Friday, 18 April 2014

[Free For All Friday]


Happy Easter, everyone! Sorry about not commenting on the contest post yet. Just started a new job and am currently getting used to the switched up hours I'm working. Should be acclimatised in a week or so!



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Inappropriate hugs to all of y'all (hi fives to the underagers), and wishing you an awesome weekend!

268 comments:

  1. thedigblackbick18 April 2014 at 23:52

    Interpretive dance. I love it, it matches the music perfectly. Anyone wanna teach me lol?https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ugwAMSZ-9oU

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  2. A magnificent performance by the late Great Whitney Houston

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w-aFYdG87wE

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  3. Ms. Arie is a wonderful songwriter. Whenever I listen to her music, it is purely for the music. It is a shame that both her and Alicia debuted within the same time frame, yet it was the latter's career that blossomed. I do like Alicia (although her music has become, slightly, insufferable these past three albums - her first two were the best - as has her voice) and she is talented however she is also, to an extent, highly overrated. Nonetheless, I have my own opinions as to why she succeeded so greatly...

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  4. I don't think the song is about glycerine? I think it's supposed to be a metaphor isn't it?

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  5. Yes, it is, I was just joking lol

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  6. Aha. :-) My bad, thought you were going with the "theme".

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  7. This has to be one of my favorite covers of I Will Always Love You despite how short it was.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tN40X1rOLjQ

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  8. HauntinglyHollow19 April 2014 at 01:23

    Stunning performance by Lykke Li, i love her new album ! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kkeQ4knCEB4

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  9. Her rendition of Do What You Want also slayed Gaga and Xtina.

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  10. I know right! I am in awe of her. I could stack her up against any of the 'greatest' from Pop music and she'd still come out good. There's something about an aged, matured voice that is always a pleasure to the senses.


    All her covers on the show so far have been nothing short of amazing.

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  11. Underrated singer Vesta Williams...great performance.
    http://youtu.be/GA1VFz7z7HE

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  12. I love her auditon, she sung the heck out of "Ain't No Way".

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  13. I don't know if anyone's heard this, but my Chemistry teacher showed this to me a few weeks ago, and I've been obsessed with it. Bastille (who's song Pompeii has been getting quite a bit of attention) did a song called No Angels, and while it's not a Beyonce cover, it's a cover of the iconic No Scrubs by TLC, to the instrumental of Angels by The xx, and interlopes sound bites from Psycho. It definitely shows off the lead singer's vocals a lot better than their current hit, and it also features a singer who goes by the name of Ella, and her voice compliments the track incredibly well. It's a masterpiece to me.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-xfKU31v3Hc

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  14. Primo Uomo Assoluto19 April 2014 at 04:35

    I love him so much! My favorite male vocalist along with Jackie Wilson
    IMO he is better than Bing Crosby and Frank Sinatra
    Such sophistication, I adore him. That's why "Ziegfield Girl" is one of the greatest movie musicals, it contains performances by Tony Martin and Judy Garland!

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  15. Agreed!


    i wanted to post the live audition video but couldn't find it, so the studio recording instead. Live surpasses the studio version, easily.

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  16. Primo Uomo Assoluto19 April 2014 at 04:36

    I'd say even real tenor is disappearing. Men are singing more and more in alto and completely neglecting to develop a middle voice.

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  17. Primo Uomo Assoluto19 April 2014 at 04:38

    Haven't watched this show in a few seasons, but she seems quite good
    I like her sophisticated, more mature sound.

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  18. Primo Uomo Assoluto19 April 2014 at 04:41

    Horrible sounding video. Could you provide one with better audio? I feel like I'm listening to a phone several feet away.

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  19. Primo Uomo Assoluto19 April 2014 at 04:42

    Vocal gods talking about bel canto technique :)

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Beocer7gbLI

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  20. How she delivers heaven is just wow.

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  21. Primo Uomo Assoluto19 April 2014 at 04:52

    Ingeborg Hallstein, a true vocal miracle and the greatest light coloratura soprano of the 20th century - Though virtually unknown. Here singing this aria that everybody and their cat sings (badly). She is the only person that makes those high F's sound absolutely natural, not harder than drinking a glass of water. That's true vocal ability.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4GSVn6q7l6E

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  22. http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=E3ZPSNZ8zdc ayyyy Fetus Ariana!!! Naw she was only about 14 or so when she recorded this, I'm pretty impressed! She actually had a nice, audible chest voice, not her slurred, barely there whisper register smh. And them upper belts are on point!!! Whatever happened to her? Surely, as you age your voice develops more, but she sounds way better at this age. All these Mariah comparisons have actually gone to her head, now she thinks she has to be Mariah TT Don't get me wrong, I love Ariana, stalk her on twitter for all I care ^.^ She has potential but she never uses it.

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  23. I was terribly curious to see what would happen if Mariah's song 'Lead the Way' were done as a duet...so...I MAY or may not have recorded myself together with her...

    DON'T JUDGE ME. TOO HARSHLY.

    http://teaandvodka.tumblr.com/post/83169288263/this-is-just-a-little-experiment-to-see-how

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  24. I think she's still trying to find her sound. You can tell on certain songs on her album that she's obviously trying to distance herself a little from the Mariah comparisons. I'm excited to hear her new single Problem in a week, and if her guest feature Iggy Azalea brings anything to the table, it'll have a cool innovative sound. Maybe like a hip-hop Better Left Unsaid. Who knows? Time will tell.

