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#440591 - 11/25/17 02:47 PM [User Showcase] YOU DIDN'T GIVE UP ON ME
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https://soundcloud.com/torrey-bliss/you-didnt-give-up-on-me
https://youtu.be/koylAy23pTY
This is a rework of a song I did a couple of years ago. I wanted it to have a little more snap to it than the original. Kind of draws from a mix of styles, everything from 70's folk rock to Motown.
The lyric content is from the heart, it's the way I really feel! Hope someone likes it. Lyrics are in the video. Thanks, T

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Me
Vocals
Bass
Electric Guitar Lead and Rhythm
Percussion


Edited by Torrey Bliss (11/25/17 05:33 PM)
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#440594 - 11/25/17 02:58 PM [User Showcase] Re: YOU DID'NT GIVE UP ON ME [Re: Torrey Bliss]
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This tune has everything going for it. Smooth cool and mellow with a retro seventies feel.
Great write Torrey. Rob

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#440602 - 11/25/17 03:51 PM [User Showcase] Re: YOU DID'NT GIVE UP ON ME [Re: Torrey Bliss]
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Torrey,
I haven`t heard the original but this has all the quality you always bring: sincere lyrics and super smooth vocals with the jazzy pop style you are an absolute pro at.
Lovely guitar work throughout is the icing.
Most enjoyable!

Robert

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#440606 - 11/25/17 04:02 PM [User Showcase] Re: YOU DID'NT GIVE UP ON ME [Re: Torrey Bliss]
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The songs I have heard from you always have such a professional sound quality to them. I really enjoyed this one, and I can tell that the lyrics come from the heart. This song really shines.

Thanks for the share!
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#440637 - 11/25/17 06:51 PM [User Showcase] Re: YOU DID'NT GIVE UP ON ME [Re: Torrey Bliss]
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Love the chord progression on this one Torrey. Super vocal and lyric. Very smooth tune.. Guitar was very cool
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#440642 - 11/25/17 07:12 PM [User Showcase] Re: YOU DID'NT GIVE UP ON ME [Re: Torrey Bliss]
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Hi Torrey,

Classic sound! Reminds me of very early 1970s MoTown before it faded away. Great vocal and arrangement. Sweet message in the lyric. As all your songs do, this has a very professional sound. I always enjoy your work!

Wishing you the very best.

Alan
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#440657 - 11/25/17 09:22 PM [User Showcase] Re: YOU DID'NT GIVE UP ON ME [Re: Torrey Bliss]
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Nice bass playing (that's from an old bass player)

Super song! (like a track off of Something/Anything)

your mixes always shine and this one is great

vocals are top notch, very nice guitar

strong write

sweet!

Kenny

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#440680 - 11/26/17 03:40 AM [User Showcase] Re: YOU DID'NT GIVE UP ON ME [Re: Torrey Bliss]
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Very nice Torrey! Nice groove to this. Love the vocals, those background vocals are perfect.

Great job on the guitar and bass too!

Pure class all the way.

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#440693 - 11/26/17 05:46 AM [User Showcase] Re: YOU DID'NT GIVE UP ON ME [Re: Torrey Bliss]
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Hi, Torrey !:))

What a lovely tune
with super vocals and
very, very sweet chords
that is exactly what I
dig !:))

Cheers
Dani

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#440698 - 11/26/17 06:09 AM [User Showcase] Re: YOU DID'NT GIVE UP ON ME [Re: Torrey Bliss]
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“Me
Vocals
Bass
Electric Guitar Lead and Rhythm
Percussion”

I wanna do that when I grow up!

This has your fine signature everything: vocals, instrumental performance and mix.

Pro sound all the way!

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#440748 - 11/26/17 09:31 AM [User Showcase] Re: YOU DID'NT GIVE UP ON ME [Re: Torrey Bliss]
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I never heard the previous version from a few years ago, but I certainly enjoyed this! You definitely succeeded in giving this tune the "snap" you were looking for. I loved the drums in this one, they get your toe tapping and have a ton of energy behind them. Not to mention, your vocal delivery here is seriously on point! Over all, it's just a well written song and it sounds very professionally mixed as well.

