Page 2 of 3 < 1 2 3 >
You need to be logged in to post
Options
Index
#602730 - 06/19/20 09:59 AM [User Showcase] Re: NEW SONG POST: The Moon Just Seems to Know [Re: Janice & Bud]
Registered: 03/04/07
Posts: 812
Loc: Germany
CeeBee Offline
Expert

Registered: 03/04/07
Posts: 812
Loc: Germany
Wow.
_________________________
Chris

Top
#602738 - 06/19/20 11:56 AM [User Showcase] Re: NEW SONG POST: The Moon Just Seems to Know [Re: Greg Johnson]
Registered: 11/18/19
Posts: 362
Loc: Chicago, IL
EdZ314 Offline
Journeyman

Registered: 11/18/19
Posts: 362
Loc: Chicago, IL
Wow, Greg - this song is fantastic. I really liked the comment from Dave about the chord progression, but I also totally agree with Dave about not analyzing it. This song is poignant, lyrical, and melancholy, and absolutely beautiful. I could totally imagine hearing this song being played on TV, or radio, or in a movie.

Bravo!
_________________________
Ed Z

Soundcloud profile
https://soundcloud.com/user-415064494
BIAB user since 2019
iPad Mini, Garageband for iOS, BIAB for Windows 2020 UltraPAK, Xtra Styles packs 6-9, Windows 10 Lenovo PC, Kontakt Player, SpitFire LABS, SampleTank 4 CS, some Soundfonts



Top
#602759 - 06/19/20 03:13 PM [User Showcase] Re: NEW SONG POST: The Moon Just Seems to Know [Re: Greg Johnson]
Registered: 05/16/17
Posts: 1490
beatmaster Offline
Expert

Registered: 05/16/17
Posts: 1490
Nice one Greg , ballads are definitely your thing, nice lyrics and heart felt singing Just Beuutiiffull !!
_________________________
win 10 64 bit 16gb, ssd 500gb, Alesis multimix8 usb,ketron sd,Roland BK-7M, 1000,shure sm7b,sonar,acid,mixcraft, variety of plugins.Sample tank 3, TC Helicon Voicelive 3 2 ,Byerdynamic 770 pro, akg k270,akg k701.
https://beatmaster1.bandcamp.com/releases

Top
#602781 - 06/19/20 06:21 PM [User Showcase] Re: NEW SONG POST: The Moon Just Seems to Know [Re: Greg Johnson]
Registered: 03/07/18
Posts: 2787
Rustyspoon# Offline
Veteran

Registered: 03/07/18
Posts: 2787
Greg,
Congrats on this amazing piece of music! Beautiful. Enjoyed it very much. Thank you for sharing.

Misha.

Top
#603397 - 06/23/20 11:21 AM [User Showcase] Re: NEW SONG POST: The Moon Just Seems to Know [Re: Greg Johnson]
Registered: 11/29/06
Posts: 2205
Loc: Finland
jannesan Offline
Veteran

Registered: 11/29/06
Posts: 2205
Loc: Finland
A good melancholy ballad touches me, big sadness in the lyrics, chording and the melody. Your voice has always sounded great, but now there is even an extra bit of breaking vulnerability. From the title to the mellow arrangement, every part has found its position in this beautiful perfect work of art.

Janne
_________________________
Hear My Music:

Soundcloud
YouTube


Top
#604835 - 07/02/20 02:25 PM [User Showcase] Re: NEW SONG POST: The Moon Just Seems to Know [Re: Al-David]
Registered: 12/21/13
Posts: 6291
Loc: Davis, CA
Greg Johnson Offline
Veteran

Registered: 12/21/13
Posts: 6291
Loc: Davis, CA
Originally Posted By: Al-David
This is just so nice, Greg! Sad, yet tender. I enjoyed the minimal number of backing tracks. Exactly enough with no overkill. A wonderful lyric wrapped in a heartfelt, emotion arrangement. I also like that you end the choruses, and the song, by going to the minor 6 chord rather than resolving to the tonic. It adds an extra touch of sadness that the song endears. Loved it!

