Audrey 10

@audrey 

Vancouver CA   Jan 2016


Artist Bio

Influences:   Ed Sheeran, Jann Arden, Van Morrison, Joan Armatrading, Paul Simon, Mozart, and many many others.

This is my 4th FAWM, and February is now my favourite month.

I discovered the joy of songwriting at a Ladies' Rock Camp some years ago. I play a little piano, and I've sung in various community choirs over the years. I've also studied a little music theory online over the past few years.

My recording skills are limited, so I let Sibelius First (my music notation software) 'play' the instruments on my tracks.

This year I'm going to try to write mostly instrumental music suited, hopefully, for movies or TV. My goal is to write pieces that express different emotions - sadness, awe, fear, etc. I'll try to write suspenseful music too and something suited for comedy. I expect the comedy music will be my biggest challenge.

I've also got an idea for some lyrics for a song too, but I find lyric writing harder than writing music, so I may or may not get it completed this FAWM. I'll try.

I'm also looking forward to listening to a lot of great new songs by my fellow FAWMers.

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  • @splittybooms  8 weeks

    Hey didn't expect to see any new comments at this point, but thank you for stopping by recently.
    I've rarely had something I've made called "lovely", so thank you - means a lot.
    I just wrote and erased a LOT about the vocal samples that I use lol
    I'm glad you were able to enjoy Hammers. That song has all instruments and synths as opposed to a lot of my tracks where I used vocal samples.
    I just find vocals fun to work with and build around; vocals are something I can't provide myself and I'm too chicken to reach out to vocalists to lend their voices. So once I found vocal samples (royalty free, of course!), I've been having a ball making music again.
    I also use guitar samples sometimes, because I simply can't play guitar or have access to a guitar player that I can call on at the drop of a hat.

  • @pcob1993  Apr 11

    Wow Audrey have you ever made my day. Thank you, thank you thank you. One kind comment can do so much. I've committed to writing songs forever because I've always loved them, and reading and writing and painting and singing and acting. I'm under the gun with work etc. right now but I'll get back to listening and commenting soon.
    cioa
    Pearse

  • @quork  Apr 3

    Oops, wrong person! But I still like the name. ๐Ÿ˜€

  • @quork  Apr 3

    Hey, I donโ€™t think I thanked you for your kind and thoughtful comments about The Tiger In The Zoo lyrics. They definitely capture a crazy time. If youโ€™re interested check out @siebassโ€™ putting of this to music. P.S. My faughterโ€™s name is Audrey. Elegant and timeless.

  • @berni1954  Mar 18

    Thanks for giving my "Voices" a listen. I have been away for a few days and have only just got back. Indeed, I now se that you've been binge listening to my FAWM 19 output! Thanks a lot!

  • @tamsnumber4  Mar 13

    Thanks for commenting on my collab song "Reach For The Stars", I appreciate the listen!

  • @gemhughs Mar 10

    Thanks for you comments on โ€œNothing Changesโ€œ! Actually the outlook was not as bad as the song implied... That's why I put the double-negative in the last line. ๐Ÿ˜€

  • @gemhughs Mar 10

    Thanks for you comments on โ€œRibbons of Lifeโ€œ!

  • @gemhughs Mar 10

    Thanks for you comments on โ€œTold You Soโ€œ.

  • @chrishope Mar 10

    glad you liked it..yes sad , although i was thinkin of all relationships my son has had a time of it and i feel responsible , thanks for your thoughtful comment, I hear ya x (the photo is 7 years ago ... : - )

  • @gemhughs Mar 9

    Thanks for you comments on โ€œHatโ€œ!

  • @berni1954  Mar 9

    Hi Audrey,

    Thanks for your very positive reception of Elizabeth and my "Love Will"

  • @dragondreams  Mar 9

    Hi Audrey.
    Thank you so much for your thanks. That means a lot to me too! ๐Ÿ˜Š
    Not sure why the email link doesn't work though.
    Try this one.
    draconem.somnis@dragondreams.org.uk
    You have a real talent! I'm crossing everything for you.
    And I'll be sure to let you know if I come across useful links for placing your music. ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Ž๐ŸŽถ๐ŸŽถ๐ŸŽถ๐ŸŽถ

  • @ayehahmur  Mar 8

    Hi Audrey - you're very welcome. Heh, I thought it was clear enough. Maybe I've just been in a lot of boardrooms in my time...

