Vocal Coach Reacts To Richard Marx | Hold On To The Nights | Live | Ken Tamplin

Vocal Coach Reacts To Richard Marx | Hold On To The Nights | Live | Ken Tamplin

November 9, 2019 23 By Kailee Schamberger


Hey kids welcome back again to Ken
Tamplin Vocal Academy where the proof continues to be in the actual singing. I
got quite a few requests for this one it was Ken can you please do Richard Marx
so I tried to find pieces that are allowable on YouTube and I found “Hold On To The Nights”. Now I know the song well cause he was huge in the 80s and I loved
the you know like “Don’t Mean Nothing” and he had actually a lot of hits. He was started out as a songwriter I think in Nashville or I think he grew up
in Illinois but did a lot of writing for Kenny Rogers and just all kinds of
people and then came into his own. This song here “Hold On To The Nights” is the
one I’m gonna do “Hold On To The Nights” and “Right Here Waiting For You”. I mean
the guy’s just got a ton of hits so look him up, he really just has a huge
repertoire but I’m gonna..I chose this song. Good songwriter, good performer, good
singer and let’s just open it up see what it says. Very emotive songwriter. I love that (sings) he’s got all
that air you know like I said very emotive singer, really great songwriter. Let’s
continue oh and by the way I love his mullet. Mullet really is like back in the
80s we all knew it was like you know business in the front and party in the
back baby. So he’s got a cool mullet going on here here we go. Pretty beautiful melody. Nice pitch. Okay now for my singing friends out
there you know um (sings) right. I like a big open sound but there are certain
singers John Anderson from Yes and many others that actually have a smaller
vocal tract so they they don’t open up to a big sound necessarily or they can
they can make their song their voice sound bigger. In his case he takes it,
it’s very tubular in the sound (sings) so he kind of closes down and he
plays off that tubular sound that he has adds a lot of really cool air to the sound and then he’s got that great (sounds) kind of you know singers voice you know from
maturity, the maturation of singing for quite a while but I want to point that
out that it’s not that his vowels are small, it’s that he has a smaller vocal
tract than the way he sings and so his tone sounds a little smaller but it’s open for him and so within a small sound he can still make it big but just in a
different context. I hope that makes sense so let’s continue. And he’s very frontal (sings). He’s real frontal in the sound sorry my first one was a little out of pitch so I had
to redo that. Anyway but yeah he’s very frontal and very uses a lot of mask in
the sound as he goes up a little bit kinda like Lou Gramm from Foreigner right. Alright let’s continue. That’s nice. Spot on it’s cool. Nice. See what I mean about keeping the vocal tract nice and narrow. Great pitch man. Sing it with me. Now I love that transition. How cool is that right. This is really good songwriting.
You know who was really good at this is a Dan Huff if you look at.. listen to his song
“In My Dreams” you know (sings) right he does the same exact kind of transition with this like key change that’s really cool left-field so. Not left field but you know it takes you a
whole other different place. So then when you come back for the chorus you want to
hear it again. So I have a singing course it’s called How To Sing Better Than Anyone Else and I talk.. I have a whole, huge section on songwriting and I talk
about these, how you do these transitions so you take this left turn
so that by the time you’re done with this bridge or you know this break over
here you know pre-chorus or whatever it is and you come back to the chorus the verse, it makes you want to hear it again rather than it being so redundant you’re
like okay I’ve heard that let’s get on with this. So let’s listen to this break
again and then I want you guys to go back. In fact I’m gonna put it in here it’s..
the band is called Giant. It’s not it’s not the same as Richard Marx but I want
you to listen for that same exact kind of change that happens in “In My Dreams” I think the name of the song is so. Also fabulous guitar player, great songwriter, great producer. I think he went on to produce just a bunch of great
country artists. Talk about that later anyway let’s get back to Richard here we
go. So listen to this change. It’s nice huh. Kinda like Chicago did that too right..the band. Another mullet on the bass. Kind of very Chicago right. You’re waiting for Peter Cetera to come in any minute. Great songwriting man. Nicely produced. Like we talked a lot about Dimash right. So Dimash (sings) he would’ve been really open on the
sound but Richards vocal tract is sm.. so (sings) so he’s closing down the
sound quite a bit in his throat. He’s not structuring the sound it’s just a
smaller vocal tract. Bravo. Awesome. You know like I said I encourage you to
check out anything by Richard Marx he’s just a great songwriter, obviously great
performer, been spot-on just excellent stuff. Hey if you guys like what you
heard please like and subscribe to my channel and I have a singing forum it’s
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you get your feet wet and give you a chance to really sink your teeth into if
you’re a new singer or if you’ve been singing for a while you just want to
sing karaoke or whatever, all the way to the most advanced levels alright. So
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