Page 1 of 2 1 2 >
You need to be logged in to post
Options
Index
#282647 - 01/30/15 02:48 PM [User Showcase] Speechless Blues
Registered: 12/08/09
Posts: 213
Loc: California
Carolyne Offline
Apprentice

Registered: 12/08/09
Posts: 213
Loc: California
Okay back to jazz. First recording with BIAB 2015 and new Focusrite 6i6.

https://soundcloud.com/carolyne-swayze/speechless-blues

Speechless Blues
You leave me speechless, I can’t even say the time of day
It’s most annoying, this disruption to my communique
You think it’s cute, when I’m rendered mute
Baby, I wish you’d just go away.

You leave me speechless, just watching the way you walk
This lack of prose is disturbing, ‘cause a girl with attitude has to talk
But it’s when you’re close, words fail me the most
Oh Baby I wish I could be verbose

You leave me speechless, I can barely make a sound
My vocabulary’s useless anytime you’re hanging around
First I stutter, next I mutter …
Silly words that come out all upside down

I’m left speechless by the way you say my name
This lack of elocution is a low down, dirty shame
I’m dumbfounded, so confounded, amazed, and abused
Somebody help me find a way to end these speechless blues

Copyright 2015 Carolyne Swayze
All Rights reserved

JAZZ NYC -Slow Ballad w/NY Piano
12 bar blues chords
Acoustic NY Piano
Acoustic Bass
Tenor
Terry Clarke sticks

Top
#282648 - 01/30/15 02:54 PM [User Showcase] Re: Speechless Blues [Re: Carolyne]
Registered: 06/05/12
Posts: 9621
Loc: Melbourne, Australia
VideoTrack Offline
Veteran

Registered: 06/05/12
Posts: 9621
Loc: Melbourne, Australia
Carolyne

Wow, you've nailed another one!

Loved the scat too, and the way the lyrics fall in the cracks, and the dominant bass throughout.

This has really worked well. Top vocal.

Great number.

Thanks for sharing

Trevor
_________________________
BIAB&RB2019(Audiophile),Win-10Pro, SonarPlatinum, Izotope Prod.Bundle, Roland RD-1000, Synthogy Ivory, Kontakt, Focusrite 18i20, KetronSD2, KorgX3R, RodeNGT2, AM802mixer, NS40M StudioMonitors, Pioneer Act. Mons, AKG K271 Studio H'phones

Top
#282650 - 01/30/15 03:07 PM [User Showcase] Re: Speechless Blues [Re: Carolyne]
Registered: 01/28/12
Posts: 2915
Loc: Murgon Queensland Australia
Rob4580 Offline
Veteran

Registered: 01/28/12
Posts: 2915
Loc: Murgon Queensland Australia
Hi Carolyne.

Please excuse my ignorance but jazz is like another language to me.

This tune does work well and you sing it pitch perfect.
Good Job.

Rob

Top
#282670 - 01/30/15 05:13 PM [User Showcase] Re: Speechless Blues [Re: Carolyne]
Registered: 01/25/11
Posts: 126
Loc: Canary Islands - Spain
Rafa T Offline
Apprentice

Registered: 01/25/11
Posts: 126
Loc: Canary Islands - Spain
Great song!, beautiful music, the arrengement and the mix are perfect, but.... your voice and the way how you sing is FANTASTIC!!! you have a great jazz style, swing & feeling.
It is the first time I hear you but I'm already a big fan of yours.
Thanks for share

Top
#282673 - 01/30/15 05:24 PM [User Showcase] Re: Speechless Blues [Re: Carolyne]
Registered: 05/30/08
Posts: 4449
Sundance Offline
Veteran

Registered: 05/30/08
Posts: 4449
Fabulous Carolyne. Truly fabulous.

Josie

Top
#282676 - 01/30/15 05:34 PM [User Showcase] Re: Speechless Blues [Re: Carolyne]
Registered: 10/31/08
Posts: 15456
Loc: Australia
Noel96 Offline
Veteran

Registered: 10/31/08
Posts: 15456
Loc: Australia
Hi Carolyne,

Rafa said ...

