Page 1 of 2 1 2 >
You need to be logged in to post
Options
Index
#363423 - 09/01/16 06:07 PM [User Showcase] Secret Town
Registered: 08/29/14
Posts: 5038
Loc: North Carolina
David Snyder Offline
Veteran

Registered: 08/29/14
Posts: 5038
Loc: North Carolina
Xtra Styles Production of an existing lyric. Enjoy. Details Below Lyrics.


https://soundcloud.com/david-snyder-gigs/secret-town

Secret Town

By David Snyder

V1

I hear the rain coming down
in your secret town
I see the writing on the wall
In your secret town
I can almost see it all
In your secret town
I think the night’s about to fall
In your secret town

Here comes the young girl
Looking for a lover
Who’ll discover everything
Here comes the highway
Just like a tinderbox
To make your mind go up in flames

CH

A minor miracle
The grace to make a choice
In these secret games
A minor miracle
The grace to make a choice

V2

Here comes the dark horse
Painted like the white horse
In your secret town
Here comes the stardust competing with the dirt and rust
In your secret town
Here comes the rebel
He thinks he’s only human
He’d give his heart to anything
Just tender mercies
These loves among the ruins
Don’t you think I feel the same

CH

A minor circumstance
The chance to place a bet
On these secret games
A minor miracle
The chance to place a bet
On your secret name

Outro

Do you want me to spell it out for you
Do you want me to spell it put for you
I love your secret town, I love your secret town
I want to walk with you, hand in hand in hand in hand
In your Secret Town

All music and lyrics copyright David Snyder/Day of Faith Publishing (ASCAP)


****** Song Summary *************
Title: Secret Town
Key=C , Tempo 142, Length (m:s)=4:21
Style is _TAKEOFF.STY (Takeoff Alternative Pop Rock)
David Snyder, Telecasters, Acoustic, Lead and Backing Vocals
RealTracks in style: 1522:Bass, Electric, PopPower8s Ev 120
Loop in Song: House-Techno-Trance\House - crunchy_120_drums ev16.wav
RealTracks in style: 1524:Guitar, Electric, Rhythm PopPowerPushClean Ev 120
RealTracks in style: 1527:Guitar, Electric, Rhythm PopPowerBrightClean Ev 120
RealTracks in song: 1263:Piano, Acoustic, Rhythm PopShiningSync Ev 120
RealTracks in style: 691:Guitar, Acoustic, Strumming AcRockBright Ev 120
RealDrums in style: BluesRockEv^1-a:Snare, HiHat , b:Snare, Open HiHat


_________________________
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
#363431 - 09/01/16 07:03 PM [User Showcase] Re: Secret Town [Re: David Snyder]
Registered: 11/05/08
Posts: 1382
Kent - PG Music Offline
PG Music Staff

Registered: 11/05/08
Posts: 1382
Hi David!

This is great! Reminds me a bit of the Pogues (this is a good thing).

Cheers
Kent
PG Music

Top
#363487 - 09/02/16 06:47 AM [User Showcase] Re: Secret Town [Re: Kent - PG Music]
Registered: 08/29/14
Posts: 5038
Loc: North Carolina
David Snyder Offline
Veteran

Registered: 08/29/14
Posts: 5038
Loc: North Carolina

Ha ha ha! Thanks Kent. I'll take that.

BUT, next time I call in for tech support, you'll have to take this from me:

"Aaarrgh Ken', ye know maaar sooon, fer ar, the blarrmyey, Real Band, er some error message, an der goon, da forch un an de oonda marda fin a Gulley de bar. Fried me finger tip.

"Canner fix 'er for me Kent?"

[Falls off bar stool and passes out. ]

Kent disconnects accidentally.

Bono walks up and says:

"Shane, are yer ok there mate? Can I help ya to yer feet?"

[Fade to black.]
_________________________
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
#363524 - 09/02/16 10:03 AM [User Showcase] Re: Secret Town [Re: David Snyder]
Registered: 08/10/12
Posts: 8444
Loc: Florida
floyd jane Offline
Veteran

Registered: 08/10/12
Posts: 8444
Loc: Florida
David.

That's a perfect band for you for these type songs. Your vocal on this is terrific - "energetic"...

The mix is good - though I did want the drums to have a bit more "pop" and the piano to be a bit "crisper" (just personal preferences on my part).

