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today I’m going to be doing a vocal coach reacts to The Disturbed, The Sound of Silence Before we start you can find me on
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definitely does happen here on YouTube. This song is a very special song to me.
But it’s really interesting to me because how am I going to perceive this.
Am I going to be professional singing teacher or am I going to be overwhelmed
by the emotion and be unable to think of it critically? I don’t know, we’ll see.
It’s one of those songs that does evoke those feelings and the writing is
amazing and I have, of course, heard the cover of it. I’ve not heard it live though. Music and singing is so interesting because it’s so subjective. We view it
through our own lens. Which could be an emotional lens, it could be a cultural
lens. We have so many different influences from around us that make us like or
dislike things. And of course, I like to break it down in quite an academic way.
That’s my job. However at the end of the day, music makes you feel and that is the
aim. And that feeling could come from the song itself, it could come from the way
that it’s being sung, it could come from a different emotional experience that
you’ve had to do with that song or to do with the subject of that song. So, this
is why I’m really interested at my own response to this. I also know that David
Draiman is a fantastic singer. He does some really cool distortion effects,
percussive singing. And The Disturbed aren’t normally so chill or ballad. Chill is
maybe not the right word for this, it’s very dramatic. His tone is just perfect for the subject. Okay, I’m gonna do some singer talk, chat.
Oh, it gets me the song. His tone is perfect for this. It’s so warm, full cord closure
at the bottom. I like how he sings on the consonants **SINGS**
it’s all that ‘nn’ sound. He’s not doing that much at this point, but he just has tone
and that draws you in. It’s a sort of singing that makes you just stop and
listen. Now, I’m also going to talk about these things
in their ears. The pianist has it and he has it. I’m sure all the other musicians
have it. They have in-ears. I’m very excited because I am getting my in-ear monitors
through the post in the next few days. These allow each musician to get their
own mix of sound. It is meant to be an absolute game changer for singers,
especially with bands. It can be quite overwhelming, you can never sing over a
band. So, singers often tend to push but this is meant to be really great for
singers to stop you pushing. And also you can get them custom fitted to your ears
which I have had done by HW audio. Hey Louie at HW Audio! Thank you so much.
They’re so good. I have made a video on how they fit it to your ears and a
bit more in depth about what in-ears are for so I’ll link it in in the box below and
I’ll probably put a little tab up here. nn touch the sound very good mix Good. So good. He’s not going too big yet. So he started
it quite small, low, warm and eerie. Then he’s built a little bit gone into a
higher part of his range but he’s kept that clarity. He’s not at the full power
yet. I love how the strings have come in, as well. I know there’s going to be a
dramatic musical lift but these strings have added a new layer and then the Pizzicato strings in this little section. Love the timps Great Hear we go That was great. The way he built that up. And his distorted effects, the ease at which he turns it on and off shows that
he’s in control of it. Which is great. And he has such clarity of tone, when he’s
not got it on. He’s placing it in a really forward placement, which is good. What you
don’t want is it to be made by the vocal cords. You want it to be made
above the vocal cords. So, you can see him with that sort of scrunchie face. He’s
trying to place it in what we call the mask, in there, not
back here. Often people try and make it with their throats, not good. You will loose your voice. I’d love to see some interviews about his singing technique
actually. If you have any, or you’ve seen it you just pop them in the comment box
below, because I would love to hear more about that. Now, this song is obviously so
well written but with that rocky edge the way, that they crafted it to have
such a dramatic build is fantastic. It just… you feel it don’t you.
You can also hear where he’s placing it as he gets higher **SINGS**
it’s in that ‘eh’ sort of place, which is allowing him to mix the whole way up and
instead of pushing that chest voice up. He’s got such a heavy tone, which you
feel he’s just gonna push up but he doesn’t. He does go into a lovely mix
which if I didn’t know the song and I didn’t know him at all, I would have been
surprised about. Basically, it’s a great song and that is a great interpretation.
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