You need to be logged in to post
Options
Index
#564450 - 11/16/19 11:44 AM [User Showcase] Dad (a song of tribute)
Registered: 06/14/19
Posts: 138
Loc: Windsor, Ontario
Marty Ricciotti Offline
Apprentice

Registered: 06/14/19
Posts: 138
Loc: Windsor, Ontario
Dad

This is a song of tribute to my dad who passed away in Oct 2016.
My sister Lisa wrote a poem at the time called Dad as a remembrance.

recently I was playing my guitar with the capo on fret 6.
D, Am, C, G.
pretty basic but sounds very pretty with the capo.

I was wondering what to do with it when the anniversary of my dad's passing came and I looked up this poem again.

Loaded up BIAB.
Made a chord sequence.
Picked a style.
and now I have a song.

Dad
Written by Lisa Ricciotti

What can I say to comfort us
Now that we’ve lost our father?
God only gives you one
There will not be another.

Though we knew it had to happen
That some day all dads must go,
It doesn’t make it any easier
Knowing ‘tis always so

Folks say that life’s a journey
It must end as well as start,
But we grieve for what we’ve lost
When the ones we love depart.

If all of life’s a circle,
Then we’ll come back to where we start.
One day we all shall rendezvous
No more to be apart.

Though time will dull the heartache
True comfort comes from this:
Our time on earth is finite
But next comes eternal bliss.

So this the circle closes
Dad lives on in our hearts
And in his kin and in our thoughts.
No, a father never really parts




Song Info

****** Song Summary *************
Title: Dad V3
File:Dad V3 country rock.SGU
Key=C# , Tempo 115, Length (m:s)=3:32
10 bar intro, 88 bar chorus, from bar 11 to bar 98. Repeat x1 chorus
No Melody
No Soloist track.
Song is saved with Volume, Pan, Reverb, Chorus, Bank0,
Song is saved with bar changes for Volume Changes,
Style is _CROSFST.STY (Country-Rock Crossover)

RealTracks in style: 784:Bass, Electric, PopCrossover Sw16 075
RealTracks in style: 785:Guitar, Acoustic, Strumming CrossoverSnappy Sw16 090
RealTracks in style: 786:Guitar, Electric, Rhythm CrossoverChop Sw16 090
RealTracks in style: 787:Guitar, Electric, Rhythm CrossoverClean Sw16 090
RealTracks in song: 1274:Guitar, Electric, Soloist PopUplift Ev16 120 (Bluesy)
RealTracks in song: 1277:Piano, Acoustic, Rhythm PopUpliftA-B Ev16 120
RealDrums in style: NashCrossovrSw16^05-a:Snare, Closed Hat Skip Beat 1 , b:Ride Cymbal, Boogaloo

*******************

I play the intro and outro on my acoustic guitar
Double tracked the vocals.
panned about 3/4 to the left and right


Edited by Marty Ricciotti (11/16/19 11:44 AM)

Top
#564469 - 11/16/19 01:26 PM [User Showcase] Re: Dad (a song of tribute) [Re: Marty Ricciotti]
Registered: 08/10/12
Posts: 10208
Loc: Florida
floyd jane Offline
Veteran

Registered: 08/10/12
Posts: 10208
Loc: Florida
Marty,

How nice that you and your sister could create this tribute to your Dad...

The opening acoustic that you played is nice...haunting with the applied delay/echo - very effective.

The overall Rock setting that followed was unexpected. And well done. Your doubled vocal worked well with it. The whole thing had a kind of Jethro Tull vibe (I thought).

Sorry for your loss.

fj

Top
#564475 - 11/16/19 01:47 PM [User Showcase] Re: Dad (a song of tribute) [Re: Marty Ricciotti]
Registered: 06/14/19
Posts: 138
Loc: Windsor, Ontario
Marty Ricciotti Offline
Apprentice

Registered: 06/14/19
Posts: 138
Loc: Windsor, Ontario
Thank
you very much Floyd
Music is very therapeutic!

