First time videoing myself playing…must do it some more, I learnt quite a bit from seeing and hearing myself. It’s given me some ideas but look forward to other people’s feedback. I’ve seen a couple of people post this song and enjoyed their versions. It’s one of my favourites to play so I thought it would be a good one to do first.
Cool version! You have a nice tone to your vocals.
The only small suggestion that I would give is to crescendo the chorus a little bit.
I struggle with this concept because I’m not always looking to mimic the original version of a song, or the original artist of a song, etc., but Tom Petty has a significant vocal boom going into and sustained through the chorus.
Your strumming looks steady and comfortable, especially at about a minute into the song.
Thanks. Very nice cover, I wish I could sing like that.
However, perhaps you could work on the dynamics cause the tune becomes a bit monotonous; if the song didn’t last so long maybe it would be ok the way it is but in this case I think it requires a bit of modulation, at least raising your voice for one chorus or so.
But technically you’ve nailed it, very nice and clean. I enjoyed it very much indeed.
I really enjoyed your rendition. The strumming was smooth, you seem to have a really good feel. Easy on the ear vocal to go with it. A fine debut in AVOYP.
You’ll notice I edited your OP (Original Post) to embed the video. I did that by copy and paste of the URL on it’s own line. YOu could also paste the URL in a paragraph if you prefer (some do).
I also suggest you post up an intro here in #community-hub:introduce-yourself, needn’t be long, just some personal background, guitar history, and aspirations/goals as a JG student and member of the Community.
I really liked your cover, playing and vocals both. In the original I think Tom Petty takes the vocals up an octave in the chorus. If you were able to do that it would take your cover up a couple of levels. You seem to have a pretty good voice, try experimenting with different keys to see if there’s one that’s workable for you to match TP’s vocal lines. Regardless though I quite enjoyed your version.
Hi all here is my cover of Bob Marley redemption song. I cut off the first couple of notes when I was trimming the video so as not to show me pressing record! Thought I’d try wearing a band T-shirt instead of the shirt that I had just mown the lawn in like last time… Also this time I did not have to crop out the beer that was next to me in the last one!