You need to be logged in to post
Options
Index
#347668 - 04/28/16 03:04 PM [User Showcase] 52 Tracks Project - Week 1 - Ten Thousand Midnights Ago
Registered: 02/26/02
Posts: 877
Loc: St. Paul, Minnesota
fgrittner Offline
Expert

Registered: 02/26/02
Posts: 877
Loc: St. Paul, Minnesota
Here is my week 17 song for my 52 Tracks Project:

https://52tracksblog.com/2016/04/28/track-17-ten-thousand-midnights-ago/

I played electric guitar but the rest are RTs: 1122 Acoustic Bass Country Waltz SW, 827 Acoustic Guitar Strumming Country Waltz SW, 1699 Mandolin Rhythm Bluegrass Waltz, 1698 Banjo Rhythm Bluegrass Waltz, 1127 Pedal Steel Rhythm Country Waltz SW, and the Country Waltz RealDrums.

Somewhat offbeat lyrics.....

Thanks for listening. Comments always welcome.
_________________________
Fred Grittner
2020 iMac, Big Sur, Logic
https://52tracksblog.com
https://fredgrittner.bandcamp.com

Top
#347669 - 04/28/16 03:07 PM [User Showcase] Re: 52 Tracks Project - Week 1 - Ten Thousand Midnights Ago [Re: fgrittner]
Registered: 08/29/14
Posts: 5556
Loc: North Carolina
David Snyder Offline
Veteran

Registered: 08/29/14
Posts: 5556
Loc: North Carolina
Great song, and I love that photo! Good work!!
_________________________
David Snyder
Audiophile Everything + Studio + Instruments + Fingers
ASCAP, NSAI

www.davidsnydermusic.com
www.reverbnation.com/davidpsnyder
www.soundcloud.com/davidsnyderchannel
www.songtradr.com/user/profile/david.snyder







Top
#347727 - 04/28/16 10:20 PM [User Showcase] Re: 52 Tracks Project - Week 1 - Ten Thousand Midnights Ago [Re: David Snyder]
Registered: 02/26/02
Posts: 877
Loc: St. Paul, Minnesota
fgrittner Offline
Expert

Registered: 02/26/02
Posts: 877
Loc: St. Paul, Minnesota
Thanks, David. A bit off beat for forum members. Oh well.
_________________________
Fred Grittner
2020 iMac, Big Sur, Logic
https://52tracksblog.com
https://fredgrittner.bandcamp.com

Top
#347752 - 04/29/16 04:30 AM [User Showcase] Re: 52 Tracks Project - Week 1 - Ten Thousand Midnights Ago [Re: fgrittner]
Registered: 04/13/16
Posts: 3293
Loc: Cooran Queensland Australia
rayc Offline
Veteran

Registered: 04/13/16
Posts: 3293
Loc: Cooran Queensland Australia
I don't hear what might be thought of as "off beat" in the lyrics. they maybe a little more impressionistic than the usual for that tempo & beat but they paint an interesting picture.
_________________________
Cheers
rayc
"What's so funny about peace, love & understanding?" - N.Lowe
Pop on over to The Recording Rebels for positive, honest commentary, critiques and support. https://therecordingrebels.com

Top
#347772 - 04/29/16 07:12 AM [User Showcase] Re: 52 Tracks Project - Week 1 - Ten Thousand Midnights Ago [Re: fgrittner]
Registered: 08/10/12
Posts: 9497
Loc: Florida
floyd jane Offline
Veteran

Registered: 08/10/12
Posts: 9497
Loc: Florida
"The close-up shows more than we know."

Great line. Really like the whole bridge, too.
I liked the "story less told"-ness of the whole lyric.

I thought your vocal could sit down into the mix a bit more than it did.
The tracks are well mixed. The steel is nice in the final lines...

Nice, Fred.

fj

Top
#347897 - 04/29/16 09:02 PM [User Showcase] Re: 52 Tracks Project - Week 1 - Ten Thousand Midnights Ago [Re: fgrittner]
Registered: 02/26/02
Posts: 877
Loc: St. Paul, Minnesota
fgrittner Offline
Expert

Registered: 02/26/02
Posts: 877
Loc: St. Paul, Minnesota
Thanks, Ray C and Floyd Jane. Floyd, I will drop the vocal 2 or 3 db and remix.
_________________________
Fred Grittner
2020 iMac, Big Sur, Logic
https://52tracksblog.com
https://fredgrittner.bandcamp.com

Top
#348118 - 05/02/16 06:23 AM [User Showcase] Re: 52 Tracks Project - Week 1 - Ten Thousand Midnights Ago [Re: fgrittner]
Registered: 04/07/13
Posts: 6460
Loc: South Carolina
Charlie Fogle Offline
Veteran

Registered: 04/07/13
Posts: 6460
Loc: South Carolina
Nice write. I liked the chord progression on this. Lyrics held my interest from start to finish. Enjoyed my listen.
_________________________
BIAB Ultra Pak+ 2021:RB 2021, Latest builds: Dell Optiplex 7040 Desktop; Windows-10-64 bit, Intel Core i7-6700 3.4GHz CPU and 16 GB Ram Memory.

