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    Critique of "Nightmares" by Katrina BarclayNightmarescritiquepreview400
    I chose the song "Nightmares" for my January critique because I think it will illustrate a good example of the power of form, and also of the need for coloring and variance in the tone of a song. I want to thank Katrina for including lyrics, as it makes my job so much easier! I hear many songs I would love to critique, but can't make out enough of the lyric to fairly comment. Read More…
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    Critique: "Scarlett" by Anthony QuailsScarlettpreview400
    I am a sucker for the singer/songwriter style of writing. My lifelong love of bands like America and The Eagles gives testament to my fondness for gentle, story-oriented, accoustic songs. Today’s critique is based on just such a wonderful song by songwriter, Anthony Quails, and is titled “Scarlett.”Read More…
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    Critique of "Will You" by KelseyWillyoupreview400
    The more times I listened to "Will You," the more I enjoyed it. I was a little frustrated in not being able to make out all of the words, so forgive me if I respond to a lyric that is not quite what you wrote, Kelsey! Including lyrics is such a useful addition to a track submission! Read More…
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    Critique: ChoicesPreview3
    "Choices" by Spencer Newton is the subject of my critique this month. As I have stated before, singer/songwriter renderings, rather than intricate tracks without lyrics, are much more up my alley and the area I feel I can be of most help. "Choices" falls well within my comfort range and I found a good solid start in Spencer Newton's demo. [audio: http://cdn.tutsplus.com/audio/uploads/legacy/wkshop_203_choices/ChoicesD1.mp3]Read More…
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    Critique: Fly AwayPreview
    "Fly Away" is an introspective and fairly dark composition about a difficult and depressing time in a person's life. I chose this song for my critique because it seems the writer is performing some self-help on his or herself and having a catharsis at the same time. This creates movement and gives the lyric and melody something to evolve around. It is possible that the song's voice is advising someone else, but I don't think so and it could work either way anyway. [audio: http://cdn.tutsplus.com/audio/uploads/legacy/wkshop_240_flyaway/15RavenLunisFlyAwayoriginal.mp3]Read More…
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    Critique: Green's the Color of WinterPreview
    Here in the United States, this song would fall under the category of Americana/folk and it fits well into the category. It is the kind of song that lends itself to a simple and acoustic production. I enjoyed the evocative and wintery feeling of the piece. My opinions are based on countless meetings with music publishers, A and R people, co-writing experiences, and just a lot of years writing professionally in Nashville. [audio: http://cdn.tutsplus.com/audio/uploads/legacy/wkshop_232_greens/GreenstheColorofWinter.mp3]Read More…
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