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#130971 - 10/11/11 06:51 AM [User Showcase] Back in the Philippines-redone
Registered: 08/02/11
Posts: 80
Loc: Minnesota, USA
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9YwCHJ8j73I&feature=youtube_gdata

BACK IN THE PHILLIPINES

[intro]
Once I had a little monkey, who'd steal all my toys,/
Timbo liked climbing trees with his skinny blue-eyed boy,/
Memories memories pulling me back,/
five or six miles, way up in a jet,/
Far away from home as you can get,/

[v1]
Now I'm eating a sloppy mango on the veranda,/
Coconut coconut tumbling down to the sand,/
My silky shirt poofs in the sultry breeze,/
blowing in off of the deep blue sea,/

A local band playing the blues next door,/
I ain't gonna worry my life anymore,/
Flirting brown eyes, in a purple skirt,/
sashaying by, sandals slapping the dirt,/

[ch]
Back in the Philippines, hey, hey,/
Y'all should come over and see this place,/
Where are you from? Taga sa-an ka?/
Philippines waits for you, whoever you are,/
Fizzling waves, and thundering Spanish guitars,/

[v2]
Jukin and jumpin, bumpin down muddy dirt roads,/
ride in the back of a flashy Jeepney down to the coast,/
hazy and cool in the sea of bamboo,/
bounce thru the barrio de ja vu,/

Snorkling out in the coral again,/
jellyfish stings, we ought to go in,/
Laying around on the crystal sand,/
scurrying crabs as big as your hand,/

[ch]
Back in the Philippines, hey, hey,/
Y'all should come over and see this place,/
Where are you from? Taga sa-an ka?/
Philippines here for you, whoever you are,/
Cascading waves, thundering Spanish guitars,/

[br]
Life in the States, it's groovy, it's great,/
But sometimes it feels like such a frantic race!/
Family starting to grumble,/
All my excuses starting to crumble,/

[ch}
Back in the Philippines, hey, hey,/
Y'all should come over and see this place,/
Where are you from? Taga sa-an ka?/
Philippines just for you, whoever you are,/
Towering waves, thundering Spanish guitars,/

[ch}
Back in the Philippines, hey, hey,/
Y'all come on over and see this place,/
Where are you from? Taga sa-an ka?/
Philippines capture you, whoever you are,/
Fizzling waves, and thundering Spanish guitars,/
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#130972 - 10/11/11 11:58 PM [User Showcase] Re: Back in the Philippines-redone [Re: kerkenat]
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Sundance Offline
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I enjoyed it Kent. A very nice tribute and liked the pix on the video too. Your lyrics were descriptive with action and nice rhymes that didn't sound contrived or forced. You took me with you in your daydreams of your carefree youth on the island. The harmonies on the chorus was a nice touch - maybe could've been mixed just a wee bit lower volume wise but that's just me...

I thought the verse/chorus form fit this song really well and your production chops will only get better. I liked the way you added the instruments in as the song progressed.

Keep at it! Looking forward to your next one.

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#130973 - 10/12/11 06:17 AM [User Showcase] Re: Back in the Philippines-redone [Re: Sundance]
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Hi Kent,

It's a very thoughtful arrangement that you've created here. I was impressed with the way that it develops.

All the best,
Noel
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#130974 - 10/12/11 10:52 AM [User Showcase] Re: Back in the Philippines-redone [Re: Noel96]
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kerkenat Offline
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Thanks Josie and Noel,

And thanks for not mentioning how bad my voice is. I'm trying to find a male vocalist.

Next one will be called "The Ballad of a Hmong Flower".

About the Vietnam War. However, I am going to go a lot slower and really work on my 'production chops' this time.
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PG Music News
Notation Enhancements in Band-in-a-Box® 2019

Band-in-a-Box® 2019 for Windows was released in December 2018, and included many new features and enhancements - like the enhancements we made to our Notation window!

