Every Single Day

Posted by: Noel96

Every Single Day - 04/04/16 09:13 PM

Dear all,

I've just finished it and would like to share my second song creation using the Audiophile edition of BIAB/RB. Even after all these years, I still continue to be amazed at just how easy writing a song is given such incredible software. Not a day goes by that I don't use the programs.




All comments about any aspect of the song are welcome.

Thanks in advance for having a listen,
Noel

P.S. While I add this link especially for Charlie Fogle, anyone who is interested is welcome to use it. This link is to a pdf that gives some background on how "Every Single Day' grew from an idea into a song. (link no longer valid)


Band In A Box / Realband

Realtracks
RT 701: Bass, Electric, PopHalfNotesSync Ev 085
RT 1690: Piano, Acoustic, Rhythm PopPromise Ev16 100
RT 362: Guitar, Acoustic, Strumming Ev 085

Realdrums
1) PraiseWorshipShine^01
2) BossaRockPerc^2-CongasOnly

Midi
Miroslav Philharmonik: Full Strings


Lyrics
©2016 Noel Adams, words and music, all rights reserved

A dazzling orange horizon
A friendly shimmering sun
And the leaves on the trees
Dancing in the breeze
Like they're really having fun
They remind me of being with you
And all the smiles you bring my way
I'm so thankful you walk beside me
Every single day

You're the bounce in my footstep
You're the rhythm in my heart
And so wherever I go
I am not alone
We're never far apart
I'm always thinking of things that you do
And all the smiles you bring my way
I'm so thankful you walk beside me
Every single day

This road through life is a highway paved with mystery
It's true
There are potholes, bumps, and twists and turns galore
Through it all, you are there trav'ling with me
Every mile
A GPS that steers me safe and sure

And as I tackle this journey
From beginning to end
I know whatever befalls me
Stops me or stalls me
You're my forever friend
Tomorrow's bursting with sparkle and shine
And all the smiles you bring my way
I'm so thankful you walk beside me
Every single day

So thankful you walk beside me
Every single day
Posted by: Charlie Fogle

Re: Every Single Day - 04/04/16 09:18 PM

The song dazzles the same as the beautiful sunrise. Excellent write, mix and performance.
Posted by: Noel96

Re: Every Single Day - 04/04/16 09:25 PM

Originally Posted By: Charlie Fogle
The song dazzles the same as the beautiful sunrise. Excellent write, mix and performance.


Hi Charlie,

That was quick! I was just tidying up my text (I'm VERY mistake prone) and when I returned to the thread, there was a message from you. Thank you! I know you like to know about the journey of how a song was created. I was planning to get that down into a pdf for you smile This song's journey was a bit different from my usual creating process. I'll let you know when I finish document.

I appreciate your taking time and having a listen.

All the best,
Noel
Posted by: Rob4580

Re: Every Single Day - 04/04/16 11:12 PM

Hey Noel.
Very melodic tune.Liked the punchy intro.
Great bridge and lyrics. Your an artist mate.
Rob
Posted by: Noel96

Re: Every Single Day - 04/05/16 12:37 AM

Originally Posted By: Rob4580
Hey Noel.
Very melodic tune.Liked the punchy intro.
Great bridge and lyrics. Your an artist mate.
Rob


Hey Rob.

Thanks for dropping by. Appreciate the feedback. I'm never quite sure how my songs will come across.... especially the lyrics. Glad to see that this one 'worked'.

All the best!
Noel
Posted by: PeterF

Re: Every Single Day - 04/05/16 01:55 AM

Noel
Very nice set of lyrics and complimentary tune. Liked the vocal and simple but very effective arrangement.
Could almost hear Judith Durham sing that with you.
Enjoyed listening.
Posted by: AudioTrack

Re: Every Single Day - 04/05/16 03:23 AM

Wow Noel

I was taken from the very first beat of the intro.

What a great feel, and your usual very high standard with producing lyrics.

The Philharmonik Strings fill so perfectly, and I'm really impressed with the chord structure you've developed.

The breaks and the fills are perfectly placed.

Another sensational effort. Congratulations!

