▲ Kim Heesun (on the left) is teaching Infinite’s main vocal, Nam Woohyun, how to let out a strong vocal during high parts.
(Just took out one paragraph because it was irrelevant to Infinite)
To find out more about what a vocal trainer does, Sports Seoul went to the studio that the newcomer male idol group, Infinite, were receiving vocal training at.
Infinite has been receiving vocal training from Kim Heesun since October 2009. When there’s no special schedule, they usually practice 2~3 days a week. Each lesson is 3 hours.
Infinite said that they can receive a very important thing through constant training. “If we practice by ourselves, we can create a bad habit when singing. However, if we receive training, we can fix it according to the teacher’s points. We can also find our own color that we didn’t know of, as well. And the level that we can sing at increases much more. While practicing each and every day, there was a moment where we could all of a sudden feel how much our skills improved.”
Besides Infinite, many idol groups are both mentally and physically doing their best in vocal training. It’s a reality where if these skilled idol groups lack in looks, performances, or vocal skills, they will end up falling behind. Especially because there are many fans who specifically give interest in the singers’ vocal skills.
When they received vocal lessons in the beginning, Infinite paid attention to their own voices. This is because Kim-sshi (T/N: their vocal trainer) stressed, “You need to correctly hear the sounds you make to let out a beautiful sound. You need to know your own voice.”
They have recently been immersed in practicing their high pitches. This is because their comeback dance song, “Nothing’s Over”, has more high pitched parts than their previously revealed songs.
They sometimes get scolded for “not paying attention” during practice. But as they talk with their teacher about singing, it’s like the scolding never happened and they converse like friends. The Infinite members put up their thumbs and said, “Our teacher is really scary and has the best charisma in the practice room. However once the lesson is over and we leave the practice room, she’s really kind, innocent, and pretty.”
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trans. cr; hyejin , emilie, & jihye @ infinite updates