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This is the way to live!
Take in the small joys
Until the great happiness comes.
And if it does not come
then at least you had
had the "little joys".

- THEODOR FONTANE -


Listen to TRY TO GET A LITTLE PIECE OF LIFE

TRY TO GET A LITTLE PIECE OF LIFE (THE VIDEO)


Dear Forum Members

The last song for this year was created against the background that very many people in this day and age have to lead a life that demands a lot from them but does not give much back.
The consequence is for these people a life without or only with little joy!
Especially at Christmas time we would like to give these people a little courage and hope, so that they also try to get a little piece of life.

This song was created in a great collaboration.
It was really MUCH fun to bring it to life with these great musicians:

MARTY, who did the absolutely fantastic lead vocals and (of course) also plays the brilliant bass. He also created the wonderfully inspirational video.

SHIGEKI, who composed the incredibly beautiful string accompaniment and also recorded the great choir.

WOLFGANG, who played two extraordinary flute solos with his Roland guitar synthesizer.

and

DeeJ, who did the awesome background vocals and sounds extremely good with Marty on this song.

When I composed the song on my guitar, I had no idea what these great musicians would do with it.

For this and for the fantastic cooperation I would like to thank ALL involved very much.

I hope you have as much fun listening to the song as we had recording it.

We wish all Forum members and PG Music staff, their families and loved ones a peaceful Christmas and a healthy New Year 2023.

Many greetings
Andi ;-)



Try to get a little piece of life
Music and lyrics by A. Melzer
18102022

intro solo

Life doesn't always treat us fairly,
and there's not always an easy way through,
but giving up will always get you nowhere.
Please try to get a little piece of life.

Not everyone gets the best of life,
but make the best of living anyway,
and keep a lookout for what brings you joy.
Please try to get a little piece of life.

No money will ever replace such things as love, satisfaction and joy,
but your life offers you all this for free.
Please try to get a little piece of life.

When you no longer know what to do
your friends and family will be there for you.
They'll make you feel so much better again, and give you so much more.

main solo

And even if your life is not easy, you can tell there's beauty in love,
and just know that Life has lots in store for you.
Please try to get a little piece of life.


No money will ever replace such things as love, satisfaction and joy,
but your life offers you all this for free.
Please try to get a little piece of life.
Just try to get a little piece of life.
Oh, try to get a little peace of life.



****** Song Summary *************
Title: Try To Get A Little Piece Of Life
File:Try To Get A Little Piece Of Life.SGU
Key=C , Tempo 75, Length (m:s)=4:28
No intro. 80 bar chorus, from bar 1 to bar 80. Repeat x1 chorus
Melody has 327 notes, Melody harmony is <no harmony>(0)
Soloist track has 234 notes, Soloist harmony is <no harmony>(0)
Song is saved with Volume, Pan, Reverb, Chorus, Bank0,
Song is saved with bar changes for Volume Changes,
Style is _SALLY.STY

RealTracks in song: 3758:Guitar, Acoustic, Rhythm PalmMuteRockSlow Ev 100
RealTracks in song: ~~364:Guitar, Acoustic, Fingerpicking Ev 065
RealTracks in song: 3669:Piano, Acoustic, Rhythm NewAgeArp16 Ev16 090
RealDrums in Style: AmericanaRoots16th^01-a:Toms, b:Snare

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TRY TO GET A LITTLE PIECE OF LIFE
Music and Lyrics by Andreas Melzer
Lead Vocals & Bass by Marty Straub
Background Vocals by DJ Lekich
Strings and choir accompaniment by Shigeki Adachi
Guitar Synth by Wolfgang Melzer
©2022 by PROJECT M

Last edited by PROJECT M; 12/01/22 07:09 AM.
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I enjoyed this song and the collaboration between all the artists shine.

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Andi and all...Wow! what a great collaboration...beautiful song and sentiment combined...Andi you wrote a great message for all of us to take to heart...the musicians you chose to work with did such a fantastic job...you can never go wrong with Marty and Deej (two of my favorites)...Shigeki and Wolfgang did stellar jobs on the instrumentals...super composition, production and performance...(I love Marty's videos they always capture the essence of the songs!)

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One of the best collabs I've ever heard here on the forum. Everyone was stellar. Congratulations to all involved.


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Nice work by all - sounds great!

And a positive message to boot. laugh


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ACE...no other words needed...
Ace song
Ace collaboration
Ace performances
ACE!


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Love the song, as you know, Andi, and what a terrific production. Your brother Wolfgang did such a good job on the solos, and Deej amazed me with his harmony. What really got me was Shigeki's strings and choir. WOW! What a difference to the song. You also did a great job forming your BiaB band.


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Wow, what a nice song and message!

Andi and your gang, you've made a wonderful song together.
Marty, your singing was great as are the contributions from Deej, Shigeki, Wolfgang and yourself!

And I was also impressed by the good mixing/mastering of the song.

Very well done!
(that's what the 'Wow' stands for)

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Great song, great arrangement, great performances by all involved and last but not least a great mix that brings it all together.
Well done!

Even if it's a bit (ahem) early, also a peaceful Christmas and the best for 2023.


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This is collaboration at its best; the song expresses optimism (that transcends the season,though its right in line with the better Christmas Spirit writes),the strings are gorgeous,flute lovely and Marty`s vocal the kicker... so much good strong feeling communicated.
Outstanding work by all involved!

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Hi, Andy & Co !:))

A Wonderful tune so
beautifully sung and
produced !

Liked it very much !

Cheers
and Happy Holidays to all !

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WOW, very pleasant collaboration! Important message worth remembering when times are tough.

Marty's sings better than ever, very emotional and DeeJ supports well
Shigeki has created excellent string arrangement.
Wolfgang's flute brings joy to the already positive feeling.

I like how the arrangement evolves organically.
The video is beautifully in harmony with the lyrics, full of smiles and positivity.

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Superb collaboration. An excellent "forum" production showcasing some of the wonderful talent here.

Everyone did their part to create a lovely song.

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WOW what a fantastic collaboration

Everything is top shelf, the vocals, instruments, mix, etc

Fantastic lyrics

"No money will ever replace such things as love, satisfaction and joy,
but your life offers you all this for free." What a great line and so true

Congrats to all involved - you all did a fantastic job on this one


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Nicely done, gents, good song (love the message!), good performances, and enjoyed the video.

Enjoyed!

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Hello Charlie
Thanks for your great feedback
Glad you liked the song
Many greetings
Andi ;-)

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Everything here is top shelf . . . especially the bass playing. wink
Great job to all.


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Andy,
A very cool collaboration.
Very nice attention-getting opening
Great sound on the acoustic guitar
Vocals sound good
Crisp and clear
Strings sound really good
The flute sounds good
Nice choice for drum tracks
A passionate write
Well done

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I like it. Mix sounds good.


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Hi Dan
Thanks for your great feedback
I am of course very happy that you like the song
I appreciate that very much
Many greetings
Andi ;-)

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