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Steve Perry "Open Arms" live tonight 05/25!

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He's still got some high notes. In "Loving ...." I thought it was a guitar solo and then realized that his was him noodling up high.

And I will find it in my heart to forgive him for singing in his own voice in an arrangement and key different from the "original."

Good stuff, thanks, Power.

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Very interesting. He certainly has developed that rasp he was looking for. And he still has range. He's lost some control for sure. Is that because of any permanent damage or just not being in shape or using good technique? We may never know. Even Maria Callas - the most famous Soprano of the 20th century - lost control in her later days. She never recovered.

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he still can deliver a song.

question: if you could remove from your mind what he used to sound like, and could picture if he were this new singer you were hearing for the very first time (let's say you came from another planet) would you say you'd like him as a singer?

hymm.......i'm not so sure...

what do you folks think?

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Bob - You're right he still sell a song. And his physical appearance on stage looks great. But if I were to remove myself from what he used to sound like, I would say he sounds a little worn out and sluggish in this performance. He has trouble with pitch sometimes and his vibrato at times sounds like a wobble.

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totally geno......

i wish i could go up to these guys and really find out the truth sometimes......

here's a golden voice, vocal god, that has fallen.....

then guys like micheal bolton saying in a recent interview (rough quote) "i worked my ass off, to able to sing what i sing and i wanted to be able to do things with my voice other singer's couldn't do...all i hope is as i age i can still keep my high c."

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Way better on this one. He's not wobbling with his vibrato, he's not struggling to stay on pitch, he doesn't seem worn out.

I got to give him big credit for his physical stage presence - he commands that stage and can really sell a song.

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It's important to realize that Steve is 65 years old and it's very common to see symptoms (airy, raspy and change of range) of presbyphonia at that age - usually more evident in the speaking voice. How much this condition affects your singing highly depends on how much you keep in "shape" as Daniel also mentioned. I saw Pavarotti in 2005 when he was 69 years old and to be honest you could clearly hear the decline.

PS. In Steve's voice I hear the symptoms of bowed vocal folds or transverse insufficiency which are both related to presbyphonia. I don't hear any damage per se. Therapy would include heavy twang and strong TA activation exercises like the LSVT approach.

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Ever think that maybe this was just impromptu and unrehearsed?

Steve

If so, it wouldn't affect the speaking voice. But of course, to be more accurate one would need to see a laryngoscopy examination. I'm just giving my opinion working as a Speech Pathologist. :)

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I appreciate the comments but, I'm doing fine. Presbyphonia ? Sorry...but no :) Ever think that maybe this was just impromptu and unrehearsed?

Steve

It says you registered March of 2013. No posts till now?

Thanks for joining us Steve. Check out my cover of Faithfully in the critique section.

Cool to hear you singing again. Rock on. :D

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It says you registered March of 2013. No posts till now?

Thanks for joining us Steve. Check out my cover of Faithfully in the critique section.

Cool to hear you singing again. Rock on. :D

Look at his reputation (from his first post) and it may remind you of his first appearance

remember the thread that was all like "steve perry is nasal"?

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Hello MDEW,

Owen is correct. it seems my first post here was deleted. As for you singing my song. Well, they say immitation is the most sincere form of flattery so for that I am thankful. However I will not listen to it. I don't even like Arnel Pineda so I doubt if I will like your cover. No offense. I do me, other people only try. :)

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Hello MDEW,

Owen is correct. it seems my first post here was deleted. As for you singing my song. Well, they say immitation is the most sincere form of flattery so for that I am thankful. However I will not listen to it. I don't even like Arnel Pineda so I doubt if I will like your cover. No offense. I do me, other people only try. :)

Fair enough. :) I also did a cover of Stevie Ray Vaughan. I do not think I am stepping on your territory with that. :D

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Ever think that maybe this was just impromptu and unrehearsed?

Steve

Steve - That would totally explain it. This last performance was really good. It's great to hear you singing again and that your are fine. You are a huge inspiration for many of us here on the forum.

Thanks for stopping by.

Geno

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Hello MDEW,

Owen is correct. it seems my first post here was deleted. As for you singing my song. Well, they say immitation is the most sincere form of flattery so for that I am thankful. However I will not listen to it. I don't even like Arnel Pineda so I doubt if I will like your cover. No offense. I do me, other people only try. :)

If you did listen to it you would realize that I am in no way trying to do you. Think more Willy Nelson sings Journey Song. (First Recording) Bullwinkle on steroids second :P

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It's important to realize that Steve is 65 years old and it's very common to see symptoms (airy, raspy and change of range) of presbyphonia at that age - usually more evident in the speaking voice. How much this condition affects your singing highly depends on how much you keep in "shape" as Daniel also mentioned. I saw Pavarotti in 2005 when he was 69 years old and to be honest you could clearly hear the decline.

PS. In Steve's voice I hear the symptoms of bowed vocal folds or transverse insufficiency which are both related to presbyphonia. I don't hear any damage per se. Therapy would include heavy twang and strong TA activation exercises like the LSVT approach.

Dang it, Martin, there you go, introducing facts. That is a most unfair way to debate. Accurate, sure, just not "fair."

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