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Singing Lessons - Week 1


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Yes, my dear wife paid someone to teach me to sing, or so they think...

I'm stubborn, but I'm wide open to the idea of learning how to improve my sound, even if it means trying to sing like everyone else. Grork... Excuse me.... something sour just came up out of my belly and... well... nevermind.....

This is a kind of documentation of my very first "Singing Lesson"

As you might notice, one lesson has had little effect on my overall sound. In fact, it's probably caused me to rebel and do something very immature and obsurd. I know there are a few of you that will really appreciate this (and even more that won't), knowing I haven't gone over to the dark side.... and no, this isn't Andreas pretending to be me. It's me and the keyboard. I did this from home tonight. The black and scratchy bass is at my office resting peacefully - totally unaware of what's been done tonight.

And just for the record, Linda (my teacher) is awesome. She's old school artsy fartsy and I love her. I'll probably tell my grand kids about my singing lessons, if they don't hear about it on VH1.
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Lyrics
Dough
Ray
Me
Far
Sew
Latte
Doeh!!
Song Stats
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Comments: 53
Fans: 20
Plays: 233
Downloads: 93

Uploaded: Jun 16, 2009 - 12:52:08 AM
Last Updated: Jun 16, 2009 - 01:06:55 AM Last Played: Jul 27, 2017 - 06:13:12 AM
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Hardware:
Samson r11 microphone, the keyboard (musical typing)
Software:
GB iLife 09
Comments
michaeljayklein said 3107 days ago (June 16th, 2009)
Very creative
I've never heard the solfeggio sung with such panache!
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five_extra_arms said 3107 days ago (June 16th, 2009)
The Panache of Julie Andrews?
Thanks. It was a fun experiment.

I hope next week I sound better!
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Diviner said 3107 days ago (June 16th, 2009)
LOL!
What a funny track, the music is really good and enjoyable. Great stuff, well done Bob.
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five_extra_arms said 3107 days ago (June 16th, 2009)
Funny Track
This is the first time in a long time that I actually used the keyboard to play the music. I found myself spending a lot of time fixing the missed notes. Next time I think I'll drive to the office and get the midi keyboard. This song would've been finished in an hour instead of 3 hours!
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Feter said 3107 days ago (June 16th, 2009)
Singing Lessons
You go punk'em turkey Bob ...loved how you arranged the whole track s..
very cool ....kudos for the rockin solfeggiotato ...thnx alot for sharin !!!!!
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five_extra_arms said 3107 days ago (June 16th, 2009)
Punky Turkey
I love to rock the solfeggiotato.

Thanks!
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said 3107 days ago (June 16th, 2009)
dough a dear
You had me singing all of the von Trapp Family juxtaposed onto your tune... It actually works quite well that way, give it a try, I'm serious. The boys would probably join in...

. - Harold
five_extra_arms said 3107 days ago (June 16th, 2009)
a female dear
Knock yerself out Harold! I've had my share of the von Trapp kids!

Would really love to hear you sing it!
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said 3107 days ago (June 16th, 2009)
Doughh....
Sew.....
Lah.....
Fah.....
Me......
Dough...
Ray.....
magnatone said 3107 days ago (June 16th, 2009)
Singing Lessons
LOL LOL LOL - i just had to play this for everybody in the house! i will laugh all day - this is fabulous!
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five_extra_arms said 3107 days ago (June 16th, 2009)
A Laugh A Minute
I hope after my forth lesson, no one is laughing, but I doubt it!

Glad you enjoyed it. It was pretty funny last night about midnite!
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davisamerica said 3107 days ago (June 16th, 2009)
far..sew..latte...
effing heck ... i have those wrong all this time ... no wonder i can't sing my way out of a bucket. I love this insane romp ... i really do. very cool
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five_extra_arms said 3107 days ago (June 16th, 2009)
Insane Romp
Yeah, I know that bucket you speak of....

Thanks for the listen!


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tempie said 3107 days ago (June 16th, 2009)
DOH!
man what a cool little melody - i was arranging backup vocals as I listened - this begs for a round. reminds me of they might be giants. i know you're having fun but the last two tunes, to me, indicate a very cool new direction for you, down happy street into some kind of b-52s meets dead milkmen disneyland.
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five_extra_arms said 3107 days ago (June 16th, 2009)
Stukas Over Disneyland
I wanted to go on and on with this, but I figured 2 minutes was plenty!

B-52s - Dead Milkmen - two of my favorites!

