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Hi, I already posted as a new member, recently. But I have a question--

How do you provide a link to your mp3? I see some people are using SoundClick. Are there some other ways to do this?


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Welcome to JPF Lee. Jump on in!

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Hi everyone!

I'm a singer/songwriter and acoustic guitar player from Salt Lake City. I've spent the last couple of years polishing up my performance skills on the internet via the Second Life platform and now want to spread out to playing live more locally, possibly through festivals and house concerts.

I think to do that, I need to sharpen up my writing skills and write more songs...I'm here hoping to find resources and feedback to help me do that smile

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Hi Eric, well, sir, you came to the right place, there are tons of folks here that can help you out..Welcome to JPF's, if you need anything just ask...

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Welcome, Eric!

I hope you'll share more about your Second Life performances. My wife is active in SL and has been urging me to start performing there as well.


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Lots of them,

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Sure Kevin, I'll be happy to share more about SL. I've played probably 600 shows there in 2 years so its fair to say I have some experience there. One of the great things about Second Life is that there's enough room for just about anyone to perform and to find an audience, regardless of their skill level or experience performing. It's a fantastic way to work on polishing up your act and to connect with an international audience. As long as you don't go in expecting to make a lot of money you'll probably do fine smile

Probably the most difficult thing is just getting started, which requires you to figure out how to use a Shoutcast stream and how to navigate SL. There's a message board with a lot of that information here. Sounds like your wife can help you a lot with that second part too smile

Anyhow, if you're interested in trying it out, the best thing to do is just go in and watch a few shows. A good place to start is at Guthries Folk Club, which has shows every morning from about 7:30 - 11 am Pacific Time and on the weekends in the evenings from 5pm -9pm Pacific time. If you have an account in SL you can just click on this link to go there: http://slurl.com/secondlife/Kissena%20Park/13/165/22

Anything else you'd like to know, feel free to look me up in Second Life, my name there is EricSteffensen Mistwalker.


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Thanks, Eric! I'll definitely check it out. BTW, others here may find this interesting if you want to bring it up on the general discussion board!


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Hi, I'm Richard James Marlen. Although I have a lot of experience in music, I have only recently taken up songwriting in a serious way. I have been doing a lot of research into copyright, music publishing and contracts. I have also been submitting my work to a few music publishers and producers. I take any help I can get from the group and I hope that I can contribute in several ways.

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Hello. I like pop, both prose and off prose. I have sent some recordings to net dj's and also have them distributed on online distribution sites. I would like to get in to thematic music for presentations and films, both with instrumentals and with vocals.

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Hi, I am a sound engineer and want to promote some shows of "my own choice" around central Indiana college towns and beyond,here is what I am all about, AD READS///Looking for indie original music power trio bands for a midwestern band consortium based in Indianapolis,Indiana,submit thru www.myspace.com/hatzaudio (ATTENTION; THIS IS BY NO MEANS A CONTEST!!!)/// , please give me a shout iF you can help me get some bands together and or get started booking shows,,,

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HI All,

I haven't been around here much in a while as having a kid somehow made most of my free time evaporate. And when I was here before I was more of a reader than a poster. So just wanted to introduce myself.

I'm 36 live in Md and play bass in an instrumental improv group called Deep Tree Mantra. I also play guitar and do singer songwriter type stuff on that. Played at one o fthe road trip events a few years back which was a lot of fun. But with limited time as a family guy that has really been back burner-ed and the DTM group has become my primary focus for the past few years.

We do not really gig much and it's primarily a creative recording project. We do think a lot of our music would lend itself well to film and tv use.

We're also always open to have other musicians sit in with us for sessions. So anyone who is in the Baltimore area or who happens to be passing through that would like to sit in on a recording / jam session with us feel free to reach out. We would especially love to have a string player - violin, cello or similar come sit in with us.

Lot's of free streaming tracks on our site here www.deeptreemantra.com. Though all the tracks on the site currently feature our previous guitarist. Some new tracks with our more current guitarist will be posted.... at some point smile

Anyway enough about me. Looking forward to getting to know some of you better.

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Hi John, well let me welcome you to JPF's, this is a great place to be and man, I understand about having kids...I have 5 beautiful daughers and they'll tell you so, I also have 7 grand childern 4 boys and 3 girls and 2 great grand sons..., and yes I can still walk without a walker and still have my teeth, and not in a jar...

anyway come on in and join in the fun, I'm sure you'll gonna like it here...

