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I'd love some feedback and honest critisism on my vocals on this song, the song was written over 10 years ago while I was inspired by vocalists like Cornell/Fogerty and I wanted to create something that forced me to pull off alot of high pitch "drive". I've never been much of a headvoice vocalist, not been too fond of the sound of it for my kind of music, so fullvoice-related techniques have been my main focus so far.

Hope you like it! Regardless - all feedback is good feedback!

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That was wonderful. You wrote that? Definitely reminiscent of Soundgarden and Chris, but I also hear a little Stevie Wonder and Christina Aguilera in there and that is a compliment, regardless of gender.

I can hear, to me, how you were using some headvoice throughout, not just the falsetto part. Falsetto is not head vcoie but it most often takes place there. Falsetto is greater open quotient at the glottis, with less material vibrating in the breeze but it is still a real note, needing as much to be resonated as any others.

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Big thanks man! This is a sing I wrote yes :) Also: I got huge respect for Aguilera as a singer, she got a great voice with great technical qualities so I defineately take that as a compliment.

This is very interesting to me. I am used to thinking in terms of expression as a vocalist and don't have alot of technical insight/knowledge, so when I say I'm not using headvoice there's a chance I don't have any idea what I'm talking about, haha.

I suppose that what I consider fullvoice twang alot of places in this song might actually be a thick headvoice?

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Big thanks man! This is a sing I wrote yes :) Also: I got huge respect for Aguilera as a singer, she got a great voice with great technical qualities so I defineately take that as a compliment.

This is very interesting to me. I am used to thinking in terms of expression as a vocalist and don't have alot of technical insight/knowledge, so when I say I'm not using headvoice there's a chance I don't have any idea what I'm talking about, haha.

I suppose that what I consider fullvoice twang alot of places in this song might actually be a thick headvoice?

Maybe so but I don't use a lot of tech terms thinking or talking about voice. I get way too much technical stuff at work and music is my escape, my antidote, the place where I am both ancient and new.

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WOW, really nice song, really good vocals, I enjoyed.

Maybe so but I don't use a lot of tech terms thinking or talking about voice. I get way too much technical stuff at work and music is my escape, my antidote, the place where I am both ancient and new.

Well said there ron, I can agree with that. As dumb as karaoke might be, its my escape from school and work.

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Nor do I wish to sound diminutive toward singing. I get it, some hope it is their paycheck, for others their sum total grand opus of work. And for all of us, a passion.

Does someone like our original poster, Thomas, need years and years more lessons, more words, my technical ideas about chest and head voice? That's more for his opinion of things than mine. I think he just needs to keeping singing and writing stuff like this, as a fan of good music. Maybe an increased education about singing will help, maybe it will throw him off of his stride.

If I think he is good, that is enough for me. If he decides that is not enough and that he needs something "more

or different, that is up to him. Knowing a bunch of tech terms and different ways to view head and chest voice will not make a person a better singer. Smart practice and smart habits and laser like focus whenever you sing, that helps, I think.

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Big thanks for the feedback guys! Glad to hear you like the song as well, this particular song actually gave my band a supportgig for Toto and Mannfred Manns a few years ago, great fun.

Does someone like our original poster, Thomas, need years and years more lessons, more words, my technical ideas about chest and head voice?

I don't think anyone will ever be in a place where they won't have anything more to learn, I think we just have to continue exploring, and for my case, maybe a little more awareness/focus on technical details won't hurt, and it could be my next step. Especially considering I've been singing on "feel&flow" 95% of the time so far, so I do appreciate your feedback and the information here on this site. Also a very interesting discussion going on here in general right now.

As dumb as karaoke might be

Karaoke, dumb? Does not compute. Karaoke with pride man, like you mean it :cool:

As I can hear your higher notes (e.g., A4, B4) lack head resonance a bit. But this might be because of the production issues

I agree, this might depend on my shape at the time/day I press record, but I generally need to keep practicing more to gain more strength and stability around the bridge and above. I've been very on and off regarding singing the last few years, but I got at least 2 months of steady practice again before I did this recording. Can't wait till I get some more time on my back, going to be some great fun :)

Excellent song and singing. You've got more than enough range style and passion. Keep on keeping' on man. Great work.

Big thanks!

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And I did not mean to discount seeking advice and lessons. I learn something new every day and it feels like my voice is new to me, each day. Because I sing nearly every day. I just don't see it as "work," even if I am doing an exercise to try something different. I have too much fun. I get enough "work" at work.

And I have done karaoke, too. And survived. In fact, if you don't mind me intruding, I have done this song with karaoke and a live band.

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