Vocal Cover – The Silent Man (Dream Theater)

Anyone that knows me is aware that I’ve been a Dream Theater fanatic since the first time I heard “Pull Me Under” in 1992.  While the guitarist in me is most impressed by the the guitar god John Petrucci, I also appreciate the phenomenal skill and talent the other members (past and present) possess.

“The Silent Man” has easy to sing vocals since it doesn’t use James LaBrie’s wide vocal range, and it’s just such a beautiful song.  Now, as a guitarist I can actually play this song quite well, but as a fairly lazy musician it is much easier to find a backing track on the Internet that somebody else has already created… so I did that instead.

These vocals were recorded with my Neumann TLM-103 mic.

Vocal Cover – Counting Blue Cars (Dishwalla)

I used to play this song on the acoustic guitar and sing it in the late 90’s and it always made me feel good.  I sang it at a karaoke bar once and the crowd seemed to enjoy it.  My friend Chris tries to get me to sing it whenever we happen upon a karaoke bar, so I guess I don’t suck at it too bad.  😛

The vocals were recorded with my Rode NT1a.

Vocal Cover – Black (Pearl Jam)

I’m not a huge Pearl Jam fan… I mean, I like their music, but I think I sing a lot of their songs because the vocal register Eddie Vedder sings in is comfortable to me.

It’s always fun to watch myself afterward and see the weird facial expressions I make when I sing.  I tried to improvise at the end and couldn’t find the timing… oh well. 😛

Vocals were recorded with my Rode NT1a mic.