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May 24, 2024 - 5:22:26 PM
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7 posts since 4/9/2024

Greetings again!

Here's one more song! I wanted to see if I could get a video together this time. Sorry the video quality is comically bad. I'll work on getting a better camera together and I'm going to do some reading in the Live Sound, Recording, and Electronics sub forum for ideas soon!

In the meantime, I hope y'all enjoy! :)


May 25, 2024 - 9:25:38 AM

1234 posts since 11/22/2006

Nice Stanley. Really great spirit in your playing, and your playing and your singing are really working well together. The one thing I'd say, though you did not ask for feedback, is try to get a little more air in your voice, meaning get a good deep breath before each phrase. There's some untapped power in your voice, and that will come just by adding air. Oh, and really nice pitch and expression too!

May 25, 2024 - 10:56:47 AM

7 posts since 4/9/2024

I really appreciate the feedback you left! Until you pointed it out, I didn't realize I was going through most of those versus without breathing much. I think that may be somewhat of a trend in my singing. I've noticed that even when I have an appropriately long gap for breathing, I often add some vocal filler. I'm excited to start paying closer attention to breathing more fully! Thanks, again!

The two things I forgot to mention in my first post were that I am open to feedback and also that this tune is "Double-C" with capo 2 (aDADE).

May 25, 2024 - 2:46:19 PM
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1234 posts since 11/22/2006

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Originally posted by stanley_

I really appreciate the feedback you left! Until you pointed it out, I didn't realize I was going through most of those versus without breathing much. I think that may be somewhat of a trend in my singing. I've noticed that even when I have an appropriately long gap for breathing, I often add some vocal filler. I'm excited to start paying closer attention to breathing more fully! Thanks, again!
 


I understand! So in addition to the lyrics, the playing, the expression, the pitch, I also need to remember to get deep breaths? Yes! But you'll start to do this with practice, it will start to happen naturally. Deep breaths are really going to change your singing, which is already really nice. Another fun thing to practice is slowing down, just for the experience of feeling what happens to a song when it really slows down. Like take "Mole in the Ground" and slow it down 40 BPM, just to feel what it's like to sing it as a ballad. And when you slow it down there's a bit more space to breathe, though the phrasing _completely_ changes. Bluegrass, Old Time, tend to speed everything up, doesn't have to be that way. 

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