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  25. Here's a clearer sounding video but a different song though.
    http://youtu.be/0Hcb_dGcbTg

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  26. I adore him just as much as you do. 'Tony Martin, Jackie Wilson, Sammy Davis Jr, Wintley Phipps, & Billy Eckstine' will forever be my five, favorite Male vocalists and my all-time prime- vocal inspirations.

    My vocal style is based within the 'Traditional Pop & Jazz' stylings of the 1940's - 1960's; these singers possessed astounding techniques of which didn't compromise their ability to connect with an audience neither. They were truly wondrous.

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  27. Primo Uomo Assoluto19 April 2014 at 10:17

    Indeed! it's sad the only male singer doing something like that nowadays is Michael Buble who is not bad but not truly great either.

    I've thought about recording some jazz-pop standards and I'll probably get around it when I have more time :P one song I want to cover is "Blue Moon" but with a cheerful arrangement as done by Caterina Valente (as well as those vocal acrobatics going along the brass section)

    http://youtu.be/8tR6H38LTi0?t=5m32s

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  28. Has anyone seen the rumored track list of Mariah's new album? It includes Whitney's "Saving all my love for you"

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  29. You are right about that. I'm desperately looking for more modern male singers to like (with manly voices) but I'm left disappointed so I just listen to women.

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  30. There is something about Heaven and Haunted that just does something to me (especially the little runs at the end of haunted). It could be that I like when she use her lower register.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xqLvP9jqwHs

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  31. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tm88QAI8I5A#t=66

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  32. I think we have celebrated too many good performances here in FFAF, so for a change why not the bad performances of our divas? just for Fun ok? so let's make that Fun Free For All Friday

    1. Let's start with My Mimi http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gZCX4sNya3o

    2. My favorite from Xtina xDDD http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BNGcJooLLB8

    3. I originally wanted to stay away from riri or any of her peers (katy,Tswift,etc) but this is just too good. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vV2xax4oF9s

    4. Bey not on her A game lol, this is fake but totally hilarious :( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ZaIXmujt1g

    5. A Dead performance from Celine http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T8i7MabPCpg

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  33. I say age has done her lower register some wonders because before she turned 29, it was hallow and ugly. Now its warm and rich. And the midbelts on Heaven also have developed a slight level of richness. I think Beyonce used to compensate singing with great technique and a brassy tone for not having a rich timbre, because back in the day, her timbre used to be very girly, extremely bright and the lower to middle section was hallow.

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  34. LOL the Bey is just hilarious i just cant. it's probably michelle who did this LOL

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  35. For those looking for male voices to check out...
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=abwn67hJ90I

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  36. thedigblackbick19 April 2014 at 13:04

    Those runs got you a little bit lol, but you did a great job.

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  37. I didn't know whether it was age or her baby that changed her timbre. It sounds more womanly than girly to me now.

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  38. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3y5__pNe5dc

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LFs3XUqJvNg

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  39. I think that woman singing through you was distracting. You voice has a nice tone, would have liked to hear it more clearly. ;-)

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  40. DD you should give Miley more Loving, please :)))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))

    She and Madonna, rocking it!
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j57LQldPbag

    Adore you, always pleasant to listen to
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c7jzhcASpyA

    Do my thang, her belts are so impressive. listen to those c#5
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZExoKLikX9M

    and her brilliant cover IMO of Why's you only call me when you're high by Artic Monkeys http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d725pdS5-jM

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  41. in youtube, everyone seems to be talking about christina grimmie

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  42. Okay so I have a question about timbres and stuff. I noticed how almost all Disney Princesses and Countertenors (Mitch Grassi mostly) and Classic Sopranos have the same kind of heady resonance (?) to their mid voices. I would describe it as youthful, brilliant and light. Difficult to describe. My question is how does that work, is it natural/tone or can every vocal type apply that placement. I really want to figure that voice out and apply it myself...

    Here a few examples


    http://youtu.be/tA53EsnzlIg?t=1m9s

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pk33dTVHreQ

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8rivTGBzBMM

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  43. Disney is sure a fan of soprano, i think because they are more softer and easier to listen to that can appeal to little kids and also almost every little girl is soprano so yeah. Just imagine if a Contralto like Annie Lennox or a Mezzo like Jennifer Holliday will be the singing voice of a young protagonist in Disney. Hilarious.

    Anyway im not really that familiar with music and stuff but as a disney fan though a bit lesser nowadays, i used to mimick their singing. i just mixed my chest with head voice, being the latter dominant.

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  44. That Beyonce video :O It was hilarious!

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  45. As Ariana, Tamar, Demi, and other mainstream artists grow into their "hood," what would the long-term effects of over vocal chord usage be? A prime example would be Mariah, grueling tours every other year, a new album out every year, interviews, and other sorts.
    I mean Demi's voice is amazing yet it's cracking under the pressure of two tours and Tamar, her voice is starting to heal and Ariana... it almost seems to me like she's going to follow Mariah's footsteps.
    What would the long-term effects be if they over-used their chords and didn't take a long, nice, rest for their chords to rejuvenate?




