Frugal Endeavor

Frugal Endeavors

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Happy Groovy

This is a really fun song and very groovy. It reminds me of the Grateful Dead and I really like the lyrics because they are really positive. I also like the guitar work a lot it is super cool.

United States, Colorado, Denver

Tells It Like It Is

What a song. "Frugal Endeavor", by Duane Risley sounds a bit like a "make it up as you go" kind of song, but it is a frugal endeavor in itself as it tells a story and sells itself at the same time. He tells it like it is and the guitar background is steady and consistent with the vocals. Any effort at a full production on this song would take away from the concept. so the simple guitar and vocal combination is genius.

United States, Alabama, Birmingham

Wonderful song

Great introduction to the song. I was impressed with the good lyrics. Very good song writing for sure.I thought at first the vocals started maybe a little under tone but a few seconds later I didn’t notice. By the end of the song I just wanted to hear it again. I loved the simplicity of the tempo and vibe it created. Really good song 5* A+

United States, Arkansas, Mountain Home

duane not waynes world

this is good..the guy us playin by ear..makin it up as he goes along..now that's proper music...more of this. there's a lotta pretenders around.. tryn to perfect their sound an image an make money..f em all. this is proper music. learn from it ya weirdos. an stop tryn to be effin famous. just do good music. cos we work all week can tell the diff..we wnna hear real music..like this

Ireland, Dublin

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cool song

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Really good composition. Its a Song with a deep message behind, that touches something by the listener. Keep on doing you' re Kind of music, expression you want to. I wish you really all the best for the new beginning year - 2022- Stay healthy and happy as well! Hope you'll get in a creative process to create more songs, music can heal and gives us hope all over the planet! That is what I think about it. Hope you'll understand the mean conetent ?! Greets, Judith M, Germany

Germany, Schwerin

love he sentiment

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Hi Duane, love your sentiment. Given your lyrics and song sentiment your production is pretty spot on. I'd maybe try and half-time shuffle feel with a drummer, or drum machine though, as this'd lend a bit of punch to the track. Maybe try some harmonies on 'a frugal endeavor' sections, to back up the song title. Well done, though. All the best.

United Kingdom, Dunblane

Catchy and true

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This is a proper earworm, and a truth that all modern singer/songwriters understand. Simple - just a voice and an acoustic guitar - and a simple story. Something quite Dylanesque about it.

United Kingdom, Nottingham

good tune

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Hi. This is a good tune. It's very optimist. It contains a catchy riff and you have a good voice. The lyrics are very optimist and might give other songwriters some hope on trying to create that unique tune. Still I do think this song could be worked out a bit more: A good song is mostly quite a "closing composition", containing a verse, a refrain, a break and/or a solo. But to write sth. like this, you'll have to spend more time at the writing table. Still, thanx for letting me listen. It was worth it. And keep on going with the good work

Belgium, Ghent

Frugal

wow what a beautiful song love the sounds and muscianship............this song has a really good melody lines I can hear this song over and over............they the song was put together is very unique..........just love the way its sung the vocals are spot on the guitars, drums and. Both guitars were played perfectly...............can't say enough about this song ............I want to thank you for letting me review your amazing song thsnk you.......... This is steve from voodoo dancer and thank you again.....................

United States, New York, Middle village

very catchy, a good premise

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Ciao Duane :) let me tell you I think this song has a great potential. The guitar riff is really catchy and so is the title. I am not an English native speaker but the lyrics seem original (I was looking for the written lyrics for an help, but I couldn't find them). I like the melody but I think you should consider writing a refrain, or at least something that can break the monotony. I love acoustic songs but the risk is always the lack of dynamic. If you don't wanna write a refrain you might consider to find different guitar riffs. On the whole, the sensation I've had about this song is that it starts well, the idea is really good, but it still sounds incomplete to me.. I believe that putting some more work into it would be really worthy! keep going :)

Frugal Endeavor

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Nice little blues but not the greatest sound (or the greatest cd I'll ever buy) This might be nice for a pub or bar with Duane playing but as far as a "hit" it is not going to make it.. Funny lyrics though.

Denmark, Brande

Grooving to the Music

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Hi Duane! Great guitar playing! Like the lyrics, follow our heart! Yeah mannn!! I agree and that is great advice...Hey! Are you singing to me...?? That said, I agree that you have to step out and Sing!! Play!! Dance!! for YOU have the music in YOU!!! It is nice to hear words of encouragement and so I think that is what makes your song so great!! Keep up the good work and thank you so much for sharing your tune!! Tunes...........ahead!! Rachel :-)

Canada, British Columbia, Williams Lake

Frugal Endeavor

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Catchy title, could use more instruments for back up. The lyrics and the music are father weak and repetitive. Perhaps the lyricist could consider using a ghost writer. Song does have possibilities, just needs the touch of a more experienced musician.

United States, Indiana, DeMotte

Feedback

Hello, i will rate your song today ... Feedback for your music. The song is well structured .. Clear sound and clear voice ... I will gladly give you 4 stars for your song. I will listen to more of your songs. Musical greetings

Germany, Berlin

ballata

ballata. con chitarre sembra una serata tra amici. ma il cantante ci mette la sua passione. per la musica e cerca divertirsi con dee filastrocche ma fa bene perché' la musica e di tutti quindi insisti. che. migliorerai

Italy, dalmine bg

Great guitar!!

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Hi Duane. I'm honored to make a review for your song. First..what a great style to play the guitar. Like it very much. Your voice brings the passions to express what the lyrics want to spread. Is strong and firm. It's very good to my ears. And, most important..it's Rock and Roll from old school!! Congrats Aira

Brazil, São João Batista

In My Opinion

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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, Consider adding a little processing on your vocals a little , not singing in a tunnel, more natural sound, but, not dry and flat either. I really enjoyed the natural acoustic sounds in this song.Think about a music solo break to step away from vocals for a short period in future works. Vocals are smooth and natural, sort of - down to earth as they say. The mix levels let me know who was still in charge of this song. Very easy to sit back and listen to. 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

United States, West Virginia, LUMBERPORT

Genuine Song

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It seems some chords on acoustic guitar are enough for an ambitioned rock tune. Duane Risley lyrics about the creativity of songwriting and the frugal endeavor make the meaning of the song engaging for me. Good recording and engaging vocals making the song complete. Overall a deep sense and very talented. I´m sure you will also enjoy the track and likewise add.

Germany, Hamburg

A country rock ballad

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This interesting song has a contemporary sound, but the guitar remembers the country music, especially the ballads. I like the quiet style of this music, full of different influences.

Italy, Monfalcone, Trieste

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