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Episode 78 Alfred Leung's Singing/ Stage Performance Biography
I had been singing seriously for at least 15 years (I record my songs during singing every time and then listen to them, analyze/modify my vocal and then repeat, compare and repeat…) and also performed more than twenty concerts in Hong Kong, Taiwan and China on big or small stages. Out of these concerts, four of these concerts are my own solo concerts in Hong Kong. Three of these solo concerts were presented in drama form and I was the scriptwriter and director too. The concerts were welcome by the audiences because over 60% of them are repeated ones and watched 3 to 4 different solo concerts

Most audience would call me star, super star etc after they watched my performance. Some loyal audience, such as kids, teenagers, adults, middle or aged ones, they come forward and simply say that I love your performance, I am your fans now and see you next concert! (Please see my performance video/ slideshows)

Of cause, I was glad to hear that. But, deep in my heart was….. that my fans like my overall performance (singing/ dance/ posture/ facial expressions etc) rather than my vocal. At that time, my vocal or singing may reach a local singer/ star level, but not the top international ones that I admire, like Paul Anker, Engelbert Humperdinck, Patters and Taiwanese Qing Shan, Xie Lei and Hong Kong top singer Jacky Cheung. I understand that there was still a distance in order to reach that level!

Since Jan 2011, I started to experiment daily, singing with different musculature of my vocal organ (route and spot) in order to get to a level close the international singers/ stars as mentioned above. I dropped down the differences and findings by notes and sketches. As a matter of fact, I have been singing their songs for the past 15~20 years before I did such experiments. I found that the ways these top singers/ stars sing are quite similar although each one of them has a unique tone and vocal range. They can sing lower, middle and upper series of registers in a smooth transition or vibrato manner with either a soft, natural or powerful voice and full of feelings. Every word's articulation (vowel and consonant) is clear and with rhyme and/ or resonance. Most singers, either pop or classic ones, can sing 14 to 18 registers with limited voice and feelings and without resonance/ intonation. Ordinary individual may be able to sing 8~12 registers like whispering, talking or shouting/ screaming most of the time.

I love singing although I do not have much talent in it. My talents are in analysis and synthesis in arts, humanity, nature and science. I am persistent and constantly seek for greater perfection. I am an expert/ director in water & wastewater treatment and related equipment/ systems /plants design and engineering. However, I tried many different types of artworks as my hobbies. I spent at least 5~10 years in each hobby until I attain a certain level. However, singing is one my persistent hobbies because it is easier to do, record, compare, analysis and modify. In 2000, a friend, who plays band music for several decades, told me that my singing exhibited good moods and feelings, that I may attain something if I have had a vocal tutor to improve my intonation.

In 2007 summer, I became a student of a senior vocal coach (graduated in Shanghai Musical College with over 35 years in vocal coaching and opera performance). I learnt almost all basics in vocal and most singing techniques/skill from this vocal coach Mr. Yang Ai Tang. In this four and a half years vocal study, Mr. Yang provided me the opportunities to sing and dance in private or public concerts between 2008 and 2011, in Hong Kong, Taiwan or Mainland China and I received very good responds from the audiences as mentioned above.

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