Best to you and yours. Be safe ...

Alan


Thanks so much Alan for that wonderful review! Loving your instrumentals lately.....I should say still!! Take care. Greg

Top
#604836 - 07/02/20 02:27 PM [User Showcase] Re: NEW SONG POST: The Moon Just Seems to Know [Re: rayc]
Registered: 12/21/13
Posts: 6291
Loc: Davis, CA
Greg Johnson Offline
Veteran

Registered: 12/21/13
Posts: 6291
Loc: Davis, CA
Originally Posted By: rayc
Lovely intimate vocal with nary a errant noise.
WONDERFUL capture.
Lovely, lovely song.


Thanks Ray!! Enjoyed hearing your new rocker (instrumental so far) this morning! Take care. Greg

Top
#604837 - 07/02/20 02:27 PM [User Showcase] Re: NEW SONG POST: The Moon Just Seems to Know [Re: BlueAttitude]
Registered: 12/21/13
Posts: 6291
Loc: Davis, CA
Greg Johnson Offline
Veteran

Registered: 12/21/13
Posts: 6291
Loc: Davis, CA
Originally Posted By: BlueAttitude
Man, I'm not going to even try and analyse this, it would cheapen it somehow.

Simply sublime!


Thanks Dave! That is a wonderful compliment! Always love hearing your stuff!! Take care. Greg

Top
#604838 - 07/02/20 02:28 PM [User Showcase] Re: NEW SONG POST: The Moon Just Seems to Know [Re: musician17]
Registered: 12/21/13
Posts: 6291
Loc: Davis, CA
Greg Johnson Offline
Veteran

Registered: 12/21/13
Posts: 6291
Loc: Davis, CA
Originally Posted By: musician17
Beautiful! It reminds me of some of Sting's best work. Well done!


Thanks so much James!! I'm a huge Sting fan, so that is as high a compliment as I can get in my book!! Take care. Greg

Top
#605028 - 07/03/20 04:55 PM [User Showcase] Re: NEW SONG POST: The Moon Just Seems to Know [Re: Greg Johnson]
Registered: 05/11/15
Posts: 2176
Loc: Aichi, Japan
animarorecords Offline
Veteran

Registered: 05/11/15
Posts: 2176
Loc: Aichi, Japan
Greg,

Nice Song! Very beautiful.
It reminds me of "The shadow of Your Smile" in some way.
Your vocal fits this perfectly.
Enjoyed my listen a lot.

Best regards.

Shigeki Adachi

Top
#605040 - 07/03/20 06:49 PM [User Showcase] Re: NEW SONG POST: The Moon Just Seems to Know [Re: VideoTrack]
Registered: 12/21/13
Posts: 6291
Loc: Davis, CA
Greg Johnson Offline
Veteran

Registered: 12/21/13
Posts: 6291
Loc: Davis, CA
Originally Posted By: VideoTrack
Really well produced Greg, and a little different form your usual material, but nonetheless absolutely enjoyable.

Frankly, you've demonstrated another dimension to your talents. Big vocal range, provided with lots of precision.

This song encompasses remarkable lyrics, encapsulated in a really well delivered performance.


Thanks so much Trevor! Love you new one!! Take care. Greg

Top
#605042 - 07/03/20 06:50 PM [User Showcase] Re: NEW SONG POST: The Moon Just Seems to Know [Re: floyd jane]
Registered: 12/21/13
Posts: 6291
Loc: Davis, CA
Greg Johnson Offline
Veteran

Registered: 12/21/13
Posts: 6291
Loc: Davis, CA
Originally Posted By: floyd jane
BE.A.U.TI.FUL!!!

This is as good as it gets.

Adele and Celine Dion should be fighting over who gets to record this. IF Barbara Streisand would let them have a chance at it first...

Yesterday, we were listening to some Judy Collins... "Send In The Clowns" and "The Moon's A Harsh Mistress". This stands up to either of those. You mentioned Dianne Warren in your review of my current post. She can't even touch this. Not even close.

