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#193567 - 02/06/13 10:27 PM [User Showcase] Pgfantastic my FAWM Songs 2013
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Here is a link to all of the songs available to date from 2013 version of FAWM, per a suggestion by floyd jane. I will add more as they are completed. Songs 4, 3 and 1 are all Band in a Box, Song 2 was created using Ableton.

4. It's a Beautiful Day in My Neighborhood

3. I Will Praise You

2. Walk In Africa

1. Remote Control

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#193568 - 02/07/13 07:54 AM [User Showcase] Re: Pgfantastic my FAWM Songs 2013 [Re: PgFantastic]
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Robert,

That "looks" much better!!! Perfect title to the post....

#4 - Beautiful Day - what a fun, "feel good" song!!! Great job on that one too!!
Keep 'em coming....

floyd

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#193569 - 02/07/13 09:11 AM [User Showcase] Re: Pgfantastic my FAWM Songs 2013 [Re: floyd jane]
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Good idea, Maybe I will list my BIAB-based FAWM songs this way, too. I probably won't have too much time to listen to many songs here this month because of FAWM, though.
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#193570 - 02/07/13 09:57 AM [User Showcase] Re: Pgfantastic my FAWM Songs 2013 [Re: floyd jane]
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Antwort auf:

That "looks" much better!!! Perfect title to the post....
#4 - Beautiful Day - what a fun, "feel good" song!!! Great job on that one too!!
Keep 'em coming....





ditto

Guenter

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#193571 - 02/08/13 12:35 AM [User Showcase] Re: Pgfantastic my FAWM Songs 2013 [Re: boehm]
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Thanks floyd jane, boehm. kemmrich I know it is tough to go to all of your favorite sites when working on FAWM.
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#193572 - 02/08/13 12:51 AM [User Showcase] Re: Pgfantastic my FAWM Songs 2013 [Re: PgFantastic]
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Here is song 5 entitled I Cry, The instruments are all BIAB.

1036 Bass
367 Elec Dreamy Guitar
RD Nashville Ev 16
1037 Acoustic Rhythm

**for the harmonies I used Melodyne, it is my voice
raised and lowered a 3rd.

I want to thank everyone who has been kind enough to listen and comment on my songs!


5. I Cry

4. It's A Beautiful Day In My Neighborhood

3. I Will Praise You

2. Walk In Africa

1. Remote Control

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#193573 - 02/08/13 05:08 PM [User Showcase] Re: Pgfantastic my FAWM Songs 2013 [Re: PgFantastic]
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Robert,

Everything you write continually amazes me. I tip my hat to you and the way that you chase songwriting with a tenacity that is exceptional.

I'm gradually working my through the above song list At the moment, I'm listening to "Beautiful Day In My Neighborhood". It's got my toes a-tappin'.

All the best,
Noel
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#193574 - 02/08/13 06:40 PM [User Showcase] Re: Pgfantastic my FAWM Songs 2013 [Re: PgFantastic]
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I just listened to "I Cry." A perfectly lovely song, moving, convincing, melodic. Is see that you are getting better and better at practicing the "less is more" philosophy, more and more, (or is that less and less... I get so confused). I like the way you delayed bringing in the harmonies until later in the song... I might have jumped the gun, and overdone it, too early... (thinking "more is more.")

One quibble, your chord choice in the second line of the bridge sort of jarred me... but maybe it wasn't the chord itself, but the voicing.

Great work!
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#193575 - 02/11/13 01:00 PM [User Showcase] Re: Pgfantastic my FAWM Songs 2013 [Re: Brallan]
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Thank you Noel96 and Brallan for taking the time to listen and for responding to the songs!



5. I Cry

4. It's A Beautiful Day In My Neighborhood

3. I Will Praise You

2. Walk In Africa

1. Remote Control

My FAWM Home Page
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Psalm 57:7 My heart, O God, is steadfast, my heart is steadfast; I will sing and make music.

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#193576 - 02/11/13 05:18 PM [User Showcase] Re: Pgfantastic my FAWM Songs 2013 [Re: PgFantastic]
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That rocks. I can eek out about one every two months. Just can't sit down and do it. I have to wait until a hook appears during a mountain bike ride or when kayaking. As others have said I much admire your tenacity.

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#193577 - 02/12/13 04:46 AM [User Showcase] Re: Pgfantastic my FAWM Songs 2013 [Re: Janice & Bud]
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#193578 - 02/12/13 04:52 AM [User Showcase] Re: Pgfantastic my FAWM Songs 2013 #6 [Re: Janice & Bud]
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Song 6 is a rock instrumental created in Ableton Live! I tried to add just a touch of reverb to the whole mix to give a sloshy sound. Appreciate all comments and suggestions!


6. Submarine

5. I Cry

4. It's A Beautiful Day In My Neighborhood

3. I Will Praise You

2. Walk In Africa

1. Remote Control

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Psalm 57:7 My heart, O God, is steadfast, my heart is steadfast; I will sing and make music.

