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  1. Hello, fellow performers, fans and students! I've launched a video series for the solo singing guitarist, both professional and hobbyist, who'd like to know how another soloist goes about his work in rehearsal. The series takes the viewer through the determinations I make for each song I include in my repetoire. I'll cover topics such as choice of key, feel, meaning, vocal delivery, rehearsal and more. Click here for the first episode: Episode 1 on Vimeo Episode 1 on YouTube In music & mirth, Richie Kaye Richie Kaye Website BLAST-OFF!
  2. Perhaps someone who is not really talked about is Lefty Frizzell. Lefty Frizzell was once a big country music star in the 40s, 50s and 60s; he at one time was competing with Hank Williams in the top charts, and toured with him many times. Lefty had a distinctive voice that influenced the likes of George Jones, Randy Travis, and many others. Leftys singing style was unique from the other singers from his time, he would sound out syllables for a longer amount of time than most singers, a vowel bending style is what it has been called too. How does someone try and attempt a singing style like this? Lefty was from Texas, so he had a distinctive accent, and then you add he had a distinctive singing style. One of the people that influenced Lefty Frizzell was musician named Jimmie Rodgers. Jimmie Rodgers is not to be confused with the Jimmie Rodgers who record Honeycomb, but the Jimmie Rodgers who yodeled, sangs songs like "Hes in the jailhouse now", and he sang a series of songs he called Blue Yodels. He influenced numerous people in Rock n roll, Country music, and Blues music, one of them being Lefty Frizzell. Do you think it is possible Lefty borrowed some of his style from Jimmie Rodgers?
  3. Hello there just wanted some feedback on how I did and what would my voice type be?
  4. Please leave a comment below if u are interested in getting ur track mastered for only $5!
  5. Hey everyone, I am stuck with a tiny bit of a dilemma. I play in a cover band in which every member does their share of singing, but while there are some songs I want to sing, I have major problems doing so because I cant hit the notes without going falsetto. I sing a lot of rock and country and while country isn't too much of a problem, I'm starting to hit the proverbial wall with rock. The voice range that I am comfortable singing in is more of a baritone (think Trace Adkins, maybe a touch higher than that.) so when I try to hit notes in songs like This Love by Maroon 5 or even some punk rock songs (Stacy's Mom by Fountains of Wayne or Ohio by Bowling for Soup.) it sounds like my voice is thinning out and my projection just goes away all together unless I sing falsetto but then the tone doesn't fit the song. I know the best way to improve is practice and possibly professional help. But at this current point all I can afford is practice. What I am getting to here, is how can I get my range higher, and not have to sound like my voice is thin or struggling. Are there any exercises or techniques that could help me. Thank you in advance
  6. Somehow I couldn't get this song out of my head, so I just had to do a recording of it https://app.box.com/s/09w5zru9hcakz34m250ya21iwidv0xhc
  7. Hello guys I am curious to know what singers have demonstrated vocal longevity without losing voice quality. Who are your favorite artists that consistently have sung well for at least 20 years? For me I must have to go with Celine Dion and Stevie Wonder. Please include clips of the proposed artist if possible.
  8. It's been quite a long time since I posted here, but I was a regular until I got famous in my village of 10 people. Ok, that's bs, but I just wanted to drop in and say hi to some of my old friends in here. What's up, guys? . Steven and Willie say hi too - I saw this video and was reminded of my favorite vocal forum:
  9. I only know him from his compilation CD, like 20 years back, and he then didn't sound very young, so I can't be sure if this is a young Garth Brooks. On that youtube page they don't agree if it is him or not. To me it sure doesn't sound like the one I know, but as I said, I can't be sure. Did you know this song when he was young? The same happened to me yesterday with a song of Barbra Streisand. Youtube can be funny.
  10. Hey guys! I'm brand new to the community here and I was just wondering if someone would review my vocals on Better Than You Left Me. I'm a beginner vocalist. I've had 2 or 3 lessons so far but looking forward to growing! Thanks!
  11. I finally had a few minutes, late at night so I had go with something soft. Let me know what you think.
  12. Hey community, I know some of you have heard this already, but here is the final production with a visual. Hope you likey...
