to explain but its like I simply opened up the back of my throat and sing from the inside of my chest/stomach area. I know my voice is not good, but I do think I made some decent progress, keep in mind that i literally just learned this new way of singing a few hours ago so i intend to practice using this technique unless you guys think I should continue searching for a better way of singing. I uploaded 2 recordings, one is labeled "before" and the other is labeled "after" the "before" recording is from last night and the "after" is from this morning. https://www.chirbit.com/xxdutchiexx/playlist/nmHGa