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Christmas Album
« on: December 15, 2022, 05:47:08 PM »
I've been working for a few weeks on learning to play some Christmas songs.  A couple of days ago, I figured I'd better stop trying to get them "any righter", and go ahead and record them.  Otherwise, they'd only be good for (maybe) Christmas of 2023 ;)

I've recorded 9 songs, and I've uploaded them to SoundCloud as an album.  I'm going to put the link here in hopes that it actually works!  In any case, I'm wishing all my SlideMeister friends a very happy holiday season.  Merry Christmas from me to you.

https://soundcloud.com/user-646091409/albums
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Re: Christmas Album
« Reply #1 on: December 15, 2022, 06:18:27 PM »
That was very nice Doug, well done.
Thank you and Merry Christmas to you too.

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Re: Christmas Album
« Reply #2 on: December 15, 2022, 06:49:42 PM »
Real nice job, Doug!  8)
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Re: Christmas Album
« Reply #3 on: December 15, 2022, 07:23:41 PM »
Wow Doug, verrrryyyy nice album.  I enjoyed each tune.  Thanks
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Re: Christmas Album
« Reply #4 on: December 15, 2022, 08:19:31 PM »
Lotta work went into that. :o
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Re: Christmas Album
« Reply #5 on: December 15, 2022, 08:42:19 PM »
Thanks for your kind comments, guys. This was truly a fun project. I first had to find appropriate backing tracks, then actually learn to songs. Lots of practice. The recording process taught me a lot, too. My “studio” (my desk!) is not in a soundproof room. I’d get part way through a recording and totally screw up the song and start over. Then, the dog next door would bark. Then the train would come by. 😱😱😱

In the end, I had fun and learned a ton. I’m glad it’s being enjoyed, and I hope it adds a bit to the joy of the season.
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Re: Christmas Album
« Reply #6 on: December 15, 2022, 08:59:39 PM »
Thanks for posting that Doug.
Enjoyed it very much.Great playing.
Have a great Christmas and a Happy New Year.

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Re: Christmas Album
« Reply #7 on: December 15, 2022, 09:29:23 PM »
Thanks Roman. You, too!
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Re: Christmas Album
« Reply #8 on: December 16, 2022, 04:51:30 AM »
I liked every one. You couldn't get them any "righter".

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Re: Christmas Album
« Reply #9 on: December 16, 2022, 09:11:05 AM »
I liked every one. You couldn't get them any "righter".

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Re: Christmas Album
« Reply #10 on: December 16, 2022, 05:19:34 PM »
I've been working for a few weeks on learning to play some Christmas songs.  A couple of days ago, I figured I'd better stop trying to get them "any righter", and go ahead and record them.  Otherwise, they'd only be good for (maybe) Christmas of 2023 ;)

I've recorded 9 songs, and I've uploaded them to SoundCloud as an album.  I'm going to put the link here in hopes that it actually works!  In any case, I'm wishing all my SlideMeister friends a very happy holiday season.  Merry Christmas from me to you.

https://soundcloud.com/user-646091409/albums

Hi Doug,
Many thanks. I visited SoundCloud and enjoyed all your wonderful songs played on your Chrom. All items sounded "professional" to me. Have you recorded them using Audacity at home? It sounded as if all were recorded at a professional studio.
I also opened an account with SoundCloud and clicked "follow you".

Merry Chrismas to you and your family!

Gene
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Re: Christmas Album
« Reply #11 on: December 16, 2022, 06:48:13 PM »
Thanks, Gene.  Yes, I did it on Audacity while sitting at my desk.  Dogs barking in the neighborhood, trains going by, grandfather clocks chiming every fifteen minutes ... it was a lesson in timing!

Merry Christmas to you and yours, too!
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Re: Christmas Album
« Reply #12 on: December 16, 2022, 08:49:01 PM »
In MY experience, the barks, booms, chairs falling over and stuff only happen at the very end of a track, where you finally got everything right. ;D
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Re: Christmas Album
« Reply #13 on: December 17, 2022, 05:00:38 AM »
Congratulations on all your good work - choosing nice backings, playing, recording and putting these all together on a Soundcloud album. Sounded really nice and a lovely memory to share with your family. Happy Christmas.

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Re: Christmas Album
« Reply #14 on: December 17, 2022, 05:56:24 AM »
Thanks Laina. Sharing music with family and friends brings me almost as much happiness as learning to make music.
Happy Christmas to you and yours 
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