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#678410 - 10/19/21 04:06 PM [User Showcase] Donny and Donna
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Frankp Offline
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Based on a true story cool.

Lyrics are included on this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FYhCCIuzUd4

I wrote this song this last summer and I set out to do everything on keyboard as I had just bought the M-Audio Keystation49 MK3 on sale for $99 (regularly $119). With limited keyboard skills, I did this simple song, bass, keyboards, and pad I played from the keyboard and the provided plugins that came with it. It's unbelievable what you get for $99, the keyboard, and over 2,000 sounds.

At the end of the day, I couldn't resist and added guitar.

After the great data loss of 2021, I now don't know what I did for the drums, perhaps BIAB, perhaps EZDrummer2. The only record I have of the tune is on YouTube.

Thanks in advance for checking it out.



Edited by Frankp (10/19/21 04:09 PM)
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#678507 - 10/20/21 08:44 AM [User Showcase] Re: Donny and Donna [Re: Frankp]
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Excellent tune Frank. New keyboard sounds great. Love the guitar as well. Well done

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#678547 - 10/20/21 04:08 PM [User Showcase] Re: Donny and Donna [Re: Frankp]
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I have to agree with Scott.
Excellent tune and very nostalgic.
Glad I never missed this one.
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#678574 - 10/21/21 03:16 AM [User Showcase] Re: Donny and Donna [Re: Frankp]
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Very nice, Frank! I like the story (I have a similar one from around the same time period)

Good vocal delivery and nice touch on the guitar, very tasteful and melodic with great feel.

Enjoyed!

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#678603 - 10/21/21 07:41 AM [User Showcase] Re: Donny and Donna [Re: BlueAttitude]
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like the way that bass came in.
i hear a not as overt snare. prolly personal prefs.
interesting lyrics.
you know what might work with this song...is on occasion...lyrical whispers down low left and right of stereo image. its an old trik.

loved that clean elec gtr.

cute song.

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#678622 - 10/21/21 10:32 AM [User Showcase] Re: Donny and Donna [Re: Frankp]
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Frank,

I love the story and the nostalgia. Good vocal, mix and some very tasty playing.

I thoroughly enjoyed this one.

Bob

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#678677 - 10/21/21 06:56 PM [User Showcase] Re: Donny and Donna [Re: Frankp]
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Oh my Sangria.......what memories!
Loved the video.
Great guitar work.

Perfect.
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#678763 - 10/22/21 08:53 AM [User Showcase] Re: Donny and Donna [Re: Frankp]
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Very relaxing song with a touching lively romantic story.
The interpretation has very personal touch - really like the nostalgia in your voice. Also enjoyed the guitar playing.
The video images support the story well.

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#678790 - 10/22/21 12:21 PM [User Showcase] Re: Donny and Donna [Re: Frankp]
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Frank,

A nice song. Good write.

Good vocals. Nice job with the keyboard. The bass sounds especially good. Nice guitar, too...

Well mixed.

All around good.

fj

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#678840 - 10/22/21 04:55 PM [User Showcase] Re: Donny and Donna [Re: Frankp]
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Well done!! Cool song!! Impressive what you did with a simple keyboard! Take care. Greg

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#678858 - 10/22/21 05:52 PM [User Showcase] Re: Donny and Donna [Re: Frankp]
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rayc Offline
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I didn't know Sangria was bottled.
When I drank I didn't mind this sort of punch at all.
Nice story - 1975 - I was an ancient 18.
I'm glad you added the guitar it really works.
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#678879 - 10/22/21 07:52 PM [User Showcase] Re: Donny and Donna [Re: Frankp]
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Nice song, good singing and great guitar. A few of the lyrics didn't flow as well as they could have. But still an enjoyable song. Nicely done!
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#678895 - 10/22/21 10:17 PM [User Showcase] Re: Donny and Donna [Re: Frankp]
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I like this one a lot! As TuneMonger said, it could have had a bit more flow... but it doesn't really detract from the song.

Sorry to hear of the Great Data Loss of 2021.
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#678898 - 10/22/21 10:30 PM [User Showcase] Re: Donny and Donna [Re: Frankp]
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$99!!

M-Audio Keystation49 MK3 sells for $429 Aussie dollars over here (that's USD $320). You sure got a bargain.

Liked your song. It was worth a 2nd listen.

Take care,

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#679808 - 10/28/21 11:18 AM [User Showcase] Re: Donny and Donna [Re: Frankp]
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Nicely done!

Your many performances were most impressive. Nice video also.

Good mix to top it off.

Enjoyed it!

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#679836 - 10/28/21 01:22 PM [User Showcase] Re: Donny and Donna [Re: Frankp]
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Frank, this is a fantastic song. Loved those background synth sounds. Super groove and vocal. Great bass line and wow what a sweet guitar! Excellent video also.

Two thumbs up.
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