Vic Lewis wrote:More than anything, it's not the actual "voice" I use for different songs, but I can actually tell who I've been listening to more by the PHRASING...
I was never a Sinatra fan...he was my mother's hero, but my god, when it comes to phrasing and delivery, I don't think FAS could ever be beaten...
Agreed. Both about your opinion of Frankie, and about copying the phrasing.
The first song I put on SSG everybody here said it reminded them of Leonard Cohen's Hallelujah. So I looked and the chords were different, and so was the melody. But I had been practising Hallelujah some months before - so what had I nicked?? It turned out that the first two chords were the same as Hallelujah - except in a different key. Similar to thousands of other songs in fact. The rest was different.
So I played my one verse MP3 to my teacher and asked him to suggest a couple of different chords to start it with. "Hey" he said " that sounds like Hallelujah"!!
There must be zillions of songs using C and Am., and I'd used G and Em yet he immediately made the connection. The only thing I could think that made it sound so familiar was that I'd nicked the phrasing and the "feel" of the song
Congratulations on the fags too. If you feel like you're wavering, I've got a bunch of good strategies from when I (and various friends ) quit.