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In search of the missing notes...
« on: January 19, 2013, 04:21:55 AM »
Interesting timing.

We've had company all week that just left today.  The husband decided he wanted to do a CD of covers (w backing tracks).  He made the two above sound like classically trained pros.

He took his CD home with him.  Around 10-12 hours per song, hundreds of takes, and three bottles of Advil between the wife and I.  Thing is, he wanted the CD to use as a demo to get work as a singer...

He needs to sing with Fish-Lips, J-man... $10.99 at Wal-Mart, just next to the Singing Bass :)

I finally got off my arse to do something about the notes between my 'chest-voice' and 'head-voice' because there's a few tracks - you may have noticed - where the bit in the middle fades.

This is what is sounds like to wreck a good song... then fish-lips fixes it... a little... ;)
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Re: In search of the missing notes...
« Reply #1 on: January 19, 2013, 04:40:04 AM »
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You taking lessons Steve? Tell me more about this please.
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Re: In search of the missing notes...
« Reply #2 on: January 19, 2013, 10:47:36 AM »
Yeah I started 'em a few weeks ago. I decided it's time I took something about my recordings a little more seriously.

The instructor uses a technique called 'speaking voice' to practice scales, then have a crack at a song, and use the 'speaking voice' sounds to get you used to the fact that you can reach certain notes.

I have a gap between the chest voice and head voice, mainly due to incorrect breathing technique or vowel pronunciation. Most of the songs I picked to practice with have that 'hole' in them when I sing them so I'll know when I'm doing it right ;)

I've been sitting on a cover of one of rk's songs for the same reason - I can nearly make it but not quite...
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Re: In search of the missing notes...
« Reply #3 on: January 19, 2013, 06:49:59 PM »
Ooooooo stevie boy I want hear what your first tune is like from the lessons :)

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Re: In search of the missing notes...
« Reply #4 on: January 19, 2013, 07:42:54 PM »
I'd post 'em Ray if I thought people would wanna hear 40 minutes of scales using a variety of phonemes (?) such as gog, ge, nee, nai, etc ;)

Aaaahhhh sorry bud , you meant after the course, didn't you ....d'Oh! :)
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Re: In search of the missing notes...
« Reply #5 on: January 19, 2013, 08:35:26 PM »
    Na I meant your first trial song like when you feel you are ready to do a tune with the said teachings behind you  or in use still but feel you might want know if it's working type stuff so Ya throw one out at us :)

    I have to say for me it's hard to hit some notes but yet it's funny that sometimes I do but can not say for sure if it's the same note ...?  :-\  some mornings my voice is rough and I can sing some of the wall words and it sits great to my ears but later on in the day can not come close to repeating it .

    So all this your doing is of interest to me so please share any new discoveries on your journey. :) 
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Re: In search of the missing notes...
« Reply #6 on: January 19, 2013, 09:39:40 PM »
A long long time ago , someone said

"You sing like you talk"

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Don't tell Neil Young that ........... lol
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Re: In search of the missing notes...
« Reply #7 on: January 20, 2013, 04:13:09 AM »
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So all this your doing is of interest to me so please share any new discoveries on your journey
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Me too ....Let's have it Steve. Maybe another thread  8)
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Re: In search of the missing notes...
« Reply #8 on: January 20, 2013, 04:30:39 AM »
Alright then. I'll split this topic before I derail it further and stick it in the blog section...
Correction: the Vocals section...
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Re: In search of the missing notes...
« Reply #9 on: January 20, 2013, 06:05:18 AM »
 ;D 8)
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Re: In search of the missing notes...
« Reply #10 on: January 20, 2013, 07:46:39 AM »
A long long time ago , someone said

"You sing like you talk"

 :P

Don't tell Neil Young that ........... lol










That describes Johnny Cash if you ask me .

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Re: In search of the missing notes...
« Reply #11 on: January 20, 2013, 08:59:27 AM »
My vocal range is narrow as is the case for a good many of us. If your a Tenor your in luck with Pop music, Baritones and Basses need not apply. Imagine Charlton Heston singing Nick Gilders Hot Child in the city.

Here's a good one to find your effective range.

Find a midi of "Climb Every Mountain" I say midi so you can change the key to fit your voice. You'll want to start as low as your speaking voice permits.


Warning vocal chord injury is a real thing with this tune. I wouldn't say that if some idiot ...... wasn't drinking lots of hot tea with lemon to ease the pain.
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Re: In search of the missing notes...
« Reply #12 on: January 20, 2013, 10:42:21 AM »
My range is Narrows narrow.  :o :P
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