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lholden

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Verse
Throw your doubts to the wind; open your heart to changes.
Just throw your doubts to the wind; and trust in fate.
The world is rich in luck; our deck of cards is loaded.
Only in doubt are we stuck; just let go and fly.

Solo (over verse)

Bridge
Two is more than none; just wish and you will have.
Choose a shining star and hold it in your hand.
You’re bright – a true light.
Shining bright - alight.

Verse
There’ll be no turning back to life of doubt.
There’ll be no thought astray... now you’ve found the way.
The mystery of simple life lies within all around.
The key to dreams often sought is easily found.

Outro
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Comments: 44
Fans: 20
Plays: 106
Downloads: 0

Uploaded: Jan 26, 2011 - 10:44:18 AM
Last Updated: Jan 27, 2011 - 12:51:29 AM Last Played: May 09, 2017 - 02:02:02 PM
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Hardware:
Apple iMac, M-Audio Fast Track Pro, Samson Condenser Mic, Yamaha Electric Piano
Software:
Garage Band
Comments
867-5309 said 2457 days ago (January 26th, 2011)
solo
wonderful mix - and the vocals are velvet -
with a nice vibrato ~ Laura - the piano solo
has a nice natural echo to it - what kind of yamaha ?
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lholden said 2457 days ago (January 26th, 2011)
thanks
Thank you very much for your nice comments. I am glad that you enjoyed listening and it made me really happy to hear that you thought the mix was good. I've been trying to improve this aspect of my recording lately! I have a Yamaha DGX-640 electric piano. I just bought it a few months ago and have been really happy with it so far. I am not a piano player, but enjoying the adventure of playing. Thanks again and all the best.
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mrattue said 2457 days ago (January 26th, 2011)
Uplifting, bright track!
Just what is required on a winter's evening when the heating is refusing to function!

Thank you,

Marc
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lholden said 2457 days ago (January 26th, 2011)
Thanks
Hi, Marc. Thank you very much for your comments. I am happy that it helped to warm you up.... is the heating functioning now? Poor you! Take care and stay warm. All the best.
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woofer3 said 2457 days ago (January 26th, 2011)
Trust
Enjoyed this, a beautiful song with vocals to match. Nice piano break as well.
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lholden said 2457 days ago (January 26th, 2011)
Thanks
Thank you for your nice comments. I am happy that you enjoyed the listen and feel especially pleased that you found the piano solo to be alright, as it's my first attempt at a piano solo! Thanks again and all the best.
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tonestones said 2457 days ago (January 26th, 2011)
Nice piano
Nice tune. Very uplifting.
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lholden said 2456 days ago (January 27th, 2011)
thank you
Thanks for the nice comments. It's reassuring to hear that the piano comes off alright! All the best.
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sngwrtr said 2457 days ago (January 26th, 2011)
Lyrically speaking
Thank you for posting this song and for considering my feedback (or not!).

I liked the production and I like the positive attitude, but I personally find the lyrics in need of some touching up.

Generally speaking, lyrics should flow in a straightforward conversational manner. To me, the lyrics here don't quite pass that test.

The first line itself is not ... well ... very lyrical. But more than that, the lyrics come across (to me, anyhow) as "stuffy" or "stilted."

As for "conversational", it's not likely that one would say in conversation to another, "Two is more than none" (as one example). So what I'm suggesting is that the lyrics are maybe a bit too "poetic" as opposed to conversational. It's great to have poetic images in a song, but best if they can be worked into the song in a very conversational tone (I love to use the song "Live Like You Were Dying" as an example of this).

All of this, of course, is merely my opinion - please receive my feedback in that context (i.e. "one man's opinion").
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lholden said 2456 days ago (January 27th, 2011)
thanks
Thank you for your comments. I was pleased to read that you thought the production was good, as this was an area I have been trying to improve. I think that there are different styles of lyrics, some are more conversational in and other more abstract. The genre of music often lends itself to one, the other or both styles. I agree that the lyrics in Trust would certainly not pass a test for being straightforward or conversational. The topic of the song would probably not be a common topic of conversation either. I do feel, though, that more abstract lyrics can be effective as well in music or literature. Abstract lyrics leave open spaces for personal interpretation or questioning. I feel that there is a value to that.

