Don't miss a great article from the Texas Tech University Music Theory blog: "The grain of Josh Groban's voice."
Grain is a great word to apply to vocal quality. There is a focus in a fine voice, a germ, a yeast kernel, a mustard seed. Something that grows -- on you, and then in you.
I've heard this in the singing of Dietrich Fisher-Dieskau, but I haven't even heard the other name in the article: Charles Panzera.
What does he sound like, I wonder?
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