You need to be logged in to post
Options
Index
#423155 - 07/25/17 02:05 PM [2016 & 2017 Xtra Styles Contests - Closed] Not Every Day Was Sad
Registered: 12/03/03
Posts: 727
Loc: Colorado
Buford Offline
Journeyman

Registered: 12/03/03
Posts: 727
Loc: Colorado
Soundcloud: Not Every Day Was Sad

This song has been looking for a band since early this year when I began writing it. I never imagined I would select a STYLE named "Gumdrop" (Americana Country Pop) that would fit it so perfectly. Someday I want the PGM guys to tell me how they decide on the name of a STYLE. Can't be easy since there are so many. I found two dozen styles in the Xtra Styles 3 PAK for which I wanted to write something. Perhaps there are more songs to come from the inspiration found there.

The only instrumentation I added to the song is a Fender Nashville Power Telecaster on the intro, break, and fills. Everything else is BIAB. The tracks were exported from BIAB to Reaper and the guitar, vocals, and harmonies added. Final mix and mastering were done in Reaper. Telecaster EFX via Johnson J-Station. Vocals via the sweet Rhode NT1000.

Enjoy,
Bob cool

****** Song Summary *************
Title: Not Every Day Was Sad
File:NotEveryDayWasSad-Gumbdrop.SGU
Key=D , Tempo 130, Length (m:s)=4:25
9 bar intro, 133 bar chorus, from bar 10 to bar 142. Repeat x1 chorus
No Melody
No Soloist track.
Style is _GUMDROP.STY (Gumdrop Americana Country Pop)

RealTracks in style: ~684:Bass, Electric, PopHalfNotesSync Ev 120
RealTracks in style: 1275:Piano, Acoustic, Rhythm PopUpliftHeld Ev16 120
RealTracks in style: ~1119:Guitar, 12-String Acoustic, Strumming Ev 120
RealTracks in style: ~543:Guitar, Electric, Rhythm Dreamy Ev 120
RealDrums in style: RockHardEven8 w Tamb [Multi]

*******************


Not Every Day Was Sad
c. 2017 Bob Buford


Hazy purple evening, a Colorado sky
A waning moon is sinking low and stars go falling by
I think about the life I've had, a heart I should have won
Guess I could have done it better, but I always choose to run

Here looking back now, on a life-song's sad refrains
The years have worn the edges, but softness still remains
It's such a narrow picture, I choose a wider range
Change the way you look at things, the things you look at change

Not every day was sad
Not every night was blue
Not every hasty word
Meant "I don't love you."
We've come so many miles now
Always hand in hand
You'd think by now we'd finally understand
Not every day was sad.

In all the years that passed now
I've learned to live alone
At least in my own mind
I'm back out on my own
I wouldn't say it's something
I ever meant to do
All I tried to hold on to was you

Not every day was sad
Not every night was blue
Not every hasty word
Meant "I don't love you."
We've come so many miles now
Always hand in hand
You'd think by now we'd finally understand
Not every day was sad.

Top
#423176 - 07/25/17 08:34 PM [2016 & 2017 Xtra Styles Contests - Closed] Re: Not Every Day Was Sad [Re: Buford]
Registered: 07/25/17
Posts: 4
mag5049 Offline
Newbie

Registered: 07/25/17
Posts: 4
Now this is a great song! BIAB backing, vocal with harmony and some fine guitar work makes it excellent. I'm gonna learn to do this one day!

Top
#423185 - 07/26/17 12:32 AM [2016 & 2017 Xtra Styles Contests - Closed] Re: Not Every Day Was Sad [Re: Buford]
Registered: 12/22/07
Posts: 1585
fiddler2007 Offline
Expert

Registered: 12/22/07
Posts: 1585
yep ... & cleverly avoiding 'bad' too.

Top
#423206 - 07/26/17 06:17 AM [2016 & 2017 Xtra Styles Contests - Closed] Re: Not Every Day Was Sad [Re: fiddler2007]
Registered: 12/03/03
Posts: 727
Loc: Colorado
Buford Offline
Journeyman

Registered: 12/03/03
Posts: 727
Loc: Colorado
Originally Posted By: fiddler2007
yep ... & cleverly avoiding 'bad' too.

