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February 3rd, 2015 | by VoiceCouncil

Rowena Fonseka

Vocal Coach comments from Kathy Alexander

Rowena, this sure seems like a great song for you. You owned your performance as if you had written the song yourself. It was also professional, polished and I enjoyed your vocal sound. I like how you came up with a guitar part that preserved some aspects of the original version, but also made it something new. At some point in the song, I wanted to hear your voice get bigger and more intense, like a well-hidden emotion breaking through just for a moment. This song is the kind that builds intensity without huge dynamic contrast, but try exploring a wider dynamic range with your voice even so. Take time to work on your vocal sound without the guitar, always aiming for openness and effortlessness in the throat – the biggest sounds can feel like the easiest ones when the voice is working efficiently.

Rowena Fonseka's bio

I am a singer/songwriter who moved to Toronto from Vancouver 3 years ago to pursue music. Previously I was the front woman of The Bach Social, and I’m currently working on a solo EP of original music.

This singer was an entrant in our competition which ended on June 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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