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@nadine
Joined Düsseldorf DE

Nadine

Multi-genre composer, arranger and producer based in Germany. I write full band #pop #rock #prog #metal #blues arrangements with virtual instruments waiting for vocalists and instrumentalists to turn them into gems.
Pronouns: she/her

See you soon!

Songs (8):

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Fit Right In ❤️ by @nadine + 2 others #pop #ballad #final 13
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Mr. Tumbleweed ❤️ by @nadine + 4 others #collaboration #indie_rock #digital_4track #synth_rock 10
[avatar] [avatar] This Is The Fear of Missing Out by @nancycunning + @nadine 8
[avatar] [avatar] Deep Heart ❤️ by @nadine + @katestantonsings #collaboration #ambient #duduk #calm 27
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Workaholic Country Blues by @jeff9 + 2 others #blues #country #alt_country 15
[avatar] [avatar] Workaholic Country Blues [lyrics only] - Music at 6384 by @nancycunning + @nadine #blues #americana #country #hardrock 10
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Heavy Jam (Chris Buono Version) by @chris_buono + 3 others #rap #lyrics_only #blindcollab #hip_hop 4
[avatar] [avatar] Passing By by @doggolito + @nadine #metal #electronic #collab #metalcore 17

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Hi Nadine,
Thanks for your kind comments on my Hit The Target lyrics. Yes, definitely a shame there aren't a few more metal musicians on 50 90. Hopefully there'll be more when FAWM 2023 comes around!

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Thanks for your comments! I'm the type that really needs deadlines or stuff just doesn't get done. At least, not the drudge work, of which there is of course far too much - the creative parts of my job I'll do as soon as I can get going. I really wish I wasn't like that and I always promise myself "I'll get it done straight away next time" but after 40-odd years of next times it's possible it's not going to get any better any time soon...

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thank you for your feedback- yes sorry I did not translate all of my lyrics(yet... when? I dunno either) But it is out like a fart! You have to stay in the flow I guess... My neighbor visited Germany recently- lovely place with people who enjoy good times!

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thanks, your production is really good

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Well I sort of like singing bluesy style. I need to find some instrument other than my mandolin, practise more on my GarageBand. I had a nice one earlier with Ice Cold Lemonade, collaborator with sunfire lyrics. That was also kind of bluesy. I tried many vocal styles this summer. And hopefully can keep it fresh next FAWM.

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Haha... Yes, that makes sense... I looked up that word and all that came up was a wind instrument... but guessed that you may be referenceing the harmonics. I've always just called them "harmonics" but "flageollett" sounds WAY cooler. They may seem hard to find but there is a method for knowing where they are, how to produce them and what notes they are... I actually teach this to my students of all ages... and by the end of the lesson, they are almost always able to do them! If you are ever interested in hopping on an online lesson, I guarantee I'll have you understanding the "flageollett" by the end of the lesson. ;)

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People watching in a coffee shop is always fun... although a rainy vacation isn't always quite as fun. That song is a one-mic one-take with vocals and baritone guitar live in the room. What does "flageollett" mean? I bet that would be a perfect song to play in a coffee shop! :)

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Thanks Nadine :) For your kind comments about both @quoththellama and me!! That was lovely to read today!

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@brisk

Thanks for commenting on Möbius Strips! I'm sorry it didn't deliver in the randomness stakes, but maybe that's a good thing, I don't know!
And I don't know who he was, but I bet he (and i bet he was a he) looked better with his clothes on...

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@jamkar

Thank you Nadine. Covering any artist is difficult. Let alone someone of Bill’s talent.

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@esc4p3

Thanks for your comments on Hybrid One. I've still got so much to learn where music-making is concerned (well, and life) and I like to set myself a challenge!

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Oh wow, I use AKG as well!
I have the K240 ones. Which do you use?
And yeah - the production/mix/instrumentation/vocals...all of it is primetime on that track! You all killed it!

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Thanks for your feedback on Steps of Hope, I always know when Nadia and Kristi send me a song it's going to be a fun one. It's nice to get in touch with my musical theater side. Though I'm yearning for another prog metal banger someday too!

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Thanks for the feedback on Metallic! Sound design has been a big focus through 50/90

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Thank you for listening to my 10th track :)

It's just that I haven't done that so far for this 50/90. But when I have no more ideas, the loop is my savior x)

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thanks for looking, i managed to track down the file for Bad Habits https://files.fawmers.org/5090_2022/andygetch/Bad%20Habits%20(Digital%204%20Track%20Tape%204%20acoustic%20lofi%20mix%203)%20%20-%209:27:22,%2010.12%20PM.mp3

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Thank you again for your kind words Nadine! Over the years of performing as a solo act, I learned that it really helps to keep guitar/vocal arrangements more interesting and dynamic if you want to keep people's attention... plus I hear the arrangements in my head and like to mimic them on the guitar. ;)

Yes, I plan to do some #titfortat for a while into October... I still operate under the old-school unwritten FAWM rules.. which basically means I try to always to titfortat listens/comments when I can find time.

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thank you for listening to "boss battle" :)

I just messed around with the orchestra vst. I'm no expert in symphonic x)

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Nadine, thanks for the compliments on Bye, Bye, Prima Donna. I love the treatment Cheslain gave to these lyrics. It really flows, yet there is anxiety built into the music. Glad you liked it!

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Hey Nadine thanks so much !

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Wow, thank you for the great feedback on my new song! You've been such a great supporter, so to know that you think that it is one my best of 50/90 means a lot. I'll throw it on the "to keep" pile :) Happy last week of 50/90!

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metal had its origin in the extended lead guitar solo. which was non existent in all but instrumentals and blues jams such a paul butterfields wast.west. one those guitists became second bananas to the singers, they moved up further and became co-stars page and plant, beck and stewart, and such relationships lended into the cooler pop sounds of morrissey and marr. and anderson and butler. ,,while heavy mettal proceeded to get heavier and broke away, not only from rock and blues, but music altogeher, with the singer devolved into an incoherently wailing throat singer while the bass and drums took control of the musical direction

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Except for the last weekend in October, I have no major plans beyond catching up with listening while 50/90 is still available online. So please count me in!

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Hi Nadine,
I did receive your August missive, but didn't give it the attention it deserved as I had a lot going on with an impromptu visit to Britain for a funeral, airline strikes and cancelled flights, etc.

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Nadine! Thanks so much. I always enjoy your music as well as your thoughtful and detailed comments for my music too. Glad to join in on the fun for a bit here at the end. ;)

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@cts

Thanks for the input on Connections, Nadine. Yep - Kraftwerk came to mind once I was done. I don't have time to fuss over it, but I think I may come back to this at some point. Also, the bassline is an interpretation from the song, The White Horse by Laid Back.

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You are very welcome, Nadine, I just wrote a few words. Thank you for your beautiful work. Have a wonderful weekend. Good luck with your projects and with everything else.

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Thank you Nadine, it's wonderful to hear you'll finish I'm not Angry. Brilliant song! You create very interesting, meaningful and special compositions and your collaborations are always inspiring too.

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Start new song:-)

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@crisp1

Thanks for your comments on The Song, Nadine. I'm very happy with what Berni did with it.

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@jeff9

Ditto from me on Mom's House, Nadine, and also thanks for the kind comments on Working Man's Freud.

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@oswlek

Thanks for the kind words on "Mom's House", Nadine. I appreciate you stopping by and giving it a listen. 🤗

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Point taken, Nadine. And I can't say that I never care about context, in all honesty. Thanks for making a good point. And also a good song - that was really the main point anyway!!

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You are very welcome Nadine. Go with what you believe feels right to you. I love your songs.

