Originally posted by JonSullivan
Look I am a guitarist to , but you need to tell your vocallist. there are three types of singers. People who can sing, people who can scream and people who can sing a scream.
You man just screams, most of the notes are wrong, and yes it is possible for him to do it right. What if the bassist played everything a litttle flat, it would suck, same is true.
What recordings were you listening too primarily? the radio show?
It's funny, our other guitar player is the primary vocalist and he is thoroghly embarrassed by his performance on that radio show. It was unfortunate but the college radio station where we did that show had some technical difficulties with the monitors. He had to more or less scream to hear himself at all. We tried to get it fixed but to little avail and we were on a tight schedule. It sucked and he knew it. Right away. Then they went and mixed his vocals extremely high in the mix. (it was like pouring salt on a wound for him) oh well... thems the breaks is how the saying goes.
For the record, the vocals are a weak part of the band regardless... always have been. We started the band as 4 friends having fun, it got serious, we brought a 5th guy into sing. A really super nice guy but he didn't work out. We decided after that episode that we'd just have to suck it up and sing ourselves. We've steadily improved over time but it is an issue and something we proactively work on.
One strategy we have to make up for the fact that we're not great singers is that we all sing leads. We all have strengths and weaknesses and if we mix it up, we minimize the damage
I don't know if you go far enough into listening to the show though to hear the different guys.