  • @jwhanberry  Mar 8

  • @carleybaer  Mar 7

    Hi Audrey! I wanted to stop by and just say thank you for all your lovely comments. I hope to respond in kind this weekend but wanted you to know in the meantime that they were very gratefully received ๐Ÿ˜€

  • @ayehahmur  Mar 7

    Thanks for dropping in and listening to my songs, Audrey. Very grateful.

  • @dragondreams  Mar 6

    Ah. Sorry. It used to be a way to hook up musicians with narrators. I have to admit I hadn't read it properly when I posted the link. ๐Ÿ˜•

  • @hanke7 Mar 6

    Thank you for your kind comments on milkyway

  • @mikeskliar  Mar 6

    Thank you for all those listens and those generous comments! glad you enjoyed! i'm taking the best of this year's stuff I did, fixing it up a little bit, and putting it together for a bandcamp album sometime in the next few weeks or so, will be available for a free download most probably- i'll keep you posted if you're interested. thanks again!

  • @driftwood1  Mar 5

    No need for apologies or embarrassment. It's a common misconception. Usually I leave stuff like that be, as I'm never sure if it will come across sounding like a pretentious jerk or if I'm being helpful. But astronomy and this kind of stuff has always fascinated me. The important thing is that it is a beautiful piece of music.

  • @tamsnumber4  Mar 5

    Thanks for commenting on my collab song "Move On", I appreciate the listen!

  • @gflatminor  Mar 4

    Thanks for listening and the kind comments to "Bird in My Window".

  • @wacha  Mar 4

    Thank you for the very kind feedback on "Barbra" I have been pleasantly surprised how well received that song has been,

  • @dragondreams  Mar 4

    Hi Audrey.
    I *knew* I'd had an email somewhere about a site that are looking for artists to provide music for meditation. I'm going to be trying them out myself shortly.
    https://enlightenedaudio.com/ea-connect

  • @sunnymae  Mar 4

    Thanks Audrey for dropping by and listening to my collab Wishing Well with @johnstaples
    I enjoyed writing the lyrics and absolutely loved where he went with it musically. Glad you enjoyed it.

  • @sunnymae  Mar 4

    Hi Audrey! Thanks so much for taking a listen to I can love you for today. I really appreciate your feedback. I love hanging around post FAWM to to take in all the amazing output. Looking forward to hearing yours. ๐Ÿ˜€

  • @cherok40  Mar 4

    Hi Audrey! I very much appreciate that you took time to listen to my tracks and I got very happy by reading your kind comments! Thanks a lot!

  • @tamsnumber4  Mar 3

    Thanks for visiting my collabs "How Long" and "Since We First Touched" and for listening and commenting, it is appreciated!

  • @dragondreams  Mar 2

    Thank you, Audrey. That would be lovely! ๐Ÿ˜Š

  • @bootlegger Mar 2

    Yeah I'm still around for awhile! We're doing some album swaps in the forums and I'd be happy to do a swap with you if you're up for it! No big deal if it's not really your thing. But it's basically where I would listen to and comment on your entire album and then you do the same to mine.

  • @meatcoup85  Mar 2

    Thank you so much for your kind comments! It means the world ๐Ÿ˜€ You have so much talent the way you can bring the feeling of your chosen topic alive! Keep going ๐Ÿ˜€

  • @jwhanberry  Mar 1

  • @cindyrella  Mar 1

    Thanks for your nice comments!

  • @valeriecox  Mar 1

    Thanks for the nice comment on my collab with CIndy.

  • @dragondreams  Mar 1

    Hi Audrey. I'd like to say a huge thank you back for spending more of your time with my offerings. ๐Ÿ˜€
    I was a Taxi member for a while, but let it lapse (for all sorts of reasons). It's a great organisation. The member fee is possibly a little steep as a first step ($299.95 per year) but there are all sorts of benefits.
    @ajna1960 is the guru with all things Taxi though. And she is very approachable, lovely and generous with advice. She helped me loads getting started on the library path.
    Having musicians play your music is not necessary! All my stuff (apart from guitar and bass) is done in software. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • @crisp1  Feb 28

    Well, I'm blushing at your super nice comment. It was a pleasure listening to your work and I am looking forward to receiving a song from you one day down the road.