Trev
Posted by: Noel96

Re: Every Single Day - 04/05/16 05:18 AM

Originally Posted By: PeterF
Noel
Very nice set of lyrics and complimentary tune. Liked the vocal and simple but very effective arrangement.
Could almost hear Judith Durham sing that with you.
Enjoyed listening.


Hi Peter,

I appreciate your taking a listen. Thanks for the comments, too. I'm a huge fan of The Seekers and Judith Durham. Their achievements are legendary! I reckon the 60s was an incredibly rich period in song writing history.

All the best,
Noel
Posted by: Noel96

Re: Every Single Day - 04/05/16 06:15 AM

Originally Posted By: VideoTrack
Wow Noel

I was taken from the very first beat of the intro.

What a great feel, and your usual very high standard with producing lyrics.

The Philharmonik Strings fill so perfectly, and I'm really impressed with the chord structure you've developed.

The breaks and the fills are perfectly placed.

Another sensational effort. Congratulations!

Trev


Hey Trev.

Thanks!

It's good to see that all my reading about and analysing (especially floyd's) lyrics is starting to make things happen smile It's been an interesting journey. Ten years ago, I had no idea whatsoever about how to assemble lyrics. At that time, I came across a weekend course that was being run by Pat Pattison here in Melbourne. That was where it all began.

With the Philharmonik strings, I only used two-part harmony. That seemed to be sufficient for the sound I was trying to achieve. And I agree, they did the job really well!

Thanks again for listening and for passing on your thoughts.
Noel

P.S. I'll tidy up and post the leadsheet so that you can see the chord progressions and chord inversions I used.
Posted by: boehm

Re: Every Single Day - 04/05/16 07:00 AM

Hi Noel,

let me quote Peter: "Very nice set of lyrics and complimentary tune. Liked the vocal and simple but very effective arrangement."
I wonder who the recipient of your lyrics is. He/she can
be proud.
I enjoyed my several listens a lot.

Guenter
Posted by: Charlie Fogle

Re: Every Single Day - 04/05/16 07:19 AM

I ran across this on YouTube and although it's long, I found it to be very informative how Matt Hirtt works with midi strings and brass to make even top tier libraries more realistic. (I feel that some of these techniques will also work well with BIAB RealTracks)


I'm posting the link because he specifically works with Philharmonik strings and some of you may find it relevant to your projects using strings.


Matt Hirtt interview on Taxi TV 1:39 hr.

I skipped forward across a lot of the chatter between Mike and Matt and concentrated on the demonstrations and explanations.
Posted by: Noel96

Re: Every Single Day - 04/05/16 07:42 AM

Originally Posted By: Charlie Fogle
I ran across this on YouTube and although it's long, I found it to be very informative how Matt Hirtt works with midi strings and brass to make even top tier libraries more realistic. (I feel that some of these techniques will also work well with BIAB RealTracks)


I'm posting the link because he specifically works with Philharmonik strings and some of you may find it relevant to your projects using strings.


Matt Hirtt interview on Taxi TV 1:39 hr.

I skipped forward across a lot of the chatter between Mike and Matt and concentrated on the demonstrations and explanations.


Hey again, Charlie!

Thank you for thinking of me! When it comes to midi, I have heaps to learn. I really appreciate this link.

Regards,
Noel
Posted by: Pat Marr

Re: Every Single Day - 04/05/16 07:54 AM

Noel,

that 10 years you've spent learning the craft of song writing really shows! Everything about your productions ... from the quality of your singing to the quality of the lyrics being sung... is top notch! And I really like the kinds of songs you tend to write... uplifting and affirming songs. This world needs more of that!

I was captured immediately by your drum intro... very cool! How did you do that? I know the tools exist in BIAB to create drum intros, but there has never been a button or check box to automatically add that particular song element... so when you hear a drum intro in a song that was created in BIAB, you automatically know the song writer used a little sorcery to make it happen!

I listened with headphones, and I was struck by the clarity of your mix! Every instrument and drum beat was clear as a bell! It may just be way these headphones are biased in terms of EQ, but the drums overall sounded a bit high in the mix. Whatever you did to make them clear also made them stand out, and you could probably drop the drum volume a bit to compensate. (But that might be a more a commentary on my hardware than on your song)

Hope its not too obvious that I'm struggling to find a nit so I don't gush like a fan... but I guess I AM a fan of Noel Adams' song writing! Any time I see that you've posted something I listen to it immediately!