Cool song. Sometimes left me wondering what it was referring to, but cool images throughout...

fj

Top
#363535 - 09/02/16 10:51 AM [User Showcase] Re: Secret Town [Re: floyd jane]
Registered: 08/29/14
Posts: 5038
Loc: North Carolina
David Snyder Offline
Veteran

Registered: 08/29/14
Posts: 5038
Loc: North Carolina
Floyd,

I think I told you I spent an entire evening sitting on the top of a burned out Pinto with Michael Stipe when R.E.M. had just started out and he gave me his opinion on rock and roll. He told me that if the lyrics make sense, it's not rock and roll, basically. He told me that country was supposed to make sense but rock and roll was supposed to be more like "stuff you remember from a dream" or something like that. Then a drunk cowboy wandered up to the car and started talking about his last two years working on the pipeline in Alaska. Michael Stipe pulled a cheap K-Mart notebook out of his pocket and wrote down every word, including the part about God telling the cowboy not to listen to Elvis. I don't think I've ever been to a better lyric writing workshop. And I was doing my very best here not to make much sense.

smile
_________________________
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
#363536 - 09/02/16 10:52 AM [User Showcase] Re: Secret Town [Re: David Snyder]
Registered: 04/07/13
Posts: 5741
Loc: South Carolina
Charlie Fogle Online   content
Veteran

Registered: 04/07/13
Posts: 5741
Loc: South Carolina
Man, you run at wide open all the time. The town may be secret but your songwriting and performing is quickly becoming well known.

You have a wide range of ideas and melodies that leave us guessing what's next but you never disappoint.

Enjoyed this.

Charlie
_________________________
BiaB Ultra Pak+ 2020:RB 2020: Dell Inspiron AIO Desktop; Windows-10-64 bit, 7th Generation AMD A9-9425 Processor Five Core 3100 Mhz and 16GB DDR4 Memory.

Top
#363579 - 09/02/16 02:00 PM [User Showcase] Re: Secret Town [Re: Kent - PG Music]
Registered: 05/02/14
Posts: 3180
Loc: The Netherlands
RnAM Offline
Veteran

Registered: 05/02/14
Posts: 3180
Loc: The Netherlands
Originally Posted By: Kent - PG Music
Hi David!

This is great! Reminds me a bit of the Pogues (this is a good thing).

Cheers
Kent
PG Music


My thoughts exactly!
Great work David.

Rob
_________________________
We are Rob Meulman and Anne-Marie Bovenkamp from The Netherlands.

RnAM Homepage (completely restyled)
YouTube Channel

Top
#363607 - 09/02/16 03:43 PM [User Showcase] Re: Secret Town [Re: floyd jane]
Registered: 12/21/13
Posts: 5675
Loc: Davis, CA
Greg Johnson Offline
Veteran

Registered: 12/21/13
Posts: 5675
Loc: Davis, CA
Originally Posted By: floyd jane
David.

That's a perfect band for you for these type songs. Your vocal on this is terrific - "energetic"...

The mix is good - though I did want the drums to have a bit more "pop" and the piano to be a bit "crisper" (just personal preferences on my part).

Cool song. Sometimes left me wondering what it was referring to, but cool images throughout...

fj


As happens so often, Floyd expresses exactly what I feel in a concise way. Lyrics are very engaging but cryptic, and the sound is infectious. Love the way you change the melody as you go through the song but keep the feel that holds it together. You continue to do some awesome stuff!! Take care. Greg

Top
#363635 - 09/02/16 06:01 PM [User Showcase] Re: Secret Town [Re: David Snyder]
Registered: 12/27/03
Posts: 14097
Loc: Hamlin NY
MarioD Online   content
Veteran

Registered: 12/27/03
Posts: 14097
Loc: Hamlin NY
This is extremely good and well put together. Your vocal is fantastic but the lyrics took it over the top for me. Your mix was spot on also!

This may be your best to date.
_________________________
It has been a joy being quarantined with my wife. We've caught up on all the things I have done wrong in our 53 years of marriage!

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

Top
#363700 - 09/03/16 06:59 AM [User Showcase] Re: Secret Town [Re: David Snyder]
Registered: 05/22/11
Posts: 3129
Loc: Florida
tommyad Offline
Veteran

Registered: 05/22/11
Posts: 3129
Loc: Florida
David, From your fertile mind, I enjoy crawling through the weeds to find what awaits me and I am never disappointed. I would have made the drums bigger and I would have brought the choruses up in pitch as well as a guitar solo after the first chorus. Of course these are all personal preferences as it works fine as is. Another fine creative endeavor. Tom

Top
#363720 - 09/03/16 09:14 AM [User Showcase] Re: Secret Town [Re: David Snyder]
Registered: 03/22/16
Posts: 169
Loc: Cape Town
PaddyG Offline
Apprentice

Registered: 03/22/16
Posts: 169
Loc: Cape Town


It’s no secret in this town,, David knows how to rock and so he does again, loved the piano

Paddy G

Top
#363765 - 09/03/16 12:35 PM [User Showcase] Re: Secret Town [Re: David Snyder]
Registered: 10/31/08
Posts: 16597
Loc: Australia
Noel96 Offline
Veteran

Registered: 10/31/08
Posts: 16597
Loc: Australia
David,

I really like the up-beat, driving backing that you've put together. It's perfect for showcasing your song and your vocals.... enthusiasm and energy abound everywhere!

