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Singing is a big problem for me and the primary reason I've gotten nothing accomplished for a long period of time.

This was something I wanted to do for awhile, but had difficulty creating balanced harmonies that didn't hog attention. Recording rain is difficult as I live next to a highway. This also gave me a chance to use so real percussion instead of drum loops which adds a little more life to a song. It still has some slight tempo issues that are a real pain to correct but I'm pretty happy with it for now.
August is through, Summer is over, and as always fall brings change.
Thanks for listening, I hope you enjoy.
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MarkHolbrook said 3960 days ago (August 14th, 2008)
I like it a lot! I kept waiting from your description for a voice to ring in.

I say do what I did... Just let it go and sing for the joy of singing, don't worry about what others say/think. Do it for yourself.

This piece deserves a soulful vocal. It is really a very nice work!
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lavalamp said 3959 days ago (August 14th, 2008)
2 pencils and a lampshade
You've some talent. Sounds really great.
Just speak the lyrics if you're unsure about your singing.

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HalwayToNowhere said 3959 days ago (August 14th, 2008)
Thanks for the input, I appreciate it. What I meant from the ambiguous description was that because I have trouble singing, I concentrated on a project that didn't require any. I thought here and there of putting some words to this but I think I'm liking it as a simple instrumental, although or course its up in the air. Really adding any sort of dominant tune to this seemed to draw too much attention away from what I considered it's decent qualities. However whatever criticism or input anyone has to offer is still greatly valued.
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egobandit said 3959 days ago (August 14th, 2008)
On the respect. I love that you kept it real. I like the tap and the acoustic? sounds very clean and clear.The string you added give it warmth and depth. A compelling piece of music. I say work it more add lyrics .I lke the way it builds and then falls back into the guitar. Sounds like a good rain storm BTW. Very cool enjoyed thanks for sharing.
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Godchaser said 3959 days ago (August 15th, 2008)
Double Ditto!
Wonderful mood with or without any vocals.As LL suggested,perhaps just some spoken words would do.Good piece of work.

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E-Frame Wrecker said 3957 days ago (August 16th, 2008)
Nice song
Yes, this song can stand without vocals, and with a different arrangement would benefit from vocals. If you don't feel comfortable singing have you cosidered collaborating. I don't think you have trouble finding someone because its a good song. =)

Great recording of the rain. For manual percussion, I have in the past done the whole track and then gone back and found the best sounding hits and used them rather than the original track.
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shiner said 3955 days ago (August 19th, 2008)
August Blues
Good guitar and your midi instruments cam in at a good time to keep it fresh. Vocals aren't everything. I'd prefer to listen to a beautiful sound filled track than hear someone singing to the same old chord progression anydday. keep it up!
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