Page 1 of 3 1 2 3 >
You need to be logged in to post
Options
Index
#435803 - 10/29/17 02:09 PM [User Showcase] Swallows Rise
Registered: 06/09/16
Posts: 2181
Robertkc Offline
Veteran

Registered: 06/09/16
Posts: 2181
A song made from a mixed bag of childhood memories; as jumbled as they get, for me they are anchored to a place. One of my favourites is mostly built up now, but they recently gave one of the new streets a name that summed up things I recall.
With thanks to Janice and Bud for kindly agreeing to bring their magic to this one.


Swallows Rise ( with Janice)

video ( my second try at a song vid.):

Swallows Rise/video

Style is _SECLUDE.STY (Seclude Dramatic Newgrass)

RealTracks in style: 2421:Bass, Acoustic, RockabillySlapBoomChicka Ev16 100
RealTracks in style: 2458:Strings, Rhythm CelticWaltz Ev 100
RealTracks in style: 623:Banjo, Background Backporch Ev 098
RealTracks in style: 1765:Guitar, High-Strung Acoustic, Fingerpicking Pop16ths Ev16 085
RealDrums in style: PopAmericanEv^1-a:SS 1/2 BB, b:Snare Half BB



Swallows Rise

days of frost with fingers blue
take the thistle from your shoe
in tunnels from lightning hide
blanket your sister from the sky
remember the preacher says
they are sparks from heaven`s lathe

dragonflies on days of sun
try to make their four engine hum
slip your dance between my rhymes
hear crickets sing in daddy`s mind
remember arms become wings
when there are no apron strings

make for me a crown of daisy chains
shake your rattle round the once and future king
take me where my heart still resides
our birds forever fly
we`ll climb the hill to Swallows Rise

days of rust and falling gold
save our secret in the old oak knoll
bluebell scythe throw on the fire
swallows tremble wait on the wire
remember us and be brave
you are sparks from heaven`s lathe

make for me a crown of daisy chains
shake your rattle round the once and future king
take me where my heart still resides
our birds forever fly
we`ll climb the hill to Swallows Rise

© Robert Cordrey Sept.2017

Top
#435808 - 10/29/17 02:26 PM [User Showcase] Re: Swallows Rise [Re: Robertkc]
Registered: 12/29/12
Posts: 4074
Loc: Alabama, USA
Al-David Offline
Veteran

Registered: 12/29/12
Posts: 4074
Loc: Alabama, USA
Hi Robert,

What a truly beautiful pop-folk song. Brilliant lyric and Janet's voice is the perfect addition. The backing tracks and their mix is as good as it gets.

This is a totally delightful listen. COngrats you and all involved. Again ... gorgeous song.

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
#435809 - 10/29/17 02:28 PM [User Showcase] Re: Swallows Rise [Re: Robertkc]
Registered: 08/10/12
Posts: 7394
Loc: Florida
floyd jane Offline
Veteran

Registered: 08/10/12
Posts: 7394
Loc: Florida
Robert,

Great job on this - in all regards.

An interesting write - as your songs so often are... poetry... excellent prosody throughout... although I do not understand all the references, they fall on my ear well - and will likely reveal their meaning in time.

Excellent instrumentation. One of your best. Just enough. Not too much. Allows the lyric/vocals to shine.

The vocals are super. You are at your best here. Like a Rod McKuen record. Janice's harmonies are perfectly supportive (and never "taking the spotlight") - perfect.

This is Poetic Music at it's best.

fj

Top
#435860 - 10/30/17 03:30 AM [User Showcase] Re: Swallows Rise [Re: Robertkc]
Registered: 11/30/07
Posts: 2541
Loc: Ontario, Canada
BlueAttitude Online   content
Veteran

Registered: 11/30/07
Posts: 2541
Loc: Ontario, Canada
Good on every level. Good write, vocals are spot on, nice choice of instruments too; that banjo sits in the mix perfectly.

