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#423208 - 07/26/17 06:33 AM [User Showcase] Not Every Day Was Sad
Buford Offline
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Registered: 12/03/03
Posts: 680
Loc: Colorado
Not Every Day Was Sad

I really like this STYLE which gave me the inspiration for this song. I added my Fender Nashville Power Telecaster on the intro, break, and fills. Everything else is BIAB. The tracks were exported from BIAB to Reaper and the guitar, vocals, and harmonies added.

Thanks for listening,
Bob grin

****** Song Summary *************
Title: Not Every Day Was Sad
File:NotEveryDayWasSad-Gumbdrop.SGU
Key=D , Tempo 130, Length (m:s)=4:25
9 bar intro, 133 bar chorus, from bar 10 to bar 142. Repeat x1 chorus
No Melody
No Soloist track.
Style is _GUMDROP.STY (Gumdrop Americana Country Pop)

RealTracks in style: ~684:Bass, Electric, PopHalfNotesSync Ev 120
RealTracks in style: 1275:Piano, Acoustic, Rhythm PopUpliftHeld Ev16 120
RealTracks in style: ~1119:Guitar, 12-String Acoustic, Strumming Ev 120
RealTracks in style: ~543:Guitar, Electric, Rhythm Dreamy Ev 120
RealDrums in style: RockHardEven8 w Tamb [Multi]

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#423211 - 07/26/17 06:48 AM [User Showcase] Re: Not Every Day Was Sad [Re: Buford]
Deryk - PG Music Offline
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Registered: 02/15/17
Posts: 525
Wow, Buford - great job on this one! It sounds sincere, and really heartfelt, and the guitar work on it is superb smile And the backing harmonies that kicked in around 1 minute, I definitely didn't anticipate that!

A very catchy tune - thanks so much for sharing! You should be proud of this one smile
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#423221 - 07/26/17 07:35 AM [User Showcase] Re: Not Every Day Was Sad [Re: Deryk - PG Music]
Buford Offline
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Originally Posted By: Deryk - PG Music
Wow, Buford - great job on this one! It sounds sincere, and really heartfelt, and the guitar work on it is superb smile And the backing harmonies that kicked in around 1 minute, I definitely didn't anticipate that!

A very catchy tune - thanks so much for sharing! You should be proud of this one smile


Hi, Deryk. So pleased you enjoyed this one. It took a lot longer than most, but lots of fun to do.

Thanks for listening,
Bob cool
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#423230 - 07/26/17 09:02 AM [User Showcase] Re: Not Every Day Was Sad [Re: Buford]
Scott C Offline
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Very cool tone on the tele. You sure have that dialed in. Super vocal and backtrack
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#423240 - 07/26/17 10:22 AM [User Showcase] Re: Not Every Day Was Sad [Re: Scott C]
Buford Offline
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Originally Posted By: Scott C
Very cool tone on the tele. You sure have that dialed in. Super vocal and backtrack

Hey, Scott. Glad you liked the song.

My Tele setup is dirt simple:

- Bridge pickup: full volume, tone down a bit from full (10% down)
- Single (no repeats) short slapback echo: note and echo about the same volume
- Compression: heavy and obvious, with lots of sustain (not max)
- No reverb, except what the master mix adds.
- D'Addario Jazz-Rock (EXP115) string set with an added nine on top makes playing steel licks a snap to execute: 9,11,14,28,38,49 (throw out the 3rd string 18 that comes with the set)
Your fingers will thank you.

You can hear the pick sounds at the beginning of the song, which sort of indicate the high level of compression. Give it a shot if you like/or need that kind of tone.

Thanks for listening,
Bob
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#423270 - 07/26/17 04:00 PM [User Showcase] Re: Not Every Day Was Sad [Re: Buford]
Rob4580 Offline
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Registered: 01/28/12
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Loc: Murgon Queensland Australia
Your guitar work really helped this style to stand out.
Great song about reflecting.
Well produced and performed.
Rob

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#423280 - 07/26/17 04:31 PM [User Showcase] Re: Not Every Day Was Sad [Re: Buford]
Joe -PG Music Offline
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Registered: 01/18/16
Posts: 638
Originally Posted By: Buford
Not Every Day Was Sad

I really like this STYLE which gave me the inspiration for this song. I added my Fender Nashville Power Telecaster on the intro, break, and fills. Everything else is BIAB. The tracks were exported from BIAB to Reaper and the guitar, vocals, and harmonies added.

