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Fanboy/girl time: Which new singer's technique do you really admire?

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Crazy love for this guy here: Sam Smith. He's just coming to the fore in the UK and has some crazy control of dynamics and an extraordinary tenor C. Plus, check out how free of tension he is above the collarbone. Real solid technique and some beautiful classical resonance going on.

Plus, love this arrangement too - stellar!

Who can top him?

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I admire the technique, not the singer, that needs to be emphasized.

- Mike Patton

- Hansi Kürsch (I am aware of his history)

- Jarkko Ahola

- Jack Black

- Alfred Yankovic

- Paul Rodgers

- Eddie Vedder

- Russell Allen

Lots of singers I think have a great way to make the most of their voice and vocal technique. Maybe not the most technical singers in the world but they have certain "gimmicks" they have grown into using and it makes them sound unique. That's something that a singer's technique should always strive to accomplish.

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Hey! My references and favourite singers are:

- Roy Khan because of his incredibly balanced and versatile voice, tone and power all over his range.

-Michele Luppi, also because of his tone. He has incredible technique and he pulls of amazing live gigs. His range is just insane, being able to make an A5 as chesty and round as his E5.

-James LaBrie. He has a type of voice that you either love or hate, haha. What I love the most in his voice is the release he has on his high register. He uses all of his available resonance and it sounds awesome. The projects I like the most of him are Winter Rose ( just his singing, the songwriting is terrible ), Images and Words and Awake.

- Jorn Lande. Like Roy, he has an incredibly versatile voice. I love the way he uses different kinds of distortion in the same song, mixing them with different vocal modes and dynamics to get amazing results. He is a great interpreter.

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Sorry, just realized it's new singer haha.

I guess then I'll have to say Kimbra. I love her dynamics and emotional voice, she knows her instrument and is a great live performer. The loops she sets in live performances to chorus her are just awesome haha

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Definitely Mariah, the intricate way of her melisma technique, from her gifted voice alternating chest to head then back and again, to her insane whistle register, she makes everything look so effortless when there is so much control. Her vocals can never be copied or mimic like the many other female singers, many have tried but failed miserably, plenty of Adeles and Beyonces out there everywhere, but there can be no other Mariah Carey than herself.

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this new singer jesse j (new to me anyway) is very skilled.

Agreed. I've thought that she seems to be the only relatively new singer that's current in the Top 40/pop genre that actually is technically impressive, save maybe Bruno Mars, but I think Jessie J's a little better.

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Thomas Mars from Pheonix (new in their popularity at least) - not exactly impressive but he has very very "economical" vocal technique - great example of how to mix instead of push and sing light and bright to save your voice.

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i just think she takes the runs and trills a little too far....kinda takes you away from what she's singing about.

I hear ya, though I think it helps show that she actually has skills compared to the Mileys and Katys that are pretty much just average singers.

Demi Lovato also isn't bad but she also does the runs a little too much.... I read a chief complaint about her was even a subdued ballad has her singing like she's trying to win American Idol.

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