Page 1 of 2 1 2 >
You need to be logged in to post on the forum
Topic Options
Index
#144784 - 01/02/12 11:30 PM New Song - Party In The Woods Tonight
Steve Young Offline
Expert

Registered: 06/17/10
Posts: 1203
Loc: Canyon Lake, TX
Well, after being off for a couple of weeks, recovering from a hospital stay for strep throat that put me in ICU, I am back! I just wrote this one, really for my grandkids. It's a pretty radical departure from my normal "style". It is sort of a kids/adult song called Party In The Woods Tonight. All the instruments are RealTracks/RealDrums. All the vocals are me. I hope you enjoy it!

Party In The Woods Tonight

Here are the lyrics...

Party In The Woods Tonight
Music and Lyrics Copyright Stephen W. Young

In the evening when the sun goes down
Tom the cat starts making his rounds
Checking every yard in his domain
He's the coolest cat for miles around
Throws the biggest parties in town
if you listen close, you can hear it all begin

When the sun goes down
When the sun goes down
When the sun goes down
There's a party in the woods tonight

That Jack the rabbit sure can dance
If Sly, the fox will just give him a chance
Hoppin and boppin to the latest nocturnal sound
Hal the owl has found his groove
His body still, but his head can move
And everybody knows his favorite band

When the sun goes down
When the sun goes down
When the sun goes down
There's a party in the woods tonight

When the sun goes down
When the sun goes down
When the sun goes down
There's a party in the woods tonight

===

Here are the RealTracks/RealDrums used...

RealTracks in song: 1583:Bass, Electric, TexasBluesRockShuffle Sw 130
RealTracks in song: 1566:Piano, Acoustic, Rhythm SouthernRockJohn Sw 120
RealTracks in song: 963:Guitar, Electric, Rhythm CountryBoogieCleanSync Sw 140
RealTracks in song: 1015:Guitar, Electric, Rhythm BluesRockCrispSteady Sw 140
RealTracks in song: 425:Organ, B3, Background Blues Sw 120
RealTracks in song: 1588:Guitar, Electric, Soloist TexasBluesRockShuffleSol Sw 130
RealDrums in Song: BluesRockShuffle^1-a:HHt, b:OpnHHt
*******************
_________________________
Steve Young
Music
"In order to compose, all you need to do is remember a tune that nobody else has thought of." - Robert Schumann

Top
#144785 - 01/03/12 01:28 AM Re: New Song - Party In The Woods Tonight [Re: Steve Young]
Sundance Offline
Veteran

Registered: 05/30/08
Posts: 2979
Hey Steve,

Welcome back!!!

What a fun little ditty for the grands! Sounds like you were having a blast doing it too.

BTW, your voice sounds great especially having just recovered from that awful strep ordeal.

Josie
_________________________
Josie
Videos
Web
Soundcloud

Top
#144786 - 01/03/12 02:48 AM Re: New Song - Party In The Woods Tonight [Re: Sundance]
dcuny Online   content
Expert

Registered: 09/27/10
Posts: 1279
Yep, I certainly enjoyed it!

It's good to have you back.
_________________________
-- David Cuny
My virtual singer development blog

Vocal control, you say. Never heard of it. Is that some kind of ProTools thing?

Top
#144787 - 01/03/12 03:42 AM Re: New Song - Party In The Woods Tonight [Re: dcuny]
JBlue7 Offline
Apprentice

Registered: 12/01/06
Posts: 151
Loc: Glos. England
Glad to hear you are on the mend Steve. You should do more of this style, it's great. Superb backing and guitar work.
I'm still recovering from my back problem so restricted to what I can do so I know how frustrating it must have been to be away from it.
regards. Jeff

Top
#144788 - 01/03/12 03:53 AM Re: New Song - Party In The Woods Tonight [Re: dcuny]
PeterGannon Offline
PG Music Staff

Registered: 05/29/00
Posts: 11749
Sounds great Steve!
_________________________
Have Fun!
Peter Gannon
PG Music Inc.

