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  1. Hey, I have taken probably 10 or 20 voice lessons in the past, and having gotten bogged down with work and family commitments I wasn't able to throw myself into it like I wanted to. Now I find I have a bit more time on my hands and am trying to find the right teacher, and perhaps also buy a program for doing exercises. I tend to prefer singing songs in the style of Sam Cooke, The Everly Brothers, Elvis. So soul mixed with a lot of early r&r, r&b, early country, blues etc...the classics. I'd LIKE to find a teacher local who has a bit of a secular/gospel background but I don't think there are any around in my province. The two coaches i've had both had classical training which is great, but I always feel like by continue to study with them i'll sound like i'm singing with an operatic type of voice in the styles I enjoy. 1)Are there any online coaches, or programs that might fit what I'm looking for? 2)What is the most important thing to consider when hunting for a local voice coach? Thanks
  2. Kevin Ashe

    Onsets

    Something I'm experiencing when training is: the power (and genius) of onsets properly executed with work flows to "hold" that quality phonation steady, is something I can feel taking place! I can feel the musculature "locked/set" if you will, in to that ideal configuration, and the resultant sensation of that laser-like twang, and bullseye placement, unchanging as you siren, to or from the octave or 5th! LOVE IT! This has been especially encouraging to me due to my problems with singing with clearer, less raspy sound colors. Along with lots of resonant tracking, the sweeps and sirens are helping me achieve a more clean, solid, and clear tone option for my vocal color palette!
  3. I am not sure if this is the right place to post but I have got some questions.. I am a contemporary singing teacher (Mainly Jazz and pop) and relatively new to the grading system in England and am confused with all the different exam boards. What their strength and weaknesses are. I have got a few students who would like to do grades all with different intentions. I have been doing some research but I am not sure if the information I have found is right as I have never done grades like this. I would really appreciate some opinions on the pro's and cons between the different exam boards? Trinity College, ABRSM, Rockschool, LCM What I have found so far: ABRSM is regarded highest and Trinity very high as well. However ABRSM does only have classical singing. Some say ABRSM is better than Trinity, however others say Trinity is more modern. relevant to a wider range of musical styles and have a better progression through the composition and harmony elements. Rockschool is indeed a different organisation from Trinity Rock/Pop. I recommend to take Trinity College Rock/Pop instead of Rockschool. It doesn't matter too much but it is regarded better so you might as well go for Trinity College. (Trinity books are cheaper than Rockschool books too. ) LCM is less well known. However it is good as well and has a Musical theatre grade system what you really like! You can have a look on their syllabus: https://www.uwl.ac.uk/sites/default/files/Academic-schools/London-College-of-Music/Web/LCM-Exams/PDF/Subjects/Singing/music_theatre_2013.pdf So in short; ABRSM is best for Classical singing, Trinity college Pop/Rock has best Theory and Pop/Rock singing, LCM for Music Theatre. Do you have some comments on above? They would be a very big help! Best regards!
  4. I was pondering these metaphors and thought I'd see if I could expand it some. Let me know how you see it! Easel is the pedagogy/coach Canvas is the formants Paint is the phonation Colors are the acoustic qualities & vocal modes Brushes are the intrinsic muscular configurations & appoggio Frame is the musical context/setting (band, choir, acapella, singer w/ instrument, musical, etc.) Lyrics are the finished image Lighting (as in a gallery) is amplification & vocal effects
  5. trying to come up with a good way to put some structure into my training...specifically as far as divvying up the training time etc. Essentially I am looking at devoting about 70% of my effort into a division such as this: chest voice--belting "pulling chest" head voice -- extending the range, achieving fuller tone bridging -- seamless blending etc, late/early etc and then maybe 30% into other stuff: distortion mimicking singers etc Do you all have any such structure or is it more of a "whatever I feel like at the moment" thing?
  6. Audio clip of me singing if you need it: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/229171533/Post%20On%20Forum.m4a Hello! So I've decided I wanna sing, and I need some help. Though I'm 18, I have a relatively high, young sounding speaking voice. What's odd about that is my range feels most comfortable singing the full range from bass to soprano. I know I have the potential to hit the higher notes, and I can, but when I do the notes sound really, REALLY flat, and I really want to learn to correct that. I found some tests online, and I can easily (without strain) go up to c6 but when I do, the notes between c5 and c6 sound so flat ;_; Can you guys give me some tips to help make it sound better?
  7. This is just a quick recording, Using what I call "Fake" voice. I am playing with a little rasp. While growing up and singing with relatives they would condemn me for NOT using "MY NATURAL" voice. So I got stuck thinking to "Fake it" was a wrong thing to do. I think that some of this is on the right path to "Singing" rather than what I was doing before and thinking that I was "Singing" using my "Natural" voice. So if you would .......... Point out what is "Right" rather than just saying it sucks and I need more lessons. Thanks.
  8. Chris Harrison

