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  1. I'm actually glad you said that. I've been wondering why my voice sounds 'worse' on the lower notes but never attributed it to lack of pushing for lower notes. I've been trying to work on the higher notes so I guess I kind of neglected those lower ones. Thanks a lot. Does anybody else have any critique? How's the overall sound of my voice, etc?
  2. Features a couple of higher notes for me. Let me know what you think; thanks in advance. It features a lot of quick chord changes so that messed me up a little bit.
  3. Haha awesome, thanks for clearing it up.
  4. Haha well being only 6'1", I might have to keep working on my vocals. Thanks a lot for the critique; just wondering though, what exactly does "phrasing" mean?
  5. My main question is would I be able to perform in front of people and not get laughed out of the building: Tuned down 1/2 step. So the chorus high notes are all F4's. The highest note is an F#4 ("American" at the end of the chorus). I can sing it in the original key but it's a bit more of a struggle as G4/A4 is right up there at the tail end of my range and there are a lot of prolongued parts where I'd have to sing right at the edge of my range. As usual, thanks in advance for the c/c.
  6. Thanks for the reply. I always have issues going a little too fast with the tempo.
  7. The song in general is in a comfort zone for me but there's the one B1 that's a bit tricky to hit. Anyways, comments and criticism appreciated:
  8. I think your voice is good sounding. I actually really like it. Obviously you need more experience to hit the notes more accurately, etc. Asking "should I quit singing?" is kind of a weird question. That's like a guy who's picked up the guitar once in his life saying "man I'm not good enough at this" and dropping it. Your voice is an instrument, it'll require work, and most people aren't born with the ability to sing great. If you enjoy singing, keep singing.
  9. Generally flat or sharp? Any suggestions to remedy this or is it just a practice thing? One thing that kind of works for me is to not think about singing and how I'm going to sing while I do it, but I kind of ignore that when recording haha. Thank you for the feedback.
  10. Sorry to bump fellas but I'd really like a critique. :P
  11. I gave this song a shot, it seems like it's in my comfort zone but I'm scared that it's a little too 'boring'. I have a bit of a sore throat as well which isn't affecting the way my voice sounds but is making a bit of discomfort. If you guys could critique it, it would be much appreciated. Let me know if it really is a bit too boring, and what you think of the singing in general. Thanks in advance.
  12. Thanks a lot for the advice. I just went back to singing after a 2 day rest and tried hitting prolonged G4s (Speed of Sound - Coldplay) which were preceeded by an A4. I noticed a lot of tension singing it, like my throat was flexing kind of thing, it was pretty closed off. The discomfort usually stems from that; maybe it's not my tonsils, it might be my throat from doing this. Is there any advice you can give for avoiding this. The highest note I've been able to hit is a B4, but never in the context of a song. Just the B4 alone, and I have trouble going above G4 in the context of songs because of the amount of tenseness and pushing that I have to do to get there. Again, there's no scratchiness but it feels like my muscles are getting exhausted in the throat. I listen to a bunch of pop punk and the singers seem to sing these F4s-A4s for entire verses without fatigue. What's the secret? My throat is relaxed generally until about F4-F#4. EDIT: Better description is it feels like there's a knot in my throat while singing high. Kind of like when people cry... or uh... so I've heard.
  13. I've had some problems with my tonsils in the past. They always seem inflammed. I used to get strep throat very frequently (3-5 times per year) but it generally went away. I went to my dentist in December because my throat and mouth were getting dry too easily, he said my tonsils were swollen but I hadn't been sick whatsoever. He hadn't identified the cause of the dryness. Said maybe it was mouth breathing while sleeping because my teeth showed signs of that. I've been getting pain in my tonsils after singing for a long while now. I don't get a scratchy throat at all, and it's not a sore throat. It's specifically located in the tonsils. It doesn't affect my singing voice in any way, and the pain isn't severe or anything. It's just a bit more uncomfortable to sing. I'm fairly confident I'm using proper technique. I trained with a vocal coach for the first 8 months of my time singing. I literally rarely ever tried to sing so I started with proper training. Plus there's no scratchiness in my throat and I don't lose my voice. I've also now begun yelling (like at sporting events) with the same technique that I use to sing and I don't get any of the sore throat symptoms associated with yelling afterwards anymore. So I think the technique is fine. Is it normal to get this? Has anyone else gotten this? Has anyone removed their tonsils to aid with this?