    PS: I know Mariah's vocal nodules were mainly the cause but it's still pretty insane for such a musically trained person such as Mariah herself to over-use her golden pipes. :D

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  46. Try country music. It has really good baritones and tenors who actually have quite developed voices.

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  47. True! If only she were a little bit younger! Today, most people buy music only from teen singers (Thank Britney, Christina, and Jessica for that). You can't also neglect the way fans work these days; Support their music for a year or two, start to unconcern themselves with the artist, the artists flop and become unknown. This is mostly true for the debut artists who can't always bring their A-game and can't keep a steady stream of fans much less an established fan base. The lucky ones; Ariana, Tamar, and others have to be thankful! Enough of my ranting (lol) let's just see how HER game plays out! LET THE ANNUAL HUNGER GAMES BEGIN!

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  48. After seeing a lot of comment about this girl i final decided to look her up

    I love
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R4ZjE2KTFgM

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  49. thedigblackbick19 April 2014 at 15:03

    Well Demi has been taking tours like it's her job. You can sorta already see Demi's voice taking tolll (lack of control, bad technique, out of breath, shouty belts, gruesome vibrato). This live DEMI era for her has been pretty bad vocally. She needs to take a break, recuperate, and then come back. Ariana seems to be taking the MC right, yes. Already working on a new album and a single is coming out in like 8 days.

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  50. here you go

    http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x1ejo1g_sisaundra-lewis-auditions-the-voice-2014_music

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  51. She was Celine Dion's vocal coach :P

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  52. She might not sell 100 million albums in three or four years but this sounds to me like a long term career voice.
    Guess it depends what she wants to have..flash in the pan or long term career.
    I am guessing she might want long term, seeing as she choose Blake as a coach. A guy who is in a genre where people usually have such careers.

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  53. HauntinglyHollow19 April 2014 at 16:44

    LOL ! ... omg, Xtina could make a 2 notes song into 4 octaves scream ... Beyonce slaaay :D

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  54. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zsU9x-CJRe0 This guys voice is unbelievable. Dat range.

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  55. Thoughts about this...?

    I really like it, although her voice cracks a lit bit. Her interpretation is so good, the emotion she puts into it i found it really powerful.

    http://youtu.be/beRexGrNqH0

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  56. Omg some faggot decided to ban me JUST BECAUSE I THOUGH WHITNEY DIED OMG :,,,( rest in piece my dear Whitneyy!!!! The one and only The Voice

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  57. LMAO. in behalf of robin i apologize. http://images.sodahead.com/profiles/0/0/2/5/8/4/9/6/7/puss-in-boots-74136016931.jpeg

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  58. SAdly it is plain :((((

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  59. Like omg my post got banned because i apparently sweared but my Jesus whitney si DEAD!!1!!!!!!

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  60. damn, im a bit late to the party, found this and fell in love with her voice and the composition of the song.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vhSUh7tx9J4

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  61. Yep....he's a troll.

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  62. HauntinglyHollow19 April 2014 at 17:57

    Oh and Mariah broken head voice sounds like a trumpet :D lololol

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  63. She whistles better than Mariah and Minnie. Look at 2:12

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-43SQTWT-CA

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  64. You were more of a background singer here lol. But you do have a nice voice. Also sing things whistle notes man ahaha. I'd like to hear a better recording.

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  65. thedigblackbick19 April 2014 at 18:35

    Anyone try Ubuntu 14.04 yet?

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  66. Looks like DD has to spring in action because I think the same loser has been trolling in the chat for a while already as well.
    You really do have to be a loser to post boring nonsense like that when you could be sharing some lovely music. (and actually get more attention)

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  67. IKR its saddening... The troll'll end up finding away around the IP ban soon enough. I'll slap another one on...

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  68. THAT SO DIVINEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE

    http://www.survivingcollege.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/bette-davis-amen-gif.gif

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  69. Love this violinist
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5NKHEpyNZHE#t=237

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  70. LOL Forgot that you are a mod now. Good to hear you are "On The Case!"

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  71. Sadly, Ariana's voice seems at the moment, fragile. If prime Mariah Carey with vocal nodules and amazing technique lasted about six years going down that destructive route, what's your opinion on Ariana's longevity?

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  72. Yeah. Let's all hope for the best! This woman's got God's gift!




    PS: Everyone does, she just got the good one! lol XD

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  73. LOL, the news was sudden but since I live, breathe and eat DivaDevotee (sadly I'm a teen with no life) I'm good for the job.

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  74. I'm switching it up... #Poor Michelle.... You gets no love. Buahahahahahahaha!!!!!!!!!!

    http://news.yahoo.com/kansas-speech-michelle-obama-draws-complaints-144546090.html

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  75. Why are all of you so mean, im not joking ok, i thought THAT SHE WAS ALIVE :,,,(((

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  76. Now if I could persuade DD for a mod role in the forums... Like seriously... she's been dead for like forever...what rock were you under? LOL.

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  77. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CA8hk8vDaEM Great cover. This song is about questioning god.

