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Title: An idea...
Post by: TRINIST on April 30, 2011, 08:26:42 am
Ok, this might seem a bit of a stretch, but it would be great if it worked out since us folk here at NH here so good at sharing with each other  ;)
Basically I know a lot of us love listening to just Vanessa's piano melodies. I find myself going to youtube all the time and watching tutorials and covers just so that I can hear the wonderful piano instrumentals of her songs. Instead of that, I know a lot of us play piano and was wondering if anyone with a good microphone and a free afternoon would consider making some mp3s of some songs for us just to share within the community? I'd love to have them on my ipod. We could vote for our favourites and then every nessaholic would have this special little instrumental Vanessa EP.  :)

Does anyone else think this is a cool idea and i'm not just being crazy and selfish lol?
Title: Re: An idea...
Post by: Patricius on April 30, 2011, 09:12:44 am
If you don't mind a couple of mess-ups, you can ask sobriquet for the mp3 to my vid of Carousel (?).
Title: Re: An idea...
Post by: [sobriquet] on April 30, 2011, 09:24:19 am
If you don't mind a couple of mess-ups, you can ask sobriquet for the mp3 to my vid of Carousel (?).

Sure, I would post a link maybe tomorrow, if you don't mind? I'm off to bed now, just catching last peek, hoping that the video of Carousel is already up.

And Daaaaang..... I so want to join in this one..... But meh, I don't have any good recording device and my keyboard is not touch-response. It won't do any justice to any of her songs at all. But maybe if I would be able to sneak to school one of these days, I'ma ask my friend to video me.

And this is a really good idea, by the way. Very clever and sweet. Hm..... I guess we should just vote for the setlist of the "EP." It's going to be like the ICON album, only way better.

Here's my 'dream set list.'

1. Carousel
2. A Thousand Miles (Gotta Admit that this one's fun in piano)
3. London
4. HAT
5. Hands on Me
6. Nolita Fairytale
7. White Houses
8. Who's To Say (The Encore one with the guitar thingie I did. I am biased, I know  ;D)
9. Home
10. More Than This

I think we should come up first with the set list. We should all guys decide. Then we'll just divide the jobs among yourselves (I really want to use ourselves but I'm not still sure  :-\)

I'll stop now. This is too long. It got me excited.

EDIT: I also think that we should separate the lighter songs from the darker songs... So it will be like two-sided instrumental EP?
Title: Re: An idea...
Post by: Pushglow on April 30, 2011, 09:37:13 am
I'm in! But I can't incorporate the melody line into the music like Patricius did with Carousel. Can I use the TruePianos VSTi (http://www.truepianos.com)?
Title: Re: An idea...
Post by: Serentic on April 30, 2011, 10:21:02 am
Let me do A Thousand Miles, Home, and Hands on Me, please! C: I know White Houses too if we need it. And Fairweather Friends, but I have to learn the real sheet music for it first.
Title: Re: An idea...
Post by: TRINIST on April 30, 2011, 10:37:51 am
Aw wow guys, great reaction!  :D I like the idea of it being an alternative to the sham that was "Icon". We should make a poll or something, people's favourite songs on piano may be different to on the records. I personally love the playing on White houses, Annie, HAWBTW, Home, Fair weather friends and Carousel to name a few because they flow really well. Hope this gets off the ground!

If you don't mind a couple of mess-ups, you can ask sobriquet for the mp3 to my vid of Carousel (?).
That'd be great! The sound quality on your vid is really good :)
Title: Re: An idea...
Post by: Jasonm on April 30, 2011, 10:49:34 am
I think this is a great idea! :)
Title: Re: An idea...
Post by: Weisz on April 30, 2011, 11:11:34 am
I love this, its an awesome idea :)

I dont play piano or any instrument tbh so i cant colaborate...but i will gladly vote :D Hope this project comes to life :DD
Title: Re: An idea...
Post by: prfectbinature on April 30, 2011, 11:21:27 am
I can play quite a few Nessa songs on the piano and have decent recording capabilities. I'd love to be a part of this.
Title: Re: An idea...
Post by: Pushglow on April 30, 2011, 11:37:54 am
Just a quick test with Carousel. I don't know why but my software (ACID Music Studio) didn't record all the midi notes though I didn't miss anything on my keyboard :-\

http://soundcloud.com/jeremy714/carousel-piano-part-wip
Title: Re: An idea...
Post by: Serentic on April 30, 2011, 12:12:24 pm
I'll set up some polls now! That way we'll get everyone's favorites from each album.
Title: Re: An idea...
Post by: WhiteRabbit on April 30, 2011, 12:51:35 pm
I love this, its an awesome idea :)