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Thanks Glyn,

Wow FIVE. I can hardly keep up with one! smile


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Hi John,

Welcome to JPF. Looking forward to having you out of the shadows and into the light! = )

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Hi all! I'm new here. I like arranging songs on my spare time. Discussions here look interesting. I'll have a look around.

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I am sure folks would love to work with an arranger! Welcome to the site. What's your name?

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Hey John, any relation to Bruce? = )


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Originally Posted by Brian Austin Whitney
I am sure folks would love to work with an arranger! Welcome to the site. What's your name?

Brian


My name is AJ. I've had a quick peek at the songs on the MP3 sections... mostly folk music... haven't really paid too much attention to the music yet, just a quick run through. Hope to learn new stuff here.

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AJ,


What kind of music do you do and I'd like to welcome you too, to JPF's..hope you'll like it here half as much as I love it here, I've learned so much here and there is alot of talent here..so again welcome


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Actually there's very little Folk music on this site. You'll find a lot of Country though. And a lot of songwriter demos where people have no arranging skills. Can you post samples of your arranging work for people to check out on the MP3 board? If your sound is something people like, they'll likely be happy to work with you.

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glynda,

I had several bands before but lately I mostly do pop songs with a slight hint of Jazz with my current band. I prefer to do collaborations online coz I find it easier.

My band mate is also a member here (I met him online).

You can check out some of my works through http://tentomidnight.webs.com

There's some songs there in my native language so it might not make sense but we also have English songs there.

Brian,

I'll post some of my works there. I would be great if I get to work with folks from here. I enjoy working with other musicians because it opens up new creative ideas. I'm looking forward to meet the other members.

Thanks. grin

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Hello everybody!

I just registered here at jpfolks.
I'm a guitarist and drum player from Denmark. I registered here to hopefully get some useful connections in the music world.

Hope all of you are doing great today? smile

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Hi guitarplayer,

I'd like to welcome you to JFPs, there are alot of great folks here with alot of talent. It would be so much easier to remember your name if we knew your real name and makes it better when responding back to a real name...and I'd love to hear some of your work, again welcome, come on in and join in on the fun.

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AJ, i'm listening to some of your music now and it's really great, even the one's I can't understan, the vocals and music are wonderful...some really great talent here...thanks for sharing..


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Hi I m Feter ,
I ve been playing ,writing and recording songs for a long time ,have been looking for a society that I can call it home ... !

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Hello smile I'm Erika, new to this forum, looking forward to all you guys, smile

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Welcome Erika, and Feter too....

Hope you can hang for awhile, check out the music, listen and contribute. It's all very mixed, interesting also, and I think no question goes unanswered, so please put up your work ( what ever stage you are at ) and take it from there.

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Hi, folks!
My name is Vlado and I'm from Croatia, I've already posted two threads before checking in here. I'm looking forward to exchanging experiences with all of you and I hope it'll be helpful and pleasant for all of us. Cheers!

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hello Erika

welcome to JPF -nice to meet you......would help to know if you are a lyricist/composer/musician or whatever.....as well as what genre of music you are into........and even where you are from maybe-okay?

greetings from Nashville-hope you enjoy JPF

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Welcome Anato to JPF. We may bark a bit but we don't bite, at least not too often.LOL Make yourself at home.


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Anto,

The problem with using aliases is that no one really gets to know who you are. You will find this a very warm neighborhood with people more than willing to help and get to know you personally past just the music. That is actually the key to music, getting to know your audience personally and having them know you.

Today's successful writers and artists, are the one's who have a very tight connection to their audiences. The one's who are live performers have a knack for grabbing their listeners and not letting them go. That comes through a very direct approach both through the music itself and then the social networking, as well as the live abilities.

You will find people here are more willing to listen to music when you listen to theirs. And understand that this site is more of a networking neighborhood than a place to actually sell music. Everyone here are salesmen too. It is more for sharing of information, song critiques, and experiences. Everyone has been through something someone else hasn't so it can get invaluable in order to keep from making sometimes costly mistakes.

But almost everyone has some suggestions or experiences with the various methods of "getting songs out there." My personal one revolves around being involved in your local communities, attending shows, writer's events, supporting other writers. constantly meeting people face to face and expanding from there. Many others choose a more online route and things like Reverb Nation, Taxi, CD Baby, film and television libraries, each with varying degrees of success or frustration.

