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#449602 - 01/06/18 05:52 PM [User Showcase] *New* Counting the moments
Rob4580 Offline
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Hi all. Hope every one has had a safe holiday season.
Wrote this one late last year.

All comments welcome. Rob


Counting the moments

I'm counting the moments since we've been apart.
How often Ive laid in the dark.
I miss your lips and the smell of you hair.
Darling I wish you where here.

Bridge

I miss your lips and the smell of you hair.
Darling I wish you where here.

I meant all those words that I whispered to you.
And I hope, that you did, too.

I miss your lips and the smell of you hair.
Darling I wish you where here.

Yes I miss your lips and the smell of you hair.
Darling I wish you where here.

Bridge

I miss your lips and the smell of you hair.
Darling I wish you where here.

Oh how I wish you where here

.****** Song Summary *************
Title: Counting the moments
File:Counting the moments.SGU
Key=E , Tempo 85, Length (m:s)=2:57
4 bar intro, 76 bar chorus, from bar 5 to bar 80. Repeat x1 chorus
No Melody
No Soloist track.
Song is saved with Volume, Pan, Reverb, Chorus, Bank0,
Style is _MYLILLY.STY (My Lilly Old Tme Autoharp Waltz)
SoloistCustom Synth is Hi-Q 050 01 Strings, Ensemble, Movie Sforzando.tgs

RealTracks in style: ~1121:Bass, Acoustic, CountryWaltz Sw 085
RealTracks in style: 2450:Guitar, Nylon, Rhythm CountryWaltzBrent Sw 085
RealTracks in style: ~824:Guitar, Acoustic, Strumming Country Waltz Sw 085
RealTracks in style: 2709:Autoharp, Rhythm OldTimeSlowWaltz Sw 085
RealTracks in song: 2044:Mandolin, Soloist CountryWaltzAndy Sw 085 (Bluesy)
RealDrums in style: NashClassicWaltzSw^4-a:Snare, HiHat , b:Snare, Ride

Mixed with Sonar. Vocals myself

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#449618 - 01/06/18 06:50 PM [User Showcase] Re: *New* Counting the moments [Re: Rob4580]
Scott C Offline
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This is a very cool tune. Has a Marty Robbins vibe to it. Super vocal and back track well done..
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#449759 - 01/07/18 01:18 PM [User Showcase] Re: *New* Counting the moments [Re: Rob4580]
PeterF Offline
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Rob

Very nice ballad with your usual excellent distinctive vocal. Pretty arrangement.

Peter

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#449762 - 01/07/18 01:31 PM [User Showcase] Re: *New* Counting the moments [Re: Scott C]
Rob4580 Offline
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Originally Posted By: Scott C
This is a very cool tune. Has a Marty Robbins vibe to it. Super vocal and back track well done..


Hello Scott. Thank you for your comment.Rob

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#449764 - 01/07/18 01:37 PM [User Showcase] Re: *New* Counting the moments [Re: Rob4580]
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This is an excellent waltz with a touch of Marty Robbins.

That mandolin was perfect for this song.

Great vocal and lyrics also.

Great job on this one - Two thumbs up.
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#449776 - 01/07/18 01:55 PM [User Showcase] Re: *New* Counting the moments [Re: Rob4580]
Torrey Bliss Offline
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Very good vocal Rob! Like someone else said, this reminds me a lot of Marty Robbins (One of the absolute greats). Great 70's sounding Country! Thanks, Torrey
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#449971 - 01/08/18 03:17 PM [User Showcase] Re: *New* Counting the moments [Re: Scott C]
Rob4580 Offline
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Originally Posted By: Scott C
This is a very cool tune. Has a Marty Robbins vibe to it. Super vocal and back track well done..


Hello Scott. Thank your for your encouraging comment.
Rob

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#450023 - 01/09/18 02:19 AM [User Showcase] Re: *New* Counting the moments [Re: PeterF]
Rob4580 Offline
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Originally Posted By: PeterF
Rob

Very nice ballad with your usual excellent distinctive vocal. Pretty arrangement.

Peter


Thank you Peter. Rob

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#450024 - 01/09/18 02:25 AM [User Showcase] Re: *New* Counting the moments [Re: Rob4580]
rsdean Offline
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Rob,

This is an excellent song... Love the vocal and mix. A very cool mandolin track as well.

Bob
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#450048 - 01/09/18 06:21 AM [User Showcase] Re: *New* Counting the moments [Re: Rob4580]
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Great work on this, Rob! A couple others mentioned, and I have to agree - I'm definitely getting some Marty Robbins vibes here, which is definitely a good thing! I love how gentle this sounds. It is easy to sway to, and your vocal performance is absolutely on point.

Thanks so much for sharing smile
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#450097 - 01/09/18 09:17 AM [User Showcase] Re: *New* Counting the moments [Re: Rob4580]
Janice & Bud Offline
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Excellent Rob. Everything comes together on this. The lyric, melody and arrangement are perfecto for your vocals.

And we need more waltzes...

Enjoyed it!

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#450111 - 01/09/18 10:22 AM [User Showcase] Re: *New* Counting the moments [Re: Rob4580]
ROG Offline
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Loc: York, England
Hi Rob,

I have a great respect for anyone who can write a waltz - I've never been able to get
that time signature to work.

This is a great country waltz and whilst I quite agree with everyone who mentioned
Marty Robbins, I also thought I could have heard Jim Reeves singing this.

Lovely backing track and very relaxed vocal delivery, all wrapped up in an excellent mix.

ROG.

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#450154 - 01/09/18 01:58 PM [User Showcase] Re: *New* Counting the moments [Re: MarioD]
Rob4580 Offline
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Originally Posted By: MarioD
This is an excellent waltz with a touch of Marty Robbins.

That mandolin was perfect for this song.

Great vocal and lyrics also.

Great job on this one - Two thumbs up.


Many thanks Mario. Rob

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#450155 - 01/09/18 02:00 PM [User Showcase] Re: *New* Counting the moments [Re: Torrey Bliss]
Rob4580 Offline
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Originally Posted By: Torrey Bliss
Very good vocal Rob! Like someone else said, this reminds me a lot of Marty Robbins (One of the absolute greats). Great 70's sounding Country! Thanks, Torrey


Hello Torrey. Thank you for your comment. Rob

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#450169 - 01/09/18 02:31 PM [User Showcase] Re: *New* Counting the moments [Re: Rob4580]
furry Offline
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Rob, this IS a gorgeous song and it really suits your voice which was born to sing country.
Good luck as it should be recorded by some mainstream srtists
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