Wednesday, February 22, 2006

Radio Happy Hippy

Today's featured track:
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Track #6 on the INFINITE CD.
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Featured lyrics from the track bring today's message,
courtesy Radio Happy Hippy:
Whoever you are, just be as you are
Just be as you are
Just be as you are
Just be who you are
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Elspeth

4 Comments:

Anonymous Malaika said...

As usual the song was wonderful...but i honestly didn't fine it was delivered to the best of its ability...i really enjoyed the lyrics.
have you ever tried letting someone else sing your songs for you?.don't get me wrong some pieces really suit your voice but this one...i don't find so...i think it would get more airplay and overall be better for the listeners if someone else sung it.

still a very moving piece

Mal

5:02 PM  
Blogger Elspeth said...

That song was recorded when I now started singing in 2002. Admittedly my voice was not trained then (and still isn't although I've been told it has improved since then). Someone else told me once about another of my songs: "Great song, but someone else should sing it." Whilst I understand the comment, I prefer to fine tune my vocals and sing the songs myself. Realising the power of a trained voice, I started singing lessons last year but didn't continue (due to being in and out of country). Will start back at some point, but in the mean time ... "Do what you can, with what you have, where you are." -Theodore Roosevelt

7:28 PM  
Blogger thubtenkway said...

Elspeth,
You have the voice and the vocal power to deliver.
Singing lessons might help but I don't think it's necessary.
I am not an expert but suggest that you should construct the way you sing with a bit more care.

Take note of the length of the notes.
Example:- sing short notes at times and use long notes only when necessary but not always at the end of the line.
I've heard 'Washerwoman' and was very impressed by you speaking voice, use that, combine it with singing, especially with this song.

Whisper, smile, laugh, exhilarate, sad, commanding, unsure, etc. use all these emotions that you use in your everyday living.
Often an unexperienced singer gets too involved with 'singing' and loses the sense to express their normal emotions. At the back of the mind there is the pre-occupation with 'timing', text, arrangement, etc. etc.
Make a few different 'takes' and compare but remember we will never be 100% satisfied and will always have to settle for something if not there will never be an end product.

3:42 AM  
Blogger Elspeth said...

Thanks. Interesting advice to digest.

5:59 AM  

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