Actually I could not get over how good that guitar track sounded.
So I kept adding space for it.

Insert 8 bars.
again
Insert 8 bars.

I shared it with the family yesterday.
Lots of smiles and tears!

Top
#564511 - 11/16/19 10:26 PM [User Showcase] Re: Dad (a song of tribute) [Re: Marty Ricciotti]
Registered: 04/13/16
Posts: 4430
Loc: Cooran Queensland Australia
rayc Offline
Veteran

Registered: 04/13/16
Posts: 4430
Loc: Cooran Queensland Australia
A solid production - those simple chords are quite effective.
the intro seems redundant and didn't lead me to the band in any meaningful way.
In places where the double tracked vocal was super close it becomes centred/mono but at others it spreads the % you set it at. that was a little disorienting.
I'd have opted to either blend the two into a solid main (with a little editing to tidy up the early/late bits), or use one as a close 10% panned but rather quieter bvocal.
The outro worked well.
_________________________
Cheers
rayc
"What's so funny about peace, love & understanding?" - N.Lowe

Top
#564517 - 11/16/19 11:27 PM [User Showcase] Re: Dad (a song of tribute) [Re: Marty Ricciotti]
Registered: 12/06/03
Posts: 4812
Loc: Sydney Australia
PeterF Offline
Veteran

Registered: 12/06/03
Posts: 4812
Loc: Sydney Australia
Nice tribute and sentiment - a good sounding band, and nice sounding guitar parts.

Well done.

Peter

Top
#564530 - 11/17/19 01:50 AM [User Showcase] Re: Dad (a song of tribute) [Re: Marty Ricciotti]
Registered: 02/03/16
Posts: 1660
Loc: Germany
Crossroads Offline
Expert

Registered: 02/03/16
Posts: 1660
Loc: Germany
Hi Marty,

with this song you support my conviction that serous, even sad subjects do not necessarily ask for a ballad.

I think that this is a very beautiful tribute to your father.

As to the music: a good, toe-tapping rocker, well-sung and well-sounding.

Good!

Cheers,

Stefan

Top
#564547 - 11/17/19 05:28 AM [User Showcase] Re: Dad (a song of tribute) [Re: Marty Ricciotti]
Registered: 06/14/19
Posts: 138
Loc: Windsor, Ontario
Marty Ricciotti Offline
Apprentice

Registered: 06/14/19
Posts: 138
Loc: Windsor, Ontario
Thanks for the comments Ray. Really appreciate the detailed listening.
as for the extra guitar intro, what I was trying to do was tie in the concept of completing the circle.
"Until the circle closes".
So I took what I ended with (the guitar part at the outro),and copied it to the front of the song.
I guess it doesn't really match that well having two intro sections.
But that is what the next song is for. smile

Stefan: that is a terrific insight to the song that I did not think about. I do know that I'm to comfortable singing slow ballad type songs so my personality must be showing through in the music.

Thanks for listening

Top
#564665 - 11/17/19 04:13 PM [User Showcase] Re: Dad (a song of tribute) [Re: Marty Ricciotti]
Registered: 07/11/15
Posts: 4252
Loc: United States
Torrey Bliss Offline
Veteran

Registered: 07/11/15
Posts: 4252
Loc: United States
Beautiful tune Marty! I love that major to minor thing played throughout...it really sets a mood for the song! Very nice vocal conveying the melancholy subject matter! Thanks, Torrey
_________________________
https://soundcloud.com/torrey_bliss
Peerless Godin Fender Taylor Guitars

Top
#564726 - 11/18/19 04:47 AM [User Showcase] Re: Dad (a song of tribute) [Re: Marty Ricciotti]
Registered: 09/30/16
Posts: 1629
Loc: Netherlands, Haarlem
Birchwood Offline
Expert

Registered: 09/30/16
Posts: 1629
Loc: Netherlands, Haarlem
Hi Marty,

when reading the title of your song, I thought this might become a sad, emotional song. That can be very nice of course, but you have put me totally on the wrong leg. While the lyrics contains a very sad event (but brought in a very nice way), the music surprised me from the start. A freshly sung rocking song! You did that very good. nice vocals and good music! If there is a heaven, your father must be sitting there proudly and with a broad smile, while tapping his feet (as Stefan mentioned).