Quote:
Great song!, beautiful music, the arrengement and the mix are perfect, but.... your voice and the way how you sing is FANTASTIC!!! you have a great jazz style, swing & feeling.

.. and I completely agree. This was a great listen!

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


Top
#282681 - 01/30/15 06:00 PM [User Showcase] Re: Speechless Blues [Re: Carolyne]
Registered: 12/05/11
Posts: 7818
Loc: GA USA
Janice & Bud Offline
Veteran

Registered: 12/05/11
Posts: 7818
Loc: GA USA
Most excellent Carolyne!
Your production and arrangement
were spot on for the fine vocal
feel.

We much enjoyed the listen.

J&B
_________________________


Check out our BiaB SoundCloud songs!
J&B YouTube Sampler
J&B Website
Our album "All Over The Map" is on Apple Music, Spotify and others.

Top
#282707 - 01/30/15 10:11 PM [User Showcase] Re: Speechless Blues [Re: Carolyne]
Registered: 09/27/10
Posts: 3023
Loc: Sacramento, California
dcuny Offline
Veteran

Registered: 09/27/10
Posts: 3023
Loc: Sacramento, California
Listening to you sing this style is like watching a dolphin leaping out of the water - it sounds like you are in your element, and nothing could be more natural.

Nice production as well.

I'm a bit confused listening to the lyrics, though. Does the singer really "wish you'd go away?" or are they kidding? I'm guessing that's the case, and if the song ended along the lines of:

"Won't you help me find a way to end these speechless blues"

I'd be more certain. But as written, I get the impression that the singer is more annoyed than playful.

Dang, I'm in a picky mood tonight, sorry. Don't let me give the impression that this was anything less than delightful to listen to.
_________________________
-- David Cuny
My virtual singer development blog

Vocal control, you say. Never heard of it. Is that some kind of ProTools thing?

Top
#282711 - 01/30/15 11:05 PM [User Showcase] Re: Speechless Blues [Re: dcuny]
Registered: 12/08/09
Posts: 213
Loc: California
Carolyne Offline
Apprentice

Registered: 12/08/09
Posts: 213
Loc: California
Originally Posted By: dcuny
Listening to you sing this style is like watching a dolphin leaping out of the water - it sounds like you are in your element, and nothing could be more natural.

Nice production as well.

I'm a bit confused listening to the lyrics, though. Does the singer really "wish you'd go away?" or are they kidding? I'm guessing that's the case, and if the song ended along the lines of:

"Won't you help me find a way to end these speechless blues"

I'd be more certain. But as written, I get the impression that the singer is more annoyed than playful.

Dang, I'm in a picky mood tonight, sorry. Don't let me give the impression that this was anything less than delightful to listen to.


LOL! Thanks David. The singer is blissfully annoyed by the effects this person has on her, making it difficult to even speak. She is full of contradiction... "I wish you'd go away". That's not really what she wants. The beauty of Jazz is that it is full of complexity and uncertainty, and can be interpreted however you choose.
- Carolyne

Top
#282731 - 01/31/15 04:50 AM [User Showcase] Re: Speechless Blues [Re: Carolyne]
Registered: 04/07/13
Posts: 5174
Loc: South Carolina
Charlie Fogle Offline
Veteran

Registered: 04/07/13
Posts: 5174
Loc: South Carolina
You are at your best when you do Jazz. Your vocals have such a natural feel and your confidence is evident. It is a perfect blend between the singer and the music. This was really nice.


Charlie
_________________________
BiaB Ultra Pak+ 2019:RB 2019 Build 5. Dell Inspiron AIO Desktop; Windows-10-64 bit, 7th Generation AMD A9-9425 Processor Five Core 3100 Mhz and 16GB DDR4 Memory.

Top
#282738 - 01/31/15 06:08 AM [User Showcase] Re: Speechless Blues [Re: Carolyne]
Registered: 08/10/12
Posts: 7394
Loc: Florida
floyd jane Offline
Veteran

Registered: 08/10/12
Posts: 7394
Loc: Florida
A good write, Carolyne...

Excellent vocal. Sung with heart - playful and meaningful...