Thanks!
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lavalamp said 3106 days ago (June 16th, 2009)
very immature and obsurd
How dare you post when I post!

Original lyrics....as always.

Doe, a deer a female deer

LOL- Cool experiment dude. Really liked it.

Dave
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five_extra_arms said 3106 days ago (June 16th, 2009)
Immature And Obsurd
I wear the warning label proudly.

I had the whole house to myself, so what did I do?

I had fun!
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kingbee said 3106 days ago (June 16th, 2009)
the sound of music
Very amusing and original take on your singing lessons.
My singing teacher had me singing..
Ma-aa, May-ee, me-ee, mo-oo, moo.
I think my neighbours thought there was a mad cow next door.
Count your self lucky you got to do do re mi.
Keep up the good work
cheers
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five_extra_arms said 3106 days ago (June 16th, 2009)
The Sound Of Music
Did your singing teacher have a speech impediment?

My teacher's awesome. She teaches children all day so she knows just what to do with me!
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Calchas said 3106 days ago (June 16th, 2009)
Outstanding lyrics bro! Best EVER! lol
Sorry...I couldn't help myself. Just diggin' the madness Bob. I think some of it may have rubbed off on me. (Like I needed MORE!)

Has your teacher heard this?

Be well!
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five_extra_arms said 3106 days ago (June 16th, 2009)
Poetry Mockery
You are indeed one mad man.

My teacher has not heard this yet. Think she'll make me stay after class if she hears it? Make me clean the erasers?
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Lennon714 said 3106 days ago (June 16th, 2009)
Hooray
This is like learning a friend went to the FBI academy... to teach everyone how to armpit fart. I'm glad you're still you. It gets kind of mesmerizing around the 1:55 mark.
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five_extra_arms said 3106 days ago (June 16th, 2009)
Agent Armpit
What a great thing to say! Thanks!

I liked that last part of the tune as well. I used 4 tracks of vocals each with a chorus on it and had at least 3 simultaneous voices sing at any time. Add the echo and it was really sounding cool to my extra ears.

Well, I better get back to work now... these whoopie cushions don't inflate themselves!
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Pete_NB said 3106 days ago (June 16th, 2009)
Singing
It would inspire me to take up singing, but I'm speechless...
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five_extra_arms said 3106 days ago (June 16th, 2009)
Speechless
You always say that.


Yakkity yakkity yak!


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Vic Holman said 3106 days ago (June 16th, 2009)
doughy latte's
fun and educational. sometimes it's hard to teach an old dog new tricks. I'm sure you are going to get a lot of great pointers that you can pass on to us, who are to cheap to pay for lessons :-)
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five_extra_arms said 3106 days ago (June 16th, 2009)
Old Dog
You know I'll be passing on everything I learn.

Us old dogs need to stick together.
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Moviz said 3106 days ago (June 16th, 2009)
....And now
you can be called 'Five_extra_voices'; Hilarious!, cheers M
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five_extra_arms said 3105 days ago (June 17th, 2009)
Mo Hears Voices
I'm glad yo got a good laugh! I think your songs are funny too!





LOL!







Bob
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lengold said 3106 days ago (June 16th, 2009)
Only
you could do this Bob.
Great.
Cheers
Len

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five_extra_arms said 3105 days ago (June 17th, 2009)
Don't Try This At Home
This man is a professional and he doesn't know any better.


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mike_d said 3106 days ago (June 16th, 2009)
You're
on a roll with all this dough, lol! With all this talk of singing lessons, I am reminded of the great Steve Martin who once discussed his experience with it, "She wanted me to sing from my diaphragm.......My diaphragm people!....... How is that even possible!?!"

This is a fun track Bob. Sounds like you're having a good time!
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five_extra_arms said 3105 days ago (June 17th, 2009)
Wild And Crazy Guy
Man.... you spoiled my second song! Week 2 was going to be about singing from your "diaphragm"!! I have a snippet of Steve Martin saying that!

Dude, you are way too funny!

Glad to know you are even crazier than I detected in person!
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Char said 3106 days ago (June 16th, 2009)
Me So-o-o
Latte to the partee! Far Me Sew Dough so I can buy more Latte. A thought: Let another person add a minute and pass it on for another minute. Sound of music is supplanted by creative genius. I am glad you stuck in there to finish it. You appreciate things that take effort. At least, I do. Thanks.
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five_extra_arms said 3105 days ago (June 17th, 2009)
GB File For Rent
I'll send the file to anyone that wants to build on it.

