05-16-2013 09:12 PM
I've searched certain keywords and can't find an answer, so I'm sorry if this has been asked...
I'm looking to learn how to get my voice to break up a little on higher, louder, soulful sections of songs. I sing fairly well with decent form and technique, but even when I was younger and wreckless, I could never get my voice to break up in a rock'n'roll style. If I were to use an electric guitar metaphor, it's as if I have a lot of "headroom" and my "clean tone" is pretty good but I don't get any natural "distortion" or "drive". Instead of breaking up at the top of my range or volume, my voice instead just sort of cuts out.
I realize that having strong, clean tone is probably preferable for trained singers, but Is there a "safe" way to get a good, soulful growl when the song requires it?
05-16-2013 11:15 PM
Funny you ask that as I was just reading a small tips article on this topic. Basically, you are born with certain vocal attributes- to stretch those without hurting yourself it is best to consult a vocal coach or maybe use some effects.
05-17-2013 12:03 AM
Yea, I was sort of assuming that might be the case. I'm sure it's not impossible to learn a few techniques for throwing some growl into a voice, but it's not going to be a fundamental and total change. Thanks for the link!
05-17-2013 12:21 AM
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