Wednesday, August 16, 2006

New DVD Teaches Elvis Wannabes How to Sing, Act Like The King

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – While many people worship the King of Rock ’n’ Roll, very few can imitate Elvis Presley’s unique style of singing.

But that may change, thanks to a new instructional video called Sing Like The King, which will be released today (Aug.16) to honor the 29th anniversary of Presley’s death.

Director John Paget says its difficult for many impersonators to grasp Presley’s guttural, Southern drawl, so they tend to sing from their throat instead of their diaphragm.

That strains more than their vocal chords, Paget admits, since “more impersonators have hurt people’s ears then their own voices.”

To make learning easier, the video breaks down popular Presley songs phonetically so Elvis emulators can learn how to sound out each syllable individually.

The video also teaches signature Elvis dance moves and even how to hold the microphone like the King.

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