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WoW parody of I Dreamed a Dream from Les Miserable.

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Bravo! Simply, bravo. You are an entertainer. You are a singer. I don't see how this was parody but even so, you created the emotion needed. Never mind the fact that you were perfectly on pitch. Even singers with problematic pitch can be successful if they can emote (like the singer from 4 Non-Blondes. She was terminally flat in pitch but she had the right emotion.) You have the pitch and the emotion.

Now, remember, my opinion and $1.60 USD will get you a 20 oz Diet Coke. If I were to type you in my amateurish, electrician sort of way, I would say that you are either 2nd tenor (high baritone with some tenor,) or lyric tenor. Partially because your lowest notes are like mine, a growl rather than a sung note with full adduction. Which is not a criticism. You hit evey mark right on the spot.

You should be happy with this recording. It was spot-on. And what are you doing here? If you are not already in a musical somewhere, you need to be. Seriously. Get to working on it. Unless you just get a kick out of hiding a voice like that. Being a baritenor just about gurantees you casting in most any musical.

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Haha, thanks a lot Ron! Means a lot!

I've never even performed for an audience with my song. I'm really happy for your words! :)

I'm hoping to one to be able to sing in a musical like Jesus Christ Superstar, the rockmusical! That would be really awesome! :D

It's a hard question I've found out, but what is your range? I think its hard to answer. I can sing a clean E2, but only my F2 is really "useable". Else, then I can sing some days up to like F4, and not a G4 mabye but also being able to sing a C5, with a lot of twang. I think I'm a ordinary baritone, I'm not so much into whats the differences of the baritone roles.

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The tessitura of lyrico or dramatico is really a description of the weight of the voice. Dark, heavy sounding dramatic baritone sounds "heavy." Like David Lee Roth. Yes, he could howl a high note but it was a stunt. Just about all of his singing is below G4. In fact, Eddie's main gripe when he approached Sammy to sing for Van Halen was that the previous singer (Roth) had a limited range and that limited range was in baritone, when they really wanted a tenor, which Sammy is, sort of. Which is probably why the albums with Sammy sold more. Audiences back then liked hearing a tenor. At the lowest, I could describe Sammy as a lyric baritone with more solid tenor range abilities though he doesn't sing as high as say, Rik Emmett from Triumph.

But really, like I have read elsewhere, they like to cast baritenors for hero roles. Baritone for the "manly" sound and some tenor notes for dramatic accent and emotion. Rarely in musicals do high tenors, such as tenores leggiero get cast as heros. A leggiero is limited in choices, mainly to classical pieces written specifically for that range and tessitura. Or specific roles that can use a light, high tenor.

But you're right, in the end, a tessitura classification is probably moot. All you can do is audition. Either they like your voice for that role, or they don't. But they might have another role for you to try. So, maybe you don't get the lead in Les Mis, but a supporting role. Same with JC Superstar. You may not get Caiaphas but you might get the other pharisee. "What then to do about Jesus of Nazareth? How do we deal with a carpenter-king? How do we deal with a man who is bigger than John was when John did his baptism thing?"

Though maybe you have the weight for Caiaphas. "I see bad things arising. The crowd crowns him king, which the romans would ban. I see blood and destruction. Our elimination because of one man."

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Ronws @ I need a half note down, before I can sing the deepest notes of Caiaphas' "Jesus must be killed".

I would want to be able to sing both the role of jesus, judas and Caiaphas. That would be awesome! ;)

But yes, it's only a matter of time before I audition for something. I would like to participate in a musical some day. Though it might gonna take at least a year, I think. I can't always sing the last part, without failing. I could the day I recorded it, but not every time. That is a problem.

Jens @ Thanks a lot! :)

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A4 used to be tremendously hard for me earlier. The high note in Chess - Anthem for example... My voice used to crack 90% of the times when I attempted to sing it (though maybe that's just a G4, I'm not sure)

Nowadays it is a breeze and I can sing it without effort basically.. The thing I heard when you sung is that you have an enormous amount of air passing through and it sounds very strained. You had some distortion too which seemed to come from.. Pressing the note quite hard... It sounded a bit wobbly which also enables to voice to crack pretty easily... An A4 is a really easy note ONCE you get the trick down. I'd say that if you overdrive it you should focus on finding a good centre where you can let the air flow and the note soar without feeling any strain at all - AT ALL -. It sounds like you're pulling your chest voice up pretty high.

If I'm wrong please disregard this :3

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