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#707106 03/02/22 06:44 AM
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Hi all,

Here's our latest recording:



We usually keep our songs simple, chord wise. However, this one shifts and modulates a little bit and it took some work to get the vocals right. Particularly in the chorus section, since the pre-chorus had a tendency to 'lead' me in the wrong direction eek .

I built the basis mostly around the 1305 CelticReel Rhythm Guitar and then added more real tracks (trial and error!).

This song had been on the shelf for quite a while. We decided to give it the "RnAM treat" with layered vocals and additional real tracks and percussion.

Anne-Marie created the video.

We hope you all like! Feel free to leave your comments smile

Rob


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Style is _WESTGTR.STY (Spirited Country Strumming)
RealTracks in song: 379:Bass, Electric, Country DoubleTime Ev 088
RealTracks in song: 2778:Piano, Acoustic, Rhythm TrainBeatMike12-key Ev16 090
RealTracks in song: 378:Guitar, Acoustic, Strumming DoubleTime Ev 088
RealTracks in song: 1305:Guitar, Acoustic, Rhythm CelticReel Ev16 110 (Drones only)
RealTracks in song: ~2200:Guitar, Nylon, Background CountryBrent Ev 085
RealTracks in song: 2667:Pedal Steel, Background DreamySingleNote Ev 075
RealTracks in song: 2508:String Quartet, Rhythm PopEvenHall Ev 120
1946: Mandolin, RhythmModernCountrySyncEv16 100
RealDrums [in Song:CountryEven16: a: Brushes b: Snare, HiHat
RealDrums [in Song:CongasEv16[single]: a: Congas b: CongasEv16[single]
RealDrums [in Song:AfucheShakerEv16[single]: a: Shaker b: AfucheShakerEv16[single]


We are Rob Meulman and Anne-Marie Bovenkamp from The Netherlands.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC1gsdNLE7_Gy8qavoOplQow/videos
http://rnam.net/


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All the changes and surprises keep this enjoyable and interesting without sounding at all forced. Except possibly that key change. =8^)

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Rob and Anne-Marie

This is some really great work! Usually when someone tries to incorporate a vast amount of chord changes and modulations in a song, it doesn't have a very desirable effect, but you did in a very effective way that sounds great! Everything about this song sounds really good! Once again, nice work on the video. I also like that 1305 CelticReel Rhythm Guitar! I have used it myself a couple of times in songs. It really brings a song to life!

Thanks, Torrey




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That is a fantastic song and video

Outstanding work on those key changes

Super vocal and mix

Two thumbs up


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Two thumbs up from me. Enjoyed it very much and the way it built as you went along. Really cool pop lyrics too.

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wow! this is excellent... a new high bar.


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The RnMA treatment works - no surprise there.
The pull of the progressions is strong but you've played that gambit well.
LUSH.
Oh, yes, the video - on point - illustrative without being tied down by the narrative.

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Hi Rob and Anne-Marie
Outstanding work on both song and video. Instantly engaging, vocals are superb. Pro quality.
Regards,
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Hi Rob and Anne-Marie,

This is a song that makes you smile!
But it also want you to make a long walk in the forest (with the song on your earphones of course)and sing along loudly.
Then you don't mind the vultures (from J&B) anymore, or other bad things.
A nice, good song with very good vocals!
Like Josie said: "two thumbs up'!

Heel goed gedaan RnAM,
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What a great job putting this together, Ron and Anne-Marie. The modulation sounds perfect. Such a good song. That guitar is a very good driver. Your voices are sooo good, and so very good together. The video, too, is superb.


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Rob & Anne-Marie,

Excellent!

It's great to have that RnAM sound back on the forum!

A really nice song. Good write. Cool changes and melody.

Awesome vocals. Excellent mix.

Goodness abounds. A great listen.

fj

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Wow, so good!

I agree with floyd, it's great having you two back here again. Such a great sound!

Loved it, well done smile

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Hello Anne-Marie and Rob
A great song
Excellent sung
A really good melody
Plus the very good video
Together a great experience
Thanks for sharing
Many greetings
Andi ;-)

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Thanks, Mark

Yes, there should be about eight changes or so. Some were present in the BIAB song file, but most of them were done in Cubase (shifting semi-tones). Either because we got stuck on what should be "the chorus", or because copying sections from one place to another didn't sound right (that BIAB Melodist can be so subtle, modulating all on its own!).

About modulations and key changes. Back in the 90s, we had a real Master in that here in the Netherlands. Valensia, singer-songwriter uses multiple key changes continuously throughout his songs. Here's a good example:





We are Rob Meulman and Anne-Marie Bovenkamp from The Netherlands.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC1gsdNLE7_Gy8qavoOplQow/videos
http://rnam.net/


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Catchy! The guitar and rhythm accompaniment are really effective here.

The modulations worked for me! laugh


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Originally Posted By: RnAM
Yes, there should be about eight changes or so. Some were present in the BIAB song file, but most of them were done in Cubase (shifting semi-tones). Either because we got stuck on what should be "the chorus", or because copying sections from one place to another didn't sound right (that BIAB Melodist can be so subtle, modulating all on its own!).

About modulations and key changes. Back in the 90s, we had a real Master in that here in the Netherlands. Valensia, singer-songwriter uses multiple key changes continuously throughout his songs. Here's a good example:

I need to listen again to see how many I can catch.

Watched your Valensia video! Remarkable musician, and he's still live 'n kickin.

VALENSIA - VIDEO SUMMARY '7EVE7' + 'QUEEN III' ( 2019-2020) TEASER - DIGITAL DREAMS (4K)

Sad story of his near-total invisibility here in the US, where apparently he's only known as a Japanese pop star. His later albums are hard to find if they even exist, and I find depressing references to commercial failure, and a crowdfunding site:

https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/valensia-the-seventh-album#/

But look at this perk! (I wonder where those three songs are?)

Your Song PRODUCED By Valensia – €1,000 EUR / $1,107 USD

This is where things start to get really exiting: Do you have a song and always wanted it to sound like a HIGH END PRODUCTION? Valensia will speed record your song, play and arrange it on the spot, all in one day! You will be going home with a finished and complete MASTER of your song! If needed, Valensia will provide his harmony vocals afterwards!

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Hi Rob and Anne-Marie,

Good song, well sung and well produced.
I thoroughly enjoyed it from start to finish.

Best Regards
Nigel


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This is a sensational composition and delivery.

Musically, it is creative with very well presented and interesting structure throughout. Vocally it is equally superb.

The added vision gives depth to the creativity without taking anything away from the focus of the music.

I liked every part of this. Well done.


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Very good song. The "gonna, wanna" hook lines are very catchy. Wonderful vocal harmonies. Great mix. The band is super too. Nice professional sounding recording. Good one.


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Originally Posted By: Torrey Bliss
Rob and Anne-Marie

This is some really great work! Usually when someone tries to incorporate a vast amount of chord changes and modulations in a song, it doesn't have a very desirable effect, but you did in a very effective way that sounds great! Everything about this song sounds really good! Once again, nice work on the video. I also like that 1305 CelticReel Rhythm Guitar! I have used it myself a couple of times in songs. It really brings a song to life!

Thanks, Torrey


Thanks Torrey, your comments are always appreciated!


We are Rob Meulman and Anne-Marie Bovenkamp from The Netherlands.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC1gsdNLE7_Gy8qavoOplQow/videos
http://rnam.net/


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