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#470887 - 05/02/18 06:42 PM [User Showcase] Bella Citta
Tano Music Offline

Registered: 12/29/10
Posts: 731
Loc: Charlotte, NC
Final song (for now) in my bossa's-in-Italy series..this one about the Eternal City.

Bella Citta

Welcome to Rome, now you're in Italy!
Bella citta! Welcome to Italy!
Ciao amore!

You kissed the ground at Fiumicino today;
Vita romana e piu vicino per te!

Campo d'fiori for our primo caffe;
Nella Borghese passegiando the day.

Jump on my vespa and hold me tight
Via Veneto and other sights!

Nel Vaticano la messa ensieme we pray;
La margarita bella then casa di me.

Roma's alive to the flaming heart;
Boca della Verita to start;
Great view! Love's new! Mai di piu!
I wanna make it my home with you.

At Trevi fountain toss a penny or two;
E per la cena, pasta e vino with you!

Walk thru the Forum and Rome of old;
Then Piazza Navona as night unfolds!


STYLE = _BOSSANQ- Bossa Nylon Quartet Even
RT Rhythm Section: 464 (bass), 470 (Piano), 1104 (Guitar)
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#470923 - 05/03/18 01:28 AM [User Showcase] Re: Bella Citta [Re: Tano Music]
Rob4580 Offline

Registered: 01/28/12
Posts: 2345
Loc: Murgon Queensland Australia
Hello Tano. You always have something exciting and different on offer. This is no exception. This is nicely done and a touch adventurous. Thanks for listing. Rob

#470929 - 05/03/18 01:55 AM [User Showcase] Re: Bella Citta [Re: Rob4580]
rsdean Offline

Registered: 08/09/10
Posts: 3349
Loc: Woodstock, NY

Very nice. I love the jazzy feel of this one. I also like the mix - has a "live" feel to it.

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#470998 - 05/03/18 09:57 AM [User Showcase] Re: Bella Citta [Re: Tano Music]
Joe -PG Music Offline
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Registered: 01/18/16
Posts: 902
A very intriguing piece Tano! Excellent instrumentation to this and vibe. The subtle effect on the vocals too it a nice touch. Thanks for sharing! smile

#471091 - 05/03/18 05:03 PM [User Showcase] Re: Bella Citta [Re: Tano Music]
Scott C Offline

Registered: 12/08/11
Posts: 3460
Loc: Edmonton, Ab, Canada
Wow very creative song. Lots going on in the sound. Very cool back beat. Well done
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#471269 - 05/04/18 10:31 PM [User Showcase] Re: Bella Citta [Re: Tano Music]
animarorecords Offline

Registered: 05/11/15
Posts: 1419
Loc: Aichi, Japan
Hello, Tom

Very nice Bossa Nova as usual.
The chord progression, too!
Italian words are very cool.
The dialogue between solo vocal and back chorus reminds me of Brazilian samba.
Enjoyed my listen a lot.

Best regards.

Shigeki Adachi

#471359 - 05/05/18 11:26 AM [User Showcase] Re: Bella Citta [Re: Tano Music]
Tano Music Offline

Registered: 12/29/10
Posts: 731
Loc: Charlotte, NC
Thanks Scott, Shigeki, Joe, Rob...appreciate the listen and the comments.

#471658 - 05/07/18 03:06 PM [User Showcase] Re: Bella Citta [Re: Tano Music]
Sergio Guarneri Offline

Registered: 10/13/14
Posts: 1566
Loc: Cremona-Italy

original song and I'm particularly impressed because you sing of Rome.

A question, why Rome? is there any affective reason?

Otherwise a really nice song, whith good jazzy style.



#471665 - 05/07/18 03:49 PM [User Showcase] Re: Bella Citta [Re: Tano Music]
PeterF Offline

Registered: 12/06/03
Posts: 2358
Loc: Sydney Australia

Nice tune, and a very interesting composition.
Clever vocal arrangement.


#471678 - 05/07/18 04:08 PM [User Showcase] Re: Bella Citta [Re: Tano Music]
Tano Music Offline

Registered: 12/29/10
Posts: 731
Loc: Charlotte, NC
Sergio, Peter..thank you for listening.

Sergio..I will never forget that I once travelled to Rome from the US, and, as we were landing at Fiumicino, the airline was playing a song in which they were singing something about “Bella citta” that stuck in my mind. When I was working on this song, before I had the idea of the lyrics, the melody notes made me think of “Bella citta” I decided that I should make the song about Rome. And by mixing the lyric word of English with Italian, I found that I immediately gained many more cool rhymes.

#471680 - 05/07/18 04:11 PM [User Showcase] Re: Bella Citta [Re: Tano Music]
Sergio Guarneri Offline

Registered: 10/13/14
Posts: 1566
Loc: Cremona-Italy

You made a nice work.
I hope you keep a beautiful image of Rome in your mind; a unique town all over the world.



#471710 - 05/07/18 07:56 PM [User Showcase] Re: Bella Citta [Re: Sergio Guarneri]
Tano Music Offline

Registered: 12/29/10
Posts: 731
Loc: Charlotte, NC
Thanks Sergio..did you see my recent posted songs about Agrigento and about Cinque Terre? Ci piace l’Italia.

#471750 - 05/08/18 06:43 AM [User Showcase] Re: Bella Citta [Re: Tano Music]
Deryk - PG Music Offline
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Registered: 02/15/17
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Great work on this one, Tano Music smile I love the groove on this one, and also how you flawlessly combined languages here. I nearly missed it for the first half of the song, admittedly because I was mostly listening to the musical aspect. Fantastic chord progressions too.

Really nice job here - thanks for sharing!

#471753 - 05/08/18 06:58 AM [User Showcase] Re: Bella Citta [Re: Tano Music]
David Snyder Offline

Registered: 08/29/14
Posts: 4219
Loc: North Carolina

This is very "groovy" to use an old school term.


I really enjoyed it. Great sounds.
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#471773 - 05/08/18 07:42 AM [User Showcase] Re: Bella Citta [Re: Tano Music]
Janice & Bud Offline

Registered: 12/05/11
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Another nice addition to the Bossa Series!

Enjoyed it.

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