Hans
_________________________
Hans Berkhout
(Birchwood)
https://soundcloud.com/user-296497130

Top
#564747 - 11/18/19 07:12 AM [User Showcase] Re: Dad (a song of tribute) [Re: Marty Ricciotti]
Registered: 06/14/19
Posts: 138
Loc: Windsor, Ontario
Marty Ricciotti Offline
Apprentice

Registered: 06/14/19
Posts: 138
Loc: Windsor, Ontario
Dear Hans:
Oh Boy:
I guess I shouldn't look at this while I'm at work...
Now I'm crying.
What a nice commentary you made.
I wasn't really aware of it, but your commentary is exactly what I was trying to do with the song.
Celebrate a good Dad!

Top
#564748 - 11/18/19 07:16 AM [User Showcase] Re: Dad (a song of tribute) [Re: Marty Ricciotti]
Registered: 02/15/17
Posts: 3414
Deryk - PG Music Offline
PG Music Staff

Registered: 02/15/17
Posts: 3414
Nicely done - and a gorgeous tribute to your father. The lyrics are poignant and your vocal delivery adds depth even further to them - also, your execution is top notch. Really well produced, and nicely catchy. Despite the subject matter it doesn't come off as over melancholic.

You should be really proud of this one - thanks for sharing smile
_________________________
Cheers,
Deryk

Top
#564757 - 11/18/19 08:01 AM [User Showcase] Re: Dad (a song of tribute) [Re: Marty Ricciotti]
Registered: 12/27/13
Posts: 2428
Loc: St. Louis, MO. USA
sslechta Offline
Veteran

Registered: 12/27/13
Posts: 2428
Loc: St. Louis, MO. USA
Your sister's poem is very wonderfully written.

I do really like the BIAB style you have here. Very well produced. I agree with Ray's comments on the vocal panning. You've been working on that your last few songs I recall. Keep working on your vocals in the mix and I think you'll keep getting better results with each song!

Cheers Marty!
_________________________


Steve

BIAB/RB 2022, Pro Tools 2020, Korg N5, JBL LSR 4328 Powered Monitors, AKG/Shure Mics.
PC: Win11 PRO, 4 TB M2 SSD, 2 TB HD, 128 GB Memory

Top
#564897 - 11/19/19 01:27 AM [User Showcase] Re: Dad (a song of tribute) [Re: Marty Ricciotti]
Registered: 12/08/11
Posts: 6645
Loc: Edmonton, Ab, Canada
Scott C Offline
Veteran

Registered: 12/08/11
Posts: 6645
Loc: Edmonton, Ab, Canada
Excellent intro. Loved the guitar. Really enjoyed your lyric. Really touched hone. Super vocal. Well done

Top
#564942 - 11/19/19 08:09 AM [User Showcase] Re: Dad (a song of tribute) [Re: Marty Ricciotti]
Registered: 06/16/00
Posts: 1944
Loc: Texas
Jim Offline
Expert

Registered: 06/16/00
Posts: 1944
Loc: Texas
A nice tribute & production...
I really like the line...
"No, a father never really parts"...
Good writing.
_________________________
Jim
†=☮&♥

Top
#565450 - 11/22/19 05:17 PM [User Showcase] Re: Dad (a song of tribute) [Re: Marty Ricciotti]
Registered: 06/19/17
Posts: 2903
Loc: Victoria, BC
Ember - PG Music Offline
PG Music Staff

Registered: 06/19/17
Posts: 2903
Loc: Victoria, BC
This was a really lovely tribute that you put together, and the lyrics were especially heart-touching.