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#193579 - 02/12/13 11:24 PM [User Showcase] Re: Pgfantastic my FAWM Songs 2013 #7 [Re: PgFantastic]
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I used my Takamine Flat Top to play the Lead Part on this number. The Backing tracks are all Band in a Box.

Instruments are
Bass= 1922
Elec Guitar= 1923
Elec Guitar 2= 1924
Read Drums= Blues Rock 128^6 HH,Ride
Lead guitar= My Takamine Flat Top


7. 12 Bar Wah Wah

6. Submarine

5. I Cry

4. It's A Beautiful Day In My Neighborhood

3. I Will Praise You

2. Walk In Africa

1. Remote Control

My FAWM Home Page
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Psalm 57:7 My heart, O God, is steadfast, my heart is steadfast; I will sing and make music.

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#193580 - 02/13/13 08:54 AM [User Showcase] Re: Pgfantastic my FAWM Songs 2013 #7 [Re: PgFantastic]
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Robert,

I am really enjoying your journey...

"Submarine" is COOL. You are showing some real talent for whatever that type of music might be called. And, again, a few words/phrases thrown "into the mix" would make it even cooler...

"12 Bar Wah Wah" - nice - heck of a job on the acoustic turned "electric" - a very "lyrical lead". Can't believe you did not put a "quick blues lyric" on top of that...

"I Cry" - I think this is the best thing you've ever done (at least what I've heard). Really well written song - great structure - nice, nice, lyric. Loved it - and loved the production...

floyd

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#193581 - 02/13/13 08:56 AM [User Showcase] Re: Pgfantastic my FAWM Songs 2013 #7 [Re: PgFantastic]
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Robert, you did the blues justice on this one.

Great chops also!
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#193582 - 02/13/13 06:07 PM [User Showcase] Re: Pgfantastic my FAWM Songs 2013 #7 [Re: MarioD]
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Hi Robert

I just listened to your song I Cry and had to say what a great song this is. Very almost seventies rock at the first verse Trex style with a country feel.

Please note this is a personal preference rather than a right and wrong, If this was my song I might try making the build into chorus "until the morning light" smoother perhaps drag it out over the 2 bar gap to build some tension before hitting the chorus.

But its a great song and has commercial potential.

Best Wishes

Darren

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#193583 - 02/13/13 07:05 PM [User Showcase] Re: Pgfantastic my FAWM Songs 2013 #7 [Re: Dazzman]
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Thanks floyd jane for taking the time to listen to all of my songs and commenting! It is much appreciated! Thanks Mario D, that means a lot coming from you! Thanks for the suggestion Dazzman!



7. 12 Bar Wah Wah

6. Submarine

5. I Cry

4. It's A Beautiful Day In My Neighborhood

3. I Will Praise You

2. Walk In Africa

1. Remote Control

My FAWM Home Page
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Psalm 57:7 My heart, O God, is steadfast, my heart is steadfast; I will sing and make music.

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#193584 - 02/14/13 03:04 AM [User Showcase] Re: Pgfantastic my FAWM Songs 2013 #8 (Be MY Valentine) [Re: PgFantastic]
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Here is song 8 my fawm challenge. This started out because of some notes I was playing on the guitar. I was picking out this just one note at a time and I thought this sounds like a job for super BAND in a Box, I have already shut off my computer so I will list the instruments used when I post my next song! Thanks to everyone for listening to the previous tunes and commenting, thanks!

8. Be My Valentine

7. 12 Bar Wah Wah

6. Submarine

5. I Cry

4. It's A Beautiful Day In My Neighborhood

3. I Will Praise You

2. Walk In Africa

1. Remote Control

My FAWM Home Page
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Psalm 57:7 My heart, O God, is steadfast, my heart is steadfast; I will sing and make music.

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#193585 - 02/14/13 11:15 PM [User Showcase] Re: Pgfantastic my FAWM Songs 2013 #9 Roll the Dice [Re: PgFantastic]
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The roll of a single die wrote Roll the Dice; hit the link to Roll the Dice and read what possessed me to try this and how I did it. As I promised from yesterday here are the instruments I used for "Be My Valentine, I forgot to list them yesterday."

537 bass
375 acoustic gtr
RD pop Bouncy^SS,Ride
373 Acoustic Strum
616 Mandolin



9. Roll the Dice

8. Be My Valentine

7. 12 Bar Wah Wah

6. Submarine

5. I Cry

4. It's A Beautiful Day In My Neighborhood

3. I Will Praise You

2. Walk In Africa

1. Remote Control

My FAWM Home Page
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Psalm 57:7 My heart, O God, is steadfast, my heart is steadfast; I will sing and make music.

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#193586 - 02/16/13 04:31 AM [User Showcase] Re: Pgfantastic my FAWM Songs 2013 #10 Mom Don't Forget To Pray [Re: PgFantastic]
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