May 6th, 2016 | by VoiceCouncil

Julie Curly

Vocal Coach comments from Gillyanne Kayes and Jeremy Fisher

Catchy melody and solid playing from the band. We like the pitch bends in the opening phrases – keep them in but make sure you actually arrive on the note otherwise you’ll sound pitchy. Keep that breathy upper range, it works well. Your voice/breath balance sounds slightly unstable. You need more vocal fold contact and slightly less airflow. Practise singing the opening phrases in a “calling out” voice. You can do this by saying the lyrics in a clear speaking voice then raising the pitch a little until you are calling out. Once you’ve found this stronger, clearer sound you can reduce the volume to work for the lyrics. Check the balance between you and the harmonica at the end – it’s louder than you are so we miss the last few bars. You wrote the song lyrics – what do you want your listeners to experience? Choose three words for yourself that sum up the song, and play those words to the audience.

Julie Curly's bio

“Julie Curly is a singer-songwriter from Montreal, Canada. She launch “”Confessions”” her first 12 track album, in her French native language, in 2014. The original song Can you imagine? (The Killing of John Lennon) is a heartfelt tribute to John Lennon, The Beatles and her mother. It was recorded live in Montreal, at Le Petit Medley, on the day of the CD launch, September 27th, 2014. www.juliecurly.com
Lyrics: Julie Curly / Music: Monique Dumas © 2014 /”

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  • Jay Blanchard

    This song is good as well as the delivery! I think the judges comments are a bit harsh, giving the fact that it’s her own composition & she’s playing live with a band…they comment the volume of the harmonica…this is the sound technician job…they should comment the playing…comparing this performance to people singing covers in their bedroom, seems a bit unfair…Understanding French, I think she lives the song & communicate well her love for this music period!