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made another folkish? song ,...any feedback?

Post by JamesCarvalho » Sun Aug 30, 2015 9:19 am

i'm looking for some first thoughts on this first DRAFT mix..

ok, so i was tring for a mumford and sons feel..
but.... this is all a have to far.. id like a bridge somewhere
or basically another change for more interest ..

any and all feedback is MORE than welcome.. i have thick skin
so say what you like . :lol:

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Post by LyricsMatter » Sun Aug 30, 2015 1:38 pm

Hi James,

So good! Your voice is so unique and identifiable. I think you captured a Mumford and Sons feel quite nicely...with a touch of Milky Chance (Down By The River/Stolen Dance/Flashed Junk Mind) and Lumineers thrown into the mix as well. To my ears, at least.

I really like the interjections “Whew, Ha, Whew, Hey at 1:40-1:51. Awesome.

In my opinion, for what it’s worth, your song stands on its own without benefit of a bridge but if you absolutely feel it needs another change for more interest then perhaps a short one line refrain (For example: You got me crazy or You drive me crazy or Won’t take maybe) at 1:55 to 2:05.

I really like this song, thanks!
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Re: another folk? draft.. feedback pleazzZZe.. ;)

Post by JamesCarvalho » Mon Aug 31, 2015 9:05 pm

Thx for your feedback as always..
I'm Glad you enjoyed the track :)
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Re: another folk? draft.. feedback pleazzZZe.. ;)

Post by Len911 » Mon Aug 31, 2015 10:48 pm

Bob Dylan does bluegrass

Ok, maybe that is what Mumford and Sons are?? :? Not familiar with them.

I liked it!

As far as a bridge or change? I don't know, something with harmonica? :lol:
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Post by joyfrost » Tue Sep 01, 2015 1:44 am

Nice work! I like it! If you are going for a true Mumford and Sons feel it might be worth it to add more reverb or FX to your vocal so it doesn't feel so up close and intimate since their vocals usually have a 'further back' kinda feel. :)

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Post by JamesCarvalho » Wed Sep 02, 2015 8:41 pm

Great idea joy and Len,
I might try mix like that
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Post by feaker66 » Thu Sep 03, 2015 6:43 am

Foot stomping stuff for sure. Have no idea how you practice to do that with your voice. It is unique. Maybe a little harp here in there?

Like your stuff a lot

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Post by nick.moxsom » Thu Sep 03, 2015 8:12 am

Good track, Jim, and great vocal. But, to my ears, the Mumford sound is more shouted, whereas your vocal is close and intimate.

I can hear a big gang chant for a bridge – worth pursuing, I reckon.

Nice work.
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Post by JamesCarvalho » Thu Sep 10, 2015 4:07 pm

thanks for the complement Paul, really glad you thought it was foot stopping lol.. harp? hmm.. wish i could play i good take..lol


thanks Nick, thanks for vocal complement too .. i'd like to know more about the gang chant/bridge idea..
*can you tell me more what you were thinking..?

i'm fairly relieved you ALL thought my experimental vocal was tolerable ..
i'm not completely confident AS if this vocal style is usable..
but i'm happy about the positive support..

THANKs !
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Post by LyricsMatter » Thu Sep 10, 2015 8:27 pm

...and humble too!

Have become a fan of your folk vocal style (sound and delivery) in a short amount of time.

Unique, avant garde and usable. Support well-earned. :D
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