Page 1 of 2 1 2 >
You need to be logged in to post
Options
Index
#218813 - 10/22/13 01:07 PM [User Showcase] "Goodbye, Cabrini-Green"
Registered: 12/10/09
Posts: 1097
Loc: Washington State
bluage Offline
Expert

Registered: 12/10/09
Posts: 1097
Loc: Washington State
Title & background information: “Goodbye, Cabrini-Green”. The idea for the song came to me instantly upon reading a newspaper article in 2010 that reported on the planned demolition of "Cabrini-Green", a notorious "low-income" housing project on Chicago's near-North side. I had relatives who had lived in other low-rise housing sites in my home town of Chicago. In my opinion, these “projects” were nothing more than vertically-constructed concentration camps for warehousing poor people, so I imagined the residents may have felt some relief at being released from the place, even though they faced an uncertain future as a result of their sudden, involuntary eviction. I wanted the composition, “Goodbye, Cabrini-Green” to invoke a sense of freedom along with a blues-tinged sense of hope for the future.

Tracks recorded by me: The melody track, on a Yamaha Portatone PSR-232 keyboard.

Tracks generated by BIAB: Bass, drums, piano, strings (into which a tenor sax solo was patched, #782, Sax, Tenor, Solosit Jazz Waltz, Sw 140, featuring Mr. P.J. Perry).

Real Tracks used: Real Drums in Song: #24, JazzOlderWaltz^1-a:Brushes, b:Sticks, featuring Mr. Craig Scott.

Other programs used: Sequenced and bounced-down to audio in Cakewalk Music Creator Pro 24; the acoustic bass and acoustic piano were rendered through BIAB’s “Hi-Q” instruments in SampleTank; the melody track was cloned and the two subsequent tracks were patched with a tenor sax and a trumpet from “First Call Horns” virtual brass instruments; applied reverb and compression to all audio tracks with Sony Sound Forge Audio Studio.

Link:
http://www.soundclick.com/bands/page_songInfo.cfm?bandID=1321235&songID=12539237

To the folks on the forum who helped me solve a problem I had encountered during the creation of this song -- Noel96, Matt Finley, BarryKJ, cubanpete, VideoTrack, Guitarhacker, MarioD, and Mac – I wish you gents were my next-door neighbors so I could barbeque some ribs, cook some collard greens with turnips and smoked turkey-tails, whip up a macaroni & cheese casserole, and make cole slaw for you! Thank you for your help.


Edited by bluage (10/22/13 01:17 PM)
_________________________
"Music is what feelings sound like."-- borrowed from a Cakewalk Music Creator forum member, "Mamabear".

Top
#218847 - 10/22/13 06:58 PM [User Showcase] Re: "Goodbye, Cabrini-Green" [Re: bluage]
Registered: 03/02/13
Posts: 4117
Loc: Helsinki, Finland
dani48 Offline
Veteran

Registered: 03/02/13
Posts: 4117
Loc: Helsinki, Finland
Hi, Bluage !:))

What a wonderful piece of music !!!!
For a second "take five" came to my mind
but your tune was equally intriguing
and brilliant ! ::))))

I loved it !

Cheers
Dani


Edited by dani48 (10/22/13 06:58 PM)

Top
#218867 - 10/22/13 10:12 PM [User Showcase] Re: "Goodbye, Cabrini-Green" [Re: bluage]
Registered: 12/08/11
Posts: 5977
Loc: Edmonton, Ab, Canada
Scott C Offline
Veteran

Registered: 12/08/11
Posts: 5977
Loc: Edmonton, Ab, Canada
This song has a neat rhythm to it. Very nice listen

Top
#218876 - 10/23/13 07:42 AM [User Showcase] Re: "Goodbye, Cabrini-Green" [Re: bluage]
Registered: 04/03/09
Posts: 7792
Guitarhacker Offline
Veteran

Registered: 04/03/09
Posts: 7792
Well done.... yeah, with that menu you listed I wish we were neighbors too. You had me at ribs and collards.....

Glad I could offer some useful advice.

The song is good.

Change is always going on. Sometimes it's good to see blighted buildings torn down but there are lots of memories attached to them.... some bad but many good. It's good to see that this inspired a song.

Well done.
_________________________
You can find my music at:
www.herbhartley.com

Add nothing that adds nothing to the music.


As the sword chooses the warrior, so too, the song chooses the writer.