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  78. Yes, she has evolution's gift. Lucky gal! ;-)

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  79. He's still rather trolling than doing something entertaining. :-(

    I think, to sound "mature" for once, your time is better spent on your creative endeavors and your schoolwork than administrative duties Black Robin. :-)

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  80. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4C1wIPu1c9I

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  81. Mariah didn't tour that much at all.. Her first tour was 6 shows, which was the Music Box tour, then after that, the Daydream tour, which was only 7 shows. So she performed a total of 13 concerts before her voice went. This doesn't include television performances, of course, but Mariah fans have always tried to push the idea that Mariah toured so much and overworked her voice because of it, when that was never the case. Mariah has performed 10x as many concerts outside of her prime, versus within her prime, keep that in mind.

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  82. 'Til she's 25, if she's lucky.

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  83. Thanks for the info! I didn't really research so I consulted my memory lol! :D

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  84. What would the decline be like? Having an adversity hitting high notes, vocals negatively placed, I'm just curious.

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  85. LOL! Good one Opie, good one. ;-D

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  86. She is Queen.

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  87. I'd say mine are these two

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WgL8z5Fl63s

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yjzsZP_ZmNo

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  88. Yup, I had a damn identity crisis regarding my vocal fach and foot size because of damn Disney hahaha. they basically teach you that if you're ugly, old, fat or have a low voice you're evil. Nice.... Oh and I guess she's not really a protagonist..more an antagonist but I kinda liked Ursula's voice.

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  89. So in order to achieve that sound I have to get a head-dominant mix... How do I do that?

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  90. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Dpb3vNsTd8 This chick is phenomenal.

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  91. Damn child! Fantastic although this guy is imitating Mariah as if his life depended on it

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  92. Primo Uomo Assoluto20 April 2014 at 01:33

    When he is singing in the lower register (actually male middle) he makes it sound like he is singing an octave lower. Very strange.
    The best part is his extreme upper register, the rest of the voice is not really solid
    Nice performance though.

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  93. Primo Uomo Assoluto20 April 2014 at 01:34

    Ridiculous, I mean, it doesn't even resemble the song. What makes her think she is so good she can rewrite a classic, completely changing the melody? Awful, just awful.

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  94. Primo Uomo Assoluto20 April 2014 at 01:37

    I seriously doubt singing with a microphone could cause over-use of the voice. Opera singers sing for up to 5 hours without microphones, projecting over a 40 piece orchestra and by the next day the vocal cords are baby fresh. Broadway singers perform 8 shows a week, while also dancing and acting.
    Mariah's vocal decline was due to her using an incorrect technique (constant whispering) which debilitated her vocal muscles, keeping them from making full contact, so now the voice sounds dry and tired.

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  95. Primo Uomo Assoluto20 April 2014 at 01:40

    A great deal of singing comes from imagination
    Many mezzo sopranos and contraltos learn to let go off the weight of chest voice as they go up the scale by thinking of doing a very light pure head voice like a child. It's just a matter of imagining it.

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  96. I love her voice.

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  97. Tanya Blount's vocal range and a live performance featuring her, Gerald Levert, Patti Labelle, and Eddie Levert, at the 1995 Soul Train Music Awards singing "Endless Love" in tribute to Diana Ross. Tanya is best known for her duet with Lauryn Hill, "His Eye Is On The Sparrow" from the Sister Act II: Back In Habit soundtrack.

    http://youtu.be/oAcvMslptcA
    http://youtu.be/tLOfkchwB0o

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  98. When I heard she covered this I was really excited because it was a great song that she would've sounded great on. But I'm a little disappointed, I feel like this could've been a great song to show off a lower register with. I'm not familiar with it, but it sounded nice in Neon Lights, and I think it would sound great in her tone. I also felt like the belts in the last chorus were slightly messy, and felt improvised and not in a good way. I definitely think Demi's a great emotive singer, but I feel like this could've used a little more polishing and planning out.
    If you want a great cover from her tho, check out her version of Stay by Rihanna. Although I'm sure most of us here have already heard it.

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  99. I feel like it's a little messy and could use some polishing in some places. But her voice is great with a beautiful tone, and some very great runs. I think it's a cool idea she did with the melody, and it was a great way to show off her voice. I feel bad for people who are so pretentious they don't think anyone deserves a little artistic credit for trying to show some creativity, and hide in their little caves afraid of change.

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  100. I'll skip the technique part because I think we all got that covered. But there's another very very important thing that a lot of artists forget: Taking care of their body and health.
    We all know Mariah drank a lot, and still does. Even while she was breastfeeding her child.
    Demi obviously went to rehab for a lot of substance abuse, and recently came out about her usage of cocaine. As well as having bulimia, which is incredibly bad for the voice, much less the whole body, as the stomach acids can deteriorate the throat so quickly.
    You could say "oh _____ drinks all the time and their voice is fine", but you could easily notice a deterioration or the "raspy" quality those singers get, and not a lot of singers sing to the heights of Demi and Mariah, so it might be hard to tell exactly how these substances are affecting them.

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  101. I feel like we already talked about this set on a post, or at least a FFA Friday, her voice sounds really strong, her stage presence and personality is consistently shining through, and the way she ever so slightly injects her country drawl into covers and her own songs.

