Greetings from Missouri, USA

Hello all,

Looking forward to checking out all of these lessons. I was never a singer (perhaps a few backups here and there in previous bands). I was always a bass player. Several years ago I became ill with a muscle disease that causes my muscles to easily severely cramp with repetitive actions or sustained holds. Needless to say, it was an end to my bass playing.

Then about 3 years ago, I became ill with a mast cell disease which eventually caused me to become allergic to all foods and a variety of environments. I lived with going through severe allergic reactions over and over again, day in and day out, several leading to ER visits to get them under control. After nearly a year of trying to diagnose and then treat that illness, my throat was a wreck. I could not even sing along to the radio in my car without coughing.

I told myself "everyone deserves the right to sing, even if they don't sing well. Singing is wonderful for the soul". So, I hired a local vocal coach and he helped me rehab my vocals back to where I was able to sing again. After a little more time, I actually achieved a vocal quality that was far greater than ever before. I decided that I wanted to practice more and see if singing could replace my bass playing. My coach moved away and I was on my own, but after a year of continuous work, I just ended up as the lead singer for a local band. Now, its time to take my voice to the next level and I'm looking forward to this course helping me out because the material that I need to sing is extremely challenging (Iron Maiden Tribute Band).

I'm looking forward to chatting and bouncing ideas around with this community while we push forward with our vocal training.



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