Sunday, May 06, 2007

Bad Voice?

Sometimes people point out that some people who sing "wrong" have managed to build successful careers. Well yes of course... Talent as a singer should not be confused with good voice production, and there are many abused voices making good livings for their owners. In many of these instances, the very style of the abuse is what the public go for. Very often it is the aura of vulerability that a cracked broken or strained sound gives to a singer that appeals.

Thre are a few caveats:

  • Abused voices are often unhealthy and prone to infection & strain-related problems
  • Without good technique it can be hard for singers to sing high or low notes comfortably, if at all
  • To achieve wide ranging and versatile expression the singer needs access to a variety of tones and dynamic levels, which are usually only gained by in-depth technical work.

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