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As one of the most legendary female rock vocalists of all time, Janis Joplin pioneered a belting, distorted sound that has influenced many singers that came after her.

Which singer do you see Janis Joplin’s influence in the most? Share with me in the comments!

As I discuss Janis’ technique and how she achieved her sound, we’re going to look at two very different KTVA singers and I’ll show you how we can still achieve that sound with two very unique voices.

As we break down their vocal demonstrations, I’ll also show you how we can open up the sound to make it safer and we’ll pick off some of the cool things Janis did when she sang.

Here are the full versions of the vocal demonstrations:

And here is another from KTVA student Xiomara Crystal:

Ken Tamplin Vocal Academy – Where The PROOF Is In The SINGING!