You need to be logged in to post
Options
Index
#410092 - 04/30/17 05:16 PM [User Showcase] Distant Drums
Registered: 12/09/14
Posts: 203
guitar1 Offline
Apprentice

Registered: 12/09/14
Posts: 203
I recorded this song before back in 2001, but I had done all the instruments myself, So I wanted to see how it would sound using BIAB and RB. The song has a kind of strange beginning. I know all of us at one time or another have had lines from a song kind of hang in our mind, sometimes for days. This was one of those times. It was driving me nuts, and I could not remember when or where I had heard it. The line was just these words. "I hear the sound of distant drums." I could not place where it came from or what brought it to mind. I finally called a friend from a radio station where I had had A radio show for a time. I sang the line to him and he knew of the song. I asked him to play it on his show so I could hear the entire thing. He did, but to be honest, I really didn't like the song all that much, although I was a fan of Jim Reeves, and still am. Most of the time after you have in your mind the full melody and lyrics to a song, the obsession with the one line or verse goes away. This time it didn't. I fought back by writing my own adaptation of that one line. This song was born from that little adventure. The words and melody are different, except for that one line. I used it in a different context and location in the song but I retained it as sort of a bow to Jim's version. I wouldn't want to take anything away from his legacy. To that end I would never release this commercially without permission, although I don't know if you can copyright a single line. I thought I would share it here, to see what you would think. Hope you like it. Distant Drums


Edited by guitar1 (04/30/17 06:56 PM)

Top
#410099 - 04/30/17 06:44 PM [User Showcase] Re: Distant Drums [Re: guitar1]
Registered: 12/29/12
Posts: 4704
Loc: Originally Missouri ... Now Al...
Al-David Offline
Veteran

Registered: 12/29/12
Posts: 4704
Loc: Originally Missouri ... Now Al...
Hi,

Would like yo hear your song but you didn't add a link to where it's hosted.
_________________________
BIAB 2018 Ultra Plus-all StylePaks*Win10*8GB DDR4*I5-6th Gen*AT 2035 Mic*Peavey Nashville 112 Amp*Ibanez ART120 Electric/Washburn D200S Acoustic*Stromberg Monterey Jazz Guitar

Loops: https://aldavidmusic.wixsite.com/bestmusicloops


Top
#410104 - 04/30/17 06:58 PM [User Showcase] Re: Distant Drums [Re: Al-David]
Registered: 12/09/14
Posts: 203
guitar1 Offline
Apprentice

Registered: 12/09/14
Posts: 203
Sorry, That's what happens when you fail to hit enter.

Top
#410107 - 04/30/17 07:31 PM [User Showcase] Re: Distant Drums [Re: guitar1]
Registered: 12/29/12
Posts: 4704
Loc: Originally Missouri ... Now Al...
Al-David Offline
Veteran

Registered: 12/29/12
Posts: 4704
Loc: Originally Missouri ... Now Al...
Hi Gary,

Thanks for the link.

We always enjoy the well-orchestrated simplicity of your backing tracks. You get so much from so few tracks - well done!

Normally, you cannot copyright a short excerpt (a line or so) from a song, as long as it it used in a different context and with a dissimilar melody. There are exceptions, though. Titles cannot be copyrighted. Never hurts to check it out first.

Enjoyed your song. It was a real nice listen

Di and I are both 70 years old - no strangers to forgetting to do one thing or another! Wishing you well,

Alan & Di


Edited by Al-David (04/30/17 07:32 PM)
_________________________
BIAB 2018 Ultra Plus-all StylePaks*Win10*8GB DDR4*I5-6th Gen*AT 2035 Mic*Peavey Nashville 112 Amp*Ibanez ART120 Electric/Washburn D200S Acoustic*Stromberg Monterey Jazz Guitar

Loops: https://aldavidmusic.wixsite.com/bestmusicloops


Top
#410109 - 04/30/17 07:38 PM [User Showcase] Re: Distant Drums [Re: guitar1]
Registered: 05/30/08
Posts: 4584
Sundance Offline
Veteran

Registered: 05/30/08
Posts: 4584
Gary,
I enjoyed this very much! The classic laid back easy listening feel fits perfectly.

