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#455298 - 02/02/18 11:36 AM [User Showcase] LOVE BITTER BLUES
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https://soundcloud.com/torrey-bliss/i-stopped-singing-those-lost-out-on-love-bitter-blues

A silly little bluesy love song. Had a lot of fun doing this one and I hope someone likes it! Thanks again PG Music for helping me get my ideas into a tangible form!

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Edited by Torrey Bliss (02/02/18 03:49 PM)

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#455338 - 02/02/18 04:29 PM [User Showcase] Re: LOVE BITTER BLUES [Re: Torrey Bliss]
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Torrey
A damn fine - "silly little bluesy love song"....
Sophisticated, clever and interesting. Great vocal arrangement and some excellent guitar playing - loved the octave section.
Excellent.

Peter

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#455339 - 02/02/18 04:32 PM [User Showcase] Re: LOVE BITTER BLUES [Re: Torrey Bliss]
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Torrey,

There's a clarity to this production that is incredible. Right from the start, the sound was crisp and crystal clear. It made me sit up and pay attention.

Your singing is great and the song is really entertaining. I didn't hear anything 'silly' about this at all. What I head was talent shining brightly in every direction.

All the best,
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#455383 - 02/03/18 04:48 AM [User Showcase] Re: LOVE BITTER BLUES [Re: PeterF]
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Originally Posted By: PeterF
Torrey
A damn fine - "silly little bluesy love song"....
Sophisticated, clever and interesting. Great vocal arrangement and some excellent guitar playing - loved the octave section.
Excellent.

Peter


Yes, pretty much exactly what I was thinking.

I loved this one, outstanding!!


Edited by BlueAttitude (02/03/18 12:28 PM)
Edit Reason: Typo
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#455392 - 02/03/18 06:05 AM [User Showcase] Re: LOVE BITTER BLUES [Re: Torrey Bliss]
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Torrey,

This is REALLY nice. A terrific Pop write. Awesome melody (you are SO god at that!).

Your vocal on this is exceptional - one of your best, I think.

Nice production and mix. Super guitar.

fj
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#455430 - 02/03/18 09:13 AM [User Showcase] Re: LOVE BITTER BLUES [Re: Torrey Bliss]
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hi torrey wow this is great peace great vocal mixed so clear excellent work. and great guitar chops thanks for sharing eric

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#455441 - 02/03/18 09:43 AM [User Showcase] Re: LOVE BITTER BLUES [Re: Torrey Bliss]
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Torrey,
A very Beatles sounding blues - maybe a bit looser than the arrangements on your recent songs, but still so catchy (to my ears you own that adjective when it comes to song melody!),
Nice to hear your lead guitar in a different style and the vocal is one of your best.


Robert

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#455452 - 02/03/18 11:09 AM [User Showcase] Re: LOVE BITTER BLUES [Re: Torrey Bliss]
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My kind of blues Torrey. Super guitar with a super vocal. Loved your phrasing. Very cool. Harmonies were exceptional
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#455453 - 02/03/18 11:14 AM [User Showcase] Re: LOVE BITTER BLUES [Re: Torrey Bliss]
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Wow - you nailed this, Torrey! I can't get over how well produced this sounds. I wouldn't flinch hearing this on the radio. The harmonies on the chorus are superb, and overall it's just a very well written song. Not to mention, that groove is great! It had my foot tapping within a few bars.

Great work, and thanks so much for sharing smile
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#455466 - 02/03/18 12:55 PM [User Showcase] Re: LOVE BITTER BLUES [Re: Torrey Bliss]
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Wow Torrey, this really is a great bluesy song!
Very cool vocals and the guitar sounds so good!
Your best!

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#455560 - 02/04/18 07:04 AM [User Showcase] Re: LOVE BITTER BLUES [Re: PeterF]
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Thanks Peter!? I really appreciate that! T

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#455671 - 02/04/18 06:19 PM [User Showcase] Re: LOVE BITTER BLUES [Re: Noel96]
Torrey Bliss Online   content
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Thanks Noel for those kind comments! I appreciate it! T

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#455674 - 02/04/18 06:31 PM [User Showcase] Re: LOVE BITTER BLUES [Re: Torrey Bliss]
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Really nice, Torrey! Great guitar work, and your vocals shine as always. Very well written, and I particularly like the progression.

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#455718 - 02/05/18 06:11 AM [User Showcase] Re: LOVE BITTER BLUES [Re: Torrey Bliss]
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I don't have have time to write down everything I like about this. It is classic pop rock in the Style of Steely Dan. Magnificent chord progression and jazz soloing. Great vocals and harmonies--totally pro.

Loved it man. You are a true artist!!

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#455728 - 02/05/18 07:08 AM [User Showcase] Re: LOVE BITTER BLUES [Re: Torrey Bliss]
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Silly? Little? Hahahaha!

