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Old 2004-11-07, 13:55
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Singing like Children of Bodom?

Hey guys, I am 15 years old... I play Bass, Keyboards, and I sing. Unfortuantly my clean normal vocals are not the greatest, so I decided I wanted to learn how to sing like Alexi Laiho from Children of Bodom. (My Real goal is Mikael from Opeth but I find this an impossible Task).

Can someone please supply me with tips on how to sound anything REMOTLEY like Alexi, then that would be awesome.

I try to sing like him, it doesnt come out right.. and my throat hurts directly after so I know I am doing SOMTHING wrong.

Thanks again.

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Old 2004-11-07, 14:58
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i dont think you can do anything to make your voice sound any different. but no offense man but why would you want to sound like him, he sucks...
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Old 2004-11-07, 15:47
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Old 2004-11-07, 15:54
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Well, Thats not exactly easy... I am kind of in a band who plays a bunch of live shows, and I am taking the vocal spot now, and I am expected to live up to it.

I just need a way to sound remotley similar.
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Old 2004-11-07, 15:56
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as sir cat pointed out, Alexi sucks, so just go out there are fart into the mic. should be decently similar
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Old 2004-11-07, 16:02
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Alexi's nothing special, he just has his own voice and puts it to work. If you don't sound like him, that's just too bad for you.
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Old 2004-11-07, 16:21
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Just trying to get your voice sound like someone else's won't work. Try to mature your own voice instead. Thats easier and sounds better.
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Old 2004-11-07, 16:32
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no joke, but wait untill youre older. im not putting you down, your voice just isnt ready yet
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Old 2004-11-07, 16:44
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I dont mean sound like him as being mimicking, or itenditical tone..

I mean the sound he creates, its that scratchy kind of vocals.
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Old 2004-11-22, 23:31
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Hey man, I know what you mean since I have come very close to sounding like Alexi. I'm going to bring some bad news to the table right away, Alexi Laiho uses a lot of voice mods. Among the mods are vocal compression, which most bands use anyways, i do, and some distortion (this is the case of some of the newer stuff, especialy the new album).

Yea the voice mods are apparent, trust me I did try layering two compressors, a tiny bit of distortion, and reverb of course, and I could get a similar effect to his. Obviously i didn't sound exactly like him, I have my own voice, but I could get pretty close.

My advise, don't copy him exactly, find your nich. I found it a bit hard to sing like him, since my band covers one or two Children of Bodom songs, because I have a deaper voice than him. But realy, effects that he uses on his voice do help, and I've been using some ever since I tried them, but do try to find your nich and then just go with it and make your own adjustments.

Hope this helped a bit.
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Old 2004-11-23, 00:30
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go for the mikael voice, growl from your chest and not your throat, thats how you get that deeper growl, and practice your ass off, cus after a full set, your throat will be shot if you dont
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Old 2004-11-23, 00:37
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doctor, i noticed you updated the drum zone rules.

i think some updating needs to be done here: no more fucking children of boredom threads.
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Old 2004-11-23, 00:44
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doctor, i noticed you updated the drum zone rules.

i think some updating needs to be done here: no more fucking children of boredom threads.

once again, i second that idea
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Old 2004-11-23, 07:00
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