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Ain't Nothin' Easy

It's been a week since my last post, so I pulled out another one of those "quick hits" I did recently. This particular one took a little under three hours. It has a couple of odd chords, one being a Dbm7flat5 with a G bass (Dbm7b5/G). I accidently played that chord when my fingers didn't go where I wanted them to on the fret board. But I liked the surprise chord a lot and decided to use it in this song. The most difficult part of the mix was that muted, "thumping" bg guitar on the left channel. No matter how I adjusted it with volume, panning and EQ, it always seemed to be too forward or too deep in the mix. This is as good as I could get it. I would like it to be just a tiny bit more forward, but even the slightest increase made it too loud. Oh well!

Apologies for my tardy replies on "In A Mood", my prvious post. Di had a health emergency on Tuesday. She is stabalized now, but her health continues to decline.

Anyway, hope you enjoy the song.



File: Ain't Nothin' Easy.SGU

Key=Eb, Tempo 65, Length (m:s)=3:26

Style is _MOORED.STY (Moored RnB Songwriter Pop Solo)

RealTracks in style: 1536:Bass, Electric, PopBelieve Ev16 065
RealTracks in song: 3059:Guitar, Acoustic, Rhythm Muted16thsFintan Ev16 080
RealTracks in style: 3906:Guitar, Acoustic, Rhythm SongwriterSlow16DADGAD Ev16 060
RealTracks in style: 3099:Organ, Rhythm AmericanaSlow16thsMike Ev16 060
RealTracks in song: 3321:Guitar, Acoustic, Soloist RnBPopDblBrent Ev 055
RealDrums in Song: Americana Slow 8ths Fred

I replaced the original drum style and replace the EP with the muted rhythm. I kept the other RTS from the style and then added the lead guitar.

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I like this song, it's beautifully done and calms me when I listen to it.

Sorry to hear about your wife, hope she gets well soon! My best wishes from this side of the big pond.


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Super groove and chord progression.

Excellent chops!

Di is in my prayers.


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Originally Posted By: B.D.Thomas
I like this song, it's beautifully done and calms me when I listen to it.

Sorry to hear about your wife, hope she gets well soon! My best wishes from this side of the big pond.


Hi Bass Thumper ...

Glad to read that it was calming for you. That was the intended goal. Thanks for letting me know.

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Originally Posted By: MarioD
Super groove and chord progression.

Excellent chops!

Di is in my prayers.



Hi Mario ...

Many thanks for your time to listen and comment so nicely. Di and I thank you for the prayers. Take care ...

Alan

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Hi Alan love the chord changes really great song peace well done my friend thanks Eric


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Hello Alan,

You are really a good musician, composer, mixing- and mastering engineer all in one. Three hours to achieve this!!!
Very nice and entertaining.
And what a sad thing (again) you wrote about Di...

But I'm impressed on the song and making of it,
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Hi Al
I am so sorry about Di.
I hope she recovers. That would be so nice !
I really like your song
Such a great melody and also the solo is really very good and varied
Plus the short development time of the song. Really cool
Great work Al
Many greetings
Andi ;-)

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Hey Alan, sorry to hear this about your wifey, we are pulling for her.

Nice composition I like how the 3 guitars interplay with each other.

PS> I too consider this calming but scanning the comments above I think you crossed-confused B.D. Thomas with me. smile


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Dbm7flat5
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We don't speak that talk! smile

But we do know when we hear a great production.

Well done re every last thing you did to make it all work so well.
The mellow vibe is smooooth and engaging.

Nice!

J&B

PS: I've no doubt at this point that "Ain't Nothing Easy" is directly correlated to age. And, yes, I'm older than you smile




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Originally Posted By: Bass Thumper
Hey Alan, sorry to hear this about your wifey, we are pulling for her.

Nice composition I like how the 3 guitars interplay with each other.

PS> I too consider this calming but scanning the comments above I think you crossed-confused B.D. Thomas with me. smile


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Originally Posted By: F.M.M.
Hi Alan love the chord changes really great song peace well done my friend thanks Eric


Hi Eric ...

Sure do appreciate the nice comments! Thanks.

Alan


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Originally Posted By: Birchwood
Hello Alan,

You are really a good musician, composer, mixing- and mastering engineer all in one. Three hours to achieve this!!!
Very nice and entertaining.
And what a sad thing (again) you wrote about Di...

But I'm impressed on the song and making of it,
Hans



Hello Hans ...

Those are some very nice compliments! Thank you so much!

Most of my posts involve just a few hours of work. There are exceptions, of course. There some I've been working on, off and on, for a couple of years.

Di has been seriously ill and significantly disabled for quite a few years. She keeps fighting. Thanks for mentioning her.

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Originally Posted By: PROJECT M
Hi Al
I am so sorry about Di.
I hope she recovers. That would be so nice !
I really like your song
Such a great melody and also the solo is really very good and varied
Plus the short development time of the song. Really cool
Great work Al
Many greetings
Andi ;-)



HI Andi ...

Thank you very much for those kin d words about the song. ! And thank you for the very nice words about my wife.

Wie immer ...

Ich danke dir viel.


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Originally Posted By: Janice & Bud
Dbm7flat5
Dbm7b5/G

We don't speak that talk! smile

But we do know when we hear a great production.

Well done re every last thing you did to make it all work so well.
The mellow vibe is smooooth and engaging.

Nice!

J&B

PS: I've no doubt at this point that "Ain't Nothing Easy" is directly correlated to age. And, yes, I'm older than you smile







Ha! You guys have an advanced vocabulary of everything musical. You post some of the very best music on the forum. As far as "odd" chords go, I have a few up my sleeve. I have to sneak them in when I can!

Well, as far as turning so many pages on the calender, it does tend to apply some limits we have to get used to. But limited is better than the alternative. Except in the movies, haven't seen many cadavers playing odd chords - or anything else! So, I accept the limits without too much complaining. And yeah, I know how old you are - you told me in a PM some time back. I don't go into antique stores any more - they always try to hang a price tag on me!

Take care - and thanks for the kindness.

Alan

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Nice piece, Al, your chords brought out the best in that soloist realtrack. Sorry to hear about Di, hope her health improves. Hang in there, bud.


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Hi Alan,

Another strong instrumental from you!

The guitar panned left sounds just about perfect in my book, it's sitting in the mix nicely. Soloist guitar sounds great, you seem to always get the most out of the RealTrack soloists.

Sorry to hear about Di's ongoing health problems!

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Alan,

A gorgeous instrumental.
Always impressed with your choices. And how "listenable" your instrumentals are.
Beautiful mix. (Guitars sound great).

Best to Di.

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Hi Alan,

Soothing music
Our thoughts are with Di.

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Alan,
Can't wrap my head around how you make your tunes sound so full of life? Amazing, especially considering relatively short time put into it. Panning worked out very well. Would love to see a video of you working on these smile Thank you for sharing and best wishes to Di.

Misha.

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