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Greetings from Missouri, USA

Hello all,

Looking forward to checking out all of these lessons. I was never a singer (perhaps a few backups here and there in previous bands). I was always a bass player. Several years ago I became ill with a muscle disease that causes my muscles to easily severely cramp with repetitive actions or sustained holds. Needless to say, it was an end to my bass playing.

Then about 3 years ago, I became ill with a mast cell disease which eventually caused me to become allergic to all foods and a variety of environments. I lived with going through severe allergic reactions over and over again, day in and day out, several leading to ER visits to get them under control. After nearly a year of trying to diagnose and then treat that illness, my throat was a wreck. I could not even sing along to the radio in my car without coughing.

I told myself "everyone deserves the right to sing, even if they don't sing well. Singing is wonderful for the soul". So, I hired a local vocal coach and he helped me rehab my vocals back to where I was able to sing again. After a little more time, I actually achieved a vocal quality that was far greater than ever before. I decided that I wanted to practice more and see if singing could replace my bass playing. My coach moved away and I was on my own, but after a year of continuous work, I just ended up as the lead singer for a local band. Now, its time to take my voice to the next level and I'm looking forward to this course helping me out because the material that I need to sing is extremely challenging (Iron Maiden Tribute Band).

I'm looking forward to chatting and bouncing ideas around with this community while we push forward with our vocal training.



  • HuduVuduHuduVudu Posts: 1,601Administrator, Moderator, Premium, 2.0 PRO, Facility Management
    Welcome @SlaySomething that is one hellava story!

    You have come to the right place. :)

    Don't forget as a student you will have access to the student areas. You can sign up for that access here.
  • highmtnhighmtn Posts: 14,523Administrator, Moderator, Enrolled, Pro
    Yes, Welcome, Louis! :)
  • doc_ramadanidoc_ramadani Posts: 2,448Administrator, 2.0 PRO, Facility Management
    Hello Louis, @SlaySomething

    being a Medical Doctor I am very sorry to read that life put you these hard challenges. Again, a very warm Welcome. You have come to the right place. I started 6,5 months ago and singing has become a real passion for me.

  • SlaySomethingSlaySomething Posts: 102.0 PRO
    Thanks all for the welcome. @doc_ramadani my last illness was the most terrifying thing I went through in my life. I was wasting away and no one could figure out how to stop it. I feel like I have a new lease on life now. If I didn't go through that episode, I might not have ever walked into a vocal lesson. Weird how life can change courses on you. If this singing thing works out, it might end up being one of the more fantastic things I would have accomplished for myself in life. My suffering had presented an opportunity.

  • Gaston_JaureguiGaston_Jauregui Posts: 990Moderator, Enrolled, 2.0 PRO
    @slaysomething iit does work and its the best program out there! it just has to be taken seriously like any other instrument :)
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