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  1. Hi, I'm 26 years old. Since I went through puberty in my early teenage years I could hit quite a good F2, sometimes E2 on a good day or in the mornings, but the F#2 was always strong and consistent every single day. (Just for clarity I will say that I am going to specifically talk about full voice here, excluding vocal fry or head voice). A little over a year ago I've noticed that I had lost a large part of my low range. F#2 was basically all vocal fry and G2, once an extremely strong note in my range has become really weak. The chord closure is there in every note, it's just as if I simply lost the ability to sing that low. Also apart from the range becoming limited all the low notes now sound much weaker. What I also noticed is that it got easier for me to get up in my range, notes like F#2 or G4 which were before very strained and shouty are now way easier to sing, but it's not like I gained any range either, just the top notes of my range are now way more usable. What's interesting is that it varies a lot from day to day. Today for example I can barely sing an A2 or an A#2 without going into vocal fry, my lowest strong and full note is basically a B2. But there are days when I can sing a strong and loud A2. My question is has anyone else experienced a sudden change like this. Or maybe you have an idea about what can be the cause? Thank you all in advance. Aleksander.
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  4. He's been called the "greatest rock and roll singer of all time!" Some people agree, some don't. What's' new right? Personally he's not in my fav singer list. What I will say about Axl is, he has seemingly done very well maintaining his vocal health for the extreme style singing he does. His stint with AC/DC was impressive for sure! This is why I found this video interesting. Axl is not singing in full voice on all the high notes in this performance. He's using a semi-falsetto tone. Singers might do this for 2 reasons (I can think of), 1- They lost that region of their voice from screaming, coughing, nodules, or alcohol. OR 2- They may be on the edge of losing their voice from fatigue from excessive performances and/or singing improperly so, now he's trying to preserve his voice by being selective about what parts of the song he's willing to sing full voice (what he appears to be doing in this song). If he allows himself to heal (does some healing therapy vocalize), he should be able to sing full voice in the higher notes again. I guess I'm more of a purist on this, I'd say, "cancel the concert rather than sing like that, it sounds like shit!" I have found that any time I'm singing in the "high performance" realm of the vocal spectrum, I can be singing properly in every other way yet, if I don't engage solid appoggio (strong diaphragmatic support), my voice will still fatigue relatively rapidly! It is (in my experience) the number one defense (out of many) against vocal fatigue and damage!
  5. Hokay I'm new here. Don't know anything about the care and feeding of the voice box. I just have an opinion I'd like to express. If this has been brought up before or many times then I apologize for boring anyone. IMHO there's two kinds of singers, those who seem to have a natural voice that sounds good, and the others who start out with a crappy, unmusical tone you wouldn't find entertaining to listen to, but who can eventually hit a lot of high and low notes if they practice enough. I don't want to name any names because it's a subjective thing, ie both types sell a lot of records, but the first type sing like birds, and the second type sound trained and phony to me, too much training and not enough looseness and natural, in-born finesse. Not that it matters, I've bought and enjoyed both types of records, it's just an observation I think I've made. But when I compare the two types, yeah I like the natural birds better.
