Honestly enjoyed that alot mate. Great performance. Alot to be proud of there thats for sure. Nice, clean picking and delicate touch , and great rhythm in what would be a tricky song rhythmically. And singing on top as well, which is no easy task.
Thought your singing was actually pretty good, and quite emotive in line with the song.
Congratulations again mate. Looking forward to some more.
Hi Alan very cool first attempt well done! Don’t beat yourself up about singing, after all anyone next to Freddie would be looking worse than anticipated I think you did good and you have some nice falsetto going on there. Kudos for sharing!
lovely finger style. I think we all struggle with the sound of our own voices. I know I do. I found myself greatly encouraged by Justin’s recent video How not to suck at singing When I first played as a teenager over 40 years ago i used to sing in tune but could not project. Since starting again 3 years ago I am not so worried about volume and am happy to make my own noise. You luckily have a good voice if you haven’t already seen Justin’s video there are some brilliant tips from, as he would admit himself, a very ordinary singer. which makes it good advice indeed for us ordinary mortals
That was a real treat, Alan, really well played and sung as far as I am concerned. It is a beautiful song, and pretty challenging both to play and sing, but to do both together … next level as far as I am concerned. All your years spent playing and learning shine through.
Get involved in the Community, more recordings in AVOYP, listening, encouraging, and helping other others, and joining the COmmunity OMs as a performer. Doing all that and I am sure you’ll make great progress towards achieving your aspirations.
All I can suggest/ask, is to try and position the phone a little higher up so the video presentation is shot from in front looking straight rather than upwards at an angle.
As for collaboration, search out some of the collaborations shared here by @brianlarsen. He has produced some wonderful productions with those contributing providing their parts recorded with just phones. If a phone is the only device that you have (no PC, laptop, iPad) that need not be a barrier to collaborating. get active in the Community, put feelers out, and I expect opportunities will emerge.