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Holding Out


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Char

 Genre: Downtempo

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I am trying to play with vocals. I wrote this last December 10th to someone's music. It wasn't picked up. Early this morning, I just selected a drum loop and let it repeat.
I sang the song twice, effected the second vocal, copied some lines and repeated them. I still don't know how to use the effects in the right plane.
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Lyrics
I've been watching you
I've been waiting here
I've been hoping that
You'd see me near
>
I'm holding out my hands to you
Holding out my hands to you
Ooh ooh ooh ooh ooh
>
Look into my eyes
See into my heart
I'll tell you no lies
Loved you from the start
>
I'm holding out my hands to you
Holding out my hands to you
Ooh ooh ooh ooh ooh
>
If you'd look my way
Maybe you would see
Someone you could love
And that would be me
>
I'm holding out my hands to you
Holding out my hands to you
Ooh ooh ooh ooh ooh

Lyrics: Charlene M. Kankiewicz
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Hits: 2829
Comments: 56
Fans: 25
Plays: 423
Downloads: 71

Uploaded: Jun 16, 2010 - 05:24:41 AM
Last Updated: Jun 18, 2010 - 05:59:31 PM Last Played: Jul 13, 2017 - 05:49:33 AM
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Comments
drakonis said 2656 days ago (June 16th, 2010)
oooh... experimentia
Coolness, Char. The repetitive downtempo drums and soft synth really set this up... your slowly delivered lines are just off-kilter enough and delivered with velvet gloves to ensnare my attention to the end. I loved the anticipation of the line "and that would be... ... meee..." Well done, m'lady.
ttfn,
Drakonis
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ted23 said 2656 days ago (June 16th, 2010)
!!
Nice one Char...
Can u have some of what your having?
The drum loop you stumbled upon is brilliant and suits the trippy vocal really well. Creating a haunting, chilled out quirky number. Almost left me feeling a little tipsy. Original stuff!

ted23 said 2656 days ago (June 16th, 2010)
Gah!
I meant 'can I have'...
Char said 2656 days ago (June 16th, 2010)
I knew what you meant.
I have ideas but mostly, I fail, in execution. It was a nice loop. I picked it out, at random, because of its bpm. And I thought, What the hay?" So, there are just vocals and that loop. I have a lot of "lazy" left over. You are welcome to some. Could I have a smidge of "know how" in exchange? :)
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Reggie_Pole said 2656 days ago (June 16th, 2010)
Unique
Impressive. THAT is something. The stripped down arrangement doesn't sound like "I didn't know what to put in." It is just right. The simple bass adds much. The drums are a bit too front and present but fine otherwise. When Ralph came in, I had a WTF moment, but then ... totally cool superposition. I like the effects on the vocals. Effective and not overdone. Really good job on that. So creative.
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Char said 2656 days ago (June 16th, 2010)
Hi, Reggie,
I think I had the volume down and panned the loop down, to the left, several notches. It is really hard to get that right. If I knew how to manipulate the whole thing with the effects in the right plane ( or knew what those things were), maybe, I could've got it to sound better. Ralph wants you to know that he insisted. He thinks you "athletic supporters" are sick of hearing just me. Thank you. :)

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VicDiesel said 2656 days ago (June 16th, 2010)
It works
I like your vocals over that looped background. I have no problems with the effects you use.
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Char said 2656 days ago (June 16th, 2010)
Woot!
Vic approves! I can die happy. See, if I knew how to use more stuff, I'd be dangerous. Thank you. :)
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Symphony101 said 2656 days ago (June 16th, 2010)
very unique, creative
That works Char ! Excellent song.
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Char said 2656 days ago (June 16th, 2010)
Of course, Yves..
I stumbled on a happy accident. I don't put a lot of thought into these things. I try it. I think,
"That'll do" and "Let's see what MJ thinks." So far, so good. Thank you. :)
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dave_b said 2656 days ago (June 16th, 2010)
Holding Out
I like the loop you selected, it goes with the vocal. This piece has a hypnotic quality.
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Char said 2656 days ago (June 16th, 2010)
I've been exposed
to so many different approaches to making a song..since I've been here, listening. That was what I was going for...Um, do you think I could hypnotize some unattached MacJammer into coming over here to mow my lawn? Thank you. :)
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kipak said 2656 days ago (June 16th, 2010)
This further
proves my theory that you can get away with almost anything if you have a good vocalist. This genre is really not my cup of tea at all but its still interesting to me because of the interesting lyrics and vocals. Keep going with the experiments though because I am sure you will eventually hit the right combo of edgy and accessibility.
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Char said 2655 days ago (June 16th, 2010)
If I ever get
this right, it will come as a complete surprise to me. I just am knee deep in lyrics here and now, I have the opportunity to add something to them and make all you folk become a party to my inanity. I appreciate the listen. :)
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tokai said 2655 days ago (June 16th, 2010)
Char
with the enchanting voice and vibes, liking that back beat and minimum sounds very effective, with that Bristol soundtrack i mentioned before. Yeah, this is perfect girl, loved it.
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Char said 2655 days ago (June 16th, 2010)
Thank
you, Steve. Wow! I doubt it is perfect but my goodness, that is so encouraging. (I am never sure.) :)
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richard13 said 2655 days ago (June 16th, 2010)
OK, you do the rap tune next ;-)
or have you thought about Innuit throat singing?
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Char said 2655 days ago (June 16th, 2010)
In you it and Out you it..
No, I think I'd hurt myself. A couple have asked me to rap... over the last two years, but that was as far as it went. They must have been joking. I could always surprise you, though, couldn't I? I'd have to get all hot and bothered about something. Just thinking about that makes me want to take a nap. ;) Thank you. :)
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RAVENS said 2655 days ago (June 16th, 2010)
Trippy
I actually like the effects on the second voice. You do this so well, never doubt yourself. Great lyrics, and "your" voice is simply lovely.

