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#530659 - 03/29/19 12:30 AM [User Showcase] Eternal Twilight
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Eternal Twilight

A steel-string acoustic guitar ballad in a Pop / Smooth Jazz format. I intentionally didn't make the acoustic lead as forward in the mix as might be typical. I wanted it to be more a complement to the backing tracks than present as a front and center spotlight. For this particular song it was my preference for a fairly smooth blend of all the tracks. Hope you enjoy the journey. All constructive suggestions are welcome. Thanks in advance.

Alan


File:Eternal Twilight.SGU
Key=Cm , Tempo 65, Length (m:s)=3:26

Style is _EMPATHY.STY (Empathy Ac Guitar Smooth Ballad)

RealTracks in style: 2960:Bass, Acoustic, SmoothBalladNeil Ev16 065
RealTracks in style: 910:Piano, Electric, Rhythm SmoothBallad Ev16 065
RealTracks in style: 3198:Guitar, Acoustic, Soloist PopBalladBrent Ev 065
RealTracks in style: 1596:Guitar, Acoustic, Strumming Pop16ths Ev16 065
Loop in Song: Drums\ShakerEven8ths
RealDrums [in Song:NashBrushBalDbKEv16^2-a: Snare, HiHat , b: QuarterRide, Snare
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#530670 - 03/29/19 03:36 AM [User Showcase] Re: Eternal Twilight [Re: Al-David]
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Alan,

This is smooth and beautiful... So pro sounding.

This would be right at home on SiriusXM.

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#530674 - 03/29/19 04:16 AM [User Showcase] Re: Eternal Twilight [Re: Al-David]
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That acoustic lead is sitting in the mix right where it needs to be IMHO.

Sounds good to me, Alan, enjoyed the listen!

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#530696 - 03/29/19 07:48 AM [User Showcase] Re: Eternal Twilight [Re: Al-David]
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Really well done Alan - I thought the mix sounded right on the money. It blends well, and really flows beautifully. Nice and relaxing to listen to - almost like campfire guitar tune but kicked up a notch.

You should be proud of this one - thanks for sharing!
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#530703 - 03/29/19 10:24 AM [User Showcase] Re: Eternal Twilight [Re: Al-David]
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Nice one, Alan!
Beautiful acoustic "get away" tune. Nothing to say but compliments.

Thank you for sharing!

Misha.

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#530706 - 03/29/19 10:42 AM [User Showcase] Re: Eternal Twilight [Re: Al-David]
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Very tasteful playing...
Relaxing & soothing...
You always do such pleasing work...
Thanks for sharing your creativity with me.
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#530712 - 03/29/19 11:08 AM [User Showcase] Re: Eternal Twilight [Re: Al-David]
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Fantastic arrangement and mix, the bass and the solo guitar really shine and all instruments blend into nice relaxing ambience. The chord progression has nice unexpected turns. The melody sounds beautiful, I wonder how much you had to work on that. I would like to hear a longer section without the melody, perhaps a break with only bass and piano?

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#530746 - 03/29/19 03:39 PM [User Showcase] Re: Eternal Twilight [Re: Al-David]
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Oh wow. I am genuinely, genuinely speechless (in the best of ways!) after listening to this. This is professionally done and beautiful - so, so beautiful. No more words - bravo.
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#530747 - 03/29/19 04:20 PM [User Showcase] Re: Eternal Twilight [Re: Al-David]
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Love how everything has its place. Lots of mood. Great production. Rob

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#530757 - 03/29/19 05:41 PM [User Showcase] Re: Eternal Twilight [Re: Al-David]
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Hey Alan, this was wonderful! This sounds very full and a solid key signature choice too. That guitar really does shred! The piano really helps piece it all together. Looking forward to hear more!
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#530762 - 03/29/19 06:14 PM [User Showcase] Re: Eternal Twilight [Re: Al-David]
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A beautiful tune you have put together here Alan! Your mix sounds very good to me! I really love the vibe in this tune! I applaud your creativity! Thanks, Torrey
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#530764 - 03/29/19 06:50 PM [User Showcase] Re: Eternal Twilight [Re: Al-David]
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Very well composed, arranged and mixed, Alan!