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  102. Alright hold on, lemme go find every Xtina performance post-Back to Basics.

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  103. thedigblackbick20 April 2014 at 03:30

    Anyone else think Lloyd killed it in this song?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=URLdEYV09KQ

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  104. thedigblackbick20 April 2014 at 03:32

    Her cover of "His Eye is On the Sparrow" w/ Ms. Hill is amazing. Didn't know she had such an expansive range.

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  105. "Where those Bb6 and B6s really whistles?"
    It kind of sounds like it to me, but I'm not sure...

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  106. she's definately one to watch, i would love to hear her cover some beyonce songs just to put her spin on them, the girl got mad live skillz.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NRpUsVYO1E8

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  107. Sassy the Sasquatch20 April 2014 at 05:26

    Does anyone here have any explanation about how Mariah belts? I think I have some sort of..... "fetish" for her girly, upper belting. I know it has something to do with mixing? Not quite sure, I'm more of a Diva Instagram Stalker, than a Devotee, but hey! I mean when Mariah gets those highs Es *claps* it's like sex to my ears I swear.

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  108. "Hi there!" *waves from her little cave*
    Sorry but I am with Primo on this one. I think what this girl does isn't "creativity" but poor taste instead. And it's ugly as well.

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  109. Primo Uomo Assoluto20 April 2014 at 07:01

    I would have been more impressed if she had done this overdone song very well as opposed to taking the lyrics and putting them over forgettable, generic R&B that sounds like a Jojo B-side

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  110. Primo Uomo Assoluto20 April 2014 at 08:03

    Nowadays with high larynx :( back in the day with neutral larynx and mask resonance. Dileesa Hunter made a great video that shows some of Mariah's stylings :)

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9-oZBQ9wovs

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  111. Primo Uomo Assoluto20 April 2014 at 08:16

    I thought till I thought a hole in the ground if it would be prudent to share this with ye all, but since I have been accused of promoting my videos (even though they were about other vocalists I love and not about me), I thought I might as well do it for real. Here's a demo for a new original song of mine, it's very joyful and cute :) I do hope whichever dislike you may have for some aspects of my personality do not keep you from enjoying a sweet melody and some fun vocal acrobatics :P

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n7dorSHwApM

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  112. Yes, his upper register takes the proverbial cake.

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  113. I agree. Her voice is fantastic.

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  114. Oh he is. He said Mariah is his idol. Clearly.

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  115. Is it about unicorns? ;-)

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  116. I disagree. This song is not about questioning "god" but about questioning atheism.

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  117. Still mystified why this woman doesn't have a profile here. (equally mystified how anybody can ask for a Shania "need autotune or Alison harmonizing" Twain before Dolly has one. Yes, I am looking at you Joshy ;-D ;-D ;D)
    so , in the spirit of religion and colored eggs....
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UbRPWUHM80M#t=285

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  118. Promote away! Lol. Let us know when the mastered version hits!

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  119. Thanks, will be watching out for more from her!

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  120. More like questioning the implications of atheism really. :)

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  121. Or to be really really precise..rejecting atheism and testifying to a belief in a god. ;-)

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  122. Dude, at least you are being straightforward about it now. I take no issue with that kind of self promoting. it's honest and to the point. If you or anyone else want to post videos of yourself singing and say "hey, check me out"...I applaud the guts and will check it out. As I did in this case and I stand by my earlier assessment. I think your tone is nice and obviously your technique is excellent but your singing generally leaves me uninterested. It also sounds to me like a generous use of technology (which I don't think you actually need but does make it all sound "better" than it would without).

    My remark was in response to something you claimed at the time and it stated you were linking to your channel and with a particular /dual purpose. I had my reason for pointing it out at the time. You turning my statement regarding channel promotion and your goal with that, into a claim I falsely stated you posted your own singing videos actually underlines my point. You seem to indeed remember your intent rather than my statement. ;-)

    And if you claim you do not want me to respond to your comments, I would advice you to leave off the hints to your misunderstandings of my words. :-)

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  123. I liked her last song on "Joyful Noise", it's such a beautiful song :D

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  124. Do you mean "He's Everything"? I don't like that one very much tbh. But I do love for instance The Seeker.

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  125. I have no idea Lovatic. But width is really A: not the defining measure of a good singer and B: apparently not a requirement to having a vocal profile on this blog (considering some of the singers who already have a profile).

    I tried to find something regarding that vocal range of Dolly through Google and could find nothing. I'd say even the more reason for a profile here. (you'd be the First DD!!! ;-) )

    I DID find a perfect bit about Dolly's original version of I Will Always Love You v. Whitney's had me thumping my desk and exclaiming "yes, yes YESSS!!!" anyway LOL
    "You can get a sense of the fineness of Parton’s vocal texture by listening to her own recording of “I Will Always Love You,”
    playing it against Whitney Houston’s megahuge, bloated version of the
    song. (No need to actually put the Houston version on the turntable;
    simply playing it in your head is torture enough.) A guitar motif washed
    with mournful sunset colors opens Parton’s version; when she steps in,
    she handles the lyrics with the cautious tenderness of a farm girl
    carrying a jumble of newly hatched chicks in her apron. She’s aware of
    the fragility of what she’s holding, and of its fleetingness: Unlike a
    passel of chicks, it’s destined to soon fly away from her forever.
    Houston’s version, on the other hand, is an overbearing monstrosity,
    nothing but a vehicle for her windup-toy melisma." (Stephanie Zacharek Salon Arts & Entertainment)

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  126. 13 year old Leann Rimes live..
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XbVI4j2lWDI

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  127. http://media.giphy.com/media/iBEW5Amz0ztza/giphy.gif

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  128. LOL A Two broke Girls gif...awesome!

