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Redfish / Redfish Bluefish 2mo+13dy ago
Can you help? My daughter Eva is 11 years old and is on the autistic spectrum - she suffers from anxiety and has difficulties knowing how to interact with people socially and make friends - even though she really tries hard - she struggles to 'get it'. Since she was born she has a passion for dogs. She grew up with a dog called Dudley - they were inseparable. Dudley was her best friend, comforter, playmate, never judging her, accepting her for who she was and was always by her side until when Eva was eight years old, he died. This rocked her world and broke her heart. It's three years on now and she still talks about her fond memories of Dudley. Eva does have a bit of a talent for music and acting. I started to teach her some simple guitar chords. One day she surprised me by saying "do you want to hear my song"? She wrote a beautiful song based on just two simple chords G Major 7th and G6sus4 with a lovely soulful tune and lyrics, expressing how she feels about the loss of Dudley. The [bad quality] recording of it and the lyric sheet/chords are in the files section [the picture is of Dudley and Eva too] I asked Eva if she would let me share this with you to see if anyone would like to help make it into a great song. She is happy for anyone to do what they want with it. Singing, guitar, arrangement, new lyrics.......... etc............ I think that if the result is good, it might give her a boost in her confidence and encourage her with her songwriting and music. If you think you can help, please feel free to make any suggestions, contributions or comments Thank-you so much Redfish [SPINOFFS ARE WELCOME]


     

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DocDaFunk   commented 2mo+13dy ago


Very good composition , u really need to push her to do more

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Redfish   commented 2mo+13dy ago


Thanks Doc

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PolarBear   commented 2mo+13dy ago


Hi Red, .. She seems to have a real passion for singing. It must be fun to watch her work. Hey, .. maybe you could stick a puppy under the Christmas tree, next year? :)

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DocDaFunk   commented 2mo+13dy ago


^^That^^

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Redfish   commented 2mo+13dy ago


haha yes ..... Dudley will always be the best .... but we now have TWO dogs Alfie and Eddy ..... she loves them both and they give her lots of licks and cuddles ....

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Redfish   commented 2mo+13dy ago


Thanks Polarbear

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rhythmicdevil   commented 2mo+13dy ago


This is really sweet man. Her voice sounds quite mature for 11. I'm glad she has a voice to express herself with too.

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Redfish   commented 2mo+13dy ago


Thankyou rd

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VocalRun   commented 2mo+13dy ago


She sings great. She?s gonna have to have a few girls around her that can you know support her because there?s gonna be some haters. Maybe she should be putting tracks out through autism orgs. Or performing live to taped tracks at shows.

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Parm   commented 2mo+13dy ago


Gosh!! I would be honored to participate in this!! It really touches me in so many ways (have autism in my family too... and that doggy brings a tear in my eyes...I love love dogs!!) ..and I also think that this can become incredible.. I love the song and love her voice! Hugs to your daughter! :))

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Redfish   commented 2mo+13dy ago


Thanks so much Parm ........ I have tears in my eyes thinking of all the kindness of you and others here ..... Eva would be so honoured if you and others thought this was a worthwhile project xxx

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Bill58   commented 2mo+13dy ago


Very touching. A lot of us are close to this. We know what you guys are going through. Love the tune!!!!!

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Redfish   commented 2mo+13dy ago


Thankyou Bill

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PolarBear   commented 2mo+13dy ago


I've got a yellow lab, .. see .. dogs & bears do mix ..