As always: GREAT JOB! WONDERFUL SONG! Oh, and special thanks for all the added detail about how you approached the various aspects of your songs... its not hard to figure out that you are a teacher by trade... and I'd guess a very good one!
Posted by: Noel96

Re: Every Single Day - 04/05/16 08:07 AM

Originally Posted By: boehm
Hi Noel,

let me quote Peter: "Very nice set of lyrics and complimentary tune. Liked the vocal and simple but very effective arrangement."
I wonder who the recipient of your lyrics is. He/she can
be proud.
I enjoyed my several listens a lot.

Guenter


Hi Guenter,

Thank you for dropping in. I appreciate the feedback.

I'm glad the words worked for you. As I mentioned in a post above, because I'm so close to the lyrics, and in my head I know exactly what I'm meaning, I'm never really certain that what I write will work for others. It's always a relief if it does.

By the way, it must nearly be time for another of your spectacular works! Out of curiosity, have you ever arranged a jazz version of Bach's "Sleepers Wake". I'm sitting here listening to it at the moment on Youtube and trying to imagine what you'd do to it!

Thanks again for passing through the thread.

All the best,
Noel
Posted by: Greg Johnson

Re: Every Single Day - 04/05/16 01:15 PM

Really pretty, upbeat, and inspiring song Noel!! I really like the happy feel. Arrangement and vocals are great! Great job on this! Take care. Greg
Posted by: musiclover

Re: Every Single Day - 04/05/16 02:55 PM

Great uplifting song Noel with a nice positive feel to it, as all of your songs are.

Loved the arrangement and great mix as well.

Really enjoyed the listen.

Musiclover
Posted by: Trygve Larsen

Re: Every Single Day - 04/05/16 06:29 PM

Really a beautiful song ! Well arranged and performed.. Ur voice is great Noel !
Posted by: floyd jane

Re: Every Single Day - 04/06/16 08:07 AM

Hi, Noel!

Always pleased to see a song from you pop up... never fails to be "written with a smile"...

Nice opening - drums to piano chords with a stop...

And... a limerick lyric to open! HA! timely...
Nice internal - "And the leaves/ on the trees/ Dancing in the breeze..."
The F->FM on "way.." is a very nice touch...
LOVE the chord change at "Through it all..."
The 7th is a really nice way to end the bridge!
befalls me/stalls me - Well done! - and with the addition of "stops me" - icing on the cake...

You've used AABA perfectly. The 3 line tag to each verse is really well done. A very solid write - start to finish.

Beautiful production. Simple and full at the same time. The strings sound great and are used at the right times and to the perfect degree...

Your vocals are always good. This is your best! Comfortable and confident. Mixed perfectly.

This shines from every angle.

floyd
Posted by: Caloo

Re: Every Single Day - 04/06/16 09:29 AM

Great song Noel ! Very nice vocal and arrangement.

In the lyrics, tell me, do you speak to god or a mortal ? Just by curiosity because it changes anything to the effectiveness of the tune.

Cheers
Pascal
Posted by: Janice & Bud

Re: Every Single Day - 04/06/16 02:53 PM

Noel,

We were immediately struck with the notion that the
lyric could be about a partner or it could be spiritual
in nature or both. Intentional or not the listener can
interpret the wonderful (and well delivered) lyric
in several ways...all of which are uplifting. And
that has become a much anticipated aspect of
your signature productions.

Speaking of production...I think Pat used the word
"clarity" to describe it. That is a perfect word. we'd
add "open" and "airy." Nothing left to add and
nothing left to take away.

Like floyd said, "it shines from every angle!"

J&B
Posted by: David Snyder

Re: Every Single Day - 04/06/16 05:07 PM

This is really beautiful Noel. Great job.
Posted by: animarorecords

Re: Every Single Day - 04/06/16 11:39 PM

Hello, Noel

Very vigor and melodic tune with punchy drums.
This drum sounds maybe are effected with compressor and equalizer, aren’t they?
I like the bridge with modulation and strings added there very much.
I think you also love strings and orchestration very much.
I expect your nice vocal and more string orchestration on next song too.
Very enjoyed my listen.

