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  1. So no school orchestra can play Dvorak's "New World Symphony" (aka 'From the New World') because a theme from it was originally used for the spiritual 'Going Home'? Brian, by your argument, 'From the New World' would be banned. The lyrics aren't sung in Dvorak's interpretation either. I have issue with this decision - not from a religious or constitutional perspective, but from an artistic one. Virtually all music is influenced by the composer's identity as a person, including their personal history, their views on social issues of the day, their morality and their faith (or lack thereof). When one starts banning a piece of art (in this case, a theme without lyrics) because of its perceived intent, the next logical step is to view the composer in the same light. Next, Dvorak's other works could be judged by the same broad brush that currently paints Nugent or Bono as 'musical extremists'. The art is no longer the topic of judgement, but the composer is. I find this to be a distressing slippery-slope. The theme to 'How Great Thou Art' is a traditional Swedish melody. Adding the words was done long after the original melody was composed. I just find it troubling that a melody can be refused because of later additions to it (that aren't being used in the disputed presentation).
  2. It'll be good to see you over at the Old Homestead, Craig. A few of us old salts (and a few new souls) have been keeping the Lowdown active - it'll be good to see a revitalization of the MP forums.
  3. Cool! Another entire group of people and musicians to look down on! Awesome!
  4. Grateful Dead: Workingman's Dead (1970) American Beauty (1970) Grateful Dead (Skull & Roses) (1971) Europe '72 (1972) Michael Jackson: Off The Wall (1979) Thriller (1982) Bad (1987) The Band: Music from Big Pink (1968) The Band (1969) Stage Fright (1970) Cahoots (1971) Rock of Ages (1972) *note: Next should be 'Northern Lights/Southern Cross' (a masterpiece, imo), but 'Moondog Matinee' got in the way and spoiled the sequence.
  5. Not an engineer, but it would make sense to get different 'ranges' to fill the vocal overlaying. A bit more 'room depth' actually recorded instead of modified digitally or via effects. That's my theory, at any rate. Take it for what it's worth.
  6. Y'know, this would be a much better forum if you all would take a break from acting like cretins to each other. I won't bother to come back.
  7. OK. The new tracks were really good. I noticed, on 'Purple Rain', that you were pushing hard to hit the high notes (the rise in 'in the purple rain'). That segment went a bit flat. Obviously you're very skilled as a vocalist but you might wish to work on increasing your upper range a bit more. Breathing can help, taking good care of your throat and vocal cords can help, but mostly it's practice-practice-practice going up into that upper register without relying on a falsetto (which sounds fine, by the way). The live track was interesting. Good vocals, good stage-presence and a sweet solo really works well for you. The quality of the recording is secondary - the performance itself was very well done. I'm glad to see you on stage - I think that's a pretty natural environment for someone with your talent. Great tracks. Thank you!
  8. Marcin, I finally hit the additional Youtube links you posted. Very well done, and your guitar work is impressive as well. Your phrasing and guitar work put me in mind of one of my favorite singer/songwriters, Richard Shindell. You might consider checking out his work. I have no advice for you - I don't believe you need any that I could offer. If you're not currently performing for an audience, please do so. If not, please continue to record and post your new works here as an example to singers who frequent this forum. I look forward to hearing much more from you in the future. Thanks for a most enjoyable listening experience.
  9. That is a beautiful rendition of that song. Your pitch is right, the mic technique is very well done and there's just the right amount of emotion given to the lyrics. Thank you for a very nice mix! The song doesn't really test your range, though. If you can bring the same emotion to a wider scale and your breathing technique is practiced diligently, I don't see anything that would keep you out of the studio or off a stage provided you have the right material for your talents. Very nice. VERY nice.
  10. Thanks, Davie. It just kinda burned me that a new poster looking for advice walks into a cat-fight. C'mon, kids - let's play nice.
  11. I don't have reason to look into a poster's history - I take posts one at a time and judge them on their merits (or lack thereof). The advice given was similar to my own thinking (as I posted). Whatever has happened in the past between members finds me sublimely indifferent. If you have advice, give it freely. If you don't, learn from it. If you just come to cut somebody down, that says much more about you than the target of your ire. Take it as you will.
  12. [QUOTE=CosmicDolphin;n32362406]Take what KT says with a pinch of salt, he talks a good game but he's never written a song or played in a band, or mixed a live gig. He' just an armchair expert with no practical musical ability and not much more vocally. His SoundCloud is a hoot though. Do you mean you're trying to improve your live harmonies singing backup when gigging or is this for recording ? Either way there's a balance between chords, melody and harmony. You can write major, minor or augmented harmonies. A little music theory can go a long way..it really depends on the style of the song as you can really sweeten the sound or make it sound darker and more discordant.[/QUOTE] I've played in bands for more than 40 years and sung for much longer. I don't find anything incorrect in the advice given by kickingtone. I'm surprised - there seems to be such rancor between posters on this forum. I've always gotten along well with fellow musicians who perform at any level, be they just learning or stadium performers. I don't understand the hostility here. Somebody want to clue me in?
  13. [QUOTE=New2;n32363492] You know before I though our friend SLM was not quite a full shilling, but now I know he is 100% complete Bull S@@t! Last night I posted hear and read something about SLM saying I am a song writter too but it looks like he has edited and remvoed that part now I mean jesues wept, what planet is he living.. what ass is he living up.. And where are your own songs SLM, where are the links to them all? or is the emperor still wearing nothing at all [url]https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Emperor%27s_New_Clothes[/url] hello Jimmy69****************forbrains&steriomono, dose bohemian rhapsody from the homerocordingMorenForum rekindel a few memories SLM! Hey did you know SLM I am a song writter to myself, but at least I can sing wearing all my cloths [url]https://soundcloud.com/user-826917402/slm[/url][/QUOTE] Is there a point to this rant?
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