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#456502 - 02/08/18 02:51 PM [User Showcase] Going back to blue
zydecoal Offline
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Registered: 11/22/15
Posts: 23
Going back to blue
https://soundcloud.com/dr-buddy-love/going-back-to-blue

Style is _CNTRYMF.STY (Medium-Fast Even 8th Country w/ )

RealTracks in song: 1255:Bass, Electric, PopShiningA-B Ev 120
RealTracks in song: 2975:Vocal Oohs-Aahs, Rhythm Pop3-part Ev 085
RealTracks in song: 1256:Guitar, Electric, Rhythm PopShiningGritty Ev 120
RealTracks in song: ~~686:Organ, B3, Background Pop Ev 120
RealTracks in song: 3053:Accordion, Rhythm PopRockCory Ev 120
RealDrums in style: NashvilleEven8^6-a:Snare, HiHat , b:Snare, HiHat Open

I had the pre-chorus and chorus for a long time and couldn't find a verse I liked. A friend said put it out anyway, you can always change it later. So here it is. I think I went a little overboard on the tube overdrive on the vocals, but I liked the performance so I kept it. Hope you like it.

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#456505 - 02/08/18 03:13 PM [User Showcase] Re: Going back to blue [Re: zydecoal]
Rob4580 Offline
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Registered: 01/28/12
Posts: 1921
Loc: Murgon Queensland Australia
Hello Zydecoal. Your style is very similar to one of our forum members.
I found this tune catchy and well constructed. Great mix and chord progression.
Rob

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#456532 - 02/08/18 06:47 PM [User Showcase] Re: Going back to blue [Re: zydecoal]
Scott C Offline
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Registered: 12/08/11
Posts: 2819
Loc: Edmonton, Ab, Canada
Excellent song. Super vocal. Loved the guitars..
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#456543 - 02/08/18 08:59 PM [User Showcase] Re: Going back to blue [Re: zydecoal]
bluage Online   content
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Registered: 12/10/09
Posts: 444
Loc: Washington State
Hello, "zydecoal"...

Cool User's Forum handle cool !!!

The energy in "Going Back To Blue" makes it sound like it was recorded for an audience gathered at a big party for the band's release of the song. It's upbeat, the RealTracks are energetic, your vocal is clear and soaring, and the quick tempo changes added the element of surprise. Your apparent free-wheeling chord structure is colorful and adds an exuberant feel to the music.

It'd be great if you'd provide us with the lyrics, because the music and your vocal are so sweet to listen to. Your singing voice reminds me of whichever musician sang the lead vocals for Steely Dan's songs.

This was fun to listen to, and not a little nostalgic!

Big smile,

LOREN


Edited by bluage (02/08/18 08:59 PM)
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#456594 - 02/09/18 06:12 AM [User Showcase] Re: Going back to blue [Re: zydecoal]
Deryk - PG Music Offline
PG Music Staff

Registered: 02/15/17
Posts: 678
Wow - what a tune! I find it to be very reminiscent of the 80's, which is most definitely not a bad thing. It is really easy to tap your foot and bob along to. The chords and your vocal performance are wonderfully catchy. It's got a lot of energy, a fantastic groove, and enough change-ups to keep it continuously interesting.

Great work, and thanks so much for sharing smile
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#456727 - 02/10/18 01:59 AM [User Showcase] Re: Going back to blue [Re: zydecoal]
PeterF Offline
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Registered: 12/06/03
Posts: 1873
Loc: Sydney Australia

Nice tune - has a Joe Walsh feel about it.

Peter

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#456798 - 02/10/18 10:17 AM [User Showcase] Re: Going back to blue [Re: bluage]
zydecoal Offline
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Registered: 11/22/15
Posts: 23
thanks for the kind words. here are the lyrics
Going back to blue

I bought Kerouac a beer and I roadied for the Stones
I know everybody here but I'm going home alone.

Peter Pan's going to pee his pants when he learns we are through

You can go where you want to but I'm going back to blue
going back to blue, that's just something I thought I'd never do
you can go where you want to but I'm going back to blue

It's a mystery to me how this bloody thing went down
ancient history to me since she blew out of this town

Full blast turned to half assed and then I just got numb

chorus

pain to Portland and back again. Send the bad news to Pembleton.
I put my foot down but I slipped on the ice.
I want to tell her that I love her but I wont tell her twice

instrumental- chorus twice

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#456800 - 02/10/18 10:25 AM [User Showcase] Re: Going back to blue [Re: zydecoal]
Belladonna Online   content
Apprentice

Registered: 09/09/17
Posts: 199
Loc: Virginia
So glad you posted the lyrics as sometimes I have a hard time knowing what someone is saying especially if they have an accent.
Nice upbeat song and like the imagery in the lyrics. Has a rock n roll feeling.

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RealBand 2018 Build 5 Update Available!

RealBand 2018 customers can download the latest free patch update here: http://www.pgmusic.com/support.realband.htm#2018_5

Summary of Changes for Build 5
Added: When generating the input file for saving as an MGU/SGU SongMode128= is saved to the input file.
Added: Localization support for 2018.
Added: flyby hints to new dialogs.
Fixed: Save As with a filename greater than 128 chars could cause an error 123 plus access violation.
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Fixed: Pressing the Change button in the Event List Window could result in an access violation if an event was not a Note event.
Fixed: When running in Win 10, and using BBW or PT to generate audio harmonies, an error would occur saying that you need BB 2011 or PT 12 to generate audio harmonies.
Fixed: Midi Thru Method was not being saved to the .INI file. It always reverting to Track-Specific when booting up RealBand, even if the user manually changed the setting to Global in the Midi Thru Settings dialog.
Fixed: Delete All Notes on This Peg menu item in notation window right-click menu was missing.
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Band-in-a-Box® 2018 Build 512 Update Available!

Band-in-a-Box® 2018 for Windows customers can download the latest free patch update here: www.pgmusic.com/support_windowsupdates.htm#512

Summary of changes for Build 512 since 510 (Feb 15 2018):
Fixed: "Load SoundTrack Song" and "Load song with RealDrums Audio" buttons in the Sound Track dialog were not working.
Fixed: After returning Band-in-a-Box to factory settings the File Open dialog would default to the bb\Data\Lib directory.
Fixed: Choosing a custom chord sheet font would ignore any color choice made in the font selection dialog.
Fixed: Drum names were sometimes truncated in the RealDrums MultiDrums and Quicklist dialogs.
Fixed: Exporting a MIDI file might cause the error, "MIDIConv.exe no found".
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Fixed: Static in RT2438 and other various RealTracks fixes.
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Windows Audio (WASAPI) driver support. This allows for low latency audio recording/playback without requiring ASIO. Note that this supports 1 stereo input plus 1 stereo output at a time. For multiple inputs/outputs, you should continue to use either MME or ASIO.

ABC Notation format support. You can save a track of notation in a popular ASCII text format to import into other programs, or you can paste this format into a user forum as a way of sending the track (usually the melody and chord symbols) to other users without having to attach a file.

The built-in Audio Chord Wizard detection in the Chords window automatically detects the chords of the song, based on the audio data from all non-muted audio tracks. This works similar to the standalone Audio Chord Wizard, except that it uses the current bar lines of the existing song.

Notation Enhancements:
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...a full list of the new features in PowerTracks Pro Audio 2018 is available at http://www.pgmusic.com/powertracks.features.htm

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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

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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.

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