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April 5th, 2016 | by VoiceCouncil

Betty Groovelle

Vocal Coach comments from Ron Browning

You definitely have a lovely lyrical voice for jazz! Sometimes you sound a bit like Julie London. I would love to hear you do this tune by memory and standing up. It is difficult to perform with the lyric in front of you, and especially on a difficult song such as this. But from what I can tell, I’d work on the rhythms and phrasing more, until they spark. Allow the words to be more percussive instead of so melodic–by keeping all the words down in front of the teeth and lips. If a consonant can make noise, then let it, play it, like castanets or finger cymbals. Don’t be afraid to stress a special word here and there. That will keep the listener pulled into the story. Get into the juicy details! But the main thing is—let those words dance in a Latin-kind-of-way. Take advantage of all the fun syncopation. You might consider practicing at a much slower tempo so you can work out the rhythms with the guitar so you are better in sync. And have fun! Let us feel your joy when you sing, paper or no paper.

Betty Groovelle's bio

Hi I’m Groovelle and here is what the Media tells about me: Connected to the groove and supported by a melodic soul.
Her passion for Bossa Nova, Latin, funk and jazz, leads to a sensual moved performance in singing and percussion.
Whether as a driving Congeira for salsa and samba dancers, than a big band singer with Crooner Voice or as empathetic singing storyteller in various Latin-jazz bands, we experience a dedicated, sometimes mischievous artist who is looking for a lively dialogue through music.
In addition to multilingual singing Groovelle plays as the main instrument Conga, plus Cajon, Bongo, pandeiro, maracas, shaker, body percussion, and various other small percussion or noises

This singer was an entrant in our competition which ended on January 15th 2015.

The overall winner received:

  • 1000.00 in Prizes (USD or equivalent)
  • Feedback from Celebrity Vocal Coaches
  • Media promotion for You and Your Music

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