You need to be logged in to post
Options
Index
#426560 - 08/17/17 10:54 PM [User Showcase] You Broke This Heart Of Mine
Registered: 08/09/17
Posts: 492
Loc: Florida
Samuel Davis Offline
Journeyman

Registered: 08/09/17
Posts: 492
Loc: Florida
You Broke This Heart Of Mine

This song was originally written in February as part of the FAWM songwriting challenge. This song encompassed three sub challenges from FAWM. These were to write a song with just one chord, write a song with cowbell as the main instrument and to write an anti-valentine song. It was originally recorded as just an acoustic demo with cowbell for percussion. I decided to use Band in a Box to do a proper accompaniment for it and I plan to use it on my next album. My idea for this song was originally a song about heart break but somewhere along the way it took a dark turn and entered the realms of paranoia and insanity.

Genre: Country, Alt-Country, Americana
Key: Gm
Tempo: 166

Real Drums:
Nashville Outlaw

Real Tracks:
520 Bass, El, Half Note
524 Guitar, Ac, Strumming
619 Guitar, Res Bckgrnd Cowboy
599 Mandolin, Rh, Bluegrass
410 Guitar, EEl, Rh, Country Cowboy
626 Harmonica, Bckgrnd Travis
1329 Medly Guitar, Mandolin, Fiddle (Solo)

Other Instuments:
Cowbell
Real Tracks generated using Band in a Box 2011
cowbell/vocals recorded and mixing done with Cubase Elements 9

Lyrics:
You broke this heart of mine
At least a thousand times.
You broke this heart of mine
At least a thousand times.

I can’t put it back together.
I guess you thought you could do better.

You broke this heart of mine
At least a thousand times.
You broke this heart of mine
At least a thousand times.

Why would you go and do this baby?
Now I feel like I’m going crazy.
Why would you go and do this baby?
Now I feel like I’m going crazy.

You broke this heart of mine
At least a thousand times.
You broke this heart of mine
At least a thousand times.

If I can’t have you then no one can.
I’m gonna bury you out in my land.
If I can’t have you then no one can.
I’m gonna bury you out in my land

Dig a little hole in the dirt and throw you in.
Dig a little hole in the dirt and throw you in.
Dig a little hole in the dirt and throw you in.
Dig a little hole in the dirt and throw you in.
Dig a little hole in the dirt and throw you in.
Dig a little hole in the dirt and throw you in.

You broke this heart of mine
At least a thousand times.
You broke this heart of mine
At least a thousand times.


Edited by Samuel Davis (08/18/17 09:21 AM)
_________________________
Samuel Davis Jr
BIAB 2018 + Cubase + Ignite
BMI

www.sammycountry.com

Top
#426579 - 08/18/17 05:29 AM [User Showcase] Re: You Broke This Heart Of Mine [Re: Samuel Davis]
Registered: 06/05/12
Posts: 8711
Loc: Melbourne, Australia
VideoTrack Online   content
Veteran

Registered: 06/05/12
Posts: 8711
Loc: Melbourne, Australia
Good toe-tappin' country style Samuel

The only comment is that I think the vocal sits a little too far back in the mix.
_________________________
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
#426588 - 08/18/17 06:38 AM [User Showcase] Re: You Broke This Heart Of Mine [Re: Samuel Davis]
Registered: 11/19/12
Posts: 1744
Loc: Middletown, PA.
44kfl Offline
Expert

Registered: 11/19/12
Posts: 1744
Loc: Middletown, PA.
Challenge accepted, mission accomplished

You did a great job with these limitations and conditions imposed

I think the FAWM is an interesting concept, I've never tried it

You kept the interest level of the song up especially into the hook

I wouldn't have made it a 5:00 version, maybe hit it and quit it at 3:00

Anyway, I enjoyed it, you've got skills!

Kenny

Top
#426607 - 08/18/17 07:44 AM [User Showcase] Re: You Broke This Heart Of Mine [Re: VideoTrack]
Registered: 08/09/17
Posts: 492
Loc: Florida
Samuel Davis Offline
Journeyman

Registered: 08/09/17
Posts: 492
Loc: Florida
Originally Posted By: VideoTrack
Good toe-tappin' country style Samuel

The only comment is that I think the vocal sits a little too far back in the mix.




