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jonpall,

i had been saying this for a long time. the diaphragm drops and you dynamically oppose the return of the diaphragm while you compress the air inside the body (sometimes it can be very physically demanding) leaving the throat passive except for the musculature that will adjust the vocal folds.

but it's very physical! more than people realize. like he said, if you don't reach a certain pressure, you simply can't generate the notes nor the effect.

it's like a "pressurized suspension", and it isn't very easy at times.

all of us here on this forum are capable of this. and there are some big voices, big dramatic voices, that really have to work hard to produce sounds like this.

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That range... Incredible... I can sing In The Ghetto pretty great but not with that boomy sound.. O_o I just wonder though since he seems to be a low baritone... Can he sing Rainbow In The Dark clean, without rasp, without head voice - Like Dio? That would be incredible if he could...

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I like this guy's clean voice, but his rasp lacks character to me. It sounds too much like other raspy singers, where if I heard him, I wouldn't be able to pick him out of the crowd.

If he could work on blending the rasp and voice a bit more, into a unique kind of mix, I think he'd do well. I really understands what he means when he says he doesn't want to be defined by the Axl impression, cause it's too close. You might as well just listen to Axl, you know?

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I just tried to sing the "Are you still mine?" F#4 from Unchained Melody.

Listen to my experience here, just recorded a few tries to get the note. Lots of voicecracking and too whiney highnote.

www.rofleren.dk/music/areyoustillmine.mp3

I hear, a little constriction/distortion, bad support (might have something to do, that I'm not super energized right now, and I've been working out 9 times the last 17 days, starting from zero, and quit smoking 17 days ago aswell!), an annoying vowel on the "do", but that's fine, it's not a hard note.

I tried to lower my larynx a little, press my tongue against the bottom teeth and tried to think about my support.

I'm gonna get some sleep soon. Going to work out tomorrow aswell.

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I just tried to sing the "Are you still mine?" F#4 from Unchained Melody.

Listen to my experience here, just recorded a few tries to get the note. Lots of voicecracking and too whiney highnote.

www.rofleren.dk/music/areyoustillmine.mp3

I hear, a little constriction/distortion, bad support (might have something to do, that I'm not super energized right now, and I've been working out 9 times the last 17 days, starting from zero, and quit smoking 17 days ago aswell!), an annoying vowel on the "do", but that's fine, it's not a hard note.

I tried to lower my larynx a little, press my tongue against the bottom teeth and tried to think about my support.

I'm gonna get some sleep soon. Going to work out tomorrow aswell.

the "still" is an important note. you can't be too heavy on "still" because it will give you no place to go with "mine."

try lightening up on the "still" and shorten its duration before you launch into "mine."

also some singers catch a micro breath between "still" and "mine."

and you can choose between a lighter registration or heavier registration depending on how you want to approach it.

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Very interesting. In that "What's with the Axl voice?" video, I think he's probably singing with 60-70% volume, meaning just slightly louder than medium. You can hear it because he talks in between the a capella phrases. He might be ABLE to sing it louder, though.

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