...I'm not just another pretty face ya know...wait. grin

Top
#423213 - 07/26/17 07:01 AM [2016 & 2017 Xtra Styles Contests - Closed] Re: Not Every Day Was Sad [Re: Buford]
Registered: 08/29/14
Posts: 4896
Loc: North Carolina
David Snyder Offline
Veteran

Registered: 08/29/14
Posts: 4896
Loc: North Carolina

Hey Bob,

Love this style. Great songwriting and singing, and I especially loved the mix.

Good luck on the the contest!

"All I tried to hold onto was you."--Great line

smile
_________________________
David Snyder
Audiophile Everything + Studio + Instruments + Fingers
ASCAP, NSAI

www.davidsnydermusic.com
www.reverbnation.com/davidpsnyder
www.soundcloud.com/davidsnyderchannel
www.songtradr.com/user/profile/david.snyder







Top
#423220 - 07/26/17 07:31 AM [2016 & 2017 Xtra Styles Contests - Closed] Re: Not Every Day Was Sad [Re: David Snyder]
Registered: 12/03/03
Posts: 727
Loc: Colorado
Buford Offline
Journeyman

Registered: 12/03/03
Posts: 727
Loc: Colorado
Originally Posted By: David Snyder

Hey Bob,

Love this style. Great songwriting and singing, and I especially loved the mix.
Good luck on the the contest!
"All I tried to hold onto was you."--Great line
smile


Thanks, David. Really appreciate your nice comments
Later smile
Bob

Top
#423478 - 07/28/17 07:20 AM [2016 & 2017 Xtra Styles Contests - Closed] Re: Not Every Day Was Sad [Re: mag5049]
Registered: 12/03/03
Posts: 727
Loc: Colorado
Buford Offline
Journeyman

Registered: 12/03/03
Posts: 727
Loc: Colorado
Hey Mitch,

Thanks for the nice comments. Lots of fun, lots of work on this one. But if you get into some of the PGM tutorials, and also some of the forum articles and tips you'll be creating some songs that will blow you away. BIAB is definitely the songwriter's best companion. Can't imagine working without it. Best of luck.

Thanks for listening, grin
Bob

Top
#424322 - 08/03/17 06:04 AM [2016 & 2017 Xtra Styles Contests - Closed] Re: Not Every Day Was Sad [Re: Buford]
Registered: 06/05/12
Posts: 9453
Loc: Melbourne, Australia
VideoTrack Offline
Veteran

Registered: 06/05/12
Posts: 9453
Loc: Melbourne, Australia
This is really excellent. The vocals, the lyrics, the music. Not a weak point in any of the overall delivery.

The build is sensational and the backing vocals give great dimension.

Thoroughly enjoyable in every way. You've put "Gumdrop" on the map.
_________________________
BIAB&RB2019(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
#424389 - 08/03/17 04:06 PM [2016 & 2017 Xtra Styles Contests - Closed] Re: Not Every Day Was Sad [Re: VideoTrack]
Registered: 12/03/03
Posts: 727
Loc: Colorado
Buford Offline
Journeyman

Registered: 12/03/03
Posts: 727
Loc: Colorado
Originally Posted By: VideoTrack
This is really excellent. The vocals, the lyrics, the music. Not a weak point in any of the overall delivery.

The build is sensational and the backing vocals give great dimension.

Thoroughly enjoyable in every way. You've put "Gumdrop" on the map.


Thanks VT,

I really appreciate your comments. This one was harder than I expected and nearly didn't happen. Some of 'em are a real struggle. But finally! I've had the title for years. Just needed to live a bit more. cool

Bob

Top
#424406 - 08/03/17 08:29 PM [2016 & 2017 Xtra Styles Contests - Closed] Re: Not Every Day Was Sad [Re: Buford]
Registered: 12/03/03
Posts: 727
Loc: Colorado
Buford Offline
Journeyman

Registered: 12/03/03
Posts: 727
Loc: Colorado
Hey Mark,

Thanks for the kind comments. This was a fun one, but pretty time-consuming. Anytime I decide to add guitar it adds at least a day to the project. Makes it worth it when folks notice thought. Thanks for listening,

Bob grin

Top
#424747 - 08/06/17 04:43 AM [2016 & 2017 Xtra Styles Contests - Closed] Re: Not Every Day Was Sad [Re: Buford]
Registered: 12/18/15
Posts: 172
Jon Thomas Offline
Apprentice

