Do I sense a lack of confidence in your singing? When the volume of external sound (instruments, crowds, traffic) interferes with hearing yourself, it can throw your pitch off, which can then further deflate confidence.
If the guitar were turned down a bit, I think you'd hear yourself better, and we could hear the lyrics better.
@twovoyagers oh yes definitely detected correctly, and good advice! i might also use one of my mics next time. usually i just overproduce lol ( https://nydel.sdf.org/mk.2020.05/meerkat.something-between.demo.mp3 )
I can definitely make out more of the lyrics on that one.
Noisy environment vs. quiet:
> fuck fuck yes yes to this song, performance(!) & recording.
I certainly wasn't expecting that sort of reaction. Thanks! It's a Hoyt Axton song made famous by Three Dog Night. It's actually the least noisy of the open mic videos.
Two alternating sound guys there. Talked to one of them about his gear, but that was like 9 or 10 months ago, so no idea there except the restaurant owns the tower Bose that's sometimes at the back of the stage, sometimes off to the side. The "side"
guy said that was for feedback reasons. The "back" guy was so we could hear ourselves better.
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