  6. I've been listening to BTS "Dynamite" and looking at their Tiny Desk (Home) Concert. Most of the singers seem to hit the high B4 with ease, even though some have more vocal strain. On other songs, I'm able to hit a B4 without much vocal strain, but not in Dynamite. I find this particular sentence hard to sing and struggle with my vowels. I'm experiencing with different ways to approach the note, but I can't seem to get it right. Yes, there are some processing on the vocals in their performance, I already know that. I'm looking for some tips to help me hit the B4 with less straining. Here are all the timestamps refering to the sentence "Shining through the city with a little funk and soul": B4 => 0:55, 1:45, 2:02, 2:36 C#5 => 2:53, 3:09
  7. So I've been singing for several years now and I've a pretty okay grip on how to use different techniques when I need to. I'm a male to give this some context and I wouldn't say I have a high voice. If anything, my voice is low, not deep but low. I know this because whenever I sing with others, I can always hear a huge difference between our voices. A few weeks ago, we recorder a song in school with over 16 voices in a room, I was on the furthest end from the recorder but yet my voice was still stood out because it was lower that everyone else's. Again, my voice isn't deep and on a good practise day, I can hit high notes for example the chorus of I Have Nothing and if I push hard enough, I can sing Let It Go up till the final belt. Yet, I find myself in an impossible position to sing songs from mostly male singers. It's not that the notes are too low, but because it's too high ( ? ) What I mean by this is take an Ed Sheeran song for example, I might start off pretty okay but immediately when the chorus hits, I can't seem to find the right key and when I do, I have to nearly screech to hit the notes. Another example is Say You Won't Let Go by James Arthur, I sing the verses perfectly well, but when it enters the prechorus, I can feel my veins in my neck squeezing so hard just to hit the note. This might be a bad comparison because it is a pretty hard song to sing. Or even Luke Bryan or Andy Grammer, both these singers are one of my favourite male singers but it pains me because I can't even sing 1 of their songs. When I listen to their songs, they don't even particularly start singing high notes but for some weird reason I can't find the right key to it. I always end up singing lower than the original and strain my voice real hard to the point where it doesn't even sound good. I don't really know if there's some key that I'm not hearing or something but it baffles me that I can choose to sing Ariana Grande but can't sing Blake Shelton because it's too high. I would really love some insight into this problem as it makes me really hard to harmonize with in groups and I would really like to be able to sing with other guys instead. Another thing to add is that I don't have a bright voice, I might be able to sing Let It Go or Defying Gravity on key but those would never be my performing choices as I only use them as comparisons and range practise. My most comfortable and natural tone sits on a more depressing ( ? ) tone. What I mean by that is that I don't sound cheery or about to bust out singing Broadway. Perhaps this might be a reason to why I can't seem to sing some of the " male " songs because I can't mimic the same tone that some of them tend to have.
  8. Hello, i'm male on my late teens and a literal beginner on singing. Recently, i've read some topics about vocal ranges and techniques and i wanted to know what my vocal types are and if i did my singing incorrectly. Because i've read that for male that tried to reach high notes, it often accidentally fall into falsetto and highly possible to damage my voices if i overdone it. So i'd be happy if you can make some reviews and ratings about my recordings below so i can started to practice correctly. And i really didn't know what my vocal ranges is Lol. Thanks a lot!! PS: i'm sorry for false notes and tempos, i barely start singing arbitrarily when we were younh (1).mp3 circles low (1).mp3
  9. It is sad to say and hear that we have lost another great singer, songwriter and friend. John Prine passed do to complications of the corona virus. John was not in the greatest of health to begin with and the added stress of the virus became too much for his body to handle. If you have heard John singing you may wonder why he would be brought up in a Vocalists forum. From a singers standpoint he was not the best of singers and his voice did not have any special characteristics. His songs are simple, uncomplicated and lack any technical flare. When he sings and writes it is as if he were having a conversation with his best friend. That is the very reason why his songs are special, why he has had a career in music from the time he took a dare on an open mike night at a local pub and captured the hearts of many people around the world. He sings like he is singing to family, he is engaging, funny and he makes you think a little bit. You do not have to be the best singer with the highest notes or the most complicated vocal runs with the perfect intonation , tone and vibrato to be a good singer or entertainer. You just need to have something to say and someone to say it to and communicate the message.
  10. My mouth keeps making this weird "clicking" noise after I sing, whistle, or even say anything, and I don't know how to get rid of it. It's really hard to explain so here's some example ( I recorded most of them purely to demonstrate my problem, but not all of them ) https://drive.google.com/open?id=1SDl9jnuHUKdlYMctvkIPaK55Hh-pSeT9 Basically the click happens when I stop breathing out after making a sound: For example in "test0" I stopped breathing out after each "pom" to cut the sound short, and it made the clicking noise happen. Other example, in "test4" I sing something and then keep breathing out without making a sound, but right when I stop you can hear the click. I can also hear the click in my head when it happens but I somehow got used to it and don't notice it immediately as it doesn't seem to always happen I tried to EQ it out but it's in a lot of frequencies so getting rid of it without destroying the rest of the audio is really time consuming and needs to be done manually for each click. I know it's NOT a saliva problem. Simply based on when it happens while I sing it wouldn't make any sense. Help me please?
