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#312049 - 09/28/15 06:26 PM [User Showcase] Life Is Lookin' OK
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It's been a while since I posted a song. Circumstances haven't given me much time for music. Anyway... after going to a Pat Pattison seminar a couple of weeks ago, I was inspired and this is what came about...

Life Is Lookin' OK

If you listen closely to Brent Mason's guitar solo in the middle of the song (Realtrack 1515, starts at around 1:12 mins), you can hear him beating a rhythm on the guitar's soundboard while he's playing. This is a pretty amazing Realtrack to work with.

Feel free to comment on any aspect of the song.

Regards,
Noel


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519: Bass, Electric, Pop HalfNotes Ev 120
1515: Guitar, Electric, Soloist CountryBrent Ev 120
844: Guitar, Electric, Rhythm CountryRockPopping Ev 120
847: Guitar, Electric, Rhythm CountryRockRiff Ev 120
686: Organ, B3, Background Pop Ev 120
1119: Guitar, 12-String Acoustic, Strumming Ev 120


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NashvilleEven8^6-a:Snare, HiHat , b:Snare, HiHat Open


Lyrics
A ray of sunshine is paintin' the mountain
The sky's Hawaii blue
She spins around
Yeah, this is her day
Life is lookin' okay

She's never known another mornin' like this
She's never felt so good
It's time to buckle up
Get ready to play
Life is lookin' okay

oooo she's a powerhouse of energy
oooo she's ready to fly
oooo and she's gonna do whatever she inclines her mind to

A ton of dreams are waitin' out there
She's gonna catch every one
Not a second to waste
It's up, up and away
Life is lookin' okay

[Instrumental]

oooo she's a powerhouse of energy
oooo she's ready to fly
oooo and she's gonna do whatever she inclines her mind to

A ton of dreams are waitin' out there
She's gonna catch every one
Not a second to waste
It's up, up and away
Life is lookin' okay

A ton dreams are waitin' out there
She's gonna catch every one
Not a second to waste
She's up, up and away
Life is lookin' okay

Not a second to waste
She's up, up and away
Life is lookin' okay
Life is lookin' okay
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#312073 - 09/29/15 12:18 AM [User Showcase] Re: Life Is Lookin' OK [Re: Noel96]
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Noel,

nice to hear you back on the forum.

This is different from your other stuff

In other RTs there are some playing anomalies, finger squeaks and release noise and that makes them so much more real

Nice harmonies. Were they Melodyned?

Yeh that song sounded OK grin laugh actually a lot more than OK!

Alyn
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#312081 - 09/29/15 02:09 AM [User Showcase] Re: Life Is Lookin' OK [Re: Noel96]
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Hi Alyn,

Thanks for having a listen! I'm not sure how I found this particular style I've used. When I stumbled across it, though, I'd just come in from the Pattison seminar and it seemed as good a style as any to write a song to. That's the beauty of BIAB, it's so easy to surf genres!

The harmonies are indeed with Melodyne. I was lazy this time around. Normally I use Melodyne to create a harmony by changing the pitch of the vocals and then learning to sing it. This time, I just stayed with the Melodyned (I like that word you've invented) notes.

Hope all is travelling well for you over there on the opposite side of the world.

Noel
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#312083 - 09/29/15 02:40 AM [User Showcase] Re: Life Is Lookin' OK [Re: Noel96]
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Hey Noel,

Great song! Love the tempo and structure - very cool and confident vocal delivery also. Great job...

Bob
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#312100 - 09/29/15 05:01 AM [User Showcase] Re: Life Is Lookin' OK [Re: Noel96]
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Enjoyed this. The harmonies were really good here so you may want to remember the melodyned technique for future use. I think it worked really well for you.

The Brent Mason solo worked so well with the song. Maybe even similar to what he would have chosen to play live if you had him in the studio with you.

Charlie
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#312105 - 09/29/15 05:25 AM [User Showcase] Re: Life Is Lookin' OK [Re: Noel96]
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Noel: nice job with the song.

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#312113 - 09/29/15 06:34 AM [User Showcase] Re: Life Is Lookin' OK [Re: Noel96]
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Hi Noel,

thanks for this uplifting song.
The harmonies sound very natural.
Enjoyed several listens.

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#312146 - 09/29/15 11:54 AM [User Showcase] Re: Life Is Lookin' OK [Re: Noel96]
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Hi Noel!

Always great to see a Noel-song pop up.

Don't know anyone who can pack as much JOY into a write as you can.
This song explodes with joy!

The mix is excellent. Everything is right at the level it should be. Really nice! Some of my favorite RTs (don't think that I've used them at this speed - they do sound good!). The organ is a great compliment to them...

The vocals are good - joyful! The harmonies are the best I've heard using Melodyne - they sound "sung"!

Interesting rhyme scheme.

floyd

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#312154 - 09/29/15 01:07 PM [User Showcase] Re: Life Is Lookin' OK [Re: Noel96]
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If the joy you write with could be bundled up and
sold you'd be a very rich man.