Top
#348248 - 05/03/16 06:26 AM [User Showcase] Re: 52 Tracks Project - Week 1 - Ten Thousand Midnights Ago [Re: fgrittner]
Registered: 12/05/11
Posts: 10741
Loc: GA USA
Janice & Bud Offline
Veteran

Registered: 12/05/11
Posts: 10741
Loc: GA USA
"The camera pans wide for the shot

A man and a woman walk slowly

Then stop at a plot."


Brilliant.

We are also fans of B&W films of that
era. And of B&W stills. This is an creative
and engaging write. Your vocal and the
instrumental tracks rally nail the feel.

Nice!

J&B
_________________________
J&B Soundcloud
J&B YouTube
J&B Website

Top
#348268 - 05/03/16 08:48 AM [User Showcase] Re: 52 Tracks Project - Week 1 - Ten Thousand Midnights Ago [Re: fgrittner]
Registered: 10/25/08
Posts: 7985
Loc: Winston-Salem, NC
Pat Marr Offline
Veteran

Registered: 10/25/08
Posts: 7985
Loc: Winston-Salem, NC
Hi Fred,

I thought your lyrics to this were very well done, and I'm sure there was cleverness in them that I didn't even catch... (what I caught was impressive!)

I enjoyed your write-up about the song at the top of your web page... it's always fun to get the insider information on a song.

Knowing it was about Hollywood, I listened to the lyrics with that in mind, and most of it made sense in that light... but for me the choice of a country style to represent Hollywood seemed a bit non-sequitur.

At first I thought maybe ten thousand midnights ago, Hollywood was all about cowboy flicks... but then I did the math and 10,000 days ago was 1988, top grossing films were BeetleJuice, Die Hard, Willow etc, so that put me back in non-sequitur mode.

Apart from my own confusion here, I think this is an EXCELLENT song! Your vocals are very good for the country genre, and your overall production made for a great presentation, fun to listen and thought provoking all at the same time!

Top
#348438 - 05/04/16 03:12 PM [User Showcase] Re: 52 Tracks Project - Week 1 - Ten Thousand Midnights Ago [Re: fgrittner]
Registered: 02/26/02
Posts: 877
Loc: St. Paul, Minnesota
fgrittner Offline
Expert

Registered: 02/26/02
Posts: 877
Loc: St. Paul, Minnesota
Thanks, Charlie, J and B, and Pat.

Pat, I wasn't setting the song in any particular period but seeking to evoke the feel of the movie. The country style is a bit of a mind-bender but once I tried out the style it seemed to fit like a glove with the chords and melody. Thanks for the comments.
_________________________
Fred Grittner
2020 iMac, Big Sur, Logic
https://52tracksblog.com
https://fredgrittner.bandcamp.com

Top
#348471 - 05/04/16 09:40 PM [User Showcase] Re: 52 Tracks Project - Week 1 - Ten Thousand Midnights Ago [Re: fgrittner]
Registered: 05/23/10
Posts: 1718
Loc: New Zealand
RichMac Offline
Expert

Registered: 05/23/10
Posts: 1718
Loc: New Zealand
Most enjoyed thank you Fred.
Beautiful laid back song. Cheers.
_________________________
https://soundcloud.com/tuigorge



Top
#348512 - 05/05/16 07:31 AM [User Showcase] Re: 52 Tracks Project - Week 1 - Ten Thousand Midnights Ago [Re: fgrittner]
Registered: 02/26/02
Posts: 877
Loc: St. Paul, Minnesota
fgrittner Offline
Expert

Registered: 02/26/02
Posts: 877
Loc: St. Paul, Minnesota
Thanks, RichMac. Much appreciated.
_________________________
Fred Grittner
2020 iMac, Big Sur, Logic
https://52tracksblog.com
https://fredgrittner.bandcamp.com

Top


PG Music News
Customers LOVE Band-in-a-Box® 2021!

Check out some of the latest Band-in-a-Box® feedback we've received:

"There's a saying 'Give a man a fish, feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish, feed him for a lifetime.' That's exactly what my friend did in 1990. He taught me how to use BIAB and I've used it hundreds of time to do arraignment and to jam with any style band."

"Love BIAB. I use it daily. Their support is great too!"

"RealTracks are amazing!!! I use BIAB for backtracks in my solo act... Still using the basic package and it's all need..."

"I have used Band in A Box for many years. If it would have been around when I was young, I would have been a much better musician. I use it for all my songs I have written and recorded. With Band In A Box I can sit in my room and sound like a whole band without having to put up with them!"

"If you know something about music and take the time to learn the program, you can make it do some amazing things. It is a great help to songwriters who want to demo their song without paying for studio time. It makes changes and tweaks much easier as well."

"Been using it for so many years. It's a great tool. The instruments that I don't have or play make up the void and it saves so much time. I use this program for every song I write."

