06-03-2013 07:39 AM
If you are not a songwriter and are not involved in a tribute/tightly focused cover band.....
As a singer, how do you choose material? What elements are you looking for when you select a song? Do you have an evaluation process? In reviewing prospective material do you have a preference for sheet music vs. live performance vs. songwriter demo vs. fully produced backing track? Of the songs you select, what distinguishes the songs that stay in your repertoire vs. those that get dropped?
06-03-2013 09:35 PM
06-03-2013 09:36 PM
06-04-2013 06:34 AM
You should probably choose songs that complement your voice and work towards your "vision" as an artist, in others words it's gotta go with your image. You gotta "feel" the song too and be able to relate/connect with that song, which is probably the most important thing. Best way to "evaluate" the song is probably try singing it, and if you feel it, then good, if not then try another song.
06-04-2013 06:37 AM
I've done the tribute thing for awhile, but I've done straight covers a lot too. The tribute band is obvious...sound like the artist. But with other covers, for me anyways, I always chose what really fit my voice...songs that I could do my own interpretation of, without having to sound just like the original song. I always listened to live versions of stuff, cause there would usually be something the singer threw in there on the fly that I liked. After I had a decent catalogue built up, I kept the ones that seemed to go over well with an audience, and saved the other ones for my own personal enjoyment.
I'm very interrested in what has to be there in the source material for you to work with as an interpreter.
06-04-2013 10:03 AM
06-12-2013 06:43 AM
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