  11. Hi. I am 20 years old. I born in 27 July 1999. I am un-trained singer. My voice get acid reflux damage since 2017-2018 and it makes maybe a little bit lower but nowadays i try to recover my voice health. Anyways, people calling me as "Baritone" or "High Baritone" and i'm tired because of this Baritone stuff. I always call myself as Dramatic Tenor (Low Tenor) because i think my voice is high pitched for calling as Baritone. But, some people say; "Your voice sounds too heavy to calling you as Tenor.". My voice is really heavy for become a true Tenor? I always want to get light voice timbre like spinto Tenor's at chest voice. I sing "I'll save you" a rock genre song made by Jordan Sweeto. Here is two different version; My voice version; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZwzhpiUOGa4 Original version (Jordan Sweeto); https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0diwDG-06Nc My vocal range (Un-trained voice); Chest range; E2 (Very weak as whistle talking but still possible to reach) up to B4 and not barely C5 Falsetto max note: G5 (Sounds like screaming) (Also my falsetto sounds like Mickey mouse and airy) What's a problem? My voice doesn't deserve for calling as Tenor? Is Jordan Sweeto he is Tenor? And i'm Baritone? Look, i always like Tenor type voices. And i don't wanna calling as Baritone anymore. I am really bored about calling Baritone thing. Tenor sounding more light, more sweet and better i think. My voice is more heavier than him?
  12. What are some suggestions for exercises and repertoire for helping a student gain strength and control in their lower register? Also suggestions for going between chest voice and mixed voice?
  13. How can you help teach a student to naturally let vibrato happen? For example if a student has been previously taught to sing with a mostly straight tone or reprimanded by people for singing with vibrato and doesn't know how to let it naturally happen, how do you teach that? Especially if it occasionally will come through in their lower register but they really struggle with it in the upper register?
  14. I’ve been very fascinated by male singers who can sing very high notes for the typical male singer. There are two singers in particular who are lead vocalist in a couple of I find very unique in their vocal style because of their range and vocal fry? It’s honestly too weird to describe. The two singers are Anthony Green (solo artist and Circa Survive) and Tilian Pearson. What I’d like to know is how are they singing like this ? Is this something learned or some sort of difference in their vocal cords? I know that sounds crazy but it sounds so destructive but they have both been singing like this professionally for 15 years and still going strong with the same range and vocal style. Examples: Anthony Green - Tilian Pearson -
  15. Hi! I'm new to singing, but I really have received much feedback on my voice. I'm a little lost in direction with what kind of songs I should go for or if I am in the wrong genre altogether? ill provide some links to some songs that I have tried. I'm really really inexperienced and uneducated with music. I've never been through any vocal lessons, and I haven't been through a music class in my life. The only reason I'm giving it a try is when im at a karaoke night at a bar a lot of people tell me that I should really get into it? Let me know what you think and if I should continue? Also, genre and/or song recommendations are also greatly appreciated. Any and all feedback is welcome. Song Links: 1. Don't Know Why - Nora Jones: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WERaHzmllfo"]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WERaHzmllfo 2. Dream a Little Dream of Me - Ella Fitzgerald: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l9J0EmQp7T8"]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l9J0EmQp7T8 3. Let it Be - The Beatles: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fRCpFphs6b4"]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fRCpFphs6b4 4. Dock of the Bay - Otis Redding: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RV3t2YT2fhM"]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RV3t2YT2fhM
  16. Hi. I am really bored being Baritone. I am not sure i'm a Baritone or Not. But i have totally un-trained voice and i have also, fry voice problem by Acidic reflux. I have damaged vocal cords but still i can sing. I don't know i have to chance to become Lyric tenor? Or i am a tenor or baritone? When my voice health before, my vocal range: Full chest: E2 (Very weak and force low note) up to A4-B4 and with force alot C5 Mixed chest: I don't know this technique so i don't know. Falsetto: Max note G5 i only know (But screaming) (And my falsetto is airy and dramatic sounds like very Mickey mouse tone) Head voice: Very weak but max note C5 probably. Here is my some cover tests: This recording when my voice is health... (Old a little bit)
