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#604069 - 06/27/20 06:24 PM [User Showcase] It's A Fine Line
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It's A Fine Line

I was playing around with Kontakt Picked Acoustic (I recall when I bought it that it was a topic in the Off-Topic forum )and used it as the intro guitar. As is often the case I used it once and then move on to something else but but the guitar certainly sounds rich.

Leon - Lyric & Vocals
I played the acoustic solo and sang a little.

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MIDI SuperTracks in song: 1805:Synth Pad, PopBelieve Ev16 065
RealTracks in song: ~365:Guitar, Acoustic, Fingerpicking Ev 085
RealTracks in song: ~1118:Guitar, 12-String Acoustic, Strumming Ev 085
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Plus the above mentioned guitar.

It’s A Fine Line

It’s a fine line between today and tomorrow
It’s a fine line between happiness and sorrow
It’s a fine line between feeling good and feeling like
Your world is coming down around your ears

It’s a fine line between ignorance and hate
So much depends on each decision that you make
There’s a fine distinction between who you are and
Who it is you want the world to see

Don’t be afraid
To roll the dice
Every waking moment
Involves a choice
One day you’re down and out
Then you’re riding high
One day you’re crawling
And the next day you can fly

It’s a fine line between sickness and wellbeing
How much can you really trust what you think it is you’re seeing?
It’s a fine line between the infinite variety
Of futures you potentially will see

It’s a fine line between the darkness and the light
It’s a fine line between what’s legal and what’s right
It’s a fine line between standing up for dignity
Or giving in selfishly to greed

Don’t be afraid
To speak the truth
Speak it to power
Offer them your proof
Raise up your voice
And make them hear
It might surprise you
How much you can achieve

It’s a fine line between today and tomorrow
It’s a fine line between happiness and sorrow
It’s a fine line between feeling good and feeling like
Your world is coming down around your ears

It’s a fine line between feeling good and feeling like
Your world is coming down around your ears

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#604096 - 06/27/20 10:35 PM [User Showcase] Re: It's A Fine Line [Re: PeterF]
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Peter,

Love the opening on this—really engaging. The repetition of “fine line” works vey well, setting up the song structure, and everything plays off that. Really like the lyrics here—you carry the theme of contrasting extremes all the way through both consistently and meaningfully. Really like this one—well done!

Oh, and that drum just kicked in around the three minute mark—nice touch.

Kind regards,

Deej

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#604103 - 06/27/20 10:51 PM [User Showcase] Re: It's A Fine Line [Re: PeterF]
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Lots of hooks Peter: lyrical, melodic & musical.
Tidy arrangement to support you narrative and voice.
Ace.
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#604112 - 06/28/20 02:38 AM [User Showcase] Re: It's A Fine Line [Re: PeterF]
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Great choice of material.

A really good write, and the told story is remarkable.

I really enjoyed the backing vocals too, it gave additional purposeful depth. It was interesting to see how late you decided to introduce the percussion into the song.

Nice, all around.
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#604147 - 06/28/20 07:40 AM [User Showcase] Re: It's A Fine Line [Re: PeterF]
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Peter and Leon,

That opening guitar sounds really good. Does that come with patterns to select or do you program all of that yourself?

Speaking of fine lines...there are many in this write. One right after another. Solid.

I really like the way...
"It’s a fine line between feeling good and feeling like
Your world is coming down around your ears"
...breaks the rhythm of the previous pairs. Very effective.

Nice outro guitar solo.

Well done.

fj

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#604153 - 06/28/20 07:51 AM [User Showcase] Re: It's A Fine Line [Re: PeterF]
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Very cool intro. That acoustic had such a full clear tone. Very nice. Loved the vocal, harmonies and lyric. Very cool back track. Well done.

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#604165 - 06/28/20 09:46 AM [User Showcase] Re: It's A Fine Line [Re: PeterF]
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floyd jane beat me to the "fine line" pun/ smile

Jangly - nice build throughout the song. I like the way you change the rhythm the second time through the verse.

Enjoyed this listen!
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#604233 - 06/28/20 03:13 PM [User Showcase] Re: It's A Fine Line [Re: Deej56]
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Originally Posted By: Deej56
Peter,

Love the opening on this—really engaging. The repetition of “fine line” works vey well, setting up the song structure, and everything plays off that. Really like the lyrics here—you carry the theme of contrasting extremes all the way through both consistently and meaningfully. Really like this one—well done!

Oh, and that drum just kicked in around the three minute mark—nice touch.

Kind regards,

Deej


Thanks Deej appreciate that.

