• Fixed Chord Competition - The Softening.
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Fixed Chord Competition - The Softening.
on: June 08, 2015, 19:10:50
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All - my fixed chord competition entry, albeit transposed from the original F, Dm, Am, Em so that I could sing it  :) :)

Interested in your feedback! ;) ;) And thanks to all on the Ideas thread and beyond for your feedback and advice..

Look forward to listening again to all the entries...

Z

The Softening

Verse 1:                         
Why do you have those hard edges
Who hurt you so?
The world is full of angry faces
Time to let it go

Chorus:
Wipe the board clean
Lay down your guard
Let this be your softening
Edges no longer hard

Verse 2:
Bitter pill swallowed whole
No need for more
Step slowly forward
Don't stop when you pass go

Chorus:
Wipe the board clean
Lay down your guard
Let this be your softening
Edges no longer hard

Bridge:
Trust what you see and what you hear
The words are real
Give yourself a chance to find out
What you really feel
You hold the future in your hands
You have the cards to deal
Just lay them out without a doubt
And set yourself free

https://soundcloud.com/monnodb/the-softening-wip


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Re: Fixed Chord Competition - The Softening.
Reply #1 on: June 08, 2015, 19:19:45
Hi Zedd, as i said earlier (in the: ah, now here is an idea -thread)

this is great!!!!this certainly is one of the favorites to win, in my opinion (but i don't want to influence anyone's vote, i leave that to Mr. Blatter  ;D ;D ;D)

but...... ;D ;D ;D ;D, i do take bribes  ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D, preferably in the form of Karma points  8) 8) 8)on my Swiss DB bank account  ;D ;D ;D ;D, but pssst, don't tell anyone  8) 8)
All - my fixed chord competition entry, albeit transposed from the original F, Dm, Am, Em so that I could sing it  :) :)


https://soundcloud.com/monnodb/the-softening-wip

well, i think i already approved the transposing, so your song is in for the competition.....but....some extra karma points could help to confirm that i already said this.....my memory has been a bit hazy lately  ;D ;D ;D ;D 
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Re: Fixed Chord Competition - The Softening.
Reply #2 on: June 08, 2015, 19:41:35
Bribe eh, karma duly given  ;D

Thanks for the comments DB!


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Re: Fixed Chord Competition - The Softening.
Reply #3 on: June 08, 2015, 20:10:07
;D ;D ;D, ah, great, and...

i remember clearly now: transposing is allowed


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Re: Fixed Chord Competition - The Softening.
Reply #4 on: June 08, 2015, 20:48:54
and...great lyrics too  :o :o :o :o (sorry i am a bit slow  ;D)

btw... who played the guitar? very nice!

a super entry for the four fixed chords challenge!!


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Re: Fixed Chord Competition - The Softening.
Reply #5 on: June 08, 2015, 21:43:08
Ow I posted in the other thread, sorry! Wow beautiful Z!! MM
I'm proud of this track, check it out! https://soundcloud.com/martimedia/dreams


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Re: Fixed Chord Competition - The Softening.
Reply #6 on: June 08, 2015, 21:56:32
Hi Zedd,

Sounding great. Love that bubbling drum and bass. Then the guitar runs like water over it. At times the vocal seems to be a little bit swallowed by the music - could be all the reverb floating around - a problem i often encounter (and have yet to resolve - other than removing some of the reverb, which isn't what i want.)

Really nice tune.

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Re: Fixed Chord Competition - The Softening.
Reply #7 on: June 08, 2015, 23:27:10
Thanks all - comments very much appreciated...

Digger - know what you mean about the vocal disappearing at points.. As you say lots of reverb.. I'm sure the mix can be improved.. Big learning curve going on in this house  :) :) A very poetic review if I might say! Thank you..

Also MM thanks for the feedback.. yes I'm the Reverb Queen  :) :)

And DB again my thanks - guitar was recorded by a pal of mine - we emailed back and forth..

Bit of a departure from my folky norm - lots of fun!

Thanks again.

Z

 


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Re: Fixed Chord Competition - The Softening.
Reply #8 on: June 11, 2015, 07:49:56
Hi Zedd,

great song, like Digger I love the drums, really pushes the song along. You've set a high standard.

Keith


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Re: Fixed Chord Competition - The Softening.
Reply #9 on: June 12, 2015, 12:15:10
Really cool song.I like the drum and bass too. May some real echo on the words in-between the chorus would add something special. ;)
Enjoyed listening.Reminds me a little bit on Kate Bush.


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Re: Fixed Chord Competition - The Softening.
Reply #10 on: June 12, 2015, 17:57:55
@ Fisch i also had that Kate Bush feeling, the vocals and the percussion did that for me

great music, Zedd, keep the music coming!!!


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Re: Fixed Chord Competition - The Softening.
Reply #11 on: June 12, 2015, 20:15:33
@ Fisch i also had that Kate Bush feeling, the vocals and the percussion did that for me

great music, Zedd, keep the music coming!!!
One Karma Point for having that Kate Bush feeling also. ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D


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Re: Fixed Chord Competition - The Softening.
Reply #12 on: June 14, 2015, 00:57:39
Thanks so much for the feedback - delighted I am... Particularly as this is my first real home mix, apart from very raw piano/guitar and vocal. Will just have to try it again  :)

Thanks guys!

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Re: Fixed Chord Competition - The Softening.
Reply #13 on: June 16, 2015, 00:45:05
Vox and picked guitars in this are the real stand out elements for me. The mix sounds wonderfully clean, nice job. It is incedible what you have managed to achieve with fixed chords, quite outstanding really. Loved it.
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Re: Fixed Chord Competition - The Softening.
Reply #14 on: June 16, 2015, 18:04:40
and me again  ;D ;D ;D ;D, it must be me  ;D ;D ;D


this is great indeed,
and i want to add (and reiterate what others said), you are also getting very good in the mixing and producing department fast, Zedd!!!!!!

the vocal melody, that : "whipe the board clean" part is really something and hooky (sticking to the brain easily)

even more karma from me ;D ;D ;D



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