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Zygen's First Junk Cover, Pinkie's Lament!


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Hey y'all! I just started this blog! And I decided to kick it off with a little something, and since I did some cover stuff for a little bit while I was home alone earlier, I got a few tries at "Pinkie's Lament" and while I didn't get a cover I felt was satisfactory enough for my main blog, I got some ok ones.

 

This one is one of the covers(It says cover 4, but that's the file name, I had some issues with that, so I'm not actually sure I remember how many times I tried this, 4 might be around there. I only have like 2 decent recordings, maybe a third if I decide to upload it.)

 

Anyways, this is "Pinkie's Lament" I think this is overall the best of the two, although I may upload the other one for comparison sometime. This one I feel does better overall though.

 

Of course, there is still plenty of mistakes, maybe some I'm not even aware of as someone who is still very much learning to sing, but regardless I imagine you knew that considering the title of this blog ;p.

 

Here it is!

 

https://soundcloud.com/zygen/pinkies-lament-cover-4

 

 

 

One thing I should note, is that I make a bunch of mistakes towards the end, with forgetting the lyrics, and I get off key in the last little section for a bit, for some reason I couldn't remember the notes on that part or something. I was doing this along to the instrumental, so I didn't have Pinkie to go off of anyways. But I felt this was the better way to go about it, even if I actually haven't done a lot of attempts at covers without having the actual singer, and just listening to the instrumental, so I apologize if I miss a few notes.(or more ;p.)

 

I also messed up on another lyric earlier, for some reason I messed that lyric up every time, I don't know why. Probably should've memorized the lyrics better, but I didn't have the time really.

 

I think that about does it for what I can remember as far as obvious mistakes.

 

Other than that, hope you enjoy somewhat, I know I am not the best singer, and still need lots of practice, but I hope you enjoy regardless!

 

Oh and again, as i've said before, critique is more than welcome! Just as long as it's constructive of course! Don't degrade my confidence to much or anything, I don't have a lot of it, infact I have a bit of stage fright when it comes to singing, which is why I only really sing when I'm home alone.

 

Oh and this was recorded using audacity, with a blue snowball microphone, and other than that, I didn't do any editing of the vocal recording, besides gain adjustment and noise removal in audacity, I didn't do any pitch correction or anything(Not to my knowledge anyways, unless audacity does that automatically or something.) So this is basically the raw thing more or less.

 

So again enjoy! And I hope this blog ends up being a good idea! If so I will have to try and get some more stuff on here.

 

A good day to all of you!

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Right on! Seeing as I'm a terrible singer and have no measure expertise on this sort of thing in any way, I have no advice I can offer. All I can say is that in my unprofessional opinion, you sound like you have a lot of potential there that your can bring out with enough practice.

 

Keep at it! I enjoyed listening, and thanks for putting this together for us! ^^

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Right on! Seeing as I'm a terrible singer and have no measure expertise on this sort of thing in any way, I have no advice I can offer. All I can say is that in my unprofessional opinion, you sound like you have a lot of potential there that your can bring out with enough practice.

 

Keep at it! I enjoyed listening, and thanks for putting this together for us! ^^

Thanks! And I was pretty dirt terrible when I first started, but with a bunch of practice and learning the proper technique and such, I have atleast made progress. 

 

And thanks again, I can certainly say I could've done better in many areas, but I'm sure with some practice I'll be even better :).

 

I plan to keep at it for sure! I love singing, and I try and do it as much as possible :D.

 

And it's ok that you don't have any advice or critique or anything, the fact you enjoyed it means the world to me anyways! Long as someone finds it enjoyable I feel accomplished!

 

And you are very much welcome, it was my pleasure.

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Welp... now you've made me want to do something like this... haha.

 

Seriously, you've done a really good job here.  I think you were being too hard on yourself in your description.  

 

About the only thing I can give some criticism on (constructive, of course) would be that, on some of the notes that are held out, there is a bit of wavering in your tone as you carry out the note.  Most likely it's just because of being a little nervous, which believe me, I know exactly how that feels.  Other than that, this is really good.  I really like the crisp timbre of your voice.

 

P.S. I think if you sang along with the original version (using headphones), and then just paired up the instrumental with your voice in Audacity, having Pinkie to sing along with might help.  Plus, here's the lyrics to look at while you're singing:

 

For all my life, all I've wanted to do Was make my friends want to smile true But maybe I was wrong And Pinkie Pie shouldn't plan parties at all I'll try to get up on my hooves And try a different task I'll find something new to do There's gotta be more to me than planning a party or two I put away my party cannon, I deflated all my balloons The bubbles all burst, now what is next for you? For you... Oh, I remember this one: my first party ever. My whole family was there. And that's Twilight's welcome-to-Ponyville party. She didn't even expect that one. [giggles] Oh, look at Gummy! He just looks so excited for this birthday party! Hmm. Shining Armor and Cadance's wedding sure was special, especially once I got a hold of the music. Oh, look at those happy faces All the parties that I had thrown I made them laugh, had such a blast A smile that's all their own They loved seeing me, the real Pinkie Show them the time of their life like they've never known Like they've never kno-o-own I've got to get back out there, have to show them that I've tried For there's only one great party pony -- that is Pinkie Pie Won't let Cheese Sandwich beat me, won't let him get me down For I am Pinkie, the bestest party pony around!

 



(for better structuring of the lyrics, just google "Pinkie's Lament lyrics - I got these from the Wiki page)

P.S.S. Your microphone is sevenfold times better than mine, lmao... I don't have an external mic for my laptop - just the built in mic (along with the crappy webcam), so it tends to lack quality quite badly.  

