Sound Color Mastery Before Effects?

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Sound Color Mastery Before Effects?

Postby Leo_Smith » Sun Aug 03, 2014 9:16 pm

Hello,

As I continue to wrestle with Edge, (I finally recorded myself and I think I'm not twanging nearly as much as I initially believed), I'm looking to start work more on phrasing abilities and effects than simply developing range and power. My ideal short term goal is to learn the distortion effect, which I could instantly apply to color my singing a little bit. I started making an outline today of the distortion section and found that it referenced heavily things like 'lowering the palate' and 'raising the larynx.'

My question is whether I'm getting ahead of myself since I haven't really 'mastered' the sound color section yet. I can play with sound color quite a bit, but I am by no means a master of isolating and adjusting each of the muscles and body parts outlined in the sound color section. Should I accomplish that level of control first, before I start working on effects?

Thanks!
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Re: Sound Color Mastery Before Effects?

Postby Kaare » Fri Sep 05, 2014 8:39 am

I would say that as long as you obey the 3 overall principles and are able to master Edge, then you are already on the light side of things sound color wise.

Primary SC things:
Twang, raise larynx, position of tonuge (broad and on molars)

Read up on Distortion, the immense energy needed and the slight reduction in volume for ex.
Make sure you keep the mode at all times.
Its the uncontrolled constrictions that potentially hurts, not the effect.

Try it out at different pitches on different vowels.
For me "A"/and works well, but also "I"/sit, but hey...different strokes for different folks.

Happy hunting.
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Re: Sound Color Mastery Before Effects?

Postby Leo_Smith » Tue Oct 21, 2014 8:24 pm

Thanks!
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Re: Sound Color Mastery Before Effects?

Postby Kaare » Wed Oct 29, 2014 8:23 am

You are welcome!
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