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  1. Love the raspy quality of your voice, nice singing! Btw, I notice your
    voice has that kind of “stuffy nose” rock sound, which sounds great for
    rock, but RnB is a different story. Is that for stylistic reasons?

  2. Ken Tamplin Vocal Academy

    I actually had pnuemonia when I did this track and the Queen track 🙂
    That’s why the stuffy nose 🙂 But I had already booked the studio time so
    I went in and did it anyway.

  3. Ken Tamplin Vocal Academy

    Come join my Ken Tamplin Vocal Academy Singers Forums.
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  4. I think he should’ve explained first that Bruno Mars not just tenor his
    natural voice range is higher than tenor he is Countertenor you can compare
    it yourself. That’s why he mostly sings in the G4,A4,H4 and once he sings
    lower than E4, D4 he barely could be heard while actual tenor can sound
    easily on those notes

  5. I recently seen a question as to why you stick your tongue somewhat forward
    when singing higher or sustained notes. I did a high sustained open throat
    note, and just by me pushing my tongue forward a little, this made the tone
    louder, more focused, less dark, and better clarity. As if uncovering a
    speaker tweeter that has a rag on it, though not as pronounced. I have a
    small head for my body, really small mouth, and short fat tongue. This
    opened up my sound while I was experimenting in the mirror.

  6. Another note: I noticed that jutting my lower jaw forward slightly(very
    slightly), without tension, opened up my sound and even extended my range a
    couple notes because of some sort of release it feels like. I experimented
    with this because I notice Bruno Mars does this on his higher sustained
    notes. It makes sense though, for me, because I have a fat short tongue.
    Also, xrays and dentist visit show that my front teeth are forward/overbite
    my lower teeth. Not drastically, but its there, and they have mentioned it
    to me. I am 34 years old by the way. This jaw structure, coupled with my
    short fat tongue, and small mouth, create small throat passage. Just by
    opening my throat as you instruct,uvula retracted, helps. But the passage
    is still small somewhat. So, with me letting my tongue fall forward a
    little(creates more space in back of throat) along with my lower jaw being
    pushed forward a little…..changes my sound, clarity, focus, projection,
    immediately, and in a good way. Thanks for making these videos, because by
    studying what you and others are doing, I am learning alot.

  7. I really like the way Ken sings this song! This is a tough song to sing,
    and Ken just knocks it out of the ballpark! How to Sing Like Bruno Mars –
    Grenade. There is a singing lesson at the end of the song, discussing the
    techniques used. If you want to learn to belt out Killer songs like this,
    go to and learn how to get started
    growing your voice into a MONSTER! Nobody has singing lessons like this
    except Ken Tamplin Vocal Academy. You can learn more about KTVA at Ken’s
    singers forums at and chat with
    singers from all over the world, over 4,000 strong and growing!

  8. Ken Tamplin Vocal Academy

    Regarding My How To Sing Like… Series:

    People say “I want to sound like me and not anyone else.”
    And I say – Absolutely! No one should “clone” anyone.
    But we all have influences, and it is the sum of those influences, and how
    we “re-present” them with our own style that makes us great.

    Learning a difficult cover song where the bar is set high, is an excellent
    grading scale to see how well our technique is working.
    This is also true for learning different styles as this increases our
    vocabulary for diverse singing and helps us find our own unique voice.

    In my “How To Sing Like” videos, I still sound like Ken Tamplin, but seek
    to show you how to sing in their “style” safely.

    Check Out One Of My Original Songs Featuring Some Of My Singing Influences
    (singing both soft and heavy) Here: How To Sing Like David Coverdale –
    Glenn Hughes – Lou Gramm – Paul Rodgers

    When Choosing A Vocal Coach Or Singing Program, Make Sure The Coach Can
    Prove Their Technique With Their Own Voice & Their Students Voices Whether
    It’s Cover Songs Or Originals.

    The Proof Is In The Singing.

  9. I just wanted to know. When I’m singing and really getting into it, is it
    normal for your cheeks to start tingling? Or am I doing something wrong?
    And also what does it mean to sing from your toenails?

  10. This has a lot of down votes and I can’t understand why. The fact that you
    are naturally lower voiced than Bruno Mars and have stretched your voice
    into his range is irrelevant – it was just a great cover

  11. But the environment a person is brought up in also plays a part, says Mr Stoney; being exposed to music or playing instruments from a young age can help a person learn to sing well.

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