"Great tool for the songwriter!"

"An essential part of my studio! I write songs on piano, but I'm not a pianist by a long way. BIAB is like having a roomful of session players in your studio, and just the simple act of taking your basic idea and hearing a skilled pianist play it presents so many new ideas and options you hadn't thought of."

"Powerful, easy to use, inexpensive and they even split the modest payments up if you want. No complaints. Lots of satisfaction."

"I added a steel guitar to a fully produced original. He followed every change like he was in the studio reading the chart. Fascinating technology!"

"I have used it to make backing tracks for six CD's with about 12 songs on each. They make a great gift!"

"It's simply a necessity - buy it now - the staff and support do a great job as well!"

"A great tool for us songwriters!"

"I LOVE Band-in-a-Box!"

"I see it as a very worthwhile investment. In fact, from initial purchase about 8 years ago, using the backing tracks I have made, my income from that investment has returned over 5,000% on the investment!"

continued...

Do you have something to say about Band-in-a-Box®? Post your own thoughts for Windows or Mac version today!

Band-in-a-Box® - Boxing Clever - Sound on Sound #TBT

Did you know that Band-in-a-Box® is more than 30 years old? I stumbled across this 1990 magazine article explaining the relatively new program, and think it's an enjoyable read for any Band-in-a-Box user - it really shows that we are always listening to user feedback when developing our program!

Read the article: Boxing Clever: Band-In-A-Box Software

A few of my favorite statements:

"The intention of PG Music's Band-In-A-Box package is to couple that speed and convenience with the improved flexibility of the personal computer. Versions are available for the Atari ST, Mac, and PC compatibles. Have the programmers succeeded? And can they rid themselves of the stigma of the auto-accompaniment section? Given the above state of affairs, the first hurdle that the program has to overcome is one of acceptance and, frankly, a name like 'Band-In-A-Box' is a bad start."

(I think our name was a great start!)

"The final results are, to say the least, impressive. Band-In-A-Box achieves something that most hardwired auto-accompaniment sections have never been able to do - inject a degree of feel into the music. It really does sound more human than so many of the computer generated pieces I've heard."

"...I'm quite convinced that PG Music will have a winner on their hands. This is one piece of software that you can get more out of than you put in."

#TipTuesday Convert RealDrums to MIDI!

Did you know that you can convert RealDrums to MIDI?

VintageGibson shared this tip to our Tips & Tricks forum, which is a great place to look for program tips from other Band-in-a-Box users!

Read this handy trick.

Have a program tip or trick of your own? Share it on our Tips & Tricks forum today!

Band-in-a-Box® 2021 Italian for Mac is Here!

Abbiamo lavorato tanto e abbiamo aggiunto 80 nuove funzionalità e una straordinaria collezione di nuovi contenuti, tra cui 202 RealTracks, nuovi RealStyles, SuperTracks MIDI, Studi Strumentali, Performance degli Artisti, Bonus RealDrums "Singoli", trascrizioni RealDrums, MultiStyles PAK 1, Xtra Styles PAKs 10 e 11, e altro ancora!

Pacchetti | Nuove Caratteristiche

Export / Print a List of Selected Styles (Band-in-a-Box®)

Did you know that you can export a list of your Styles from Band-in-a-Box®?

Head to this forum post in our "Tips & Tricks" forum, where VideoTrack shares another handy tip for Band-in-a-Box® users!

Band-in-a-Box® Chord List Resource

Ever wonder which chords are supported in Band-in-a-Box®? Access the information from the Help file in the program, or read through the list with our Online Manual!

Chord List - Mac Online Manual
Chord List - Windows Online Manual

Review the other Reference topcs while you're there - with explanations of the different menus and the Keystroke Commands (Hot Keys), you'll definitely learn something new!

Band-in-a-Box® 2021 French for Mac is Here!

Band-in-a-Box® 2021 contient quelques 80 fonctionnalités inédites!

Nous avons beaucoup travaillé pour offrir à Band-in-a-Box® 2021® cette étonnante panoplie de quelques 80 fonctions inédites et sa collection de contenus originaux à savoir : 202 RealTracks, des RealStyles inédits, des SuperTracks MIDI, des Etudes Instrument, des Performances Artiste, un Bonus RealDrums "Solo", des transcriptions RealDrums, les MultiStyles PAK 1, les Xtra Styles PAKs 10 et 11, et bien plus encore!

Achat | Nouvelles Fonctionnalités

Forum Stats
34888 Members
66 Forums
70875 Topics
613824 Posts

Max Online: 2537 @ 01/19/20 07:09 AM
Newest Members
AlbertParker, Zajdlik, Sironedragon, Bestmengqin, qcfoetus

34888 Registered Users
Top Posters (30 Days)
VideoTrack 196
Simon - PG Music 148
swingbabymix 143
Jim Fogle 142
Pipeline 138
Matt Finley 135
David Snyder 129
MarioD 123
Torrey Bliss 120
rayc 113
Today's Birthdays
Phestus, tcruciani