Thank you.

Yes, ive been having an isie with the vocals on here. At first they were to in your face so i dialed it back. I think they are almost where they need to be now but maybe could benefit from a little boost.
_________________________
Samuel Davis Jr
BIAB 2018 + Cubase + Ignite
BMI

www.sammycountry.com

Top
#426609 - 08/18/17 07:53 AM [User Showcase] Re: You Broke This Heart Of Mine [Re: 44kfl]
Registered: 08/09/17
Posts: 492
Loc: Florida
Samuel Davis Offline
Journeyman

Registered: 08/09/17
Posts: 492
Loc: Florida
Originally Posted By: 44kfl
Challenge accepted, mission accomplished

You did a great job with these limitations and conditions imposed

I think the FAWM is an interesting concept, I've never tried it

You kept the interest level of the song up especially into the hook

I wouldn't have made it a 5:00 version, maybe hit it and quit it at 3:00

Anyway, I enjoyed it, you've got skills!

Kenny


I would suggest to anyone who writes songs tat they gove FAWM a try. Even if you don't meet the goal of 14 songs in 28 days it's a hreat way to get yoir creative juices flowing. Also the community and support over there is tremendous. Kind of like the support here in the BIAB forums.

As fo the length of my songs I tend to let them go where they want. I dont like to limit myself to 3 or 4 minutes. Although many of them turn out in that range i think some just need space to breath.

Thanks for your comments.
_________________________
Samuel Davis Jr
BIAB 2018 + Cubase + Ignite
BMI

www.sammycountry.com

Top
#426613 - 08/18/17 08:01 AM [User Showcase] Re: You Broke This Heart Of Mine [Re: Samuel Davis]
Registered: 02/15/17
Posts: 1735
Deryk - PG Music Offline
PG Music Staff

Registered: 02/15/17
Posts: 1735
What a tune Samuel! I wouldn't change a thing about this. The lyrics, the delivery, the arrangement - all on point. Not to mention, it's super catchy as well!

Thanks so much for sharing - you should be proud of this one smile
_________________________
Cheers,
Deryk

Top
#426616 - 08/18/17 08:13 AM [User Showcase] Re: You Broke This Heart Of Mine [Re: 44kfl]
Registered: 05/22/11
Posts: 2876
Loc: Florida
tommyad Offline
Veteran

Registered: 05/22/11
Posts: 2876
Loc: Florida
Originally Posted By: 44kfl
Challenge accepted, mission accomplished

You did a great job with these limitations and conditions imposed

I think the FAWM is an interesting concept, I've never tried it

You kept the interest level of the song up especially into the hook

I wouldn't have made it a 5:00 version, maybe hit it and quit it at 3:00

Anyway, I enjoyed it, you've got skills!

Kenny

What He Said. Good job, Tom

Top
#426637 - 08/18/17 09:26 AM [User Showcase] Re: You Broke This Heart Of Mine [Re: Samuel Davis]
Registered: 08/09/17
Posts: 492
Loc: Florida
Samuel Davis Offline
Journeyman

Registered: 08/09/17
Posts: 492
Loc: Florida
I adjusted the vocal volume and also took a little low end out of the mix. I updated the link in the original post. Hope that helps.
_________________________
Samuel Davis Jr
BIAB 2018 + Cubase + Ignite
BMI

www.sammycountry.com

Top
#426638 - 08/18/17 09:32 AM [User Showcase] Re: You Broke This Heart Of Mine [Re: Samuel Davis]
Registered: 04/07/13
Posts: 4720
Loc: South Carolina
Charlie Fogle Offline
Veteran

Registered: 04/07/13
Posts: 4720
Loc: South Carolina
I really like this tune. Great choice of instruments, arrangement and production. The singing ain't bad either. Heading back for another listen. Very catchy tune.

Charlie
_________________________
BiaB Ultra Pak 2019:RB 2019 Build 2. Windows-7, 64 bit, Home Premium Version with an AMD Athlon II X2 215 Dual-Core Processor and 4GB DDR3 Memory.