Best Regards.

Shigeki Adachi
Posted by: Sundance

Re: Every Single Day - 04/07/16 08:30 PM

Well done Noel! Everything's already been said and I agree. You've created a beautiful song with a wonderful arrangement.
Posted by: dani48

Re: Every Single Day - 04/07/16 10:44 PM

Hi, Noel !:))


What a superb tune,
I think this is the
best you´ve done so far,
at least it is my new
Noelfav !:))

Cheers
Dani
Posted by: Noel96

Re: Every Single Day - 04/08/16 04:22 AM

Originally Posted By: Pat Marr
Noel,

that 10 years you've spent learning the craft of song writing really shows! Everything about your productions ... from the quality of your singing to the quality of the lyrics being sung... is top notch! And I really like the kinds of songs you tend to write... uplifting and affirming songs. This world needs more of that!

I was captured immediately by your drum intro... very cool! How did you do that? I know the tools exist in BIAB to create drum intros, but there has never been a button or check box to automatically add that particular song element... so when you hear a drum intro in a song that was created in BIAB, you automatically know the song writer used a little sorcery to make it happen!

I listened with headphones, and I was struck by the clarity of your mix! Every instrument and drum beat was clear as a bell! It may just be way these headphones are biased in terms of EQ, but the drums overall sounded a bit high in the mix. Whatever you did to make them clear also made them stand out, and you could probably drop the drum volume a bit to compensate. (But that might be a more a commentary on my hardware than on your song)

Hope its not too obvious that I'm struggling to find a nit so I don't gush like a fan... but I guess I AM a fan of Noel Adams' song writing! Any time I see that you've posted something I listen to it immediately!

As always: GREAT JOB! WONDERFUL SONG! Oh, and special thanks for all the added detail about how you approached the various aspects of your songs... its not hard to figure out that you are a teacher by trade... and I'd guess a very good one!


Hi Pat,

It's always good to see you. Thanks for dropping by and having a listen. I really appreciate your comments. You have a gift for writing.

In relation to the drums, I'm still too close to the music to hear them properly at the moment. I'll wait for another couple of weeks and when the song is no longer in my mind, I'll give it a re-listen and go from there. Thanks for isolating that for me and drawing my attention to it.

I've really enjoyed the journey of learning how to write lyrics. Ten years ago, I felt comfortable playing but words frightened me. (I think that comes from being a science orientated person.) Now that I have a bit of a grasp on how to approach using language, I can see that I was incredibly lucky to have Pat Pattison as the guy who introduced me to lyric writing. His approach is highly analytical and, as such, lyric writing took on shades of science and became something that made sense to me. I've been to 20 or so of his weekend seminars now and every time I go, I learn new things.

Thanks again for all your kind words. They mean a great deal to me.

All the best,
Noel

(Added as edit)
P.S. Apologies Pat. I forgot to add a comment regarding your questions about the drum intro. As with many things that crept into my arrangement as an accident.

At one point I accidentally clicked on a part marker in bar 2. While this didn't impact on anything mostly, there was one generation when it gave me a drum break in bar 1. That immediately grabbed my attention so I replicated the event in my DAW with copy 'n' paste when assembling the song.

The easiest way to get this happening in BIAB is to set the count-in to "Substyle fills" under "Opt | Count-in/Met".
Posted by: Noel96

Re: Every Single Day - 04/08/16 02:47 PM

Originally Posted By: Greg Johnson
Really pretty, upbeat, and inspiring song Noel!! I really like the happy feel. Arrangement and vocals are great! Great job on this! Take care. Greg


Thanks Greg. I appreciate your having a listen and commenting.

All the best,
Noel
Posted by: RnAM

Re: Every Single Day - 04/08/16 03:56 PM

Well done Noel,
A very sweet love song, with a beautiful bridge!

Rob & Anne-Marie
Posted by: Noel96

Re: Every Single Day - 04/09/16 02:58 PM

Originally Posted By: musiclover
Great uplifting song Noel with a nice positive feel to it, as all of your songs are.

