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.
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!
Marketing? Ha! I'd just become the 6th member of The Herb Boys. I think they have something going for them.
Thanks for you kind comments Audrey, and of course for the pleasure I have had listening to yours.
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 😀
Thank you Audrey for your nice words about my song It Only Takes A Moment. I appreciate it very much.
Thanks Audrey- sorry about your ears! Loadshedding didn’t help my case🍒
Hi Audrey, thanks for the nice comments about my song, I really appreciate it. Glad I made you smile 😀
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.
Thanks for listening Audrey, but unlike yours my piano really is synthetic BiaB 😀
Audrey, thank you so much for all your kind words!
Much for listening and the kind and generous comments on my song ‘Time and Space ‘ . Appreciate it !
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.
Thanks for your kind comments on my lyrics!
Thanks so much for the comment, Audrey! You're correct - I think I was channelling a little Simon & Garfunkle in that last track.
Thanks Audrey . Lovely to see you once again (Internet wise )
Thank you for the comment!
Thanks for all the song comments - I look forward to them!
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.
Hi! Thanks for your comment on my song Thirty Years. Appreciate it!
Hi Audrey! 😀 Thanks for listen to my song! 😀 Thanks for your kind comments. 😀
Thanks for the thoughtful comment on my song ‘Depression’! It is much appreciated.
Thanks Audrey for listening & your comment on my song ‘She was a true diamond ‘ ! Appreciate it .
Thank you for the comment on my song. Much appreciated.
Thank you! 😁
I will start a bit late because I'm not with my gear atm, but I hope I will finish all 14 tracks.
Thanks for the kind words, much appreciated!
Thanks audrey for the wonderful comment!! <3
Thanks for watchlisting me!
Thanks for watchlisting me. You haven't posted a song yet, but I'll listen when you do
Thank you so much for that generous comment 😁 but I didn't sing those vocals! I hired a singer to sing that song for me! <3
Thanks for the welcome! And I'm looking forward to hearing your music.
Hello!! Let's have a great fawm!!!
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.
You too Audrey, I'm looking forward to listening to new music every bit as much as writing.
Hi Audrey! Glad to see you hear again!
Have an awesome FAWM, Audrey 😀 !
Hi Audrey, are you back this year? Happy FAWM19!