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#455525 - 02/04/18 12:46 AM [User Showcase] Re: So Beautiful [Re: Noel96]
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Beautiful tune Noel.

I thought of a little tweak you can have for free if you want to use it:

"But as long as you’re beside me blue skies are new for us"

I think this might be a little less cliche.

This is a well crafted song and I really enjoyed it,

Peace,

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#455605 - 02/04/18 10:35 AM [User Showcase] Re: So Beautiful [Re: bluage]
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Originally Posted By: bluage
Dear "Noel96"...

The title of your song, is what your song is. You sing of a kind of love that makes the lover feel that his feelings for the loved one are one with his experience of the natural world, such as the warmth of the sun, the radiance of which is as palpable as the emotion that pours forth from his (your) heart. Your lyrics are as elemental -- and powerful -- in their simplicity as the blue of the sky you sing about.

By taking your inspiration for your song from the created world, you could be singing as much about God, as you could be singing about another human being who is on the receiving end of what seems to be your personal, and immense capacity to share yourself, your whole being, with another being...and isn't that what "love" is all about -- sharing?

Your music has the effect of making time stand still.

Reveling in the peace you bring,

LOREN




Hi Loren,

I have to hand it to you, you sure know how to make an amateur/hobby songwriter feel magnificent! Thank you so much for that. I really, really appreciate your comments and the fact that you could spare time to have a listen.

Your comment about "...the effect of making time stand still" has caused me to sit here pondering. I wonder if this is a measure of the effectiveness of a composition in AABA form?

Many years ago, I read Shiela Davis' lyric and song writing books. In these, she spoke about how AABA format is best used to capture a single moment in time. After reading that, I started looking at many of the famous AABA format songs (e.g. "Over the Rainbow", "When You Wish Upon A Star", "Yesterday", etc.) and discovered that the large majority of them were set either in a single moment of time or to a time period that's very close to a single moment. Usually this 'moment of time' came across as the singer reflecting on a situation or set of circumstances.

Since I discovered the above, I've adopted Davis' principle and I always try to anchor my AABA songs (like "So Beautiful") in one moment of time. It seems to work.

So to make a long story short, I think it's the format that creates the effect of time standing still and not my writing.

Once again, thank you so very much for such gracious comments. I am sincerely grateful.

All the best,
Noel
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#455607 - 02/04/18 10:47 AM [User Showcase] Re: So Beautiful [Re: JoanneCooper]
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Originally Posted By: JoanneCooper
Wow Noel. What a touching and heartfelt tribute. So gentle and the simple backing helps the vocal really stand out. Ended to soon ! Simply beautiful.


Hi Joanne,

I'm glad you visited. It's always great to see you! Thank you finding the time to jump over to Soundcloud and have a listen. I appreciate it. I also appreciate your thoughts.

All the best,
Noel
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#455711 - 02/05/18 03:40 AM [User Showcase] Re: So Beautiful [Re: Andyman]
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Originally Posted By: Andyman
This is a really pretty song and beautifully sung.



Thank you, Andyman. Appreciate the visit...

All the best,
Noel
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#455905 - 02/05/18 10:51 PM [User Showcase] Re: So Beautiful [Re: Noel96]
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Originally Posted By: Noel96
So to make a long story short, I think it's the format that creates the effect of time standing still and not my writing.


Dear "Noel96"...

What Ms. Davis revealed to you about song form is unbearably interesting because it has a sense of truth about it, especially since you cited actual songs that seem to illustrate her/your point. I can't wait to read more about it.

I lack the theoretical knowledge of music to apply it in support of my statement. Nonetheless, what I meant when I wrote about the time-stilling effect of your music, I was speaking almost exclusively about the emotional/spiritual impact of it, the tranquilizing effect it had on my nervous system. It was like lying on the green grass of a high, shapely hill under a sky so blue you could lick it and taste the blueness, with a quiet sun burning on the most perfect day that ever came to pass, and contemplating the eternal glory of it all.

As I attempted to explain in my initial comment, though of course we have not ever met, I feel quite strongly that I hear the (near) totality of your personality in your compositions. I believe that you must enjoy being alive in a wide-eyed, wide-awake manner, not unlike a child that, because of its innocence, its newness, sees this world in a blaze of reality that has not been tainted by the complexity of the society he/she lives in.

Whatever the reason, the songs you post on the User's Forum are simply one-of-a-kind because of the consistent energy and passion that they reveal through your lyric writing, music composing and performance traits and skills.

LOREN



Edited by bluage (02/05/18 10:54 PM)
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#456008 - 02/06/18 11:13 AM [User Showcase] Re: So Beautiful [Re: RnAM]
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Originally Posted By: RnAM
This is gorgeous Noël!
Such a heartfelt and respectful tribute.

Rob and Anne-Marie


Thanks for dropping by Rob and Anne-Marie. It's always excellent to see you. I appreciate that you had some time to have a listen.

All the best to you both,
Noel
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#456127 - 02/06/18 11:52 PM [User Showcase] Re: So Beautiful [Re: rayc]
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Originally Posted By: rayc
Noel,
There's a touch of the Go Betweens' Robert Forster to your phrasing.
Nice work.
heartfelt lyrics and melody.

Appreciate the visit, Ray. Thank you for taking time to listen and post comments.

All the best,
Noel
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#456251 - 02/07/18 10:45 AM [User Showcase] Re: So Beautiful [Re: Deryk - PG Music]
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Originally Posted By: Deryk - PG Music
This is incredible, Noel smile The way this is presented is so interesting to me. It definitely has a unique quality to it I can’t put my finger on. And by the way - your vocal performance here is unreal! Overall it is just a well executed and well written tune.


