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Shimmer


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dave1963

 Genre: Acoustic
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"Shimmer" - a simple, short acoustic song - just me on vocals and guitar.
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Lyrics
shimmer

there've been nights
when my dreams had no color
and days that seemed to pass
in black and white

but when i see your eyes
soften when you smile
i know everything's gonna
be alright

you're like a shimmer on a clear blue sea
a summer rain that cools the sun
when i have trouble
rising to my feet
you're there to lift me up

there've been times
when this world seemed so cold
a frozen darkness
without light

when i see your eyes
soften when you smile
i know everything's
gonna be alright

you're like a shimmer on a clear blue sea
a summer rain that cools the sun
when i have trouble
rising to my feet
you're there to lift me up
Song Stats
Hits: 3289
Comments: 10
Fans: 6
Plays: 72
Downloads: 133
Votes: 7
Uploaded: Jul 22, 2008 - 06:34:54 AM
Last Updated: Jul 22, 2008 - 09:08:19 PM Last Played: Feb 25, 2019 - 08:46:43 AM
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Hardware:
Martin DCME, M-Audio MobilePRE, G5
Software:
Garageband
Comments
MarkHolbrook said 3985 days ago (July 22nd, 2008)
This is
a great song!

I would love to hear the guitar cleaned up a bit (remove the hiss) and recorded with a slight echo rather than so much reverb. I think it make it sound a little better.

The guitar work is beautiful and the lyrics are wonderful. Your vocals are strong and clear.

This is such a nice song, I'd just love to hear the guitar a little better. Just my opinion.

Wonderful though all around!
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dave1963 said 3985 days ago (July 22nd, 2008)
will do
mark,

thanks much for the comments - yes, there's some hiss and noise in the background that will be dealt with as I remix the song. Hazards of recording at home, I guess. Thanks again, and I you've got some great songs too - I listened to a few, and will listen to more soon.

dave
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dave1963 said 3985 days ago (July 22nd, 2008)
will do
mark,

thanks much for the comments - yes, there's some hiss and noise in the background that will be dealt with as I remix the song. Hazards of recording at home, I guess. Thanks again, and I you've got some great songs too - I listened to a few, and will listen to more soon.

dave
Check out my latest song called The Sunroof Song
mowguy3 said 3985 days ago (July 22nd, 2008)
Shimmer
Some fine writing,I like the lyrics for sure. Your singing as Mark said is strong. The guitar playing is very nice. I enjoyed "Shimmer" very much.
Thanks and be well, Russ
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dave1963 said 3985 days ago (July 22nd, 2008)
thanks
thanks russ! much appreciated.
Check out my latest song called The Sunroof Song
Feter said 3985 days ago (July 22nd, 2008)
Shimmer
what a decent folk song ..pure pickin and singing
wonderfull harmony ..I cherish such honest songs ..
stronge and true lyrics ...wonderfull just wonderfull
thnx alot for sharin !!!!!
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said 3984 days ago (July 23rd, 2008)
Shimmer
Wonderful Joy to listen too. I will leave all the tech stuff to the experts
Your song is very beautifu I loved the lyrics the title and you sang it straight
from your heart. Got a great voice too and awsome guitar.
Thank you for sharing.

Peace Dee.
J.A.Stewart said 3984 days ago (July 23rd, 2008)
Fine Old School Song
Nice job on this song, Dave.

I would suggest you back off the vocal reverb a bit. It seems to collide a bit during the harmony parts in the tune. Maybe a very light chorus effect (which may already be in there) on the guitar without reverb, unless that's natural room reverb I'm hearing. If it is, you might want to insulate your mic a bit from room reflections.

But it's a fine tune and sung very nicely. ;)


--- Joe



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jiguma said 3984 days ago (July 23rd, 2008)
As Joe says ..
.. "a fine tune sung very nicely". I think the main area you can improve on this is definitely in production. The comments on reverb especially - I didn't notice the hiss as much as on some other tracks, but it could definitely use a cleanup. Your guitar playing sounds great - just needs some tweaking on the mix.
Neil
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sloparts said 3972 days ago (August 4th, 2008)
Excellent writing and nice production.
Your vocal rings strong and true with a rich quality to it that makes me feel like I'm listening to a private prayer for a lover.

I do agree with mark about the guitar sounding like there's a hiss in it, but I think you were trying to get that shimmering ringing sound in the guitar, and maybe EQ'd it a bit hot in the 2k to 5k range. Mind you I'm not sure about that interpretation though.

I also think the guitar is maybe 1bd or 2db too hot in the mix. Keep in mind, that my hearing isn't the best so I would check it, but not change anything until your sure my assessment is correct, I could be wrong don't ya know. It's also possible that when you do your magic to remove the hiss in the guitar part that it'll fix the loudness I'm referring to.

All that said, this is a beautiful song with great lyrics and stellar singing. Thanks for sharing it and Kudos to you for your work here.

Be well and be cool,

Ed
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