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carlmoneyhoney   commented 2mo+13dy ago


Encourage her for sure - music is for a lifetime - and she is already progressing

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Redfish   commented 2mo+13dy ago


Thanks Buck

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Redfish   commented 2mo+13dy ago


I'm sure she will be overwhelmed when she sees all these lovely and supportive comments

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Froz   commented 2mo+13dy ago


It takes a certain level of confidence in this community to post such a personal project and share this with such an open heart. I am sure the most talented people over here will support. I will follow the project and will upload some drums whenever it is relevant and if i can provide something of an acceptable quality. Your little girl has a great potential

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Redfish   commented 2mo+13dy ago


Thanks Froz

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WillaWay   commented 2mo+13dy ago


This is heartwarming and inspiring, if I can over anything of value to this project i'm on board:)

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Redfish   commented 2mo+13dy ago


Thankyou Willa

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Redfish   commented 2mo+13dy ago


I would also be delighted if anyone feels like they wished to manage this project [and/or spin off and manage as they wish] .... please just let me know

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Parm   commented 2mo+13dy ago


Cool! I'll spin it then :) \o/ I'll search for an arrangement based on the vocals of your daughter.. :)) Yeah.. will be fun! :D

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Redfish   commented 2mo+13dy ago


cool

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JeanLui   commented 2mo+13dy ago


Who resists helping an angel? If you need a trackbass or any kind of thing here is Jean.

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Redfish   commented 2mo+13dy ago


Thankyou Jean

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DocDaFunk   commented 2mo+13dy ago


What is her favourite band/singer?

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Redfish   commented 2mo+13dy ago


Hi Doc ... I just asked her .... she says she doesn't really have a favoirte band or song ... on pressing her she said she likes rock and smoke on the water .... would explain her fake leather biker jacket .... she does like the idea of being a rock chick like Suzi Quattro ..... lol [I wonder where she got that from? hmmm] .... but she does like pretty much anything .... she did have a crush on Olly Murs a while back ....

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DocDaFunk   commented 2mo+13dy ago


Hmmm i might not be the man of the situation.... Man she sounds sweet , pass her my virtual hug

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Redfish   commented 2mo+13dy ago


Thanks Doc ... hugs greatfully received

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JeanLui   commented 2mo+13dy ago


Well she already has 2 virtual hugs !!! I add a virtual kiss !!

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DocDaFunk   commented 2mo+13dy ago


how can u not melt with so much sweetness?

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MikeJM   commented 2mo+13dy ago


How beautiful Redfish ! What an amazing voice and passion. :) A lot of us on "the spectrum" deal with anxieties, have somewhat of a disconnect with others . . . but it doesn't (and shouldn't) stop us from sharing our love and light with the rest of the world! I used to be ashamed of it, but I was also diagnosed with a "spectrum" disorder when I was five, and have had the same type of struggles. This especially struck me because when I was young, I had a (much different pet) Ball Python, and it passed away and I was so devastated, because I channeled so much love into it that really didn't have anywhere else to go. The bright side is that a lot of us are very talented in one or more way, and we use that talent to make up for what we don't have with "small talk" or "getting it" socially as you said. My talent is obviously not vocals lol but I will share a bit of a success story of my life for her . . . I joined this site when I was around 17. Writing has helped me deal with everything I have been through, and meet great people. Almost magically, the whole rest of my life started "clicking" at the same time . . . I gained the confidence to do many things, and now you wouldn't even guess what I was like before - it is possible to grow out of many of the symptoms and live life to the fullest! And it all starts with sharing your gifts with the world. :) I hope that can inspire her, truly. I can feel her passion and know what it's like to have all that passion and love unfortunately locked away. May this audition be the first in a long string of success stories for Eva!

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MikeJM   commented 2mo+13dy ago


Oh, and I know you mention new lyrics. If she ever needs lyrics for one of her songs, you know where to go. ;) . . . . . . however, I think she got this here! It is a song from her heart, and it should stay that way. :D

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Redfish   commented 2mo+13dy ago


Thanks so much Mike ...... I will let Eva see this later .... it is so inspiring to see that others like you have overcome these sort of difficulties .... love your story ... thankyou for sharing it. I'm sure Eva will be encouraged by your story.

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MikeJM   commented 2mo+13dy ago


Every greatest weakness can become your greatest strength. You just have to know how to refine it. :)