#1
This guy is my goal, the clarity, the range, he's incredible. He's a baritone that trained himself to sing higher, and I know if I bust my butt I could at least get close, I would sound like me, not him, but I want that clarity and range, but effortlessness that he has too. I've been practicing relentlessly but I don't know how to get there without help. Please help me on my road guys and gals. (He uses a couple choice words in the videos, just a heads up if you care.)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0wVpd-CgSLI
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9q7rbNKkU3I
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jVwtGU3KOro
And for reference here's my latest videos:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E9f90CI7mpY
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rNmwMkXeIBs
#2
Take lessons. You might be able to do it on your own but 99.999% of vocalists really need another set of ears to guide and coach you. It's a process and a vocalist does not hear what others hear. I think it is more difficult to learn on your own than guitar.
"Your sound is in your hands as much as anything. It's the way you pick, and the way you hold the guitar, more than it is the amp or the guitar you use." -- Stevie Ray Vaughan

"Anybody can play. The note is only 20 percent. The attitude of the motherfucker who plays it is 80 percent." -- Miles Davis

Guthrie on tone: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zmohdG9lLqY
Last edited by Cajundaddy at Jul 16, 2015,
#3
Baritone? No way. He sounds extremely similar to Adam Lambert in his tone, and he hits C5s with ease. He is definitely a tenor, his timbre is a clear indication.
From where do you get that he is a baritone?
Listen to his speaking voice here:
https://youtu.be/bOP_HKYf7Kg?t=57s
Extremely high. Definitely a tenor.
Last edited by KrisHQ at Jul 18, 2015,
#4
Quote by Cajundaddy
Take lessons. You might be able to do it on your own but 99.999% of vocalists really need another set of ears to guide and coach you. It's a process and a vocalist does not hear what others hear. I think it is more difficult to learn on your own than guitar.

I'll try to find someone!
#5
Quote by KrisHQ
Baritone? No way. He sounds extremely similar to Adam Lambert in his tone, and he hits C5s with ease. He is definitely a tenor, his timbre is a clear indication.
From where do you get that he is a baritone?
Listen to his speaking voice here:
https://youtu.be/bOP_HKYf7Kg?t=57s
Extremely high. Definitely a tenor.

It's high but he has a richness to his voice that tenor's don't often have, maybe I'm a baritenor. There are only a couple of notes that he can hit that I can't, he can hit them much more cleanly of course. I don't know. I just want to be that good.
#6
He's a tenor. His speaking vocal production may be different from normal people too Get lessons, and enjoy the baritone-ness of your voice.
#7
Well. But he IS a tenor, it's very obvious
That's why I linked his speaking voice. I've heard a fair bit of his broadway recordings.
#8
He's definitely a tenor. You're definitely not. his "learning how to extend his range" was probably just him finally realizing head voice.

Theres a certain amount of range extension that can be done, but natural timbre is another thing entirely. range is flexible, but tessitura is what defines a range.

a common example of this in popular music is Freddy Mercury. He can soar high notes out there, but his natural and comfortable range is much lower than that, and his timbre is clearly that of a baritone.

embrace being a baritone, you have a much wider selection of literature than us tenors do.
I teach private lessons in voice, hit me up if interested!
#9
Quote by Tyson2011
He's definitely a tenor. You're definitely not. his "learning how to extend his range" was probably just him finally realizing head voice.

Theres a certain amount of range extension that can be done, but natural timbre is another thing entirely. range is flexible, but tessitura is what defines a range.

a common example of this in popular music is Freddy Mercury. He can soar high notes out there, but his natural and comfortable range is much lower than that, and his timbre is clearly that of a baritone.

embrace being a baritone, you have a much wider selection of literature than us tenors do.


Whoa whoa whoa whoa, Freddie Mercury was a baritone?
#10
Quote by Man In Black 97
Whoa whoa whoa whoa, Freddie Mercury was a baritone?

Technically yes. There are things known as "Fachs" that apply more to opera than they do other forms of music, but its kind of like special variety's of each voice type. A very simple way of looking at this is to classify things into dramatic, lyric, or light voices. There are a lot of sub types in each of these, but thats the simple version. Mercury fits into a light baritone roll naturally. He's extended his range massive amounts, but he's still a baritone.
I teach private lessons in voice, hit me up if interested!