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    Well, this is what I came up with this afternoon. The birds and slight road sounds aren't sound effects by the way, I just caught them from outside while recording the guitar and decided to keep them. Simple tune, I didn't have much time. Maybe I'll expand on it...not sure... Any feedback welcome. Added a new part and reduced the repeat on the end part. Does it work? Another update 10th March, now including some bass. https://soundcloud.com/monostone-1/distant-cars03/s-IO7C4 UPDATE WITH SHREYASI https://soundcloud.com/monostone-1/distant-cars08lessverb/s-3fNeZ Words - Evenings cold On the stone With my feet In the road Counting hours Wanting more Counting hours It’s a dream for the few Close my eyes to the truth It won’t be long Until the night It won’t be long Feel it in the sound Of distant cars The empty roads cold Waiting for Golden lights Golden lights Arms open wide Hope through fear All those years behind the tears Let’s go home Graceful love Painful love In the evening glow It's getting late and the world is waiting Mistakes are made In the evening glow Evening's cold On the stone With my feet In the road It won't be long Until the night It won't be long
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    Hi there, I was trying a write with no rhymes. Thought a "love song" would fit best. Harder than i thought it was going to be. First attempt .. any comments appreciated. Thanks, Peggy The First Time I Touch You Copyright 02/09/2017 Peggy L Smart-Barnes ------- V 1 ------ The first time I touch you I'll capture the moonlight And wrap it around us Send the shadows away ------- V 2 ------ Our eyes dark and satin We feel how the moon lures Earth's grip holds our moment As the spinning goes on ------- V 3 ----- The moon keeps on rising With rhythm the tides pull And pull us still closer 'Til waters rush ashore ------- C 1-------- Casting a glow Reflecting the power Feeling the passion Of the sun ------- V 3 ------- The timeless rotation A night made for dreaming And I wait in my sleep For the first time we touch ------- C 2 ------- Casting a glow Reflecting the power Feeling the passion Of the sun The first time I touch you The first time I touch you
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    Loved it.. And that first verse is a real clincher! The finished product will be a real beauty.
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    Hi there, agreeing with all of that. Nice going. (I can't open mp3 either) Peggy
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    Ableton looks tempting to try again. I haven't worked with it in a long time so I'm sure much has changed. Thanks for that info. I set about looking to see who else offers their software as a free trial. Here's what I located so far. Magix is very inexpensive and capable program for any beginner and onward. I'm even tempted to bite on it since I own Magix Movie maker and I qualify for discounts on it sometimes. Free 30 day trial. http://www.magix-audio.com/us/trial-versions/ FL Studio- I don't know much about this one. A lot of users like it. Free trial download with limitations on saving. http://www.image-line.com/downloads/flstudiodownload.html Cakewalk Sonar Platinum- I'm a little partial here since this is my main DAW. It's a deep program for newbs, but there are tutorial videos and help files to get you started. If you don't like the initial appearance there are skins and if you have a graphic editing program you can make your own. http://www.cakewalk.com/Products/SONAR/Try-SONAR?gclid=Cj0KEQiA56_FBRDYpqGa2p_e1MgBEiQAVEZ6-1HrkOiCJudVGk1oW4VAXxF2y-jXMEuNOTJ0uSaCBKcaAswv8P8HAQ#start Reaper- A music software program that has had a lot of help in development from it's community. Free trial download. http://www.reaper.fm/download.php Cubase Pro 9 seems to be in limbo. A trial download seems to be in the works. https://www.steinberg.net/forums/viewtopic.php?f=251&t=110872 Reason Free 30 day trial no restrictions- https://www.propellerheads.se/en/reason/tryreason Bitwig- Free trial with saving and exporting disabled. https://www.bitwig.com/en/download ProTools- Free Trial. You need an ilock to download. http://connect.avid.com/Pro-Tools-Trial.html Studio One- Free entry level version- http://www.presonus.com/press/press-releases/Studio-One-3-Prime
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    'Cheers John, won't be doing anything till we get some interest anyway.
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    Heya! I came across this old thread but rather relevant topic. It's quite a challenge to try to maintain a clean voice all year-round. The best way to take care of a sore throat is to avoid getting one.. LOL. Apart from taking precautions against the weather and other environmental factors, what we eat or drink has a direct relation with the state of our voice. If we just pay attention to this, we'll know immediately what works and doesn't work for our voice. For example, I've noticed that the moment I take in something that's on the spicy or pungent side, my voice starts getting hoarse. So, I eat at my own risk I have a similar problem of catching a persistently bad cough almost every year between December and February; this may have something to do with smog allergy. I, too, feel that the best thing to do is not to push the voice at such times and just give it lots of rest. But if one does need to perform, then here are two things that I've seen working for me: 1) Sipping (not gulping) on warm water - it soothes my throat and also helps with my lung congestion problem 2) Working the song around the voice and not the other way around - This way the voice gets to be used in the way it is most comfortable in at that moment and the audience can still hear good music! Hope it helps.
