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Review: Help needed - G Papavgeris ('Argument|')

26 Jun 13 - 02:32 PM (#3530665)
Subject: Review: Help needed - G Papavgeris ('Argument|')
From: George Papavgeris

Help! I am in a predicament: One song, two tunes... a ballad version and a bluesy one. Please have a listen to the latest ("Argument") and help me choose. You could rate the versions with marks out of 5 (5=high), if you care, and post your views here...

Here's the first: Argument (ballad version)

and the second: Argument (bluesy version)


26 Jun 13 - 02:47 PM (#3530673)
Subject: RE: Review: Help needed - G Papavgeris ('Argument|')
From: Megan L

George they both come up as ballad version?


26 Jun 13 - 03:13 PM (#3530683)
Subject: RE: Review: Help needed - G Papavgeris ('Argument|')
From: Megan L

found the blues version here brilliant bloomin brilliant.
Blues version


26 Jun 13 - 03:13 PM (#3530684)
Subject: RE: Review: Help needed - G Papavgeris ('Argument|')
From: GUEST,Grishka

Here is the bluesy version, musically of more interest. On the other hand, the ballad version seems to fit your lyrics better, George, and perhaps your temperament. You may try a third version, combining the merits of each.


26 Jun 13 - 03:34 PM (#3530687)
Subject: RE: Review: Help needed - G Papavgeris ('Argument|')
From: George Papavgeris

Thanks folks. The two tunes are in fact closely related already. The underlying musical structures are similar (unsurprisingly, as they support the same lyrics and story). You are right, Grishka, the ballad (which came first) fits the lyrics better in terms of imparting emotions, while the blues version (which is in a major key) lightens the song and turns it to angry/bitter rather than "woe-is-me" sad. Some people prefer the blues version for that very reason (Vanessa was the first, and she has won me round). I like both, but the blues is more fun to sing.


27 Jun 13 - 09:12 AM (#3530921)
Subject: RE: Review: Help needed - G Papavgeris ('Argument|')
From: breezy

maybe it'll be the type of audience your playing to will determine which you choose to perform ?

I havent heard them yet as I am usually influenced by the first rendition I hear.

swap half way through even ?


27 Jun 13 - 09:21 AM (#3530926)
Subject: RE: Review: Help needed - G Papavgeris ('Argument|')
From: Roger the Skiffler

My reply seems to have got lost in the ether. What I said was that I'm more of a blues person but on balance I think the ballad version suits your voice better, George.

RtS


27 Jun 13 - 09:37 AM (#3530936)
Subject: RE: Review: Help needed - G Papavgeris ('Argument|')
From: Girl Friday

A good song, but the ballad version sounds as there are too many words in it. The bluesy tune fits better.