Vocal Coach Reaction to Chris Cornell – Audioslave – Cochise – Ken Tamplin Vocal Academy

Vocal Coach Reaction to Chris Cornell – Audioslave – Cochise – Ken Tamplin Vocal Academy

Hey guys, welcome back again to Ken Tamplin
Vocal Academy, where the proof is in the singing.
I want to do a vocal coach reacts to Chris
Cornell, and I chose Audioslave “Cochise” because
I think that’s one of his toughest tunes to
I think Say Hello to Heaven, there’s a couple
other ones.
In fact, I did on YouTube this song as well,
as like a medley, and I also did a Casino
Royale, so if you get a chance, I’ll have my
associate Bob put that in the description
so you guys can just click on it and see my
versions of it, but I wanted to do this and
talk about Chris because, you know, what an
incredibly talented dude, man. And what a great
loss to all of us in the rock world, and the
whole on the whole world actually. But so
anyway, I want to do a takedown of what he did
here in Cochise and we’ll just do it first.
I’ll try to stop it a step at a time and we
can discuss it as we go.
Here we go; I moved it all the way up to just
before the vocals.
So, here we go.
Right out of the gate.
I mean, he just goes full bore, you know?
He just Bam, right out the gates! Just
gettin’ it!
Now, what’s really important about this, by
the way, if you notice, I’m not hoarse and
I’ve been singing a lot today already.
I did three vocal lessons and an hour warm
up before I did this. And the Disturbed video
just before this one, but if you notice he
has a certain kind of compression that he
uses. And he uses what I was teaching you guys.
By the way, I was singing course called how
to sing better than anyone else and I walk
you through, step by step, how to get this kind
of distortion, but it’s not something you
can do right away.
It’s something you have to build up to.
Okay? So anyway, you use open throat techniques,
so AH, AH, AH, you build up that AH vowel first
It’s kind of like Dio did the same thing.
Dio had a very similar distortion, so as
you go through, you’re going to hear that
he’s able to control this distortion, and it’s
not shredding his vocal folds, okay?
That’s really important! So, let’s continue.
Here we go.
Okay, now there’s an illusion that he’s just
blood curdling, just shouting at you, right?
That’s not really what’s happening.
He’s actually compressing there
he’s compressing the air.
He’s not like screaming at a baseball game,
he’s pulling back the air and compressing
the air. And I’m going to bet that he did an hour’s
worth of vocals before this and he
worked up with a clean tone first, and then
add the clean tone.
He started leaning in the sound a little bit
more, a little bit more, a little bit more
until he was able to achieve this kind of
distortion safely, okay?
This is really important.
Excellent, man.
Okay, Now, one other thing that we discussed in the last
video the disturbed video, how most modern
singers covered the sound, and he was from
that era, right? So –
Right? So he’s covering the sound, and in
order for him to get up top like say
hello to heaven, and some of the other songs where
he goes higher, you’ve got to be able to open
up that sound.
It’s just too covered, it’s too dark, so I
would sing it:
I would open up that sound.
I wouldn’t cover that sound because
the more you cover the sound the less range
you’re going to get out of it, so let’s continue.
Here we go.
Okay, now…
I got to remind you guys, this requires
a tremendous amount of abdominal strength,
Because if it didn’t, it would be
You’d have a real weak, anemic,
weak sort of sound.
So you’ve got to get that roaring lion out
of the sound.
and then you’ve got to relax and release
between the phrase.
You can’t keep the stomach tense, you’ve got
to release between, you know:
you know, whatever the
other lyric is, sorry about the miss quote
on the lyric, but so you’ve got to release
and relax between each phrase.
Otherwise, you’re not going to have the strength
to finish the song, okay?
Very, very important.
Again, I cover all this in my singing course.
Here we go.
Now, I love that
All that use of air…
So he’s kind of really setting you up for something,
So we’re going to come into the famous scream
here and I do this… Bob, I’m going to, again,
as I said, I’m in the description tag, I’m
going to put my version of this.
So you can hear it and then, Bob, if you could also put my version of Casino Royale, so because
I do another scream at the end of that, where
it’s very similar in nature in how you achieve
this scream.
He’s going to give us the famous scream,
I want you to listen to my version, because
I’m going to tell you about how to achieve
this in a minute. Here we go.
Great. So…
And then it goes on to the end of the chorus, right?
Okay, so when you hear my scream, I want you
guys to understand something.
It’s not like you think. It’s actually relaxing
the vocal folds and the false folds,
and then you’re going to like
allow them to relax and vibrate
even more as you get into the sound.
He’s not killing it and blood-curdling screaming,
he’s actually getting into a state where once
that distortion has started, he starts to
relax into that sound and then the distortion
just takes over, kind of like the Roger Daltrey
scream and some of the other ones.
So check out in the description tag my version
of this so you can see how I walk through
this or how I sing this, because I add Show
Me How To Live and some other stuff in a medley.