    Subharmonics

    Hello, I'm a baritone. I'm only 15, so that could change, who knows, but I've been looking into extending my range downwards and have had good results. My normal range is from F2-C5, although once warmed up I can get a D2 that's very unstable, but not fry. I learned about "Subharmonics", and decided to try them out. After about a week I've developed the technique to take me down to a G1, ugly it may be. The reason I'm posting here is because during this week, I've developed a strange... "partial" on my voice. (I'm a brass player, so this is the only way I know to say how it feels.) This partial starts at C2, and ends at about D1-E1, and I don't think its fry. It's not as pretty as say a full chest voice, however, its very connected and not separated like fry tends to be. Its hard to control, but it's there. Is this some type of fry I've randomly developed? Is it maybe subharmonics that I've somehow figured out? Any input? Very curious.
  9. VOCAL TRAINING INDUSTRY WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW! Click The Top Left Menu To View Videos In The Video Playlist View full articles
  10. Robert Lunte

    SINGING PROGRAMS - WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW!

    VOCAL TRAINING INDUSTRY WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW! Click The Top Left Menu To View Videos In The Video Playlist
  11. VOCAL TRAINING INDUSTRY WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW! Click The Top Left Menu To View Videos In The Video Playlist
  12. There was a major study done on Freddie Mercury's voice. http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.3109/14015439.2016.1156737 And the less techie version....LOL!! http://news.discovery.com/human/life/freddie-mercurys-incredible-singing-voice-explained-160419.htm
  13. muffinhead

    Can't get vibrato

    I have never been able to get more than very subtle vibrato in my voice, and never consistently. My vocal teacher has said that vibrato is merely an "ornament;" is this true? I've read that singing with a straight tone isn't good for the voice, and that vibrato comes naturally with good technique. Should I make a conscious effort to try to develop my vibrato, or will it come with time?
  14. Hi, Kind of a basic question, I was wondering if anyone has suggestions for some exercises where I can develop a stronger chest voice. I'm male and I'm most comfortable in a tenor/countertenor range. I can hit high notes easily, but others have said my lower range lacks strength and sounds a bit hollow/breathy like a yawn, almost like a bit of falsetto mixed in. I'm trying my best at breath control and making sure the voice is "pushed down" and coming from chest. I guess the perfect chest voice is one that sounds like you're giving an important speech? That's what I'm trying to achieve. I don't really have the time for regular singing lessons as I just sing as a hobby. Sometimes it's difficult to evaluate your own singing because not only is the sound I hear in my ears when I sing very different from what others hear, but it's natural for people to simply think their own voice sounds bad or weird when recorded and played back. Thanks.
  15. REMEMBERING JEANNIE DEVA MY COLLEAGUE & FRIEND THANK YOU JEANNIE... I was very saddened by the news of Jeannie's passing. Jeannie was in fact, a friend of mine. We first met in her home 2006, when I was under contract with TC-Helicon as the Voice Council Director as the first manager of Voice Council.com. As such, I traveled to LA and met with Jeannie and brought her on board to Voice Council. It was I, that first introduced Jeannie Deva to VoiceCouncil.com. and that was when we forged our friendship.As years went by, Jeannie and I engaged in a lot of cooperative projects and some business deals that were always a pleasure. When I think of Jeannie Deva, one of the first things that comes to my mind is that she was very loyal as a colleague and as a friend. Jeannie was the kind of person that rose above petty politics. Jeannie had a sort of,... "above all that" vibe to her that made me feel very comfortable and at peace in her presence. It always instilled a lot of trust in our friendship. Apart from the personal reflections, Jeannie was a great voice coach. She knew what she was doing to be sure. The world was fortunate to be able to share in her gift for teaching, charisma and positive karma. Today, I still think of Jeannie from time to time and I do not believe that will change.Thank you Jeannie for your friendship and for maintaining a high level of integrity in our dealings. I will definitely miss you.Respectfully,Robert Lunte... below are two recordings I have kept in my private music collection of Jeannie singing... very beautiful. 01-- Jeannie Deva - Whiter Shade of Pale.mp3 01-- Jeannie Deva - Melodia Sentimental.mp3
  16. REMEMBERING JEANNIE DEVA MY COLLEAGUE & FRIEND THANK YOU JEANNIE... I was very saddened by the news of Jeannie's passing. Jeannie was in fact, a friend of mine. We first met in her home 2006, when I was under contract with TC-Helicon as the Voice Council Director as the first manager of Voice Council.com. As such, I traveled to LA and met with Jeannie and brought her on board to Voice Council. It was I, that first introduced Jeannie Deva to VoiceCouncil.com. and that was when we forged our friendship.As years went by, Jeannie and I engaged in a lot of cooperative projects and some business deals that were always a pleasure. When I think of Jeannie Deva, one of the first things that comes to my mind is that she was very loyal as a colleague and as a friend. Jeannie was the kind of person that rose above petty politics. Jeannie had a sort of,... "above all that" vibe to her that made me feel very comfortable and at peace in her presence. It always instilled a lot of trust in our friendship. Apart from the personal reflections, Jeannie was a great voice coach. She knew what she was doing to be sure. The world was fortunate to be able to share in her gift for teaching, charisma and positive karma. Today, I still think of Jeannie from time to time and I do not believe that will change.Thank you Jeannie for your friendship and for maintaining a high level of integrity in our dealings. I will definitely miss you.Respectfully,Robert Lunte... below are two recordings I have kept in my private music collection of Jeannie singing... very beautiful. 01-- Jeannie Deva - Whiter Shade of Pale.mp3 01-- Jeannie Deva - Melodia Sentimental.mp3 View full articles
  17. Robert Lunte

