Hey Dudes and Divas!
Welcome to Singer Forum by Ken Tamplin Vocal Academy. Enrolled KTVA vocalists have access to the full singer forums, self-registered members have access to limited areas of the KTVA singing forum. Register to learn more.
To enroll in Ken Tamplin Vocal Academy Singing Lessons click here.
Trine- "Weak" with Skunk Anansie
I have recorded a cover of "Weak" with Skunk Aanansie. I find this song difficult to sing. It is not good, but I just want feedback. This song reminds me how important the abdominal muscles are! I become totally exhausted already in the middle of this song. I need to train them more! When I sing "weak as I a-a-am", It is very hard on the muscles, and I tend to forget a bit about the other things. BUT, even if I don't manage to do it, at least I am aware of HOLDING BACK THE BREATH, MODIFYING THE VOWELS, OPENING THE THROAT. And it is coming slowly, slowly...:-).
I have a question about consonants and vowel modifications. When I come to this part: "In this tainted soul, in this weak young heart...", I sing it three times. The last time I go up, and the word "tainted" becomes very hard to sing. The vowels closes down. I try to sing it like the "t" very easy, and then I skip the "n", turning it into a diffuse "d". Am I on the right track? I am not sure if I do that in this sample, but that is at least what I think will be the right thing to do. That one is tricky. So: How do I sing "tainted", when it is as high as this?