at moments it seems like sort of a cross between Thin Lizzy and Priest
As usual im not super happy with the vox but im trying to remain philosophical about it. I had the usual interruptions while trying to record vox. You know, neighbor knocking on the door after calling 4x wanting to know if id got my Xmas present then wanting to stand at the door and talk while all my heat went out…dead in the middle of me doing vox
All that on top of my singing struggles? I didnt feel like I quite had my best vocal power. But I guess its good to show me where I need work. Dunno, part of it HAS to be being self conscious etc about blasting away on vox in this small apt complex with thin walls
cest la vie
anyway, at least thats 5 songs this month and a good learning process. On this one I really got into the manual midi drum editing and trying to match up the bassline with the kick drum somewhat
that one little guitar track got a bit overwhelmed though
I like the intro when the drums go from 1/2 time to regular tempo…and when you hit the notes on “cheek” “hand” “steel” with vibrato…and holding out the “Steeeeeeel” into a “bridge”…and the guitar octaves lick on the outro behind the “I”
haha, I dont even know what to say to that…vocals are so freaking hard. One sings like a champ in the car and at work and in their minds eye, but then he hits record and all of a sudden everything is a struggle. Of course its 10x as bad when sitting to lay down a vocal and u dont know the melody yet so its being written and laid down at the same time. A whole lot of “chasing it” going on.
Im trying to get way stronger a’la David Lee Roth where its more chesty and less headvoicey. I was happy with some of the notes here but it was a massive struggle. Im not putting near enough compression into it yet
Im not sure its the “key” so much but it could be. We can sing a similar range in different keys. This one was in G (played in “A” but tuned down a whole step) whereas some of my other ones lately have been in D. Of course the bridge and outro here WERE in D lol. I dont even know what the notes were here…I havent checked yet. I doubt I went up to any e5s though like in the last songs. The cold air at work (big warehouse) pretty much has me on permarasp right now.
more to come hopefully because im not quite where early VanHalen was!
Ahhhhh, my kinda music. I agree the vocal is good. The high notes with the vibrato really work. Like to hear the bass a little stronger. Like the harmony drop off. Wow, you gotta lot goin on in there in a good way. Ok, I’m tired after this and need a nap. Congrats on your songwriting goal.
Hey, I found it really good, bass, drum and guitar really work together and make this song a song.
The vocal performance comes better and better during the recording and the ending sounds really good, spot on and tasty!
I’m not very keen on the beginning. I think you could cut the 20s or so from the start. I also found the first sections a bit messy, like you still looking for what to play