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Re: Happy Xmas (War is Over) by John Lennon
« Reply #1 on: June 13, 2018, 04:51:03 pm »
Definite improvement Ronaldson.
Guitar rhythm sounds better.

I saw that Justin recommended you try recording yourself singing with the original, I want to try this with my next singing attempt and was wondering if you tried it.

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Re: Happy Xmas (War is Over) by John Lennon
« Reply #2 on: June 14, 2018, 04:36:12 am »
Definite improvement Ronaldson.
Guitar rhythm sounds better.

I saw that Justin recommended you try recording yourself singing with the original, I want to try this with my next singing attempt and was wondering if you tried it.
Thank you. Yes I did. The timing gets better  and you also remember the lyrics faster.
What do you think. Is it a song I can play?

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Re: Happy Xmas (War is Over) by John Lennon
« Reply #3 on: June 19, 2018, 08:40:25 am »
I few people I know are thinking that it does sound good. So can play folder it is. It does sound fine but I always need an opinion from others.

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Re: Happy Xmas (War is Over) by John Lennon
« Reply #4 on: June 19, 2018, 11:50:11 am »
Hello Rolandson!

Guitar sounds solid, you can put this song in your can play folder. Can be improved though with better dynamics and feel maybe, but well done on this one.

Vocals getting better but to my ear you are out of key.  Maybe you could do some exercises with a vocal training app to find  your range and train to match your voice with different notes.

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Re: Happy Xmas (War is Over) by John Lennon
« Reply #5 on: June 19, 2018, 12:46:09 pm »
Vocals getting better but to my ear you are out of key.  Maybe you could do some exercises with a vocal training app to find  your range and train to match your voice with different notes.
That sounds interesting. Is there an app you'd recommend?

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Re: Happy Xmas (War is Over) by John Lennon
« Reply #6 on: June 19, 2018, 03:11:31 pm »
I have used SingTrue and PitchAnalyzer. PitchAnalyzer recognize what frequency (note and octave) you are singing, while SingTrue is more of a game where you can sing different notes and scales and get scores. I'm not sure if they made me better, but pretty useful and fun. At least now I know I can't sing higher than D4.

SingTrue is pretty easy though, its much more difficult to sing a song and sound good compared to get good scores in SingTrue.

They are not free but as I remember they dont cost much.
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Re: Happy Xmas (War is Over) by John Lennon
« Reply #7 on: June 19, 2018, 03:44:11 pm »
I have used SingTrue and PitchAnalyzer. PitchAnalyzer recognize what frequency (note and octave) you are singing, while SingTrue is more of a game where you can sing different notes and scales and get scores. I'm not sure if they made me better, but pretty useful and fun. At least now I know I can't sing higher than D4.

SingTrue is pretty easy though, its much more difficult to sing a song and sound good compared to get good scores in SingTrue.
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Re: Happy Xmas (War is Over) by John Lennon
« Reply #8 on: June 19, 2018, 03:47:47 pm »
Rolandson, you certainly can play this song.  Rhythms sound solid, chords are clean ... I like it.  Well played.

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Re: Happy Xmas (War is Over) by John Lennon
« Reply #9 on: June 21, 2018, 06:54:46 am »
Thank you. I definitely have look at the software to practice singing in key. I practice every song over and over again until the strumming and chord changes are fine. After that I play with the song to get the tempo right.
The app qobuz is good for that. They have all the songs I like and in high res.

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