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High raspy vocal techniques needed.
« on: June 07, 2007, 04:57:54 AM »
Our band is into doing songs by GN'R and Queen where the vocals are high and/or raspy, but when we throw these in I can't go very long without my voice giving out (usually a couple of songs.)  What would you guys recommend I do to be able to prolong my voice through an entire show?  Anything that I could use would be greatly appreciated, from techniques to drinks to anything else.  Thanks.
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Re: High raspy vocal techniques needed.
« Reply #1 on: June 07, 2007, 06:36:09 AM »
First of all... singin' is an art... your voice is your instrument, take care of it.
Don't eat a lot of fat.
Work out.
Try to stay in shape (a reasonable weight).
Don't smoke.
Drink red wine.

Chew ice 5 min before goin on stage and five minutes after you're done. That will hel a little.

Man, you gotta make your own style! We cover You Could Be Mine very often, I don't try to get a rasp, I just sing it my way.
The only thing that will help you in "bein' able to prolong my voice through an entire show" is practice. Vocal training.... daily....

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Re: High raspy vocal techniques needed.
« Reply #2 on: June 07, 2007, 11:23:46 AM »
Drink red wine.


Man, I didn't know anybody else doing this. All the vocal couches tell that you shouldn't drink stuff like coffee before you sing, but it helps me to get a really smooth rasp.

What coffee does, it drys your throath. So for me, it helps me to sing better. Don't know what it does for the vocal-chords, but it takes away all the spit and other shit I have in my throath so that I don't inhale them. -> I can sing more poweful and longer notes.

And the red wine, just a glass before you do a ballad.  ;) It makes your mouth (and mind) all relaxed and helps you get kind of an Ville Valo - voice. That's for me anyway.

But the heck, my singing style is like a sailors, little like James Hetfield used to sing. So not much talent in my voice  :lol:
You should just try out different things like warm up tapes and just try to keep in shape  :nod: The rest will follow naturally.

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Re: High raspy vocal techniques needed.
« Reply #3 on: June 07, 2007, 01:56:21 PM »
First thing to do is to accentuate certain parts in your song automatically.  ;)

When I was doing perfomances with my former band Jack Daniels or some other bourbon helped me to get my voice relaxed. I guess the high level of alcohol in the whiskey widens and smoothens your vocal chords or something like that  :paranoid:

That doesn't mean you should gulp down a whole bottle of Southern Comfort but a glass will help  :D

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Re: High raspy vocal techniques needed.
« Reply #4 on: June 07, 2007, 02:19:08 PM »
Man, I didn't know anybody else doing this. All the vocal couches tell that you shouldn't drink stuff like coffee before you sing, but it helps me to get a really smooth rasp.

What coffee does, it drys your throath. So for me, it helps me to sing better. Don't know what it does for the vocal-chords, but it takes away all the spit and other shit I have in my throath so that I don't inhale them. -> I can sing more poweful and longer notes.

And the red wine, just a glass before you do a ballad.  ;) It makes your mouth (and mind) all relaxed and helps you get kind of an Ville Valo - voice. That's for me anyway.

But the heck, my singing style is like a sailors, little like James Hetfield used to sing. So not much talent in my voice  :lol:
You should just try out different things like warm up tapes and just try to keep in shape  :nod: The rest will follow naturally.

nothing beer or whiskey cant fix.. next question
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Re: High raspy vocal techniques needed.
« Reply #5 on: June 07, 2007, 08:48:50 PM »
nothing beer or whiskey cant fix.. next question

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Re: High raspy vocal techniques needed.
« Reply #6 on: June 10, 2007, 07:20:18 AM »
First thing to do is to accentuate certain parts in your song automatically.  ;)

When I was doing perfomances with my former band Jack Daniels or some other bourbon helped me to get my voice relaxed. I guess the high level of alcohol in the whiskey widens and smoothens your vocal chords or something like that  :paranoid:

That doesn't mean you should gulp down a whole bottle of Southern Comfort but a glass will help  :D

 :shy:

you gotta be kidding... any alcohol (except Red Winw) will fuck up your throat, your vibratto will get weird, you won't hit the note you think you're hitting and your mind ain't in the right place...

C'mon... show some respect...

The cofee idea ain't that bad...

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Re: High raspy vocal techniques needed.
« Reply #7 on: June 10, 2007, 08:43:53 AM »
you gotta be kidding... any alcohol (except Red Winw) will fuck up your throat, your vibratto will get weird, you won't hit the note you think you're hitting and your mind ain't in the right place...

C'mon... show some respect...

The cofee idea ain't that bad...

but that's rock n roll  :D :paranoid: :D
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Re: High raspy vocal techniques needed.
« Reply #8 on: June 10, 2007, 04:42:10 PM »
but that's rock n roll  :D :paranoid: :D


 :lol: :lol: :lol: you got that right  :lol: :lol: :lol:

But seriously... I once heard someone (from the Crüe) say: "You can't be that rock n' roll guy 24 hours a day... you'd be faking it"
That's true...  :paranoid: :paranoid: :paranoid:

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Re: High raspy vocal techniques needed.
« Reply #9 on: June 11, 2007, 01:14:33 AM »
Sing from your diaphram not you nose.

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Re: High raspy vocal techniques needed.
« Reply #10 on: June 11, 2007, 06:48:03 AM »
Sing from your diaphram not you nose.

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Re: High raspy vocal techniques needed.
« Reply #11 on: June 11, 2007, 10:52:34 PM »
for a high raspy voice try sticking a bannana up your ass.works every time for me. :unibrow:
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Re: High raspy vocal techniques needed.
« Reply #12 on: June 12, 2007, 05:46:03 AM »
Thanks to everybody.

And to cn'd05, exactly how often have you done that? :retard:
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« Reply #13 on: June 12, 2007, 08:28:51 PM »
2-3 times a week :unibrow:
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Re: High raspy vocal techniques needed.
« Reply #14 on: June 12, 2007, 09:33:20 PM »
Sing from your diaphram not you nose.

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this is the deal kid, learn to put the power on your voice with the diaprhram and the diferent effects with your troath, make sure you are not busting your cords or you might have a short singing carrer, some famous people you are doing covers of like Axl hurt their cords till they learned the hard way what to do and what not to.. you have two options become a professional singer or go out there and live ROck n ROLL, they canbe done both but you will need soe dicipline and a hell lot of atttitude and charisma.
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Re: High raspy vocal techniques needed.
« Reply #15 on: June 14, 2007, 03:21:19 AM »
Quick question about the ice, are you supposed to spit it out when it turns to water or swallow it?  It may be a dumb question but I'd appreciate a little more knowledge.  Thanks again :rockon:
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Re: High raspy vocal techniques needed.
« Reply #16 on: June 15, 2007, 04:37:48 AM »
you're supposed to chew it... and it don't matter whether you swallow it or drink it

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Re: High raspy vocal techniques needed.
« Reply #17 on: July 04, 2007, 12:30:32 PM »

 :lol: :lol: :lol: you got that right  :lol: :lol: :lol:

But seriously... I once heard someone (from the Crüe) say: "You can't be that rock n' roll guy 24 hours a day... you'd be faking it"
That's true...  :paranoid: :paranoid: :paranoid:

It was Tommy Lee. The VH1 special he said it one was on TV today.

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Re: High raspy vocal techniques needed.
« Reply #18 on: July 20, 2007, 12:04:22 AM »
Red Bull works fine when I'm doing my usual guest appearance in my friends band.

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