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knock on the door


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rustykangaroo

 Genre: Acoustic

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just me and my acoustic. i like the melody of this song and the vibe. i like the lyrics but really should have another verse of them. just a line or two. also a little more spontanaeity in my singing toward the end. i didn't record this a friend did. i have never done any home recording, but look forward to starting. i feel the recording and performance turned out pretty well considering it was on the spur of the moment and i only got two takes. i also notice i repeat the knock on the door part about a hundred times, hopefully it won't become irritating to you by the end. tech stuff, comments or questions on the recording i probably wouldn't be able to answer. but any comments about the song and performance would be greatly appreciated.
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Lyrics
(verse 1) if your lonely can't you see? see his love it's what you need? i know your shy and so unsure, but don't want to hurt anymore. and if you'd listen, then you'd hear it. and if you'd listen then you'd hear it. (Chorus) there's a knock on the door...there's a knock on the door. there's a knock on the door... there's a knock on the door...and if you'd listen...then you'd hear it...and if you'd listen...then you'd hear it...there's a knock...solo...(repeat verse one) (repeat guitar intro and end)
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Uploaded: May 02, 2008 - 05:35:21 PM
Last Updated: Sep 17, 2009 - 12:19:25 PM Last Played: Apr 02, 2019 - 04:51:36 PM
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Feter said 4034 days ago (May 2nd, 2008)
knock on the door
very nice tone your got recording this guitar ..
what it is ? ..your singin just great my freind !!
thnx alot for sharin this gem !
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rustykangaroo said 4034 days ago (May 2nd, 2008)
thanks for listenin'
an old epiphone acoustic i got from my brother, and thanks for the comment on my singin' because i would have liked to have rerecorded that part , their are a few vocal parts that make me cringe. that will probably be my only posting for now until i get a multitrack or pc recorder. i can't wait to check out yours. my first feedback and they said its a gem! i'm glad you found me first.
Check out my latest song called calling jesus
said 4034 days ago (May 2nd, 2008)
knock on the door
WOW !!!

A brilliant performance I love your voice your singing sounds
Awsome Really powerful vocals . Great guitar playing. You Rock!!
I love the lyrics too. Great production. Well done.

Peace Dee xx



rustykangaroo said 4034 days ago (May 2nd, 2008)
thanks a million
i really appreciate your comments! you know that guy gave me this web address when droop passed away, but it was the way you responded to my comments about the mac jams family that really encouraged me to post this. so your to blame! ha ha!!! thanks again !!!!
Check out my latest song called calling jesus
said 4033 days ago (May 3rd, 2008)
Hi again!
I am happy that I did too. Just look what we might have been missing,
You have bags of talent and 'Welcome'

Peace Love Respect Dee x
Einarus said 4034 days ago (May 3rd, 2008)
Great!
Thank God for procrastination, 'cause if I was doing the things I should be doing I wouldn't have checked this out and very possibly would've missed this piece.

You have a classic, solid chord progression, but it's your expressive voice and the lovely melody that makes this a winner.

Welcome to MJ!
A heck of a first post!
I'll keep my eye on your uploads in the future.

-Einar S.
Check out my latest song called "I Hate Goodbyes"
rustykangaroo said 4032 days ago (May 5th, 2008)
thanks a million
yeah i always liked the melody but the way i sing it is not my usual style, i usually just want to belt stuff out so this is the softer side. i was tryin' to keep it sincere but still hit some notes n there. the chord progression i just kinda stumbled on; usually i use straight chords, mostly minor, and try to put a new one to keep it interesting and any listener on their toes. i look forward to hearin' yours now. i'm glad you neglected whatever it was you were supposed to do to listen; and good luck with it once you start!
Check out my latest song called calling jesus
screamalexz said 4034 days ago (May 3rd, 2008)
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spontaneous recordings are always my best. so far i rather like your voice. i can hear the vocals and guitar clearly so the recording sounds fine to me. the song sounds good to me i like it. nice emotion.
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rustykangaroo said 4032 days ago (May 5th, 2008)
thanks a million
yeah being spontaneous is closely related to making something sound honest and thats really everything performance wise. nothings tougher than trying to captured the original emotion you were feeling after you've played through something a million times. a spontaneous creation also makes it feel like something special is being born instead of something your struggling to create. you see the possibilities rather than a field of obstacles. thanks for listenin' and now i'm off to hear yours.
Check out my latest song called calling jesus
mowguy3 said 4034 days ago (May 3rd, 2008)
Mighty Fine
Nothing irritating about it at all. Great vocals, Guitar is so crisp,loved it from begening to end.
Thanks Russ
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rustykangaroo said 4031 days ago (May 5th, 2008)
thanks a million
thanks man yeah i bought a martin acoustic recently, but after listening i thought maybe i didn't give that old epiphone enough credit. as far as vocals i guess you just do what you do and your stuck with it like it or not. birds sing and bullfrogs croak and i guess my singin's somewhere in between. ha ha!
Check out my latest song called calling jesus
aclarke said 4032 days ago (May 4th, 2008)
Wow-
Great voice! Sounds to me like you've got some experience... you've got a nice warm vocal sound- lots of soul... The guitar sounds real good... it's easy for me to see why you like the melody and vibe- very much the style I prefer.

