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Hey guys...this song was such a joy to work on...a lady named Mona Bagasao (the friend of a friend of a friend of mine) wrote a poem about the loss of a dear loved one and I was asked if I would set it to music...well you know how that sometimes goes?!#*&!...long story short...the melody and edits came almost instantaneously and they (the friend of a friend of a friend of mine) were thrilled...whew!! So here it is...and if you do...thanks for listening...Dan

This Grateful Heart of Mine
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2883 Pedal Steel
2051 Acoustic Fingerpick Guitar

I added: vocals, piano, strings and resonator guitar (via Genos)

Last edited by firesong; 10/04/22 04:52 PM.

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Good take on a classic! smile

The vocals are especially nice.


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Originally Posted By: dcuny
Good take on a classic! smile

The vocals are especially nice.

David...you threw me with your comment...so I checked and I had posted the wrong song...thanks...I've posted the correct song now! Dan


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Dan,

Really nice production. Strong vocals.
Good mix. (though, for my taste, the vocal is slightly loud.)

It's hard not to think of "Always On My Mind" during the verse (melody)
(and the strings, too)

Nice that you could do that for a friend (of a friend....)

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Reminds me a lot of the song "Always on my mind". I like it, especially your vocals.

Originally Posted By: firesong
(the friend of a friend of a friend of mine) were thrilled...whew!!

Good for you... if you had failed, the friend of a friend of a friend of yours probably wouldn't be the friend of a friend of a friend of yours anymore!


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Really beautiful Dan!
We understand why some mention "Always on my Mind".
But your voice also reminds us of Elvis here and there.
Great work!

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Dan

Definitely an Elvis vibe. Excellent vocal and a nice tribute song.

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Hi Dan ...

RThius is just so good! The analogies to Elvis and "Always On My Mind" speak to the quality of this project.

As always, your voice is splendid. Very nicely done! Indeed!!!

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Dan,

Great song. Your vocal is outstanding...

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Originally Posted By: floyd jane
Dan,
It's hard not to think of "Always On My Mind" during the verse (melody)
(and the strings, too)
fj

Floyd...yeah the first few bars do sound like "Always on My Mind"...art imitating art I guess...didn't mean to do that...hey thanks for your thoughts...Dan
Originally Posted By: B.D.Thomas
Reminds me a lot of the song "Always on my mind". I like it, especially your vocals.

Originally Posted By: firesong
(the friend of a friend of a friend of mine) were thrilled...whew!!

Good for you... if you had failed, the friend of a friend of a friend of yours probably wouldn't be the friend of a friend of a friend of yours anymore!

B.D...:)good thing I didn't fail a BFF of a BFF of a BFF right? frown thanks for the best line of the comments...Dan

Originally Posted By: RnAM
Really beautiful Dan!
We understand why some mention "Always on my Mind".
But your voice also reminds us of Elvis here and there.
Great work!
Rob and Anne-Marie

Rob and Anne-Marie...I wish that Elvis guy would quit imitating me! I'm flattered but not convinced...I always appreciate your thoughts and comments...Dan

Originally Posted By: PeterF
Dan
Definitely an Elvis vibe. Excellent vocal and a nice tribute song.
Peter

Peter...thanks so much...I'm leaving for Vegas...ladies and gentlemen firesong has left the building!

Originally Posted By: Al-David
Hi Dan ...
RThius is just so good! The analogies to Elvis and "Always On My Mind" speak to the quality of this project.
As always, your voice is splendid. Very nicely done! Indeed!!!
Alan

Alan...thanks so much...all kidding aside...comparisons to Elvis (no matter how delusional) and to inadvertently stealing from Willie Nelson as a writer are very humbling...not quite sure what "RThius" means but it's good so I'll take that too...your comments are always encouraging...Dan

Originally Posted By: rsdean
Dan,
Great song. Your vocal is outstanding...
Bob

Thanks Bob...I appreciate you not saying the "E" word smile

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Great production Dan. You sure used some good instruments to pull this song off just right. Your vocals are always good and I sure liked the way you put together the background vocals on this one. The steel was great - did you add anything to the tone, or did that all come straight from Biab. Great job. I'm sure the friend of a friend of a friend and all of their family and friends that knew the one who passed away will cherish this song for a long time to come. You've been blessed with a special talent and have used your blessings to bless other, which is another blessing in itself - thanks for letting all the rest of us be blessed by it too.

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Originally Posted By: Brad Williams
Great production Dan. You sure used some good instruments to pull this song off just right. Your vocals are always good and I sure liked the way you put together the background vocals on this one. The steel was great - did you add anything to the tone, or did that all come straight from Biab. Great job. I'm sure the friend of a friend of a friend and all of their family and friends that knew the one who passed away will cherish this song for a long time to come. You've been blessed with a special talent and have used your blessings to bless other, which is another blessing in itself - thanks for letting all the rest of us be blessed by it too.

Brad

Hey Brad...thank you for your words of encouragement...I pretty much left the steel alone the way it came down from BiaB...just panned it to the right a bit as I recall...I usually put a master reverb over the entire mix to give the song the atmosphere I want it to be in and I might put separate reverb on a specific instrument to place it back into the mix...I like to set the mix up in a stage arrangement...Dan


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Ah, a chance to hear the right song. wink

Nice write. Is the "E" word "Emote"? Because you do that very well. laugh


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Dan,

You knocked it out of the park on this one! You certainly did your writer's poem justice with this! I love the smooth country sounding feel of the tune! That steel is a thing of beauty flowing throughout the song! Your work on the Genos is the icing on the cake!

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Originally Posted By: dcuny
Ah, a chance to hear the right song. wink

Nice write. Is the "E" word "Emote"? Because you do that very well. laugh

David...glad we got that straightened out...I am so glad you made that comment...I would have gotten a lot of baffling comments! Dan

Originally Posted By: Torrey Bliss
Dan,

You knocked it out of the park on this one! You certainly did your writer's poem justice with this! I love the smooth country sounding feel of the tune! That steel is a thing of beauty flowing throughout the song! Your work on the Genos is the icing on the cake!

Thanks, Torrey

Torrey...you're always so kind and encouraging...we should work together on something sometime! Dan

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A really nice song Dan.

Very poignant and touching and powerful vocals.

Great job.

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i like the emotion in the vocals.

my goodness my first impression was a 'tinge of elvis'
then i saw RnM posted the same. i agree.

i really like the honesty that comes thru'.

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This is a beautiful poem that many of us can relate to and your song creation of it is lovely.

Beautiful performances and fine production all the way around!

Your vocal builds and dynamics are powerful and so well deliver the emotion of the write.

Congrats to you and the lyric writer!

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Great sentiment and great job setting these lyrics to music Dan!

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David, om, J&B and Dewey...thanks to all of you for your comments...I sincerely appreciate all of them...Dan


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