Great work, and thanks for sharing smile
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#440780 - 11/26/17 12:12 PM [User Showcase] Re: YOU DID'NT GIVE UP ON ME [Re: Rob4580]
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Thanks for the kind words Rob! I appreciate it! T
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#440781 - 11/26/17 12:20 PM [User Showcase] Re: YOU DIDN'T GIVE UP ON ME [Re: Torrey Bliss]
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Lovely lyrics and delivery.
Nice guitar.
Loads of style here.
Very tasteful Torrey.
Cheers.
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#440801 - 11/26/17 01:45 PM [User Showcase] Re: YOU DIDN'T GIVE UP ON ME [Re: Torrey Bliss]
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Torrey

Wonderful playing and writing. As others have said pure class.
Sounds superb.

Peter

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#440811 - 11/26/17 02:29 PM [User Showcase] Re: YOU DIDN'T GIVE UP ON ME [Re: Torrey Bliss]
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Hey Torrey,

I love your productions and singing man!

I am always reminded a little of ELO (and sometimes Todd Rundgren) but those are huge compliments.

You still sound pretty much like yourself though and that is the biggest compliment of all.

smile

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#440843 - 11/26/17 03:55 PM [User Showcase] Re: YOU DID'NT GIVE UP ON ME [Re: Robertkc]
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I appreciate your comments Robert! Thanks for taking time to listen! T
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#440894 - 11/26/17 10:24 PM [User Showcase] Re: YOU DIDN'T GIVE UP ON ME [Re: Torrey Bliss]
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Mr. Bliss...

I am no ladies' man, but your song, "You Didn't Give Up On Me", is the kind of dreamy, ultra-mellow, quietly uplifting song that, if I had heard it in a club on a Friday, or a Saturday night, would put me instantly in my best sweet-talking mode and have me surveying the place for a dance partner:

ME: Um, pardon me, miss, but, I just KNOW that you didn't get all prettied-up as you so obviously are, and drive all the way out here in the pouring rain (I live in Seattle!) just to sit down while the D.J. spins Torrey Bliss' new song, "You Didn't Give Up On Me".

SHE: You're right, I didn't. Are you asking me to dance with you?

ME: Miss, I've been moving with you (pointing at my forehead) here...and here (pointing at my heart) ever since I first saw you this evening. All I need you to do, now, is to take me by the hand (extending it), so I can get you up out of that chair, and allow me to make our way to that crowded dance floor so you, and me, can do this for real...

I'm sure you get the picture. The optimistic title, the slow-bop rhythm, the glowing chords from the electric piano, the bluesy sweetness of the rhythm guitars, the gospel-like testimony of the vocal chorus, the love-making solo guitar and your committed singing provide a soulfully transporting listening experience.

Mr. Bliss, the music you post to the "User's Forum" are maps of many moods.

Appreciatively,

LOREN
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#440930 - 11/27/17 05:30 AM [User Showcase] Re: YOU DID'NT GIVE UP ON ME [Re: Ember - PG Music]
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Thanks for the listen Ember and for the kind words! I appreciate it! T
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#440962 - 11/27/17 08:59 AM [User Showcase] Re: YOU DIDN'T GIVE UP ON ME [Re: Torrey Bliss]
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I absolutely love your voice, Torrey. That's what hit me the most while listening to this song.
As David said, there's a little bit of ELO in your production (the drums, for example ..) and more than a bit of Jeff Lynne in your voice. And these were some of my musical heroes when I was (much) younger.
Great song, fantastic voice.
Top notch.