I dont play piano or any instrument tbh so i cant colaborate...but i will gladly vote :D Hope this project comes to life :DD
Same here but I am excited for this idea!
Title: Re: An idea...
Post by: Serentic on April 30, 2011, 01:49:29 pm
If anyone needs piano or violin for their songs, let me know! O: We can collaborate or whatnot.
Title: Re: An idea...
Post by: TRINIST on April 30, 2011, 02:29:45 pm
Glad everyone is getting so into this! I just voted, thanks Serentic for making them! I love the carousel mp3 above, great quality! I just wish I could help with the actual music lol :(
Title: Re: An idea...
Post by: Patricius on April 30, 2011, 06:24:42 pm
If you don't mind a couple of mess-ups, you can ask sobriquet for the mp3 to my vid of Carousel (?).

1. Carousel
2. A Thousand Miles (Gotta Admit that this one's fun in piano)
3. London
4. HAT
5. Hands on Me
6. Nolita Fairytale
7. White Houses
8. Who's To Say (The Encore one with the guitar thingie I did. I am biased, I know  ;D)
9. Home
10. More Than This

I think we should come up first with the set list. We should all guys decide. Then we'll just divide the jobs among yourselves (I really want to use ourselves but I'm not still sure  :-\)

I'll stop now. This is too long. It got me excited.

I also think that we should separate the lighter songs from the darker songs... So it will be like two-sided instrumental EP?

Since ATM, Home, and Hands on Me is covered (and possibly White Houses), I could do London and H&T.  I'd do Nolita Fairytale and Who's to Say, but I can't incorporate the melody in those. .-.

If we're splitting up lighter songs from darker songs, I so call Papa. :D
Title: Re: An idea...
Post by: [sobriquet] on April 30, 2011, 07:54:30 pm
I'd do "BRIDE" on guitars. I'd do the melody on violin. Is that okay?
Title: Re: An idea...
Post by: Manny on April 30, 2011, 08:25:23 pm
I am in!  ;D but I hate my voice  :-[
Title: Re: An idea...
Post by: [sobriquet] on April 30, 2011, 08:41:15 pm
I don't think that you will be needing to sing. It's supposed to be instrumental, so....
Title: Re: An idea...
Post by: Manny on April 30, 2011, 08:45:34 pm
oh okay! I did white house (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RBstOWK2iWM)s a few days ago!  :D
Title: Re: An idea...
Post by: amelancholymelodie on May 01, 2011, 01:31:19 am
I could do "papa" and "tall tales for spring" at my grand piano.
Title: Re: An idea...
Post by: Serentic on May 01, 2011, 05:07:00 am
I can do Who's To Say and All I Ask, too. Just whichever ones need covering. xD
Title: Re: An idea...
Post by: _all_is_well_ on May 01, 2011, 07:52:47 am
I play piano. Let me know if there is a specific one, and I can play/record it!
Title: Re: An idea...
Post by: Manny on May 01, 2011, 12:47:22 pm
there are polls!!! so go ahead and vote ppl!
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Post by: LauraH on May 01, 2011, 06:22:51 pm
I think I shall try to do More Than This...(:
Title: Re: An idea...
Post by: barefootonbeaches on May 01, 2011, 08:03:25 pm
This is so wonderful!!! Especially since, there is a very small chance that Vanessa would ever do an instrumental EP. I would love to see HAWBTW, Paradise, and Come Undone (outro) on here too, if possible. Thanks so much, guys!
Title: Re: An idea...
Post by: Serentic on May 02, 2011, 01:59:09 am
I think I shall try to do More Than This...(:


I'll be providing the strings! (:
Title: Re: An idea...
Post by: [sobriquet] on May 02, 2011, 03:18:09 am
Hey, TRINIST. I just had a thought.

Since, there are had been a whole lot of response to your idea, I think that maybe many people are more interested to take part on this wonderful idea of yours than what you have originally planned.