    Jennie Deva - Remembering You - Thank You!

    REMEMBERING JEANNIE DEVA MY COLLEAGUE & FRIEND THANK YOU JEANNIE... I was very saddened by the news of Jeannie's passing. Jeannie was in fact, a friend of mine. We first met in her home 2006, when I was under contract with TC-Helicon as the Voice Council Director as the first manager of Voice Council.com. As such, I traveled to LA and met with Jeannie and brought her on board to Voice Council. It was I, that first introduced Jeannie Deva to VoiceCouncil.com. and that was when we forged our friendship.As years went by, Jeannie and I engaged in a lot of cooperative projects and some business deals that were always a pleasure. When I think of Jeannie Deva, one of the first things that comes to my mind is that she was very loyal as a colleague and as a friend. Jeannie was the kind of person that rose above petty politics. Jeannie had a sort of,... "above all that" vibe to her that made me feel very comfortable and at peace in her presence. It always instilled a lot of trust in our friendship. Apart from the personal reflections, Jeannie was a great voice coach. She knew what she was doing to be sure. The world was fortunate to be able to share in her gift for teaching, charisma and positive karma. Today, I still think of Jeannie from time to time and I do not believe that will change.Thank you Jeannie for your friendship and for maintaining a high level of integrity in our dealings. I will definitely miss you.Respectfully,Robert Lunte... below are two recordings I have kept in my private music collection of Jeannie singing... very beautiful. 01-- Jeannie Deva - Whiter Shade of Pale.mp3 01-- Jeannie Deva - Melodia Sentimental.mp3
  18. THE FOUR PILLARS OF SINGING THE INTEGRATED TRAINING ROUTINES Video Workout Demonstrations That Teach Singers How to Practice! Robert Lunte, founder of The Four Pillars of Singing offers an impromptu screen capture presentation of the Integrated Training Routines found in the TVS training program, The Four Pillars of Singing. The Four Pillars of Singing offers very clear instructions and guidance on how to train and practice vocal technique to make your singing stronger and more coordinated. Like no other vocal training program on the market today, TFPOS leaves no questions unanswered and removes all the mystery about singing great and what you have to do achieve great singing skills. If "free secret tips" on YouTube are not getting you any lasting results, that is because you HAVE to train! No tips or information, regardless of how good it might be, will do anything for you, if you do not take the time and energy to practice. If you are prepared to train and get serious about vocal training, The Four Pillars of Singing is a program you should take a serious look at. View full articles
  19. THE FOUR PILLARS OF SINGING THE INTEGRATED TRAINING ROUTINES Video Workout Demonstrations That Teach Singers How to Practice! Robert Lunte, founder of The Four Pillars of Singing offers an impromptu screen capture presentation of the Integrated Training Routines found in the TVS training program, The Four Pillars of Singing. The Four Pillars of Singing offers very clear instructions and guidance on how to train and practice vocal technique to make your singing stronger and more coordinated. Like no other vocal training program on the market today, TFPOS leaves no questions unanswered and removes all the mystery about singing great and what you have to do achieve great singing skills. If "free secret tips" on YouTube are not getting you any lasting results, that is because you HAVE to train! No tips or information, regardless of how good it might be, will do anything for you, if you do not take the time and energy to practice. If you are prepared to train and get serious about vocal training, The Four Pillars of Singing is a program you should take a serious look at.
  20. Based in Toronto Canada, Ms. Yampolsky's coaching concentrates not just on the voice, but on the performer as a whole. Her approach can boost stage confidence by improving the voice's range, pitch and power. She believes that a singer has 25% natural talent, while 75% of a singer's performance relies on technical training. Her special exercises enable the singer to meet any combinations of pitch and duration of sound. Ms. Yampolsky views the body as an instrument whose quality of well being determines the quality of sound produced and recognizes that the voice is a reflection of the 'inner self.' All courses are customized to the unique needs of each individual singer and program the brain using visualization and vocal repetition. The Vocal Science (TM) Method alleviates strain on vocal cords and develops proper use of facial and abdominal muscles while stressing posture. Mainly, vocal cord paralysis occurs after related (and unrelated) surgeries such as, for example: Thyroid removal surgery, spinal fusion and even simple surgical procedures that require