Nice instrumentation and mix. The best compliment I can give is... you make me want to try doing a number like this - you show off this side of BIAB so well...

Enjoyable.

floyd

Top
#282750 - 01/31/15 06:53 AM [User Showcase] Re: Speechless Blues [Re: Charlie Fogle]
Registered: 06/22/12
Posts: 2868
Loc: Karlsruhe, Germany
boehm Offline
Veteran

Registered: 06/22/12
Posts: 2868
Loc: Karlsruhe, Germany
Hi Carolyne,
Originally Posted By: c_fogle
You are at your best when you do Jazz. Your vocals have such a natural feel and your confidence is evident. It is a perfect blend between the singer and the music. This was really nice.

I especially like that scatting part. Virtuoso!

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

Top
#282775 - 01/31/15 11:21 AM [User Showcase] Re: Speechless Blues [Re: Carolyne]
Registered: 12/21/13
Posts: 5145
Loc: Davis, CA
Greg Johnson Offline
Veteran

Registered: 12/21/13
Posts: 5145
Loc: Davis, CA
Great tune! Great feel! Wonderful lyric! I think Jazz is your wheelhouse. Love the classic lyric style of the long gone great standard writers. It was pretty clear to me that the lyric was playful. Rhymes were clever and interesting. Great work all around! Take care. Greg


BTW, congrats on your award for the showcase neighbor!!

Top
#282787 - 01/31/15 01:24 PM [User Showcase] Re: Speechless Blues [Re: Greg Johnson]
Registered: 12/08/09
Posts: 213
Loc: California
Carolyne Offline
Apprentice

Registered: 12/08/09
Posts: 213
Loc: California
Originally Posted By: Greg Johnson
Great tune! Great feel! Wonderful lyric! I think Jazz is your wheelhouse. Love the classic lyric style of the long gone great standard writers. It was pretty clear to me that the lyric was playful. Rhymes were clever and interesting. Great work all around! Take care. Greg


BTW, congrats on your award for the showcase neighbor!!




Thanks neighbor. Congrats to you as well. There are so many songs on the forum. I'm so busy, it's hard to get around to all of them. I did finally get to listen to Paradise. My kind of song, both lyrically and melodically. Great job. Okay, see ya round the neighborhood!
-Carolyne

Top
#282795 - 01/31/15 02:08 PM [User Showcase] Re: Speechless Blues [Re: Carolyne]
Registered: 12/27/03
Posts: 12481
Loc: Hamlin NY
MarioD Offline
Veteran

Registered: 12/27/03
Posts: 12481
Loc: Hamlin NY
Carolyne this is absolutely fantastic. You have an excellent voice and your backing tracks are perfect.

I could picture Eartha Kit, Lena Horn or Ella singing this one!
_________________________
Folgers got it wrong. The best part of waking up is going back to bed after you pee!

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

Top
#282809 - 01/31/15 03:30 PM [User Showcase] Re: Speechless Blues [Re: Carolyne]
Registered: 01/26/05
Posts: 223
Loc: Denmark
stratos Offline
Apprentice

Registered: 01/26/05
Posts: 223
Loc: Denmark
Absolut wonderful! I agree with everything said.
I heard You Dont Know Me and To Late To Tell You, on your SoundCloud. Enjoyed it a lot.




Edited by stratos (01/31/15 03:32 PM)

Top
#282821 - 01/31/15 04:41 PM [User Showcase] Re: Speechless Blues [Re: Carolyne]
Registered: 01/23/15
Posts: 15
Loc: NY
sfiks Offline
Enthusiast

Registered: 01/23/15
Posts: 15
Loc: NY
You left me speechless, Caroline!
But still - absolutely stylish, delicate, cute and flirty!
Enjoyed every minute of it.

Slava

Top
#283054 - 02/02/15 01:39 PM [User Showcase] Re: Speechless Blues [Re: Carolyne]
Registered: 11/15/14
Posts: 306
Loc: Belgium
FredM Offline
Journeyman

Registered: 11/15/14
Posts: 306
Loc: Belgium
Hi Carolyne,

Almost missed this one! Bumping it up again!

