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#422295 - 07/18/17 08:33 PM [User Showcase] Re: Through It All [Re: Al-David]
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Great emotional lyrics.
Really liked the chord progression.
Nicely done.
Rob

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#422861 - 07/22/17 07:32 PM [User Showcase] Re: Through It All [Re: Al-David]
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Beautiful song Alan. My thoughts and prayers are with you and Di.
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#423030 - 07/24/17 10:37 AM [User Showcase] Re: Through It All [Re: Al-David]
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Hi Al & Di,

Much like David, I am having trouble finding words.

Thank you for sharing this beautiful song. You are in my thoughts.

Cat

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#423031 - 07/24/17 11:10 AM [User Showcase] Re: Through It All [Re: Al-David]
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Alan,

I thought I had commented on this song, but for some reason did not. It is absolutely stunning in so many ways. No words to describe it - you really drove the feeling home in this one...

Bob
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#423066 - 07/24/17 07:30 PM [User Showcase] Re: Through It All [Re: Janice & Bud]
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Originally Posted By: Janice & Bud
Amazing Al. While it takes me a month or more to squeeze one tune outa the song tube some of you folks can just sit down and do it. I can only wish!

What makes the accomplishment even more amazing is the quality of what you did do quickly.

The write, heartfelt vocal and production are all in sync. And the chord progression? Oh yeah! Again, when I do squeeze that one song out it's usually 3-4 simple chords. Sigh..... smile

Great piece of work...no matter how quickly it was done.

Best of our thoughts to Di...and you both.

J&B


Hi Guys!

well, I think you sell yourselves short and what you do. Your music is some of the very best on the site ... that's what working on it for long periods of time produces.

But we sure do appreciate the kind words for this one ... thank you so much. The music creation portion of it comes to me rather easily ... chords just come to me in my head. I just have to work them a little bit for the sound I want.

Again, many thanks!


Alan & Di
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#423071 - 07/24/17 07:42 PM [User Showcase] Re: Through It All [Re: 44kfl]
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Originally Posted By: 44kfl
Belt Buckle Shiner!

perfect for a slow dance,

fine song, just the progression is great by itself

it makes the pedal steel really shine.

The mark of a pro, you had this song in you and it

didn't take long to write it down and record.

good mix on this too! I'm so glad that you're here on this forum

to share songs with us.

Kenny



Kenny,

Thank you so very much for those very kind words. You know how to make an old guy feel good! As I mentioned to Janice and Bud, the chords just come to me. I think maybe it's because I'v e played a lot of Jazz for many years and a lot of Jazz is based on intricate chord patterns. Many of those patterns can be reworked to work with country.

Here's an example:

When going from C to Am in country music, it's often accomplished as: C - Em - Am.

I will often use, instead, this progression: C -Bm7b5 - E7 - Am. I split the Bm7b5 and E7 into two beats each in the same bar.

Works out pretty good on many ballads but gives the progression a totally different intonation.


But, as I said, I am humbled by your comments. And thank you for the very nice words regarding this song. Much appreciated. Wishing you the very nest, amigo.

Alan
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#423072 - 07/24/17 07:43 PM [User Showcase] Re: Through It All [Re: Greg Johnson]
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Originally Posted By: Greg Johnson
Very nice Al!! Pretty song with some heartfelt lyrics. I don't think you need to pull back the vocal-sounds great. Enjoyed!! Take care. Greg


Hi Greg!

Thanks so much for the kind comments and your thoughts on the vocal level. I think I'll leave it as is! Again, many thanks ... always a joy to hear from you.

Alan
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#423073 - 07/24/17 07:44 PM [User Showcase] Re: Through It All [Re: Rob4580]
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Originally Posted By: Rob4580
Great emotional lyrics.
Really liked the chord progression.
Nicely done.
Rob


Hi Rob,

Thanks a bunch ... I sure do appreciate all that!

Alan
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#423074 - 07/24/17 07:46 PM [User Showcase] Re: Through It All [Re: Scott C]
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Originally Posted By: Scott C
Beautiful song Alan. My thoughts and prayers are with you and Di.


