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A guitar + strings and flute folk song with the powerful voice of a former opera singer.
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Rock - Folk Rock
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Joel Sattler, Kevin Skiles, Paul Battersby
Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License
August 23, 2013
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MP3 4.2 MB  •  160 kbps bitrate  •  3:40 minutes
Story behind the song
When I first heard this song I liked the melody and the instrumentation of the original version but what really got me was the style of the vocals. Apparently Kevin (the singer/guitar player) sang Opera for 30 years but likes to sing Folk now. This song presented a particular challenge for me in that I wanted to use full orchestra for it but it just wasnt sounding right and the instincts that I was fighting, gave me the feeling that what I mostly needed to add was strings playing chords but that just seemed too plain to me. Then I remembered what I read as I was researching tips on creativity years ago and one tip was to limit yourself to a subset of instruments. Sometimes that adds focus rather than having too many choices. Once I chose to restrict my instruments to strings and a solo flute (and stop fighting my instincts), I knew I was on the right path for this song. See the video here: https://youtu.be/jYBz_jJyRsI Joel Sattler: Lyrics Kevin Skiles : Guitars Vocals Paul Battersby : 1st Vilolin, 2nd Violin, Violas, String Bass, Flute, Piccolo, Mixing
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