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Tiny dancer (Elton John)

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Hi guys, I thought you might have fun to check out my few years old cover of Elton John's "Tiny dancer". It was live. Here it is:

Btw. there are no high, powerful notes here, just as there aren't in the original song. But there are some very light C5s in the choruses. Also, it's an accoustic version - no piano like in the original. This time around, I was only on the mic. Cheers!

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This is great and tough to criticize. I love to hear you laid back and just feeling it.

One thing that sounded funny to me, was sheets of 'lye' nin instead of 'len' in. Maybe you guys pronounce it differently over there, but I thought it was a neat touch!

Overall you did well and are beyond technical criticism for me, so congrats.

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Thanks guys. Killer, the "sheets of linen" thing was just a mistake on my behalf. I later listened to the song again and then heard the correct way to say that word. Because english isn't my mother tongue, I didn't know what that word meant (still don't :) ), so I just sang it the way I thought it should sound. Cheers.

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It's a type of cloth. Lay me down in sheets of 'a kind of cloth' lol.

But honestly, I thought it added kind of character. I dunno. Maybe if you could find some spot in between the words, linin lenin lanin lyen. Make a good compromise. :D

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It's actually pronounced fairly close to that here. Most people kind of swing towards the E rather than hug into an I.

What's your native tongue anyway? Your english is quite good for a non native speaker. I've been teaching my friend stuff and it's surprising how far away the languages are from each other.

I think your native dialect has a lot to do with how much success people have 'talk singing.' Twang for example, is not very common here in speaking voices, so any I had in my voice was just instinctual.

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Northwest USA, native English. I'm actually relatively near Lunte. Iceland is the one that is actually green, if I remember right.

In the southern USA, twang (well country twang) is more common in speech patterns and I'm sure it creeps up elsewhere, but honestly no one I know speaks this way in a pronounced manner, and it's probably either taught, discovered, or not used much in our native singers.

It's also one of the things that I found mysteriously not very well explained in much of the singing material (SLS or internet) I read until this forum. Now that I understand the tongue mechanism, I'd imagine that would be a simple and useful thing to manipulate!

I think I read about it in an Estill Related book though. Singing and the Actor. Of all of the singing books, I read post injury, I found that one most educational at the time, but it was too late!

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