  13. Started singing and playing guitar 6 month ago with non stop practice everyday, I'm a little nervous to be honest because this is the first singing "thing" I've posted for all to see. I feel I've reached a stage where I need feedback to help me improve further. So here's a cover of my favorite country singer at the moment Kacey Musgraves. Thank for your time https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kQ8xqyoZXCc for the original
  14. Will be getting everything together to showcase the selection of this month's song shortly.
  15. So I've done a quick cover to let you guys know where my singing is at right now. I enjoy all criticism and feedback. What I know is I still have problems opening up my voice more and breathing efficiently especially when I can't see myself in the mirror. Also, sorry for the very poor guitar playing hahaha. Thanks in advance.
  16. Hey all, For those of you that are wondering what this about, check out the following link and please join us: It's about that time. It's been decided that, this month, we will run two challenges at once. Two separate challenge threads will be created. Everyone is greatly encouraged to participate in both of these. Even if you don't have time to mix two great tracks, try to get something done for each and post it in the corresponding challenge topics. Given the goal of these challenges is to get everybody really racking their musical brains and get everyone out of their comfort zone at one point or another, we did Rock this month, so Rock will not be an option for June, but it will show back up in the poll that will be created on June 26th for July's challenge. HOWEVER, just because a Rock song won't be chosen this month, it does NOT mean that you cannot take one of the songs that we end up choosing and sing it Rock style. As a matter of fact, if Rock is your absolute favorite style, it is encouraged that you do take one of these songs and sing it that way. It is also encouraged that you try to learn to sing in the style of the genres that are selected. We are NOT prohibiting styles, we are switching genres. There are 7 choices for this month's challenge, and the two genres with the highest number of votes will be chosen. Voting will go on until May 31st (120 hours from now). At that point, we will go about selecting the songs we will be singing during June. June's challenges will begin June 6th and end on July 5th. Voting for the genre selection of July's challenge will begin on June 26th and end on July 1st. July's challenge begins July 6th. These are the choices for this month's poll: R&B Country Blues Pop Folk Jazz Gospel Let the voting begin!
  17. Very new at this, but have always loved to hear others sing. My goal was to learn to play most instruments that a 5 piece band would use. Along the way I have had to sing as well to learn where to bring in other instruments when creating multi-track recordings.   I mainly do it for fun and personal desire, but would love some very honest feedback from the group concerning my vocal abilities.   I have several selections up on SoundCloud and here is the to the latest one.....   I hope you enjoy,   https://soundcloud.com/flacowboy/the-old-rugged-cross-2      
  18. Good singers are often described as having a unique personal style, a special way of expressing a song. But in the larger picture of singing, let's talk about vocal styles in general. First off, you want to be clear on which style you sing the most. Pop, rock, jazz, country, blues, R&B, classical, folk, gospel, Broadway belting or perhaps a combination of one or more of these styles? I frequently encounter singers who think they're singing in a pop style but are actually singing in a classical style because of prior training. It can sound quite strange and disorienting to the listener to hear someone sing in a wrong style. The conventions and techniques of classical singing are so different from popular, commercial styles that classical voice training can become a disability to the budding pop singer. Every vocal style is a recipe using only certain ingredients. Like a cook who knows the difference between braising and grilling, you should have an acquaintance with the recipe for your desired style. Let's start by comparing classical and non-classical styles: simply put, non-classical sounds like speaking or yelling and classical singing doesn't. If you've ever heard an opera singer speak then sing, you might be shocked to notice how different these two modes of vocal production are. Whether you sing classically or in a commercial vein, your choice of ingredients will determine if you're nailing your style or not. What are some of the ingredients of vocal style? Laryngeal Height - Your larynx (voice-box) can easily move up and down. Which vertical position you choose, regular, raised or lowered, will affect your sound. You might lower it for classical or soulful R&B and jazz, keep it regular for pop or legit Broadway singing, or raise it for rock and country. Airflow - How much air should you have in your sound? In country, there's typically not a lot of air coming through the vocal