Repetition…But Each Time Better

OK…I am practicing singing a couple of runs from Sam Cooke’s gospel standard Wonderful.

As I am singing however, sometimes I notice that all of the notes are not clearly hit.

Cooke often does very fast runs that is easy to gloss over when attempting to sing them. But doing that gives you a muddled sound that sounds less professional and as if you don’t really know what you are doing.

What is really helping however is this micro focused approach of singing the run. Singing it multiple times. And making sure that each note is clearly sung.
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Still Working on the First Riff in Wonderful

Still working on the first riff in the song wonderful.

I had my first lesson with RnB Singing Lessons and the riff he heard I am still having a hard time recognizing.

At any rate, I am soon to start singing with Sam on the album.

But one thing that I am finding is that all of your singing improves as you work on even that little bit of song. So what do I recognize is improving?

  • Tone is improving
  • Power is improving
  • Note clarity is improving
  • etc

After having said that, I do need to work more on rhythm, breath control, and continue with that note clarity. You can slide into a note, but make sure you sliding somewhere and you reach where you going…

Another thing that I was telling a friend, it is amazing how much improvement you can get just from 20-30 minutes of practice a day…

OK…onward and upward…