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  • Any of you piano-playing types fancy a bit of paid work?

    I've always wanted to hear what the following song would sound like, if it were done properly

    I can't play piano to save my life and my singing voice is quite weedy

    If you fancy having a go, and the result is pleasing, I'll send you five English pounds (


    a selection of my songs: https://soundcloud.com/songwriter101

    my youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/SaulTiberiusNads

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    I'm not much better of a piano player, but I might give it a try.

    Here are two things you can post to make it easier/better.

    1) same as you posted, but with a count-in click before the piano starts
    2) vocal-only track, also with the count-in click.

    The reason for vocal track is for those of us who can't sing or don't want to replace your vocals, so we can post a quick mix of our piano part with your vox.

    The reason for the count-in clicks is twofold. First, mp3 adds a variable amount of time at the beginning of a track, up to about 25 msec, which throws timing off unless there's a sync part. Second, it's so we can come in on the first beat.

    I assume you don't want us to just copy your part and play it better, but to do a bit of a part arrangement. Frankly, your piano part is good: it works, it's simple and doesn't distract. The biggest problem with it is the piano you're using, which is OK but not stellar, and a bit lacking in character. Definitely good enough for demos. Is that a P80?
    learjeff.net

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    • MarkydeSad
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      learjeff wrote:
      I'm not much better of a piano player, but I might give it a try.

      Here are two things you can post to make it easier/better.

      1) same as you posted, but with a count-in click before the piano starts
      2) vocal-only track, also with the count-in click.

      The reason for vocal track is for those of us who can't sing or don't want to replace your vocals, so we can post a quick mix of our piano part with your vox.

      The reason for the count-in clicks is twofold. First, mp3 adds a variable amount of time at the beginning of a track, up to about 25 msec, which throws timing off unless there's a sync part. Second, it's so we can come in on the first beat.

      I assume you don't want us to just copy your part and play it better, but to do a bit of a part arrangement. Frankly, your piano part is good: it works, it's simple and doesn't distract. The biggest problem with it is the piano you're using, which is OK but not stellar, and a bit lacking in character. Definitely good enough for demos. Is that a P80?

      I no longer have the master to this tune (or the vast majority of tunes I've written, actually), so I can't isolate the vocals

      Nor do I record with a DAW, so I can't really introduce a click-track

      I was really hoping someone would do a new arrangement from scratch (including vocals), and I could furnish them with the words and chords

      Maybe my offer of 


  • #3

    Marky,  how do you like to receive/exchange large audio files?    Are you on GOOGLE DRIVE?      That's the system I'm most preferring nowadays to exchange very large files.     Let me know.

    (UPDATE---->)   But if you're not using a DAW,   how would you synch up/use  files that others give you?

     

     

     

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    • MarkydeSad
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      rasputin1963 wrote:

      Marky,  how do you like to receive/exchange large audio files?    Are you on GOOGLE DRIVE?      That's the system I'm most preferring nowadays to exchange very large files.     Let me know.

      (UPDATE---->)   But if you're not using a DAW,   how would you synch up/use  files that others give you?

       

       

       


      I don't use anything for large files. I wouldn't know about stuff like that

      Maybe this isn't such a good idea after all


  • #4

    Hi Mark,

    I would also like to take a shot. Can you also PM me with the info for Google Drive?

     

    I have listened to the song, which is quite nice, and what's stands out first, is a few possible changes to the chords:

    1. After the BbMaj7, the Em sounds wrong, and I would change this to Em7b5 (half diminished) so it becomes Bbmaj7 Em7b5 A   which in my opinion matches the melody much better.

    2. The chorus ending on Gm (or Gm with 9) has a rough transition to the next verse with Fmaj7. I would have used something like this:

    Gm7   Ebmaj7  Dm  Fmaj7

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    • MarkydeSad
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      OnKeyboards wrote:

      Hi Mark,

      I would also like to take a shot. Can you also PM me with the info for Google Drive?

       

      I have listened to the song, which is quite nice, and what's stands out first, is a few possible changes to the chords:

      1. After the BbMaj7, the Em sounds wrong, and I would change this to Em7b5 (half diminished) so it becomes Bbmaj7 Em7b5 A   which in my opinion matches the melody much better.

      2. The chorus ending on Gm (or Gm with 9) has a rough transition to the next verse with Fmaj7. I would have used something like this:

      Gm7   Ebmaj7  Dm  Fmaj7



      You have me at a disadvantage. You obviously know what you're talking about, whereas I don't

      PM on its way...


  • #5

    Hey Chappy,

    I can do the whole thing for you. Let me know exactly what you want. 

    Peace,

    EB

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    • MarkydeSad
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      Ernest Buckley wrote:

      Hey Chappy,

      I can do the whole thing for you. Let me know exactly what you want. 

      Peace,

      EB


      Thanks, Ernest

      I want your interpretation. That's what I want

      I'd rather you didn't change any of the words, but if you want to tinker slightly with the chords, that's fine by me

      A shiny new fiver is awaiting you, don't forget


  • #6

    Oy, stop arguing!

    Or I may have to spank the pair of you. And you wouldn't like THAT!! .png" alt=":smileymad:" title="Smiley Mad" />


    a selection of my songs: https://soundcloud.com/songwriter101

    my youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/SaulTiberiusNads

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      MarkydeSad wrote:

      Oy, stop arguing!

      Or I may have to spank the pair of you. And you wouldn't like THAT!! .png" alt=":smileymad:" title="Smiley Mad" />


       

      if I knew you were going to spank us, I would've started arguing a lot sooner :womanlol:

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