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After One Year of Singing Success... check my progress please?

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Hey guys! I just wanted to make a post about... an anniversary? Of my singing progress and success. And check my progress please :)

I know it sounds kinda weird, but Singing Success really helped me alot.

And here's a before and after video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UxcnaQyX6jU

Also, here's a playlist which contains 4 tracks

http://www.podsnack.com/playlists/53bb85329d71363ea0fbaecf2a432288

Now, yes there are rough edges which I will work on :) and I would like to thank you for keeping me stay and keep going for singing, and Singing Success.tv forums.

And I done my Music work, and people were like complimenting me and saying I was the best, etc. so thank you SO MUCH!

Now, here's a list of strengths and weaknesses

STRENGTHS/GOALS:

-Breaks are erased, no more flips, cracks or breaks

-Able to go to Male High C with less effort

-Tone quality

-Able to sing in key (at least most of the time)

-Can you name anymore?

WEAKNESSES:

-Need more cord closure, sounds very airy as I go higher

-Need to create powerful head voice (thanks to Top 7 Jesse Nemitz, it could help!)

-Vibrato is average, needs more "silkiness" in it...

-Any more?

Again, thank you! :)

--Lui

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You could be put in one of those before and after clips for Singing Success :) . Seriously, it's an awesome transformation. EVERYTHING has improved. The only thing that your next goal is to get more connected as you into your mixed voice. There weren't many examples of you doing that on those clips, btw. But again - this change is amazing!

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Awesome. Doesn't even sound like the same person. And it was all in you. You did the work. And remember the words of wisdom from Mark Baxter. You are a singer. I don't care if you bag groceries or dig ditches. You are a singer who pays the daily bills by bagging groceries or digging ditches.

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Well done. Magic transformation. I'd be interested to hear how you learnt to sing in key. It has never been a problem for me, but I've been helping some local kids out a bit and a couple of them have some pitch issues. Because it has never been a problem for me, I don't know how to fix it. All I can think of to do is give them the melody line clearly picked out for them on piano so they can hear it and nothing else.

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Whoa! Great transformation man! You did a lot of hard work to get you there, its understandable. Gives me more confidence in SS and MM, I am using those programs but I am no where working as hard as you to improve myself. Job well Done!

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For SH, um, singing on key is acutally not quite easy to explain, as there are many techniques used. I think personally was to become more attentive. People know when something is in pitch, and in this case, play a note in the keyboard (like Middle C), and ask the singer to sing "lah" or whatever. If they don't hit it, tell them to slide up or down in pitch. They'll feel (or should anyway) some sort of resonance or vibration if they hit the pitch, and you should be able to hear too if they're on the pitch.

Practise with scales with lip rolls and tounge trills (yes, very silly exercises, but VERY effective exercises) and do it as gently as you can, but in control and pitch, try to be as accurate as you can. I hope the local kids you teach will like the exercise. If you never heard of lip rolls and tounge trills, look it up on YouTube, it's QUITE easy to do. Many struggle with this because the lip roll just fizz out or otherwise fail, so don't put too much air. :)

I hope it helped and made sense, as it is hard to explain... :)

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Well done! As others have said, you improved your singing in all aspects. Its very exciting to hear this profound transformation in just a year. It shows the results of your diligent work.

You wrote these perceived weaknesses:

-Need more cord closure, sounds very airy as I go higher

-Need to create powerful head voice (thanks to Top 7 Jesse Nemitz, it could help!)

-Vibrato is average, needs more "silkiness" in it...

All of these will improve with the addition of a little twang.

Here is the rationale: In your lower and mid-range voice, you do not sound airy, and your cord closure is fine. However, the lack of twang prevents the high harmonic content from developing, content that will make the transition to the top not only easier, but less breathy-sounding, more 'present' in a mic, make more clearly distinguishable vowels, and also more powerful.

There are some other things to work on, too, like matching the intensity of the consonants with the level of the vowels for reasons of intelligibility. However, IMO that work can wait until you've gotten the twangier vocal going.

Keep up the great work.

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Insane improvements man !!!

You have a lot more control over your phrasing then i do at this point.

May i ask how you were using Singing success ?

i was progressing one cd at a time ......doing each exercise 5-10 repetitions before moving onto the next.

id definitely show somebody over on the singing success forums

this would make a great before/after.

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Insane improvements man !!!

You have a lot more control over your phrasing then i do at this point.

May i ask how you were using Singing success ?

i was progressing one cd at a time ......doing each exercise 5-10 repetitions before moving onto the next.

id definitely show somebody over on the singing success forums

this would make a great before/after.

*giggles* why thank you! :D lol

Yes, you do need to repeat the exercises, 5-10 times sounds good, but you need to monitor yourself if you are doing good, OK, or bad. You don't need to master every exercise on the CD, it can only be like 80-90% of it. If you cannot or fail on one, try again. If you still can't, skip it BUT come back to it to your practise times or routine (not when you have a gig or something).

Hope this helps :)

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