What so many would give to be able to write and perform and arrange and mix a song like that.

Posters have already thrown accolades at the progression, the write and the performances on vocals and guitar.

We'll only add that this is the kind of bluesy production that can also serve to draw new listeners into the blues...yes to us it's the blues but it has a light and very cool pop vibe to it. Heck maybe that's why people mentioned Steely Dan - but not having listened to them what would we know? Well, we know this is a great production and a wonderful addition to our SC favs playlist.

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#455764 - 02/05/18 09:23 AM [User Showcase] Re: LOVE BITTER BLUES [Re: floyd jane]
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Originally Posted By: floyd jane
Torrey,

This is REALLY nice. A terrific Pop write. Awesome melody (you are SO god at that!).

Your vocal on this is exceptional - one of your best, I think.

Nice production and mix. Super guitar.

fj


Yeah - what Floyd said. A big Plus 1. Your vocal is exceptional. You're a "silly little song's' best friend. Loved the casual feel to this! You're an exceptional talent.

Alan
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#455827 - 02/05/18 01:10 PM [User Showcase] Re: LOVE BITTER BLUES [Re: Al-David]
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Originally Posted By: Al-David
Originally Posted By: floyd jane
Torrey,

This is REALLY nice. A terrific Pop write. Awesome melody (you are SO god at that!).

Your vocal on this is exceptional - one of your best, I think.

Nice production and mix. Super guitar.

fj


Yeah - what Floyd said. A big Plus 1. Your vocal is exceptional. You're a "silly little song's' best friend. Loved the casual feel to this! You're an exceptional talent.

Alan


I agree also! I also liked the vocals and especially the guitar leads. Great mix!

You are a multi-talented musician.

Two thumbs up.
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#455872 - 02/05/18 05:09 PM [User Showcase] Re: LOVE BITTER BLUES [Re: BlueAttitude]
Torrey Bliss Online   content
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Thanks for the listen Dave! I highly value your input! T

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#455919 - 02/06/18 01:53 AM [User Showcase] Re: LOVE BITTER BLUES [Re: floyd jane]
Torrey Bliss Online   content
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I appreciate that Floyd! Thanks for listening! T

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#456059 - 02/06/18 04:05 PM [User Showcase] Re: LOVE BITTER BLUES [Re: F.M.M.]
Torrey Bliss Online   content
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Thanks Eric! I appreciate it! T

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#456064 - 02/06/18 04:20 PM [User Showcase] Re: LOVE BITTER BLUES [Re: Torrey Bliss]
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Wow! I feel like if I complement any one aspect of the song it would be a disservice. That I might leave something out.

Let me put it this way: everything that you did to make this song happen - that's my favorite part.

Exceptional!

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#456073 - 02/06/18 05:19 PM [User Showcase] Re: LOVE BITTER BLUES [Re: Torrey Bliss]
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Nice lyrics and melody. Upbeat but bluesy. Good production!!

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#456132 - 02/07/18 01:39 AM [User Showcase] Re: LOVE BITTER BLUES [Re: Scott C]
Torrey Bliss Online   content
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Scott, I always appreciate the fact that you take the time to listen and comment! Thanks! T


Edited by Torrey Bliss (02/07/18 01:40 AM)

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#456295 - 02/07/18 01:43 PM [User Showcase] Re: LOVE BITTER BLUES [Re: Deryk - PG Music]
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Thanks Deryk for all the nice comments! I appreciate it! T

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#456382 - 02/08/18 03:57 AM [User Showcase] Re: LOVE BITTER BLUES [Re: Torrey Bliss]
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Torrey,

Great song and vocal - incredible mix and production. I really like this one.

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#456404 - 02/08/18 05:26 AM [User Showcase] Re: LOVE BITTER BLUES [Re: gruverider]
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Originally Posted By: gruverider
Wow! I feel like if I complement any one aspect of the song it would be a disservice. That I might leave something out.

Let me put it this way: everything that you did to make this song happen - that's my favorite part.

Exceptional!
Torrey, these are my thoughts exactly. I would characterize this as Steely Dan meets the Beatles, falls in love and gives the world Torrey Bliss. Great singing, playing, arrangement, Everything!, Loved it, Tom

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#456512 - 02/08/18 03:32 PM [User Showcase] Re: LOVE BITTER BLUES [Re: RnAM]
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Thanks Rob and Anne-Marie! I always highly value your comments! T

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#456574 - 02/09/18 02:21 AM [User Showcase] Re: LOVE BITTER BLUES [Re: Steve Young]
Torrey Bliss Online   content
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Thanks Steve for the kind words! I appreciate it! T

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#456671 - 02/09/18 04:22 PM [User Showcase] Re: LOVE BITTER BLUES [Re: David Snyder]
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Thanks for the listen David! I appreciate your thoughts! T

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#456731 - 02/10/18 04:02 AM [User Showcase] Re: LOVE BITTER BLUES [Re: Janice & Bud]
Torrey Bliss Online   content
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Thanks J&B for taking time to listen and comment! It means a lot to me! T

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#456822 - 02/10/18 11:58 AM [User Showcase] Re: LOVE BITTER BLUES [Re: Torrey Bliss]
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Hi, Torrey !:))


Your best in this cathegory
so far ! (at least of the
brilliant tunes you´ve come
up with so far !!)!!

