Great Rock singing isn’t difficult.. It just requires vocalists to think differently.
Most vocal warmups and singing advice goes against the Rock Vocalist’s mindset.
If you are someone who has done traditional vocal exercises, you probably feel that pursuing that gritty Rock sound isn’t “natural.”
So you might feel like you’re being pulled in two different directions: The sound of your Rock idols, and what you’ve heard is ‘healthy’ or ‘normal’.
In this article, you’ll learn how to internalize and practice THREE aspects of singing specifically for HEALTHY Rock singing!
And don’t worry, they are 100% both vocal coach and Rock Star approved!
So Get ready to discover how Airflow, Your Speaking Voice, And Your Tone, can be used to unlock the powerful rock voice that is already inside you.
1. Think About Airflow
Most singers think that grit and distortion comes from singing louder and louder until the voice breaks up, but this is further from the truth.
It’s actually the opposite. Distortion is gained by moderating airflow between your support muscles and the point of engagement in the false cord area of your vocal tract.
So this allows for healthy use of the vocal cords while using distortion in a way that doesn’t lead to swelling or inflammation.
2. Think about speaking
This might come as a surprise, but I want you to think about the way you speak.
You don’t speak in a monotone way, but rather you speak in all sorts of ranges. You use your head resonance, chest resonance, and everything in between.
So if you can think about singing like the way you speak, that will allow you to be more expressive with your voice.
Go try it for yourself!
3. Think About Tone
The range of different tones in the rock world are so different. You think about guys from Chris Cornell to Freddie Mercury to Matt Bellamy etc.
Their tones are so different and it’s why they’re so unique. But this teaches us an important lesson:
Discover the ranges of your own tone.
You can do this by pushing to the different extremes of your tonal pallette. Doing this really allows you to discover your own unique tone. Plus, it makes your singing very expressive!
If you want to see how this can be done, go check out the video I did here
I know this article was simple but that’s because rock singing is much simpler than we make it out to be.
Really it’s just an expansion of what you already know.
I hope you enjoyed and again, check out the video to see live demonstrations of the things I talked about