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  1. MAESTRO DAVID KYLE THE WINDOW OF FAME Vocal teacher for all styles for over 50 years, David Kyle, The “Maestro” became a local Seattle icon and was considered by the industry to be one of the best vocal instructors for contemporary singers in the world. Unique to the “Maestro’s” approach was his method for expanding vocal range into multiple “registers”, or what we would refer to today at TVS as, "Bridging & Connecting". Maestro was also keen on eliminating psychological barriers that hinder singers’ freedom of expression, by use of creative visualization techniques and development of healthy auditory imagery for singing. Use of amplification and embracing technology was also an important part of the “David Kyle” training experience that carries over to TVS training with Robert Lunte as well. In addition to these details, Robert Lunte's vocal training program, The Four Pillars of Singing, found at this web site, offers 10 of Maestro Kyle's vocal workouts. Another 22 original vocal workouts developed by Robert Lunte are added to The Four Pillars of Singing training program with slow and fast versions of every workout to accommodate different student's levels of experience. All together, The Four Pillars of Singing offers a total of 32 vocal workouts with 64 different options to explore and train your voice. One day, Nate Burch, one of Robert Lunte's students from Seattle, came to the lesson with an old coffee stained piece of paper that had a hand written, transcribed lecture from Maestro Kyle on it. An excerpt from that lecture is shared below as well as popular quotes that Maestro Kyle used to use with all his students. The complete lecture is provided inside The Four Pillars of Singing Hard Copy Book and training system as part of the tribute to Maestro Kyle that Robert Lunte added to The Four Pillars of Singing. Maestro David Kyle & Robert Lunte - The Vocalist Studio MAESTRO DAVID P. KYLE LECTURE: Those sounds which seem to ring the most are usually the best. Those which seem the roundest are usually the best. Those which seem to resonate are usually the best. Those which seem to echo are usually the best. So listen out into the theater and see if they are echoing, and if they are round, and they are resonant. Connect your notes and don’t be afraid. There are two kinds of stars. There are “stars” and there are “superstars.” The star no matter how he tries he just can’t seem to become a superstar. He’s great, great, great, great, but along comes a Caruso, or a Lanza, or a Gigli, and he can’t quite get over the hurdle. It’s because of one simple thing. The star sings, and when he’s singing he listens to himself; and while he’s listening he shapes it; and he opinionates it; and he shapes it around. If it isn’t round enough he rounds it more. And that sounds logical doesn’t it? It’s wrong! The superstar pictures the sound and knows what he wants to hear before he makes it! Singing is more the concept than anything. If we’ve got the right idea, then the muscles as they train more and more they become like a reflex and the reflexes respond to the image. Even if you’re trained beautifully and your image is a fear that you haven’t got high notes and it’ll never get there the reflexes won’t respond no matter how well trained you are. The epitome of it is you can say singing is absolutely mental. In the process of getting to realize that you have to take a lot of physical steps before you begin to see it, but it is true! The singer has to be in the consciousness and the mood. How does one establish a consciousness and a mood? You tend to become as you act. So if you pretend and try to get your feelings to act as you think they would act if you were doing it, then you’re getting in the consciousness. But if our consciousness is only on body and physical things then our mind is... The rest of the lecture offers another 5 pages of incredible insights about how the mind controls the singing voice. Read the entire lecture in The Four Pillars of Singing hard copy book, eBook & course work at this web site. Maestro David Kyle - The Vocalist Studio The Four Pillars of Singing With 12 of the Key Vocal Workouts Maestro David Kyle taught! Maestro David Kyle Quotes “Good singers sing and listen, Great singers listen, then sing” “Good speech is half sung, but good singing is not half spoken.” “Wear the world like a loose garment. Don’t let it tighten in on you.” “Suppose you were learning to drive a car. Would it be better to learn on a road with no obstructions?” “Every negation is a blessing in disguise.” “The art of the art is the art that conceals the art.” “He who would know aught of art must first learn and then take his ease.” “When you open up you should be able to see light from both ends.” “Feel like you are singing with your whole body.” “Your reflexes respond to your image.” “The reflexes respond to the imagination.” “Listen away from yourself.” “Sing on the balls of your feet, like the American Indian.” “Burn Bridges and don’t look back.” “Listen away from yourself, right out into the auditorium.” “Singing is both a science and an art. All art is all imagination and you cannot fix that.” “You have to believe you will receive before you receive and then you will get it.” “Visualize you are already what you want to be. Act as if you are that, and you will become it.” “If you always notice what you are while trying to get there, you’ll never get there.” “Start as if the sound begins before the breath.” “The end is in the beginning, and the beginning is in the end.” “It’s not a game I’m playing! If you think that you’re short changing yourself.” “People don’t get tired of their work; they get tired of the resistance to their work.” “Forever diet the voice. Diet the voice; diet the mind; diet the spirit; diet everything but your income!” “Feel like your whole self is all a part of the sound, like the full violin is just vibrating.” “Imagine the sound you want, picture the sound you want.” “Open up the entire body and see the light through both ends!” “Breath, pause, release the jaw, visualize the sound you want, and sing to the back of (Carnegie Hall).” “We don’t let attitudes control us, we control them!” “Only babies are victims of moods!” “Let the sound flow right over the roof of the mouth into the masque.” “Bowels up, vowels forward.” “Some day you’re going to stand up and say, ‘This is me’ and go!” “We tend to become as we act.” “Attitude is everything in everything.” “Every time you find your thinking going to the strain or the resistance, immediately create mentally the sound that you want, hear what you want.” “And remember you have a beautiful voice. At your worst you sound better than many of them at their best!” “Just don’t sound like everyone else!” “And tell it your singing marvelous, you’re singing wonderfully!” “Sing Away from yourself, to something.” “Listen, then sing!” “Way to go Baby!” Maestro David Kyle passed on Saturday, November 27th of 2004 OTHER VOICE COACHES OF ROBERT LUNTE...
