I just did a vocal cover of Chris Cornell's song Gasoline. Check it out here:
When I first started singing, songs like this were absolutely impossible...even the notes in the verses would have been way out of my comfort zone.
I used to go to teachers, read forums and they'd all say the same thing: "bridge into headvoice! Don't worry if it sounds weak, it'll get stronger later!"
But it never did.
In this song I'm in chest voice the entire time, even the high B4 screams I do. It's all chest voice.
The distorted screams I do on those B4's all stem from pure chest voice. The way I developed those and teach it is by first being able to really lean in and powerfully hit those notes CLEAN and LOUD first in a lower larynx position (almost like an operatic kind of sound).
Yes it can be done safely. In fact, once it's strong you can sing for hours with a ton of stamina. One of my students who has been struggling through his gigs told me that once he started working with me his stamina has...
With just a 2 day deadline I transcribed the new release song from BTS - FAKE LOVE by ear, recreated it from scratch in my own style, recording and producing it.
My friend Douglas Skene from PLOUGHMANSTUDIOS wanted to help out with his badass vocals, a guitar solo and mixing tips - and he pulled it off in 1 day LOL. Check out his channel for tips on songwriting, mixing and producing.
I hope you enjoy it! I'm really enjoying the challenge of creating finished music in such a short time frame, it forces me to get my skills to the next level.
This song was quite tough because there's a lot of high notes, lots of A4's and C5's all needing to be belted in full voice!
When I first started singing there would be NO WAY I could sing notes like this...my highest note was F4!! If you'd like to learn how to increase your vocal range and sing with more freedom then schedule a skype lesson with me here and I'll show you how.
Similar to what I did with Drake's song "Nice For What", I created this cover in 2 days. It's part of an exercise I'm doing to grow myself as an artist: Picking new release songs that I usually wouldn't sing and learning them, recording them and producing them in a very tight time frame. I'm learning a lot by doing this!
Let me know what you think.
Hi, I hope you enjoy my version of John Legend's All Of Me. What you see here is a single live take with no punch-ins or lip-syncing. I wanted to give this song more of a "swingy jazz" kinda vibe with the rhythm but keep the song fairly stripped back, hence the acoustic nature of it.
I came up with the chords for this about a year ago and just did nothing with it! Then a few weeks ago I recorded the guitars and started working out how I wanted to sing over it.
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