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I believe there is rarely one answer to anything. Like you, I often felt that if someone puts a song after a song in a short space of time it's just too much but the situations chance and sometimes this is what I'm currently doing. I didn't choose it this way. It happened as a natural reaction to what I have to juggle. It doesn't give me any additional stress as it is natural. It's like sometimes rain is just a drizzle, on some occasions it's showering and feels like a non stop event. It will stop when it needs to stop. The same with songwriting. I had a few writers' blocks in my life and I just let them be. Sometimes it's totally empty, sometimes music has to come out. The problem is if I don't post it now it's highly unlikely anyone will listen to it. Up to the end of September there is a chance. So if it's there I post it, if I don't have it I don't try or force. I just go by the heart, I don't think I should give 3 or 4 or more days for people to rest from the songs I post. People always have choice. They can ignore or listen. It's there just in case someone might take a time. Some will listen for a short while and move on, some will listen to a half or longer, some will listen in full, some will say its rubbish, some might like it. It is impossible to please everyone. 200 versions happened with just one song. I couldn't stop as each time I found faults and the piece was too dear to leave it in a way that I wouldn't be happy to listen to. I don't regret trying. I believe it was worth it because it's a learning curve, I learnt something each time. Each of us does what feels right, all we can do is try our best. This is often the escape route from cruel reality and if it helps in even a small way, it's to be treasured. That's how I see it, it's very personal.

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@brisk

Hello, glad you liked a bit of robo-riffage! This song started with the verse/chorus drum part really. Coming up with fun riffs is really easy with the guitar plug in, there are lots of in built rhythms that you can mix and match etc..

There's something indefinably great about Helmet for me. It's the weird mix of Page Hamilton's face melting riffs/solos and his curiously flat and affect-free singing (though he does use a more gutteral, rhythmical "metal" register). 'Clean' off Betty is a favourite of mine because they had a melodic sensibility that I really liked. But a really obvious, harder, favourite is "In The Meantime" off... Meantime. It starts big and then finds ways, within very strict genre conventions, of getting bigger and bigger.

Oh.. and I think they tried to be more commercial sounding with "Renovation" off Aftertaste. I absolutely love it when metal and melody intersect like this.

Oh, and if you want to hear a great Page Hamilton solo, I always loved his guest slot on Therapy?'s "Unbeliever" (which riff-wise sounds like a very respectful Helmet cover anyway). (starts 1:47 if you're into the whole brevity thing)

To be fair though, I haven't listened to anything new from them in 20 years... I don't even know if they are still making music. I should find out!

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I know what you mean and this question what to do with the songs when there are many of them, was one of the questions I've asked myself when I heard about 50/90 and fawm back in 2010. I still don't have the answer but I just go by what I feel needs reworking and what I'd like to live as is. The thing about songs is sometimes when we make them sound much better, polish them, work them and rework, something goes missing. I feel less soul, spontaneous feeling, perhaps valnurability and these features often mean more to me as they are so real, they often made my music happen in the first place. Also I'm not the best person to ask because most of what I create wouldn't be commercial, it's music from heart and talking soul to soul, hoping to helps someone feel better, relax, feel warm, not alone, etc. If the song needs to be commercial there will be different approaches, rules, means, etc. Even so, I had some music I made and remade hundreds of times. One of these compositions was Blackbird which I wrote during the songwriting challenge (50/90 or fawm, not sure). I posted it and there was a comment about the layers of the score and the comment was very nice but it made me feel that I could do better although it never hinted on anything reworking. That's how it started. I had 200 versions, trying and trying to the extent that I sent one of them for the video to my collaborator and when the video was ready I apologizedand asked for the music to be swapped as it was already different. When my collaborator swapped it and I posted the video I already had a different version again. At some point I decided that I should stop as I was feeling I'm losing the soul of the piece. I'm okay with the final version I had but I believe if I started to listen again I'd probably try version 201 lol.

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Hi Nadine, I enjoyed very much. Thank you for your amazing songwriting. To be honest with you my numbers are irrelevant to me. I'm hoping that something of mine is moving people. The numbers are just numbers. One excellent song like yours is better than 100s of mine and you have almost 20 seriously good songs :)
Thank you for your kind comment on my lyric writing :)

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Thanks Nadine! I'll re-rerecord some of these with my friend Scotty. We've got a "band" called Worthington's Law -- I write songs and sing them, he plays the instruments and produces. We've put out 2 EPs over the last year and a half, and I think I've already got enough material from 50/90 for a full-length album, despite the slowdown. In fact, we already recorded one of the songs I wrote back in July: https://worthingtonslaw.bandcamp.com/

Here's to a rockin' last two weeks!

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Nadine! My regret that I have not been a very active FAWMER for the last six weeks is tempered by the encouragement you give me! I hope you're having a great 50/90 and thanks for the really kind feedback!

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Fab that your ear's still tuned to and enjoying my writes, Nadine! Good eye with that switch up in "You and Me" that appears to have page-played good enough for you. Cool that you dug some other work ins, too, in that lyric, and let me know about it.

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Thank you Nadine for your amazing comments and support.

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Thank you for listening to more of my songs and for commenting on them. Much appreciated.

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@sunfire

Hi, Nadine - Thanks for commenting on Overdrive. There were some word shifts in the chorus of the finished song which are cool as I don't think it changed the meaning but I suppose it could mean different things to different people. For me, when I wrote it, I had it in mind as a person or two people who wanted to get out of a life that was stagnating and regardless of doing what society tells many to do, did it their way whether right or wrong, venturing out, breaking free of the parameters I think so many feel and put up with in what is expected of us by others and by society as a whole. I hope that makes sense. lol
I'm really happy @chrismyth02 & @zeekle1998 brought Overdrive to life.
Some personal friends didn't actually think too much of my original lyric, but having these guys (@chrismyth02 & @zeekle1998) interested and onboard to put Overdrive to music, made my day.
Hey, thanks again for commenting and for your constuctive thoughts.

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Thanks for your feedback on "Overdrive", I amused myself with that post-chorus - the way that line creeps into the mix. Glad you dug the track!

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Thanks for your lovely and constructive comments on Overdrive. @sunfire wrote some interesting lyrics and, to be honest, I’m not sure what they mean. But to me I saw it as a life journey. @chrismyth02 really added the magic with his vocal wizardry.
Thanks for the offer to work on it a bit more, but I honestly don’t know if I can remember a lot of it - a lot I just improvised in a recording session till I was happy 😃

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Thx, Nadine for checking out and commenting on "The Unthinkable" and Yodelin' the Blues"! Fab to hear that you merged yodeling with metal during the last FAWM. You're right, it would've been cool for me to have been there so I could've heard that one. I'm sure it rocked solid! Leave it to you to bring further uniqueness to music on this platform.

Great to know that you read my work, and that my meandering through the genres catches you well. Fab that you dug "The Unthinkable" and its rhymes.

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I figured you'd have to play catch up :)

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I hope you had an awesome trip, Nadine!! I spent 6 hours getting my first and only highly-detailed tattoo yesterday in honor of my gram (who totally would have kicked my ass for getting one). I will be sending you stems soon :) Have a beautiful week ahead! Hope it goes easy for you post-vacation, Nadine!

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Hi, nadine! I'm glad you liked Criminy Jake. I thought Tuesday's treatment of the lyric was just right...really brought out the frustration of the character. Thanks for your support.

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@jeff9

Thank you, Nadine, for your encouraging words about A Second Look.

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Thank you :) Yes, it loads, then it loads with a long wait, then it doesn't. Thank you for all your support, Nadine.

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Thank you Nadine for so many generous comments. I hope you are enjoying a nice weekend.

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Haha. Yeah, I may have borrowed some Wonderwall chords at the start of that one! Happy memories of playing those as a 14-year old and thinking I was just SO cool.

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@gm7

Are you back?

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I miss you (but I’m happy you got to get away!!)

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@nadine - thanks... catch up with you when I am back...

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Hey Nadine! I hope you have a lovely time away from it all...enjoy vacation!

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It's not XY. I believe it's considered stereo mic technique. Maybe that's what you initially meant.

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Hi Nadine, to answer your question I used two small diaphragm condenser mics with one on pointed towards the bridge and one at the twelfth fret. They were panned hard left and right. That was for the main track (one take, two tracks). For the lead and strums I essentially did the same thing (one take two more tracks). The lead was right down the center and I believe the strums were slightly panned. Justin did the mixing but I'm pretty certain that's correct.