  2. MAESTRO DAVID KYLE THE WINDOW OF FAME Vocal teacher for all styles for over 50 years, David Kyle, The “Maestro” became a local Seattle icon and was considered by the industry to be one of the best vocal instructors for contemporary singers in the world. Unique to the “Maestro’s” approach was his method for expanding vocal range into multiple “registers”, or what we would refer to today at TVS as, "Bridging & Connecting". Maestro was also keen on eliminating psychological barriers that hinder singers’ freedom of expression, by use of creative visualization techniques and development of healthy auditory imagery for singing. Use of amplification and embracing technology was also an important part of the “David Kyle” training experience that carries over to TVS training with Robert Lunte as well. In addition to these details, Robert Lunte's vocal training program, The Four Pillars of Singing, found at this web site, offers 10 of Maestro Kyle's vocal workouts. Another 22 original vocal workouts developed by Robert Lunte are added to The Four Pillars of Singing training program with slow and fast versions of every workout to accommodate different student's levels of experience. All together, The Four Pillars of Singing offers a total of 32 vocal workouts with 64 different options to explore and train your voice. One day, Nate Burch, one of Robert Lunte's students from Seattle, came to the lesson with an old coffee stained piece of paper that had a hand written, transcribed lecture from Maestro Kyle on it. An excerpt from that lecture is shared below as well as popular quotes that Maestro Kyle used to use with all his students. The complete lecture is provided inside The Four Pillars of Singing Hard Copy Book and training system as part of the tribute to Maestro Kyle that Robert Lunte added to The Four Pillars of Singing. Maestro David Kyle & Robert Lunte - The Vocalist Studio MAESTRO DAVID P. KYLE LECTURE: Those sounds which seem to ring the most are usually the best. Those which seem the roundest are usually the best. Those which seem to resonate are usually the best. Those which seem to echo are usually the best. So listen out into the theater and see if they are echoing, and if they are round, and they are resonant. Connect your notes and don’t be afraid. There are two kinds of stars. There are “stars” and there are “superstars.” The star no matter how he tries he just can’t seem to become a superstar. He’s great, great, great, great, but along comes a Caruso, or a Lanza, or a Gigli, and he can’t quite get over the hurdle. It’s because of one simple thing. The star sings, and when he’s singing he listens to himself; and while he’s listening he shapes it; and he opinionates it; and he shapes it around. If it isn’t round enough he rounds it more. And that sounds logical doesn’t it? It’s wrong! The superstar pictures the sound and knows what he wants to hear before he makes it! Singing is more the concept than anything. If we’ve got the right idea, then the muscles as they train more and more they become like a reflex and the reflexes respond to the image. Even if you’re trained beautifully and your image is a fear that you haven’t got high notes and it’ll never get there the reflexes won’t respond no matter how well trained you are. The epitome of it is you can say singing is absolutely mental. In the process of getting to realize that you have to take a lot of physical steps before you begin to see it, but it is true! The singer has to be in the consciousness and the mood. How does one establish a consciousness and a mood? You tend to become as you act. So if you pretend and try to get your feelings to act as you think they would act if you were doing it, then you’re getting in the consciousness. But if our consciousness is only on body and physical things then our mind is... The rest of the lecture offers another 5 pages of incredible insights about how the mind controls the singing voice. Read the entire lecture in The Four Pillars of Singing hard copy book, eBook & course work at this web site. Maestro David Kyle - The Vocalist Studio The Four Pillars of Singing With 12 of the Key Vocal Workouts Maestro David Kyle taught! Maestro David Kyle Quotes “Good singers sing and listen, Great singers listen, then sing” “Good speech is half sung, but good singing is not half spoken.” “Wear the world like a loose garment. Don’t let it tighten in on you.” “Suppose you were learning to drive a car. Would it be better to learn on a road with no obstructions?” “Every negation is a blessing in disguise.” “The art of the art is the art that conceals the art.” “He who would know aught of art must first learn and then take his ease.” “When you open up you should be able to see light from both ends.” “Feel like you are singing with your whole body.” “Your reflexes respond to your image.” “The reflexes respond to the imagination.” “Listen away from yourself.” “Sing on the balls of your feet, like the American Indian.” “Burn Bridges and don’t look back.” “Listen away from yourself, right out into the auditorium.” “Singing is both a science and an art. All art is all imagination and you cannot fix that.” “You have to believe you will receive before you receive and then you will get it.” “Visualize you are already what you want to be. Act as if you are that, and you will become it.” “If you always notice what you are while trying to get there, you’ll never get there.” “Start as if the sound begins before the breath.” “The end is in the beginning, and the beginning is in the end.” “It’s not a game I’m playing! If you think that you’re short changing yourself.” “People don’t get tired of their work; they get tired of the resistance to their work.” “Forever diet the voice. Diet the voice; diet the mind; diet the spirit; diet everything but your income!” “Feel like your whole self is all a part of the sound, like the full violin is just vibrating.” “Imagine the sound you want, picture the sound you want.” “Open up the entire body and see the light through both ends!” “Breath, pause, release the jaw, visualize the sound you want, and sing to the back of (Carnegie Hall).” “We don’t let attitudes control us, we control them!” “Only babies are victims of moods!” “Let the sound flow right over the roof of the mouth into the masque.” “Bowels up, vowels forward.” “Some day you’re going to stand up and say, ‘This is me’ and go!” “We tend to become as we act.” “Attitude is everything in everything.” “Every time you find your thinking going to the strain or the resistance, immediately create mentally the sound that you want, hear what you want.” “And remember you have a beautiful voice. At your worst you sound better than many of them at their best!” “Just don’t sound like everyone else!” “And tell it your singing marvelous, you’re singing wonderfully!” “Sing Away from yourself, to something.” “Listen, then sing!” “Way to go Baby!” Maestro David Kyle passed on Saturday, November 27th of 2004 OTHER VOICE COACHES OF ROBERT LUNTE... View full articles
  3. Robert Lunte

