Page 2 of 3 < 1 2 3 >
You need to be logged in to post
Options
Index
#653541 - 04/28/21 07:37 AM [User Showcase] Re: Waiting [Re: dcuny]
Registered: 11/29/06
Posts: 3112
Loc: Finland
jannesan Offline
Veteran

Registered: 11/29/06
Posts: 3112
Loc: Finland
Originally Posted By: dcuny
Good job! It was all clever (and a nice listen), but I thought the ending especially so. laugh


Thanks David for your kind words smile Glad you liked the ending, it is telling how difficult it is to know when the waiting ends.

Janne
_________________________
Hear My Music:

Soundcloud
YouTube


Top
#653542 - 04/28/21 07:38 AM [User Showcase] Re: Waiting [Re: Sundance]
Registered: 11/29/06
Posts: 3112
Loc: Finland
jannesan Offline
Veteran

Registered: 11/29/06
Posts: 3112
Loc: Finland
Originally Posted By: Sundance
Excellent write Jan. Cool song and one of your best lyrics.

Josie


Thanks Josie, I appreciate your kind feedback smile Glad you especially liked my lyrics.

Janne
_________________________
Hear My Music:

Soundcloud
YouTube


Top
#653693 - 04/29/21 11:02 AM [User Showcase] Re: Waiting [Re: jannesan]
Registered: 08/29/14
Posts: 6696
Loc: North Carolina
David Snyder Offline
Veteran

Registered: 08/29/14
Posts: 6696
Loc: North Carolina

Hey Janne,

This is wonderful. I don't know why but this reminds me a little bit of some of the experimental stuff on the Beatles White Album.

Very well produced. I really enjoyed it!

Top
#653703 - 04/29/21 12:22 PM [User Showcase] Re: Waiting [Re: jannesan]
Registered: 03/07/18
Posts: 4308
Rustyspoon# Online   content
Veteran

Registered: 03/07/18
Posts: 4308
Janne,
Nice chording and musical bed! Fun take on prison blues. Interesting lyrics and your signature performance. Harmonica fits very well. Cool ending. Thank you for sharing.

Misha.

Top
#653736 - 04/29/21 04:22 PM [User Showcase] Re: Waiting [Re: jannesan]
Registered: 12/10/09
Posts: 1193
Loc: Washington State
bluage Offline
Expert

Registered: 12/10/09
Posts: 1193
Loc: Washington State
Hello, 'jannesan'...

I believe there is always something interesting to listen to in any song, and your's is no exception!

I liked the moody feel of the song. It sounded like waves of major and minor chords rising and falling from bar to bar, diatonically or chromatically, now mellow and harmonically reassuring, now tense and aching with that fateful, despairing touch that only the blues can contribute. The melody was filled with chordal surprises, too. The vocal 'mmms' were haunting and added to the weight and richness of the bass track. They also provided a nice contrast to your higher-pitched vocal. The harmonica soloist sounds inevitable. The 'ending' is startling, but was immediately sensible to me in that nothing in the song is resolved musically or lyrically, a feeling that the dissonant guitar strumming communicates in a powerful way.

I sensed darkness in the lyrics. I hope the "work-related resolution" you're waiting for presents itself in a way that will benefit you personally and professionally.


Edited by bluage (04/29/21 04:34 PM)
_________________________
"Music is what feelings sound like."-- borrowed from a Cakewalk Music Creator forum member, "Mamabear".

Top
#653951 - 05/01/21 07:10 AM [User Showcase] Re: Waiting [Re: rayc]
Registered: 11/29/06
Posts: 3112
Loc: Finland
jannesan Offline
Veteran

Registered: 11/29/06
Posts: 3112
Loc: Finland
Originally Posted By: rayc
"forever ticking round
when your days are numbered
but you don't know the count
Waiting's a horizon
only eyes can reach" very well written.
Well done.


Thanks Ray for your kind feedback smile I wrote those chorus words easily and was very satisfied with their expressiveness so I'm very glad that you quoted them.

Janne
_________________________
Hear My Music:

Soundcloud
YouTube


Top
#653952 - 05/01/21 07:13 AM [User Showcase] Re: Waiting [Re: TuneMonger]
Registered: 11/29/06
Posts: 3112
Loc: Finland
jannesan Offline
Veteran

Registered: 11/29/06
Posts: 3112
Loc: Finland
Originally Posted By: TuneMonger
Interesting subject matter, juxtaposed against your unique progression. The harp was a natural, could have used even more of it, I think. Not sure how I felt about the ending, will go back and listen some more.


