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#519037 - 01/19/19 08:51 PM [User Showcase] New Song - Solid Ground
Registered: 06/17/10
Posts: 1983
Loc: Canyon Lake, TX
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It's been too long since I've had any time to post anything here! Been way to busy with work. I am hoping to see some changes in that area of my life. I sure miss being around here!

I was toying around with some 7/4 rhythms in my head, and came up with the idea for this song. All the tracks are RealTracks/RealDrums, along with some organ I played.

Solid Ground

To accomplish the 7/4 meter, I had to alternate 3/4 and 4/4 in BB. Took a little work, but I think it turned out alright. I hope you enjoy this one.

I hope to be around a lot more this year!


RealTracks in song: 1417:Bass, Electric, RootsRock Ev 100
RealTracks in song: 2693:Piano, Acoustic, Rhythm ModernPop16thsMike Ev16 075
RealTracks in song: 3182:Guitar, Acoustic, Rhythm GrungeUnpluggedQuinn Ev16 090
RealTracks in song: 3226:Guitar, 12-String Acoustic, Rhythm CelticSongwriterQuinn Ev16 080
RealTracks in song: 1035:Banjo, Rhythm NorthernRockBallad Ev 065
RealTracks in song: 2829:Guitar, Electric, Soloist CountryPopBrent12-key Ev 085
RealDrums [in Song:ModCountry16ths^01-a:Closed hat, Sync-kick, b:Open hat, Sync-kick

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#519080 - 01/20/19 05:40 AM [User Showcase] Re: New Song - Solid Ground [Re: Steve Young]
Registered: 09/02/18
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This turned out more than all right! I am amazed at how good the 7/4 timing works.( I mainly think in 4/4. :)) This is an very inspirational hymn--one I could see added to many hymnals. What a treat to listen to before I head off to worship service today!

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#519111 - 01/20/19 09:14 AM [User Showcase] Re: New Song - Solid Ground [Re: Steve Young]
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Steve,
Very catchy!
You worked those drums very well in composition. Vocals and production are superb.

Thanks for sharing!

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#519122 - 01/20/19 09:36 AM [User Showcase] Re: New Song - Solid Ground [Re: Steve Young]
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"I hope to be around a lot more this year." (SWY)

Sure hope so. Intriguing rhythm and vocal synch.
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#519129 - 01/20/19 09:55 AM [User Showcase] Re: New Song - Solid Ground [Re: Steve Young]
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Really nice work on this, Steve smile That hook is insanely catchy, and I love the progressions too. 7/4 is a time signature you don't see too often and you nailed it here. I barely noticed it wasn't 4/4 although it was obvious when I payed more attention.

Not a thing I'd change - thanks for sharing!
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#519136 - 01/20/19 10:13 AM [User Showcase] Re: New Song - Solid Ground [Re: Steve Young]
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Excellent!!! Steve, what you have done with that time signature has made this one really shine! Everything here is of the highest caliber....vocals, musicianship, production etc! You have once again presented something that is in the upper echelon of music posted here! Oh and btw, this is a great song! Thanks, Torrey
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#519161 - 01/20/19 11:36 AM [User Showcase] Re: New Song - Solid Ground [Re: Steve Young]
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This is superb. Everything: technical, musical and lyrical qualities are, to me, off the scale here. Exceptional achievement.
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#519194 - 01/20/19 01:42 PM [User Showcase] Re: New Song - Solid Ground [Re: Steve Young]
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Such a sweet, inspiring listen!!! Could hum this all day!! In addition to a great song, all the technical stuff is great too!! Take care. Greg

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#519288 - 01/20/19 08:37 PM [User Showcase] Re: New Song - Solid Ground [Re: edshaw]
Registered: 06/17/10
Posts: 1983
Loc: Canyon Lake, TX
Steve Young Offline
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Originally Posted By: Ezekiel's Storm
This turned out more than all right! I am amazed at how good the 7/4 timing works.( I mainly think in 4/4. :)) This is an very inspirational hymn--one I could see added to many hymnals. What a treat to listen to before I head off to worship service today!


Ezekiel's Storm - Thanks so much for your kind words! Glad you enjoyed this one. Keep on praising!

Originally Posted By: Rustyspoon#
Steve,
Very catchy!
You worked those drums very well in composition. Vocals and production are superb.

Thanks for sharing!


Thanks, Rustyspoon! Glad you like it. PG Music just keeps doing a better and better job of cranking out quality sounds. It amazes me, how powerful this program is.

Originally Posted By: edshaw
"I hope to be around a lot more this year." (SWY)

Sure hope so. Intriguing rhythm and vocal synch.


Thank you, edshaw. I'm really hoping to be able to be around a lot more! Glad you like the rhythm on this one!

