I Don't Want To Be Susan Boyle

  • OptimusMatt

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    Sep 06, 2010 11:36 PM GMT
    Who waited her whole life before she put herself out there.

    I started working on this last week, and I know there are some issues with the recording (i.e. I'm getting over a cold) and I've really put little work into this, but hey - time to start putting myself out there.

    Let me know what you think - it's not supposed to be a cappella but I don't know how to play an instrument, so no accompaniment for me *shrugs*

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    Sep 07, 2010 1:54 AM GMT
    No major pitch issues, which is always good. Getting over the hurdle of being off-key can be a make or break it situation for many aspiring singers.

    Projection is an issue. Unfortunately it's extremely hard to coach you through it online. You need a voice coach to sort of "thread it" out of you (it was like pulling teeth for me to "feel" how to project). The one tip I can sort of give you is you need to feel the sound resonating in the bones of your face...which sounds awkward but once you start to get it then it makes sense.

    The projection issue will most likely help the vibrato issue, which right now is mousy and stuck in your throat (I think it's called a swallowed tone). There's a bit of strain on your vocal cords, too, but that's also a projection issue. Stage confidence and presence will be the last issue you'll want to work on, but after the technical ones get some attention.

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    Sep 07, 2010 2:06 AM GMT
    Here so you don't feel alone haha - Here's is one of me YEARS ago and about 15 lbs skinnier YIKES. I did a Birthday tribute to my friend Angel singing a part of a Journey song LOL I think I made some of the words up who knows LOL.


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    Sep 07, 2010 5:00 AM GMT
    I hate to be the "Simon" here, but it's not amazing. I've been around music almost my whole life, and even though i dont have the greatest voice, ive been around some of the best vocal trainers. Control is the key. It seems like you're pounding every note, there's no variation in intensity, which can't be powerful. You need to learn how and when to keep on a long note, and when to let in your vibrato... which you don't seem to have control over anyways. Especially in a song choice like this, you need a well controlled mature voice that doesn't run flat most of the time.
  • Space_Cowboy_...

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    Sep 07, 2010 5:31 AM GMT
    Its okay we all love Simon icon_wink.gif
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    Sep 07, 2010 6:27 AM GMT
    Here's a quick one I just did...

    Be nice with the comments....

  • DrewT

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    Sep 07, 2010 7:08 AM GMT
    It seems flat and without much emotion. You don't sound terrible, just inexperienced. And the best way to get experience is by singing, and listening to great singers.

    I'm not great or anything, but I have had a few years of training.
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    Sep 17, 2010 4:46 PM GMT
    you have a nice voice it only needs training , like 5 years of solid steady work..lol.
    for a voice to float and spin there are tons of factors that have to be addressed : diaphragm ,rib cage support through breathing exercises , drop the jaw, loose tongue, get rid of tensions in the mask ,open throat , vowel and consonance formation ( do you know how many ways you can sing on "a" ) . Then you feel that resonance , many say at the back of your skull , and the voice gets its spin ( NOT wobble ! god spare us, lol).

    watch Ann Sophie von Otter and Christa Ludwig , Dietrich Fisher-Diskau ,Christian Gerhaher ( my fav right now) .
    ( lieder singers usually have top technique ... usually , :p.)
    actually Judy Garland had an excellent technique ( gay moment here ) .

    ah.. and you can get to be Susan Boyle, but only on Oct. 31st.
  • MisterT

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    Sep 17, 2010 5:05 PM GMT
    Not great, but a lot better than some people I hear when i go to karaoke, lol.

    Making a video of you singing and posting it online is a hell of a lot more than I'd do, so i give you a lot of credit.
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    Sep 17, 2010 5:10 PM GMT
    As a fellow artist, I definitely appreciate the effort. However, you can hear that your sick throughout the vocals. So I know the pitch problems would be better.

    You look great on video with attention getting sex appeal.