There's so much to like here. The write,
your vocal, the "melodynettes," the RT choice
and the super sparkling mix. Like Charlie said
the guitar solo sounded like you guys had worked
together.

We like it all and especially:

"A ton of dreams are waitin' out there
She's gonna catch every one
Not a second to waste
It's up, up and away
Life is lookin' okay"

Thanks for pointing out the fingerboard
rhythm...went back and listened for it.

The work you put into this is very evident
and it really paid off.

Thanks for sharing it!

J&B

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#312174 - 09/29/15 04:15 PM [User Showcase] Re: Life Is Lookin' OK [Re: rsdean]
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Originally Posted By: rsdean
Hey Noel,

Great song! Love the tempo and structure - very cool and confident vocal delivery also. Great job...

Bob


Bob,

Thank you for dropping in and listening. As you've probably picked up over the years, I'm a huge fan of AABA song format. It works really well if lyrics are centred around a single instance in time. Also appreciate the comment about the vocals.

All the best,
Noel
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#312178 - 09/29/15 04:28 PM [User Showcase] Re: Life Is Lookin' OK [Re: Charlie Fogle]
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Originally Posted By: c_fogle
Enjoyed this. The harmonies were really good here so you may want to remember the melodyned technique for future use. I think it worked really well for you.

The Brent Mason solo worked so well with the song. Maybe even similar to what he would have chosen to play live if you had him in the studio with you.

Charlie


Hi Charlie,

It's always good to see you! Thank you for once more taking time to listen to and comment on one of my songs. I was happy with Melodyne this time around. It's an incredibly powerful program - being able to control pitch, formants and many of the other vocal nuances is amazing. I think that I'm getting the hang of it a bit better now although it's going to be a while before I fully understand it.

Brent Mason is incredible! When I stumbled across this particular generation that used the guitar soundboard/fingerboard for percussion effects, I was determined to use it. It was too good to leave out!

Thanks again for taking time...

Regards,
Noel
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#312183 - 09/29/15 05:37 PM [User Showcase] Re: Life Is Lookin' OK [Re: Noel96]
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This song is doing OK! Lots of fun in there, well written and performed. Very nice use of the RT's.
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#312190 - 09/29/15 06:03 PM [User Showcase] Re: Life Is Lookin' OK [Re: Noel96]
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Good one Noel! Nice and light and uplifting.
Very clear vocals and beautifully crafted as usual. Cheers.
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#312193 - 09/29/15 06:15 PM [User Showcase] Re: Life Is Lookin' OK [Re: Noel96]
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Noel,
Great song. Glad to hear your music again.
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#312220 - 09/29/15 11:34 PM [User Showcase] Re: Life Is Lookin' OK [Re: Noel96]
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Great work Noel. Enjoyable from beginning to end.
Rob

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#312225 - 09/30/15 12:49 AM [User Showcase] Re: Life Is Lookin' OK [Re: DEddy]
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Originally Posted By: DEddy
Noel: nice job with the song.

DE


Hi DE,

I appreciate your taking time to have a listen. Thank you for that. There's no two ways above it, BIAB is a remarkable program! I'd never be able to do anything like this if Peter Gannon hadn't been inspired to create this software.

All the best,
Noel
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#312226 - 09/30/15 12:54 AM [User Showcase] Re: Life Is Lookin' OK [Re: boehm]
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Hi Guenter,

Thanks for passing through. Melodyne is a brilliant tool. As I mentioned to Charlie, I'm getting better at driving it now. When I get a chance, I'm going to use it to create a bit of 4-part vocal harmony just to see what it sounds like!

Thanks for the compliments, too. Unlike Video Clips At School, my song was pretty easy to put together!

All the best,
Noel
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#312247 - 09/30/15 06:33 AM [User Showcase] Re: Life Is Lookin' OK [Re: Noel96]
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Noel, This is super catchy. What a great feel good song. It is impossible to walk away from this without smiling. The mix is stellar, very clear and balanced. Very well sung! I'm still smiling. Tom

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#312306 - 09/30/15 05:10 PM [User Showcase] Re: Life Is Lookin' OK [Re: Noel96]
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Noel,

This is definitely different from anything I have heard from you (not the content, but the style). Sometime when we (I) try something different, it comes out so-so, but not as good as what we (I) produce within our comfort zone. But THIS is, in my opinion, the best thing I have heard from you! The music fits the message like a glove. The upbeat country guitars are superb, and you managed to add a Beatle-esqe harmony that really works with this.

Very impressed with just about everything you have done on this one.

Steve
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#312327 - 09/30/15 08:13 PM [User Showcase] Re: Life Is Lookin' OK [Re: Noel96]
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Right, so this isn't my genre of choice by a long shot, I'll own up to that right of the bat, BUT...I just marvel at how well you've used the tools you have before you! Not a drop of this says "machine" at any point through the whole piece, and you would never be able to tell if you didn't know it.

And that's just about the biggest compliment I got for any BBox creation! cool
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