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My own song - called Ghost

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Hi guys, been a member on TMV for a while and read some posts but not contributed myself, so here's a clip of what I'm working on at the moment. I'm still on the learning curve when it comes to my voice and having coaching, but if anyone would like to have a listen I'd love to hear comments.

Cheers,

Chris

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Cool song. Your pitch sounded more centered in the high parts. I listened to some of your other tracks. Track 8 was a rocker. It started out reminding me of Foreigner and then the guitar solo kind of made me think of Uriah Heep. Good stuff. I would like to hear lyrics on that.

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Thanks for checking it out and for your feedback! I have a question though - what does "centred" mean? I haven't come across that term in my short career. The high parts were where i felt least comfortable singing in this song but I feel with coaching I can get them sounding really powerful.

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When I say centered, I mean you are on pitch with the right breath support. Your low notes sounded kind of unsteady, though that may be a trick of recording. Your high notes sounded better. I know it's meant to be a somber song, maybe like Oasis. But you might still brighten your tone in the low end.

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Yeah I see what you mean. Interestingly the verse notes are bang in the middle of my range so should be the most comfortable. I think it's maybe because I'm trying to sing quiet and I haven't quite got the control yet. The high F in the chorus is only a tone away from the top note I can hit without going falsetto

Not blaming the mic but for info these vox are just recording into a dynamic mic. I have ordered a condenser mic and pop shield so I will be interested to hear the difference when that arrives!

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I think you are doing well but it sounds like you are having some difficulties keeping on pitch. I just went through the same problem recording the chorus for the song "Alone" by Heart and found that doing some deep breathing exercises where you stretch your arms over your head while breathing deeply and slowly helps a lot. Then the sensation when you start singing is like it's effortless and barely any air escapes from your lips as you sing. It has been helping me control pitch on my trouble spots anyway. I'm not a coach though so take my advice with that in mind.

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Yeah I'd say breath definitely is a factor - I felt very short of breath during the verses - I don't think I did any type of breathing exercise before recording these vocals. I'm really looking forward to getting this new mic and then I'll warm up and 'exercise' properly before recording and see how much different it sounds!

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