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My Name is Josh, I'm a 25 year old self taught vocalist and producer. I Have spent nearly every day for the last four years practicing and learning how to make the tracks I sing to. And equally as much time practicing and and singing. I have a souncloud profile, but never seem to get many reviews. little feedback. And I would love to hear what some of you think. Thank you

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I kind of like the idea of mixing Rap with rock that way instead of having a verse in rock style and then having a rap either over some beat or rapping over a sung chorus.

But I do have a few points of suggestion. Merely my own opinions not facts.

If you had to sing the verses seperately on different tracks at different times others will have just as much of a hard time singing this straight through as you did. Leave some gaps between verses. Give yourself and others listening a mental break.

I like the grit in your voice and it is cool that you can do that, but it should be used to give certain words more power and meaning and it takes away from the effect if used too much.

Other wise I have no tips or views about singing technique or pitch control. That sounded fine to me.

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Thank you so much. And I can see what you mean in terms of spacing. Almost rushes the listener into the next segment. I can definitely respect that. And in terms of the Grit. Are you suggesting maybe more clean vocals throughout this track? Or more of a word to the wise for future projects? And lastly, honestly, thank you. Its hard to get feedback. So it really is appreciated.

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What you wish to do with this track is ultimately your decision. After all it is your expression here not mine.

As a writer it is hard to step back and listen to our own creation as just another listener, but that is what we must do. Listen to it as just a fan of music.

The good thing about it is that if we do not like something we have the right to change it. Sometimes a song will go through many incarnations before the final production.

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I hear and understand some of the comments that MDEW. When you laid down the different tracks of your voice, I can hear where one track was laid over another like around 1:27. It seems like it could be for two different voices - like maybe one voice is Bonnie and the other voice is Clyde? Was that a purposeful artistic choice?

I kind of like how the sections all run together. It reminds me of Eminem, though it would, like MDEW said, make it difficult for others to perform.

One thought about vocal technique, it sounds like you're running out of breath towards the end of some long phrases. I like your composition in that it breaks out of the typical and predictable four-measure phrases. Unfortunately, the result here is that it becomes difficult to manage the breath in the long phrases. So that would be something to work on. I've always believed that one thing that separates the really great musicians from the rest is how great musicians treat the ends of phrases, keeping finesse all the way to the end.

One more thought, my personal opinion (feel free to take it or throw it out the window) is that the reverb or echo effect on your vocal tracks is a little distracting. It almost makes it feel like just another one of the instrumental tracks. It doesn't really stand out as the focus of the song. I would like to hear your vocal track be cleaner and more crisp. That's not a commentary on the grittiness of your voice, which I think is fine. It's more a commentary on the special effect.

Congrats on putting your music out there. I appreciate your strong work ethic. It shows!

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