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on: January 02, 2018, 20:21:04
« Last Edit: January 02, 2018, 21:25:12 by Mar T. »
Hi, I'm a British songwriter living in Birmingham. My day job is as a remote freelance copywriter but I've written songs all my life. I've just started to share some over on Soundcloud, as I've decided to take my writing a bit more seriously. I sing my own stuff but I'm not a vocalist. I sing live and record by video as I have no fancy equipment at home but hopefully one day I can invest in some! https://soundcloud.com/medievalpoet/tracks

Nice to meet you all!

Anna


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Re: Hi
Reply #1 on: January 02, 2018, 21:30:04
Hi @Annaw , welcome to the #1 songwriting forum on our planet!  ;D ;D ;) ;)
Thanks for introducing yourself! I edited your post because the link to your Soundcloud profile was not working, I hope you appreciate.
I listened to Leave A Light On, sounds nice! Feel free to post one of your tracks for review, you'll get some focussed and helpful feedback from our kitcheners.
Make sure to check out the work of other kitcheners as well, it's amazing what our members come up with.
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Reply #2 on: January 02, 2018, 21:32:28
hi Anna

thanks for joining the forum, i hope you will like it here, make yourself at home

i listened several times to your music on soundcloud, and it sounds very good to me  ::headphone:: ::headphone:: ::headphone:: ::thumb::

welcome @Annaw  ::thumb::

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Re: Hi
Reply #3 on: January 02, 2018, 21:36:14
me again
@Annaw...i think... Leave a light on

is a beautiful piano song and great voice and piano performance



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Reply #4 on: January 02, 2018, 21:38:50
Thank you so much for your kind words. I'm looking forward to listening to your music.

Anna


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Re: Hi
Reply #5 on: January 02, 2018, 21:51:49
Hello @Annaw ....and welcome to The Kitchen!

I also listened to "Leave A Light On" and found it to be a very nice track. I think you'll find this to be a perfect place to get as serious as you wish to get about your writing and production. We are all on a similar path here. Don't be shy about asking for specific feedback on your material or letting folks know how their material sounds to you as we are all just sitting around the kitchen stove playing our music for each other.

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Reply #6 on: January 02, 2018, 21:57:22
Hi @Annaw - welcome to the kitchen!


I also listened to "Leave a Light on" - it's lovely - very pretty hook in the chorus! Agree that you should post one if your songs if you're looking for feedback.


Hope you like it here.


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Reply #7 on: January 02, 2018, 22:04:50
Thanks Karen, yes I will post a track for review. Just got a busy few days then I can get into it a bit more.

Anna


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Reply #8 on: January 07, 2018, 21:01:51
Hi @Annaw - welcome to this forum. Enjoying your tunes. Piano and vocals have a barebone calming effect - cool chords. Keep it up, both writing and singing!
recommending https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/How_Music_Works "How music works", book by David Byrne.


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Reply #9 on: January 09, 2018, 19:48:10
Welcome to the Kitchen @Annaw 

I think your songs sound very accomplished and given your lack of recording equipment it's a good sound and there is nice piano playing on them too.
 
I have no idea why you say on your SoundCloud account that you are not a singer. I really suggest you edit that out as soon as possible as I think it just isn't true.  ::headphone::

I hear a very good voice that is imperfectly recorded with perhaps a bit of a lack of confidence in it due to the the recording process. It's difficult to record the voice at the best of times and recording
live in one take is never easy. The right recording situation and fully committing to the song is all that is required. I find singing is as much about 'thinking you can do it' as as about technique and skill
and it doesn't sound like you have any difficulty in singing beautifully.

It would be nice to get your lyrics posted up with the links to the songs if at all possible. If you are wanting lyric feedback or help it's invaluable and not everybody has English as a first language in the Kitchen.

I hope to hear more from you.

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Reply #10 on: January 09, 2018, 22:13:51
Thank you very much for your kind comments. I have had a very busy week so haven't had the chance to keep up with comments/Soundcloud much but I really appreciate your feedback. I hope to record/write more soon. I had time off over Christmas and loads of melodies popped into my head! I have a very soft singing voice but it really is a bit quiet I think.


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Reply #11 on: January 11, 2018, 17:07:39
Welcome !
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