Edited by Jon Thomas (11/27/17 09:00 AM)
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#441017 - 11/27/17 03:00 PM [User Showcase] Re: YOU DID'NT GIVE UP ON ME [Re: 44kfl]
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Originally Posted By: 44kfl
Nice bass playing (that's from an old bass player)

Super song! (like a track off of Something/Anything)

your mixes always shine and this one is great

vocals are top notch, very nice guitar

strong write

sweet!

Kenny


Torrey,

Kenny said everything I was thinking. And I'm glad he caught the Something/Anything sound - I couldn't put me finger on it, but that is it! Very Rundgren-ish!!!

Super cool sound.

Really enjoyed that.

floyd
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#441032 - 11/27/17 04:08 PM [User Showcase] Re: YOU DIDN'T GIVE UP ON ME [Re: Torrey Bliss]
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Great song Torrey!! I always love the feel of your music. Reminds me of some of the great music from the 70s/80s- very melodic with great vocals. Really cool, heartfelt lyrics on this one too. Always, always LOVE to hear your stuff!! Take care. Greg

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#441066 - 11/27/17 06:09 PM [User Showcase] Re: YOU DID'NT GIVE UP ON ME [Re: Scott C]
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Thanks Scott! Always appreciate your comments! T
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#441229 - 11/28/17 10:02 AM [User Showcase] Re: YOU DIDN'T GIVE UP ON ME [Re: Torrey Bliss]
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Very soulful song with beautiful vocals. Very groovy to listen to while running smile I like the dry mix. Good playing, especially the lead guitar.

Janne

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#441238 - 11/28/17 10:16 AM [User Showcase] Re: YOU DIDN'T GIVE UP ON ME [Re: Torrey Bliss]
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Stellar write and performance. Vocals are top notch. Enjoyed this from start to finish.

Charlie
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#441353 - 11/28/17 04:09 PM [User Showcase] Re: YOU DID'NT GIVE UP ON ME [Re: Al-David]
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Thanks Alan! You always send such encouraging words and I appreciate it! T
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#441460 - 11/29/17 03:29 AM [User Showcase] Re: YOU DID'NT GIVE UP ON ME [Re: 44kfl]
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Thanks Kenny for the listen and commenting! I appreciate it! T
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#441589 - 11/29/17 06:07 PM [User Showcase] Re: YOU DID'NT GIVE UP ON ME [Re: BlueAttitude]
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Thanks so much Dave for the listen and comments! I appreciate it! T
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#441633 - 11/30/17 03:02 AM [User Showcase] Re: YOU DID'NT GIVE UP ON ME [Re: dani48]
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Thanks so much for the kind words Dani! I appreciate it! T
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#441778 - 11/30/17 04:37 PM [User Showcase] Re: YOU DID'NT GIVE UP ON ME [Re: Janice & Bud]
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Thanks once again J&B for all those kind words! It's appreciated! T
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#441824 - 12/01/17 02:39 AM [User Showcase] Re: YOU DID'NT GIVE UP ON ME [Re: Deryk - PG Music]
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Thanks for listening and commenting Deryk! I appreciate it. T
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#441890 - 12/01/17 12:00 PM [User Showcase] Re: YOU DIDN'T GIVE UP ON ME [Re: Torrey Bliss]
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Hi Torrey Bliss, Great work on updating this! Great mixdown each of the elements are very clear. The harmonies and progression are awesome! Well done!
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#442008 - 12/01/17 08:36 PM [User Showcase] Re: YOU DIDN'T GIVE UP ON ME [Re: RichMac]
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Thanks Rich for listening and commenting! I appreciate it! T
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#442131 - 12/02/17 01:37 PM [User Showcase] Re: YOU DIDN'T GIVE UP ON ME [Re: Torrey Bliss]
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Torrey,

A succesful blend of a Donald Fagan song and a gospel song.
Superb lead guitar!
Another quality track.