Top
#144789 - 01/03/12 04:55 AM Re: New Song - Party In The Woods Tonight [Re: Steve Young]
sinbad Offline
Journeyman

Registered: 03/04/07
Posts: 570
Loc: Germany
A nice comeback Steve. I must say you have an amazing talent for picking just the right RTs for the job. And you voice sounds good again.
_________________________
Chris

Top
#144790 - 01/03/12 11:22 AM Re: New Song - Party In The Woods Tonight [Re: sinbad]
rsdean Offline
Expert

Registered: 08/09/10
Posts: 1417
Loc: New York
Steve,

Sounds great - very cool and fun song. Welcome back!

Bob
_________________________
Music Website

Top
#144791 - 01/03/12 11:26 AM Re: New Song - Party In The Woods Tonight [Re: rsdean]
Kemmrich Offline
Expert

Registered: 02/27/07
Posts: 1592
It all sounds "real" -- ha, ha. Of course the trick is to mix them all together to make them sound just right -- and you are real good at that. I like that "stop" section at 1:51. Cool lead work, too -- it all fits. maybe a tad too much reverb on the lead vox, but that's a minor thing.

Nice work and write.
_________________________
"It's supposed to be hard. If it wasn't hard, everyone would do it. The 'hard' is what makes it great."
Kevin on Soundclick

Top
#144792 - 01/03/12 12:33 PM Re: New Song - Party In The Woods Tonight [Re: Steve Young]
Don Gaynor Offline
Veteran

Registered: 12/10/03
Posts: 6443
Loc: Oklahoma, USA
welcome back, steve!

this song is wonderful and has several great biab teaching points.

1. fading the second guitar into the background in the middle grabbed me back to reality.

2. the false ending was a Way kewl" surprise.

you, sir, have raised the bar with that'n.

thank you for sharing.

Top
#144793 - 01/03/12 01:45 PM Re: New Song - Party In The Woods Tonight [Re: Don Gaynor]
Jan Romanoff Offline
Apprentice

Registered: 08/14/08
Posts: 148
Loc: Copenhagen, Denmark
Steve

It had all been said - EXCELLENT.

// JanR
_________________________
JROM

Top
#144794 - 01/03/12 03:07 PM Re: New Song - Party In The Woods Tonight [Re: Jan Romanoff]
Danny C. Offline
Veteran

Registered: 03/18/04
Posts: 6154
Loc: South Louisiana
Very enjoyable!
_________________________
Danny C.
www.dannycampo.com
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Danny-Campo/379776252109306?skip_nax_wizard=true

The More You Drink The Better I Sound

Top
#144795 - 01/03/12 06:32 PM Re: New Song - Party In The Woods Tonight [Re: Steve Young]
Ian Fraser Offline
Expert

Registered: 07/02/00
Posts: 1696
Loc: Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Good to have you back, Steve, and bopping along again.
Loved the rhythm of this one and I'll bet it gets the
grandkids clapping their hands. Good hook/chorus, very commercial I think.

Cheers - Ian
_________________________
Ian
My "Original Tunes" Site
My gene pool needs more chlorine.

Top
#144796 - 01/03/12 07:59 PM Re: New Song - Party In The Woods Tonight [Re: Ian Fraser]
airtcon-161 Offline
Enthusiast

Registered: 10/24/11
Posts: 94
I didn't know animals could dance! Good one Steve, a real toe tapper. Good job and welcome back.

Cheers

Nels

Top
#144797 - 01/03/12 08:45 PM Re: New Song - Party In The Woods Tonight [Re: Sundance]
Steve Young Offline
Expert

Registered: 06/17/10
Posts: 1203
Loc: Canyon Lake, TX
Hi Josie,

It is good to be back. And I did have a lot of fun with this one! Glad you like it.

Steve
_________________________
Steve Young
Music
"In order to compose, all you need to do is remember a tune that nobody else has thought of." - Robert Schumann

Top
#144798 - 01/03/12 08:46 PM Re: New Song - Party In The Woods Tonight [Re: dcuny]
Steve Young Offline
Expert

Registered: 06/17/10
Posts: 1203
Loc: Canyon Lake, TX
David,

Thanks so much! Glad you enjoyed it. Your time is very appreciated.

