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Jazz and Blues Scat Singing and Growls

Discussion in 'Vocals' started by shanetsh, Oct 28, 2012.

  1. shanetsh

    shanetsh Active Member

    hey guys..

    i've been a huge fan of the Blues and Jazz music..
    however, growing up in a typical Asian family, all i had to listen to was pop ballads and rock tunes...
    i'm trying to learn the art of singing the Blues and Jazz so that i can cover some awesome songs that i love

    Can you guys give me some suggestions about websites that provide tutorials to singing Blues and Jazz? in particular scat singing and growling.
    Even youtubers that you think can help me improve my audio performance will do too!

    here's an example of something i made.. its my first cover with my home set-up:

    I Put A Spell On You - Nina Simone (Cover) - YouTube

    also another one i did earlier:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KgaQjLOOqmE



    Note: pls note the lack of mixing and mastering that might make the audio sound screechy and muffled.. i'm wondering if anyone can give me some tips on EQing and adding reverb

    Thank you in advance!
     
  2. kmetal

    kmetal Kyle P. Gushue Well-Known Member

    well, first ya prop shouldn't post the same link at the same time, i heard this on the home recording forum.. Mic technique, i notice ya working it, but the natural tendencies to get close when soft are audible like lip smacks. Breathing is how good vocalist get it done. you; probably wanna start standing up. i'm no expert vocalist/coach, but i can hear when performers are out of breath, pitch correction/auto cannot fix this. a cool practice tip i heard was to put a finger under your sternum, against your diaphram while singing, it helps give a physical reference to where your air is generating.

    as far as eq it sounds pretty 'natural, or live'. i'd just throw some basic delays, and maybe a tight verb. all very subtle. i'd use high Q eq to get rid of some of the unpleasant room rings.
     
  3. shanetsh

    shanetsh Active Member

    hey man.. i was just trying to get as many feedbacks as possible and also i had no idea that the ppl there comes here XD

    also, by a tight verb u mean a short pre-delayed reverb? and by high q eq do u mean like cutting out above a certain frequency, for example 150khz?
     

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