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Fri Nov 16, 2012, 07:17 PM

 

I honestly wonder if I am making my album harder than it is...

I have the basic tunes - no vocals, but maybe I don't need vocals...

Maybe I could just make these tracks instrumental...

I wonder if I am internally stopping myself from finishing this...

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Reply I honestly wonder if I am making my album harder than it is... (Original post)
Taverner Nov 2012 OP
tjwmason Nov 2012 #1
TeamPooka Nov 2012 #2
Tobin S. Nov 2012 #3
HopeHoops Nov 2012 #5
HopeHoops Nov 2012 #4
CJCRANE Nov 2012 #6

Response to Taverner (Original post)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 05:11 AM

1. I confess to knowing little about the various pop/rock genres

But compared with the various classical genres (which I do know) the absence of instrumental music is striking - so I'd say leave it as instrumental if they work as pieces of music.

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Sat Nov 17, 2012, 05:50 AM

2. Pop or rock? You need lyrics to sell it.

Baby baby baby
or
yeah, yeah, yeah
have worked well many times in the past.
I would use those....

But seriously, you need lyrics as a hook if you are in the pop or rock genres and want it to sell.

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Response to TeamPooka (Reply #2)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 06:44 AM

3. Hey, man, what about Classical Gas?



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Response to Tobin S. (Reply #3)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 12:24 PM

5. My father used that for a stop-motion movie called "Christie" when I was 5.

 

Christie was our next-door neighbor (almost-adult teen). It was B&W and involved things like her holding a sliding pole on a playground and moving around it seemingly without moving her feet. I've had that song embedded in my gray matter ever since.

I've asked him a few times if he can find the film canister, but so far he hasn't come across it. I'd love to share that with the world. And I was five when that song came out. It fit the film perfectly. He probably has the only copy, so if he doesn't find it the net will never see it.

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Response to Taverner (Original post)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 12:15 PM

4. Ever try recording a dog howling or a cat in heat and setting it to music? Seriously.

 

How about birds as an undertone? Or how about synthesized animal noises like "Whale Song" or "Sexy Rhino"? Besides, "I Promise Not To Cum In Your Mouth" was entirely instrumental. All of the "Ambient Music for Airports" albums were instrumental. "Sylvan Song" is instrumental, well at least up to the point it yields to "Dream of the Archer" (often thought of as all one song, but they're really two). Bond is mostly instrumental.

Good music doesn't necessarily involve vocals.



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Response to Taverner (Original post)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 01:44 PM

6. What style of music is it? At the moment I'm just discovering instrumental prog metal...

A band called "Chimp Spanner"...and there's another one that look's interesting called "Animals As Leaders".

I also like Zombi, who do instrumental prog rock.

I also like Dreamwave/Outrun Electro music which is '80s-style synth soundtracks.

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