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"The other woman" cover from Lana del Rey

I FINALLY recorded a cover song after I started KTVA. (About 3 to 4 months ago).
I notice how I have much better vocal control, already. It might sound a bit fragile sometimes, but I intended to sound that way. :)
One major breakthrough for me is that I didn't have to use autotune this time. :) (I had to use autotune in almost every sentence in my Yayo cover.)
I am not entirely sure it's pitch perfect though.
Please give me some feedback, you can also give me some feedback concerning recording techniques. I am using ableton, but I am a total noob at it. XD

Comments

  • GidpickerGidpicker 2.0 PRO Posts: 22
    I love your jazz style.
    The very beginning you were nervous.
    I could hear a few minor mistakes.

    Once you got comfortable your voice was really
    taking off. You do not need autotune.

    Although, years ago I used to play out and I did
    use autotune for live performances. Sometimes it
    was hard to hear yourself on stage.

    I started the course a weeks ago.
    Hopefully, I will get brave enough to post something.

    Keep up the good work.

    Terry (Gidpicker)
  • WigsWigs Moderator, 2.0 PRO, 3.0 Streaming Posts: 4,403
    Cant give much advice on recording since im just learning my self but it sounds like you got your voice to sit nicely in the mix. What I can say when applying the techniques to songs, is to try and think of the vowel in the word and how you sing them in a scale, not the word itself. Sing the vowels, add the consonants just enough to make the word.

    Really glad there is no auto tune here, yes it was a bit pitchy but ive seen your scales and I know you are able to hit notes on pitch. Treat the melody like a scale in your spare time and nail each note with the vowels. Its great to hear you back in action!
  • NinaSTNinaST 2.0 PRO Posts: 86
    Thanks for your comments and sorry for my late reply. ^_^v

    @Gidpicker I'm not sure if I was really nervous in the beginning, as I was just recording it as a test at home.
    But I tend to overthink when I sing (This really sucks, btw), and I think I was thinking too much in the beginning, but near the end I got comfortable and I followed the flow of the song.
    How is the course going so far for you? :)

    @Wigs Too be honest I can't really tell when I'm off pitch :s (In this song, at least). I think I scoop my last note, though. I guess my hearing will get better over time too?
    Thanks for your advice btw. I will apply it on my next recordings. :) If I can make up my mind about which song I should record. XD
  • GidpickerGidpicker 2.0 PRO Posts: 22
    Hi NIna

    This course is one of the best things that's ever happened to me.
    I am a bass ,who sings in a community choir, who added an octave in his
    vocal range.

    Originally, I wanted to sing rock, jazz numbers, and songs to my grand children.
    However, I learned to play five string banjo at age 9 and I used to
    sing the bluegrass songs in the original keys.

    Many bluegrass songs are sung in falsetto and head voice.
    My grand children ages 2 and 5 love the banjo!
    So, I now have an unexpected vocal challenge.

    I am convinced Kens singing method can be applied to any type of music.
    I am not rushing the course but once I perfect my head and chest voices,
    I will post a banjo video as well as my other styles.

    Practice makes perfect and develops confidence.
    Trust me. There will be a time in your life that you won't over
    analyze on stage. You will play and just have fun.

    Sometimes I've improvised guitar solos. that fortunately got recorded
    during live sessions.
    A few years later, I had to put the recording in the computer and slow them down
    and write out the music!

    Needless to say, my guitar students found it hilarious and I got a lot of jovial teasing.


    Keep up the good work.
    Gidpicker (Terry)




  • Kevin123Kevin123 2.0 PRO Posts: 101
    You have a pleasant tone when you are in the middle of the pitch. Nice voice. Keep at it!
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