Registered: 12/18/15
Posts: 172
Very very nice song and production, in all respects.Strong song! I particularly enjoyed the vocal harmonies and the "ooohs" :-) Good luck with the contest Bob!
_________________________
BIAB 2018 Audiophile edition
Win 7, 64 bit

Top
#424819 - 08/06/17 01:36 PM [2016 & 2017 Xtra Styles Contests - Closed] Re: Not Every Day Was Sad [Re: Jon Thomas]
Registered: 12/03/03
Posts: 727
Loc: Colorado
Buford Offline
Journeyman

Registered: 12/03/03
Posts: 727
Loc: Colorado
Originally Posted By: Jon Thomas
Very very nice song and production, in all respects.Strong song! I particularly enjoyed the vocal harmonies and the "ooohs" :-) Good luck with the contest Bob!


Hey Jon...I'm a big fan of "OoozanAhhhs" as we call 'em. grin
Thanks for your comment and thanks for listening.

Bob

Top


Moderator:  Blake - PG Music 
PG Music News
Band-in-a-Box® 2019 for Mac - Upgrade Today and Save Up To 50%!

Just released: Band-in-a-Box® 2019 for Mac with 64+ new features (64-bit!!!!), 202 New RealTracks, 40 Unreleased RealTracks, 10 "Low Man" and Re-amped "12-Key" Metal/Thrash Electric Guitar RealTracks, "Look Ma! More MIDI!" – 30 MIDI Styles, 12 new MIDI SuperTracks, 240 new Instrumental Studies, 18 new Artist Performances, and a new Xtra Styles PAK 7!

We're having a SALE on Band-in-a-Box® 2019 Upgrade purchases until October 15, 2019 - save UP TO 50% when you purchase your Band-in-a-Box® 2019 for Mac Upgrade!

We've packed our Free Bonus PAK & 49-PAK with some amazing Add-ons! The Free Bonus PAK is automatically included with most Band-in-a-Box® for Mac 2019 packages, but for more even more Add-ons (including 40 Unreleased RealTracks) upgrade it to the 2019 49-PAK for only $49. You can see the full lists of items in each package, and listen to demos here.

Check out our packages page for all the purchase options available, or visit this discussion on our Band-in-a-Box® for Mac forum.

Video - 202 NEW RealTracks for Band-in-a-Box® 2019 for Mac!

With the release of Band-in-a-Box® 2019 for Mac we also released 202 NEW RealTracks (in Sets 301-328)!

Listen to all the individual demos here, or watch our Band-in-a-Box® 2019 for Mac - 202 New RealTracks Overview Video here

Get all 202 new RealTracks when you purchase any Band-in-a-Box® 2019 for Mac UltraPAK, UltraPAK+, Audiophile Edition, or the PlusPAK upgrade, on sale until October 15th!

Band-in-a-Box® 2019 for Mac - 49 Requests Fulfilled!

49 of your Problems solved? List of 49 Requests fulfilled in Band-in-a-Box® 2019 for Mac.

With Band-in-a-Box® 2019 for Mac there are a lot of new features, 202 RealTracks, and more. We get ideas for the new features and new RealTracks from our users. There are several sources, our Wishlist and general forum, support phone calls, trade shows, etc. In most cases, customers are not describing a new feature – they are describing a problem they have that they would like to have solved.

Here is a list of our features and additions in Band-in-a-Box® 2019 for Mac, presented from a unique perspective. It is from this customer list of "problems they would like solved." These are not exact quotes, they are paraphrased from our discussions with our customers. They explain what problems and requests they discussed with us, that resulted in the various new features and RealTracks. Hopefully this answers the question "Why did you add this feature/content?"

So, without further ado, here are the 49 requests/problems that we (hopefully) have solved with the release of Band-in-a-Box® 2019. We hope that many of them are relevant to you as well. And please keep suggesting new ones, we appreciate that.

Q. Almost all of my music apps are 64 bit, as is my Mac OS. But Band-in-a-Box® is 32 bit. And Apple's next OS, Catalina 10.15 is set to be released in October 2019 (the beta is available now), and that won't even run 32-bit apps! Can you make a 64 bit version?
A. Yes, we’ve done this with Band-in-a-Box® 2019 for Mac. The app is 64 bit and the executable name is still Band-in-a-Box®.app (if you have an older 32-bit version it will get automatically renamed during the install to Band-in-a-Box®-32bit.app ).

