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#165269 - 09/15/12 09:01 PM [User Showcase] Re:Do The Microwave [Re: PgFantastic]
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Are You Ready To "Do The Microwave?" The challenge this week was to name food in a song. This is my funny attempt at that.

44. Do The Microwave
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#165270 - 09/18/12 03:06 AM [User Showcase] Re:A Sinner Such As I [Re: PgFantastic]
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This is song 45 of the 50/90 Songwriting Challenge. The instruments are all midi with Triplet feel, with the exception of the drums which are the real drums from Band in a Box.

45. A Sinner Such As I
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#165271 - 09/19/12 07:08 PM [User Showcase] Re:A Sinner Such As I [Re: PgFantastic]
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Great Lyrics Robert on A Sinner Such as I, thanks for sharing!

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#165272 - 09/20/12 02:22 PM [User Showcase] Re:A Sinner Such As I [Re: Tommyc]
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Tommyc thanks for the kind words. I appreciate all of your feedback and suggestions!
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#165273 - 09/21/12 12:01 PM [User Showcase] Re:The Rock of Ages [Re: PgFantastic]
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Song 46 of the 50/90 Challenge, my voice is getting a little shaky a lot of singing since July 4. The funny thing about this song is I sat down writing lyrics for another song that I had thought about, and then this one popped in my head and just began to flow out. I had my microphone in a box that my brother built, since I do not have a soundproof room; I took it out of the box for this song and set it up in the middle of the room; I noticed in the box I was getting a lot of extra low end to my vocals even when I stood far away from the mic. This song I stood about 6" from the mic. All feed back is welcome.

46. The Rock of Ages
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#165274 - 09/22/12 01:11 AM [User Showcase] Re:Music [Re: PgFantastic]
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Here is song 47 of the Songwriting Challenge. I used the tambourine loop from band in a box 2012. The loops in Biab are outstanding sound quality.

47. Music
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#165275 - 09/25/12 08:57 PM [User Showcase] Re:Blessing [Re: PgFantastic]
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This is song 48 of the challenge. Here is the link. thanks everyone for all of the feedback as I have tried to complete the 50.


48. Blessing
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#165276 - 09/26/12 11:33 AM [User Showcase] Re: Jesus Never Left [Re: PgFantastic]
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Robert,
What an amazing body of work! Although I haven't listened to all 48, you really have written some great stuff.
You should have 49 and 50 any day now. Are you going to make the 90 days goal? Are you going to keep going on or are you exhausted? I hope when you done you can summarize your experience for us.

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#165277 - 09/26/12 04:19 PM [User Showcase] Re: Jesus Never Left [Re: SpaceDog]
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SpaceDog, I hope to have 49 posted later today. It is written just need to do the demo. Had not thought about posting a summary but you have given me the idea, so I will as soon as 50 is posted. I will probably hold at 50 as my voice is nearly shot. I have gained a new respect for the professionals who sing night in and night out. They said Elvis did sometimes 2 or 3 shows a night in Vegas, His throat must have felt like sandpaper, Lol! Thanks for the kind comments!
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#165278 - 09/27/12 12:30 AM [User Showcase] Re: Keep On Living [Re: PgFantastic]
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Went back to my country roots for this one, this is an inspirational number. This is song 49 of the challenge, only 1 more to go. Here is the link

49. Keep On Living
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#165279 - 09/27/12 03:37 AM [User Showcase] Re: Keep On Living [Re: PgFantastic]
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Hi Robert,

What a wonderful message! I love the lines ...
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when life gives you a hundred reasons to cry
live like you have a thousand reasons to smile



So true!

I think it's amazing how productive you are. You are a songwriting inspiration.

All the best,
Noel
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#165280 - 09/30/12 10:51 PM [User Showcase] Re: Keep On Living [Re: Noel96]
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Robert,

Once again, you are a songwriting machine, my friend! Thanks for sharing all your good work here!

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#165281 - 10/01/12 11:31 PM [User Showcase] Re: Keep On Living [Re: Steve Young]
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Thanks Noel96 and Steve Young for listening and taking the time to comment. God bless you both and all who have followed this link as I have endeavored to do the 50/90 Songwriting Challenge.
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#165282 - 10/01/12 11:42 PM [User Showcase] Re: My Constant Need [Re: PgFantastic]
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50 songs in 90 days is in the books, I had to put this song together at warp speed, to get it done in time to finish the challenge. The title was inspired from a message I heard from brother in Christ Matt Black. Here is a link to his music Matt and Joanna Black

Here is a link to song 50 of the challenge 50. My Constant Need
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#165283 - 10/02/12 03:45 PM [User Showcase] Re: My Constant Need [Re: PgFantastic]
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Robert,
Congratulation!!!! What an amazing accomplishment! Your body of work throughout the 50/90 challenge is inspirational on so many levels. Thank you for sharing.

