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September 9, 2014
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Hey Tommy, sup bro!

Haha not angry at all, I don't disclose who I work with publicly because a lot of people do not want that. But since you did, it was awesome working with you, great voice, and great taste for music. Looking forward to do it again :).

That said I did link a few videos of yours here and there as examples :P. Hope it's fine.

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September 9, 2014
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Felipe Carvalho said

That said I did link a few videos of yours here and there as examples :P. Hope it's fine.

No problem Felipe. Actually I'm pretty flattered. Thanks. Well, unless of course it was on "what not to do." Laugh

"It's not how many notes you know. It's what you do with them."

September 17, 2014
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Just wanted to express how excited I am to have so many gifted minds speaking in one place. This is awesome. Smile

"There is still a future with music, because people want music." - MJK

September 18, 2014
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IAm said

Just wanted to express how excited I am to have so many gifted minds speaking in one place. This is awesome. Smile

So am I!

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September 19, 2014
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Hey some of you old-schoolers will definitely remember me ;)
I started my vocal journey about 6-7 years ago, the last two years I have shifted gears to opera.
I recently enrolled into Rochester University to get the necessary MT under my belt.

Looking forward to lurk and occasionally pitch in where relevant -.-

September 19, 2014
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Hey man long time no see! :) hope your doing well

September 19, 2014
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Hey there! :)

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October 3, 2014
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Hi everyone, I'm a self-taught (mostly) instrumentalist (bass, acoustic & electric guitars, keyboards) and vocalist. I started out when I was 17 (guitars, bass), then played bass guitar in various bands, then suddenly I realised I'm an old man (33) and had to start making, performing & recording my own music before I die :) - statistically speaking, I still have 30-40 years' to go.
The turning point happened when I decided to start singing (actually whispering, and mostly out of tune). Something wasn't quite right - I knew I was able to learn any instrument given time, but singing felt like running and banging my head against a brick wall. So I bought Kevin Richard's BTC course, learned how to 'connect' registers. But it still sounded gawd-awful. I contacted Phil M., and tortured his noble ears with my moaning and grunting on and off pitch for several months. I also did some KTVA and found all three coaches' methodology quite compatible. Currently I'm finishing recording my third self-released album with my fellow musician guitarist. Will happily post some examples of the work-in-progress for your critique and/or enjoyment. BTW, I'm probably the least experienced of you all ('light singing' for 2 years plus 'more serious practice' for 1 year)...

October 3, 2014
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TomaszW said

Hi everyone, I'm a self-taught (mostly) instrumentalist (bass, acoustic & electric guitars, keyboards) and vocalist. I started out when I was 17 (guitars, bass), then played bass guitar in various bands, then suddenly I realised I'm an old man (33) and had to start making, performing & recording my own music before I die :) - statistically speaking, I still have 30-40 years' to go.
The turning point happened when I decided to start singing (actually whispering, and mostly out of tune). Something wasn't quite right - I knew I was able to learn any instrument given time, but singing felt like running and banging my head against a brick wall. So I bought Kevin Richard's BTC course, learned how to 'connect' registers. But it still sounded gawd-awful. I contacted Phil M., and tortured his noble ears with my moaning and grunting on and off pitch for several months. I also did some KTVA and found all three coaches' methodology quite compatible. Currently I'm finishing recording my third self-released album with my fellow musician guitarist. Will happily post some examples of the work-in-progress for your critique and/or enjoyment. BTW, I'm probably the least experienced of you all ('light singing' for 2 years plus 'more serious practice' for 1 year)...

great to see you hear bro!

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November 18, 2014
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Colin here.

Been interested in vocals since the age of 14 or so. Back then I tried to imitate death metal vocalists which didn't work at all. Around the age of 15-16 got into Paradise Lost and thought the singer's rasp was amazing. Tried to imitate that and didn't work out too well, either. Then 2 years later or so I started to sing along to (more like hit notes along to) clean metal vocalists and to my surprise I could hit high notes without experience, but they weren't exactly too powerful sounding. Not to mention my ability to sing calm was somewhat limited. Took a vocal coach for about 1,5 year but working out with her didn't really work. She'd tell me that I'm a baritone and while I got told I had a 3 octave vocal range, the high notes just didn't really increased. Stuff such as breath support and vowel modification weren't explained, in fact, she told me that ''for my music style'' breath support wasn't really necessary to begin with!

Took a year of a break, in the meantime taught myself on how to belt. Eventually met Phil and ever since been taking fun vocal lessons with him. I hope to play in a band one day today and write own music.

Some of my favorite singers include Ronnie James Dio, David DeFeis, Mike Howe, Nick Holmes, Tony Martin among others.

November 19, 2014
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Col1993 said

Colin here.

Been interested in vocals since the age of 14 or so. Back then I tried to imitate death metal vocalists which didn't work at all. Around the age of 15-16 got into Paradise Lost and thought the singer's rasp was amazing. Tried to imitate that and didn't work out too well, either. Then 2 years later or so I started to sing along to (more like hit notes along to) clean metal vocalists and to my surprise I could hit high notes without experience, but they weren't exactly too powerful sounding. Not to mention my ability to sing calm was somewhat limited. Took a vocal coach for about 1,5 year but working out with her didn't really work. She'd tell me that I'm a baritone and while I got told I had a 3 octave vocal range, the high notes just didn't really increased. Stuff such as breath support and vowel modification weren't explained, in fact, she told me that ''for my music style'' breath support wasn't really necessary to begin with!