  17. Years ago this WAS the best forum for singers and teachers. Those wishing to learn and those willing to help and those who just want to discuss their thoughts on singing and training.. There is still a need for this forum and a community to belong to and interact with. I was here when the community was thriving and when things declined. There are two main issues that singers have to deal with. Egos and rejection. The thoughts of "Am I good enough?" and "Who has the right to tell me I am not good enough". No one has the right to tell you that you are not good enough. But, everyone does have a right to their opinion, and opinions differ. Some people will have a more pleasant starting sound than other people(according to "Popular" opinion) and people have different issues vocally to deal with. Not to mention the different purposes for wanting to improve and the different applications. So, when you ask "Am I good enough?" You will get opinions that you may not like and you may get opinions that would make you believe there is no improvement needed. The FACT is that your voice is constantly changing and keeping up with the changes and making improvements takes work and practice. Any state that your voice is in right now can and will change with time and the way you choose to develope. The problem arose with people arguing opinions as facts. Just because you like or dislike something or believe something does not make it a fact or correct. Letting other people express their opinion without challenging it will give yourself different ways to deal with issues that you may have with your own development. To that extent and also, Giving advice and expressing your own opinion will give you insights on how you yourself feel about your development and other ways and things you can do to improve your own vocal skills. Back to the topic of this post: Do you want to continue with this forum and give and receive advice and engage in conversations about vocal improvement, heath and how things work for vocalists and why they work or do not? YOU, who or whom ever you are, need to take part for this forum to continue and grow and be great again.
  18. Foods to sleep by for Vocal Health Getting enough sleep is one of the most important things a voice professional needs. When we get the proper amount of sleep, at least 7 hours, our body is refreshed, strong and full of energy. The strength, power, clarity and focus of our voice is very dependent on our body. If we feel weak and depleted then our voice will more than likely sound the same way. A good nights sleep is crucial for quality vocal health. While exercise and mental clarity are definitely important for a good nights sleep, diet is equally important. Vocal Health and Eating before sleeping The body needs to rest while sleeping. If we eat up to three hours before sleeping, then our digestive system is working very hard digesting our meal, taking energy that should be storing up as we sleep. This energy is also needed to restore and heal whatever our body and voice is going through even if it is just basic repair from the days normal activities. In addition to, and even more important is the effect of eating before sleeping on the voice. Eating before sleeping is one of the most common reasons voice professionals have GERD, also known as acid reflux. Many times because of eating before sleeping and lying down while digesting, food is not able to digest properly and excess acid from the stomach can move up into the throat and sit on the vocal cords causing a myriad of problems ranging from waking up with mucus on the cords to inflammation and even vocal cord deterioration. Eating the wrong foods before sleeping can also lead to a difficult nights sleep due to the effects on the brain. Sugars, white flour, processed foods, dyes, fried foods, glutens and carbohydrates all effect the brain negatively not allowing it to slow down and rest while sleeping. Tryptophan for Vocal Health It is important for voice professionals to know what to eat before they sleep to get a good nights sleep. One amino acid that is very useful in helping the body to slow down and rest peacefully is tryptophan. Tryptophan helps to combat depression, stabilize moods, and insomnia. It also helps to alleviate stress, is good for migraine headaches, and aids in weight control by reducing appetite. If you must eat within three hours of going to sleep, try eating smaller amounts of food and eating foods with high levels of tryptophan. Some excellent sources of foods containing tryptophan and have a low potential to create mucus include: Alaskan salmon Asparagus Baked potatoes with their skin Beans Brown rice Chicken breast Cod Eggs Halibut Hazelnuts Hummus Kelp Lentils Meats Nuts ( sprouted not roasted ) Quinoa Seaweed Sesame seeds Shrimp Snapper Soy protien Spinach Spirulina Tuna Turkey Winter Squash Certainly this list is not all inclusive and there may be some foods that do not digest well in one person and are okay for another. Each person needs to know what works for them and their vocal regimen. As a voice professional your vocal health must be one of the top priorities in your life. Get the right amount of sleep and eat properly to insure your voice delivers for you when you need it to. As always, I wish you the best on your quest for Superior Vocal Health David Aaron Katz
  19. Hello everyone, my passaggio is at B3-E4 and my chest voice is dark. It's not good for rock or pop cause is heavy and not pleasure. Some people told me I'm a tenor, others baritone but, is that possibile have a passaggio at B3-E4 beeing a tenor? It's possibile change the color of chest? Ty ...
