Do anyone of you use Cds for singing exercises

@suspenseful (40316)
Canada
December 7, 2007 4:33pm CST
I was wondering if there were any singers in the same boat as i am, that do not have the two hundred dollars or more to afford lessons? I did have a friend who was a professional singer, but she is now getting back with her husband, so I can no longer go to her place to take lessons. I got a basic Cd, but it was designed by a popular teacher and not up to date. I also do scales, an appegios plus runs and twills. I was wondering what everyone else does and if there is a good Cd that will substitute for a teacher? I do record my singing and I am quite good according to my friend. I got complements from others, but she is the one that counts because she was a professional.
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@artemis432 (7474)
• Abernathy, Texas
15 Dec 07
I've been considering it - for singing and also voice over. Do you recommend it based on your experience with the basic CD?
@suspenseful (40316)
• Canada
15 Dec 07
I got the Singing is Easy Cd from http://singingiseasy.com/ There is also The complete singing voice lessons at http://www.singingvoicelessons.com/ These are good basic ones I reccommend for starting out, and both are done by vocal teachers rather than by those who were singers who decided to go into singing. Your voice has to resonate in your face, you have to keep your mouth open, at least two fingers together width, keep your tongue down touching the bottom of your front teeth and make a rounded sound. This is from the Classical Singer forum http://www.network54.com/Forum/171220/message/1133525603/Forward+Placement- and is about Caruso.
@suspenseful (40316)
• Canada
7 Jan 08
If you have money,this site tells you of the best singing courses. http://www.reviewsnest.net/SingingLessons/index.htm?gclid=CLDpp7_94pACFQ2aOAodVgSkXQ They are better than the ones I listed, which is to give you a start.
• Abernathy, Texas
8 Jan 08
I will check it out. If its really expensive I'll probably pass - if I spend money on my voice, it will be for voice over lessons. I feel I'm more likely to make money this way.
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@youless (93036)
• Guangzhou, China
8 Dec 07
No, I don't. I am not very interested in singing as I don't think I have a beautiful voice. Usually if we want to sing, then we will go to sing karaoke.
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@suspenseful (40316)
• Canada
8 Dec 07
Neither do my sons.
• Pakistan
8 Dec 07
hmmmm awesume music man go ahead
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@suspenseful (40316)
• Canada
8 Dec 07
Not being a guy, cannot comment on that.
@SHAMRACK (8442)
• India
7 Jan 08
Hi, I am from India, here in our local areas there are singes who use CD for learning new techniques also certain tunes also they copy for making their own albums. I listen to CDs for relaxation and also certain meditation techniques are also told through CDs. Having classes through CDs I hope it could do better if the interest and involvement that person has on that. It might be a technique of self study and finally getting polished by the experts. All the best .
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@suspenseful (40316)
• Canada
7 Jan 08
There are a few excellent courses here, but I live in Canada and they are from the States, so I may have to pay the duty and customs for them. I can also download them, but the shipping one comes with a DVD, so I will have to save up and get that one.
• United States
8 Dec 07
I have no idea. Personally I couldn't carry a tune to save my life! lol. Although I do enjoy karaoke. hehe. Anyways, good luck with your singing hope it goes well for ya and have fun with it.
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@suspenseful (40316)
• Canada
8 Dec 07
I will do that.
• United States
8 Dec 07
You are way far advanced..I just sing la la la.. and sing as many songs I can think of to get my vocal chords working..I dont have the training or know how that you do..but a good friend of mine she knows all about that..i will ask her and then post it maybe monday:)
@suspenseful (40316)
• Canada
8 Dec 07
Okay thanks. I heard that doing the wrong exercises hurt your voice and that if you go to the highest tone you can carry, you have to go lower the next day so you do not ruin it. Like if I can reach the C after high C on Monday, on Tuesday, I should just go as far as the G after the high C. And if your throat hurts, you should stop;
• Australia
8 Dec 07
The basics have changed very little over the years. I am sure your cd will be of great benefit.
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@suspenseful (40316)
• Canada
8 Dec 07
I think they changed, but not very much.