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Thank you Nadine :)

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Glad the write provided a release. Also the chord in my magic/tech song is pretty easy. While it sounds complex, it is just the fingering for Gsus4 = 33oo33; moved from the third fret to the first fret, or Fsus4add9add13 = 11oo11 in standard tuning :)

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Yes, it was wonderful to read your lyric Nadine.

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Thanks for your comments!

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Unfortunately it's not tough for me, rather natural. Writing happy music is a tough one. I need positive music but instead I go for a tearful one. Anyway, it is what it is. I like your attitude, it makes me feel better about posting my yet another sad song. Maybe I should call it that way? No, I wouldn't. It is harder to find the title and the picture than to compose a sad tune for me. Music literary cries out of my fingers...

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@andrea

Thanks for your comments on Gone Fishing. I appreciate the pun. It's seems some people fall in this 'missing life' category, yet others fall in the 'what to do with myself without work' category (like Workaholic Country Blues).

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@sheslin

I hope so - and I look forward to hearing it when it is done. Thanks for your feedback on my missing song - yes you are right - I try to write openly to the listener can insert themselves in the song based on their experiences. Great skirmish and what a great prompt.

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Thank you Nadine. Unfortunately most of my music is melancholic. I've spent hours trying to create a happy piece but ended up again in another melancholic composition I'm now listening to and thinking shall I post it or not. Too much melancholy is not great but what can I do if music tells me what it wants and it often rotates me into this very mood in D minor or E minor, or G minor... I hope you'll have a lovely evening. You are very creative. I enjoy listening to your songs and reading your lyrics.

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@gm7

it was there I missed it..sorry

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@gm7

oops didn't come in. I will check again...odd. You are generally very prompt so i was wondering..
Thx

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@gm7

you get my heavy metal track??

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Sorry Nadine, I had sleepless night and I read the lyrics and didn't remember the collaboration you had. I enjoyed listening to it but I was listening to a few songs and it made me forget what I heard previously. My bad.

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Thank you Nadine for tunning in so finely in Hampton Court. Amazing to read your comment.

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@jeff9

Thank you most sincerely, Nadine. I'm thrilled that you and Nancy were pleased with my treatment of Workaholic Country Blues. It was a fun project for me!

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@wolfkier

Thanks, my friend. I appreciate your careful listen ith experienced ears. Hugs.

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@sbs2018

Thanks for stopping by, Nadine. Love your red comment… :)

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I’ve been meaning to send you that since our first death metal convo. Her piano covers of Tool songs are brilliant. She does SoaD quite well too. Me and my parallel fifths are gonna cry over the world’s tiniest violin now🎻haha

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Ever watch or listen to Viktoriya Yermolyeva? She is the most amazing pianist. Now THIS is death metal. Calloused fingers from piano, hammered string snapping, and VK (as she calls herself) being a piano queen. Enjoy!! https://youtu.be/Gs4ZyEuk2FY

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@gm7

Thx buddy. I love jazz .

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Thanks Nadine! Guitar comments mean a lot from you—my callouses are long gone. I need to practice! I’m thankful you commented.

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Thank you as always for all your comments.

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You are very welcome, Nadine. You know better what suits your songs and collaborations. I was just sharing my thoughts. Everyone will have different ideas and in the end of the day the creators chose what works best for them. I love Rainy Sunday Afternoon a lot.

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Thank you Nadine for your lovely comment on River Ramblings!

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Thank you Nadine. It was interesting to attempt. No, I could stay for the whole song in the mode, the piece could work without the little shift, I just wanted to have some light feel like the memories one holds on to so that the life after losing someone special is not absolutely dark. As I said in my liner notes the mode is dark but could also work in a comic way. My choice was a gloomy one... Thank you for inspiring me and for listening and commenting.

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Hey Nadine, great to hear from you, too! I'm gonna try to keep writing until the end of this challenge, even if I don't hit my original goal of 50 songs. Thanks for being here!

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Hi Nadine! Thanks so much for listening to my collabs. I love the way I'll Dance Alone came out, Nadia did such a great job capturing the emotion in her playing... I did tighten up a few of the lyrics but most of it was the original. Nadia's rhythm allowed me to sharpen the phrasing in a few places and it was definitely an improvement. And I got to compose a little part on the MIDI strings which is something I want to practice more of.

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@sunfire

Thank you very much for your comments on Wusses. I hope to hear it set to music too.

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Modes are different anyway, they are not going to work the same way as classical scales. But if you are interested in harmonizing you could do:
You can just use B+D
Chords:
B+D+G is lovely (G chord on B note)
C+E+G (C chord)
D+F+A (D minor chord)
E+G+B (E minor chord)
F+A+C (F chord)
G+B+D (G chord)
A+C+E (A minor chord)
Could all sound really cool with this chords or you could just use the parts of the scale in octaves/in the thirds, in forths, etc. A lot to play with. Fun project to work on.

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Sounds cool. You have your own style and it works wonderfully. I'm enjoying being in a specific scale, chosing the chords, finding progressions I like. I also found interesting trying to create music using just 1/2/3/4 chords as before that I was using many different ones. It's all fun to try. Good luck with your projects, Nadine :)

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Thank you for your comment on Ocean of Emotions. I'm also attracted to minor keys and to sad keys. My discovery some years ago of a double harmonic scale was incredibly inspirational as it is such a great dark scale. It is sometimes called Gypsy scale or Hungarian scale. From C it is C Db E F G Ab B C It has so much deep colour, just love it. Epic scale! Minor scales prevale in my music even though I don't believe that Major is always happy and Minor is always sad but Minor is indeed often sad/dramatic/dark/melancholic. With Major we can find a lot of examples of sadness/reflection. I called one of my pieces "Major Mistake" when I wanted to create a piece in Major with sad feel in it. I'm looking forward to your collaborations. Your page looks very exciting. I hope you are enjoying a nice evening. Nadine :)

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@jeff9

Thank you, Nadine!

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Forgot to thank you for your comments on my 7th and 8th songs
I agree that the beginning of "✝" really sounds like an ascension. Not sure how it would go irl 😆
And for 💀, I felt like trying different things vocally like changing intensity and pitch. Starting to get used to it now which is cool 😀

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re: End Of A Memory - Thanks for your comment. I recorded the song in one take on a handheld recorder so it's one track with both voice and guitar. The style is probably folk or singer songwriter. Maybe folk rock if I were to add electric guitar bass and drums to it.

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@cts

I'm hoping that I can get to a place where I can use my own material as a reference when creating new music. Nadine, I really do thank you for your support this 5090. Your input/insight is valued. Thank you, thank you, thank you!

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Thank you so much Nadine :)

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@andrea

Thank you, Nadine. Your comments on This is the Last Time made me happy 😊

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I don't really know technical terminology but I definitely noticed you trying a different type of scream. More raw, grainy and brutal. Keep practicing because it sounded nice 😀

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Thanks so much, Nadine!! Your comment means a lot :) I’ve always loved Massive Attack💕🎶

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Thank you for trying, Nadine. I too hope the issue will be fixed.

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Thank you Nadine. No, the issue is not to do with the amount of songs. I have this issue almost each time when I go on site, especially on mobile phone. There must be something not working properly. New site still has some issues I'm afraid. Hopefully they will be fixed. The amount of songs I have is related to going for music instead of any other means so it's like my diary. It's personal but I'm not the only one who goes through some situations which need coping. So I hope sharing via music might help someone else. Thank you for listening and tuning in, Nadine. I'm so sorry I have a limited taste. I really love many of your songs and I'm looking forward to hearing more.

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Thank you Nadine for listening and for sharing your thoughts and support. I appreciate it. I'm sorry for not always commenting. Sometimes words fail me...

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@nateger

Hey Nadine, I haven't received any of the digital 4 track

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@gm7

You would be a great addition to our band Nadine! Your in!!

