I play instruments with strings, though not the guitar! (My main instrument is the harp, but you might also hear some piano, viola or cello, perhaps even a uke...)
Edit: 4th Feb: I’m absolutely buzzing about doing FAWM, and am now working on the idea of a concept album based around family life... don’t be put off by any of the daft song-titles, they’re not songs aimed at children (though so far, my boys are enjoying listening to them too, but they’re biased!).
I play in a band, so any decent songs I produce will be put in the pot for them, but my offerings here will be just me. That said, the ideas I’m starting to get may not work band-wise, so who knows! I bought the Trio pedal when someone recently shared it on the fb page, so whether that may feature, along with the looper, we shall have to see! (Edit - it does! It’s in the Peekaboo Song.)
Pic is of my son from a couple of years ago, who used to love running up and down the windowsill with his uke! So proud of himself too!
|#5||Laugh On Stay Young||
|#6||Ode to Coffee||
|#7||The Dobbing in Blues||
|#9||Story Time Waltz||
|#10||Time to go! - improved version||
|#11||The wonderful phrases of you||
|#13||The Snatching Time Jig @tan482||
|#14||The Good Boy's Lunch!||
|#15||I'm not no more!||
|#16||And that's why! (BONUS TRACK)||
|#17||Fawm Out 10x10||
Ouch, the Amazon reviewer is not very kind. 😮 Looks like a great book, however!
Is your harp theory book publicly available?
Cello guitar: I have two tenors, tuned CGDA an octave above the cello. Fun and easy to play, but I miss the big boom of the low E on my cedar-topped 6-string. A cello tuned 4-string would have that C below a 6-string's E, but be just as playable as my tenors (though no one knows what to call these things, since baritone tenor is stupid, and octave tenor is just confusing. And I'm not going with cellotar or guitello or guitcellarine or whatever.)
I would never expect anyone to listen to all 72 tracks of mine (soon to be 73, once I recover enough to finish up an ongoing late collab) because I am aware I write and post too many songs to be reasonable for others to listen through. But I like listening through people's whole playlists when and where I can!
So glad you liked Destination Irrelevant. She really stretched herself to do that.
Hm. Seems I've missed listening to a handful of your tracks. Well, that will be sorted in short order...
Hey, thanks for your great comment about Mrs. Franklin. It was a fun song to write and record. I recorded a simple kick/snare rhythm to keep me on the beat. After I added the hand drum I deleted the track.
Oh my goodness Dupletarion Warrior you are AWESOME!! You took the time to write 200 comments and listen to all those songs! Thanks for your hefty contribution to our community. You have 200 thank you’s from your fellow FAWMers and from me! Excellent work and keep busting’ those zongs!!
Hey, thanks for the nice comments about The Next Chapter. I can relate to you about elderly parents, mine are 81 and are very close to our son. Parenthood is such an amazing human experience and I'm glad that we both are so invested. In back to listening, so I will be back soon. Stick around!
Thanks so much for having a listen (and leaving comments) on some of mine. I've had a listen to a few of yours and you have a wonderful sound (really like the harp). Looks like you had a fine FAWM yourself.
Thanks for your comments on Bob and Phyllis. I'm thinking both a unison octave for at least 1 chorus and the bridge, then full harmonies for the final chorus.
1 more Bob and Phyllis may be coming. I have a set of lyrics. Tonight I'll see if I can set it to music.
If it weren't for my voice crumbling and falling apart in the last 25s or so of the song I'd agree with you... ugh. I can do better on the bridge and final chorus when I can, you know, breathe. Thanks for listening to The Middle! I love Nadia's expressive piano playing so it's a treat to work with her.
Thanks for your kind words! I'm glad it had the intended effect! Gonna go listen to your stuff now...
Thank you *send snow vibes*
Its STILL snowing here!
Recorded the instrumental track, sped it up by 4/3ds, recorded vocals, slowed it back down to normal speed. The Troll voice. I developed the character of the troll in 50/90 last year as a bit of a running gag after @stephenwordsmith wrote a lyric about a troll bridge. 2 more episodes to finish the EP/story.
Thank you so much.
