Aesculap Company / Ode To John Denver / Ode To John Denver

In MY Opinion

Greetings, Thank you for choosing me to review your work, I count it an honor to be included in such a task. My hat is off to you and anyone willing to step out and share their gift, talent and love of music to the public. Be it a musician, singer, song writer, actor and so-on. I myself, via 40 some years of experience in the fields, on the road, in the studio, radio, TV, video, and management, consider myself to be a seasoned musician, singer, song writer, studio-sound tech/engineer/ owner/operator, stage manager, find it sometimes hard/difficult and perhaps not even fair to sit in a seat, voicing My Opinion concerning another's creative efforts. Especially in certain genres of music I am not all that familiar with concerning very important elements that make up and meet the required standards to justify the various levels of ratings and grades. So, in saying ALL that, I will limit myself to MY Opinion concerning the quality of the work according to My ears, and the standards I have been familiarized with thru-out the years. I hold to the old - saying " Beauty Is In The EAR of The Beholder ... LOL. The sound quality of the recording over-all is very crisp and bright and clear, I really enjoyed the background music , nice even guitar work. Think about adding a guitar solo break to step away from vocals for a short period. Vocals are smooth and natural, sort of - down to earth as they say, and extremely peaceful. The mix levels let me know who was still in charge of this song. Very easy to sit back and listen to. Made me want to hear the complete song. I mean no offense in any part, I myself take all feedback and use it as a tool toward my next project. I pray you feel the same way. Either way, I say to you, keep doing what you do, keep kicking and enjoying what you do. I tell folks all the time for many years. When it stops being FUN, then it's time to stop, and stand back and think about what we are doing, why we are doing it, how we are doing it, what we and others are getting out it. Is it what we want, and how we want it. IF NOT. what are willing to do from there? Thank you again for asking MY OPINION. Johnny

Ode to John Denver

Wonderful that John Denver moved you to write him a tribute. I met him a few times and he was always kind and just as present as was his music. He had a gifted magic life and left us all to soon. This composition is a very personal song, not for mainstream and therefore must be critiqued for it's overall content in this manner. I could not recommend this song for mainstream listeners but I could see it presented in a folk type cabaret or a concert venue that featured folk type artists. The lyrics are structured as a personal reflection of the artist so the listener is not included in the telling of the song. It leaves the listener's ability to participate only as the audience. There were some phrases that could be strengthed without losing the narrative approach. The chord structure is basic and longs for passing chords to develop the movement of verse to chorus. The basics are solid but lacks development of melody support. The vocals are in key though the main vocalist's voice doesn't produce much dynamics in the presentation, though at times there is talking and quietness to the overall delivery there are no strong crescendos and especially at the end of the song and it feels a need to hold the listener's attention. Listen to a simple balladeer in his deliveries, someone like Johnny Cash and how he uses dynamics while maintaining a monotone drone..That's what holds the audience,; drama.Also the song needs a stronger authoritative established beat. It seems to wander. There is gold here, mine for it. Best to you!

Great Melody

Great melody; this song is powerful. The way the lyrics are arranged allows one follow and understand the story be told. Thank you so much for making this music and sharing. Continue to be creative.

Acústico con brillo.

Amable canción que nos sumerge por unos instantes en un mundo de paz y serenidad, bañado de una gran melodía, sencilla y a la vez original. Los sonidos de la guitarra nos inundan el alma de una agradable sensación de emociones serenas. La voz acompaña a la perfección los latidos del tema. Es difícil realizar un tema acústico y que al escucharlo te ofrezca tantos sabores, colores y diferentes momentos para disfrutar. Ode to John Denver lo consigue y mucho más...

Tranquila

Canción muy tranquila pero bonita melodía. Suena demasiado baja la canción, he tenido que subir mucho el sonido para escucharla bien. La interpretación musical esta muy bien, suave, como pide la canción, la vocal le falta un poco de fuerza y a veces por cantar tan suave se va de tono, con más fuerza creo que sonaría mejor. Very quiet song but beautiful melody. The song sounds too low, I had to raise the sound a lot to hear it well. The musical performance is very good, soft, as the song calls for, the vowel lacks a bit of strength and sometimes for singing so soft it goes off tone, with more strength I think it would sound better.

Respect and Love for a legend...

