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Released: Aug 3, 2012 | 3:51 PM
Category: Other
Application: GarageBand
Loop Use: No loops

File Type: .mp3
File Size: 4.36 MB

Plays: 960
Downloads: 5
Weekly Plays: 3
Weekly Downloads: 0
Statistic reset day: Friday

License: No derivative works allowed
I've been having a lot of emotional ups and downs concerning my mother's death in February and, of course, some of that comes through into the song realm. This is the first piece I've been willing to share since the stuff I did for her wake. I created the music track first, then improvised a vocal track which I then polished a bit and sang. Then I re-recorded the instrumental track while listening to myself sing. This is a first for me - it's almost always the other way around. It was just harp until I realized I wanted some kind of grounding sound so I chose the cello. I hope you like it.

The picture you see is one of me and my Mom before she became wheelchair bound. It was taken by my friend Steph on Shattuck Avenue in Berkeley. smiley

Music and Lyrics/Performance: Carla J. Patterson
Artwork: Carla Cryptic

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KennethLavrsen Artist

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Moving music. Beautiful feelings and love expressed through beautiful music and song
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Thanks very much @KennethLavrsen.
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StevenJackson Artist

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Some lovely vocals, a violin would be sublime here...your voice reminds me of Gladys Knight.
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So poignant and honest. It almost hurts to listen. But one does, simply because it's beautiful. smiley

Your loss is still quite recent. I hope the song has - in some way - eased your heart.
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carlajpatterson Artist

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Thanks @StevenJackson. May try it with a violin part as well.

Thanks @DonnaMarilyn. Yes, making music about how I feel always eases my heart and releases things which feel stuck. Thanks for your comments.
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Naaji Artist

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beautiful song, beautiful photos, beautiful women
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Its a very special thing you get, when you are able to get out your feelings through music. For me it always helps.
This track is very good and heeling. Wonderful vocal 2... smiley
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Ethereal
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Soothing.
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carlajpatterson Artist

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Thanks to all for the kind comments. They are deeply appreciated.
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What a beautiful elegy for your mother, Carla. This was so moving. So wonderfully sung and scored - I like the simplicity of the harp and the cello - you were right to add it for a lower level of sound.
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Thanks Iqbal. smiley
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This is wonderful Carla, a panacea for all the hurt and pain that sometimes overwhelm us. Gentle recollection of you Mother. This envelopes the listener like a homemade quilt, feels like home. Gorgeous work.

Thanks for sharing with us, masterfully well done.
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Enjoy the spiritual feel to this, the softness and the soulful singing and mixed in with the harp synth.
Vocal almost reminds me of Reberta Flack. Very intune vocal!

Way to Go and thanks for sharing !
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You have a strong, sensitive voice and this song is lovely smiley
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This brought tears to my eyes. Beautiful and moving. Your voice is warm, emotional and expressive, the harp keeps the song flowing dynamically, and the cello brings gravitas to the elegy. The creative muse is inspired even in our darkest hours.
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lovely Carla, your love carresses every word
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carlajpatterson Artist

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Thanks so much, all of you. Much appreciate hearing your reactions. It's great to have a way to share this with you all - some things just have to come to the surface and this is one of those things for me.
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arrrrrrrr
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rrrrrrrrrra! smiley

Man, I miss her.
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So beautiful, Carla. Tears.
This is my favorite. xoxo
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Thanks MaryAnn - mine, too. smiley I appreciate you coming by and commenting as well.
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Lovely vocals and style, a great song !
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carlajpatterson Artist

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Thanks Yves! smiley
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Love you Mom.
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Brought so many memories to me of my dear mum , Such an amazing moving song x
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