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    What I've been working on - an original song

    Sorry again for my absence around here. Hoping to get back into the swing of participating more.

    Anyway, I have been doing at least some music. Just finished a project I've been working on for a while - saw a YouTube video of a 17-year old girl playing and singing a song she'd written. The recording was pretty bad, and the guitar playing not great - she'd only just started to teach herself guitar - but I heard some potential in the song so offered to produce it for her. I also wrote the English lyrics based on a word-for-word translation she sent me of her original Bulgarian lyrics.

    Here is the original video:

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    (She's a super talented musician - plays the piano much better than me!)

    Here is what I did:

    https://app.box.com/s/bqdozc68ns3mx9ufkfmk

    Libraries used: Kontakt 4 (guitar), Battery (drums), Dimension Pro (bass, strings, organ and pad), GPO (horn) and True Pianos. Vocalist is Marri Nallos.

    Best wishes to all
    Owen
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    Senior Member tedvanya's Avatar
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    Re: What I've been working on - an original song

    I just like what you did. And I love your soloist. Great job, all 3 of you.

    Ted

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    Re: What I've been working on - an original song

    Thanks, Ted! That Marri Nallos is great. She's my go-to vocalist now.
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    Re: What I've been working on - an original song

    Her strongest and most delightful range is in the lows. She, as all altos and mezzos, prefer to work on her higher registers. Encourage her to exploit her beautiful lows.... That I don't mean that her highers are not great at all. just that the"gold" is in her unusual deep register.

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    Re: What I've been working on - an original song

    Interesting! I'll have to work on a low-register song for her. She never asks me to change the key - she does whatever I give her. She does have a phenomenal vocal range.
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    Re: What I've been working on - an original song

    That was great Owen. I'd liked to have seen the look on her face when she heard your production of her song.

    Unfortunately nowadays that type of production is pretty much what it takes to get a song listened to with established artists looking for album material.

    I've been listening to Bulgarian choir music lately on YouTube. Bulgarian choir sample libraries are popular for soundtrack work.


    Phil

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    Re: What I've been working on - an original song

    Well, I know she was very excited!

    I'd never really heard the Bulgarian language before - it's quite pretty.
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