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#578785 - 01/31/20 07:56 AM [User Showcase] A Song in D
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My first purely instrumental track of the year ... see what you think? Thanks for listening and for any and all comments :-)

https://soundcloud.com/jamesdelsono/a-song-in-d

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Title: 31 January 2020
File: 31 January 2020.SGU
Key=D , Tempo 90, Length (m:s)=3:49
No intro. 82 bar chorus, from bar 1 to bar 82. Repeat x1 chorus
No Melody
No Soloist track.
Song is saved with Volume, Pan, Reverb, Chorus, Bank0,
Style is _WESTCST.STY (Classic West Coast Rap)

RealTracks in style: ~~903:Bass, Electric, SmoothCool Sw16 100
RealTracks in style: 1405:Piano, Acoustic, Rhythm Soul70sHeld Ev16 100
Loop in Song: HipHop\Old School - bouncy_hop_90_b drums sw16.wav
RealTracks in style: 2621:Guitar, Electric, Rhythm Swing16WahWah Sw16 085
Loop in Song: HipHop\Old School - buckshott_92_a drums sw16.wav
RealDrums [in style:RockSwing16^03-a:Brushes, Kick , b:Snare, HiHat

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#578796 - 01/31/20 09:52 AM [User Showcase] Re: A Song in D [Re: musician17]
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Sounds fine, James. Sounds like it should be the backing track for a lyric.

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#578988 - 02/01/20 11:20 AM [User Showcase] Re: A Song in D [Re: musician17]
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Nice balanced mix.

Sounds like a modern ad backing track!

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#579061 - 02/01/20 10:16 PM [User Showcase] Re: A Song in D [Re: musician17]
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I like the wah wah rhythm guitar - it's just the right texture to counterpoint the piano.
It flows well and BIAB doesn't hiccough in any changes - cool.
It does offer a nice bed for a vocal melody.
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#579069 - 02/01/20 11:02 PM [User Showcase] Re: A Song in D [Re: musician17]
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Levels pleasantly balanced. A no-nonsense, no surprises chord progression that works well. I thought a little L/R separation between piano and guitar might enhance the overall effect.

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#579079 - 02/01/20 11:16 PM [User Showcase] Re: A Song in D [Re: musician17]
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James,

Yeah, I agree with those above . . . nice chord mix here with a clear melody that begs for lyrics. I’ll look forward to what direction you take this.

All my best,

Deej

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#579212 - 02/02/20 09:44 PM [User Showcase] Re: A Song in D [Re: musician17]
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Thanks everyone :-)
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#579227 - 02/03/20 01:51 AM [User Showcase] Re: A Song in D [Re: musician17]
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Hello James,

This is a nice song, but maybe waiting for some vocals. And perhaps a bridge somewhere towards the end?

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#579275 - 02/03/20 09:55 AM [User Showcase] Re: A Song in D [Re: musician17]
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A good 1st instrumental for 2020...
I enjoyed listening to your creation!
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#579371 - 02/03/20 09:47 PM [User Showcase] Re: A Song in D [Re: Jim]
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Piano and wah guitar worked well together, which was a pleasant surprise for me. I enjoyed it.
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#579434 - 02/04/20 01:12 PM [User Showcase] Re: A Song in D [Re: musician17]
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Thanks again!

Hans: yes, I did not think of a bridge towards the end. I made more daring choices harmonically, I think, towards the end ... but the bridge is a thought!

Thanks for listening!
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#579459 - 02/04/20 04:36 PM [User Showcase] Re: A Song in D [Re: musician17]
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I think I'm starting to recognize some of your harmonic preferences. smile

It's a nice backing track, but I agree with others that instead of having the piano imply a melody, it would be nice to add a lead instrument or vocal.

Since it's pretty much the same instrumentation throughout, I'm with Hans - it would be nice to have a bridge or contrasting section to create some change, before finally returning back to the initial idea.

Pleasant listen.
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#579461 - 02/04/20 05:09 PM [User Showcase] Re: A Song in D [Re: musician17]
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Well done! It is a really nice chord progression, but - and I am sorry to repeat what others have said - a good vocalist or soloist would make the track even better!

Thanks for sharing!
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#580010 - 02/09/20 01:41 AM [User Showcase] Re: A Song in D [Re: musician17]
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Hi James,

a cool harmonic progression and a very nice backing track. The wah-wah is especially great - you don't heer it that often anymore these days.

Like Floyd wrote: Could be the perfect backing track for some vocals...

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#580864 - 02/14/20 05:12 PM [User Showcase] Re: A Song in D [Re: musician17]
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Hi James,

This is nicely easy on the ears. It sounds like it's perfect for accompanying one of your recitatives. I enjoyed this groove and the smile that it brought to my face. Thank you.

All the best,
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#580867 - 02/14/20 05:42 PM [User Showcase] Re: A Song in D [Re: musician17]
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I was just working with that particular Style today! You used it really well. Thanks so much for sharing!
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#580924 - 02/14/20 10:46 PM [User Showcase] Re: A Song in D [Re: musician17]
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Thanks all!!! So glad you enjoyed it :-)
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