Loved the arrangement and great mix as well.

Really enjoyed the listen.

Musiclover


Hi Musiclover,

Thank you! I'm glad you got the opportunity to visit the thread. I appreciate your comments. BIAB makes creating arrangements so easy... such an incredible program!

I wonder often wonder how songwriters managed to write songs before BIAB? Reflecting on that thought makes me appreciate (a) just how lucky I am and (b) just how incredibly talented the amazingly successful songwriters of yesteryear were. For example, look at the diversity of Rodgers and Hammerstein... it's mind-boggling to try and imagine how they accomplished all those songs with such huge variation of style.

All the best,
Noel
Posted by: Noel96

Re: Every Single Day - 04/10/16 12:13 AM

Originally Posted By: Trygve Larsen
Really a beautiful song ! Well arranged and performed.. Ur voice is great Noel !


Hi Trygve,

Thank you. You're a very busy man these days and I'm glad that you found time to have listen. I appreciate the positive comments.

All the best,
Noel
Posted by: Noel96

Re: Every Single Day - 04/10/16 12:38 PM

Originally Posted By: floyd jane
Hi, Noel!

Always pleased to see a song from you pop up... never fails to be "written with a smile"...

Nice opening - drums to piano chords with a stop...

And... a limerick lyric to open! HA! timely...
Nice internal - "And the leaves/ on the trees/ Dancing in the breeze..."
The F->FM on "way.." is a very nice touch...
LOVE the chord change at "Through it all..."
The 7th is a really nice way to end the bridge!
befalls me/stalls me - Well done! - and with the addition of "stops me" - icing on the cake...

You've used AABA perfectly. The 3 line tag to each verse is really well done. A very solid write - start to finish.

Beautiful production. Simple and full at the same time. The strings sound great and are used at the right times and to the perfect degree...

Your vocals are always good. This is your best! Comfortable and confident. Mixed perfectly.

This shines from every angle.

floyd


Hi floyd,

It's always great to see you. Thank you for the visit.

Also, thank you for the review! I sincerely appreciate it. When I used the limerick rhyme scheme (purely by accident), I immediately thought of you because I've noticed it once or twice in your works over the years.

If you're interested, I have now made the lead sheet of this song available on Soundcloud. In the bridge, I simply used 2m-5-1 first in F major and then in G major. At the end of the bridge, because I wanted to push headlong back into the key of C major, chord 1 in G is the same as chord 5 in C so I used 17 (the lead sheet shows this more clearly).

Thanks for noticing the 'befalls me / stops me / stalls me' - that's a personal favourite!

As already mentioned, I really do appreciate your comments a great deal. Thank you for taking the time.

All the best,
Noel
Posted by: Noel96

Re: Every Single Day - 04/11/16 01:32 AM

Originally Posted By: Caloo
Great song Noel ! Very nice vocal and arrangement.

In the lyrics, tell me, do you speak to god or a mortal ? Just by curiosity because it changes anything to the effectiveness of the tune.

Cheers
Pascal


Bonjour Pascal,

Thank you for giving up some of your time and having a listen. I appreciate it a great deal.

In relation to the lyrics, sometimes I hear them as spiritual and sometimes I hear them as earthly. In the end, rather than try to make the decision for how a listener might hear them, I decided I'd just leave them as they are and let people hear then however best suits them.

Thanks again!
Noel
Posted by: rsdean

Re: Every Single Day - 04/11/16 03:11 AM

Noel,

I enjoyed every bit of this! Great song, lyric and vocal - excellent production.

Bob
Posted by: Noel96

Re: Every Single Day - 04/11/16 12:18 PM

Originally Posted By: Janice & Bud
Noel,

We were immediately struck with the notion that the
lyric could be about a partner or it could be spiritual
in nature or both. Intentional or not the listener can
interpret the wonderful (and well delivered) lyric
in several ways...all of which are uplifting. And
that has become a much anticipated aspect of
your signature productions.

Speaking of production...I think Pat used the word
"clarity" to describe it. That is a perfect word. we'd
add "open" and "airy." Nothing left to add and
nothing left to take away.

