lifelonglearner Posted February 3, 2015 Share Posted February 3, 2015 So I've been frequenting this forum for a while and there are a few questions that I had which maybe some of you veterans on here can help me understand: A little bit about myself before I begin: I've been singing for about a year and a half. My first teacher did the usual scales, breathing exercises, sing songs you like type formula to try and help me get better. I went to her for 10 months, but unfortunately I didn't improve at all. The only thing that got better was my range, but that didn't translate into better singing. My second (and current) teacher has helped me leaps and bounds in terms of my progress. In only a month, I made more progress than I did with my other teacher in a year. I've been with him for almost 5 months now with good progress. The only thing is though, we don't do any scales, breathing exercises, nothing of the sort. We just sing songs. Now, I believe he does have formal education on singing and he is well-versed on the terminology, but none of that constitutes what we would call a "lesson." I've been making great results but my concern after perusing this forum is, won't my progress come to a halt sooner or later if I don't include vocal training exercises and just focus on singing? Or will I just keep "getting better?" I feel like singing is like any other sport, as you get better there is a greater amount of attention to detail as you get more proficient. Anyways sorry for the long-winded story. My questions are: Stylistically, I would like to have an R&B, Pop, Contemporary type of sound, but I also wouldn't want to restrict myself to just a few genres. So based off of this, would it really matter what vocal program I chose to work with? Cause I was reading Robert's earlier posts about how 4 Pillars isn't a "rock program" but training for vocal athletes and my goal is to sound similar to this: Can this be achieved with 4 Pillars? Or is there another program which could help me out more stylistically speaking? Second question: I've heard that the exercises performed in most of the programs share similarities. So, with that being understood, would it matter which program I choose because the "training" is almost the same but the styles of singing people choose to approach are different? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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