As for the lyrics coming across as 'stuffy' or 'stilted', of course, this is never a positive. The song came to me as almost to myself, a reminder, to help me through a time of change when I wasn't sure that I wanted change. In the end, I found the lyrics to be inspiring and this concept of trusting in what is to come, believing in some sort of order to this crazy universe (not religious) is something that I think of often.

Thanks again for your comments - much appreciated.
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mvh9591 said 2456 days ago (January 26th, 2011)
Nice___
Sounding good Laura.

Enjoyed - Thanks for sharing,

mvh : )
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lholden said 2456 days ago (January 27th, 2011)
thanks
Thank you for your nice comments. I am glad that you enjoyed listening...all the best.
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RAVENS said 2456 days ago (January 27th, 2011)
Lovely
I'm not too sure if I've ever heard your music before. You have a very pretty voice, and I must say that I do like the lyrics. I think they emulate positivity, which we can all use.

RAVEN ;-)
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lholden said 2456 days ago (January 27th, 2011)
thank you
Thank you very much for your nice comments, Raven. I also believe that a dose of positivity is good for us these days. Sometimes all we need is a reminder that things are only as negative as we think they are. I am happy that you enjoyed the song. All the best.
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Warren Smith said 2456 days ago (January 27th, 2011)
Trust
Nice song - I love the how the wispy melody amicably fits with the inspirational lyrics - a sweet, melodious match-up.

I also like how you vary your singing approach from verse to verse, adding a subtle complexity to the vox.

The noodling piano solo works for me as a momentary, slightly-extended break from the lyrics - it feels as if you are living up to the message inherent in the verse, that if you trust in yourself, something good will emerge from the effort.

What you don't want to trust in (my opinion now on songwriting) is creating lyrics or songs by formula ... unless you want your stuff to sound like everyone else : )


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lholden said 2456 days ago (January 27th, 2011)
thank you
Thank you very much for taking the time to write such a thoughtful comment. It is much appreciated and I am happy that you enjoyed the song. In a way, I don't feel responsible for my songs actually. The lyrics, melody and overall idea all seem to just 'come' somehow. Before I begin, the song feels complete. I think that trusting in what comes to us is the best way to sound just like yourself. I agree that formulas aren't authentic. It is such a relief to hear that the piano solo seems to work! Thanks again for writing. All the best.
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neilh79 said 2456 days ago (January 27th, 2011)
Trust..
... this is a very pretty song, well sung and lyrically super well done
lholden said 2456 days ago (January 27th, 2011)
Thank you
Thank you very much for the nice comments. I am happy that you enjoyed the song and that the lyrics work for you. All the best.
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Little_Hooligan said 2456 days ago (January 27th, 2011)
Inspirational
You have a very soothing voice..:)Lovely keynotes.. Heartwarming in thought and song
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lholden said 2456 days ago (January 27th, 2011)
thanks
It makes me happy to think that the message of this song can work as an inspiration to others:) What a nice word heartwarming is, don't you think? Thank you very much for taking the time to write these nice comments. All the best.
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Feter said 2456 days ago (January 27th, 2011)
Trust
Lovely ...sweet singing song writing ..wish the drum lil bit to the back and the piano more into the front ...just me ...good job !!
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lholden said 2455 days ago (January 28th, 2011)
Thanks
Thank you, Feter. I am happy that you enjoyed listening. I am working on mixing and mastering - haven't quite gotten there yet! I will have another listen to the mix for sure. Thanks for taking the time to comment. All the best.
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PeterB7858 said 2456 days ago (January 27th, 2011)
Uplifting
Quality vocals lift this song and provide it with a nice sense of hope. Uplifting. Warm regards, Peter.
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lholden said 2455 days ago (January 28th, 2011)
thank you
Thank you for your nice comments, Peter. I am really happy that you find the song uplifting and enjoyed the listen. All the best.
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Sigmund said 2455 days ago (January 28th, 2011)
Trust
This is very nice. You have a great singing voice. Your piano solo sounds cool. On a technical note, I found the extra noises coming from your microphone a bit distracting, especially starting around 2:30 till the end. The problem is, not being a singer or not having recorded vocals for the last umpteen years means I can't give you any real pointers on how to alleviate those sounds - I guess it could be as simple as not touching your mic while singing - who knows? Anyway, I enjoyed listening to your music and look forward to hearing more - thanks for sharing with us!
Sig
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lholden said 2454 days ago (January 29th, 2011)
Thank you
Dear Sig,
Thanks you very much for your comments. I am glad that you liked the song. I am going to look at the recording mix and try to re-record the vocals. I recorded this vocal track before buying a pop filter, a physical thing that you hold in front of the mic and sing through, which prevents 'pops' and other extra mic noises while you are singing (i.e. sound of breathing). I tried to re-record the vocals and can't seem to get the same timbre that I got on this first recording from long ago. I will have another look at the vocals and try to alleviate those sounds somehow. I agree that they are distracting from 2:30 until the end. Maybe I can try to re-record this part and leave the rest? Thanks again for the comments and take care!