But then also check at the end scream of Casino
Royale that I did have Chris’s version as well.
All right you guys, thank you for joining
me, Ken Tamplin Vocal Academy, where the proof
is in the singing. Until next time. Peace. Out.
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100 thoughts on “Vocal Coach Reaction to Chris Cornell – Audioslave – Cochise – Ken Tamplin Vocal Academy”

  1. Great video! Would love to hear your reaction to a low voiced singer like Peter Steele, or Til Lindemann. Not many of us bass singers in rock, or guys who rarely go to the 4th or 5th octaves and often go down to the 1st lol would be neat to see a video though

  2. If not familiar with Y & T Surrender, check it out. The entire album, Ten, is unbelievable. His vocals are very similar to this.Here's the song. Y&T Surrender. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kskSUpEDUos

  3. Okay KEN, you are a great singer, IF NOT for that fact, I'd have no respect for you. Please do a video and comments about Tony Harnell from TNT, a metal band from the 80's. Totally under rated and mostly UNHEARD. Listen to the song "Ready to leave" . Tony had been said to sing in a high range or octave powerfully while in "chest voice" or whatever it's called when a singer can sing a high note or notes while NOT singing in falsetto or head voice. And he'd been singing that way in the early to mid 2000's,so he hadn't lost the ability to sing that way after 30 some odd years. IF you DO a video on him, I hope I am notified.

  4. I will very happy if there's a reaction of iron maiden vocals like paul dianno, Bruce or blaze 😀
    Btw: I think you're amazing how you teaching and evaluated any vocal techniques and signing that. I'm new on your channel so… great !

  5. I would love to see a video on chris cornell's singing on "the last remaining light" song!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  6. Thanks ken for acknowledging the greatest rock singer of all time hands down there is nothing better this is the real deal his demons were real his words were haunted and genius you’ll never see someone like this ever again I promise that

  7. I will love to see an analysis of his earliests.. His voice change a lot in the pass of the years and the youngest Cornell was way out of the world!

  8. How about vocal coach reaction to Black Sabbath Hole in the Sky? Ozzy really pushes his voice on that one. And also, I think it would be interesting to hear your thoughts on Megadeth's High Speed Dirt. Dave isn't really seen as much of a signer by most, but I am curious to hear what you think he is doing to acheive the classic Dave sounds.

  9. Chris never safely used his voice, he was always blowing it out …that's how he got those horse sounds… Man his vocal folds much have looked like leather …

  10. Great !

    Could you please react to the Audioslave live at letterman and especially to the song Set it of from that show ? It's juste Chris at his peak of audioslave era and it's just crazy how he belts on the "Alright"

    Thank you and keep the great great job you're doing !

  11. I would absolutely LOVE to see a reaction from Circa Survive’s Anthony Green. He’s a super tenor and all of their songs are great

  12. Love it. RIP Chris Cornell. What a vocal legend. On another note.. How about some Halestorm? I’d love to hear your take on that… seems to me like Lzzy maybe uses a similar technique to Chris?

  13. You seem to really know your stuff pertaining to music, that is awesome. I honestly love Chris Cornell and I wish I could have met him.


    Would you possibly take a look at his song called “Part of Me featuring Timbaland”? I would love to hear your reaction to it.

  14. Are you reacting to a performance that only LOOKS live?  This video seems like he's not actually singing live in it at all.  This is confusing…….

  15. I think Chris's vowels are less chesty, less round more trebley sounding and the distortion is more murky and raspy

  16. Thank you for doing this. I feel he is one of , if not the best male rock voice evah. That's just my opinion. I usually prefer female voices belting rock, but his has the emotional nuance and range that is so compelling and gorgeous.

  17. Big Wreck! Live @ The Suhr Factory! Gotta be some of my favorite live music to listen to for the past 3 or 4 years

  18. Chris was one of the best vocalists I have ever heard in my life, aside from Steve Perry lol……… R.I.P. Mr. Cornell, you will be missed brotha…..Thanks Ken for taking the time on this amazing talent!!

  19. Ok man I respect u, but tell me about that Cornell voice moment: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fAV01JhxvfM

  20. Chris Cornell fantastic voice tempered by Jack Daniels and Marlboro. Can't replicate that easily, guy sounds far too clean.

  21. There has never been, and never will be, another vocalist with the power and strength that Chris Cornell had. Rest in peace, Chris. You are much more than legendary.

  22. Great review! Chris Cornell has the best voicein rock n roll imo. Well, had 😥 that is one hell of an instrument! You're a great singer as well!

  23. Ken! Brother, I'm auditioning for a Bob Seger tribute. I naturally fit this project pretty good, but I'm really struggling to end a lot of his phrases without breaking up. He has a really fast vibrato that I thing helps him… any tips?

  24. Ken, do you have any lessons or covers of Steve Walsh from Kansas?
    Would love to hear
    Portrait (he knew)
    Point of no return
    What's on my mind
    People of the south wind.

  25. There is a video on the production of Black Hole Sun where the producer reveals just how loud Chris sang. Cochise was recorded after he strained his voice severely by pushing his voice while drinking and using drugs. I don’t think the tone was entirely a choice… ✌🏻

  26. Dude you are awesome. I love your videos and you seem so nice and normal. I just thing you are soo good and deserve all your views!

  27. Meanwhile Chris looked half asleep when singing like this. Dude had such natural power it was absurd

  28. I was in a Christian metal band when this album dropped. My guitarist at the time loved this record and I became a huge fan as well. In fact, this album had me digging back into a lot of the grunge bands from the Nineties that I'd forsaken back then, but had now grown to appreciate a little more. Chris Cornell, to me, is to grunge what Ronnie James Dio was for metal. He was "The Voice" of that era and beyond. The quintessential modern rock vocalist. Supremely talented singer with tons of technique. It's easy to let that overshadow his total musicianship though as well as his songwriting. This guy had it all. He too, like RJD, is sorely missed. RIP Chris Cornell!

  29. Ken. You mention singers who lose their voices in this video (I think!). Have you done a video on how to avoid this? I find surprisingly little online about it, people just tend to mention it or say 'you need to learn to do x to your voice' but dont say how

  30. I think Korn copied that slow part towards the end. Hehe and then the growl- they're partly death metal, I think:-). They're like The Cult in this song.

  31. I was wondering, the closest i've come to this kind of distortion is, i think, pretty accurate to what you are saying: Relaxed, not really excessively loud, and more of a contained, compressed sound. However, i still feel this vibrating "boiling" thing at the middle of my throat. It causes strain after a while of doing it. Am i to assume this should not be there? The technique should feel totally relaxed?

  32. All the respect to the man and the singer that i stili ove , but live he NEVER performs like in studio ( may be in the first SG albim ). You are reacting to a studio version ! Live he was "different" in many ways , often out of tune and other voice stuff . I love cochise , i do not audioslave , RATM true fan here !

  33. I love these videos. Can you do a vocal coach reacts to Trent Reznor? I really really love NIN and would like to hear your take on his voice.

  34. Now, did he have polyps because even his cleans sound kinda distorted to me. (Could be my tinnitus though)

  35. Hello Ken, all your video analysis are always so deep and amazing ! It would be interesting to see your reaction also to charismatic baritones like Eric Burdon, Glenn Danzig and Jim Morrison… Thank you!

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