Thanks TuneMonger for your nice feedback smile I'm glad you liked the harp. I hope the ending has grown on you, it is supposed to express the uncertainty of the waiting.

Janne
_________________________
Hear My Music:

Soundcloud
YouTube


Top
#653956 - 05/01/21 07:21 AM [User Showcase] Re: Waiting [Re: Noel96]
Registered: 11/29/06
Posts: 3112
Loc: Finland
jannesan Offline
Veteran

Registered: 11/29/06
Posts: 3112
Loc: Finland
Originally Posted By: Noel96
There's a heap of fine imagery in these lyrics. You've really excelled yourself! The "Blues" were definitely a great starting point for a song like this.

COVID sure is an experience that the whole world shares. Whatever country I watch shows from, there is a consistency in language surrounding COVID that transcends everything... flatten curve, quarantine, social distancing, etc. That feeling of imprisonment that you write about is also shared.
Nice work!
All the best,
Noel


Thanks Noel for your very encouraging words smile Glad you found good things in my lyrics. Although the song is not about the COVID pandemic itself, I wanted to reference it with a metaphor, because it fits the current situation well. I didn't think about social distancing, but you are right - it surely feels like imprisonment for many people on Earth.

Janne
_________________________
Hear My Music:

Soundcloud
YouTube


Top
#653958 - 05/01/21 07:25 AM [User Showcase] Re: Waiting [Re: Greg Johnson]
Registered: 06/17/10
Posts: 1984
Loc: Canyon Lake, TX
Steve Young Offline
Expert

Registered: 06/17/10
Posts: 1984
Loc: Canyon Lake, TX
Originally Posted By: Greg Johnson
Very cool!! You have such a unique and wonderful sense of melody......always love hearing the changes you come up with!! I really like the vocal arrangement and processing you used!! Nice work!! Take care. Greg


What Greg said.

Very nice. Enjoyed this!

Steve
_________________________
Steve Young
Music
"In order to compose, all you need to do is remember a tune that nobody else has thought of." - Robert Schumann

Top
#654155 - 05/02/21 01:42 PM [User Showcase] Re: Waiting [Re: jannesan]
Registered: 12/05/11
Posts: 12529
Loc: GA USA
Janice & Bud Offline
Veteran

Registered: 12/05/11
Posts: 12529
Loc: GA USA
Firstly, your rhythm arrangement offered us an immediate image of a large clock hanging on a bleak wall with the music accentuating the ticks.

Janice mentioned a bit of a McCartney vibe from some of his early solo albums.

"Droplets falling down
on the stone floor
squeaking when opened
the hatch of the door
Still no decision
just my daily meal
somewhere in a court
my ultimate appeal
the exit or the chair
the end is all I care."

That is a very strong lyric entry as it grabs and immediately engages the listener.

The mix is excellent and that harmonica is in our opinion the best of the harmonica RT's by far.

The weary feel of your vocal added the right touch to all of the above.

Well done!

J&B
_________________________
J&B Videos
J&B Soundcloud
J&B Website

Top
#654162 - 05/02/21 02:24 PM [User Showcase] Re: Waiting [Re: jannesan]
Registered: 08/09/10
Posts: 5373
Loc: New York
rsdean Offline
Veteran

Registered: 08/09/10
Posts: 5373
Loc: New York
Janne,

I really enjoyed this song. Some of your best lyrics and a great vocal to go along.

Crisp mix as well.

Excellent!

Bob

Top
#654196 - 05/02/21 11:31 PM [User Showcase] Re: Waiting [Re: jannesan]
Registered: 09/14/05
Posts: 420
Gary Weder Offline
Journeyman

Registered: 09/14/05
Posts: 420
Terveisia Janne.
Everything here works well . Band and vocals compliment each other with the interesting lyrics telling a story of frustration, which the listener, (me), can feel and empathize with. I had a few listens and enjoyed the song incrementally more each time . An enjoyable listen Janne.

"through the snowbanks on the beach (snowbanks on the beach)"
I played your song to my partner and she liked it. We actually live by the beach and she is 65 and has never seen snow !

terveiset
Gary.

Top
#654384 - 05/04/21 08:33 AM [User Showcase] Re: Waiting [Re: BlueAttitude]
Registered: 11/29/06
Posts: 3112
Loc: Finland
jannesan Offline
Veteran

Registered: 11/29/06
Posts: 3112
Loc: Finland
Originally Posted By: BlueAttitude
Love the groove happening on this one. Very well written also!

Good production and mix.

