Thursday, July 02, 2009

New Song - LaBoker

5 Comments:

Anonymous eve said...

gorgeous!

i see a definite improvement in the handling of the vocals and instruments.

i like the way you left the song in its simplest form, with as little embellishments as possible.

very catchy and highly singable!

keep em coming!

July 02, 2009 6:53 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

David , i really loved it .
I will second eve , u left the melody and the vocals flow , it was a pleasure listening to the song.
Keep up the good work.

July 02, 2009 10:41 PM  
Blogger David_on_the_Lake said...

Thanks

You know I like simple..in writing..in music...in architecture..
Especially in music it's very tempting to embellish.
But I'm finding that in Jewish music there is so much excess fat in the songs.
When an arranger sits down to write the music around the song he should make a solemn commitment to serve "the song" ie the melody and the song only.
And so does "the song" really need that shticky intro?
Does the low part have to be sung 4 times?
The musical arrangements has to lift the song in its arms..and move it along...give it energy and hold it aloft. Nothing else.
And with our shorter attention spans I think 2 minute songs are the way to go..short satisfying and leaving you hungry for more...instead of skipping to the next song halfway in.

There you have it
:-)

July 03, 2009 12:09 PM  
Blogger grinfish said...

nice.

i personally like when when a song makes you want to sing it over and over... from the heart...
i think songs - sung for long - help attention spans :) {made that up... of course.}

July 05, 2009 9:56 PM  
Blogger Lvnsm27 said...

sounds great

July 06, 2009 5:27 AM  

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