Regards,
Noel
_________________________
LINKS TO MY BIAB/RB SONGS


Top
#363766 - 09/03/16 12:36 PM [User Showcase] Re: Secret Town [Re: David Snyder]
Registered: 12/08/11
Posts: 5098
Loc: Edmonton, Ab, Canada
Scott C Offline
Veteran

Registered: 12/08/11
Posts: 5098
Loc: Edmonton, Ab, Canada
Very cool tune David. It amazes me how you can create these quality tunes that are so different from each other.

Top
#363841 - 09/03/16 10:41 PM [User Showcase] Re: Secret Town [Re: David Snyder]
Registered: 08/25/03
Posts: 3076
Loc: wales
gibson Offline
Veteran

Registered: 08/25/03
Posts: 3076
Loc: wales
David,

Another incredible song from your fertile mind, David!!

A great driving tune, hood down, pedal on the floor and me singing out of tune to the song! Wind in what's left of my hair frown grin

enjoyed

Alyn
_________________________
My showcase songs

My story

Top
#363898 - 09/04/16 10:10 AM [User Showcase] Re: Secret Town [Re: David Snyder]
Registered: 08/09/10
Posts: 4409
Loc: New York
rsdean Offline
Veteran

Registered: 08/09/10
Posts: 4409
Loc: New York
David,

Love the way this one moves along... Great pace, vibe and lyric; plus another great vocal.

Bob
_________________________
SoundCloud Tracks


Top
#363982 - 09/05/16 06:57 AM [User Showcase] Re: Secret Town [Re: David Snyder]
Registered: 08/29/14
Posts: 5038
Loc: North Carolina
David Snyder Offline
Veteran

Registered: 08/29/14
Posts: 5038
Loc: North Carolina

Thanks Mario! I am glad you enjoyed it!
_________________________
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
#363983 - 09/05/16 06:57 AM [User Showcase] Re: Secret Town [Re: Greg Johnson]
Registered: 08/29/14
Posts: 5038
Loc: North Carolina
David Snyder Offline
Veteran

Registered: 08/29/14
Posts: 5038
Loc: North Carolina
Thanks Greg!
_________________________
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
#363984 - 09/05/16 06:58 AM [User Showcase] Re: Secret Town [Re: David Snyder]
Registered: 08/29/14
Posts: 5038
Loc: North Carolina
David Snyder Offline
Veteran

Registered: 08/29/14
Posts: 5038
Loc: North Carolina
Thanks Tom. I really enjoyed your last one as well. Man, that was spine-tingling.
_________________________
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
#363985 - 09/05/16 06:58 AM [User Showcase] Re: Secret Town [Re: Charlie Fogle]
Registered: 08/29/14
Posts: 5038
Loc: North Carolina
David Snyder Offline
Veteran

Registered: 08/29/14
Posts: 5038
Loc: North Carolina
Thank you Charlie!
_________________________
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
#363986 - 09/05/16 06:59 AM [User Showcase] Re: Secret Town [Re: David Snyder]
Registered: 08/29/14
Posts: 5038
Loc: North Carolina
David Snyder Offline
Veteran

Registered: 08/29/14
Posts: 5038
Loc: North Carolina
Thanks Paddy!
_________________________
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
Page 1 of 2 1 2 >


PG Music News
How I Use Band-in-a-Box® to Create Shots/Chops

Band-in-a-Box® user Henry Clarke creates a lot of great songs with Band-in-a-Box®, and he's shared his steps for creating the shots/chops within his recent song Lonely in a Crowd.

To watch Henry's video, click here.

Have your own program tip to share? Feel free to post it to our Tips & Tricks forum.

#TipTuesday

Uncommon RealTracks Instruments for Band-in-a-Box®

Today is Uncommon Instrument Awareness Day.

Examples of "uncommon instruments" include anything from Spoons to the Wheelharp to the Singing Ringing Tree, and more!
(there's probably more instruments out there that we DON'T know than we DO know)

Although our RealTracks collection doesn't include many 'uncommon instruments', we do offer some pretty unique choices!

