Thanks to all for taking a listen and the encouraging comments.
And it is pretty unanimous, this is a better key for me and I should be mindful in future not to go so low.
@TheMadman_tobyjenner Maybe I do, Toby, though just an honest reflection of how I feel/felt. Maybe this is just about more hours needed, to build confidence through more and more singing, singing with better phrasing, dynamics, and pitching. YT levels not a biggie, but you understand where I am coming from
@Tbushell Love ‘strong and wrong’ Tom, certainly a fine maxim to live out. It’s a bit weird but I am not yet well-enough developed in ear-training to easily hear if my pitch is good. The singing is done in a more intuitive way. I suppose that is a good thing in a way but am also seeing slow improvement in my hearing, which I think is coming from bending practice.
@roger_holland Glad you enjoyed it, Roger.
@stitch Of course, I can transpose and play open chords, why didn’t I think of that. Thanks for the reminder, Rick. Could be fun to double-track playing open in key of C and the chords I played with the capo on. I think the latter would be in G with the A borrowed or just not diatonic?
@DarrellW Thanks Darrell. I agree, also thought the capo served the song well in this case, created interesting contrast as you said.
@saturno Thanks for such complimentary feedback, Claudia. I love the tone of my guitar heard acoustically. I think the rosewood back and sides give it wonderful warmth. Always struggled when recording direct, and am now getting good results with the TC Helicon Play Acoustic pedal and my recording setup in OBS. As for flawless, I think more the flaws were not observable and I kept playing, which is perhaps more my goal than striving for flawless.
@pc429guitar Yes, Philip, I had to retune. I try and get the capo as close to the preceding fret as possible without vibration. I think in this case there was a slight angle, which is a good idea to be more specific about next time.
@sairfingers Thanks Gordon, I’ll take a ‘terrific’. I certainly wasn’t too fussed over the end result loudness wise. But it is one of those weird little quests … how to make the recording as good as possible without any post-processing and hit the target loudness in YT. Certainly not essential. I actually think I may have cracked the process now, but won’t elaborate just yet. Maybe next weekend’s write up
@batwoman maybe one day I’ll deliver some in-your-face screaming, Maggie. I think this was timed for the highest note in the song. Appreciate feedback on textures and pitch … my holy grail
@sclay Thanks Shane, so glad you enjoyed it and will celebrate ‘musicality’
@RonG Thanks Ron. Singing in tune has been a while coming, and am slowly building confidence to be more ‘loud and proud’.
@Socio Appreciate the generous feedback, James. I find ‘fantastic’ hard to own about my performances, but will accept it with gratitude.
@LBro Glad you enjoyed it, LBro. One of the limitations of OBS, at least as far as I can tell, is that it does not have a Master track in its built-in mixer. So now way I can figure to put a meter on the output. But this morning I have been experimenting and may have some solutions to share in future for those interested. Results so far just doing some simple talking into a headset are promising.