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A song I wrote for my aunt, who just passed away

Wrote and recorded this in one day. Felt like she deserved something as such.

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Well done. Personal and sincere. Touching, even.

The guitar sound isn't perfect sonically, but it more than makes up for that in emotion.

RIP Rosalind.
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The guitar actually belonged to my grandmother on my father's side, who I never met. It's in pretty poor shape, intonation is way off, but I felt it appropriate to use anyhow. I also recorded it in a noisy and untreated bedroom. 8( Still, though.
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Well done.
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I was dreading this thread due to the title - wasn't sure what to expect.
But this is a beautiful tune. Love the guitars at the start - so full of expression - and the sound is flawed - just like all humans :-) It seems alive.
Lovely to listen to.
Wishing you strength in what must be a difficult time as well.
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Very nice, Cursed. Excellent composition and playing. My Mom passed away hours after New Year's Day recently. Hard to face the music for everyone. AV.
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Beautiful, Cursed. Your ending gave me a chill yet also a lovely image. Your Aunt Rosaline would be touched, honored and amazed, I am sure.

My condolence to you and your family.

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This is a prime example of the authenticity of an emotion expressed in song.
You just can't fake it.
Very nice, because you didn't need to say it was for the memory of a departed loved one. You could feel it had meaning to the artist.
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It's a nice tune, and appropo for the subject matter. The guitar sounds fine to me. It hearkens back to the days when not sounding like everything else was considered, I dunno, like a good thing. Like the gentle break down to the piano and pad as well, and 'the ascension' at the end.
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Thank you, everybody. It really means a lot, especially from this crowd.

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Originally Posted by drak12 View Post
I was dreading this thread due to the title - wasn't sure what to expect.
But this is a beautiful tune. Love the guitars at the start - so full of expression - and the sound is flawed - just like all humans :-) It seems alive.
The piano by contrast is not as expressive but still well done.
Overall lovely to listen to.
Wishing you strength in what must be a difficult time as well.
The piano was a couple of Soundfonts, as I didn't have any means of recording a real one. It is, however, the only time I've ever actually recorded a piano performance of myself, and not just arranged something.

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It's a nice tune, and appropo for the subject matter. The guitar sounds fine to me. It hearkens back to the days when not sounding like everything else was considered, I dunno, like a good thing. Like the gentle break down to the piano and pad as well, and 'the ascension' at the end.
I'm glad someone caught onto that! Yes, the end of the song was meant to symbolize exactly that.
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Really beautifully done. God bless you, my friend.
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