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Well, what a way to end the Year!
I managed to complete a song I wanted to do a long time ago, dedicated to my late mother who encouraged me to sing with my soul. Here's to you Mom!

This song was done entirely with Band in A Box real instruments from the 2019 edition (BTW just purchased the 2020 update)

I wish all the BIAB users a Happy new year and many happy music production hours


Title: Wanna bring you flowers lyrics


RealTracks in style: 366:Bass, Electric, Country Ev 065
RealTracks in style: ~365:Guitar, Acoustic, Fingerpicking Ev 085
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PS. A special shout out to Joanne Cooper who's YouTube tips are worth their weight in gold

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Nice track. Well done!

I didn't know that Joanne Cooper has tips on YouTube... will check them out.

Thanks a lot for sharing!

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You've drenched your vocal in a fair bit of reverb - and there're, (at least), two different vocal aren't they?
Nice song.
Ms. Cooper's tips on the tube & on her website are excellent.


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This is a very nice song. I really enjoyed it. There's a couple things the were interesting - at the 1:20 mark, there's a nice little key change (I think), and then that next segment after that really made me think of Ringo Starr - maybe it was the combination of the voice and the style, but that kicked it up a notch.

Happy New Year!


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Hello Will,

Thank you and a pleasure. She has some great videos on the tube and wise to invest time and apply. BTW I am officially a fan of her music and she has a great voice

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Originally Posted By: rayc
You've drenched your vocal in a fair bit of reverb - and there're, (at least), two different vocal aren't they?
Nice song.
Ms. Cooper's tips on the tube & on her website are excellent.


Hi rayc

Right on the button with more than average reverb. I do not have a naturally expressive voice so I have to dope it somewhat. Two voices, both my own, one harmonized. I liked the effect and decided to keep it in the mix. Well picked up indeed.

Thank you for the compliment

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Originally Posted By: EdZ314
This is a very nice song. I really enjoyed it. There's a couple things the were interesting - at the 1:20 mark, there's a nice little key change (I think), and then that next segment after that really made me think of Ringo Starr - maybe it was the combination of the voice and the style, but that kicked it up a notch.

Happy New Year!


Hi EdZ314

Thank you and glad you did.

No Key change but I extended a 1 bar chord to the next bar first two beats and then added C/D to lead to the G and trigger me for the higher pitch

Ringo Star https://www.pgmusic.com/forums/images/icons/default/blush.gif Wow! Thank you

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Nice song - touching write.

As there's nothing wrong with your voice, there's no need to use anything but the "regular" amount of reverb. smile

You've got the same instrumentation through the song. That's not a bad thing, but give it a bit of "sameness" after a while. Changing the instrumentation a bit - such as starting a bit more sparse, and then adding instruments - would help create a bit more build.

I enjoyed the song. Well done.


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Hi Chris,

This is a really good listen. Your writing and presenting are strong and you engaged me from start to finish. The instruments that you chose to back you were a great fit and enhanced the emotional journey of these very touching lyrics.

May 2020 be kind to you!
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Hi dcuny

Thank you for the listen and advice, will definitely play around to see where I can improve

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Hi Noel96

Thank you so much for the listen and the very positive feedback.
This was an emotional journey to express how I feel, it took a number of recordings to get past the choking bit. I am grateful for everyone's feedback and will definitely revisit and rework this song because I feel there are many who can relate to loss.

God Bless and a spectacular 2020 to you

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Chris,

A very emotional song.

The BIAB backing tracks are well done, nicely mixed. The vocal is heart-felt.

Nicely done.

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Wow - very nicely done. A really moving piece and the whole thing flows like water. Very easy to listen to and the vocals sound sincere and really hit you in the chest.

Thanks for sharing smile


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Excellent tribute to your mother and a treat for us all.

The soul is there and, irrespective of genre, that will always engage us.

The choice of RTs and the mix both work well.

Thanks for sharing!

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Hello Floyd

Thank you so much for the feedback, it was a touch song to do.
I am an official fan and often listen to find inspiration.

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Chris

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Good Evening Deryk

Thank you, it was a difficult song to sing without choking up and your comments mean the world.

Wish a you a splendid weekend

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Hi Janice and Bud

Thank you so much and with such comments from artists of your calibre, accepted with humble appreciation. I do like your songs and as with Floyd, I do listen often to find inspiration.

Kind Regards

Chris

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This has a nice gentle melody that fits well with the lyrics. Nice work!

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Good morning Ezekiel Storm

So glad that you liked it and thank you

Enjoy your day

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Nicely written & done...
I enjoyed listening but I never did find any lyrics smile
Keep on writing & recording...
Singing & picking...
And having fun with your music!


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