Top
#218878 - 10/23/13 07:53 AM [User Showcase] Re: "Goodbye, Cabrini-Green" [Re: bluage]
Registered: 05/22/11
Posts: 3477
Loc: Florida
tommyad Offline
Veteran

Registered: 05/22/11
Posts: 3477
Loc: Florida
Blu, That's some big city sound. I like the triplets at the end . Good mix. I enjoyed. Thanks for posting, Tom

Top
#218882 - 10/23/13 08:41 AM [User Showcase] Re: "Goodbye, Cabrini-Green" [Re: bluage]
Registered: 08/10/12
Posts: 9501
Loc: Florida
floyd jane Offline
Veteran

Registered: 08/10/12
Posts: 9501
Loc: Florida
Very nice - an enjoyable listen. It had a "joyful, carefree" feeling, I thought...

Actually wanted it to be a tad longer (you'll seldom hear me say that!)

floyd

Top
#218893 - 10/23/13 10:20 AM [User Showcase] Re: "Goodbye, Cabrini-Green" [Re: bluage]
Registered: 06/22/12
Posts: 2873
Loc: Karlsruhe, Germany
boehm Offline
Veteran

Registered: 06/22/12
Posts: 2873
Loc: Karlsruhe, Germany
Hi Bluage,

like Dani said, "take five" came to my mind
but your tune was equally intriguing and brilliant.
Very enjoyable listen.

Guenter
_________________________
http://www.21d.de/
Latest Song: What You Desire

Top
#218901 - 10/23/13 11:23 AM [User Showcase] Re: "Goodbye, Cabrini-Green" [Re: boehm]
Registered: 06/17/10
Posts: 1980
Loc: Canyon Lake, TX
Steve Young Offline
Expert

Registered: 06/17/10
Posts: 1980
Loc: Canyon Lake, TX
Originally Posted By: boehm
Hi Bluage,

like Dani said, "take five" came to my mind
but your tune was equally intriguing and brilliant.
Very enjoyable listen.

Guenter


+1

Very nice!

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
#218920 - 10/23/13 01:27 PM [User Showcase] Re: "Goodbye, Cabrini-Green" [Re: dani48]
Registered: 12/10/09
Posts: 1097
Loc: Washington State
bluage Offline
Expert

Registered: 12/10/09
Posts: 1097
Loc: Washington State
Hi, "dani48"...

Yeah, "Take Five" is music for the ages, for sure! Dave Brubeck, Paul Desmond, Joe Morello, and Eugene Wright brought something into being that increased not only the appreciation of "jazz" music, but also music in general.

You could imagine my delight when I discovered that BIAB had a Brubeck-inspired style. If there was an international forum on what particular software product had done the most to advance the art and the practice of making music in this world, I feel certain that Band-in-a-Box would have to be nominated for consideration, at the very least.

Thank you for listening and commenting on the song.

Sincerely,

bluage
_________________________
"Music is what feelings sound like."-- borrowed from a Cakewalk Music Creator forum member, "Mamabear".

Top
#218921 - 10/23/13 01:32 PM [User Showcase] Re: "Goodbye, Cabrini-Green" [Re: Scott C]
Registered: 12/10/09
Posts: 1097
Loc: Washington State
bluage Offline
Expert

Registered: 12/10/09
Posts: 1097
Loc: Washington State
Hello, "Scottt709"...

Just about every other song I compose is written in waltz time, regardless of genre. There is something about that particular rhythm that just makes me feel happier whenever and wherever I hear it.

Thanks for listening and sharing your thoughts!

bluage
_________________________
"Music is what feelings sound like."-- borrowed from a Cakewalk Music Creator forum member, "Mamabear".

Top
#218924 - 10/23/13 02:10 PM [User Showcase] Re: "Goodbye, Cabrini-Green" [Re: Guitarhacker]
Registered: 12/10/09
Posts: 1097
Loc: Washington State
bluage Offline
Expert

Registered: 12/10/09
Posts: 1097
Loc: Washington State
Howdy, "Guitarhacker"...

Well, maybe someday the folks at PG Music will host a big ol' Band-in-a-Box convention so all of us users of their software can meet, greet, and eat!!!

You're certainly right about "change", and your observation about the memories that are attached to old buildings that are torn down stirs lots of emotions within me.

The neighborhood in Chicago that I was born and raised-up in was so raggedy that it would be described as a slum by most observers. Abandoned buildings and vacant lots that ended up as dumping grounds...sidewalks where you could step on someone's front teeth lying in a patch of drying blood from last night's street-fight, and so on...

