You need to be logged in to post on the forum
Topic Options
Index
#367810 - 09/29/16 09:37 AM [2016 & 2017 Xtra Styles Contests - Closed] Lovely Mystery
jcspro40 Offline
Expert

Registered: 04/16/03
Posts: 837
Loc: Ohio-USA
OK, here is my entry.....Lovely Mystery


https://soundcloud.com/oim-review-tracks/lovely-mystery-sept-2016-ttm-odc-smurf



The style used is _BADLAND.STY Badland Baritone Rockabilly - 100bpm A (F#m) from the Country Xtra PAK


I kept the main chord structure with some rearranging becasue I liked it. After setting everything to gen simply, I re-gen the tracks until I was happy, then exported the individual tracks out to the daw. and added guitars & vocals. Lyrics are below...

=====

Lovely Mystery J. Smerk 9-12-16


She likes holiday bustling, he likes serene
She likes being around crowds, he avoids the scene
She likes 5 course dinners, just a happy meal for me please

She likes to drive Cadillacs, he's happy with a truck
She likes board games, he likes to try his luck
She likes to hear the violin, while he plays the fiddle
(It's such a riddle)

Chorus 1

It's a mystery what drew these two together
And thru the years they have survived all kinds of weather
Kids & homes & family mess, with the memories that they bring
Of pain & loss & the joy, that makes their hearts sing

She likes to go shopping, for him its such a bore
She likes yachts & boating, he likes to row his own
She likes hand dipped ice cream, he takes the gallon home
(But I never eat alone)

Repeat Chorus 1

She likes to babble on, he says a word or two
She does 5 things at a time, he'll see one project thru
She dresses up the dog, while he cleans up the poo
(Or it gets on your shoe)

Chorus 2

It's a mystery what drew these two together
And thru the years they have survived all kinds of weather
But when the lights go down, these two people can agree
The differences are minor, to the love that's shared between


Enjoy! cool
_________________________
Intel Core2Quad 3.2Ghz, 8gb memory, 1gb nVidia dual monitor card, 1tb OS/2x 3tb Internal HDD, 12tb External HDD, dual LG 27" Monitors, E-Mu 1820 Sound Card, Win Vista/Win7 x64 Ultimate, BiaB/RB 2018, Reaper 4.75, Mixbus 32C, Focusrite Liquid Mix 32, ETC

Top
#367812 - 09/29/16 09:50 AM [2016 & 2017 Xtra Styles Contests - Closed] Re: Lovely Mystery [Re: jcspro40]
VideoTrack Offline
Veteran

Registered: 06/05/12
Posts: 8385
Loc: Melbourne, Australia
I must say that I really enjoyed this.

We constructed, great lyrics.

Good balance with all of the instruments in the mix.
_________________________

BIAB, RB 2018(Audiophile), Sonar Platinum, Izotope Prod. Bundle, Roland RD-1000, Synthogy Ivory, Kontakt, Focusrite 18i20, KetronSD2, KorgX3R, RodeNGT2, AM802mixer, NS40M Studio Monitors, Pioneer Active Mons, AKG K271 Studio H'phones

Top
#367839 - 09/29/16 01:34 PM [2016 & 2017 Xtra Styles Contests - Closed] Re: Lovely Mystery [Re: jcspro40]
GT_OR Offline
Enthusiast

Registered: 08/25/16
Posts: 19
Loc: Italy, Oristano
Beautiful atmosphere !
I like it !
_________________________
Gianfranco Tronu

Top
#367886 - 09/29/16 07:46 PM [2016 & 2017 Xtra Styles Contests - Closed] Re: Lovely Mystery [Re: jcspro40]
jcspro40 Offline
Expert

Registered: 04/16/03
Posts: 837
Loc: Ohio-USA
Thanks for taking the time to listen & the kind words folks, it is appreciated!
_________________________
Intel Core2Quad 3.2Ghz, 8gb memory, 1gb nVidia dual monitor card, 1tb OS/2x 3tb Internal HDD, 12tb External HDD, dual LG 27" Monitors, E-Mu 1820 Sound Card, Win Vista/Win7 x64 Ultimate, BiaB/RB 2018, Reaper 4.75, Mixbus 32C, Focusrite Liquid Mix 32, ETC

