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Simple Man - Lynyrd Skynyrd/Shinedown

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Hi,

I love the Shinedown acoustic version of this song so this is a short stab at that version - just the first couple of verses and chorus but would appreciate honest appraisals.

Many thanks

https://soundcloud.com/weilman/simple-man

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Well, you have a great voice! Very nice and pleasant tone. I was with one headphone in when the song began and then I just had to put the other one in when you started singing!

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Thanks for the feedback all. I realised after posting that a member called Onacor had posted the same song last week - on balance I prefer his version!

Although you've all been pretty kind I am aware of some technical work that needs to be done in terms of control etc. I find it very difficult to really let go vocally in these as my recording conditions are not the most private/soundproof so hope to play around a bit with this tune and others when I can find somewhere else to record.

Thanks again.

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Pretty good version. And it's cool, i think, that Shinedown is inspiring young'ns to appreciate southern fried rock, namely Lynrd Skynrd.

You had some nasality going on, which is an aesthetic thing, to me. I prefer a little less, but that's just me.

I used to mention about performing at a New Year's Eve Party some years ago when I still had long hair. I was wearing a New Year's derby and had the Ronnie Van Zandt look going on. Me and a local jazz saxophonist did "Freebird" with a tenor sax for the solo and I sang, of course.

One of these days, I'm going to have to man up and do that, even with my simplistic guitar playing.

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Weilman... Great job bud! Enjoyed it a lot... You have a very nice, smooth tone, and I love the vibrato you have..

Thank you for the mention in your post, we have different approaches, but it doesn't make one better then the other . I think you nailed your version ... Lots of emotion coming out of your version.. well done.

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Ron - appreciate the feedback. Yes nasality can be a problem for me - I need to work on that but I know where I'm going wrong which I guess is a start - just need to project differently.

I've actually loved the Skynyrd version of this for years but I just like the simple acoustic arrangement of this one. Can't wait to hear that Freebird take - the original is pretty simplistic guitar wise anyway :lol:

Onacor - thanks. I guess being from England I have the disadvantage of not naturally sounding like most of the artists I like - I think your voice just sounds very natural. Still trying to find my own sound really so appreciate all the feedback.

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Same here Weilman.. I'm from Canada.. Although I understand what you mean ( I don't have any accent - atleast not that which the media has made us Canadians to sound like (Canadians saying EH, is like all Americans saying HUH, and all English saying " Governor "..

Just be yourself, and don't fight it.. we all bend sound when we sing anyway.. so maybe just practice on the vowel modifications to lessen it..

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Can't wait to hear that Freebird take - the original is pretty simplistic guitar wise anyway :lol:

Well, crap, now I'm going to have to do it, maybe this weekend.

But I don't have a tenor sax and Josh, the sax player I was talking about, I don't know where he went off to.

It would have been great if someone had recorded at the party but I was probably the most sober and that was at about 3 beers.

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