Its the first day of Advent today. My Christmas starts here – so here we go. WHITE CHRISTMAS
Written by Irving Berlin in 1940 this song has become a popular tune for Christmas and I thought it would be a good song to record as an International collab with Aleck as Producer.
Info - The initial SGU was made in Band In a Box 2013. As a little twist, I gave it a JazzBossa feel and added an Accordion into the mix as well. Why not?! (You should have heard the version I abandoned!! - my Reggae “White Christmas” did NOT work!!)
I mixed some of the J!LUSH midi instruments (Bass, Strings, Piano) with some Real Tracks (Realdrums, Nylon strung guitar, Accordion)
To keep with this laid back feel I asked our PG colleague, jazz expert and friend Aleck Rand if he would review my SGU, add his expertise to it and maybe re-arrange some of the chording etc more in line with what I was trying to achieve. Having been brought up on C,Am,F,G7 (and sometimes without the Am!) some of the chords he suggested were sublime. The final result was to have different chords in the two halves of the tune, a nice mix of Alecks ideas and mine.
Guitar is my Alan Brason built Stratocaster, as usual, on neck+bridge setting - Zoom2000EFTP on Patch 11 for some delay/echo – Korg Ampworks Vox AC30 twin cab – all tracks mixed in Cakewalk GT Pro 2.
This sound file is produced by Aleck under his ASCAP Account No: 400004362. Legal Entity: Dean Clark. Class: SOLO
I hope you enjoy it and Merry Christmas to everyone.
Ian and Aleck
****** Song Summary *************
Title: WHITE CHRISTMAS 3c
File:WHITE CHRISTMAS 3c.SGU
Key=C , Tempo 105, Length (m:s)=3:02
4 bar intro, 72 bar chorus, from bar 5 to bar 76. Repeat x1 chorus
No Soloist track.
Song is saved with Volume, Pan, Reverb, Chorus, Bank0,
Song is saved with bar changes for Tempo , Time signature,
Style is J!LUSH.STY (VintJz-Lush-50s St.8 MOR w/strs)
Style MIDI Instruments are : Acoustic String Bass (33), Acoustic Piano (1), Slow Strings (50),
RealTracks in song: 708:Guitar, Nylon-Elec, Rhythm Bossa Ev 140
RealTracks in song: 1173:Accordion, Rhythm PopCalypso Ev 100
RealDrums in Song: BossaRockFull^6-a:HiHat , b:HiHatLoud