Songwriting at its very best.

Your vocal and your production of it are every bit a match for the song quality. GORGEOUS. WOW.

YOU should be a HUGE star. This should be a HUGE hit. Oscar should be calling..

fj


WOW! Thanks so much my friend!! I'm tempted to print this review and put it on my studio wall for inspirations!! Many, many thanks!! Take care. Greg

Top
#605079 - 07/04/20 03:44 AM [User Showcase] Re: NEW SONG POST: The Moon Just Seems to Know [Re: Greg Johnson]
Registered: 09/30/16
Posts: 1053
Loc: Netherlands, Haarlem
Birchwood Offline
Expert

Registered: 09/30/16
Posts: 1053
Loc: Netherlands, Haarlem
Hi Greg,

Beautiful sang! And what nice song it is. I'm impressed!
Don't know what to say more, considering all what's been said here.

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

Top
#605091 - 07/04/20 05:27 AM [User Showcase] Re: NEW SONG POST: The Moon Just Seems to Know [Re: Greg Johnson]
Registered: 12/29/10
Posts: 1520
Loc: Charlotte, NC
Tano Music Offline
Expert

Registered: 12/29/10
Posts: 1520
Loc: Charlotte, NC
I really enjoyed this track, and I agree with the other commentors that the sparse track backing fit perfectly with your theme, the melody, and the feel.

But I was mostly concentrating on the singability of your lyric:

Lots of open "O" sounds in the lyric--blow, echo.know, lonliness, show, so cold---perfect choices for your mellow voice and for capturing the feel. And I love your choice of matching the first line ending ("gone") with a second line ending that is kind of a clever rhyme scheme--"lonliness", so the rhyme isn't on the last syllable, or using "echo"--emphasis on the first syllable, but the rhyme on the second syllable. This is getting kind of deep into lyric construction, but I'm guessing you realized this when you made your choices.

Top
#605167 - 07/04/20 04:21 PM [User Showcase] Re: NEW SONG POST: The Moon Just Seems to Know [Re: Greg Johnson]
Registered: 07/11/15
Posts: 3247
Loc: Missouri
Torrey Bliss Offline
Veteran

Registered: 07/11/15
Posts: 3247
Loc: Missouri
What a lovely song Greg! The haunting melody fits the lyrics so well! Your vocals are absolutely stellar!! Great work! Thanks, T
_________________________
Torrey Bliss
www.soundcloud.com/torrey-bliss



Top
#605174 - 07/04/20 04:37 PM [User Showcase] Re: NEW SONG POST: The Moon Just Seems to Know [Re: jptjptjpt]
Registered: 12/21/13
Posts: 6291
Loc: Davis, CA
Greg Johnson Offline
Veteran

Registered: 12/21/13
Posts: 6291
Loc: Davis, CA
Originally Posted By: jptjptjpt
Fantastic ballad. Lovely. Beautiful (and sad) lyrics. A+ hook line "The moon just seems to know". I like it!


Thanks so much for your support and kind words! Much appreciated!! Take care. Greg

Top
#605175 - 07/04/20 04:38 PM [User Showcase] Re: NEW SONG POST: The Moon Just Seems to Know [Re: Robertkc]
Registered: 12/21/13
Posts: 6291
Loc: Davis, CA
Greg Johnson Offline
Veteran

Registered: 12/21/13
Posts: 6291
Loc: Davis, CA
Originally Posted By: Robertkc
Greg,
A lovely song that sounds like a great movie ballad. The simple arrangement works well and your vocals ( performance and processing) are up there with your best.
Very well done!

Robert


Thanks so much Robert! Always enjoy your stuff!! Take care. Greg

Top
#605409 - 07/06/20 03:05 PM [User Showcase] Re: NEW SONG POST: The Moon Just Seems to Know [Re: Will Josef]
Registered: 12/21/13
Posts: 6291
Loc: Davis, CA
Greg Johnson Offline
Veteran

Registered: 12/21/13
Posts: 6291
Loc: Davis, CA
Originally Posted By: Will Josef
Really well done song - very beautiful indeed! Thanks a lot for sharing, Greg!

