While I was still a teenager, performing in shitty cover bands, I tried to teach myself to sing like Mike Patton.
He is a damn good singer, with lots of range and diversity.
How many other vocalists can blend Frank Sinatra with Sade and Justin K Broadrick of Godflesh / Napalm Death?
Unfortunately, I just don’t have the pipes for it.
I have always hated my voice.
I am told that it is because I use cheap microphones.
But, I guess everyone’s voice sounds weird to them when they hear it played back to them.
I think that I am finally beginning to get used to it.
The less I try to sound like someone else and just be myself the better that the results are, I believe.
Still, it is good training to mimic something, at least at first.
I used to be an excellent mimic of voices and sound effects.
I did a lot of impressions as a kid.
Maybe it does help your singing voice.