Singing Forum by Ken Tamplin Vocal Academy
Hey Dudes and Divas!

Welcome to Singer Forum by Ken Tamplin Vocal Academy. Enrolled KTVA vocalists have access to the full singer forums, self-registered members have access to limited areas of the KTVA singing forum. Register to learn more.

To enroll in Ken Tamplin Vocal Academy Singing Lessons click here.

Trouble with a chorus - Highway Star

Hi - my band and I are performing the song Highway Star by Deep Purple. My problem is the chorus. There is a harmony on the chorus. When singing "I'm the Highway Star" one voicing goes up to A, the second one drops to E. I can hit the lower E spot on but I am struggling to hit the A when I add the words. I'm either sharp (pushing too hard) but if I ease back, I go flat. When I sing it in my head voice I can hit consistently it but I'd rather try to use a mixed voice since it's more powerful and the song is a more aggressive song.

Any suggestions?

Comments

  • 0 Comments sorted by Votes Date Added
  • huberthubert Posts: 125Pro
    edited July 2016 Vote Up0Vote Down
    Yeah this chorus part "I'm a highway star!" is just right on the resonance shift point. You have to shed the weight of the sound and lean on the support to get it right (clean and powerful). Imagine that all the resonance shifts into the upper part of your mouth, you're getting rid of that muddy, thick sound that is present on the lower notes but maintaining the character of chest voice (like shouting in the street 'heey!' high). Think light on the throat and heavy on the muscles engaged in breath support. Also keep the vowels closely related (remember about the vowel mods!!!), exercise this part without consonants first, then add them back. Keep the volume medium or medium-high at best.
Sign In or Register to comment.