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#261014 - 08/31/14 05:00 PM [User Showcase] Re: Glass (reflecting on a dress) [Re: RnAM]
Pat Marr Offline
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I like the "euro" feel to the song (whatever that means.. it just struck me that way)

A very artistically rendered and presented idea, well done at many levels. You two make a good team.

Interesting choice of visuals to support the audio. That can be a real challenge deciding on how to take an audio project and expand it into the realm of visuals... but you pulled it off!

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#261030 - 08/31/14 08:53 PM [User Showcase] Re: Glass (reflecting on a dress) [Re: RnAM]
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hi r&am wow great peace of music here great accomplishment thanks for sharing eric

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#261053 - 09/01/14 04:11 AM [User Showcase] Re: Glass (reflecting on a dress) [Re: RnAM]
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Hi Rob and Anne-Marie,

Wow! You certainly managed to capture the sound of glass incredibly well!

  • If anyone is interested in 'how glass sounds', the link to Youtube below has a guy playing Tchaikovsky's "Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy" on the glass harmonica (invented by Benjamin Franklin - he did more than fly kites in thunderstorms).

  • The glass harmonica becomes visible at around 25 seconds into the clip.



Anne-Marie, your singing was perfect for this piece. Just beautiful.

Very creative work indeed - musically, aurally and visually.

All the best,
Noel
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#261086 - 09/01/14 01:35 PM [User Showcase] Re: Glass (reflecting on a dress) [Re: RnAM]
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"Glass, wearing glass,
covering up, yet leaving bare
holding tight, not giving way
there's nothing else to do but stay"

If that doesn't grab you right from the beginning nothing will. "covering up, yet leaving bare" Those five words say a lot. Nothing really left to add to what's been said. Another clinic in what can be done with talent and BIAB. Great production (audio) and we will watch the video later on the big screen.
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#261090 - 09/01/14 02:00 PM [User Showcase] Re: Glass (reflecting on a dress) [Re: RnAM]
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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

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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.

Regards,
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.

Regards,
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]
plish Offline
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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

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

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

Regards,
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.]
RnAM Offline
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HI Eric,

Thanks for your nice comments!

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

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

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

Regards,
Anne-Marie
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#261187 - 09/02/14 05:16 PM [User Showcase] Re: Glass (reflecting on a dress) [Re: PatrickH]
RnAM Offline
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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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