Below is the demo of Adele’s “Hello” as sung by me and arrangement availed by Hal Leonard. This kind of singing requires a bit of “character voice”. You want to grab on to some of the nuances of the original voice. For a recognizable song like this, I went for some of that. I got permission to give you a sneak preview. This is pre mix and mastered recorded at Steel Moon Recording in Oshkosh. Adele is a mega star. She’s improved her technique and hopefully, will continue to grow as a singer. Her star shines bright and with a healthy attitude and smart musical choices she can sing well in to her middle age. This vocal range covers three octaves. The Bb to C (above middle C) are chest voice but the embellishments that go to an Eb (with word) are in what we call a “blend” the Ab riff is in middle/head. What really matters in that voice are the words! If you’re writing something that crosses over in to mid voice, try to give yourself a consonant or more of a forward vowel placement to grab on to (pop singing v.s. classical or choral is different when it comes to vowels). Hal Leonard has a Youtube channel with all the big band demos on it. You can hear them in their entirety. Can you guess the ones I’ve sung? 😉 This song was fun to interpret. A little Adele, a little Planet. For more information on vocal lessons, live or via Skype, Email me firstname.lastname@example.org and put in subject “vocal lesson inquiry”.