Page 1 of 2 1 2 >
You need to be logged in to post
Options
Index
#613589 - 09/03/20 04:17 PM [User Showcase] Wonderful
Registered: 09/02/18
Posts: 1008
Loc: Virginia USA
Ezekiel's Storm Offline
Expert

Registered: 09/02/18
Posts: 1008
Loc: Virginia USA
Wonderful

Here's a change of pace from my last few songs: an upbeat love song. I tried to perform a light vocal instead of my usual bellowing.

Band info:
RT2933 Guitar, Acoustic, Fingerpicking SongwriterFolkSlap
RT683 Bass, Electric, PopHalfNotesPush Ev
RealDrums-PopPromiseEv16
Virtual Guitarist Silk for the sections with arpeggios and the rhythm in the bridge.


Lyrics

What took you so long
I’ve always been here
I gave you my song
You gave up your fear

No longer
resistant
Just a little
hesitant

The night is over and you’re still beautiful
If we had a thousand years,
When all the stars would clear
There’d still be everything wonderful
About you

You shine ever so bright
Empyreal flame
Warm me on a winter’s night
Love me in a summer rain

No longer
resistant
Just a little
hesitant

The night is over and you’re still beautiful
If we had a thousand years,
When all the stars would clear
There’d still be everything wonderful
About you

There’s one thing that I’ve found
I’m never lost when you’re around

The night is over and you’re still beautiful
If we had a thousand years,
When all the stars would clear
There’d still be everything wonderful
About you

Top
#613673 - 09/04/20 08:53 AM [User Showcase] Re: Wonderful [Re: Ezekiel's Storm]
Registered: 06/09/16
Posts: 2891
Robertkc Offline
Veteran

Registered: 06/09/16
Posts: 2891
Light and catchy- an interesting and successful change of pace - you captured a very clear,warm vocal which shows you can take the db`s down at will and sing anything!
You also write a catchy pop melody which reminds me of 60`s hitmakers Bread.
I like the simple arrangement, especially that Folkslap guitar track ( new to me).

Robert

Top
#613686 - 09/04/20 11:26 AM [User Showcase] Re: Wonderful [Re: Ezekiel's Storm]
Registered: 08/10/12
Posts: 8691
Loc: Florida
floyd jane Offline
Veteran

Registered: 08/10/12
Posts: 8691
Loc: Florida
Wonderful!

(who could resist?)

A good positive love song. Good simple production that works well.

Your vocal is really nice. Intimate, with "presence", sits in the mix perfectly - it shines. (the entire mix is well done).

Good job.

fj

Top
#613694 - 09/04/20 12:23 PM [User Showcase] Re: Wonderful [Re: Ezekiel's Storm]
Registered: 02/20/10
Posts: 982
Loc: Maryland
TuneMonger Offline
Expert

Registered: 02/20/10
Posts: 982
Loc: Maryland
I like it! Both the song and the singing drew me in. You have a good voice for any genre. The 'no longer resistant just a little hesitant' section was really good, interesting musically. More of this!
_________________________
Windows 10, Intel Core I5 10400, 16 gig ram, Scarlett 6i6, Komplete keyboard, Sony Acid Music Studio 11, BIAB 2020 UltraPlus Pak

Top
#613713 - 09/04/20 02:33 PM [User Showcase] Re: Wonderful [Re: Ezekiel's Storm]
Registered: 12/29/10
Posts: 1344
Loc: Charlotte, NC
Tano Music Offline
Expert

Registered: 12/29/10
Posts: 1344
Loc: Charlotte, NC
Really liked it!
Especially:
"The night is over and you’re still beautiful"...the harmony and chord movement behind this line..++

These lyric lines, great word choices:
"Warm me on a winter’s night
Love me in a summer rain"

Nice, comfy feel...wonderful!

