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Another new guy here. I'll bite! I'm not an expert on vocal technique by any means.

As far as my expertise goes, I'll say the rhythm guitar work is solid! :cool:

Other than that I just have my ears. Your voice sounds good and clear, but you seem to be having trouble hitting some of the pitches. I don't know if that's due to strain or other issue, though it does sound a bit strained at the upper end, or at least unsupported. You got to have good abdominal support in that bridge range!

I hope some of the voice gurus chime in. It might help if you put up some different clips that show different ranges, tempos, etc. Of course there's no substitute for face-to-face real-time feedback from a good vocal coach.

As far as what kind of band you would fit in, I'd say music you enjoy singing!

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Thanks for the feedback,

As far as face to face feedback, this was recorded during one of my singing lessons :). It was however recorded with my mobile phone ( still saving up for something better).

That strained sound is what I noticed aswell although while singing it, it did not feel like that or sound like that in my ears.

Thanks again for your feedback :)

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That strained sound is what I noticed aswell although while singing it, it did not feel like that or sound like that in my ears.

That's one thing I can tell you will change if you record yourself. You should start to hear it as you sing it, though recordings and other people's ears will still be valuable.

You'll have to pardon my middle-aged ignorance, but is this a cover or an original? It sounds familiar but I can't quite place it, maybe somewhere between Justin Timberlake and Bruno Mars. XD

I'm hearing the main chord progression as F - C - E - Am G, with a capo on the 1st fret. (Correct me if I'm wrong.) You could try it without the capo and see if it's more comfortable to sing. Or to go even lower, try C - G - B7 - Em D, open or capo'd anywhere from frets 1 to 4. Or if you're fluent with barre chords that's a whole other matter...

I have one song I really want to do in Em, but my bandmates insisted we transpose it down to Dm. It was the recording studio that convinced me to go along, for now! :D

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Yeah its a cover, its Milky Chance with Stolen Dance, we actually took the song a bit higher then the orignal because I wasn't able to reach the low points in the rest of the song. Unfortunatly I can't play guitar myself yet, planning on starting with that next week. We did however have a capo on the 1st fret indeed during singing this.

I do have a question alot of people here talk about there own range, what is an easy way to measure this? Seeing in curious to what my pitch range is.

Thanks for the feedback everyone, A band actually invited me after hearing the file I posted. So I hope I can join them so I can learn from being in the band aswell als from my vocal coach.

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I do have a question alot of people here talk about there own range, what is an easy way to measure this? Seeing in curious to what my pitch range is.

That really depends on how musically literate you are. You might think singing into a tuner would be easiest, but matching pitch with an instrument or pitch pipe (acoustic or electronic doesn't matter) is probably easier for most beginners because tuners can pick up harmonics and give a false note value, or be jumpy and hard to read, especially if your pitch is unsteady. Once you match a pitch, say an A, try matching it in lower and higher octaves. Then find your range by matching the lowest and highest notes you can sing. For reference, your song clip is within the range of Ab3 to F4.

If none of this make sense, since you mention taking lessons, I'd suggest asking your teacher for help. If they can't help you, find another one, and in the meantime ask one of your musical friends for help.

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