Yes, I know the Indigo Girls 😀
I don't mind that I made you think of them *blush*
Hey, I've got a Celtic sounding fiddle tune that would love some harp backing.. would you be up for it? If so I can email to you as an mp3 sometime in the next two days 😊
hey thank you so much for your kind words
and taking the time, means a lot to me
LOVE THE PIC YOU HAVE UP ON YOUR MAIN PAGE
SO SO CUTE
Funny you should mention it... I've been working on a song for Phyllis today.
I didn't understand the Huck Fin, thought maybe it was for you... what does it mean? (I have no idea... )
-- Oh, and I think you did fine... sounds good to me. I'm new to it too.
The initial track got 24 plays... so, someone's listening. 3 so far on Rev02
Oh, very cool.
I'll update the file and song post. And if I can find my forum post? hahahah, that too.
You breath well! 😝
Remember, the primary ability for playing the harmonica is to --breath 😝 so, just don't be dead, and you'll be fine.
And, if you "suck" even better!, 'cause then you get the Alt-Key! Hahhh 😉 (get it, draw key... so funny...)
Don't you just love music, it's just so, musical!
Thanks for listening! I feel like we would make a great collab match too... how about it?! 😉
Oh wow, really - that's so cool! Forgive me, what's NFO stand for? We don't really get many decent gigs come to Sheffield anymore; did you play Manchester? It's a bigger city with more of a thriving scene, so most acts play there if they're going to play northern England at all. Not too bad as it's just over an hour's drive across the Peak district basically
Excellent, go for it. 🙂
Yeah... I found it! 😀
Thank you so much for your feedback on my demo recording of 'Later'
made me happy as I found it very hard to post my first tune.
So thanx again.
I'm trying to find the forum thread you mentioned, but am a bit lost. 😀
Next song in teacup saga is being written. Was trying to catch up on a number of collaborations before they got lost! But expect next teacup song Friday or Saturday 😀
No problem. We all need a boost every now and again, and I'm glad to see you back on track! 😀
Thank you very much for your kind words on "Living on Love" I have bit more I want to do with the arrangement of this one but I definitely want the "living on love" part to be more muted than the rest of the song.
Thank you for your warm comment on You ar no longer here.
Thank you but I cheated as I've posted a version of the same song and my songs are often just instrumentals/lyrics, rarely both so I have long way to go for being a winner here... But thank you anyway. It was a pleasure to listen to your heart-warming song.
Thanks for commenting on my track - I think it was Sweet Dreams (i.e. a cover, sort of). I did meet Ian Macmillan once, a long time ago when he was doing a show in Huddersfield and we gave him a lift home (he doesn't drive). I loved his stuff. Never knew he'd be into this.. but I've only been really doing the spoken word stuff for a couple of years and haven't tried doing anything with it, (yet).. Interesting.
Congratulations Centurion Soldier! You wrote 100 comments for your fellow FAWMers!! You made this place even better. You took your time to listen to other people's songs and you have 100 thank you's from all of them and from me! Here’s your badge. Excellent work and keep busting’ those zongs!!
Glad you liked my Little One's cackling on "Fibethos." I intentionally waited for her to wake up to record that because I knew she'd react.
Dang, I'm flattered by your comments on Solstice, thank you so much. And being mentioned in the recommended thread feels like a huge honour! And I'll take the compliment on the vocals and production, I always feel they're the weakest aspects of my song-making.
Number 9 is probably the best executed of the bunch. I should try doing a full song in a jazzy trombone and vocal harmonies style at some point this month. Thanks for sharing my "Unexpected Day Off". I had fun playing the autoharp in an arpeggiated style, too for #10.
It's part of life for me. And I thought I'd take lemons and make lemonade, so I wrote a song about staying home sick! (Or rather a 10-mini-song suite about it!)
thank you. Seems I found my voice... I'll probably be very noisy for a while. Thanks for the hug. 😀
I don't believe your household can be that unsettled with such a creative, musical dad 😉
Thanks for commenting Babysize Blues. Yes, it's interesting to write from the perspective oft a kid. But it's hard to imagine how they experience the world. Even if I read a few books about it. Happy fawming:)
Thanks for the reply. I'm going to try what you recommended after this month is over to add some layers to the song.
