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Posted: 19 Apr 06, 21:40 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I understand this might be a better place for these than the 'Serious Discussion' forum.

http://home.comcast.net/~tenchijin/39.wma

http://home.comcast.net/~tenchijin/LOML.wma



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Posted: 20 Apr 06, 04:59 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I've already heard both songs, and are both good :)

But I like your version of Love Of My Life more, I think '39 sounds a bit country-like (or is it just me??)

Well done, hope you will cover more songs ;)


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Posted: 23 Apr 06, 20:34 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Brilliant!!

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Posted: 23 Apr 06, 21:43 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Yup. :D

Will be glad to see more. And not just from yourself, but others, too.

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Posted: 24 Apr 06, 07:31 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

LOML is fabulous! :) I am amazed by the harmonies! Well done!!!!!

And '39 is just really really good! The background harmonies are just great, the only thing missing is a more "upfront" drum ... I did like the "reverb" used on this one very much ...


I might sound (again) demanding haha, but could you add some "reverb" behind your voice on LOML and also the piano .. I am just curious how it would sound then ...

Stefan


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Posted: 24 Apr 06, 12:52 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Love of my Life is very pleasant. Indeed, the harmonies are splendidly done.

I must ask - how old are you and what shape is your voice in?


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Posted: 24 Apr 06, 20:15 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I'm 32 years old. I find my voice gets stronger each year. I'm really a baritone but I have a pretty good range.


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Posted: 25 Apr 06, 04:06 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Ah I see.

It's interesting, one usually assumes that puberty happens and then the voice stops developing, but it's not true at all. The voice goes on changing (for better or worse) for a lifetime.

Again, thankyou for the Love of My Life recording. Good stuff.


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Posted: 25 Apr 06, 21:58 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

yes, the voice continues to change for certain. I found at about age 21 that I had a whole range I hadn't explored.

I think the changes are due in large part to the vocal habits we build up over time. For instance I've been singing Queen songs for so long imitating Freddie that I have a hard time singing tenor 'pure'. I have trained that gravelly sound into my normal singing voice.

Also I've been working for many, many years to integrate my falsetto with my full voice. It gets a little better each year (to the point that I'm pretty happy with it now) but I can remember when I was younger that I couldn't make the transition AT ALL. It was like shifting gears in a car!

Anyway, I'm glad you liked LOML! I record these covers to practice my engineering skills and mixing skills. I do a bit of recording for outside bands and also I record my own originals.


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Posted: 25 Apr 06, 22:13 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Speaking of vocal ranges, I want to ask you guys for some serious advice.

For a long time, within all my possible vocal ranges, I've always had a very weak mid-range, and just almost as weak of a high-range. My low is always good (in a Roger Waters sort of style).
The main problem with the mids and highs is that they always sounded muddy and cracked.

But I noticed that, the day(s) after I got sick and threw up a couple of weekends ago, all my ranges were VERY clear, and I had more power in the high and mid-ranges!

But now it's getting back to the way it was before.

So, I'm wondering if this is because my throat is constantly clogged up with mucus and other bits (sometimes from junk food or McDonald's), or something similar, and that this was all basically cleared up when I threw up?
If so (advice needed here), what can I do to constantly keep my throat clear and in great shape?? (Aside from retching constantly...)

I'd really love to know!

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Posted: 25 Apr 06, 22:30 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

That is about the strangest vocal range question I've ever heard!

My suggestion would be to take a few lessons. A good vocal coach can help you immmensely more than anyone on this forum, for sure.


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Posted: 26 Apr 06, 14:54 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

tenchijin2 could you consider uploading the LOML version with some more reverb on the voice/piano?

I am just curious how it would sound then ...

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Posted: 26 Apr 06, 22:53 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I suppose I could do that, but it won't be high on my priority list!


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Posted: 27 Apr 06, 00:27 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I have gone back and made some changes to both songs.

I tweaked the reverb on LOML a bit and made a couple other minor changes, which I think worked.

I did a bit of re-eq'ing on '39, of the guitars and the reverb.

Nothing major on either one, but someone with astute listening skills will notice the differences, I think.


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Posted: 27 Apr 06, 08:14 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Hahaha voice questions...

This isn't singing related, but when I was 18, my voice had pretty much never cracked since I hit puberty. I had a 3 week coughing fit once, and ever since then it's been much more fragile. I can go much higher and lower than when I was a teenager, but it breaks a fair bit now.


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Posted: 27 Apr 06, 16:18 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

tenchijin2, did you upload the new "reverb" version of LOML?

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Posted: 27 Apr 06, 20:05 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Yes. I mentioned that above.

I'm still not happy with the Piano sound. I need to go play with it some more.


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