Comments on yelyah's stuff

"Farmer's Blow" is redneck rap. Oh yeah, I went there. - - - If you're on the run And your nose has gotta go Don't grab a tissue Do the farmer's blow Just tilt your head To the side Then block one nostril And let it ride You may think That…read more
Guest said

Hahahaha! “Seriously, do NOT snot on a bear!”

Well I *had* intended to try doing something different this week. So technically I succeeded. It's solo piano again, but I had to teach my left hand how to play this somewhat syncopated bass line, before I could actually compose against it…read more
dougsparling said

Another nice piano tune. I’m really enjoying your “album.”

And how was *your* Friday night? Here I try to see just how far I can push 4 chords (that I ended up stripping down to a 1 note bassline).
Guest said

Really enjoying your beautiful melodies.

Did I mention I'm taping my songwriting sessions? So I now have about 30 minutes of footage of me totally screwing around at the beginning of this session. Listening to Spotify. Playing melodies by ear and such. And then I finally decided…read more
Guest said

Very autumnal. :-)

Well I *had* intended to try doing something different this week. So technically I succeeded. It's solo piano again, but I had to teach my left hand how to play this somewhat syncopated bass line, before I could actually compose against it…read more
Guest said

Aw, bittersweet this one, Yelyah. Delicately played - I can hear a whole orchestra slowly joining in from about 1.09! Inspiring!

Well I *had* intended to try doing something different this week. So technically I succeeded. It's solo piano again, but I had to teach my left hand how to play this somewhat syncopated bass line, before I could actually compose against it…read more
kirklynch said

Lovely meditative quality about it!

Did I mention I'm taping my songwriting sessions? So I now have about 30 minutes of footage of me totally screwing around at the beginning of this session. Listening to Spotify. Playing melodies by ear and such. And then I finally decided…read more
Guest said

I like this.

Well I *had* intended to try doing something different this week. So technically I succeeded. It's solo piano again, but I had to teach my left hand how to play this somewhat syncopated bass line, before I could actually compose against it…read more
Guest said

Ther are tons of resources on youtube.com This is really beautiful by the way.

Song #4 for FAWM. More solo piano. One of the things I struggle with, with all of these pure piano pieces is how much to edit/fix them. Way way back in the day, I quantized everything precisely and made all of the velocities the same. To…read more
dougsparling said

Another beautiful piece. I think a drummer said it, something like, “I spent 30 years trying to be perfect, and now I’m trying to unlearn it.” Or something like that…being human is always better than being “perfect.”

Let us celebrate our failures and our successes! I submit my failure here for consideration. I actually want to do something more with this just because it's a lot darker than I usually write. Unfortunately, it never turned into something musical…read more
Guest said

Brilliant!!!

Song #4 for FAWM. More solo piano. One of the things I struggle with, with all of these pure piano pieces is how much to edit/fix them. Way way back in the day, I quantized everything precisely and made all of the velocities the same. To…read more
Guest said

Sounds great!

Um. If you enjoyed "solo piano 20100201", you'll probably enjoy this similarly titled piece. Hugs to all my fellow alonetoners who listened/commented on yesterday's track. I'm looking forward to catching up on all of the great music you…
Guest said

My fave so far. This is twinkly and dare I say, a little folky? I can hear a fiddle line!

That was me.

I might as well officially say that I’m attempting to go 28 for 28. Maybe nuts, but I seem to feel the need to prove to myself that I’m the same person who could write a song a day (24 in 24) back in August. This song has lyrics, but you wouldn…read more
Guest said

28!? Well played! (Your melody sounds like a vocal line - when are you going to bless these tracks with your lovely voice?)

Song #4 for FAWM. More solo piano. One of the things I struggle with, with all of these pure piano pieces is how much to edit/fix them. Way way back in the day, I quantized everything precisely and made all of the velocities the same. To…read more
Guest said

Sounds pretty tight to me! Nice!!

I might as well officially say that I’m attempting to go 28 for 28. Maybe nuts, but I seem to feel the need to prove to myself that I’m the same person who could write a song a day (24 in 24) back in August. This song has lyrics, but you wouldn…read more
dougsparling said

28 tunes would make a great CD…I hope you can do it. Yeah, I remember the days I wrote so much music I had to use dates and letters for titles…but most of that got recorded, glad you’re getting yours down.

I excel at disappearing for long stretches, eh? I think with this I'm officially committing to doing FAWM. And R.I.P. my songwriting drought. August 27th, 2009 - February 1st, 2010.
Guest said

I think it’s dreadful that you stay away for such long stretches. :-)

This is lovely. More please.

Um. If you enjoyed "solo piano 20100201", you'll probably enjoy this similarly titled piece. Hugs to all my fellow alonetoners who listened/commented on yesterday's track. I'm looking forward to catching up on all of the great music you…
dougsparling said

More, more, please, more!!!

Um. If you enjoyed "solo piano 20100201", you'll probably enjoy this similarly titled piece. Hugs to all my fellow alonetoners who listened/commented on yesterday's track. I'm looking forward to catching up on all of the great music you…
kirklynch said

Another nice one!

Um. If you enjoyed "solo piano 20100201", you'll probably enjoy this similarly titled piece. Hugs to all my fellow alonetoners who listened/commented on yesterday's track. I'm looking forward to catching up on all of the great music you…
Guest said

moving composition. Thanks for sharing :)

I excel at disappearing for long stretches, eh? I think with this I'm officially committing to doing FAWM. And R.I.P. my songwriting drought. August 27th, 2009 - February 1st, 2010.
Wildgeas Music said

Sweet Hayley backwards. :) Nice piano.

I excel at disappearing for long stretches, eh? I think with this I'm officially committing to doing FAWM. And R.I.P. my songwriting drought. August 27th, 2009 - February 1st, 2010.
kirklynch said

Really Lovely! Nice to see you back again!

I excel at disappearing for long stretches, eh? I think with this I'm officially committing to doing FAWM. And R.I.P. my songwriting drought. August 27th, 2009 - February 1st, 2010.
Mr Sandbags said

Love this, I can’t quite put my finger on it, but it has a wistful quality that I found very moving.

I excel at disappearing for long stretches, eh? I think with this I'm officially committing to doing FAWM. And R.I.P. my songwriting drought. August 27th, 2009 - February 1st, 2010.
Gilbert Neilson said

Good going. Nice song.

I excel at disappearing for long stretches, eh? I think with this I'm officially committing to doing FAWM. And R.I.P. my songwriting drought. August 27th, 2009 - February 1st, 2010.
dougsparling said

If that’s what it takes to come up with some this nice, then I guess a few long stretches are ok, eh? Man, Nice…I love solo piano and this one’s just lovely.

glu said

Thanks for digging this up Captain, it’s a very nice piece.

Guest said

This is very pretty, I really enjoyed it!

I hereby name this the "bridge to nowhere" mix since it was the musical content of the bridge that I spent the most time on. If you've heard the song before, I've provided a shortcut video that plays the bridge from last night's version vs. tonight…read more
glu said

sounds great! Cannot really tell the difference.. but nothing sounds clashing to me! It’s weird not seeing you upload for a month after your consistent uploading spree.. upload upload!

Guest said

It’s worth saying again. This is a lovely tune,
I really like it.

PCH

ShamPain said

very cool

dougsparling said

I hadn’t heard this one before either. This is a gorgeous piece. Wonderful to listen to and beautiful melody.