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What Now?


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stacey

 Genre: Jazz (vocal)

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So I found this really sultry, pretty piano loop on GarageBand. It was only a little over a minute long, so I cut it up, manipulated it, changed a little, and then wrote some lyrics and sang them. This is the result! I don't think it needs any other instrumentation, but once again, I ask you, MacJammers, let me know what you think???

Oh, BTW, is a rare NON-autobiographical song. Haha. I just wrote lyrics that I thought went with the music.

Thanks so much!
Stacey K. Black
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what now?
Stacey K. Black

what do you think is foremost in my mind
when i'm with you?
do you wonder if i'm happy?
do you care if i'm content?
do you give a damn if i really
said what i meant?

what do you think we should do next
in this affair?
should we buy a little house?
find something old, and something new?
i'm ready to take the next step
are you?

you gotta let me know
am i your dream come true?
we've said the three most important words...
we've said the three most important words...
i love you

you gotta let me know
should we start writing our vows?
we've said the three most important words...
what now?
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Hits: 4981
Comments: 37
Fans: 26
Plays: 316
Downloads: 200
Votes: 15
Uploaded: Apr 13, 2007 - 04:05:40 PM
Last Updated: Apr 13, 2007 - 04:05:40 PM Last Played: Oct 10, 2016 - 12:11:16 AM
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Comments
bronco said 3728 days ago (April 13th, 2007)
Sweet!
Powerful vocal! You've got the chops girl! I like the lyrics and melody you came up with also. Very productive use of a loop!
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drakonis said 3728 days ago (April 13th, 2007)
the voice, the eyes, the passion...
the smirk... great jazzy torch song here. I don't think it needs any muddying up... the piano seems a perfectly light partner to your strong vocal delivery here. This seems like a rather interesting departure from your other stuff, but I like this too. Very nicely balanced, well-recorded, perfect bit of reverb on the voice... what did you use for that, sounds like a *good* reverb unit (AUMatrixReverb? Or are you way beyond GB now?) And nice long sustain on the last piano note, great touch.
ttfn,
Drakonis
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stacey said 3728 days ago (April 13th, 2007)
Thanks!
Hey thanks so much! I record my vocals from a BOSS recorder, through a Lamda interface, and into my Mac and GarageBand. I use the "Live Recording" vocal setting, and I have the BOSS vox set at Compressor 2. It's pretty much my standard setting for vocals, unless I want something different. haha. Which is rare.
Thanks again for the nice comments!

Stacey

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kristyjo said 3728 days ago (April 13th, 2007)
Wow, now that's using a loop right!
I love the way you use your voice to deliver this. The lyrics are excellent, too, by the way. The single piano seems perfect to me. I could maybe stand a little string wash in the background, if done right. On the other hand, why mess with something that sounds so right now?
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spitlogic said 3728 days ago (April 13th, 2007)
Nice voice
Very nice. Sounded very good with that piano.
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dreadmon said 3728 days ago (April 13th, 2007)
You go girl!
It was a pimp by Drak that brought me here - and I'm glad I came to hear, now I'm hooked! Great music - voice - lyrics and passion. Color me a new fan. : )
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thoddi said 3728 days ago (April 13th, 2007)
immediate D/L
Yes yes yes:)

How good it is. Just very loveable stuff. Great piano loop manipulation, and you've made a great song of it:)

Your voice is just soooo good Stacey!
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said 3728 days ago (April 13th, 2007)
Instant favorite...
a new classic love song... that I am afraid can only be sung by you... which you have done amazingly well with feeling and a powerful sense of presence in your voice.

They call songs like this "standards." I call this song exceptional!
Scott Carmichael said 3728 days ago (April 13th, 2007)
Stacey you are really gifted...
the stuff that you know about how to deliver a song can't be taught... and when you're done with this completely classic vibed song... I absolutly believe every word that you've sung... and the cool thing is that you wrote it... there are so many singers out there who can hit all the notes, but give me a singer/songwriter, and you will find the heart of the song...

more to say.. excellent choice to let the piano carry the song... which by the way sounded like it was played for you, instead of you coming up along side it...

can I have your autograph
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perceptualvortex said 3728 days ago (April 13th, 2007)
Nice technique
Haha, I can really picture you singing this at the piano. Sounds great, I don't think more instruments are needed at all!
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pengui said 3728 days ago (April 13th, 2007)
vocals
Great vocals. It's amazing what all you can do with a loop. I like how the piano swells back and forth. You have a great voice, but you know that. I like the fact that you didn't really oversing the piece. It's just about right. We should do a collaboration one day :)
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stacey said 3728 days ago (April 13th, 2007)
I LOVE MACJAMMERS
I love you all so much. Thank you thank you. Okay, so, I think I'll keep it as is! I thought of trying some strings, but until I have access to a Violinist... I must stop trying to make my keyboard sound like real strings. It never works! haha!

Thank you again!

stacey
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J.A.Stewart said 3728 days ago (April 13th, 2007)
My Satin Doll...
With the silken voice.

You have such a wonderful way of weaving the song with the feeling.

Leave it alone, Stacey.... It makes it ever so more personal this way.

I would only consider "lushing it up" if you decided to expand the composition with more verses.

