Salvatore – Susanna original song

Vocal Coach Comments from Gina Latimerlo:

You have sweet tone and an earnest presence. The words are clear and heartfelt. Your body posture (because of the guitar position) really makes it hard to sing your best. Get a guitar strap so that you can get your shoulders back and your chest up. Also, your neck position is forward and craned down – which also creates an awkward position for your vocal cords. Your mind will be blown away by what you sound like once when you adjust your posture — stand up with a strong chest, shoulders pulled down from your ears, straight long neck, and a chin even to the ground.

Salvatore’s Bio:

Hello! I am 22 years old and have played music since I was 14. I originally wanted to be the next Eddie Van Halen but I was quickly exposed to all genres of music and each of their individual uniqueness, especially by my guitar sensei Mike Huertas. His son just so happened to be my best friend and greatest bass player I know. We formed a band that taught us all we could possibly want about music. I started writing music because songwriting captured me just as much as the guitar did. I went to Berklee for two semesters to learn more about my craft and I am now currently trying to create the best music I can share with people!


  • Salvatore Manalo

    Thanks for the critique Gina! That holds especially true since I was a guitarist first and most of my focus is on that. I will definitely work on the posture tips you suggested. Hopefully one day I can home my craft for both instruments at the same time. Thank you! -Salvatore

  • Vocal Coach Comments from Gina

    You have sweet tone and an earnest presence. The words are clear and heartfelt. Your body posture (because of the guitar position) really makes it hard to sing your best. Get a guitar strap so that you can get your shoulders back and your chest up. Also, your neck position is forward and craned down – which also creates an awkward position for your vocal cords. Your mind will be blown away by what you sound like once when you adjust your posture — stand up with a strong chest, shoulders pulled down from your ears, straight long neck, and a chin even to the ground.