yeah, so far the 2 times ive tried the headset I have more or less come up with 2 songs or 2 good starts anyway.
there must be something biomechanical about playing a rhythm with the hands while also singing something with the mouth. Its like by doing it that way they are probably really synchronized in a more natural way
So far its worked really cool on the verses. Just singing random lyrics but what comes out is very rhythmic etc. I remember reading that Ozzy was listening to Zakk wylde jam and Ozzy stepped to the mic and said “Im looking for a miracle man…to BUY ME SOME CHIPS”. Of course the changed the line later to say “to tell me no lies”…point being that the first thing out of his mouth ended up being the rhythm and melody of the final song.
The drawback to it is that its a little hard to sing sitting up (laying back) in bed because the neck is bent forward and also its hard to get a good deep breath but i think i can work around it.
As you say, one impediment to writing or demoing is that I cant stand listening back to my own voice if it isnt a perfect take etc. If I can mentally adjust to where I am just listening to the rhythm and melody ill be cooking with gas.
In other words I hope I develop the ability to lay down a relaxed vocal line, even if its weak or even falsetto, and hear in my head that its going to sound powerful when I go thru a real warm up and give it more effort etc. Thats one of my biggest roadblocks right now because I dont want to go thru the tedium of warming up on my off (from work) days but I also cant stand trying to sing thru a scratchy non-warmed up voice…so a lot of my off days get wasted
Then the last thing to make this work better will be to get some lyrics sitting next to me or at least some phrases so I dont have to try to sing gibberish. Dunno though, its hard enough for me to remain calm with stupid headphones on, guitar cable to fight with, having to reach over and hit record etc…if I add trying to manage a lyric notebook and pencil it might push me over the edge lol