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Month: August 2021

Starlight Isolated Vocal Analysis – Singing & Production Tips

Starlight Isolated Vocal Analysis – Singing & Production Tips

Matt Bellamy – Muse – Starlight Isolated Vocal Analysis Starlight is a great vocal performance, and there’s a lot to be studied here in terms of phrasing, placement, and emotional engagement. Some neat subtle effects go into enhancing this performance. Let’s start by talking about how Matt phrases things and gets on the very front […]

Why Your Voice Isn’t Getting Better (And How To Fix)

Why Your Voice Isn’t Getting Better (And How To Fix)

Singing Is In The Brain!! We tend to systemize things to help people learn. However, as creatives, as vocalists, the system is only a starting point. The acceptance of the journey and the experience we have as vocalists, as musicians, is a huge part. Yes, the direction is important, discipline can be important, but as […]

Master Of Puppets – Isolated Vocal Analysis – Singing & Production Tips

Master Of Puppets – Isolated Vocal Analysis – Singing & Production Tips

Isolated Vocal Analysis – Singing & Production Tips Understand the singing and production approach used in Master of Puppets by the legendary band: Metallica I analysed James Hetfield’s particular brand of grit and compression in this isolated vocal analysis. Understand the sensation you need to feel to add more texture to your aggressive singing. Get […]

These Three Words Will Completely Change Your Singing (Just Try Them!)

These Three Words Will Completely Change Your Singing (Just Try Them!)

These THREE Words Will Completely Change Your Singing There are a lot of melodies written initially without the eventual or actual words. Singers will lean into an inspiration and just mumble sounds as they are working through what will eventually be an incredible song. The Beatles “Yesterday” is a perfect example of this. Paul started […]

Lessons from Anthony Kiedis, why your speaking matters so much.

Lessons from Anthony Kiedis, why your speaking matters so much.

Why your speaking matters so much A great melody is like an engaging conversation. It’s not about hitting pitches or vocal gymnastics. It’s not about goodness or proficiency. It’s about connection and relatability. The Chili Pepper’s Anthony Kiedis is one of the most well-known and successful singers of our time because he understands this. It comes out in […]

Corey Taylor’s Iowa vocals and what it means for your voice

Corey Taylor’s Iowa vocals and what it means for your voice

Corey Taylor’s Iowa vocals and what it means for your voice I’ve probably gotten more requests to breakdown Corey Taylor’s vocals from the “Iowa era” than any other artist request. I’m excited and proud to announce that I have finally done it! In this video, I go deep into what makes the screaming and singing so […]

What’s missing from your screams and distortion

What’s missing from your screams and distortion

What’s missing from your screams and distortion I’ve talked a LOT about how to scream and sing with distortion SAFELY. …And with good reason! We definitely want to have a healthy long term voice even when regularly using aggressive vocal techniques! In this lesson, I hone in on what you often overlook when working on technique and […]

The best way to find your voice… without trying.

The best way to find your voice… without trying.

The best way to find your voice It’s every vocalist’s quest: Find your own unique, emotionally connected, vibrant, interesting, powerful… (add your desired adjective here) VOICE!! Most singers start by imitating their heroes and trying to feel out what happens in their own voices while doing so. This is a fantastic place to start… BUT, it can’t […]

Layne Staley – Down In A Hole Isolated Vocal Analysis – Alice In Chains

Layne Staley – Down In A Hole Isolated Vocal Analysis – Alice In Chains

Layne Staley’s phrasing and tone Hey there! When you really dig into Layne’s voice, there is an incredibly vast landscape of colors and spaces …More so than most other singers in my opinion. His grit, the way he milks different words over long, soaring notes… They way he changes tonal characteristics mid word or phrase […]

Good singers vs bad singers, which examples are you following?

Good singers vs bad singers, which examples are you following?

Good singers vs bad singers. Hello Chris, How do good singers get so good? It’s NOT just something you’re born with! Why, for the most part, do bad singers stay bad? …Because they don’t have the right mindset. They are not looking at things in the right way. It has very little do do with […]