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Char said 2454 days ago (January 29th, 2011)
Pretty
song. Piano and voice are beautiful. Thanks.
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lholden said 2454 days ago (January 29th, 2011)
thanks
It's really nice that you liked the song and that the piano comes across just fine:) Thanks for taking the time to comment. All the best.
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Daugrin said 2454 days ago (January 29th, 2011)
Laura S. Holden
Thanks for posting this tune.

Daug
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lholden said 2454 days ago (January 29th, 2011)
thanks
I enjoyed listening to your songs too:) Thanks for taking the time to have a listen and comment. All the best, Daug.
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jibes said 2454 days ago (January 29th, 2011)
Trust
Laura. I like your song. A nice melody with a very nice voice. You talked about getting a better sound. One thing that would help and I used to have the same problem, is a muddy sound. The best thing I have found is to reduce the bass on all the tracks except the bass and drums. This will help dramatically.
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lholden said 2454 days ago (January 29th, 2011)
thanks
Hey, Jibes. Thank you very much for the suggestion. I really want to improve the sound and am just learning how to mix and master - not so good at it yet. I will try this strategy for sure, to make the sound less muddy. Thanks again. All the best.
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Moviz said 2453 days ago (January 30th, 2011)
You say
you're not a piano player, but you're sounding ok and a lot better than I can play, Laura. You have a really nice warm voice too, so I think you got a good artistic combination going for you, thank you for posting, regards M
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lholden said 2453 days ago (January 30th, 2011)
Thanks
Thank you for your really nice, supportive comments M. I really appreciate that you enjoyed the song. I often wonder how it can be that I can only really play my own songs on the piano - nothing else:) Music is a funny thing, I guess. Thanks again for your kind support. All the best.
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jdholliday said 2453 days ago (January 30th, 2011)
beautiful song
very nice, thank you for sharing this.
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lholden said 2453 days ago (January 30th, 2011)
thanks
I am really happy that you enjoyed listening. It was nice of you to take the time to comment - thanks. All the best.
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KCsGROOVE said 2451 days ago (February 1st, 2011)
fine song
with warm vocals and a very nice pianoparts!
Enjoyed it!
KC
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lholden said 2451 days ago (February 1st, 2011)
thanks
Dear KC,
Thank you for your kind comments. I am really happy that you liked the song:) All the best.
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MarkHolbrook said 2446 days ago (February 6th, 2011)
Very cool
I'm getting some Mic punches which you could probably EQ down some if you wanted to. Love the song! The performance is gorgeous!
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lholden said 2446 days ago (February 6th, 2011)
Mark
Thanks, Mark. It's so nice of you to listen and comment. I am really happy that you like the song, despite the mic punches! Thanks again.
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Philos60 said 2414 days ago (March 10th, 2011)
Warm heartful voice
I like your talented voice. It's warm and heartful...great feeling. The piano solo in between underlines your vocals. All the best!
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lholden said 2378 days ago (April 15th, 2011)
Philos60
Thank you very much for such nice comments. I am happy that you liked the piano solo and enjoyed listening overall. Take care.
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Toveco said 2400 days ago (March 24th, 2011)
Trust
Lovely song and very good singing.
The only thing for me is that your voice is a bit to loud in the mix, same the piano and the back music need a bit EQ.
But a very nice piece

Tom/
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lholden said 2378 days ago (April 15th, 2011)
Toveco
Thank you very much for your nice and helpful comments. I am trying to learn more about mixing and mastering - a little project of mine so all of these type of comments are really useful. Thanks again.
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