Vocal Impressions: Hearing Voices, Round Eight In our Vocal Impressions challenge, we invite you to reflect upon a group of well-known voices and share what emotions and sounds these evoke. We share listeners' descriptions and offer up our next challenge.
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Vocal Impressions: Hearing Voices, Round Eight

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Vocal Impressions: Hearing Voices, Round Eight

Vocal Impressions: Hearing Voices, Round Eight

Vocal Impressions: Hearing Voices, Round Eight

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Sounds Like ...?

How would you describe these four voices?

Listen to Fred Astaire

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Listen to Joe Cocker

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Listen to Katharine Hepburn

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Listen to Janis Joplin

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In our Vocal Impressions challenge, we invite you to reflect upon a group of well-known voices and share what emotions and sounds these evoke. Our last challenge was to take on the voices of Johnny Cash, Ethel Merman, Willie Nelson and Roy Orbison. We share those descriptions and present our next challenge: to describe the voices of Fred Astaire, Joe Cocker, Katharine Hepburn and Janis Joplin.