Top
#613741 - 09/04/20 07:03 PM [User Showcase] Re: Wonderful [Re: Ezekiel's Storm]
Registered: 03/07/18
Posts: 2132
Rustyspoon# Offline
Veteran

Registered: 03/07/18
Posts: 2132
Scott,
Unexpected, but surely fun! Listens very well. Plein air feel (not sure if it applies to music but that is how I think I hear it). Interesting twists in melody, reminds me of Radiohead in some way. Overall a complete package. Smooth. Enjoyed it! Thank you for sharing.

Misha.

Top
#613746 - 09/04/20 10:53 PM [User Showcase] Re: Wonderful [Re: Ezekiel's Storm]
Registered: 09/27/10
Posts: 3615
Loc: Sacramento, California
dcuny Offline
Veteran

Registered: 09/27/10
Posts: 3615
Loc: Sacramento, California
Strong melody, well sung, nicely arranged.

Worked for me! laugh
_________________________
-- David Cuny
My virtual singer development blog

Vocal control, you say. Never heard of it. Is that some kind of ProTools thing?

Top
#613796 - 09/05/20 08:26 AM [User Showcase] Re: Wonderful [Re: Ezekiel's Storm]
Registered: 08/29/14
Posts: 5072
Loc: North Carolina
David Snyder Offline
Veteran

Registered: 08/29/14
Posts: 5072
Loc: North Carolina

Great song Ezekiel.

Loved this man.
_________________________
David Snyder
Audiophile Everything + Studio + Instruments + Fingers
ASCAP, NSAI

www.davidsnydermusic.com
www.reverbnation.com/davidpsnyder
www.soundcloud.com/davidsnyderchannel
www.songtradr.com/user/profile/david.snyder







Top
#613805 - 09/05/20 10:41 AM [User Showcase] Re: Wonderful [Re: Ezekiel's Storm]
Registered: 11/29/06
Posts: 2010
Loc: Finland
jannesan Offline
Veteran

Registered: 11/29/06
Posts: 2010
Loc: Finland
Enjoyable catchy folky tune with nice chord progression. Wonderful lyrics smile Good singing. The rhythm guitar works very well. Could be a title song for an indie movie.

Janne
_________________________
Hear My Music:

Soundcloud
YouTube


Top
#613865 - 09/05/20 09:20 PM [User Showcase] Re: Wonderful [Re: Ezekiel's Storm]
Registered: 08/21/18
Posts: 1158
Tangmo Offline
Expert

Registered: 08/21/18
Posts: 1158
Lovely, soft voice singing lovely love words. Almost too intimate to listen to.

I enjoyed the somewhat quirky progression--especially how you poved the mixim that repetition legitimizes. Very much enjoyed.
_________________________
BIAB 2020 Audiophile. Windows 10 64bit. Songwriter, lyricist, composer(?) loving all styles. Some pre-BIAB music from Farfetched Tangmo Band's first CD. https://alonetone.com/tangmo/playlists/close-to-the-ground

Top
#613887 - 09/06/20 03:03 AM [User Showcase] Re: Wonderful [Re: Ezekiel's Storm]
Registered: 11/30/07
Posts: 3459
Loc: Ontario, Canada
BlueAttitude Offline
Veteran

Registered: 11/30/07
Posts: 3459
Loc: Ontario, Canada

Classic chord progression, but you took it to an unexpected (for me) place, nice!

Nice lyrics, vocal, and mix.

Good song, enjoyed!

Top
#613890 - 09/06/20 04:21 AM [User Showcase] Re: Wonderful [Re: Ezekiel's Storm]
Registered: 05/22/11
Posts: 3218
Loc: Florida
tommyad Offline
Veteran

Registered: 05/22/11
Posts: 3218
Loc: Florida
Zeke, I enjoyed the somewhat unusual chord changes and the wonderful vocal. I liked it a lot,Tom

Top
#613951 - 09/06/20 03:57 PM [User Showcase] Re: Wonderful [Re: Ezekiel's Storm]
Registered: 12/06/03
Posts: 3802
Loc: Sydney Australia
PeterF Online   content
Veteran

Registered: 12/06/03
Posts: 3802
Loc: Sydney Australia
Scott

That was really pretty, beautifully sung and I liked the slap acoustic guitar RT choice very effective.

