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.
Added a new upload here:
Hi, thegoog. I’d like to give you an opinion but the video appears as private.
Thanks, I’ve just fixed that!
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.
Thank you, appreciate your positive and constructive feedback! Yes I think I could work on Crescendo/dynamics. One of the others I saw here did that really well I thought. Free Fallin'
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.
Welcome to the Community, Greg.
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.
Kudos. That was great!! Thank you very much. Looking forward to more.
That was a really good opening post Greg. Nice smooth playing and good vocals. Keep them coming !
Great first video. Strumming and chord changes sounded good. Agree with Jose about the chorus.
Nice one Greg, very good all round
Really well played and sung Greg and vibes from me on your first AVoYP.
It is a monotonous song and needs a dynamic chorus crescendo. Work on that and your version will be A+.
Sounds good goog. I like how you do the chorus, nice and mellow.
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.
Congratulations on your first AVOYP posting Greg.
A really great version of the song. Nice strumming and singing. I really enjoyed it.
You are doing great, Greg. Nice song, good strumming, lovely vocals. Keep up your journey and hope to see you post some more here.
I love the song and enjoyed listening to your cover. You have a very nice voice too
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!