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First of all, I thoroughly enjoyed it! You've got some real talent man. Simple Man... one of my favorites... looked like you were reading the words and weren't really that familiar with it. But the thing is you sounded GREAT! I can only imagine how it would sound if you really melded in it. Your accent is non existent... would never know you were from Poland? ... awesome diction... particularly for the song... southern rock.

I have no critique suggestions... you will just get better at it on your own.

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Thanks Quincy for having a listen and taking the time to reply. your right about the song i actually heard a Shinedown version and looked out the original and liked it so much i had to give it a go.

What makes you think i'm from Poland Quincy? I'm Scottish but live in London, UK. :lol:

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I liked it. I thought Simple man sounded great. I have been thinking of doing the Shinedown version myself but can't sing the chorus as Brent Smith does, he's too good. I like the Skynard version but find that singing it is a little boring. The melody kind of just repeats itself with no peaks and valleys IMO. Not like Shinedown...a lot of soul there. Until I can come up with my own bluesy version it sits on the back burner :D

But now that I heard you sing this, I might take it off the back burner and put it in the closet. That was too good for me to have to compete with. Nice job. :)

Tommy

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What makes you think i'm from Poland Quincy? I'm Scottish but live in London, UK. :lol:

My mistake. :/ I didn't bother to read your listing, just looked at the picture and for some reason thought you were someone else on the board.. Daug from Poland I believe. Hopefully I didn't screw that up! I'll pay closer attention.:P

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your right Tommy, Brent is a real talent and i love Shinedown too.....i'm pleased you enjoyed my cover. your ideas for your bluesy version sound good man. dont think about not doing one and get to it dude!!! :cool:

that was funny Quincy :lol: i was just real confused???

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Wise decision to raise the key of "Simple Man." It was a pleasant change, considering I am used to the more baritonic sound of both Ronnie and Lonnie Van Zandt.( Totally useless trivia; one of their cousins, Jackie, is a DJ at a radio station in my county. No, I don't know him personally, I just hear him on Mad Rock 102.5 FM.)

Good tone in your voice, too. Well done.

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thanks guys. :)

I'm pleased you liked the change ronws, i shifted it there cos the way the chorus builds lands right on my break so it was more of an exercise in holding my nerve than anything else lol. ill keep working with it as I could probably do with being a little more familiar with the vibe of the track.

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There's a few times I have raised the key of a song because higher pitches work better for me, too.

About the only thing I don't change key is the Led Zep stuff I like to cover. Those seem to fit in my comfort range.

I've always liked "Peace, Love, and Understanding," written by Nick Lowe, made monstrously huge by Elvis Costello. It was originally written in the key of G and was too low for me. So I play it in the key of A. I still use the open chord formations, I just capo at the 2nd fret.

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I have to tell you that the hairs on my shins stood up during Better Man. Everything about it was just really damn good, "commercial" as some might say, in that it sounded ready to record.

I really like how consistent your tone is. It sounds like one voice across the pitches, and there's no significant change in tone quality as you do your thang. So I suppose that would mean your work with resonance and placement has been good because the goal of them is to get consistent timbre, right?

Keep on posting more covers mate, and push yourself! I'd love to hear some Journey. Faithfully ;)

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Thanks for taking the time to listen and comment Mr Bounce. i'm really pleased you enjoyed it and your comment on consistant tone really made me smile as its really what im trying to go for, live and in the studio. As for a Journey cover, well I love singing worlds apart around the house but i'm not quite sure those top C's and C#'s of mine are worthy of an audience just yet :P

I get what you mean ronws. Your real lucky, I dont think i'd ever consider any Led Zep to be in my comfort range. i'm not sure its even in Robert Plant's anymore either hehe. been enjoying your ramble on version keep meaning to post but its been quite a livley topic and keeps moving on before get the chance. :lol:

Ive noticed there has no comments about the Temple of The Dog track, i'd imagine it probably means it's not gone down to well. some feedback on this would be great though guys :cool: Even if its just a small idea to improve, or somthing that you just dont like. your honest opinions are what i'm hear for.

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I just gave it a listen and I have to say, that was very good. I liked it a lot. No strain (to my ears) and it sounded like it was right in your wheelhouse. In the pocket, range wise. The higher notes were clear and full IMO.

I apologize for not giving it a listen before but I just wasn't interested in the song itself. My bad :) I do that with some songs here. If I'm not into the song I don't listen. I suppose others do the same (?). That's rude isn't it?

Nice job.

Tommy

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