Loved it!
_________________________
Dave

Blue Attitude Website

Top
#435877 - 10/30/17 06:40 AM [User Showcase] Re: Swallows Rise [Re: Robertkc]
Registered: 12/08/11
Posts: 4399
Loc: Edmonton, Ab, Canada
Scott C Offline
Veteran

Registered: 12/08/11
Posts: 4399
Loc: Edmonton, Ab, Canada
Very cool song Robert. I absolutely love your vocal on this song. Janice's harmonies were so gentle and complimentary to your vocal. Lyrics was excellent. Banjo in the back was very cool. This has to be my favorite of all your songs. Well done
_________________________
Scott Collingwood
https://soundcloud.com/scottt709

Top
#435891 - 10/30/17 08:01 AM [User Showcase] Re: Swallows Rise [Re: Robertkc]
Registered: 02/15/17
Posts: 2657
Deryk - PG Music Offline
PG Music Staff

Registered: 02/15/17
Posts: 2657
What a tune! You guys nailed this. The vocals are on point, and it just sounds very professionally arranged and written. I honestly wouldn't change a thing here. The lyrics paint a vivid picture as well.

Great work, and thanks so much for sharing!
_________________________
Cheers,
Deryk

Top
#435915 - 10/30/17 11:34 AM [User Showcase] Re: Swallows Rise [Re: Robertkc]
Registered: 10/13/14
Posts: 1679
Loc: Cremona-Italy
Sergio Guarneri Offline
Expert

Registered: 10/13/14
Posts: 1679
Loc: Cremona-Italy

You always made very nice song; I think you have outdone yourself this time.

I loved melody so much in this song. Very nice.

Janice remember me some "Joan Baez" second vocal in her duets with Bob Dylan.

Sergio
_________________________

Sergio

Top
#435943 - 10/30/17 02:04 PM [User Showcase] Re: Swallows Rise [Re: floyd jane]
Registered: 06/09/16
Posts: 2181
Robertkc Offline
Veteran

Registered: 06/09/16
Posts: 2181
Originally Posted By: Al-David
Hi Robert,

What a truly beautiful pop-folk song. Brilliant lyric and Janet's voice is the perfect addition. The backing tracks and their mix is as good as it gets.

This is a totally delightful listen. COngrats you and all involved. Again ... gorgeous song.

Alan


Alan,
Thanks very much for this;I often do lots of revision on the lyrics, but this one was quick so I`m glad you liked them.
I knew, of course that Janice would, sing very close to the lead and she nailed it in one take.

Robert

Originally Posted By: floyd jane
Robert,

Great job on this - in all regards.

An interesting write - as your songs so often are... poetry... excellent prosody throughout... although I do not understand all the references, they fall on my ear well - and will likely reveal their meaning in time.

Excellent instrumentation. One of your best. Just enough. Not too much. Allows the lyric/vocals to shine.

The vocals are super. You are at your best here. Like a Rod McKuen record. Janice's harmonies are perfectly supportive (and never "taking the spotlight") - perfect.

This is Poetic Music at it's best.

fj



Thank you, Floyd!
My request to Bud and Janice was that the harmony be close to duet levels ( well the song is about brothers & sisters) and am very happy with the result.
There is one very "English" reference in the lyrics - The Once And Future King is a book about King Arthur probably not well known in the US ... our games were as often Knights and Damsels as Cowboys and Indians.