Top
#367932 - 09/30/16 02:32 AM [2016 & 2017 Xtra Styles Contests - Closed] Re: Lovely Mystery [Re: jcspro40]
receder Offline
Journeyman

Registered: 11/13/14
Posts: 551
Loc: North Yorkshire, England
Hey, I enjoyed this! The lyrics are well put together and the delivery spot on.
It kinda reminds me of REM in places.

Also liked the additional voice effect at the end of each verse sort of like a "thought bubble".

Cheers
Rec
_________________________
Win 10 x64, BB 2017 E'Thing, Sonar Platinum (LT Updates), Variax JTV-89F, Fender USA Tele & others.
New Songs: In The Bleak Midwinter, O Come O Come Emmanuel

Top
#367955 - 09/30/16 05:56 AM [2016 & 2017 Xtra Styles Contests - Closed] Re: Lovely Mystery [Re: jcspro40]
jcspro40 Offline
Expert

Registered: 04/16/03
Posts: 837
Loc: Ohio-USA
Thanks receder!

I am working my way thru the entries and I have to say, there is some great talent on here! I always knew that there was, but it has been a few years since I have REALLY sat down & gave a lot of the tracks a good listen to.

Great job folks, ya all are some solid musicians!
_________________________
Intel Core2Quad 3.2Ghz, 8gb memory, 1gb nVidia dual monitor card, 1tb OS/2x 3tb Internal HDD, 12tb External HDD, dual LG 27" Monitors, E-Mu 1820 Sound Card, Win Vista/Win7 x64 Ultimate, BiaB/RB 2018, Reaper 4.75, Mixbus 32C, Focusrite Liquid Mix 32, ETC

Top
#367961 - 09/30/16 06:27 AM [2016 & 2017 Xtra Styles Contests - Closed] Re: Lovely Mystery [Re: jcspro40]
David Snyder Offline
Veteran

Registered: 08/29/14
Posts: 4331
Loc: North Carolina
This is a lot of fun!!
_________________________
David Snyder
Audiophile Everything + Studio + Instruments + Fingers
ASCAP, NSAI

www.davidsnydermusic.com
www.reverbnation.com/davidpsnyder
www.soundcloud.com/davidsnyderchannel
www.songtradr.com/user/profile/david.snyder







Top
#367970 - 09/30/16 07:01 AM [2016 & 2017 Xtra Styles Contests - Closed] Re: Lovely Mystery [Re: receder]
RnAM Offline
Veteran

Registered: 05/02/14
Posts: 3091
Loc: The Netherlands
I agree with Receder on the REM sound. I'm a big fan of REM.
So yes, like this song too!

Rob
_________________________
We are Rob Meulman and Anne-Marie Bovenkamp from The Netherlands.

RnAM Homepage (completely restyled)
YouTube Channel

Top
#368124 - 10/01/16 08:03 AM [2016 & 2017 Xtra Styles Contests - Closed] Re: Lovely Mystery [Re: jcspro40]
jcspro40 Offline
Expert

Registered: 04/16/03
Posts: 837
Loc: Ohio-USA
Thanks once again folks! I have had a few folks say that I remind them of REM....I guess I need to go give them a good listen to.

And I THINK that I have made it thru all the entries.....and I can honestly say that I am happy that I am not the one that has to do the selection, there are some great tunes here!
_________________________
Intel Core2Quad 3.2Ghz, 8gb memory, 1gb nVidia dual monitor card, 1tb OS/2x 3tb Internal HDD, 12tb External HDD, dual LG 27" Monitors, E-Mu 1820 Sound Card, Win Vista/Win7 x64 Ultimate, BiaB/RB 2018, Reaper 4.75, Mixbus 32C, Focusrite Liquid Mix 32, ETC

