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#605784 - 07/09/20 02:19 PM [User Showcase] Seven Times Seventy
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Marty Ricciotti Offline
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Seven Times Seventy

In the Bible.
In the Book of Matthew.
Peter asks Jesus how many times he needs to forgive his brother.
I don't think Peter liked the answer.

I wrote this song for singing in Kid's Church.

It is one of 16 songs on a CD I hope to release in August!

Sunday Songs for Every Day

The Band:
I added the 12 strings guitars and panned them full Left and Right.
I thought that it made for a nice big strummed sound.

Mixed in Reaper

Key=G , Tempo 135, Length (m:s)=2:07

Style is _CTRNRGS.STY (Chicken Pickin' Country w/ Guita)

RealTracks in song: 2421:Bass, Acoustic, RockabillySlapBoomChicka Ev16 100
RealTracks in style: ~431:Guitar, Acoustic, Strumming Bluegrass Ev 130
RealTracks in style: 411:Guitar, Electric, Rhythm Train Pickin' Ev 130
RealTracks in style: 1880:Guitar, Resonator, Soloist CountryTrainRob Ev16 130
RealTracks in song: ~1119:Guitar, 12-String Acoustic, Strumming Ev 120
RealTracks in song: ~1119:Guitar, 12-String Acoustic, Strumming Ev 120
RealDrums [in style:NashTrainEv16^1-a:Sticks Snare , b:Sticks Snare 16th

Enjoy and bring on the fine PG Music Forum critique!

Marty Ricciotti

Seven Times Seventy

Peter came to Jesus with a question for Him
How often must I bear my brother’s sin?
If they sin against me seven times today
What should I do?
Do it Jesus’ way!


Seven times seventy
Seven times seventy
I said, seven times seventy
You must forgive your brother.

Seven times seventy
That’s four hundred and ninety
That’s an infinity
You must forgive your brother.

So if you’ve been offended by what somebody said
And what they did to you just spins in your head
Now if they sin you against you seven times today
What are you gonna do?
Do it Jesus’ way!


Seven times seventy
I said, seven times seventy
I said, seven times seventy
You must forgive your brother.

Seven times seventy
That’s four hundred and ninety
That’s an infinity
You must forgive your brother.



Edited by Marty Ricciotti (07/10/20 04:38 AM)
Edit Reason: add lyrics

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#605857 - 07/10/20 08:17 AM [User Showcase] Re: Seven Times Seventy [Re: Marty Ricciotti]
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Cool song Marty and good production.
I made the mistake of listening to your song just prior to hitting the sack . So instead of counting sheep I am going to be counting 7 X 70 all night !! I may not think your song is so cool in the AM (just kidding).

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#605872 - 07/10/20 11:19 AM [User Showcase] Re: Seven Times Seventy [Re: Marty Ricciotti]
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A winner here. A nice vocal with the perfect backing tracks.

"So if you’ve been offended by what somebody said
And what they did to you just spins in your head
Now if they sin you against you seven times today
What are you gonna do?
Do it Jesus’ way!" is my favorite line!

A great job writing and performing this.
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#605878 - 07/10/20 12:03 PM [User Showcase] Re: Seven Times Seventy [Re: Gary Weder]
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Thanks Gary!
When singing with the kids I like to turn it into a math contest.
7 x 1 is.....
7 x 2 is.....

This might take all night!

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#605879 - 07/10/20 12:06 PM [User Showcase] Re: Seven Times Seventy [Re: MarioD]
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Thanks Mario!
The genesis of this song came when I showed up late for a class to sing.
I said "Sorry I'm late".
The teacher said "Seven times seventy".
I said "Hey that sounds like a song!"

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#605952 - 07/11/20 04:36 AM [User Showcase] Re: Seven Times Seventy [Re: Marty Ricciotti]
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I'd have thought the verse too wordy and too fast for kids...I'm sure they'd manage the chorus though.
Any chance of making it gender neutral? It reads like boys get forgiven and girls don't..impressionable minds remember.


