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post Feb 20 2013, 11:06 AM
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QUOTE (Cosmin Lupu @ Feb 20 2013, 08:34 AM) *
There's also another thing - if she would use drop D for instance - she would still have to move her left hand horizontally over a larg portion of the neck - which in my opinion is far more difficult than staying in the first 3 positions and learning open strings chord shapes smile.gif Push her towards this a bit and see what she feels about it smile.gif Also, you can make sure she knows a few of them and you can then help her by transposing the songs she wants to learn so that she may use only those chords that she knows. When she will get the feeling of accomplishment, she will want more smile.gif


Cheers Cosmin....Good advice...that's why your'e a great guitar instructor! smile.gif


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post Feb 20 2013, 11:32 AM
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Thank you man smile.gif


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post Feb 20 2013, 01:49 PM
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QUOTE (Cosmin Lupu @ Feb 20 2013, 07:34 AM) *
What tuning does your voice feel most comfortable in? Have you managed to find out? smile.gif

Ive really only tried standard tuning but Im starting to think it might be worth trying a lower tuning. There's only a couple of songs Ive been trying but there are a 1 or 2 sections that seem just out of range, I can get through about 70% of the songs.
I dunno if a half step down would make a lot of difference tbh but it sounds like it would be worth experimenting.
of course... maybe I just cant sing very well biggrin.gif


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post Feb 20 2013, 04:58 PM
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On the other hand - what sort of vocal exercises have you tried so far? smile.gif


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post Feb 20 2013, 05:50 PM
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QUOTE (Cosmin Lupu @ Feb 20 2013, 03:58 PM) *
On the other hand - what sort of vocal exercises have you tried so far? smile.gif

Honestly......... None unsure.gif
Ive just been playing songs and trying to find some sort of key! I dont think I actually know any vocal exercises mellow.gif


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post Feb 21 2013, 09:18 AM
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QUOTE (bleez @ Feb 20 2013, 04:50 PM) *
Honestly......... None unsure.gif
Ive just been playing songs and trying to find some sort of key! I dont think I actually know any vocal exercises mellow.gif


Hmmmmm - the first thing you should be able to control, is your larynx smile.gif

Try to smile and then pull air inside like you would do when you are surprised to see a person dear to you coming through the door. Try this exercise wink.gif It allows you to keep your larynx up and pull air inside in the same time, without constricting the aesophagus - you will have FAR more air to sing than in any other way. The smile stays all the time wink.gif

Let me know if you feel these things ok?


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post Feb 22 2013, 12:00 AM
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QUOTE (Cosmin Lupu @ Feb 21 2013, 08:18 AM) *
Hmmmmm - the first thing you should be able to control, is your larynx smile.gif

Try to smile and then pull air inside like you would do when you are surprised to see a person dear to you coming through the door. Try this exercise wink.gif It allows you to keep your larynx up and pull air inside in the same time, without constricting the aesophagus - you will have FAR more air to sing than in any other way. The smile stays all the time wink.gif

Let me know if you feel these things ok?

thanks dude, I'll give that a go smile.gif


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post Feb 22 2013, 04:40 AM
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QUOTE (Cosmin Lupu @ Feb 19 2013, 07:26 AM) *
You have to see what the highest note you need to reach is and tune down so that you will be a half tone with your voice, below the limit - if you want to be on the safe side wink.gif You never know when you have a bad day and you can't reach your upper limit smile.gif At least this is what I do biggrin.gif

I agree with this.


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post Feb 22 2013, 08:57 AM
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Glad you guys found these useful - please let me know if you need more help and also read a bit here - I think this is a very thorough explanation of the phenomenon wink.gif

http://www.dummies.com/how-to/content/loca...ed-singing.html


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