surgical intubation (Tracheotomy). Often, those tubes are inserted incorrectly and, as a result, the vocal cord(s) could be damaged and/or paralyzed. The voice could be easily jeopardized if you have experienced stroke, or even unrelated surgeries, for example, due to even any accident, which requires surgical procedure. Of course if (God forbid) the sufferer had any growths like tumor, or even a simple nodule or polyp on a vocal cord, removal of any of the above could easily cause vocal damage and vocal cord(s) paralysis. The Vocal Science™ technique is the only alternative way, which could dramatically improve ones’ speech and even singing voice for that matter. The Vocal Science method is a holistic and alternative approach to voice mechanics. By the virtue of fact, the method suggests to remove the pressure of the sound from he vocal cords and lift the voice to the alternative muscles, which once put to work together in full conjunction and coordination, will amplify the sound 4 to 5 times over and will employ the wholesome vocal mechanism to work in its fullest capacity and with no pain or strain on the vocal anatomy. The space on the bottom of the throat is also released and thus, allows the room for the natural herbal and homeopathic remedies to work in the full force, which will greatly aid to the patients’ voice/vocal recovery. Please be advised that this process of restoration of the voice (after the vocal cords/vocal folds paralysis had occurred) is extremely tedious and intense. It could be also a very emotional process on the patient’s part. Obviously, their voice is not sounding the same and, at times, it Is difficult for them to pronounce certain syllables. I have seen a lot of tears in my studio/clinic, which sometimes served a positive deed, as after a good cry, the patient had regrouped and caught a second breath, so to speak. By that point, they got their sadness out of their heart and soul by releasing their emotions and even their voice became lighter and more compliant to the instruction. A lot of the patients, understandably, possess a lot of ‘stuffed-up’ emotions. That, by itself, could be one of the reasons of their voice disorder. I receive a lot of patients with thyroid problems and even removed thyroids due to cancer. In holistic teaching, the thyroid represents suppressed emotions and hurts. So, in the first place, they were experiencing something that, emotionally, they could not comprehend. Majority of the diseases are emotionally induced and then, they manifest in the physical body. For example: A bad marriage could cause a lot of anger and anguish. The human liver (in the holistic understanding) does represent suppressed anger. When one of the spouses dies of cancer, it is almost 100 out of 100 that it would be the cancer of thyroid or, even more so, cancer of liver. That’s, of course, if the marriage was full of disagreements and fights. So, from our side, we are wishing you peace and harmony in whatever you are doing in your life path. That will keep you happy and healthy & most likely by osmosis will keep your voice intact. View full articles
  21. Mainly, vocal cord paralysis occurs after related (and unrelated) surgeries such as, for example: Thyroid removal surgery, spinal fusion and even simple surgical procedures that require surgical intubation (Tracheotomy). Often, those tubes are inserted incorrectly and, as a result, the vocal cord(s) could be damaged and/or paralyzed. The voice could be easily jeopardized if you have experienced stroke, or even unrelated surgeries, for example, due to even any accident, which requires surgical procedure. Of course if (God forbid) the sufferer had any growths like tumor, or even a simple nodule or polyp on a vocal cord, removal of any of the above could easily cause vocal damage and vocal cord(s) paralysis. The Vocal Science™ technique is the only alternative way, which could dramatically improve ones’ speech and even singing voice for that matter. The Vocal Science method is a holistic and alternative approach to voice mechanics. By the virtue of fact, the method suggests to remove the pressure of the sound from he vocal cords and lift the voice to the alternative muscles, which once put to work together in full conjunction and coordination, will amplify the sound 4 to 5 times over and will employ the wholesome vocal mechanism to work in its fullest capacity and with no pain or strain on the vocal anatomy. The space on the bottom of the throat is also released and thus, allows the room for the natural herbal and homeopathic remedies to work in the full force, which will greatly aid to the patients’ voice/vocal recovery. Please be advised that this process of restoration of the voice (after the vocal cords/vocal folds paralysis had occurred) is extremely tedious and intense. It could be also a very emotional process on the patient’s part. Obviously, their voice is not sounding the same and, at times, it