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#444295 - 12/11/17 11:45 AM [User Showcase] Announcing…The Birth of a Song (w/Floyd Jane)
Callie - PG Music Offline
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Hi everyone,

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.


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/

*Note that a longer, more in-depth version of this video will be coming in the new year!
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#444297 - 12/11/17 11:53 AM [User Showcase] Re: Announcing…The Birth of a Song (w/Floyd Jane) [Re: Callie - PG Music]
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Awesome,

thanks for sharing this

so cool to see Janice adding harmony

Kenny

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#444305 - 12/11/17 12:07 PM [User Showcase] Re: Announcing…The Birth of a Song (w/Floyd Jane) [Re: Callie - PG Music]
BlueAttitude Offline
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Registered: 11/30/07
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Man, how cool was that?!

Great seeing Floyd in action, and seeing Janice adding the harmony parts.

Nicely done!
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#444342 - 12/11/17 01:51 PM [User Showcase] Re: Announcing…The Birth of a Song (w/Floyd Jane) [Re: Callie - PG Music]
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Oh, oh, if a cameo in this would just allow some of that fj songwriting skill to rub off on us!

Janice was practicing her part in the kitchen after we had come in from working on our bike trail. I saw her dancing away so I shot a short clip while drinking a cup of joe. And I’ve never done that before. Not the coffee drinking smile the video of her working up a part. She said “let’s record it” so just for grins I shot another clip while she was running through it in our music room.

At that point we had no idea it would end up in a PG Music video! I mentioned to fj that we’d shot a couple of clips and he asked that we send them because he was working on a project with PG Music. So off they went -- featuring Janice's trail work clothes and all!

Thank you fj and Pg Music for letting us play a small part in this. We sincerely hope it introduces new folks to both a wonderful product and community (and, of course allows them to appreciate fj's singer/songwriter skills). We, and I'm sure many others, look forward to the full version.

J&B
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#444348 - 12/11/17 02:03 PM [User Showcase] Re: Announcing…The Birth of a Song (w/Floyd Jane) [Re: Janice & Bud]
Don Gaynor Offline
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Absolutely wonderful, Floyd!

Thanks.

Donny

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#444357 - 12/11/17 02:31 PM [User Showcase] Re: Announcing…The Birth of a Song (w/Floyd Jane) [Re: Callie - PG Music]
tommyad Offline
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What a great idea! This is executed with great skill and a fabulous testimonial to BIAB not to mention the intimate look into the creative process of three of the most talented people on the forum. I know all the forum members as well as the curious newcomers will love this. I’m going back and watch it again right now. So cool!!! Tom


Edited by tommyad (12/12/17 10:54 AM)

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#444390 - 12/11/17 04:10 PM [User Showcase] Re: Announcing…The Birth of a Song (w/Floyd Jane) [Re: Callie - PG Music]
David Snyder Offline
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Wow, very cool. The man, the myth, the legend, the woman behind the greatness. The Bud behind the camera. It's all there.

smile
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#444394 - 12/11/17 04:21 PM [User Showcase] Re: Announcing…The Birth of a Song (w/Floyd Jane) [Re: Callie - PG Music]
Jon Thomas Offline
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Registered: 12/18/15
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Floyd, fantastico!
With a final "o".
That's Italian, but the meaning is pretty obvious smile
Loved the video, and the song of course. And great harmony by Janice. What a pleasure! Thank you guys!!!
Grazie!
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#444397 - 12/11/17 04:28 PM [User Showcase] Re: Announcing…The Birth of a Song (w/Floyd Jane) [Re: Jon Thomas]
Don Gaynor Offline
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FJ, I linked a few Nashville friends, hope that's okay.

What a fabulous testimonial to you and BIAB.

Thank you.

Donny

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#444399 - 12/11/17 04:31 PM [User Showcase] Re: Announcing…The Birth of a Song (w/Floyd Jane) [Re: Callie - PG Music]
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Hopefully, there will be a lot more to come. We recorded the entire process of writing the song and each step of track selection and mixing - basically a full documentary... about an hour's worth of video. We'll see... it was fun - and surprisingly harder than one might think...
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#444453 - 12/11/17 07:37 PM [User Showcase] Re: Announcing…The Birth of a Song (w/Floyd Jane) [Re: Callie - PG Music]
Sundance Offline
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What a fun watch! Great promotion! Love the I'm going to go mow the yard now..LOL!

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#444457 - 12/11/17 08:18 PM [User Showcase] Re: Announcing…The Birth of a Song (w/Floyd Jane) [Re: Callie - PG Music]
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Hey guys. How cool is that! Nice promotion too.

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#444461 - 12/11/17 08:31 PM [User Showcase] Re: Announcing…The Birth of a Song (w/Floyd Jane) [Re: Callie - PG Music]
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I really enjoyed watching that! I'm looking forward to the other videos as well.
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#444462 - 12/11/17 08:34 PM [User Showcase] Re: Announcing…The Birth of a Song (w/Floyd Jane) [Re: Callie - PG Music]
Charlie Fogle Offline
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Wow. Awesome video. Really enjoyed watching. Caught it on Facebook, had to share.

I hope PGMusic does more of this.
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#444633 - 12/12/17 11:41 AM [User Showcase] Re: Announcing…The Birth of a Song (w/Floyd Jane) [Re: Callie - PG Music]
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How cool was that?

I'd have never picked your face out of a line up based on how you sound. Seeing someone after hearing them is always ...... ummmmm.... different than one expects because we always formulate a vision of what we think someone looks like and it rarely ever close to reality.
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#444650 - 12/12/17 12:14 PM [User Showcase] Re: Announcing…The Birth of a Song (w/Floyd Jane) [Re: Callie - PG Music]
Sergio Guarneri Offline
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Hi Floyd, now I understand why your songs are so nice!! crazy
Great video, a really interesting idea.

Sergio
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#444654 - 12/12/17 12:25 PM [User Showcase] Re: Announcing…The Birth of a Song (w/Floyd Jane) [Re: Callie - PG Music]
DaveBrooksMusic Offline
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Registered: 08/24/15
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Dear Mr. Jane;

Thank you for your music that never fails to enlighten my day and put a smile on my face. A good solid romp as always!!!

All the Best,

Dave
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#444688 - 12/12/17 02:22 PM [User Showcase] Re: Announcing…The Birth of a Song (w/Floyd Jane) [Re: BlueAttitude]
olemon Offline
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Originally Posted By: BlueAttitude
Man, how cool was that?!

Great seeing Floyd in action, and seeing Janice adding the harmony parts.

Nicely done!


It was way-cool!
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#444784 - 12/13/17 02:43 AM [User Showcase] Re: Announcing…The Birth of a Song (w/Floyd Jane) [Re: Callie - PG Music]
LPman Offline
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Great idea, the video was well put together... Felt nice to see these people do what they love.thanks for sharing
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#444948 - 12/13/17 04:23 PM [User Showcase] Re: Announcing…The Birth of a Song (w/Floyd Jane) [Re: Callie - PG Music]
Robertkc Offline
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Really enjoyed that and will look forward to the full documentary.
I miss my mower now for that songwriting side benefit!

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