Top
#368744 - 10/05/16 01:32 PM [2016 & 2017 Xtra Styles Contests - Closed] Re: Lovely Mystery [Re: jcspro40]
Joe -PG Music Offline
PG Music Staff

Registered: 01/18/16
Posts: 945
Congratulations jcspro40! You have won the country genre award for the Xtra styles contest! seen here: http://www.pgmusic.com/forums/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=368535#Post368535
_________________________
Cheers,
Joe

Top


PG Music News
#TBT Band-in-a-Box® 2017 Review - Software for Learning Saxophone

McGill Music Sax School posted a video review of Band-in-a-Box® 2017 for Windows last year, stating "I love using software to help learn saxophone. One of my favourite programs is Band-in-a-Box. It's a really powerful tool for quickly making backing tracks I can use for lessons, or my own practice."

Check it out! www.pgmusic.com/?vid=2AgfV7emdLQ

Band-in-a-Box® 2018 for Mac - Importing MIDI Files

Did you know that Standard MIDI files can be read in to the Melodist or Soloist track within Band-in-a-Box? You can use all of the MIDI File, or select channels or a specific range of bars, using these steps:
1. Melody | Import Melody from MIDI File to select a MIDI file from disk using the file dialog.
2. Melody | Import Melody from Clipboard - when the MIDI data is already copied from another program to the
clipboard.

A new window will open, asking for additional criteria - which channels, # of bars to offset..., # of bars to import, include lyrics, include patch changes - and more! Head to our online manual Chapter 10: Working with MIDI to learn more!

YouTube Find - Your First 15 Minutes with Band-in-a-Box

Woody Piano Shack recently got their hands on Band-in-a-Box after a long time without the program - and they're thrilled!!

Check out this video they've shared to their YouTube Channel: https://youtu.be/9dxSfwjBvG0

Thanks Woody Piano Shack!

National Dictionary Day - Guitar & Piano Chord Dictionaries

Today is National Dictionary Day!

We offer 2 dictionaries for just $19 each: the Guitar Chord Dictionary & the Piano Chord Dictionary!

Each of these programs are easy to use! Simply choose a root note, select the chord you want to learn, and the Dictionary will play and display the chord!

An Essential Tool for any Musician!

User Tip - Band-in-a-Box® to Reaper: The Basics

Forum user DeaconBlues09 has created a video to demonstrate how easy the process is for them to streamline their workflow with DAWs, particularly Reaper - check it out: click here to watch.

Join the forum discussion.

Train Your Brain with Band-in-a-Box®

National Train Your Brain Day is October 13th!

Open your Band-in-a-Box® program, and you'll find the [Practice] button in the toolbar - it's a GREAT resource!
Minimized your toolbar? Head to Window | Practice Window or ALT SHIFT L to access

In this window, you'll find many options to help you practice, including Ear Training games, access to the Chord Builder and Chord Subs, some helpful tools within the Playalong Features menu, and more!

Train Your Brain with Band-in-a-Box® today!

Band-in-a-Box Patch Updates - #TechTuesday

Visit our Patches & Updates page, and you will see that with every version released, there are 2+ patch updates applied to that version.

Patch updates are important, and should definitely be installed to your BB folder. They can add new features, update the help resources of the program, fix bugs reported by users, and make your entire Band-in-a-Box experience run smoothly!

Band-in-a-Box update options can be adjusted within the program too - within Band-in-a-Box for Mac, head to Band-in-a-Box | Check for Updates | and then you can select to automatically check for updates by however many days you choose!

Forum Stats
28078 Members
57 Forums
54440 Topics
450094 Posts

Max Online: 2434 @ 11/14/17 12:37 AM
Newest Members
boxx.dk, Boto, EustáquioFerr, chuchu2000, Tonklagen

28077 Registered Users
Top Posters (30 Days)
Noel96 174
David Snyder 144
Janice & Bud 135
Will Josef 134
Matt Finley 132
Tangmo 122
beatmaster 117
MarioD 115
Deryk - PG Music 112
floyd jane 107
Today's Birthdays
wade lillico