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Ok, so I've noticed that I use different tones and techniques for different styles of songs that I sing. i.e. I have two metal/rock tones, one reminiscent of Ben Burnley and the other of Myles Kennedy, and then, I have my indie singer-songwriter/worship song tone, reminiscent of Michael Gungor. Is this a normal occurence?

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It can be, especially when learning. It all depends on what you want to do, what your goals are. If you desire to be a session singer who can sing in multiple genres, then it's good to be able to master a bunch of different styles. On the other hand, if you want to develop your own artistry and become recognized commercially, you will want to develop your own unique style. This style could be developed by combining styles of artists that you admire and would like to show influence of. What are your goals?

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Basically, when I sing metal, I use a more bel canto oriented/haunting kind of technique with head voice and falsetto and nice smooth chest singing, even a scream or two. While, when I do indie stuff, it's not a bel canto approach. It's more emotionally oriented with hushed singing, chest belting, shouting, etc.

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i agree with geno.

it all depends on you and what you want to do with your voice. are you the type to take it to the limit? and what is the meaning of limit? do you want to thought of as intense, passive, sexy, heartbroken?

do you want to sing light, or deep and solid?

per song, per cd, per line, the skies the limit....i think.

to me, your voice can go just about any place you want it to either now or in the future.

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sounds good to me.

will your voice be still recognizably you?

maybe, maybe not.....

when i practice head voice i sometimes swell the head tone into a very resonant female opera singer sound. i like the tone i get and it keeps getting stronger...i'm kind of playing around with it, to see what it can turn into?

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Well, I've been working on not mimicing the singers voices, and the only different between the rock and indie stuff is that I use a more bel canto approach to the rock/metal stuff, as I tend to do more "vocal acrobatics," so to speak. I'm hoping this will make me sound more like me than a ripoff of someone else. I still do want a notable difference from metal to indie styles. Haha.

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