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Stormy Monday
September 8, 2014
9:42 pm
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TommyTheHat
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Here is Stormy Monday with me on vocals and my partner PistolKat on harmonica.

We call ourselves Transatlantic Mojo. There are 5 videos on that youtube link

"It's not how many notes you know. It's what you do with them."

September 8, 2014
10:24 pm
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I love it! Love your tone!
If it is your desire to do so, developing the beltier aspect of your voice will really take this kinda music to the next level, so you can build the dynamics to a higher intensity level in the song. You are in good hands working with Felipe. He will be able to help you with that if you are interested in that area

Thanks for sharing.

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September 9, 2014
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Thanks Phil. Actually I don't know if it is my desire to develop belting. I'm not even sure exactly what it is.Laugh I always thought it was just pulling chest. But as far as this song I based it on a few versions I've heard one main one being the Allman Brothers. The covers me and my partner do though are usually based on the original Blues tunes which are a bit different more backwoodsy than their modern rock versions.

But as far as belting? Well, I'm not sure. I may already be able to!! lol. I tend to sing allot in a certain genre and people get the impression that, that's what I do, or all I do. However, "I" (I could be wrong) believe I do a great deal with my voice. I sing allot of different things. I know though, that whatever I sing it still sounds bluesy....hahaha. So I'm told anyway. But yea, I've done Metalica, Procol Harum (Whiter Shade Of Pale), Skynard, Sabbath, Floyd, The Stones, Joe Cocker, Foo Fighters, Elton John, Garth Brooks and quite a few others. Maybe I belt already....who knows. Laugh

Thanks man
Appreciate it!!

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September 11, 2014
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This is awesome!! Sounds great Tommy. Cool

I want to hear your voice through the harmonica mic, I bet it would sound wild.

"There is still a future with music, because people want music." - MJK

September 11, 2014
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Thanks man. I haven't played harmonica myself in a few years. But the mic I had was pretty cool although kind of a novelty. It only cost me about $25. I never tried to sing through it. It was made from a spice shaker. I should try it someday for singing. It's called Bottle O Blues mic. Check it out.
http://www.bottle-o-blues.com/

Thanks for the comment Smile

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September 11, 2014
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Awesome tone you got there man! You sound a LOT like Gary Brooker (Procol Harum's lead singer for those unfamiliar with the group band members). That would be cool if you could share a clip of you doing "Whiter Shade of Pale" or "Conquistador", but if you can't, its all good. Cool phrasing you had too for the song, added some more tension to the song!

September 11, 2014
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wabba_treads420 said

Awesome tone you got there man! You sound a LOT like Gary Brooker (Procol Harum's lead singer for those unfamiliar with the group band members). That would be cool if you could share a clip of you doing "Whiter Shade of Pale" or "Conquistador", but if you can't, its all good. Cool phrasing you had too for the song, added some more tension to the song!

Thanks...I think Laugh
Ok...now you might just be messin' with my head. I love Gary's voice but know damn well I don't sound like him....nor can I sing like him!! Laugh

I do sing whiter shade of Pale but never sing it live nor record it other than for practice purposes. The line "And so it was" is my practice line. I use it like a scale. The word "was" is the spot. I sing it over and over, move the placement around, adjust the vowel, adjust the resonance, sing it up sing it down, .sing it back and so on, raise the pallet more...less, whatever. It's like exercising or playing with weights for me. Increments. Sometimes the note is there and sometimes not depending on the time of day or how warmed I am. But it has gotten much better over time. When allergies kick in that one word is gone...all broken up. I have to get that note way up in my eyeballs!! lol Also at the beginning "when we called out for another drink." That line is hit or miss for me. So while I do sing it (everyday actually) I don't think it's for me. I don't do songs that are a stretch or that I might sound a bit strained or too loud etc. Basically I like to sound comforatbe getting the notes. "Sing" them, rather than hit them. I sing the song, but it isn't what I'd call my wheelhouse. Smile Maybe I'll make a recording for your ears only sometime. lately I have very little time though.

But thanks!

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September 18, 2014
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I have finally a stable Internet so i can start seeing the vids...

I am going to repeat what the others have told you. You have a ringy and seasoned voice that is perfect to sing bluesy tones.

September 18, 2014
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Much appreciated quentin Smile

Thanks for listening

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September 18, 2014
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Well I already told you I love these, very tasty man.

About belting, let's chat about it a bit, there are some considerations :).

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