Stevenochoasmusic 2.0 PRO Posts: 175
Hey guys I’ve posted about this in another forum and how I plan to buy Ken’s pro pack course but in the mean time have been doing his vocal warmups and working on the vowels in different keys of the song “With You” by Chris Brown. There are many other songs I really wanna work on eventually but I feel like it will be the best thing for me to stick with one song and keep practicing it in different keys until I’m fully confident with it because I used to have a bad habit of jumping from song to song and never completing any of them. I feel like I’m constantly improving with the vowels each time I work on this song. I understand and am patient with the fact that improving my voice isn’t an over night thing, but today I tried adding some syllables to the vowels of the song I’d already been practicing. The problem with that was I hated the sound of the words when I tried adding the syllables. Has anybody else here had a similar problem? If so, what did you do to overcome it? I haven’t worked all the way through my tessitura to the highest key I can sing the vowels through so should I keep practicing until I get to that point and then begin adding syllables? And when I do add syllables, is there a specific way you guys have of doing that?
These are from last night.
Here’s the video of me singing the vowels of the song
https://www.dropbox.com/s/l8rm4be6xhdhmpf/Video May 25, 7 32 51 PM.mov?dl=0
And here’s the video of me singing the song with the consonants
https://www.dropbox.com/s/o4w4h5i384wpc9y/Video May 25, 7 37 39 PM.mov?dl=0
So immediately you should be able to hear yourself that you could hold your pitch better with just the vowels compared to the version with the full words. Part of that is because there is no interruption of air flow. The more you practice your vowels in scales, the more you discover when you can use them to full effect in a song. I think that's part of the reason why you dont yet like the sound of the words when you sing them, because alot of the time you are not fully singing YET. You are still at the point where you are speaking the words to the pitch and melody.
Checkout Kens videos on support as well because that is a huge component of technique.
You should be proud of putting yourself out there like this in your quest to learn and get better. Its a huge first step and one that ill admit took me much longer to get over.
Good job mate!