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(@doremifa)
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Well here comes the excuses: I still feel too ashamed of my lack of tonality so I don't really sing loud into the mic and it was late and didn't want to wake up my 3 week old daughter lol Oh and I've ALWAYS been a rhythm guitarist in bands, you know always a bridesmaid, never a bride. So bare with me as I find the notes on the fretboard for my solo improv :D

Oh and there's no auto-tune or anything, just reverb because reverb makes everything sound good haha! In all honesty it's 1 take for the vocals and electric guitar. Another take for the acoustic guitar. Then I recorded the video just because I'm not sure how well my computer would take garageband and photobooth at one time. Plus I like to pick my nose so I can edit that out hahaha :D

Ok enough with the excuses...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gbC-p2jxj7g

Now for my own critique
- Voice: Still not 100% in key but improving (believe it or not) sounds like my nose is blocked though, something I'm struggling with.
- Lead: Well I need to start using scales, I've been practicing and I should stay at the 12th fret for now. But most of it is in key - I think?

Thanks for any helpful tips and advice. Be gentle lol

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(@doremifa)
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Here's an acoustic one, 1 take... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6A--mCm-Hkc

My baby likes the song, so that's a good thing. LOL Still very nasal though, hopefully I can fix my issues with time and practice. Also I found out my cheap crappy headphones (from the dollar store) aren't reproducing the sound correctly, lots and lots of bass and they distort. Going to see about getting a good pair this week.

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(@enigmaticuske)
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Just a beginnersopinion, I don't have much theorethical bagage at this moment. But, take it for what it's worth.

I really like it actually. It's really enjoyable. Sounds like you have a very good understanding of what you're capable of (at this moment?).

So yeah, keep it up!


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Thanks for the reply and the encouragement.

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I've been taking some online lessons and practicing... Going to see if I can "improve" on my singing this weekend with a new recording of these two songs :D I guess the learning can be fun.

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(@chefie)
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I've been following some of your posts and I was expecting something worthy of "the worst of American idol" but, quite frankly, I was surprised. You have nothing to be ashamed of. You CAN sing. I think we all tend, when we first listen to ourselves, to really hate what we hear and say "do I really sound like that?" It's just another kind of mirror. After a while you accept that is really you and start to work and improve what you have. I honestly remember way back when, when Bob Dylan's first album came out, listening to him for only 10 minutes at a time until I could get used to his voice.

And I might not be the best one to ask but I think voice coaches usually like you to project into your nasal cavity for the resonance it provides. Keep working on it. After a while I think you'll appreciate and like what you bring to the mic.

Neil


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I've been following some of your posts and I was expecting something worthy of "the worst of American idol" but, quite frankly, I was surprised. You have nothing to be ashamed of. You CAN sing. I think we all tend, when we first listen to ourselves, to really hate what we hear and say "do I really sound like that?" It's just another kind of mirror. After a while you accept that is really you and start to work and improve what you have. I honestly remember way back when, when Bob Dylan's first album came out, listening to him for only 10 minutes at a time until I could get used to his voice.

And I might not be the best one to ask but I think voice coaches usually like you to project into your nasal cavity for the resonance it provides. Keep working on it. After a while I think you'll appreciate and like what you bring to the mic.

Neil
Thanks Neil, that means a lot. Yeah I am highly critical when I listen to music (I have a very sensitive ear for this). I'm worse when I'm listening to my own creations or covers. I know I'll never be a Freddy Mercury lol But I do want to sort of bring my best to the table when I share my hobby with friends, family and peers :)

Keep on trucking is the message though, thanks again!

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I listened to both songs and your voice sounds fine. Your singing is on pitch. However, I don't think either of these is a good demonstration of what you can do. Both songs are repetitive and the singing is within a narrow range. I don't mean to discourage you at all. Just saying that there's not much to critique here.

Renee


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I listened to both songs and your voice sounds fine. Your singing is on pitch. However, I don't think either of these is a good demonstration of what you can do. Both songs are repetitive and the singing is within a narrow range. I don't mean to discourage you at all. Just saying that there's not much to critique here.

I hear ya!

I'm going to do some real stuff like Coldplay and such... :D

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This weekend I practiced 10,000 reasons, which I feel has some range - at least it's out of my comfort range. :D I tried recording it but I kept getting this interference, I'll have to see what that is all about. I'm still kind of flat on some parts (from what I hear)... I'll upload and share it as soon as I can.

Cheers

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