It's iLife '09 because I am so modern.

Thanks for the great idea Char. I'm expecting you to ask for the file.

(^:
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bud said 3106 days ago (June 16th, 2009)
Love the latte addition to the octave
does it cost $4 every time you sing it? Fun piece Bob - looking forward to the five extra von trapps version.
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five_extra_arms said 3105 days ago (June 17th, 2009)
Free Refills
I hope my next singing lessons teaches how to use that tuning feature that will allow me a full octave in range. There'd be no stopping me then!
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michael2 said 3105 days ago (June 17th, 2009)
bob
this is great. i love how you took that warm-up exercise and rocked it robot stylee. hell yeah. you never let me down. how come there was no one as cool as you when i lived in florida?
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five_extra_arms said 3098 days ago (June 25th, 2009)
Cool In Florida
There's still no one cool in Florida!

Thanks for the reminder!
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Go_Turtle_Go said 3105 days ago (June 18th, 2009)
balls
you got em. i dont. never get me in front of a mic. good effort!
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five_extra_arms said 3098 days ago (June 25th, 2009)
Fearless
I'm afraid of nothing, not even a good microphone... oh yeah, I am afraid of clowns, but nothing else.... clowns and puppets.....
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cjdaley said 3103 days ago (June 20th, 2009)
these lyrics
are faintly reminiscent of something, but you really take them somewhere new .The rest couldn't be more original.
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five_extra_arms said 3097 days ago (June 25th, 2009)
Reminiscent
I tend to draw from the mysterious and almost familiar, like most original people.

Thanks!
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diamondvalley said 3099 days ago (June 23rd, 2009)
whoaa...
The hills in Valrico are alive!
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five_extra_arms said 3097 days ago (June 25th, 2009)
The Hills Are Alive
Yeah,

a wee bit nuttier than National Lampoon's Vacation with the Grizwalds!
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Estella said 3098 days ago (June 24th, 2009)
haha ha ha aha !
Sigh. It's so good to be back at MacJams. Thanks for that!

Just for the record, I'm taking voice lessons, and we've never done anywhere near that! LOL

Also, no worries - I won't sound like anyone else, either.
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five_extra_arms said 3097 days ago (June 25th, 2009)
Echoroom
I'm just worried that I'm going to start sounding like Steve in a couple of weeks. Poor Steve. Do you think he deserves me dragging his innocent name into this?




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PrototypeEightyOne said 3098 days ago (June 25th, 2009)
LOL
no wonder shes paying you for lessons, if i was in her shoes and you sang like that it would either be singing lessons...or well divorce court. lol. Good to hear she chose the lessons :P

cool track man love the idea.
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five_extra_arms said 3097 days ago (June 25th, 2009)
Precious
Remember the weird dude in Silence of the Lambs?

My wife thinks I sing like him when he's trapped in the pit, calling for his dog PRECIOUS!!

Pretty horrific, but enough about me....
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MIRx said 3096 days ago (June 26th, 2009)
well
i can't really tell about your singing progresses, being an old cracked bell myself, but i'm really amazed by the lyrics, must say i quite lost tracks lately, but man, these are poetically immense, they say everything by saying nothing, i don't know whether to laugh or to cry... i'll cry for laughing, then ;)
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egobandit said 3093 days ago (June 29th, 2009)
what is
A fassolatidoe! sounds like a great Ice cream surprise inside an electric keyboard! Ok OK this put a big grin on my face, excellent!
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debmac said 3093 days ago (June 30th, 2009)
Kudos to you Bob!!
and also to your wife, she must certainly love you for wanting you to be all you can be! I can hear those melodies just wanting to break free....keep at it and before you know it, I'll be asking you for pointers! Guy says I should practice, so I'll tell him I found my first lesson via five_extra-arms... thank you

I have never heard such a full-bodied, colorful rendition of do-rae-me ... I'm sure it will still be in my brain tomorrow, lol .... I'll have to check if there's a download for this.. thanks for sharing your song... it's a keeper in my book!
Deb



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His_Boy_Sherman said 3045 days ago (August 17th, 2009)
Singing Lessons
Amazing what a single lesson can do to an otherwise offensive and off key vocalist.

If you keep up with the lessons, maybe in 20 years you could join my band? I don't want to make promises, but I think that I'll be old enough to have forgotten what you've done here. Besides, we'll be looking for a bass player by then....



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