RAVEN ;-)
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Char said 2655 days ago (June 16th, 2010)
Wow,
Dani... you are a sweetie. Thank you. :)
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Kicbal said 2655 days ago (June 17th, 2010)
Yes it works
Great loop for the song. I also like the musical clash between your vocal part and the other male part. You have also nailed the downtempo feel. Glad you posted this.
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Char said 2655 days ago (June 17th, 2010)
You've
no idea how excited I am that people actually like these trials. I used to have to wait for someone else to put music behind my vocals. Though I can't compete with these, I at least, can make something. Thank you. :)
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lavalamp said 2655 days ago (June 17th, 2010)
You're out there
In a good way Char.

Very Nice

LL
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Char said 2655 days ago (June 17th, 2010)
I'm doing
something...not exactly sure what. Thank you, Dave. :)
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Jarvoid said 2655 days ago (June 17th, 2010)
cool
and quavery wavery.......who's the bloke ?
And why are you recording on an aircraft ?

Jarvoid
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Char said 2655 days ago (June 17th, 2010)
Ralph
is convinced he needs his own page. I said, "Naw". I just use him when I want a different sound. What gave us away..that we were in an airplane toilet? Was it the acoustics? Thanks, Chris. :)
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Calchas said 2655 days ago (June 17th, 2010)
Gotta admit
I don't care for Ralph's vocal... HOWEVER, I DO really like yours!

A nicely put together piece this is Char. Good lyrics. The arrangement works, and the production is clean. Perhaps your best vocals to date too.

Enjoyed!

Be well!

Oh alright, truth to tell I'm a little jealous of Ralph. THERE... I said it! lol
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Char said 2655 days ago (June 17th, 2010)
Hey,
Ralph has his good days and his bad. And, he is my only "live-in" male vocalist, so he has to do. You want to sing with me, Micheal? Ralph doesn't have to find out. ;) Hah! Thank you for the compliments. It means a lot to me.
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Gaylen75 said 2655 days ago (June 17th, 2010)
minimalist quality
Love it.
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Char said 2655 days ago (June 17th, 2010)
Gee,
Gaylen...thank you. It was about all I could manage. Not a musician, ya know. It is a start. :)
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alanfraser said 2654 days ago (June 18th, 2010)
Coolness
There you go, push it way out there. It gets kind of hypnotic. Hearing your multiple vocal tracks dancing around each is fascinating. You might want to consider using a looper as that will permit you to do it in real-time. Good luck!
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Char said 2654 days ago (June 18th, 2010)
I don't know
what you mean by a looper and doing it in real time. Kind of an idjit here. Thank you for listening. :)
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Vic Holman said 2653 days ago (June 18th, 2010)
unique....
... approach here, don't change!
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Char said 2653 days ago (June 18th, 2010)
I am
so surprised anyone likes it. Thank you, Vic. :)
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alackbass said 2653 days ago (June 18th, 2010)
Holding Out
Nice lyrics. I like the loop you selected. Another clean vocal recording.
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Char said 2653 days ago (June 18th, 2010)
Thanks.
First loop I clicked on. I thought..."That'll do." :)
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propercharles said 2653 days ago (June 18th, 2010)
Likey....
Yeah I like this Char. It's nice and simple but very effective. Sometimes P.J. Harvey takes that stance. Like you I add effected second Vox. I don't use Garageband but in Logic you need only copy and drag to a new track and then edit that as you wish. Is Garageband not similar? Don't be in a rush to get over technical. Sometimes it doesn't improve an effective, relaxed style... Nice little groove this...
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Char said 2653 days ago (June 18th, 2010)
Yes.
Exactly what I did. I don't understand terms so I don't mess with all the effects. I use the pitch change but no reverb. Thank you. :)
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jdholliday said 2653 days ago (June 18th, 2010)
love your voice!
love your lyrics! As always!
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Char said 2653 days ago (June 19th, 2010)
James,
you really are too nice. I am grateful. Thank you. :)
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mvh9591 said 2653 days ago (June 19th, 2010)
Nice____
Your voice makes this - and your mix - Great Job!

