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by Portia
December 20th, 2007, 4:25 pm
Forum: Opinions and Polls
Topic: The New Year
Replies: 13
Views: 1637

Re: The New Year

plans: - my band's playing a big outdoor pre-new years eve party the saturday before w/ like 4 other bands ... the stage is gonna be the back of a tractor trailer - HA! never done THAT before - should be fun ;) - going to another party new years eve - but this time not playing, just partying :) goal...
by Portia
December 15th, 2007, 10:09 am
Forum: Sunday Songwriters Group
Topic: ssg6wk6 - grip
Replies: 4
Views: 856

Re: ssg6wk6 - grip

thanks for the reply - yeah, I'm trying to decide if the choruses are best left as they are or if maybe all of them should be 'why can't I release my grip' rather than having the 'one day I'll release my grip' ones in there until the end ... if anyone has an oppinion on that, let me know ... as for ...
by Portia
December 14th, 2007, 12:52 pm
Forum: Sunday Songwriters Group
Topic: SSG6 - Week 6 - Somebody -mp3
Replies: 9
Views: 1418

Re: SSG6 - Week 6 - Somebody

I actually didn't have any trouble with the phrasing/rhythm - it seemed to work when I read it. I do agree that the second verse is weaker than the other two - that it didn't add much. I think with that much repitition in a song, you have to make sure that the bits that are different REALLY make an ...
by Portia
December 14th, 2007, 12:28 pm
Forum: Sunday Songwriters Group
Topic: SSG6 Week 6 - Be...
Replies: 2
Views: 729

Re: SSG6 Week 6 - Be...

I like it - love the idea/message ... and you do it well. The only line that didn't quite mesh with the rest of it for me (in flow, not meaning) was "Can't think critically" ... to me, it sticks out just a little bit - I think it's because all of the rest of the lines in the song I could imagine in ...
by Portia
December 14th, 2007, 12:09 pm
Forum: Sunday Songwriters Group
Topic: ssg6wk6 - grip
Replies: 4
Views: 856

ssg6wk6 - grip

don't know about that title, really - just picked something for now: GRIP V1 Will you be my pride? Will you be my shame? Will you show me who I am by stripping me away? Give me control Make me adored While you consume me, leave me always needing more CH Fingers grab ahold tightening around my throat...
by Portia
December 13th, 2007, 8:57 pm
Forum: Singing
Topic: learning to love one's own voice
Replies: 20
Views: 5705

Re: learning to love one's own voice

I found your voice very pleasant :-) I think we are always our worst critics (with the exception, of course of occasional american idol tryout types that think they walk on water ;-p ) - what we hear on the recording IS accurate, but I think when we listen to ourselves we hear little things that noo...
by Portia
December 13th, 2007, 8:29 pm
Forum: Singing
Topic: quandry (not beginner)
Replies: 8
Views: 2506

Re: quandry (not beginner)

I think your questions just boil down to more practice and confidence ... singing is pretty much like any other instrument and 2 years is some experience, but still having to concentrate at that point is not surprising ... I mean I think for any instrument (guitar, bass, drums, piano, etc) at the 2 ...
by Portia
December 13th, 2007, 8:16 pm
Forum: Singing
Topic: Vocalist Troubles
Replies: 11
Views: 3845

Re: Vocalist Troubles

from the sound of it he may just be trying to push it way too hard to be heard over the band which is a really easy way to strain the voice ... if he was doing fine w/ the karaoke thing (which is a situation where volumes are not usually a problem) and then the problem came about when he got into a ...
by Portia
July 30th, 2006, 12:34 pm
Forum: Guitar Noise Songwriting Club
Topic: Princess
Replies: 8
Views: 1809

Thanks, good to be back. Yeah, I've been gone quite a while, I guess ... been focussing on my band ... which has hit a snag currently as we're down a couple of members ... but, the upside of that is I have some time on my hands to do some writing on my own while we rebuild :) It never occured to me ...
by Portia
July 30th, 2006, 12:03 pm
Forum: Guitar Noise Songwriting Club
Topic: Open Book
Replies: 5
Views: 1499

I really love this ... would love to hear it. It's a bit vague as I find myself wanting to know a little more what the 'truth' is ... but it works anyway.

good job
:) Portia
by Portia
July 30th, 2006, 11:32 am
Forum: Guitar Noise Songwriting Club
Topic: Princess
Replies: 8
Views: 1809

Princess

Princess VERSE 1 love and laughter teetering somewhere beyond the ridge of disaster passion and romance lost in the void of a heart that can't take a chance CHORUS Princess lies choking on words never spoken drowning in memories of dreams that will never be VERSE 2 success and ambition tangled amon...
by Portia
November 23rd, 2005, 7:08 am
Forum: Guitar Noise Songwriting Club
Topic: I know loss
Replies: 3
Views: 903

I liked this for the most part, but I too had some trouble with the last verse. The last two lines in particular didn't really seem natural to me.
by Portia
November 22nd, 2005, 10:04 pm
Forum: Guitar Noise Songwriting Club
Topic: The Scars Remain
Replies: 3
Views: 791

The Scars Remain

V1 Somewhere within a calloused heart burned one too many times hides the helpless little girl with no more tears to cry a life spent in limbo she moves from one thing to the next but she finds no escape just a long trail of regrets CHORUS You can run away. wish away or rage against the pain but the...
by Portia
October 18th, 2005, 2:17 pm
Forum: Opinions and Polls
Topic: Hair - long or short for an old rocker?
Replies: 77
Views: 9300

I think the cut in the original picture suits you :)
by Portia
September 29th, 2005, 5:04 pm
Forum: Singing
Topic: Different singing questions
Replies: 13
Views: 5554

1. I warm up with scales and various vocal exercises - slow, easy, and controlled - and then I usually start with a song or two that are well within my comfortable range before I go on to more challenging songs. 2. also included in my warm up are usually some breathing exercises - one involves takin...