Lovely song.

Peter

Top
#614045 - 09/07/20 01:22 PM [User Showcase] Re: Wonderful [Re: Ezekiel's Storm]
Registered: 09/30/16
Posts: 854
Loc: Netherlands, Haarlem
Birchwood Offline
Expert

Registered: 09/30/16
Posts: 854
Loc: Netherlands, Haarlem
Hi Ezekiel,

A wonderful song and very nicely sung. I like it!
The guitar sounds so intimate. You did a very nice job on this, including that lovely melody!
To my personal taste I prefer your 'normal' voice some more. But don't even think of feeling offended!
That is not how I mean it. If I didn't know your former songs, this one is just a very beautiful song.
But your 'other' voice has more authentic power to me.

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

Top
#614115 - 09/08/20 05:06 AM [User Showcase] Re: Wonderful [Re: Ezekiel's Storm]
Registered: 04/13/16
Posts: 2509
Loc: Stanwell Park NSW Australia
rayc Online   content
Veteran

Registered: 04/13/16
Posts: 2509
Loc: Stanwell Park NSW Australia
A clear voice and clear melody work well with the sentiment. I no fan of guitar slapping but once the band was going it wasn't too loud.
Well done...intro...hmmm, I agree with the Spoon Man.
_________________________
Cheers
rayc
"What's so funny about peace, love & understanding?" - N.Lowe
Pop on over to The Recording Rebels for positive, honest commentary, critiques and support. https://therecordingrebels.com

Top
#614136 - 09/08/20 07:33 AM [User Showcase] Re: Wonderful [Re: Ezekiel's Storm]
Registered: 10/02/19
Posts: 175
Loc: Aberdeen, NC
Bawb Offline
Apprentice

Registered: 10/02/19
Posts: 175
Loc: Aberdeen, NC
Hi Scott,

This total arrangement was brilliantly pulled off. I've been listening to this very same BIAB style ever since I got it and was wondering how I could fit it into a song. Your "trying" turned into "doing" and doing very well. Maybe grace us with this more often? I enjoyed it, thanks for posting!

Top
#614187 - 09/08/20 12:56 PM [User Showcase] Re: Wonderful [Re: Ezekiel's Storm]
Registered: 12/05/11
Posts: 9434
Loc: GA USA
Janice & Bud Offline
Veteran

Registered: 12/05/11
Posts: 9434
Loc: GA USA
"You shine ever so bright
Empyreal flame
Warm me on a winter’s night
Love me in a summer rain"

Most lovely. One doesn't often hear empyreal in a song smile but it is the perfect word.

Janice immediately pointed out how much she like the way you sang, "The night is over and you’re still beautiful."

Great mix with the vocal...out front in a great way.

Excellent band ... all you need and nothing you don't. THE sweet spot.

Kudos for a fine uplifting love ballad!

J&B

Top
#614235 - 09/08/20 04:33 PM [User Showcase] Re: Wonderful [Re: Ezekiel's Storm]
Registered: 06/05/12
Posts: 509
jptjptjpt Offline
Journeyman

Registered: 06/05/12
Posts: 509
Nice tune. I love that acoustic guitar slap. That must be on the newer versions of BIAB. I really need to update from the 2012. Smooth sounds. Good lyrics and melody. Well written chorus. Good work.


Edited by jptjptjpt (09/08/20 04:34 PM)
_________________________
My music can be heard at: http://thecracks.bandcamp.com/

Top
#614248 - 09/08/20 06:54 PM [User Showcase] Re: Wonderful [Re: Ezekiel's Storm]
Registered: 04/26/20
Posts: 103
Henry Clarke Offline
Apprentice

Registered: 04/26/20
Posts: 103
Nicely done. I'm not as familiar with the folk style but I really like the guitar slap. I won't nitpick the mix. I think it comes across very nicely. Smooth and again I like the guitar slap. Cheers !!!