Will


Thanks for your kind words Will! Much appreciated!! Take care. Greg

Top
#605410 - 07/06/20 03:06 PM [User Showcase] Re: NEW SONG POST: The Moon Just Seems to Know [Re: furry]
Registered: 12/21/13
Posts: 6291
Loc: Davis, CA
Greg Johnson Offline
Veteran

Registered: 12/21/13
Posts: 6291
Loc: Davis, CA
Originally Posted By: furry
Greg this is really beautiful. You've got an amazing voice and this song is just perfect. LOVED EVERY BIT OF THIS ! Well done


Thanks so much Graham! Really appreciate your very kind words!! Take care. Greg

Top
#605412 - 07/06/20 03:07 PM [User Showcase] Re: NEW SONG POST: The Moon Just Seems to Know [Re: Guitarhacker]
Registered: 12/21/13
Posts: 6291
Loc: Davis, CA
Greg Johnson Offline
Veteran

Registered: 12/21/13
Posts: 6291
Loc: Davis, CA
Originally Posted By: Guitarhacker
Floyd mentioned Babs, Adele, and Celine... I was thinking the same thing as I was listening.

Well written and recorded.

Bravo!


Really appreciate that Herb! Love your latest!! Take care. Greg

Top
Page 2 of 3 < 1 2 3 >


PG Music News
Band-in-a-Box® 2021 for Mac - Upgrade Today and Save up to 50%!

Band-in-a-Box® 2021 for Mac is here with over 80 new features, 202 RealTracks, new RealStyles, MIDI SuperTracks, Instrumental Studies, Artist Performances, Bonus RealDrums "Singles," RealDrums transcriptions, MultiStyles PAK 1, Xtra Styles PAK 11, and more!

We're having a SALE on Band-in-a-Box® 2021 Upgrade purchases until June 30, 2021 - save up to 50% when you purchase your Band-in-a-Box® 2021 for Mac Upgrade, which will also include a FREE Bonus PAK!

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 2021 packages, but for more even more Add-ons (including 40 Unreleased RealTracks and MultiStyles PAK 1) upgrade it to the 2021 49-PAK for only $49. You can see the full lists of items in each package, and listen to demos here.

Check out our Band-in-a-Box® packages page for all the purchase options available. Need help deciding? Let us know - we're here to help!

Band-in-a-Box® 2021 for Mac - 4 Reasons to Upgrade Now!

We recently released our Band-in-a-Box® 2021 for Mac... Upgrade today!

1. Big Sur and Silicon M1 chip compatible! Band-in-a-Box® 2021 for Mac is compatible with Intel and Silicon M1 chip and works on all Mac OS from Snow Leopard (OS 10.6.8) to Big Sur (OS 11) inclusive. (Note: the Band-in-a-Box® Plugin requires OS 10.7 or higher.)

2. 80+ New Features, including Utility Tracks! 16 new editable Utility tracks, which can be used for audio and/or MIDI. You can generate RealTracks on a Utility track, for the whole track or a region of the track!

3. Huge amount of new content! 202 new RealTracks, and now over 3,300 hours of audio included in the UltraPAK.

4. Special Pricing on Upgrades! Save up to 50% on Band-in-a-Box® 2021 upgrades and receive a Bonus PAK full of great new Add-ons - but only until June 30th!

Band-in-a-Box® 2021 for Mac Bonus PAKs!

Say "hello" to Mac Bonus PAKs!

