Hello forum friends. Been getting here more often lately and hearing a ton of great songs!! I have always been a big fan of Brian Wilson (and Dani, our forum's BW). This song seemed to go that direction melodically so I wrote it in that 60's style I'm so fond of.....still my favorite era. Hope you enjoy! Love "hearing" your comments! Take care. Greg
You're that girl that I can't resist Sometimes I wonder but you insist That your hear belongs to me That I hold that magic key
You hold me close when the cold wind blows You hold my hand through the Winter snows And your kisses keep me warm As we shelter from the storm
But then Summer comes along And you hear your favorite songs I see the sun reflecting in your eyes And you see those other guys And it's not completely clear If it will be me that's holding here When Summer's gone When Summer's gone away
I'm the guy who's been here with you When those dark clouds would make you blue When the season brings you down Oh, you know I'll be around
I'll stay with you through the darkest night And foolishly will believe in spite Of everything you do And you'll say you love me too
Greg, you never disappoint! What a great song and performance! This song will touch the heart of any listener who really listens! You touch on so many tender moments of years ago! Beautiful work Greg! Thanks, Torrey
Loc: Stanwell Park NSW Australia
Greg, any appreciation of Big Brian is worth tuning into. I'm extra pleased I did because the chorus is purely Sunshine. You did a fabulous job with the harmonies and the arrangement. SsssWonderful. Simply wonderful.
I wrote a tribute to BW a few years back. I recorded, initially, to tape and mixed in mono. I had to remix to stereo becasue a whole bundle of people got a little upset about the idea of me doing mono. WEIRD eh? The song referred to hearing in mono but taht went over their heads. Well, that was a different forum and a yonk ago. Here's my BW track though - in stereo sadly...
Cheers rayc "What's so funny about peace, love & understanding?" - N.Lowe Pop on over to The Recording Rebels for positive, honest commentary, critiques and support. https://therecordingrebels.com
The level of songs on this forum is rising higher and higher all the time. This is a perfect example, maybe the best ever, should be part of BIAB marketing campaign. Excellently produced summer tune with amazing vocals, so clean on the high register... and the backing vocals are so carefully made. Mix and arrangement are very radio friendly stuff. The melody and lyrics are pure 60's magic.
Greg, Oh those are some sweet harmonies! The melody and sunshiny message are pitch perfect for the style- very good! Just had a thought/wish... to hear Greg and Dani singing up in the stratosphere together.
A nice well-done tribute... One you should be proud of... The verses seem to have a Burt Bacharach influence... And when the chorus kicks in... I'm hearing the Brian Wilson/Dani influence... You done a great job on this one... I enjoyed it!
The Band-in-a-Box® SongPicker can show information for up to 60,000 song files and can be customized to point to any folder on your computer, allowing easy access to your own song files or Band-in-a-Box® demo files!
Once you've chosen your folder and rebuilt your list, you are able to filter the list, adjust the width of the columns, see the chord sheet within the SongPicker Window, and more! The filter feature is incredibly specific too - you can even filter by Songs with Custom Chord Progression!
Scroll down and you'll find our Guitar Chord Dictionary & Piano Chord Dictionary programs. Each Chord Dictionary allows you to choose a root note to select the chord you want to learn, and it will be displayed on-screen with either the piano keyboard or the guitar fretboard!
In the Guitar Chord Dictionary & Piano Chord Dictionary you can change the sounds within the Settings window, whether it be the Root note or the Chord, and it doesn't even have to be a guitar or piano! Looking through the options, there's various piano choices, guitar choices, organ, etc. - but you can also choose more unique sounds like the tuba, saxophone, trumpet, clarinet, and more!
Open your Band-in-a-Box® program, and you'll find the [Practice] button in the toolbar - it's a GREAT resource! Minimized your toolbar? Head to Window | Practice Window or ALT SHIFT L to access.
In this window, you'll find many options to help you practice, including Ear Training games (Pitch Invasion is my favorite!), access to the Chord Builder and Chord Subs, some helpful tools within the Playalong Features menu (like Trade 4s, woodshed tempo, etc.), and more!
We've just released FREE Updates for both Band-in-a-Box® 2020 for Windows & Mac program users!
With the latest update for Band-in-a-Box® 2020 for Windows, you can now choose the "Save Exact Chord Text" checkbox to the Save XML dialog, there are VST feature updates, Audio Chord Wizard enhancements, updated program messages, we've applied fixes to an assortment of user-reported issues, and the DAW Plugin 2.12.15 Update has been added too!
Review the complete list of updates for build 734 and download it here.
The newest Band-in-a-Box® 2020 for Mac update also includes VST feature updates, as well as RealTracks & RealDrums Picker enhancements, smoother 'tabbing' between dialog windows, and additional fixes applied to an assortment of user-reported issues. If you missed adding the DAW Plugin 2.12.15 update from September, it will be added with this update too!
Review the complete list of updates for build 420 and download it here.
One of our representatives will be happy to help you over the phone. Our hours of operation are from
6:00AM to 6:00PM PST (GMT -8) Monday thru Friday, and 8:00AM to 4:00PM PST Saturday. We are closed Sunday. You can also send us your questions via email.
One of our representatives will be happy to help you on our Live Chat or by email. Our hours of operation are from
6:00AM to 6:00PM PST (GMT -8) Monday thru Friday; 8:00AM to 4:00PM PST (GMT -8) Saturday; Closed Sunday.