While I like this just fine as is (I'll take a heartfelt performance over structure any day) it would be cool to see you expand on this a bit.

Welcome to Macjams... I look forward hearing more from you.
~Adam
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rustykangaroo said 4031 days ago (May 5th, 2008)
thanks a million
really nice, thanks so much! using the word "soul" in their really made me feel good. i don't really have anything i look at as "experience" per se' ,but i do rehearse my songs a heck of a lot here at home and haven't played in anything outside my home in a few years. so its nice to get feedback especially from peers like you and the guys @ mac jams. i wish i could've babied this demo a little more performance wise, but the recording was quick and out of my hands. i look forward to start home recording and chipping away @ the learning curve. what things did u have in mind production wise? other instruments? harmonies? i have kinda drew a little bit of a blank on what could be added.
Check out my latest song called calling jesus
craft said 4031 days ago (May 5th, 2008)
great song
you got to record it with a band... This is top material...
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rustykangaroo said 4031 days ago (May 5th, 2008)
thanks a million
wow! thats a real compliment coming from you. i just returned from your page after hearing your latest post and it blew my mind. pushing play on that track is like a good round of russian roulette. your comments have me very excited about my own future posts and i look forward to yours as well.
Check out my latest song called calling jesus
VicDiesel said 4031 days ago (May 6th, 2008)
Nice song
Your guitar sounds nice and sparkly in the beginning, but then one notices that there is no bottom to it. Maybe a second microphone? Or just placing the mic closer or in a different location? The highs are A-ok, the lows still need some work. The room ambience is very nice. Is that just your space or do you use a good reverb?
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rustykangaroo said 4030 days ago (May 7th, 2008)
thanks a million
yeah it could've used a second mike, and as far as the reverb or room ambience; i didn't record it and it was my first time around any of it. there is an effect on the guitar and that warmed the feel up. i really appreciate your comments and it sounds like you could answer some of my questions when i get started recording. can't wait to hear some of your stuff.
Check out my latest song called calling jesus
drakonis said 4031 days ago (May 6th, 2008)
I like it too!
Very engaging melody, guitar accompaniment really suits the song, and your singing is warm and enjoyable to listen to. I didn't mind the 100-knocks-on-the-door, in a way that seemed to be apropos. I also really liked the little stops-n-starts near the end there, nicely inventive and gave the song a more intimate feel. The recording was actually rather good... given what you said and what I hear, it sounded like a single mic to pick up your singing and guitar, so its impressive to get it to sound quite clear, which it was.

Welcome to Macjams! I hope you get more opportunities to record/post songs soon.
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rustykangaroo said 4030 days ago (May 7th, 2008)
thanks a million
boy it sounds like you took alot in while listening. thanks for really giving it your full attention. i'm glad i went over to your page again man that is a heck of a catalog over there. your literally creating worlds over there. so glad you came by and i'm glad to have found your page. now i just need to grab some incense!
Check out my latest song called calling jesus
apb said 4030 days ago (May 6th, 2008)
Great voice ...

.. reminded me of Seal .. really, really good... with touches of Hootie at times .. I could go on for ages on recording improvements .. but for an acoustic demo .. live played and sung .. this is brilliant... I just trying to reduce on the plosives .. sounds like something is being bumped occassionally and a pop-shield/filter for the mic would really help too... doesn't need to be expensive: old coat-hanger/old nylons.
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rustykangaroo said 4030 days ago (May 7th, 2008)
thanks a million
thank you for those comparisons i really appreciate your insight. i never have thought of who i sound like very much. i am inspired by a lot of different singers and thats what keeps me going. i did bump the mic stand while recording this a couple of times. with this song i felt i need my vocals to sound intimate kinda soft and quiet, but my tendency is to want to belt my voice out. so in the process i was moving on and off the mic thus the reason for bumping the mic stand. i really enjoyed your latest post. your a heck of a piano man. thanks again.
Check out my latest song called calling jesus
apb said 4029 days ago (May 8th, 2008)
Thanks dude..