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Saw your additional reply on my timeline, Nadine. You're ok, sort of? And I hadn't thought those "Roadkill" lyrics were connected to the anger in the music. That's not what I meant. Fab that music's your punching ball. Good, too, as you say, that the two things not true in the lyric are "the situation" and that you never dyed your hair. Granted, the lyrics are metal hard and that you enjoy writing dark, weird stuff, as you say, but those lyrics really go beyond that, I think. They, in combo with their connotation-denotation possible messaging can be more than just a simple song kind of a thing to a listener. Just sayin.

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@andrea

Just stopped by to say I hope you are having a better day today. I actually loved the Roadkill lyrics. Dark, creepy and sinister are very dramatic and emotive, IMO.

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Bummer that you had to feel so angry the other day in order to write "Roadkill." Tough song subject matter. Are you okay? (You said in the song's Liner notes that two things weren't true.) Maybe too much of a workload? Pressure pushing to finish getting to you? Get that punching bag that you mentioned you don't own, and perhaps step back a bit?

Yes, that shredded guitar worked well in this song. And the screaming? In perfect line with the song's raw-emotion gut punch.

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@andrea

Just want to say I enjoy reading your replies to other people. You are so kind and true. That says a lot about you <3

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@brisk

Thanks for listening to Country Mile! Like most of my songs, I run out of lyrical steam after a verse and a chorus, but I don't care! It's good to keep hobbling to the finish line!

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Thanks for stopping by and checking out my "Half and Half True" lyrics, Nadine. Much appreciate you commenting on them!

To answer your question: I'm really talking about the religious meaning there. And--"At the halfway point; We didn't anoint"--as it says on those two lines, I'm alluding to the halfway point in life--between the couple's life and death. That is, the characters are older, and perhaps even near death, or sick, on that particular "anoint" line, and I'm trying to show in an instant (and in the rest of the Chorus) that love conquers all, that the power of love is true, and perhaps the reason why this couple denies the Anointing of the Sick sacrament.

Since the song is about a couple's love, I wanted that "denial" of being anointed (in sickness) to take a backseat, if you will. Thus, further show the power of the love in the lives of these individuals--since they are accepting of that above all else. Too cute? Too quick? Too much of a lyric stretch? But, as in life, things often happen in the twinkling of an eye. I had hoped that this "anoint" line would pass for what I had intended it to mean. Perhaps it does, maybe it doesn't. Still, in the end, it has stirred questioning and conversation about this lyric. That, at least to some degree, is a good thing I think. Thx again!

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@geoff61

thanks Nadine, I sort of had 'Yesterday When I Was Young' in my mind as I wrote this :-)

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I just started messing with these sample based tracks but I put it in my daw, slice the sections then drag the individual cuts into my daws drum machine instrument to tap out patterns, then I manually manipulate the stops/cuts once the base patterns are set. I’m still learning lol I’m used to just plugging in an instrument and goin it’s super fun tho!

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Hey, thanks for the prompt that got Swagger (https://fiftyninety.fawm.org/songs/4709) started. I just love it.

I don't mind some constructive criticism, ever. Heck, I usually don't mind un-constructive criticism all that much. After you pointed it out that lead synth is really loud... sort of became deaf to it while mixing. I'll also reevaluate my vocal mixing. I had a tendency to make them too loud and I got in the habit of putting them lower than I think they should be, maybe I've gone too far with that. Anyway, both are noted.

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@jamkar

You uploaded a newer and longer version of Rainy Sunday Afternoon. I will continue to work on lyrics/vocals.

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Thanks for checking out "Slippin' Away" and for letting me know what you thought. No worries. I say you'll be able to shred the guitar in even less than 5 years! And if no one's put it to music by then, you can.

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Here's to you always thinking lyrically and realizing "metronome" was "it" in your punky "All for You" song.

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I have been away from 50/90 attending a funeral in England and then visiting relatives I haven’t seen since 2019. So I didn’t get around to writing those lyrics for you. Sorry…

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Yep same here. It’s really boring, but it makes such a big difference. Maybe one day when we’re famous producers we can hire an assistant to prep all our vocal tracks for us 😉. Thank you again for spotting the early kick - really do appreciate that kind of feedback!!

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Thanks for your comments and constructive suggestion on Come Back. I'm so pleased that you liked the song overall.

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Oh, I'm not sure if anything I could tell you would be new to you! This was mainly to do with the kind of inadvertent mouth noises you get in between phrases. Just prepping vocal tracks basically. Nothing voodoo or magical unfortunately.

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Thanks for the feedback on "I'll Dance Alone", lots of sentiments going on in that one but I love your take on it as a waltz, an invitation to live, a piano piece maybe with some string accompaniment...

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Thank you again for all your support, Nadine. Thank you for sharing your thoughts and ideas. I appreciate it.

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You dare to criticise my kick timing!! 😠 😜 I think I see what you mean, second beat feels just a tiny bit early. I've adjusted them by a fraction - let me know if you think it's any better, or if I've just made it all worse 😂

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I always appreciate your feedback. Thanks for your recent comment on "First things first". Glad you liked the non-traditional love song :) cheers 👍

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Much thanks, Nadine, for sending my "Heavy Jam" lyric forward, letting me know about the other you received, and telling me you'll keep me posted. Fab that my idea here reminded you about talents in that way, too. Cool also that you dug the dude in my lyric! Whatever you and @nahlej381 decide, is fine with me. As I said, had a blast putting words to your guys' beat and music!

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@mikeb

Thanks for the comment on my latest collab with Simon!

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Thanks for reading and commenting on my "You're So Jealous" lyric! "Hobnob" was such a fitting word to place there, I thought. Fab that you took notice of this revealing, rarely used/heard word of exposition that I worked into it all. Cool that you didn't know for which genre this lyric was and that you felt its structure works with many.

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Thank you for the virtual hug. That was me 50 years ago. While I was at university, all I could afford was a room in a house full of very scary things, cockroaches rats. I kept a heavy object leaned up against the door at night. I stayed in that place for two months until I found a roommate who would let me sleep at her place. And she is still a good friend.

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@pfoo

Hi - I can do track 3 on the digital four track. I'm pretty sure @elesimo has my email from the regular four tracks, but I'll send you an email.

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@wacha

Thank you for your feedback on "You Take Me There" I think slowing it down a hair might to the trick and changing up the vocal phrasing at the end is a great idea!

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Yeah, all my voice ^^ Since day one of 50/90. It's my personal challenge

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Thank you, Nadine! Your comments mean a lot to me.

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Thanks for taking your time! I might have aimed too high and failed horribly. (Not having English as my native tongue either. But in the Wild West, I imagine, almost no one had...)

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@crisp1

Thanks for your comments on Breaking Things!

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Thanks for listening to my 6th song ^^
I'm totally fine with Eurodance + metalcore 😄
So now I have a girly voice ? xD To be honest, it was super hard to hit that high. I have no control up there so to keep it stable and not shaky was very complicated. The little "Hi" are easy to do though since they're short.

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Thank you Nadine, I'm really glad you liked the lyrics and the vocal in Fly High :)

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Ah yes, 'confessional' songwriting does not alway flow easily from me either when I am emotionally attached. I have found some ways around that. A trick I use is writing in the 3rd person where I tell a story about someone else, but it is really about me or about someone I know. The story has the same feeling as the real life situation. However, I change the names, places, setting, and other details to be more comfortable writing about it. An example of that one of the first songs I wrote that was really about my parents unhappy relationship. However, I changed all the details so when I played it for each of them after they divorced, neither one did recognize that the song was about them. Another example is that I have written breakup songs that were not about a romantic relationship, but really about the job and people I worked with at the time.

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Thanks, Nadine, for your "Dance in the Tall Tree" comments! Interesting how you found the song so happy. But no, I aimed to tell the utterly sad and horrible story outlined in the lyrics. No cheerful memories will emerge from this hanging. Even when romanticized and called a "dance in the tall tree". Maybe I aimed too high and failed. (But theoretically I think you COULD tell sad things in a merry way and through that contrast make it even more sad.)