  20. Hello I am having real trouble finding my falsetto, I can't make that effortless sound, it is always strained. I was always able to make a voice that I thought was falsetto, but I got to the conclusion that is flageolet instead. I got really used to it and it is relaxed, and really sounds like falsetto, but I think it isn't falsetto mainly because: - It isn't connected to chest voice. I know sometimes it's difficult to connect head and chest voice, but this is extremely disconnected, it is a different world. - I am able to transition smoothly from whistle to this flageolet. Not trying hard at all, just lowering the pitch from whistle, I end up in this voice. Demo: https://instaud.io/3rzk So, an example of this strained 'falsetto', in a moment with the voice quite tired (so that the strain is noticeable): https://instaud.io/3rzm Same song, in flageolet (I know it sounds a lot like a falsetto):https://instaud.io/3rzd An example of a song, in falsetto, that sounded better, in a moment my voice wasn't that tired: https://instaud.io/3rzf (Yes, I like Ed Sheeran XD). This is as close to a relaxed falsetto that I can get. So, any advice on how to find that relaxed falsetto? Maybe I am still unable to do it because I have those muscles untrained? I've tried yawning, making the sound of an owl, or Mickey Mouse's voice... Everything is strained. Any advice, or exercise? Thank you in advance Whistle to flageolet.mp3 Strained falsetto.mp3 Flageolet.mp3
  21. Hi everyone, I asked for feedback here over a year ago and really took the advice to heart! I've been practicing some more, but feel that I've kind of hit a wall with improvement. I want to become technically better and have a stronger voice (I feel I sound weak when I sing and I sound a bit flat) and I would like better vocal control. Any suggestions on what I could work on in particular? I'm open to any kind of constructive criticism since I want to get to the next level, thank you in advance to anyone responding! My Soundcloud:
  22. https://youtu.be/FxZZwxR6hyk https://youtu.be/M5ymDCllhd8 https://youtu.be/fKmR38DpgkA https://youtu.be/9EHat-NCseY I need to know if I sound good in tone and where I need to improve(vocal analysis). Also I don’t know if I’m a tenor or baritone.
  23. I've been really struggling determining my voice type. I've been singing since i was young but it was only the past year where i started being concerned with technique, agility, range, etc... I know i am not the best singer but it would really be great if someone will try to classify my voice and help me develop! My lows notes usually is from C#2-B3 but it can also reach B1 (vocal fry), I my voice starts to crack somewhere in F4 and G4 idk if i start transitioning from chest to mixed here but i know my voice switches into something else in this part. Idk where my head voice starts but it can reach up to G5. My falsetto can go as high as C6 sometimes Eb6 or higher but it's really hard and sounds very weak if i try to go higher than C6 and my whole voice gets tired and uncontrollable after overutelising it. Idk if i am resonant or if i have a good support. I'm not sure if i'm doing runs properly. Also, idk if i'm singing healthy. Self learning is hard ughhh Very high falsetto: https://soundcloud.com/user-935041544/img-2954 Comfortable falsetto: Me singing:
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