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#312672 - 10/02/15 05:25 PM [User Showcase] MONDAY
Registered: 05/02/14
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Hello everyone,

We've been away for a little while.
I have been busy moving to a new place in a different location. A small village quite nearby Anne-Marie's place :-)
Besides that, we just got back from a holiday to Berlin.
Here's the new contribution to the forum. It's a solo project I created some months ago:

MONDAY

The basis of the song was created in ChordPulse, the following BIAB RT's were added:
391 guitar electric rhythm metal
1007 piano acoustic solo accompaniment popflowing
1275 piano acoustic rhythm popupliftheld
1278 Synth Pad Pop Uplift
1530 guitar electric soloist pop power
RealDrums: Soul 70s Ev16

The video is a combination of lyric screen recordings (which took me ages to sync properly) and Dani Millán's wonderful skater footage.
I compiled everything in MoviePlus X5.

Hope you like it, any comments are welcome.

Rob
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#312678 - 10/02/15 06:03 PM [User Showcase] Re: MONDAY [Re: RnAM]
Registered: 06/17/10
Posts: 1905
Loc: Canyon Lake, TX
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Rob, as always, your work is amazing. Your vocals are just beautiful, great control and range. Well written song. Great video.

Can't wait to hear more!

Steve
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#312680 - 10/02/15 06:08 PM [User Showcase] Re: MONDAY [Re: RnAM]
Registered: 05/30/08
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Rob you have done a lot of beautiful music on here. But this is my absolute favorite. The melody is super - the lyrics and arrangement are spot on. And the vocal is top notch.

I love this. You've set a new bar for yourself with this one.

Josie

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#312695 - 10/02/15 08:36 PM [User Showcase] Re: MONDAY [Re: RnAM]
Registered: 08/25/03
Posts: 3076
Loc: wales
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Rob,

Great song as usual, you have an EXCELLENT voice.

I do like the ""written" effect on the words in the video and can see that they would have taken hours to get right.

As Josie (Sundance) wrote "You've set a new bar for yourself with this one."

Alyn
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#312698 - 10/02/15 09:02 PM [User Showcase] Re: MONDAY [Re: RnAM]
Registered: 12/06/03
Posts: 3403
Loc: Sydney Australia
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Great song - loved the video writing on the page - very nice effect.
Excellent vocals.

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#312707 - 10/03/15 12:38 AM [User Showcase] Re: MONDAY [Re: RnAM]
Registered: 10/31/08
Posts: 16340
Loc: Australia
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Rob,

This is top class music. You're performance is brilliant and your production is outstanding. As others have said, you've raised the bar really, really high with this one. Great video, too. Like Sundance, this is my new favourite of yours.

Regards,
Noel
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#312709 - 10/03/15 01:59 AM [User Showcase] Re: MONDAY [Re: RnAM]
Registered: 10/13/14
Posts: 1679
Loc: Cremona-Italy
Sergio Guarneri Offline
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Registered: 10/13/14
Posts: 1679
Loc: Cremona-Italy
Hello,

I like your song a lot as usual.
great sound and excellent voice.

Beautiful the part when you sing "and I feel..."

Hello.
Sergio
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#312716 - 10/03/15 03:43 AM [User Showcase] Re: MONDAY [Re: RnAM]
Registered: 02/11/03
Posts: 2423
Loc: Warwickshire, UK
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What a superb pop/rock song; I love the changes. Stunning vocals guys!

John
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#312747 - 10/03/15 05:49 AM [User Showcase] Re: MONDAY [Re: RnAM]
Registered: 08/09/10
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Rob,

Great song. Every once in a while I hear some Roy Orbison in your voice - very nice. Loved it.

