Tomorrow’s Music Today!

Which do you prefer: the Beach Boys’ original God Only Knows or the Bee Sharps’ cover from Bioshock: Infinite?

Notice how both versions keep the vowel sounds pure. Notice how both versions make the simple word you sound beautiful. As God Only Knows is a love song, you is probably the most important word in it.

There are things that you can change and things you can’t change in a cover version, if you want to sound as good as, or better than, the original. Accurately English vowel sounds are one of the things you can’t change. Albert Fink knows what he’s doing.

© Sing Better English, 2014

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