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My First Demo: Thinking Out Loud

matt53matt53 Posts: 182Pro
Hey this is my first time posting a demo of my singing on the forum so I chose a song my girlfriend really liked and I was learning anyway. I know in some spots it needs polishing but that's why I'm here haha
Anyway, I would REALLY appreciate any feedback with this being my first time posting my singing here.




Comments

  • rcrosierrcrosier Posts: 275Pro
    @matt53:

    One thing I noticed is that it seems that you seem to be rushing the phrases sometimes.  Most noticeable in the very beginning two verses, up to "Darling I..."  Timing and "listening comfort" for the listener is pretty important in my opinion.  You've probably heard the term "in the pocket".  I don't quite get the sensation that you're there, which sort of takes away from the performance.

    I thought your tone was enjoyable, and pitch was pretty good, with a couple exceptions here and there.

  • matt53matt53 Posts: 182Pro
    Thanks. I probably have problems with the phrasing because truth be told I am NOT a fan of this song and have only heard it a few times. As for my pitch, I can hear where I need a bit of work also but thanks alot for the feedback.
  • rcrosierrcrosier Posts: 275Pro
    That would do it.  :)
  • highmtnhighmtn Posts: 11,502Administrator, Moderator, Enrolled, Pro
    More support.  That will help to bring those notes that are just a skoshe flat up to pitch.  You're cruising along just a little low for being spot-on with your pitch in general.  

    Also keeping the tone a little brighter will also help to be more pitch-accurate. 

    This is a hard song.  You did a pretty good job on it, really. 

    Bob
  • matt53matt53 Posts: 182Pro
    Thanks Bob. I appreciate the feedback and I'll work more on support and brightening my vowels and redo it when I have the time.
  • blondiewalesblondiewales Posts: 196Pro
    I actually really like the inherent tone of your voice, my friend. It's quite soothing. However, for whatever reason it gets reedier as the song progresses. I'm guessing this is from some sort of throat tension that built up and stayed from the higher phrases. And yes, it can be kind of dark and times so the pitch is slightly iffy. However, if you get a chance, you should absolutely re-record this with corrected timing and phrasing; I think it would sound good.
  • matt53matt53 Posts: 182Pro
    I think I know what you mean by the "reediness." I wasn't trying to belt it out but was doing it in kind of a "headier" tone. I think if I put more chest into the upper notes and brightened the vowels with more support it would sound better. Thanks for the feedback though. 
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