View Full Version : Um, meeeee singing...! Pocahontas: 'Colours Of The Wind'
07-09-2004, 11:44 PM
Hee hum. I love this song, it's so purty. <3333
Colours Of The Wind (http://destiny-hikari.net/palace/Colours_Of_The_Wind.mp3)
Okay, this was actually very traumatic *gasp* because when I finally finished perfecting my mix, the software crashed and threw me out >.< Then when I got back into it to find all the files miraculously recovered, it immediately crashed AGAIN! XD Computers suck. *pokes and growls at it*
So.... I had to re-record the thing and mix again. :) Um, that's all I think.
It sounds very nice ^^. Nice, professional-ish and smooth. If I was going to be overly nitpicky, I'd say that the way you sang the song was sort of tame, as if Pocahontas was a few years younger. It would sound even better if there was more power to some parts, especially the last part, because the orchestra overpowers your voice at the end.
07-10-2004, 12:33 AM
Yay, thank you :) I'll bear that advice in mind ^.^
07-10-2004, 02:23 AM
You have a very nice voice but the echoes sort of blocks it. By that I mean the echoes seem to be a little louder then your singing. I can hear your voice but I don't understand what your trying to say. Try not delaying the echoes because it fools around with your voice. So next time you do your song try and show more of your wonderful singing by not adding echoes or delaying them so much. But overall that was great and please continue singing. I'll be looking forward to more of your singing clips :D
07-10-2004, 05:01 AM
You have a very pretty voice *nods* I hope you keep at it! Will be waiting your next song ^_^
07-10-2004, 06:21 AM
While you were very efficient at hitting the notes and keeping a smooth and melodic sound...
that's all it was, sound. I mean, don't get me wrong. it was LOVELY.
But you really lacked the emotion that I feel this song desperately needs. If it helps, and I know this sounds insultingly basic, but it DOES help- write the lyrics down and look at them without music. Look at what she's saying.
She's saying that if he'd just put aside his stereotypes and his visions of 'mine' and 'yours' he'd finally be able to see the true beauty, and value, and WONDER all around him! And that if he can't, then he'll never know what that is.
I think that's pretty powerful.
So next time, let me hear it ;)
((And for the record, I'm famous for coming across harshly in reviews. But I always want to hear people improve, so I'm sorry if you feel discouraged at all. That's not my intention!))
07-10-2004, 07:48 AM
Yessss.... I realize the reverb was a little too much. Was sort of hoping nobody would notice that ^_~; (Unfortunately I only realized when I took the headphones out after I'd saved it...! XD The way of things...)
And about the emotion... *le sigh* The thing is, I actually tried quite hard to put it in this time. So it is discouraging, if only because I tried to focus on that more than usual. :( Thank you for the tip though! Hmm, I don't really know what else to do to help it. I wish I didn't have such a 'flat' and smooth sounding voice, because I find it extremely difficult to put character and emotion into whatever I sing, even if it's my own original stuff >.< Any other hints on that...?
07-10-2004, 07:10 PM
Lovely singing voice. I didn't think the echo was distracting, either.
Yes, Nanuri has a point- you do lack emotion. You seem to be trying to play it safe with the melody. Your timing is all fine and dandy, but you were a little robotronic. When Pocahontas sang the song, some of the words were sped up a little, some were dragged out a little longer, and some had humongous emphasis above the others. Hmm... am I making any sense? Lemme give you an example.
When you sang "But I know every rock and tree and creature..." you used absolutely no emphasis. When Pocahontas sang it, it was more like "But *I* know every *ROCK* and *TREE* and creature..."
Another would be spacing between words. "You think the only people who are people..." was just blah. Uninspired. When Pocahontas sang it, she had a slight pause behind "think" and the first "people".
Now, I realize that you are not Pocahontas, or the vocalist behind Pocahontas (whose name I cannot recall at the moment), but I still think if you had just listened to the emotion she put behind the song, and the dramatic timing/emphasis effects she used, you could have had a much better performance. Considering that you posted a song the day after you joined the board, I have a feeling we will be hearing more of you. I also have a feeling you will improve with each song, and I can't wait to hear it. :)
07-11-2004, 04:37 PM
Right. ^^;; Okay.
Hmmm, you know, I'm not happy with the performance, and I didn't think it was good, but don't think it was that bad... (at least it's tuneful! >.< That's a start. I hope. I mean it could've been a lot worse, right? )
Thing is, like I said, I tried. It's not like I took the lyrics and just sang them with the intention of sounding like someone reading lyrics from a page! See, I'm not a singer. I just ... really like to sing. I've never been taught how to sing, and I don't know the proper way to sing at all. Don't even think I have the breathing nailed yet.
So I'm no expert, but I think part of the problem is that I have very little power behind my voice. It's better than it used to be, but it is still a little weaker than I'd like, and I think it sets me back as far as emotion goes. So if somebody could give me some tips on volume, and power, rather than pointing out more things I didn't do well, that would be very very very helpful! ^^ Are there some exercises I can do to help myself here?
Thank you for listening anyway :) Any useful little tips, or exercises I could do would be very welcome... I do want to get better! I would love to get a teacher (I'm sure that would help me the most) but I have that terrible student-in-debt thing going on and really can't afford lessons for now :(
07-11-2004, 06:46 PM
It was a quite pleasant recording.
As has always been stated, it did sound a little safe and emotionally flat.
What I can suggest to improve this is diction. Chew on your consonants, and use emphasis on certain words. For example the C in 'colors' should sound crisp. It would add another layer to your performance, and boost it emotionally.
I noticed you said that you've no vocal training. I'd just like to say now that you have great potential.
You should seriously consider training. It would help your already pretty voice flourish.
07-12-2004, 07:11 PM
first off, I love this song. XD
Second off, you have a GORGEOUS singing voice *0* I want your autograph.
At some parts you don't have the emotion you should. You need to feel the emotion of what she's saying. Other than that, it was awesome XD I dunno what to say.
Yami no Kitsune
07-12-2004, 07:20 PM
You have a very sweet and melodic voice, and you really sang the song well! Perfect pitch and everything. But the one thing you must remember is that singing is just like acting, you need to carry emotion in your voice. Also, you must support all the notes with your diaphragm, and don't be afraid to sing out.
You definately have a good ear for music, and I think that you'd do well with some singing tuition. It would definately improve your skills, and help that sweet melodic voice to break out of its shell.
Very nice work.
07-12-2004, 09:47 PM
Thank you for all the comments, critiques etc. - I really really appreciate it! ^.^ And I have by some miracle found myself a teacher in the same town as my university, so I should be getting lessons in a couple of months, yaaaay! *happy*
Until then... I'm just gonna keep practising. :)
Yami no Kitsune
07-12-2004, 10:05 PM
Congratz! I hope that goes well for you, but till then practice makes perfect! ^_^
You really do have a great voice, and with someone to nurture your talents you'll be a really talented singer. Try joining some local choir or something, I found that helped me when I wanted to develop my skills. So, you go girl!
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