Hello, all. I'm still waiting on a decent mic that I ordered but thought I'd post this cover for opinions and feedback. Been practicing since my last post...not as much as I need to but I'm back on it again lol. I'm guessing audio quality will improve with new equipment but would love any feedback, good or bad. Thanks! [soundcloud.com]
As constructive criticism, in addition to agreeing with Wurlitzer's comment about maybe over-using the half-beat pauses, I also feel like it could benefit from a little more variance (dynamics, tempo, etc) over the course of the song. Make it go somewhere musically.
On a technical level, a lot of this song has very open vowel sounds ("oh" and "oo" ) and several times when you hit a prolonged "ee" your voice is noticeably more closed off. It's obviously an inherently more closed vowel, and although I'm sure there are techniques to address this, I don't have a vocal background to know them. My idea would be to avoid the issue altogether by changing the musical phrasing/shaping to avoid or at least lessen the prolonged "ee" sound.
No worries... you sound great.
If you get into a professional studio, they will take care of those details you are worried about.. lf you want to record yourself and produce it, then you do need some more help there... but you're def. on the right track.. Your style and nuance of how you want to sound will come with experience, and when you understand it, you will get this awesome sense of the ''aah haa'' moment thing you always hear about.. lt really does happen.. trust me.. lol.. lf you ever make your way to NC, let me know, l can introduce you to some great folks in the business..
Beautifully sung, good job! My only editorial note to give some constructive criticism is: those pregnant pauses where you delay half a beat in singing a word are nice for effect, but I think they’d have a greater impact if the device was used less frequently. By all means sing it however you’re feeling it, though! You sound great.