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JamieH Pro Posts: 71
edited October 2014 in VOCAL DEMONSTRATIONS for the Bold!
Thanks for stopping by and hopefully listening to me. I would like to say, this was recorded with a throat infection that was wearing off, but any feed back on this would be great I have trained with teachers and gone to college for singing and put a lot of hard work into my vocals. It was only last year that I got Ken's program and used it for a few weeks then stopped, but I continued to develop with a teachers away from that, but still use the vowel modifications taught to help my singing. I am now going to fully finish this program, but would still like some feed back on this.
Again thanks for stopping by
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Nice job. I wouldn't have known you were having problems with a throat infection.
You keep your vocal tract open very well. Your support is good. Nice tone. Good intonation. I look forward to hearing you again when you have worked Ken's program to the max. You'll be sounding even better and stronger!
All the Best!
You have a big, round tone that is uninterrupted for the most part as you glide past your consonants.
The goal in open throat singing is to maximize vowels and minimize consonants, as the consonants tend to close down the vocal tract. We may forget to open it back up, and every time it closes down, we have to work to get it open again.
I noticed in your track that you are doing a good job of maintaining a clear and open vocal tract, which is a good thing.
The first video, Livin on the Run, is using an airy chest voice, then a belted mix. The distortion sounds like it may be a safe compressed distortion, just enough to sound good, but not overdone. A little chesty head-mix voice in the bridge.
The second video runs through the various modes faster. Chest at first, then straight into belting mix. Chorus is chest, heady mix at the end of the choruses, bridge is belted. Lots of compression on the emphasized parts.
The compression is just super-support holding back the breath while belting out the notes. The distortion is continuing to compress while lightly distressing the cords just enough to detect it.
Good vocalist, good band, good songs.
It's a long time to listen to a two-chord song, but it's a good exercise to work on improvisations.
You have a nice tone to your voice and a good span of range. I believe you were doing a G5 in head voice somewhere around 5:30 or so.
Your support seemed sufficient, and you were in a melancholy space that fits the theme of the song. After all, they never tried!
To improve the song, you could easily put just a little more chordal movement in it, or change some of the instrumentation as the vocals develop, build it up orchestrally, then break it back down. That's all your call.
Nice demo. Good to hear your voice.