Top
#614265 - 09/08/20 08:41 PM [User Showcase] Re: Wonderful [Re: Ezekiel's Storm]
Registered: 12/29/12
Posts: 4983
Loc: Originally Missouri ... Now Al...
Al-David Offline
Veteran

Registered: 12/29/12
Posts: 4983
Loc: Originally Missouri ... Now Al...
Hello Ez ...

what a really nice surprise! I love the simplicity of the song. the chord progression slides from one chord to the next like butter on a warm plate. Your vocal is as gentle as the lyric ... a great pairing of vocal and tracks.

I totally loved it! Great song and delivery. Wishing you the very best. Please be safe ...

Alan
_________________________
BIAB 2018 Ultra Plus-all StylePaks*Win10*8GB DDR4*I5-6th Gen*AT 2035 Mic*Peavey Nashville 112 Amp*Ibanez ART120 Electric/Washburn D200S Acoustic*Stromberg Monterey Jazz Guitar

Loops: https://aldavidmusic.wixsite.com/bestmusicloops


Top
Page 1 of 2 1 2 >


PG Music News
Video - Band-in-a-Box® Transpose From .. To .. Tutorial

Make sure you check out our latest video if you want to see how to transpose a portion of your song! Click here to watch...

Learn even more about transposing within Band-in-a-Box with our online manual: Windows | Mac.

The Guitar & Piano Chord Dictionary Programs

Happy National Dictionary Day!*

Head to our Other Windows Software page to find programs like PowerTracks, GuitarStar: Brent Mason Country, Video Guitar Lessons, and more!

Scroll down and you'll find our Guitar Chord Dictionary & Piano Chord Dictionary programs. Each Chord Dictionary allows you to choose a root note to select the chord you want to learn, and it will be displayed on-screen with either the piano keyboard or the guitar fretboard!

In the Guitar Chord Dictionary & Piano Chord Dictionary you can change the sounds within the Settings window, whether it be the Root note or the Chord, and it doesn't even have to be a guitar or piano! Looking through the options, there's various piano choices, guitar choices, organ, etc. - but you can also choose more unique sounds like the tuba, saxophone, trumpet, clarinet, and more!

*October 16th

Band-in-a-Box® Video Testimonial by C. Dan Roberts

Our latest Video Testimonial comes from C. Dan Roberts, and his enthusiasm for Band-in-a-Box® is inspiring!

Watch the video...

Do you have a video testimonial that you would like to share? Contact us at marketing@pgmusic.com.

Visit C. Dan Roberts testimonial page here.

Train Your Brain with Band-in-a-Box®

Today* is National Train Your Brain Day!

You can definitely do that with Band-in-a-Box®

Open your Band-in-a-Box® program, and you'll find the [Practice] button in the toolbar - it's a GREAT resource!
Minimized your toolbar? Head to Window | Practice Window or ALT SHIFT L to access.

In this window, you'll find many options to help you practice, including Ear Training games (Pitch Invasion is my favorite!), access to the Chord Builder and Chord Subs, some helpful tools within the Playalong Features menu (like Trade 4s, woodshed tempo, etc.), and more!

Train Your Brain with Band-in-a-Box® today!

Resources:
Windows Online Manual: Practice Window
Mac Online Manual: Tools, Wizards, Tutors, and Fun

*October 13

Band-in-a-Box® 2020 Updates for Windows & Mac!

We've just released FREE Updates for both Band-in-a-Box® 2020 for Windows & Mac program users!

With the latest update for Band-in-a-Box® 2020 for Windows, you can now choose the "Save Exact Chord Text" checkbox to the Save XML dialog, there are VST feature updates, Audio Chord Wizard enhancements, updated program messages, we've applied fixes to an assortment of user-reported issues, and the DAW Plugin 2.12.15 Update has been added too!

