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my Submission for Jazz Challenge....Autumn Leaves

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    The Idea of the challenge is no so much to sing in a particular style.....It is more along the lines of taking a singer out of his comfort zone and trying something new.

   Maybe .....What if this song were arranged for another Genre rather that the one it is currently identified with.

  I am not much of a Jazz singer....so here it is more on the Folk side.

   https://soundcloud.com/mdew-4/autumn-leaves-practice

 

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Sounds great Magika,

    You should post this in the official Challenge section. You will find it directly under the review section on the Home page.

   I just posted mine in the review section to further advertise the Monthly Challenge for others who do not know about it.

  I still didn't get any reviews on my singing so I guess the song does not fit my style.   "C'est la vie". ;)

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    Thanks Bzean.........I am trying to get away from the southern/country accent/sound for awhile to help with my tone and pitch. My "Ah"s drift towards "AA" and sends any tone into my nose also helps to raise my larynx and cause problems in the passaggio.

    I could try it as Waylon Jennings as opposed to Willy Nelson but my usual tone drifts more towards Willy. My voice is not Deep enough for the Traditional Baritone country sound either.  I am not finished with this and may try a full blown country style just for the heck of it along with Louis Armstrong of course. People around here seem to like grit and rasp......

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    Sorry for the misunderstanding.....Chet Atkins did a cover in his Guitar styling that had a steady root fifth bass typical in country music.... I did think about borrowing from that....

I still have Autumn Leaves running through my brain so I am not quite finished with it yet......:)  Thanks for your suggestions.

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Sorry...I thought this was the right place, ops didn't want to invade your post :-( I'll delete my post and put it in the right place !

   No problem Magika.......I goofed on the title to my thread and caused the confusion.......I'm not sure whether I can change the title of my thread or not. :39:

  Yes I can! :4: ......Done no more confusion (at least not about this topic). :bouncy:

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MDEW there is something in your voice that i like very much. That was a great cover of Autumn Leaves.

   Thanks Pekka, I hope it is not the nasality. I am trying to correct that. :D   I try to use the same inflections, phrasing and timing that I would If I were talking to someone.

Sometimes it works out good.

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I think, MDEW, there is a general feeling that if you do a cover with the guitar, that you should go "whole hog," in our vernacular. Give it a bit more of a country treatment. It's cool to do an acoustic guitar treatment, just make it a bit more country.

Last weekend, I was at the MILs house and picked up FILs guitar. (He passed away August of last year, at the age of 89.) I started messing with "Carry On Wayward Son" and couldn't seem to record it right. I also toyed with "La Grange" by ZZ Top but that needs separate tracking and I only had the H1 portable with me. And that was inspired because Saturday night, we ate at a local mexican restaurant called Los Cabos and a bunch of little league and school baseball and softball teams were having dinner there, including a team from nearby La Grange, Texas. (MIL lives in south Texas, halfway between Houston and Austin.)

Anyway, so I realized that if I was going to do "Carry On, Wayward Son" on just an acoustic, I should make it more country and failed. So, maybe, another time.

 

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    I have gravitated to a finger picking style that I thought would make the guitar more interesting But I suppose a full Country rhythm is better when playing by yourself.

A lot of  finger style guitarists have a way of muffling the bass strings and using them to create the "Country" or "Jazz" effect.  My way is more of an arpeggio pattern that seems kind of sterile after a while.  It does the job but not very exciting.....

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