Not sure about the ending, but, quite clever what you did there.

Overall very good, enjoyed!


Thanks Dave for your positive comment smile Those RTs really gave a good groove, and at the same time, gave inspiration for the groove of the story.

I hope the ending will grow on you smile

Janne
_________________________
Hear My Music:

Soundcloud
YouTube


Top
#654385 - 05/04/21 08:42 AM [User Showcase] Re: Waiting [Re: BabuMusic]
Registered: 11/29/06
Posts: 3112
Loc: Finland
jannesan Offline
Veteran

Registered: 11/29/06
Posts: 3112
Loc: Finland
Originally Posted By: BabuMusic
Captivating melody and well sung, Janne. Love the way your changes move the song in an enjoyable groove. The harmonica sounds great. I usually get lost picking pieces of Multitracks. I kinda like how the one guitarist doesn't realize the song is over, but feel it should be faded.


Thanks Marty, I appreciate your kind words, especially about my singing smile Glad you liked the harmonica, required quite much work to make it sound decent, because there was one section where there was silence on almost every regeneration, maybe the player didn't like my chord progression smile

Yep, that guitarist is waiting, waiting for the end signal but doesn't know when it will come. Fading wasn't option for me because of the ticking, good to know that my idea wasn't total disaster wink

Janne
_________________________
Hear My Music:

Soundcloud
YouTube


Top
#654386 - 05/04/21 08:48 AM [User Showcase] Re: Waiting [Re: Ezekiel's Storm]
Registered: 11/29/06
Posts: 3112
Loc: Finland
jannesan Offline
Veteran

Registered: 11/29/06
Posts: 3112
Loc: Finland
Originally Posted By: Ezekiel's Storm
For me, first lines are extremely important for drawing the audience in, and you have hit the mark with yours: "Droplets falling down/on the stone floor." That sets up the tone of the lyrics.

The music/instrumentation contrasts with the mood of the lyrics, yet it works so nicely.


Thanks Mr. Storm for your nice comment smile I'm glad you liked the start of the lyrics, that initial scene was clear in my head so it was painless to write the first verse.

I somehow agree with that contrast observation, I was thinking about going for a jazzy direction to get a softer mood, but decided to stay in blues because the scene was stone floor, not very soft... however I tried to tame the aggressive instruments a little.

Janne
_________________________
Hear My Music:

Soundcloud
YouTube


Top
#654387 - 05/04/21 08:52 AM [User Showcase] Re: Waiting [Re: PeterF]
Registered: 11/29/06
Posts: 3112
Loc: Finland
jannesan Offline
Veteran

Registered: 11/29/06
Posts: 3112
Loc: Finland
Originally Posted By: PeterF
Janne

Very strong write, especially the chorus.

As usual an interesting chord backing track and the harmonica works well.

I like the ending, seems to fit the song mood.

Well done.

Peter


Thanks Peter for your kind comment smile I'm glad you liked the harmonica and the ending, ideas for them were born quite late in the production process.

Janne
_________________________
Hear My Music:

Soundcloud
YouTube


Top
#654755 - 05/07/21 09:23 AM [User Showcase] Re: Waiting [Re: David Snyder]
Registered: 11/29/06
Posts: 3112
Loc: Finland
jannesan Offline
Veteran

Registered: 11/29/06
Posts: 3112
Loc: Finland
Originally Posted By: David Snyder

Hey Janne,

This is wonderful. I don't know why but this reminds me a little bit of some of the experimental stuff on the Beatles White Album.

Very well produced. I really enjoyed it!


Thanks David for your very nice comment smile The Beatles mentioned - that's an honor blush

Janne
_________________________
Hear My Music:

Soundcloud
YouTube


Top
#654758 - 05/07/21 09:25 AM [User Showcase] Re: Waiting [Re: Rustyspoon#]
Registered: 11/29/06
Posts: 3112
Loc: Finland
jannesan Offline
Veteran

Registered: 11/29/06
Posts: 3112
Loc: Finland
Originally Posted By: Rustyspoon#
Janne,
Nice chording and musical bed! Fun take on prison blues. Interesting lyrics and your signature performance. Harmonica fits very well. Cool ending. Thank you for sharing.

Misha.


Thanks Misha for your positive feedback smile Glad you accepted the harmonica and the ending.

Janne
_________________________
Hear My Music:

Soundcloud
YouTube


Top
#654760 - 05/07/21 09:29 AM [User Showcase] Re: Waiting [Re: bluage]
Registered: 11/29/06
Posts: 3112
Loc: Finland
jannesan Offline
Veteran

Registered: 11/29/06
Posts: 3112
Loc: Finland
Originally Posted By: bluage
Hello, 'jannesan'...