    Audix VX5 Review & Demonstration

    Robert Lunte, of The Vocalist Studio and The Four Pillars of Singing shares some details about the Audio VX5, condenser microphone. Purchase the Audix VX5 here: http://www.TheVocalGearStore.com. Description The VX5 is a multi purpose, professional vocal condenser microphone designed for live, studio and broadcast applications. With an ability to duplicate studio quality sound on stage, the VX5 has a smooth and accurate frequency response, resistance to feedback and handles very high SPLs without distortion. Designed with a tight and uniformly controlled supercardioid polar pattern, the VX5 helps isolate vocals from the rest of the stage. Other features are a 14 mm gold vapor diaphragm, an acoustically ported steel mesh grill with a multi-stage pop filter, and a -10 dB pad and bass roll-off filter. The VX5 will handle SPLs in excess of 140 dB (with pad and roll-off engaged) and will provide over 20 dB of ambient noise rejection on live stages. In addition to vocal applications, the VX5 is designed to capture instruments such as guitars, woodwinds, brasses, percussion toys, drum overheads, hi-hats and pianos. The VX5 requires 18 - 52 V phantom power. Applications - Live and studio vocals, lead and backing - Speech - Acoustic instruments Please see the spec sheet under the specifications tab for more information about this product.
  4. Robert Lunte

