Top 10 Hansi Kürsch Quotes About SingingHansi Kürsch is the lead singer for German metal band Blind Guardian and German-American metal band Demons & Wizards.
The Top Ten
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