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#600999 - 06/07/20 12:43 PM [User Showcase] Leafy Green at a slower tempo
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Tiger Offline
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I posted this song earlier, and got some positive and useful feedback from the likes of musician17, Rustyspoon#, Floyd jane, rob4580, dcuny, Robertkc, Janice & Bud, rayc, Birchwood, Deej56 and MarioD. Thanks very much to all. Your encouragement and specific criticisms were helpful.

I have incorporated your mixing suggestions and slowed down the tempo a bit, to allow me to sing and articulate a little more clearly.

Once while driving in winter, and looking at the snow-covered trees, the opening line "Well those bare sweet trees aren't cold at all" came to me. I pulled over and made a quick note, came home, and wrote the first sketch of the song. After that, I went looking for a musical style that made sense to me.

This track has been in and out of BIAB a number of times. I was unsuccessful at first in finding a style I liked, so I left. Then once the chords were fully developed elsewhere, I came back to BIAB and created the song again, and auditioned more styles and settled on HORA_B, and used the drums and bass, guitar and piano to build a bossa nova feel. Later, I found the guitar didn't work with the synth rhythms that I had written. I tried the Freddie Green guitar but eventually changed to a "manilow" guitar. The work was finished in Mixcraft 9.

There is a link to the song on SoundCloud, as well as a link to a Youtube lyric video.

It is always a pleasure to hear from this community. .

Leafy Green on Soundcloud

Glenn Polin

https://youtu.be/h74z43lKvoM


Edited by Tiger (06/07/20 12:56 PM)

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#601845 - 06/12/20 08:09 PM [User Showcase] Re: Leafy Green at a slower tempo [Re: Tiger]
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This song deserves more people listening. You've got a fabulous ballad voice. Love the lyrics, melody, choice of backing. All fits together perfectly. Well done Glenn

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#601897 - 06/13/20 08:42 AM [User Showcase] Re: Leafy Green at a slower tempo [Re: furry]
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Tiger Offline
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Originally Posted By: furry
This song deserves more people listening. You've got a fabulous ballad voice. Love the lyrics, melody, choice of backing. All fits together perfectly. Well done Glenn
Graham, thanks so much for your kind words. I just went to Youtube and listened to some of your videos. I love the way you are playing synths and such from your accordion keyboard? Thanks so much for listening.
Glenn

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#601901 - 06/13/20 10:12 AM [User Showcase] Re: Leafy Green at a slower tempo [Re: Tiger]
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This is really super. Glenn. I love your voice. Enjoyable listen. Nice mix.

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#601988 - 06/14/20 09:24 AM [User Showcase] Re: Leafy Green at a slower tempo [Re: Tiger]
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Cool vocal. Well done

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#602304 - 06/16/20 01:42 PM [User Showcase] Re: Leafy Green at a slower tempo [Re: Tiger]
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Sounds good!

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#602404 - 06/17/20 07:11 AM [User Showcase] Re: Leafy Green at a slower tempo [Re: TexasFrets]
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Tiger Offline
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Originally Posted By: TexasFrets
This is really super. Glenn. I love your voice. Enjoyable listen. Nice mix.
Appreciate you telling me how much you liked it. Makes my day!

Glenn

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#602460 - 06/17/20 03:51 PM [User Showcase] Re: Leafy Green at a slower tempo [Re: Tiger]
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This would've fit in fine on The Secret Life of Plants. I really liked it, and I liked your personification of plants on this.
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#602811 - 06/20/20 03:30 AM [User Showcase] Re: Leafy Green at a slower tempo [Re: TuneMonger]
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Originally Posted By: TuneMonger
This would've fit in fine on The Secret Life of Plants. I really liked it, and I liked your personification of plants on this.
As you can imagine, I read that book many years ago, and it had a big effect on me. Thanks for listening and commenting. I am very appreciative.

Stay safe and well!

Glenn

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#602812 - 06/20/20 03:31 AM [User Showcase] Re: Leafy Green at a slower tempo [Re: Janice & Bud]
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Thanks to Scott C and Janice and Bud for their nice words!

Glenn

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