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#393626 - 01/31/17 11:41 PM [User Showcase] The Gamer's Dance
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Marty Sorensen Offline
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The Gamer's Dance

Here's my first song. Period. Well, I'm not a songwriter or performer. I just finished my novel Window On Pike Place, print and audio, and the audio experience emboldened me. Anyway, we were at a nephew's wedding last year and at one time we were alone with the bride and groom (she's MT in the song), and they are avid gamers, comicon etc., and I asked if there were a gamer's dance, and they had no idea, but I looked it up in Google and couldn't find one, so I wrote this for them.

I did minimal processing, saving it as a wav file and bringing it into Audacity and then adding the vocal. I paid attention to panning, but with 2017 it came that way. I did compression once, but I didn't know (and still don't) know what I was doing, except it made it sound better. I am just starting on this journey. I would certainly appreciate any comments or help.



Marty


The Gamer's Dance


Stealthy movement left and right
Hurried rushing zombie flight.
Softly kicking out to voided space,
But now drawn to love’s embrace.
Hips swaying, you’re surveying in a planet's trance,
Vectored in directed spin to the gamer's dance.

Quest one starting off solo in the air,
Soon now one more, you’re a pair.
As you, untrue, pretend irony,
Add more, truth fore, instant harmony.
Watch out, turn around, throw a laser glance,
Magnetic tape them you can escape them at the gamer's dance.

Quest two dream on search the hidden lair,
Sink your teeth in, comicon with flair,
Lovers, doers, arm in arm they fly,
Crossing, magic, starbright rainbow sky,
Eyes searching hearts lurching, every sound enchants,
MT, Jeffry, at the gamer’s dance.


File:Gamer7.SGU
Key=G , Tempo 130, Length (m:s)=3:26
No intro. 110 bar chorus, from bar 1 to bar 110. Repeat x1 chorus
Fadeout ending bars =4.
No Melody
No Soloist track.
Song is saved with Volume, Pan, Reverb, Chorus, Bank0,
Song is saved with bar changes for Patches, Styles,Volume Changes,RealDrums Changes,
Style is -BOSRK^7.STY (BossaRock-7-HiHat Loud, Ride Sty)
RealTracks in song: ~470:Piano, Acoustic, Rhythm Bossa Ev 140
RealTracks in song: ~1104:Guitar, Nylon, Rhythm BossaGrooveComp Ev 140
RealDrums in Song: BossaBrushes#1: a: Brushes b: BusyBrushes
Second instrumental section style changed to BRASLIA, drums to BossaLewis
Second verse drums changed to BossaBrushesSwingPerc with congas
Third instrumental section style change back to BRASLIA, guitar changed to 362, acoustic strumming, and strings added 1943 synth rhythm Eurodance
Third verse style changed to _RIOMOON, drums changed to SambaFull^1-Sticks,RideContemp
Exit instrumental style changed to Cha Cha Salsa w/trumpet but it's muted, and drums changed to BossaRockFull^1-HiHat,Ride

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#393647 - 02/01/17 03:46 AM [User Showcase] Re: The Gamer's Dance [Re: Marty Sorensen]
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Wow. Marty, I'm here to tell you that's a pretty sophisticated arrangement and mix for a first post.

You've done a good job is selecting a style that works well with your lyrics and putting it all together. The one time compression worked. Nice job, I'm sure the bride and groom will enjoy your song. I enjoyed my listen.

Charlie
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#393648 - 02/01/17 03:59 AM [User Showcase] Re: The Gamer's Dance [Re: Marty Sorensen]
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I agree with Charlie. Well done on your first post.

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#393649 - 02/01/17 04:00 AM [User Showcase] Re: The Gamer's Dance [Re: Marty Sorensen]
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Marty,

I really enjoyed this - lots of great imagery. Also liked your overall production.

Very nice!

Bob

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#393663 - 02/01/17 05:41 AM [User Showcase] Re: The Gamer's Dance [Re: Marty Sorensen]
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Great job Marty!

Really enjoyed this!
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#393667 - 02/01/17 06:08 AM [User Showcase] Re: The Gamer's Dance [Re: Marty Sorensen]
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"Eyes searching hearts lurching, every sound enchants,
MT, Jeffry, at the gamer’s dance."

Nice.

Jazz is an interesting choice for gamers. The mix is good.

Nice first post, Marty.

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#393685 - 02/01/17 07:59 AM [User Showcase] Re: The Gamer's Dance [Re: Marty Sorensen]
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Thank you so much for your encouragement, Charlie, Scott, Bob, David and Floyd. I hope to learn much from you this year. I will study what you, David, have put up and work on it. And I won't go on because there are so many forums but it's unbelievable how much there is to learn here.