Top
#426647 - 08/18/17 11:29 AM [User Showcase] Re: You Broke This Heart Of Mine [Re: Samuel Davis]
Registered: 06/22/16
Posts: 284
Loc: england
Biglad Offline
Apprentice

Registered: 06/22/16
Posts: 284
Loc: england
So Much talent wow,this is straight up Stapleton/crowell/earle country.pure magic
.For me the vocals are sitting just right and the instrumentation is spot on .Cant wait for more
thank you sam
_________________________
Os Windows Biab 2016 Cubase 8.5 artist various plugins

Top
#426668 - 08/18/17 02:41 PM [User Showcase] Re: You Broke This Heart Of Mine [Re: Samuel Davis]
Registered: 01/28/12
Posts: 2471
Loc: Murgon Queensland Australia
Rob4580 Online   content
Veteran

Registered: 01/28/12
Posts: 2471
Loc: Murgon Queensland Australia
Hi Sam.
You rose to the challenge of the one one chord write.
This really shows of your talent as a song writer and performer.
Excellent in all areas.
I tip my hat to you sir, well done.
Looking forward to more.
Rob

Top
#426724 - 08/19/17 07:58 AM [User Showcase] Re: You Broke This Heart Of Mine [Re: Samuel Davis]
Registered: 12/29/12
Posts: 3571
Loc: Alabama, USA
Al-David Offline
Veteran

Registered: 12/29/12
Posts: 3571
Loc: Alabama, USA
Hello Samuel (or do you prefer Sam?),

That's quite a challenge - and you nailed it! It's difficult to keep interest in a sing with only one chord. But you variety in vocal stylers and misic adjustments along the way kept it fresh throughout. Very nice work!

Alan
_________________________
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


PG Music News
Notation Enhancements in Band-in-a-Box® 2019 for Windows!

There are Notation Enhancements in the NEW Band-in-a-Box® 2019 for Windows! These include:
•A new button in the Print Options dialog which lets you quickly print a "chords only" fake sheet. You can also access this from the right-click menu on the chord sheet.
•A new track type (Drums) is now available for The Melody and Soloist tracks.
•Clicking close to a stave line will put a note on the stave line instead of between stave lines. (Previously, you had to click extremely close to a stave line to insert a note on The line.)
•Double-clicking on the Standard mode Notation window (or on the time line in Editable or Staff Roll mode) plays the song from the current time location. Previously, it played the song from the beginning of the current bar.
•Holding down the [Ctrl] key and pressing the zoom in/out buttons results in finest possible incremental adjustment in size.
•In The Notation Windows Options dialog, The clefs split point asterisk indicates that C5* is middle C.
•Pressing The space bar plays the song from the current time location, not the current bar.
•The clefs split point can be set by the spin controls.
•The right-click menu in the Editable or Staff Roll mode Notation window has an option to change the current beat resolution. Previously, the only way to do this was to right-click on the time line.
•There's a keystroke entry notation mode - the 'N' mode, which lets you enter a melody entirely using keystrokes. The keystrokes are N to enter a note, up/down cursor to change its pitch, and left/right cursor to move the time line.
•You can now edit any track in the Event List Editor. When The dialog opens, it will show you the MIDI data in the current Notation track.
•You can quickly enter forced accidentals from the right-click menu.

We talk about these new features within our Band-in-a-Box® 2019 for Windows®! New Features, RealTracks, and other content! video:
25:45 - New Features: Easy Entering of Notation with the 'N' Key
36:48 - Change Beat Resolution From the Right-Click Menu
37:15 - Easier Entry of Notes on Lines
37:42 - Asterisk to Indicate Middle C on & Spin Controls
37:53 - Force Accidental from the Right-Click Menu
38:01 - Edit Any Track in the Event List
38:09 - Keystroke Note Entry Mode 'N' for Faster Note Entry
38:28 - Print Chords Only Fake Sheet
38:32 - More Control of Notation Size

Rather read about it?
-Band-in-a-Box® 2019 for Windows® Upgrade Manual
-New Feature Summary - Notation Enhancements

The New Band-in-a-Box® 2019 for Windows SongPicker!