Josie

Top
#410126 - 05/01/17 01:09 AM [User Showcase] Re: Distant Drums [Re: guitar1]
Registered: 06/05/12
Posts: 11176
Loc: Melbourne, Australia
VideoTrack Offline
Veteran

Registered: 06/05/12
Posts: 11176
Loc: Melbourne, Australia
Gary

Yes, I could hear Jim Reeves doing this song. It has a perfect tempo, and the bass line works so well throughout the performance. The breaks give interest. Overall, a great effort.
_________________________
BIAB&RB2020(Audiophile),Win-10Pro, SonarPlatinum, Izotope Prod.Bundle, Roland RD-1000, Synthogy Ivory, Kontakt, Focusrite 18i20, KetronSD2, KorgX3R, RodeNGT2, AM802mixer, NS40M StudioMonitors, Pioneer Act. Mons, AKG K271 Studio H'phones

Top
#410169 - 05/01/17 07:39 AM [User Showcase] Re: Distant Drums [Re: guitar1]
Registered: 12/08/11
Posts: 5105
Loc: Edmonton, Ab, Canada
Scott C Offline
Veteran

Registered: 12/08/11
Posts: 5105
Loc: Edmonton, Ab, Canada
Very nice tune Gary. Very enjoyable

Top
#410246 - 05/01/17 02:20 PM [User Showcase] Re: Distant Drums [Re: guitar1]
Registered: 05/22/11
Posts: 3140
Loc: Florida
tommyad Offline
Veteran

Registered: 05/22/11
Posts: 3140
Loc: Florida
Man that sounds really good. A fine vocal against a sparse soft band. Very well written and produced. I really enjoyed my listen. Tom

Top
#410417 - 05/02/17 02:01 PM [User Showcase] Re: Distant Drums [Re: tommyad]
Registered: 12/21/13
Posts: 5675
Loc: Davis, CA
Greg Johnson Offline
Veteran

Registered: 12/21/13
Posts: 5675
Loc: Davis, CA
Originally Posted By: tommyad
Man that sounds really good. A fine vocal against a sparse soft band. Very well written and produced. I really enjoyed my listen. Tom


Agreed!! This just works well all the way around. Vocal is very comfortable with a great sincerity. Perfect "band". Very cool song!! Take care. Greg

Top
#410495 - 05/02/17 06:29 PM [User Showcase] Re: Distant Drums [Re: VideoTrack]
Registered: 07/11/15
Posts: 2995
Loc: Missouri
Torrey Bliss Offline
Veteran

Registered: 07/11/15
Posts: 2995
Loc: Missouri
Originally Posted By: VideoTrack
Gary

Yes, I could hear Jim Reeves doing this song. It has a perfect tempo, and the bass line works so well throughout the performance. The breaks give interest. Overall, a great effort.


Couldn't agree more Gary! The limited instrumentation works well and is all that is needed as your voice carries the track so well. Thanks, Torrey


Edited by Torrey Bliss (05/02/17 06:30 PM)
_________________________
Torrey Bliss
www.soundcloud.com/torrey-bliss



Top
#410608 - 05/03/17 11:35 AM [User Showcase] Re: Distant Drums [Re: guitar1]
Registered: 01/18/16
Posts: 1664
Joe -PG Music Offline
PG Music Staff

Registered: 01/18/16
Posts: 1664
Hi guitar1, Great work with this! I really enjoyed the guitar tone and the lyrics. Excellent quality. Thanks for sharing this with us! smile
_________________________
Cheers,
Joe

Top


PG Music News
Listen to the Band-in-a-Box® User Showcase Radio Today!

You may know about our User Showcase Forum, but have you heard about our Band-in-a-Box® User Showcase Radio?

What a great way to listen to all of the Band-in-a-Box® creations from program users just-like-you! It's as easy as choosing a playlist and pressing play!

Click here to access our Band-in-a-Box® Radio, and don't forget to bookmark your new favorite page!

Review - Band-in-a-Box® 2020 for Windows

Make sure to check out the latest Band-in-a-Box® 2020 for Windows review from Sound-Guy (Dennis) at www.gearslutz.com: click here.

Sound-Guy has been using Band-in-a-Box® for many, many, many, many, many years - and we still managed to surprise him with some great new features! Read his latest review to learn more about his favorite additions for 2020!