Marty


Edited by Marty Sorensen (02/01/17 08:03 AM)

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#393690 - 02/01/17 08:36 AM [User Showcase] Re: The Gamer's Dance [Re: Marty Sorensen]
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Well done. The write is very literate yet remains accessible.
That's not easy to do. The bossa groove was an interesting and
effective choice -- works well.

The mix sounds fine on our monitors.

Kudos!
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#393707 - 02/01/17 10:42 AM [User Showcase] Re: The Gamer's Dance [Re: Marty Sorensen]
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Wow - your first song? This sounds GREAT smile

This is today's Hot Forum Topic!
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#393724 - 02/01/17 11:28 AM [User Showcase] Re: The Gamer's Dance [Re: Janice & Bud]
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thank you from my heart.

Marty

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#393939 - 02/02/17 01:06 PM [User Showcase] Re: The Gamer's Dance [Re: Charlie Fogle]
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Originally Posted By: Charlie Fogle
Wow. Marty, I'm here to tell you that's a pretty sophisticated arrangement and mix for a first post.

You've done a good job is selecting a style that works well with your lyrics and putting it all together. The one time compression worked. Nice job, I'm sure the bride and groom will enjoy your song. I enjoyed my listen.

Charlie


Excellent first post! I really like the Bossa vibe. Some very cool lyrics. Keep 'em coming!! Take care. Greg

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#393973 - 02/02/17 04:51 PM [User Showcase] Re: The Gamer's Dance [Re: Marty Sorensen]
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Marty,
A very original song - both lyrically and musically ( and with those style changes you clearly put a lot into arranging this).
Very well done- look forward to more "firsts" from you!

Robert

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#393978 - 02/02/17 05:04 PM [User Showcase] Re: The Gamer's Dance [Re: Charlie Fogle]
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"Wow. Marty, I'm here to tell you that's a pretty sophisticated arrangement and mix for a first post.

You've done a good job is selecting a style that works well with your lyrics and putting it all together. The one time compression worked. Nice job, I'm sure the bride and groom will enjoy your song. I enjoyed my listen.

Charlie"

Marty, Charlie summed it up for me. You did a good job here! Thanks, Torrey
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#394008 - 02/02/17 06:40 PM [User Showcase] Re: The Gamer's Dance [Re: Marty Sorensen]
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Hi Marty Sorensen, Well done on this! I really loved the vibes with this. Very easy to listen to and laidback! Keep up the great work! smile
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#394192 - 02/03/17 11:36 PM [User Showcase] Re: The Gamer's Dance [Re: Marty Sorensen]
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Hello, Marty

Very nice bossa nova tune!
Your vocal reminds me of Tom Jobim's vocal really.
The soul of Latin is very vivid in this tune.
Enjoyed my listen a lot.

Best Regards.

Shigeki Adachi

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#394295 - 02/04/17 12:32 PM [User Showcase] Re: The Gamer's Dance [Re: Marty Sorensen]
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Marty,

Congratulations on your first post! I hope there will be more smile

The backing sounds stunning. The bossa style is a perfect fit for your lyrics and your performance. You grabbed my ears attention with the line "Vectored in directed spin to the gamer's dance". That's a very cool rhyme between vectored and directed.

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#394359 - 02/04/17 05:02 PM [User Showcase] Re: The Gamer's Dance [Re: Charlie Fogle]
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Originally Posted By: Charlie Fogle
Wow. Marty, I'm here to tell you that's a pretty sophisticated arrangement and mix for a first post.

You've done a good job is selecting a style that works well with your lyrics and putting it all together. The one time compression worked. Nice job, I'm sure the bride and groom will enjoy your song. I enjoyed my listen.

Charlie


Marty, we agree with Charlie, this sounds pretty sophisticated, arrangement wise.
A very brave first post we think.
And yes, the bride and groom must have enjoyed it smile
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#394545 - 02/05/17 02:26 PM [User Showcase] Re: The Gamer's Dance [Re: Marty Sorensen]
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Nice one, pleasant listening
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#394846 - 02/07/17 08:55 AM [User Showcase] Re: The Gamer's Dance [Re: Marty Sorensen]
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Cool song, awesome write, very clever
Nice mix, good feel
Enjoyed listening

Kenny

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#394944 - 02/07/17 08:30 PM [User Showcase] Re: The Gamer's Dance [Re: Marty Sorensen]
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Great style you have managed to capture there.

You should certainly be encouraged with this delivery.

Keep up the good work.
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