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#220615 - 11/10/13 04:44 AM [User Showcase] Public domain song - Beautiful Dreamer
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I do hope it is okay to post this song here as it is a public domain song composed by the great Stephen Foster. If it is not okay, please let me know and I will remove it.

Floyd put me onto the Ozone software so I have downloaded the trial version and wanted to test it out on something. Hence my interpretation of this classic tune.

The real tracks are
RealTracks in style: 533:Bass, Electric, 12-8 Crystal Sw 065
RealTracks in style: 895:Piano, Acoustic, Solo-Accompaniment PopSlow12-8 Ev 060
RealTracks in style: ~526:Guitar, Acoustic, Fingerpicking Hank Sw 065
RealDrums in style: Pop128^4-a:Sidestick Brushes , b:SideStick, HiHat

Lyrics are on soundcloud

Your feedback, as always is appreciated.

Beautiful Dreamer

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#220622 - 11/10/13 05:02 AM [User Showcase] Re: Public domain song - Beautiful Dreamer [Re: JoanneCooper]
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Joanne,
What a beautiful interpretation of a beautiful song.

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#220645 - 11/10/13 10:13 AM [User Showcase] Re: Public domain song - Beautiful Dreamer [Re: JoanneCooper]
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Hi, Joanne !:))

What a nice rendition of this classic !:))
How sweet the sound of your voice !
Reminded me that I have sung a 4 part
barbershop arr of this song back in time
and I liked it too !:))

Cheers
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#220647 - 11/10/13 10:28 AM [User Showcase] Re: Public domain song - Beautiful Dreamer [Re: JoanneCooper]
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Nicely sung Joanne.
I did keep 'losing the one' here and there, I think it's because this song is supposed to be in 9/8 time.
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#220651 - 11/10/13 10:36 AM [User Showcase] Re: Public domain song - Beautiful Dreamer [Re: JoanneCooper]
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Jo, Good job on bringing in the instrumentation slowly. Nicely sung and arranged. Ozone makes a big difference in the finished sound. Stephen Foster's song book is

amazing. Some of his lesser known tunes are great. Check out the Mavis Staple version of Hard Times. Thanks for posting such a beautiful version of this song. Tom

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#220677 - 11/10/13 12:42 PM [User Showcase] Re: Public domain song - Beautiful Dreamer [Re: JoanneCooper]
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Joanne,

This is very good for your first try with Ozone. Ozone does make a big difference. IMO, it's a worthwhile investment. I have Ozone 4. The tips pdf on their site is also very helpful and informative.

Public domain songs should be fine to post as all copyrights have expired except arrangement copyrights - since you're doing your own arrangement no worries there. smile

Nicely done.

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#220684 - 11/10/13 01:50 PM [User Showcase] Re: Public domain song - Beautiful Dreamer [Re: JoanneCooper]
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Nice job Joanne.

I think you have an excellent song sense and always pick good material.

Keep it up.

John

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#220724 - 11/10/13 06:23 PM [User Showcase] Re: Public domain song - Beautiful Dreamer [Re: Skyline]
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Originally Posted By: Skyline
Nicely sung Joanne.
I did keep 'losing the one' here and there, I think it's because this song is supposed to be in 9/8 time.


Stephen Foster's sheet music does have it as a 9/8 tune.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Beautiful_Dreamer_music.jpg

What she did is to invoke a more or less 6/8 style in which one bar is actually having to overlap two bars of the original version. With BB really making it all be 3/4 anyway, more or less, depending upon feel of the style, she made it work.

If you count it in 6/8 while listening to it, no problem.

And also she takes the liberty of singing a bit in a time frame that lets the singer imply a bit of the Rubato to it without actually leaving timing behind in the dust.

When she starts the first verse, she's "on the one".

But by the first chorus, she's starting to go for the backbeat feel on the three, lightly but politely.

Then for the second verse, its back to singing "on the one".

Continuity of execution like that is good stuff.

And it adds a bit of updating in feel to this old, old classic as well.

Very Nice Performance

And she has good pipes and shows a great ear for intonation, too!



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#220726 - 11/10/13 06:28 PM [User Showcase] Re: Public domain song - Beautiful Dreamer [Re: JoanneCooper]
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Joanne,

Nice job on this. Great arrangement, mix and vocal.

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#220759 - 11/11/13 01:58 AM [User Showcase] Re: Public domain song - Beautiful Dreamer [Re: JoanneCooper]
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Alyn - Thanks for listening. Glad you enjoyed it. I had fun putting it together.

Dani – I do remember vaguely that you did a version of this song. I will have to go back through the posts and have a listen.

Graham - I did notice the 9/8 timing on the sheet music but I had no idea on how to accomplish that in BIAB, so as Mac has said I put my own interpretation into the timing. It can maybe still stand a little more work.

Tommy - Thanks for the listen. I think I did listen to that one while researching Stephen Foster’s music. I will give it another listen.

Josie – Thanks for the listen. Your comments are always valuable to me because I would like to get to where you are in your writing, singing and recording. Going forward, I think I will purchase the Ozone software (Floyd ought to get a discount on his next upgrade for the clients he has brought Ozone’s way!)

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#220760 - 11/11/13 02:01 AM [User Showcase] Re: Public domain song - Beautiful Dreamer [Re: JoanneCooper]
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John – Thanks for the listen and especially the comment about being good a choosing good material. I never really thought I was much good at that so it is nice to get that compliment.

Mac – Thank you so much for your thoughtful interpretation and compliments. I really did try to add a bit more of a modern feel to this old classic so I am glad you think I have achieved that in this rendition.

Bob – Thanks for the listen and the comment

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#220789 - 11/11/13 10:10 AM [User Showcase] Re: Public domain song - Beautiful Dreamer [Re: JoanneCooper]
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Hi Joanne,

a beautiful interpretation.
You got a good voice.
Like the arrangement, too.

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#220827 - 11/11/13 03:48 PM [User Showcase] Re: Public domain song - Beautiful Dreamer [Re: JoanneCooper]
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Joanne,

Sounds great, kid!

Hope the hand is okay...

floyd

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#220830 - 11/11/13 04:11 PM [User Showcase] Re: Public domain song - Beautiful Dreamer [Re: JoanneCooper]
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That is very, very pretty (vocal and lyrics) and a perfect arrangement/production to go with it. Sounds great on our KRK monitors.

The public domain is a treasure trove indeed. And as mentioned as long as the song is truly PD you own your arrangement. We've posted many PD's here.

BTW, did you use an Ozone preset on it or make up your own? I really like where it ended up.
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#220902 - 11/12/13 03:50 AM [User Showcase] Re: Public domain song - Beautiful Dreamer [Re: JoanneCooper]
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Guenter and Floyd - Thanks for listening and commenting. Your comments are always much appreciated.

Bud and Janice - Thanks. I am certainly enjoying getting to know the work of Stephen Foster and plan to do a couple more of his songs in the near future. On the Ozone, I just used the Country preset.

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