Page 2 of 2 < 1 2
You need to be logged in to post on the forum
Topic Options
Index
#460911 - 03/06/18 04:03 PM [User Showcase] Re: Homesick and Blue [Re: Scott C]
Al-David Offline
Veteran

Registered: 12/29/12
Posts: 2805
Loc: Alabama, USA
Originally Posted By: Scott C
Awesome tune Alan. Loved the lyric. Super vocal and backtrack. Super mix as well...



Hi Scott,

Sometimes a few nice words are all that's needed to put a smile on someone's face - this did it for me. I appreciate all that - thanks so much.

Alan
_________________________
BIAB 2018 Ultra Plus/all Style*Paks Win10*8GB DDR4*I5-6th Gen*AT2035 Mic*Peavey Nash 112 Amp*Ibanez AR420 Electric/Washburn D200S Acoustic*Stromberg Monterey Jazz Guitar

Loops: https://aldavidmusic.wixsite.com/bestmusicloops


Top
#460913 - 03/06/18 04:05 PM [User Showcase] Re: Homesick and Blue [Re: Samuel Davis]
Al-David Offline
Veteran

Registered: 12/29/12
Posts: 2805
Loc: Alabama, USA
Originally Posted By: Samuel Davis
Great song about te real life struggling Nashville musician. This really tells a great story. The track sounds great and vocals are nicely done.



Hello Samuel,

Sorry about passing over you in the order of the comments. When you're my age, you'll understand! Glad all those elements you ,mentioned work for you. That's always great to hear and I appreciate it very much.

ALan
_________________________
BIAB 2018 Ultra Plus/all Style*Paks Win10*8GB DDR4*I5-6th Gen*AT2035 Mic*Peavey Nash 112 Amp*Ibanez AR420 Electric/Washburn D200S Acoustic*Stromberg Monterey Jazz Guitar

Loops: https://aldavidmusic.wixsite.com/bestmusicloops


Top
#460915 - 03/06/18 04:09 PM [User Showcase] Re: Homesick and Blue [Re: Ember - PG Music]
Al-David Offline
Veteran

Registered: 12/29/12
Posts: 2805
Loc: Alabama, USA
Originally Posted By: Ember - PG Music
I always hear about all the Nashville Hopefuls. It's such a tough road to strike out on, but it is the hub for all things Country! I think you really captured that journey and the reality of it really well in this song. Thank you for sharing.



Hi Ember,

Tis always a pleasure to hear from you. yes, Nashville is a tough one to take on. I have a good friend who did well there. John Heinrich is a musician who plays pedal steel, dobro, sax, and flute. he's on quite a few cuts out of Nashville. He's currently touring with Ronnie Milsap. Oddly, we first met in Germany! He's one of the success stories - Mike Baker a lead guitarist whoi I know casually is another example. But they are the exceptions.

I'm delighted you think I captured the other side of that story in this song. I appreciate the feedback. best to you and your PG Music colleagues.

Alan
_________________________
BIAB 2018 Ultra Plus/all Style*Paks Win10*8GB DDR4*I5-6th Gen*AT2035 Mic*Peavey Nash 112 Amp*Ibanez AR420 Electric/Washburn D200S Acoustic*Stromberg Monterey Jazz Guitar

Loops: https://aldavidmusic.wixsite.com/bestmusicloops


Top
#460916 - 03/06/18 04:11 PM [User Showcase] Re: Homesick and Blue [Re: Janice & Bud]
Al-David Offline
Veteran

Registered: 12/29/12
Posts: 2805
Loc: Alabama, USA
Originally Posted By: Janice & Bud
Originally Posted By: tommyad
Alan, Great lyrics and well sung. I love the Acoustic Bass and Mando along with Steel and Drums. That combination is what I Appalachian Honky-Tonk. Sounds really good and best of luck to you both while you settle in to the new lifestyle, Tom


Tom expressed our feelings completely (we’ve always liked his Appalachian Honky-Tonk genre!)


We enjoyed the great story of the tune and wish y’all our very best!

J&B



Hey Guys!

