Thank you so much Libby and Martin! Glad you guys like it And Libby, you're right! I just listened to it again, and the piano is indeed drowning the vocals....So I redid the mix with lower piano volume and uploaded again, you can get to it through a link in the description of the video as I can't post the link here. What do you think? Is it better now?
And for my next cover, I'm working on Listen to the wind One of my all time favourites! She should perform it live sometime atleast as a tribute to James Horner.
I enjoyed Tsubomi, too. I found myself singing along comfortably, something I can't do very well with Hayley. I used to be able to sing One Fine Day with her, but that was a long time ago. I stopped doing Hayley karoake in my room, and because of that, I haven't been able to maintain my soprano voice as well as I did. Yet sometimes when I go to church, I find I'm suddenly able to sing those songs very well again. Idk it doesn't make much sense. But like you said, this is a hard song to sing. I think that's what it is, some of her songs are just harder to sing than hymns are. But in your range, this song was very easy!
I especially liked the way you sang "I pray that you're near" in the middle. You seemed to get especially strong towards the end, too.
Thank you very much! nice that you noticed it, I thought that small change in tune would build it better to the instrumental bridge with those aahs And Tsubomi, You were able to hit the low notes in the same octave? Those are impressive notes for a girl! If you feel that you can hit those high notes on some days and not on others, I think you should be able to get it back quickly by doing some warmup exercises, like the lip trills (the best), saves you on your worst days haha. Oh and I love One find day, it's got a very interesting melody.
I'm not sure that I mean that I was hitting the same notes exactly. Since I'm not an expert on musical notes or the technicalities of singing, it's hard for me to describe. I CAN sing with Hayley, but I can't hit all the high notes, it's too much of a strain and would sound bad, so I usually stop singing or whisper/sing at those parts. With you, it's not necessarily that I was singing the exact same thing with you. For some reason, when I hear a guy singing, it helps me figure out how I should sing... like harmonizing, I guess. I do that in church. I used to listen for the women lead singers. I've never been good at just starting to sing all by myself, I need to hear someone else singing in order to help me get started. I do not know how to find my own voice singing solo. Even if I'm completely alone, and I start trying to sing out with nobody and nothing, I croak and feel like I can't sing. But as soon as I turn music on, or if I'm in church, I can relax and find my way with the other singers. Which is why choir is the only way I could ever really sing. But nowadays, singing with the women usually makes me feel like I'm going to strain my voice too much. So, what I've been doing is listening to the male music director. I do not sing as low as he does, but for some reason, it helps me get me started; almost immediately, I'm able to start singing in the place I feel comfortable, which is somewhere between him and the high lady singers. I can't do that with listening to a high voice anymore. Sometimes I'm harmonizing, sometimes I'm singing notes that sound the same as them. You know another thing I've done? I listen to the piano or another instrument, and start harmonizing. If the singer is too high for me, I listen for the lower instrument notes, and find my way that way. But then there are some cases where a singer is too low for me, and I then listen for the higher notes of the instruments. Does that make any sense? LOL Probably not, and it's really hard for me to explain, because I almost do it without thinking, I just listen, and then I do it. It's doing it by ear, I guess. I know I make mistakes with it sometimes, but I'm usually pretty good at finding where I feel comfortable. I used to be able to pick out tunes on my mom's keyboard, but since I know absolutely nothing about piano playing, I don't know how to do chords, though, so I can't actually play any instruments for real.
The part that I was singing with you was the chorus, but the verses I was harmonizing a lot, I think. I can actually do okay with Hayley in the verses, but as soon as she gets to the "as I watch each petal dance,..." after that, I either can't sing it, or I have to start finding the low notes. I'll listen to your version again and try to pay more attention to what I do and get back to you.
Actually all that made perfect sense! And that's a very professional way of singing along!, Too high? Sing the lower harmonies, too low, sing the higher harmonies, so that it sits comfortably withing your range. Taking notes from the instruments is a great thing too, I can see you have a natural gift to harmonize, to do it without notes and by ear. Were you an alto in your choir?
No, I was soprano, but these days, I'd probably have to be alto. Although, as I say, once I get going in church, I can hit some soprano notes again. I think if I worked on it more, I could probably get back to being a soprano, though maybe not as high as I used to be. But, I just don't really have the time anymore to be in choir. Maybe someday. Sometimes I don't like to sing the low part because I don't like how it sounds; I always liked singing high, and so sometimes I don't like singing lower, because I don't enjoy it as much.