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  129. https://24.media.tumblr.com/0d3c0b78724e4b7d27050d563740e8d1/tumblr_n4cfzoyn021s00ylho1_100.gif

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  130. I keep a few of them in my collection :)

    http://media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m8mai2FEgU1rqyv55.gif

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  131. Yes "He's everything". I actually didn't like Latifa's part in it :/

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  132. http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-UtyS2ytWy2A/Upoy85rhOuI/AAAAAAAAC8c/XTlFFNPrTUo/s320/tumblr_mkm2phQf6D1qj8c7do2_500.gif

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  133. Great thinking! I will follow that example.

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  134. Yeah but I think when you put it as "what makes her think she's so good," there's a difference than stating an opinion respectfully.

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  135. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pE0eyPrKOp0 Mariah, Mariah, Mariah.

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  136. http://media.giphy.com/media/BJHSiju4hA4PC/200_s.gif

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  137. Thaks Mikey! :D

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  138. Thank you as well!

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  139. Tbh I felt much the same first time I saw her do that to a classic. It seems to be a habit of her and I also feel she doesn't have the pedigree to change melodies(or words) of songs. So yeah, I agree with his point there.
    In fact, I personally feel it is wrong thing to do even if you do have the pedigree. I find it highly disrespectful to the composer. If you don't want to sing the song, pick a song you do want to sing.

    And also it might be a forgivable offense if it brought about an improvement to the song, but imo it doesn't. Which would indicate that she indeed "isn't good enough" to do that kind of thing.

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  140. But Mariah started whispering after her vocal decline...

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  141. I personally don't see it as disrespectful, it happens all the time in music, people do remixes on songs, but it's no disrespect to a producer, people rewrite verses and edit words, but it's no disrespect to a writer. And no one really calls out Xtina on the ab lib overkill on song covers as disrespect to the composer. I feel like artists have the right to change the melody or not, despite of their "qualifications," whether it's good or not is up to the audience, which is fine, we all have our opinions, but I feel like we can't really say if they should or shouldn't.

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  142. http://media.giphy.com/media/L5mUN4wYWogmc/giphy.gif

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  143. http://media.tumblr.com/509a556fd2a8ec510bea59cfd5fc5568/tumblr_inline_mj98quSGWc1qz4rgp.gif

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  144. http://37.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lrwqwmnZPZ1qm6hw1o1_500.gif

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  145. Well we differ of opinion in that case. Which is fine. :-)
    But I do have to say..fact that "people do it all the time" is a pretty poor argument. People murder people for a pittance all the time too. Does that make it okay in your eyes?

    I know artists who get in touch with the writer first before changing as much as the pronouns. Artists with a better pedigree than mcFall. I checked out her wiki entry and see no mention of her having had any serious music education or playing any instruments. Nor of her having any music writing in her credits.
    I just don't think such a lack of theoretical knowledge and experience gives you the leeway to presume you can change established works of art.

    And yeah, I hate remixes too. ;-)

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  146. I feel like she is a great vocalist but I hate how she can just oversing so much. I love her voice, but if she wants to win she needs to dial it back. and btw Sasha Allen did a much better version of Ain't No Way in season 4

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  147. I don't know why but I just found this guy from youtube and his tone is just so addicting. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z4cG46Gtsfc

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  148. lmao if you were that affect by cartoons maybe you should be looking at yourself rather than disney... lel

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  149. http://media-cache-ec0.pinimg.com/originals/65/1c/98/651c98032a959fd11f6d3e1eb63ea4b1.jpg

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  150. Versatile Listener21 April 2014 at 04:04

    I always loved this performance.

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  151. Versatile Listener21 April 2014 at 04:10

    I am in full support of this and the recognition of Country music in general since there are many talent people who partake in that genre. When compared to those in Pop and R&B they re drastically underrated and deserve more recognition.

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  152. When I say "people do it all the time" i mean people do it all the time, but aren't really criticized for it, or get told that they are doing something wrong.
    But of course, I trust that your opinions and ideas are well thought out so I respect you haha. Just another thing we agree to disagree on.

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  153. This is a guy that I've been following on YouTube for a very very long time and he's currently prepping to release an EP. His name is Brandon Skeie and I think he's one of the better singers on YouTube out there, he's got a beautiful tone, and great control and range.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DrmnatiKqQA
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dkxzvSJvq-k

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  154. Sassy the Sasquatch21 April 2014 at 06:45

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  155. I quite like her voice, but there's something about her that pisses me off: She seems to have a great variety of vocal colours, which is something I like, but she seems committed to use ALL of them in EVERY song. Her cover of Loving You is a great example, if she had kept with the light, sweet colouring she started with, the performance for me would be a 10, but then she started to change it, showing up to 3000 other vocal colours and it was like "girl, please, stop"

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  156. LMAO i love shania. her songs are cute and her voice aint that bad. Oh well.
    http://www.catgifpage.com/gifs/241.gif

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  157. like seriously. In sleeping beauty the 2 fairies gave aurora beauty and singing, though the singing aint so bad. both i think are still superficial. what about great mind and inner beauty? disney is so superficial.

