Opaa Posted March 23, 2012 Share Posted March 23, 2012 This is a lot of text, you have been warned! Ok so I am hugely interested in following the instructions in the book (I already read the whole thing), but it seems so difficult to do on my own. It seems so hard to analyze my own voice, progress and technique and follow a textbook and manage to do it right. I don't know where else to turn, but some people here are familiar with the Frisell method so I'll give it a shot. Maybe you have time to check out and answer some of my troubles, it will be greatly appreciated! Here are my questions: 1) Pulling the detached headvoice / falsetto down to the bottom of the range. -Am I not supposed to advance to other exercises until this is completely achieved? 2) Neglecting the chest-voice muscles for now. The idea is to get rid of the incorrect way of pulling chest up and to get the whole singing range under the control of head voice muscles. -So that means no James Lugo-workout for now, even though it has given me some results? Also how about band practices and working on songs, surely I will pull more or less chest doing those? -I guess I shouldn't use any other workouts especially during the first phases of Frisell's workout? 3) Ken Tamplin stresses that one should FIRST stretch the chest up and then he can pull the headvoice down if he wants. Frisell stresses the opposite. -Is Frisell's approach able to deliver the kind of big, powerful tones in the high range that Ken Tamplin certainly has? 4) Is there any danger when singing the purest form of falsetto and bringing it down to the bottom of the range? -CVT might describe this as a "flageolet" sound, it starts around Tenor C and it shouldn't be sung lower than that or it will cause a "split in the voice". It's dangerous, says CVT! -Frisell mentioned that sometimes when tenors search for the pure falsetto sound they might accidentally "flip into it" around tenor C. He says that this is the correct, pure form of falsetto and that should be brought down in the range. This might mean, that it indeed might be a flageolet that Frisell is talking about. -So is it possible to do this "pure headvoice thing" wrong? Can it be dangerous? 5) Do you happen to know if there are singing teachers around who teach this "Frisell method"? Does Frisell give skype lessons (I didn't find that out with google)? I don't know wether I should start Frisell's method or stick with all the "Rock n' roll methods". Also if I start Frisells method I don't know how to do it right. I'm quite lost here, but hopefully these questions might get me in the right direction. I have a lot of questions, but I wanted to keep this "short" :) Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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