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May 1st, 2016 | by VoiceCouncil

Maia Parada

Vocal Coach comments from Gillyanne Kayes and Jeremy Fisher

You were singing without a backing track – so, well done for keeping the timings a cappella. Your sense of key is generally good but occasionally you wander off and that seems to be when you’re looking for a stronger emotion and more volume. You can do that with a change of sound without changing key. The original track has a more “twangy” sound at these points. You can practise finding twang in your own voice by singing those parts to “miaow miaow miaow” using a hungry cat voice. Try that in “I’ve been ripped down the middle”. Remember to work on your focus. Singing is a whole-body experience and you need to include your body (especially your right arm) in the performance! Your voice is still developing – you’ll get more tone colour and more volume with practice. Keep it up!

Maia Parada's bio

My name is Maia, but M is my nickname.
I love Oreos, Friends and arts.
I work with my Cannon camera, sadly there’s no professional microphone. But I try to do it as well as I can.
My dreams are to be an example or an Idol to little girls like a lot of people were to me. I want people to get inspired by my music. I want to send a message to people saying that they can do whatever they want if they never give up.
I have been into music since I was really small, cause my dad is a musician and he taught me how to play guitar. I also am going to piano lessons currently and I want to learn the drums. As you can see I REALLY LOVE MUSIC.
Thanks for listening. I really didn’t know which video to put, so feel free to check more if this wasn’t convincing.

This singer was an entrant in our competition which ended on June 15th 2016.

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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