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  1. DJDeth

    Fabio Lione's Whistle Notes?

    I suppose it IS hard, but for him it may be easier to do it that way. I never heard him do it otherwise.
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    Fabio Lione's Whistle Notes?

    Rotlung, sorry, can't remember where I read this. I used to read every interview with Bruce I could find, I even conducted one myself
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    Fabio Lione's Whistle Notes?

    To my ears he usually sings with a very chesty tone similar to Dickinson. When you do that for a longer time, it may be more difficult to lighten up to get to the very high notes. Dickinson himself admitted that at a certain point in his early career he had to focus either on the chesty sound, or on the light, very high stuff, and he chose the first one (he doesn't do much head voice singing over D5). I think it may be a similar case with Fabio. When you listen to him singing "Nothing to Say" you can hear that he's having hard time letting go of vocal weight there in the chorus part. For some reason he finds release in the whistle voice screams. If you want to learn this stuff, you should turn to Jens, he's got these type of sounds down. CHeck out his video:
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    Fabio Lione's Whistle Notes?

    I was also very surprised when I heard Fabio scream like this. I think it sounds awesome and ultra-violent! He did it in Rhapsody too, but not very often. Here's a live and a studio example: I don't think it's a stylistic choice, it's probably the safest way out for him.
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    The Judas Priest Discussion

    It's a Judas Priest thread, not only a Rob Halford thread, so I think we should mention Tim Owens who replaced Rob for 2 studio and 2 live albums. He based his technique largely on Rob's, but , in my opinion, could use it with even more power. He also incorporated a lot of belting technique that brings RJ Dio to mind. Check out his version of Diamonds and Rust.  
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    How to sing like Hansi Kursch?

    It sounds like this when I apply it:
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    How to sing like Hansi Kursch?

    Ron, I haven't seen Phils videos, but from what you wrote they make a lot of sense. Videohere, we can't be talking about skipping steps here if we don't even know at which step Cezaril is now. Maybe he already can sing this stuff clean, just doesn't know how to add the rasp. Or maybe he can't get to the higher part of the voice at all? Or he can do both, but doesn't like the kind of rasp he developed? Cezaril, this kind of sound is difficult to find, you have to 'stumble upon it' , and then learn to control it. I was able to find a similar tone experimenting on an isolated note, and when I've found it, I tried to do the same on other notes. Singing a phrase in the beginning was very difficult, as my larynx had a tendency to suddenly jump up causing drastic tone change. Luckily, one can overcome such technical difficulties with time. Now answering your question: few things that one have to keep in mind when trying to sing songs like this with similar effect as Hansi are: - it's not really screaming, it's a head voice tone with lots of rasp - consequently, don't scream on top of your lungs, but rather try to keep the feeling of holding the air back - to do this, you need to know how to use your diaphragm and have a lot of strenght in it, because the notes need a hell lot of support (that's why Hansi doesn't sing this song live the same way - instead he sings 90% of the high parts one octave lower and he goes to the screams only in the crucial moments like the beginning of the chorus) - the tone itself is very light - the illusion of power comes from the rasp that he ads on top of the clean voice. - the rasp he uses comes from a very high place in the vocal tract. It makes it sound less 'gargly', less ADCD-like, and more like small grained sand (at least when we're talking about the high screams, because he uses different kinds of rasp in different parts of the voice and sometimes mixes them). The important part is that it shouldn't hurt at any point. - the larynx stays in a relatively low position, it should be 'anchored' so it doesn't jump up when you go high in pitch. - keep the soft palate up like when you're yawning It may seem to be a lot to remember, but the most important thing is the breath support. When you let go of it in the middle of a phrase, it can hurt:) Keep in mind I'm not an expert, but this works good for me.
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    How to sing like Hansi Kursch?

    Aaaah guys, c'mon. The man is looking for some tips for a specific kind of sound, asks for them on a vocal technique forum, and the answer he gets is: "learn how to sing, and then you'll be able to do it" ? Why not ending all the threads on this forum with such a statement?
  9. Hi Guys! Another Blind Guardian cover - in the original it's Hansi Kursch throughout the song and Kai Hansen on the pre-choruses, so I tried to approach these parts a little bit differently. Hope you enjoy!
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    What Microphone Do You Use for Vocals?

    Nice to see you on the forum, Ralf! If there's anyone here who doesn't know Ralf (is this at all possible?) - check out his stuff - he knows how to record and produce vocals.
  11. Thanks Adoney! Yes, it was a tough job for me to stay in the rhythm on the blast beats - I am not used to them cause I never really listened to extreme metal - to me such beats have almost no pulse to relate to :D
  12. Hi! This is my vocal cover of a great symphonic power metal song by the band Pathfinder. A lot of high screams, larynx dampening, grit, growls and what not It was difficult to me but I think I somehow managed. If you like it, please leave a comment under the video on Youtube. And sorry for the poor vid/audio synch - I tried to fix that for like an hour, but eventually gave up. Cheers! Special thanks to Jens for his great piece of advice;)
  13. I liked both the Sabbath and Dickinson covers. Not easy stuff to sing. You have a good ear for emulating different singers' tones.