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#643262 - 02/21/21 11:23 AM [User Showcase] Broken Glass
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CaptainMoto Offline
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Hey folks,
I recorded this the first week of Jan 2021.
It's just me on an acoustic guitar telling a timely story.

No BIAB so I was hesitant to post it here.
Please skip it if it's not appropriate for this forum.


https://soundcloud.com/captainmoto/captain-moto-broken-glass


Edited by CaptainMoto (02/21/21 11:25 AM)
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#643275 - 02/21/21 12:56 PM [User Showcase] Re: Broken Glass [Re: CaptainMoto]
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I think only using a guitar works really well for this song. Great lyrics as well.

I'm also wondering if it's ok to post songs that don't use BiaB? I think many of us here sometimes make songs without BiaB.
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#643348 - 02/21/21 06:02 PM [User Showcase] Re: Broken Glass [Re: CaptainMoto]
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Is there only two chords in this song?

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#643353 - 02/21/21 06:11 PM [User Showcase] Re: Broken Glass [Re: ChicagoBob]
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Originally Posted By: ChicagoBob
Is there only two chords in this song?

Three Chords with some embellishments.
Am, Dm, Em
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#643369 - 02/21/21 10:06 PM [User Showcase] Re: Broken Glass [Re: CaptainMoto]
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The emotional ambience of this song reminds me very strongly of the soundtracks of some famous and not-so-famous independently produced films of the 60's and 70's that featured mostly acoustic guitar-and-vocal tracks such as The Graduate, McCabe & Mrs. Miller, Cisco Pike, and a few more. The spare chord pattern drives home your impressionistic lyrics in a stark, sun-bleached manner that makes them sound mystically inspired. I think you should post them. I like the way your vocal sounds, too: reflective, moody, intense in a quiet way. The song is a highly distinctive piece of work with its own unique musical character. Very, very well done.


Edited by bluage (02/21/21 10:13 PM)
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#643373 - 02/22/21 12:19 AM [User Showcase] Re: Broken Glass [Re: CaptainMoto]
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It's OK to post songs here that don't use BiaB, as long as you're a BiaB user. At the top of the forum, it says exactly that:

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he User Showcase is an area where users of PG Music products (e.g. Band-in-a-Box or RealBand) can post links to their original song compositions, for others to listen to.


It also explicitly says that "if" you use BiaB, you should provide information as to the styles or RealTracks (emphasis added):

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If Band-in-a-Box or RealBand have been used, please provide information as to which styles or RealTracks were used.



As for the song, it sounds great in my headphones! laugh
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#643409 - 02/22/21 03:04 AM [User Showcase] Re: Broken Glass [Re: CaptainMoto]
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Nice! Vocal sounds good and great tone on the acoustic, something I always struggle with.

I agree with David, sounds great through the 'phones!

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#643449 - 02/22/21 08:42 AM [User Showcase] Re: Broken Glass [Re: bluage]
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Originally Posted By: bluage
The emotional ambience of this song reminds me very strongly of the soundtracks of some famous and not-so-famous independently produced films of the 60's and 70's that featured mostly acoustic guitar-and-vocal tracks such as The Graduate, McCabe & Mrs. Miller, Cisco Pike, and a few more. The spare chord pattern drives home your impressionistic lyrics in a stark, sun-bleached manner that makes them sound mystically inspired. I think you should post them. I like the way your vocal sounds, too: reflective, moody, intense in a quiet way. The song is a highly distinctive piece of work with its own unique musical character. Very, very well done.


Thanks for you comments.
I'll go hunt those up and give them a listen.

moto
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#643451 - 02/22/21 08:43 AM [User Showcase] Re: Broken Glass [Re: dcuny]
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Originally Posted By: dcuny
It's OK to post songs here that don't use BiaB, as long as you're a BiaB user. At the top of the forum, it says exactly that:

Quote:
he User Showcase is an area where users of PG Music products (e.g. Band-in-a-Box or RealBand) can post links to their original song compositions, for others to listen to.


It also explicitly says that "if" you use BiaB, you should provide information as to the styles or RealTracks (emphasis added):

Quote:
If Band-in-a-Box or RealBand have been used, please provide information as to which styles or RealTracks were used.



As for the song, it sounds great in my headphones! laugh


Thanks for that insight.
I appreciate your help.

moto
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#643454 - 02/22/21 08:47 AM [User Showcase] Re: Broken Glass [Re: BlueAttitude]
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Originally Posted By: BlueAttitude
Nice! Vocal sounds good and great tone on the acoustic, something I always struggle with.

