Loc: South Africa
Hello Band-in-a-Box lovers.
I have to say I LOVE this product (and this forum). Noel did a post on the songwriting thread on a public domain poem by Mary Elizabeth Frye (1905-2004) and a Korean song that is based on this poem. Here is the link to that thread.
That was what I needed to inspired me to also write a song. I purposely didn't listen to the Korean song and I wrote a melody, using my guitar. I then recorded a guitar and violin based version. Then I listened to the Korean song and I loved the simple piano accompaniment that the Korean songwriter came up with. I immediately changed the BIAB backing of my song from guitar to piano...In about 3 minutes flat...just by generating a single new piano track and muting the guitars and violin.
This is the result.
The very simple band is: Bass 701 Shaker even8ths Piano 2045
Wow - just, wow. This is beautiful Joanne! You did some serious merit to that poem. Your vocals are absolutely flawless, and I love the modernity in the backing tracks. You took it and totally made it your own.
I wouldn't change a single thing. Thanks so much for sharing
Loc: Stanwell Park NSW Australia
Interpreting poetry with music can be fraught but you did a lovely job. The harmony vocals are stellar.
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That was done well. It's not often that one can take a poem and convert it directly to a song lyric as written.
On the band.... sometimes, less is more and that is the case here. I would have played a short and simple acoustic guitar solo in the short musical break. Nothing fancy... however, it's well done and stands on it's own as it is.
Great vocals with a stellar spare piano and bass backing. Lovely harmonies. A very nice sentiment in the poem interpreted well. Very much enjoyed the listen.
BIAB 2019 Audiophile. Windows 10. Former user of old version. Prefer creating while learning over learning before creating. Passable, intermediate level acoustic rhythm guitar player. Songwriter, lyricist, composer loving all styles.
Loc: South Africa
Noel - thank you for listening and for posting about this poem int he first place. It certainly gave me some inspiration.
Robert - thanks. Nice to hear you always appreciate the harmonies..
Deryk - I am glad you enjoyed it.
Steve - thank you. I appreciate the listen
Ray - I never thought about that...I have sent quite a few public domain poems to music before but have generally change the lyric quite a bit. I didn't change a thing on this one. I think it was written with a song in mind
Herb - thanks. I did actually record myself playing guitar and did a sort of "solo" but as you know I am not the greatest guitarist in the world and decided afterwards that the song sounded better without it
Joe - Thanks. The "Glue" is, as always, BIAB
Jim - Thank you. Glad you enjoyed the video. It was made with a product called "Youtube Movie Maker". It is very quick and easy to make these types of video. The footage is from pixabay.
Rusty - Thank you. Funnily enough I wasn't all that happy with the vocal performance and recording. For the first time I could actually HEAR the room in the recording, especially before the hamronies come in. It was my own fault. I was too lazy to rig up my vocal shield before recording and then too lazy to go back a re-record afterwards.
TuneMonger - Thanks so much. I hope to do a few more during the 50 9 songwriting challenge.
Tangmo - I am glad you enjoyed it. Thank you
Ed - Thank you. I enjoyed the "timeless" comment.
Graham - I do hope you are feeling better and glad to see you still active on the forum. Thanks for listening
PeterF - Thank you for listening and taking the time to comment so nicely.
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