Like floyd said, "it shines from every angle!"

J&B


Hi Janice and Bud,

Thank you for passing through the thread, listening and commenting. It's always good to see you. I appreciate your thoughts a great deal.

May good things come your way!
Noel
Posted by: Sergio Guarneri

Re: Every Single Day - 04/11/16 12:51 PM


Hi Noel
I like your song.
A very nice ballad whit great lyrics.

Good sound.

Sergio
Posted by: Noel96

Re: Every Single Day - 04/12/16 01:27 AM

Originally Posted By: David Snyder
This is really beautiful Noel. Great job.


Thanks David. I appreciate the thumbs-up comments smile

All the best,
Noel
Posted by: Noel96

Re: Every Single Day - 04/12/16 01:53 PM

Originally Posted By: animarorecords
Hello, Noel

Very vigor and melodic tune with punchy drums.
This drum sounds maybe are effected with compressor and equalizer, aren’t they?
I like the bridge with modulation and strings added there very much.
I think you also love strings and orchestration very much.
I expect your nice vocal and more string orchestration on next song too.
Very enjoyed my listen.

Best Regards.

Shigeki Adachi


Hi Shigeki Adachi

Thank you for your encouragement. I appreciate it greatly.

Once I have the mix sounding okay, I run it through Ozone. That adds some compression, EQ, etc. This affects all the instruments, including the drums. Ozone is an excellent tool.

I really love your latest jazz song. It's certainly a genre that you feel very comfortable with.

All the best,
Noel
Posted by: Noel96

Re: Every Single Day - 04/14/16 05:29 AM

Originally Posted By: Sundance
Well done Noel! Everything's already been said and I agree. You've created a beautiful song with a wonderful arrangement.


Hey Josie,

Thank you for visiting. It's always a pleasure! Thanks for the positive comments, too. I've got a long way to go but songwriting is a bit easier these days than it used to be a few years ago. I'm enjoying the practice.

Hope lots of sunshine sails your way!
Noel
Posted by: Noel96

Re: Every Single Day - 04/14/16 05:32 AM

Originally Posted By: dani48
Hi, Noel !:))


What a superb tune,
I think this is the
best you´ve done so far,
at least it is my new
Noelfav !:))

Cheers
Dani


Hi Dani,

Thanks for all the support you keep sending my way. I really appreciate it a great deal. I always smile when I see your name pop up in one of my threads.

Take care,
Noel
Posted by: gruverider

Re: Every Single Day - 04/14/16 04:32 PM

Marvolous song! Love the arrangement too!

much enjoyed!
Posted by: Noel96

Re: Every Single Day - 04/16/16 03:06 AM

Originally Posted By: RnAM
Well done Noel,
A very sweet love song, with a beautiful bridge!

Rob & Anne-Marie


Hi Rob and Anne-Marie,

It's great to see you. Thank you for positive comments. I appreciate them smile

All the best to you both,
Noel
Posted by: Noel96

Re: Every Single Day - 04/16/16 03:08 AM

Originally Posted By: rsdean
Noel,

I enjoyed every bit of this! Great song, lyric and vocal - excellent production.

Bob

Thanks Bob. I'm glad you found some time to have a listen. Appreciate it.

All the best,
Noel
Posted by: Noel96

Re: Every Single Day - 04/16/16 03:10 AM

Charlie,

I apologise for taking so long to get my notes on the song together. They're done now if you're interested.

Here's the link again.

Regards,
Noel
Posted by: Noel96

Re: Every Single Day - 04/17/16 10:19 AM

Originally Posted By: Sergio Guarneri

Hi Noel
I like your song.
A very nice ballad with great lyrics.

Good sound.

Sergio


Thank you Sergio. I appreciate your visit and your comments.

Regards,
Noel
Posted by: Noel96

Re: Every Single Day - 04/17/16 10:20 AM

Originally Posted By: gruverider
Marvellous song! Love the arrangement too!

much enjoyed!


Lawrence,

It's great to see you back in the forum. I listened to your recent song a few days ago and was, as always, spellbound and impressed. I'm yet to comment on it.... will get there soon smile

All the best,
Noel