#1
Since the singing forum seems to be dead, I'll try here.

Basically I'm trying to learn how to sing and I'm making some progress, but I know I have a long way to go still. I recorded this classic from the Verve on my first take and my first time ever trying this song so it's not great or anything and I'm not looking for extensive input; rather just want to get a sense if my singing /voice is decent/works with the music or should I just give up and throw myself off a bridge because I murdered this great song into oblivion.

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#2
umm correct me if I'm wrong but you sang that a third below the actual melody? There's a lot of work to be done so I'd go get a vocal coach and get after it. After a few months it you will be fine. You kinda sing with your talking voice and don't actually sing hence why you're comfortable below the melody.
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