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Post  colin040 on Mon Mar 11, 2013 4:24 am

Anything, as long as it's vocal related that you found unexpecting, surprised you,whatever can be discussed here.

I'm surprised Zak Stevens high notes sound very familiar to Jon Oliva's ones at times. Especially on some of the older Savatage songs, Zak manages to do a decent Jon impression. Just listen to him here:

My 79 grandfather talked in an entire line on A4's not too long which I really didn't expect at all, considering his age and also the way he speaks - he rarely goes higher than anything in the third octave or so.

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Post  Guest on Mon Mar 11, 2013 4:26 am

Brian Johnson used to sound like a demigod:


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Post  Guest on Mon Mar 11, 2013 4:27 am

Michael Bolton used to sing catchy stadium rock:


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Post  Guest on Mon Mar 11, 2013 4:30 am

(Just throwing the classic ones here)

Richie Sambora sings just as good as Jon, if not even better:


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Post  B6 on Mon Mar 11, 2013 4:36 am

I find pretty much everything about Kate Bush's voice unexpected.
sounds so different from
or

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Post  bradphone on Mon Mar 11, 2013 5:04 am

colin040 wrote:Anything, as long as it's vocal related that you found unexpecting, surprised you,whatever can be discussed here.

I'm surprised Zak Stevens high notes sound very familiar to Jon Oliva's ones at times. Especially on some of the older Savatage songs, Zak manages to do a decent Jon impression. Just listen to him here:

My 79 grandfather talked in an entire line on A4's not too long which I really didn't expect at all, considering his age and also the way he speaks - he rarely goes higher than anything in the third octave or so.

I know what you mean about the oldness and talking in a lower range..
My grandpa came to visit a few days a go and he started to talk to my dog just throwing random G and G#4s in.
And normally when he talks he sticks to the 3rd octave.

(When i talk most of the time i talk in the 2nd octave, and i dont know why i`m doing it because its not my most comfortable piece of range)

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Post  SammyDavisJr.'sGlassEye on Mon Mar 11, 2013 9:41 am

Lisa Gerrard truly has a chameleon of a voice.
To her her go from
http://youtu.be/BoXsxYf2UMA
To
http://youtu.be/E5JniHv4PdQ
is exhilirating!

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Post  colin040 on Sun Mar 24, 2013 3:28 am

My grandfather who I mentioned earlier showed some of his range, approximately from F2 to B4 or something. Not bad for a 79 year old I guess. Laughing

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Post  Celice on Sun Mar 24, 2013 7:36 am

I was surprised when I discovered that my dad, who has never considered himself a singer, has a 4-octave vocal range (in his 60s).

The Scrotumizer 2013 wrote:Brian Johnson used to sound like a demigod:

Shocked Wow!

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Post  Guest on Sun Mar 24, 2013 8:35 pm

colin040 wrote:My grandfather who I mentioned earlier showed some of his range, approximately from F2 to B4 or something. Not bad for a 79 year old I guess. Laughing

So... How about the actual sound of it?

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Post  colin040 on Sun Mar 24, 2013 8:52 pm

The Scrotumizer 2013 wrote:
colin040 wrote:My grandfather who I mentioned earlier showed some of his range, approximately from F2 to B4 or something. Not bad for a 79 year old I guess. Laughing

So... How about the actual sound of it?

His F2's sound really dark and full (wouldn't be surprised if he'd be able to sing quite some low notes if he'd really try) and his B4 was OK....his A4's that he showed during an entire line sounded quite better though.

This makes me curious about my other grandfather. He's 86 and got quite a light voice (I think he's a low tenor.) Maybe I should ask him to demonstrate some singing someday. Smile

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Post  colin040 on Thu Mar 28, 2013 3:58 am



Not familiar with this singer by any means, but is it weird that I found some of his higher speaking to be quite unususal for a bass baritone? Hearing those gives me an idea he could be a high baritone or something. On the other hand, the low speaking at 1:55 sounds freaking boomy.

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Post  Guest on Thu Mar 28, 2013 7:23 am

colin040 wrote:
Not familiar with this singer by any means, but is it weird that I found some of his higher speaking to be quite unususal for a bass baritone? Hearing those gives me an idea he could be a high baritone or something. On the other hand, the low speaking at 1:55 sounds freaking boomy.
It's not weird at all since not everyone follows our standards on voice types...

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Post  Wanderlust on Thu Mar 28, 2013 7:44 am

I hope one day we'll look back at the days when we judged singing classifications by speaking voice and laugh.

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Post  bradphone on Thu Mar 28, 2013 11:04 am

Since a few hours i can whistle an A6!! Its not a loud whistle note but it is one and i can control it a little bit already, its only a A6 and nothing lower... So now my range is Eb2 - C6(and a whistle A6)

I am proud already and i hope to extend it a bit.

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