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#544543 - 07/07/19 05:45 PM [User Showcase] Slow It Down
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Slow It Down

A little ditty about slowing down and relaxing a bit.

Leon Lyric & Vocal
I played guitar a sang a little harmony.

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Slow It Down

Sometimes I think it might be time to slow it down
Feeling kind of dizzy on this merry-go-round
Doctor’s telling me I might be too tightly wound
Couldn’t hurt to stop and have a look around

Take it down a notch
Switch off my phone and throw away my watch
Take it down a notch
Down a notch, take it down a notch

Sometimes I think it might be time to toss it in
Every little thing these days seems to get under my skin
Everybody talking but I don’t care what they say
Might be time for me to make my get away

Take it down a notch
Switch off my phone and throw away my watch
Take it down a notch
Down a notch, take it down a notch

Might be time to listen to my heart
Might not be an ending, maybe it’s a start
Might be time to find another gear
Take it easy as we cruise on out of here

Time to slow it down
Time to slow it down
Time to slow it down
Slow it down; slow it down (etc.)

Take it down a notch
Switch off my phone and throw away my watch
Take it down a notch
Down a notch, take it down a notch

Sometimes I think it might be time to slow it down
Feeling kind of dizzy on this merry-go-round
Doctor’s telling me I might be too tightly wound
Couldn’t hurt to stop and have a look around

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#544563 - 07/08/19 02:20 AM [User Showcase] Re: Slow It Down [Re: PeterF]
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The change for the third verse is perfectly timed.
Nice song, all your elements worked really well and brought the BIAB components to life.
I can imagine that outro solo building and building in a live setting.
Cool stuff.
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#544565 - 07/08/19 02:27 AM [User Showcase] Re: Slow It Down [Re: PeterF]
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Very nice Peter and Leon!

Nice harmonics to start things off.

Always enjoy Leon's lyrics and vocal, also really like your vocal contributions on this one.

Tasteful leads and I like your tone too, a little less distortion than you normally use I think.

A good listen!

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#544589 - 07/08/19 06:16 AM [User Showcase] Re: Slow It Down [Re: PeterF]
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Peter & Leon,

A nice write.

Nice arrangement. The simpler middle section is a nice touch. Works well.

A really good mix. The bass is nice and punchy, with good definition. The drums are crisp and clear. The acoustic is at a good level to allow the vocals to sit where they should...

Enjoyed the listen.

fj

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#544606 - 07/08/19 08:07 AM [User Showcase] Re: Slow It Down [Re: PeterF]
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Another nice one guys...
With a message to which we can all relate...
I enjoyed the listen!
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#544629 - 07/08/19 11:48 AM [User Showcase] Re: Slow It Down [Re: PeterF]
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Peter & Leon,

Doctor’s telling me I might be too tightly wound
Couldn’t hurt to stop and have a look around

I like that message and the slightly sardonic way Leon sounds singing them.A little Dylanesque to my hearing.
The strummed guitar carries the relaxed rocking feel.
Really good intro & outro accents and solo also.
Taking it down a notch is working well!

Robert

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#544650 - 07/08/19 04:38 PM [User Showcase] Re: Slow It Down [Re: rayc]
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Originally Posted By: rayc
The change for the third verse is perfectly timed.
Nice song, all your elements worked really well and brought the BIAB components to life.
I can imagine that outro solo building and building in a live setting.
Cool stuff.


Appreciate the comments Ray.

Peter

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#544652 - 07/08/19 05:11 PM [User Showcase] Re: Slow It Down [Re: PeterF]
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I love the guitar harmonics in the beginning.. very nice track indeed... very well done and produced!


