jonpall Posted June 15, 2010 Share Posted June 15, 2010 Question: Do you guys think there is value in adding a few "tough" songs (singing wise) to the list of songs my band rehearses on a regular basis, even though I still can't really do the song justice - yet? I'm talking about songs like f.ex. "Sweet child o' mine" and "You shook me all night long". When I sing these songs with the band, I do better than a few months before, but my vocals on those songs still aren't good enough, IMO, to play them during a gig. Singing those songs at home is obviously easier than with a band. I was wondering if there is any gain in singing them regularly during band practises, even though it sounds borderline horrible and the other band members might think I'm butchering the classics. If I sing them mostly with a clean, twangy sound (metal-like-neutral or mln in CVT terms) and then experiment with distorting a few words here and there, perhaps in a matter of few weeks or months I'll be able to sing them both with and without distortion and fairly well. What do you think? Should I perhaps only sing those tough vocal songs at HOME and only try them out with the band until I think I can do them extremely well? I'm thinking that one day (today, really) I have to kind of jump into the deep end of the pool and try to sing those songs WITH a band - the ultimate test, even though I sound crappy at times and my hope is that gradually they'll be "presentable" in front of a live audience. Until then, rehearsing those songs will just be considered "playtime" for me and the band, because they won't be included in the setlist until they're really solid, vocally. Do you guys think this is a bad idea? Sorry about the wordy post. Cheers, jonpall. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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