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Hi guys, I'm new to the forum. To save space, here's more about me from the 'welcome' section: http://themodernvocalist.punbb-hosting.com/viewtopic.php?pid=60601#p60601

I'm not great, that's for sure. Duno if I'm using correct technique, and my lack of range frustrates the hell outa me.. all in all, singing is a bit of a struggle at the moment. You all could probably pick out my problems alot better than me though.

Here's a vid of myself singing. Any constructive criticism and advice would be GREATLY appreciated. :)

There's more on my channel, but I think that's a good representation of myself.

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I don't know who Biffy is and never really heard this song before but it sounds like you are in a comfortable part of your range. It sounds like you have the right feel for this style of music (acoustic alt-rock sort of thing). Like a more balladic version of maybe the Goo Goo Dolls?

The song sounds like it does not need a lot of range. It is a lyric heavy song with storytelling as the centerpiece.

What are you wanting to do? Increase range? For what purpose? Nothing wrong with that but it is often helpful to define your goals.

Sometimes, just knowing where you want to go is half the battle.

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I feel like you are good at picking songs that your voice can take on reasonably well, and that is a very good thing.

I also think you may find singing to take too much effort for what you're getting out of your singing in what people would consider the "comfortable" part of your range.

Read some threads on this forum on supporting properly, perhaps how to engage the correct muscles properly.

This is one of my favorite infographics about support by the CVT folks...

Here's a helpful resource as well: http://www.harmonyinworship.com/training/Anchoring.pdf

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The song sounds like it does not need a lot of range. It is a lyric heavy song with storytelling as the centerpiece.

What are you wanting to do? Increase range? For what purpose? Nothing wrong with that but it is often helpful to define your goals.

Sometimes, just knowing where you want to go is half the battle.

Yeah thats true, this song doesn't really help because it's in a lower range I could sing in, when I really want to be singing alot higher.

The problem is, the studio version of the song is a bit higher and so I would sound a lot more rough, things would also get quite nasty and flat when I get to the high notes. My aim is to become stronger in the higher ranges and cleaner in the lower/mid ranges. Thanks for the advice, much appreciated :D

I also think you may find singing to take too much effort for what you're getting out of your singing in what people would consider the "comfortable" part of your range.

Read some threads on this forum on supporting properly, perhaps how to engage the correct muscles properly.

This is one of my favorite infographics about support by the CVT folks...

http://i.imgur.com/GOmlO.png?1

Here's a helpful resource as well: http://www.harmonyinworship.com/training/Anchoring.pdf

Thanks man!! Really cool stuff there. :D

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