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Steve
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#519305 - 01/21/19 01:16 AM [User Showcase] Re: New Song - Solid Ground [Re: Steve Young]
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Posts: 4254
Loc: Helsinki, Finland
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Hi, Steve !:))


This is such a solid write
from you and so wonderfully
performed too as one can only
expect from you Steve !
I think this is one of your
absolute best !:))

Cheers
Dani

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#519315 - 01/21/19 03:19 AM [User Showcase] Re: New Song - Solid Ground [Re: Steve Young]
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Loc: Texas
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I really enjoyed your creation & message...
Everything about it is quality!
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#519362 - 01/21/19 06:52 AM [User Showcase] Re: New Song - Solid Ground [Re: Steve Young]
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I always love your songs but this may be my favorite

flows beautifully

nice mix (give that bass player some love)

excellent vocals!

wonderful song

Kenny

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#519514 - 01/21/19 07:54 PM [User Showcase] Re: New Song - Solid Ground [Re: Steve Young]
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Posts: 6649
Loc: Edmonton, Ab, Canada
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Super vocal Steve. Super lyric. Really loved this time signature. I am with Greg I could also hum this all day as well...

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#519538 - 01/21/19 08:55 PM [User Showcase] Re: New Song - Solid Ground [Re: Steve Young]
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Hi Steve ...

What a terrific song! It gets the message across without being preachy. Your vocal is particularly good on this - truly excellent! Everything abiut this is top shelf. You outdid yourself on this one ... It's great effort on your part. Wishing you the very best ...

Alan
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#520140 - 01/24/19 01:27 PM [User Showcase] Re: New Song - Solid Ground [Re: Steve Young]
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"To accomplish the 7/4 meter, I had to alternate 3/4 and 4/4 in BB. Took a little work, but I think it turned out alright. I hope you enjoy this one."

Whoa...I bet it did take a "little" work and it paid off big time with a superbly cool groove.

This is high bar material...the write, the vocals and, wow, that band. Sounds like y'all have been out gigging for a long time...so cohesive.

This is one that will seriously stick with you with its fine vocals, catchy groove, memorable hook and upbeat lyric.

A most enjoyable listen!

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#520156 - 01/24/19 03:31 PM [User Showcase] Re: New Song - Solid Ground [Re: Steve Young]
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Hi Steve,

Brilliant!

There's something very infectious about this track. The rhythm rolls along so easily,
surprisingly when you consider the multiple time signatures. It just begs to be played
again and again.

Love the vocals. I've always admired your singing and this is some of your best.
Everything works as it should in a faultless mix.
Might be tricky to dance to!

ROG.

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#520171 - 01/24/19 04:59 PM [User Showcase] Re: New Song - Solid Ground [Re: Steve Young]
Registered: 06/19/17
Posts: 2904
Loc: Victoria, BC
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This song is incredibly catchy and I really liked the lyrics. They certainly get stuck in your head. Thanks for sharing!
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#521227 - 01/29/19 01:54 PM [User Showcase] Re: New Song - Solid Ground [Re: Steve Young]
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Like ROG said there is something infectious about this song. We listened and posted the other day but this song deserves to be heard by more!!!!

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#521523 - 01/30/19 09:20 PM [User Showcase] Re: New Song - Solid Ground [Re: Greg Johnson]
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Posts: 1983
Loc: Canyon Lake, TX
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Originally Posted By: Deryk - PG Music
Really nice work on this, Steve smile That hook is insanely catchy, and I love the progressions too. 7/4 is a time signature you don't see too often and you nailed it here. I barely noticed it wasn't 4/4 although it was obvious when I payed more attention.

Not a thing I'd change - thanks for sharing!


Thanks, Deryk! Always nice to hear from you. Glad you enjoyed this one. I think PG stood up to the challenge in creating this 7/4 effort. Thanks again!

Originally Posted By: Torrey Bliss
Excellent!!! Steve, what you have done with that time signature has made this one really shine! Everything here is of the highest caliber....vocals, musicianship, production etc! You have once again presented something that is in the upper echelon of music posted here! Oh and btw, this is a great song! Thanks, Torrey


Hey Torrey, thanks a lot! Love hearing from you. I really enjoy your work. Glad you like this one. Much appreciated!

Originally Posted By: musician17
This is superb. Everything: technical, musical and lyrical qualities are, to me, off the scale here. Exceptional achievement.


Thanks so much, musician17! Glad you like this one!

Originally Posted By: Greg Johnson
Such a sweet, inspiring listen!!! Could hum this all day!! In addition to a great song, all the technical stuff is great too!! Take care. Greg


Thanks, Greg! Appreciate your kind word. Hum away! Those words are music to any songwriter's ears! Thanks again!

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Steve
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#521532 - 01/30/19 11:19 PM [User Showcase] Re: New Song - Solid Ground [Re: Steve Young]
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Posts: 1330
Loc: Mill Valley, California USA
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Steve,

Terrific tune you have here . . . very engaging, highlighted by some great choices on the arrangement and production. Really like that organ in the bridge. Well done! Enjoyed my listen a ton.

All the best,

Deej

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