How am I doing?

idkidk Pro Posts: 66
I have just begun my 13th week of Volume 2 and I would just like to know what I am doing right, what I am doing wrong, and how to fix my mistakes.

I'm quite sure I'm on the right track as there is much reduced stress on my throat and I use my diaphragm and vowel modifications as much as I can.
I would just appreciate any feedback to let me know how I'm doing so far, thank you!

These samples include the entire Volume 2 exercises:

Tongue Exercises: http://picosong.com/XJRG

Lah Exercises: http://picosong.com/XJya

Laa Exercises: http://picosong.com/XJqV

Chest Stretching Ex 1: http://picosong.com/XJkf

Chest Stretching Ex 2: http://picosong.com/XJkA

Chest Stretching Ex 3: http://picosong.com/XJYw

Chest Stretching Ex 4&5: http://picosong.com/XJYC


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    rcrosierrcrosier Pro Posts: 275

    When I listen to these, all I hear is Ken playing the guitar and singing the notes.  At least that's what it sounds like to me.  If it's you, then you sound a lot like Ken when you sing!

    I listened to the Tongue and first Lah exercise and stopped there, thinking I'm just listening to Ken's recordings.

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    streeterstreeter Pro Posts: 679
    @joseph97 you'll need to reverse the mix. All I can hear is The original track and you very very very lightly in the background.
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    highmtnhighmtn Administrator, Moderator, Enrolled, Pro, 3.0 Streaming Posts: 15,359

    I can hear you in the one side of the headphones.  It would be easier to hear you if you could increase the record level of your voice. 

    You sound pretty good.  I can tell the difference between you and Ken.  Ken has practiced more. 
    I notice in the Lah-ah-OH-ah exercise, you leave out the highest versions of that scale.  That's OK, but I would encourage you to continue stretching until you're able to sing the entire exercise.

    In the second stretching exercise, where you get a bit shouty on the high notes, you need to be supporting more in those spots instead of getting shouty.

    Overall, you seem to be on a good track. 

    Keep up the good work.


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    rcrosierrcrosier Pro Posts: 275
    Ahhh... I must have been listening with only one earbud (which I do occasionally, in case my wife says something to me while I'm listening online, so I can hear her, too)...  Sorry, my fault.  It's only occasionally that stuff comes through that way for me.

    I can hear you in my right side now that the other folks mentioned it and I listened again!

    Sounds better now, I could hear you fine in my right ear, and Ken in the left.

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    highmtnhighmtn Administrator, Moderator, Enrolled, Pro, 3.0 Streaming Posts: 15,359


    I hope I didn't read you wrong...  it sounds like you're only HALF-listening to your wife when she's talking to you. 

    Uh-huh....  Uh-huh...  Sure, Honey... 

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    rcrosierrcrosier Pro Posts: 275


    Yeah, my desk is in our living room area, and she sits facing away from me, so she waves her hands in the air if she's trying to get my attention and I'm listening to something... so I try to only listen to BOTH with one ear...

    I told her "make sure you have my attention before you start talking..."  She really liked that idea, yeah, sure honey...

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