  • @stephenwordsmith Feb 28

    Thank you for all your kind and insightful comments; it is very much appreciated.

  • @jamkar  Feb 28

    Thank you!

  • @jamkar  Feb 27

    Actually, If I add you as collab to my existing track, you can continue working on it over the coming weeks. No pressure. But also no need to wait until next year. Your choice Audrey.

  • @jamkar  Feb 27

    Great! Opening chords are Am, and E6. Chorus is Gm9 (Am/Gm) F, Gm, F. Bm/EMaj7.

  • @tootoobee  Feb 26

    Hi, so it's even worse, I never studied that class seriously ๐Ÿ˜€ I'm not taking any classes recently, in my case taking classes is a kind of procrastination. I just have to practice the stuff I've learned by now...
    And wow, you've even made it to a mentor!

  • @misterd Feb 26

    Thanks ever so much Audrey for listening and kind comments on my last FAWM song ' Si , se puede '. I really appreciate it !

  • @dragondreams  Feb 23

    Lovely Audrey. Thank you so much for all your time spent inflicting my music on yourself, and for your really kind comments. ๐Ÿ˜€
    Very much appreciated!

  • @hanke7 Feb 23

    Thanks for kind comments!

  • @mikeb Feb 22

    Thanks for the listens and comments on my songs, much appreciated!

  • @jamkar  Feb 22

    Thank you for your kind comments on my collab with @acousticmaddie, as well as The Rodeo with @saturnrussia, and also Robber Barons with @dragondreams. The Cor Anglais allowed me to learn something new. Thank you for that as well! Perhaps we could collaborate on something of your choosing?

  • @mikeb Feb 22

    Thanks so much for the comments on 'Catcher'!

  • @ceilidh  Feb 20

    Music is now posted for Bon Odori and other songs!

  • @lenigmusx1 Feb 19

    Thank you for the comments on โ€œOur souls Lamentโ€ Mvt II. I am glad the microtonal harmonies are palatable. I will be back to listen to your music soon!

  • @jackketch Feb 18

    Thanks for the nice comment on my anti-fascist song - much appreciated! I need to have a lie down now after all that shouting..

  • @pokerowan  Feb 18

    Thanks so much for your lovely comments!! I'm so happy you liked my stuff and so flattered by your words. Happy FAWMing, fam โ™ฅโ™ฅ

  • @kanariefisk Feb 17

    Thank you very much for your kind words! I'm glad you liked it ๐Ÿ˜€

  • @jwhanberry  Feb 16

  • @ferry0123 Feb 15

    Thank you for sharing that story regarding your first song! Yep, lots of suspense in there. And..of course thanks for leaving your generous comments!

  • @lhcisco  Feb 15

    Marketing? Ha! I'd just become the 6th member of The Herb Boys. I think they have something going for them.

  • @zxcvbnm  Feb 15

    Thanks for you kind comments Audrey, and of course for the pleasure I have had listening to yours.

  • @kanariefisk Feb 14

    Thank you for your comment on Hatching. Its about depression, definitely. And failed attempts of selfmedicaion with alcohol. I write all my lyrics on paper, but i've added the lyrics to this one for you to read ๐Ÿ˜€

  • @saulius Feb 14

    Thank you Audrey for your nice words about my song It Only Takes A Moment. I appreciate it very much.

  • @marthie Feb 14

    Thanks Audrey- sorry about your ears! Loadshedding didnโ€™t help my case๐Ÿ’

  • @jwhanberry  Feb 11

  • @jackketch Feb 10

    Hi Audrey, thanks for the nice comments about my song, I really appreciate it. Glad I made you smile ๐Ÿ˜€

  • @feeslip58  Feb 9

    Thank you for the compliments on La La La Audrey. I'm looking forward to listening to your songs. Good luck to you for the rest of February and beyond.

  • @zxcvbnm  Feb 9

    Thanks for listening Audrey, but unlike yours my piano really is synthetic BiaB ๐Ÿ˜€

  • @crisp1  Feb 9

    Audrey, thank you so much for all your kind words!

