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Re: GOF Sing-along: If We Hold On Together
« Reply #40 on: August 06, 2019, 05:02:03 PM »
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No real thoughts on the subject, no. My interest in and knowledge of music is... limited, so I feel like I wouldn't be the right person to make any comment on that :P

Eh...I don't think I have any knowledge on the intricacies of music, but you can notice things that bother or appeal to you just by listening attentively to the song, multiple times maybe, and compare it to different versions of it to get the gist of it. Many variables can affect your overall experience on what you listen to, such as quality, vocals, instruments, pacing, tone, and whatnot. And depending on how those elements are executed, it could lead to a wonderful, unsatisfactory, or disasterous outcome.

So, when I listened to Tim's composition, it was very underwhelming by itself, and especially when I compare it to the instrumental I've been listening to for awhile. So yeah, I have already expressed the reasons why I felt that way in my initial post, so no need to repeat it here. Once again, I'm no expert on music and everything I've said here is my opinion. This conversation turned out to be longer than I previously thought, hehe. :)

Edit: I did another listen of the song, turns out it's not underwhelming, but a bit of the opposite problem actually. Like I said already with the instruments, too much going on at once. But despite that, I actually really liked it. I now felt the emotion that was seemingly lacking the first time around. Hmm. So yeah, probably because I didn't listen to it at a high enough volume. Now I could hear everything much more clearly. But everything else I said still stands, and it's still not my cup of tea.

And yep, the old adage is true that the more you listen to something, the more you grow to like it.

Can't say I agree, given I had no trouble listening to this, or mixing my own recording of the song.  I think Tim did fine, given he had to do it by ear to get it right.  I get not everyone will agree but its totally usable for what we're doing here as a community.  :yes

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Re: GOF Sing-along: If We Hold On Together
« Reply #41 on: August 07, 2019, 11:36:57 PM »
Quote from: Petrie on August 06, 2019, 05:02:03 PM
Quote from: ImpracticalDino on July 28, 2019, 02:20:32 AM
Quote from: Mumbling on July 28, 2019, 01:22:52 AM
No real thoughts on the subject, no. My interest in and knowledge of music is... limited, so I feel like I wouldn't be the right person to make any comment on that :P

Eh...I don't think I have any knowledge on the intricacies of music, but you can notice things that bother or appeal to you just by listening attentively to the song, multiple times maybe, and compare it to different versions of it to get the gist of it. Many variables can affect your overall experience on what you listen to, such as quality, vocals, instruments, pacing, tone, and whatnot. And depending on how those elements are executed, it could lead to a wonderful, unsatisfactory, or disasterous outcome.

So, when I listened to Tim's composition, it was very underwhelming by itself, and especially when I compare it to the instrumental I've been listening to for awhile. So yeah, I have already expressed the reasons why I felt that way in my initial post, so no need to repeat it here. Once again, I'm no expert on music and everything I've said here is my opinion. This conversation turned out to be longer than I previously thought, hehe. :)

Edit: I did another listen of the song, turns out it's not underwhelming, but a bit of the opposite problem actually. Like I said already with the instruments, too much going on at once. But despite that, I actually really liked it. I now felt the emotion that was seemingly lacking the first time around. Hmm. So yeah, probably because I didn't listen to it at a high enough volume. Now I could hear everything much more clearly. But everything else I said still stands, and it's still not my cup of tea.

And yep, the old adage is true that the more you listen to something, the more you grow to like it.

Can't say I agree, given I had no trouble listening to this, or mixing my own recording of the song.  I think Tim did fine, given he had to do it by ear to get it right.  I get not everyone will agree but its totally usable for what we're doing here as a community.  :yes

I agree, I think Tim’s arrangement was very beautiful! I didn’t have any trouble recording with it, but I can understand it can be harder for others. If you ever need help with the music, let me know! I’ve developed my ear over the years of being a vocalist, so I can help you match up to the right timing!  :yum

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Re: GOF Sing-along: If We Hold On Together
« Reply #42 on: August 09, 2019, 02:00:14 AM »
I must admit, my initial evaluation of Tim's composition was a bit rash and abrupt, so it probably affected the way I first viewed it. Also, combined with the fact that I had a bit of favoritism for another instrumental I loved very much made me judge it more as a comparison rather than a standalone piece. But with all that said, I really did enjoy listening to it. ^_^

So yeah, let it be a lesson to everyone to keep your bias in check and have an objective mind when judging basically anything the first time around. :yes
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Re: GOF Sing-along: If We Hold On Together
« Reply #43 on: August 10, 2019, 02:49:40 AM »
Quote from: ImpracticalDino on August 09, 2019, 02:00:14 AMI must admit, my initial evaluation of Tim's composition was a bit rash and abrupt, so it probably affected the way I first viewed it. Also, combined with the fact that I had a bit of favoritism for another instrumental I loved very much made me judge it more as a comparison rather than a standalone piece. But with all that said, I really did enjoy listening to it. ^_^

So yeah, let it be a lesson to everyone to keep your bias in check and have an objective mind when judging basically anything the first time around. :yes

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Re: GOF Sing-along: If We Hold On Together
« Reply #44 on: August 11, 2019, 11:19:38 AM »
I managed to dig my old Blue Snowball microphone out and it still works so I don't mind giving it a shot since its quality is miles above my desktop mic.

My singing voice is not the best, but I hope it'll suffice. I'll probably record tomorrow since it's dead at night where I am now.
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Re: GOF Sing-along: If We Hold On Together
« Reply #45 on: August 11, 2019, 01:36:17 PM »
Awesome, Owls! Looking forward to hearing it :)

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Re: GOF Sing-along: If We Hold On Together
« Reply #46 on: August 13, 2019, 06:31:33 AM »
Alright, I've made my submission! There're a few hiccups, but I hope it isn't too bad! :p

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Re: GOF Sing-along: If We Hold On Together
« Reply #47 on: August 13, 2019, 02:16:35 PM »
Thanks Owls! Sounds great so far :D I'm gonna have to find a way to give us all some showtime, haha.