OK guys. Basically here's the deal. I am working on an album for my little cousin who just turned two. I want to surprise her with a CD of me singing little kids songs. Things like Twinkle Little Star, I've been working on the Railroad, Down by the Bay, Bingo, Skip to my Lou, Mary had a Little Lamb, This old Man, etc. I'm not saying the final project is going to necessarily include on those tracks. Those are simply examples. The songs are going to be very treditionally done, however more done in a classic country style. If you need a sample of what of the tracks minus any vocal, let me know and I'll send you a list of songs you can choose from. I'll then PMB you an mp3 of the track from yourr choice. Basically, having said all this, I want to go back and over dubb a child singing on top of me. The child does not by any means have to be a Billy Gilman or say a Charlotte Church/Connie Talbot the second by any means. Granted, the more tallent the better, and the more naturally toned the voice is, the better. The catch to this, is most kids I've heard honestly sound not very good. It's mainly I think due to their age. Either they simply can't stay on key, or they're cute, yes, but I'm not going at this for cutciness or adoribleness. I mean I am, per sey, but I'm more wanting it for the good quality of a child who can carry a tune moderately well, to extremely well. The child must be between the age of 2-8. Frankly, being this is mainly nercery rhyime stuff, I feel for the correct feeling I've trying to make in this CD, the younger the child, the better. Being that I am a male artist, I think having a female child do this would be a very nice contrast. I'll take either, quite obviously. I'm very greatful for what I get, however female would be the preference. Again, as I say, 2-8 years of age prefered. What I'd like you to do, is find me the child, be it a friend's, be it your own child, etc. Make me an mp3, or wave file, I'll even take windows media format. The only thing I won't take is real audio. Aside that I'm very flexible. I need the file to be at least two minutes in length, and contain the child singing one or all of the following songs: O Susanna: (First verse and chorus: O I come from Alabama with a banjo on my knee, O I'm going to Louisiana, my true-love for to see. It rained all night the day I left, the weather it was dry. The son so hot, I froze to death, Susanna, don't you cry. O Susanna, O don't you cry for me. For I'm going to Louisiana with a banjo on my knee.) That much should do. They also can choose. Twinkle Twinkle Little Star, This old Man (If they do this old man, I need to hear them do all ten nick nack numbers.) Bingo, (First verse plus please have them do the second verse clapping out the letter B in the word Bingo.) Finally, for those who really want a challenge, I know it isn't a children's song, but have the child sing the entire song Unchained Melody by the Righteous Brothers/Leann Rimes. If the child can pull the final track to my satisfaction, they'll highly be considered as the winner of the bidding. My terms that are off limits for the mp3 sample snip its are: absolutely no adult can guide the child along to encourage them. If I hear an adult, you immediately will be disqualified. The child *must!* I repeat: *Must!* feel very comfortable with what they do with no help. If the child need some piano or guitar guiding etc. to push them along, that is fine, but no help with the singing, and please keep the backing music to a bare minimum. I'd refer the sample to be totally dry just them, no backing, nothing! For now, at least, I don't need the file to be high quality, in fact even ust recording in sound recorder will do, as a last resort of method. The child must be able to sing without sounding like a ga ga goo goo waa waa waaaer. They must feel the music and be able to sing with feeling of joy/happiness. I wanna hear the smile in the kid's voice beyond a question. I do not want this to be oporetic-style. Remember this is going to be very peppy, very up beat, and very almost countryish/bluegrassyish sounding. Must have a way to record the vocals. I can offer a free software package called Audasity to those who absolutely have no way of over dubbing vocals. You should have enough already though to at least give me a sample.
1. Click on start
2. click on run
3. type: "sndrec32" and press enter. Do not type the quote marks.
4. Click the red record button, and then have them sing.
5. Click the square shaped stop button.
6. Click the triangle, to play and be sure it worked.
7. If it did, click file, then save as... save it where you can find it on your system.
8. Finally, upload it to me as a PM.
If you have a better way of doing this than sound recorder, be my guest! I don't care how you record it, as long as you do. If you have a way of running the child through a sound system, and adding some effects like reverb etc. please do it. I'd love to hear how it sounds. That would be an incredible bonus for the sample file! The child by the way, must be ok with singing with no other person on top of them, as there are a few places where I want solos of just the child.
Finally, the only other thing I ask is please no background noise in the recording. this means no radio/TV/vacuum cleaners, moms and dads. LOL! I want to hear nothing? but the kid. Background distractions are very just that... distracting. Can your kids do it? I got faith in ya, so come on! Let's hear your bid! God bless, and have a terriffic day. I wish you the best a luck!
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