  • @misterd Feb 8

    Thanks so
    Much for listening and the kind and generous comments on my song โ€˜Time and Space โ€˜ . Appreciate it !

  • @andrewjtaylor  Feb 7

    Hi @audrey! Good to know what you're working with. With the full version of Sibelius you can pull in samples from external libraries, like EastWest's. I don't know if that's possible with Sibelius First, though. I would suggest a better DAW. People seem to have great success with Reaper. I've used it briefly for their pitch shifting plugin for it's unparallelled level of timbre retention (minimized chipmunk/monster effect). For a simpler, free DAW, I might recommend StudioOne Prime. It's very intuitive, drag & drop, and is rising in popularity as a result. Of course, there are some limitations. Might need to get a plugin to export to mp3. Please let me know if there's any way I can help in that exploration.
    https://shop.presonus.com/Studio-One-...

  • @cindyrella  Feb 7

    Thanks for your kind comments on my lyrics!

  • @resonance  Feb 6

    Thanks so much for the comment, Audrey! You're correct - I think I was channelling a little Simon & Garfunkle in that last track.

  • @karlsburg25  Feb 6

    Thanks Audrey . Lovely to see you once again (Internet wise )

  • @wr3n  Feb 6

    Thank you for the comment!

  • @hummingbear Feb 6

    Thanks for all the song comments - I look forward to them!

  • @madeline Feb 5

    Hi, Audrey! Thank you for your kind comment on "Stunned and Unraveled". I've now put up a short clip if you'd like to take a listen.

  • @sourcedecay Feb 4

    Hi! Thanks for your comment on my song Thirty Years. Appreciate it!

  • @rustyp Feb 4

    Hi Audrey! ๐Ÿ˜€ Thanks for listen to my song! ๐Ÿ˜€ Thanks for your kind comments. ๐Ÿ˜€

  • @carolinesimpson  Feb 4

    Thanks for the thoughtful comment on my song โ€˜Depressionโ€™! It is much appreciated.

  • @misterd Feb 3

    Thanks Audrey for listening & your comment on my song โ€˜She was a true diamond โ€˜ ! Appreciate it .

  • @boyatheart  Feb 3

    Thank you for the comment on my song. Much appreciated.

  • @fulanin Feb 3

    Thank you! ๐Ÿ˜
    I will start a bit late because I'm not with my gear atm, but I hope I will finish all 14 tracks.

  • @erucaesounds  Feb 3

    Thanks for the kind words, much appreciated!

  • @factorytale Feb 3

    Thanks audrey for the wonderful comment!! <3

  • @brookebook12 Feb 3

    Thanks for watchlisting me!

  • @factorytale Feb 3

    Thanks for watchlisting me. You haven't posted a song yet, but I'll listen when you do

  • @sherrycanary  Feb 2

    Hi Audrey
    Happy Farming

  • @nuj4x Feb 1

    Thank you so much for that generous comment ๐Ÿ˜ but I didn't sing those vocals! I hired a singer to sing that song for me! <3

  • @deonnek  Feb 1

    Thanks for the shout out, @audrey! Looking forward to hearing your music. ๐Ÿ˜€

  • @tezzbass  Feb 1

    Thanks for the welcome! And I'm looking forward to hearing your music.

  • @tcelliott  Feb 1

    Hello!! Let's have a great fawm!!!

  • @hummingbear Feb 1

    I just replied to your email, love the changes to "Rocky Shores." Subtle but effective improvements IMHO. Looking forward to listening to your music again this year.

  • @zxcvbnm  Jan 31

    You too Audrey, I'm looking forward to listening to new music every bit as much as writing.

  • @cindyrella  Jan 31

    Hi Audrey! Glad to see you hear again!

  • @tootoobee  Jan 30

    Have an awesome FAWM, Audrey ๐Ÿ˜€ !

  • @marthie Jan 22

    Hello
    Happy FAWMing 2019.
    Looking forward to hear what you come up with this February.
    I am planning to focus on songs for Easter in this yearโ€™s FAWM.
    Letโ€™s play, write and listen!๐ŸŽถ๐ŸŽถ๐ŸŽถ๐ŸŽถ
    xxx
    Marthie- #WOmanOnFire

  • @hummingbear Jan 16

    Hi Audrey, are you back this year? Happy FAWM19!