Friday, April 30, 2010

My Personal Cover of Love Is War


See, I auditioned for my school's variety show with this song, and I tried very hard. 32 people auditioned, and only 15 could make the list. I was not of those 15, and I cried a little when I found out... but... whatever. There's always next year.

I'm not a very good singer, so this is just for fun, I guess. I ran out of breath a couple times, because I forgot about the breathing-from-the-abs technique and breathed from my chest instead. Sorry about that.

I didn't write the song or draw the picture (I just recolored a Love is War picture of Miku... cause she looks kinda like me, with the long hair and the average body type.) And yes, I am a natural brown-eyed-blonde, if you're wondering.

One more thing: It's EXTREMELY difficult to match up a separate vocal track to a karaoke track, because they don't start at the same time. I apologize that it's a little off-sync.

Thanks for listening to my crappy singing. :)

I have already laid out a design for my own UTAU, Yuzaki Akane, so you could call this an un-synthesized Yuzaki Akane version of Love is War... maybe. Um... yeah. I haven't gotten around to actually making this UTAU's voicebank...

(By the way, this is from my YouTube account. You can link to it here. I have some Vocaloid songs on there I made myself as well, if you're interested.)

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Meltdown: Impossible To Sing?

I beg to differ!

I've heard many Vocaloid fans talking about how Kagamine Rin's "Meltdown" is "impossible for any normal human to sing" because of its high pitches, odd rhythm, and rare way of skipping from one note to another. However, if you've ever taken voice lessons from a skilled, experienced music teacher like I have, you would know that, with certain training, no song with vocals is impossible to sing.

In fact, not even Hatsune Miku's "The Disappearance of Hatsune Miku" is impossible to sing. There is voice training that gives you the ability to sing songs that fast. You can even learn how to do that without voice training by starting to sing the song at a tempo that isn't alien to you, and gradually increasing speed each time you practice singing the song. With this method, you could even learn to sing Megurine Luka and Kagamine Rin's "Anti the Infinite Holic", which I have used just that method for learning to sing that particular song, and if I can do that, anyone can. Believe me.

As an intermediate-going-on-advanced singer who takes voice lessons, I have made several attempts on my own time singing "Meltdown", and I have found from that that it is NOT an impossible song to learn to sing accurately, and neither are any other songs I've heard.

This has been a piece of Vocaloid Nonsense. Thanks for reading!