I believe there is always something interesting to listen to in any song, and your's is no exception!

I liked the moody feel of the song. It sounded like waves of major and minor chords rising and falling from bar to bar, diatonically or chromatically, now mellow and harmonically reassuring, now tense and aching with that fateful, despairing touch that only the blues can contribute. The melody was filled with chordal surprises, too. The vocal 'mmms' were haunting and added to the weight and richness of the bass track. They also provided a nice contrast to your higher-pitched vocal. The harmonica soloist sounds inevitable. The 'ending' is startling, but was immediately sensible to me in that nothing in the song is resolved musically or lyrically, a feeling that the dissonant guitar strumming communicates in a powerful way.

I sensed darkness in the lyrics. I hope the "work-related resolution" you're waiting for presents itself in a way that will benefit you personally and professionally.


Thanks 'bluage', your insightful comments are always pleasure to read, art themselves smile Nice to hear you liked the mmms, they are one of my favorite RTs, fit almost every song. I hope too that the resolution will give a new direction and benefit also.

Janne
_________________________
Hear My Music:

Soundcloud
YouTube


Top
#654762 - 05/07/21 09:30 AM [User Showcase] Re: Waiting [Re: Steve Young]
Registered: 11/29/06
Posts: 3112
Loc: Finland
jannesan Offline
Veteran

Registered: 11/29/06
Posts: 3112
Loc: Finland
Originally Posted By: Steve Young
Originally Posted By: Greg Johnson
Very cool!! You have such a unique and wonderful sense of melody......always love hearing the changes you come up with!! I really like the vocal arrangement and processing you used!! Nice work!! Take care. Greg


What Greg said.

Very nice. Enjoyed this!

Steve


Thanks Steve for giving a listen and commenting kindly smile

Janne
_________________________
Hear My Music:

Soundcloud
YouTube


Top
Page 2 of 3 < 1 2 3 >


PG Music News
It's the Last Weekend to Save Up To 50% off Band-in-a-Box® 2023 for Windows Upgrades!

Hurry - our Band-in-a-Box® 2023 special ends this Sunday, January 15th at 11:59 pm PST!

Order before then and save up to 50% off your Band-in-a-Box® 2023 Upgrade and receive a Free Bonus PAK full of great new Add-ons!

Band-in-a-Box® 2023 for Windows adds over 70 new features and amazing new content to the Band-in-a-Box® collection, including 222 RealTracks (20 more than we've released in previous versions), new RealStyles, MIDI SuperTracks, Instrumental Studies, "Song with Vocals" Artist Performances, XPro Styles PAK 4, Xtra Styles PAK 14 & 15, Playable RealTracks Set 2, Playable RealDrums Set 1, 2 new sets of "RealDrums Stems," and more!

Check out our Band-in-a-Box® packages page for all the purchase options available. If you need any help deciding which package is the best option for you, just let us know. We are here to help!

Last Chance to Save Up To 50% off Band-in-a-Box® 2023 for Windows Upgrades!

The Band-in-a-Box® 2023 special ends this Sunday, January 15th! Order by then and save up to 50% off your Band-in-a-Box 2023 Upgrade and receive a Free Bonus PAK full of great new Add-ons!

Band-in-a-Box® 2023 for Windows adds over 70 new features and amazing new content to the Band-in-a-Box® collection, including 222 RealTracks (20 more than we've released in previous versions), new RealStyles, MIDI SuperTracks, Instrumental Studies, "Song with Vocals" Artist Performances, XPro Styles PAK 4, Xtra Styles PAK 14 & 15, Playable RealTracks Set 2, Playable RealDrums Set 1, 2 new sets of "RealDrums Stems," and more!

Check out our Band-in-a-Box® packages page for all the purchase options available.

The Band-in-a-Box® 2023 for Windows Special is Extended to January 15, 2023

Our Band-in-a-Box® 2023 for Windows special with up to 50% off Band-in-a-Box® 2023 Upgrade purchases has been extended to January 15, 2023!

Band-in-a-Box® 2023 for Windows adds over 70 new features and amazing new content to the Band-in-a-Box® collection, including 222 RealTracks (20 more than we've released in previous versions), new RealStyles, MIDI SuperTracks, Instrumental Studies, "Song with Vocals" Artist Performances, XPro Styles PAK 4, Xtra Styles PAK 14 & 15, Playable RealTracks Set 2, Playable RealDrums Set 1, 2 new sets of "RealDrums Stems," and more!

