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#693411 - 12/23/21 08:51 AM [User Showcase] Like A Breeze
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Like A Breeze

Well, I posted this here about 6 or 7 hours ago and it simply disappeared. Ah ... the secrets of cyberspace!

The genesis of the title is a comment Di made when I played it for her and asked her what she thought. She said, "It's like a warm breeze softly blowing in from the front door, wafting through the house and gently exiting the back door."

This was a quick, one-day throw-together from several weeks ago - perhaps 3 or 4 hours collectively over a 12-hour period. It's all acoustic featuring nylon guitar on the lead.


File:Like A Breeze.SGU

Key=Bm , Tempo 80, Length (m:s)=3:30

Style is _KARST.STY (Karst Songwriter Nylon Melody)

RealTracks in style: 2960:Bass, Acoustic, SmoothBalladNeil Ev16 065
RealTracks in style: 3115:Guitar, Nylon, Background Folk16thsMelodicBrent Ev16 060
RealTracks in style: 2552:Guitar, Acoustic, Fingerpicking Songwriter16ths Ev16 075
RealTracks in style: 3394:Guitar, Acoustic, Rhythm SingerSongwriterSync Ev16 070
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#693416 - 12/23/21 09:07 AM [User Showcase] Re: Like A Breeze [Re: Al-David]
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Hello Alan
Excellent mix
I imagine lying on the beach and enjoying a nice drink
Really great music
Great use of BiaB
Thanks for sharing

I wish you and your loved ones Merry Christmas and a good and healthy start to the new year 2022

Many greetings
Andi ;-)

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#693460 - 12/23/21 01:45 PM [User Showcase] Re: Like A Breeze [Re: Al-David]
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Thanks a bunch, Andi! I appreciate that. Have a great Christmas and excellent New Year.

Alan
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#693469 - 12/23/21 02:13 PM [User Showcase] Re: Like A Breeze [Re: Al-David]
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Di is right. It IS like a warm breeze.

A great listen. Your mixes are always pro sounding.

fj

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#693474 - 12/23/21 02:30 PM [User Showcase] Re: Like A Breeze [Re: floyd jane]
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Originally Posted By: floyd jane
Di is right. It IS like a warm breeze.

A great listen. Your mixes are always pro sounding.

fj


HI Floyd ...

Thank you so much for the very nice words. Your comments about the mix on my songs is particularly rewarding. I think you know the seriously archaic method I use for recording and mixing .... no DAW, other than what Audacity gives me. I have no third party plug-ins or contributions. And everything is done with a single pass-through. I've never once copied and pasted anything I've posted on Souncloud. Every single thing I do is on the BIAB entry page and then Audacity. After that, I'm done!

Reference Di's comment: I always enjoy and appreciate the poetic spin she can put on her thoughts regarding our music.

Wishing you and yours a very Merry Christmas and a wonderful 2022.

Alan


Edited by Al-David (12/28/21 03:41 AM)
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#693475 - 12/23/21 02:35 PM [User Showcase] Re: Like A Breeze [Re: Al-David]
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Hi, Al & Di !


Wonderful music this, Al !
You really know how
to make a catchy, lovely
and beautiful tune !
This is a masterpiece
ol´friend !

Merry Christmas and a Happy
New Year to you and Di too !

Cheers
Dani

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#693510 - 12/23/21 03:39 PM [User Showcase] Re: Like A Breeze [Re: dani48]
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Originally Posted By: dani48
Hi, Al & Di !


Wonderful music this, Al !
You really know how
to make a catchy, lovely
and beautiful tune !
This is a masterpiece
ol´friend !

Merry Christmas and a Happy
New Year to you and Di too !

Cheers
Dani



Hi Dani ...

Thanks for dropping in for a listen! I'm so glad you enjoyed the song. I apprecoiate all those really nice comments - many thanks!

Here's wishing you a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

Take care ...

Alan
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#693530 - 12/23/21 05:36 PM [User Showcase] Re: Like A Breeze [Re: Al-David]
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Hi Alan,

Nice song and good mix.

Well done

Best Regards
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#693548 - 12/23/21 07:22 PM [User Showcase] Re: Like A Breeze [Re: Al-David]
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Hi, Alan.

It's cold and rainy here, so a warm breeze is appreciated! smile

If you've got a method that works for you, why would you change it?

Creating a good mix is about creating a good arrangement, by giving things room to be heard and space to breathe.

You only need to work with things like EQ and compression when you haven't mixed it well in the first place. A good band "mixes itself", so to speak, by simply listening.

And this sounds good!
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#693613 - 12/24/21 07:00 AM [User Showcase] Re: Like A Breeze [Re: Al-David]
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Nice arrangement and mix. Sounds good.
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#693630 - 12/24/21 08:16 AM [User Showcase] Re: Like A Breeze [Re: Al-David]
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Lovely on a lovely Christmas Eve morning looking out at our forest over coffee...

