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A few months ago, I bought myself a new iMac, and so my old iMac moved to my daughter's bedroom. Of course, GB still being on it. I teached her some basics of this application in a couple of hours.

Today, she asked me to listen to her first song. Gosh, I was nailed to the ground. And I swear, I did not offer her any help with that song. Moreover, I was even not aware that she was making a song at all.

She used only loops and her lovely voice (recorded through the pinhole mic of the Mac). The amazing thing is: she wrote the lyrics in perfect rhyme. Sorry, it's in Flemish :-) The song is about horses (paarden), her favourite animals.

Her name is Flo, and she's 11. And I'm her very proud father...

UPDATE!!!
Since Flo created a second song, we decided to give her a personal account on MJ: 'flo'. Thanks for checking it out.
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Comments: 56
Fans: 23
Plays: 1139
Downloads: 1067
Votes: 28
Uploaded: Sep 06, 2006 - 02:32:57 PM
Last Updated: Nov 22, 2006 - 07:42:13 AM Last Played: Jan 28, 2017 - 05:03:12 AM
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DOCTORBIZARRE said 4036 days ago (September 6th, 2006)
WOW
Great song! You have to set up your own account with a cool stage name! Keep making music you sound great! Turn up your vocals a little and add some harmony backups and you will be golden!
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drakonis said 4036 days ago (September 6th, 2006)
Wow!
This is beautiful. I can see Paarden galloping free on a flowery hill... so
from a dad to a dad, she has a wonderful voice, and the lyrics fit
beautifully into the song, she's pretty much dead-on key through the
whole thing, she came up with an enjoyable melody, and her Flemish trill
and little descending note were really fun touches. This is great, I will
play it for my daughter, who will be 14 in a month... she too likes to sing
and make songs. I am very impressed, you have a creative and talented
young lady there! Faved!
ttfn,
Drakonis
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borisluxx said 4036 days ago (September 6th, 2006)
Great!
She's got the wonderful talents of her father! This sounds very good,
especially using the pin-hole mic. WOW! She's done a lovely job! I hope
she keeps it up and makes many more songs! Oh and I don't mind that
it's in Flemmish. It makes it that much more appealing. Be well, Flo and
Walter! Peace!


-Boris
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Electric Lobster said 4036 days ago (September 6th, 2006)
First song - 1. place !
I 'm your Fan too :)
This Flemish singing sounds so friendly - I can feel the positive vibes.

Sehr gut gemacht Flo !-)
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said 4036 days ago (September 6th, 2006)
What a surprise!
Yes a great start in GARAGEBAND you have talent.
I love it.
Very nice...very nice, indeed.

Skean

Wildcat said 4036 days ago (September 6th, 2006)
I also love Paarden
This is a wonderfull song. Very nice for a first song. I hope that Flo likes
making music as like she loves horses. So i can stay exited to hear more.
I also have a daughter which shares my passion for music and horses.
Flo has a lovely voice and she did great with the loops.

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perceptualvortex said 4036 days ago (September 6th, 2006)
Awesome!
She sounds like a natural to me. Cool musical backing, and her singing is definitely grooving and melodious. What an amazing GB song, especially for someone just getting started with it!
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Willywagga said 4036 days ago (September 6th, 2006)
Fab All together !!!
Love her voice, it's so delicate and sweet. She worked wonders with the
loops and made a beautiful tender song. Well I'm incredibly impressed. I
can't wait to hear a duet between the two of you. You voices should create
a wonderful contrast. Stunned !!!
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said 4036 days ago (September 6th, 2006)
Welcome!
To MacJams, Flo!

There's an inherited genius in there I am sure. Wonderful voice and musical intuition - very nice. Goot think you didn't inherit Walter's looks :-)

Superb, thanks for this!