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#442169 - 12/02/17 03:02 PM [User Showcase] Re: YOU DIDN'T GIVE UP ON ME [Re: PeterF]
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Sure do appreciate that Peter! Thanks for the listen and comment! T
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#442259 - 12/03/17 04:07 AM [User Showcase] Re: YOU DIDN'T GIVE UP ON ME [Re: David Snyder]
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Thanks so much David! I always seem to get a lot of ELO comparisons but the funny thing is that I was never really that big a fan. I guess Jeff Lynne had more influence on me than I thought! Always loved Rundgren though!
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#442489 - 12/04/17 03:10 AM [User Showcase] Re: YOU DIDN'T GIVE UP ON ME [Re: bluage]
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Thanks bluage for taking the time to listen and comment! I appreciate it! T
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#442705 - 12/05/17 03:12 AM [User Showcase] Re: YOU DIDN'T GIVE UP ON ME [Re: Jon Thomas]
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Jon, thanks a lot for listening and commenting on the song! I appreciate it! T
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#442916 - 12/05/17 08:27 PM [User Showcase] Re: YOU DIDN'T GIVE UP ON ME [Re: Torrey Bliss]
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Great easy listening Christian rock style you have going on here. I know that sounds a bit like a cliché but I can hears so many different influences that it's hard to put a single label on it. Great sounding guitar solo near the end. The mix sounds great too.
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#442946 - 12/06/17 01:43 AM [User Showcase] Re: YOU DID'NT GIVE UP ON ME [Re: floyd jane]
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Thanks for listening and commenting Floyd! I appreciate it! T
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#443122 - 12/06/17 05:24 PM [User Showcase] Re: YOU DIDN'T GIVE UP ON ME [Re: Greg Johnson]
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Thanks for the kind words Greg! I appreciate it! T
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#443238 - 12/07/17 05:01 AM [User Showcase] Re: YOU DIDN'T GIVE UP ON ME [Re: jannesan]
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Thanks for the listen Janne! I appreciate it! T
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#443459 - 12/07/17 06:56 PM [User Showcase] Re: YOU DIDN'T GIVE UP ON ME [Re: Charlie Fogle]
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Always appreciate your comments Charlie! Thanks T
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#443510 - 12/08/17 03:56 AM [User Showcase] Re: YOU DIDN'T GIVE UP ON ME [Re: Joe -PG Music]
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Thanks Joe for noticing the finer details of the song! I appreciate it! T
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#443674 - 12/08/17 05:03 PM [User Showcase] Re: YOU DID'NT GIVE UP ON ME [Re: Torrey Bliss]
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You had me from the opening two bars! Love the vibe.

Wonderful song!

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#443716 - 12/08/17 11:22 PM [User Showcase] Re: YOU DIDN'T GIVE UP ON ME [Re: Torrey Bliss]
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Hello, Torrey

Super vocal and lead guitar!
Very nice groove and very rock.
Your vocal is especially pleasant in this one.
I do agree with Janice & Bud.
“Me
Vocals
Bass
Electric Guitar Lead and Rhythm
Percussion”
I wanna do that when I grow up, too!
Enjoyed my listen a lot.

Best regards.

Shigeki Adachi

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#443739 - 12/09/17 04:31 AM [User Showcase] Re: YOU DIDN'T GIVE UP ON ME [Re: RnAM]
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Thanks Rob/Anne Marie for your nice comments! They are always appreciated! T
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#443769 - 12/09/17 07:40 AM [User Showcase] Re: YOU DIDN'T GIVE UP ON ME [Re: Samuel Davis]
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Samuel, thanks so much for listening and commenting on the song! I appreciate it! T
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#443771 - 12/09/17 07:43 AM [User Showcase] Re: YOU DID'NT GIVE UP ON ME [Re: gruverider]
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Thanks for listening and commenting Lawrence! I appreciate it! T
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#443772 - 12/09/17 07:44 AM [User Showcase] Re: YOU DIDN'T GIVE UP ON ME [Re: animarorecords]
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Thanks for the kind words about the song Shigeki! I appreciate it! T
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PG Music News
Announcing…The Birth of a Song (w/Floyd Jane)