Q. I have 64 bit plugins that I want to use with Band-in-a-Box®. But they only work with 64 bit apps. Can I use them with Band-in-a-Box® 2019, without having to use any special software for this?
A. Yes, 64 bit Plugins work natively with the 64 bit version of Band-in-a-Box® 2019. This means you can use your 64 bit plugins, including ones that use huge amounts of memory (more than 2GB).

Q. Does Band-in-a-Box® 2019 work on the latest OS, Catalina 10.15, as that has many changes?
A. Yes, Band-in-a-Box® 2019 is 64-bit and runs great on Catalina (and older OS's down to and including 10.6.8 Snow Leopard)

Q. I like Snow Leopard as an OS (10.6.8), will Band-in-a-Box® 2019 still run on that with all features working?
A. Yes, Band-in-a-Box® 2019 64 bit version runs great on older OS's including Snow Leopard, and has identical features and operation to the newer OS's

See the full list here!

Xtra Styles PAK 7 for Mac is Here!

Xtra Styles PAK 7 for Mac is here! These work with the RealTracks & RealDrums in your Band-in-a-Box® 2019 UltraPAK, UltraPAK+ or Audiophile, and are a GREAT addition to your Band-in-a-Box® resources!

Listen to all the great new RealStyles in Xtra Styles PAK 7 for Band-in-a-Box® 2019 for Mac: click here

Xtra Styles PAK 7 and all the Xtra Styles PAKs from 1 thru 6 are on sale for only $29 each during our Band-in-a-Box® 2019 for Mac special! Learn more...

Band-in-a-Box® 2019 for Mac is HERE!

Attention Mac users...Band-in-a-Box® 2019 is HERE! https://www.pgmusic.com/bbmac.htm

There are 64 new features, including our brand-new 64-bit version of Band-in-a-Box®, which works well with the latest plugins and 64-bit OS features! There's also a new 64-bit VST/AU/AAX Plugin of Band-in-a-Box, which you can use inside your favorite DAW (GarageBand, Logic, Reaper, Pro Tools, Digital Performer, Ableton, PreSonus, etc.) to generate styles, RealTracks, RealDrums, Multi-Riffs, etc... AND SO MUCH MORE!

Watch our Band-in-a-Box® 2019 - Everything you need to know in under 6 minutes! video to see the new version in action!
Click here to watch...

PLUS... During our Band-in-a-Box® 2019 for Mac release, we're offering some AMAZING upgrade pricing - save up to 50% on most upgrades! Plus, we have a Bonus PAK full of great new Add-ons FREE! You can upgrade it to the 2019 49-PAK to receive even more NEW Add-ons including up 40 additional RealTracks... that's 242 NEW RealTracks!

Band-in-a-Box® packages: click here

Bonus PAKs: click here

Xtra Styles PAK 7 Demos

Listen to all the great new RealStyles in Xtra Styles PAK 7 for Band-in-a-Box® 2019 for Windows!

Xtra Styles PAK 7 and all the Xtra Styles PAKs from 1 thru 6 are on sale for only $29 each until September 15th! Learn more.

Just Released: Xtra Styles PAK 7 for Band-in-a-Box for Windows!

164 amazing new RealStyles await you in Xtra Styles PAK 7! We've dreamed up some great new arrangements for your songwriting, production, and teaching needs in four volumes: Jazz 7, Country 7, Rock/Pop 7, and Americana 2.

Get all 164 new RealStyles in the All Xtra Styles PAK 7 for only $29 until September 15, 2019! (Reg. $49)

Specific genre packages are also available for $15 each!

For more information and to listen to demos, click here!

Forum Stats
30033 Members
62 Forums
59975 Topics
504936 Posts

Max Online: 2434 @ 11/14/17 12:37 AM
Newest Members
CMPR, deniseadams, JGL, GamesBXdaily, Jose Alejandro

30033 Registered Users
Top Posters (30 Days)
Icelander 333
zedd 222
JayO 186
Janice & Bud 183
RayL 176
Deryk - PG Music 133
PeterGannon 132
Gitarman1 125
Noel96 119
Ember - PG Music 101
Today's Birthdays
Dancehall, derekmcc, Gary Curran