D.C. Pronk – Body and Soul

Vocal Coach Comments from Dane Chalfin:
The problem with attempting to sing jazz with a backing track is that lack of human musical reciprocity. Nothing can substitute the interaction between live musicians. As a result, jazz backings usually feel stiff, unyielding and stale. Swinging on top of that is almost impossible to do well. Singing without swinging and without the human touch makes jazz feel disappointing. My best advice is to get some live players to play with. It will give your voice a real lift.

D.C. Pronk’s Bio:
End of 2010, at the age of 51, I decided it was time for me to go serious about singing. Took some singing lessons, and bought me some software and equipment. One of the results is in this video. A crooner’s mix of jazz and pop covers with some hiphop beats. All instruments were created with my computer and synth software


  • Vocal Coach Comments

    The problem with attempting to sing jazz with a backing track is that lack of human musical reciprocity. Nothing can substitute the interaction between live musicians. As a result, jazz backings usually feel stiff, unyielding and stale. Swinging on top of that is almost impossible to do well. Singing without swinging and without the human touch makes jazz feel disappointing. My best advice is to get some live players to play with. It will give your voice a real lift.