In another thread Bob Dey wrote: "I think most of us solo act guys play in bars and mostly do songs that aren't that challenging vocally. I've got a few songs that I belt out more during the last verse, but most of my material isn't geared toward fanfare type singing. It's more about making sure the voice doesn't go out for solo acts that have to sing every song each night ."
Which got me to thinking about the degree of difficulty og the vocal aspects of my repertoire. At the moment two songs stand out for me as difficult, and both are the ones I am using to 're-train' my voice away from my bluesy/smokey/growl thang. They are 'Beyond the Sea' and 'Smoke Gets in Your Eyes'. I know these are not part of many soloist's repertoire, and may not be in my actual performances as a rule, but once I have these mastered, they will be.