Thanks for sharing.
_________________________
Cheers,
Ember

Top
#566070 - 11/24/19 02:19 PM [User Showcase] Re: Dad (a song of tribute) [Re: Marty Ricciotti]
Registered: 12/21/13
Posts: 6571
Loc: Davis, CA
Greg Johnson Offline
Veteran

Registered: 12/21/13
Posts: 6571
Loc: Davis, CA
A nice tribute!! I lost my dad almost 4 years ago and it still hurts a lot. You did a good job putting this together. I'm sure your dad appreciates it! Take care. Greg

Top
#566196 - 11/25/19 03:22 AM [User Showcase] Re: Dad (a song of tribute) [Re: Marty Ricciotti]
Registered: 06/14/19
Posts: 138
Loc: Windsor, Ontario
Marty Ricciotti Offline
Apprentice

Registered: 06/14/19
Posts: 138
Loc: Windsor, Ontario

thanks Deryk, Steve, Scott, Jim, Ember and Greg.

My sister sure did write a nice poem.
I'm sure she didn't think she was writing a song at the time!

I really like the line...
"No, a father never really parts"...
Thanks Jim.


The whole song writing process is fascinating to me.
Where do the ideas come from?
The collaboration of lyrics and melody. Amazing.

Then the application of some proper formatting and arranging.
And BIAB to fill in all the sounds in you head that you don't have the skills or equipment to produce otherwise.

And a thoughtful on line community to share with.

Top
#569032 - 12/06/19 03:03 PM [User Showcase] Re: Dad (a song of tribute) [Re: Marty Ricciotti]
Registered: 10/31/08
Posts: 17768
Loc: Australia
Noel96 Offline
Veteran

Registered: 10/31/08
Posts: 17768
Loc: Australia
Hi Marty,

What a wonderful tribute to your late father!

I love the opening and the way that you've used delay. The effect is mesmerising and sets the tone really well for what's to follow. Your and your sister's writing is terrific and your arranging, performing and production all worked together so very well to create and excellent musical journey.

I enjoyed it!
Noel
_________________________
LINKS TO MY BIAB/RB SONGS


Top
#569053 - 12/06/19 05:15 PM [User Showcase] Re: Dad (a song of tribute) [Re: Marty Ricciotti]
Registered: 09/02/18
Posts: 1791
Loc: Virginia USA
Ezekiel's Storm Offline
Expert

Registered: 09/02/18
Posts: 1791
Loc: Virginia USA
First of all: very nice vocal! I like the 60s/70s feel to the melody. I agree that the upbeat tracks work well with this. The BIAB tracks all integrate well with your song.

Top


PG Music News
New Band-in-a-Box® 2022 Add-ons are Here!

We're excited to say that we've just released some amazing new RealStyles with XPro Styles PAKs 2 & 3 and Xtra Styles PAK 13 for Band-in-a-Box® 2022 for Windows or Mac!

XPro Styles PAK 2 includes 100 fresh new RealStyles that will up the utility and fun factor of the Band-in-a-Box® Pro version by adding 25 rock and pop styles, 25 jazz styles, 25 country styles, and 25 folk styles! XPro Styles PAK 3 goes even further - not only is it packed 100 new RealStyles, it includes 35 RealTracks that are not included with a Pro or MegaPAK purchase - adding even more versatility to what these can do! Sink your teeth into 25 rock/pop styles, 25 jazz/funk styles, 25 country/bluegrass styles, and 25 styles featuring a mix of genres ranging from high energy electro swing to ambient grooves and everything in between.