Steve
_________________________
Steve Young
Music
"In order to compose, all you need to do is remember a tune that nobody else has thought of." - Robert Schumann

Top
Page 1 of 2 1 2 >


Shout Box (Live chat with other users)

PG Music News
PowerTracks Pro Audio 2015 New Features

PowerTracks Pro Audio 2015 includes some excellent new features - here are just a few:

-Load and Play Videos
-Direct support for 64-bit VST plugins using jBridge
-Live Transpose for audio tracks
-Improved GUI

For a complete list of new features, visit http://www.pgmusic.com/powertracks.features.htm

Listen to Band-in-a-Box Songs Created By Users Just Like You!

Want to hear what people are creating with their Band-in-a-Box? Our User Showcase provides an excellent opportunity to listen to other peoples Band-in-a-Box creations!

Band-in-a-Box 2015 for Windows - Automatic Updates!


One of the new features in Band-in-a-Box 2015 for Windows is the Automatic Program Update Notification and Download feature!

When booting up, Band-in-a-Box will automatically check for a newer build (if user has allowed it and chosen how often).
Plus, there's a new Updates dialog: User can check/download/pause/continue/install for a newer version (not free), newer build (free), and updated RealTracks files (free).

Purchase jBridge for only $10!

One of the exciting new features in Band-in-a-Box 2015 for Windows is support for 64-bit VST Plugins when you use jBridge.

jBridge can also be used with PowerTracks Pro Audio 2015!

You can purchase jBridge directly from us for the great low price of just $10. Click here for more information.

RealTracks for Band-in-a-Box - You'll want to use them in ALL your projects!

RealTracks are a popular Add-on for Band-in-a-Box. Once you start using them, you won't want to stop!

RealTracks sound AMAZING - they are actual recordings of musicians! For a full list of our RealTracks Artists, click here.

Follow Us on Facebook and Twitter for ALL the Latest News!

Follow us on Facebook & Twitter and you'll be the first to know about specials, new releases, contests and other exciting PG Music Inc. announcements!

A Dream Come True For This Band-in-a-Box User

Einar Olsen shares his Band-in-a-Box story with us:

2 days ago – a dream came true, that I couldn't done without Band-in-a- Box:

THANKS PETER GANNON AND ALL OF YOU AT PG MUSIC!

I live in a small and beautiful village in Suldal/Norway – as an old musician, i'm addicted to create music but with a long way to travel to find a real band and pro musicians, I've been using BiaB for years writing new songs.

Almost 3 years ago an idea was born: telling 100 years of local history of common man, using the american blues genre/folk music and the Norwegian language Nynorsk.

I'm not from this part of Norway, so I had to collaborate with someone – someone with local knowledge and writing skills – and not at least a voice that could carry a tone. I found that man, and we ended up with 12 new lyrics and songs for a show. Receiving great feedback on the songs, we started dreaming of recording an album – but how to make it – how to finance it?

Well, I have some guitars, an old Mac Pro and BiaB!

The RealTracks in BiaB are so musically well done that I started the pre-production. The pre-productions actually sounded so good that I decided to use BiaB-tracks, tweak them and do the rest of the playing myself.

Could this end up as a "professional album"? My local collaborator on main vocal and I started believing, and…

…and 2 days ago the final result was released worldwide:

Blå tonar frå Suldal

THANKS for making a great software and putting effort in the glory of music, so this album could be made!

Best regards
Einar Olsen
MolsenHouse Productions

Congrats to Einar and Terje on the release of their album 'Blå tonar frå Suldal'!

For more information on the album, read the Press Release
and listen to song demos on Amazon.

Forum Stats
23120 Members
37 Forums
33735 Topics
270346 Posts

Max Online: 1591 @ 03/15/15 04:12 PM
Newest Members
Mark B, railway mark, ChaseFromPGM, jlinparis, Elena DeLisle

23120 Registered Users
Top Posters (30 Days)
seeker 126
VideoTrack 111
Janice & Bud 108
Noel96 101
PeterGannon 99
Guitarhacker 99
gibson 97
HearToLearn 95
Rob4580 93
floyd jane 88
Today's Birthdays
jacques herb