I agree with David, sounds great through the 'phones!


Thanks Dave,

This was one of those rare, one and done, songs.

The inspiration hit me and I needed to capture the idea before it faded away.
This was intended to just an outline.

It was one take, guitar and vocals with two mics.
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#643480 - 02/22/21 11:57 AM [User Showcase] Re: Broken Glass [Re: CaptainMoto]
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Hi Captain,

You are quiet busy with these songs, the dancing and the broken glass.
But I liked it very much. These songs always touch me. Strangely enough I don't make them myself.
Beautiful!

Hans
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#643486 - 02/22/21 12:34 PM [User Showcase] Re: Broken Glass [Re: Birchwood]
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Originally Posted By: Birchwood
Hi Captain,

You are quiet busy with these songs, the dancing and the broken glass.
But I liked it very much. These songs always touch me. Strangely enough I don't make them myself.
Beautiful!

Hans


Thanks for listening Hans.
I haven't been that busy but, somehow I can't get them all done.
I've got more songs Ideas than time allows me to finish.

moto
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#643489 - 02/22/21 12:52 PM [User Showcase] Re: Broken Glass [Re: CaptainMoto]
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Another beautiful song. Acoustic was perfect accompaniment for this song. Super vocal and lyric. Well done

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#643497 - 02/22/21 01:20 PM [User Showcase] Re: Broken Glass [Re: CaptainMoto]
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moto,

Sounds like a song that you would hear in a smokey 60's coffeehouse.
There would be peace sign posters on the wall. And someone with bongos. smile
Well done.

fj

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#643544 - 02/22/21 04:38 PM [User Showcase] Re: Broken Glass [Re: CaptainMoto]
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Well done, Captain. The sombre tone of both the vocal and guitar are perfect for the disturbing subject. I've always been a big fan of a man or woman singing to an acoustic guitar accompaniment. Some of the most powerful songs in various genres are delivered this way.
Regards,
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#643548 - 02/22/21 04:50 PM [User Showcase] Re: Broken Glass [Re: Scott C]
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Originally Posted By: Scott C
Another beautiful song. Acoustic was perfect accompaniment for this song. Super vocal and lyric. Well done


Thank you sir.
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#643550 - 02/22/21 04:51 PM [User Showcase] Re: Broken Glass [Re: floyd jane]
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Originally Posted By: floyd jane
moto,

Sounds like a song that you would hear in a smokey 60's coffeehouse.
There would be peace sign posters on the wall. And someone with bongos. smile
Well done.

fj


Thanks for listening Floyd.

Bongos!!!! hey, now I've got some ideas.
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#643551 - 02/22/21 04:53 PM [User Showcase] Re: Broken Glass [Re: Leon1]
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Originally Posted By: Scott C
Another beautiful song. Acoustic was perfect accompaniment for this song. Super vocal and lyric. Well done


Thank you sir.
Originally Posted By: Leon1
Well done, Captain. The sombre tone of both the vocal and guitar are perfect for the disturbing subject. I've always been a big fan of a man or woman singing to an acoustic guitar accompaniment. Some of the most powerful songs in various genres are delivered this way.
Regards,
Leon


Thanks Leon,

Once in a while I get it to turn out OK, this was a magical one take track.
When that happens, I always like that live feeling.
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#643626 - 02/23/21 06:23 AM [User Showcase] Re: Broken Glass [Re: CaptainMoto]
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Oh, yeah! This forum is all about creativity and helping and encouraging others to use it. This song reminds me of John Lennon. This song is perfect in its simplicity. It's not about the players; it's about the lyrics --which are really really good. Well done, Captain.
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#643638 - 02/23/21 07:51 AM [User Showcase] Re: Broken Glass [Re: BabuMusic]
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Originally Posted By: BabuMusic
Oh, yeah! This forum is all about creativity and helping and encouraging others to use it. This song reminds me of John Lennon. This song is perfect in its simplicity. It's not about the players; it's about the lyrics --which are really really good. Well done, Captain.


Thanks Marty,
I agree with your assessment on encouraging creativity.
Although I've veered of course a few times, I generally like to tell a story or convey a message with my songs.

John Lennon...OH my, that's a high mark to shoot for.
I appreciate your encouragement.

moto
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