I feel that, I do sing but my road dog sings better. And one of my projects is me and her joining up with random traveling musicians making new songs, but a problem I run into is some kids have stage fright to a point they can't even perform in front of like 15 people and it's a challenge sometimes, you just have to convince them that they're good, and that people would love to hear them.I play guitar and bass well, mind you I should do coz I been at it for 30 + years.... lately I've been trying to improve my singing coz thats the weak point in my performances - I wanna busk more but I don't think instrumental guitar will be as impressive as vocals / guitar so as I say I gotta improve .... one thing is simply finding songs that suit your natural voice - for example Johnny Cash wasn't the greatest most versatile singer but was still a brilliant performer... I've been trying to convince my partner to sing while I play coz she sings well and has a really good ear for pitch, but she's not keen on having an audience in front of her... myself I have absolutely no 'performance anxiety' - I used to DJ in front of big crowds for years and know that most people want to support a musician while they play not mock or jeer.........
Jam bands like stringed cheese incident or ween or the grateful dead. But not Phish, Phish sucksI play the tin whistle (not a lot though, I should probably practice more), the uke, the musical saw and I sing (I'm actually taking opera singing lessons atm !)
I mostly play jazz and blues by myself, but my awesome band Les Insortables (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCI7EdyR0wps_154iVfGiJRA) plays a variety of stuff, which includes traditional south american songs, french variety and some more stuff in english. I don't want to sound like I'm bragging, but I'm having way too much fun with these gals not to say that we're awesome, go check us out !
Also @TheSlabsGengar , I'm curious, what the heck is jam music ? How do you describe it ? Is it a genre I'm unaware of ? oO
Listen to the dead weather...@Cam3J - totally agree : the first three White Stripes albums are fantastic - such a shame they went downhill when they got famous, but that's the way of many a good band !
one of the songs I'm trying to master singing and playing is Death Letter Blues as covered by The White Stripes and written by Son House
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