I think we should just make an instrumental for all song. I mean, if we gonna do something like this, then we should do it all the way. What is there to lose, right? We should think bigger.

And maybe it would take longer than what we anticipate, but I think the result will be phenomenal.

And maybe we can give V a copy of all of them? As a gift for the 9th anniv of BNN?
Title: Re: An idea...
Post by: Serentic on May 02, 2011, 03:59:05 pm
Hey, TRINIST. I just had a thought.

Since, there are had been a whole lot of response to your idea, I think that maybe many people are more interested to take part on this wonderful idea of yours than what you have originally planned.

I think we should just make an instrumental for all song. I mean, if we gonna do something like this, then we should do it all the way. What is there to lose, right? We should think bigger.

And maybe it would take longer than what we anticipate, but I think the result will be phenomenal.

And maybe we can give V a copy of all of them? As a gift for the 9th anniv of BNN?

I agree with most of this-- however, all of V's songs has just reached about 50, and that's a lot of songs to master, play, practice, record, and edit.

Although I'd love to do it and give V a copy! We should give it to her on a signed vinyl! <3
Title: Re: An idea...
Post by: Marvelin on May 02, 2011, 05:56:22 pm
Paradisee pleasee, let me paradise!
I coul do paradise but only the piano part, and maybe carousel (: Or maybe other song, whatever you want!

PLEASE LET ME PARTICIPATE!
Title: Re: An idea...
Post by: [sobriquet] on May 02, 2011, 07:40:13 pm
Hey, TRINIST. I just had a thought.

Since, there are had been a whole lot of response to your idea, I think that maybe many people are more interested to take part on this wonderful idea of yours than what you have originally planned.

I think we should just make an instrumental for all song. I mean, if we gonna do something like this, then we should do it all the way. What is there to lose, right? We should think bigger.

And maybe it would take longer than what we anticipate, but I think the result will be phenomenal.

And maybe we can give V a copy of all of them? As a gift for the 9th anniv of BNN?

I agree with most of this-- however, all of V's songs has just reached about 50, and that's a lot of songs to master, play, practice, record, and edit.

Although I'd love to do it and give V a copy! We should give it to her on a signed vinyl! <3

I think we're gonna make it, you know. There's a LOT of us. Be positive. (: Ad maybe there is 50 or so songs, but I'm sure we can get some help from there. Besides, we still have a year before 10th anniversary of BNN.
Title: Re: An idea...
Post by: Serentic on May 03, 2011, 04:11:52 pm
Hey, TRINIST. I just had a thought.

Since, there are had been a whole lot of response to your idea, I think that maybe many people are more interested to take part on this wonderful idea of yours than what you have originally planned.

I think we should just make an instrumental for all song. I mean, if we gonna do something like this, then we should do it all the way. What is there to lose, right? We should think bigger.

And maybe it would take longer than what we anticipate, but I think the result will be phenomenal.

And maybe we can give V a copy of all of them? As a gift for the 9th anniv of BNN?

I agree with most of this-- however, all of V's songs has just reached about 50, and that's a lot of songs to master, play, practice, record, and edit.

Although I'd love to do it and give V a copy! We should give it to her on a signed vinyl! <3

I think we're gonna make it, you know. There's a LOT of us. Be positive. (: Ad maybe there is 50 or so songs, but I'm sure we can get some help from there. Besides, we still have a year before 10th anniversary of BNN.

.. I'm going to go work on the cover art! /dash
Title: Re: An idea...
Post by: [sobriquet] on May 03, 2011, 09:34:00 pm
Hey, TRINIST. I just had a thought.

Since, there are had been a whole lot of response to your idea, I think that maybe many people are more interested to take part on this wonderful idea of yours than what you have originally planned.

I think we should just make an instrumental for all song. I mean, if we gonna do something like this, then we should do it all the way. What is there to lose, right? We should think bigger.

And maybe it would take longer than what we anticipate, but I think the result will be phenomenal.

And maybe we can give V a copy of all of them? As a gift for the 9th anniv of BNN?

I agree with most of this-- however, all of V's songs has just reached about 50, and that's a lot of songs to master, play, practice, record, and edit.