As it stands now, it works perfectly, like a love letter. ;)

--- Joe
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Alannah said 3728 days ago (April 13th, 2007)
You ....
... are just too kewl girl !!! What else can I say ... I wanna be you when I grow up!
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Jim Bouchard said 3728 days ago (April 13th, 2007)
Perfect!
Simple, and direct, and open-ended! Love it!
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Ed Hannifin said 3727 days ago (April 14th, 2007)
Congratulations, Stacey...
Dadai's right... You just wrote a standard... You and that voice of yours could have a hit off of this one... but this is one of those ones that would have jazz vocalists lining up to cover it...

Don't forget to get a copy to Tony Bennett...

Great, simple, from-and-to-the-heart lyrics delivered with powerfully clear and simple conviction... Lovely melody...

If you ever wanted to try it with real piano, try getting Paul Page (or John/karmatoburn) to lay down a piano track for you... I'd bet they'd love to do it... Nothing wrong with this one, though...

Another MacJammer stepping well beyond The Realm Of The Gifted Amateur...

"But finally, it was in 2007 that the songwriting circle on the Internet site MacJams began to set the tone, standards and paradigms for how music would be done in the 21st century..."

[Hannifin's Concise History of Musical History, opinionated edition, copyright 2030....]

Ed
said 3727 days ago (April 14th, 2007)
oooohh...
how do you get your mix so perfect? this is a great tune. modern torchsong with a nod to the blues of our past.. i love you too!
jiguma said 3727 days ago (April 14th, 2007)
Wow!
What you've done here with the piano is really clever. Getting a chopped loop to sound so "whole" is really difficult, and you've pulled it off very well indeed. Vocals are excellent, as we've come to expect.
Nice one!
Neil
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said 3727 days ago (April 14th, 2007)
Nize!
Sounds so nize!
Beautiful vocals.

James

said 3727 days ago (April 15th, 2007)
What A Gem
This is flawless... what a voice! And the lyrics have a haunting elegance, wow... I better go sit down and order another bourbon. Bartender... one for the lady!
Leon said 3726 days ago (April 15th, 2007)
thumbs up
Crystal clear voice... distict voice styling... confident and sexy... are you wearing a shimmering dress, too? Sounds like a gentle caress on my eardrums. A cross of Nora and Sade.
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stacey said 3726 days ago (April 15th, 2007)
No sequined dress.... yet!
Y'all are too, too kind. But I love it.

So, now I just need to find a way to get it to Norah Jones. Anyone? Anyone? Bueller?

Thanks again,
Stacey K. Black
Check out my latest song called tick tock
TobinMueller said 3715 days ago (April 26th, 2007)
What happens after?
Like a country singer crossing over into the cabaret R&B jazz world. Such a nice clean track. Simple, real, so controlled and well done. I really dig how you capture the blues of not knowing what happens next, the anticipation of wanting more, and the worry of hope. Fine, fine track very well performed.
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stacey said 3715 days ago (April 26th, 2007)
Thanks!
That was definitely a fun project. Glad you like it!
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Suzanne said 3715 days ago (April 26th, 2007)
not just
this is great. your last two posts are WOW.
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Norman Goodman said 3700 days ago (May 11th, 2007)
Best singer I have heard
My God. This is exceptionally good. You are great!!! I love your voice. I hope you are getting the attention you deserve.
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ValleyPastor said 3645 days ago (July 5th, 2007)
Great piece.
And to think I discovered it starting from your post on that silly and ancient "loops suck" thread.

THIS is the way to use loops. And what a voice!
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said 3558 days ago (September 30th, 2007)
great singing
I enjoyed this much!!!!!!!!!!!
timothy devine said 3557 days ago (October 2nd, 2007)
how cool is this
from a loop
hu
nice vox
I love your voice.
great lyric
You are a gem
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Feter said 3473 days ago (December 24th, 2007)
What Now?
Bluesy with passion of a real melancholy voice
I found this top fantastic ..your voice just so
wonderfull .... thank you for sahring this here !!
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ktb said 3422 days ago (February 13th, 2008)
flips me out
so good, this is remarkably sweet. Your voice is just so full. Love this. really great job splicing up the loop (I can't tell, it sounds flawless)
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caroline said 3421 days ago (February 14th, 2008)
when i grow up...
i wanna sound like you - gorgeous - silk and honey - thank you sooo much
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saymme said 3385 days ago (March 21st, 2008)
High scores !
You have an awesome voice which comes out just right with this music ! Great lyrics s well I get so Happy hearing such a talented person.. : ) : ) Thankyou
dl fav
HenriROGERsoloandbands said 3301 days ago (June 13th, 2008)
Piano and voice

Just enough for this perfectly done song .
timothy devine said 3133 days ago (November 29th, 2008)
hey
i see ive ben here before
hmmm
maybe the jazz genre got me over here
you are so versatile
i must go check out your country western
the piano is really nicely played and your voice drips with style
what a loop
you really made the piano loop work for you
un-real


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Joanna said 3127 days ago (December 4th, 2008)
Brava!
Ooh, Stacey, this is great! I love what you did with the piano loop. You made it sound fresh, original, and all yours. Then you lay on those sweet, sweet vocals of yours and it becomes a killer good track. Yowza!
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Roxylee said 2712 days ago (January 23rd, 2010)
Way cool...
I'm glad I saw this page in the forum. I need to practice my loops now.
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