When I Was Your Man Cover

DiegoDiego Posts: 1,087Moderator, 2.0 PRO


  • doc_ramadanidoc_ramadani Posts: 3,724Administrator, 2.0 PRO, Facility Management

    wow, pretty good job on this very challenging song. Sometimes (e.g. 1:00) you are a tiny bit to hectic with the timing. But this is really nit-picking.

    Great, man. You will own this one soon. If you would have a camera I would ask you to do a "one take" for us. :smile:

  • DiegoDiego Posts: 1,087Moderator, 2.0 PRO
    @doc_ramadani Thanks man!
    I only need the Memory card and I would be set.
  • blondiewalesblondiewales Posts: 483Pro
    Do you have a smartphone you can use to record? Outside of singing forums, I have a hard time getting people to listen to songs without videos. People even prefer lip syncing videos to audio-only.

    Yeah good job on the song. I think the placement for this song could be a little further back. Your tone is still a bit more squeezed than Bruno's, but I know he's a tough customer to cover. You don't have to sound exactly like him, but I think your tone could be relaxed a bit more.

    You know, I said yesterday you were rushing the beat a bit, but I listened to the original just now and Bruno is also doing that except not as much. It's part of the emotion of the song, I guess.

    Other than placement, the parts that get you are the runs. You went a bit flat on one of the "oos" and "dance." I find the best thing to do during licks and runs is to not move my mouth and just focus on vibing with the music. Easier said than done, I know.

    Other than those things, I think you're sounding good.
  • VocalityVocality Posts: 1,0632.0 PRO

    That was awesome, have tried this song and it’s quite difficult. That’s definitely gold standard, the high note at 2.40 amazing and I do agree with the Doc slight deviation in the timing but a minor detail.

    Overall brilliant rendition this song suits your voice as well

  • andrew_walkerandrew_walker Posts: 32Member
    WoW Mr @Diego What an Amazing Cover, But its sound a little bit squeezed than bruno, but i think you can improve that, Thanks for Letting me here it Mr @Diego, I WIll practice Much More so that i can Also Do THis Song.
  • Claude77Claude77 Posts: 200Pro, 2.0 PRO
    Man! That was cool!
    As a listener I can say I heard a lot of emotion coming out from your voice and that is all it is about when we talk about singing.

    As singer I heard that you were a bit flat from time to time on some high note of this song, but very rarely.
    For the main part you were just great
  • DogMeatDogMeat Posts: 3112.0 PRO
    Nice work @Diego . I really enjoyed the performance. One thing i noticed pondering is that do you have a rasp-like sound naturally on your voice, or did you record the vocal too loud and caused some distortion?
  • ONICONIC Posts: 54Member
    Wow, your voice really shines in this song. I think this is my favorite performance you have given. I would like to hear more bruno mars from you. Keep up the great work!
  • Chris82Chris82 Posts: 3622.0 PRO
    @Diego Fantastic Cover! Really loved your voice in this one. It sounds like this is in the original key too, I've only ever tried to sing it in a lower key. What is that high note? A C5? How high can you go? I think I remember hearing you sing Take me On by A-Ha right so I know you can hit at E5 but can you go higher? F5 is the highest note I've ever been able to vocalize.
  • Klaus_TKlaus_T Posts: 9322.0 PRO
    @Diego very cool, lots of interesting tones in there, very impressive. great job
  • DiegoDiego Posts: 1,087Moderator, 2.0 PRO
  • DiegoDiego Posts: 1,087Moderator, 2.0 PRO
  • DiegoDiego Posts: 1,087Moderator, 2.0 PRO
    @blondiewales Thanks man! I do have a smartphone, but it delays all of the audio.
    I need to practice those runs! lol. They're one of the main events in mainstream pop music lol.
  • DiegoDiego Posts: 1,087Moderator, 2.0 PRO
    @Vocality Thanks George!
    I had fun doing this one! The C5 was not so good for me because, I felt I could've done it a little cleaner. I had a rough voice after. And I need to work on a smoother tone.
  • DiegoDiego Posts: 1,087Moderator, 2.0 PRO
    @andrew_walker Glad you enjoyed it Andrew!
    It was a little more squeezed than bruno, It's really close to where my voice starts going loud. Probably some vowel decisions got the best of me. Could've been softer, and need to work on that tone.
  • DiegoDiego Posts: 1,087Moderator, 2.0 PRO
    @Claude77 Thanks. This is a really easy song to pour out some emotion into! But not at all to vocalize lol.
    I really failed at getting the soft tone Bruno uses, so I have to work on that.

    @DogMeat The rasp was intentionally done on some parts, others not so much. My voice was just tired that day, and it was the last drop I had in me lol. Glad you enjoyed the performace!

    @ONIC Thank you!
    I will probably do more Bruno songs in the future. I'm planning on doing some Queen again pretty soon. I'm also looking forward to doing many more singers and bands.
  • Chris82Chris82 Posts: 3622.0 PRO
    @Diego it sounds like you're trying really hard to sound like Bruno. I can hear in parts where your timbre does get very close to his. I only say this because I'm not sure if you have tried singing in your voice rather than trying to sing in his? I suffer from this real bad. I have a hard time finding MY voice because I've spent 30 years of my life just singing along to songs and trying to imitate with no instruction. I guess I learned some stuff through a lot of trial and error over the years but I still can't shake this and find my OWN voice ;(. All of my covers I'm trying to sound as close to the original singer and it frustrates me that I can't just find my own way of singing it.

    But my dude this performance is amazing, you should 100% keep at it and someday I'll be buying your tracks :P
  • Moviefan2k4Moviefan2k4 Posts: 19Member
    I've never heard that song before, but you did a good job with it. I could tell you put your heart into it, which is usually a good thing with musicians.
  • doc_ramadanidoc_ramadani Posts: 3,724Administrator, 2.0 PRO, Facility Management
    I'll be buying your tracks :tongue:

    Me too!
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