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FDP Forum / Sing, Sing, Sing! - Vocalist's Forum / Had it with Flake singers talking vocal lessons, any tips?



Nov 14th, 2011 12:27 PM   Edit   Profile  

After dealing with flaking singers for far too long I am taking vocal lessons. I don't have illusions of being a front man, I just want to be able to sing and play and hit up some open mics or the solo acoustic gig. So have any of you gone this route? I have my first lesson wed. I just wanted to see if anyone has tips or things I should talk to the vocal coach about.

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Nov 18th, 2011 07:31 AM   Edit   Profile  

I went from thinking I can't sing to taking lead on 2 or 3 tune I could do more but we have a singer. I took lessons and worked hard at it. You need to learn how to sing.


Bogue Falaya River

is STILL dark and cold.
Jul 31st, 2016 03:56 PM   Edit   Profile  

Open your mouth wide when you sing. Think vertical (in the shape of your mouth). Bounce the sounds off the hard roof of your mouth. Press your belly out.

Wow, that was 5 years ago.

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Jul 31st, 2016 04:20 PM   Edit   Profile  

Learn proper technique for getting the rasp and growling out, Upper throat constriction, working on your ear. You need to learn what you sound like to others as what you sound like in your head is different. When I took a fewe lessons it was with headphones on and we taped the sessions. Major plus doing that. See if you can work on songs you do in the band or want to do this way you kill 2 birds with one stone

Have fun with it...the voice is just another instrument and needs to be treated like one. One thing I learned is I tired quickly but after I built the muscles up I could sing longer and on key better. So you are training your ear, your vocal muscles and addiing techniques to your vocal tool box

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American-made in Oz!!
Jul 31st, 2016 04:47 PM   Edit   Profile  

*Zombies* can *sing*?

(a reference to the 5 year old thread, not you 2016 posters!)


(This message was last edited by Mick Reid at 06:48 PM, Jul 31st, 2016)

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Bogue Falaya River

is STILL dark and cold.
Jul 30th, 2017 05:26 PM   Edit   Profile  

Over 5.5 years later, I would like to know how the voice lessons turned out.

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Curled up

in the fecal position
Dec 24th, 2017 02:48 PM   Edit   Profile  

You've never heard of Ed Sheeran? He's doing pretty good these days.

hee hee

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