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Music for August!

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  • MustangMustang Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    I was just interested in your workflow, mainly because I have a helluva time singing and playing at the same time. Invariably either my playing or vocals suffer, unless I'm doing basic strumming.

  • NappuccinoNappuccino Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    Oh, I definately agree; its hard to do both. That's the main reason why I've been sticking to easier songs for me to play and sing when trying to do both. As of now, I only have 3 songs I'm decent at singing (if you include the Murder by death song I posted earlier and this song).

    Strangely, the thing that seemed to most improve my ability to sing and play at the same time is playing Guitar Hero/Rock Band with my friends while we goof around and bad mouth each other. Playing on expert while trying to wittily insult the drummer definately improves your multitasking abilities. Also its pretty fun.

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  • NappuccinoNappuccino Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    So from the Resolution thread:
    Nappuccino wrote: »
    So this week I actually have two things to post. Sadly, neither one is very well done, I haven't had much time this week to record. I've even been doing homework or had both of my roommates in the room and being themselves (i.e. loud)

    Anyway, here's what I've got


    The first is a new song
    http://www.mediafire.com/?5keac2zglyj

    The second is the song I posted last week but it is a little more... energetic?
    http://www.mediafire.com/?ncwzyxv5xem

    Neither is my best work, but its a start.

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  • MustangMustang Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    Just on your new one, I like it but you might want to cut it down by at least a minute as it covers the same ground a bit. I like the chord progression in it, I actually think it would sound nice on an electric. Obviously not played as bombastically though.

    The second song sounds more energetic, but you didn't lose the languidness of the last one, so go you.

    Also, I finally got myself a microphone, so when I record something I'm satisfied with I'll get you to hammer me on poor technique and timing. :)

  • NappuccinoNappuccino Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    Thanks mustang!

    The newest song has actually mutated into something almost completely different now. I'll try to get a recording of where it stands now, but I'm glad to hear you like the basis of it. Hopefully the changes I've been working on add to it instead of taking away from it.

    And I can't wait to hear your music Mustang, I'll do my best to give you some good feedback when you post it.

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  • Agent ColemanAgent Coleman Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    Hey Napp, you decide what kind of mic you're going to get?

  • NappuccinoNappuccino Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    I think I'm going to pick up the M3- its more in my budget than some of the ones your friend suggested and it has some really nice reviews to boot.

    I'm not sure when I'll get around to buying it though. I'll need to see what my checking account is looking like towards the end of this semester...

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  • NappuccinoNappuccino Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    A little something i'm working on now.

    http://www.mediafire.com/?eog2zyiwegi

    Its probably too long/too samey as it is. Thoughts?

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  • MustangMustang Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    Did you drop your E string on that? Sounds pretty rad, I almost thought you had a bass track on there for a sec. That being said, I don't think it would be horrible for you to do some doubled tracks, it'll give you far more options rather than being limited to the immediate chord pattern you are playing.

    I think this is definately your best one yet though, a lot more interesting than the others.

  • NappuccinoNappuccino Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    I actually used an Open C tuning (its the same one used on the john buter song I've been trying to cover and similar to another song I've been thinking about covering, Skinny Love by Bon Iver)

    Its a pretty sweet tuning, I definately suggest you check it out.

    And I do have a basic idea for another guitar line in the song- I've just been trying to perfect the main part before I start adding layers for once :)

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  • NappuccinoNappuccino Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    So i've got a bit of a cleaned up version of the song that i posted in the music thread here

    http://www.mediafire.com/?yrbjtqtcuzj

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  • NappuccinoNappuccino Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
    Yup

    Nappuccino wrote: »
    Back on the recording horse:

    Did a cover: Beautiful Girl by flight of the conchords. Hopefully i did them justice

    http://www.mediafire.com/?mnoznnznhyj

    And royally messed up the ending once (kinda funny if you're at all interested in hearing me fuck up really badly)

    http://www.mediafire.com/?kyyy5vng4wj

    And an original

    http://www.mediafire.com/?kyyy5vng4wj

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  • MustangMustang Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
    "You're so beautiful, you could be a part-time model, or a high class prostitute." So moving.