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i live on a street that is populated by packs of wild dogs who refuse to be silent while i am recording. thank you for listening to my collab. i dont do audio books, but have done a lot of radio and live theatre.

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Thanks for the comment! The drums are NI's "DrumLab" - it's pretty basic, but it lets you blend electronic kit sounds with acoustic samples, which gives a more interesting sound. I'm guessing it reminds you of Rob Dougan's "Clubbed To Death" on the Matrix OST... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WxY7O4eFHRk

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Thank you, Nadine. I've starting losing dear to me people a long while ago but it keeps happening. Unfortunately. Music has healing powers. Thank you for your support. I appreciate it. And the idea of a waltz too. I listened a few times before posting but it just didn't cross my mind. Sounds obvious after You said it!

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@sbs2018

Nadine, I apologize for my reaction to misunderstanding your comment…

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@jamkar

LOL! Thank you!

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Yeah I checked the collab :) It was really nice. Following for the final version

I think so too. They sure have a nack for sound design. I feel it is necessary in this genre to set the tone with a well crafted atmosphere.
I don't know about aggrotech. Do you have some artists to recommend so I can check it out ?
And yeah, do what makes you happy music-wise :)

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Industrial is a territory I haven't really explored. I tried to make one song before but the result was meh. I love the sound textures and sound design in it but I don't know how to reproduce which is a bummer for me, because artists/bands like Zardonic, Celldweller, Titans Fall Harder, Fear Factory and such are really a treat.

You should have right-click/save preset and use it later 😂

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Thanks for your comment on my 5th song ^^
I remember certain things and our little chat about autotune is part of these things 😂
I don't really know. Since it's something I'm familiar with (I love bands that mix electronic (preferably the trance genre) and metal(core)). There are some things that stand up for me and I try to imitate and make it my own later
Thank you for your feedback on my vocal production. I don't really know what I'm doing 😆 I have a pipeline for the different type of voices I want but as for settings, I'm messing with them, trying to make the sound I want

I'm glad that I was able to make you smile with this one ^^

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@nadine - you can write the chords, that is fine... I will play with some voicing and if they work great, if not, you can bin them...thanks.

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You are very welcome, Nadine. I'll keep my fingers crossed.

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@jeff9

Hi, Nadine. Thank you for taking a listen to our Summertime is the Best Time and for your lovely comments. So very encouraging!

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Ding ding ding!! Chino of Deftones. I’m 8 years late to discovering his synth pop band, Crosses. This is another good one:
https://youtu.be/16ptWIZ36F4
Thought you’d dig the production!

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QBN-1Q0_Fiw
My brother shared this bop with me :) What do you think?

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@gm7

Thx buddy..very kind words. I hope I didn't exceed your sugar quota for today. 😊😊

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Yes, I know. Thank you, Nadine.

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I was brought up with a lot of reggae so i always try to do at least one each Fawm and 50/90.

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Thank you so much Nadine, I did think of someone else to work on the music for my recent lyric but I came up with the music and recorded my rough demo. Normally I don't post my vocals but I hope the emotion comes through so I'm going to sum up my courage and post. Thank you for all your kind comments. They are truly special!

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@srcoops

Another Fawmer has asked to collaborate on Live. Perhaps there will be something else of interest to you.

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@gm7

Thx Nadine..just keeping my fingers at the ready

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@gm7

Burning the mid- nite oil buddy

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Ha! I didn't really have a plan, I was on the site to finish up a different collab and thought "oh, some beats. I'll put those on while I'm working"... then things went sideways. I just got excited because I could feel there was something there right away.

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Got your email and responded back. We can continue the dialog on there. Just wanted to let you know.

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Glad you wanted to mess with it! My email is attached to my profile. Just let me know when you send it over so I know to keep an eye out on my spam folder.

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@musicsongwriter's comment below Nadine. <3 let it sink in!! I only wish there were more teachers like you Nadia!!!! I couldn't agree more with it.

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You are very welcome, Nadine. I know how you feel as I heard it from time to time from highly talented people. The more talented songwriter is, the more doubtful he or she is. People who don't have much talent are blissfully happy with what they create and people who have huge talent are forever doubtful. One of the ways to deal with it is to listen to your work from the perspective that it's someone else's. I know it's easily said than done but you comment on other people songs and you are much more happy with what they come up with than what You create. You are too hard on yourself. Your skills are high and you have a mission to spread the good songs into the world. The world is full of rubbish songs which we hear everywhere, Give people the chance to hear Your songs. They are truly good. And your skills are good to spread the good work, I'd say excellent work. Sorry if I sound bossy but it hurts to see how many talented people are doubtful and how many talentless people push through regardless...

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Hi Nadine, you are very welcome. I understand. You are the creator and you have your ideas on how your songs should be. Let's see what happens. You can always consider me as second best, or third best... if no one decides to work on your songs. I hope you fulfil everything you are hoping for. Thank you for all your support, I appreciate it.

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Well to be exact Robert Fripp played a guitar but Brian Eno took it and ran it through synths to get that whirly sound.

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Thx for your comments. Interesting you mentioned Heroes, it wasn't the inspiration but I get that and it's because Bowie layered a synth Into the guitars which is what I did! I was just trying to get something like Ferry does. Thank goodness for my old zoom multi effects pedal.

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Hi Nadine, thanks for the comment on Revolution. I’m such a novice on production. You commented on the drums and cymbals. That was my first time adding something like that to an acoustic piece. Your input was spot on about using different cymbals. Hadn’t even thought about that. I saw some live music last weekend and I noticed the drummer did something that I tried to emulate in my song. Frankly, I’m not aware enough to pick up all the nuance. Also, when I sing “I’m alive”, the note I’m shooting for is out of my range. I tried but couldn’t hit it. Wasn’t sure what to do in the alternative so I just used my feeble attempt.

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Hi Nadine, you are very welcome. I'm really sorry for saying this, I hope it's okay to share with you my experience as I often trash my ideas. I do regret sometimes that I do and although at the time it feels to me like the right thing to do, later I think I should have kept some of them and they are not recoverable. Also there were cases when something I composed wasn't of interest during one time but someone would approach me later on and suggested a collaboration so please, if you don't mind, do keep your lyric. It's very good and very relatable. If I was the right composer for you I would have offered creating a song but I know too well that you need someone with a very good sense of tempo, no rubato, good, strong voice, multi-instrumentalist. I sincerely wish you find the right collaborator/s to get your great ideas into great, big songs.

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I write and write and write and crumple and crumple and crumple. Makes good kindling for the fire. I scribbled something last night and read it this morning thinking WHAT the beep?!

Your lyrics, Passing By, are quite good. I think it’s frustrating as an artist to always depend on others. Some songs call for you by your lonesome. Your guitar playing is lovely. Production skills and sensitive ears are one in a million. Sing your melody, make a demo, see what happens? I know you’ve got lots of songs you’re working on in tandem…just rambling as a friend 💕

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17 and almost 20.

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@sbs2018

Thanks for stopping by to give "Shy Girl" a listen. When you said you laughed out loud, I hope you were laughing at yourself and not me... it was hard to tell... Anyway, that bit about producers, I wrote that because I had somebody in mind. I've now deleted it since it wasn't meant for others.

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I have so many trashed angry songs!! GET IT OUT girl!! Too bad we don't live closer. We could have a bonfire haha

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Hi Nadine! Sorry for the delay - I've been dealing with a move, so my progress on the digital 4 track (and everything else here) has been stalled a bit. I hope to get it moving along in the next few days :)

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Thank you very much for commenting on "Uptown Friday Night". You're absolutely right, Band-In-A-Box is a wonderful tool for accompaniment. Lots of times when I'm doing a demo I'll grab a style that just has two guitars and maybe a bass, and then when I get something I like with that I'll fill in the rest.

