A demo singer can make or break your song

It goes without saying that you should hire the best singer you can afford when recording a demo. Even if you are a professional singer, you want the best person for a particular song. So if your song is R&B, but you’re not an R&B singer, find someone else. Likewise, all the players on the recording.

Another way to sabotage your demo is with an overly-ambitious melody. It is easy to write melodies that are virtually unsingable. It’s especially easy if you are not a singer, or if you write melodies outside your own vocal range.

Whoever sings the melody on your demo has the power to make or break your song. The singer can deliver it with feeling and really sell it, or can do a so-so, half fast job.

If you write an extremely challenging melody (very high or low notes, difficult intervals, etc.) your singer may not be inspired to give 110%. However, if you put yourself in the singer’s shoes and write a reasonably singable melody, your demo will have a much better chance of getting heard.

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