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My Favorite Dream

It's good to be back after two months away. Di had another stroke, our daughter had a significant emergency surgery, dog almost died, and my flu turned into a pretty serious case of pneumonia.

Di is recovering
I'm almost well
Dog survived
Daughter on the mend.

I put this song together over the past couple of days. I had a really good dream last week about me and my grandpa when I was about 12 years old. Wow! - that would have been 64 years ago. He was very special to me. I told Di, after I woke up, that it was my favorite dream ever. It was intense, but a really good dream. And so ... this song happened. It's cinematic with quite a few tracks.



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File:My Favorite Dream.SGU

Key=C# , Tempo 65, Length (m:s)=4:25

Song is saved with Volume, Pan, Reverb, Chorus, Bank0,
Song is saved with bar changes for Volume Changes,

Style is _LOST4.STY (Lost Slow Dramatic Pop Gtr Solo)

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908:Bass, Electric, SmoothBallad Ev16 065
Loop in Song: Chillout\Chillout - destiny_71_drum_loop_b_minor ev16.wav
RealDrums in Song: CajonFolkPop8ths
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RealTracks in song: 2747:Synth, Rhythm AltHipHopHorn Ev16 085
RealTracks in song: 1842:Synth Pad, PopModernGrooveA-B Ev16 075
RealTracks in style: 3184:Guitar, Acoustic, Rhythm GrungeSlowQuinn Ev16 060
RealTracks in style: 3906:Guitar, Acoustic, Rhythm SongwriterSlow16DADGAD Ev16 060
RealDrums in Song: FunkRock70sSlow^1-SideStk,DkRide
RealTracks in style: 1152:Silence
RealTracks in style: 3629:Guitar, Electric, Soloist AmbientGrittyDarin Ev16 065
RealDrums in style:ElecPopStripMall^5-a:SideDownbeatClap , b:SideOffbeatClap


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Hi, Al& Di !


Good to have you back on track !
I´m sorry for Di, I hope she
will make a full recovery !

Your dream is so beautiful
I´m falling into it as I write this !

Grandiose !

Take Care !

cheers
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Alan,

So glad to hear you and your family are on the mend.

It's great to hear your music again. This piece is cinematic indeed! An astounding amount of tracks that sound great together. And the production is top notch.

Very much enjoyed this one and it is great to have you back!

Bob

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Originally Posted By: Al-David
....................

Di is recovering
I'm almost well
Dog survived
Daughter on the mend.

.............................


I'm glad that Di is recovering.
Please take care of yourself during these troubled times.
I'm glad the dog is OK.
I hope your daughter makes a full recovery.

Oh yea the song
I was an instrumental masterpiece.


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Originally Posted By: dani48
Hi, Al& Di !


Good to have you back on track !
I´m sorry for Di, I hope she
will make a full recovery !

Your dream is so beautiful
I´m falling into it as I write this !

Grandiose !

Take Care !

cheers
Dani



Thanks so much, Dani! Glad you enjoyed it. And thanks for the well-wishes. We are all doing better. Take care ...

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Originally Posted By: rsdean
Alan,

So glad to hear you and your family are on the mend.

It's great to hear your music again. This piece is cinematic indeed! An astounding amount of tracks that sound great together. And the production is top notch.

Very much enjoyed this one and it is great to have you back!

Bob



Hi Bob ...

You are much too nice! It's good to be back all the great folks on this forum. I appreciate those very kind words.

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Originally Posted By: MarioD
Originally Posted By: Al-David
....................

Di is recovering
I'm almost well
Dog survived
Daughter on the mend.

.............................


I'm glad that Di is recovering.
Please take care of yourself during these troubled times.
I'm glad the dog is OK.
I hope your daughter makes a full recovery.

Oh yea the song
I was an instrumental masterpiece.



HI Mario ...

Many thanks for all that! We're all making progress. Take care ...

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Glad things are on a bit of an upswing.

Based on your description, I wasn't sure what this was going to sound like.

Upbeat and poppy - I like it! laugh


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HE'S BACK!
This is, indeed, a good thing and that lead part really builds the intensity.
Impressive that your dreamt, remembered and created from that.


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Originally Posted By: rayc
HE'S BACK!
This is, indeed, a good thing and that lead part really builds the intensity.
Impressive that your dreamt, remembered and created from that.