Awesomely good !!!!

Cheers
Dani

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#456873 - 02/10/18 05:11 PM [User Showcase] Re: LOVE BITTER BLUES [Re: Al-David]
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Thanks Alan for taking time to listen and comment! I appreciate it! T

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#457035 - 02/11/18 01:12 PM [User Showcase] Re: LOVE BITTER BLUES [Re: MarioD]
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Thanks Mario! I really appreciate you listening and commenting! Thanks, T

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#457058 - 02/11/18 02:08 PM [User Showcase] Re: LOVE BITTER BLUES [Re: Torrey Bliss]
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Great song very well performed.
Super mixing and playing.

Sergio
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#457153 - 02/12/18 07:26 AM [User Showcase] Re: LOVE BITTER BLUES [Re: gruverider]
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Thanks Lawrence! I appreciate it! T

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#457224 - 02/12/18 06:32 PM [User Showcase] Re: LOVE BITTER BLUES [Re: Belladonna]
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Thanks for checking out the song and commenting Donna! I appreciate it! T

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#457240 - 02/12/18 08:47 PM [User Showcase] Re: LOVE BITTER BLUES [Re: Torrey Bliss]
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In a word WOW. Great song! I love your sound. Also I love the clarity and balance in your mix.
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#457350 - 02/13/18 10:51 AM [User Showcase] Re: LOVE BITTER BLUES [Re: rsdean]
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Bob I really appreciate you checking out the song and commenting on it! Thanks! T

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#457427 - 02/13/18 03:46 PM [User Showcase] Re: LOVE BITTER BLUES [Re: tommyad]
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I really appreciate the comments Tom! Thanks for the listen! T

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#457518 - 02/14/18 06:54 AM [User Showcase] Re: LOVE BITTER BLUES [Re: dani48]
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Dani, thanks for taking the time to listen and comment about my song! I really appreciate it! T

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#457660 - 02/15/18 06:41 AM [User Showcase] Re: LOVE BITTER BLUES [Re: Sergio Guarneri]
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Thanks Sergio! I always appreciate your comments! T

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#457683 - 02/15/18 08:34 AM [User Showcase] Re: LOVE BITTER BLUES [Re: Torrey Bliss]
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Cool snuff! cool
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#457702 - 02/15/18 11:32 AM [User Showcase] Re: LOVE BITTER BLUES [Re: Torrey Bliss]
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Oh yeah.... this is good.

I caught quite a few Beatles?Paul singing kind of influences in there....and something else.... can't quite place it yet.

exceptionally well done. One of the best ones you've done to this point.

Listen # 2 focused on the lyrics this time.... I'm impressed at the absolute professional quality of the writing. Loved how you worked the groove and the phrasing. And it was nice how you snuck one of my favorite Cream song titles into the bridge second line.... smooth.

Yep... this was a nice listen.
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#457759 - 02/15/18 06:30 PM [User Showcase] Re: LOVE BITTER BLUES [Re: Sundance]
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Josie, thanks so much for listening and commenting! I appreciate it! T

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#457777 - 02/16/18 01:45 AM [User Showcase] Re: LOVE BITTER BLUES [Re: Torrey Bliss]
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Hi Torrey.

Almost missed this one.
Very nice. Exceptional everything.
Has so much class written all over it.

Cheers.
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#457787 - 02/16/18 04:10 AM [User Showcase] Re: LOVE BITTER BLUES [Re: Torrey Bliss]
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Hi Torrey

I like your stuff , I love the way you try and change the style to a varied standard.

Your songs are ambitious and nicely structured I felt there was a wee bit of the early George Harrison about this one the vocals/track arrangement are well done on this.

All the best.
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#457788 - 02/16/18 04:50 AM [User Showcase] Re: LOVE BITTER BLUES [Re: Icelander]
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Icelander, thanks for checking out the tune! It’s appreciated! T

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#457866 - 02/16/18 04:51 PM [User Showcase] Re: LOVE BITTER BLUES [Re: Guitarhacker]
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Thanks Herb for all the kind words I really appreciate it! T

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#457867 - 02/16/18 04:56 PM [User Showcase] Re: LOVE BITTER BLUES [Re: RichMac]
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Thanks Rich for taking the time to listen and comment on my song! I really appreciate it! T

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#457868 - 02/16/18 04:57 PM [User Showcase] Re: LOVE BITTER BLUES [Re: beatmaster]
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beatmaster, thanks for the nice comments I really appreciate it ! T

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#457979 - Yesterday at 12:49 PM [User Showcase] Re: LOVE BITTER BLUES [Re: Torrey Bliss]
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"Torrey Bliss"...

