Hey, my name is Sam Johnson and I am a voice teacher I’m going to be reacting to and analyzing disturbs cover of the sound of silence Hello darkness, my old friend I’ve come to talk with you again, because a vision softly creeping Lift it seeds while I was sleeping That was planted in my brain Still remains Whitin the sound of silence Nice so he’s singing pretty low in his range right now the best way to do that is just by relaxing It doesn’t look like he’s pushing to try to get lower or anything and it’s not extremely low But he’s relaxing into it which allows him to have this really full Big sound even though like low notes are kind of hard to project. He’s using his microphone to do the projection He’s letting it be a very easy and clear sound without pushing into it In restless dreams I walked alone Narrow streets of cobblestone ‘Neath the halo of a street lamp I turned my collar to the cold and damb When my eyes were stabbed by the flash of a neon light That split the night And touched the sound of silence (Its such a warm voice) And in the naked light I saw That’s pretty vowel, it was kind of round it was more like “SO” versus “SAA”, “SOA” (intonation) and that let him maintain this feeling of roundness rather than brashness that open wide vowels sometimes give Ten thousand people, maybe more People talking without speaking People hearing, without listening People writing songs that voices (cut) (…) voices never share And no one dared Disturb the sound of silence Fools, said I, you do not know Silence like a cancer grows Hear my words that I might teach you I love that the the notes are moving up and down but his mouth is not really moving much It’s like the same mouth that he’s using for low notes He’s keeping it in the same position when he goes to high notes and so you hear the note go up and down and it slightly changes in timbre because he’s not adjusting his mouth to try to Maintain a completely even timbre but I love it because it’s keeping things super balanced He’s not trying to get to these high notes. He’s just opening his mouth. And what was working for his low notes He’s allowing that same property to work for his high notes Take my arms that I might reach you So with that one thing he started it on an A and the A is a pretty high note But he actually didn’t go very loud with it Which is why he was able to get that tone and then he put a little bit of distortion on top of it It wasn’t screaming into Distortion the main thing that was allowing this to happen was actually how clear and how Connected his voice was when he was singing that A and then it’s just a little effect on top But it’s relaxing into the effect which is why if he pushed and then just started getting like way too loud He wouldn’t have that kind of control on some of his louder screams I’m sure that he Relaxes into it and then leans into it and that’s the difference is it’s a lean rather than a push We don’t want to push and force anything. It’s just getting more intense, but the same balance of Arran muscle is there But my words, like silent raindrops fell It’s very small And echoed in the wells of silence And the people bowed and prayed Do you see it? doesn’t sound like it’s on the cord It feels like it’s above somehow and it’s not actually gonna kill him if he was just going you Feel that immediately. That’s not what he’s doing He’s doing it in a different way that’s allowing him to make this sound and have a sustainable voice (…) To the neon god they made Its above it And the sign flashed out its warning In the words that it was forming If you listen you can still hear that cord closure You can hear that same buzz that he was to getting on his clean stuff It’s just got a little bit of distortion on top of it, but the good singing that he’s doing is not going away It’s all because he’s singing well that he’s able to do this And the sign said, the words of the prophets are written on the subway walls And tenement halls And whispered in the sounds Of silence Nice anova lubrano comes in at the end. I Actually love that vibrato at the end. It was really smooth it sounded like a pretty balanced vibrato because vibrato all that it is is a little oscillation and It if it gets way too wide or way too fast then things start feeling weird or even if it gets way too slow his sounds like just Relaxing into it vibrato generally just kind of comes if you’re singing everything else. Really Well, sometimes you have to trick yourself into it after your you have everything else balanced, but with him, he’s singing things really well So it’s just relaxing into it. It’s straight tone. That’s actually an indicator of tension in the voice in some place Not that it’s bad I mean you have to to get a straight tone sound and a straight tone sound is not bad a straight tone sound is Necessary and it’s really important in a lot of genres and if you’re able to go from a straight tone into a vibrato That’s pretty cool but what happens is you’re just like releasing that little bit of tension that was allowing you to keep the straight tone when you go Into the vibrato, that’s one reason that sometimes when people are singing straight tone It sounds a little bit off pitch and then they start letting the vibrato come in and it Tunes on top of it Because that’s all it took was relaxing a little bit for the note to tune in to the right frequency So yeah, it sounds like he is very in control of his instrument It doesn’t look like he’s pushing at any point or like anything is a struggle or a guess of whether he’s going to be able to make the sound sometimes that’s what happens when people start adding a lot of distortion because they just they add the distortion by Pressurizing and by increasing things and by just like screaming and yelling rather than having this controlled Just effect and it’s really cool to go back and forth between that effect and the really nice clean stuff that he’s doing in this Song I like it a lot. 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