A smile on my face all through the song. Opens like a Marilyn Monroe, evolves to Ella... But Carolyne all the way!

Did I tell you already I love your voice smile smile smile

See you around!

Fred


Edited by FredM (02/02/15 01:44 PM)

Top
#283144 - 02/03/15 09:32 AM [User Showcase] Re: Speechless Blues [Re: boehm]
Registered: 05/22/11
Posts: 2988
Loc: Florida
tommyad Offline
Veteran

Registered: 05/22/11
Posts: 2988
Loc: Florida
Originally Posted By: boehm
Hi Carolyne,
Originally Posted By: c_fogle
You are at your best when you do Jazz. Your vocals have such a natural feel and your confidence is evident. It is a perfect blend between the singer and the music. This was really nice.

I especially like that scatting part. Virtuoso!

Guenter

+1 Carolyne, Charlie and Guenter both said it well. Great mix as well as a vocal that showcases someone who has been a student of the genre. Fabulous listen. Tom

Top
#283155 - 02/03/15 11:59 AM [User Showcase] Re: Speechless Blues [Re: Carolyne]
Registered: 12/08/09
Posts: 213
Loc: California
Carolyne Offline
Apprentice

Registered: 12/08/09
Posts: 213
Loc: California
Thanks one and all! A big MWAH to PG Music for the reign it has given artists to express themselves, particularly on the jazz side.

Top
Page 1 of 2 1 2 >


PG Music News
HURRY! Our Band-in-a-Box® 2019 for Mac - Special Ends Today!

Our Band-in-a-Box® 2019 for Mac ends TODAY!

Order before 11:59 PDT TODAY 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.

PowerTracks Pro Audio 2019 Build 2 Update Available!

PowerTracks Pro Audio 2019 users can download the FREE Build 2 patch update here

Summary of Changes in Build 2:
Fixed: Sometimes the position of the VST/DX plugs window (even if not visible) would prevent a drop, such as into the drop station, from occurring.
Fixed: When batch converting files, the volume of some file types such as wav/mp3/wma/mp4, etc. would be too low.
Fixed: In Chords Window, you could not enter held chords on Piano track.
Fixed: LeadSheet might not display tied notes on the last bar of a track.
Fixed: Pressing "M" key in Editable Notation to insert a new note at the current time location on the Staff was inserting a duplicate note rather than inserting it above an existing note.
Fixed: Loading in a MusicXML file could result in MIDI notes of zero instead of the currect MIDI notes.
Fixed: Dragging a file into the tracks window didn't always result in the effects slot for the track being setup properly for the file type dragged in.
Fixed: When inserting hard rest, and answering Yes to question about removing notes for the peg, it would remove notes from both clefs instead of the clef that the rest was inserted on.
Fixed: Potential access violation when deleting a note in staff window.
Fixed: Potential jukebox access violation if there were songs with the entire path of the filename being 256 characters or greater loaded into jukebox.
Fixed: Jukebox not playing the playlist in correct order in certain situations involving stopping/restarting, etc.
Fixed: When loading in a MusicXML file that has a specific guitar fretboard defined that matches one of our fretboards, the guitar tablature type will now be set for the notation.
Fixed: Ability to load in .MXL (compresssed musicXML file) as well as ability to load normal noncompressed musicXML file with the new .musicxml extension instead of just .XML.
Fixed: Hammer ons, pull offs, and slides are now being saved to MusicXML files.
Fixed: Exceptionally jittery timing indicator in the notation window during playback compared to older versions of RealBand.
Fixed: If the start of a generated section of a song didn't have a chord entered at the beginning of the section, then it could default to a C major chord instead of the most recent chord prior to the section.
Fixed: Potential access violation if song has micro-pegs and multiple notes on a peg.
Fixed: Accidental element that specified whether a note was displayed as sharp/flat wasn't eing saved to XML, even though the correct pitch of the note itself was saved.

RealBand 2019 Build 5 Update Available!

All RealBand 2019 for Windows customers can download the latest FREE patch update (build 5) here.