With Band-in-a-Box® 2019, the SongPicker has been redesigned!
-The completely redesigned window shows information for up to 50,000 songs.
-The song list build is much faster. Approximately 150 songs get added per second.
-A progress bar will appear if the song list build takes longer than 3 seconds.
-You can see the chord progression for the selected song in the list. You can copy and paste it to a text file.
-Many filters are available. You can filter the list by subfolders, genre, feel, time signature, style, songs with melody, soloist, lyrics, key signature, tempo range, and the year of file dates.
-You can search songs that have similar chord progressions and/or melody fragments.
-Hotkey! ss+enter opens the SongPicker, ss2+enter opens the Recently Played Songs, etc.

Learn more about the updates with our New Features Video - we've made it easy to find the section you'll need:
2:55 - New Feature: Redesigned SongPicker
21:58 - New Features: SongPicker Enhancements
41:10 - Now Over 10,600 Titles in SongPicker

You can also read all about the new SongPicker within our Online Band-in-a-Box® 2019 for Windows® Upgrade Manual.

RealBand 2019 Online and PDF Manuals Available!

Visit our Online Manuals support page for access to the latest RealBand 2019 for Windows program manuals!

RealBand 2019 for Windows User's Guide: Online Manual | PDF Download
RealBand 2019 for Windows New Features Guide: Online Manual | PDF Download

RealBand 2019 is included in every purchase of Band-in-a-Box® 2019 for Windows! We're having a SALE on Band-in-a-Box® 2019 Upgrade purchases until December 31, 2018 - save over 40% when you purchase your Band-in-a-Box® 2019 for Windows Upgrade! Check out our Band-in-a-Box® packages page for all the purchase options available

Band-in-a-Box® 2019 Online and PDF Manuals Available!

Visit our Online Manuals support page for access to the latest Band-in-a-Box® 2019 for Windows program manuals!

Band-in-a-Box® 2019 for Windows User's Guide: Online Manual | PDF Download
Band-in-a-Box® 2019 for Windows Upgrade Manual: Online Manual | PDF Download

Don't forget.... We're having a SALE on Band-in-a-Box® 2019 Upgrade purchases until December 31, 2018 - save over 40% when you purchase your Band-in-a-Box® 2019 for Windows Upgrade! Check out our Band-in-a-Box® packages page for all the purchase options available

Band-in-a-Box® 2019 on a USB 3.0 Hard Drive - Speed Thrills!

We're excited to say that all Band-in-a-Box® 2019 for Windows UltraPAK and UltraPAK+ orders now ship on a USB 3.0 hard drive!

What does this mean? Faster hard drive transfer rates will enhance the program operations (faster time to generate tracks, reduced audio artifacts) and offer faster transfer speeds (typically up to 3x faster)!

It's a great time to order your UltraPAK or UltraPAK+ Upgrade... they're ON SALE until December 31st!

Video: Band-in-a-Box® 2019 for Windows® New Features!

Our "Band-in-a-Box® 2019 for Windows®! New Features, RealTracks, and other content!" video is now ready! Get to know all about the newest features in Band-in-a-Box® 2019: Click here to watch...

We have listed a table of contents for this video, you'll see it within the YouTube video description, or by visiting this forum post.

RealBand 2019 - A New Look!

Have you opened up your RealBand 2019 yet? You may notice that we've given it a fresh new look! In fact, there are now 3 different looks to RealBand.

See for yourself! Within the program, visit Options | Icon Set and choose from: Classic, Modern 1, or Modern 2.

Forum Stats
28456 Members
58 Forums
55313 Topics
460816 Posts

Max Online: 2434 @ 11/14/17 12:37 AM
Newest Members
nobby, jeM, Masaladosa, jonny1, rikkyj

28455 Registered Users
Top Posters (30 Days)
Matt Finley 382
Pipeline 346
Noel96 273
jford 261
VideoTrack 241
PeterGannon 208
Al-David 171
fiddler2007 138
Jim Fogle 125
dcuny 119
Today's Birthdays
dreadmon, Jazzer_Phil, SteelScott