• hometown song competition: CHILDREN CREATE THE WORLD
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https://soundcloud.com/wazeestreet/children-create-the-world

my second entry
I started another version of this one with bells and whistles, but pulled back to this simple tune.
I think it works better in capturing the free spirit of childhood and place (Hawaii in the 60s)
Thanks for listening,
WAZEE
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Re: hometown song competition: CHILDREN CREATE THE WORLD
Reply #1 on: May 24, 2018, 22:51:06
hey @WAZEE - just listened to this. These are lovely sentimental lyrics that hearken to a simpler life and time. It is interesting how a melody with more of a static rhythm is combining with that moving ukelele strum.
Good show!  :)
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November Sound is based on the Mother, Father & Son musical trio of Melissa, Bill & Will. I'm the father so anything I post will have my wife singing and/or my son playing percussion.


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Re: hometown song competition: CHILDREN CREATE THE WORLD
Reply #2 on: May 25, 2018, 10:27:19
The uke is a perfect instrument for this song. You're right about how it somehow frames your setting of uncomplicated childhood while the wonderful simplicity of the lyrics allows the listener to slip into the scene and create his or her own image of those innocent days.

Nice piece and an excellent entry, Mike.
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Re: hometown song competition: CHILDREN CREATE THE WORLD
Reply #3 on: May 25, 2018, 19:35:22
hi @WAZEE that is beautiful, you hit a very nostalagic and sentimental note / atmosphere in this song, that comes across...it hit a sentimental nerve in me...:P :-[ 8) 8) 8)  ::headphone:: ::dj::
great entry for the ....write-a-song-about-your-hometown...songwriting challenge  ::thumb:: ::thumb:: ::thumb:: ::thumb::

https://www.songwriter-forum-kitchen.com/forum/competitions/18/competition-ideas-now-the-write-a-song-about-your-hometown-competition-thread/4321/msg47527#msg47527
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Re: hometown song competition: CHILDREN CREATE THE WORLD
Reply #4 on: May 26, 2018, 12:22:20
home is where the hart is, and your hart is in this song
beautiful!  ::heart::
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Reply #5 on: May 26, 2018, 14:52:43
Very positive song filled with optimistic philosophy :)


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Reply #6 on: May 27, 2018, 22:12:40
Sweet song, I like the intimacy of the recording. Some interesting harmonies in there too. Good luck in the competition! Dan


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Re: hometown song competition: CHILDREN CREATE THE WORLD
Reply #7 on: May 28, 2018, 04:21:03
Great track @WAZEE

I really like the sound of that ukulele - it suits the song and of course the link to Hawaii perfectly.

Nice words and a strong entry for the comp I reckon.

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Re: hometown song competition: CHILDREN CREATE THE WORLD
Reply #8 on: May 28, 2018, 11:23:13
Love the older Hawaiian musical trad, as well as the younger.
And now I seem to even love the Hawaiian that’s no longer there.
Love it to pieces actually.
Very very well done. And good luck with the challenge.
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Re: hometown song competition: CHILDREN CREATE THE WORLD
Reply #9 on: June 04, 2018, 00:43:47
I love your song @WAZEE  :) It has a sweet innocent sound with simple sentimental lyrics.  ::heart:: love the uke/harmonica combination  ::thumb::
It definitely captures the free spirit of childhood and place (Hawaii in the 60s)  ::Suzy:: Well done


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Re: hometown song competition: CHILDREN CREATE THE WORLD
Reply #10 on: June 06, 2018, 02:11:47
Hey @WAZEE

Welcome to the kitchen! :)

What a beautiful and heartwarming little song. I like it a lot. Unfortunately the recording is a bit crappy. It would be even more enjoyable if you‘d used a better microphone.

Cheers,
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Re: hometown song competition: CHILDREN CREATE THE WORLD
Reply #11 on: June 06, 2018, 14:36:27
Hi @WAZEE great the way you were able to capture the whole Hawaiiana vibe,
the instrument choice and style of singing. It does kind of transport the listener.
nice one.
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Re: hometown song competition: CHILDREN CREATE THE WORLD
Reply #12 on: June 07, 2018, 23:32:54
Hey @WAZEE ... this is a sweet song.. instrumentation and harmonies compliment the tune very well..

Good luck in the competition!

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Re: hometown song competition: CHILDREN CREATE THE WORLD
Reply #13 on: June 10, 2018, 16:33:36
Hi @WAZEE ... I'm listening to all the entries again before voting. Just wanted to say nice job again.
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Re: hometown song competition: CHILDREN CREATE THE WORLD
Reply #14 on: June 10, 2018, 20:01:34
Hi @WAZEE , thanks for joining! I love how there's so many different styles from all our participants. So goes for your entry.. love the folk style!
Good luck in the competition!

Cheers!
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