yeah, its just simply to cut down slightly on the whole “elite armchair QB” thing.
Besides that, some people need to be gently goaded into action for their own good lol. But yeah, hafta post an MP3 in the bash forum or whatever
I do have some mild bitterness remaining from the singing forum I hung on for all of 2016…which, sadly, I dont post on anymore. You literally had maybe 5 -10 people posting actual music. I was posting originals which generally were done in 2 days max…written, recorded, the whole enchilada. Sometimes done in one day from scratch. Of course people would have subjective opinions this way or that about the originals and the musicianship. I dont have a problem with that.
But then we’d get into technique discussions and it just got so argumentative and I got told SOOOOO many times that I was wrong or clueless. Nevermind that I was WALKING THE WALK lol. I was getting lectured by these guys who knew all of the lingo, yet they either could barely sing, or they only linked to stuff they did 20 years ago.
IMO thats a fantasy existence and its simply not healthy.
The proof was in the pudding. I finally suggested (trying to bring positivity and creativity to the forum) that we all record a song together. I told them that id do alllll of the legwork. Id write the song and record a demo with me singing all of the parts. I told them id write it so that EVERYONE could sing at least part of the song. (easy to sing verses, mildy challenging prechorus, more challenging chorus etc). I told them to just sing whatever part they could sing and that id take that part and fit it into the song and id make them sound good lol.
So of course the armchair QBs started in with allllllll of this advice. You should do it this way, do it that way. Hell, the owner of the forum changed my thread title without saying a word to me lol. Nevermind that the day before that, no one had any good ideas and the forum was pretty dead. As soon as I started an idea everyone was ready to jump in with all of this advice.
So long story short, I did my part, I wrote the song and started an account on box.com and posted links so that it would be easy for anyone to participate. I posted up the bare vox as well so people could hear exactly what was going on etc. I burned the midnight oil and got it done in like 3 days from dead scratch.
in the end, ONE GUY sent me some singing. He was a moderator who also posted lots of metal covers etc. So in the end my gut was right. All talk and no action makes a WEAK FORUM. Something clicked in my head after that experience. Now im gone from the forum and so is that moderator lol. A thing is either alive and growing or it is dying.
btw, here is the song in question. https://clyp.it/03sq5usl I would never post this as is into BTR because its just a scratch demo. That being said, I aint ashamed of it lol. Its an ok song
There is something about being publicly critiqued that makes one way stronger. On the other hand, always critiquing others while never BEING critiqued makes one weaker and too much of it makes a weak community