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This is the day
by James Conrad © 2021

https://soundcloud.com/jamestoffee/2021-6-this-is-the-day-1

Verse
Yesterday’s gone, gone
Vanished in the night
Waking up at dawn
Blinking satellite

Chorus
This is the day; this is the day
Open the doors all the way
This is the day; this is the day
Yeah, yeah, hay, hay hay
This is the day; this is the day
This is the day

Verse
Checking in to base
Sipping in the sky
Slipping off my boots
It’s good to be alive

Ch

Solo

Bridge
Sleeping alone; under the stars
So far away, I’m not afraid of ever coming home

Ch 2x

[Song] [Title 2021 6 This is the day]
[File 2021 6 This is the day.SGU]
[Key D ] [Tempo 125] [Form 1-105*2]
[.Sty _DUSTY+.STY] [Style Dusty Even-8 Country Rock Multi]
[Summary]
****** Song Summary *************
Title: 2021 6 This is the day
File:2021 6 This is the day.SGU
Key=D , Tempo 125, Length (m:s)=6:48
No intro. 105 bar chorus, from bar 1 to bar 105. Repeat x2 choruses
No Melody
No Soloist track.
Song is saved with Volume, Pan, Reverb, Chorus, Bank0,
Style is _DUSTY+.STY (Dusty Even-8 Country Rock Multi)

RealTracks in style: 2915:Bass, Electric CountryPopByron12-key Ev 085
RealTracks in style: 2883:Pedal Steel, Background CountryEddy12-key Ev 085
RealTracks in style: 2904:Guitar, Electric, Rhythm GrittyBluesyPopBrent Ev 100
RealTracks in style: 2930:Guitar, Acoustic, Rhythm FolkRock8thsBrent Ev 100
RealTracks in song: ~686:Organ, B3, Background Pop Ev 120
RealTracks in song: 2021:Piano, Acoustic, Rhythm CountryBalladJohn Ev 120
RealDrums [in style:BluesRockSlowEv^1-a:SideStick , b:Snare

*******************
[SummaryEnd]
[Chords]
|:a) Em| D| A| G|
|a) Em| Bm| A| A| Em| Bm| A| A|
|b) Em| Bm| A| A| Em| Bm| A| A|
|b) D| Am7| C| G| D| Am7| C| G|
| D| Am7| Gsus| G|
|b) Em| Bm| A| A| Em| Bm| A| A|
|a) Em| Bm| A| A| Em| Bm| A| A|
|a) D| Am7| C| G| D| Am7| C| G|
| D| Am7| Gsus| G|
|b) Bm| D| A| Em| Bm| D| A| G|
|a) Bm| D| A| Em| Bm| D| A| G|
| G...|
|a) D...| Am7...| C...| G...|
|a) D...| Am7...|
|a) C| G| D| Am7| C| G|
|b) D| Am7| C| G| D| Am7| C| G|
| D| Am7| C| G| D| Am7| Gsus| G:2X|end) D...|
[ChordsEnd]
[SongEnd]


=====SONG PROCESS=====

Total time: 3 1/2 hours
Song of the week [from idea to recorded demo]

4:00 P.M.
pick a random hymn title
create Word document
2021 6 This is the day
by James Conrad © 2021

explore title for chorus
https://www.rhymezone.com/
‘day’
way pray

Initial chorus
This is the day; this is the day
Before it starts, I’m going to pray
This is the day; this is the day
I’m going to seek You in my work and play
This is the day

4:08 P.M.
Open DAW for rough vox & gtr
Reworked Ch

4:20 P.M.
Reworked Ch

4:34 P.M.
Looking for ‘carpe diem’ quotes to inspire verses
“Yesterday is gone. Tomorrow has not yet come. We have only today. Let us begin.”
― Mother Theresa
“Set wide the window. Let me drink the day.”
― Edith Wharton, Artemis to Actaeon and Other Verses

CHORUS chords D Am7 C G…look for contrast

VERSE Em Bm A G

BRIDGE Bm D A Em

4:50 P.M.
Working on verse
The song idea becomes “What would a ‘day’ be like for an astronaut, when on earth, we have a fixed idea of what a ‘day’ is?”

5:05 P.M.
Reworking ch and vs

“…Sleep out alone under the stars…Go so far away that you stop being afraid of not coming back."
― Eve Ensler

Bridge
Sleeping in solitude; out alone under the stars

5:25 P.M.
Lyrics and melody done
Open Band-in-a-Box 2021

5:45 P.M.
Chords input; next working on arrangement

6:00 P.M.
Finalizing arrangement

6:15 P.M.
Tracks loaded in DAW and plugins ready

{BREAK FOR DINNER}

6:45 P.M.
Record vocal

7:00 P.M.
Start mix down

8:10 P.M.
Making an mp3 to email for feedback

8:15 P.M.
Song emailed for critique

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Hi, James.

I enjoyed the song, as well as the details of the composition process.

When in doubt, you can't go wrong with "Yeah, yeah, hey, hey hey!"


-- David Cuny
My virtual singer development blog

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

Thanks for the listen and post.

Originally Posted By: dcuny
When in doubt, you can't go wrong with "Yeah, yeah, hey, hey hey!"


Exactly laugh

Cheers,

James

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You got me interested with the very first few bars...liked the way it started. Interesting to read your timeline, see your process..thanks for doing that. I enjoyed the overall concept. My only suggestion..in some areas that are sparse (like only voice and guitar), I'd add some background rhythm, like a shaker or tambourine to give it a slight bit of texture. But, nonetheless, excellent work!

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Song has a nice groove and energy!! The mix is also quite good! Enjoyable listen!! Take care. Greg

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Thank you, Tano Music and Greg, for the listens and feedback!

Cheers,

James

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