Apologies for absence!
I haven't made a post in a while for a couple of reasons; I recently left Uni and moved to Manchester (if any of you are from Manchester in UK let me know!) and so had no Internet for a while, THEN my computer died on me so have had to have it repaired. But thank-fully I'm back so I can chat and learn more from all of you lovely people.
I've been quiet busy with my guitar playing and singing, I've done a couple of open mike nights and I did a couple of songs at a gig that a studio I'm involved in organised. I've also upgraded my Â£3 microphone to a "Sennheiser e815s" so i should get a better sound recording now... I'm also looking into getting a preamp/mixer for recording when i have the funds. I should be recording some new stuff this weekend.
So I've got loads of questions for you guys. Firstly, although I wasn't overly nervous at the gigs, I was a bit anxious, and I felt that this reflected in my vocal performance more so than my guitar playing... does anyone have any suggestions to overcome this? Or does it just come in time?
Also I've found my guitar tuner quite useful to check if I'm in tune vocally. I try and hold a note sometimes whilst singing into my tuner to make sure I am hitting the right one... Does anyone know of any sort of vocal tuner that is available to buy?
Lastly... how have you all been coming along? Still singing I hope?
If not, Keep on Singing :),
WELCOME BACK! There is no question that good singing is extremely dependent on confidence--and by "good singing" I mean successful, entertaining singing, not necessarily technically correct singing. That's what open mics are for--every time you get out and sing in public you become a much better singer. Providing of course that you're not booed off the stage and no one throws rotten fruit at you, there is no better learning experience than singing live before real people!
About the pitch: There's no reason not to use the guitar tuner for practice purposes, but don't get too focused on it. Remember that the human voice will never hit and hold a frequency even the way a guitar can, so be sure to moderate your expectations when using such devices to check your pitch. That said, TC Helicon's VoiceCorrect pedal includes a meter that will tell you how close you are to pitch--while at the same time correcting it! :lol:
A Voice Correcting Pedal you say???? I need to get me one of those!!!! :lol:
In Space, no one can hear me sing!
Ha, thanks for the tips guys. Maybe I should stick to the old natural ways ;). Don't wanna end up over produced and under worked :D
natural is always better