Here's an improv.... feedback please :)

Think you can't sing? Think again. Can you hum or sing the pitches as you tune your guitar? Can you sing along with your car radio? You can? Great! Now we know you can sing. It's good to get that out of the way. Come on in and wail away.
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Here's an improv.... feedback please :)

Post by DoReMiFa » February 3rd, 2013, 6:30 am

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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Re: Here's an improve.... I need singing help lol

Post by DoReMiFa » February 3rd, 2013, 9:29 am

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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Re: Here's an improv.... feedback please :)

Post by Enigmaticuske » February 3rd, 2013, 3:34 pm

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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Re: Here's an improv.... feedback please :)

Post by DoReMiFa » February 3rd, 2013, 4:14 pm

Thanks for the reply and the encouragement.
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Re: Here's an improv.... feedback please :)

Post by DoReMiFa » February 5th, 2013, 5:52 am

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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Post by chefie » February 5th, 2013, 8:07 am

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.

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Re: Here's an improv.... feedback please :)

Post by DoReMiFa » February 5th, 2013, 10:04 am

chefie wrote: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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Re: Here's an improv.... feedback please :)

Post by Hobson » February 6th, 2013, 9:05 am

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.
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Re: Here's an improv.... feedback please :)

Post by DoReMiFa » February 6th, 2013, 9:40 am

Hobson wrote: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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Re: Here's an improv.... feedback please :)

Post by DoReMiFa » February 11th, 2013, 4:47 am

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.

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