Robert

Top
#435945 - 10/30/17 02:12 PM [User Showcase] Re: Swallows Rise [Re: Robertkc]
Registered: 03/02/13
Posts: 3725
Loc: Helsinki, Finland
dani48 Offline
Veteran

Registered: 03/02/13
Posts: 3725
Loc: Helsinki, Finland
Hi, Robert !:))


Wonderful tune and so
also the duet with Janice !
Superb co-op leaves nothing
else to wish for !!!:))

Cheers
Dani

Top
#435975 - 10/30/17 08:15 PM [User Showcase] Re: Swallows Rise [Re: Robertkc]
Registered: 11/19/12
Posts: 2359
Loc: Middletown, PA.
44kfl Offline
Veteran

Registered: 11/19/12
Posts: 2359
Loc: Middletown, PA.
I see your childhood, I see mine

great journey

take me where my heart still resides

different places but still the same

we were so lucky to have a childhood where you played

outside and went at it as hard as possible until you were

called in for dinner, not slaves to phones and xbox.

great melody and nice vocals and harmonies

enjoyed this a lot Robert

Kenny

Top
#435997 - 10/31/17 06:11 AM [User Showcase] Re: Swallows Rise [Re: floyd jane]
Registered: 12/05/11
Posts: 7818
Loc: GA USA
Janice & Bud Offline
Veteran

Registered: 12/05/11
Posts: 7818
Loc: GA USA
Originally Posted By: Al-David
Hi Robert,

What a truly beautiful pop-folk song. Brilliant lyric and Janet's voice is the perfect addition. The backing tracks and their mix is as good as it gets.

This is a totally delightful listen. COngrats you and all involved. Again ... gorgeous song.

Alan


Thank you Alan. I enjoyed learning and singing the part.

Janice


Originally Posted By: floyd jane
Robert,

Great job on this - in all regards.

An interesting write - as your songs so often are... poetry... excellent prosody throughout... although I do not understand all the references, they fall on my ear well - and will likely reveal their meaning in time.

Excellent instrumentation. One of your best. Just enough. Not too much. Allows the lyric/vocals to shine.

The vocals are super. You are at your best here. Like a Rod McKuen record. Janice's harmonies are perfectly supportive (and never "taking the spotlight") - perfect.

This is Poetic Music at it's best.

fj



Thanks floyd! Bud always says "you've never had footlights in your eyes" smile

Janice
_________________________


Check out our BiaB SoundCloud songs!
J&B YouTube Sampler
J&B Website
Our album "All Over The Map" is on Apple Music, Spotify and others.

Top
#436042 - 10/31/17 10:40 AM [User Showcase] Re: Swallows Rise [Re: Scott C]
Registered: 06/09/16
Posts: 2181
Robertkc Offline
Veteran

Registered: 06/09/16
Posts: 2181
Originally Posted By: BlueAttitude
Good on every level. Good write, vocals are spot on, nice choice of instruments too; that banjo sits in the mix perfectly.

Loved it!


Thank you, Dave!
Getting the banjo in the right place in the mix was a bit tricky...luckily Bud`s instincts are flawless in this genre.

Robert

Originally Posted By: Scott C
Very cool song Robert. I absolutely love your vocal on this song. Janice's harmonies were so gentle and complimentary to your vocal. Lyrics was excellent. Banjo in the back was very cool. This has to be my favorite of all your songs. Well done


Scott,
Thanks for your kind comments.
This was a very comfortable tune to sing for me - one of a short list of my own favourites I`d be ok about singing live.
Yes, Janice`s harmony is a wonder - "glued on " as I said when adding it to the track.

Robert

Top
#436115 - 10/31/17 11:03 PM [User Showcase] Re: Swallows Rise [Re: Robertkc]
Registered: 05/11/15
Posts: 1794
Loc: Aichi, Japan
animarorecords Online   content
Expert

Registered: 05/11/15
Posts: 1794
Loc: Aichi, Japan
Hello, Robert

Really beautiful pop-folk song!
Harmonies with Janice remind me of Peter, Paul and Mary a little bit.
A faint discord tone of the banjo arpeggio and drums entering from the middle are good spices for this song.
Enjoyed my listen a lot.

Best regards.

Shigeki Adachi

Top
#436184 - 11/01/17 10:34 AM [User Showcase] Re: Swallows Rise [Re: dani48]
Registered: 06/09/16
Posts: 2181
Robertkc Offline
Veteran

Registered: 06/09/16
Posts: 2181
Originally Posted By: Deryk - PG Music
What a tune! You guys nailed this. The vocals are on point, and it just sounds very professionally arranged and written. I honestly wouldn't change a thing here. The lyrics paint a vivid picture as well.

