What is a vocalist?:
A vocalist is someone who performs a piece of music through singing. Also called musician, the vocalist or singer may be accompanied by instrumentalists and/or back-up singers and they may perform a cappella.
What does a vocalist do?:
A vocalist is someone who not only possess a beautiful voice, but also loves to perform and considers singing a serious career. Professional singers are those who've undergone extensive vocal training under a teacher or vocal coach.
Lead vocalist - Main singer, sings the melody Backing vocalist - Backup vocals that accompanies the lead vocalist, sings the harmony Session singers - Vocalists who are hired for a certain project or performance within a specific period of time Understudy - Vocalist who fills in when the assigned singer is unable to perform
Vocalists may either be the:
Vocalists perform pieces based on their vocal ability or vocal range. They are classified as soprano, mezzo soprano, tenor, alto and bass.
What are the qualities of a good vocalist?:
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Why become a vocalist?:
There is a very high demand for vocalists; they appear on stage in musicals or plays, you see them in concerts, bars and lounges, they perform on tv, films, radio shows and they release singles and song albums. If you have a beautiful voice, love to sing and perform, becoming a vocalist may be your dream career.
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