We are excited to announce the release of a new project: The Birth of a Song (w/Floyd Jane)

Songwriter Floyd Jane shows the songwriting process from inspiration to performance and publication: http://www.pgmusic.com/?vid=IYMMZVvQdCw

The idea for this project came about when many members on this forum and elsewhere were asking questions about the song writing process. There are many aspects, and many parts of it necessary to create a song, get it arranged, performed, and then published on the internet. So we asked the great songwriter Floyd Jane, who is a regular member on this forum, if he could help. Floyd agreed and was even able to collaborate with other forum members, Janice and Bud. The result is this video we put together that you can see on YouTube or Facebook, called "The Birth of a Song (w/Floyd Jane)".

We hope this video helps other songwriters with their songwriting process, and also shows them tools that are available to them along the way. Also, we mention this User Showcase Forum, and hope to see many new aspiring or accomplished songwriters join this community :blush:

A big Thank You to Floyd for sharing your knowledge with the community and making this possible. And to Janice and Bud for your great collaboration!

Here is Floyd's original forum post for his song "A Little Bit Of Me": http://www.pgmusic.com/forums/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=433190

Check out Floyd / Janice & Bud’s music here:
http://floydjane.com/
https://www.janiceandbud.com/

Band-in-a-Box® 2018 for Windows - 49 Requests Fulfilled!

Band-in-a-Box® 2018 for Windows boasts more than 50 new features... and a lot of the new features fill the requests posted by program users!

Some of these include:

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A. We have a major new feature called "Video RealTracks." These work and sound like RealTracks, but you get to see a video of the Guitarist (or whatever instrument) playing as well. The amazing thing is that this works with any chord progression you type in. So, if you want to learn to play like the great guitarist Brent Mason, for example, you can type in chords to any progression you are interested in, and then hear and see a video of Brent soloing over your progression. Now you can learn much quicker, as it helps to see how a musician is performing, as well as to hear.

Q. I love the Audio Chord Wizard, as it figures out chords from mp3 and other audio files. But it is a separate program from Band-in-a-Box, and I can’t go back and forth to change things easily.

A. We've solved that, as BiaB 2018 has integrated the Audio Chord Wizard directly into Band-in-a-Box. Now load an audio file into BiaB, open the Audio Edit Window – Audio Chord Wizard mode, and let it automatically figure out the bar lines and chords for the song.

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A. We've improved this, by adding support for Windows Media Foundation. This allows you to save MP3 in your choice of resolutions, up to very high 320mpbs. Better still, it works on current versions of Windows (Windows 7,8,10) and also on older versions too (Vista, XP).

We've answered 49 questions - review all of these answers on our forum post "49 of your Problems solved? List of 49 Requests fulfilled in Band-in-a-Box 2018" here.

All of the new features in Band-in-a-Box® 2018 for Windows can be reviewed at http://www.pgmusic.com/bbwin.new.htm

RealBand® 2018 for Windows Build 3 Update Available!

RealBand 2018 users can update their version with the latest patch, Build 3. Download this patch here

Summary of Changes since 2018 Build 3:

Added: Section Numbers supported. All section letter menus now include numbers 1 through 9 in addition to letters A through Z.
Fixed: Section letters in Notation Window were not being resized if the notation was zoomed in/out
Fixed: RealBand might freeze when generating audio harmonies
Fixed: Loading in a BB song (MGU/SGU) or generating realtracks could freeze up the program.
Fixed: Chords in Notation/LeadSheet on 1st beat of a bar were being drawn too close to bar lines.
Fixed: Support for XP and Vista.

http://www.pgmusic.com/support.realband.htm#2018_3

Band-in-a-Box® 2018 Build 505 Update Available!

Band-in-a-Box® 2018 for Windows users can update their version with the latest patch - Build 505.

This patch can be downloaded here.