It is a beautiful sounding track and I didn't want it to end... such a pleasure to listen to.

Thanks a lot for sharing!

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#530794 - 03/30/19 05:57 AM [User Showcase] Re: Eternal Twilight [Re: Al-David]
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Alan,

This is stunningly good!

A wonderful combination of instruments and a GORGEOUS mix. The strum is nicely crisp, the e piano is a delight, the bass is mellow yet substantial. The acoustic lead is right where it needs to be (what a great RT!).

Everything about this is good. A great listen.

fj

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#530799 - 03/30/19 07:40 AM [User Showcase] Re: Eternal Twilight [Re: Al-David]
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Quite nice like gentle waves caressing you on a beach. Mix is right on the money.

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#530805 - 03/30/19 08:10 AM [User Showcase] Re: Eternal Twilight [Re: rsdean]
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Originally Posted By: rsdean
Alan,

This is smooth and beautiful... So pro sounding.

This would be right at home on SiriusXM.

Sirius XM Smooth Jazz

Bob


Hi Bob ...

Thank you so much! And if SiriusXM wants to play it ... I'm in! Glad you enjoyed it! Wishing you the very best ...

Alan
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#530807 - 03/30/19 08:11 AM [User Showcase] Re: Eternal Twilight [Re: BlueAttitude]
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Originally Posted By: BlueAttitude
That acoustic lead is sitting in the mix right where it needs to be IMHO.

Sounds good to me, Alan, enjoyed the listen!


Hi Dave ...

Thanks so much for the very nice words. I liked the acoustic lead in this one as it is, too. Nice to hear you agree!! Many thanks. Best to you ...

Alan
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#530808 - 03/30/19 08:12 AM [User Showcase] Re: Eternal Twilight [Re: Deryk - PG Music]
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Originally Posted By: Deryk - PG Music
Really well done Alan - I thought the mix sounded right on the money. It blends well, and really flows beautifully. Nice and relaxing to listen to - almost like campfire guitar tune but kicked up a notch.

You should be proud of this one - thanks for sharing!


Hi Deryk ...

Loved the campfire guitar analogy - that put a big smile on my face. Thanks for the glowing review! Many thyanks to you and the entire PG Music staff.

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#530809 - 03/30/19 08:13 AM [User Showcase] Re: Eternal Twilight [Re: Rustyspoon#]
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Originally Posted By: Rustyspoon#
Nice one, Alan!
Beautiful acoustic "get away" tune. Nothing to say but compliments.

Thank you for sharing!

Misha.


Hi Misha ...

And nothing but sincere thanks in return. I;m delighted you liked it! Wishing you the very best ...

Alan
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#530810 - 03/30/19 08:15 AM [User Showcase] Re: Eternal Twilight [Re: Jim]
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Originally Posted By: Jim
Very tasteful playing...
Relaxing & soothing...
You always do such pleasing work...
Thanks for sharing your creativity with me.


Jim ...

You are very kind with your comments and I appreciate and enjoy them very much. I'm just an old guy who doesn't want to leave his love for creating music behind. Since thanks for everything. Best to you ...

Alan
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#530811 - 03/30/19 08:18 AM [User Showcase] Re: Eternal Twilight [Re: jannesan]
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Originally Posted By: jannesan
Fantastic arrangement and mix, the bass and the solo guitar really shine and all instruments blend into nice relaxing ambience. The chord progression has nice unexpected turns. The melody sounds beautiful, I wonder how much you had to work on that. I would like to hear a longer section without the melody, perhaps a break with only bass and piano?

Janne


Hi Janne ...

Thank you so much! I;'m glad the song sounds good to you. In all, I worked on this one off and on for three days - probably 10 or 11 hours total from first thought to posting. I like your idea very much regarding a relatively short piano and bass segment. I'll look into that as soon as I get time. Thank you again ...

Alan
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