Thanks so much, Scoot ... both for the nice comments on the song and for Di's health. Much appreciated.

ALan & Di
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#423075 - 07/24/17 07:47 PM [User Showcase] Re: Through It All [Re: Catherine]
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Originally Posted By: Catherine
Hi Al & Di,

Much like David, I am having trouble finding words.

Thank you for sharing this beautiful song. You are in my thoughts.

Cat




I Catherine,

So nice to "meet" you. It's always a sincere pleasure when you folks at PG Music stop in for visit and leave such encouraging words. We appreciate your thoughts on the sing and Di's health. So glad you enjoyed the song. Best to you,

Alan & Di
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#423076 - 07/24/17 07:49 PM [User Showcase] Re: Through It All [Re: rsdean]
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Originally Posted By: rsdean
Alan,

I thought I had commented on this song, but for some reason did not. It is absolutely stunning in so many ways. No words to describe it - you really drove the feeling home in this one...

Bob


Hi Bob,

You, sir, are much too kind. But we sure do appreciate all that kindness! "Stunning" is a strong word and we are humbled by your thought that this one is of that class. Many thanks, dear friend. Best to you,

Alan & Di
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#423087 - 07/25/17 01:14 AM [User Showcase] Re: Through It All [Re: Al-David]
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Alan,

This is stunning in so, so many ways! With each new song you bring to the forum, your singer-songwriter prowess shines brighter and brighter and brighter. There are some exquisitely unexpected chord progressions within this work... simply beautiful in the way they lead the listener along through some wonderful aural scenery. I'm glad that Shigeki Adachi noted some of them for all of us to see.

Please pass on my thoughts to Di. Not a day goes by where I don't think about you both and hope that your journey is as smooth as circumstances allow.

May good things come your and Di's way,
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#423183 - 07/26/17 12:24 AM [User Showcase] Re: Through It All [Re: Al-David]
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Dear Mr. David...

From the moment that I became seriously aware of the content of most songs about love, I began to wonder why the lyrics of so many of them were so sad. Following that train of thought over time has caused me to imagine that at some time way, way, WAY back in the mists of pre-historic time, men and women were actually created as one single soul containing two perfectly balanced and mutually loving spirits that we now call "male" and "female".

But then, some undoubtedly tragic thing must have happened that caused those ideally paired "male" and "female" spirits contained in that single soul, to split in half, a terrible rupture that forever impaired relations between them as they attempted to live separately from each other. I realize that this may sound like some kind of whacked-out Adam-and-Eve narrative, but I can't help thinking of it in the way I revealed to you.

Listening to "Through It All" aroused those thoughts again in me. Maybe the time we spend on this Earth with ALL of our "loved ones" is just an attempt to repair that lonely separateness and reclaim the blissful unity I imagine we possessed in the scenario I described above. If that would ultimately prove to be the case, then the loving feelings and the heartfelt contrition you poured into your admittedly "spare" lyrics has surely brought you closer to your wife than perhaps other males/men/boyfriends/husbands have had the experience of knowing.

I am truly, deeply, and piercingly humbled by the way you express -- no, expose, actually -- the simple, yet profound emotions that are the ground of your commitment to your wife, Ms. Diane, in "Through It All." In fact, I envy it, as I don't think I have achieved that in my own life. Nonetheless, it has got to be the best medicine she could possibly get to carry her through her current medical crisis. I continue to pray for her recovery in every spare, still, and silent moment I can seize from each passing day.

Most sincerely and respectfully,

LOREN


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#423197 - 07/26/17 04:07 AM [User Showcase] Re: Through It All [Re: Al-David]
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Powerful song indeed! Amazing that you produced it in such a short time too, only 2 hours? Wow.

All the best to you and Di!
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#423201 - 07/26/17 05:11 AM [User Showcase] Re: Through It All [Re: Al-David]
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Al & Di, I love this one. Sophisticated country chord changes! Great write and soulfully sung. Beautiful editing on the fills and the solo. Great song. My best to the both of you, Tom

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