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My passion is for songwriting. I sing my own demos but I would not describe myself as a singer or a performing artist. I only sing in the shower and into the bedroom microphone. However, my vocals are an acceptable demo quality. I would describe my music as a folky acoustic style with some 70s influence. I also enjoy experimenting with subtractive and modeling synths. I have had some success in getting 3 songs signed with publishing companies but have generated no revenue. Today, I’m totally blown away by technology that is available to songwriters. I have embraced that technology after the discovery of Logic Pro. I have my home recording studio totally “in-the-box” and looking to go beyond that. I make every attempt to keep the songwriting the foundation of my work. I try to stay focused on the song and the recording/production process. I dabble a little in website design. I created artistnest.com to give songwriters and other artists a place to showcase their work. The site design allows comments from registered users if you are interested in getting critiques or feedback on your creative work. Any comments or suggestions for the site are much appreciated! Thanks for listening and enjoy the music! Bob Sell

Taylor Made

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Amazing Grace

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Just 4 great guys having a good time! Good job Bobby, Willard, Scotty, and Chip!!

I Fly With You (Music Video)

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A friend of mine provided some great flying footage for my new song. These are vintage aircraft taking great looking videos! Great compliment to my newest song “I Fly With You”!

Please comment and subscribe if you are a youtube user. Thanks. http://youtu.be/7KCZQ2pdfMs

I Fly (revised)

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This is a rewrite base on recent critiques here and elsewhere. Created using Logic Pro X. Thanks for listening and commenting.

I Fly With You

Verse:
I’ll get my feet back on the ground
And my thoughts will be clear
My heart’s never let me down before
But my head’s in a cloud

Chorus:
I fly with you
Higher than I wanted to
Defying gravity
Yeah, I fly with you

Verse
Gettin’ higher approaching cloud nine
It’s a feel good ascent
Addiction I can’t overcome
Altitude affliction

Bridge: Am Em Am B
Have I lost my senses – or just my mind
Envision descending – afraid of heights

©2013 Bob Sell

Casualty

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This is the first song I’ve done mixing acoustic drums along with midi. The drums sounded a little over the top to me so I back them off. I’m still concerned they may be a little much in the chorus! However, I’m a little too close and have listen too much at this point to decide. It’s good to take a break and listen with fresh ears. Everything else is in the box! Let me have your critiques (songwriting, production, etc.) with both barrels! Written for the purpose of commercial electronic pop! Thanks in advance for listening and commenting! Bob

Verse:
All of this fighting and the slamming doors it’s bad
It’s taking a toll on me
I need a reaction
To know
Your heart still bleeds for me

Pre Chorus:
On the one hand
You’re my best friend
But the nights that we fight
It’s like we are enemies
Lord I’m begging please

Chorus:
I don’t wanna be a Casualty
A remainder of this insanity
Let’s move on – Let’s move on
Beyond the fire and rain – Let’s ease the pain
Lay down your peace come lay with me
Take my love – Take me love

Verse:
It’s like we’re walking on eggshells when it’s good
God forbid we say the wrong thing
Let’s forgive and go forward
And retain
What little faith we have

Outro:
No Casualty – in love
Take my love

© 2013. Bob Sell/Ryan Byrd

Modern Hearts

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Here’s my contest remix submission of Modern Hearts by The Knocks.

Here’s an alternate link if you don’t have the required Flash Player:

http://indaba.us/pCbV

Haunting Serenade

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I couldn’t resist the temptation to sample my Coyote caller! Had to capture the howl of their “Haunting Serenade.” Thanks for watching and commenting! Bob

Did You Call Me

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Hey everyone. Trying to get outside of what I normally do with this electronic tune. This probably falls into the genre of Trance but I’m not sure as I’m still learning. This is my first electronic tune so any suggestions are much appreciated! Thanks for listening and commenting. Bob

My Love’s For You

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This song was originally posted by Ryan last month. We agreed to collaborate on this so I’m reposting our latest edit.