    Audix VX5 Review & Demonstration

    Robert Lunte, of The Vocalist Studio and The Four Pillars of Singing shares some details about the Audio VX5, condenser microphone. Purchase the Audix VX5 here: http://www.TheVocalGearStore.com. Description The VX5 is a multi purpose, professional vocal condenser microphone designed for live, studio and broadcast applications. With an ability to duplicate studio quality sound on stage, the VX5 has a smooth and accurate frequency response, resistance to feedback and handles very high SPLs without distortion. Designed with a tight and uniformly controlled supercardioid polar pattern, the VX5 helps isolate vocals from the rest of the stage. Other features are a 14 mm gold vapor diaphragm, an acoustically ported steel mesh grill with a multi-stage pop filter, and a -10 dB pad and bass roll-off filter. The VX5 will handle SPLs in excess of 140 dB (with pad and roll-off engaged) and will provide over 20 dB of ambient noise rejection on live stages. In addition to vocal applications, the VX5 is designed to capture instruments such as guitars, woodwinds, brasses, percussion toys, drum overheads, hi-hats and pianos. The VX5 requires 18 - 52 V phantom power. Applications - Live and studio vocals, lead and backing - Speech - Acoustic instruments Please see the spec sheet under the specifications tab for more information about this product. View full articles
  5. Does professional and the vibrant and pleasant vocal tones develop over a long time? I am not currently satisfied with my range and tone especially and I want to be able to develop more and more. How is he able to manipulate his tone so well comparing the first two videos and third video? It's almost as if he's two different singers.. Personal questions: I have been singing for a while now but only recently throughout 2016 I have "Properly practiced" getting rid of my bad habits, fixing tone, pitch, etc. 1. Is it normal that after I started to do so, my range increased VERY FAST. In a span of 4-6 months, I am able now to reach the notes he is singing that otherwise BEFORE I would just choke and sound like I am shouting. Just curious because I am worried I might be destroying my voice by pushing it too hard. There are times before I damaged my voice by improper technique which I guess somehow made my voice range increase as a short cut? is that even possible? I tend to just go all out when I sing right after doing my workouts. Example song I practice is the first video I post below.. ( I am currently using Ken Tamplin's workouts, if that is helpful in any way). ONE IMPORTANT thing to note is that as I go up in pitch and shed my weight, It feels like the TONE of my voice gets higher as well. It's like I sound chesty in the lower ranges then suddenly like little kid in the higher ranges. I also tend to MIMIC singers for a long time... sadly.. is it normal that I am mimicing their style in every different singer? I feel like it doesn't sound "right" if I don't sing with their TONE. 2. As I go higher in pitch, is it normal to feel like something in my mask/palate area to NARROW DOWN? It feels like my mask area is flexing and my chords are very tightly closing. IT ISN'T PAINFUL. Or is this improper technique? Am I suppose to feel COMPLETELY OPEN? When I try to keep it completely open it feels like my voice goes SPLAT and airy and it hurts. Sometimes I feel like I am overwhelmed wondering if I am singing right or am I singing improperly even following his lessons and achieving growth. Anyways heres, the singer. How is his technique? It'll be awesome if there are some veterans or experienced singers to guide a newbie like myself to achieve this versatility in terms of programs and what I need to do. How does everyone here see Ken Tamplin's program?... Thank you!!
  6. Timothy Liu

    I Will (The Beatles) Cover

    Dear All, I recently did a cover of I Will by The Beatles, with the attached Soundcloud link as follows: Your comments and review are absolutely appreciated. Thanks all! Regards sincerely, Tim
  7. 2 cats in a dust bin

