In this video demonstration below I decided to use my own voice for many reasons.
I have learned to sing in many many different styles and this video below will show what is possible, if you apply yourself, to singing in many different timbral sounds, different amounts of distorted compression, different styles of soul and blues but mainly good ole classic rock.
What a lot of people don't realize is that classic rock, though very diverse, has many similarities to early soul singers from the 1960's.
In this video I sing everything from Bad Company to Creedence to you name it but I'd like to point out some interesting history.
If you have the time, go to youtube and look up Wilson Pickett. I especially want you to pay attention to the end of the album version of this song.
What you will find is that singers like John Fogerty (Creedence) learned how to sing like Wilson Pickett and grafted that heavily into the style of their singing. Listen to Creedence songs like Born On The Bayou or the end of Suzie Q. You will notice that the distortion John uses is VERY much like Wilson. This is also true for singers like David Coverdale who was also heavily influenced by Wilson Pickett. Wilson's influence can be heard in everyone from Paul Rogers to Mark Farner (Grand Funk) to Three Dog Night to Ian Gillan from Deep Purple.
Now whether you like him or not, Michael Bolton was very heavily influenced by an early 60's soul singer named Otis Redding. Listen to the cover version Michael Bolton did of the early Otis song "Sitting On The Dock Of The Bay." Scary close when you put the two side by side.
This is true for Steve Perry as well. If you listen to Lovin' Touching Squeezin' and then go to youtube and listen to a guy named Sam Cook. Click on the song "A Change Is Gonna Come". You will hear staggering similarities.
I am hoping that by pointing out some of rock's all time greatest singers, and where they got their influences, you will be inspired below to learn to sing from hearing what is possible with one voice.
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