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Posted: 31 Aug 12, 01:04 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ilX5WnFjjE

He sings medley of We Are the Champions, Somebody to Love, Tie Your Mother Down, Crazy Little Thing Called Love and We Will Rock You.

What do you guys think of this guy? Does the video deserve the title "how to sing like F.M."?

Personally I think he sounds very Freddie like in some places, but overall he is too raspy and husky. Maybe fitting for example The Miracle songs.
His high notes are very good!

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Posted: 31 Aug 12, 09:17 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

what a hell ???


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Posted: 31 Aug 12, 11:24 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Without watching I assume this is the Ken Tamplin video? He is demonstrating how to sing like Freddie NOT sound like Freddie.

He's got some voice, watch his version of Run To The Hills.

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Posted: 31 Aug 12, 12:27 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Yeah, I saw this a while back and was WTF? at first. Then I realized that he literally meant sing like Freddie, as in technique-wise, and not sound like Freddie.

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Posted: 31 Aug 12, 13:30 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Like someone youtuber replied: "Freddie with a cold" :D

Yes it's a Ken Tamplin video. There's also more these "how to sing like" videos, he has covered Steve Perry, Brian Johnson, Bruno Mars, Robert Plant etc, some are good some aren't, usually mixed comments from youtubers.

Like Bad Seed and AdamMethos mentioned, his thing is the technique, not the sound.


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Posted: 01 Sep 12, 04:26 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Ken is obviously a very good singer who has mastered the technique of head voice / mix. The only issue is that his voice isn't really suited for Queen. Especially pre 82 Queen. Nevertheless, he performs excellent renditions with the voice he has.

Ken also sells singing lessons, in fact these How to sing like vids are only there for marketing those lessons. I love singing, but I have huge reservations about any "taped" lessons. Without an instructor to hear what you're doing, you run a good risk of ruining what you had before starting.


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Posted: 01 Sep 12, 06:33 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Over the Field wrote:
Like someone youtuber replied: "Freddie with a cold" :D



Opps...oh dear that was me im dbx125. I wasn't trying to be rude to the guy but that's just the first thought I had when I heard him.

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Posted: 01 Sep 12, 11:54 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

IMO, he's a good singer but he doesn't have a good voice, as in, he sings well technically but his voice isn't one I would pay to hear.

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Posted: 02 Sep 12, 04:24 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

His "Paul Rodgers" isn't that bad.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SA-OX7IYYXg&feature=player_embedded

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Posted: 02 Sep 12, 10:28 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Ken Tamplin is the only other Christian Rock performer I've listened to other than Marc/Downhere (much more 'rock' in his performances, however ;))

This, with JSS (and Howie Simon)  - I love:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MAnW6tnKOBs

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Posted: 02 Sep 12, 16:10 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I like the song but I would have preferred JSS to sing all of it. ;-)

What strange coincidences. Ken and Marc are Christian rock and they've both worked with Jeff, then stir in the Queen connection...