Although I'd love to do it and give V a copy! We should give it to her on a signed vinyl! <3

I think we're gonna make it, you know. There's a LOT of us. Be positive. (: Ad maybe there is 50 or so songs, but I'm sure we can get some help from there. Besides, we still have a year before 10th anniversary of BNN.

.. I'm going to go work on the cover art! /dash

Is that a yes?

And yes, the artwork! (:
Title: Re: An idea...
Post by: sarab on May 04, 2011, 06:23:44 am
I love the idea and I happy to see you all very excited about it! Unfortunately I cannot help in any way besides lending my ears to listen!  I definitely think V should get a copy when it's all done. What a tribute that would be. Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery!
Title: Re: An idea...
Post by: Emmyspiano on May 04, 2011, 07:06:08 am
I would love to do Wanted. Is it only instrumental?
Title: Re: An idea...
Post by: Manny on May 04, 2011, 07:11:01 am
I would love to do Wanted. Is it only instrumental?

I guess, but how would  wedo it? I do not about everyone else but all I can do is connect my keyboard to my computer and record stuff also with the camera! hahaha  ;D
Title: Re: An idea...
Post by: Serentic on May 04, 2011, 10:58:30 am
I would love to do Wanted. Is it only instrumental?

I guess, but how would  wedo it? I do not about everyone else but all I can do is connect my keyboard to my computer and record stuff also with the camera! hahaha  ;D

Better than me.. All my recordings are live because I don't have a MIDI keyboard. They come out a good quality, but it'd be nice to have it spot on. xD;
Title: Re: An idea...
Post by: [sobriquet] on May 04, 2011, 08:12:12 pm
There's this YouTube user who posts almost every Vanessa song. Maybe we can ask him to help us out?

Here's the link to his profile:
http://www.youtube.com/user/cA3saR0123 (http://www.youtube.com/user/cA3saR0123)
Title: Re: An idea...
Post by: Martin. on May 05, 2011, 01:48:52 am
I'd help out, but I don't have any software to make the recording sound half decent and the port in which I plug my sustain pedal in my keyboard is broke. Haven't played on my keyboard in agesss and I feel like I'm forgetting everything I've learned, lol.

Good luck with the project though, guys. I'll be interested to hear the final outcome.
Title: Re: An idea...
Post by: Manny on May 05, 2011, 05:50:08 am
There's this YouTube user who posts almost every Vanessa song. Maybe we can ask him to help us out?

Here's the link to his profile:
http://www.youtube.com/user/cA3saR0123 (http://www.youtube.com/user/cA3saR0123)


He has ALMOST every song!
Title: Re: An idea...
Post by: [sobriquet] on May 05, 2011, 05:57:51 am
There's this YouTube user who posts almost every Vanessa song. Maybe we can ask him to help us out?

Here's the link to his profile:
http://www.youtube.com/user/cA3saR0123 (http://www.youtube.com/user/cA3saR0123)


He has ALMOST every song!

I know. (: And I think he uses some of the transcriptions we made here. (: He would cover like 50% of everything. That is, if he agrees to join us.

But the only issue I have is that, in some of the songs, he uses the actual songs as a background music. I wish he'd redo those that have the underlying music so that it would be a completely instrumental work. And another thing is that he doesn't use the melody in his right hand, so it is like a minus one of the songs.

But he is good. Really good.
Title: Re: An idea...
Post by: Manny on May 05, 2011, 06:00:52 am
There's this YouTube user who posts almost every Vanessa song. Maybe we can ask him to help us out?

Here's the link to his profile:
http://www.youtube.com/user/cA3saR0123 (http://www.youtube.com/user/cA3saR0123)


He has ALMOST every song!

I know. (: And I think he uses some of the transcriptions we made here. (: He would cover like 50% of everything. That is, if he agrees to join us.

But the only issue I have is that, in some of the songs, he uses the actual songs as a background music. I wish he'd redo those that have the underlying music so that it would be a completely instrumental work. And another thing is that he doesn't use the melody in his right hand, so it is like a minus one of the songs.

But he is good. Really good.

but then we dont have too much to do  :-\
Title: Re: An idea...
Post by: Patricius on May 05, 2011, 02:08:51 pm
There's this YouTube user who posts almost every Vanessa song. Maybe we can ask him to help us out?