    Your voice has improved since I last heard it Napp, sounds more confident.

    The light noise recording is a lot slicker, a LOT. I really quite like it, though I really do think it would have more impact if you filled out the slower sectioned middle with a simple melody overlayed. It just lacks something there to bring it back to your intro melody.

  • NappuccinoNappuccino Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
    Thanks Mustang!

    Though, i have to admit, one of the reasons I probably sound much more confidant on this song is because I've been singing it on and off for the last two years <img class=" title=":lol:" class="bbcode_smiley" />. That said, I hadn't sung it for months but its a song that i'm really familiure with.

    I do agree- light noise needs something extra during that part. I was hoping to get a part that worked with out needing a second guitar but I guess it doesn't really hurt to make use of the recording tools to make a good song :)

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  • NappuccinoNappuccino Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    So I've got something done early for once!

    http://www.mediafire.com/?mdqyzfqmzgn

    (Ok, so "done" might be a bit too generous- but i'm definately done with it for tonight and I'm kinda happy with it) First song I've wrote lyrics for!

    small note- I have to re-record just about every track, so give me whatever critiques you like.

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  • GrennGrenn Registered User
    edited April 2010
    The open C (if that's whatever the 'bass' note is) is flat.

  • NappuccinoNappuccino Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    Yeah... like i said, I have to re-record all the tracks <img class=" title=":lol:" class="bbcode_smiley" />

    I need a higher gauge set of strings for songs this.

    And the tuning is roughtly DADGBD i believe- i just ear-balled it so i could quickly get into writing.

    edit: I realized right after I posted this and left the house that I never checked my guitar's original tuning- i just did the alternate tuning by ear. I assumed it was tuned to Standard but it maybe have been dropped a whole step. It would explain how slack the strings all felt.

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  • NappuccinoNappuccino Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    A new one:

    http://www.mediafire.com/?lky4z0kmdk2

    The guitar melody is mostly a place holder for my vox- I don't know if the vox will ever come (my voice is awful lol)- so this ends up sounding quite a bit like some of my older stuff. I think I pulled it off better than in the older songs though, let me know what you think.

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  • NappuccinoNappuccino Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    So... I got a bass and a bass amp finally!

    Here's just some of me goofing around with it today

    http://www.mediafire.com/?nnmn1nomci5


    It pushing my mic to the limit, that's for sure...

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  • NappuccinoNappuccino Registered User regular
    edited June 2010
    Actual song with lyrics? What on earth? I wrote this tonight so its not exactly worked out but let me know what you think.

    http://www.mediafire.com/?izkwijgnrzy

    lyrics are

    Can't believe that I woke up this morning
    mourning this morning that I woke alone

    Feel it all embeded in my head
    tucked away to numb the song

    The song that pours out when ever I meet you
    pours out in silence, the silence of song

    And All I want is to sing a note
    Sing a note like little dove birds

    Hopefully its not too cheesy but give it to me straight.

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  • ParadiseParadise Registered User regular
    edited June 2010
    The guitar is really good, and the lyrics aren't bad either. The words could be cleaned up, but it's got a definite message and feeling. Give it a different title, and it'll knock away some of the cheese smell.

    I don't mean to sound harsh about the singing, but you're mumbling sooooo much. What I first thought of was Weird Al's "Smells Like Nirvana". I sang it myself to hear what the words really sounded like. Sorry.

    Napp, honestly, I want to do something to tweak the lyrics. Would you mind if I rewrote some of it?

  • NappuccinoNappuccino Registered User regular
    edited June 2010
    sure- i wrote the lyrics in like... 10 min last night. They probably deserve some tweaking.

    I know what you mean about the mumbling. I'm not really a singer though I'm trying to be. This is... the 4th song i've sang and the first one i've wrote so i'm still new to singing and learning how to sing.

    Do you have any suggestions for titles?

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  • NappuccinoNappuccino Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    Well... after realizing that there was already a song called mourning this morning (its pretty good and by Dredg)

    I started doing other things like camping where I came up with this.

    http://www.mediafire.com/?rrcji4dav93gi1r

    it still needs some work but I'd like to hear your thoughts and critiques before I move on and solidify the core of the song.

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