We should collab someday?

Really enjoyed - Thanks for sharing,

mvh : )
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Char said 2653 days ago (June 19th, 2010)
No kidding?
Well, I am just floored. I would love that. It is my pleasure to put this stuff here. It is my only fun. Thank you. :)
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hackneybloke said 2652 days ago (June 20th, 2010)
holding out
interesting creation. very filmic dream (nightmare?) sequence music. send it to david lynch. cool vocal delivery over a very hypnotic and engaging soundbed. i think this works well as it is and doesn't need hi-tech expertise....i like things acoustic and simple...so you can hear the singer and writer...and this is a crystal clear success.
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Char said 2651 days ago (June 20th, 2010)
Thank you
Julian. I tried it. It sounded okay to me and so I posted. David Lynch would be shooting pretty high for me. :)
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PockBluesman said 2649 days ago (June 22nd, 2010)
Spiritual
Got a very spiritual feel to this Char. especially with the driving beat. Not what I'm used to but I like it alot. And thats some mean feat to drag me out of my comfort zone.
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Char said 2649 days ago (June 22nd, 2010)
I hope I wasn't
too brutal for you. I have learned to like all kinds of sounds since I came here. It is like a course in music appreciation if you keep an open mind. And the things I try are a direct result of what I've heard even more so than it is my inability to make my own music. But, I do have limitations. I'm just working around them. Thank you so much. :)
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Godchaser said 2648 days ago (June 24th, 2010)
Channeling...
a little Grace and a little Ono here.I love the unexpected,Wow!This has some really nice things happening here.Your lyrical work and vocal delivery are really strong and convincing on this piece Char.It's a very good fit for your particular vocal style.Despite the lack of Tupperware it will still be fav'd.
Blessings,
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Char said 2648 days ago (June 24th, 2010)
My goodness, Daniel,
what a pleasant surprise to see you here. The manual for Tupperware playing didn't arrive in time. I am indeed sorry I had to dispense with the Tupperware solo. I thank you so much for the reminder. On my next inadequate offering I might "burp" a few bowls. :)
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rtcooper said 2648 days ago (June 24th, 2010)
YOU SURE?
FX sound like they ought to be just where they are, but being your own Engineer and Producer is NOT my idea of an Amusement Park Ride, either!.

Double track harmonies are arresting and compelling.
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Char said 2648 days ago (June 24th, 2010)
Hello there!
I sang it twice, kind of differently but liked parts of each so I opted to use them both, in this way. There aren't any effects at all except for deeper vocals. I can handle simple things. Thank you so much. :)
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thinkfish said 2427 days ago (January 31st, 2011)
weird and cool
Nice... It reminds me a litle bit Portishead, but it's more like Sainkho Namtchylak. Did you hear it? You have a great voice. It's very original. Nice to hear. THNX.
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Char said 2427 days ago (January 31st, 2011)
Thank you
so much for liking something I did all on my own but using loops for music, of course. I've gotten the Portishead reference many times. No, I haven't heard of Sainkho Namtchylak. That you like my voice, now, that is nice to hear and I'm very grateful. Thank you. :)
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Franciscus_Henri said 2127 days ago (November 26th, 2011)
Holding out
First of all thank you for becoming a fan before I have been able to present my music on macjams. MJ being a first for me. I like what you've done here and the double vocal is very evocative. when I'm finally legit I will post a song I recorded arcapello but recorded the second vocal without listening to the first. try it, it produces an effect that cant be replicated by computer.
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PaulaMunk said 2127 days ago (November 26th, 2011)
Hello.
I already did that with History Repeats Itself. I sang the words at different places. I had hoped Roz would tell me where he wanted singing. And, it came out cool. But, since I don't know what I'm doing, that one was never produced well. I'm glad you like my Ralph. When you don't have a man, you can make one. :).
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Char said 81 days ago (July 3rd, 2017)
Yeah,
I still don't know what I'm doing. And, I forgot what I used to know. arrrgggghhhh! I do like "Ralph" a lot.
He sings better than I do. ;)


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