Singer Songwriter

I just hate to be in one corner. I hate to be put as only a guitar player, or either only as a songwriter, or only as a tap dancer. I like to move around.

Jimmi Hendrix

Vocal technique must adjust to the style. The non-classical techniques in my singer songwriter material include speech like vowels, a treble dominant quality, noises, a selection on soft, hard and balanced onsets, belt phonation, belt-mix phonation and a soft volume level.

Here I use belt voice at the end of a phase for expressive reasons.

It’s as necessary for teachers of nonclassical singing to immerse themselves in the music, the literature, the culture of that genre as it is for teachers of classical singing to commit to a full understanding of classical music.

Edwin, Robert. Apples and Oranges Revisited. NATS Journal of Singing. Volume 57. Nbr. 2.
Here you will hear the use of a hard attack where I build up pressure and then onset the note. You can also hear an aspirated attack. I use these onsets for the style. The sound is thinner than in my classical singing. It is treble dominant.
Here you can hear I use a belt-mix on the top note very softly. I do this before I want the sound to sound more coarse than if I chose head voice. I use aspirated attacks and hard attacks. The sound is treble dominant. The intonation is not secure in a couple of places because it needs a touch more treble in the vowel.

My singer songwriter material focusses on non-classical technique. However, I do write some songs for the classical voice like the song above.

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