Great work, and thanks so much for sharing!


Deryk,
Thanks for your listen and comments. I have to give kudos to the PG Music style makers here- I didn`t feel the need to change anything in this one!

Robert

Originally Posted By: Sergio Guarneri

You always made very nice song; I think you have outdone yourself this time.

I loved melody so much in this song. Very nice.

Janice remember me some "Joan Baez" second vocal in her duets with Bob Dylan.

Sergio



That`s very kind, Sergio - I`m happy you enjoyed our " almost duet".
Robert

Originally Posted By: dani48
Hi, Robert !:))


Wonderful tune and so
also the duet with Janice !
Superb co-op leaves nothing
else to wish for !!!:))

Cheers
Dani


Thank you, Dani!

Top
#436186 - 11/01/17 10:50 AM [User Showcase] Re: Swallows Rise [Re: 44kfl]
Registered: 06/09/16
Posts: 2181
Robertkc Offline
Veteran

Registered: 06/09/16
Posts: 2181
Originally Posted By: 44kfl
I see your childhood, I see mine

great journey

take me where my heart still resides

different places but still the same

we were so lucky to have a childhood where you played

outside and went at it as hard as possible until you were

called in for dinner, not slaves to phones and xbox.

great melody and nice vocals and harmonies

enjoyed this a lot Robert

Kenny


Kenny,
I really appreciate your comments!
Its good to hear you say this song connected on that level.
Yeah, those times of hardly any toys but loads of freedom for kids seem to be long gone... lord knows I can see what`s lost, but whatever is gained by filling days with screen time escapes me.

Robert

Top
#436197 - 11/01/17 12:45 PM [User Showcase] Re: Swallows Rise [Re: Robertkc]
Registered: 06/19/17
Posts: 2046
Loc: Victoria, BC
Ember - PG Music Offline
PG Music Staff

Registered: 06/19/17
Posts: 2046
Loc: Victoria, BC
What a beautiful song. I can feel the nostalgia in this one, and the lyrics are almost a little abstract in an amazing sort of way. I really like this one. Great job you guys!
_________________________
Cheers,
Ember

Top
#436214 - 11/01/17 02:41 PM [User Showcase] Re: Swallows Rise [Re: Robertkc]
Registered: 12/06/03
Posts: 3092
Loc: Sydney Australia
PeterF Offline
Veteran

Registered: 12/06/03
Posts: 3092
Loc: Sydney Australia
Robert

Wonderful writing good tune evocative lyrics - enjoyed the video - your's and Janice's vocals (which are as usual superb) are very complimentary.
Excellent work by all involved.

Peter

Top
#436353 - 11/02/17 05:00 PM [User Showcase] Re: Swallows Rise [Re: animarorecords]
Registered: 06/09/16
Posts: 2181
Robertkc Offline
Veteran

Registered: 06/09/16
Posts: 2181
Originally Posted By: animarorecords
Hello, Robert

Really beautiful pop-folk song!
Harmonies with Janice remind me of Peter, Paul and Mary a little bit.
A faint discord tone of the banjo arpeggio and drums entering from the middle are good spices for this song.
Enjoyed my listen a lot.

Best regards.

Shigeki Adachi


Hi Shigeki,
Thank you for your listen and comments.
I thought holding the banjo back at the start gave the song a lift when it came in too and the drums are a bit surprising in a Bluegrass style.
I`m glad you enjoyed this.

