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Vocal Coach Reaction to Brendon Urie – The Voice 2018 Live Finale

By January 14, 2019No Comments

I have been getting a lot of requests to do “reaction” videos about some of the most popular current vocalists, and also requests to simply discuss some of the best singers of recent years. I would prefer to make teaching videos about techniques, rather than try to sensationalize hopping on the coattails of the work of successful artists.

One of the most frequent requests has been to give my opinion and analysis of Brendon Urie (Panic! At the Disco), who has emerged as one of the most influential artists of the current times.

Many are comparing his degree of talent and expertise to that of Freddie Mercury. People keep asking me to verify whether he’s really that good, or if he’s just another auto-tuned, manufactured pop star.

I hope to answer some of those questions and give you some insights into his vocal techniques and talent. Join me on this analytical approach of discussing Brendon’s strengths and areas for possible alternative ways to approach some notes and sounds. Let’s take a look at this episode from The Voice and see what we can learn.

We’ll look at how Brendon navigates between chest voice, head voice, and mix voice. He has the attention of the world, and he’s set on a course for some great singing.

Let me know what you would like to learn about from your favorite artists. I appreciate your ideas and comments!

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Note From Video: Here is what I mean about how taxing it is on the voice to jump and move around on stage while singing: It’s hard to hide anything when you’re wearing a wireless headset mic. This is SHOUT at CORNERSTONE LIVE 1989.


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