Bob
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#312756 - 10/03/15 06:35 AM [User Showcase] Re: MONDAY [Re: RnAM]
Registered: 06/05/12
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Loc: Melbourne, Australia
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Rob, as usual, fantastic melody, lyrics, and absolutely superb vocal delivery. Perfect build, and nice balance of instruments.
Very, very good songwriting and presentation. This is capable of air-play.
Trevor
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#312758 - 10/03/15 06:36 AM [User Showcase] Re: MONDAY [Re: RnAM]
Registered: 12/10/14
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Rob: thanks for the song. I've just purchased ChordPulse.

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#312765 - 10/03/15 07:38 AM [User Showcase] Re: MONDAY [Re: Steve Young]
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Thanks Steve!

well, there's much more to come, the year isn't over yet ;-)

Rob
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#312767 - 10/03/15 07:47 AM [User Showcase] Re: MONDAY [Re: Sundance]
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Thanks Josie,

What a very nice comment!
Reaching those high-pitched notes wasn't easy crazy
'Monday' and 'Amanda' (for which I'm going to create a video in the near future) are my two little favorites, as far as my solo projects are concerned.
Credits go to ChordPulse and of course BIAB, without these two programs I wouldn't have been able to create this kind of sound.

Rob
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#312781 - 10/03/15 08:32 AM [User Showcase] Re: MONDAY [Re: RnAM]
Registered: 12/05/11
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Loc: GA USA
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WOW!!

We didn't think there was room enough left for you guys to raise the bar
again. This is fabulous in all aspects and we love EVERYTHING. Superb
vocals and mix and write. No need to go into details because everything
works together so well.

And the video is off the charts. How the heck did you do the "lyric writing?"
Specific software or very carefully using conventional vid software?

Amazing presentation!!

J&B

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#312783 - 10/03/15 08:40 AM [User Showcase] Re: MONDAY [Re: Janice & Bud]
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Originally Posted By: Janice & Bud
WOW!!

We didn't think there was room enough left for you guys to raise the bar
again. This is fabulous in all aspects and we love EVERYTHING. Superb
vocals and mix and write. No need to go into details because everything
works together so well.

And the video is off the charts. How the heck did you do the "lyric writing?"
Specific software or very carefully using conventional vid software?

Amazing presentation!!

J&B


I could not say this any better than J&B did. I don't usually watch videos - but this caught my attention immediately and I could not stop watching - a great mix of lyric video and film...

Terrific write, vocals, production. Your best (among so many good ones).

floyd

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#312788 - 10/03/15 09:13 AM [User Showcase] Re: MONDAY [Re: Sundance]
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Originally Posted By: Sundance
Rob you have done a lot of beautiful music on here. But this is my absolute favorite. The melody is super - the lyrics and arrangement are spot on. And the vocal is top notch.

I love this. You've set a new bar for yourself with this one.

Josie


Just what I was about to write. Excellent song.

I quickly recognized the 1530 solo guitar. One of my favorites that I use anytime I can.
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#312792 - 10/03/15 09:34 AM [User Showcase] Re: MONDAY [Re: RnAM]
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Hi Rob,

I totally agree with everything said above.
A very enjoyable watch and listen.

Guenter
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#312793 - 10/03/15 09:39 AM [User Showcase] Re: MONDAY [Re: RnAM]
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Great song! Love the vibe. How do you like working with Chord Pulse? What extra does it bring to the table so to speak??
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#312809 - 10/03/15 11:00 AM [User Showcase] Re: MONDAY [Re: RnAM]
Registered: 05/16/15
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SRP Offline
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Rob you have a very smooth and pleasant voice and good range. I enjoy videos and yours is superb. The chorus is my favorite part and one in particular that you nailed it to perfection. Everything about this production is right on!
Sonny

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#312820 - 10/03/15 01:09 PM [User Showcase] Re: MONDAY [Re: RnAM]
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Greg Johnson Offline
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Beautifully done soft rock ballad!! As others have observed, the vocal is beautiful (Rob "Roy Orbison"). The chorus just rises and soars-grabs the ear in a very nice way. The rest of the arrangement/mix is excellent as well. An all-around winner!! Take care. Greg

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