    Pitch pipe

    I have been doing the four pillars of singing and playing the foundation building routine video. And he keeps quoting that I need an instrument such as a keyboard or a pitch pipe I saw this one for sale on feebay http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/13-TONE-PITCH-PIPE-tuner-chromatic-violin-VOCALS-/121885146518?var=&hash=item1c60ebbd96:m:mZwFc-ie1VRlMlPuYUsidbg But it looks like it has only one octane to it and I see in the Video Robert is using an electric keyboard and using more then one octane But my question really is; do you think this pitch pipe has enough notes on it for me to be able to practice the four pillars? Thanks 2CIADB
  8. 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...
  9. 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
  10. Really would like to get some helpful criticism on my first song I have on the radio in order to improve my vocal performance. The song is "Love Like You" I'm currently playing 6-7 shows a week and would love advice on how to keep consistent and just improve my overall performance. I'm on SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/dylanbriscall All the songs on Early Mornings, Late Nights, and Long Roads were written and composed by me and were produced by Joel Kazmi--who’s worked with artists like The Tea Party, Rush, N’sync, Sum 41, and Anne Murray. If you don't want to listen that is absolutely cool and if you can recommend some new music or mention any great shows you've seen lately, that would be great. Cheers!
  11. Robert Lunte

    Microphone Ergonomics

    Received my new Shure BETA 57a today. Mic Ergonomics is an important consideration. I typically don't use the front line Shure live mics because there are so many other, more exotic options to use that sound just as great if not better. However, I do like the thin "shank" on this mic because it fits well in a singer's hand. Ok, I'm microphone geeking. Thanks to Robert Gardunia, my student for the inspiration to add one to my collection.
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    Robert Lunte is the owner founder of the The Vocalist Studio International www.TheVocalistStudio.com, an Internationally recognized voice training school for extreme singing vocal techniques and advanced vocal instruction. Robert is also the author and producer of the critically acclaimed vocal instruction training system, “The Four Pillars of Singing”. TVS techniques are shared around the world by voice teachers as part of the TVS International Certified Instructor Program, which is one of the fastest growing vocal organizations of highly trained voice coaches in the world today. Robert is also the founder of The Modern Vocalist World www.TheModernVocalistWorld.com, the #1 online resource for vocal education and networking on the internet. This download include four separate interviews of Robert Lunte. www.TheFourPillarsofSinging.com

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  13. Robert Lunte

    Crazy - Patsy Cline Classic!

    Gorgeous Singing Here! Such a talent for dynamics and expression. Nice work Carmel. It is a blessing to have you back in our studio in Seattle. http://bit.ly/TheFourPillarsofSingingVocalTraining.
  14. Robert Lunte

    RODE K2 Helps With Patsy Cline Classic

    Gorgeous Singing Here! Such a talent for dynamics and expression. Nice work Carmel who is a student at The Vocalist Studio performs the classic "Crazy" from Patsy Cline on the RODE K2.
  15. Gorgeous Singing Here! Such a talent for dynamics and expression. Nice work Carmel who is a student at The Vocalist Studio performs the classic "Crazy" from Patsy Cline on the RODE K2. View full articles
  16. Using vocal fry is a way to lighten the mass, or stop the pushing in your singing. At TVS, one of the 8 specialized onsets ( how you start a note ) that we teach in the TVS Method is called the, "Pulse & Release Onset", or Vocal Fry Onset. It is also called the, "Light Mass Onset". The Pulse & Release Onset is used to help singers build the coordination for singing without pushing. It "governs" the weight or "mass" of your singing, helping singers to stop pushing.
  17. Robert Lunte

    Vocal Fry & Onsets For Singing

    Using vocal fry is a way to lighten the mass, or stop the pushing in your singing. At TVS, one of the 8 specialized onsets ( how you start a note ) that we teach in the TVS Method is called the, "Pulse & Release Onset", or Vocal Fry Onset. It is also called the, "Light Mass Onset". The Pulse & Release Onset is used to help singers build the coordination for singing without pushing. It "governs" the weight or "mass" of your singing, helping singers to stop pushing.
  18. Using vocal fry is a way to lighten the mass, or stop the pushing in your singing. At TVS, one of the 8 specialized onsets ( how you start a note ) that we teach in the TVS Method is called the, "Pulse & Release Onset", or Vocal Fry Onset. It is also called the, "Light Mass Onset". The Pulse & Release Onset is used to help singers build the coordination for singing without pushing. It "governs" the weight or "mass" of your singing, helping singers to stop pushing. View full articles
  19. Robert Lunte - "Souls of Silence". An epic progressive metal composition from the EP, "Onset". This song was a journey to master. Special thanks to my production team Zack Uidl, Scott D. Davis for the kick ass real piano, Synergy Productions and Clay Copeland for production. Enjoy your weekend. This is the final presentation... after a long journey of figuring out how to sing this SOB.
  20. Bevin Hernandez