  14. Hi everyone. I posted a cover of "Can't Help Falling in Love With You" attempted when I assumed I was a bass singer, but helpful comments got me out of that thought process haha. Anyway, here's a song I put down one octave because it's originally by a female. C/C appreciated. Thanks in advance. Cheers. I also realized I messed up playing a C instead of an Am in the final part of the chorus so it'll sound off there. EDIT: I just listened to it without headphones and realized that the sound quality is pretty poor. It'll probably sound a bit better with headphones or through speakers as opposed to just laptop speakers.
  15. I absolutely was struggling to sing that low. This song, and the key I was singing it in, is one of the lower popular bass songs that I've heard/attempted. When Leonard Cohen, who's one of the great bass "pop" singers, sang it live, he sang it three half steps higher than what I originally posted (1 half step higher than my second post). There's also an interview of him trying to hit the song in this key and, although he does end up hitting the lowest note, it's a struggle for him. Have you listened to the second one I posted? I'm hoping you critique is of the first one, since I felt the second was supported well. I have sung it an octave higher and there's 0 challenge to it. Even that wouldn't really take my voice out of the bass range since the song would be almost exclusively sung in the mid third octave and low fourth octave. I like to try to do things which challenge me. When it comes to singing in my comfort zone, I'd say it's from F2-G#3/C4, where I'm completely comfortable and everything comes easy. Thank you for the feedback, Keith. It's appreciated.
  16. "I can also hit a C2 but I start getting airy and weak at G2" Did you mean G1? G2 is higher than C2 Thing is, when I first started singing, I was struggling heavily with even getting out of the third octave, I had a vocal coach for a few months and she helped tremendously (with both getting my range almost a full octave higher, and with having the confidence to actually belt and sing in the mixed voice). I've tried hitting the A4 in Iris for months (obviously without huge practice) and it's been a huge strain. Even the G4 that I can hit cleanly now took weeks of constant practicing with my vocal coach before I could hit it. I seriously doubt my range will be getting much higher than an A4 at best. I'm not 100% what key it is but, yes, I'll try it with the capo up two frets. There you are, the song a full step higher. I know I'm off key and slide to a lot of notes and that's partly because I haven't really practiced it in this key. If you can give me feedback on that one, it'd be appreciated. Thanks. :)
  17. Oh of course, I actually almost exclusively work on songs that are a bit higher. I've only recently started messing around the lower end of my voice after hearing I can hit the second octave with relative ease. I modeled this cover after Leonard Cohen's "Come Healing", which is just a bit higher than this one (hitting C2 as the lowest point), and you'll notice that it's a little airy as well - although it's also damn strong. I do agree with you that the cover I posted wasn't resonant enough; I think I'll be able to fix that with continuing to practice the low end as I've neglected it for a year now and about a week ago, this song was much tougher on me than it is now, even with only a small bit of practice. I've been pretty confused on what my voice type is for a bit, and I've come to learn that it's classified as a bass (The highest note I can hit is probably only a G4, which is in "Colder Weather" by Zac Brown, and maybe a G#4 if I really strain), with my low end "strong" note I can hit being a C2. EDIT: I completely forgot, thank you for the feedback!
  18. I believe the song goes as low as A1 and G1 but I'm not 100%. I think it's definitely in the first octave for a few of the notes. Lowest I've really attempted to sing; a bit is probably off key due to me not practicing it sufficiently. I've been singing for about one year, and I really just recently got into singing low songs. Feedback would be great, as bass voices are somewhat underrepresented and I don't have much to compare myself to. Thanks in advance.