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Old 2008-09-10, 15:14
Severin Severin is offline
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Join Date: Sep 2008
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Expanding your range

Hello!
My name is Søren and I'm 20 years old and from Denmark.
I'm new to this forum and only discovered its existence, when I was searching for tips on how to expand your range.

I'm a natural baritone somewhat similar to the following vocalists: Mikael Åkerfeldt (Opeth), Daniel Gildenlöw (Pain of Salvation), Dan Swanö (Nightingale) and Mike Patton.

I used to do death metal vocals in a band called Afskum, but I increasingly got more and more interested in progressive rock/metal and not so much extreme genres.
So I took a year with a cheap vocal coach, which I regret looking back, since she was very musical/pop-oriented and didn't go beyond my comfortable range and didn't give me much to work with.
This Sunday I'm going to what we here in Denmark call a "Musikhøjskole" (which basically means Music High School).

My current range is a comfortable G2-G4 and I've been able to hit A4 and even a B4 every once in awhile, although I'm sure the way I did it, isn't very good for my voice in the long run
What I wish is obviously to expand my range. I know I will never be able to pull off tenor-vocals 100% of the time, but any progress would be nice. I'd also love to hear tips about strengthening my "high" notes and how to hit them without damaging my throat

So I'd basically love to hear warm-up advices and lesson tips from anyone with knowledge in this area.
I'm hoping that this'll help me improve on my own, but also give me enough knowledge to avoid picking a wrong vocal coach again.

With high regards
Søren
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