Page 1 of 2 1 2 >
You need to be logged in to post
Options
Index
#221315 - 11/15/13 11:38 AM [User Showcase] Christmas Without You (challenge) Remixed now
Registered: 04/03/09
Posts: 7783
Guitarhacker Offline
Veteran

Registered: 04/03/09
Posts: 7783
This is the first song of 2 that I wrote with Pat Bishop for this writing challenge. She and I had discussed writing.... and I believe that we had looked at working with this very idea about a year ago.... nothing came of it. We had another look at the idea this year and this song is the result.

The song is personal with Pat from her own life.

Christmas Without You

We hope you will enjoy listening.

EDIT: Oooops, I forgot, the tracks are all real tracks except for the Acoustic guitars, which are my Taylor, and the mandolin which is also my Fender mando.....

here's the new mix: https://app.box.com/s/7qbvmxgrq82yxs8ld853

I lowered the mando, removing it entirely at the beginning....and enveloping the steel in the intro as well. Nothing major....


Edited by Guitarhacker (11/18/13 09:29 AM)
_________________________
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
#221317 - 11/15/13 11:53 AM [User Showcase] Re: Christmas Without You (challenge) [Re: Guitarhacker]
Registered: 05/12/12
Posts: 2685
Loc: South Africa
JoanneCooper Offline
Veteran

Registered: 05/12/12
Posts: 2685
Loc: South Africa
Great work Herb. Very heartfelt lyrics. It is always the hardest at the holidays, especially Christmas, when an loved one is not with us.

Top
#221324 - 11/15/13 01:12 PM [User Showcase] Re: Christmas Without You (challenge) [Re: Guitarhacker]
Registered: 02/11/05
Posts: 2646
Loc: Kentucky
PgFantastic Offline
Veteran

Registered: 02/11/05
Posts: 2646
Loc: Kentucky
Beautiful work, all aspects! Thanks for sharing!


My Music
_________________________
My Tunes

Psalm 57:7 My heart, O God, is steadfast, my heart is steadfast; I will sing and make music.

Top
#221331 - 11/15/13 02:24 PM [User Showcase] Re: Christmas Without You (challenge) [Re: Guitarhacker]
Registered: 08/10/12
Posts: 9483
Loc: Florida
floyd jane Offline
Veteran

Registered: 08/10/12
Posts: 9483
Loc: Florida
Good job Herb.

Was the mandolin an RT? I found it distracting. But everything else works nicely.

floyd


Edited by floyd jane (11/15/13 02:56 PM)

Top
#221338 - 11/15/13 03:40 PM [User Showcase] Re: Christmas Without You (challenge) [Re: Guitarhacker]
Registered: 05/23/10
Posts: 1718
Loc: New Zealand
RichMac Offline
Expert

Registered: 05/23/10
Posts: 1718
Loc: New Zealand
Very enjoyable.Very polished. The voice is so clear and clean. The instrumental was great.
_________________________
https://soundcloud.com/tuigorge



Top
#221356 - 11/15/13 06:15 PM [User Showcase] Re: Christmas Without You (challenge) [Re: Guitarhacker]
Registered: 10/31/08
Posts: 17372
Loc: Australia
Noel96 Offline
Veteran

Registered: 10/31/08
Posts: 17372
Loc: Australia
Hi Herb,

Great job on everything. I enjoyed the musical journey you drove me along.

All the best,
Noel
_________________________
LINKS TO MY BIAB/RB SONGS


Top
#221377 - 11/15/13 08:49 PM [User Showcase] Re: Christmas Without You (challenge) [Re: Guitarhacker]
Registered: 05/30/08
Posts: 4785
Sundance Offline
Veteran

Registered: 05/30/08
Posts: 4785
Absolutely beautiful Herb.

On the arrangement, I might have brought the mandolin in later and used it less in some spots but I really like the flavor it adds. Purely subjective opinion.

Love your vocal. Such a pretty melody with those lyrics - it really pulls the heartstrings.

