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#319351 - 11/20/15 12:06 PM [User Showcase] Ole Dog's new song
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OleDog Offline
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Have a song to share:

Title--In Softly Fallin Rain
https://soundcloud.com/fatman-johnny/in-softly-falling-rain
First post so hopeful all works as it should.
Vocals-live
Acoustic guitar live in there somewhere

All else
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Style is _BGMEDLY.STY (Bluegrass Ev 130 Solo MultiStyle)
RealTracks in style: ~~592:Bass, Acoustic Bluegrass Doc Ev 100
RealTracks in style: ~~589:Banjo, Bluegrass Doc Ev 100 (Rhythm)
RealTracks in style: ~~598:Guitar, Acoustic, Strumming Bluegrass Doc Ev 100
RealTracks in style: ~~593:Fiddle, Rhythm Bluegrass Doc Ev 100
RealTracks in style: ~~599:Mandolin, Rhythm Bluegrass Doc Ev 100*******************I

Hope you enjoy it,
Ole Dog (aka Fatman Johnny aka Micky)
I'm just trying to protect the guilty!


Edited by OleDog (11/20/15 12:08 PM)

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#319354 - 11/20/15 12:28 PM [User Showcase] Re: Ole Dog's new song [Re: OleDog]
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Hi OleDog,

A very nice song and good vocals too.
It struck us however, that the part in the middle (solo) and at the end is much louder than the rest of the song. You're inclined to turn down the sound there, which is a pity.
But on the whole: good job!

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#319355 - 11/20/15 12:33 PM [User Showcase] Re: Ole Dog's new song [Re: RnAM]
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Thanks for the input. I have lowered gain on instrument tracks during verses, so what you are hearing may be instruments returning to earlier levels. I hadn't noticed that but spent more time on levels during vocals. Thanks again.

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#319363 - 11/20/15 01:23 PM [User Showcase] Re: Ole Dog's new song [Re: OleDog]
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Hi OleDog,

nice bluegrass arrangement.
Enjoyable listen.
I'd like to see the lyrics printed.

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#319377 - 11/20/15 02:58 PM [User Showcase] Re: Ole Dog's new song [Re: OleDog]
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Here you go:

In Softly Fallin’ Rain

I’ve got a ticket I can give you
Since you’ve set your mind on leavin’,
We can hurry to the station,
If you don’t mind the rain.
Show your ticket at the window,
You can board an evening train.
Say goodbye there on the platform,
In softly falling rain.

You’ll travel through the night
To your distant destination
You can ease your worried mind
In the rhythm of the rails and the rain
You’ll arrive some time tomorrow
Where the answers you’ve been seeking
Will be waiting to be found
In softly falling rain.
In softly fallin rain

I’ll stay here on the platform, writing our refrain
Finding my melody and rhythm in the rain
Listening to the echo from your distant train
I’ll finally turn and walk away
In softly falling rain.
In softly falling rain.

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#319427 - 11/21/15 05:10 AM [User Showcase] Re: Ole Dog's new song [Re: OleDog]
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Hey Dawg, Well written and sung. Good hook. I really like the chord progression. A very enjoyable listen. Tom

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#319431 - 11/21/15 05:25 AM [User Showcase] Re: Ole Dog's new song [Re: OleDog]
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Good straight up bluegrass. I thought you chose a good chord progression too. Good vocals throughout.


Enjoyed it.
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#319439 - 11/21/15 06:25 AM [User Showcase] Re: Ole Dog's new song [Re: OleDog]
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Loved it. Awesome vocal

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#319495 - 11/21/15 01:27 PM [User Showcase] Re: Ole Dog's new song [Re: OleDog]
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Really nice tune!! Music, vibe, and vocal all work very well. Good arrangement and production. Really enjoyed!! Take care. Greg

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#319496 - 11/21/15 01:27 PM [User Showcase] Re: Ole Dog's new song [Re: OleDog]
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Enjoyed the song and the style. What a beautifully clear vocal! Cheers.
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#319549 - 11/22/15 03:19 AM [User Showcase] Re: Ole Dog's new song [Re: OleDog]
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Old Dog, I thoroughly enjoyed this from the first note. The bluegrass style sat perfectly with every part of the song. A very appealing vocal delivery, and great listen.
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#319573 - 11/22/15 06:09 AM [User Showcase] Re: Ole Dog's new song [Re: OleDog]
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Hi OleDog,
I really enjoyed the bluegrass instruments and to me it has kind of Celtic feel to it. Nice vocals and lyrics. Good song!
Sonny

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#319580 - 11/22/15 06:35 AM [User Showcase] Re: Ole Dog's new song [Re: OleDog]
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Wow! What a fantastic first post! Great song, vocals, production. You are on your way:)
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#319653 - 11/22/15 12:39 PM [User Showcase] Re: Ole Dog's new song [Re: OleDog]
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Mickey,

I really enjoyed that. Good write, nice production.

Welcome to the Showcase!

floyd

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#319706 - 11/22/15 04:42 PM [User Showcase] Re: Ole Dog's new song [Re: OleDog]
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This is one hell of a great first post!

Great vocal, backing tracks and super lyrics.

As noted I would turn down the lead parts and the ending to better match the rest of the song. The song sounds unbalanced right now IMHO. YMMV.
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#319839 - 11/23/15 08:55 AM [User Showcase] Re: Ole Dog's new song [Re: OleDog]
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Thanks for all you kind and encouraging comments. I appreciate all of you who keep these forums alive with your helpful tips and your willingness to share your knowledge with others.

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#319942 - 11/23/15 11:47 PM [User Showcase] Re: Ole Dog's new song [Re: OleDog]
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Welcome and what a song to introduce yourself.
I agree with all the other write.
nice chords.

enjoyed

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