Asmr is some scientifically unproven tingly pleasure that people get from whispery quiet sounds, hehe. If you search it on youtube you’ll get some examples. I dont really get it but my roommate said one of my songs gave her asmr chills, so now i like to identify potential asmr-triggering songs, hahaha
You are definitely a winner, way to go!! 😀
I do believe I actually understand what you are talking about with the pedal settings on the harp! Thanks for the reply.
Thanks for your encouraging words. My husband and I are both musos and we do tag team a lot. Our little boy comes to gigs where possible and has also been at rehearsals. I guess I find it difficult to access my creative space when there's so much to do and so little time! But that is probably everyone's challenge isnt it?! 😉
It’s true too that in the day of cellphones many probably don’t even know what a dial tone is. What a weird world we live in!
14 songs in 28 days takes some time, especially when you have a job. Ah well perhaps I’m just bitter as I have less time to play with music toys this time around 😉
Now that I've done my big weekend song surge I'm trying to catch up on some listening. Your songs deserved positive comments -- I'm genuinely impressed!
Noted on the finger count! I love getting any info about music. 😀
Thanks for listening, and for the informative feedback on playing a physical harp! I really appreciate it, and it made sense to me!
I did a new song, with a bit of my sampled harp... if you want to take a listen! 😀 It's called "A Dusty Sunrise".
I'm glad you liked "I'm on Fire"! 😁
It was Bloop. 😝
Thank you for listening to "Special Day." 😀 I look forward to hearing your first song soon.
Yes, it's a concept album somewhat planned out by a silly conversation the kids and I had in the car about a month ago. Now that it's February, I will let my brain freewheel and come up with things to fit the theme.
Yes, that's me on both vocals. My wife insists everyone needs to be aware that's me and not her singing the high bits. LOL (She has a prettier voice than that!)
Thanks for your comment, I love the texture of these 3 instruments too!
Thanks for stopping by ‘Paper Mouse’ and your lovely comment. So nice of you to take the time out from your own creating 😀.
Hey 😀 Thanks for doing the intro, just noticed it. So exciting 😀 xx
You’re going to love this community. Beautiful souls- and 🎶 music. Very inspiring! Have fun.
Have a great first FAWM! No matter how much music it pulls out of you, there is that much more in the world because of you. I'm so grateful to my friend @jeffdesantis for introducing me to FAWM - I shudder to think how much music I never would have written. Anyway, this is a great place, and you're gonna love it. Welcome!
Welcome and good luck, hope you have lots of fun.
Hey, welcome to FAWM!
Don't stress, everyone is wonderful here!
Remember, the main thing is to have fun!
Welcome! I hope we can help you grow that concept album.
Hey, welcome to FAWM! Looking forward to hearing your music!
Thanks for the comment on my soundboard. Looking forward to February 😊
best of luck in the coming month!
Welcome to FAWM, I see this is your first time around... When I started all this I was surprised to see how soon ideas started arriving. For me it's best to be open to any idea that dares show itself, and not rule anything out, styles and subjects be damned!
On behalf of the footlings, thanks for the greetings! 😀 We'll be watching your stuff with interest, too!
Welcome to the madness--- 14 songs in 28 days!!
Cello?! Wow. Very impressed. 😁
So would you play your harp in a band? That'd be awesome!
We have a Betty's not far from us in Northallerton but we just went in the shop last time (its a bit expensive 😉 )
The cello in my pic is a Bridge electric. The action is ridiculously high so i tend to play the acoustic one more but its not as pretty for photos lol
Glad you liked the song!
Here's to cups of tea as we chase the muse!
Welcome! I really hope you have a great month of writing and make lots of new friends!
Hi! Welcome to the fun!
Hello and welcome to FAWM!
Yes, that is exactly right. Posts to specific people go on their soundboard, but posts on forums to others will work If you mention them and put @ in front of their name. I hope that helps.
Welcome, mkd! I hope you find it a wonderful experience here.
Thanks @guatecoop! Looking forward to achieving *something* this coming month! I like your idea of writing a children’s song with your son, I wonder if my 4 yr old would be up for much this year but it’s food for thought! (Ps - am I replying in the right space or should I have gone to your Soundboard?! Still learning the etiquette!)
Welcome!! I'm glad you've joined us!