"Band-in-a-Box continues to evolve as an expansive musical tool-set for both novice and experienced musicians to produce not only new compositions and arrangements, but also perform them with excellent musical “talent”. It also provides educational and training tools for keyboardists and guitarists. It’s easy to use the basic functions, and challenging enough to keep you occupied for years. BIAB provides education, inspiration, a “live” band to aid in practicing, and anything from backing tracks to full performances for recording."
-Sound-Guy, www.gearslutz.com

How I Use Band-in-a-Box® to Create Shots/Chops

Band-in-a-Box® user Henry Clarke creates a lot of great songs with Band-in-a-Box®, and he's shared his steps for creating the shots/chops within his recent song Lonely in a Crowd.

To watch Henry's video, click here.

Have your own program tip to share? Feel free to post it to our Tips & Tricks forum.

#TipTuesday

Uncommon RealTracks Instruments for Band-in-a-Box®

Today is Uncommon Instrument Awareness Day.

Examples of "uncommon instruments" include anything from Spoons to the Wheelharp to the Singing Ringing Tree, and more!
(there's probably more instruments out there that we DON'T know than we DO know)

Although our RealTracks collection doesn't include many 'uncommon instruments', we do offer some pretty unique choices!

On top of the usual varieties we offer for Piano, Guitar, Saxophone, Flute, Clarinet, Bass, Tuba, Trumpet, Trombone, and more - our RealTracks library also offers a nice selection of Shakuhachi and Kalimba - there's even a Koto RealTrack included in Set 212!

Kalimba: RealTracks Set 271
Koto: RealTracks Set 212
Shakuhachi: RealTracks Sets 193 & 212

What's the most surprising RealTrack Instrument that you've come across?

Band-in-a-Box® 2020 Portuguese for Windows is Here!

Existem mais de 50 novos recursos no Band-in-a-Box® 2020! Existem aprimoramentos no RealTracks (RealTracks vocais com som mais suave, RealTracks Engrossados, Substitutos de RealTracks e MultiFrases). A maioria dos RealDrums agora possui RealCharts (com notação de bateria precisa). Há um novo navegador de artistas do RealTracks para encontrar informações/biografias/links/listas de RealTracks em todos os artistas. Um novo Navegador de recursos permite que o usuário novo ou "esquecido" encontre e use facilmente a maioria dos recursos/teclas de atalho/documentos em uma única janela. Equalizar Tempoaprimoramentos na Seleção de Músicas, baixo/bateria ou apenas bateria nas introduções automáticas, 3.400 títulos adicionados, aprimoramentos no MusicXML, visualização de guitarra para "Canhotos" e "Estudantes", aprimoramentos de arrastar e soltar, exibição de várias janelas do Interpretador de Acordes de Áudio e muito mais!

COMPRE/ATUALIZE, & BAIXE AGORA!

Band-in-a-Box® 2019 Mac Update Ready!

Just because Band-in-a-Box® 2020 for Mac is here doesn't mean we've forgotten our 2019 users!

If you're still using Band-in-a-Box® 2019, make sure you download the latest patch update (b324) for an updated splash screen (macOS 10.12 and 10.13 users), smoother Song Titles dialog, access to your (purchased) RealTracks Set 328, and we've corrected the reported issue with opening songs from older versions of Band-in-a-Box in the 2019 version.

Learn more about this patch and download it here.

Review - Loops-with-Style PAK 2 for Band-in-a-Box® 2020

"Dr. Dave" Walker is at it again! You may remember his recent reviews of both Band-in-a-Box 2020 for Mac and Xtra Styles PAK 9 - now he has something to say about our Loops-with-Style PAK 2 - check it out: Click here to read...

With money being tight for most musicians, this is a wonderful gift for those on a limited budget. At $29, it offers months and years of fun and experimentation, bringing many ideas to fruition as songs with enough variation so that your audience doesn’t jump to "aw, that's a computer!" while still keeping the power of the software in your hands.
-"Dr. Dave" Walker

Thank you again Dr. Dave for the great review!

Learn more about Loops-with-Style PAKs: Windows | Mac

Forum Stats
32612 Members
68 Forums
65541 Topics
555706 Posts

Max Online: 2537 @ 01/19/20 07:09 AM
Newest Members
Elwood, qbpremier321, Mtsac, Wavd, marshrush

32611 Registered Users
Top Posters (30 Days)
MarioD 185
VideoTrack 132
Guitarhacker 121
Matt Finley 117
Jim Fogle 115
Janice & Bud 112
floyd jane 100
MusicStudent 100
rayc 91
Tano Music 89
Today's Birthdays
No Birthdays