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Chris Liepe

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 […]

Learn lows and thick pitch screams w/ Gojira’s Joe Duplantier

Learn lows and thick pitch screams w/ Gojira’s Joe Duplantier

Lows and thick pitch screams with Gojira’s Joe Duplantier This might be a first for me… But I got a chance to react to an analyze Gojira’s “Art of Dying” having not ever seen the video. (Yes, I realize that’s what most ‘reactors’ do) It’s tough more me to be in this role though. I love to […]

How to Sing Like John Mayer (Play Guitar Licks w/ Your Voice, Write Killer Melodies & Songs)

How to Sing Like John Mayer (Play Guitar Licks w/ Your Voice, Write Killer Melodies & Songs)

Sing with more strength and agility, study John Mayer John Mayer’s voice is so good because his guitar playing and singing inspire each other! Especially when he sings live, you can hear him borrowing licks from his guitar with his voice. Improvising melodies, subtle ornamentations… It’s really fun to pick things out of his performances and […]

Crawling – Linkin Park – Chester Bennington & Chris Cornell – Live Reaction & Analysis

Crawling – Linkin Park – Chester Bennington & Chris Cornell – Live Reaction & Analysis

Chester Bennington & Chris Cornell duet, remembering their friendship On what would be Chris Cornell’s 57th birthday and the 4th anniversary of Chester Bennington’s death… I invite you to listen through with me, appreciate and observe the mastery and chemistry displayed in a rare duet between these two iconic vocalists. Linkin Park is performing Crawling […]

Eddie Vedder – Even Flow – Isolated Vocal Analysis – Pearl Jam – Singing & Production Tips

Eddie Vedder – Even Flow – Isolated Vocal Analysis – Pearl Jam – Singing & Production Tips

Up your vocal presence and performance skills, study Eddie Vedder When it comes to creating a great vocal performance, it’s easy to put too much burden and responsibility on the singing! Engaging vocals are a wonderful mixture of way more than just good notes and the occasional growl or scream. Think about the speech level, conversational nuggets. […]

Why Your Voice Hurts (When Singing w/ Distortion) & How To Fix It!

Why Your Voice Hurts (When Singing w/ Distortion) & How To Fix It!

Does your voice feel weird when using distortion? Try these exercises Maybe this is you: You’ve tried other tips. You’ve done the exercises. You’ve been careful to follow instructions and not overdo it, but you still can’t get good grit, aggression and distortion without discomfort, pain or quick burnout! Don’t give up! There’s more you can […]

Layne Staley – Man In The Box Isolated Vocal Analysis – Alice In Chains – Singing & Production Tips

Layne Staley – Man In The Box Isolated Vocal Analysis – Alice In Chains – Singing & Production Tips

Solve your vocal tone problems. Study Layne Staley… Layne is so incredibly resonant, full and powerful… But are you aware of how dynamically he messes with his vocal placement? It’s easy to hear in more exaggerated or ‘in-your-face’ vocalists, but Layne’s amazing tone comes from subtle, yet intentional tweaks in how he lets different notes vibrate in […]