Edited by rayc (07/11/20 04:36 AM)
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#605965 - 07/11/20 05:59 AM [User Showcase] Re: Seven Times Seventy [Re: Marty Ricciotti]
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Marty, liked this alot...great way to "sink" in such an important message to kids.
One thought I had...right after your first chorus line of "7 x 70", there's space for the kids to clap their hands, once per beat, about 5 times...might inject some additional energy in a spot where there's a bit of gap...just an idea.
Thanks for posting!!

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#605968 - 07/11/20 06:21 AM [User Showcase] Re: Seven Times Seventy [Re: Marty Ricciotti]
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Wow Ray I had never thought of that issue.
Maybe its not a problem thought because I often hear young ladies say "Hey guys" when referring to other girls.
I often add in "sister, and mother and father" at the end when playing live with the kids.

Thanks Tom: Yes that is a great idea. It so funny that the recorded tune is only 2 minutes and 10 seconds long, but when playing live it goes on and on and on.
Lots of great ideas here.

Thanks for taking the time to listen!

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#606186 - 07/12/20 04:36 PM [User Showcase] Re: Seven Times Seventy [Re: Marty Ricciotti]
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Definitely can see this as a Sunday school staple. Good message for us adults to remember too.

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#667947 - 08/10/21 01:59 PM [User Showcase] Re: Seven Times Seventy [Re: Marty Ricciotti]
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Hi Marty,

Good strong playing and vocals. I also enjoyed the lyrics. This is a great way to integrate an important teaching into a song for kids. Kudos brother and good luck on the CD

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#668039 - 08/11/21 07:53 AM [User Showcase] Re: Seven Times Seventy [Re: Marty Ricciotti]
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Excellent tune. Loved the dobro. Well done

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#668059 - 08/11/21 10:45 AM [User Showcase] Re: Seven Times Seventy [Re: Marty Ricciotti]
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Well thanks all for listening to my tune again... It was posted last summer and has come back to life!
I ended up just releasing on the streaming platforms.
But it has been playing for a year now.

There are 16 songs on the Album.
and Band in a Box is the band on every song!

click here for you favorite streaming service











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#668064 - 08/11/21 11:24 AM [User Showcase] Re: Seven Times Seventy [Re: Marty Ricciotti]
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This great man. Love it.

We should do 7 x 70 for kids and 7 billion x 7 trillion for adults.

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#668229 - 08/12/21 01:16 PM [User Showcase] Re: Seven Times Seventy [Re: Marty Ricciotti]
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Hey Dave! Thanks so much for the love!

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#668267 - 08/12/21 08:20 PM [User Showcase] Re: Seven Times Seventy [Re: Marty Ricciotti]
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Great message. Toe tapping beat. All the best with your album.
Hope the kids love it and learn something.

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#668283 - 08/12/21 09:32 PM [User Showcase] Re: Seven Times Seventy [Re: Marty Ricciotti]
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Marty,

Out of the gate, having peeked at the lyrics, I wasn’t quite expecting the tempo and bluegrass feel . . . but, boy, does that all work. Great lyrics and an equally terrific vocal. The solo is sleek. From a production standpoint, I think you had room to go with a solo instrumental and come back to that catchy chorus . . . but there’s something to be said to keeping is short and sweet. Well done!

Kindest regards,

Deej

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#668376 - 08/13/21 03:10 PM [User Showcase] Re: Seven Times Seventy [Re: Marty Ricciotti]
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Well, someone that writes gospel!! I love it. It get's with it, and love the dobro!!

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#668385 - 08/13/21 03:50 PM [User Showcase] Re: Seven Times Seventy [Re: Marty Ricciotti]
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I listened to uour song a couple days ago and the next day the daily Mass reading was exactly this forgiveness one. Good job!

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#668463 - 08/14/21 04:41 AM [User Showcase] Re: Seven Times Seventy [Re: Marty Ricciotti]
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Super job on this Marty! The message can't be beat on a song with the perfect backtrack! Thanks, Torrey
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#668475 - 08/14/21 06:15 AM [User Showcase] Re: Seven Times Seventy [Re: Marty Ricciotti]
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What a great song for Kid's Church, and I really like the album title, Sunday Songs For Every Day. Man, I can hear the whole crowd singing along with this one, and a great way to get such an important message to everyone. When we learn to forgive others, we get better at forgiving ourselves, which is rather important. So well done, Marty. Keep up the good word.
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