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Unread 01-02-2008, 04:38 PM   #1

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Such Great Heights Cover...Vocal Feedback?


I was wondering if you all could listen to my cover of Such Great Heights (Iron & Wine version) and let me know how bad/good my vocals are and any tips you might have in general to improve. I'm a little nervous playing in front of a crowd but I was just wondering if I'm "listenable" enough to try out an open mic or something.

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Unread 01-03-2008, 12:39 PM   #2
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Overall I thought you sounded very good. I think it would be very acceptable for an open mic situation. The one thing I would recommend is that you make sure you keep up the breath support and air flow when singing at lower volumes. There were a couple of spots, when you sang soft, where your voice got a little weak and wavery. It might be helpful to sing out a little more for the whole song so that the softer sections are not so soft. Other than that, everything in the louder sections sounded very clear, articulated and on pitch.
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Unread 01-03-2008, 04:20 PM   #3
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I'd declare you to be "listenable." Just watch the soft parts, especially when you have to drop down to the lower notes and make sure you plan ahead of time when you will snatch a breath on some of those longer phrases. You have a nice voice. I'd never heard the song before, so thanks for introducing me to it.

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Unread 01-03-2008, 05:13 PM   #4
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For the record, you are covering Postal Service, not Iron & Wine.

Not too bad. You seem to have a little trouble reaching the low notes.

I greatly prefer the original to the slowed down Iron & Wine version, but you did the cover justice, I think.
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Unread 01-03-2008, 05:35 PM   #5
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Did you warm up before you sang, it seems like the low notes are either below your range or you didn't warm up properly. Warming up can really help you hit the lows.

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