Always a treat to hear from you. I like that moniker - Appalachian Honky-Tonk! Tom outs out some really nice cuts - like you two do. I'm glad the story of the lyric works for you. I appreciate the feedback on that. best to you.

Alan
_________________________
BIAB 2018 Ultra Plus/all Style*Paks Win10*8GB DDR4*I5-6th Gen*AT2035 Mic*Peavey Nash 112 Amp*Ibanez AR420 Electric/Washburn D200S Acoustic*Stromberg Monterey Jazz Guitar

Loops: https://aldavidmusic.wixsite.com/bestmusicloops


Top
#460918 - 03/06/18 04:15 PM [User Showcase] Re: Homesick and Blue [Re: Robertkc]
Al-David Offline
Veteran

Registered: 12/29/12
Posts: 2805
Loc: Alabama, USA
Originally Posted By: Robertkc
Al,
This would be a very good song by any standards, but done in that time frame... wow, it just shows the class of the man!
Very engaging story,sincere warmth to your vocal and skilful simplicity in the production...here`s hoping you find more breaks in your new place to continue making music like this.

Robert



Hi Robert,

You are much too kind! Thank you so much for all your kind words. I particularly appreciate the comment on my vocal as I'm a mediocre singer, at best. but sometimes, a song seems to find that very small sweet spot in my voice. i was pleased with it - so danged happy you commented on it as you did - still smiling!

Your comment about the simplicity of the song rang a bell with me. Although there are 7 real Tracks, it doesn't sound that "full". I think I got lucky with the mix and kept is relatively simple in the big picture, in spite of the number of tracks.

Many thanks!

ALan
_________________________
BIAB 2018 Ultra Plus/all Style*Paks Win10*8GB DDR4*I5-6th Gen*AT2035 Mic*Peavey Nash 112 Amp*Ibanez AR420 Electric/Washburn D200S Acoustic*Stromberg Monterey Jazz Guitar

Loops: https://aldavidmusic.wixsite.com/bestmusicloops


Top
#460952 - 03/06/18 09:32 PM [User Showcase] Re: Homesick and Blue [Re: Al-David]
PeterF Offline
Veteran

Registered: 12/06/03
Posts: 2161
Loc: Sydney Australia
Alan,

Sounds really good. Very nice melody, good backing band and a nice set of lyrics.
Really nicely done.

Peter

Top
#461078 - 03/08/18 01:02 AM [User Showcase] Re: Homesick and Blue [Re: PeterF]
Al-David Offline
Veteran

Registered: 12/29/12
Posts: 2805
Loc: Alabama, USA
Originally Posted By: PeterF
Alan,

Sounds really good. Very nice melody, good backing band and a nice set of lyrics.
Really nicely done.

Peter



Thanks a bunch, Peter. I'm glad you enjoyed the song. Thanks for letting me know! best to you.

Alan
_________________________
BIAB 2018 Ultra Plus/all Style*Paks Win10*8GB DDR4*I5-6th Gen*AT2035 Mic*Peavey Nash 112 Amp*Ibanez AR420 Electric/Washburn D200S Acoustic*Stromberg Monterey Jazz Guitar

Loops: https://aldavidmusic.wixsite.com/bestmusicloops


Top
#461256 - 03/08/18 09:51 PM [User Showcase] Re: Homesick and Blue [Re: Al-David]
animarorecords Online   content
Expert

Registered: 05/11/15
Posts: 1169
Loc: Aichi, Japan
Hello, Alan

This tune expresses homesick and blue very well.
Your present feeling moving into a different environment from the familiar house may reflect to this song a little.
The melody is sad somehow in spite of written in major key.
The sound is very clear and your vocal is really nice.
Enjoyed my listen a lot.

Best regards.

Shigeki Adachi

Top
#461351 - 03/09/18 12:34 PM [User Showcase] Re: Homesick and Blue [Re: Al-David]
dcuny Online   content
Veteran

Registered: 09/27/10
Posts: 2120
Loc: Sacramento, California
If there were issues with the initial balance, I can't hear any in the remix. Everything just works.

Love the mandolin. Great lyrics.