. - Harold
datafunk said 4036 days ago (September 6th, 2006)
tel pere telle fille
hey, your daughter is cool. quite unbelievable she did this on her own. flamish is weird though... ah ah. Flo has a great flow. she rocks.
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jiguma said 4036 days ago (September 6th, 2006)
What a lovely voice
What a lovely voice, and probably some of the best loop use in this
context I've heard on MJ. Can't wait until Flo gets at her dad's mic's
and other recording goodies. Walter, I can see why you're feeling so
proud. Flo, you have done a very good job on this! . . . . . and I love
the sound of Flemish!
Neil
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AquilA said 4036 days ago (September 6th, 2006)
The Apple...
...falls not far from the tree. Auspicious outing Flo. Excellent phrasing in
your singing and great song construction with the loops. Congratulations
to both of you.
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Bubowski said 4036 days ago (September 6th, 2006)
Great Singing!
Nice melody, lyrics...sorry I don't speak Flemish...but they sound great! Flo, you did a wonderful job...hard to believe you're just 11! Keep doing this kind of thing and you'll go far (sorry that sounds so trite, but it's true! :-)
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said 4036 days ago (September 6th, 2006)
Fine Voice
And a fine performance and song.
Welcome to MacJams.
Alannah said 4036 days ago (September 6th, 2006)
It doesn't matter what language ...
.. you sing in ... your notes are DEAD ON ! Good JOB ! I have been to many of my son's school concerts (same age as you) and so far have never heard anyone sing on key as you have displayed here! You are off to a great start .... and music is limitless .. hope to hear more from you soon !
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futzpucker said 4036 days ago (September 6th, 2006)
Spectacular...
Beautiful job, Flo. I love your singing.

I have two suggestions: First, write another song. Second, write yet
another one.

If you follow my suggestions, please bring them here and post them.
You're already growing a fan club.
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said 4036 days ago (September 6th, 2006)
A proud father you are...
and an amazingly talented daughter!! This song, the recording, the
vocal, the timing, the expression, the composition as a whole... all
speak of an incredible natural gift of music.
Follow futzpucker's advice : )

Many, many kudos and big smiles to the young lady of moorlandt.

Jack
moorlandt said 4035 days ago (September 7th, 2006)
thank you
Thank you all so much for these lovely comments! I don't know who's most proud: Flo or me. Both I guess... Well, chances are that soon you will not speak of moorlandt or Walter anymore, but just refer to me as 'Flo's father'... :-)

Again, tremendously appreciated!

Flo & Walter
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atonalis said 4035 days ago (September 7th, 2006)
well.
tell Flo that the melody is extremely catchy....... like a virulent bug..... a beautiful one though...... very cool discover something that has always been there..... she made a great track......
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grah3am said 4035 days ago (September 7th, 2006)
Great
This is the whole point of Garageband. I wish I had a classroom full of iMacs, because I know lots of kids with talent like this who would love to express their ideas in such a rewarding way.
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SmokeyVW said 4035 days ago (September 7th, 2006)
outstanding
this is a very good song. and just a first effort? that's amazing! i look
forward to hearing more wonderful songs like this.

any chance we could get translation into English?

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Jim Bouchard said 4035 days ago (September 7th, 2006)
wow!
I love the sound of the Flemish, and such a nice confident voice, and the
simplicity and subtle variation in the loop construction. Sort of an odd
ending, but nothing too jarring there, but it does sort of just end with a
little bit of a loose end. Just something to pay attention to on the next
one!
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psnjron said 4034 days ago (September 8th, 2006)
sweet sounds...
We should all start out this way! Incredible! Keep up the good work
sweetie. You should be very proud Daddy! You know Dad, if this keeps
up, you will have to go out and get daughter a new IMac of her own! Hey
Flo, isn't it cool that I'm all the way in New Jersey listening to YOUR music!
Good luck & happiness. Rp
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Cori Ander said 4034 days ago (September 8th, 2006)
You are right to be proud
Yes man, you are right to be proud. This is a hi classy first production.
Congratulations!