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Welp... now you've made me want to do something like this... haha.

 

Seriously, you've done a really good job here.  I think you were being too hard on yourself in your description.  

 

About the only thing I can give some criticism on (constructive, of course) would be that, on some of the notes that are held out, there is a bit of wavering in your tone as you carry out the note.  Most likely it's just because of being a little nervous, which believe me, I know exactly how that feels.  Other than that, this is really good.  I really like the crisp timbre of your voice.

 

P.S. I think if you sang along with the original version (using headphones), and then just paired up the instrumental with your voice in Audacity, having Pinkie to sing along with might help.  Plus, here's the lyrics to look at while you're singing:

 

 

 

For all my life, all I've wanted to do Was make my friends want to smile true But maybe I was wrong And Pinkie Pie shouldn't plan parties at all I'll try to get up on my hooves And try a different task I'll find something new to do There's gotta be more to me than planning a party or two I put away my party cannon, I deflated all my balloons The bubbles all burst, now what is next for you? For you... Oh, I remember this one: my first party ever. My whole family was there. And that's Twilight's welcome-to-Ponyville party. She didn't even expect that one. [giggles] Oh, look at Gummy! He just looks so excited for this birthday party! Hmm. Shining Armor and Cadance's wedding sure was special, especially once I got a hold of the music. Oh, look at those happy faces All the parties that I had thrown I made them laugh, had such a blast A smile that's all their own They loved seeing me, the real Pinkie Show them the time of their life like they've never known Like they've never kno-o-own I've got to get back out there, have to show them that I've tried For there's only one great party pony -- that is Pinkie Pie Won't let Cheese Sandwich beat me, won't let him get me down For I am Pinkie, the bestest party pony around!

 

 

 

(for better structuring of the lyrics, just google "Pinkie's Lament lyrics - I got these from the Wiki page)

 

P.S.S. Your microphone is sevenfold times better than mine, lmao... I don't have an external mic for my laptop - just the built in mic (along with the crappy webcam), so it tends to lack quality quite badly.  

Haha, maybe you could :D.

 

Thanks, I mean maybe I was a little to hard on myself, but that isn't anything to unnatural for myself ;p.

 

To be fair I still find the stuttered lyrics a bit of a novice and easy to fix mistake really, atleast on a few of them. But I just didn't spend quite enough time.

 

I'll probably eventually get a better recording. There are still several mistakes scattered around, some less noticable, but I still notice them, but I guess it isn't terrible or anything, it's ok atleast ;p.

 

But thanks :)

 

And yeah, some of the notes do kinda fall off a bit, I think part of it might actually be that I maybe needed to take another breath earlier or something maybe, or maybe that I simply wasn't pushing enough air. Or I simply need to work on holding notes in general.

 

And thanks, It's nice to hear that you like my voice! Because I honestly don't many times ;p. (Ps. I had to look up timbre, lol ;p. I'm still a bit novice on some singing terms.) I do think that it does get a little eh at times, it almost feels like sometimes I'm not really singing as much as other times, if that makes any sense.

 

That's just me being picky though ;p.

 

I could've done that, and I've done that before, but I decided to try this way, because it made me feel a bit more free, to do whatever I want with the song, as well as I don't have to sync the audio tracks of the instrumental and my voice. 

 

I actually had the lyrics on my monitor while recording, but I just kinda screwed up while reading them anyways, I think it probably would simply be better if I just knew the song a tiny bit more in some parts, because reading the lyrics I think caused a few of the mistakes.

 

And yeah, my mic sounds pretty good overall, it's got a nice quality on it, of course, one issue with my Snowball is that it doesn't have a high input volume, so I have to adjust the gain in order for it to be loud enough in many cases, although I sing pretty loud, so even then it's not much of an issue with singing, but I don't really use it for speaking to friends on skype or anything, I have a headset for that, which has much louder input volume, and still has a pretty good quality mic.

 

It's not entirely necessary to have any real pricy external mic or anything, it's nice, but really just a good quality headset usually has a pretty close sound quality. 

 

I also probably could've got better mics to be honest for a little more, but regardless. 

 

Oh and I probably should have a pop filter too, even though I don't think I heard any popping in my singing so far.

 

But anyways, thanks for the comment! I'm glad you enjoyed it!

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Well, that was quite amazing. For me, I know I most likely can't sing like that ,but I see some talent coming on. It was 

 

nice, I really enjoyed it and how it synced with the instrumental part at times. The only few mistakes I see, are ones

 

you already know, such as some mumbling here and there, and maybe a better mic or something to make your voice 

 

sound clearer. Other then that I think you did perfect! Keep it up and I can't wait to hear the next one! 

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Well, that was quite amazing. For me, I know I most likely can't sing like that ,but I see some talent coming on. It was 

 

nice, I really enjoyed it and how it synced with the instrumental part at times. The only few mistakes I see, are ones

 

you already know, such as some mumbling here and there, and maybe a better mic or something to make your voice 

 

sound clearer. Other then that I think you did perfect! Keep it up and I can't wait to hear the next one! 

Amazing is a little extravagant, but thank you regardless :D.

 

And the instrumental part should be essentially in perfect sync with the audio, assuming I didn't mess up any with that. It regardless should be pretty darn close, as the instrumental was in a separate channel in the same recording.

 

And my mic I suppose isn't the most amazing, but it's pretty good overall. I could've got better, but regardless ;p.

 

And thanks! Hopefully I can come up with something, and some time to record more stuff maybe, or maybe I'll post something older, of course the other recordings I have saved on my computer are all inferior to this one.

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