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#166413 - 07/19/12 04:38 PM [User Showcase] The Fall Line Blues -- a little country blues
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Another short ditty that we wrote and named after the geographic area where we live -- The Fall Line.

- All tracks are BIAB Bluegrass Realtracks with the exception of the one vocal track.

- The vocal track (my wife) was recorded with a USB Blue Mic.

- The realtracks were saved as individual mono files and moved to Gargeband.

- All mixing and effects were done within Garageband and the final product was an AIFF file (MP3 posted here).

We have created a lot of country rock oriented tracks with BIAB and I find that genre easier to work with than bluegrass. It may be because of having played BG for years we are overly critical of our endeavors. Dunno about the rest of you but I have to often generate a 6-8 tracks and use segments of each one to get just the rhythm guitar or bass track that I want. Often the perfect "G run" is all that is useful on a complete BIAB track and I have to paste it repeatedly over another track and on and on. Not whining...it's actually fun -- well before it gets tedious. And then the solos....it's a real challenge to piece them together to where if they don't actually hint of the melody -- at least they don't distract from it. Pardon the ramble!

The Fall Line Blues


Edited by Mootsman (07/19/12 04:50 PM)
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#166414 - 07/19/12 04:48 PM [User Showcase] Re: The Fall Line Blues -- a little country blues [Re: Janice & Bud]
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Love this song.....all I need to say I think! ..... p.s I love Heading West as well. Jennie has a fantastic voice, just love it :-)

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#166415 - 07/19/12 05:12 PM [User Showcase] Re: The Fall Line Blues -- a little country blues [Re: greg64]
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This is a great use of BIAB and it sounds fantastic! Vocals are mixed in perfectly.

Great song.


Edited by jptjptjpt (07/19/12 05:13 PM)

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#166416 - 07/19/12 06:24 PM [User Showcase] Re: The Fall Line Blues -- a little country blues [Re: jptjptjpt]
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Your wife has a super voice. I hope you do more songs with her.

Your arranging and mixing skills are really good. This has a live vibe to it.

Great song.
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#166417 - 07/19/12 07:39 PM [User Showcase] Re: The Fall Line Blues -- a little country blues [Re: MarioD]
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Excellent job. Love the lyrics and Jennie's voice is superb. Some of her phrasing and voice quality are reminiscent of a young Loretta Lynn.

I don't know about everyone else but I do a lot of "piecing together" to create a song. Especially with vocals. I'll usually do seven or eight takes, all the way through, and then sit down and cut and paste the best phrases onto a new track. Few people can sing a song through perfectly and "punching in" a partial take often results in the dynamics not being the same as a full-song performance. Anyway, it's a clinical process and the perfection you achieve lasts forever.

Nice work,

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#166418 - 07/19/12 09:31 PM [User Showcase] Re: The Fall Line Blues -- a little country blues [Re: Buford]
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Sounds good Mootsman. I like Jennie's singing too.

The realtracks for me are like colors to create my own painting. I almost always edit my realtracks to better fit the song. And I may generate quite a few tracks before I get what I'm after - especially when auditioning tracks from different styles. That makes the process a bit longer because I'm experimenting to see what else might work together. You're right it can get frustrating at times but overall it's quite fun for me. Especially when it's done and I like it. LOL! Some people here say they like to regenerate a few bars over and over. I'm more of a cut and paster which I do mostly in RB because I like the easy edit window for the real tracks there. I can get pretty OCD so I guess the RT's fit my personality. LOL!

Keep up the good work.

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#166419 - 07/20/12 01:08 AM [User Showcase] Re: The Fall Line Blues -- a little country blues [Re: Sundance]
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Very nicely done!

My first thought was that it was live instead of RealTracks.

Jennie's got a lovely voice, which makes the banjo break at 0:30 too long... because I've got to wait for it to finish before I get to hear her back on the vocals!
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#166420 - 07/20/12 02:58 AM [User Showcase] Re: The Fall Line Blues -- a little country blues [Re: dcuny]
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you have a really enjoyable thang goin' there!

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#166421 - 07/20/12 03:16 AM [User Showcase] Re: The Fall Line Blues -- a little country blues [Re: Janice & Bud]
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This is very nice, great use of RT's & I love your wife's voice... Oh and a cool song too!

Good Job.

Greg

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#166422 - 07/20/12 09:01 AM [User Showcase] Re: The Fall Line Blues -- a little country blues [Re: Achordocaster]
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Sweetness! Great lyrics, singing and arrangement...looking forward to more!
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#166423 - 07/20/12 01:02 PM [User Showcase] Re: The Fall Line Blues -- a little country blues [Re: Mandolin Mike]
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Mootsman,
That was great! I really enjoyed it. I echo the forum's comments. Thanks for sharing.
Mike

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#166424 - 07/20/12 02:01 PM [User Showcase] Re: The Fall Line Blues -- a little country blues [Re: SpaceDog]
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That sounded mighty nice to me. I've always found that adding my own guitar parts where needed solves a lot of those problems (even though the BIAB guitarists are way better than me).
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#166425 - 07/21/12 12:26 AM [User Showcase] Re: The Fall Line Blues -- a little country blues [Re: Kemmrich]
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Quote:

That sounded mighty nice to me. I've always found that adding my own guitar parts where needed solves a lot of those problems (even though the BIAB guitarists are way better than me).



and its a great way to achieve a sound that's your own.

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#166426 - 07/21/12 01:58 AM [User Showcase] Re: The Fall Line Blues -- a little country blues [Re: Mandolin Mike]
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Your wife has one outstanding voice. Track is well produced. Thanks for sharing!


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