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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

*Collabs*
Please try to join my existing projects, because my pile of unfinished projects is too big to start new songs. All songs available for collaboration are tagged with #needs_collab, #needs_vocals, #needs_lyrics, #needs_guitars, #needs_bass, #needs_drums etc. I will taylor the ideas for your style and range. Don't be shy, you don't have to be a pro. One song, one team, one lyric. I don't want multiple versions of a song unless explicitly stated in the song info. The finished songs will be uploaded onto YouTube, SoundCloud and later on Bandcamp.
Current workload: ▮▮▮▮▮▮▮▮▮▮

*50/90*
We are still busy recording the FAWM 2022 drafts. But there are some things I want to do this summer...
☐ Random collaboration #randomcollaborations (1/2) (in progress)
☐ Digital 4 track collaboration #digital_4track (in progress)
☑ Avatar challenge #avatarchallenge
☐ Co-write with somebody (2/3) (in progress)
☑ Help somebody
☑ Mimicry challenge #mimicrychallenge
☑ Something with my guitar
☐ Rest. Don't start too much (in progress)

*New album out now*
Together with 23 collaborators, we turned most of my FAWM 2021 drafts into full band productions. The album dropped on Bandcamp:
https://nadinedemacedo.bandcamp.com/album/going-my-way

Songs:

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Heavy Jam (Chris Buono Version) by @chris_buono + 2 others #rap #lyrics_only #blindcollab #hip_hop 0
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[avatar] [avatar] Heavy Jam [seed song] by @nadine + @nahlej381 #needs_vocals #needs_music #hip_hop #nu_metal 8
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Sorting Darker Thoughts by @nadine + 2 others #collaboration #rap #draft #hip_hop 8
[avatar] Sorting Thoughts [beat only] by @nadine #instrumental #draft #beat #hip_hop 9
[avatar] Passing by [lyrics only] by @nadine #indie_rock #pop #pop_punk #lyrics_only 6
[avatar] [avatar] The Wind ❤️ by @nadine + @coolparadiso #randomcollaborations #pop_rock #draft #guitar_beginner 21
[avatar] All for you (a song about writing songs) by @nadine #nsfw #punk #rant #meta 22
[avatar] Waiting for a train ❤️ by @nadine #needs_guitars #needs_vocals #needs_collab #needs_drums 19
[avatar] Quarterlife Blues ❤️ by @nadine #blues #happy #cool #draft 27
[avatar] Rainy Sunday Afternoon by @nadine #needs_collab #blues #draft #guitar_beginner 23
[avatar] Stir Fry! ❤️ by @nadine #metal #needs_guitars #needs_vocals #needs_collab 30

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

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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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Thank you for listening!

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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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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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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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"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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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@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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Thanks for your comment on I'm Junk

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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:) 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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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 ;) )!