As for the tension you notice, the template I used for this song is based around the piano work of Fats Waller. I think those dissonances are the designers' idea of something Waller would play, and hopefully not just a computerized mistake.

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@skyezor

Thanks so much for the kind comments on Air Guitar! :) Keep up your great writing, Nadine!

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@mahtowin

Thanks for commenting on „Die im Dunkel“!
The rückwärts spoken part sounds so creepy to me. Even like it isn‘t a human speaking but a Nazgul or something not nice from beyond …. Maybe something nazgullike lives inside me?! 🤢

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@marthie

Thank you for listening!

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@geoff61

People here who know me know I can write most anything. I will see what comes to mind though and give you a couple of options, one dark, one light maybe :-)

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@geoff61

OK, I see you checked out my lyrics already posted but I will write something new tomorrow, do you have a style in mind or a singer to approach from here?

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@geoff61

Hi Nadine, that's great. Let me know if you want lyrics first or send me a melody

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Hi, Nadine, You always have such helpful comments and input! Thank you for your thoughts and suggestions on You Take Me There. We welcome advice!

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Thank you so much Nadine for your amazing comments and support. I appreciate it very much.

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Thanks!

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Hey Nadine! The reference point I’m thinking of when I say “old school hardcore” would be the kind of stuff suburban kids in the US were making in the early 80s. The distinction contrasted with “pop punk” is that they didn’t really know how to write songs, they just figured out how to make a power chord shape and moved it around the neck looking for cool riffs and progressions. Since I actually know a little bit about songwriting, I’ve felt like I’ve been locked into the types of major chords you’d hear in any pop genre. And I’m cool with that usually because when I think of “pop punk,” I’m thinking of oldies inspired rock n roll, like the Ramones, which are usually composed of 3-4 major chords. I just felt like I was limiting myself, so the power chord exercise helped me break out of that feeling.

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Ah, you meant a barre chord! (pronounced "bar" because you need a stiff drink after playing a few 😉). What a difference an added "L" makes in comprehension 😊

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Thanks for the comments about my voice. You know, I just try different things to test out the music. I have a strong voice when required, but sitting in front of a computer and trying to make music is different. I am not sure what I am doing, so I hesitate. But I appreciate your comments very much.

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Hey, Nadine - Enjoy your time off. Thanks for all the listening and commenting you do that help make this such a great place for the rest of us.

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Thank you for your comment on “Gonna Sing ASong”. Also thank you for your hashtag advice. Cheers

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Hi again. Thanks for the comment on my deep challenge song. I really feel that should have been a deeper question, but hey ho. :)

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@andrea

Your rants connect with me 😀

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@cts

Hey - just checking in on ya. I hope you're feeling a bit more inspired as of late and more music will spring forth. You've got a great talent (and I think you know it's true) so you keep working your studio craft. All the other aspects will come in time.

*CTS tosses up the peace sign*

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I am on a family vacation right now.

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I got your mail and had a listen, lovely groove, give me a few days and I'll send something back 😊

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Thanks for sharing that, Nadine!! This: “contrast of the dark guitars with your head voice” is something I’ve always liked about Cocteau Twins or Massive Attack—it’s effective and moody!! @mctown’s lyrics really got me in that headspace!

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No, I didn't get it, it may have gone into my spam folder and in gmail it only shows the last 24 spam mails and I've been being spammed a lot. Yes please could you send it again, thanks!

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Thank you Nadine for your lovely comment on Jack-in the-box. Sorry I didn't get back to you about the bass on Quarterlife Blues, it's a bit mad over here at the moment! My email is dawnplanton0@gmail.com if you want to send it over.

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Thank you so much, Nadine :)

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@arkka

Thanks Nadine! Yeah, I wasn't going to do 5090 at all this year but got inspired and decided to post something after all.

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Nadine, Thanks for taking another listen to But I Did and for your technical tips on production. Very gracious of you to offer to help out. Thank you! :)

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@jlampson

"A.I. Gore" == a new horror genre where machine learning and predictive algorithms attempt to jump scare each other to pass the Turing test.

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Thank you Nadine for your kind comment on my depression lyric and for pointing out the tag problem. I didn't realize my tag wasn't working. I fixed it now. I hope your song/s will be recorded the best possible way. Each song you submit is very strong and worth continuing working on. I'm looking forward to many success stories from you.
Hugs,
Nadia

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@gm7

Thx Nadine It was fun but i have to give most of the credit to Richaaaay he did all the heavy lifting on this one minute little piece.

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I guess I don't even know where to begin with all of that--I will probably delve deep after I'm done writing. It's been something I've been meaning to learn for awhile!! Your thoughtful comments are so helpful! Thanks, Nadine.

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Thanks Nadine!! I will look into that after FAWM 50/90--there are 2 songs in particular that I already want to learn how to fix that. A knowledgeable person on the subject told me I need to do it for my quiet vocals too so they stand out more in the mix. I appreciate you listening!!

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You are very welcome Nadine. Thank you for all your kind comments and support. Regarding your new song, I meant every word I wrote but I respect your views as you are the creator and of course you would like to do what feels right to you. If I may say so, it might help to listen to different songwriters and see which of them might fit your ideas. We have many highly creative and truly amazing singers/instrumentalists and I think most of them would be very interested in participating in your project. I'd love to hear the final result. You are highly talented and your songs are very special.

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The guitars are actually played right into my Interface with an amp simulator (or without, when it comes to the distorted ones). I doubled them and mixed them a bit different for each side.

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@andrea

No worries about Another Side To Me. Finding metal music is always a challenge. I am fine if you post to any of the websites. I use SC, so would appreciate being able to share it on my page. Thanks

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@andrea

Hi Nadine, Thanks for your awesome comments on my lyrics. I would love to find a metalhead to put music to Another Side to Me. I am now back from vacation, and I am going to start working on lyrics for Quarterlifef Blues. I will most likely need a few days. Talk to you soon .😀

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Hi, @nadine, I, too, am happy that Kate wanted to collab on this song. I loved what she did. And like you, I loved the "bass synth arpeggio extravanza." Well put! Thanks for listening and letting us know your thoughts.

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@jeff9

Thanks, Nadine, for the nice comments on "Second Time Round". Great to hear that steel guitar and country music can sometimes land favorably on the ears of folks in Europe.

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Hi there. Thanks for the comments. You're very kind.

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Hugging a guitar or pounding the piano keys is exactly what every one of us here should do when we are feeling down. Transform!!🤣Perhaps I escape in music too much? Nahhhh you feel me🤘🎶I’m loving your output. Will catch up! The piano collab really had me tho—such a gorgeous arrangement vocally too.

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Thank you so much! I’m glad you enjoyed listening, and that you can relate. My voice in this track is the result of my first singing class after a month, it was a bit sore, but I love it when it is that grungy :D also I ate lemon sorbet in between takes, I guess it added up.
Curiously, I think this song had 26 tracks lol. Some of them only bus tracks, but I’ve played a lot with doubling tracks and panning this time.

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Hi Nadine! That comment over on Death Stare https://fiftyninety.fawm.org/songs/1764 : I read those lyrics and suddenly had the melody of your Stir Fry https://fiftyninety.fawm.org/songs/492 in my head. Just that it didn't scream "stir fry!" but "death stare!". Thought it might be fun to hear "death stare!" as a metal chorus. 😁 But these are only my crazy associations. Only wanted to share the thought with you, maybe as an idea for some future project of yours ... don't feel compelled to do anything. 😊

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@jeff9

Thanks for the song link tip, Nadine. Cant believe that was eluding me. A mind is a terrible thing.

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Thanks for your kind comment on my 4th track 😄
I'm just trying my best ^^ It's not a register I'm going to do on a regular basis because my throat hurts after doing that for a while. My technic is bad

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@tjeff

Thanks so much for your comments Nadine!!