Took a year of a break, in the meantime taught myself on how to belt. Eventually met Phil and ever since been taking fun vocal lessons with him. I hope to play in a band one day today and write own music.

Some of my favorite singers include Ronnie James Dio, David DeFeis, Mike Howe, Nick Holmes, Tony Martin among others.

Cool buddy, how old are you? We may be around the same age. I'm 19. I started singing was about 15 as well. Didn't really start getting any good until about age 17 when I started taking lessons seriously. And now at about a year training with Phil now.

November 20, 2014
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I'm 21, forgot to mention that.

Oh yeah, the reason why I joined is not only because I'm a student of Phil, but also because I like to talk about my passion. So there. Laugh

November 21, 2014
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Hey I'm Bennett and a student of Phil's (but have been taking a little break because of a busy schedule). I have been practicing whenever I have the time and have noticed some improvements in my range and tone, and just overall singing in general. Nothing too crazy, but still pretty cool stuff. My favourite singers are Rody Walker from Protest The Hero, either of the DragonForce vocalists, and Russell Allen from Symphony X.

I also enjoy long walks on the beach, deep conversation, holding hands, romance novels, pruning the garden, skinny dipping and piggy-back rides. Call me

November 21, 2014
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HeyYouNotYouYou said

My favourite singers are Rody Walker from Protest The Hero, either of the DragonForce vocalists, and Russell Allen from Symphony X.

Cool! They are all great. Rody Walker is probably one of the best singer of his generation. I don't know how he learnt to sing like that. I was thinking about covering some stuff from Protest the hero, more focusing on his cleaner tones and find someone for the screams, but i think i will handle the screams myself :-)

January 28, 2015
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I found this forum through looking up an old TMV post of one of the user's here, and, after a few weeks of watching this site grow, decided to join. I've been training sporadically since 2009 when I was 17. I practiced SS, T4PoS, KTVA, took several lessons with those guys, and I'm currently taking from Moufarrege. I listen to stuff like Interpol, Arcade Fire, Joy Division and Radiohead - not exactly technically brilliant stuff - so I'm probably not expected on a site devoted to singing, but I believe good technique is universal. My goals are to master holding back air, vibrato, and enunciating.

Good luck to everyone.

January 29, 2015
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Asim Hussain said

I found this forum through looking up an old TMV post of one of the user's here, and, after a few weeks of watching this site grow, decided to join. I've been training sporadically since 2009 when I was 17. I practiced SS, T4PoS, KTVA, took several lessons with those guys, and I'm currently taking from Moufarrege. I listen to stuff like Interpol, Arcade Fire, Joy Division and Radiohead - not exactly technically brilliant stuff - so I'm probably not expected on a site devoted to singing, but I believe good technique is universal. My goals are to master holding back air, vibrato, and enunciating.

Good luck to everyone.

Good to see you here bro

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February 22, 2015
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Hi guys, I am a guitarist who used to sing a little in his apartment, just for fun. Could just barely squeeze out notes around E4, so just thought I wasn't cut out for it. Since then, I have tried various things--a couple Bel Canto teachers, Roger Love's book (SLS-based), Eric Arceneaux's CD, CVT stuff, random Youtube vids, Marnell's vids... Nowadays I can sing much higher, but it's all a work in progress. I mostly sing in the car, but aspire to get my voice together enough to maybe add vocals enough to do some gigging with it.

February 22, 2015
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Welcome aboard bro

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April 4, 2015
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I'm a musician (guitar, bass, drums, piano,) visual artist, and video game creator. I am also a singer songwriter with glossopharyngeal neuralgia. I lost my voice for 6 years prior to finding effective medication to ease the pain and now I can speak and sing with lessened pain. My goal is to continue to sing and write as best as I can.

I wasn't around for whatever drama happened on Modern Vocalist, but I've always been fond of Marnell's posts for years now so I asked him if there was anywhere he posted and that is how I arrived.

I do miss some of the discussions of the older era of the forum and would like to have a place to post about singing and vocal function in general to fellow singers without having commercial pressures as well . I'm not the most knowledgeable or skilled about voice, but I do like helping people.

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I wrote a big reply, but I timed out and lost it, so I'll just say that I'm 24, have been training since I was 21, you may have seen me on TMV or TRP (hi WabbaKiss), and I've pretty much owned every program a la KTVA, TVS, RYV, and HVT at some point, all with various levels of success, though I've honestly found most of them to be better than they are bad. I guess whether I like it or not my all-time influence has to be Geoff Tate, just because of my love/imitation of him when I started singing (plus that's why I bought TVS first haha).

I'm thinking of buying Phil's program, since it's set up a LOT more like an actual teacher/voice lessons instead of just a program.

Lastly, I'm glad I discovered this forum for "exiles" Wink . I actually think the other place has gotten a lot less "this is really X's forum so his product is always the top suggestion" than it used to be, but I almost think 99% of the discussions on there is pretty much mental masturbation and way too sciency haha.

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