Flam Posted May 21, 2011 Share Posted May 21, 2011 Hi everyone! I don't think you often come across Japanese music here, but anyway, I'm an aspiring Japanese pop singer. The songs I listen to are, to my ears at least, very different from western songs. I posted 2 videos of my idol singer singing. I'd like to sing in his style, and I was wondering what is his general "technique" to begin with. Can you guys tell? Speech Level singing, or abdominal singing, etc. Also, what "genre" do these 2 songs belong to? I personally think they're a kind of mixture of pop and rock (lots of shouting in high notes and high pitch, but doesn't sound as hardcore as rock). The 2 songs: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TQYLXumQ6hw http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=csC57i8Ly5U&feature=related Also... since I live in Canada, it's pretty hard to get a teacher who specifically teaches Japanese pop. I'm afraid that almost any teacher in North America just focus on western songs and can't teach me to sing what I want to sing. Would any of you have a recommandation for me, as to which vocal coach I should go to to learn to songs like the ones I've posted above in a style similar to that singer's? I'm completely fine with webcam lessons, so the location isn't a problem at all. I'm making money this summer, so I can afford some expensive lessons. Quality is the top priority. Some of my friends recommanded me Singing Success studio of Brett Manning, but they don't seem to focus on this kind of pop/rock music, and honestly I don't even think Brett Manning himself can sing as energetically as the Japanese singer I've showcased (the teacher has to be able to DO it to be able to TEACH it, right?). Some others have suggested Ken Tamplin Vocal Academy, and although that dude sings rock very well, it seems he focuses on pure hardcore rock (heavy tone when shouting, lot of fry; I want to be able to shout in a light and clear tone like in the 2 songs above), so then again, I have doubts. Voice coaching seems like one of the biggest frauds in this society, and even when it is not, sometimes some teachers just can't teach a specific genre, so I really need recommandations before choosing. Thanks a bucketload if you've taken the time to listen to a bit of the 2 songs and read all this text wall. Help would be greatly appreciated! Thanks again! Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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