.. I feel my latest post is very unrepresentative, I'm a guitarist really and so far removed from a 'piano man' it's
not funny ..lol.
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gail60 said 4030 days ago (May 6th, 2008)
Very nice!
You have an awesome voice. Wow. I really enjoyed this alot and am very glad you made your way to Macjams. This is a great place to be! I am thrilled to be able to share in your music. You play and sing beautifully. You knocked on our door and you are very welcome here!
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rustykangaroo said 4030 days ago (May 7th, 2008)
the feelings mutual
thanks for those great comments and its very flattering coming from you. i'm glad you enjoyed my vocals so much and the feeling is very mutual. its just funny hearing that from you knowing how good yours are. your comments remind me of the ones i made of your song. your voice with your piano are a true deadly duo!
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magnatone said 4030 days ago (May 6th, 2008)
knock on the door
WOW - this is STUNNING! What an incredible talent you are!
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rustykangaroo said 4030 days ago (May 7th, 2008)
thanks a million
thanks for those great comments!!!! i'm so in love with your song "angel convention". its humbling to get comments from you after hearing your grand masterpiece. i'm looking forward to listening to all of your tunes!!
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davisamerica said 4030 days ago (May 6th, 2008)
wow
this is seriously wonderful
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rustykangaroo said 4029 days ago (May 7th, 2008)
thanks a million
i'm really glad you liked it. your catalog looks like it has a lot of different styles in it, so i'm looking forward to hearing your versatility. my next posting which may take some time( i have no studio @ home yet) will be fairly different it will still be me and my acoustic but it will definitely give off a different vibe. hopefully you'll like it as well. thanks again!
Check out my latest song called calling jesus
buckhorn said 4021 days ago (May 15th, 2008)
Your Voice
Sounds great and the vocal is delivered with style. I'd be curious to hear more instruments with this, perhaps some strings, though it rings with perfection as it is.
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rustykangaroo said 4016 days ago (May 21st, 2008)
thanks a million buck !!!
what's up buckhorn ! i'm really glad you enjoyed the track and i enjoyed your recent posting as well. i'm glad your happy with the vocal style i used in this song. you know some vocal styles you like and some you don't, so i'm relieved to hear you liked it. i think if you liked the style i used here you'll get into my other tracks as well (their already written just not recorded) at least i very much hope so. good luck with whatever your working on and hopefully we will be hearing each other again very soon !!!
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Focus12 said 3999 days ago (June 6th, 2008)
Awesome voice
I can't wait to hear more!
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rustykangaroo said 3528 days ago (September 20th, 2009)
thanks so much focus
focus thanks for commenting. i'm glad you liked my voice, and i'm sorry for taking so long to respond...i was offline for a while.
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guitapick said 3538 days ago (September 10th, 2009)
Fine tune...
...nice playing...you've got a great voice
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rustykangaroo said 3538 days ago (September 10th, 2009)
thanks
thanks man, i appreciate you coming over, and giving it a listen.
Check out my latest song called calling jesus
scaustrita said 3532 days ago (September 17th, 2009)
Guitar
Great song and vocals. There is a great sound to your vocals, I could compare to about three other artist, but it would still be unique. There is nothing rusty about this composition! It would be nice to see the lyrics posted, it helps to understand the emotion behind the song. Looks like you have many fans, and do look forward to your next post.
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rustykangaroo said 3531 days ago (September 17th, 2009)
thanks a million
thanks scaustrita...i kinda hated to ask you straight out to come over for a listen. it was only after hearing your material and production quality that i did. i also asked "guitapick" the artist above to comment for similar reasons. thanks for suggesting i post the lyrics...i will do that. i had thought if the lyrics were only found in the audio not in print that it would be preferable, but your right in a critique situation it's good to have them available. my wife and i listened to some of your tunes this morning with coffee and she really loved the soul "marvin gaye" styled one. well this is an old post, but there really is a great community here at macjams who have been very supportive and i appreciate it as i need the encouragement from time to time.
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crissew said 3528 days ago (September 21st, 2009)
Your singing
style reminds me of a fellow mj'er, Anthony (afbking). I think it is afb, i always get the first 3 letters mixed up. Anyway, you two may make a nice collab. Enjoyed the song. Very nice vox
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rustykangaroo said 3527 days ago (September 21st, 2009)
thanks crissew
i'll have to check out afb king's posts then. well i don't know if i have time for a collab right now. i'm in the middle of a project with the band who played on this tune, it's a regular ongoing thing, but i appreciate the suggestion. i know it would most likely be alot of fun especially if our styles were similar. thanks crissew i'm glad you liked my vocals, and good luck with whatever your preparing to share with all of us next.
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Philip18 said 2889 days ago (June 22nd, 2011)
Superb!
Great voice - rich and expressive. The guitar playing sets the tone and style well and has good light and shade- maybe a lead line could be added over the top of the middle solo? Thanks for sharing it -glad I finally caught up with it!
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