Mark Flatt – Down in Flames cover

Vocal Coach Comments:
It’s good to see that you’re out there gigging, but because this footage was taken at a live gig, it’s difficult to hear the details of what you’re doing because of the sound quality and the audience chat in the background. However, there is no doubt that this style of song suits you, but it came across to me as a somewhat ‘safe’ option vocally. It doesn’t extend you very much (the range of the melody is mostly within the interval of a 6th) and it was a little bland dynamically. So try a slightly more ‘stretchy’ song choice next time and let’s see what you can really do.

Mark’s Bio:
Music has always been an important part of my life and I have been fortunate enough to play in different bands from a jazz ensemble to a stint in a country band to singing in acapella groups. During my time in the Air Force, I met and married the love of my life and had to press pause on performing. Raising two children and finishing college degree left me with little time to dedicate to playing in a band or performing publicly. However, I never put my guitar away and found several opportunities to refine my performance as a solo act. In the summer of 2010, I started to move back into the world of performing. My love of multiple genres of music have made me at home playing anything from The Avett Brothers to The Allman Brothers and Willie Nelson. www.facebook.com/mfguitar www.txflatt.com


  • Vocal Coach Comments

    It’s good to see that you’re out there gigging, but because this footage was taken at a live gig, it’s difficult to hear the details of what you’re doing because of the sound quality and the audience chat in the background. However, there is no doubt that this style of song suits you, but it came across to me as a somewhat ‘safe’ option vocally. It doesn’t extend you very much (the range of the melody is mostly within the interval of a 6th) and it was a little bland dynamically. So try a slightly more ‘stretchy’ song choice next time and let’s see what you can really do.

  • mfguitar11

    Thanks for the feedback. I definitely tend to go for the “safe” vocals sometimes, will keep that in mind as I learn new songs.

  • Jack Robinson

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l50L4GYhpLc id like to see you cover this it sounds like it would match your vocals lovely :P