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#365366 - 09/13/16 07:50 PM [2016 & 2017 Xtra Styles Contests - Closed] Angels can sing Rock and Roll. _SERENAD.STY (Serenade Songwriter Folktronica)
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This was originally a finger-picking song which didn't hit that spot and dedicated to Elvis, Freddie Mercury, John Lennon, David Bowie, and the musician mates lost in the last 2 years Gary, Stroudie, Alan, Albert and Dick the dogs ( long story hahaha)

SO vocals loaded into BIAB and then the song changed for the better because of the contest.


****** Song Summary *************
Title: angesl can sing
File:angels serenade.SGU
Key=C , Tempo 140, Length (m:s)=3:05
No intro. 104 bar chorus, from bar 1 to bar 104. Repeat x1 chorus
No Melody
No Soloist track.
Song is saved with Volume, Pan, Reverb, Chorus, Bank0,
Song is saved with bar changes for Volume Changes,
Style is _SERENAD.STY (Serenade Songwriter Folktronica)

RealTracks in style: 2475:Bass, Acoustic, HeldSimple Ev 085
RealTracks in style: 1639:Piano, Electric, Rhythm JazzFunkBreezy Ev16 075
RealTracks in style: 2552:Guitar, Acoustic, Fingerpicking Songwriter16ths Ev16 075
RealTracks in style: 367:Guitar, Electric, Background Dreamy Ev 065
RealTracks in song: 1770:Guitar, Electric, Rhythm JazzFunkMovinChords Ev16 130
Loop in Song: Dubstep\Dubstep - robo_wars_150_drum_loop_1_a_sharp_minor ev8.wav
RealDrums in style: BrushesPop8thsSwirl: a: Swirl Tap b: BrushesPop8thsSwirl
vocals Alyn and the Flab Four.


Angels can sing Rock and Roll

At least there's something we now know
there's no reason for him to go
but the difference in the way we speak and hold it tight oh no-o
at least there's something we now know
we now know angels can sing rock and roll

there's still a lot that we got left
all the memories just won't fade
gones the difference in the way we speak and hold it tight oh no-o
at least there's something we now know
we now know angels can sing rock and roll

aah just a king
ooh just a king
I'll never know
if it's gonna come true like they say
might as well do as they say
it doesn't matter

all as one we feel the same
each feels different as a name
but the difference in the way we speak and hold it tight oh no-o
at least there's something we now know
we now know angels can sing rock and roll

ooh just a king
ooh just a king
I'll never know
if it's gonna come true like they say
might as well do as they say
it doesn't matter
anymore



enjoy

Alyn
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#365483 - 09/14/16 01:21 PM [2016 & 2017 Xtra Styles Contests - Closed] Re: Angels can sing Rock and Roll. _SERENAD.STY (Serenade Songwriter Folktronica) [Re: gibson]
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Alyn,

I will echo my comment to this song on the showcase:

I was waiting for an explosive change somewhere on the first third of the song,
(Because I really love that in your songs!) but that didn't come.......
what did come was a very cool transition, Very effective chord change like we've come to know so well in your music.

Rob
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#365670 - 09/15/16 08:26 PM [2016 & 2017 Xtra Styles Contests - Closed] Re: Angels can sing Rock and Roll. _SERENAD.STY (Serenade Songwriter Folktronica) [Re: ]
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thanks Rob,

I do go quiet sometimes LOL and this song is one of the few I have written that uses a PG style verbatim. Although I am working on some more quiet songs.

Thanks for the comment grin laugh

Alyn
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#365682 - 09/16/16 01:21 AM [2016 & 2017 Xtra Styles Contests - Closed] Re: Angels can sing Rock and Roll. _SERENAD.STY (Serenade Songwriter Folktronica) [Re: gibson]
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Hi Alyn,

Loved this song. Highlights for me were:

- Vocal sound in the "ooh just a king" part
- chord progression was interesting and I loved the change on "we now know angels can sing rock and roll"
- Melancholy feel - the song fitted the style perfectly

Great job.
Rec
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#365916 - 09/17/16 11:49 PM [2016 & 2017 Xtra Styles Contests - Closed] Re: Angels can sing Rock and Roll. _SERENAD.STY (Serenade Songwriter Folktronica) [Re: receder]
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Originally Posted By: receder
Hi Alyn,

Loved this song. Highlights for me were:

- Vocal sound in the "ooh just a king" part
- chord progression was interesting and I loved the change on "we now know angels can sing rock and roll"
- Melancholy feel - the song fitted the style perfectly

Great job.
Rec


Having heard YOUR songs your praise is gratefully received, thank you.
I am glad you liked the chords, they seemed to logically appear one night as I strummed my guitar in front of the TV!
And yes beautiful style

Take care and all the best

Alyn
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#365928 - 09/18/16 01:23 AM [2016 & 2017 Xtra Styles Contests - Closed] Re: Angels can sing Rock and Roll. _SERENAD.STY (Serenade Songwriter Folktronica) [Re: gibson]
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Alyn
I really enjoyed your song.
First, I like your voice. It's very expressive, almost Lennon-ish. And that comes from someone like me who idolize John Lennon ...
Also, I liked your chord progression - unusual enough to make it interesting.
Most of all, I like the concept of your song - brilliant.
Keep it up!

Jo
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#367772 - 09/29/16 05:23 AM [2016 & 2017 Xtra Styles Contests - Closed] Re: Angels can sing Rock and Roll. _SERENAD.STY (Serenade Songwriter Folktronica) [Re: Jon Thomas]
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Jo

Thanks for the lovely comments, I appreciate them a lot!
I liked Lennon's music and the way George Martin recorded his voice, by inventing flanging apparently!!

Thanks for the comment about the chords, they appeared on my guitar whilst I was watching TV one night. Ended up in the dog house tho' from the dearest wifie grin

thanks again

Alyn
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