But, don't you know that whenever I think about that place, sometimes I have to fight to hold back tears of nostalgia, not because I was miserable growing-up, but because as child I had no idea that it could be considered a miserable place to live! I was happy as a kid eating taffy playing baseball, or "King-of-the-hill", or hide-and-seek, in vacant lots, in alley-ways that reeked of garbage, or amongst those dangerous abandoned buildings. I didn't know any better. I was having fun!

Your comments on the song are appreciated!

bluage
_________________________
"Music is what feelings sound like."-- borrowed from a Cakewalk Music Creator forum member, "Mamabear".

Top
#218925 - 10/23/13 02:24 PM [User Showcase] Re: "Goodbye, Cabrini-Green" [Re: tommyad]
Registered: 12/10/09
Posts: 1097
Loc: Washington State
bluage Offline
Expert

Registered: 12/10/09
Posts: 1097
Loc: Washington State
Hey, there, "tommyad"...

Big cities are great inspirations for jazz and blues music, huh? Bright lights, noises that excite you, with midnight shadows and sounds that put the "fright" in you!

Thank you for listening and commenting on the song!

bluage
_________________________
"Music is what feelings sound like."-- borrowed from a Cakewalk Music Creator forum member, "Mamabear".

Top
#218926 - 10/23/13 02:38 PM [User Showcase] Re: "Goodbye, Cabrini-Green" [Re: floyd jane]
Registered: 12/10/09
Posts: 1097
Loc: Washington State
bluage Offline
Expert

Registered: 12/10/09
Posts: 1097
Loc: Washington State
Hello, "floyd jane"...

I'm pleased to know that the song imparted the "joyful, carefree" sound you described.

On a forum for Cakewalk music software users, I came across a post that read: "Music is what feelings sound like." I think the young lady who posted it was right-on, don't you?

Regarding the song's length, since the melody is stated by a saxophone AND a trumpet, I wanted to include a trumpet solo, too, but I am more fond of songs that have brief playing times, like the ones I heard on the radio during the 60's. They came on the air, they hit, they scored, and then they went away, which left me wanting more.

Thanks for lending me your ears!

bluage
_________________________
"Music is what feelings sound like."-- borrowed from a Cakewalk Music Creator forum member, "Mamabear".

Top
#218927 - 10/23/13 02:46 PM [User Showcase] Re: "Goodbye, Cabrini-Green" [Re: boehm]
Registered: 12/10/09
Posts: 1097
Loc: Washington State
bluage Offline
Expert

Registered: 12/10/09
Posts: 1097
Loc: Washington State
Greetings, Guenter...

Another "Take Five" enthusiast! Me, too. Paul Desmond must be thinking, "I should'a followed it up with a "Take Six, Seven, or Eight...!"

I'm glad you enjoyed listening to it. Thank you for letting me know that you did!

bluage
_________________________
"Music is what feelings sound like."-- borrowed from a Cakewalk Music Creator forum member, "Mamabear".

Top
#218929 - 10/23/13 02:52 PM [User Showcase] Re: "Goodbye, Cabrini-Green" [Re: Steve Young]
Registered: 12/10/09
Posts: 1097
Loc: Washington State
bluage Offline
Expert

Registered: 12/10/09
Posts: 1097
Loc: Washington State
Hi, Steve...

The "+1" brought a smile to my face because it reminds me of the way teachers graded their students' work "back in the day"!

Thank you!

bluage
_________________________
"Music is what feelings sound like."-- borrowed from a Cakewalk Music Creator forum member, "Mamabear".

Top
#219007 - 10/24/13 09:48 AM [User Showcase] Re: "Goodbye, Cabrini-Green" [Re: bluage]
Registered: 12/05/11
Posts: 10743
Loc: GA USA
Janice & Bud Offline
Veteran

Registered: 12/05/11
Posts: 10743
Loc: GA USA
That is very cool, well arranged and mixed. My first exposure to Jazz was at a Pop Festival in Atlanta in 1969 when Dave Brubeck was mistakenly booked there and played with Janis Joplin, et al. And the crowd loved it...and so did I. Thanks for the reminder. I really enjoyed this and the memories.
_________________________
J&B Soundcloud
J&B YouTube
J&B Website

Top
#219036 - 10/24/13 09:07 PM [User Showcase] Re: "Goodbye, Cabrini-Green" [Re: Janice & Bud]
Registered: 12/10/09
Posts: 1097
Loc: Washington State
bluage Offline
Expert

Registered: 12/10/09
Posts: 1097
Loc: Washington State
Hello, Janice & Bud...

