Gill Appleby

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  1. This evokes huge memories of a past love. How we are triggered by music in the different stages of our lives. Van Morrison to me encapsulates so much emotion.......
  2. My contribution to this topic. I believe that a song reaching deep into our own inner being, our personal journey through life evokes the emotional responses that we feel. Music is the vehicle to communicate in ways that simple words cannot. Songs like Gone Too Soon (MJ), Always On My Mind (The King), Bridge Over Troubled Water (S & G) I feel that it would be hard not to be moved by. I guess music is a mirror of our spirits on this earth. Sorry rather deep but my sincere thoughts. Of course technically a song in a minor key would evoke a darker response than a major key but like the grating chalk some songs (for me electro musak) I'd prefer deafening silence whatever key it happens to be in. Here are some of the songs which evoke my emotional responses and I would love your thoughts on these guys on how they make you feel.. Good, bad or indifferent. Thank you and great topic!!
  3. Thank you and yes agreed. I will try very hard to do that given the context of the song. Yours and Robs comments definitely very helpful and steering me in the right direction. Much appreciated.
  4. https://www.smule.com/recording/bette-midler-wind-beneath-my-wings/1088277799_1483226920 This is a warts and all presentation of my singing. I tried a different intro to Bette Midler. Be interested to know whether you guys think that is works. I was going to re-record correcting any vocal errors but i feel to get the best from a review I need to show where I'm actually going wrong as well as the well-executed parts currently I have quite a poorly chest. Any thoughts on speeding recovery? Thanks guys.
  5. https://www.smule.com/recording/janis-joplin-mercedez-benz/1088277799_1481117166
  6. I'll have to re-record it Rob. Thinking of a way to get around the backing voxs and can see your point
  7. https://www.smule.com/recording/janis-joplin-mercedes-benz/1088277799_1420463658/ensembles Please excuse the outro. And yes it's me singing with JJ in the background. Thoughts?
  8. I hope you're not offended by this but I do feel that you need to take on board Robert and Draven's advice, both with wide experience of vocal techniques. In my own experience I have found that eating humble pie and listening to the sound advice of Robert has improved my voice immensely. In short, your voice won't improve without hard work and applying well-proven vocal exercises to give you the support that you need.  I feel that the most accurate way to asses your voice is to be brutally honest. If others don't like it (for example I was singing in falsetto with a very harsh tone) then TAKE ADVICE and do the hard work to correct it. I wish you all the best but please listen and learn from those more experienced. Believe me you will be doing yourself a huge favor! 

  9. Yes more than happy to take your sound advice Rob lol.. I'll get there. Thank you!!!
  10. https://www.smule.com/recording/aretha-franklin-respect/257692681_1165069493
  11. OMG started today and the difference is already very apparent. I can see how I've not been using my voice correctly now. Thank you SO much Robert.
  12. https://www.smule.com/recording/abba-dancing-queen/1088277799_1226555039/ensembles Confidence issues and weak attack on lower register/ stronger upper register? Advice please folks?
  13. Hi Robert Having had a bad virus recently my voice is likely not at it's best but hope that this will suffice : https://www.smule.com/recording/oliver-where-is-love-piano/1088277799_1203689035 or this? https://www.smule.com/recording/ajengakih-lobo-id-love-you-to-want-me/1088277799_1217128751 Thank you for making me feel so welcome into the community
  14. https://www.smule.com/recording/eva-cassidy-wade-in-the-water/830708093_1214803719