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my friend Johanna wrote this poem for her grand daughter and she asked me to put it to music. Months later I finally got to it. I was just trying to bust it out and get it done because I said I would and I like to keep my word. This is the result. I am actually very suprised by it. I think it turned out to be one of the prettiest things I've done. It's just two apple piano loops and a vocal. Very different than anything I've done before, but I really like it.
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Uploaded: Aug 21, 2008 - 07:14:43 PM
Last Updated: Aug 22, 2008 - 12:04:07 AM Last Played: Jan 28, 2017 - 06:06:43 PM
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Feter said 3469 days ago (August 21st, 2008)
the treasure
this is just so spiritual ...the singing so honest
and so emotional ...the piano sound so delicate and
lovely .great poem indeed ...very nice ballad thnx
alot for sharin !!!!!
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rabittwhole said 3469 days ago (August 21st, 2008)
wow ...
such creativity .. great post man
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ashleybarron said 3469 days ago (August 21st, 2008)
very pretty
This is lovely. I really like this song. You sing very well and this makes me want to cry because of all the emotions here. You did a great job
said 3469 days ago (August 22nd, 2008)
Sounds very beautiful !

Peace Dee.

TobinMueller said 3469 days ago (August 22nd, 2008)
loops made intimate
Not sure why you chose to use loops for this. Consider using an original piano bed. For someone who listens to a ton of GB tracks, this is perhaps the most overused piano loop, even tho this track uses a very slow BPM version and a nicely balanced and realistic MIDI piano sound.

Altho it is lovely and intimately conceived. A lovely simple track.
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thoddi said 3467 days ago (August 23rd, 2008)
The words, your singing - and the mood. Very nice!
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Peter Bauckham said 3467 days ago (August 24th, 2008)
Some might say
these piano loops are overused - but as a 'non-loop' person - I am unaware of them - and they sound beautiful on this piece. Vocals are very intimate. Lovely song and recording. What mic are you using?

Thanks for sharing.
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pablatone said 3466 days ago (August 24th, 2008)
thanks guys,
like I was saying, I was just going to slap this thing together so I wouldn't look like a complete jerk and it kinda snuck up on me. I may try my hand at the piano on it, but if you've followed my music up to this point you know that patience in the mixing stage is not my strong suit.
I recorded the vocals on a Behringer B-2 LDcondenser mic.
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Dj French Toast said 3459 days ago (August 31st, 2008)
the poem is beautiful and of corse the loops are clasic . Nice tune and I love your vocal on this man !
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Ed Hannifin said 3452 days ago (September 8th, 2008)
A good reminder...
...of how simple an excellent song can be.

I'm not troubled by the loops at all. It sounds like a guy playing piano and singing, to me.

Very sweet lyrics, and a lovely job of setting them to a melody and singing them...

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Char said 3441 days ago (September 18th, 2008)
Nicely done.
All that matters is that Joanna and you like it. If anyone else likes it then that is jam to go along with your bread and butter. Very good singing. Thanks.
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pablatone said 3441 days ago (September 18th, 2008)
thank you all
I've been goofin' with the piano sounds and I may pencil in a different loop some day.
Thanks for listenin'.
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lengold said 3441 days ago (September 19th, 2008)
Brilliant idea
to sing along and make a song from the loops. Lovely poem and great vocal.

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Moses said 3441 days ago (September 19th, 2008)
i'm not a loop person either
so this song sounded beautiful and not like a pre-recorded loop (since I have not listened to many loops), as many have said, the vocals in this convey the emotion of the lyrics very well
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