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Jimmy Gnecco

What exactly is happening with his voice at 2:32? I suppose he is hitting a very high chest note with some distortion. Any tips on working this out for myself.



  • Furious_PhilFurious_Phil Posts: 1,247Moderator, Pro, 2.0 PRO
    First take:
    Sounds like a mixed chest/head... not entirely sure that is entirely safe distortion or if his voice is just breaking up on those high notes.

    Deeper dive:
    He does go in and out of it, and is still able to sing cleanly, which makes me think there's good control there... I don't see too many signs of over-singing (red face/veins bulging etc) and from a precursory viewing, does seem to be using open-throat technique.

    That upper distorted note (Cry-y-y-inggg) glisses up to a Eb5 for that magic note you are referring to.
    Speaking from experience, it would take a bit of work to access safe distortion at anything above F4-G4 as that is typically where the passagio from chest to head happens.
    It typically takes some serious head and mix training to unlock this.

    End thoughts:
    Totally possible with decent post-volume3 training


  • catherinehillcatherinehill Posts: 2Member
    edited May 2018
    Great video and thanks for this advice. I will try to work with it
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