Best to y’all,

J&B
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#693674 - 12/24/21 11:20 AM [User Showcase] Re: Like A Breeze [Re: Al-David]
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'Al-David'...

Mmm...very nice! Has a laid-back, 'journeying' feel to it, as though we were on a cruise ship sailing in and out of exotic ports-of-call. The Real Style has a sensuous sound that is sweetly amplified by the background nylon guitar track, which is so expressive that it sounded like a solo instrument performance.

For you and Ms. Di, I hope your Christmas and New Year's Day celebrations are meaningful, and memorable smile.


Edited by bluage (12/24/21 11:32 AM)
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#693676 - 12/24/21 11:23 AM [User Showcase] Re: Like A Breeze [Re: Al-David]
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i really like it -- reminded me a little of the Eric Clapton unplugged songs

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#693684 - 12/24/21 11:52 AM [User Showcase] Re: Like A Breeze [Re: NigelSpiers]
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Originally Posted By: NigelSpiers
Hi Alan,

Nice song and good mix.

Well done

Best Regards
Nigel


Hello Nigel ...

Glad it works for you! Thanks for letting me know. Merry Christmas and Happy New year ...

Alan
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#693690 - 12/24/21 12:06 PM [User Showcase] Re: Like A Breeze [Re: dcuny]
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Originally Posted By: dcuny
Hi, Alan.

It's cold and rainy here, so a warm breeze is appreciated! smile

If you've got a method that works for you, why would you change it?

Creating a good mix is about creating a good arrangement, by giving things room to be heard and space to breathe.

You only need to work with things like EQ and compression when you haven't mixed it well in the first place. A good band "mixes itself", so to speak, by simply listening.

And this sounds good!



Hey David ...

Cold and rainy in Sacramento - can't say that too often! I lived in Bakersfield 6 years and I was almost always comfortable in the dead of winter wearing just a light jacket. Come summer - almost every day was 103 - 108 - you can only take off so many pieces of clothing without going to jail or traumatizing your neighbors.

I feel my method works pretty good for me. That's one reason I can create a decent song (in my opinion decent) in a matter of hours - no complications. It's also my belief that many folks obsess over perfection vs a really nice song. That's not me. I just want to create something that listeners might enjoy, regardless of the degree of perfection. If I hoped to sell songs to other musicians who are, by my definition, are perfection-obsessed, I'd be living in a tent and begging for food! So far, we've had 28 songs picked up for various uses. Thus, I guess my archaic system works as good as I need it to.

Fully agree with your comment that a well-put-together song will, more or less, mix itself.

But you ought to see all the work I do behind the chord input sheet! Most of the fade-ins/fade-outs, tone adjustment, manually-induced "compression", etc. are done that way. I use Audacity primarily as a way to convert my SGU to a wave file and adjust overall volume. Very occasionally I will do some extra EQ and mild compression in Audacity, but not often.

Anyway, thanks for all; the supportive comments. I appreciate all your comments.

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year

Alan
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#693692 - 12/24/21 12:13 PM [User Showcase] Re: Like A Breeze [Re: jptjptjpt]
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Originally Posted By: jptjptjpt
Nice arrangement and mix. Sounds good.


Good Afternoon x3 ...

Glad you liked it. I appreciate the nice words. Merry Christmas & Happy New Year.

Alan
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#693695 - 12/24/21 12:18 PM [User Showcase] Re: Like A Breeze [Re: Janice & Bud]
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Originally Posted By: Janice & Bud
Lovely on a lovely Christmas Eve morning looking out at our forest over coffee...

Best to y’all,

J&B


Hey Guys!

I always look forward to your comments. "Lovely" is a very nice word - thank you. From the couple of videos you've posted, you seem to have a real nice piece of property. Looks like you're dang near off the grid!

I'm not a coffee drinker, but Di has one cup every morning. I'll be 75 in March and I've drunk, perhaps, 10 or 12 cups of coffee in my life. I pop the top on an ice cold Dr Pepper within 2 minutes of my feet hitting the floor.

Wishing both of you the very best and a fantastic 2022.

Alan & Di
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#693944 - 12/26/21 12:45 AM [User Showcase] Re: Like A Breeze [Re: Al-David]
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Hi Alan,

thrown together in 3 or 4 hours? That's the time I need for sitting down in front of my PC, run BIAB and start thinking alone smirk ...

Man, you really know how to come up with most loveable songs - your talent seems to know no bounds.

I think Di caught the feel and nailed it with that title.

Really so lovely.

All the best to Di and you - we'll keep in contact.

Stefan

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#694066 - 12/26/21 12:03 PM [User Showcase] Re: Like A Breeze [Re: Al-David]
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Alan,

This is so nice! Nobody around here arranges these type of tracks any better than you! Its so full of feeling and lovely sound textures! It's great to see you active in the forum! Thanks, Torrey
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#694078 - 12/26/21 12:29 PM [User Showcase] Re: Like A Breeze [Re: Al-David]
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Sweet, smooth and mellow Alan.

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