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#579128 - 02/02/20 07:43 AM [User Showcase] Why I never asked
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I am so excited to present Band-in-a-Box 2020 at this year's FAWM.... I hope I am going to get enough time to finish the 14 songs this year. I have started a hectic contract which is getting in the way!
Very quick recording on this one so there are a few issues....but here goes anyway.

Straight out of BIAB 2020. No editing, no arranging, no effects on the native style "LOW PLAIN classic country folk". Just some editing, tuning and Nectar on the vocals and some Ozone on the mix.

Lyrics again by the wonderful Cindy Prince.

You told me often
How much you cared
But looking back
You never shared
But the basics

You spent some time
That much is true
But I don't think
I ever really knew
You at all

Now that I'm gone
I question everything
And I wonder what was there Behind the mask
Even though we're through
My feelings sting
And I can't help but question
Why I never asked

You always seemed
So easy going
But after time
I have a deep knowing
It was an act

You lied often
But I believed
And so right now
just leave me to grieve
just let me heal

Was I afraid of your answer
Was I afraid what you'd reveal
I think I guessed of your darkness
And every day haunts me still

Tracks:
Title: _LOPLAIN Demo - Low Plain Classic Ctry Folk Bal
File:Why I never asked.SGU
Key=Bb , Tempo 86, Length (m:s)=3:32
4 bar intro, 68 bar chorus, from bar 5 to bar 72. Repeat x1 chorus
No Melody
No Soloist track.
Song is saved with Volume, Pan, Reverb, Chorus, Bank0,
Style is _LOPLAIN.STY (Low Plain Classic Ctry Folk Bal)

RealTracks in style: ~701:Bass, Electric, PopHalfNotesSync Ev 085
RealTracks in style: 1728:Piano, Acoustic, Rhythm PopBalladJohn Ev 085
RealTracks in style: ~542:Guitar, Electric, Rhythm Dreamy Ev 085
RealTracks in style: 3416:Banjo, Rhythm FolkStrumming Ev 080
RealDrums [in style:PopRock8ths^04-a:Closed Hat, Sidestick, b:Closed Hat, Snare

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#579152 - 02/02/20 09:41 AM [User Showcase] Re: Why I never asked [Re: JoanneCooper]
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Joanne,
A hummable chorus melody showcases your crystal clear warm vocals with wonderful phrasing.
I like the lyrics - always well written by Cindy Prince- and the style suits.
Amazing you can produce a demo this good under the FAWM time constraints!

Robert

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#579168 - 02/02/20 01:06 PM [User Showcase] Re: Why I never asked [Re: JoanneCooper]
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Hi Joanne,

That FAWM is some challence! I didn't know you had to make a song every two days during a month. Can you also sleep or is that out of the question in februari?
But I heard two songs of you now, the one you sent me yesterday and this one. And they are both very nice.
I think you must post the other one as well, but I will concentrate on this one here:
Very nice, (a bit) mysterious lyrics and a sweet gentle chorus. The song meanders sweetly through your head and lingers some time.
At least that is what it did to me.

Good luck with your project,
Hans
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#579328 - 02/03/20 03:59 PM [User Showcase] Re: Why I never asked [Re: JoanneCooper]
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Beautiful song---such a pleasing melody.

You have a sweet, comforting voice.

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#579337 - 02/03/20 04:50 PM [User Showcase] Re: Why I never asked [Re: JoanneCooper]
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Lovely stuff, melody & voice -lovely.
Is that an electronic stutter on "seemed" at 1.22?
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#579369 - 02/03/20 09:11 PM [User Showcase] Re: Why I never asked [Re: JoanneCooper]
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FAWM is certainly an ambitious undertaking! Good luck!

You're certainly off with a bang! Lovely song, solid write, good melody, harmonies support the chorus nicely. The staggering of the harmonies make them even more effective.
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#579392 - 02/04/20 06:44 AM [User Showcase] Re: Why I never asked [Re: JoanneCooper]
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nice work. It has a 60's feel to it.
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#579427 - 02/04/20 12:42 PM [User Showcase] Re: Why I never asked [Re: JoanneCooper]
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Beautiful on every level, I don't know what you did mixing the harmonies but I loved it. What a great talent you have. I'd never be able to do a song every two days. I did November Novel Writing Month but only got about halfway. Good luck with it!
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#579480 - 02/04/20 09:17 PM [User Showcase] Re: Why I never asked [Re: JoanneCooper]
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I can't help but question
Why I never asked


Wonderful turn of phrase. The Band sounds really good right out of the box. I wouldn't know how to improve on the mix. Your vocals and harmonies are clear delivering emotion and solid melody. A really nice one. Best wishes with all your projects this month.
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#579528 - 02/05/20 08:08 AM [User Showcase] Re: Why I never asked [Re: JoanneCooper]
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Very, very pretty in all aspects...

The vocals, the write and the band are very nice.

Best to you,

J&B
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#579548 - 02/05/20 09:51 AM [User Showcase] Re: Why I never asked [Re: JoanneCooper]
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Good lyrics, backing, & vocals...
I enjoyed listening!

BTW...
I see you have completed 3 other songs...
That makes 4 songs in 5 days...
Congratulations...
You are ahead of schedule!
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#579557 - 02/05/20 10:29 AM [User Showcase] Re: Why I never asked [Re: JoanneCooper]
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Nice song.
Great lyrics.
Well performed.

Love you vocals,Joanne.
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#579560 - 02/05/20 10:52 AM [User Showcase] Re: Why I never asked [Re: JoanneCooper]
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Nice song. I like it. The clean guitar sounds a little late and causes an bit of an uncomfortable feel to it. Can you slide RealTracks in style: ~542:Guitar, Electric, Rhythm Dreamy Ev 085 a little ahead of where it is? On these types of slower, graceful down strums with an arpeggio afterwards the down strum usually ends on the beat not slightly afterwards. In other word the down strum begins just before the beat and ends at the higher note/s on the beat or close to it. Too close can sound unnatural also especially if its exactly the same each time. This might smooth it out a little. The rest of it seams to flow smoothly.
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#580548 - 02/12/20 01:46 PM [User Showcase] Re: Why I never asked [Re: JoanneCooper]
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Hi Joanne,

This is very easy on the ears. Your vocals shine, the mix is first class and your 'band' is perfect for this contemplative folk song.

I enjoyed my journey.

All the best with FAWM.
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#580593 - 02/12/20 05:19 PM [User Showcase] Re: Why I never asked [Re: JoanneCooper]
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Hi Joanne, this is gorgeous. I LOVE your songs to bits and this is simply lovely as per usual

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#580696 - 02/13/20 01:47 PM [User Showcase] Re: Why I never asked [Re: JoanneCooper]
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Lovely vocal Joanne . Well done

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#580737 - 02/13/20 06:18 PM [User Showcase] Re: Why I never asked [Re: JoanneCooper]
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Joanne,
Very nice vocal shifts. You are a very good singer & songwriter.
Listens very well! Thank you for sharing.

Misha.

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#580773 - 02/14/20 03:53 AM [User Showcase] Re: Why I never asked [Re: JoanneCooper]
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Thank you to all those who have listened and commented... it is very much appreciated. I read and savor each one.

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#580868 - 02/14/20 05:42 PM [User Showcase] Re: Why I never asked [Re: JoanneCooper]
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Joanne,

Boy, that’s one pretty tune—terrific vocals and magnetic harmonies. For a “quick recording,” quite impressive. Very well done!

All my best,

Deej

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