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nodoubtarionnodoubtarion 2.0 PRO Posts: 3
Hey everyone, I bought Ken's course last year and appreciate his vast experience in rock music and touring. I really value the vocal exercises and workouts to support stamina and rigorous, high energy performances required in rock.

Iv been a fan of No Doubt for 25 years and finally formed an incredible band filled with pro musicians from Argentina, Columbia, and the US. Were a 6 piece band and my main question to start was mixing or using the dudes or diva's exercises for this project. Im a guy singing in primarily a females pitch and wanted some input. Below are a few videos and audio of some live recorded performances. Any other tips or advice is greatly appreciates, thanks.









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  • Klaus_TKlaus_T 2.0 PRO Posts: 1,410
    pretty cool. your voice is perfect for this! no idea which one you should do, male or female.

    do you always want to sing like this, or plan on singing other material too? it will potentially impact the decision, and there *might* be some implications long-term, maybe (i am not 100% sure here though)
  • nodoubtarionnodoubtarion 2.0 PRO Posts: 3
    Klaus_T said:

    pretty cool. your voice is perfect for this! no idea which one you should do, male or female.

    do you always want to sing like this, or plan on singing other material too? it will potentially impact the decision, and there *might* be some implications long-term, maybe (i am not 100% sure here though)

    Thnks, no I’m actually working on my own music project as well which will probably be pitched down to a vocal that’s more true to my own, although I’m still trying to find it lol.

    I had worked with 1 local vocal coach from the UK and loved it all due to him liking ska/rock ect. so it was all a pleasant surprise, however he couldn’t think of any lessons to give me since this goes against practically all the rules of proper singing. I’m not exactly sure how I sound like her but it’s a combo of diction and me naturally having a similar tone when using the diaphragm I guess. Iv also sang along to no doubt since I was a kid so it’s prob naturally developed into this.
  • ElaraElara Moderator, 2.0 PRO Posts: 131
    Very cool performances!

    The approach taken in Ken's course is to first grow and strengthen our chest voice while also training the throat to remain open during transitions between registers. Then, we grow and strengthen head voice. After that, we learn to mix them however we want.

    Growing our chest and head voices means stretching our range in both directions. I would suggest that you first try the Dudes exercises, and if your chest voice already spans the entire length of those, then work with the Divas exercises as well.

    Remember that we don't grow head voice until Volume 4. What you are looking for is a range of pitches that both stretches your chest voice, and also lets you practice bridging between registers.

    It is completely fine to work with both the Divas and Dudes exercises. :) Just be sure that you are covering both chest stretching and bridging in equal amounts during your workouts.
  • nodoubtarionnodoubtarion 2.0 PRO Posts: 3
    Thanks I’ll take it all to consider
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