    Back to Black

    A week into The Four Pillars and after my first lesson with Robert, I thought I'd post a little update song. I'm having a bit of trouble with my headphone/recording - I think there's a bit of delay getting through to the headphones so I feel like often I'm 1/8th of a beat late - please let me know if you hear that too and if you know how to fix it! Any other comments are also welcome! It got yanked from soundcloud because of the backing track, so I'll have to figure that one out. Without further ado, me with Back to Black: http://picosong.com/xC4h/ And the original, in case you haven't heard it:
  21. "White Rabbit" Tribute! I am proud to share a performance and production of Jefferson Airplane's classic, "White Rabbit". SaraEllen has been training with TVS for about two years. Excellent job SaraEllen! LOVE the curbing vowel resonance, steady embouchure, and "snappy" glottal attacks on the vowels, apart from the interpretation that captures the nuances we coached and discussed. Sounds great, looks great, a kick ass production and worthy achievement! Coach.
  22. I was wondering if anyone could tell me anything about my singing? What category is it? Or style? Am i tone deaf? What do you think i need to work on? I usually only sing at home. I've never sang in front of other people. I love to sing, and I do it everyday! I'd love to hear your advice or opinions please. Thank You !!! Kimberly Kay is jamming on Rescue Me! by Kimberly Kay (Songtree-id-7654).m4a Kimberly Kay jams on kubikmeter is jamming on Morning blues( at the bottom of the bottle) by Kimberly Kay (Songtree-id-12938).m4a
  23. I had my lesson with my vocal coach yesterday. He noticed that I, firstly, was going to hard on the vocals. Meaning, I was in some instances pushing too hard or semi-screaming or yelling. Secondly, he noticed that I didn't have good connection between head and chest. So, he suggested that I start with very soft sirens in order to get a good foundation of connection, then eventually add power to it. He showed me some exercises that bring the chest up into head and head down into chest. He said that a mix between the two is what I'm aiming for, which makes sense. So, after observing me doing a few exercises, he said that I should start doing some strengthening of the connection between around A3-F4 to start, then gradually move up tone by tone. Does this seem like a good idea? I'm wondering what I should do when I reach the limits of what I can bring chest into (right now, the max I can do is A4, but it's harsh). At what point do I want to go into pure head voice? Mixed? And lastly, does what my vocal coach says make sense to you all? I look forward to hearing your thoughts.
  24. ROBERT LUNTE AXIOM FOR THE DAY: I sang this beautiful classic love song by Handel at the University of Miami "back in the day". Although I doubt as nicely as Richard Lewis does on this performance. While enjoying Richard's rendition, it suddenly dawned on me the following... Take the most beautiful man and compare him to the most beautiful woman in a beauty contest, and no gent has ever had a chance. In spite of our merits guys, we just are not as "inspiring" for eyes to gaze upon in regards to physical attraction. And that is ok, that is the way nature has set it up. But to my point... "Humankind" doesn't write songs like this about men... only women get songs like THIS. Oh sure, there is the occasional Pat Benatar, "Fire & Ice" or Tammy Wynette's "Stand By Your Man", we do get a few bones tossed our way fellas, but let's be honest, we never get songs like "Faithfully" by Journey, or "When I Was Your Man" by Bruno Mars, or song like "Where'er You Walk" that has been playing for hundreds of years. Guys get, "You Broke My Heart" songs... but women truly get LOVE songs of such great adoration from us smitten clunky fumbling males. In Summary, the power of female attributes, which certainly would include aesthetic beauty, arguably has inspired a greater inspiration to write the greatest love songs through the ages. Thus, nature, or evolutionary biology of the sexes, influences observable and apparently evident differences art of love song composition. I just find that to be an interesting observation. This song by Handel is what?... 400 years old? Chances are, prior to it being published at the time, it likely existed in an earlier version as a folk song that people ( or guys...), sang around the camp fire, or to try to serenade a woman. Guys, Listen to this song and follow the lyrics and tell me that you have never felt this way about a woman? BTW... ladies in case it isn't obvious, this is a compliment to you and yours.