Robert

Top
#436358 - 11/02/17 05:55 PM [User Showcase] Re: Swallows Rise [Re: Robertkc]
Registered: 05/23/10
Posts: 1656
Loc: New Zealand
RichMac Offline
Expert

Registered: 05/23/10
Posts: 1656
Loc: New Zealand
Attracted by the sweet title I found a beautiful and wistful
trip back to early childhood. Most enjoyable.
Very professional on all levels.
Well done to all concerned. Cheers.
_________________________
https://soundcloud.com/tuigorge



Top
#436460 - 11/03/17 03:35 PM [User Showcase] Re: Swallows Rise [Re: Robertkc]
Registered: 01/28/12
Posts: 2915
Loc: Murgon Queensland Australia
Rob4580 Offline
Veteran

Registered: 01/28/12
Posts: 2915
Loc: Murgon Queensland Australia
The lyrics sound like something Don McLean would write.
And that puts in in very good company.
Love the support vocals.
Very thoughtful write.
Thanks for sharing.
Rob

Top
Page 1 of 3 1 2 3 >


PG Music News
HURRY! Our Band-in-a-Box® 2019 for Mac - Special Ends Today!

Our Band-in-a-Box® 2019 for Mac ends TODAY!

Order before 11:59 PDT TODAY to save UP TO 50% when you purchase your Band-in-a-Box® 2019 for Mac Upgrade... and receive a FREE Bonus PAK full of great Add-ons!

It's a GREAT time to order your upgrade to Band-in-a-Box 2019 for Mac, which is compatible with the just-released macOS Catalina - upgrades start at just $49!

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 Band-in-a-Box® packages page for all the purchase options available.

PowerTracks Pro Audio 2019 Build 2 Update Available!

PowerTracks Pro Audio 2019 users can download the FREE Build 2 patch update here

Summary of Changes in Build 2:
Fixed: Sometimes the position of the VST/DX plugs window (even if not visible) would prevent a drop, such as into the drop station, from occurring.
Fixed: When batch converting files, the volume of some file types such as wav/mp3/wma/mp4, etc. would be too low.
Fixed: In Chords Window, you could not enter held chords on Piano track.
Fixed: LeadSheet might not display tied notes on the last bar of a track.
Fixed: Pressing "M" key in Editable Notation to insert a new note at the current time location on the Staff was inserting a duplicate note rather than inserting it above an existing note.
Fixed: Loading in a MusicXML file could result in MIDI notes of zero instead of the currect MIDI notes.
Fixed: Dragging a file into the tracks window didn't always result in the effects slot for the track being setup properly for the file type dragged in.
Fixed: When inserting hard rest, and answering Yes to question about removing notes for the peg, it would remove notes from both clefs instead of the clef that the rest was inserted on.
Fixed: Potential access violation when deleting a note in staff window.
Fixed: Potential jukebox access violation if there were songs with the entire path of the filename being 256 characters or greater loaded into jukebox.
Fixed: Jukebox not playing the playlist in correct order in certain situations involving stopping/restarting, etc.
Fixed: When loading in a MusicXML file that has a specific guitar fretboard defined that matches one of our fretboards, the guitar tablature type will now be set for the notation.
Fixed: Ability to load in .MXL (compresssed musicXML file) as well as ability to load normal noncompressed musicXML file with the new .musicxml extension instead of just .XML.
Fixed: Hammer ons, pull offs, and slides are now being saved to MusicXML files.
Fixed: Exceptionally jittery timing indicator in the notation window during playback compared to older versions of RealBand.
Fixed: If the start of a generated section of a song didn't have a chord entered at the beginning of the section, then it could default to a C major chord instead of the most recent chord prior to the section.
Fixed: Potential access violation if song has micro-pegs and multiple notes on a peg.
Fixed: Accidental element that specified whether a note was displayed as sharp/flat wasn't eing saved to XML, even though the correct pitch of the note itself was saved.

RealBand 2019 Build 5 Update Available!

All RealBand 2019 for Windows customers can download the latest FREE patch update (build 5) here.

