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  1. Steve Antonsen has been training with TVS for over 10 years. He is a successful blues metal singer and has toured around the world in his band, Colossal Boss.
  2. Anythingshouldwork

    Teach me how to sing

    I have been playing guitar for some time now, and i want to be able to pick up the chords for a song instantly, but i have major difficulty in singing the sound i hear. So i tried singing a few songs, really tried, and realized i have absolutely no vocal range, doesnt get sharper or "darker", it's just the word itself. If i try to do the song how it really is, either the voice dissapears or i cant hold the note for even 0.5 sec, just jumps back and forth with sharp and "dark". Even watched some videos to see if i have correct form, like chest up, chin slightly down, breathing and all, but my voice simply has no pitch whatsoever besides the natural one. How can i upgrade my vocal range dramatically? I would like to be able to sing, atleast decently in about 6 months, so i can play guitar and sing at same time And not tonedeaf btw 17y, male. So sorry for making you guys hear this, destroying the music
  3. Please participate in this poll... this "Poll" post has been opened up for discussion as well.
  4. Hello! I'm Emily & I been into singing contests/performances since I was super little, then joined acapella at around 15 and have been in it ever since. There has definitely been a change in voice from 12 years old to now. When I was younger, my "technique" or sound was kind of the opposite we can say haha. I used to strain so bad! I do still feel some strain in my throat but that's after a lot of singing, and I do feel it is easier to sing the way I am now than in the way I was when I was 12 lol. In the video provided, I would strongly appreciate it if anyone can give a nice analysis on my register(is it chest??) and **anything** I could work on! one thing I am concerned about for the past few years is that I have a "beegees" feel (at least my dad said) to my voice no matter how low I try to sing. it sounds like an airy type of voice. I wanted to know if that could maybe be my natural voice or if it's a way of coping with the straining I used to put on my voice when I was younger. Or possibly if that's simply how my voice developed over many years. I do feel pretty natural singing this way. Thank you loves!
  5. 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. One day, Nate Burch, one of my 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. 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. Maestro David Kyle - The Vocalist Studio 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...
  6. I sing with an amateur ukulele group and while we were going OK we had a lady join our group who sings (and plays) behind the beat. Nearly a whole beat late. She has a good strong and loud voice and some members of the group follow her timing rather than sticking to the correct timing. This has thrown the whole group into chaos. Songs we once did pretty good are now awful. More and more people are singing to her timing. She is taking over the group. Has anyone else had this problem or am I imagining it? I played an instrument in a brass band for years so I think I have pretty good timing. I don't think most members realise what the problem is. Any suggestions? HELP
  7. I am new here. Please give me some constructive tips so I can improve! ;)
  8. Robert Lunte & RØDE Microphones present four weeks of vocal training in Germany, Italy and France. April, 2018. For information click the links below or reach out to the people tagged in this post. See you in April! TVS Events Page Download The Tour Poster HERE: 14-15 APR Ansbach, Germany 21-22 APR Pescara, Italy 28-29 APR Cagliari, Italy 1-2 MAY Nimes, France If you have any questions about the event or private lessons, contact me on my personal email or here at TMV World. I look forward to helping you with your singing. You will get results, guaranteed. View full articles
  9. Robert Lunte & RØDE Microphones present four weeks of vocal training in Germany, Italy and France. April, 2018. For information click the links below or reach out to the people tagged in this post. See you in April! TVS Events Page Download The Tour Poster HERE: 14-15 APR Ansbach, Germany 21-22 APR Pescara, Italy 28-29 APR Cagliari, Italy 1-2 MAY Nimes, France If you have any questions about the event or private lessons, contact me on my personal email or here at TMV World. I look forward to helping you with your singing. You will get results, guaranteed.
  10. Robert Lunte & RØDE Microphones present four weeks of vocal training in Germany, Italy and France. April, 2018. For information click the links below or reach out to the people tagged in this post. See you in April! TVS Events Page Download The Tour Poster HERE: 14-15 APR Ansbach, Germany 21-22 APR Pescara, Italy 28-29 APR Cagliari, Italy 1-2 MAY Nimes, France If you have any questions about the event or private lessons, contact me on my personal email or here at TMV World. I look forward to helping you with your singing. You will get results, guaranteed.
  11. Hello and good day everyone! This post is being created to start a video journal of the learning process. I have no prior experience singing and never considered it until just recently. I have been going over the material these past few weeks, practicing onsets as I learn them. I can already see this is going to become a much bigger part of this life so I had to make some room for it. I cleared out a corner of one of the rooms and created a permanent setup so I can just walk in and press record anytime I would like to practice. The first video posted will give an introduction to the setup. From here, I will continue to post additional videos as time progresses. It is a pleasure to join you all on this journey and I give thanks and gratitude. Much love!! I was attempting to find a way to share these ongoing videos without creating too big of a mess on this thread. To make things as easy as possible, I will be repurposing an old website and utilize the blog for making the journal entries. In this way, all of the journal entry links can be kept here much like a catalog that can be referenced back to the site. Journal Entry 0001 - Thursday 2-15-2018 - Practicing Onsets Journal Entry 0002 - Saturday 2-17-2018 - First time Karaoke Journal Entry 0003 - Monday 2-19-2018 - One More Light (Part 1) Journal Entry 0004 - Wednesday 2-21-2018 - Ableton Project for Training Onsets Journal Entry 0005 - Saturday 2-24-2018 - Karaoke (2nd Time)
  12. I'm unaware if this video has been posted here before. I think it underscores what's wrong with some vocal coaches who seem to remain stuck in outdated teaching methods from circa 1985. I would have come away from my first voice lesson with the exact same opinion were it not for the fact that a major rock star told me his coach increased his vocal range, stamina, and power significantly! I went to his same vocal coach. I went to the first lesson expecting that whatever the coach instructed was gold, and I was going to follow it blindly! After all, I had seen the results in a singer he taught! It's true, just like Grohl implies in this video, after that first lesson I thought, "it just seems bogus that these singing scales are gonna help me achieve what I'm wanting vocally!" There was very little in depth discussion about what the science of the vocal instruction was. It was just, take this cassette home of the scales I just recorded you singing, and practice them every day for at least an hour. Next week when you come back, we're gonna work on vibrato. Then the next lesson, another cassette, until a large volume of dollars drained out of my wallet. It's very cool how Rob Lunte blazed the trail on vocal pedagogy in the last 15+ years. It's a model that brings a more holistic and specialized comprehension, which translates into augmentation of vocal development/improvement. To say nothing of his engaging training system, and the re-engineering of "singing scales" or "vocal workouts" (chiefly - onsets) to maximize the students ability to feel more tangibly what is occurring in the vocal track, and why. I don't know who this coach was that Cobain went to, but you can see there wasn't enough understanding at the end of his lesson. AND, if Kurt blew his voice out, why did he come home with a cassette of scales? (see any of the youtube videos or threads on exercises for vocal damage). peace! k
  13. Eduardo Assis

