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Vocal Quotes

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If I had my choice, I'd pick a song that tells a story every time.
There is a great deal of pleasure in doing the vocal
on a number that you can put feeling into.
- Vaughn Monroe

When I was on the air a lot my throat and vocal chords got tired.
If you don't vary your tones you can't get pretty tired of your own voice.
- Alan Ladd

There were a whole lot, I bought every blues record I could find,
it wasn't just one or two people.
My vocal influences were Ray Charles and Bobby Blue Bland.
- Johnny Winter

Even if I don't have the money to take vocal lessons,
I'll practice in the house by myself singing out loud.
- Christina Milian

 

The development of new instrumental and vocal idioms
has been one of the remarkable phenomena of recent music.
- George Crumb

I don't dictate the solos and I don't dictate the vocal harmonies.
- Dan Hicks

I never took any vocal training.
- Marvin Hamlisch

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The most effective instruments do have a vocal quality.
- Robert Wyatt

For my part, if I consider poetry as an object,
I maintain that it is born of the necessity of adding
a vocal sound (speech) to the hammering of the first tribal music.
- Eugenio Montale

About 10 years ago, I took some vocal lessons.
I'll bet that helped.
I got a tape of exercises that the girl gave me,
which I don't do anymore, but they were good.
And I don't smoke.
- Dan Hicks

These kids today, everything is about hitting a vocal home run.
- Frankie Avalon

I do a lot of vocal hygiene.
- Lesley Garrett

If I feel strongly, I say it.
I know I can do more good by being vocal than by staying quiet.
I'd have a whole lot more money if I lied,
but I wouldn't enjoy spending it.
- Martina Navratilova

Where Joe was more vocal and emotional whereas Chuck was very reserved.
But, both of them executed great strategy and both
of them demanded a lot of their players.
- Franco Harris

Only a knowledgeable, empowered and vocal citizenry
can perform well in democracy.
- David Brin

I was very young at the time, and I mainly appreciated their vocal qualities,
even though I was already living as they did -
as black performers in a white world.
- Bobby Short

My vocal ability is very limited, but I'm fortunate
in that I can write the songs around my vocal limitations.
- Glenn Tipton

The more one listens to ordinary conversations the
more apparent it becomes that the reasoning faculties
of the brain take little part in the direction of the vocal organs.
- Edgar Rice Burroghs

My vocal style I haven't tried to copy from anyone.
It just developed until it became the girlish whine it is today.
- Robert Plant

As you know, there are certain languages that lend
themselves very easily to vocal use.
- Neville Marriner

Relations between black and white would be greatly
improved if we were more accepting of our fears and
our feelings and more vocal about it.
- Sarah Silverman

But when you get to a song, not only do you have to do a vocal melody,
you have to write words and not be redundant and make
some semblance of a story.
- Glenn Danzig

It is simple nonsense to speak of the fixed tempo of
any particular vocal phrase.
Each voice has its peculiarities.
- Anton Seidl

There's a whole set of values, spawned by the vocal
and highly visible Republicans,
that appeal to the worst in people.
Our society is moving in that direction.
- Major Owens

Vocal study before age 20 is likely to be injurious,
though some survive it in the hands of very careful
and understanding teachers.
- Alma Gluck

We figured you could download live shows for days,
so we decided to go for a cream-of-the-crop approach,
but not just take the best vocal or the best performances.
- Ben Harper

I felt I never needed to fight for a more prominent
songwriting and increased vocal role with the Cars.
- Benjamin Orr

And I've had vocal training on and off for years.
- Julia Barr

They read their sports pages, know their statistics
and either root like hell or boo our butts off.
I love it.
Give me vocal fans, pro or con, over the tourist types
who show up in Houston or Montreal and just sit there.
- Mike Schmidt

In the Muslim world, there are many people who have
been vocal and we have been very vocal against extremists.
But how to win this battle is an ongoing battle.
And we must continue to wage the battle for peace.
- Feisal Abdul Rauf

Acquiring a repertoire in these days,
when the vocal literature is so immense,
so overwhelming, that the student with sense will devote
all his energies to work and not imagine himself a martyr to art.
- Alma Gluck

Just with the basic one guitar, one piano and one vocal and an audience,
I think that the intimacy comes through more.
People feel much more connected to the song because
there's nothing in the way,
and I actually enjoy doing that.
- Graham Nash

We are the kind of people who obsess over one word...
but we have only one shot to get it right in concert.
It was hard the first time I practiced with them.
I was so nervous that my vocal chords were paralyzed for about a half-hour.
- Amy Tan

I would start seeing, in just the sense I was saying now,
the kind of record it was going to be and what the arrangement demands,
and what my vocal part should be in the record.
This was all emerging as the song was emerging.
- Art Garfunkel

But my role is to just apply the skills I've learned over the years:
you listen to the guitar,
you listen to the vocal melodies, you listen to the rhythm,
and you come up with something that helps you take the song somewhere.
- Krist Novoselic

I do not know whether there be, as a rule,
more vocal expression of the sentiment of love between a man and a woman,
than there is between two thrushes.
They whistle and call to each other,
guided by instinct rather than by reason.
- Anthony Trollope

Brenda did some little vocal arrangements for us and she got to sing as well.
So, we're happy to be able to work together and that's
another reason why we look forward to doing more of these.
- Rick Derringer

If even in science there is no a way of judging a theory
but by assessing the number,
faith and vocal energy of its supporters,
then this must be even more so in the social sciences:
truth lies in power.
- Imre Lakatos

I've never taken vocal lessons.
My early trumpet training and a fortunate talent for
singing has always been enough for me.
In the case of rock singing, I've always felt it was
better to remain a bit untrained to maintain your individuality.
- Ronnie James Dio

