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#456613 - 02/09/18 08:39 AM [User Showcase] Oklahoma Sunrise
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https://soundcloud.com/donald-gaynor/oklahoma-sunrise

I awoke this morning to a gorgeous sunrise and was inspired to write this.

I've been anxious to experiment with the new oohs and awws RTs and they are awesome!

I hope that you'll enjoy this effort.

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#456630 - 02/09/18 11:50 AM [User Showcase] Re: Oklahoma Sunrise [Re: Don Gaynor]
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Hi there, Don my old Irish pal.

Good to see your name on the Showcase and what a fabulous tune!

Sounds like pure Bruce Hornsby to me and I've always loved his stuff.

Wonderful choice and arrangement of RTs on this one and the mix is perfect.

I agree about the new vocal RTs - they're amazing and you've worked them in SO well.

You have a gift for writing such atmospheric and emotional music my friend.

All the best,

ROG.

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#456645 - 02/09/18 01:59 PM [User Showcase] Re: Oklahoma Sunrise [Re: Don Gaynor]
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Don,
Lovely! The piano and guitar tracks drift around each other and the voices sound real to me.
Warm, relaxing and uplifting music.

Robert

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#456647 - 02/09/18 02:00 PM [User Showcase] Re: Oklahoma Sunrise [Re: ROG]
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Thanks, ROG, me wee Brit collaborator.

I absolutely LOVE the new RTs. I'm working on another tune now.

If you're familiar with BIAB's "Drop Zone" for importing audio files, I started a thread today and need help.

TIA

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#456651 - 02/09/18 02:13 PM [User Showcase] Re: Oklahoma Sunrise [Re: Don Gaynor]
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That is beautiful Don. We can almost see that sunrise.

Lovely,

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#456679 - 02/09/18 04:55 PM [User Showcase] Re: Oklahoma Sunrise [Re: Don Gaynor]
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Artistic, with excellent detail to every stroke of the brush.

You painted perfect scenery Don, just using sound...
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#456704 - 02/09/18 06:25 PM [User Showcase] Re: Oklahoma Sunrise [Re: Don Gaynor]
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Hi good buddy! Great to see you posting.

This is a fantastic uplifting piece of music. I could vision a beautiful sunrise while listening to this peaceful.

Great work with those RTs my friend.

This is a keeper.
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#456723 - 02/10/18 01:39 AM [User Showcase] Re: Oklahoma Sunrise [Re: Don Gaynor]
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Don,
Must have been a lovely sunrise. Very pretty composition.

Peter

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#456733 - 02/10/18 04:20 AM [User Showcase] Re: Oklahoma Sunrise [Re: Don Gaynor]
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Don,

That was a really beautiful journey in music. It must have been a spectacular sunrise to provide such terrific inspiration.

All the best,
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#456740 - 02/10/18 05:07 AM [User Showcase] Re: Oklahoma Sunrise [Re: Don Gaynor]
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Hi, Donny !:))


How beautiful isn´t your
sweet Oklahoma Sunrise !:))

Cheers
Dani

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#456765 - 02/10/18 07:40 AM [User Showcase] Re: Oklahoma Sunrise [Re: Don Gaynor]
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Nice one, Don...
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#456833 - 02/10/18 01:12 PM [User Showcase] Re: Oklahoma Sunrise [Re: floyd jane]
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Originally Posted By: floyd jane
Nice one, Don...


Not to minimize others' comments but I am especially encouraged by yours, FJ. Thanks ever so much, dear friend.

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#457230 - 02/12/18 07:07 PM [User Showcase] Re: Oklahoma Sunrise [Re: Robertkc]
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Originally Posted By: Robertkc
Don,
Lovely! The piano and guitar tracks drift around each other and the voices sound real to me.
Warm, relaxing and uplifting music.

Robert

Robert,

Thanks for listening and taking the time to comment. It's very much appreciated.

I feel a great debt to Dr. Gannon and his fabulous crew. None of my music would have been possible without their collective genius.

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