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Congrats on your success in the UKSC. Joni Mitchell is one of my early inspirations.
Hi Jo - Thanks very much for you review of Beating Wings of Her Angel - much appreciated. Kind regards
Hi Keith - hope it was OK. i am a new user and this was my first review but it is a fun thing listening to lots of different songwriters music. You can get your own back and have a listen to my efforts! Take care Jo
Yes, spot on. Honest, truthful options and fair criticism. Ah! I did listen and liked :-) The Golden Wings verse chord progression sounds a bit like Alice Coopers Only Women Bleed. Good lyric and melodies on all. Have you recorded them at home? You have got a really good clear sound but I was picking up some popping.
Thanks for this. yes recorded in a spare room at a friends house. The occasional sound of a wall radiator and his kids playing piano in the background. Not high production standard but what we did to enter the UKSC competition. I was very pleased with the sound because it was simple. We had done some very fussy arrangements before this. It all takes too much time..
Haha! Nothing better than natural percussion! Same here, I thought I'd give the UKSC a go. Never done anything like it before and thought it would be a laugh. Haven't written anything seriously before. So I've entered my 2 although I don't expect to get anywhere but the free membership to here and the USong website sounded good anyway. Good Luck!
Hi Jo - Just listened to your new one, Over Me. Liked that too, keep em rolling. A few comments. I think you've captured the song mood with the keys and strings but I think the guitar strum is to hectic for that mood. First, I would listen to it again without the acoustic altogether - I think that will sound really cool and haunting and match the lyric. If, no good and the guitar needs to go back try dropping the 1, 1,2,3,1,2,3 stum and go with the beat and tempo of the piano lead. I know the guitar and theme are folk but everything sways towards the song being a dark ballad. Only ideas!
Thanks so much for this. You are kind. Yes it would be fun to change the arrangement like that. My guitar playing is not great or very versatile but we tend to use it to set the tempo. My friend did the final mix and we tried to keep it all very simple I know what you mean about the haunting mood and a slightly more ethereal sound would work better. By the way results are in today apparently. Have alook on the chat on the facebook page!!! Many thanks for your comments. Jo
Got results - 5 for Beating Wings and 6 for Right Time. Well pleased for first attempt! :-) How'd you do?
Well done Keith. That's great isn't it. What a boost. I submitted 7 songs. 6 of them got a 6 and one got a 7 (Jazz/Blues category) Called the sweetest sound. I haven't uploaded it yet. Not quite what i was fantasizing about but of course if you hear the winning songs no surprise really.
Excellent! Well done you. Right, back to the drawing board! We're got to have one in there somewhere!