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#535194 - 05/02/19 07:08 PM [User Showcase] NEW SONG: Everything Comes in Threes
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mkg50 (Mike G) Offline
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Hi all,
Here is my latest contribution to the forum:

https://soundcloud.com/user-952388172/good-things-come-in-threes

The song is in 3/4 (and 6/8) but I wanted it to sound unlike a traditional waltz. It features guitar, accordion, piano, strings, bass and RealDrums (a mixture of 'Nashville' RealDrums).

As always, I encourage and welcome comments on the song, arrangement and mix.
Cheers,
Mike
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#535200 - 05/02/19 08:33 PM [User Showcase] Re: NEW SONG: Everything Comes in Threes [Re: mkg50 (Mike G)]
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This is really lovely. Wonderful progression and melody. The ebb and flow in instrumentation as they joined and left the "band" kept this very fresh. I loved the slow-down at the end. It's one of my favorite things when it happens.

A minor crit...the ending might work better with a little editing to extend the notes at the tail end. Two bars is really not enough to always get a natural decay.
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#535221 - 05/03/19 04:46 AM [User Showcase] Re: NEW SONG: Everything Comes in Threes [Re: mkg50 (Mike G)]
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The selection and blend of RT's is solid. Agree that the ending is too abrupt.

Very pretty song and arrangement. Enjoyed it.
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#535232 - 05/03/19 07:01 AM [User Showcase] Re: NEW SONG: Everything Comes in Threes [Re: mkg50 (Mike G)]
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Joe -PG Music Offline
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Hi Mike, this was wonderful! I found this very easy to listen and rhythm is easy to follow. Excellent guitar riffs too. Great work!
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#535246 - 05/03/19 08:56 AM [User Showcase] Re: NEW SONG: Everything Comes in Threes [Re: mkg50 (Mike G)]
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Mike
beautiful and cinematic. Very nice composition and instrument choices.
Accordion almost always makes things better smile

Suggestions... not much on this but two minor things. I think accordion would benefit from stereo width or reverb and so are strings. My 2 cents...

Thank you for sharing!

Misha.

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#535250 - 05/03/19 09:44 AM [User Showcase] Re: NEW SONG: Everything Comes in Threes [Re: mkg50 (Mike G)]
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Its been a while since you last song...
I'm glad you're back with this cool composition...
I enjoyed listening to it!
BTW... I couldn't find a problem with the ending...
I thought it sounded great.
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#535270 - 05/03/19 04:53 PM [User Showcase] Re: NEW SONG: Everything Comes in Threes [Re: mkg50 (Mike G)]
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Hi Mike,

I'm sitting here at the moment listening as I type and I'm thoroughly enjoying it.

I absolutely love that interplay between 3/4 and 6/8 it's hypnotised me. You've done a great job with this composition. Your choice of instruments and those orchestral strings really sit really pleasantly on the ear. The mix is excellent.

All the best,
Noel
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#535277 - 05/03/19 05:30 PM [User Showcase] Re: NEW SONG: Everything Comes in Threes [Re: mkg50 (Mike G)]
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Nice blend of instruments and progression. I enjoyed it.

Mike B.
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#535342 - 05/04/19 08:29 AM [User Showcase] Re: NEW SONG: Everything Comes in Threes [Re: Tangmo]
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mkg50 (Mike G) Offline
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Originally Posted By: Tangmo
This is really lovely. Wonderful progression and melody. The ebb and flow in instrumentation as they joined and left the "band" kept this very fresh. I loved the slow-down at the end. It's one of my favorite things when it happens.

A minor crit...the ending might work better with a little editing to extend the notes at the tail end. Two bars is really not enough to always get a natural decay.

Thanks for listening Tangmo. I appreciate your kind and considered comments.
Cheers,
Mike
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#535370 - 05/04/19 12:52 PM [User Showcase] Re: NEW SONG: Everything Comes in Threes [Re: mkg50 (Mike G)]
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Very nice, Garry!

I like the arrangement. The interplay between 3/4 and 6/8 goes well. The accordion really compliments the strings.

Really enjoyed this listen.

Steve
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#535440 - 05/05/19 04:10 AM [User Showcase] Re: NEW SONG: Everything Comes in Threes [Re: olemon]
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mkg50 (Mike G) Offline
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OLEMON:
Thanks for listening. I'm glad you enjoyed my song.
Cheers,
Mike

JOE (PG Music):
Thanks Joe for your comments. I love getting feedback from PG Music staff because you must hear so many submissions.
Thanks for taking the time to give some feedback.
Mike
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#535441 - 05/05/19 04:14 AM [User Showcase] Re: NEW SONG: Everything Comes in Threes [Re: mkg50 (Mike G)]
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Mike,

I love the arrangement on this - the rhythm is very cool.