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  158. omg i remember watching that regine video back then. it was so hilarious

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  159. Primo Uomo Assoluto21 April 2014 at 10:34

    But I think you always misunderstood my intentions :) in my channel I have close to 500 videos, maybe 20 of them about my own singing, if my intention with the channel were to promote my singing I wouldn't have the other hundreds of videos. No, my channel is about singing, specifically bel canto and good technical singing and other interests of mine music related. And if I link to my channel it's because there I have things I like.

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  160. LOL What I was trying to convey was..to me it does matter and I feel people who CAN sing without assistance should be higher on the lists of profiles needed to be made than someone who can't.
    Seeing as choices do have to be made. Only 24 hours in a day and as far as I can tell, in DD's case when it comes to making profiles...his 24 hours are spread out over years.


    http://i352.photobucket.com/albums/r349/reddragon2_photos/tumblr_n06x4zJAZW1svecmko1_500_zps03748bc1.gif

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  161. Primo Uomo Assoluto21 April 2014 at 10:41

    Generous use of technology as any pop recording; comping and editing, things that were manually nudged to align them perfectly to the beat (especially harmonies), EQ and several layers of compression. No major pitch correction or pitch shifting or time manipulation (stretching or shortening). And of course, layers of reverb and delay to create more space.

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  162. Same here MikeyPop so yeah, the friendliest agreement to disagree. :-)

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  163. Primo Uomo Assoluto21 April 2014 at 10:46

    LOL, it's actually about having communion with the all that is, and the lyrics are based on the original text of the Lord's Prayer, in Arameic.
    What do you have against unicorns? They are the most magical of beings, beautiful but ferocious, representing spiritual purity and a connection with nature. And their spiral horne is symbol of constant evolution, the spiral energy, the power every living being has to evolve and be better we were yesterday.

    Thanks for listening :)

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  164. Primo Uomo Assoluto21 April 2014 at 10:48

    Thanks! I might make some changes to the drums, more variation as right now it's a constant beat, and of course, a real mastering as the one I can do on my own is not as good as one a real mastering engineer can do with a mix

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  165. Primo Uomo Assoluto21 April 2014 at 11:05

    LOL I took it in the restroom before pitching a project to some investors a couple of weeks ago. I was feeling cute, lol.

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  166. You are preaching to the choir! I have been doing my bit to just that end since I discovered the blog.
    Just this thread alone I posted several "Country/Americana" singers but alas...interest remains limited to but a few.
    Here's another one than, just for you ;-)..my favorite singer/musician
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cC6JzNaB5_Q


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qo1AoddRVyg

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  167. Primo Uomo Assoluto21 April 2014 at 11:10

    There's such a thing as "too much". It is one thing to decorate a vocal line, but if one must completely rewrite it, well, one shouldn't have sung it in the first place.
    The rules of music dictate one sings the melody cleanly and as written the first time, then decorate it when it repeats.
    Anyway, if it's not broken, don't try to fix it. We show more artistry by doing a classic very well than by trying to re invent it in name only and doing it not so well.

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  168. Primo Uomo Assoluto21 April 2014 at 11:14

    No, she started to do it in "daydream" and ran with it, till by "charm bracelet" it was mostly a nasal whisper.

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  169. Primo Uomo Assoluto21 April 2014 at 11:16

    Always bad, because even if you sing softly it must be fully supported, on the breathe, not with air escaping like a gushing wound. Soft singing requires more breathe support than full belting to be healthy.

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  170. oh i knew what you were trying to say ;)). and of course im with you on that one but since that's not what is happening and that might not be the case anytime soon. So i thought i'll just say/ask who i want to have a profile that's all. If i am really well versed in the vocal, i'll do the profiles myself and i will see to it that those who truly deserve profiles should have. Sadly im not. And yeah DD has become a sloth, cant blame him though. I feel him. http://i258.photobucket.com/albums/hh253/jimifunguzz/sloth-cat-shh-no-tears-just-dreams.gif

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  171. Wasn't talking about the intention of your channel. I was referring to the dual intention of the links posted in this blog.
    And again, I take no issue with people posting videos of themselves singing. My comments at the time were responses within the conversation at the time and should be read within that light.

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  172. Like I said " which I don't think you actually need but does make it all sound "better" than it would without"
    That kind of implies I am saying I know you don't need major pitch corrections or shifts. :-)

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  173. Yes, if I could I would as well. And I am not blaming DD either, obviously dude is busy.

