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Ann Wilson from Heart

vivileevivilee Posts: 2Member
edited January 2014 in DIVAS
My vocal inspiration is, Ann Wilson from Heart, and I really long to sound something like her. 

I've observed that her she has an insane natural chest vocal range as opposed to 'cheating' and going into her upper register. I love how powerful she sounds!

My own voice though, is quite 'folksy' for lack of a better descriptive. I sound more pop-like and cutesy. Is it at all possible to change that tone? Will learning Ken Tamplin techniques help me to acquire a more powerful voice like Ann Wilson?

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  • KokonuhtKokonuht Posts: 658
    Accepted Answer
    Could you have a demo of your voice? :o

    From what I know, if you follow Ken's teaching, you will be able to belt in your chest voice till pretty high ;). Though I'm pretty sure you'll be able to sing like her. However, your tone and timbre might not be exactly like her as each of us have our own unique voice. So yeah :o. You can pretty much learn to belt in chest and get a strong chest voice!

    What I'm gonna assume here is that you have more head voice in your sound (though it may not hear like it). Hence the pop-ish sound. :o Either way, a demo would be great :)
  • KokonuhtKokonuht Posts: 658
    Accepted Answer
    Haha we're all here to learn! :D! Though the first step is the hardest ;)
  • DaverevadDaverevad Posts: 44
    edited February 2012 Accepted Answer
    Hi and welcome Vivilee,
    I agree with kokonuhtz... We are all here to learn, share thoughts and ideas, critique each others music (IF that's what you want) / or just listen to and appreciate each others music ;-) , help each other out, and lend support.

    So please keep in mind, no one gets judged here - for we are all students of the voice... 

  • mivisonmivison Posts: 191
    edited February 2012 Accepted Answer
    the more you share your gift the less nervous you get. i was all ways very reluctant for a while.  every one here is very supportive.
  • dingodingo Posts: 119
    Accepted Answer
    I love her voice too. Yes, upload a demo. You are among friends here.


  • vivileevivilee Posts: 2Member
    Yes I will certainly upload a demo of my voice. Just gotta get the nerve to do it! Deep breath.
  • berracahbandberracahband Posts: 7Enrolled
    Vivilee - I know what you mean! I have a country twang in my voice that seems impossible to eliminate. Maybe it depends on how long we have been singing that way? Ann is amazing. As much as I love "Barracuda" I can't really pull it off. ;-(  But if you like Heart, I do have a video of me doing "Alone" on youtube. :) Just search "Bobbi Berracah" and look for the Alone cover. Nice to see another girl on here! LOL
  • KokonuhtKokonuht Posts: 658Member, Enrolled
    There's another girl called dingo here. Oh there's also reesse :P
  • AlyonaAlyona Posts: 288Member, Moderator, Pro, 2.0 PRO
    Hello! When I sing Heart, I need much breath support but at the same time I don't belt my sound too much, I keep it round and feminine. And the breath helps to give more rasp if I need it. However I think it's more about a manner of singing, I've heard girls who sang with a very rocky voice but sounded pop because of the manner of singing. Rock is more straight I think ))
  • JonirockstarJonirockstar Posts: 62.0 PRO
    This seemed the best place for this question. 55 year old female musician here and beginner at KTVA. My voice is heavily influenced by Ann Wilson. I have the same strong tone she does up to an F5 (used to be A5 before I hit 50). I know what head voice is, or at least defined by my last classical vocal instructor (I’ve had a few) before Ken. I call my head voice my Olivia Newton John voice. 😊 The only time I have a break issue is when I’m singing a song that hammers on F#4 to G#4. I was able to sing a chorus well in a song that I’ve had endless problems with yesterday (it hammers on those notes) using the open throat technique that I just learned from Ken. I haven’t noticed any break between head and chest in the exercises. So I guess my question is, since I seem to have the same strong vocal tone in the exercises all the way up and down the scale (E3 to F5), do I need to sort out head and chest voice in the exercises? My goals are to strengthen my trouble area (F#4-G#4) and get my strong A5 back. Also to increase my endurance, my vocal consistency, accuracy, and bring a little ratty rock tone into my voice without hurting it. And of course, to maintain my voice as long as I can. I am very happy to be here with all of you and to be learning more about my voice.
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