09-18-2011 05:38 PM
09-18-2011 06:01 PM
Or is it more of a gimmick/marketing ploy?
09-18-2011 07:25 PM
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09-19-2011 04:06 AM
09-19-2011 01:22 PM
I'm not sure if he's experienced it first hand, but he definitely has a lot of experience in helping former-SLS students with voice issues. My voice teacher is a student of his, who also gets a fair share of former-SLS students coming to him.
I don't think this guy has ever tried to learn SLS.
09-19-2011 11:34 PM
09-20-2011 09:57 AM
I don't think this guy has ever tried to learn SLS. Any SLS method I've seen and tried have been very focused to the matter of not abusing the voice, relaxing, removing tension and being able to sing the whole range with ease.
To put short: Yes, SLS works, but not for styles that demand lot's of support to produce tons of power. But for pop, country, soft rock, R'n'B and other lighter vocals it works great. Forget about AC/DC and Iron Maiden songs.....
09-20-2011 12:55 PM
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10-03-2011 05:36 PM
10-04-2011 01:24 AM
Xcactly! 50% technique and 50% focus. Brute force is a waste until you learn to focus and control it. A good singer should be able to be loud and clear with little effort, as they should be able to use the whole range and all kinds off effects with little volume.
If you have ever heard a pro singer up close, you'd be surprised how many sing at speaking levels. There is a way to tap into grit and higher registers without shouting. I wish I could explain how, but I can only say that the more you practice at it the more likely you'll be to find it. It's sort the same principle a black belt uses to chop through wood or that a golfer uses to smack a ball 200 yards. Momentum has more force than muscle.
10-05-2011 01:34 AM
10-10-2011 11:24 AM
I've had bel canto classical training and I also have singing success and mastering mix, yes the technique and exsersize are very similar, but SLS seams to take it further with head voice and mix for more modern sounding vocals and IMO works great and has giving me way more freedom of expression than the narrow classical training I've had.
I'm pretty sure I read somewhere that Speech level singing was just a more modern interpretation of the Italian "Bel canto" opera style. That said, when I originally started singing I taught myself with SLS materials. Following the exercises/warm ups from Seth Riggs (and from Singing Voice Lessons, who I'm not sure is SLS) really helped me start developing my voice and lung capacity. I later took a class in classical voice and a lot of the exercises were familiar. Using those as foundations I figured out how to do screaming/frayed/harsher vocals without damaging my voice. Any benefit to learning it? Probably not over any other good teacher/technique.
10-11-2011 08:36 PM
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