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#399167 - 03/06/17 11:51 PM [User Showcase] Shifting Sands
Registered: 07/05/16
Posts: 221
Loc: Byron Bay, NSW, Australia
Matcham Offline
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Hi comments and suggestions welcome. This is one of those songs that writes itself, hence for the most part I just let it be. It feels right and hey it's nice not to agonise over every word for a change.

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RealTracks in style: ~684:Bass, Electric, PopHalfNotesSync Ev 120
RealTracks in style: ~686:Organ, B3, Background Pop Ev 120
RealTracks in song: ~363:Pedal Steel, Background Ev 085

Mixed using Logic Pro X. Drums, acoustic guitars, electric guitar and vocals added.

Shifting Sands
I like to sit outside and wonder
I like to howl up at the moon
I’d like another month of Sundays
I like it when you play my tunes

Oh how the wind blows hard and reckless
Oh how the sun wears down the land
Oh how we find ourselves tomorrow
Oh how we walk on shifting sands

You say you like the smell of leather
You say you like the mountains here
I hope we always stay together
Through heat and drought and rain and tears

(Chorus)

People like to sit around and talk talk talk
People like to try and understand
People try to keep it all together
Oh how we walk on shifting sands

(Rpt chorus)


Edited by Andrew - PG Music (08/24/20 03:23 PM)

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#399178 - 03/07/17 02:16 AM [User Showcase] Re: Shifting Sands [Re: Matcham]
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Loc: Sydney Australia
PeterF Offline
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Matcham,
Nice laid back tune - rolls along well with a pretty tune.
Nice complimentary guitar.

Peter

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#399204 - 03/07/17 06:08 AM [User Showcase] Re: Shifting Sands [Re: Matcham]
Registered: 11/30/07
Posts: 4507
Loc: Ontario, Canada
BlueAttitude Offline
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Posts: 4507
Loc: Ontario, Canada
I enjoyed listening to this, nice groove!
Nice work on the guitar parts you added, sounds great. What did you use to generate the drum track?

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#399252 - 03/07/17 09:59 AM [User Showcase] Re: Shifting Sands [Re: Matcham]
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Loc: North Carolina
David Snyder Offline
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Good one man!

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#399281 - 03/07/17 12:12 PM [User Showcase] Re: Shifting Sands [Re: Matcham]
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Loc: Byron Bay, NSW, Australia
Matcham Offline
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Thanks guys. Dave I tend to alternate between BIAB drums realtracks and Drums on Demand for drums, depending on the song. DOD for this one.

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#399282 - 03/07/17 12:29 PM [User Showcase] Re: Shifting Sands [Re: Matcham]
Registered: 12/08/11
Posts: 6910
Loc: Edmonton, Ab, Canada
Scott C Offline
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Really liked this tune. Super vocal and lyric. Guitar was pretty cool too

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#399294 - 03/07/17 01:17 PM [User Showcase] Re: Shifting Sands [Re: Matcham]
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Janice & Bud Offline
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Nice and mellow with a great sentiment. And well performed, arranged and mixed.

In other words, it's the total package!

Nice,

J&B
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#399462 - 03/08/17 01:53 PM [User Showcase] Re: Shifting Sands [Re: Matcham]
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Joe -PG Music Offline
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Hi Matcham, Great work on this! The instruments are layered quite nicely with this! Solid vocals too, Well done! smile
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#399468 - 03/08/17 03:20 PM [User Showcase] Re: Shifting Sands [Re: Matcham]
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Posts: 1984
Loc: Canyon Lake, TX
Steve Young Offline
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Registered: 06/17/10
Posts: 1984
Loc: Canyon Lake, TX
Nice write, nice tune. Good job on the arrangement.

Steve
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#399514 - 03/08/17 09:54 PM [User Showcase] Re: Shifting Sands [Re: Matcham]
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Loc: Byron Bay, NSW, Australia
Matcham Offline
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Registered: 07/05/16
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Thanks everyone. It's always a pleasure posting tracks here.

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