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    I'm sure there's a thread somewhere that I made for the songs I record, but I'm feeling kinda lazy and I don't think making a new thread is too big a crime :P

    I recently took people's advice and got myself a proper recording microphone, and have been trying to work on my guitar playing. I've made some recordings in the last few weeks... none of them are final versions, as I'd like to get them a bit closer to flawless since it's hard to listen to music that has mistakes. But I wanted to post it here because my friends are not musical and don't know what to say besides "it's good". I'd like advice and thoughts and all that stuff from other people who make music People don't really come here anymore, but it's worth a shot...

    So here's a playlist of 5 recent recordings - would love to hear some thoughts

    https://soundcloud.com/pbrb/sets/new-stuff
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    I know no more about music than your friends so I can't offer any advice or useful comments but I hope you won't object too strenuously to just a little useless praise.

    To say I could easily grow to love your music would be no exaggeration. Yeah, no, I'm shocked too. Which of these are original pieces?
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    Haha, I think I can handle that Thanks!! That's quite a compliment... I generally feel that I'm not really too good at any particular aspect of making music (was once an accomplished sax player, but otherwise I'm pretty average at everything), so that's really nice to hear!

    They're all originals except for Discomfort Inn.

    Thanks again for commenting
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    Quote Originally Posted by Llamas View Post
    I generally feel that I'm not really too good at any particular aspect of making music (was once an accomplished sax player, but otherwise I'm pretty average at everything)
    I don't think most listeners would care about that. When I listen to music I generally don't care how technically talented the performer is. I don't even have the ability to accurately gauge such a thing and I think most people are probably like me in this. I think most people just listen to whatever they connect with and I connect with the intangible je ne sais quoi you bring to your music. The spirit of it. That's what it's about. I like the sounds I'm hearing but most importantly it makes me feel things. I'd like to think you can be taught how to improve particular aspects of making music but knowing how to make me feel things is more of an innate ability. I don't know if that's true or total horseshit. But I like to think it.

    Anyway, point is, I get you want to improve your technical ability and that's admirable of course. But while you're struggling with that warm yourself with the knowledge that you've already nailed the most important part. You've got that magical spark of humanity in your music.

    I'll fuck off now so the talented folks can talk amongst themselves.
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    Wow, Brianna, I loved hearing you singing, now I'll read your posts with your voice

    I really enjoyed it, I liked your songs a lot, I'm glad you make music and share it with us, I wished I had your spirit, I hope someday I'll make a song I like.

    And don't worry about perfecting your interpretation as if you were trying to make it sound good, because it already does, despite the "flaws" (imo, there are no mistakes or parts that sound bad, I could listen to these versions pleasantly), because as PIB says, you actually have it, you produce feelings and sensations, at least on us.

    Keep up the good work, you've actually inspired me a little :P

    Btw... can I call you Brianna?
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    You mofo's pay attention! Give a listen to Llamas' music!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Paint_It_Black View Post
    I don't think most listeners would care about that. When I listen to music I generally don't care how technically talented the performer is. I don't even have the ability to accurately gauge such a thing and I think most people are probably like me in this. I think most people just listen to whatever they connect with and I connect with the intangible je ne sais quoi you bring to your music. The spirit of it. That's what it's about. I like the sounds I'm hearing but most importantly it makes me feel things. I'd like to think you can be taught how to improve particular aspects of making music but knowing how to make me feel things is more of an innate ability. I don't know if that's true or total horseshit. But I like to think it.

    Anyway, point is, I get you want to improve your technical ability and that's admirable of course. But while you're struggling with that warm yourself with the knowledge that you've already nailed the most important part. You've got that magical spark of humanity in your music.

    I'll fuck off now so the talented folks can talk amongst themselves.
    You may be right. Maybe I am overly critical of myself, but I am a perfectionist when it comes to my own music and my own English. In the last week or two, though, I've suddenly gotten a huge amount of inspiration toward language stuff (I'm starting Slovene lessons this week, and I've started writing a book for teachers who'd like to learn how to teach pronunciation - also looking into attending some seminars and such on teaching methodology), so my focus has shifted and I haven't spent any time on music... that's my problem, haha. My focus shifts too often. Maybe eventually I'll find a balance and be able to work on that stuff while also working on my music... but for the time being, this is on hold. Again. It was already on hold for like 3 years straight. I hope that doesn't happen again. I really would like to get quality recordings of these songs that I'm actually happy with (like the Discomfort Inn recording... I'm satisfied with that one).

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    Wow, Brianna, I loved hearing you singing, now I'll read your posts with your voice

    I really enjoyed it, I liked your songs a lot, I'm glad you make music and share it with us, I wished I had your spirit, I hope someday I'll make a song I like.

    And don't worry about perfecting your interpretation as if you were trying to make it sound good, because it already does, despite the "flaws" (imo, there are no mistakes or parts that sound bad, I could listen to these versions pleasantly), because as PIB says, you actually have it, you produce feelings and sensations, at least on us.

    Keep up the good work, you've actually inspired me a little :P

    Btw... can I call you Brianna?
    Aww, thanks LP! That's so nice to hear And sure, you can call me Brianna :P What shall I call you?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Llamas View Post
    Aww, thanks LP! That's so nice to hear And sure, you can call me Brianna :P What shall I call you?
    You can call me Blashyrkh The Mighty Ravendark.

    ...or Victor, which is my actual name.
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    I love listening amateur music stuff. I read this post by luck today and heard your songs. Well Done !! I like your voice. I love this kind of female voices. I am not a specialist but I have been working in a studio (if it counts). Your voice is melodic ! Nice try !
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lord Phidias View Post
    You can call me Blashyrkh The Mighty Ravendark.

    ...or Victor, which is my actual name.
    Haha, I'm gonna go with Victor - so thank you, Victor!

    Quote Originally Posted by Defender View Post
    I love listening amateur music stuff. I read this post by luck today and heard your songs. Well Done !! I like your voice. I love this kind of female voices. I am not a specialist but I have been working in a studio (if it counts). Your voice is melodic ! Nice try !
    Thank you!!

    Totally unexpectedly, after doing no recording for weeks, I randomly decided to record a cover of one of my favorite Taking Back Sunday songs, You're So Last Summer. https://soundcloud.com/pbrb/youre-so-last-summer-taking
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