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Hello guys, it has been a long time that i haven't posted something. I got Pillars for christmas and many of the piano vocalizes have become a daily routine.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9fn8SUp7N8E&feature=youtu.be

Here is a song called " Anxiety ", and i am currently working it with my band. There are a lot of super tricky notes for me, especially As and Bs because i don't want to pull chest up there ( my highest belt is A anyways, after that, things become very random and shouty ). I am the one who composed the song and i don't wish to change the notes because they are difficult. I just have to work on my voice to sing this damn song :-)

What do you think about it?

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First off, I always love a live performance. Any one can nurse a recording in his basement of bedroom with a karaoke track for weeks and approach "the perfect recording."

It's another thing to get up there on a stage, even at rehearsal, and play with the band at 60 to 80 decibels.

Great song. And I love the arrangement. A thumping, driving rhythm that carries you with it. Juxtaposed with your light, high, almost Roy Orbison type of voice. A few pitchy spots but that is to be expected, live. I think this is a rally good effort.

And you should definitely write more songs.

Nice presentation. Kind of like the Cure, but with black leather, no lace. Or make-up.

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Hey Ron,

Thanks for your imput! I was thinking that I have made enough progress to start posting here some recordings.

When I first saw the video I was a bit disappointed because of the pitchiness and because it seems that many of the ornametations on my voice ( for instance, i go for a light rasp or creaking on the high notes ) vanish in live conditions. As the sound device was turned towards the audience, i sometimes coudldn't hear myself clearly. My vibrato was also gone.

Live singing is a totally different experience for a "closet singer" like me. The simple fact that I have to sing in a high volume setting modifies the way I usually sing.

About the voicetone, i initially was searching for something with more " thickness " but when i tried with this light head voice the members of the band, included myself, found that it gave a good vocal signature to the whole sound. I think i will try to make it a bit darker but the style won't change.

I am going to upload more stuff

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Thank you guys for the feedback. Our lead guitar player show the video to his friends and it seems they were really divided regarding the vocal lines ( they are quite unsual compared to the rest of our set ). The ones who disliked seemed argued that the pitch was too high throughout all the song ( they suggested that it could for instance be lowered on the verses ).

But then, i don't know, maybe what they meant is that the high notes are too " heady " and that i have to add some meat. Actually, i hope it is more about the sound color than he melody itself, because i find it cool as it is. Well, i like the song, and so do the other band members, but i would also like to drive the audience in a live session.

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