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@sheslin

Drop D is perfect! Some tunings actually make fingers much simpler, but I hear you. Feel free to email me if you have any guitar questions! Guitar is so much fun 😀

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Hi Nadine,
Thanks for your lovely comments on my 'Love and Rage' lyrics. Really pleased that you liked it. And the good news is that it looks like it may be turned into a song. :)
Simon

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You should definitely try 7/8, because it's so much fun when it comes together! Think of each bar as a three beat followed by a four beat (as in the verses of My Extinguished Career) or a four beat followed by a three (as in the prechorus and chorus). Most of prog—even when it gets into weird stuff like 13/16—comes down to counting twos, threes and fours. It's all about creating patterns.

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@sheslin

To be honest I also play piano, but I can't play piano and sing at the same time very well, so I know what you mean. It does take a while to get it down, but I write mostly on the guitar so I am just really used to it. I really love playing the guitar and I am always learning new things. Have you tried alternate tunings?

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I like punk, and I know it’s not your go to. Always excited to see someone try something new.

BTW, my kid got a good laugh out of me telling him that I was told I have “swag”. 😂

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@sheslin

Hey Nadine - thanks for the listen and the comment. Yes - most of what I do is one take - singing and playing at the same time. I learned how to play by finger picking, so strumming is harder for me!

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...and a real band would lift you up to a more intense level of performance

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Nadine, thank you for listening and commenting on When Love Ends. that brought me t your page where I really enjoyed Rainy Sunday Afternoon! Thanks!

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Yes I did mean the scale 🤣my email is dawnplanton0@gmail.com if it isn't too much trouble to drop the e bass out, I could not hear the bass, my ears aren't so good these days!

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@marthie

Where do I listen to your YT creations?

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Thank you for your lovely comment on I'm Not Sick, you are very kind!

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It's a real tough one for sure! The chorus is the part that starts around 0:56.

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Thanks for your comment, I did have some lyrics that can be twisted around. I updated my posting to include them.

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@cts

Hey, hey, my friend. Thank you so much for stopping by. Who knows, maybe one day there will be a festival to jelly-out at. You gotta be there too! On the stage!

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Lol, have you heard my stuff? I spend so much time off the beat and off key that I outta set up and out-of-office warning. Don't even get me started on the number of lines I flub and #fuckit into the final version.

I wish I was as tight and clean as you. Keep it up, you sound great.

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I'll let you (and anyone who reads this) in on a secret -- I use all MIDI instruments, including the guitars. Garageband on the iPad is loaded with "virtual instruments," and with some practice, I have found that I can quickly produce punky songs with the "hard rock" guitar setting. I'm still learning to play the actual guitar myself (at 42 years old!), but for me, I just want to be able to write the songs and not let my lack of ease with an instrument stop me.

Rock on! 🤘 💻

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Just wanted to say thank you for all of the kind feedback you've left on my songs! It really motivates me when someone gets what I'm going for 😀

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@steviej

thanks for your kind words Nadine on my song New World I'm happy you liked it and could relate :O)

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Hi Nadine! Do I sense a challenge coming up here?! 🤔😁 "Oh man I love that swing! I wish I could play and groove like this." https://fiftyninety.fawm.org/songs/1371?highlight=I%20wish%20I%20could%20play%20and%20groove%20like%20this

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Thanks for your kind comments on "Look Sharp" they were fun lyrics to write in a different genre - and then Rich and David took it to yet another place. It was a great surprise.

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I pretty much place it on my Sofa 😂 sometimes on a table. But you can mount it on a microphone or camera stand as well. I think the next thing I want to try is doing field recordings outside, but I need a windshield for that. If you’re curious, it’s the Zoom H6. There are cheaper field recorders out there, and as you proved you can do recordings with your phone that can sound great as well, but I’m happy with it and I like that it has an inbuilt Audio Interface. I think I haven’t even used it to it’s full extent now

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Thanks again for your comments and yes! MCR = My Chemical Romance XD

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Thank you :D yes indeed! Now that you say it, the bleeps and blops sound very much like it.
Don’t go into analogue synthesis. It’s a rabbit hole. Suddenly you find yourself with all these machines you do not unterstand and can barely control and they haunt you in your sleep 🙈

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Hey, Nadine - Thanks for all the comments. Wanted to make sure you know I would love to contribute anything you ever need to any of your amazing pieces. Lyrics or a verse or a chorus or whatever, to spec or from scratch.

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@sapient

Thanks so much!
It's a 5 string, which is what gives it all that low end punch. It's an absolute dream to play... I might have to do a few more like this 😉

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@jlampson

I would say just write it without worrying about measuring up on any specific thing. Ultimately, it's your song, even if it sounds nothing like one of mine!

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Very cool work! I thought your song was a collab — now that I know it was all you, and all acoustic, I’m even more impressed!

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@jlampson

I would be incredibly honored - please do! Who knows, I might like it so much I cover it!

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Your comments on "Bright Spot" and "Carolina Beaches" made me smile. I do like to skip around with genres don't I haha. Keeps me on my toes! I have no idea what "Living With Wolves" was about, I just went where the lyrics took me! I do hear a vocal melody for it in my head, however open to interpretation if someone writes music for it. I haven't had much time to compose and there are far more skilled instrumentalists on here.

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Hi Nadine, thanks for the feedback on Desert Winds and Fifty Shades of Strings! 😊 Celine suggested to come up with lyrics and vocals for Desert Winds; hope she’ll get around to it - she has such a strong voice. 😄

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No, I know. I also wasn't trying to hurt you back. I just have an angry punk side and somehow it really kicked in reading those comments. It only hurt a little, mostly it just motivated me to join when I was on the fence. And hopefully my participation can motivate some other people who thought they were too limited to join.

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How long did it take me to record + mix my voice ? Since I'm not really searching for peak performance, recording doesn't take long. I'd say for this one, it took me 1h+, something like that. As for mixing, I don't know. This one needed more time because of all the layering, gang vocal type, scratching.

And if it was how long did it take me to learn vocal technics ? I don't know. I started screaming back in 2012 because my favorite band at the time (still one of my favorites to this day) was a hardcore band and I was fascinated. Stopped in 2014 because life happened. And now in 2022, I'm relearning it. I learned by mimicking so my technic is bad. Never took lessons, and never had confidence (still don't have much now) to record myself so that's why I used a vocaloid for quite some time.

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Thanks for listening to "jump" 😀 Very glad you liked it and headbang to it ^^
After checking out, I guess I used the fry register. I'm not very familiar with vocal terms but it checks out. Just wanted to imitate Chris Motionless because I really like when he uses this voice and I thought it fitted well in the pre-chorus

Thank you for your compliments on my vocals 😄 I'm still relearning things and figuring out my range

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@gm7

Big funk on the way..stay tuned.

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@wacha

I don't have any major symptoms and am just a bit congested and have a bit of a cough from time to time. The main problem is the crushing fatigue I have, I start the day barely able to get out of bed and have only short windows where I have the energy to much of anything.

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@gm7

Yes ..I did. But the comment is not there???...my fault I would say.
Anyway...your getting into the blues and then 10mins later it's metal. You are becoming more eclectic each passing FAWM/5090 and that's a good thing for a producer/writer.

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@cblack

I don't listen to blues, actually. But a good song is a good song, regardless of genre. There really aren't many dark songs on 50/90, so I approach it as a "try new things" thing. 😀

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Thanka so much for your kind words on my burrito song. Unfortunately I did not get a burrito or get to sleep in, but I did take off a little early this afternoon and then had some TexMex, so it all works out. :P

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@andrea

Hi Nadine, my email is ahbrennan5@gmail.com. I am looking forward to writing to your music. I am going to attempt to use a mid-life crisis theme. I will do my best😀

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Hey! Thanks for your kind comment! Looking forward to hearing what you come up with and will be sure to check out your songs tonight

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@andrea

Hi @nadine and @davidtaro, I am very excited to be part of this collaboration! I have an idea for the hook. I'll play around with some ideas over vacation and touch base with you both after the 26th. This should be fun! Enjoy

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@jlampson

@nadine - then I will use it on a song and dedicate it to you! Warning that it may be the Slothcore song, so don't take that as a slight, just that I had a random idea and that one seems right for it.