Summary of Changes in Build 5 (Oct 10)
Fixed: Sometimes the position of the VST/DX plugs window (even if not visible) would prevent a drop, such as into the drop station, from occurring.
Fixed: When batch converting files, the volume of some file types such as wav/mp3/wma/mp4, etc. would be too low.
Fixed: In Chords Window, you could not enter held chords on Piano track.
Fixed: LeadSheet might not display tied notes on the last bar of a track.
Fixed: Pressing "M" key in Editable Notation to insert a new note at the current time location on the Staff was inserting a duplicate note rather than inserting it above an existing note.

Notation Enhancements in Band-in-a-Box® 2019 64-bit for macOS Catalina

With Band-in-a-Box® 2019 64-bit for Mac we added Drum Notation Support, and we didn't stop there! Other Notation Enhancements added in this new version are:

-A new track type (Drums) is available for the Melody and Soloist tracks.
-Clicking close to a stave line will put a note on the stave line instead of between stave lines. Previously, you had to click extremely close to a stave line to insert a note on it.
-Holding down the control key and pressing the zoom in/out buttons results in finest possible incremental adjustment in size.
-In the Notation Window Options dialog, the clefs split point asterisk indicates that C5* is middle C.
-Notation is much clearer, not jagged, on retina screens.
-The clefs split point can be set by the spin controls.
-The right-click menu in the Editable or Staff Roll mode Notation window has an option to change the current beat resolution. Previously, the only way to do this was to right-click on the time line.
-There is a keystroke entry mode, which lets you enter a melody entirely using keystrokes. The keystrokes are N to enter a note, M to enter a third note, up/down cursor to change the pitch of the highlighted note, and left/right cursor to move the time line.
-You can quickly enter forced accidentals from the right-click menu.

Read more about the Notation Enhancements in Band-in-a-Box® 2019 64-bit for Mac here. Watch this feature 'in action' with our new features video - jump to this topic when you click here.

...and don't forget - Band-in-a-Box® 2019 for Mac upgrades are ON SALE until October 15th, up to 50% off! Order now!

Band-in-a-Box® 2019 for Mac - Special Ends October 15th!

Our Band-in-a-Box® 2019 for Mac special is almost over! The special ends on October 15th - until then, 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 packages page for all the purchase options available.

Band-in-a-Box® 2019 64-bit for macOS Catalina!

Band-in-a-Box® 2019 64-bit for Mac works GREAT with the just-released Catalina 64-bit only OS!

Updating your Mac to the latest macOS Catalina? Don't miss a beat with our 64-bit version of Band-in-a-Box® 2019 for Mac®, fully compatable with the just-released macOS Catalina!

In fact, Catalina features like Sidecar (a feature which allows you to utilize your iPad as a second display) work well with the new Band-in-a-Box® 2019 - great for sharing charts with other musicians!

So, take comfort in knowing that the newest Band-in-a-Box® 2019 64-bit for Mac runs great on Catalina and there are no known Catalina/Band-in-a-Box® issues.

Have an older version of the program that won't work with Catalina (which only runs 64-bit programs)? Don't fret - you can upgrade to the newest version for as little as $49, here.

Video: Band-in-a-Box® for Mac: DAW Plugin in Ableton

Check out our updated video demonstrating the new Band-in-a-Box® VST/AU/AAX Plugin being used with Ableton: click here to watch. Learn more about the Band-in-a-Box® VST/AU/AAX Plugin here.

Don't forget, our Band-in-a-Box® 2019 for Mac upgrades are ON SALE until October 15th - and ALL Band-in-a-Box® 2019 purchases include the VST/AU/AAX Plugin!

Forum Stats
30219 Members
62 Forums
60188 Topics
507914 Posts

Max Online: 2434 @ 11/14/17 12:37 AM
Newest Members
Memorilla, annhya, TheSwede, Beachkeys, STEV

30218 Registered Users
Top Posters (30 Days)
VideoTrack 178
Noel96 155
Pipeline 135
Janice & Bud 113
floyd jane 100
Greg Johnson 91
beatmaster 90
Andrew - PG Music 86
rayc 84
MarioD 84
Today's Birthdays
Randy29