You need to be logged in to post
Options
Index
#131255 - 10/14/11 04:03 PM [User Showcase] CMON WALES!
Registered: 08/25/03
Posts: 3075
Loc: wales
gibson Offline
Veteran

Registered: 08/25/03
Posts: 3075
Loc: wales
I wrote this in 1985 when I moved back to Wales, why should America have all the good road songs ?!?
It's another labour of love, this time 26 years worth!! and it finally ended in _FIDSBJF Blues Quartet w/fid and then via the "feel and tempo match" thingie in the styles select box bits were added and subtracted! The choir is me on my vsti Mellotron making a Male voice choir. I play piano and disto guitars and did actually get done for speeding on my last journey hence the sirens everything else is BIAB midi and vsti's especially Fruity Loops. Mastered in Cubase SX1 using the classic freebies and my Line 6 KB37 and gold plugin.

The cmon Wales bit refers to the Rugby World Cup match with France.... CMON WALES

M4 Boogaloo

Cymru AM Byth
Alyn
_________________________
My showcase songs


Top
#131256 - 10/14/11 06:51 PM [User Showcase] Re: CMON WALES! [Re: gibson]
Registered: 10/31/08
Posts: 15618
Loc: Australia
Noel96 Offline
Veteran

Registered: 10/31/08
Posts: 15618
Loc: Australia
Hi alyn,

I liked the way the arrangement developed: progressively adding layers of sound and complexity worked for me. Also, I take my hat off to you and your lyric writing ability. I don't know how you managed to come up with so many workable words. Most times, I struggle to find 120 or so words that work.

I enjoyed the listen,
Noel
_________________________
LINKS TO MY BIAB/RB SONGS


Top
#131257 - 10/15/11 02:45 AM [User Showcase] Re: CMON WALES! [Re: Noel96]
Registered: 08/25/03
Posts: 3075
Loc: wales
gibson Offline
Veteran

Registered: 08/25/03
Posts: 3075
Loc: wales
Thank you for the compliment, and I wish I could answer you about the "so many workable words" but when I re-read those words I still go *flip* that's good, myself. Well not *flip* actually
When younger I used to read a lot of novels and also reference books like thesauruses and rhyming dictionaries before I went to sleep each night. My wife used to say that I either had my head in a book or someone's mouth (I was a dentist). I used to write down the smart remarks of some patients and used them also. I also listened to cassette tapes of Cole Porter, Gershwin and other great composers on the 45 minute drive to work. Tom Lehrer also just sprung to mind.

In the late 1970's I heard Rutles and the song Another day where the chorus was "You're so pusillanimous, oh yeah, Nature's calling and I must go there" Finding out what pusillanimous meant started me reading reference books and then I had the privilege of bumping into/meeting the composer Neil Innes (also Bonzo dog doo dah band) and then Chas of Chas and Dave and they both gave me the insight to read a lot. ALtho Chas added that vast amounts of beer should be consumed also and so I drank with him for 2-3 years as he used my local also. Good times.

Sorry for going on but as you said in your post New Song: something in the "Easy Listening" genre
Quote:

You probably didn't want to know all this but once I started typing, I couldn't stop! Hope it's of some interest to you.




same here!! That was fascinating read by the way, it is always nice to know how other people write !

time to put on my dragon hat and get ready to watch the match!!!

Alyn
_________________________
My showcase songs


Top
#131258 - 10/15/11 04:01 AM [User Showcase] Re: CMON WALES! [Re: gibson]
Registered: 03/04/07
Posts: 773
Loc: Germany
sinbad Offline
Journeyman

Registered: 03/04/07
Posts: 773
Loc: Germany
Thanks for pointing me toward The Rutles, I missed them back then. Brilliant!!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FqkGFvVXfsE&feature=related
_________________________
Chris

Top
#131259 - 10/15/11 11:17 AM [User Showcase] Re: CMON WALES! [Re: sinbad]
Registered: 08/08/06
Posts: 4752
Loc: South Carolina
RobH Offline
Veteran

Registered: 08/08/06
Posts: 4752
Loc: South Carolina
Nice song very repetitive though, and the way each line ends on the same note kind of wore at me a bit. Still it had some very fun elements. The drums were way busy, and very appropriate for the song.
_________________________
Lenovo Win 10 8 gig ram, BiaB, Realband, Studio one Professional, Melodyne, Gibson S-1, Carvin 980 Cobalt acoustic, Ovation legend 12 string, jazz bass clone, Fender Mustang III amp, Presonus Audiobox 1818VSL interface, TC Helicon voiceworks.

