I have two questions please:
1. My vocal type. I know vocal type doesn't really matter nowadays but really want to find out to understand where am I and what are my strenghts / weaknesses.
I am quite sure I am a baritone but really don't know if I am a high, lyric (are they the same: high and lyric?), med or low one. I hope you guys can help me out.
I am in my 30s. I had some basic vocal classes before, have an idea about vocal support.
I don't feel any discomfort singing low notes, but the lowest note I can sing with little or no vocal fry is probably A2, but it is definately not a strong, juicy note like bases have. I can sing E2-G2 but they have vocal fry, but I can sing them if required without much discomfort.
I believe my passagio is C4 - E4. I can sing higher than E4 too but when I sing sentences higher than E4 I sing them mainly in head voice with very little chest, so vocal agility is not good E4 and upwards while singing sentences. However, holding whole notes between E4 - A4 is much better, they do have little more chesty sound, not just pure head voice, it's in mix I believe and I can hold them comfortably.
For example, if I sing Human by Rag n Bone Man (the "I am only human" part) which is around F4 I believe, it sounds good and comfortable. But if I sing Nothing's Gonna Change My Love For You by Glenn Medeiros, the "they take us where we want to go" part, that is also around E4-F4 I beleive, it sounds more head voice / falsetonnish. So E4 and upwards depends on a song / sentence and whole notes sound best.
I can hold a whole note in A4 easily, anyday, even without warmup. I can sometimes reach A4 sharp too. I can sing B4 and C5 too but they are in pure head voice / falsetto, no chest I believe. With warmup, I can reach A5 in falsetto, or even B5 sometimes but it doesn't sound good nor comfortable.
I believe my voice is light, I mostly don't have much problems in switching between registers, it generally goes smoothly.
The problem is that even when I listen to lyric baritones, for example, Ken (his voice and vocal technique is just fantastic, by the way) I believe my voice is a bit lighter than theirs but its maybe how I hear my voice.
Here is a short demonstration of my voice. Again, I am just a beginner and don't think my voice is any good at this stage, so apologies in advance for unprofessional performance
This one was recorded in RUSH and with mobile phone so doesn't sound very well:demo 1demo 2
So, my first question is: what kind of baritone am I?
2. And the second question: what benefits I should expect if I buy Ken's course? Will it help me to sing passagio notes more easily and, roughly, how soon I can expect to see the changes?
Thanks a lot and sorry for such a long post!