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#174412 - 09/25/12 09:41 PM [User Showcase] For the Love of the Game
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Greetings Forum Friends!

First, thanks for sharing all your great music. It never ceases to amaze me the talented folks who frequent this site. Sorry I can't spend more time commenting. Usually, by the time I get to a new song, everyone has said it all already.
Second, thanks to PGMusic for creating such a wonderful software package and support team. You make it so easy and fun to write and record our songs.
Finally, I just posted three new songs to Soundclick. The first one I'd like you to hear is called, "For the Love of the Game." It's a song about how a short walk in the park with a friend started the love of my life. I wrote it in a 1930s swing style trying to capture the quaint feel of our national passtime.
No RealTracks on this one, just RealDruns. I'm playing the keyboard, singing, and whistling.
I welcome your comments and I hope you enjoy the song.

http://soundclick.com/share.cfm?id=11902030

***** Song Summary *************
Title: For the Love of the Game
File:For the Love of the Game.MGU
Key=F , Tempo 140, Length (m:s)=3:15
No intro. 112 bar chorus, from bar 1 to bar 112. Repeat x1 chorus
Melody has 318 notes, Melody harmony is < no harmony >(0)
No Soloist track.
Song is saved with Volume, Pan, Reverb, Chorus, Bank0,
Soloist is saved with the song : BlueGrass Swing Guitar (209)
Style is ZZBOUNCY.STY (Bouncy Style)
Style MIDI Instruments are : Acoustic String Bass (33), Acoustic Piano (1), Banjo (106), Brass Section (62),
MIDI Drums :1 Standard Drum Kit (1)

RealDrums will be substituted :PopBouncy^1-HiHat,Ride

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#174413 - 09/25/12 10:30 PM [User Showcase] Re: For the Love of the Game [Re: SpaceDog]
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seeker Offline
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SpaceDog,

You really captured time of the music, even with your vocals.
It is such a happy song also, along with your story telling.

The deepness of your voice going down is a very nice touch.
Also the whistling, who'd a thunk that would make such a nice touch.

I've listened three times, such a nice song, your piano sounds
good in the song.

You've created a great piece of music for all of us and especially your
partner.

Thanks for your hard work and sharing with us!


Edited by seeker (09/25/12 10:30 PM)
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#174414 - 09/26/12 02:29 PM [User Showcase] Re: For the Love of the Game [Re: seeker]
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FrankB,
Thank you. I'm glad you enjoyed it. It was a fun project. My wife really helps improve the lyrics and keep things light.
SD

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#174415 - 09/26/12 10:39 PM [User Showcase] Re: For the Love of the Game [Re: SpaceDog]
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SD,

Fun song. That whistling really sets it off - great touch. You really captured the spirit of the era.

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#174416 - 09/27/12 08:25 AM [User Showcase] Re: For the Love of the Game [Re: Sundance]
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Josie,
Thanks. I'm glad you liked it. I studied the music of the era to learn the typical chord changes and rhythms and did some experimenting to get the "megaphone" sound. It was fun.
SD

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#174417 - 09/28/12 11:42 AM [User Showcase] Re: For the Love of the Game [Re: SpaceDog]
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Good tune. It captures the laid back, summer time feel of baseball. Good lyrics. And hats off to BIAB!
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#174418 - 09/30/12 09:39 PM [User Showcase] Re: For the Love of the Game [Re: jptjptjpt]
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JPT,
Thanks. I'm glad you liked it.
SD

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#174419 - 09/30/12 11:05 PM [User Showcase] Re: For the Love of the Game [Re: SpaceDog]
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SD,

As already stated, fun song that captures that era. Good job.

Steve
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#174420 - 10/02/12 03:30 PM [User Showcase] Re: For the Love of the Game [Re: Steve Young]
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Steve,
Thanks. I'm glad you liked it. I've been having fun perform it as well.
SD

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#174421 - 10/12/12 07:49 AM [User Showcase] Re: For the Love of the Game [Re: SpaceDog]
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Hi SpaceDog,

Yep! You definitely got the feel and content right for this one. I agree with all that has been said. The whistling was an excellent touch! Very creative.

All the best,
Noel
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#174422 - 10/12/12 12:05 PM [User Showcase] Re: For the Love of the Game [Re: Noel96]
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Noel,
Thanks for listening and taking the time to comment. It was a really fun song to do. Glad you liked it.

SD

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#174423 - 10/12/12 12:58 PM [User Showcase] Re: For the Love of the Game [Re: SpaceDog]
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hi spacedog great vocals cool tune thanks enjoyed very much eric
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#174424 - 10/15/12 10:58 AM [User Showcase] Re: For the Love of the Game [Re: F.M.M.]
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Eric,
Thanks. I'm glad you liked it. Thanks for your comments. I had a lot a fun with it.
SD

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