Thanks for listening,
Bob grin

****** Song Summary *************
Title: Not Every Day Was Sad
File:NotEveryDayWasSad-Gumbdrop.SGU
Key=D , Tempo 130, Length (m:s)=4:25
9 bar intro, 133 bar chorus, from bar 10 to bar 142. Repeat x1 chorus
No Melody
No Soloist track.
Style is _GUMDROP.STY (Gumdrop Americana Country Pop)

RealTracks in style: ~684:Bass, Electric, PopHalfNotesSync Ev 120
RealTracks in style: 1275:Piano, Acoustic, Rhythm PopUpliftHeld Ev16 120
RealTracks in style: ~1119:Guitar, 12-String Acoustic, Strumming Ev 120
RealTracks in style: ~543:Guitar, Electric, Rhythm Dreamy Ev 120
RealDrums in style: RockHardEven8 w Tamb [Multi]

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Hi Bob Buford, Great work on this song! Really enjoyed the flow of the instruments and the vocals. Very easy to listen to song! Well done! smile
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#423285 - 07/26/17 04:36 PM [User Showcase] Re: Not Every Day Was Sad [Re: Buford]
Scott C Offline
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Loc: Edmonton, Ab, Canada
Originally Posted By: Buford
Originally Posted By: Scott C
Very cool tone on the tele. You sure have that dialed in. Super vocal and backtrack

Hey, Scott. Glad you liked the song.

My Tele setup is dirt simple:

- Bridge pickup: full volume, tone down a bit from full (10% down)
- Single (no repeats) short slapback echo: note and echo about the same volume
- Compression: heavy and obvious, with lots of sustain (not max)
- No reverb, except what the master mix adds.
- D'Addario Jazz-Rock (EXP115) string set with an added nine on top makes playing steel licks a snap to execute: 9,11,14,28,38,49 (throw out the 3rd string 18 that comes with the set)
Your fingers will thank you.

You can hear the pick sounds at the beginning of the song, which sort of indicate the high level of compression. Give it a shot if you like/or need that kind of tone.

Thanks for listening,
Bob


Thanks for sending me your settings. I managed to pickup a well loved 83 Tele with a rosewood neck. I have been fooling with settings but everything sounds like my strats. Look forward to getting a more traditional tele tone. Tom Adams also gets a wicked sound out of his tele as well..
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#423293 - 07/26/17 06:11 PM [User Showcase] Re: Not Every Day Was Sad [Re: Joe -PG Music]
Buford Offline
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Registered: 12/03/03
Posts: 680
Loc: Colorado
Originally Posted By: Joe -PG Music

Hi Bob Buford, Great work on this song! Really enjoyed the flow of the instruments and the vocals. Very easy to listen to song! Well done! smile


Hi, Joe. Glad you enjoyed it. The STYLE seemed to suggest to me a kind of Eagles thing. Like "Peaceful Easy Feeling", or "Lyin' Eyes". So I pulled out my best Don Felder, Bernie Leadon chops and got to work. Makes me want to do more like this. We'll see. smile

Thanks for listening,
Bob
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#423294 - 07/26/17 06:14 PM [User Showcase] Re: Not Every Day Was Sad [Re: Rob4580]
Buford Offline
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Registered: 12/03/03
Posts: 680
Loc: Colorado
Originally Posted By: Rob4580
Your guitar work really helped this style to stand out.
Great song about reflecting.
Well produced and performed.
Rob


Hey Rob... This was pretty much fun to do. I'm pleased you enjoyed it.

Thanks for listening,
Bob
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#423325 - 07/27/17 04:42 AM [User Showcase] Re: Not Every Day Was Sad [Re: Buford]
Noel96 Offline
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Loc: Australia
Bob,

This is such a great sound! I really like the laid-back, easy 8-beat groove. It's a perfect fit for the song. The write, the arrangement and the presentation are outstanding to my ears. I agree with Deryk, those background harmonies are a pleasant surprise.

There's a lot of craftsmanship on display with what you've done here.

Really enjoyed it!

Regards,
Noel
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#423329 - 07/27/17 05:59 AM [User Showcase] Re: Not Every Day Was Sad [Re: Buford]
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I liked your guitar work in that, Bob.
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#423336 - 07/27/17 06:58 AM [User Showcase] Re: Not Every Day Was Sad [Re: Noel96]
Sundance Offline
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Registered: 05/30/08
Posts: 3959
Originally Posted By: Noel96
Bob,

This is such a great sound! I really like the laid-back, easy 8-beat groove. It's a perfect fit for the song. The write, the arrangement and the presentation are outstanding to my ears. I agree with Deryk, those background harmonies are a pleasant surprise.

There's a lot of craftsmanship on display with what you've done here.

Really enjoyed it!

Regards,
Noel


+1! Absolutely beautiful Bob.
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#423376 - 07/27/17 11:58 AM [User Showcase] Re: Not Every Day Was Sad [Re: Buford]
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Very nice showcase of what BiaB + fine user picking + fine user vocal can yield.

And the write and production are in the pocket.

Enjoyed it!

J&B
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#423378 - 07/27/17 12:11 PM [User Showcase] Re: Not Every Day Was Sad [Re: Janice & Bud]
Buford Offline
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Registered: 12/03/03
Posts: 680
Loc: Colorado
Originally Posted By: Janice & Bud
Very nice showcase of what BiaB + fine user picking + fine user vocal can yield. And the write and production are in the pocket.
Enjoyed it!
J&B


Hi J&B. Thank you so much. Pleased you enjoyed it.

Thanks for listening,
Bob grin
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