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#261102 - 09/01/14 04:44 PM [User Showcase] Re: Glass (reflecting on a dress) [Re: floyd jane]
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Hi Floyd,

Thanks so much for your very nice comment!
Raising the bar is what we all try to do, isn't it? Let's hope we don't disappoint anyone with our future songs blush
As far as the video is concerned: I had only 6 photo's and 2 short videos to create the final video. And these photo's were of the same mannequin. She was part of an exhibition of the dresses of Iris van Herpen. I visited the exhibition and was blown away by this designer dress.
Thanks again.

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Anne-Marie
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#261104 - 09/01/14 05:02 PM [User Showcase] Re: Glass (reflecting on a dress) [Re: Guitarhacker]
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Hi Herb,

Thanks for your nice comments and advices.
As for experimenting with the EQ, it might be helpful (i.e. you could help ME) if you know something about my voice.
As a matter of fact I am an alt(o)/tenor. This means my vocal chords are longer than those of a (mezzo)soprano. I am capable of singing as a (mezzo)soprano when I have been singing all evening (I sing in 2 Vocal Groups) and it is warm. When I sing soprano notes I use a falsetto, which is very hard for a woman. Despite that, it will sound differently from a real soprano singing the same notes, as my vocal chords will resonate differently from the short vocal chords of a soprano.
When I sing as Rob's backing vocal I mostly have to sing as a mezzo soprano or even a soprano.
And I think for this song "Glass" I had to sing at a rather high pitch. I tried to do it at a lower pitch, but that didn't work.
To let you hear how my "real" voice sounds I send you this link. It is a song that has not been created with Biab, actually it is a cover of Rammstein's Mutter(but the lyrics are mine).

Father

May be, after hearing it, you can advice me how to let an alt(o)'s voice sound more like a (mezzo)soprano's.
Appreciate your advice.

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Anne-Marie
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#261148 - 09/02/14 07:40 AM [User Showcase] Re: Glass (reflecting on a dress) [Re: RnAM]
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I like your "natural voice"... it has a quality about it that I like.

The cover song is powerful....wow...

I'll reserve the rest of my reply to PM.
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#261164 - 09/02/14 01:08 PM [User Showcase] Re: Glass (reflecting on a dress) [Re: RnAM]
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Really like this. Very cool vibe. Great job!

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#261182 - 09/02/14 05:04 PM [User Showcase] Re: Glass (reflecting on a dress) [Re: dani48]
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Thanks Dani,
Yes, the video was quite some work, because I had to cut out the mannequin from the photo's (6) I had. That was a lot of work.
Most of the times the work consists of 10% inspiration and 90% perspiration smile

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Anne-Marie
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#261183 - 09/02/14 05:09 PM [User Showcase] Re: Glass (reflecting on a dress) [Re: Pat Marr]
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Hi Patt,

Thanks for your very positive comments.
Words like these are very encouraging.

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Anne-Marie
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#261184 - 09/02/14 05:10 PM [User Showcase] Re: Glass (reflecting on a dress) [Re: F.M.M.]
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HI Eric,

Thanks for your nice comments!

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Anne-Marie
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#261185 - 09/02/14 05:13 PM [User Showcase] Re: Glass (reflecting on a dress) [Re: Noel96]
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Hi Noel,

Thanks for everything positive you said.
I've always considered myself to be a good backing vocal, not really a soloist. Words like these encourage me to do a solo project every now and then.
And the glass harmonica is wonderful indeed!

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Anne-Marie
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#261186 - 09/02/14 05:15 PM [User Showcase] Re: Glass (reflecting on a dress) [Re: Janice & Bud]
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Hi Janice and Bud,

Thanks so much for your nice comments!
Appreciated as always.

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Anne-Marie
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#261187 - 09/02/14 05:16 PM [User Showcase] Re: Glass (reflecting on a dress) [Re: PatrickH]
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Originally Posted By: nobilis
That was really nice. The backings fits the idea so well too. And I agree that the video really brings something too it as it reinforces the lyrics so well. I'm glad I caught this one! -Patrick


Thanks Patrick!
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#261188 - 09/02/14 05:17 PM [User Showcase] Re: Glass (reflecting on a dress) [Re: plish]
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Originally Posted By: plish
Really like this. Very cool vibe. Great job!

Thanks Plish!
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#261228 - 09/02/14 08:12 PM [User Showcase] Re: Glass (reflecting on a dress) [Re: RnAM]
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Everything that I wanted to say has already been said!

Your vocals were outstanding and the lyrics were great. What a fantastic job you did on the backing tracks. WOW is all I can say!

The vid was absolutely fantastic.

PS - I can see either Lady GaGa or Milley Cyrus stealing that designer's dress for a show!
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