Review the complete list of updates for build 734 and download it here.

The newest Band-in-a-Box® 2020 for Mac update also includes VST feature updates, as well as RealTracks & RealDrums Picker enhancements, smoother 'tabbing' between dialog windows, and additional fixes applied to an assortment of user-reported issues. If you missed adding the DAW Plugin 2.12.15 update from September, it will be added with this update too!

Review the complete list of updates for build 420 and download it here.

Video - How to Transpose a Region of a Band-in-a-Box® Song

Want to learn how to transpose just one chorus of your Band-in-a-Box® song?

Check out our latest video, shared to the I want a video that shows me how to... forum: https://youtu.be/XiMrgtQ7u14

Band-in-a-Box® - What People Are Saying...

Wow, check out the latest feedback from Band-in-a-Box® users!

"I have one song I've been torturing over to get the sound right for quite some time and I merely keyed in the chords and what BB generated is awesome. Just what I hoped that song would sound like. What had taken me months to get right (and couldn't), the program could do in about an hour - AMAZING!"

"Great Ear Training Exercises! And I love that that you can set the tempo to whatever you choose. It's great for learning a tune!"

"A very good and easy to use musical program!"

"It's amazingly easy to use! Write a song? No problem! Add background sound track to a video? No problem! Put notes on a staff and have BB make up a chord progression and tell what key you are in? No problem! Start with a chord progression and have BB make a melody line? No problem!"

"Still the best practice tool I have found, great for running lines, improvising over and really helpful for working on song writing ideas as well! Good for beginners, and the more musical skill and knowledge you have the more you will get out of the software."

"I create demo songs with Band-in-a-Box, it helps me to get my ideas across to my engineer!"

"Been using Band-in-a-Box for years. Outstanding product from a great company!"

"It's like buying a Musical History Jukebox. It comes with probably 3000 styles and is like hiring session musicians to play rhythm with you, they even have soloists! It introduces you to so many types of rhythms that you other wise would know nothing about. "

"Paul McCartney said you gotta have a great band behind you. Well, Band-in-a-Box is my band."

"It's as easy as typing in the chords, choosing your style, instruments, etc., and off you go! Learning the tune? You can slow it down while you work on it then speed it up. My favorite analogy is a good chess program, which will play at your speed and level and is eternally patient!"

"I love my Band in a box, it does so much! Besides all the RealTracks and song ideas, it's a great tool to stay sharp with your licks. Social distancing got you down? Can't jam with friends? Pick out any song and go to the mixer button, there you can mute any instrument that's playing so you can jump right in and play along!"

"I love it. I'm a drummer, and Band-in-a-Box really keeps me on my toes!"

"The DAW plugin is really great. Trust me on this. I use it with Studio One.

"This is how I've been able to gig solo for the past 20 years. Band-in-a-Box is the great equalizer for us none rhythm players."

"Wouldn't want to be without it! One of the best things I bought in my life. Simple as that."

"As a songwriter I really love to work with Band-in-a-Box. The only limitation is your own creativity."

"I've used Band-in-a-Box for 25 years and thanks to this program and the advice of PG Music staff I've written over 100 songs. It's great software and amazing help to me as a musician. CONGRATS!!!"

Thank you for all the amazing feedback!

Forum Stats
33054 Members
68 Forums
66579 Topics
566340 Posts

Max Online: 2537 @ 01/19/20 07:09 AM
Newest Members
Karuso, Yabby, blueswanabe, Heinz Lehmann, fasteddy

33053 Registered Users
Top Posters (30 Days)
Janice & Bud 149
CaptainMoto 131
Planobilly 126
Pipeline 118
VideoTrack 117
eddie1261 117
Al-David 109
floyd jane 100
rayc 77
Simon - PG Music 74
Today's Birthdays
No Birthdays