To honor a true Grit soul like John Denver ...is a true heroic gift to humanity ...so many good souls come and go ...and few ever get the respect and Honor to remember their gift...this ODE to John Denver is a Journey to share and never forget ...blessings to you the heroic Aesculap Company for a truly beautiful ODE to John Denver ...

yes

Ode To John Denver is a classic ballad with the guitar that accompanies joan baez style. It is a very intimate piece, the voice is whispered, you feel that you are moving while the songs and the emotion you feel even reach the listener. transmitting emotions is not simple but you have succeeded and, for me, is the most important thing because the main function of music is to transmit emotions otherwise the piece of music would be empty, it would not be music. if I can afford to give you an advice I would try to add some instruments in the background like pads or violins

Ode to John Denver

Another classic song from Aesculap Company. Arrangement: Just a guitar and vocals. Simple and pure. Lyrics: very good song/story. Only a bit too repetitive and long. vocals: well delivered. well done! mix: crisp and clear. However, My only criticism is that the volumn was not very up to standards. So, Depending on the type of instruments used and the style your playing; For a simple guitar/ vocal arrangement, the rule of thumb should be: Guitar should peak at -8, crisp and clean, with no finger pops, nail scrapes, etc.....Vocal level should peak right at 0 also be crisp and clear, without any tape hiss, white noise, etc etc. You might want to add some background strings to add some nice flavor to the song; Also, some studio quality reverb ambience to the overall mix for a more richer sound. Give a listen to John Denver's song, Annies song, or Sunshine on my Shoulder. Keep up the good work! Donivan.

Unique sounding acoustic ballad

Sometimes it´s nice to start with a conclusion. Not each listener likes instrumental based music, but I think this compostion could change this habit. This song as a tribute to the unforgetable John Denver of this recording could used for a film score. Wonderful accentuated acoustic guitar sound creating a great space in the backround. These studio recording unleashes the spirit of John Denver. A melancholic ballad sung with a deep feel make the meaning of the song engaging for me. The lyrics comes from the heart and touches the soul. In addition virtuos played guitar carrys the whole recording with soft tunes. Overall a really impressive composition although of sparse instrumentation. I´m sure, you will like to add it. Let others know your recommendation.

A classic

John Denver was a good singer and songwriter and a good actor. If you like this kind of music. Then you will love this. It's a smooth melody. Keep up the good work. and always stay true. LS Lighter Shade

could use some professional help in the production

the vocals are to soft in the mix, the balance between the voice and guitar needs to be remixed. sorry for all the negative input. the song has great potential, and is well wrote, with good subject mater. the musicianship is spot on, it's the production that is lacking and could use some professional help, good luck on future projects.

Nice walk in the sun.

Nice guitar, lots of potential. Lovely chorus feel. singer had a nice tone about his work, could go on and on and on about this music and its sense of uplift and adventure,. But to go on and on would take me to another realm within my very own existence. I love the whole country feel to the song, makes me want to jump with joy and go for long walks along side a river with my cock out, with the sun shinning through the trees and and sparkling in the mid summer sun.

As Comfortable as a Pair of Old Shoes!

I really enjoy listening to the songs of Aesculap Company, with their smooth style of laid-back guitar work and vocals which evoke a style of listening that, in the hustle and bustle of our electronic materialistic age, you are reminded that you have forgotten. It's great to be reminded of it once again, and this is the emotion that I feel when listening to the lyrics and just letting myself bathe in the carefully thought-out notes.

well recorded

It would be great if you lowered the reverb and brought out the vocals more, also there is way too much reverb on the guitars, its unnecessary and takes away the sweet spots. overall a great tune.

nice and soft

A sweet song, very simple and emotional... but at the beginning you wonder whether you are playing it or not : the volume is set so low you are not aware it has already started streaming ! So my advice to this promising band is "do not forget mastering" ! You can do that using Landr on line or a professional, private company. If we come back to the track, it is a strong one, with meaningful lyrics -of course it is very straightforward and uncomplicated (four chords, a recurring melody..) but let us not forget it is a tribute to Denver, thus the style is totally relevant ! I do not know what A.C have done musically speaking, but this is quite alright ! There are only two drawbacks : perhaps I would make the chorus stand out more (with additional instruments), and I understand the lyrics are important but 4.50 for a folk song.. isn't it wee too long ?
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