Great job Flo! Keep on working and you can probably be providing for
your parents as they get older ;-)
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eDrew said 4034 days ago (September 8th, 2006)
Proud!
I would be very proud as well. She is very talented. Looking forward to
hearing more from you both. Her cute vibrato is absolutely adorable. The
little interlude works like a charm

WOW!!!
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selters said 4034 days ago (September 8th, 2006)
Lovely song!
I love the flamish language. I always have. Your singing is incredible steady, you sound very talented!! I was hoping to understand a few words, but i didnt. Keep making those beautiful songs flo!
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Magritte said 4034 days ago (September 8th, 2006)
A budding star.
This sure puts my first song with GB to shame! This is such a sweet little song and frankly blows quite a lot of my "random picks" out of the water. The Flemish is charming and fits the song perfectly. Congratulations to Flo! I can't wait to hear more.
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Boris the Bull said 4034 days ago (September 8th, 2006)
thoughts from the bull...
all i am going to say is "awesome."

well done. looking forward to more!
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j2morrow said 4034 days ago (September 8th, 2006)
Fresh
Flo has such a wonderful, fresh voice. Great use of loops. What can I say,
I wish I knew Flemish. A real delight.
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MissChaos said 4033 days ago (September 9th, 2006)
we're amazed!
Unreal! Flo, you're a natural songwriter & singer. Dream big, darling,
because the world is waiting! More, more, more!

--Miss C and _nderscore
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clasick said 4032 days ago (September 10th, 2006)
WOW
Wow wonderful, touches my heart, Turn up the vocals and you should be alright.
said 4032 days ago (September 10th, 2006)
Simply Lovely....
What a great start for a songwriter! As a father with musical children, I
share your pride, too. This wonderful gift we can share with our kids is as
sweet as life gets. I can't say I've ever heard Flemish before, although my
family name comes from Flanders, and my father was in the liberation
forces of Belgium in WW2. What a lovely introduction to the language of
my ancestors, and to your talented family as well. Bravo, Flo! Waiting
anxiously for your next post!
krismacqueen said 4032 days ago (September 10th, 2006)
enchanting
simply enchanting!
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illuminati said 4032 days ago (September 10th, 2006)
What a confident voice!
I can't wait to hear what you take on next.
kristyjo said 4032 days ago (September 10th, 2006)
Very fine first posting!
My daughter is also 11 and loves horses. She only speaks English, though.
You use your voice beautifully, and are very well tuned with your
instrumentals. Keep on writing songs, you have talent!
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said 4031 days ago (September 11th, 2006)
Filly outs of the gates and flowing with grace
Very nice job, Flo. Your voice is like a young equestrian show horse
that is fast and agile. Keep on prancing and dancing, flowing and
growing. Let your light shine.
said 4031 days ago (September 11th, 2006)
Filly out of the gates and flowing with grace
I meant: Filly OUT of the gates and flowing with grace.
said 4031 days ago (September 11th, 2006)
Filly out of the gates and flowing with grace
I meant: Filly OUT of the gates and flowing with grace.
The Infinites said 4031 days ago (September 11th, 2006)
Walter....
....you MUST ask Flo to write and perform the Belgian Eurovision entry for
2011. There is a 16 age limit, so she has 5 years to make a winner...!

Remember Abba? Of course you do!!!! The sky is the limit!!

Nice one!

Jim.
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Ed Hannifin said 4031 days ago (September 11th, 2006)
This is really good.
It's not "really good for an eleven year old". It's just really good. For
anybody.

Neat pop feel, great melody, and I love the vocals.

So, what about the lyrics and translation?

This one goes straight to the iPod...

Bizarre is right, too... time for a new MacJammer!...

Ed
Macaudion said 4030 days ago (September 12th, 2006)
Man you should be proud - and so should Flo...
Now the secrets out... - How easy it is to make a tune w/ loops - Not! - It is very difficult to do what she has accomplised. And I hear... that it takes a special talent - If not talent, I can at least say that it takes me 30 to 40 hours of some fairly intense focus to put together a tune that sounds halfway decent w/ loops - Maybe the talent is in having that much patience or ability to focus... Regardless, I don't want to know that it took your daughter less time then this to put this tune together- And with very nice vocal work too - Just please don't tell me - This is a very impressive piece of work - I will be watching for what happens next, as we should on the look out - A star is rising - This is quite impressive - Kudos! - And thanks for sharing - Cydniko
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mvh9591 said 4030 days ago (September 12th, 2006)
WOW
I'm totally impressed. Keep on doing what your doing Flo. You sound
GREAT to me. I wish my kids could pick it up a fast.