Great work - you should be proud of this! Thanks for sharing smile


Thanks, Deryk. You know how to start a person's workday really well! I appreciate that you had time to have a listen and to pass on your thoughts. For the record, none of what I do would be possible if it weren't for the amazing company that you work for and Band In A Box.

All the best,
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#456253 - 02/07/18 10:58 AM [User Showcase] Re: So Beautiful [Re: Noel96]
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Sometimes you sound a little like Ringo Starr singing a love song. Very nice love song. Good imagery.

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#456375 - 02/08/18 03:19 AM [User Showcase] Re: So Beautiful [Re: Ian Ferrin]
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Originally Posted By: Ian Ferrin
Beautiful tune Noel.

I thought of a little tweak you can have for free if you want to use it:

"But as long as you’re beside me blue skies are new for us"

I think this might be a little less cliche.

This is a well crafted song and I really enjoyed it,

Peace,

Ian


Thanks, Ian. Appreciate the visit, the listen and the comments. Thanks too for taking time to ponder the lyrics and offer your suggestion.

All the best,
Noel
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#456387 - 02/08/18 04:04 AM [User Showcase] Re: So Beautiful [Re: Noel96]
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BEAUTIFUL!

Both the idea behind the song and the way it turned out to be.
Well sounding and beautiful – WELL DONE!
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#456586 - 02/09/18 04:45 AM [User Showcase] Re: So Beautiful [Re: bluage]
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Originally Posted By: bluage
Originally Posted By: Noel96
So to make a long story short, I think it's the format that creates the effect of time standing still and not my writing.


Dear "Noel96"...

What Ms. Davis revealed to you about song form is unbearably interesting because it has a sense of truth about it, especially since you cited actual songs that seem to illustrate her/your point. I can't wait to read more about it.

I lack the theoretical knowledge of music to apply it in support of my statement. Nonetheless, what I meant when I wrote about the time-stilling effect of your music, I was speaking almost exclusively about the emotional/spiritual impact of it, the tranquilizing effect it had on my nervous system. It was like lying on the green grass of a high, shapely hill under a sky so blue you could lick it and taste the blueness, with a quiet sun burning on the most perfect day that ever came to pass, and contemplating the eternal glory of it all.

As I attempted to explain in my initial comment, though of course we have not ever met, I feel quite strongly that I hear the (near) totality of your personality in your compositions. I believe that you must enjoy being alive in a wide-eyed, wide-awake manner, not unlike a child that, because of its innocence, its newness, sees this world in a blaze of reality that has not been tainted by the complexity of the society he/she lives in.

Whatever the reason, the songs you post on the User's Forum are simply one-of-a-kind because of the consistent energy and passion that they reveal through your lyric writing, music composing and performance traits and skills.

LOREN



My goodness, Loren, I'm not quite sure what to say. Your eloquence sparkles and gleams like pure gold.

There is no doubt about it, your skill with language would rival that of master poets. The way with which you engage a reader's senses is outstanding.... tantalisingly so!

I'm very grateful that you visited again. It's always a pleasure to read what you write. Thank you smile

Best regards,
Noel
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#456829 - 02/10/18 12:38 PM [User Showcase] Re: So Beautiful [Re: Belladonna]
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Originally Posted By: Belladonna
Sometimes you sound a little like Ringo Starr singing a love song. Very nice love song. Good imagery.


Hi Donna,

I appreciate the visit, the listen and the comments. Thank you.

All the best,
Noel
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#456879 - 02/10/18 06:20 PM [User Showcase] Re: So Beautiful [Re: Noel96]
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A very beautiful song that was well written lyrically, and done well instrumentally and vocally. A really nice listen.

Tony
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#457129 - 02/12/18 03:17 AM [User Showcase] Re: So Beautiful [Re: molsenhouse]
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Originally Posted By: molsenhouse
BEAUTIFUL!

Both the idea behind the song and the way it turned out to be.
Well sounding and beautiful – WELL DONE!


Hi Molsenhouse,

Thank you! Very much appreciate that you dropped in and had a listen.

Regards,
Noel
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#457243 - 02/12/18 09:09 PM [User Showcase] Re: So Beautiful [Re: Noel96]
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This is so beautifully done Noel. Everything about it sounds great and it has such a great heart to heart feel.

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#457351 - 02/13/18 10:52 AM [User Showcase] Re: So Beautiful [Re: Teunis]
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Originally Posted By: Teunis
A very beautiful song that was well written lyrically, and done well instrumentally and vocally. A really nice listen.

Tony


Hi Tony,

I'm glad you enjoyed it. Thanks for having a listen.

Regards,
Noel
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#458036 - 02/18/18 03:42 AM [User Showcase] Re: So Beautiful [Re: Sundance]
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Originally Posted By: Sundance
This is so beautifully done Noel. Everything about it sounds great and it has such a great heart to heart feel.

Josie,

Thank you for dropping in. I'm glad that you had a chance to have a listen. It's really good to see you in the forum again. You've definitely been missed smile

May good thing come you way!
Noel
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#502453 - 11/20/18 01:03 PM [User Showcase] Re: So Beautiful [Re: Noel96]
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A simple beautiful love song... the world needs more these!
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#502622 - 11/20/18 07:31 PM [User Showcase] Re: So Beautiful [Re: Noel96]
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Dear "Noel96"...

"So Beautiful" is the musical equivalent of someone handing a flower to another, of a younger person deliberately taking the time to hold a conversation with an elderly person, of reading a book aloud to someone without the gift of sight, and other such selfless, bonding, and boundlessly loving actions.

Its brevity is analogous to the phrase, "short and sweet." No matter which way you "come at" a song, "Noel96", you seem to always to lead with your heart.

God bless you for composing and performing this inspired song for Al and Ms. Diane, sir!

LOREN
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