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No tips I can offer. I'm just an old-school rocker still stuck in the 70's. And I think this was good. Sometimes, you just happen to do well, regardless of what you think of yourself.

Learn to live with it. Or don't, if you like beating up on yourself. So, start recording an album, already, if you have the chutzpah to do so.

At least go to some open mic contests. You will probably win a few. More importantly, you will receive phone numbers from young ladies that you didn't know until after show time.

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Sounds great. Nothing to add here. Sounds like you're pretty much ready for prime time on this one. I like the drop C tuning on the guitar - nice tune. I guess a next step could be working on the stage act? Work on singing to the camera or to the audience - maybe some moves - some drama? Doesn't really need it, but if you're looking for something else to work on. You've got it together musically and technically.

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Thanks geno, you're dead on with the performance side, it's a big challenge for me. i'm pleased you liked it sonically though.

Hey ron, thanks again. You always have the right things to say :D i'm sure you know what its like with your own stuff it just never seems finished but soon hopefully. btw whats with all this Child in Time crazyness? I haven't been on the forum in a while but i was read bits of that huge thread! Are you gonna have a go too?

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Thanks geno, you're dead on with the performance side, it's a big challenge for me. i'm pleased you liked it sonically though.

Hey ron, thanks again. You always have the right things to say :D i'm sure you know what its like with your own stuff it just never seems finished but soon hopefully. btw whats with all this Child in Time crazyness? I haven't been on the forum in a while but i was read bits of that huge thread! Are you gonna have a go too?

I had a go, last year. I might do it again, this year, just for fun, like I did last year.

I will email you a link so as not to derail this thread.

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Very cool. This is definitely solid enough to stand on its own for something like an open mic night.

I agree with Geno about working on the stage presence aspect. I've seen many talented musicians clear a room by not connecting with a crowd.

It probably sounds weird, but when I was younger, I used to practice in front of a huge poster of a concert crowd that I pulled out of one of my biker uncles' "Easyrider" magazines. :lol:

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Wow sounds awesome. You got a nice smooth voice throughout all the range and it pretty much sounds like the " sls mix ". Good vibrato as well. And all that while playing the guitar.

But i would say the same thing Geno is talking about. You seem to be very focussed on what you are doing. You can be the best singer and not win the audience if you don't put some stage presence.

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I agree with Geno about working on the stage presence aspect.

But i would say the same thing Geno is talking about

Thank you guys for watching and taking time out to comment it is much appreciated. It's a big thing for me to work on as im definatly a bit of a shoe gazer unless i've got a drink in me :lol:

Your visualisation idea Validar, i'm gonna use that. By the way I see your in Orlando, have you been to the open mic at On The Rocks downtown? I was there in April and played a couple songs but wow there is some real talent in that town!

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Thank you guys for watching and taking time out to comment it is much appreciated. It's a big thing for me to work on as im definatly a bit of a shoe gazer unless i've got a drink in me :lol:

Your visualisation idea Validar, i'm gonna use that. By the way I see your in Orlando, have you been to the open mic at On The Rocks downtown? I was there in April and played a couple songs but wow there is some real talent in that town!

Yes, I have. I'm about 5 minutes from downtown, actually. I've been here all my life, and there's definitely no shortage of talent or places to play. Hell, if you come here again, let me know.

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Yes, I have. I'm about 5 minutes from downtown, actually. I've been here all my life, and there's definitely no shortage of talent or places to play. Hell, if you come here again, let me know.

Amazing! its a small world I geuss. It's my favourite place outside of London for sure and next time i go it will be my 10th visit amazingly. I'll be sure to let you know Validar. Same to you if you ever cross the pond to the UK buddy.

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I will just tell you... keep working on your voice, because you have incredible talent and a very particular voice :D

I loved the guitar playing, I wish I had time to learn how to play guitar.. because I really don't U.U Keep working on that song, it's awesome right now.. and I don't really know what more you could do, lol.

Amazing job, man :)

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Sounds great, jonathan! Sounds ready to me. If I were to nitpick, there are maybe one or two very quick moments where your pitch is off (don't sweat it). The only other thing I would maybe do is add in a bit more edge/grit into some parts, but that's more of an interpretation thing. The control you have over your head voice in general is impressive! Keep it up!

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Thanks Jugulator! That's interesting you say that as I'm definitely not a tenor. My speaking voice generally sits around G2 - E2.

A person's speaking voice typically has nothing to do with the singing voice :) I can freely speak around D2, and I'm definitely not a profound bass :)

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A person's speaking voice typically has nothing to do with the singing voice

Interesting, I just always assumed that was the case. thanks for the tip.

Sounds good Jonathan. I watched a few of your videos on YOUTUBE. Good stuff. I like your sound.

Thanks MDEW for looking further into my stuff. To be honest most of that stuff on there is just to try and monitor my progress as i go along but it could sure use some views so it's much appreciated!! :D

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Jon, you may think you are speaking around D2, though I have never heard you speak. However, all of your singing seems to be no lower than the 3rd octave.

Perhaps, you need to do a Johnny Cash version of "Hurt" and do a few G2's. If I can do it, I think you can. I will send you a link.

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Jon, you may think you are speaking around D2, though I have never heard you speak. However, all of your singing seems to be no lower than the 3rd octave.

Perhaps, you need to do a Johnny Cash version of "Hurt" and do a few G2's. If I can do it, I think you can. I will send you a link.

No not D2. that's about as low as I can go lol!. Most of the time i speak around G2 but in the morning E2/F2 is more prominent.

There you go....

Excuse the wurring sound, I just quickly recorded it through my laptop mic and the internal fans are going a bit crazy.

I liked your version on this Ron, you sounded like you were enjoying it. I don't normally sing this song like this as i much prefer the original, but you did ask for the J cash version :D

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Awesome, Jon. And thanks for the compliment. I sang "Hurt" from the heart. Been there, done that, on the highway to Hell.

And really liked your cover of "With or Without You."

Thanks again Ron, I wish I could write a song like that. it's one of the greats for sure.

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There was a video of all the famous songs using the same four chords, or at least the same chord progression, regardless of key.

So, yes, you can write a song like that. Just use those chords and make up some words.

:lol:

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