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 lars
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I've written and recorded my fifth original - please comment

It seems I can only write about myself and things I've experienced

Anyway- it's a song about a girlfriend that gave me something I will allways keep - the love for Bob Dylan's music. With that theme I've recoded it it open D tuning with capo on 7th, accoustic guitar and harmonica :)

Direct link:
http://6-string.net/music/hungameg.mp3

Translated lyrics as usual

She gave it to me

The first one I got to know as she wrote me a letter
The second one I have forgot
The third one I will remember 'cause she showed me something nice
that I didn't knew that I wanted

It's a long time ago
But it is nice to remember
That she sung 'Sad Eyed Lady of the Lowlands'
For me

Some are so angry
Others are too fond of beer
Some I have only known for one night
There is one who left a mark, but not in the way you think
She gave me the most beautiful thing she had

We were young
I was begining to realise
When she sung 'Just like a Woman'
For me

We were young and in love
It was us forever
Perhaps we thought we were like John and Yoko
But we splitted up -it wasn't us after all
But I took the best she had to offer

Much joy was coming my way
'Cause something happened to me
One night she sung 'Simple Twist of Fate'b

...only thing I know how to do is to keep on keepin' on...

LARS kolberg http://www.facebook.com/sangerersomfolk


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well done. you sound alot like Donovan. what a cool song.

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 lars
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oh - thank you - some compliment :D
thanks for listening

...only thing I know how to do is to keep on keepin' on...

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(@ignar-hillstrom)
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This topic needs more attention, so bump it goes. A very dreamy track, the sound of Norwegian works wonders too. If this song would go on for a whole hour you wouldn't hear me complain. I won't critic the lyrics, everything seems to lose it's beauty after translation. But the theme and 'story' you tell is great. Very well done! A small thing I could come up with as a negative is that it sounds a bit muddy, maybe cut some room for the vocals in the lower end of the guitar?


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Beautiful vocal and harmonica melodies. Thanks for posting this.

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Awesome, You didn't even have to translate to English to understand the content :D
I really liked :

"Much joy was coming my way
'Cause something happened to me
One night she sung 'Simple Twist of Fate'b"

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 lars
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Thanks a lot guys - I really apreaciate it!!

Arjen - I'm pretty sure you are my biggest Dutch fan ;-) - so you're saying I should adjust the eq on the guitar track down somwhere - any suggestions on cut-off points??? As you might know I'm totally lost when it comes to mixing - still working in Audacity.

...only thing I know how to do is to keep on keepin' on...

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(@dan-t)
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I missed this one until now. Just gave it a listen & am very impressed. :D Very nice song Lars! 8)

Maybe you can do another harmonica solo at the end to finish the song with?

Dan

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Lovely chord structure and harmonica part. I'd like a bit of reverb on the vocal, and a bit more high end on the guitar. But this is really pretty tune.


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 lars
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Dan and Mesa - thanks :-)

I will do a new recording of it some day - will consider your suggestions - thanks

lars

...only thing I know how to do is to keep on keepin' on...

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 Nuno
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Hey Lars! Well done man!

I like very much. I like your guitar tone and the rhythm is very calm.

Thanks for sharing.


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Sorry Lars, was away for a week. Yeah, that's what I'd do. I'm pretty bad with numbers, I use a graphical EQ where you can just click around and I don't really use exact freqs. If you want to know: load the vocal track into your spectrum analyzer and look at it's peak point and the 'width' of it. Is it a narrow 'mountain' , or a wide 'hill'? Now open your guitar track and cut it at that point, mirroring the vocal track. If you don't have a spectrum analyzer, send both tracks to me at arjen.schippers # gmail DOT com.


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 lars
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thanks man - will look at that as soon as it starts raining :D

...only thing I know how to do is to keep on keepin' on...

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lovely - and a great job with the rhythm playing too!

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