    Eduardo´s singing from Brasil

    Hey Guys, how are you doing? I´m from Brasil, I´m a TVS Student since 2017 april. Before join TVS team I watched all Rob´s Youtube content. Now after almost one year I started to record my songs. You can hear the result here:…/por-que-nao-uma-de-amor? TVS Methodoloy really works, when I found Rob on Youtube I was a begginer, never sang before. My favorite part of the program is Onsets!!! Thank you so Much Robert Lunte.
  14. Congratulations Brooke Sunny Moriber, on your new EP "Here and Gone". This tune "99 Days of Rain", its great. Lovely harmonies and super catchy. I think a strong hit for radio syndication. I look forward to catching up with you one day soon.
  15. Hey guys. re: True, which is why I train. Here's a quick video I made and uploaded to Youtube. It's me doing warmups. You see me pause a bunch at my breaks. Again, it seems like I sing better in Falsetto/high head. Enjoy, or, er, try not to have you ears bleed.
  16. Hey guys. I figured I might as well start a Journal... It will keep me on track. There wasn't any Sticky that I could find on Journals, so I am just going to wing it. Basically, I assume it's a record of our experiences. Words, audio/ video... This Journal of mine will probably be a mix of video and word. So, to begin. I've had the four pillars program since 2014. I got it. Watched a bunch of videos. Tried some of the stuff. And then just left it. I think the reason for this is that the interface just kind of throws everything in your face. There doesn't seem to be a set flow for what you are suppost to be doing and in which order. If there is, I still haven't found it yet. Now that I am back at it, I am still finding this. The videos are very long, and seem to drag in spots. I think it wouldn't be so bad if I wasn't going in so blind. If there was some clear order then I would know what to do when. Also, I find that having 40 mins lectures cuts down on potential singing time. That said, I wouldn't want to trade it and lose the info. I would prefer if they were separated so I could choose to watch less. The interface needs work, in my opinion. But, as I said, I got this back in 2014 - meaning all of those changes might have been done already. My biggest hurdle I find is finding out where to start. There's no real break down of what to do, how long, etc. Nor mentions of how to approach singing along to songs. I am used to the format of doing warmups and then focus on singing a song, and then breaking apart certain areas for improvement. Any advice so I'm not going in so blind would be helpful. I have watched a bunch of the video lectures in order, and one video demo. Oh. I forgot to add. I just signed up for singing lessons in Edmonton. A bit of a drive for me. One hour. But it's beside where I work, so that's good. It's also a music school/studio. Which means, I hope, that the lessons will be better than what I had before. The last time I took lessons it was at a music store. There focus was mainly on selling instruments and equipment.
  17. I think it would be nice to have some additions to the website. Ratings for each video. Comments for each video. This would be good both for students, to learn from each other and see if a video works or not, as well as for Robert, to take feedback on videos and see which works etc. Possibly add buttons for "needs work", "confusing", "too long", "boring", "insulting"/"downtalk","redundant", etc. These would be quicker forms of feedback that would allow Robert to make note of areas that may need to be changed. For example. I just watched a 6 min plus video that was talking (arguing) about semantics, and talking about wasting time. Ironically, I felt the video was wasting my time (no offence intended here, just trying to offer critique for improvement). I also felt that there was a lack of information on proper understanding of what "operational definition" is on Robert's side. The video could easily have been made shorter, addressed in a more objective and informative tone, and less confrontational towards a non-existent combatant.. ----- (I'm talking about the "mixed voice" is dead video. ) Not sure if anyone else would find ratings/comments useful. But I think I would. Perhaps even a search function.
  18. thematrixiam

    Getting back into it.