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    That's another, different kettle of fish I've considered placing over the fire to cook as well. I'm not actually a song maker deep down, per se, Rudi. What I was was a dedicated live performer. I joined bands, and played out. Mostly covers, but also some originals. It was all those experiences writing originals with bands, however, that made me want to make my own songs when I became incapable of continuing with live bands. But it ain't easy. I'm just capable enough as a musician and song maker to not want to make any really bad, or really basic songs. I don't proceed with a new idea unless I know it's based on a good, strong riff, or hook. Without that, it's just another hack rock song, like any of a million already posted all over the web. And really, who wants to contribute to more of that? Not me. The thing is, coming up with a fresh hook, or killer riff is nowhere as easy as it sounds. The better you get at playing, and the more you are able to appreciate what constitutes a really superior song, in any genre, the harder it is to settle for less than exceptional song ideas. There are dozens of hackneyed, over done, over used, over baked chord progressions and such I hear in song ideas that I simply will not work on, they have been used so often. But, I have a small handful (10, maybe a dozen) old tunes that need to be redone, reflecting greater skills I now have in recording, performing, and mixing. And that is another project I need to do while I still have the physical ability to do all that singing and such... perhaps one day soon.
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    Just on the topic of companies that let you try out their products for free.. I have just downloaded Abelton Live 9 for a 30 day free trial. You get access to everything in their Suite package, which is the top package. I have been wanting to give Abelton a try for a while now as I have heard good things about it, but didn't want to fork out so much money for another DAW without trying first. Seems to be decent so far, but quite a large learning curve.
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    Hi Ken I don't know any more details at the moment but will post again here when I know more. Thanks again for the support! Jan
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    helps to leave feedback on other users songs from time to time,i see you just post your content and reply about your content? im sorry feedback is earned on here bro......so if you want a detailed response,give a little first all the best
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    No complains really. Solid work, like your tune. Only thing that sounded a bit 'off' to me was the piano on 1.25. Maybe put the higher notes half a step down? Anyways, this has a very professional feel.
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    Hi Priyan, I like this, you sing well, the lyrics are thoughtful and the production is good. reminds me a little of the Moody Blues from way back when. I would have liked a little more lyrical content, but that's just me being picky. the only section that did'nt work for me was the electric guitar at the end. I think an acoustic solo would have worked better for you. Keep making music though, the world needs music not money!!
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    Your lyrics are well written... I'm sure it took some time to get put together... With the right melody, I'm sure it will catch the hearts of the listener... Two thumbs up.
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    From a little corner of the universe no one heard heard of then and few have heard of since a boy not inclined to spout many a verse was thrust forth into the thing we call existence and though he was not predisposed to fits of pique mild of manner and even milder of physique there lay inside him the constitution of an ox and the cunning of a fox now his mother did not suspect what her boy was capable of but father had his moments of cognition and there and then he know that there was no way that he could stop him bringing his ideas to fruition Now his grace was not discernible to the naked glance many looked right through him and simply saw a boy askance and it was his cross to bear that girls did not look twice and his elders thought it futile to impart on him insights But his solitude belied a fervour that the human mind just couldn't see and he knew that first he must obey his masters will if he was to be set free so what appeared to be concession was just the simple wait of time when the choir will sing and the birds will wing and things will be all right From little corners of the universe nobel men foregather day and night and with grim determination do converse and say unto themselves the future looks bright
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    This is a real Nice tune. Love the deep end of Your voice and the sound of Your guitar. The piano panned right at around 1.20 on the other hand........ That just didn`t do it for me. That part just had me thinking "this tune cries out for a guitar solo" Wich I got at the end. I would consider redoing the instrumental part in the middle, maybe not a full blown Electric solo. A Nice little solo on the accoustic would fit nicely.
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    Hey Priyan, that's some solid songwriting right there! I love the theme and you perform it quite well, though I would have liked a bit more 'grit' towards the end so as to really make us hear the doubts you are facing. Not really a fan of the traffic sounds at the start. Other than that, a well-crafted production!
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    Here is a finished track of mine. Instrumental only but hopefully it will take you on a journey. Thoughts appreciated.
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    I think Just1L says it well.. Of course a voice that one one has ever heard before will strike a listener, but everyone has a voice that someone hasn't heard! It's hard to keep confidence in your voice when it's so easy to compare yourself to others.. but you should let that fuel you instead of bring you down. inspire you to create your own voice that inspires others. it's what you do with your voice and how much you are able to get the story and passion through.
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    I think having a unique voice is a big plus, assuming it's "good" unique. It can also be a hinderance in certain circumstances and it all depends on what you want and how you go about achieving it. For example: let's say you have a lot of songs you've written/produced and you send them off. A label is stricken by the uniqueness of your vocals but doesn't care whatsoever about your actual songs. They may give you a call with the intentions of you scrapping all your material for other material they have lying in wait. If you don't mind what it is you sing, or if any of your songs are ever used, it could be great. But, if you actually have intentions for YOUR songs you can kiss them goodbye as people will become familiar with your voice attached to the songs you were made to sing. When you try your own stuff, 9 times out of 10, they won't want it. Oddly, Leiff Garrett comes to mind. He struggled mightily with wanting to do his own tunes and not being able to. That of course is only one scenario. If you're as good as those you mentioned with not only a unique voice but great songs it could be a win win. A positive outlook is definitely needed as well as a strong, strong work ethic, determination and a willingness to fail on your path to getting what you want out of what you're doing.
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    I think the level of success you reach has more to do with how positive your thoughts are, which lead to positive beliefs, which lead to positive actions, which lead to positive results. That being said, I have been watching "The Voice" and they seem to favor those who have an original sound to their voice. I would say having a unique voice is definitely a good thing for you and to always consider it a strength, nurture your unique sound. I would also say not to get hung up on it, though, since there are a lot of additional factors involved in aspiring to work with a label
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    In a word prosody. When the melody, the harmony, the lyric, the groove,the arrangement, the performance the, production, are all saying the same thing. Then we have communication on all levels, that to me is a great song. cheers Gary