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  174. LOL I have nothing against unicorns. They sure are a better, more pleasant fantasy than that god character from the bible. :-)

    I was being flippant since you clearly attached all these religious (yes, I know many like to call it "spiritual" but really..."spiritual" is simply religion minus the demanding bits) connotations to them and this song clearly had a religious meaning.
    Had it not been for your fascination with unicorns (and I dare say to people who don't know this to be an interest of you) I would have supposed this to be a song about the christian myth.
    And seeing as you say, the lyrics are based on the prayer from that religion...I guess I read that correctly.

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  175. ps the original prayer was written in Greek. The Aramaic you are speaking of is a translation from Greek to Aramaic and scholars claim the Aramaic to be the Syrian dialect rather than Judean Aramaic of the time Jesus supposedly would have been speaking.

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  176. Had somehow missed this one until now...

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-phXibWyn-Y

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  177. Funny
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=55nPjoT6dfo

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  178. http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=FFq9MVbF46I
    What do you think of Mariah singing this type of songs?

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  179. http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=CJIVFbkHxeg
    Sorry :/

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  180. A question about Whitney Houston: Now, this may be quite off-topic and appear controversial to some but I just wanted to ask everybody what they think about the Lesbian/B-Sexual rumour that followed her when she was alive and even now? I have reading posts about Whitney on different forums and this is a topic that always comes up. Apparently, she was (but was in the closet) and that she married Bobby Brown to dispel the rumours and then their are those who say she was just a tomboy and wasn't one at all. Even the Daily Mail & NY Post have articles on it and there are interviews on Youtube etc. ------- What do ya'll think?

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  181. Here is Sisuandra Lewis SLAYING the nation anthem. This lady is seriously nothign short of incredible.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mh_KGTWqZ0I

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  182. well spotted...lol http://i42.tinypic.com/e5itd0.jpg

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  183. IKR they could've given her like an IQ of 160 to find out the solution to fricken AIDS but no, they went for the looks instead. At least they were useful and saved her ass in the end LOL

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  184. LOL! http://37.media.tumblr.com/4e336b0e3a0231fad4ec0abcf16f28e9/tumblr_n4dw4cSVmJ1swpjkio1_250.gif

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  185. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EeNXtRk9Wpo

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  186. I was really young, don't judge me LOL

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  187. Versatile Listener21 April 2014 at 15:56

    That was amazing. Every time I hear her I am more and more pleased. She definitely deserves all those Grammy she has won. Keep up the fight for Country/Americana music cause it is a very special genre of music filled with wonderful storytelling and first rate singers.

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  188. The remixes are great too. The scat singing at the end of the dance version was an odd but great addition the redo. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=86zzTVec4LE

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  189. I know I said I'd never answer to any of your posts again, but since you seem to be being nice right now, I'll give it a try too.


    The vocals IMO were great, I specially liked the low notes from the verses ("you are the truth", "away from you"...) because I have kind of a fetish for good male lows and female head voices lol. I also quite like your tone. I've checked some of your other videos (BTW, you have a lot of videos in that channel lol) and I like how you change it from sometimes bright and youthful to sometimes manly and mature.


    Now, the problem is that your voice doesn't seem to adapt too well to modern music. You clearly are a versatile singer, but when you sing modern music it's like... I don't know, it sounds too opera-ish, like you sing it with too much delicacy to make it sound more beautiful, but instead it sounds kind of awkward, for example when you sang Livin' On A Prayer. Maybe you could try to sing it a little bit "rougher". I don't mean that you use a lesser appropiate technique, just to try to not to make it sound so delicate and polished. Maybe adding more chest to your belts could help with that, because I feel they're way too heady. I know it's an artistic choice, but it just doesn't seem the right one IMO.


    I remember you posted a song that was like a conversation between two inner you about getting self-independance or something like that. Your voice sounded much more adapted to modern music there, and it was kinda catchy as well, you could try to go that way. (get me the link if you can BTW)

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  190. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bZlBkaauXJ8&list=UU1OFDlfdRb6ma1ZGZd07gWA

    this video though

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  191. I fully agree...of course. And thank you, I hope to do so. :-)

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  192. Versatile Listener21 April 2014 at 18:16

    That's good to hear.

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  193. True as that is Seren, just putting in my two cents..I never heard of anything substantiating those rumors. It seems unlikely to me also that Bobby Brown is the kind of guy who'd be willing to be anybody's beard.

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  194. Primo Uomo Assoluto21 April 2014 at 18:22

    Thanks :) well, most of it is artistic choice, and the fact I don't really enjoy singing with roughness unless I truly feel the music benefits from it to convey the character I'm portraying. Such as in that song of mine "Brighter than the sun". I'm a spinto or young dramatic tenor, so taking a lot of chest voice too high is extremely dangerous for my voice type, thus I use more head voice as I go past G4 or A4, it's also more along the lines of "bel canto" technique.

    But I'd like to believe I can transition from style to style if I so chose to, for example this little bit where I sing same thing first in a poppy tenor voice, then in a rougher rock style and then in an operatic placement:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UjbxsiSDNx4

    And then there's this recording in which I sing completely pop, without even using vibrato:

    https://soundcloud.com/anyello-vox-absolutus/anyello-breathe

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  195. Primo Uomo Assoluto21 April 2014 at 18:23

    ;) thanks, I was saying that indeed there's some studio magic; which I described, but nothing major or bordering on witchcraft, LOL.

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