The rhyme scheme turns around on the chorus from AABB to ABAB, which got my attention. (Heheh... I got a comment in about song structure before Noel got a chance to post! wink ).

I'm glad you found a break to get this out!
_________________________
-- David Cuny
My virtual singer development blog

Vocal control, you say. Never heard of it. Is that some kind of ProTools thing?

Top
Page 2 of 2 < 1 2


PG Music News
Tutorials - How to Install Your Band-in-a-Box® for Mac Hard Drive

When you have your Band-in-a-Box® 2018 for Mac UltraPAK shipped to you on a portable hard drive, there are a few different options for installation. We go over these 3 options with our latest video series:

Option 1: Run Band-in-a-Box® directly from the USB drive only: click here to view.

Option 2: Install Band-in-a-Box® on your computer hard drive, but leave the RealTracks & RealDrums on the USB hard drive: click here to view.

Option 3: Install Band-in-a-Box® and the RealTracks & RealDrums on your computer hard drive: click here to view.

Check out all our Band-in-a-Box for Mac videos here.

Video - Downloading and Installing RealTracks Sets for Band-in-a-Box® for Mac

Have you purchased your Band-in-a-Box® package, and want to make sure you're downloading and installing the RealTracks Sets correctly?

Well, we've created just the tutorial video you're looking for! Band-in-a-Box® 2018 for Mac® - Downloading and Installing RealTracks Sets.

Video link:
www.pgmusic.com/?vid=QndXu8H_IwM

Thoughts on Band-in-a-Box® 2017 - Mac Power Users Discussion

David Sparks and Katie Floyd discuss a variety of topics in their recent episide of Mac Power Users: https://www.relay.fm/mpu/432 - listen all the way through (and laugh along with them - it was a very entertaining episode!), or jump to 1:37:40 where David shares his thoughts on Band-in-a-Box® 2017 for Mac!

Thank you David and Katie!

Polish New Features Video for Band-in-a-Box® 2018 for Windows

Our Polish Distributor, Sound Station, has finished their Band-in-a-Box 2018 New Features summary video (in Polish!) - click here to watch.

We hope all our Polish Band-in-a-Box users find this video helpful - thank you Sound Station!

YouTube Find - Love it (with Band-in-a-Box 2018)

YouTube channel EmtpyHallToones uploaded a video of their guitar performance using Band-in-a-Box backing tracks!

Click here to watch.

Get to Know the 202 NEW RealTracks Released with Band-in-a-Box® 2018!

We released 202 NEW RealTracks with Band-in-a-Box® 2018! Learn more about these new RealTracks when you watch our video, Band-in-a-Box® 2018 - 202 NEW RealTracks.

These new RealTracks (in Sets 278-300) are included in every Band-in-a-Box® 2018 UltraPAK, Audiophile Edition, or the PlusPAK upgrade - the Mac packages are on sale until June 30th!

Learn even more about the new RealTracks and listen to demos here.

Vocal "Oohs" and "Aahs" RealTracks Tutorial Video for Mac

With Band-in-a-Box® 2018 for Mac®, we've introduced Vocal "Oohs" and "Aahs" RealTracks. This video shows you the different ways you can use these versatile new RealTracks.

Video link: www.pgmusic.com/?vid=zkO-AtAPv4g

You can also listen to demos of RealTracks Set 278: Shiny Vocal Oohs & Aahs here.

This RealTracks Set is available for just $29, and is also included in RealPAK 14: Country, and the Band-in-a-Box® UltraPAK, Audiophile, or 2018 PlusPAK Upgrade.

Forum Stats
27616 Members
50 Forums
52228 Topics
432346 Posts

Max Online: 2434 @ 11/14/17 12:37 AM
Newest Members
donbaxter, Jose-Luis-NZ, Cipher, BillyP, fleahead

27616 Registered Users
Top Posters (30 Days)
Icelander 197
Noel96 170
David Snyder 146
Janice & Bud 142
rsdean 115
Deryk - PG Music 113
Pipeline 110
Scott C 98
eddie1261 - gone 97
MarioD 94
Today's Birthdays
drleroyhenry, georgeptingley, Russell