Yep ... I'm back! And most happy to be. Thanks, Ray. Glad you enjoyed it! I usually remember my dreams as most of them are rather vivid. Wishing you the best, mate ...

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Another excellent instrumental, Alan.
Good to hear from you.

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I'm glad to hear that everything has (almost) returned to normal for you and your loved ones.
I am usually a vivid dreamer and can remember most of my dreams, and some of them find their way into a song.

I like your song, the guitar solo is really captivating.
Well done.


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Originally Posted By: dcuny
Glad things are on a bit of an upswing.

Based on your description, I wasn't sure what this was going to sound like.

Upbeat and poppy - I like it! laugh



Hi David ...

Well, I wasn't sure, either, what it was going to sound like until I'd spent half an hour deciding which way to go with it. Glad you liked it - thanks!

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Originally Posted By: floyd jane
Another excellent instrumental, Alan.
Good to hear from you.

fj


Thanks a bunch, Floyd.

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Originally Posted By: B.D.Thomas
I'm glad to hear that everything has (almost) returned to normal for you and your loved ones.
I am usually a vivid dreamer and can remember most of my dreams, and some of them find their way into a song.

I like your song, the guitar solo is really captivating.
Well done.



B D ...

I appreciate all that! Many thanks, fellow dreamer!

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This is a really, really beautiful piece! You have a way of communicating through melody and storytelling in music that, on this forum at least, is second to none. It just flows. Wish I could do half of that, myself smile

I'm so sorry to hear of your and yours' health problems, but, at the same time, I'm glad that you all seem to be surmounting them - and I'm so happy that you're back to share this beautiful piece with us. I myself miss my own grandfather every single day ... and have had some vivid dreams about him, myself, that are perhaps best left to tell about for another time ... including some where he foretold some events which then happened in real life - how that came to happen, I have no idea, but it sure gave me great comfort when what I dreamt he said did indeed happen. One for the "imaginary box", as I call it ... i.e. the place in which I put things which I cannot explain to myself smile

Good to have you back, and, again ... beautiful, beautiful instrumental. It's a standing ovation from me.

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Hello Al
that you all are feeling better again is already the best news !!!!
And then this excellent song
Great melody and an excellent guitar solo.
Sounds very very nice
A fantastic BiaB production
Wish you ALL a fast recovery and all the best
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So glad you're here Alan. So sorry to hear of Di's stroke and of all the troubles hanging over you, but so glad you're on the mend. "My Favorite Dream" is another shining example of the gifts you bestow on us. For me, it was great grandma who died when I was 12 but remains with me still --not in a Norman Bates kinda way. smile

Man, I love that captivating melody your guitar is singing. You've managed to portray all the good qualities that special person in your life has given you in such a fine tribute. Very uplifting write and production. So good.


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Alan,

You are the forum's Realtracks master arranger! As proved here once again! This is a really lovely piece of music that I can easily imagine being used in a movie! Possibly used as a backing for a turning point in the plot that moves everything in a positve direction!
Man, you all have certainly been through the ringer in the last couple of years and my prayer is that you will have a period of healing and rest! I can relate a lot to you because I'm still trying to recover from the stroke I had a couple of months ago! It really set me back musically and wiped out a lot of the creativity that used to come easily and naturally!

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Originally Posted By: musician17
This is a really, really beautiful piece! You have a way of communicating through melody and storytelling in music that, on this forum at least, is second to none. It just flows. Wish I could do half of that, myself smile

I'm so sorry to hear of your and yours' health problems, but, at the same time, I'm glad that you all seem to be surmounting them - and I'm so happy that you're back to share this beautiful piece with us. I myself miss my own grandfather every single day ... and have had some vivid dreams about him, myself, that are perhaps best left to tell about for another time ... including some where he foretold some events which then happened in real life - how that came to happen, I have no idea, but it sure gave me great comfort when what I dreamt he said did indeed happen. One for the "imaginary box", as I call it ... i.e. the place in which I put things which I cannot explain to myself smile

Good to have you back, and, again ... beautiful, beautiful instrumental. It's a standing ovation from me.




James ...

Thank you so much. You are always so gracious with your comments. My grandfather died two months after I arrived in Vietnam in 1966. I was so sad I couldn't be there for his funeral - no chance to properly say goodbye. He literally changed my life with sage advice, even when I thought I didn't need it (I did!).

Wishing you well.

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