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  • Good day all! I've been a busy girl this past week and have some vocal strain, phlegm and discomfort. I do sing in a band, and at rehearsal last night, I took it really easy. I am drinking hot tea with lemon and am barely even speaking. Are there any KVTA approved remedies that can be discussed. I don't want to push myself because I damaged my vocal cords a few years ago and it took a long time to heal. I had to stop singing altogether for over a year. That was more painful than the damage.
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  • Mory_Kareen
    Hi NickW, just listened to your Cover of Somebody To Love ;)
    I gotta say, although it's obvious the two of you had a lot of fun and didn't take it too seriously, there's definately some potential ;). My following comments refer to the lead vocals…

    I really liked the B4 at 2:40, I gotta say I was quite surprised you hit that note so effortlessly! Really nice that one, also some of the head voice stuff was really cool. Some changes in the Melody were also enjoyable, others were a bit distracting, mainly from the second voice...
    On the other hand you Sound a bit froggy on some phrases, try to get that tongue out of the way ;). Also you both tend to slur the lines together too much, I'd like a more sharp articulation and small breaks between lines. Another Thing is pacing: You got Pretty heavily engaged Right from the start, I'd wish for more changes in the Dynamics :)

    All in all, I think you definately have some potential!

    Best regards,
    Mory
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      PS: I hope that this is the personal message thread :O I get the Feeling it isn't… Hope you don't mind :D
    • NickW
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      Not at all thank you so much! Reading this on my break so will look more in depth later but really appreciate the detailed feedback!!
    • NickW
      NickW
      Not at all thank you so much! Reading this on my break so will look more in depth later but really appreciate the detailed feedback!!

      @mory_kareen sooo back from work now. Thanks again! I think though that you focused on the other fellow. Because at 2:40 was not me, (1:40 was me though.) Also i am not sure what makes lead and second but he started the first verse. I have a tendency to revert to the george michael melodies with this one for some reasons so perhaps those explain some changes to melodies. But yes, very ad hoc all of it (and great fun!). The feedback is very nice, thank you and for taking the time to listen!
    • Mory_Kareen
      Mory_Kareen
      Oh yeah I focussed on the other fellow, that one hit the high B ;) I gotta admit the other singer sounds a bit more experiences to me, but the Feedback applies tor both of you, you also had some good high stuff in there ;)
    • NickW
      NickW
      @mory_kareen Your observation is correct :) not experienced performing this song at all, other than alone or, since start ktva in nov 19, a couple of tries on Smule. I am happy with the progress in chest and range ive gotten from it so far, but would be cool to get better ofc :)

      I like your feedback, thank you, much appreciated!
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  • Question: I had purchased the KTVA course on CD/DVD and have been using it for around 2 years. I had an external CD/DVD drive for my iMac. Well now I dropped my iMac, had to buy a new iMac on which none of the ports support the CD drive. I even bought their "super strip" and it doesnt work with the CD/DV drive. Is there a way to access the course online directly? Thanks.
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      you could either use someone else's drive and copy the files to a hard drive (you might need to rip the DVD, tutorials are to be found online), or you could buy the course again, there is a mobile version. but option number one seems easy enough
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  • I'm trying to understand Ken Tamplin's description of the vocal break. From my understanding, he talks about the throat closing down and regurgitating the sound when the voice breaks between registers and I can't make sense of this description, where it comes from or how to realistically apply it. Personally, it seems like it would be the opposite. From my understanding, as the sound passes through the vocal folds there is a quick lapse of closure when you switch between registers due to the coordination of the folds quickly switching from short to long or vise versa, therefore causing a brief moment of no sound producing the break. How does the throat closing relate to this and what does it even mean? I love the information Ken Tamplin has to offer and would love to be able to make sense of this as well so if anyone has clear insights into this it would be greatly appreciated!
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