#1
This is a new song, Its a bit raw and unfinished as far as what my ideas are with the project and the limits of available instruments I face...

I see it as a country/blue grass tune with fiddle and mandolin set to a somber tone. (different pace for this forum) I recorded this in my bedroom but you should get the point. The song is about losing someone to cancer.... losing someone in an unfair manner.. A good friend of mine lost his father to cancer and, well, it makes you wonder. Therefore, I wrote this song.


I appreciate the listen and let me know what you think.

And as always C4C so leave a link and Ill be sure to respond.

Thanks

http://youtu.be/55xpjg38wi0
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#2
Quote by Dave Coulier
This is a new song, Its a bit raw and unfinished as far as what my ideas are with the project and the limits of available instruments I face...

I see it as a country/blue grass tune with fiddle and mandolin set to a somber tone. (different pace for this forum) I recorded this in my bedroom but you should get the point. The song is about losing someone to cancer.... losing someone in an unfair manner.. A good friend of mine lost his father to cancer and, well, it makes you wonder. Therefore, I wrote this song.


I appreciate the listen and let me know what you think.

And as always C4C so leave a link and Ill be sure to respond.

Thanks

http://youtu.be/55xpjg38wi0

I lost my granpa for lung cancer, so i understand what this song is about!
When you do the final version try to record guitars and vocals seperately
Singing was better than mine but there were parts were you sang out of tune!

I would appreciate if you would comment my piece!

https://www.ultimate-guitar.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1526039
#3
Quote by jani92jani
I lost my granpa for lung cancer, so i understand what this song is about!
When you do the final version try to record guitars and vocals seperately
Singing was better than mine but there were parts were you sang out of tune!

I would appreciate if you would comment my piece!

https://www.ultimate-guitar.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1526039



yeah I definitely don't consider myself a singer so my vocals have always been a bit of a struggle. I can stay in tune holding a single note but when I start shuffling notes with a chord progression, its like I forget how to hit a particular note and it takes me a second to find it (when i can). More practice = better muscle memory.

Thanks!
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#4
IMO this is the kind of music in which being 100% in tune with the singing isn't of paramount importance. If anything, sounding a little amateurish and low-key just adds to the 'raw' feeling of it.

It's a very heartfelt song with some really nice, poignant lyrics. It may only have that many views now, maybe it'll never have that many, I don't know; but I think if it were among the tracks on, say, "Nebraska" by Bruce Springsteen it wouldn't sound out of place. And I love that album so you can consider this a good review!

Only thing I would personally think about changing is the strumming of the chords. Either by way of stripping it down even more, so it's little more than palm muted power chords (again, think of Bruce's style on most of Nebraska's songs) or by going the other way and changing the strumming rhythm occasionally/carrying on the slightly different 'fills' you try out at the start, finger-picking individual notes, that kind of thing.

Nice work altogether though. Without wanting to be too mushy or patronising, especially when I didn't know the guy - it does your friend's dad proud.

Meanwhile, here's a thing I submitted to the OR forum recently, check it out:
https://www.ultimate-guitar.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1520453
#5
Nice stuff dude! Your singing and playing was fine, and the lyrical content worked well with the mood of the music. I really liked the "Mighty old man" lyric, it would sound awesome with a bunch of harmonies around it.

Solid stuff, and cheers for the giving my song a listen
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#6
Sounds great! I love your voice! Don't know what the negative comment above was about... I guess to many people are getting used to auto-tuned vocals or something. You have a very unique tone, kind of like a real smooth sandpaper sound. Nice melodies too.

Please check out mine too - https://www.ultimate-guitar.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1525884
#7
Quote by Xnulian Rrudho
IMO this is the kind of music in which being 100% in tune with the singing isn't of paramount importance. If anything, sounding a little amateurish and low-key just adds to the 'raw' feeling of it.

It's a very heartfelt song with some really nice, poignant lyrics. It may only have that many views now, maybe it'll never have that many, I don't know; but I think if it were among the tracks on, say, "Nebraska" by Bruce Springsteen it wouldn't sound out of place. And I love that album so you can consider this a good review!

Only thing I would personally think about changing is the strumming of the chords. Either by way of stripping it down even more, so it's little more than palm muted power chords (again, think of Bruce's style on most of Nebraska's songs) or by going the other way and changing the strumming rhythm occasionally/carrying on the slightly different 'fills' you try out at the start, finger-picking individual notes, that kind of thing.

Nice work altogether though. Without wanting to be too mushy or patronising, especially when I didn't know the guy - it does your friend's dad proud.

Meanwhile, here's a thing I submitted to the OR forum recently, check it out:
https://www.ultimate-guitar.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1520453



Thanks man! I may print this one up and put it up on my fridge!!! Just kidding, my girlfriend would think I have surely lost my mind. I agree that I should try different strumming patterns to see what best fits and to keep it from sounding repetitive. Its an old country style chord progression so i think the key here is to have more instruments involved to keep the music flowing smoothly and maybe even some back up vocals, if I decide to keep it as a country/bluegrass/mountain music kind of song.
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