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Over the past couple days MANY fans/viewers on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram have been asking me about my own personal vocal influences. I do believe that mimicking other voices which we find appealing can have some value in our artistic development, as long as we eventually reconnect those aesthetic values to our own unique individual instrument. I have MANY vocal inspirations, but one vocalist in particular played an integral role in inspiring me to explore the upper register of my voice.
Bryan McKnight was the first male R&B singer I ever heard who used ALL of his voice in such a dynamic way: Chest, Mix, Head… he floated through all of his registers with an ease that seemed – to me – impossible. And he never shied away from dynamically using his head voice. I was amazed… and motivated. Even now, you can hear some of his influence in the way I use my head voice (even at times when I’m trying NOT to sound like him). lol 🙂