Thank you for your comments and suggestions. Bob

Verse:
I told myself a long time ago
That I’d never be the one who was hopelessly in lo-o-o-ve
But life has a way of showing you wrong
I don’t even play this ro-o-ole – I’m supposed to have control

Pre Chorus:
Feelings that I kept inside so long and I guess
Afraid to show emotion and expose my heart
I never really knew the right words to say Babe
I gotta get it off my chest

Chorus:
Every time I close my eyes I see your face
Every time I talk to you my heart always starts to race
Anytime I see your pretty smile Girl I… Start to me-e- e-e-lt
My love’s for you and no one else

Verse 2:
You were my very best friend
The one that I could depend on anytime I needed a shoouul-der
I didn’t intend to fall in love I put up a wall
but your charm brought me forever clo-os-er

Repeat Pre Chorus – Chorus

Bridge:
I don’t wanna make this weird for you I try to suppress I try to suppress
How I feel and what I held in my heart for so long but it won’t quit
That feeling that can’t forget

Outro:
With one touch (ooo) With one feel (ooo) Girl I feel (ooo) Something real (ooo)

Copyright 2012. Ryan Byrd & Bob Sell

Aesir

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This was a project song I wrote for a promotional video. This is one of my first instrumental songs. I don’t think the song does well on it’s own. However, as a production piece for this video I think it works fine. But you can be the judge.

I thought I would post the video as well so you can see if the song works as intended. The video is not as clean as it has some gunshot effects in the soundtrack.

Stay

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Stay
© 2012. Bob Sell

Looking for some songwriting feedback on this rough demo.

Chorus:
Stay with me tonight
The fire’s gone but don’t turn out the light
You are the reason I live
I’m giving you all I can give

Verse:
With you I’ve learned how to love
With you I’ve learned how to care
Without you – I don’t have a prayer

Destiny

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No light in the kitchen
A cold blanket on the bed
My mind’s replaying
Every word she said
I’m in Carolina, My hearts in Tennessee
She’s at a crossroad that’s my destiny

Pre-Chorus
Destiny – Show me

Chorus
Whatch gonna do
I’m waiting on you – destiny
I’ve changed who I am
I’m not the same man – destiny
You can set me free
Have mercy on me – my destiny

There’s a mountain between us
She needed the space
To sort through the memories
And my disgrace
I’m in Carolina, My hearts in Tennessee
She’s at a crossroad that’s my destiny

Comin’ Home

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Comin’ Home
© 2012. Bob Sell

I’m at the airport on a grounded flight
Trying to get to you
The weather’s crazy my plans are hazy
Not sure what I’ll do

Verse 1:
The war has taking a heavy toll
It’s the price we pay
Been a long time coming
I’m coming back your way

Pre-Chorus:
Your picture never left my mind
Last time we kissed you were mine
But it’s been a long long time
I wonder, where we are

Chorus:
I’m at the airport on a grounded flight
Trying to get to you
The weather’s crazy my plans are hazy
Not sure what I’ll do
So hold on to the plans we made
Make them last one more day?
I’m gonna make some way somehow
I’m coming home to you

Verse 2:
We pay the price for freedom
Cause our freedoms not free
Being gone without you
Wasn’t easy on me

8 Year Old Songwriter

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8 Year Old songwriter writes and performs her own song in this music video “Down The Road”

Your comments and critiques about the song and her performance are welcome.

© 2012. Artistnest.com

Kick Drum using Side Chain

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A sine wave with a low frequency was used with a noise gate plugin. The kick drum is used as a side chain input to activate the sine wave allowing the sine wave to play with the kick. This technique is one way to allow the kick drum to cut through the mix. Using Logic Pro 9.

Recording Stereo Acoustic Guitar

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Recording Stereo Acoustic Guitar Track using Logic Pro 9

BigFoot in NC

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Dance With You

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Dance With You

Get me up, when I am down
Pull me in turn around
Bend me shake me do what you do
I just want a dance with you

Get me over on the floor
Getting’ down I want more
No one does like you do
I just want to dance with you

 

Kathryn Ann

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AFRAID TO SAY THE WORDS

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AFRAID TO SAY THE WORDS
Bob Sell & Joe Fiorenza

Verse:
You said that he’s leaving now
In your heart I feel the pain
Let me help you through
Another night of rain

If I could just get you to
Let him go dry the tears
Then I’d say to you
Where do we go from here

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Pullin’ Doubles

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Original Song by: Bob Sell
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Verse:
You’re putting on that smile life’s not what it seems
Waiting tables in this old town wasn’t in your dreams
You never thought you’d end up at that greasy spoon
Working all night and back there at noon
Pullin’ doubles at the Moon

Chorus:
Pullin’ doubles at the Silver Moon
Another quarter plays the same old tune
Night and day and no breathing room
Pullin’ doubles at the Silver Moon

Verse:
You’re getting by without him doing the best you can
You could use a shoulder but you don’t need a hand
Heartaches never seem to heal like an open wound
That wolf your fighting will leave you soon
Pullin’ doubles at the Moon