Is difficult for them to pronounce certain syllables. I have seen a lot of tears in my studio/clinic, which sometimes served a positive deed, as after a good cry, the patient had regrouped and caught a second breath, so to speak. By that point, they got their sadness out of their heart and soul by releasing their emotions and even their voice became lighter and more compliant to the instruction. A lot of the patients, understandably, possess a lot of ‘stuffed-up’ emotions. That, by itself, could be one of the reasons of their voice disorder. I receive a lot of patients with thyroid problems and even removed thyroids due to cancer. In holistic teaching, the thyroid represents suppressed emotions and hurts. So, in the first place, they were experiencing something that, emotionally, they could not comprehend. Majority of the diseases are emotionally induced and then, they manifest in the physical body. For example: A bad marriage could cause a lot of anger and anguish. The human liver (in the holistic understanding) does represent suppressed anger. When one of the spouses dies of cancer, it is almost 100 out of 100 that it would be the cancer of thyroid or, even more so, cancer of liver. That’s, of course, if the marriage was full of disagreements and fights. So, from our side, we are wishing you peace and harmony in whatever you are doing in your life path. That will keep you happy and healthy & most likely by osmosis will keep your voice intact.
  22. In Vocal Science Uk ,Our voice repair specialist give you treatment ,without any surgery . visit us or call to cure you all voice realted problem. Call us at - 416-857-8741 Mail us at- info@vocalscience.com
  23. Just getting tips on YouTube is NOT EVER going to help you to sing better. A free tip without content and your commitment to practice and train, will do nothing for you. To sing better, you have to train, practice and sing songs. TheFourPillarsofSinging.com.
  24. Hello ! I am a 18 years old piano player. I've been playing the piano for more than eight years and that's something I really enjoy despite my many injuries, thanks to it. But nevertheless, I won't stop. I also have another hobby : I really enjoy singing. It feels so comfortable and it pleases me a lot. Singing has alwyas been different, even if I can't sing "properly" (according to singing technique standards), I'm still to enjoy it and I do. I've always noticed that unlike the piano, I'm able to feel what I sing (I'm French but speak English obviously and understand the meaning of every shing I sing) and how to say that... get into the song, let it flow throw me. I sound horrible but yet, I know I've given my all ahahah. That's something I've never achieved with the piano... Feeling the song. That's sad but I guess it'll come some day. I'll never be a star and I don't want to. I want to learn singing for myself (even if I must admit... that'd be great not to sound like a duck whenever I sing with friends, for fun) because as far as my music side tells me, I've gathered two problems : A very nasal voice (I guess it's because of a poor (inexistant) breathing training something I know is very important to singing) and I just don't know when my singing is right. I never know if it's too high, too low but I guess this problem doesn't carry on with training. I've come here to ask you guys if you had stuff for me so I can learn how to sing... correctly ? I mean... being able to sing without a nasal voice and to sing in tune (hitting the right notes) ; After that, maybe I could go further but let us not get lost. I like to enjoy myself even more! I've got a piano available 24/7 so if you've got things that involves having one. I do. I've got a little music ear. I can recognise notes but I can't play by ear for example. Anyway, I hope you'll find something for someone as beginner as me ^^ Thanks a lot
  25. JohnnyL

    Band. When?

    Hi all, have not posted here for a while. I'm still studying and practicing and I've improved a lot but there's a big gap between what I can do and where I want to be. I had a few opportunities to sing while playing with people and I still sing out of tune more than I would want to (although I really improved in this sense), moreover, I don't always feel that I exactly understand my capabilities. When I picked up a guitar I've started playing with bands/people after two years of playing (a year and half of lessons and half a year practicing alone). With vocal training it seems like it would take much longer. I did have experience playing the piano before I picked up the guitar - so I already had fundamental for playing an instrument while singing takes some additional techniques that I never used (if that makes sense). Still, I'm writing because I'm somewhat frustrated... For the more experienced guys here: how many years of lessons and practicing did it take for you to be confident enough to actually start singing in a band/seriously recording?