Summary of changes for Build 505:

Added: You can now put Section Numbers in your song. Previously you could only use letters A-Z, but now you can use 1-9 as well.
Added:You can now filter styles in the StylePicker for styles that contain Video RealTracks.
Fixed: Band-in-a-Box would crash with error "Procedure entry point MFTEnumEx could not be found in the Dynamic Link Library Mfplat.DLL" while starting up if using Windows Vista.
Fixed: Band-in-a-Box would crash with error message "dwmapi.dll cannot be found" while starting up if using Windows XP.
Fixed: The Transcribe feature in the Audio Edit window was not always working.
Fixed: The Windows Audio Devices dialog might show garbage text for names of devices if not running Band-in-a-Box in English.
Fixed: There was no Quality selector in the Render to Audio File dialog if rendering MP3 on Windows 7 or earlier.
Fixed: There were visual artifacts in the leadsheet & notation windows when moving the cursor.
Fixed: Using the Transpose or stretching features in the Audio Edit window might cause an access violation if the audio track is mono.
Improved: Band-in-a-Box will start up faster.
Improved: Importing ABC Notation files has been improved.
Updated: Help file and manuals.
Updated: RealTracks Artist bio's.

http://www.pgmusic.com/support_windowsupdates.htm#505

New! Video RealTracks for Band-in-a-Box® 2018 for Windows!

NEW with Band-in-a-Box® 2018 for Windows... Video RealTracks Sets!

Video RealTracks allow you to see the RealTracks artist playing that track - you can use them just like any other RealTrack, and you can generate a video which will display the musician playing your song exactly as you hear it. You can also include a chord sheet or notation in the video.
TIP: If you load one of the video RealTracks bands, you will have video RealTracks on 5 tracks, and you can make a video of 1-5 musicians!

We've added Video RealTracks Set 1: Pop Ballad Band to our Free Bonus PAK included in Band-in-a-Box® 2018 for Windows packages during our December special.
Video RealTracks Set 2: Country TrainBeat Band is included in the 2018 49-PAK, along with 40 Bonus UNRELEASED RealTracks, 22 MIDI SuperTracks, 101 Instrumental Studies, and Artist Performance Set 8: Traditional Songs Sung by Béatrix Méthé.

SPECIAL OFFER: During our Band-in-a-Box® 2018 Holiday Special, purchase our "Video RealTracks Set 3-6 Special Bundle Offer" to complete your purchase with the remaining Video RealTracks Sets for the low price of just $49! http://www.pgmusic.com/bbwin.videorealtracks.htm

Learn more about the new Video RealTracks and see them in action: Video link - "Video RealTracks Sets 1-6 for Band-in-a-Box® 2018 for Windows"

Video - 202 NEW RealTracks for Band-in-a-Box® 2018 for Windows!

With the release of Band-in-a-Box® 2018 for Windows we also released 202 NEW RealTracks (in Sets 278-300)! Listen to all the individual demos here: www.pgmusic.com/bbwin.202newrealtracks.htm, or watch our Band-in-a-Box® 2018 for Windows - 202 New RealTracks Overview Video: www.pgmusic.com/?vid=qDFYZMjrzAI

Get all 202 new RealTracks when you purchase any Band-in-a-Box® 2018 UltraPAK, Audiophile Edition, or the PlusPAK upgrade, on sale until December 31st!

NEW! Xtra Styles PAK 4 - Available for both Windows and Mac!

We've just released Xtra Styles PAK 4 with over 150 new RealStyles for Rock-Pop, Jazz, Country, and 'Folk and Beyond' styles! These new RealStyles will work with the RealTracks included in any Band-in-a-Box® version 2017 or higher UltraPAK or Audiophile Edition.

To add to the excitement of this release, we're putting all of our Xtra Styles PAKs on SALE! Until December 31st, purchase any Xtra Styles PAK (1 - 4) for just $29 each! (reg. $49) http://www.pgmusic.com/xtrastyles.php?os=win

Listen to all the demos of these new Xtra Styles here, or check out this video: www.pgmusic.com/?vid=Zl_wr47d2V0

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