Attempting to write vocal oriented songs to me felt
like going through the motions and if you are going
to go through the motions you might as well just do
any gig that caused you to do repetitive motions like
banging a hammer or serving fries.
- Ronnie Montrose

I definitely don't subscribe to the theory that more instruments,
or more vocal tracks, harmony, or double tracking the voice,
is a good thing.
People do their early albums very stripped down,
then each album becomes bloated.
- Joanna Newsom

People who share the same language, French or Chinese or whatever,
have the same vocal cords and emit sounds which are basically the same,
as they come from the same throats and lungs.
- Pierre Schaeffer

I keep these songs in my head until I get behind the microphone.
I never spend more than 30 or 40 minutes singing the
vocal or it will sound mechanical.
There are always mistakes, but it's about feeling more than being perfect.
- Brian McKnight

I started singing about three years ago,
I entered a local singing competition called Stratford Idol.
The other people in the competition had been taking
singing lessons and had vocal coaches.
I wasn't taking it too seriously at the time,
I would just sing around the house.
I was only 12 and I got second place.
- Justin Bieber

I wouldn't say I worked with these people because I
was looking for a particular vocal sound.
I worked with them because I loved what they had done
before-and because they really wanted to work with me.
- Melanie Chisholm

I'm sure any vocal teacher that listens to me would
rather cut my throat than do anything -
I do everything all wrong - but I think for me that's the best -
because I don't think I have a voice so I think what
I project would be style -
if I learned to sing I'd lose my style.
- Julie London

Shareholder activism is not a privilege -
it is a right and a responsibility.
When we invest in a company, we own part of that company
and we are partly responsible for how that company progresses.
If we believe there is something going wrong with the company,
then we, as shareholders, must become active and vocal.
- Mark Mobius

When I'm alone at home, I really prefer to listen to
Wagner's orchestral music rather than any vocal music.
I find it illuminating not to have to pay attention
to voices in the recordings.
- Kiri Te Kanawa

Puffy produced four of the tracks on the album.
Those are the four songs that are collaborations between Puffy and me.
And he gives me my space to work even when we work together,
like with my producer and my vocal coach.
- Jennifer Lopez

The secret of it is to read what you've got in front of you.
Don't, if you suspect that something has a double meaning,
don't pause.
Don't put on a leery vocal expression if you know what I mean on radio.
Don't sort of do anything other than read it.
- Humphrey Lyttelton

You don't move just because you want to go from this point to that point -
the body has to be using the words as well as you vocally use the words.
- Eartha Kitt

James Brown was one of the first artists who found
four bars that he liked and played them the entire way through,
and then he just added to it vocally.
- Brian Austin Green

Getting in shape for this role, which is incredibly demanding,
vocally, has been a lot of hard work,
but I'm nailing it.
I'm even kind of, at times, blowing my own mind,
because I am even able to talk right now.
- David Hasselhoff

Well, obviously I wanted it to sound as original as possible.
I suppose the influences that we had were probably
from the actual power point of view we wanted to be like the Who.
Vocally we wanted to be like the Beach Boys,
whatever was good at the time.
- Roy Wood

I just like simplicity.
I like simple songs, I like simple chords,
simple vocals, simple lead guitar.
I just like simplicity.
That's just the way I like it.
- Jeremy Spencer

I live for playing live.
All my records are live, since After the Gold Rush,
with the exception of Trans and the vocals on Landing on Water.
- Neil Young

I write the vocals last, because I wanted to invent
the music first and push the music to the level that
I had to compete against it.
- Axl Rose

All my vocals were recorded at home,
which was great for me.
You can actually have a studio in a computer program called ProTools.
I did half the record with ProTools.
- David Coverdale

It was way out in the woods in a beautiful,
huge log studio.
Keith Richards came in and did the vocals with Levon.
Again, a big party, but we did get a good cut out of it.
- Scotty Moore

If I'm playing with Ozzy it's just a guitar thing.
But with the vocals I feel like I'm studying for the SATs.
- Zakk Wylde

There's Eddie's conviction and his lyrics and his ideals,
and he can just rock straight out.
His vocals are incredible.
And we all are really competent musicians.
- Mike McCready

I usually prepare a track and then I work with the
artist when it's time to do the vocals.
- Kenneth Edmonds

The vocals are what immediately draw people in and sell the song.
- Jerry Harrison

For a young band about to make a record,
make sure you get the vocals right.
- Jerry Harrison

But when I record my next studio album,
of course I'll do the lead vocals.
- Lita Ford

The only time it dominates is during a solo,
or when we play a low blues and I put figures in behind Eric's vocals.
There's never any real problem fitting guitar and organ together.
- Alan Price

I'm making a record that's half stripped down acoustic
which is the way I perform a lot and half of it is very produced.
It's really hard to keep music simple but I was trying
to keep it simple and focus on one or two instruments and vocals.
- Lisa Loeb

There are a lot of people using technology that are
playing to a click with backing vocals already stuck
in there on some computerized thing that runs along
in time to the show so they have these amazing vocals
that are only partly the guys on stage producing them at the time.
- James Young

We were gradually playing larger venues and in the
early days PA systems were kind of non-existent.
So to play loud, we had to use louder equipment.
The PA systems back then didn't mic the instruments -
only the vocals.
- John Entwistle

I'm tired of being around men all the time.
I'm going to start a band called Skirt with three girls
and I'll play the guitar and sing backing vocals in drag.
I went window shopping when I was in New York,
saw a lot of amazing dresses.
- Brian Molko

But I would lie on the floor and analyze everything.
I'd listen to all the strings and the background vocals
on the Saturday Night Fever soundtrack and try to pick
out the different instruments.
- Kevin Richardson


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