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Me singing. :)
« on: June 07, 2009, 09:13:23 PM »
I've been meaning to do something along these lines for a while. Now that I've figured out they're not so hard, more may be on the way. No promises though.

Anyway, this is me playing guitar, singing, and harmonizing to Shania Twain's 'No One Needs To Know' (I seriously love that song, it just has the cutest lyrics. :) )It's pretty simple, but that's just what I needed for this experiment (especially since I'm a total n00b at guitar).

http://www.box.net/shared/24st1n3p4r

EDIT: Added a fourth track for bass.
http://www.box.net/shared/4sf1yuaflh

You can probably tell I started getting lazy (it takes a long time to get a good take. :P) and it was really too low for me, so it's not polished at all, but let me know what you think.

« Last Edit: June 24, 2009, 12:22:14 PM by abigailian »
This might hurt, it's not safe / But I know that I've gotta make a change / I don't care if I break,
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« Reply #1 on: June 07, 2009, 09:14:38 PM »
I didn't know you played guitar! Downloading now.

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« Reply #2 on: June 07, 2009, 09:17:28 PM »
Three tracks, by the way. I tried singing an playing at the same time, but 1. Sound was horrible, and 2. Those octave jumps in the bridge and at the end were ridiculously bad when I couldn't concentrate on them (they're still pretty rough, though.) So now it all sounds much better (plus I could add the harmony, to it. :)

Oh, and I BARELY play guitar. (I actually wrapped toilet paper around the bottom two strings, because I'm used to tenor guitar, and I'm still not great at that).
This might hurt, it's not safe / But I know that I've gotta make a change / I don't care if I break,
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« Reply #3 on: June 07, 2009, 09:18:38 PM »
Wow, I'm impressed. Loved the harmonizing. If it wasn't for the slight sub-parness of the technical recording quality, I wouldn't have been surprised at all if I heard this version on the radio.

Really, that was wonderful.

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« Reply #4 on: June 07, 2009, 09:19:45 PM »
Thanks a lot!   :seraismile:
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« Reply #5 on: June 07, 2009, 10:03:14 PM »
It was very nice. :vikonsmile: You've such a cute, pleasant sounding voice, so that it's fun to hear it more than once. =)

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« Reply #6 on: June 07, 2009, 10:59:55 PM »
The guitar makes it sound very country musicy. :seraismile: Your really good!

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« Reply #7 on: June 08, 2009, 12:05:00 AM »
The song's stuck in my head now. :angry: It's all your fault.
And now as I listen :musicnote:I think I've been hit by a cuuupid
Kidding of course. Cause even if so :musicnote:No one needs to knoooww, riiiight nowww~


*snaps out of it* ^That just costed me 5 masculinity points. I want them back.

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« Reply #8 on: June 08, 2009, 12:47:35 AM »
Thanks Berk and Lotus. This actually is definitely a country song, but I don't really have country voice. And the reason for the guitar is because it's the easiest way for me to get an almost full accompaniment, because I'm not good enough to accompany myself on piano.

@ Reives, first off, since when do we have note icons?  :o I need those...
And yes, it is quite a catchy song. :) And I'm afraid you'll have to regain your masculinity points another way. I have now way of retaining them, so they melted away (I happen to be an expert on masculinity point lore).

Anyway, I added a bass part, because the guitar sounded lame with just four strings, so.

http://www.box.net/shared/4sf1yuaflh

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« Reply #9 on: June 08, 2009, 12:49:53 AM »
first off, since when do we have note icons?
I uploaded it for the occasion. The said action was accountable for 2 of those 5 masculinity points lost.

P.S. Downloading, but can you make them Mp3s in the future? :P

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« Reply #10 on: June 08, 2009, 12:54:01 AM »
Oh, I actually meant to make that one an OGG, but my normal program is kaputt, so I'm making do with Audacity. (My computer got sick recently, and we had to basically erase everything on it, so I'm trying to be careful with downloading stuff. In short: No mp3's for a little while, unless there's a program already on Windows that can do it.)
This might hurt, it's not safe / But I know that I've gotta make a change / I don't care if I break,
At least I'll be feeling something


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« Reply #11 on: June 08, 2009, 01:00:22 AM »
Ah, hm. Well the added bass is a nice touch, it's definitely getting there. To be honest, I think it's probably broadcastable now.

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« Reply #12 on: June 08, 2009, 02:31:19 AM »
I <3 the singing :-*
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« Reply #13 on: June 09, 2009, 11:01:57 AM »
Thanks guys. There are definitely more coming. This was fun. (Probably a fan arangement of a Quintessence song, actually ;) )
This might hurt, it's not safe / But I know that I've gotta make a change / I don't care if I break,
At least I'll be feeling something


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« Reply #14 on: June 09, 2009, 11:50:47 AM »
I finally realized that the lyrics actually does have "Benji" in it and not a listening mistake. :o