Good track selection and a wonderful mix.

Much enjoyed.

Bob
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#535442 - 05/05/19 04:26 AM [User Showcase] Re: NEW SONG: Everything Comes in Threes [Re: mkg50 (Mike G)]
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Very nicely flowing rhythm, the chording is also nice. Lots of things happening in the arrangement, thus keeping the interest very well. Is that bass a RealTrack? I really like its sound.

Janne

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#535444 - 05/05/19 04:44 AM [User Showcase] Re: NEW SONG: Everything Comes in Threes [Re: jannesan]
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mkg50 (Mike G) Offline
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Originally Posted By: jannesan
Very nicely flowing rhythm, the chording is also nice. Lots of things happening in the arrangement, thus keeping the interest very well. Is that bass a RealTrack? I really like its sound.

Janne

Hi Janne,
Thanks very much for your comments. The bass is not a RealTrack. I wrote the part (I played bass in a previous life). I used the Kontakt electric bass to get the sound I liked.
Cheers, Mike
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#535525 - 05/05/19 01:26 PM [User Showcase] Re: NEW SONG: Everything Comes in Threes [Re: mkg50 (Mike G)]
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Mike,

A very enjoyable listen. The arrangement keeps the ear engaged throughout. Nice, consistent musical theme, creating an excellent instrumental.

Excellent mix.

I wouldn't know the difference between 3/4 and 6/8 if it bit me on the butt, but...I certainly enjoyed this... smile

fj
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#535546 - 05/05/19 02:56 PM [User Showcase] Re: NEW SONG: Everything Comes in Threes [Re: mkg50 (Mike G)]
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My question about the title was immediately (and sweetly) answered!! This is really nicely done. Love the way the bass and the melody play off each other! Lovely melodic piece! Wonderfully crafted Mike!! Take care. Greg

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#535564 - 05/05/19 04:29 PM [User Showcase] Re: NEW SONG: Everything Comes in Threes [Re: mkg50 (Mike G)]
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This is delightful.
I very much enjoyed this. Nicely done. Rob

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#535591 - 05/05/19 10:38 PM [User Showcase] Re: NEW SONG: Everything Comes in Threes [Re: mkg50 (Mike G)]
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Nice, though I think the hesitant bass, as well as it's slightly growly tone, in the intro is a little off putting.
Rustyspoon may be right about the accordion and strings benefiting from a little sweetening.


Edited by rayc (05/05/19 10:38 PM)
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#535616 - 05/06/19 06:30 AM [User Showcase] Re: NEW SONG: Everything Comes in Threes [Re: Noel96]
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Originally Posted By: Rustyspoon#
Mike
beautiful and cinematic. Very nice composition and instrument choices.
Accordion almost always makes things better smile

Suggestions... not much on this but two minor things. I think accordion would benefit from stereo width or reverb and so are strings. My 2 cents...

Thank you for sharing!

Misha.


Thanks for listening Misha. Your comments are always so thoughtful, positive and helpful.
Cheers,
Mike
Originally Posted By: Jim
Its been a while since you last song...
I'm glad you're back with this cool composition...
I enjoyed listening to it!
BTW... I couldn't find a problem with the ending...
I thought it sounded great.

Thanks Jim. Your comments are much appreciated.
Mike
Originally Posted By: Noel96
Hi Mike,

I'm sitting here at the moment listening as I type and I'm thoroughly enjoying it.

I absolutely love that interplay between 3/4 and 6/8 it's hypnotised me. You've done a great job with this composition. Your choice of instruments and those orchestral strings really sit really pleasantly on the ear. The mix is excellent.

All the best,
Noel

Thanks Noel. I'm glad you enjoyed the 3/4 and 6/8 interplay.
Cheers,
Mike
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https://soundcloud.com/user-952388172

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#535693 - 05/06/19 03:04 PM [User Showcase] Re: NEW SONG: Everything Comes in Threes [Re: Steve Young]
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Originally Posted By: cubanpete
Nice blend of instruments and progression. I enjoyed it.

Mike B.

Thanks for listening Mike.
Originally Posted By: Steve Young
Very nice, Garry!

I like the arrangement. The interplay between 3/4 and 6/8 goes well. The accordion really compliments the strings.

Really enjoyed this listen.

Steve
Thanks Steve. The 3/4 and 6/8 interplay was my way of writing a 3/4 piece that didn't sound like a traditional waltz.
Cheers,
Mike
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