Holy smoke, what a fortuitous "accident" that was! Dave Brubeck performing along with Janis Joplin? I never knew that.

What did Mr. Brubeck and Ms. Joplin perform together? Was it recorded, or filmed? I'd like to know, so I could watch it, or listen to it.

Concerning your comments about "Goodbye, Cabrini-Green", I'm pleased that you thought it was "cool". That's the sound and the feel of the jazz music that caught my attention as kid growing up during the 60's.

In Chicago, the local NBC station, channel 5, ran a "midnight movie" feature -- mostly grade-B sci-fi and horror films -- on Friday nights. The theme music was a brief clip of "Take Five" that played under the announcer's introduction to the films. I begged my parents to let me stay up late just so I could hear that single, solitary, swingin' clip: doo-doop, doo-doop/doo, doo/doo-doop, doo-doop/doo, doo!

Somewhere I read that Paul Desmond said he wanted his alto sax to sound like a "dry martini". Now, how hip and cool is that!

Thank you for your attention and your comments,

bluage
_________________________
"Music is what feelings sound like."-- borrowed from a Cakewalk Music Creator forum member, "Mamabear".

Top
#219037 - 10/24/13 09:14 PM [User Showcase] Re: "Goodbye, Cabrini-Green" [Re: bluage]
Registered: 03/18/04
Posts: 6671
Loc: USA
Danny C. Offline
Veteran

Registered: 03/18/04
Posts: 6671
Loc: USA
Great feel to the entire track, could not keep the images of "beatniks" snapping their fingers in time to the groove out of my mind.

Later,
_________________________
Danny C.
www.dannycampo.com
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Danny-Campo/379776252109306?skip_nax_wizard=true

The More You Drink The Better I Sound

Top
#219096 - 10/25/13 02:35 PM [User Showcase] Re: "Goodbye, Cabrini-Green" [Re: Danny C.]
Registered: 12/10/09
Posts: 1097
Loc: Washington State
bluage Offline
Expert

Registered: 12/10/09
Posts: 1097
Loc: Washington State
Hello, "Danny C."...

Your comment about the "beatniks" made me smile. I wish I had been old enough to be a part of that group when they were in their heyday....step out wearing my little beret, Vandyck beard, turtleneck sweater, a pair of sandals, and a set of bongo drums! It may be a stereotypical image, but it was entertaining in a way-out kind of way.

I visited your fine website and noticed that you operate out of Louisiana. My mother was born in New Iberia and I have relatives in Baton Rogue, Loreauville, St. Martinville, and elsewhere.

Thank you giving a listen to the song, and I appreciate your comments.

bluage
_________________________
"Music is what feelings sound like."-- borrowed from a Cakewalk Music Creator forum member, "Mamabear".

Top
#219113 - 10/25/13 04:51 PM [User Showcase] Re: "Goodbye, Cabrini-Green" [Re: bluage]
Registered: 12/27/03
Posts: 16014
Loc: Hamlin NY
MarioD Offline
Veteran

Registered: 12/27/03
Posts: 16014
Loc: Hamlin NY
I love this style of jazz and you did it justice for sure!

This had a great rhythm section. Take 5 did also come to mind, especially during the intro!

Nice chops BTW!
_________________________
Laughing at your mistakes lengthens your life. Laughing at your wife's mistakes shortens it!

64 bit Win 10 Pro, the latest BiaB and RB, Roland Octa-Capture audio interface, a ton of software and some hardware.

Top
Page 1 of 2 1 2 >


PG Music News
RealBand® Works Great in Windows® 11!

Here's an introductory look at RealBand® running on the preview version of Windows® 11!

Watch the video.

Customers LOVE Band-in-a-Box® 2021!

Check out some of the latest Band-in-a-Box® feedback we've received:

"There's a saying 'Give a man a fish, feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish, feed him for a lifetime.' That's exactly what my friend did in 1990. He taught me how to use BIAB and I've used it hundreds of time to do arraignment and to jam with any style band."

"Love BIAB. I use it daily. Their support is great too!"

"RealTracks are amazing!!! I use BIAB for backtracks in my solo act... Still using the basic package and it's all need..."

"I have used Band in A Box for many years. If it would have been around when I was young, I would have been a much better musician. I use it for all my songs I have written and recorded. With Band In A Box I can sit in my room and sound like a whole band without having to put up with them!"

"If you know something about music and take the time to learn the program, you can make it do some amazing things. It is a great help to songwriters who want to demo their song without paying for studio time. It makes changes and tweaks much easier as well."

