Let’s talk Justin Bieber’s voice

I can’t diss this young man. After all, he grew up in my province of Ontario!

My concern is the care and development of his voice, now that his voice is changing. I heard him on The Voice recently, and I wasn’t all that impressed. The middle voice didn’t sound “easy” and effortless, and he was reaching for his high notes.

I do believe he has the potential, but I’m not sure that he is getting the vocal support he needs at this stage in his career. He needs to be vocalizing everyday through his entire register. Otherwise, vocally he will be out of shape, and he will suffer by having to reach and strain for his high notes…in other words… his larynx will rise. If his larynx is rising then he will likely face troubles such as hoarseness and laryngitis.  In the studio, miracles can be done…..so that doesn’t count. He will sound great in the studio. Live performance is the only indicator that will tell us whether Bieber is mixing well enough when he sings.

Time will tell……….

When it’s not perfect….

Have you experienced this….you can’t hear yourself singing in the monitor above the noise, or you have a cold and you’re really worried about the high note that is coming.

Conditions are not going to be perfect. Trust me, been there, done that. You know, there is this saying about going with the flow…….have you heard of it? Sure you have!

Somehow, some way, you are going to find the way to make this experience the best it can be. When you roll with the punches, your audience will not even know things aren’t perfect. Trust me. And even if they do, (because maybe you told them), it’s the way you handle it that matters. Singing through a tough cold but having fun and putting on a great show goes a long way. I know it’s not ideal but sometimes you have no choice.

Your facial expressions need to reflect that everything is A-OK, even if it’s not. You owe it to your audience. You are a professional…..you owe it to yourself to be the best you can be.