I am a new member of this group, and I am seeking some guidance, and help with my singing. I am a solo. gigging guitarist and singer; I sing songs that were made back in the 1920s, 1930s and 1940s, and I need some help. I started out learning how to sing in the Blues style, I mastered the Blues scale, achieved Vocal Resonance, and could sing all the Blues songs I've ever wanted to sing. I could sing some songs that Jimmie Rodgers, the first country music star could sing because he was heavily influenced by the blues. About Two years ago, I seriously got into the music of Hank Williams Senior, George Jones, Merle Haggard, and Lefty Frizzell; I thought it would be easy to sing their songs, and its not, its a different style from what I was accustomed to. I know there are fundemental differences in Country and Blues music.
Country music involves a twang, has a change in accent, and has a set melody that the singer sings along to, while the Blues is more free flowing, with no set melody, except the "blue notes" from the Blues scale, and the feeling you put into the music.
Country music revolves around the Major scale, while the Blues is built off of a scale that is made up of what are called "blue notes"
My biggest issue is, I want to be a performer who can sing Blues and Country music, specifically the old stuff from the 1940s and 1950s, and I have issues switching from Blues to Country music. What should I do? I feel like the issue is changing my vowel usage, my accent, and the scale I use. if someone could let me know, and maybe give me some advice, I would appreciate it!