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FDP Forum / Sing, Sing, Sing! - Vocalist's Forum / I found this to be profoundly useful

Warren Pederson

Canada

Nov 21st, 2011 01:19 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I stumbled upon this Youtube video with 4 quick fixes you can do instantly to improve your singing. I've forwarded it to all my music friends, I found the very first tip to be so obvious after his demonstration that I felt like a knucklehead for not knowing it.
I'm a hack singer. Took a few lessons, bought a lot of video instuction, really found a lot of help from Jeffery Allen's Secrets of singing success.? This little Youtube video is awesome.

4 Secrets for Fabulous Singing

Dadical
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idiot - I have several pieces missing!
Nov 21st, 2011 01:28 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Wow!

It seemed kinda hokey at first, but that guy is a real effective coach with stuff you can use.

Warren Pederson

Canada

Nov 21st, 2011 10:28 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Ya...I got more out of those 4 videos than ALL the other stuff I've tried, not to say that the other stuff wasn't useful. I feel kinda dumb as I should know this stuff already but I didn't.

Warren Pederson

Canada

Nov 29th, 2011 01:52 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Correction:
I think I was excited so I exaggerated a bit. The first video is the nugget, The other one (don't know which) about sliding up to the higher pitch was good too. The "vowels"...who'd have thunk?

barry.b
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Nov 29th, 2011 06:18 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

all four of those videos cover exactly what my singing teacher was going on about for the last couple of lessons. I was using Elvis' "Can't help falling in love" as a good example of singing on the vowels. Marking where to breath, take pauses, etc has also feature heavily.

Simple, non-quackery stuff. Good find Warren

jtheissen
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Montana

no hitch in my git along yet
Dec 3rd, 2011 12:43 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

The guy is amazing, and a damn good singer in his own right.

silverface68

usa/ Northwest IN

You say you`re leavin,I`ll help you pack
Dec 31st, 2011 08:10 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I found the ramping up to a high note instead of just nailing it to be helpfull to me

Warren Pederson

Canada

Jan 2nd, 2012 09:24 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I tried the "ramping up" on lower tones as well and it works too. Always sliding up, slightly. The vowel thing is what slayed me the most though. Watching and actually applying these tricks can make all the difference in the world to someone who's been trying but needs a little help. I know lessons are the real way to go but these can help a great deal.

berndog
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Canada

Jan 12th, 2012 09:01 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

check out all his videos they are all good. I really like the harmony vids and how he breaks them down

geetar37
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Cincinnati, OH

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Jan 16th, 2012 07:05 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Good stuff. I've been working on improving my vocals simply by singing a lot. That only goes so far. Need some technique. This is a good starting point. Thanks!

silverface68

usa/ Northwest IN

You say you`re leavin,I`ll help you pack
Jan 21st, 2012 05:41 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Being originally from the NY metro area, my vowels started out being in need of major work just to be understandable in a speaking voice, lol

BBQ Gord

CANADA

Didn't chew kill my bruvah?
Feb 1st, 2012 02:38 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Thanks Warren, that bit about "chewing" was very interesting. I've noticed many of the stars doing this, and wondered why they did it! I just thought they were "in the moment" or something, but it's an actual technique!

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