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Jason_Clement
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Join date: Sep 2009
231 IQ
#1721
Quote by tobysaurus
I would like some honest criticism please

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vgw-XVwFToc

Any comments are welcome, both good and bad.


Try to sing as loud and full at the end of phrases as you do at the beginning. You tend to fizzle out from the beginning of a sentence to the end.

Try to finish each word fully and seperately, and don't end your words by "falling off a cliff" (it sounds like that when you end a phrase, it's common since you tend to retract your voice in. an end should be abrupt and smooth, unless you're aiming for that effect).

Work on hitting high notes. The higher you go, the more air you push out of your diaphragm, and the bigger your mouth should be.

Also, tilting your head down (oddly enough) will tighten your throat up allowing you to hit higher notes easier. As such, tilting up will open your throat allowing you to hit lower notes easier.
Guitar: Ibanez RG321MH with EMG 85/60
Amp: Peavey 6505+ 1x12 combo
Musical styles: Progressive rock, thrash metal, post-hardcore.
Jason_Clement
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Join date: Sep 2009
231 IQ
#1722
Quote by TasianSensation
hey, i was wondering if you guys could check out a song by my band that i sing and give me some feedback on my singing.

http://www.myspace.com/rivercardwinner
the song i would like feedback on is the first one, Never Be This Free

thanks!



Hmm. Doesn't sound like singing high is your thing, or you're not putting enough power in. Considering you were singing pretty loud, I'd try to sing lower. And on key more. Try to hit the notes and not slide into them.

PS: I could be wrong and you just turned up the volume, I unno. Try using more air, and practice hitting the notes dead on. Like use a tuner or something. lol
Guitar: Ibanez RG321MH with EMG 85/60
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Musical styles: Progressive rock, thrash metal, post-hardcore.
Last edited by Jason_Clement at Sep 28, 2009,
stnstn
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Join date: Nov 2008
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#1723
I have started playing random notes on the piano and singing them into a mic connected to a tuner to make sure I get it right. I try to do this everyday and I have noticed great improvement. I'm still a bit off here and there but it's getting better.

However, I find my voice rather boring, I record myself singing songs pretty much every day and I don't have that "singer-voice" that some people have, any idea how to beef it up or something?

My latest recording of Peter Gabriels song "Washing of the Water".

Please listen and give some tips on how to make it sound better: http://hem.bredband.net/b320935/washing.mp3
ps: It takes me a couple of lines to "get into" the song. Something I have to work on..
Last edited by stnstn at Sep 29, 2009,
Jason_Clement
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Join date: Sep 2009
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#1724
Quote by stnstn
I have started playing random notes on the piano and singing them into a mic connected to a tuner to make sure I get it right. I try to do this everyday and I have noticed great improvement. I'm still a bit off here and there but it's getting better.

However, I find my voice rather boring, I record myself singing songs pretty much every day and I don't have that "singer-voice" that some people have, any idea how to beef it up or something?

My latest recording of Peter Gabriels song "Washing of the Water".

Please listen and give some tips on how to make it sound better: http://hem.bredband.net/b320935/washing.mp3
ps: It takes me a couple of lines to "get into" the song. Something I have to work on..


You remind me of the second singer from the band "Blackfield". You're not Israeli, are you? (that's where he's from).

Obviously work on the opening. Try not to worry so much about singing, try to make it more natural. Since your voice already has hitting down notes naturally. I'm surprised you can hit some of those higher notes pretty nicely.

Two things: Develop your "fullness" more. and, most importantly, PROJECT your voice more. Without forcing it. Sing on one end of a room while practice, and try and sing "towards" something... like a window on the opposite end of the room. Make sense?

:P
Guitar: Ibanez RG321MH with EMG 85/60
Amp: Peavey 6505+ 1x12 combo
Musical styles: Progressive rock, thrash metal, post-hardcore.
stnstn
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#1725
Quote by Jason_Clement
You remind me of the second singer from the band "Blackfield". You're not Israeli, are you? (that's where he's from).

Obviously work on the opening. Try not to worry so much about singing, try to make it more natural. Since your voice already has hitting down notes naturally. I'm surprised you can hit some of those higher notes pretty nicely.

Two things: Develop your "fullness" more. and, most importantly, PROJECT your voice more. Without forcing it. Sing on one end of a room while practice, and try and sing "towards" something... like a window on the opposite end of the room. Make sense?

:P

Thanks for the comments!
No I'm not Israeli, Swedish actually. :P
I've been trying to get my voice to sound "fuller" but it seems like whatever I try I just get that "Me trying to sing"-voice and not a "singer"-voice but I'll keep trying!
phan
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#1726
I think it would be useful to clear something up....

Nightwolf197
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Join date: Jul 2008
318 IQ
#1727
Singing advisers! I am in need of advice. So I have a lisp, and it's something I can't really control, sometimes when I talk I'll have a really obvious lisp, other times it can be less noticable. How can I fix my lisp so then it can be more controlled when I'm singing? I've tried enunciation but I can't seem to find a good way to enunciate s-words.
axemanchris
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2,471 IQ
#1728
Coming soon..... Singing Forum!!

CT
Could I get some more talent in the monitors, please?

I know it sounds crazy, but try to learn to inhale your voice. www.thebelcantotechnique.com

Chris is the king of relating music things to other objects in real life.
yabes24
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#1729
Quote by axemanchris
Coming soon..... Singing Forum!!

CT

Skysc
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3,525 IQ
#1730
the question youll been asked probably 100000 times .. can anyone sing . im thinking about taking singing lesson .. ive NEVER sing in my life ..

is it possible that someone doesnt have a voice to sing ??? or it can be learn ???

i never really heard my true voice as i never sing through a mic .

im really realistic in what i want to do ... im a guitar player and id like to do mostly backing vocal for now ... and maybe eventually tried lead singing .

im talking about genre like punk rock / pop punk ... not like a top of the notch singer/singess Celine dion or Mariah carey .


am i realistic in my expectation ??
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Join date: Dec 2008
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#1732
Quote by axemanchris
Coming soon..... Singing Forum!!

CT


*applause*

Hope to see it.




Please add me if as a friend I helped! (I like to think I'm a friendly person)
phan
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#1733
Quote by axemanchris
Coming soon..... Singing Forum!!

CT

food1010
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#1734
Yay for singing forum!!!
Only play what you hear. If you don’t hear anything, don’t play anything.
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Jason_Clement
Registered User
Join date: Sep 2009
231 IQ
#1735
I just purchased a nice USB mixing board, so I should have a better quality mp3 or video up of me singing eventually! then you can tear me apart :P
Guitar: Ibanez RG321MH with EMG 85/60
Amp: Peavey 6505+ 1x12 combo
Musical styles: Progressive rock, thrash metal, post-hardcore.