How to Sing Like Brendon Urie
Being a renowned singer in the art of expansive vocal range, Brendon Urie is very spectacular for the fact he has prepared his instrument to be one of the best worldwide.
His vocal range spans four octaves and you cannot find such talent just lying anywhere.
He has total control of his voice and he tunes his voice in a manner that everything he does while singing, it goes smoothly and relaxed.
He does not strain himself to sing and projects his music very nicely.
He also has a pleasant tone that is unique, of good quality, natural, and can be easily recognized in his music.
Some call him a vocal chameleon as his voice in The Ballad Of Mona Lisa tells of class and brightness.
He shows dexterity and agility in his looks as he sports an athletic build too.
Some other songs which he has made shows various abilities he possesses like that of singing complex melisma [Hallelujah live acoustic in his bedroom], vocal runs that can be simpler [Casual Affair live 2014] or quicker and longer [Hey Look Ma, I Made It live on The Voice in late 2018 & Death Of A Bachelor].
You are sure to love such a flare of music and the ability he portrays when making them.
There are several tips you could try out if you feel you want to sing like the great Brendon Urie and make similar music that sounds like his.
The tips below will help you achieve that desire you have.
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Tips to Sing Like Brendon Urie
Vocal stamina and superlative breath control
These two features are very noticeable when Urie sings and it seems as though his voice doesn’t see tiredness of long minutes as he sings on and on.
He tunes himself to ensure is lung is filled with sufficient air so that he sustains notes for moments without altering its stability, tone, or pitch.
Brendon Urie Falsetto: Integrate Vibrato
In a press release, Brendon Urie announced that he gained inspiration from Gwen Stefani when he was still little and put the Vibrato to good use.
He lets it come out narrow and quick though he can alter or change it at any point and without difficulties.
He shows such voice switching ability in I Believe In A Thing Called Love and can steadily sing disjointed lines like the show he put up in Miss Jackson live at The Buzz.
He was seen repeating the same word-line in the chorus several without altering the vowels and syllables apart from each other.
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Brendon Urie Range Place: Practice expansive lower range
Brendon Urie has a lower range which is astonishingly extensive and hard for a tenor.
With comfort and ease, it could decrease in the bottom half of the second octave even if between F#2 and C3 he sounds most relaxed.
In Halloween, you find notes as low as C#2 or D2 at the lower edges as they are used for synchronization with a sinister, undeviating tone, and in Nicotine live 2008, those notes can also be conveyed with a thicker, husky and frying quality.
The point you will find the chameleon quality of Urie is in the Mid-range, which is his highest range, from the lower third octave to the lower fourth one.
This is that point he can change, edit, and modulate his voice to suit his preference.
He could deliver these notes with a deep, solid, and compacted tone that is more expressive through the use of well-executed roars like in Big Shot live Tribute in 2013.
In Victorious, he did vaguely lighter one but dazed, lively and with a rock edge and in L.A. Devotee, one that is bursting, soft and curved (and reflected more of his natural voice.
It as in his live performance, Dying In LA that he showed one that is lighter and brighter in quality, and no matter his choice of quality, he is always capable of carrying the attitude and emotion of the song outstandingly.
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Try his belting range
The belting range is expansive, powerful, and resonant and it begins at F4 (or sometimes lower) and ends at G#5/A5 impressively by combining the head and chest voice [Dream On, Casual Affair].
Most times, he delivers the lower belts from E4/F4 to A4 with an awkward, cumbersome tone, while the mid-belts from Bb4 to C#5 comes out more innate and gives a brighter, penetrating and more “open” sound like his performance for I Write Sins Not Tragedies.
Brendon Urie commands head vice well and the way he employs it, not all singers can match with him as they use more of falsetto.
Nevertheless, he is capable of singing in a radiant, poignant, and light falsetto and this came out well in Camisado though he uses head voice more.
He used the head voice in Bohemian Rhapsody live and its full tone which sounds clean and bright was superb though he can tune it to be also lighter or raspier.
Brendon Urie Vocal Warm Up: Concentrate on how to use vowels
Brendon Urie is known for his easy flow of vowels which he never ignores when singing.
You will need to center yourself on this aspect so that you can ease anxiety.
When you sing and speak in a very supple non-airy voice, you might be doing a modal “neutral” voice as they can use all vowels without alteration.
You will have to position your vocal tract in a way similar to that when you stick your tongue out and say ‘aa’ so the doctor can look through with a flashlight if you wish to pronounce vowels like Aa as in ‘cat’, ‘er’ as in her or ubb without the ‘b’.
With steady rehearsals, you will surely master the art of using your vowels just like him.
It is clear to you now that there are various ways you can completely tune your voice to sound like that of Brendon Urie.
It does not matter whether you are singing on a stage, in your house, or at a studio.
What matters is how you employ the right steps and with the above tips, you are covered and will surely start sounding like him when you follow them graciously.