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Month: December 2021

Geoff Tate – Queensryche – Queen Of The Reich – Reaction & Analysis

Geoff Tate – Queensryche – Queen Of The Reich – Reaction & Analysis

Reaction & Analysis – Seamless Mixed & Head Voice Geoff Tate has incredible range both in expression and tone and of course NOTES! He got his start in an era where if you couldn’t sing REALLY well, you were probably not going to front a Rock band. How things have changed!! 🙂 Don’t get me […]

Selfless – The Strokes – Julian Casablancas Reaction & Vocal Analysis

Selfless – The Strokes – Julian Casablancas Reaction & Vocal Analysis

How To Sing With Smooth Break A few weeks ago, I did an analysis of an older The Strokes song. That video is a huge insight into creating different types of distortion in a healthy way, inspired by Julian Casablancas. I got several comments to this effect after releasing that video: “Man… You should check […]

Vocal Coach Reacts: Chester Bennington & Mike Shinoda

Vocal Coach Reacts: Chester Bennington & Mike Shinoda

Linkin Park Recording Studio Outtakes Even for the pros, vocal recording isn’t a streamlined process. It’s a GRIND… But it’s fun too 🙂 Join me as I dig into Chester and Mike working out parts that would eventually turn into some of Linkin Park’s best songs. And while we’re watching, ask your self this: What […]

How To Sing & Practice Without Bothering Your Neighbors

How To Sing & Practice Without Bothering Your Neighbors

How To Sing & Practice Without Bothering Your Neighbors (Or Room Mates) “Ugh… I can’t do THAT… My neighbors will hate me!” “I don’t want my room mates to hear me making all those terrible sounds!” “How am I supposed to experiment and learn about my voice if I’m in settings where people will hear […]

Tool – Schism – Maynard James Keenan Isolated Vocal Analysis

Tool – Schism – Maynard James Keenan Isolated Vocal Analysis

Maynard James Keenan Isolated Vocal Analysis Maynard’s vocal intensity and tonal diversity is unmatched. He’s able to pull of whispering, light humming and screaming in all in a single phrase. In Schism, what really stands out to me is the vocal arranging. The parallel intervals within the harmonies and the ways the production utilizes “multiple […]

How To Sing Without Straining – Try These Tips

How To Sing Without Straining – Try These Tips

Just Try These Tips You’ve worked hard, practiced harder and are in the midst of a performance that isn’t going or feeling the way you’d hoped. Your neck is tight, your face is tense and you are not hitting the notes the way you know you can! What’s going on? Why all the straining to […]

Where Did You Sleep Last Night – Nirvana – Reaction & Analysis

Where Did You Sleep Last Night – Nirvana – Reaction & Analysis

Singing & Voice Tips “Where Did You Sleep Last Night”. Live! Unplugged In New York. This one of Kurt’s most famous live performances and in my opinion, one of his finest. He was great live. Authenticity and raw emotion… Never any perfectionism or showboating. He was a master at creating ‘moments’ with his voice and […]

Reptilia – Julian Casablancas Isolated Vocal Analysis

Reptilia – Julian Casablancas Isolated Vocal Analysis

Sing With 3 Types of Distortion! In the raw yet full studio recording and arrangement of The Strokes Reptilia, you get slammed in the face with energy… Particularly from the vocals. What you don’t really hear though, in the full mix, is that Julian is actually using three different ways to get distortion out of […]

5 Good Must-Do Singing Habits For a Healthy Voice

5 Good Must-Do Singing Habits For a Healthy Voice

Do These Every Day! – Walk This Way, Talk This Way Bad habits can creep up on you and before you know it, you’ve got annoying, limiting symptoms like premature fatigue, hoarseness and tension. GOOD habits don’t initially seem to create any earth-shattering breakthroughs, but if you stick with them… Over time you experience HUGE […]

Afterlife – Avenged Sevenfold – M Shadows, The Rev Isolated Vocal Analysis

Afterlife – Avenged Sevenfold – M Shadows, The Rev Isolated Vocal Analysis

Safe distortion, shrieks and wails? What to do and not to do. This song has got to be one of the best representations of different, yet subtle vocal textures driving a song arrangement. I realize this is a bold statement given what is going on instrumentally in “Afterlife”. As you dig into these isolated vocals […]