But in order to get friends you have to be one first. I think visiting some other people's web sites, dropping personal asides, learning a bit about other people, their experiences, etc. may give you more of an insight to what goes on here.

We are always around to help you. Just ask away.

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Very well put Marc...


And to all your new members I'd like to welcome you all to JPF's. I do believe you'll like it here...and if you need anything please let us know...I might not know all the answers but I may can direct you to who can help....thanks

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OK... I'm freshly arrived...

Great to see an active community for musicians...

I'm in Copenhagen Denmark, and I write, play, produce and perform. I support my music by working in marketing, web and events.

Just saying hello, and please feel free to drop a line.

Have a great day,

Jomar

PS. My music blog is at www.JomarMusic.com, with links to songs, Facebook and Twitter pages and some thoughts and projects I'm working on. Feel free to stop by, comment or follow.


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Hi,

I just joined the JPF forums. Looking forward to becoming an active member of your community. I'm located in Fort Wayne, Indiana. My day job, I'm an IT Manager for a local company. My wife and I also own a game store.

I just started a songwriting blog back in August. Check it out if you have time. Blog: http://www.songwriting.me


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Nice to meet you, Rob!

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Hi. I am a returning member. Used to be somewhat active in Orange County and L.A. chapters number of years ago...but a move to the Inland Empire kept me from driving such long distances. Now I am living in the Northwest. Don't know yet if Portland area has much JPF stuff going on.
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I'm a returning member that couldn't use my old password and user name.so i'm using my original screen name.AJ Baker

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YEA AJ, SO HAPPY TO HAVE YOU BACK...I'M SOOOOO EXCITED....

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Hi; new guy here. My username here is kind of an alter ego. I bought a guitar and started making up songs a few years ago when I was near a half century old. I aim for the humorous and offbeat or novelty type songs, just because that's the stuff I liked best when I was growing up. Sometimes my lyrics spill over into the more serious or traditional areas, too. Mostly they're poems, and I'll add a little musicality tagged on afterward. I like to trot them out at the open mics. I'm also a music theory hobbyist; I enjoy discussing the structures and science behind what makes music work.

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Hi Johnny,

Look up Tampa Stan, he's our resident humorous lyric guy.. you may find a kindred spirit there. = )

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Hey all I'm a new member. Just signed up. Linda sent me here to get aquainted and get some real critique of my songs. have been a member of SingSnap for about a year and I find that every just pats each other on the back no matter how they sound. I want some real critique so I can be the best that I can. I don't want any thing less. here is a link to one of my songs on sing snap.
http://www.singsnap.com/karaoke/r/a96ad11b4 I also have a web site
http://www.rickydalestudios.com I sing under the name of Ricky Dale. Thanks

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Hello.

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Hi Jody and Ricky, welcome to JPF's message board.

Ricky: If you'd like feedback, I suggest posting a specific song you want feedback on over on the actual mp3 or lyric feedback boards rather than here where few will see it and be clear in your introduction that you want hard core honest feedback. Being as you are new, folks may ease into any tough criticism initially. More importantly is to first do some critiques of others first which will motivate everyone to respond in kind to yours. If you do quality critiques of others with depth, it will demonstrate what you are looking for in kind. Our site is a two way street among peers.

See you both on the boards.

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My name is Justin Callahan and I'm new to the site. I've been writing most of my life. I've just started to get serious and do some song demos. I've yet to attend any pitch events, but look forward to being able to. I plan to travel to Nashville early next year to get activly involved in the scene and start trying to pitch. For now I'm doing my best to network online. I live 30 minutes outside of Bristol, TN. You'ld think it would be easy to find some cowriters, but most people are just doing covers around here. If anyone lives near by or wants to work on skype with me to cowrite that would be great.

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Hi all, I'm a completely new member who was recommended this site by a recording artist. I'm here really to get some feedback on my songwriting and to do the same for others. Could anyone point me in the same direction. Many thanks, K

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hi Ken-welcome to JPF

go to www.soundclick.com and open up a account there to host your mp3 recordings.......then link to that page when you put up songs for review in the MP3 forum......when posting lyrics only simply put them up in any one of the 3 LYRIC FORUMS.....

conversely-go to those forums to review the work of others-all critiques and comments will be appreciated.....let us know if you have any other questions.....

have fun

Tom

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