Great job


mvh : )
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massmarvel said 4030 days ago (September 12th, 2006)
this is
really wonderful....what a wonderful sense of melody she has....tell her to
keep growing....she could be a real force to be rekoned with in a few
years....I am very impressed.....give her a high 5 for me.....peace to you
and yours....righteous
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bud said 4025 days ago (September 17th, 2006)
Fantastic!
Flo - you've got a great voice and a real knack for this thing. Keep it up.
I'll email it to a friend from Antwerp for translation/appreciation.
- Bud
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said 4025 days ago (September 17th, 2006)
Pretty girl...
pretty vox. Really nice work. Sounds wonderful even without an English
translation. The joy and innocence comes right on through. You lucky
dad, you! Kudos!

Be well!


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Enrique Gil said 3994 days ago (October 19th, 2006)
wonderful!
I wish I could understand its meaning...but never mean, it is sweet and
melodic.....worth downloading....
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Pongo said 3963 days ago (November 18th, 2006)
WOW!!! :D
Flo is a natural singer, a great gain to the Earth. I can see paarden trotting in a field, and her among them. Amazing vocals and background. Keep up the good...I mean, great, work.
Lee H. Christiansen

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alfalpha said 3961 days ago (November 20th, 2006)
lovely!
thanks so much for uploading this...
I look forward to hearing more!
Faved!
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RickB1 said 3960 days ago (November 21st, 2006)
Wonderful
Is there anything as pure in this world as a child's expression through music and song? She was wonderful! Her composition is dreamy and playful...and I really enjoyed listening to it (and trying to learn some Flemish as well)!

I am going to have my daughter listen to this...I know it will inspire her to experiment with GB.
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said 3954 days ago (November 27th, 2006)
Tof muzieknummer
De Mac is een fantastisch instrument.
Garageband is fantastisch.
En dit nummer ook.

Groetjes,
blaky smith said 3947 days ago (December 4th, 2006)
tel pere telle fille
Quel talent !
J ai d abord ecoute le deuxieme morceau hier soir et aujourd hui encore avec Paarden je suis epoustoufle, c est franchement tres tres bon, surtout pour une premiere chanson. Cela promet pour la suite et j ai hate d'entendre la prochaine creation. Je vais guetter cela de pres.
Vous pouvez vraiment etre fiers tous les 2 !
Pardon pour l'orthographe mais j'evite les accents pour le pas amputer certains mots. A bientot
Marc
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blaky smith said 3947 days ago (December 4th, 2006)
Sorry !
Sorry Flo, I use to speak French with Walter and now I think may be you don't speak this language !
In this case, please Walter, I think you can translate my message for the young artist, ok ?
Thanks... Marc
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said 3837 days ago (March 24th, 2007)
SMILE
i LOVE THIS , I heard it earlier(now it doesn't play -its probably something wrong with my computer) What a lovely voice she has ... give her my love & I Hope to here more with Your daughter : )
Dharma Logos said 3777 days ago (May 23rd, 2007)
*Stunned*
This is not a good song for a kid; this is a GREAT SONG period. I rarely listen to happy music (and I have little interest in horses), but this song is so deeply touching that there are literally tears in my eyes. Your daughter has a beautiful voice. She is dead on key but has a natural instinct for making things interesting with off-key trills and slides. I started making music when I was little, but I never wrote anything semi-decent until I was 17. Your daughter is a natural composer and singer.

No, I can't post this just yet. I have to listen to it again.
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Taruga said 3715 days ago (July 24th, 2007)
Wow!
Hey, this is family of musicians or what ?! :P
What a lovely voice your daughter has and what I surprise it must have been for you to listen to this first one, that should have been a very nice feeling. Flo, keep on going ! I Loved it ! I don't understand a word, but it sounds very good and it a hell of a work for your first song. I wish my brothers or fathers (or even friends) knew anything about music. I feel in this magic world that music is. Greetings from Portugal to both of you
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alackbass said 2311 days ago (May 28th, 2011)
paarden
That's a wonderful and expressive vocal performance. Great melody.
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