Peter

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#604250 - 06/28/20 05:09 PM [User Showcase] Re: It's A Fine Line [Re: PeterF]
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Very good work Peter! That guitar certainly sounds pretty good to me! The song has such a great message and I feel you constructed a wonderful backtrack to carry it! Nice work on the lead and bg vocals! Thanks, Torrey
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#604288 - 06/29/20 12:37 AM [User Showcase] Re: It's A Fine Line [Re: rayc]
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Originally Posted By: rayc
Lots of hooks Peter: lyrical, melodic & musical.
Tidy arrangement to support you narrative and voice.
Ace.


Thanks Ray appreciate that.

Peter

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#604302 - 06/29/20 02:31 AM [User Showcase] Re: It's A Fine Line [Re: PeterF]
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That opening guitar sounds good to me, Peter. Also really like your acoustic solo.

Always enjoy Leon's lyrics and vocals, nice melody line too.

Good song you two, enjoyed!
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#604388 - 06/29/20 01:35 PM [User Showcase] Re: It's A Fine Line [Re: PeterF]
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Nice song. I do like that guitar. Your guitar playing is good. Nice tone on your guitar. Good lyrics and vocals. I like it. Cool concept.
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#604448 - 06/29/20 10:15 PM [User Showcase] Re: It's A Fine Line [Re: VideoTrack]
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Originally Posted By: VideoTrack
Great choice of material.

A really good write, and the told story is remarkable.

I really enjoyed the backing vocals too, it gave additional purposeful depth. It was interesting to see how late you decided to introduce the percussion into the song.

Nice, all around.


Thanks Trevor - most of the backing vocal is done by Leon.

Peter

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#604469 - 06/30/20 02:22 AM [User Showcase] Re: It's A Fine Line [Re: PeterF]
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Peter & Leon ...

You two gentlemen create some fabulous music. I always anticipate complete listening satisfaction when I click onto one of your songs. I'm never disappointed. Love the drums with your acoustic arrangement. This is simply wonderful. Congrats to both of you for a job well done!

Best to both of you. Be safe ...

Alan
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#604560 - 06/30/20 03:41 PM [User Showcase] Re: It's A Fine Line [Re: floyd jane]
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Originally Posted By: floyd jane
Peter and Leon,

That opening guitar sounds really good. Does that come with patterns to select or do you program all of that yourself?

Speaking of fine lines...there are many in this write. One right after another. Solid.

I really like the way...
"It’s a fine line between feeling good and feeling like
Your world is coming down around your ears"
...breaks the rhythm of the previous pairs. Very effective.

Nice outro guitar solo.

Well done.

fj



Thanks floyd.
The guitar comes with lots of patterns - you just provide the chords. There is a thread in the off topics forum about exporting chords from Band In A Box to midi and into programs like this.

Peter

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#604566 - 06/30/20 05:09 PM [User Showcase] Re: It's A Fine Line [Re: PeterF]
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I like this. Nice work on the song and the lyrics, as others have said, are well written.

Yep... The kontakt guitar actually sounds pretty convincing. I have a third party acoustic guitar called Strummer. Sounds really good but it's a little bit stiff and sounds too mechanical as a result.
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#604578 - 06/30/20 06:42 PM [User Showcase] Re: It's A Fine Line [Re: PeterF]
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Peter, Leon
Very nice tune. Lyrics and performance is ACE.
Kontakt Picked is ok...works, but as soon as Peter's solo comes in, you can see why it is just "ok" smile Congrats on this project! I would put this tune among top few I heard from you. Thank you for sharing.

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#604663 - 07/01/20 03:35 PM [User Showcase] Re: It's A Fine Line [Re: Scott C]
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Originally Posted By: Scott C
Very cool intro. That acoustic had such a full clear tone. Very nice. Loved the vocal, harmonies and lyric. Very cool back track. Well done.


Thanks Scott

Peter

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#604725 - 07/01/20 07:18 PM [User Showcase] Re: It's A Fine Line [Re: dcuny]
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Originally Posted By: dcuny
floyd jane beat me to the "fine line" pun/ smile

Jangly - nice build throughout the song. I like the way you change the rhythm the second time through the verse.

Enjoyed this listen!


Thanks David.

Peter

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#604743 - 07/02/20 01:19 AM [User Showcase] Re: It's A Fine Line [Re: PeterF]
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Hi Peter an Leon,

I saw I am not the only one mentioning your 'fine lines'.
Your lyrics are cleverly made and very good performed in this nice melody with the pretty good sounding acoustics.

This is very well done,
Hans
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