The sound of each one of your song productions that I've heard on this User's Forum is consistently so full and soulful-feeling that I believe I could listen to them without using my ears. The sound would come through my body and into my soul, directly.

In my book, you're an enviable figure because you seem to possess the technical skill to make your music and lyrics sound even better than they obviously are.

"Love Bitter Blues", huh? Yeah, well, if they're "blues", they're tastin' sweet as honey! Your chord progressions in parts of the song are musical roller-coasters that take a body on a ride through really luscious sounds. Your RealTrack selections along with your own musicianship are right-on, and they carry your sinuous, coolly emotional vocal performance like a message-in-a-bottle floating down a stream. In other words, you got it down, and I mean real slick-like, dude!

Chillin' like "Torrey",

LOREN
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#457983 - Yesterday at 01:01 PM [User Showcase] Re: LOVE BITTER BLUES [Re: bluage]
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Thanks for all those nice words Loren! It's appreciated more than you know!! T

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#TBT - The Beginning of Xtra Styles PAKs for Band-in-a-Box®

We released the much-loved Xtra Styles PAKs in August 2016! This release included 164 RealStyles for Jazz, Country, Rock-Pop, and Singer/Songwriter and worked with any Band-in-a-Box® 2016 or higher UltraPlusPAK, EverythingPAK, or Audiophile Edition!

Xtra Styles PAKs were such a hit... we couldn't stop making them! Since their introduction, we've released 3 more PAKs with a total of over 600 Xtra Styles in all!

Want to hear what other program users are doing with their Xtra Styles? Visit our Xtra STyles Contests forum to hear all the songs submitted during previous song contest we've had: http://www.pgmusic.com/forums/ubbthreads.php?ubb=postlist&Board=102&page=1

Learn more about Xtra Styles PAKs and listen to their demos at http://www.pgmusic.com/xtrastyles.php?os=win.

Band-in-a-Box® Customer Feedback - Feel The Love!

Check out some great feedback we've received on our Facebook account from program users:

"I have been using Band-in-a-Box for years. It is the anchor of my music gigs as well as my fun in my studio. I have used other software but Band-in-a-Box is my main go to."
-Jack T.

"Love Band-in-a-Box. As someone who played professionally for 20 years and retired from live performing years ago, I still love music. Band-in-a-Box allows me to create fun arrangements which I can sing over or play over. There are THOUSANDS of different variations plus you can enter any chords you like and create any chart. It's also great for creating background tracks for videos and audio content for websites, training etc. And like everything else in the world . . . it may not be right for everyone. For those who love music and don't have the time to shed five or six instruments it's way cool."
-Vinnie R.

"This program has completely changed my playing for the good. I can experiment with playing chords and leads over various scenarios that I can quickly create and change. Love this program. I use it nearly every day."
-Dave R.

"I bought my first version in 1994 and have progressed to 2018 version. I use it to create backing tracks for live music performance. I currently have over 2,000 songs performance ready. If you can and type, and use mouse it will work for you."
-Roger M.

"The premiere reason for me for buying this program; it has given me the freedom to fully complete the foundation for my songs without the confinement of limited minded musicians. After the song concept is complete, it can then be presented those musicians to play as a cover song. Also writing a song with a band gives them partial ownership of your idea... not cool... especially since they may have fought your idea every step of the way.. Every member of an organized band should own a copy of this program to compose or to even give legitimate composition alternatives to the original songwriter."
-Paul V.

Thanks everyone!

Support for ABC Notation Format in Band-in-a-Box® 2018 for Windows!

ABC notation is the simple text-based notation system used by musicians worldwide to store chords, melody, and lyrics of songs. Now with Band-in-a-Box® 2018 for Windows you can open and save songs in ABC notation format!

To save the song in ABC notation format, press the [Save As] toolbar button and choose Save as ABC notation file from the menu. Once opened, select a track that you want to save and choose your other criteria - The [Copy to clipboard] button will copy the file to the clipboard (that you can then paste it into other programs). The [Save as File] button will let you type a name and select the destination in your hard drive.

Band-in-a-Box® Song Title Browser Requests Forum

Have you stumped the Song Title Browser feature in the Band-in-a-Box® StylePicker?

If you tried to search for a popular song and this feature didn't offer you any listings, we'd love it if you'd let us know in our Wishlist forum here.

Posting your requests to this forum really does work - we used it to increase the database with the Band-in-a-Box® 2018 release!

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