Voice Teacher Reacts to Miguel Aceves Mejía – El Pastor

Voice Teacher Reacts to Miguel Aceves Mejía – El Pastor

February 23, 2020 100 By Stanley Isaacs


Hi everyone. Andy Davis here again from
Master of Voice, a channel with reactions to performers from across the world. In
this episode, by request from so many of you, a reaction to famous Mexican singer
Miguel Aceves Mejia as he performs one of his big hits “El Pastor”. Let’s jump
right in. Wow! I love these flips up into falsetto
he’s giving us already as he just starts to set up this song through the lyrics. I
love the quality of his voice both down into his well-supported chest voice
sound but then those beautifully controlled flips up into falsetto. Wow.
“El Pastor”, of course, translated means “Th Shepherd” in English. A rough translation
of the lyrics start, “The Shepherd goes with his flock at the break of dawn.
Going down through the paths from the mountains to the meadow, he goes mumbling
his complaints. With his little flute of reed grass, followed by his sheep as if
it were a spell. The little flute of the shepherd. Ay, ay, ay… sings this way.” Wow! Wow! Oh my gosh, you guys. I did read that he
was the King of Falsetto. Of course, he was also friends with Pedro Infante and
Jorge Negrete both of which I’ve reviewed on the channel. I love their
voices and I love Miguel’s voice but it is very different with these flips up
into falsetto but then long, controlled held falsetto notes that really shows
his stellar breath control. And, I am thrilled, though, to be able to see this
version and hear his voice. Such a wonderful voice and I’m not able to sing
in falsetto very well. So I admire anyone that has control of their falsetto but
obviously is “the king” of falsetto. The lyrics continue on, “The Shepherd is going back.
Since the sun is hiding, he is going up through the slope to keep watch over his
flock. With his flute, he goes calling one by one his sheep and he is communicating
to them his joys and his sorrows. The little flute of the shepherd, ay, ay, ay, sings
this way.” Wow, you guys. I love his excellent diction but what I
enjoy about these flips into the falsetto is that he goes immediately
back down into his chest voice and that is having to engage two different
groupings of muscles in order to be able to do that.
So the fact that he can do that so quickly is truly impressive. He is an
excellent singer. I like the way he falls off that note
there, giving it a bit more resonance, letting a bit of vibrato creep in there
just to give it a different nuance there. So well done by him. Wow! almost a bit of a yodel sound in there Wow I loved that performance. He was in
such control of his voice and I know he lived such a full life, being a movie
actor, as well. He was a songwriter and, obviously, an excellent musician and
singer. He was truly impressive you guys. I’m so glad that you kept mentioning him
and I was able to get to him on my list of singers to react to. I am truly
impressed with that. Again, falsetto is not something I do well and it’s
sometimes a little hard to teach to other singers. It’s hard for a singer to
let go of those chest voice dominant sounds to jump up into that sound and
just let it freely flow out of him and I can tell that he was obviously ‘the
master’ of that. “The King of Falsetto” is such a true moniker for him. So well done
and I will get to other songs by him. You all have told me of several others and
I’m eager to see them now. So very impressive you all. Wow! I hope you
enjoyed this reaction. If you did, please click like and hit subscribe, leave me a
comment down below and as always have a great day.