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How to Sing/How to Belt? Is it Shouting, or is it Singing with a BIG VOICE?
I see comments labeling singers with "Big Voices" as "Shouting." This is a new distraction to take the focus off of those that don't know how to grow a big voice.
Would people use this term to classify Pavarotti, Whitney Houston, Chris Cornell, Steve Perry, Christina Aguilera, Dio, Mariah Carey, Paul Rodgers, Freddie Mercury, Aretha Franklin, Celine Dion, Pat Benatar, Barbra Streisand, Tom Jones, Patti LaBelle, Placido Domingo, Michael Bolton, Bryan Adams, John Fogerty, Maria Callas, (KenTamplin ha ha) as "shouting"?
That's just a plain silly diversion. (not that there aren't singers that just yell from the throat)
A well-trained big voice can pull back and sing lighter, but a small voice cannot open up to a big sound.
Someone that can lift 100 pounds can easily lift 10 pounds. But someone that can only lift 10 pounds cannot lift 100.
So it is with the voice.