Top
#131260 - 10/16/11 01:54 AM [User Showcase] Re: CMON WALES! [Re: RobH]
Registered: 08/25/03
Posts: 3075
Loc: wales
gibson Offline
Veteran

Registered: 08/25/03
Posts: 3075
Loc: wales
Quote:

Nice song very repetitive though, and the way each line ends on the same note kind of wore at me a bit. Still it had some very fun elements. The drums were way busy, and very appropriate for the song.



This started life as a poem and so I spoke/sung the words with the verses on one chord and I only allowed myself a tune in the chorus "Days in the country" etc. The repetitive nature of the music was intended to highlight the words and give an idea of the feeling of boredom, hammering down a 3 lane motorway (freeway) and trying to stay below the speed limit in my 1975 TR6 (I also notice that Wikipedia is wrong as my car, 1972, was 250 bhp.)

Thanks for the comments. Appreciate them.
And then Wales lost

Alyn

Top
#131261 - 10/16/11 11:10 AM [User Showcase] Re: CMON WALES! [Re: gibson]
Registered: 09/28/03
Posts: 8333
Loc: London, Ontario, Canada
John Conley Offline
Veteran

Registered: 09/28/03
Posts: 8333
Loc: London, Ontario, Canada
Just one lousy point. I was pulling for 'em though.

Wales, wales......

or

Whales, Whales, great fish in the sea....LOL


My wife and I often get compliments on the Welsh "national anthem". Most people have never heard of it. With her on the flute we often trade 8's, sometimes in the Marsh of Rhuddlan (Morfa Rhuddlan) and back. So much great music came from Wales.
_________________________
John Conley
Musica est vita

Top
#131262 - 10/18/11 04:07 PM [User Showcase] Re: CMON WALES! [Re: John Conley]
Registered: 08/09/10
Posts: 4192
Loc: Woodstock, NY
rsdean Offline
Veteran

Registered: 08/09/10
Posts: 4192
Loc: Woodstock, NY
Alyn,

Very cool - enjoyed this one a lot.

Bob
_________________________
SoundCloud Tracks


Top
#131263 - 10/19/11 10:46 PM [User Showcase] Re: CMON WALES! [Re: rsdean]
Registered: 06/17/10
Posts: 1849
Loc: Canyon Lake, TX
Steve Young Offline
Expert

Registered: 06/17/10
Posts: 1849
Loc: Canyon Lake, TX
Alyn,

I always enjoy the creative way you put your songs together. This one is a lot of fun! Keep it up.

Steve
_________________________
Steve Young
Music
"In order to compose, all you need to do is remember a tune that nobody else has thought of." - Robert Schumann

Top


PG Music News
Band-in-a-Box® 2019 for Mac Build 314 Update Available!

Attention Band-in-a-Box® 2019 for Mac users!!! A new free patch update is available, and can be downloaded here!

Summary of Changes for build 314:
Fixed: Video RealTracks would fail to render if using macOS Catalina.
Fixed: Command+Return should be the hot-key for Options | MIDI Patch Maps, etc. | Insert current MIDI chord.
Fixed: Window | Audio Chord Wizard menu item should say "Audio Chord Wizard (Legacy Standalone)", and should not be available for macOS Catalina 10.15 or higher.
Improved: Auditioning styles, RealTracks, and RealDrums will start demo playback faster for online demos.
Improved: Help video button added to the Audio Chord Wizard toolbar in the Audio Edit window.
Fixed: In the Audio Chord Wizard toolbar, the "Auto Marking" and "Auto Analysis" checkboxes did not update after undoing.
Fixed: Clicking the [Analyze] button in the Audio Chord Wizard toolbar should warn the user if no bar lines are set.
Fixed: Launching he Audio Chord Wizard causes button hints to not show in the Audio Edit window, and it is not possible to return to the chord sheet.
Fixed: When using the Audio Chord Wizard, sometimes the hour-glass mouse cursor does not go away after analyzing chords.
Fixed: Double-clicking on a song file in the Finder to open it while Band-in-a-Box is running might cause a "Save before closing?" dialog to get stuck behind the main window.

Holiday Hours - Monday, November 11th

Remembrance Day is Monday, November 11th. In recognition of this day, our hours will be:

Monday, November 11: Technical Support closed. Sales & Customer Service will be open from 8am - 4pm PST.

Our regular hours resume Tuesday, November 12. Review our hours and additional contact information at www.pgmusic.com/contact.htm

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.

Want to make your own Testimonial? We'd love to see it! There's information on our Video Testimonials offer here.

Band-in-a-Box® 2019 for Mac Upgrade & Full Manuals Available!
Happy National Saxophone Day!

Today's the day we say "Happy Birthday" to Adolphe Sax, the creator of the Saxophone!
(Adolphe was born November 6, 1814 - 32 years later he patended his saxophone creation!)

We have 35 different RealTracks Sets available for Band-in-a-Box® that include Saxophone RealTracks !

