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Chris Liepe

How To Easily Add Notes To Your Range

How To Easily Add Notes To Your Range

How To Easily Add Notes To Your Range Nearly every vocalist wants to be able to sing higher without straining. There’s also this other REALLY common problem that plagues a lot of people… Perhaps you can relate: Many great songs in their original key seem to be just outside your range. They are consistently too high… UGG. Most […]

How To Get The Runs (with Jonny Craig) More Agility and Flexibility In Your Voice

How To Get The Runs (with Jonny Craig) More Agility and Flexibility In Your Voice

Vocal runs, agility and flexibility, Jonny Craig shows us how I recently got to have Jonny Craig (Dance Gavin Dance, Emarosa, Slaves) out to my studio to track some new music and work on an amazing new project! We filmed some YouTube videos that explore his technique and approach too! Jonny shows all of us how […]

John Frusciante’s Off The Wall Vocals Will Free Your Voice

John Frusciante’s Off The Wall Vocals Will Free Your Voice

John Frusciante’s Off The Wall Vocals Will Free Your Voice Very often, we get into ‘pursuit’ mode with our voice. I’m guilty of this. We plan, practice and rehearse for just the right sound. John Frusciante has certainly had his calculated moments as the crystal clear background vocalist for the Red Hot Chili Peppers, but in his […]

Get Amazing Melodies With Killer Screams – Study Killswitch Engage

Get Amazing Melodies With Killer Screams – Study Killswitch Engage

Get Amazing Melodies With Killer Screams Join me for an in-depth, isolated vocal study of Killswitch Engage vocalist Howard Jones. His silky, powerful singing is subtly enhanced by production nuances. His screams are some of the most rangy and diverse of any singer/screamer out there! Not a lot of vocalists are as well-rounded and highly-skilled as Howard Jones. The […]

Trick Yourself & Others Into Loving Your Voice

Trick Yourself & Others Into Loving Your Voice

Trick Yourself & Others Into Loving Your Voice How many times have you gone out on a limb with your voice? …Only to start to fail and then… You stop, retreat and clam up! Your confidence takes a ding! You’ll definitely think more than twice the next time you are faced with an opportunity to do something […]

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 […]