Welcome to The Voice Connection Sound Off; a forum for users of books like Raise Your Voice, Melody to Madness, The Ultimate Breathing Workout, and Unleash Your Creative Mindset, as well as a place for Vendera Vocal Academy members to interact.

This message board was created so that singers could come together and "sound off" to help support each other during vocal development and the creative process of unleashing the creative spark that occurs when writing and producing music. Currently, myself and vocal coaches Ben Valen, Ray West, and Ryan Wall are here to respond periodicially to your questions, with new vocal coaches coming soon. But, feel free to help each other too:)

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Re: Is it possible to change the tone of my voice? (With sample)

Thank you very much for taking the time to write all that down for me, I will take some time to apply your advice and then I'll try again and hopelfully make it sound better.

Re: Is it possible to change the tone of my voice? (With sample)

The tone of your voice changes by you training it. You must drown yourself in your favourite artists, do covers of their music try to imitate every single little inflection. break every phrase down and repeat it back acapella trying to match everything. copy BLATANTLY. If you do this with 3-4 different artists you will absorb their different traits and meld them into a unique sound. The good stuff you love will rub off on you.

Do you know how Michael Jackson became such a unique dancer? He imitated James Brown, Fred Astaire and a few others copying every single thing then what you do is once you can copy it exactly you THROW IT OUT AND FORGET ABOUT IT and just do your thing. The habits will rub off on you and seep into your individual sound and you will get a mix of different qualities and it will be YOUR INDIVIDUAL SOUND

Now you need to have a good handle on technique in order to know what stuff to copy and what stuff to avoid. But from what I can hear it won't hurt you to experiment a little as long as you come back and center yourself with clinical technique when you warmup with the scales/exercises. when you sing, feel free to muck around.

Remember this: when you try to morph your tone to match a singer you love, there is always a line you must draw: if it starts ruining with your technique that's too far. fade it off until you can change your sound without hurting yoru technique.

Now you are not nasally you have a nice buzzy bright tone. The only problem is when you ascend to the very highest notes in that track the sound gets out of your control as you aren't modifying the vowels. Other than that you are doing great.

Phil Moufarrege