Texturing your voice is another way to really add character to your singing and personalize your sound. Lari goes through many examples and demonstrates a variety of different textures to help tell the story you're trying to tell with your singing. She discusses and demonstrates techniques such as working with more breath, adding grit and growl, manipulating vocal fry, and more.
- A very potentially powerful tool in a singer's tool belt…is the use of texture.…Some singers really don't use…a very wide range or spectrum of texture.…Astrud Gilberto as I mentioned before,…she uses a very pure, beautiful straight tone…with a little bit of air.…Air is actually a form of texture…but she doesn't really introduce…many other textural sounds into her tone…and it's a beautiful sound.…
Texture, the various forms of texture,…can just be a little bag of tools…that you can throw in at the ends of phrases…or the beginnings of phrases or to color a note…or if you were approaching a certain style of music…such as R&B or soul music.…It seems that there's a more common use of texture…in certain forms of music,…certain genres and styles of music…and of course, we all know voices…that are inherently textural.…
Janis Joplin.…On your listening list, I'd like you to check out…Louis Armstrong and has a classic song…that he does What a Wonderful World…and his voice is just rich with texture,…this gravelly, rough sound…
Note: This course was recorded and produced by ArtistWorks. We're pleased to host this training in our library.
- Singing harmony and straight tone
- Crafting your vocal tone
- Using vibrato and messa di voce
- Working with the chest and head voice
- Singing in a low or high register
- Selecting a microphone for live performance and recording
- Understanding the Nashville Number System