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@wacha

Thank you for your kind words on "Waiting on the Edge of Summer", most of these shorter songs are really experiments for me so it's really nice to get some good feedback on them.

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@geoff61

Thanks for your comment on I'm Junk

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@jlampson

I have two 7-string guitars! One is blue and one is green, which one is your favorite color? I think it needs to get used on an upcoming song!

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I wish I had drafts like that!
It is a fantastic song, Nadine. You are the creator and if you feel it needs different performers you will have them. I'm sure people who will hear your song will be very happy to participate.

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Nadine, so glad you liked Into The Well. I had the same reaction you did when I heard that sax come in. What a perfect choice. Thanks for listening and commenting.

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Yes, Nadine, DALL-E will try and turn any text into an image. Not only paintings, it can also do photorealistic or other styles like photography.

And, yes, I agree that it’s scary to see that inspiration, the thing we thought only humans would ever excel in, seems to be reproduced in machines now.

It’s probably only a matter of time before we see this kind of thing for music. I mean: how cool would it be to tell your daw to “give me a snare that sounds like this and that”. But when it starts to take over the music composition completely? Creepy!

There’s one thing it won’t reproduce, however: authenticity. What good is a love song from a machine that’s never been in love?

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Nadine, Thanks for your comments on Broken. I love what David did to make that lyric into a song. To me, it's a big mystery, but I'm glad he knows his stuff!

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I’ll sort that low end out tomorrow! Thank you for picking it up, appreciate it :)

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Thank you Nadine, I can't resist writing about the moon :)

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@jeff9

Thanks once again, Nadine. Your kind words on "Honey You Already Are" are really encouraging.

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Thanks, luckily it's starting to get better!

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I'm having fun so far. It's lovely to see the ways your listening and commenting expands and lights up the FAWM community. Thanks for making this such a friendly place.

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Good to know! Thank you, Nadine.

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@mctown

Thanks for the comments and listens.

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That's the precise syllable that I felt I came in too late on. I'm making notes to go back and smooth over songs after the summer. May get Melodyne and learn to EQ which will help with that loud syllable, right? Thanks for the constructive words. Thanks for letting me pick your brain :)

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@nateger

Thank you, Nadine! I appreciate your comment 😊

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Thank you, Nadine for your beautiful comment on "There Will Never Be Anyone Like You". It was and it is very sad to loose my mum. Thank you for listening and your kind support.

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I love getting messages from you because I always learn something new. I hope to create my own beats and fix some of the timing flaws I made in the chorus. I get so lost in the melody :)
Thanks for the rnb comment, too! It must be from my childhood--that is all my gymnastics coach used to play for us during practice, so for at least a decade I sang along!! Going to check out Rainy Sunday Afternoon from you next!!

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No plan! 😂
I'm making the story up as I go along, so it could finish with the very next track, or become a double album!

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@jeff9

Thanks for the flattering comments on “Clock Into Our Life”, Nadine. Much obliged.

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Thanks loads for all your lovely comments, Nadine! 😄

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Thank you Nadine :)

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Thank you so much, Nadine for your beautiful comments and support. I appreciate it.

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@jlampson

Oh, I was, just walking down the stairs sounded like a lot of work at the moment, ha. Also, I JUST got an idea and wrote most of a song and am going to throw down a quick demo now. I think I'll even walk down the stairs - wow!

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@jlampson

Ha, I was balancing my phone on one knee and then my laptop on the other knee and then trying to play and sing from the notes on my laptop while hitting record on the phone last night. Finally had the chance to pop down into my studio and track about 40% of a new song. Stock up on those cables and maybe a small table for your phone? You're doing great!

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so here is a food one :-) from one of the best Australian bands in times past not known overseas https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4s77S9bE-0A

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@jamkar

Thank you Nadine. Your comments are always welcome!

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I love singing! A wide range *can* be helpful at times.

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Hey, thanks for running the #digital_4track challenge - it should be really fun and I’m looking forward to collaborating on your track!

Weird synchronicity: I’ve never been to Düsseldorf, but I dreamed I was on a train headed there just the other night and now I’m making a song with you. Life sure can be strange sometimes.

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That prospect is very daunting. Haha maybe that's a sign to try it!

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You're awesome 😄

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Then I don’t know what I heard there in the background :D spooky. I’m sure you’ll find the right people!

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@elesimo

Did the "current workload" increase because you decided to lead the #digital_4track?

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Aburozskiwork@gmail

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Thanks for the comment Nadine. I'm hoping the lyrics aren't offensive to anybody. A little nervous about that...

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@fuzzy

Oh gosh, I forgot to say that I usually serve it on rice, or sometimes noodles when I can get em.

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@fuzzy

Stir fry?
Usually lots of veggies (of course!), heavy on the broccoli.
Last night I threw in some fish chunks (yum, fish chunks!) coated in corn starch. Or else I'll use some crispy baked tofu. Or veggie sausages. Sauce is, as you say in the song, hoisin sauce and oyster sauce plus a bit of rice wine vinegar, a bit of olive oil, some brown sugar, and a touch of BBQ sauce. Probably a more detailed answer than you wanted! 😀
As for singing voices, yeah, I don't even *have* a singing voice. That's why I do the speaking/singing thing (I learned that trick from Frank Zappa).

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Wanna do a collab this summer? U can do something with your guitar I’ll play bass or something

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Thanks so much! YOU are a badass!!

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Thank you so much for the compliment. Yes, I’m also quite impressed by the field recorder. I bought it to do exactly that: not using my computer if I want to record something that sounds quite decent for the price.
Also, that was the best Opeth-joke that I’ve ever heard 🤣 really made me laugh

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Thanks for your comment ^^ And no autotune too 😂
For the massive guitar sounds, I don't know. I just messed around with the levels and did nothing major, just maybe a tad bit of reverb with the lead.

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Appreciate the words, and I will keep that in mind for next time ;)

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@gm7

Thx buddy.

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Thanks for the listen. Glad you enjoyed my story. PS. I am working on that rhyming thing, but I am OK with it too.

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@beacon

Good to see you here. Got your message and I've been a bit overwhelmed with stuff. No pressure on putting things together at sometime, whenever.

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Thank you so much, Nadine for listening and commenting on my movie challenge piece. I'm looking forward to hearing your songs and collaborations.

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Good to see you on here! Look forward to seeing what these summer months bring.

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@seppo

Oh yeah. Here we go again.

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Hi Nadine,
Good luck with 50/90. I have typically not participated in this that much. However, this year, I hope to change that.

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@sapient

Thanks! Not sure how many I'll get done, but I thought I would join up again and see if anything happens over the summer :)

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@cts

The consummate artist is here! Glad to see you in the spot once again!

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@wolfkier

Yes, That's why I choose the x (at) y (dot) com format. Haven't had spam in 12 years.

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Hello, nice to see you back!

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@wacha

Hey, Nadine!

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@nateger

Great to see you back! Congrats on the release and I'm excited to see what new tunes come out of this year

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@wolfkier

:) I know you won't be able to help yourself. I look forward to what completely unexpected magic this Summer Songhunting Season inspires in you!

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A trip to the music store may be in my future my friend 😀 I don’t own any effect pedals!

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@gm7

Hi Blues Sister!

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You have a nice keyboard avatar. It’s your sign <3 Happy songwriting, Nadine!

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Hey!!! I‘m so looking forward to your stuff :) now I’ll grab a coffee and answer your last email XD

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@cblack

I literally got my custom studio desk yesterday. Just in time for 50/90! I haven't recorded in the studio yet, but it's already my happy place. 😄

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@elesimo

Hey, thanks! Looking forward to more of your epic songs! 🚀

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Well, thanks :) I hope to get a few songs in this summer!

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hehe, I meant guitar.

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Hi Nadine, looking forward to hearing your songs.

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Hey Nadine, I am looking forward to hearing more of your music (including a certain instrument ;) )!