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May 3rd, 2017 | by VoiceCouncil

Sharmi Chakraborty

Vocal Coach comments from Ron Browning

You have a lovely voice with beautiful classical tone. We especially get to hear it on the last line “and she’ll be there.” Overall, the text needs more articulation. Also, your approach is a little too vowel oriented with not enough consonants dancing through the vocal line. Hence, the intelligibility of the details tends to come and go. Work on your phrasing so your passion flows throughout this beautiful story. I do hear your connection to some phrases like “special things” so I know it’s in you to spoon-feed us keywords. You need to do that more. Do some vocal exercises that will bring the voice more to the front, getting it up and out of the throat. You might want to practice the entire melody using different syllables that will allow frontal placement automatically, such as Nay, Yum, or even a cat Meow. The text, melody, and chords are already extremely tender, so avoid prettying up your voice to express more tenderness. You can also get by with less vibrato. A great start on instrumentation. You guys just need more rehearsal and better-tuned instruments. Lock into a nice rhythmic grid and allow yourselves to have fun! Keep it up!

Sharmi Chakraborty's bio

Sharmi is a multifaceted vocalist, musician and a music teaching professional from Kolkata, India. An Economics major and an MBA in Marketing Management followed by years of successful corporate experience, she switched career to pursue music, the one true passion of her life. A grader in western vocal (popular, musical theatre and classical) from LCM, an alumna of KMMC ; she has several recordings to her credit and truly a dynamic performer in live concerts. Playback singer for films such as Tadanto, Elixir, Miserere, Lady Driver and lead vocalist of the bands (Maple Leaf, Composed Knot), Sharmi also has a natural flair for teaching music and is committed to provide a solid education and instilling appreciation of music in all her students.

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

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