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  1. Hi everyone, thanks for answering my last questions. There is a negative unspoken rule in pop/rock singing that Tenor voice = great, you're awesome! Baritone voice = you're okay... Bass voice = you'll never sing pop/rock I think Robert Lunte and Ken Tamplin have kind of lower voices but sure have high notes. I am not looking for a magical technique or anything like that... However, I'm very influenced by the radio (like many others) and there is not a single baritone or bass singer, it's all very "high-light" singing. Check Billboards Hot 100 charts... besides some rappers you will not see any lower voice singers charting.   Here is where I am asking for your years of musical knowledge, can you show me examples of baritones and bass singers with high notes?? I'm sure the terms may be inadequate for you guys but just anybody with a deeper voice singing high without falsetto. Pop, rock, any genre... but they should be able to sing above A4 without strain in full voice. I don't need the technical explanation but my musical influences are very limited because of this generations obsession with high-light voices. Please help me broaden my thinking and influences by sharing a video of your favorite baritone/bass singers absolutely soaring through high notes. If there is nobody, that is ok, I just thought i would ask 
  2. Just transposed the song around a bit and thought that it sounds cool in a darker version   https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/69231116/sound of silence.mp3
  3. Hello again TVM forum, I hope you are all doing well Once again found some time to begin another cover to finish, would like a general critique and any advice that could help. Thank you http://www.reverbnation.com/grungemaniac1/song Pearl Jam - Jeremy
  4. This is a subject that appears often and always stir the same kind of debate, so please READ this post carefuly before making a new thread on the matter. New threads with the following subject: "What is my vocal fach?" "I can hit a G9 on chest voice, what is my fach?" "I think I am a bass, can I sing jazz?" "Is singer Joe Blow a bass or a soprano?" Will either be closed or have their contents moved into this thread, so please exercise your reading. Let's begin. The fachs, with their respective most common tessituras are: Male voices: - Bass - F2 - F4 - Baritone - A2 - A4 - Tenor - C3 - C5 Female voices: - Alto - F3 - F5 - Mezzo - A3 - A5 - Soprano - C4 - C6 Now the catch to this is: - These fachs are only relevant on the execution of classical repertoire, so for pop singing, this information is not relevant. While on classical a Bass will not perform a Tenor aria, on pop nothing prevents you from singing any song you want, even of opposite genders. If the range is too prohibitive, you can just change the key, and this is not the common case. - Classification is done based on tessitura. I can sing a F2 in voice with no problem when using a mic, it does not mean I am a Bass. If I tried to sing a Bass Aria nobody would hear me. So, range is not relevant for classification, neither high or low; - Because of the importance of tessitura on classification, it's necessary to receive the kind of training expected of the fachs (classical). And then, when issues with registraton and control are solved, your teacher will be able to tell you. You can classify your voice on your own by measuring the notes you sing comfortably without breaking and trying to fit it over there, but hardly it will be correct; - If you want to know the classification of your favorite singer, the best way to do so is to go ask him, I understand there is some fun involved on finding out the highest and lowest notes of those, but as said before, range is not relevant in this matter; - The fachs are a result of multiple factors, one of them being your physiology. Culture, personality, afinity with a certain kind of singing, and the direction taken on training can have a major influence on the outcome. So even on classical where it is really important, depending on your choices during training, fachs can vary and even change; - A perfect example of this is the difference of execution from male to female classical voices, that can be huge on the case of a soprano compared to a baritone, there are very different uses of registration and resonance strategies; - On that same line of thought, subclassifications are specializations, they are even more dependant on the training received. Lyric, dramatic, or coloratura loses its meaning almost completely on pop singing. So I suggest that we avoid taking a glance at a youtube video and going "definitely leggero tenor". And once more, please DO read the whole post.
  5. A lot of people on this forum seem to be giving examples of a lot of hard rock singers that can sing well, like iron maiden or judas priest. But what about pop songs? I'm 18, and i love Pop, Pop rock, and electronic music!   But i can never really sing them, seeing how 99.9% of all pop/pop rock/ electronic singers are tenors or tenor 2. The only way for me to sing the songs are for me to transpose it down, when i do, people tell me its nice low and sexy which I pretty much love..   And Iv'e come to accept the fact that i can never ever sing high so i can forget about singing po after my a Capella coach indoctrinated that a bassist range is limited to at max a E4, so dont bother trying AT ALL, and just stick to your Low Notes   But then one day i stumbled upon this.. <iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/domWW8yxiQg" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>   Apparently Tim Foust, a bassist  could go up to a Bb4!?@#!!@#!#%!$ Is this true??   Can anyone tell me based on listening to the way he sings what is he doing?!?! It's almsot impossible for me to go past a D4. How does he achieve it, can I achieve it to? or am i really doomed to never sing my favourite songs?  
  6. Hi all,   I've just signed up to see if you could let me know what you think of my recordings on my website - www.davidirelandsings.com. They're not great quality, but it'll be nice to hear what you think!   All the best,   David