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Feeling better, so I decided to come back to a few songs and see what happens. Both were fun to make. Any and all feedback welcome.

https://app.box.com/s/a60xa3alqjotkozsu3s8

https://app.box.com/s/97hee0y3phrrgrs9nnvr - Playing around with Christina-type layering, and runs lol, and some parts I'm happier with than others. Need to work on adding TA to my CT after G4, since I already add CT to TA here.

This isn't in the subject line of the thread title-- but I recorded Glen Campbell's Wichita Lineman also. I really enjoyed this one.

https://app.box.com/s/2cqzgwdmig2wgcl3c8n8

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wvWLlZrB9wI

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I think you have the right voice for r&b. Nimble and light. And you've got the vibrato I think I have heard from the genre, though I don't follow it closely. When it comes to r&b, my favorite was Hall & Oates. Especially Daryl's voice. I've always fancied covering "Rich Girl."

"Come On, Get Higher" - sounded a little shaky, better later on. I'm not sure if it was a case of nerves but I have found that what helps with me is to use as clean a vowel as I can. Ah, eh, ee, oh, and oo. Your pitch was good, just thinking you could go a little brighter by ever so slightly changing the vowel. Nothing technically wrong, probably just a sound preference on my part.

So Emotional - a strong one for you and you sound really in your element and you did really good harmonies. Keep that one, for sure.

"Wichita Lineman" - I talked about it in my email to you and thank you for covering this song. I think you did well with it, doing justice to the original. Glen Campbell is a hard act to follow. On this one, you seemed unsteady at first and I think it was from starting out in an r&b vibrato and then relaxing into a country ballad, which is what this song really is. Solid groove from about halfway through and I liked it.

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Thanks Ron! I'm going to keep practicing on relaxing and thickening my voice. "Rich Girl" is a fun song, and I like the story behind it. Originally written about a spoiled rich guy, eh?

In "Come on, Get Higher" I was indeed nervous since the lyrical content is kind of unfamiliar to me :cool: Tomorrow I will try to re-record it with a brighter sound and hopefully less nerves. I liked MDEW's comment on another thread about conveying emotion where he thought of singing as telling a story, or of songs as stories, so I'll try to keep that in mind.

"So Emotional" was tough, and not as familiar as "Come on, Get Higher" since the latter has been on the radio for about six years, and the former I wasn't aware existed until listening to Christina's first album all the way through last month. Whenever I sing her songs I feel forced to darken and compress my voice so I like that aspect of it.

I am really happy you liked "Wichita Lineman" :P

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