Purchase Band-in-a-Box® 2021 for Mac during our special (ending June 30th) and you'll receive a FREE BONUS PAK filled with some great new Add-ons!
-"Rediscovered" RealTracks Styles
-Instrumental Studies 15: Minor Jazz Blues Guitar Soloing
-Look Ma! More MIDI 5
-MIDI SuperTracks Set 32: Jazz, New Age and Gospel Keys
-RealCharts for all existing and new RealDrums

Upgrade that to the 2021 49-PAK for just $49 to grab even more AMAZING Add-ons, including MultiStyles PAK 1, 40 additional unreleased RealTracks, and more!
-40 Bonus Unreleased RealTracks
-Instrumental Studies 14: Country Rock Blues Shuffle Soloing
-Look Ma! More MIDI 6
-MIDI SuperTracks Set 33: More Bass
-14 Bonus RealDrums "Singles"
-Artist Performance Set 10: More Celtic Flute with Geoff Kelly
-MultiStyles PAK 1

More info...

Video - Band-in-a-Box® 2021 for Mac® - DAW Plugin 3.0 New Features

The Band-in-a-Box® 2021 DAW Plugin offers great new features including enhanced audio rendering, support for displaying two chord types, the ability to change audio output channels, and we've added table view buttons. Now you can Import MIDI markers and tempo map, export chord markers as a MIDI file, generate all ungenerated tracks, and much more!

Learn all about the new features added to the Band-in-a-Box® 2021 for Mac® DAW Plugin 3.0: Band-in-a-Box® 2021 for Mac® - DAW Plugin 3.0 New Features

Read about the new features.

Video - Band-in-a-Box® 2021: New Features Video - Extended Version!

The complete Band-in-a-Box® 2021 for Mac New Features Video is ready!!!

With 80+ new features, there's a lot to discuss - so grab a snack & something to wash it down with and watch Tobin explain everything new for version 2021: Band-in-a-Box® 2021 Video: "New Features, RealTracks, and Additional Content!"

Prefer to read?
Read the Band-in-a-Box® 2021 Upgrade Manual: Online Manual | PDF Download

Video - Band-in-a-Box® 2021 for Mac: Everything you need to know in less than 6 minutes!

Take a few minutes to learn about the 80+ new features and content added to Band-in-a-Box® 2021 for Mac with our latest video: Band-in-a-Box® 2021 for Mac® - Everything you need to know in under 6 minutes!* (plus the 49-PAK!)

To celebrate this new version, we're having a SALE on Band-in-a-Box® 2021 for Mac Upgrade purchases until June 30, 2021 - save up to 50% when you purchase your Band-in-a-Box® 2021 for Mac Upgrade!

Check out our Band-in-a-Box® packages page for all the purchase options available.

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

Introducing XPro Styles PAK 1 for Band-in-a-Box® 2021!

Introducing XPro Styles PAK 1 for Band-in-a-Box® 2021!

Great news! We've created a collection of 100 styles that work with the Band-in-a-Box Pro package contents! In fact, these will work with ANY Band-in-a-Box package!

The brand-new XPro Styles PAK 1 greatly expands your Band-in-a-Box® style library with 100 fully-produced arrangements including 25 rock and pop styles, 25 jazz styles, 25 country styles, and 25 folk styles.

AND IT IS ON SALE UNTIL JUNE 30TH! Add XPro Styles PAK 1 to your collection for only $29... that's 40% off our regular price of $49!

Watch our Demos video, or pick and choose the demos you want to listen to when you visit our XPro Styles PAKs page.

Note: XPro Styles PAK 1 requires RealTracks from Band-in-a-Box® 2021 or higher and is compatible with any package, including Pro, MegaPAK, UltraPAK, UltraPAK+, and Audiophile Edition.

Using Windows? Click here for your XPro Styles PAK 1 page.

Forum Stats
34539 Members
66 Forums
69749 Topics
601420 Posts

Max Online: 2537 @ 01/19/20 07:09 AM
Newest Members
hayden_95, Buswell, Cupang_magelang, Orphy, jujublakey

34539 Registered Users
Top Posters (30 Days)
VideoTrack 178
Matt Finley 170
MarioD 149
Janice & Bud 147
zedd 138
Simon - PG Music 118
MusicStudent 111
Jim Fogle 110
Blake - PG Music 99
justanoldmuso 89
Today's Birthdays
Kevin Woolley, lifeguardlloyd