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  1. Hello! I am a relatively new singer, I've been taking weekly vocal lessons for about a year. I recently switched teachers after realizing the one I'd been seeing didn't know very much about singing technique beyond the very basics, and I want to take my singing to the next level. My new teacher strongly emphasized "twang" as something I'm going to need to sustainably utilizing my upper range in the style of singing I am interested in (pop punk) and gave me some exercises to help develop it. However, the sensation I am experiencing when attempting to create this sound feels a lot like strain and tension, which makes me think I might be doing it wrong. I do intend to explore this further with my teacher the next time I see her, but I wanted to get a jump start and ask if this is a common mistake or how I might be able to avoid this.
  2. Mikey Said No . Mikey Said No.mp4 (Click Bottom Right Corner menu to Download this Video to Share) My Music Staff Integrates Skype & Zoom Download the PDFs Below Print_MMS Online Teaching Checklist.pdf Click_MMS Online Teaching Checklist.pdf If you do not want to use Skype or Zoom, this is the best service available for offering virtual lessons. Go to PLAY WITH A PRO... CLICK HERE >>> . .
  3. 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?
  4. What is the best way to talk about the anatomy and physiology of the voice (to any age from elementary-adults) while keeping students engaged?
  5. Hello ladies and gentlemen, I'm new in this page/forum and I mainly joined because I have one big question I would like to ask you all. How is It called when a baritone has a tenor sound? Or, when a tenor is a normal tenor but just with the exception of the fact that, for some reason he owns a baritone natural range. I know you will probably come up with techniques, different ways to manipulate voice in recordings and stuff, I know, but I'm talking about a genuine tenor sound no matter which tricks or techniques are used. I think there's a famous singer who has this weird thing, Dustin Bates I think is his name? And there's another one who has the same "thing" in his voice but upside-down: Adam Gontier.
  6. A friend, and great singer, forwaded me this video today and I think it's very cool: It's a bit long, she talks about how the aryepiglottic muscles cannot be responsible for the coordination (something that was already debated in this forum years ago) but she reaches two important coordination/mechanical basis for it that are new to me: tongue root and pharynx contraction. It matches many of my experiences in these last 2 years studying high intensity vocals and distortion. What do you all think of it? Cheers!
  7. Hello, Thank you for the feed back in my last post!! It’s really helped. Here’s another one a few months apart please tell me what you think. B47C05E1-8E8C-43DD-9A89-920536581557.MOV
  8. I heard this on the radio and thought I should post it here! I really enjoyed them! Both talks touch on related aspects of vocal training, vocal science, and vocal "ideology." Hearing Color https://ideas.ted.com/the-sound-of-color-neil-harbissons-talk-visualized/ Synthetic Voices https://www.ted.com/talks/rupal_patel_synthetic_voices_as_unique_as_fingerprints?utm_campaign=tedspread&utm_medium=referral&utm_source=tedcomshare
  9. Hi all. This past year I've developed a nasty hoarseness in my speaking voice, which seriously affects my singing. The cause is unknown at this time, though I'm going to be seeing a specialist about it soon. There are a few things that could be causing it, but I'm waiting for the doctor's word on it. But in the meantime.... I'm very curious about something. When I sing a few songs, whether in performance or at home while practicing, the hoarseness goes away. The first few minutes are usually not the best, but after about 10-15 minutes of singing there are little to no issues! For some reason the hoarseness clears up. Of course it comes back shortly after I stop singing, but that's no surprise. So, does this rule out growths (polyps) or throat cancer or something serious like that? I'm thinking (hoping) the hoarseness is related to meds I take for asthma and nasal polyps; or combination of them with the air quality around me. In fact, I find that an air conditioned venue really lets my voice shine. So weird. I fully realize no one here (maybe) is a doctor or authority on medical issues, but just wondering if anyone has any insight on all this? Thanks!
  10. I always assumed I did not have a vibrato. But I know people have control over it, and can choose to sing with or without vibrato? Are there techniques to learn to control it? I just realized yesterday that when I goof around and sing like a lounge singer, I have a vibrato! I have been singing my own originals for years, and since I am not yet famous, I figure it has a lot to do with my voice, although for now I would like to know if others have taught themselves to use vibrato.