Top
#221417 - 11/16/13 09:11 AM [User Showcase] Re: Christmas Without You (challenge) [Re: Guitarhacker]
Registered: 05/22/11
Posts: 3477
Loc: Florida
tommyad Offline
Veteran

Registered: 05/22/11
Posts: 3477
Loc: Florida
Good work Herb, I especially like the chorus. Your vocal is very good on this one. Mix sounds good except the mandolin on the intro is a little overpowering. It works well later on as a signature lick. As usual the production is up to your high standard. Tom

Top
#221418 - 11/16/13 09:17 AM [User Showcase] Re: Christmas Without You (challenge) [Re: Guitarhacker]
Registered: 04/03/09
Posts: 7783
Guitarhacker Offline
Veteran

Registered: 04/03/09
Posts: 7783
Joanne: Thank you for listening..... that was Pat's story about the loss of her husband.

PG: thanks for listening

Floyd: The acoustics are my Taylor, and the mando is my Fender.

RichMac, Noel, Sundance: thanks for listening. This was a fun song to write even though it was a bit on the sad side of the holiday....

We often forget the folks among us who are really missing that someone in their lives at this time of year.... either through death or simply being away from home such as our military guys and gals.....

The next song, also written for this challenge, will continue on this sort of theme..... that one will be out hopefully next week....so stay tuned.
_________________________
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
#221425 - 11/16/13 10:09 AM [User Showcase] Re: Christmas Without You (challenge) [Re: Guitarhacker]
Registered: 06/22/12
Posts: 2873
Loc: Karlsruhe, Germany
boehm Offline
Veteran

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

pretty sad song.
Good production.
Like your harmonies.

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

Top
#221438 - 11/16/13 12:37 PM [User Showcase] Re: Christmas Without You (challenge) [Re: Guitarhacker]
Registered: 12/15/11
Posts: 31
Loc: US East Coast
kenbiab Offline
Enthusiast

Registered: 12/15/11
Posts: 31
Loc: US East Coast
It is a sad song, but some of the most memorable Christmas songs are the sad ones. Lyrics, vocal, mix all taken together it was really very beautiful. I would agree with some of the others that you might bring in the mandolin later and littler lower in the mix. Gret job!
_________________________
Ken

Learning To Play Jazz Piano After Age 50+
http://kenblog05.blogspot.com

Top
#221447 - 11/16/13 02:06 PM [User Showcase] Re: Christmas Without You (challenge) [Re: Guitarhacker]
Registered: 03/02/13
Posts: 4117
Loc: Helsinki, Finland
dani48 Offline
Veteran

Registered: 03/02/13
Posts: 4117
Loc: Helsinki, Finland
My dear Herb !

I know what it means to
be without my dearest one !
I drag myself through every day
but there is always something there
to remind me !
We (me and my grown up kids) have not
been able to spend a Christmas at
home since Beni died two (2) years
ago ! This Christmas we´ll be
somewhere else again !:))
As you understand your song touched
me very deeply, but it is good
to cry some tears for one´s loved one
every now and then !
Thank you Herb !

Cheers
Dani

Top
#221521 - 11/17/13 09:01 AM [User Showcase] Re: Christmas Without You (challenge) [Re: Guitarhacker]
Registered: 04/03/09
Posts: 7783
Guitarhacker Offline
Veteran

Registered: 04/03/09
Posts: 7783
Thank you..

Guenter.... thank you for listening ...

Ken ..... yes, there is sadness in the holidays as well as Joy

Dani .... I'm glad the song touched you in this way. We all have someone we miss at Christmas whether they passed close to that time of the year or not.... because they were such a large part of our lives and celebrating the Christmas holiday is really about being with our family and friends....and they are not there....we do miss them and shedding a few tears in remembrance is a good thing. It should help us all to remember how precious and fleeting our moments with the ones we love are and that should remind us to enjoy and share that time while we still can....... thank you for listening.
_________________________
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
#221534 - 11/17/13 11:45 AM [User Showcase] Re: Christmas Without You (challenge) [Re: Guitarhacker]
Registered: 12/26/11
Posts: 2247
F.M.M. Offline
Veteran

Registered: 12/26/11
Posts: 2247
hi herb everything sounds great on my system mix very clear and balance vocal well done eric
_________________________
AMD (TM) 8150 3.60 GHz Eight Core Processor 64 bit windows 10 pro 64 bit os. sound card delta 1010 pci card 500 ssd drive 3 other drives guitars 1968 les Paul Custom and Cavin ae 185 Guitar boss Gt-100 pedal Carvin SRS Studio reference series

