Joy of My Life - Chris Stapleton

Hey Everyone!

How am I doing singing this song?

I want to improve the tonal quality in my voice. I want to be more soulful. I know this is more country style, but Chris has a unique tone that evokes emotion. I want to have that same effect, but with more roots in soul, not country.


Let me know your thoughts! Vocal lesson in person with Ken next Thursday!!


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    TerenceTerence 3.0 Streaming Posts: 355

    Great song choice, @michaelmusic

    You had me going back and forth between your version, Chris' original, and Donny Hathaway which might be a good model for a more soulful version. Chris is putting a lot of resonance in the mask (between the nose and forehead is where I feel it) but Donny is also resonating right around there on "This Christmas."


    Somewhere between adding a little healthy distortion on "Did I tell you baby" and aiming toward Donny's soul might do it. I think adding these elements to your version would take it from good to great!
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    michaelmusicmichaelmusic 2.0 ENROLLED Posts: 252
    I prefer Donny's voice! Thanks for sharing @Terence. I am unable to distort my voice. I sure would like to be able to. This is a question I have for Ken when I see him Thursday.
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