Singing With my Favorite Bands, is it safe as a beginner?
lukethemuse 2.0 ENROLLED Posts: 41
I'm luke. Been repeating exercisesand videos in volume one of the course for 8 weeks, and i am moving to volume 2 soon. But i listen to bands like Nothing More, Tool, Foo Fighters. I don't really know much else besides the genre and the bands that truly inspire me. The problem is i get warmed up and anxious to sing, but when i sing to these badass bands i get tension in the neck and the back of the head. I sing high a lot, but I'm in chest voice most of the time. Any thoughts as to whether or not to sing at all? If so what are some great bands or musicians to start with. I believe i am a tenor btw.
But overall: I like your motivation, keep going like that and I think it's great that you're so reflected that you feel tension and immediately ask if that's a good thing to do!
Keep on building up your range and your voice, and you will move on to the difficult songs sooner than you think (:
Wishing you good luck and all the best!
P.S: Maybe post a demo so we can hear how you sound?
Christina gave you excellent advice.
May I also suggest that before you move to Volume 2, that you post some LAH scales on the "member" side of the forum and ask for comments? Only 8 weeks on volume 1 is moving very fast, and there is so much to learn there. The fact that you are still dealing with tension, and unable to manage it when singing songs tells me that you probably aren't quite ready to move to volume 2.
It may seem simple, but there are so many nuances with breath control, the feeling of open throat, head and chest voice, to name a few, that you don't don't want to miss. "Mastering" those things comes with time.
I have been a musician for 35+ years, playing guitar, and singing with bad technique. I have been on volume 1 for 6 months, working out 5-6 days per week as Ken suggests, and I still don't think I'm quite ready to move to volume 2. Your experience may be different from mine, but don't rush.
Bands...I'm an "old" guy, but some of my heroes are Lou Gramm (Foreigner), Steve Perry (Journey), Steve Walsh (Kansas), Rik Emmet (Triumph), but I also like guys like Bon Jovi, Billy Idol, ZZ Top, Michael Buble, John Mellencamp, Toto, Rush, and various country and jazz artists.
Your recording gear is fine. It doesn't have to be expensive.
Here are couple videos that may help. You are running Studio One Artist. These may be a for a slightly different version, but it won't matter for learning the basics.