Lessons from The Remarkable Voice of Chris Stapleton
Here are some lessons we can learn from his voice:
1. Tall, flexible posture should be an ingrained habit.
2. Lighten your higher middle voice.
3. PULL sustained notes for rich resonance and protection from vocal strain.
4. Drop your technique from time to time for effect.
5. Marry (or at least find) a background singer whose voice fits yours like a glove.Chris’s wife Morgane is an incredible singer. With her vocal ability, it's no surprise to me that she was formerly signed with Arista Records as artist herself. As Chris's background singer she weaves her voice around her husband's with masterful precision, anticipating and tracing his moves, embellishments, tone and volume changes. His show and his sound would not be the same without her.
6. The voice wants access to movement!
7. Support the ends of lines to maintain control of pitch and tone.
8. Use active facial language.
9. To increase performance power, self-compress and articulate more clearly! In other words - Back off breath pressure; add passion.
10. The demands of a successful vocal career call for constant vigilance to protect the voice from damage.
11. Don't be afraid to do it your way.In many ways, Chris Stapleton does not follow the pattern suggested for music career success. He looks at and engages with his wife on stage much more than he overtly engages the audience. He doesn't articulate clearly sometimes. He sometimes does push his voice into a thinner sound (and compromises his voice doing so). He is older than almost anyone else on stage. His staging has no smoke and mirrors (unless things have changed in the last few weeks). A paradox in many ways, he really is king of his genre right now!
12. Make music that makes the world a better place.
If you want to go farther with your voice, check out the vocal lessons, vocal production services and vocal training products I have available on my website. I would love to work with you to maximize your vocal performance ability and protect your instrument!
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