    Hi all. I bought The four pillars program way back in 2014... Since then I really haven't practiced it, largely because I haven't had time. I still have yet to use the online lessons I purchased with Robert when I bought it. (been holding out until I had more time and some basic practice in). I did do a stint of singing lessons with a one on one trainer at Long and Mcquade here in Alberta. I learnt some things. But largely, I learnt that I too can just play the lessons she was playing from her phone and sing downloaded songs from itunes. It is much cheaper to just do it on my own. I think part of the problem was that she seemed to largely be "phoning it in" (not really trying hard at her job). I already owned the singing course she was using, and she didn't really offer me much than be an extra ear. It was beneficial to have the steady schedule though. I am trying to get back into it (singing). I have an older (I am assuming) edition of 4pillars. Just curious where people recommend starting off? Also, I am open to suggestions for songs/singers for me to practice with. I prefer songs that - hmm, how to put this - actually involve singing. Being a male, a male singer would be better. But I do tend to sing along to female vocals, largely because they tend to hold notes more and make it sound more like singing, and less like talking with tone. My personal preference is Marianas Trench. For example Desperate Measures I enjoy singing similar to Josh Ramsey, Justin Timberlake, Jacob Hoggard, etc. Any recommendations? As a side note... I find that Josh tends to sing right at my bridge. I have to constantly flip into falsetto, while he clearly sings in his (head?) voice without kicking into falsetto much. Those rough but high notes. Any recommendations to raise my "rough but high note range" without kicking into falsetto? Any views on adding timbre to vocals? I find that in the process of trying to match timbre I end up creating my own and it sounds quite different...
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  20. Congratulations to Priscila da Costa. Our new TVS Certified Instructor in Luxembourg. Priscila da Costa trains 40 hours for TVS Certification in Seattle, WA with Robert Lunte. She is now an expert in the TVS Method and is prepared to help singers around the world. I am very impressed with what I saw and heard during your teacher training. You will be GREAT! Super proud and your students are fortunate to have you. Be sure to listen to the last chorus, it is amazing. Priscila da Costa is a TVS Certified Instructor from Luxembourg. This is her original song, "Twisted Mind" that we worked on together in preparation for her EP release and this video.
  21. trainee singer

    So who done the forum over then?

    Hi how are you doing fellow singers. Let me introduce myself then. I am an old time user of this forum that has since in the last 3 days ago decided not to use this forum any more; and the reason I have made this decision is because and since then some bright spark who moderates this forum for some strange reason has decided to delete and remove the entire past 2 weeks worth of postings and threads and yes this would include those of you that have paid premium fees such as having your singing review. I find this a disgusting attitude and complete bigotery! and no doubt by my attitude and tone of my voice some of you will know who I am or once was. So on that note its lights out for me and close the door and I'm out of hear and done. But I am sure you will be glad to see the back of me since I did not purchase your product anyway So go on and do it! do your best of craftmanships and remove this thread and user ID like you have done with the rest of the last 2 weeks of data. And BTW well done you Kevin A for recontributing to this forum (to a 4 week old post) well done you for playing into there hands for playing there evil little game and honestly do you have nothing better to do with your time. Thanks for reading and yours sincerely all the best to you all in your singing success and careers. But I am sorry I can no longer play this game any longer as I have found a bigot whom is now my new vocal coach BTW I am going to bed now as it is 1am GMT hear in the UK and I will not return for a good good 18 hours and work in the morning and everything ells so I will not know what you have done since then. But at least I try LOL
  22. Hi, I posted this a few days ago, but for technical reasons the post was lost. Robert Lunte already kindly reviewed it, but if anyone else feels like giving me (constructive) feedback on singing, songwriting or recording, that would be great. It's a prog rock piece just over 8 minutes long, hopefully you'll stick through to the end (which was the hardest part to sing due to the challenging harmonies). George
  23. Kpoppin

    Modes and Kpop

    Hey everyone. I'm pretty new to singing and don't sing very well, but I came across some of Robert's videos on YouTube and it inspired me, I might purchase the four pillars. I have a question about modes and increasing range. I'm a fan of Kpop and aspire to sing similarly (in a ballad style). Here's a YouTube video as an example and I'd like to know what he's doing, Kpop ballad singers have a youthful, sweet light sound, is it because they're tenors? Or just the way they're singing? I think I'm a baritone and I can make my voice lighter but it doesn't really sound the same. Also at 4:23 onward he hits an A or b4 and I wonder whether that's in chest register or head with twang? Male Kpop singers always hit A4-c5 in the climax of their ballads and I'm unable to take my chest beyond an F4(that's a strain). I'm not sure what y'all think about mixed voice thanks!