RealTracks Set 304: Blues Shuffle Horn Section
RealTracks Set 294: Big Band "Crooner Shout" Soloist!
RealTracks Set 266: Jazz & Funk Potpourri
RealTracks Set 265: Crooner Ballad Big Band!
RealTracks Set 264: Crooner Bossa Big Band!
RealTracks Set 244: Jazz Background Horns with Jack Stafford
RealTracks Set 236: Cocktail Jazz Horns!
RealTracks Set 220: Flute and Saxes with Jack Stafford
RealTracks Set 217: Jazz Pollwinners 8 – Jazz Waltz Sax Solos
RealTracks Set 216: Jazz Pollwinners 7 – Swingin' Sax & Guitar Soloing
RealTracks Set 215: Jazz Pollwinners 6 – Sax & Guitar Soloing, Ballads & Bossas
RealTracks Set 209: Rockin' Blues Baritone Sax with Gary Smulyan
RealTracks Set 207: Funky Horns
RealTracks Set 194: Jazz Pollwinners 1: Great Saxes: Phil Woods & Gary
RealTracks Set 189: Blues Baritone Sax with Gary Smulyan
RealTracks Set 188: Slow Background Pop Horn Section
RealTracks Set 183: Country Soloists: Sax and More!
RealTracks Set 176: R&B Horns
RealTracks Set 175: Texas Blues-Rock: Smokin' Blues Sax
RealTracks Set 160: Jazz-Funk Movin'
RealTracks Set 145: Jazz-Funk Breezy
RealTracks Set 127: Groovin' Jazz Funk
RealTracks Set 91: Smooth Jazz - Sax Soloing
RealTracks Set 58: Jazz and Pop Waltzes
RealTracks Set 57: Jazz Swing, Laid Back
RealTracks Set 55: Fast Bebop Jazz
RealTracks Set 54: Slow Jazz Ballad
RealTracks Set 52: Fast Samba
RealTracks Set 51: Slow Bossas and More
RealTracks Set 32: Blues
RealTracks Set 19: Jazz Ballad
RealTracks Set 17: Bossa
RealTracks Set 15: Mainstream Swing
RealTracks Set 13: Older Jazz Swing Soloists
RealTracks Set 7: Acoustic Jazz Bass and Rock Sax

Which one is your favorite?

Check our our Saxophonist programs for Windows:
The Jazz Saxophonist
The Rock Saxophonist

Our Band-in-a-Box® 2019 for Mac Special Ends October 31st

Our Band-in-a-Box® 2019 for Mac special ENDS TODAY!!!
Order before 11:59PM PDT to save UP TO 50% when you purchase your Band-in-a-Box® 2019 for Mac Upgrade... and receive a FREE Bonus PAK full of great Add-ons!

It's a GREAT time to order your upgrade to Band-in-a-Box 2019 for Mac, which is compatible with the just-released macOS Catalina - upgrades start at just $49!

We've packed our Free Bonus PAK & 49-PAK with some amazing Add-ons! The Free Bonus PAK is automatically included with most Band-in-a-Box® for Mac 2019 packages, but for more even more Add-ons (including 40 Unreleased RealTracks) upgrade it to the 2019 49-PAK for only $49. You can see the full lists of items in each package, and listen to demos here.

Check out our Band-in-a-Box® packages page for all the purchase options available.

The Band-in-a-Box® 2019 for Mac Bonus PAKs Are Almost Gone!


Purchase Band-in-a-Box® 2019 for Mac during our special (which ends October 31st), and you'll receive a FREE Bonus PAK overflowing with great Add-ons, including MIDI SuperTracks Set 28: Pop Basses with 6 MIDI SuperTracks, 21 RealDrums Transcriptions, 120 guitar licks and riffs in Instrumental Studies 7: Brent Mason 12-key CountryPop Guitar Licks, and 15 new MIDI Styles!

Free Bonus PAK Contents:
-Look Ma! More MIDI 1
-21 RealDrums Transcriptions
-MIDI SuperTracks Set 28: Pop Basses
-Instrumental Studies 7: Brent Mason 12-key CountryPop Guitar Licks

HURRY! OUR SPECIAL ENDS OCTOBER 31st!

Forum Stats
30379 Members
62 Forums
60566 Topics
512095 Posts

Max Online: 2434 @ 11/14/17 12:37 AM
Newest Members
Bobz7azv3, JonSkinner, UPPY, stevejgenos, Sørvik

30379 Registered Users
Top Posters (30 Days)
VideoTrack 201
Noel96 192
Matt Finley 158
Jim Fogle 122
Janice & Bud 118
Jim 116
MarioD 116
sslechta 107
floyd jane 101
beatmaster 99
Today's Birthdays
No Birthdays