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Vocal Range - When men sound like men.

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by Eric Karonen, Aug 21, 2010.

  1. falcon5romeo

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    I always assumed there was a lot of high voices in rock for practical reasons. It cuts through the mix better and the girls can sing along to it. Plus, a low voice just doesn't give the required energy in a rockin song. You have to push it to make it fit with the song, and that lends itself to higher pitches.

    I go back and forth with this, as a singer. I can do the Cash/Waylon thing, but it's like using a totally different muscle than trying to do higher belting-it-out stuff. I always admired Elvis' ability to go back and forth, all while oozing vibrato the whole time.
     
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    Strangely, many of my favorite bands feature falsetto male vocalists:

    The Mars Volta
    Coheed & Cambria
    Radiohead (more of an alto)
    Jamiroquai
    Muse
    Smashing Pumpkins

    When I was younger, and perhaps what inspired my penchant for such vocals...

    Rush
    Iron Maiden
    Ozzy Osbourne
    Micheal Jackson
    The Bee Gees and pretty much any 70's disco
     
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    Listen to David Drainan of Disturbed covering "The Sounds of Silence" right here. Some of the most amazing vocals I've ever heard. He starts out low but then surprises with his range.

     
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    Whoops, his name is David Drainan.
     
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    I could only stand about 10 seconds of that. Sorry.
     
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    Original post was Eric Karonen who passed away a couple of years ago. Always enjoyed having him around. When I see him I'll tell him he had a voice long after he passed. Lol
     
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    After the novelty wore off I couldn't listen to this guy.
     
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    Soon, technology will allow you to sing in any register that you wish. Vocal processors will take care of everything. While you might really sound like Frankie Valli on helium, you'll handle that slow Waylon ballad with no problem, while the drum machine keeps time.
     
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