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Old 11-17-2013, 09:19 PM   #1
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Telling someone they suck...

...in the nicest way possible. How do you do it?

There's a guy who's good at bass that I'd like to play in my band. As bass player. But he also wants to sing lead vocals. Problem: he CAN'T.

Any time I try to be polite and give helpful critique he looks pained because he seemingly thinks he's a good vocalist. He can't get one, NOT ONE, note correct.


I mean, he has some really good bass skills but how fan I tell him that he's not AT ALL a suitable singer but be polite about it? Like, it's not even singing he does. It's like, pitched talking. But worse.


And this isn't my usual trolling self. I need some help this time. D:
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Old 11-17-2013, 09:20 PM   #2
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And this isn't my usual trolling self.

Does this count as a confession?
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Old 11-17-2013, 09:21 PM   #3
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Don't tell him he sucks, just say he shouldn't ever ever ever ever ever try to sing
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Old 11-17-2013, 09:22 PM   #4
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Tell him to make fox noises instead. Worked for those norwegian guys.
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Old 11-17-2013, 09:22 PM   #5
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Old 11-17-2013, 09:23 PM   #6
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Honesty shouldn't be mean-spirited. So, I mean, just be honest and tell him that he's not very good at singing.
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Old 11-17-2013, 09:23 PM   #7
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Old 11-17-2013, 09:23 PM   #8
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What makes you think you have to tell him he "sucks"? Find a tactful way of arranging it such that you don't need to.

Something like "The music I want to make in this band isn't really suited to backing vocals" or whatever you want.
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Old 11-17-2013, 09:24 PM   #9
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Old 11-17-2013, 09:26 PM   #10
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Any of these will work

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Old 11-17-2013, 09:26 PM   #11
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Are you sure he's not a user of Sprechgesang?
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Old 11-17-2013, 09:26 PM   #12
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"Hey, your vocal style isn't really what we're looking for. We kinda want a voice that doesn't suck as much."
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Old 11-17-2013, 09:26 PM   #13
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Ian you suck
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Old 11-17-2013, 09:28 PM   #14
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You've completed the first step at least by creating a thread on UG
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Old 11-17-2013, 09:29 PM   #15
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Old 11-17-2013, 09:30 PM   #16
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^I thought he already did that?
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Old 11-17-2013, 09:33 PM   #17
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Old 11-17-2013, 09:35 PM   #18
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"hey buddy, I know you think you're fuckin' hard but I'll tell you what I'm not intimidated bud."

That'll teach him.
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Old 11-17-2013, 09:36 PM   #19
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