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rezzeJ  ·  3385 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Hey, I released my acoustic mope-fi EP yesterday. I hope you like it.

Nice work, my friend, it's definitely got something of a charm about it. Like cgod mentioned, the lo-fi quality works in this context, kind of like it worked for Nick Drake. It helps it sound honest, genuine, and intimate. Both the voice and guitar generally sound good throughout.

One thing I will say though is that when it's this one guy and a guitar type deal, some more flair on the guitar can go a long way to keeping things spicy. Just something other than straightly played chords to add some more depth. I saw in your response to Pabs that this was more an exercise in songwriting than anything else, but it's an observation nonetheless.

T-Dog  ·  3385 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Yes, haha, I wish I were a better guitar player! I took it up just to write songs so I never learned much outside of chords, but I know exactly what you mean. In "Temporary" the guitar plays a melody under the vocals during the verse and I think that adds some spice. But in most of the songs it's just strumming and singing. Arrangement is definitely a big part of songwriting, thank you for the observation, I will certainly be keeping this in mind as I continue writing. Having guitar flair is also good because it can inform the vocal melody, which is something I struggle with a lot.