folds, but when singing sultry R&B or jazz, you may allow the folds to open more. Resonator Shape - What is the shape of your throat and mouth? For country, I recommend constricting the pharynx slightly under the jawline (never constrict the vocal folds themselves), while in classical or R&B I recommend widening that area to give me a more open sound. Shape decisions also include how open your mouth should be and if you're mostly smiling or pursing your lips. Nasality - Air which is routed through your nose creates the buzzy sound of nasality. Listen carefully to your favorite singers to see if you can discern how much nasality you hear. This important resonance is a must in rock and country, less so in pop and jazz, and not desirable in classical production. Dialect - Can you imagine hearing a country singer with a Russian accent? Or a blues singer with a French accent? Might sound strange. Consider a Southern accent for R&B and country, a standard American accent for pop and Broadway singing, perhaps even an English accent for classical. Stance - Ever notice how classical singers seem like they're leaning forward but some R&B singers may be leaning back on their heels? Subtle stance differences can make a difference in vocal production and are interesting to watch for. Volume - In sultry jazz singing, you may hear singers shift their volumes suddenly from loud to soft and back again, while in opera the vocal dynamics mostly range from loud to louder. Pop is often soft to medium loud, never getting very loud. When country, which is fairly soft to medium loud, gets louder, it then enters the world of country-rock. So volume can be a determining factor when combining styles. Stylisms - Each vocal style has particular stylisms which act as style hallmarks. For example, vocal fry can be heard in pop, jazz, and rock, which cry is common in country. Yodel can be heard in country and alternative pop, while stops are only heard in Broadway belting. There are different slides and swoops used and using the wrong swoop can get you into big stylistic trouble. Ornamental riffs such as R&B runs are important to master as well as classical ornamental runs called melisma or coloratura. Emotions - No one style has a monopoly on the human experience. For dignified and regal, no style comes closer than classical. If you want to express sensuality or ecstasy, look no further than R&B. Pop is sincere. alternative pop is quirky, rock is anti-social and powerful. You get the idea. A fun way to hone your style discernment skills is to sit at the ole radio tuner and go from station to station. See how quickly you come to a conclusion on the vocal style(s) you hear. It's not easy sometimes. Are you hearing country, pop-country, rock-country or R&B-country? Can you identify WHY you came to your conclusion? Remember that like in cooking (Thai, French, etc), each vocal style has conventions; rules that have developed over time. These conventions arise out of the particular culture and history which are the roots of a style. Listen and watch your favorite singers. Everything you see or hear helps to determine style choices. Styles are not accidents- make sure your style choices are well thought-out. Your next step? Pick a style, listen to the greats, observe everything, imitate, THEN play around to creative your own unique expressive masterpiece. Stay true to your style before you venture forth into uncharted territory. Lisa Popeil - Voiceworks Method - www.popeil.com 818-906-7229
  19. So, You Want To Be A Singer? by Diva Joan Cartwright CHAPTER 6 - REPERTOIRE Having a list handy of all the songs you sing in alphabetical order with a column for the key in which you sing each song can be invaluable when you meet musicians. If you are that organized, then you can probably fill the bill as a singer. Keep adding to the list as time goes by, until you've filled up two sides of the page. Try to include the composer of each song. Example: 1. A CHILD IS BORN C Thad Jones 2. A FOGGY DAY G Gershwin 3. A NEW WAY OF SINGING THE BLUES F J. Cartwright 4. AFRO BLUE Cm Coltrane 5. AIN'T MISBEHAVIN' Eb Fats Waller Versatility is a plus. It always helps to know songs in more than one genre. It may be necessary to have more than one list or categories, if you sing in two or more genres, for instance you may separate songs by: Jazz Blues Gospel Rock R&B Latin/Samba/Bossa Broadway Country Pop or Top 40 Hip Hop Reggae Contemporary Another way of categorizing songs is by composer or artist: Anita Baker Antonio Carlos Jobim Aretha Franklin Beatles Billy Joel Billie Holiday Cole Porter Duke Ellington Ella Fitzgerald Randy Crawford Stevie Wonder Whitney Houston Always have a list of your original songs, as well. That way people understand that you are a songwriter. Have a few copies of your songs in case other musicians want to play, sing or record them. In time, you will be respected as a songwriter and people will begin to request your songs, before they request songs of other artists. Buy this book at http://stores.lulu.com/divajc See all of Joan Cartwright's Books
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