Top
#221592 - 11/18/13 07:59 AM [User Showcase] Re: Christmas Without You (challenge) [Re: Guitarhacker]
Registered: 04/03/09
Posts: 7783
Guitarhacker Offline
Veteran

Registered: 04/03/09
Posts: 7783
FMM: Thanks for listening to this tune.
_________________________
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
#221596 - 11/18/13 09:30 AM [User Showcase] Re: Christmas Without You (challenge) [Re: Guitarhacker]
Registered: 04/03/09
Posts: 7783
Guitarhacker Offline
Veteran

Registered: 04/03/09
Posts: 7783
_________________________
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
#221597 - 11/18/13 09:32 AM [User Showcase] Re: Christmas Without You (challenge) Remixed now [Re: Guitarhacker]
Registered: 12/12/02
Posts: 1187
Loc: Scotland
George Nelson Offline
Expert

Registered: 12/12/02
Posts: 1187
Loc: Scotland
Hi Guitarhacker,

This is a very emotional song to me as I have been alone at Christmas.

Very well written and performed.

Well done

George
_________________________
Windows 10 Pro 64 bit, Biab 2021 825, Realband 2021 3c
i7 Desktop Computer 16Gb Memory


Top
#221600 - 11/18/13 11:03 AM [User Showcase] Re: Christmas Without You (challenge) [Re: Guitarhacker]
Registered: 08/10/12
Posts: 9483
Loc: Florida
floyd jane Offline
Veteran

Registered: 08/10/12
Posts: 9483
Loc: Florida
That sounds a lot better. Now if feels like "the song is what's important".

Might help some people if the RTs were listed. The piano is especially nice.

Top
#221603 - 11/18/13 11:14 AM [User Showcase] Re: Christmas Without You (challenge) [Re: Guitarhacker]
Registered: 04/03/09
Posts: 7783
Guitarhacker Offline
Veteran

Registered: 04/03/09
Posts: 7783
drums: nashville even 8

Bass 366 electric country

B3 688 background pop

Piano 1006 solo pop cali accompaniment

fiddle 624 george even soloist

steel 1667 soloist paul country

these are the main RT's used and the acoustics and mando are live tracks.
_________________________
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
#221604 - 11/18/13 11:28 AM [User Showcase] Re: Christmas Without You (challenge) [Re: Guitarhacker]
Registered: 04/01/11
Posts: 1026
Loc: Maryland
SpaceDog Offline
Expert

Registered: 04/01/11
Posts: 1026
Loc: Maryland
Herb,
A very touching lyric. Well done. Thanks.
SD

Top
Page 1 of 2 1 2 >


PG Music News
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!

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

Band-in-a-Box® 2021 contient quelques 80 fonctionnalités inédites!

Nous avons beaucoup travaillé pour offrir à Band-in-a-Box® 2021® cette étonnante panoplie de quelques 80 fonctions inédites et sa collection de contenus originaux à savoir : 202 RealTracks, des RealStyles inédits, des SuperTracks MIDI, des Etudes Instrument, des Performances Artiste, un Bonus RealDrums "Solo", des transcriptions RealDrums, les MultiStyles PAK 1, les Xtra Styles PAKs 10 et 11, et bien plus encore!

Achat | Nouvelles Fonctionnalités

VIDEO: Band-in-a-Box® Works Great in Windows®11!

Here's an introductory look at Band-in-a-Box® running on the preview version of Windows® 11!

Watch the video.

Forum Stats
34866 Members
66 Forums
70805 Topics
612885 Posts

Max Online: 2537 @ 01/19/20 07:09 AM
Newest Members
Alexson, KennGordon, Fajar1995, sinnfein2, Drew_An

34866 Registered Users
Top Posters (30 Days)
MarioD 178
VideoTrack 163
Simon - PG Music 137
Jim Fogle 135
Matt Finley 131
Mark Hayes 130
Torrey Bliss 124
rayc 121
David Snyder 116
Pipeline 105
Today's Birthdays
acorvazzmusic17, mgbchuck, WienSam