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April 12th, 2017 | by VoiceCouncil

Horacio Grotewold

Vocal Coach comments from David Combes

Horacio, I’m a bit of an 80s guy so I loved hearing one of the most recognisable songs from the 80s (especially from a band that came from the place where I was born, Bath). You obviously have a real love for this type of music and I really like the way you play and sing. Some singer/guitarists hide behind their instruments but for you the guitar is a comfortable extension of your performance. There are a couple if things you might want to consider when performing this song. For me this is a political song and the title is a clue as to where you need to go vocally. At the moment, your vocal delivery is all on one level and there is room here for dynamic contrast, in both directions. I think you could aim for a more thoughtful verse and a more demonstrative chorus, with more passion – not easy when it isn’t actually that high. You might also want to have a listen to the different pronunciations of ‘th’, always a tricky sound to master, as it isn’t the quite same for ‘these’ and ‘things’ and it is easy to slip into the habit of singing something close to ‘d’ for both. I appreciate that this is very hard for someone who is already doing a great job of singing in English, but it would be worth a little time.

Horacio Grotewold's bio

I enjoy the life with a lot of music

This singer was an entrant in our competition which ended on June 15th 2017.

The overall winner received:

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