  11. Vocal Athlete Intensive Seattle, WA USA - May 14th - 18th Five (5) Day Vocal Intensive to ACHIEVE YOUR VOCAL POTENTIAL with Robert Lunte & Draven Grey.RESULTS: Take ownership of your voice with hands-on, results-driven coaching. You will learn the top tested exercises and get the feedback for doing them correctly.CONFIDENCE: Get behind the mic knowing exactly what to do and how to do it. Sing with confidence from a solid vocal foundation with a performance that is uniquely you.MASTERY: Achieve your vocal potential. With a proven pedagogy for modern singing, we will show you the way out of vocal frustration into mastery.Study with Robert Lunte, Founder of The Vocalist Studio, author of critically acclaimed vocal training system The Four Pillars of Singing and internationally recognized voice training school for hundreds of voice coaches. Draven Grey is an accomplished musician, vocalist, rock singing teacher and music industry expert. He has coached bands across the world in their careers, released multiple books and course on the music industry. www.VocalAthleteIntensive.com ******************* Be sure to check out the Facebook Event and show your interest: https://www.facebook.com/events/158276921614589/ *******************
  12. I started a thread on the LP reddit, and was hoping for some people to discuss this with. Without getting too crazy, not only what we are hearing is impossible, if you slow it down to .25 you can hear 2 voices at once being modulated at the same time. Humans can't do this. also in the end has come cute masonic alphabet in it. These guys have many secrets.
  13. 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
  14. Yo TMVW People, Pals, and fellow lovers of sangin'! If you watch this video (starting after 5:05) past the alien stuff, the author explains some impressive voice technology advances made by Google. It's interesting, ... and I thought it was funny that the first thing I think of is how now ( soon ), any person who can mimic the singing mannerisms (a good impression of their articulation) of a famous singer, and has decent rhythm (those are "some" of the most basic skills), could turn on the effect and now, out of the speakers comes the Artist of their choice (on a drop down menu no doubt ) Dio, Mercury, Jackson, Elvis, take your pick! Actually having vocal cords that sound like the artist no longer required to book a tribute band gig! feels like a step beyond pitch correction to be sure. Just fun with toys to me however, I know there are purists who might find this a disgusting perpetuation of a digital cancer on musicianship. anyway, just a crazy funny thought I had after watching the video.
  15. https://vocaroo.com/i/s0Gs2obsXX6F https://vocaroo.com/i/s1NGptEw3MDQ Bonus Play That FunkY Music haha https://vocaroo.com/i/s0ez1c7deoNU this is more of a deeper voice version of all the small things
  16. Ms. Diana Yampolsky is one of the world's foremost specialists on the topic of the human voice and is the creator of Vocal Science(TM), a unique and truly revolutionary accelerated vocal development technique. It is a holistic and scientific approach to voice mechanics that enables all singers and speakers to reach their full potential in an extremely short period of time. Based in Ontario, Canada, Diana works with a worldwide spectrum of clientele as a Vocal Coach/Consultant, In-Studio Vocal Production Expert and Non-Surgical Voice Repair Specialist.If you feel that you, or a loved one, may be suffering from such voice disorders like Spasmodic Dysphonia, contact us: info@vocalscience.com | 416-857-8741
  17. I have noticed that the most lead singers of the bands I like (that would be rock and metal) have quite large lower jaws and wide faces - think David Coverdale, Steven Tyler etc, . In contrast I have a smaller than average (probably) lower jaw and relatively narrow face. Will this have an impact on my tone? I think I have a quite a thin tone. I started singing to emulated my heroes and it would be gutting to think that I'm never going to achieve a decent rock voice because I just don't have the necessary physical attributes. Range is not an issue and I don't have a particularly loud voice but it's loud enough for what it needs to do.
  18. Is there any use for spectrograms in singing? For what? Bringing in harmonics? If so, any recommendations on software/apps? I found this one site that talks a bit about them. http://vocped.ianhowell.net/a-spectrogram-primer-for-singers/
  19. An excerpt from the 2nd webinar with Robert Lunte & Draven Grey. In this excerpt, Robert Lunte explains his unique perspective on support for singing. There are two sources of support when singing. When we understand that, doors will open to reveal the need to train the musculature for singing.
  20. An excerpt from the 2nd webinar with Robert Lunte & Draven Grey. In this excerpt, Robert Lunte explains his unique perspective on support for singing. There are two sources of support when singing. When we understand that, doors will open to reveal the need to train the musculature for singing.
  21. Robert Lunte from The Vocalist Studio provides an overview of the significance of the Bernoulli effect in singing and how understanding this principle, can help you to train more efficiently and gain more progress as a singer. This excerpt is from the 2nd webinar with Draven Grey.
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