I have recently undergone my first singing lesson. I was petrified, but came out of it very happy indeed. It was an odd experience; couldn't help but feel like I had accomplished something great. Almost the same feeling as coming off stage, never mind...


On the way out of the door, my teacher commented:

"I like how roar you voice is, we can use that", only I never asked her what she meant by that. Me personally, I have never heard that in that extent.

What does having a 'raw' voice mean?


A 'raw' voice is basically an unrefined voice, though I don't mean 'unrefined' in a pejorative sense. Rather it sounds like your voice isn't smooth, but has a sort of inherent grit to the tonality. I'm thinking of Joe Cocker's singing voice, with an inherent barky delivery that translates into power, pathos, aggression (etc) when singing.

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