These include:
-Pressing the space bar plays the song from the current location.
-Double-clicking on the Standard mode Notation window (or on the time line in Editable or Staff Roll mode) plays the song from the current time location.
-The right-click menu in the Editable or Staff Roll mode Notation window has an option to change the current beat resolution. Previously, the only way to do this was to right-click on the time line.
-Clicking close to a stave line will put a note on the stave line instead of between stave lines. Previously, you had to click extremely close to a stave line to insert a note on it.
-In the Notation Windows Options dialog, the clefs split point asterisk indicates that C5* is middle C.
-The clefs split point can be set by the spin controls.
-You can quickly enter forced accidentals from the right-click menu.
-A new track type (Drums) is available for the Melody and Soloist tracks.
-Holding down the Ctrl key and pressing the zoom in/out buttons results in finest possible incremental adjustment in size.
-There's a keystroke entry mode -the "N" mode, which lets you enter a melody entirely using keystrokes. The keystrokes are N to enter a note, up/down cursor to change its pitch, and left/right cursor to move the time line.
-A new button in the Print Options dialog lets you quickly print a "chords only" fake sheet. You can also access this from the right-click menu on the Chord Sheet.
-You can now edit any track in the Event List Editor. When the dialog opens, it will show you the MIDI data in the current notation track.


There's detailed information on our 2019 notation enhancements here: Band-in-a-Box® 2019 New Feature - Notation Enhancements

Jump to the Notation topic in our Band-in-a-Box® 2019 new features video.

Band-in-a-Box® Drum Features!

Today is National Drummer Day!
(not to be confused with National Hug a Drummer Day, which is October 10th)

Band-in-a-Box® is a great resource for drummers! Practice with an on-demand back-up band, learn from the Pro's with RealDrums notation (RealCharts, new with version 2019), MIDI drums notation, or play in the Drum Kit Window!

Not a drummer? Add drums to your Band-in-a-Box® project with RealDrums! Whether you're looking for Bluegrass, Blues, Bossa, Country, Dance, Dixieland, Folk, Funk, HipHop, Jazz, Latin, Metal, Pop, RnB, Rock, Soul, Techno, Traditional, Waltz, or World (and variations within) - you'll definitely find what you're looking for in our RealDrums library - there are over 500 available!

Band-in-a-Box® 2019 for Mac Build 315 Update Available!

Attention Band-in-a-Box® 2019 for Mac users - a new FREE patch update (build 315) is available!
Review details and download here

Summary of changes for build 315 (Nov 15, 2019):

Fixed: Exporting MusicXML files was not working.
Fixed: When using "Auto-Hand split Piano track" feature, exported MIDI files contain wrong note durations on the Piano track.
Fixed: Note-based lyrics were not included when exporting MIDI files.
Fixed: User should be prompted to save their song when exiting, if they had added or removed plugins.
Fixed: The Record Audio dialog always says “Track type is Stereo” even if the track type is mono.
Fixed: The [Audio Options…] button in the Record Audio dialog was launching the Audio Devices dialog instead of the Audio Settings dialog.
Fixed: Loops dialog title bar displays wrong track name.
Fixed: Large patch map files are not completely loaded (were limited to 1985 patches).
Fixed: Notation context menu > Edit Section Text… did not do anything.
Fixed: Notation context menu > Insert Section Text… did not do anything.

My Favorite Things - Nudge Chords in Band-in-a-Box®

Love this time saving feature.

Ever fill in the chordsheet fully or for part of song, and then discover you want to add or take away an extra beat or more somewhere in the chordsheet.

Nudge chords (melody) from the Edit Menu is your friend here, the dialog will give you all the options either to remove or add beats where its needed.

Love it.
-musiclover

To learn more about this feature, read the "Advanced Chord Entry and Editing Features" topic when you click here.

Band-in-a-Box® Video Testimonial & Demo - Rodney Gene Junior

Band-in-a-Box® endorsing artist Rodney Gene Junior has shared his latest User Testimonial and Demo with us, and we LOVE it! Not only does Rodney share with the viewer his enthusiasm for our program, he also shares a few examples of how he uses Band-in-a-Box® too - make sure you check it out!

Band-in-a-Box® 2019 Testimonial Video - Peter Torpey

Check out our latest Band-in-a-Box video testimonial, which takes using the program to a whole new level! Peter Torpey is a long time program user who has developed a way to work with the program, even though he's visually impaired - and he wants to make sure that others can too!
Click here to watch!

Learn more about Peter here.

View all our video testimonials here.

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