Plus, there is a Free Bonus PAK automatically included with most Band-in-a-Box® for Windows 2023 packages, but for more even more Add-ons (including 60 Unreleased RealTracks!) upgrade it to the 2023 49-PAK for only $49. You can see the full lists of items in each package, and listen to demos here.

Check out our Band-in-a-Box® packages page for all the purchase options available.

XPro and Xtra Styles PAKs Special Extended to January 15, 2023!

We've extended the XPro and Xtra Styles PAKS special offers to January 15, 2023!

We're offering XPro Styles PAKs 1-4 and Xtra Styles PAKs 1-15 for just $29 each (reg $49)!

Treat yourself to 100 brand new RealStyles for country, bluegrass, jazz, funk, rock, and pop with the new XPro Styles PAK 4 for Band-in-a-Box® 2022, but why stop there? The new Xtra Styles PAKs 14 & 15 include 17 MultiStyle groups and 200 new styles for Rock, Pop, Jazz, and Country, as well as genres like '80s glam rock, rockabilly, big band, space rock, metal, funk, and more!

Learn more about XPro Styles PAKs and order now.

Learn more about Xtra Styles PAKs and order now.

Video - Band-in-a-Box® 2023: Artist Performance Set 13: Songs with Vocals 3

Learn all about the 25 Songs with Vocals added to our Band-in-a-Box Add-ons with Artist Performance Set 13: Songs with Vocals 3! Band-in-a-Box® 2023: Songs with Vocals 3

This included in the Band-in-a-Box 2023 Free Bonus PAK!

Band-in-a-Box® 2023 for Windows - 'Twas the Click Before Christmas!

Order any version of Band-in-a-Box® 2023 for Windows and receive your download key right away for use with our One-Click Installer, but don't wait too long... our Band-in-a-Box® 2023 for Windows special ends December 31st!

Order now to add over 70 new features and amazing new content to your Band-in-a-Box® collection, including 222 RealTracks (20 more than we've released in previous versions), new RealStyles, MIDI SuperTracks, Instrumental Studies, "Song with Vocals" Artist Performances, XPro Styles PAK 4, Xtra Styles PAK 14 & 15, Playable RealTracks Set 2, Playable RealDrums Set 1, 2 new sets of "RealDrums Stems," and more!

It's a great time to order, with up to 50% off Band-in-a-Box® 2023 Upgrade purchases until December 31, 2022!

Plus, there is a Free Bonus PAK automatically included with most Band-in-a-Box® for Windows 2023 packages, but for more even more Add-ons (including 60 Unreleased RealTracks!) upgrade it to the 2023 49-PAK for only $49. You can see the full lists of items in each package, and listen to demos here.

Check out our Band-in-a-Box® packages page for all the purchase options available.

If you need any help deciding which package is the best option for you, just let us know. We are here to help!

Video - Band-in-a-Box® 2023: Over 70 New Features and Enhancements!

Learn all about the 70+ new features in Band-in-a-Box® 2023 with video: Band-in-a-Box® 2023 for Windows®: Over 70 New Features and Enhancements!

We're having a SALE on Band-in-a-Box® 2023 Upgrade purchases until December 31, 2022 - save up to 50% when you purchase your Band-in-a-Box® 2022 for Windows Upgrade!

We've packed our Free Bonus PAK & 49-PAK with some amazing Add-ons! The Free Bonus PAK is automatically included with most Band-in-a-Box® for Windows 2023 packages, but for more even more Add-ons (including 60 Unreleased RealTracks!) upgrade it to the 2023 49-PAK for only $49. You can see the full lists of items in each package, and listen to demos here.

Check out our Band-in-a-Box® packages page for all the purchase options available.

If you need any help deciding which package is the best option for you, just let us know. We are here to help!

Learn more about all the new features in Band-in-a-Box® 2023 for Windows.

Forum Stats
37062 Members
64 Forums
77036 Topics
682614 Posts

Max Online: 2537 @ 01/19/20 07:09 AM
Newest Members
Dcarter, Seq, Nergllawdia, ArtPearl4U, Tony Diamante

37062 Registered Users
Top Posters (30 Days)
musocity 181
Matt Finley 148
MarioD 144
AudioTrack 140
Bass Thumper 135
MusicStudent 128
Jim Fogle 101
Janice & Bud 94
B.D.Thomas 92
rayc 90
Today's Birthdays
Ivan Maldonado