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Please show me how to sing the chorus of John Farnham - You're the voice. Is he in chest voice all t

John Farnham - You're the voice. Is he in chest voice all the way up in the chorus?

Is he a tenor? I can't reach that note in chest without cracking my voice. I believe I might be some kind of a baritone.




  • WigsWigs Moderator, 2.0 PRO, 3.0 Streaming Posts: 5,039
    He got a monster voice! If he isn't in full chest he definately has a very strong chest mix. It takes heaps of support and alot of time growing your chest voice into that range. I'm sure I've heard of him described as a powerful tenor.

    I usually crack as well, sometimes I can get through the first verse and chorus, after that I'm spent and can't sustain the power.
  • WigsWigs Moderator, 2.0 PRO, 3.0 Streaming Posts: 5,039
    I don't actually know my classification, some tenor songs feel out of my range, some baritone too low so somewhere inbetween. I've tried the song a handful of times in karaoke, definately can't stay in good chest voice all the way through, I usually give up on the last chorus 😅
  • INFJINFJ 2.0 PRO Posts: 72
    It's a C5 if I recall it correctly? It sounds like he is mixing that note, although it is a very powerful sound. The chest part is still the dominant driver of the sound it seems.
    The verse goes up to A4 I believe and that sounds like just chest, to my ears. He ditches a lot of weight and leans in to the sound once he is at the note. Pretty impressive technique. He is a tenor for sure. The way he moves between notes is very tenorish.
    I have sung this like 40-45 times maybe. You have to yawn to make room for the C5s, like described in the course. One of the top notes is on the word "clear" which is harder on the throat than the oh-sound that comes in the next top note. I am a tenor and I can hit those chorus C5s without too much stress, but I don't like my tone. I bascially sound like a mixture between Axl Rose and a mouse when I sing "clear". When you don't know how to handle the consonants and pace yourself there are a lot of glottal stops and that sends the sound through the nose it seems. It appears that the course has a remedy for that, but I am not there yet.
    Anyway if you are a baritone and you like to sing it without cracking just take it down a few steps so that you hit A4 or whatever is comfortable. You can then work your way up once you have perfected the song in a lower key. I believe this song is originally in F major. If you are relatively new to the course you will probably see that it will add more notes to your range. I started noticing interesting stuff after 1 month. I had the same range as now when I started because I practised together with a professional singer for almost a year and was able to pick some stuff up for free, but after doing the course for a few months I can control it a lot better and it has added new things to the toolbox.
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