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Improving Vocal Technique
29 June 2013
4.31pm
Eric Ramos
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Hello all, first time poster. I found this site through this thread

http://www.beatlesbible.com/fo.....ng-writer/

 

One of the things there was to get some vocal training. Now, I hope I don't offend anyone that is completely musically inclined but what type of "vocal training" would be needed to sing music like the Beatles. I find John and Paul's voice distinctive and unique, instantly recognizable and if fit the music perfectly. Ringo and George, while not "great" singers also sounded well for the songs they sang. What type of vocal training is needed for this type of singing. Other singers I think sound good, but aren't necessarily great singers are Clapton, Dylan, Waits, but at the very least their voice fits their music. They sound good. 

I however, sound terrible. I would like to focus on the exercises that would help improve this technique but, since I lack the understanding of actual singing, I'm not sure on what to focus on specifically. I'm sure, for instance, that singers like the ones on American Idol train very differently than the singers I mentioned before. 

Also, because I'm curious...

Has it ever been discussed how John and McCartney developed their voice, did they practice daily. Did they warm up? How about Paul know? How much time goes into keeping his voice? They make it sound so effortless I'm sure they work hard at "something" I just don't know that that something is. 

 

Thanks in advance,

Eric

5 July 2013
4.35pm
Joe
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I'm not sure they ever did any warming up - I've seen backstage footage and they'd sort out their hair and tune their instruments, but I don't recall seeing them doing vocal exercises. I think they got their amazing singing talents from performing nightly in Hamburg and nearly 300 times at the Cavern Club, which pretty much made them as a band. A good dose of natural talent would have helped too - I doubt if Ringo had sung every night at the Star-Club he'd have been in the same class.

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5 July 2013
5.54pm
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Like Joe I don't think they did any vocal warm ups, they just sang for hours and hours anywhere they were, playing thru their own songs and others. Along with their God-given natural gift of being able to sing of course.

Personally I don't see John, Paul or George ever having the time or desire to gargle or do anything like that. It was more for the fun of playing rock and roll and getting the girls.

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