Summary of Changes in Build 5 (Oct 10)
Fixed: Sometimes the position of the VST/DX plugs window (even if not visible) would prevent a drop, such as into the drop station, from occurring.
Fixed: When batch converting files, the volume of some file types such as wav/mp3/wma/mp4, etc. would be too low.
Fixed: In Chords Window, you could not enter held chords on Piano track.
Fixed: LeadSheet might not display tied notes on the last bar of a track.
Fixed: Pressing "M" key in Editable Notation to insert a new note at the current time location on the Staff was inserting a duplicate note rather than inserting it above an existing note.

Notation Enhancements in Band-in-a-Box® 2019 64-bit for macOS Catalina

With Band-in-a-Box® 2019 64-bit for Mac we added Drum Notation Support, and we didn't stop there! Other Notation Enhancements added in this new version are:

-A new track type (Drums) is 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 it.
-Holding down the control key and pressing the zoom in/out buttons results in finest possible incremental adjustment in size.
-In the Notation Window Options dialog, the clefs split point asterisk indicates that C5* is middle C.
-Notation is much clearer, not jagged, on retina screens.
-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 is a keystroke entry mode, which lets you enter a melody entirely using keystrokes. The keystrokes are N to enter a note, M to enter a third note, up/down cursor to change the pitch of the highlighted note, and left/right cursor to move the time line.
-You can quickly enter forced accidentals from the right-click menu.

Read more about the Notation Enhancements in Band-in-a-Box® 2019 64-bit for Mac here. Watch this feature 'in action' with our new features video - jump to this topic when you click here.

...and don't forget - Band-in-a-Box® 2019 for Mac upgrades are ON SALE until October 15th, up to 50% off! Order now!

Band-in-a-Box® 2019 for Mac - Special Ends October 15th!

Our Band-in-a-Box® 2019 for Mac special is almost over! The special ends on October 15th - until then, save UP TO 50% when you purchase your Band-in-a-Box® 2019 for Mac Upgrade... and receive a FREE Bonus PAK full of great Add-ons!

It's a GREAT time to order your upgrade to Band-in-a-Box 2019 for Mac, which is compatible with the just-released macOS Catalina - upgrades start at just $49!

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.

Band-in-a-Box® 2019 64-bit for macOS Catalina!

Band-in-a-Box® 2019 64-bit for Mac works GREAT with the just-released Catalina 64-bit only OS!

Updating your Mac to the latest macOS Catalina? Don't miss a beat with our 64-bit version of Band-in-a-Box® 2019 for Mac®, fully compatable with the just-released macOS Catalina!

In fact, Catalina features like Sidecar (a feature which allows you to utilize your iPad as a second display) work well with the new Band-in-a-Box® 2019 - great for sharing charts with other musicians!

So, take comfort in knowing that the newest Band-in-a-Box® 2019 64-bit for Mac runs great on Catalina and there are no known Catalina/Band-in-a-Box® issues.

Have an older version of the program that won't work with Catalina (which only runs 64-bit programs)? Don't fret - you can upgrade to the newest version for as little as $49, here.

Video: Band-in-a-Box® for Mac: DAW Plugin in Ableton

Check out our updated video demonstrating the new Band-in-a-Box® VST/AU/AAX Plugin being used with Ableton: click here to watch. Learn more about the Band-in-a-Box® VST/AU/AAX Plugin here.

Don't forget, our Band-in-a-Box® 2019 for Mac upgrades are ON SALE until October 15th - and ALL Band-in-a-Box® 2019 purchases include the VST/AU/AAX Plugin!

Forum Stats
30219 Members
62 Forums
60188 Topics
507913 Posts

Max Online: 2434 @ 11/14/17 12:37 AM
Newest Members
Memorilla, annhya, TheSwede, Beachkeys, STEV

30218 Registered Users
Top Posters (30 Days)
VideoTrack 178
Noel96 155
Pipeline 135
Janice & Bud 113
floyd jane 100
Greg Johnson 91
beatmaster 90
Andrew - PG Music 86
rayc 84
MarioD 84
Today's Birthdays
Randy29