The Boxer (Paul Simon cover)

Hi Lieven,

this is an awesome version of The Boxer - really liked it! This piece was always one of my favs from Simon & Garfunkel and is on my dreamers list (talk about it in 10 years - ha ha :smiley: ) and you did so well, added your own flavour to it, but still hear the reference to the original. It’s the first record of yours I heard and must admit, you have a lovely voice to listen to - I will check out some more for sure! Thanks a lot for sharing this. :slight_smile:

Cheers
Lisa

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Terrific guitar play and vocal! Something for us all to aspire to. :ok_hand:

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Hi Lieven,

Awesome job.

First on the vocal - one of your very best for me; I believe what you’re singing. It’s a “proper” delivery. Great stuff.

Playing is excellent. If it’s too fast - then it’s just the right tempo for me.

Loved it.

Digger

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That sounded awesome.!!!

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This was very enjoyable. Been dabbling a bit with fingerpicking and this performance inspired me. Nice job!

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That was epic Lieven. Pro quality, you critique your own singing but I thought it was awesome.

Even more so impressive that you recorded while playing the guitar rather than sticking the tracks together.

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Thanks everybody by the way.
I love that song and Paul Simon songs in general

Indeed, I take songs apart and I put them together again in my own style.
Never felt anyhing for carbon copy’ing songs; I’ve got software for that :smiley:

Yeah …looking back…I don’t want to sound too posh or elitist.
I’ve been doing this for years and the only competition is with myself.
And I’ve done better on that first verse :stuck_out_tongue:

I’ve been singing this for quite a while and it took me some years to be stable in that pitch range.
singing a lot expanded my range and stability a lot, even before I took a few coaching classes.

I would probably do that if I want to deliver something like a demo to sell my act or something but this is exactly what recording practice is about; hearing what I can’t hear when playing and singing! I always encourage others to do it too. Recording the guitar seperately as extra track gives you something extra when rendering it as a track in your DAW.

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Sounds great and enjoyed your cover of the Eels track :v:

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Admirable vocals and playing. Congrats Lieven!

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Lieven that was the bomb! Awesome playing, really great quality of the recording, don’t know the original so can’t say I was able to pick wrong timing or anything as such :smile: to me sounded fab!

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Wonderful. I like your own spin on it, but it’s also true to the spirit of the original. Why can’t we see you? It would add another dimension to the performance. But I really loved this. Thank you.

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Incredible. Just wonderful! Both your playing and voice.

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Incredibly well played and sung, Lieven, loved it! :star_struck:
It was one of my father’s favourite songs and your cover brought back many emotions for me.
Really impressive! Thanks for sharing :clap: :sunglasses:

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Thanks, that meant a lot to me.
My highest and most ambitious goals are to inspirate and move people.
I’m honored I was able to do that for you! <3

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Beautifully played Lieven. Amazing!

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Well said!!!

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This is so very beautiful Lieven, so much emotion in your singing, and the playing too is quite impressive! A most enjoyable listening indeed, thanks for sharing it! :blush:

I can just repeat what others have already said - this was absolutely fabulous :star_struck:.
I love this song and hope that someday I will be able to play and sing it as well :blush:.
Thanks a lot for sharing your version of this song. It was a real treat :smiley:.

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Great cover! I love Paul Simon and this certainly does the song justice. Thanks for sharing it.

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digital audio workstation if this helps.