"Been using it for so many years. It's a great tool. The instruments that I don't have or play make up the void and it saves so much time. I use this program for every song I write."

"Great tool for the songwriter!"

"An essential part of my studio! I write songs on piano, but I'm not a pianist by a long way. BIAB is like having a roomful of session players in your studio, and just the simple act of taking your basic idea and hearing a skilled pianist play it presents so many new ideas and options you hadn't thought of."

"Powerful, easy to use, inexpensive and they even split the modest payments up if you want. No complaints. Lots of satisfaction."

"I added a steel guitar to a fully produced original. He followed every change like he was in the studio reading the chart. Fascinating technology!"

"I have used it to make backing tracks for six CD's with about 12 songs on each. They make a great gift!"

"It's simply a necessity - buy it now - the staff and support do a great job as well!"

"A great tool for us songwriters!"

"I LOVE Band-in-a-Box!"

"I see it as a very worthwhile investment. In fact, from initial purchase about 8 years ago, using the backing tracks I have made, my income from that investment has returned over 5,000% on the investment!"

continued...

Do you have something to say about Band-in-a-Box®? Post your own thoughts for Windows or Mac version today!

Band-in-a-Box® - Boxing Clever - Sound on Sound #TBT

Did you know that Band-in-a-Box® is more than 30 years old? I stumbled across this 1990 magazine article explaining the relatively new program, and think it's an enjoyable read for any Band-in-a-Box user - it really shows that we are always listening to user feedback when developing our program!

Read the article: Boxing Clever: Band-In-A-Box Software

A few of my favorite statements:

"The intention of PG Music's Band-In-A-Box package is to couple that speed and convenience with the improved flexibility of the personal computer. Versions are available for the Atari ST, Mac, and PC compatibles. Have the programmers succeeded? And can they rid themselves of the stigma of the auto-accompaniment section? Given the above state of affairs, the first hurdle that the program has to overcome is one of acceptance and, frankly, a name like 'Band-In-A-Box' is a bad start."

(I think our name was a great start!)

"The final results are, to say the least, impressive. Band-In-A-Box achieves something that most hardwired auto-accompaniment sections have never been able to do - inject a degree of feel into the music. It really does sound more human than so many of the computer generated pieces I've heard."

"...I'm quite convinced that PG Music will have a winner on their hands. This is one piece of software that you can get more out of than you put in."

#TipTuesday Convert RealDrums to MIDI!

Did you know that you can convert RealDrums to MIDI?

VintageGibson shared this tip to our Tips & Tricks forum, which is a great place to look for program tips from other Band-in-a-Box users!

Read this handy trick.

Have a program tip or trick of your own? Share it on our Tips & Tricks forum today!

Band-in-a-Box® 2021 Italian for Mac is Here!

Abbiamo lavorato tanto e abbiamo aggiunto 80 nuove funzionalità e una straordinaria collezione di nuovi contenuti, tra cui 202 RealTracks, nuovi RealStyles, SuperTracks MIDI, Studi Strumentali, Performance degli Artisti, Bonus RealDrums "Singoli", trascrizioni RealDrums, MultiStyles PAK 1, Xtra Styles PAKs 10 e 11, e altro ancora!

Pacchetti | Nuove Caratteristiche

Export / Print a List of Selected Styles (Band-in-a-Box®)

Did you know that you can export a list of your Styles from Band-in-a-Box®?

Head to this forum post in our "Tips & Tricks" forum, where VideoTrack shares another handy tip for Band-in-a-Box® users!

Band-in-a-Box® Chord List Resource

Ever wonder which chords are supported in Band-in-a-Box®? Access the information from the Help file in the program, or read through the list with our Online Manual!

Chord List - Mac Online Manual
Chord List - Windows Online Manual

Review the other Reference topcs while you're there - with explanations of the different menus and the Keystroke Commands (Hot Keys), you'll definitely learn something new!

Forum Stats
34902 Members
66 Forums
70914 Topics
614318 Posts

Max Online: 2537 @ 01/19/20 07:09 AM
Newest Members
MuchHustle, Fiddlecat, cebodorr1, emeraldopia, jojo34

34902 Registered Users
Top Posters (30 Days)
swingbabymix 219
VideoTrack 212
Pipeline 175
Simon - PG Music 153
Jim Fogle 149
Matt Finley 144
CaptainMoto 118
David Snyder 117
MusicStudent 117
rayc 115
Today's Birthdays
BanjoBob, jazzwombat