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  1. Heya, Despite not being here much, my dissertation involves thorough research into musical formulas. Would any for-hire DJs be willing to share some information regarding which tracks are the most universal dance-floor fillers? i.e. what tracks seem to get the broadest demographic on the dance-floor? Thank you so much, Tom
  2. I can sing anything from Journey to Marylin Manson...that makes me an an amateur?....lol No - spending time on harmonycentral is what makes you an amateur I'm kidding but I think that guys view on anti-versatility is absurd.
  3. Which is better, having your "own" voice, or having your "own" voice AND being able to adapt to sound like other singers too? The two aren't mutually exclusive, and I would say that one can learn a LOT about his or her own voice by attempting to duplicate the sounds of others. +1
  4. One voice. That's all any good singer needs. It's the amateurs who try to sing in multiple ways. When Johnny cash sings he doesn't sound like Prince, then Paul McCartney, then Frank Sinatra does he? Of course not. EVERY time he sings he sounds like Johnny Cash. 99.99 % of all successful singers sound like THEMSELVES. And 99% of that 99.99% sing very close to the same way, song after song after song after song. Amateur wannabes are different though. They try, in vain, to sing like their favorite singer in one song, then like another different singer in another song, then they hear someone singing high falsetto and they have to sing like that too, then they hear a great baritone so they have to sing like that too, then they hear someone singing softly with great success so they then must sing softly, but later on they hear someone singing loudly with great success so they think they then have to master loud singing etc etc etc. Pretty much all the famous, really good and successful singers ... sound like THEMSELVES, and sing in their OWN unique voice. This is partially true but is also completely wrong. A lot of the people you mentioned are amateur singers who happened to get successful. - The fact that these people are limited by their own sound/choose to only use their own sound means they have a distinctive 'brand' as a popstar. - As a session vocalist... well... versatility is a must. Good session vocalists are really far more professional than the people you mentioned - Johnny Cash in particular. Another point - Lana Del Rey is also quite successful and has at least 3 voices on record: high girly; low sultry and 'rap' voice.
  5. Depends on what style of music you want to do. That being said, I highly recommend Ken Tamplin, Jamie Vendera, or Rob Lunte. Stay away from "Singing Success"....useless IMO! + 1
  6. There is nothing wrong with putting on a voice. It's basically a huge part of singing. Joss Stone is exhibit A. Versatility is pretty important as a vocalist - it sounds like you're just inexperienced. I'd suggest either learning to sing properly/practicing or just getting a proper vocalist.
  7. Pseudo-classical, punk, Grimey rap voice, pure head voice, twangy head voice, head voice that's not as twangy, chest voice, soft chest voice, Cockney indie voice, staccato 'crying voice, false vocal cord scream high and low, fry scream shriek/growl/mid, a fairly weak whistle voice
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