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Chris Liepe

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 […]

Thriller – Michael Jackson Isolated Vocal Analysis

Thriller – Michael Jackson Isolated Vocal Analysis

Thriller – Michael Jackson Isolated Vocal Analysis – Lead & Harmonies, Production (Reaction & Tips) What an insanely epic song. The vocal and arranging and harmonies are unparalleled in their both their conception and execution. Join me as I focus on how Michael Jackson’s approach as a singer and rhythmic expert can inform any style […]

Voice Teacher vs. Vocal Coach (How To Choose The Right One)

Voice Teacher vs. Vocal Coach (How To Choose The Right One)

Voice TEACHER vs. Vocal COACH (How To Choose The Right One) How To Sing Better As A Result! It might seem like I’m playing a word game here, but I assure you I’m not! We’re all at different stages in our musical journey and in order for you get over certain mountains and accomplish your […]

How To NOT Hurt Your Voice & What Marc Martel Learned The Hard Way! (Freddie Mercury’s Double)

How To NOT Hurt Your Voice & What Marc Martel Learned The Hard Way! (Freddie Mercury’s Double)

How To NOT Hurt Your Voice & What Marc Martel Learned The Hard Way! Maintaining a voice that sounds great and works for you and not against you is WAY more than proper singing technique, regular practicing, or even having natural ability and genetics in your favor. Listen to Freddy Mercury reincarnate Marc Martel talk […]

How To Sing Higher Songs & Phrases With a Lower Voice Without Tensing Up!

How To Sing Higher Songs & Phrases With a Lower Voice Without Tensing Up!

How To Sing Higher Songs & Phrases w/ a Lower Voice w/o Tensing Up! (Hold My Beer, Avril) I’ve been asked for more tips on this subject for awhile now so I thought it was time I delivered! Here’s the scenario: – You have a song you want to sing – You love the way […]