On top of the usual varieties we offer for Piano, Guitar, Saxophone, Flute, Clarinet, Bass, Tuba, Trumpet, Trombone, and more - our RealTracks library also offers a nice selection of Shakuhachi and Kalimba - there's even a Koto RealTrack included in Set 212!

Kalimba: RealTracks Set 271
Koto: RealTracks Set 212
Shakuhachi: RealTracks Sets 193 & 212

What's the most surprising RealTrack Instrument that you've come across?

Band-in-a-Box® 2020 Portuguese for Windows is Here!

Existem mais de 50 novos recursos no Band-in-a-Box® 2020! Existem aprimoramentos no RealTracks (RealTracks vocais com som mais suave, RealTracks Engrossados, Substitutos de RealTracks e MultiFrases). A maioria dos RealDrums agora possui RealCharts (com notação de bateria precisa). Há um novo navegador de artistas do RealTracks para encontrar informações/biografias/links/listas de RealTracks em todos os artistas. Um novo Navegador de recursos permite que o usuário novo ou "esquecido" encontre e use facilmente a maioria dos recursos/teclas de atalho/documentos em uma única janela. Equalizar Tempoaprimoramentos na Seleção de Músicas, baixo/bateria ou apenas bateria nas introduções automáticas, 3.400 títulos adicionados, aprimoramentos no MusicXML, visualização de guitarra para "Canhotos" e "Estudantes", aprimoramentos de arrastar e soltar, exibição de várias janelas do Interpretador de Acordes de Áudio e muito mais!

COMPRE/ATUALIZE, & BAIXE AGORA!

Band-in-a-Box® 2019 Mac Update Ready!

Just because Band-in-a-Box® 2020 for Mac is here doesn't mean we've forgotten our 2019 users!

If you're still using Band-in-a-Box® 2019, make sure you download the latest patch update (b324) for an updated splash screen (macOS 10.12 and 10.13 users), smoother Song Titles dialog, access to your (purchased) RealTracks Set 328, and we've corrected the reported issue with opening songs from older versions of Band-in-a-Box in the 2019 version.

Learn more about this patch and download it here.

Review - Loops-with-Style PAK 2 for Band-in-a-Box® 2020

"Dr. Dave" Walker is at it again! You may remember his recent reviews of both Band-in-a-Box 2020 for Mac and Xtra Styles PAK 9 - now he has something to say about our Loops-with-Style PAK 2 - check it out: Click here to read...

With money being tight for most musicians, this is a wonderful gift for those on a limited budget. At $29, it offers months and years of fun and experimentation, bringing many ideas to fruition as songs with enough variation so that your audience doesn’t jump to "aw, that's a computer!" while still keeping the power of the software in your hands.
-"Dr. Dave" Walker

Thank you again Dr. Dave for the great review!

Learn more about Loops-with-Style PAKs: Windows | Mac

Band-in-a-Box® - My New Favorite Thing

Did you know we have a My Favorite Things forum? We encourage you to share your favorite features in Band-in-a-Box and RealBand there, along with what features you use the most and why - we LOVE getting feedback!

Like the latest post from Tangmo:

My New Favorite Thing - Extra Style PAK #9 with Loop Pack #2

I set up an eight bar progression with some simple pushes, shots, holds, and rests for reference. Then I started auditioning styles--Three hours later, I am invigorated, inspired, and just plain smiling big. Really CHOICE! From "down to earth" to eclectic, this is a really fun pak.

Great job, folks!

Thanks Tangmo!

Learn more about Loops-with-Style PAKs: Windows | Mac

Learn more about Xtra Styles PAKs: Windows | Mac

Refresh Your Band-in-a-Box® 2020 for Windows Today!

Update your Band-in-a-Box 2020 to the latest build 725 for Windows today! This free update acknowledges song memo edits when saving your work, resolves step-advance within the Big Piano window, revives a killed audio track, and more!

Just like our recent Mac patch, the DAW Plugin has been updated too! We've added "insert" and "delete" options into the chord sheet context menu and addressed 20+ reported 'bugs'!

Learn more & update today!

Forum Stats
32596 Members
68 Forums
65502 Topics
555356 Posts

Max Online: 2537 @ 01/19/20 07:09 AM
Newest Members
michaeldg3, lencrawl42, Provipgroup, Cameron, James Franco

32595 Registered Users
Top Posters (30 Days)
MarioD 191
VideoTrack 145
Matt Finley 124
Jim Fogle 120
Guitarhacker 116
floyd jane 104
Janice & Bud 102
MusicStudent 97
rayc 89
Tano Music 89
Today's Birthdays
Alain Benard, Wizdum, zeta1959