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Andara
Aspiring singer trying to hone skills and begin a solo career. https://andara.live
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Andara
Hi everyone. I'm a singer in a choir that wants to start solo singing and cheer up people in hospitals and retirement homes .  I have locked my love of music away for many years, but having my first kid made me realize how quickly a life cycle passes. I want to pursue my dreams and share my spirit with the world. You can find me at my website and on Bitchute.
https://www.andara.live/

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I want to make an album about motherhood with mostly original songs but a couple of covers. I am hitting a wall trying to figure out who the actual writer of some of the songs is though. One example is the song "Ancient Mother". A lot of people have  covered this song, but I have no idea who actually wrote it. Apparently it's a traditional song, so does that mean i'm cool to make my own version of it? Maybe, maybe not! Copyright rules are such a labyrinth!
The artist I heard the song from is called Robert Gass apparently. I would want to make my own arrangement and make a music video with my arrangement, which seems to be a separate license and can of worms from simply getting permission to use the song. Maybe this is simpler than I think; i'm not sure.

But if I can verify that this is a traditional song that doesn't "belong" to anyone, that would be a step forward! According to this blog, written by Kimberly Debus, the song is "from the Navajo tradition, a people who lived in the area we now know as New Mexico."
https://farfringe.com/stj1069-ancient-mother/


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6rYw8C8GhlY
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Happy Thanksgiving everyone! I ate a ton of turkey, stuffing, and green beans. And a quart of delicious gravy cooked by my amazing mom! I'm thankful for my family and friends and all the amazing things that have happened to me this year. I've also come to appreciate being healthy, as many people close to me have a lot of health issues. It's definitely not something to take for granted. May all of you have a warm and happy holiday!
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Still working out some kinks in the video editing process. It's just me alone with my iphone when my kid is asleep or at Mother's Day Out once a week so it's going frustratingly slowly. I have filmed a few things, but editing is taking a bit of time. I bought a simple songbook for hospital and retirement home visits for this holiday. I'm looking into joining ASCAP for the songs I've written and am still figuring out the whole copyright stuff - mechanical licenses and such. I must stick to my original songs or things that are free to sing ( i assume that songs from old hymnals are okay). 
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It seems that the iphone's Safari browser will not load the videos from my Bitchute channel, but Brave will. I shouldn't be surprised. I guess i'll have to make a Vimeo channel as well or something. So many technical difficulties. -_- I'd rather sing!
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Sorry for the delay. I've been figuring out Da Vinci Resolve to edit my videos, which I take with my phone and therefore must apparently get converted using another program called HandBrake into a format that the editor likes (h265 to mp4). I'm learning all this on the fly, mostly at 1 am when i have time to myself. The learning curve is a bit steep, but I think i'm getting the hang of it! I hope you like my theme music! I still need to figure out how to keep the video from becoming grainy when it gets rendered. -_-
My tools are:
Free video editor:
https://www.blackmagicdesign.com/products/davinciresolve/
Free video converter:
https://handbrake.fr/
Free sound editor:
https://www.audacityteam.org/
Not free art program:
https://www.clipstudio.net/en

Here are some of the articles I read that I found very useful. Maybe they'll help you if you try to start making videos.
https://www.maketecheasier.com/convert-video-to-mp4-handbrake-linux/

https://www.tweaking4all.com/video/handbrake-optimizing-video-encoding-h264/

https://www.thewebernets.com/2019/02/10/easiest-best-optimal-settings-for-handbrake-dvd-video-conversion-updated-feb19/

I also had to update my video card driver, despite Window's insistence that it was fine. It took hours of reading to figure out what to do in my quest to solve why my videos were coming up as "offline" when I dragged them from the local hard drive, not a USB. This was one attempt to solve it. Ultimately, I learned that the raw videos from my phone needed to get converted to work with the free version of Da Vinci Resolve.
https://www.amd.com/en/support/kb/release-notes/rn-rad-win-19-5-1
https://forum.blackmagicdesign.com/viewtopic.php?f=21&t=55340

For some reason my videos' sound becomes mono when I put it into the editor. This article helped me find where to set it right.
"perform this action on the Timeline, by selecting all mono audio clips and applying Clip Attributes for all selected Audio Clips individually." -Reynaud Venter
https://forum.blackmagicdesign.com/viewtopic.php?t=72008&p=402251

When I record just sounds I use Audacity to edit. I had trouble with creating mp3 until I got the LAME plugin
https://lame.buanzo.org/#lamewindl

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I'd like to join ASCAP as a writer and publisher so I can write and share my original songs and perhaps make a living from music. Each category has a onetime $50 charge. Will you chip in to help me make my music dreams reality? https://ome.ascap.com/ https://www.ascap.com/about-us https://www.ascap.com/help Are there any costs associated with ASCAP membership? There is a one-time, $50 fee for each application submission. This fee is non-refundable, but ASCAP does not charge annual dues or fees.

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