Thanks for sharing,
Will

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#544656 - 07/08/19 05:18 PM [User Showcase] Re: Slow It Down [Re: PeterF]
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Great work Peter and Leon! I found this quite immersive and the switch up in the later half of the song works very well! Thanks for sharing!
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#544676 - 07/08/19 07:25 PM [User Showcase] Re: Slow It Down [Re: PeterF]
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Nice! Mellow tune, nice write, good fit between the lyrics and the music. smile
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#544700 - 07/09/19 05:00 AM [User Showcase] Re: Slow It Down [Re: BlueAttitude]
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Originally Posted By: BlueAttitude
Very nice Peter and Leon!

Nice harmonics to start things off.

Always enjoy Leon's lyrics and vocal, also really like your vocal contributions on this one.

Tasteful leads and I like your tone too, a little less distortion than you normally use I think.

A good listen!


Thanks Dave - used a fairly clean setting for the guitar. Using a Line 6 Helix these days.

Peter

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#544708 - 07/09/19 07:20 AM [User Showcase] Re: Slow It Down [Re: PeterF]
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Nice work on this one smile Love the progressions, and the vocals were a standout to me. A solid throwback to a classic country style. I loved the switch up on the last verse too. Kept it sounding really fresh and engaging.

Thanks for sharing!
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#544709 - 07/09/19 07:22 AM [User Showcase] Re: Slow It Down [Re: PeterF]
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Cool song. I particularly like the chorus. Your guitar playing fits well with the lyrics, a nice mellow feel.

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#544710 - 07/09/19 07:24 AM [User Showcase] Re: Slow It Down [Re: PeterF]
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hi peterf,leon nice tune love the break or bridge in this great change. really enjoyed this, great write very well done eric
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#544769 - 07/09/19 04:25 PM [User Showcase] Re: Slow It Down [Re: PeterF]
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I liked the vocals most of all, reminds me of someone, maybe Jim Seals of Seals and Crofts. Good work on the song and its production.
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#544785 - 07/09/19 06:54 PM [User Showcase] Re: Slow It Down [Re: floyd jane]
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Originally Posted By: floyd jane
Peter & Leon,

A nice write.

Nice arrangement. The simpler middle section is a nice touch. Works well.

A really good mix. The bass is nice and punchy, with good definition. The drums are crisp and clear. The acoustic is at a good level to allow the vocals to sit where they should...

Enjoyed the listen.

fj


Thanks floyd appreciate the comments and pleased you liked the mix.

Peter

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#544884 - 07/10/19 04:21 PM [User Showcase] Re: Slow It Down [Re: Robertkc]
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Originally Posted By: Jim
Another nice one guys...
With a message to which we can all relate...
I enjoyed the listen!


Thanks Jim

Peter

Originally Posted By: Robertkc
Peter & Leon,

Doctor’s telling me I might be too tightly wound
Couldn’t hurt to stop and have a look around

I like that message and the slightly sardonic way Leon sounds singing them.A little Dylanesque to my hearing.
The strummed guitar carries the relaxed rocking feel.
Really good intro & outro accents and solo also.
Taking it down a notch is working well!

Robert


Thanks Robert, I occasionally hear some Dylan in his delivery as well.

Peter

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#544923 - 07/11/19 05:40 AM [User Showcase] Re: Slow It Down [Re: Will Josef]
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Originally Posted By: Will Josef
I love the guitar harmonics in the beginning.. very nice track indeed... very well done and produced!


Thanks for sharing,
Will


Thanks Will.

Peter

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#545040 - 07/11/19 05:06 PM [User Showcase] Re: Slow It Down [Re: dcuny]
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Originally Posted By: Joe -PG Music
Great work Peter and Leon! I found this quite immersive and the switch up in the later half of the song works very well! Thanks for sharing!


Thanks Joe.

Peter

Originally Posted By: dcuny
Nice! Mellow tune, nice write, good fit between the lyrics and the music. smile


Appreciate the comments David.

Peter

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#545041 - 07/11/19 05:32 PM [User Showcase] Re: Slow It Down [Re: PeterF]
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Peter & Leon.
Clever and easy going tune. I enjoyed clear vocals and sweet guitar solo!
Production is excellent.

Thank you for sharing!

Misha.

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