SD

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#165284 - 10/04/12 05:22 AM [User Showcase] Re: 5090 Experience [Re: SpaceDog]
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I want to thank all who took the time to listen and give feedback on my 50/90 Songwriting Challenge material. I begin this by saying if you love writing this is the challenge for you. The 50/90 Challenge is to write 50 songs in 90 day; from July 4th to October 1st. Here is the link to it

5090 Challenge

I have participated in 2 of them now and it is a blast, you meet so many great people; I have been able to collaborate on several songs. Each week they post a challenge: some of the challenges this year were to write a song with late in the title, use Olympics in the title, there were 13 challenges in all. Also individuals will post there own challenges if you choose to try them. The rest of the time you just write what you feel like writing. I was given the idea to write about how I accomplished the challenge by SpaceDog. First and foremost I thank God for giving me the love of music! I prayed before I wrote each song, sometimes the song would be a message “I Want To Breathe”, other times it was just something meant to bring a laugh “Microwave”, which I wrote to fulfill one of the challenges about naming food in the song. I sing all of the time, instrument or not, that is all Him! Since I was 12 I have wanted to write songs. Many people think that you have to wait and be inspired to write a song. The whole premise behind the Challenge is to just write and that you do not have to wait to be inspired. That you want to write a song, that is all of the inspiration you need, and putting your life or what you see in life and the way you feel in words is inspiration you turn into the lyric. My Lord saved me and gave me a reason to sing and write, so most of what I write about is Him. Sometimes I wrote about what He has done in my life song 28 "That's Enough About Me, sometimes I wrote about things that have happened in my life, other times it is just something off the wall that I think will bring laughter or a smile. I got inspiration from quotes, song 49 “Keep On Living” was inspired by this quote, “when life gives you a hundred reasons to cry live like you have a thousand reasons to smile.” Sometimes it was something I heard someone say, the 50th song was inspired by a fellow brother in Christ who was giving a message and he talked about his “constant need.” Bam the light came on and I thought that would be a great title for a song. Band in a Box is the perfect tool for the Challenge because you can go from lyric to full band accompaniment in just minutes. The hardest part for me is the mixing; getting everything to sound good in the mix, and that takes the longest of anything. I would suggest to all who would endeavor to do this, finish one song at a time, do not try to work on several at the same time. Try to do the best you can to finish one and move on, realize that time flies and you can go back when the challenge is over and correct mistakes you made and make a polished master later; the goal is to get a workable demo. Many folks at the challenge use only a guitar or piano, or ukulele some even do the work accapella, still others only post the lyrics and then look for people to collaborate and add music. I use Biab because it is just so easy to create a song in it. When you say 50 songs in 90 days it sounds daunting. Here is a breakdown of how you can do it, this was written by a fellow 5090er. The Challenge begins on July 4th and Ends October 1st.
Days July songs needed
0 4 0
7 11 4
14 18 8
21 25 12
August
28 1 16
35 8 20
42 15 24
49 22 28
56 29 32
September
63 5 36
70 12 40
77 19 44
84 26 48
October
90 1 50


One guy at the Challenge this year posted 241 songs, is that not amazing?!

This was the process I used, I wrote the lyrics on a program called lyricist and then put the chords in BiaB to add the music, I try to write the lyrics in the evening and then add music and post the next day,. It does not always work out that way. That is why I said before to make sure you work on one song at a time. The goal is to finish as many as you can, with the goal being 50. The good thing about the Challenge is it gives you a reason to make yourself write. Before I got in the Challenge I would sit and wait for “the magic inspiration” and From age 12 to 46 I had written around 70 songs, Then I joined 2 February Album Writing Months (Another Songwriting Challenge 14 Songs in 28 days or 141/2 when February has 29 days in it.)

Here is the Link FAWM

and 2 50/90 Challenges and in 2 year I have written over 150 songs. I had so much fun with the challenge I want to bring the challenge to you; write a song about the thing in your life that means the most to you. Post it as MY Challenge Song. You want inspiration? You got it! I look forward to hearing them. You have all the tools you need in Band in a Box and a piece of paper and a pencil or word processor on the computer, LOL. Have fun!
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#165285 - 10/05/12 12:58 PM [User Showcase] Re: My Constant Need [Re: PgFantastic]
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I always love your Lyrics, very inspirational!

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RealTracks Patch Update for Windows Users

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This patch includes some RealTracks audio updates we have made since the release of Band-in-a-Box 2018. 2018 users should be sure to download the latest Band-in-a-Box 2018 update patch (519), as that patch includes the bulk of the fixes for RealTracks released with 2018. This is a larger download than typical because it updates the Vocal Oohs and Aahs RealTracks audio files. There is more information and Audiophile patches available here.

Summary of RealTracks Audio updates:
Improved: There were small issues with the tuning of several Bass styles. This has been fixed for both the original mix and the direct input mix. This affects the following RealTracks:
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Band-in-a-Box® 2018 for Windows Patch Update Available!

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Added: Help Video button Added to the Audio Harmony dialog.
Improved: ABC opening improvements with some accidentals, and leadin bars that occur in middle of song.
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