Here's the link to his profile:
http://www.youtube.com/user/cA3saR0123 (http://www.youtube.com/user/cA3saR0123)


The only thing I don't like is the tone of the keyboard. :X I'm an upright/grand piano sort of person (Kyle Landry being an exception...).

Besides, we get to be more involved (?). .-.

As promised, I'm contribootin':

Carousel: http://www.megaupload.com/?d=KW1UZ8K1
London: http://www.megaupload.com/?d=R3S3P4FL

They're mp3's of my piano covers (go figure, right? .-. I'm so tech savvy...).  I hope they're adequate enough.
Title: Re: An idea...
Post by: TRINIST on May 06, 2011, 07:59:27 am
Sorry I haven't checked in on this thread for a while! I don't see a problem with doing as many songs as possible. I definitely think with songs like white houses and who's to say, though, that we should record the live versions with the lovely intros. I'm so thankful to everyone who has expressed interest and submitted recordings so far! I can help with the artwork too. I dunno how we should get it all organised? Maybe people just record what they want and post it here? If people want to help each other out with recording/mixing etc. and advice that's great.
Title: Re: An idea...
Post by: Manny on May 09, 2011, 04:51:21 pm
here's my cover of carousel

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r8R0Hquhoo4 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r8R0Hquhoo4)

and white houses

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RBstOWK2iWM (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RBstOWK2iWM)
Title: Re: An idea...
Post by: Rick on May 10, 2011, 12:43:18 am
If anyone here listens to Kimya Dawson, the folks over at her messageboard did something similar to this except they all contributed in creating a cover album for Kimya's songs. I think we should do something similar to that, it'd be really fun and it'd possibly bring us all closer. Plus we'd be able to share our gifts with each other. I'd suuuuper be willing to help organize it or anything. Lemme know what you guys think.
Title: Re: An idea...
Post by: Serentic on May 13, 2011, 05:59:52 pm
If anyone here listens to Kimya Dawson, the folks over at her messageboard did something similar to this except they all contributed in creating a cover album for Kimya's songs. I think we should do something similar to that, it'd be really fun and it'd possibly bring us all closer. Plus we'd be able to share our gifts with each other. I'd suuuuper be willing to help organize it or anything. Lemme know what you guys think.

If we make an instrumental album, then it's easy for anyone to sing over it. C:


--

Guys! I've been asked to perform a song for a little Japan benefit!

I've been thinking about Home. I'll have someone record it?
Title: Re: An idea...
Post by: [sobriquet] on May 13, 2011, 07:04:26 pm
If anyone here listens to Kimya Dawson, the folks over at her messageboard did something similar to this except they all contributed in creating a cover album for Kimya's songs. I think we should do something similar to that, it'd be really fun and it'd possibly bring us all closer. Plus we'd be able to share our gifts with each other. I'd suuuuper be willing to help organize it or anything. Lemme know what you guys think.

I think that this is cool too. (: I can imagine beautiful colors for the covers of Bride and Carousel.
Title: Re: An idea...
Post by: Serentic on May 14, 2011, 09:36:00 am
If anyone here listens to Kimya Dawson, the folks over at her messageboard did something similar to this except they all contributed in creating a cover album for Kimya's songs. I think we should do something similar to that, it'd be really fun and it'd possibly bring us all closer. Plus we'd be able to share our gifts with each other. I'd suuuuper be willing to help organize it or anything. Lemme know what you guys think.

I think that this is cool too. (: I can imagine beautiful colors for the covers of Bride and Carousel.

Cover album meaning people singing Kimya's songs, not album covers. xD
Title: Re: An idea...
Post by: [sobriquet] on May 14, 2011, 07:26:33 pm
If anyone here listens to Kimya Dawson, the folks over at her messageboard did something similar to this except they all contributed in creating a cover album for Kimya's songs. I think we should do something similar to that, it'd be really fun and it'd possibly bring us all closer. Plus we'd be able to share our gifts with each other. I'd suuuuper be willing to help organize it or anything. Lemme know what you guys think.

I think that this is cool too. (: I can imagine beautiful colors for the covers of Bride and Carousel.

Cover album meaning people singing Kimya's songs, not album covers. xD

Oh. I got it wrong.

Well, I thought of having an album art for each song. Just like what they do with singles, you know. I think that'll be cool too. (: