Top 10 Hansi Kürsch Quotes About SingingMetal_Treasure Hansi Kürsch is the lead singer for German metal band Blind Guardian and German-American metal band Demons & Wizards.
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He said something interesting in another interview but I can't find it and can't quote it. But it was something like, "the key to good singing is the big belly."
Update: found it. He actually said "The big belly is the ultimate source of power! " - Metal_Treasure
He is talking about the multi-layered vocal tracks where he does vocal harmonies - each track of those vocals that create a choir effect is recorded individually. - Metal_Treasure
"Tales from the Twilight World" came out in 1990, so after 1990. - Metal_Treasure
I had no enough space, so this is the last sentence:
"She accepted the differences between technical knowledge and abilities, and the necessity of using them (or not) in Guardian songs. "
And I didn't use a line in the item title (had no space) but it's important:
"[Since she has been disappointed with the snobish attitude of classical musicians here in Europe] she never tried to change my musical ideology,..." - Metal_Treasure
"Doing some of these [while recording] can spoil a whole day and I could have too much grit on my cords the next days, which has an effect on the other keys I sing in. I need perfect control for the gritty ones to avoid these problems." - Metal_Treasure
This is the 2nd half of the quote:
"The more melodious information you have and the more these melodies interact, the faster you will recognize blue notes, to say it nicely. In many songs we do have a lot of elements interacting at the same time. This can drive you nuts."
Hansi sings to very "melodious information" that isn't only rhythm guitars supported. - Metal_Treasure
He said that while describing the challenges at live shows. - Metal_Treasure
"To recover completely after such situations I would need to rest at least for a quarter of a year, which we usually don't have."
Hansi goes on stage with laryngitis and other illnesses because Blind Guardian have a rule "Do not cancel a show due to illness".
"Painful for everyone but extremely dangerous for vocalists, of course", he added. - Metal_Treasure
I had no space, so here's is the last sentence:
"This region only supplies the amount of raspy ingredients I want to add." - Metal_Treasure
This was his answer to the question "How To Be A Good Metal Vocalist? " - Metal_Treasure
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2. In most of the cases I have to find my way through walls of guitars, effects and larger than life drum arrangements.
3. Each track is recorded individually. Harmonizers and "perfect pitch" programs do not work well with my voice due to distortion and natural double layer effects my vocal cords have.