With the new Xtra Styles PAK 13, we're going to make the number thirteen lucky again! There are 200 new RealStyles for Rock/Pop, Jazz, Country, and Singer-Songwriter. Some examples of what's included: Mellow soundtrack rock, Americana country lullaby, western swing big band, coffee house jazz waltz, jazzy jump blues, songwriter gospel ballad, fast indie rock, vintage clav funk, country pop march, and much, much more!

And they're all ON SALE until July 15th! Purchase Xtra Styles PAKs or XPro Styles PAKs for only $29 per PAK (regular price $49 each)!

Purchase XPro Styles PAKs
Purchase Xtra Styles PAKs
Learn more & watch our video demonstrations

Band-in-a-Box® 2022 for Mac is here!

There are 50+ new features, 222 new RealTracks (20 more than we've released in previous versions), new RealStyles, MIDI SuperTracks, Instrumental Studies, Artist Performances, Xtra Styles PAK 13, XPro Styles PAKs 2 & 3, New "playable RealTracks" Hi-Q sounds, 2 sets of "RealDrums Stems," and more!

We're having a SALE on Band-in-a-Box® 2022 Upgrade purchases until July 15, 2022 - save up to 50% when you purchase a Band-in-a-Box® 2022 for Mac Upgrade!

We've packed our Free Bonus PAK & 49-PAK with some amazing Add-ons! The Free Bonus PAK is automatically included with most Band-in-a-Box® for Mac 2022 packages! For more even more Add-ons (including 60 Unreleased RealTracks!), upgrade it to the 2022 49-PAK for only $49. You can see the full lists of items in each package, and listen to demos here.

If you need any help deciding which package is the best option for you, just let us know. We are here to help!

Learn more about all the new features in Band-in-a-Box® 2022 for Mac.

How to: Opening Multiple Instances of Band-in-a-Box®

Did you know that you can have multiple instances of Band-in-a-Box® open on your computer? There was a conversation about this recently on our Forum, so we put together this video explaining how: Opening Multiple Instances of Band-in-a-Box®

Want to see a quick video tutorial that's not on our Tips & Tricks list? You can post your request to our I want a video that shows me how to .... forum.

How to: Replacing a MIDI Track with an Audio Track (RealBand)

Using RealBand and wondering how to replace a MIDI track with an audio track?

We show you how in our RealBand®: Replacing a MIDI Track with an Audio Track
video!

How to: Setup and Record with a MIDI Keyboard in Band-in-a-Box® for Windows

Do you want to record your MIDI keyboard into Band-in-a-Box®, but aren't sure where to start? This quick video is what you've been looking for! How to Setup and Record with a MIDI Keyboard in Band-in-a-Box® for Windows.

User Guide: Working with MIDI

How to: Why Does My Song Keep Looping in Band-in-a-Box®?

Your Band-in-a-Box® song is looping, and you don't want it to - what do you do?

Fortunately, this is a program setting that can be adjusted - see how this is done: Band-in-a-Box®: Why Does My Song Keep Looping?

Want to see a quick video tutorial that's not on our Tips & Tricks list? You can post your request to our I want a video that shows me how to .... forum.

(Additional Song Preferences you might also find useful: Global Song Overrides)

How to: Copy Chords and Song Info from Band-in-a-Box® to a Document

Did you know that you can copy the chords and other details of your Band-in-a-Box song into a document? We show you how in this video: How to Copy Chords and Song Info from Band-in-a-Box® to a Document

Learn more about this feature: Online Manual - Copy/Paste Chords as Simple Text

Forum Stats
36200 Members
64 Forums
74828 Topics
657155 Posts

Max Online: 2537 @ 01/19/20 07:09 AM
Newest Members
wanimocchi, malcolmscott, Core28, jeanflrs01, bixby

36199 Registered Users
Top Posters (30 Days)
Icelander 246
zedd 176
MarioD 146
Janice & Bud 114
Torrey Bliss 111
Rustyspoon# 91
Rob Helms 81
Jim Fogle 80
Matt Finley 79
David Snyder 75
Today's Birthdays
Luvs3rds