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My "I Can't Make You Love Me" cover

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Evening, y'all. 3 AM sessions in Oklahoma going!

Covering the Bonnie Rait original with a Bon Iver-flavored imagination. Recorded and quickly mixed, a completely raw one take session. I feel better now.

Forgive the roughness... I feel the emotion was making its way out of me one way or another... hard to think about creeping tensions when laying down my heart sometimes. ;)

Hope it was okay for y'all!

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Cool. Very emotional.

Glad you think so. I agree, it feels very emotional. I hope the sincerity makes up for any lapses in technique. ;)

And MDEW, I agree that this is definitely one of the songs that really benefits stylistically from some falsetto... it makes me feel vulnerable, heh.

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Echoing Steve.

That was fresh and new. I watch movies and tv. And at the movie theater, or even on a dvd, I watch the credits and listen to the music.

I was listening to your recording and and I could totally see the credits rolling on some tear-jerker chick flick.

So, what you need to do, right now, is edit out the spoken part at the beginning. That's great for us fellow singers but you need to get rid of it to market this.

Now, what you need to do is go back in the Artist Developement section and find an old thread started by Ken Tamplin. In there is a list he has compiled from his actual experience as a paid and professional singer (before he got into the voice teacher thingy) and the contacts he aquired. In that list are the people at the major studios and tv networks that handle the music appropriation of for music sunchronized to motion picture.

So, in dealing with them, they may have some ideas as to what attorney you should hire. You will need to pay copyright lease for use of the song. Then record this as a recording by you and you get mechanical rights for the recording you get listed. Then, you get synchronous rights for use of this recording in a motion picture.

Like, now.

It really is that good, in my opinion. Which may not mean much to others and I really don't care. I just know I had a vision of myself and my wife at the theater watching some romantic drama/comedy and your cover of this song playing at the end, which is what people remember.

Hurry, you don't stay young forever....

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Ron, you are far too kind! Your advice is awesome. I have looked at that thread you referred me to and it was a very interesting read with lots of resources I never thought would be so easy to find in once place... props to Ken Tamplin that hah.

Bon Iver's cover of "I Can't" is the standard of which I strive to reach. Hauntingly beautiful and stylistically oh-so-appropriate. If you haven't heard it, definitely have a listen!

I wasn't trying to copy his performance note for note, because what good would that do? I'm sure everyone here understands. I do wish I had some more of his smoothness though... his falsetto is BUTTAH.

I intend on honing my skills and polishing them as I test my abilities at some open mics. I wanna blow people away with my performances and consistency before I feel like I could ever send anyone important any demos of anything! :)

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