Previous Thread
Index
Next Thread
Print Thread
Go To
Page 1 of 2 1 2
#766224 05/22/23 03:10 PM
User Showcase
Joined: Jul 2015
Posts: 5,254
Veteran
OP Offline
Veteran
Joined: Jul 2015
Posts: 5,254
STAND TALL


This is one my cowriter Ron Helm and I knocked out quickly this past week! No deep profound lyrics, just a straightforward simple message about having the faith and confidence to take on the big challenges of life! It's certainly still a work in progress as I need to sharpen up some of the vocal parts! Especially the harmonies! They are more complicated than I usually do on a song. Ron and I are appreciative of your time spent listening and hope you like it!

Biab - B3 organ in the chorus sections

Me
Vocals
all guitars,bass, piano and synths
Drums- DOD

STAND TALL
Words and music by
Torrey Bliss and Ron Helm
©2023 Glass Gate Music BMI

You wake up every morning
Looking for an answer
To get you through another day
Looking out the window
It only brings you more pain
When all you see is fog and rain
Listen to that quiet voice say

Stand tall you won't fall
I've got you
You can fly high
There's nothing you can't do

With Him you're gonna stand tall
With Him You'll rise above all
Mountains, that through faith will fall
Just trust He'll move your mountain
Today, maybe tomorrow
If only one stone at a time
It all will be done in His time

Stand tall you won't fall
He's got you
(Use your faith and you're gonna see
those mountains fall down to the ground)
You can fly high there's nothing you can't do
(Use your faith and you're gonna see
those mountains fall down to the ground)

Oh that long and rocky road
You know was the wrong way to go
Listen to the Good Shepard's voice
Listen and He'll walk with you

Stand tall you won't fall
He's got you
(Use your faith and you're gonna see
those mountains fall down to the ground)
You can fly high there's nothing you can't do
(Use your faith and you're gonna see
those mountains fall down to the ground)

Stand tall you won't fall
He's got you
(Use your faith and you're gonna see
those mountains fall down to the ground)
You can fly high there's nothing you can't do




Torrey Bliss #766249 05/22/23 10:03 PM
User Showcase
Joined: Oct 2021
Posts: 1,347
Expert
Offline
Expert
Joined: Oct 2021
Posts: 1,347
Hi Torrey and Ron
Very cool song
Sounds really good
Hats off to your great rhythm and solo guitar
As always great work
Many greetings
Andi ;-)

Torrey Bliss #766271 05/23/23 03:11 AM
User Showcase
Joined: Aug 2014
Posts: 7,744
Veteran
Offline
Veteran
Joined: Aug 2014
Posts: 7,744
Sounds great Torrey!

Very interesting style for Praise and Worship.

Sounds like you had some help from John Lennon, ELO and King Crimson!!

smile

Torrey Bliss #766272 05/23/23 03:37 AM
User Showcase
Joined: Aug 2010
Posts: 6,638
Veteran
Offline
Veteran
Joined: Aug 2010
Posts: 6,638
Torrey,

Your musicality really shines in this production. Amazing guitar tones and an excellent vocal.

Very much enjoyed this.

Bob

Torrey Bliss #766306 05/23/23 08:01 AM
User Showcase
Joined: Feb 2016
Posts: 1,911
Expert
Offline
Expert
Joined: Feb 2016
Posts: 1,911
Torrey...you and Ron are building a very impressive catalogue of music...I really like this song...maybe a bit more of an edge than some of your collaborative work with Ron...I agree with David about some influences heard in the track...but they're all good...the descant lines are way cool and the edge on the rock guitar work is powerful and adds some real bite to the music...love it! You're certainly correct about the complexity of the harmonies but I don't hear much of anything to be changed or "sharpened"...your production work and mix is spot-on IMHO...great message in a great package!


www.soundclick.com/firesong
BiaB 2024, Steinberg Cubase Pro 13, Wavelab 11.2, SpetraLayers Pro 10, Audacity, Steinberg UR44 Interface, Yamaha Genos, Roland FP60 and FP10, Windows 10

You are who you are because you do what you do because of what you believe.
PROJECT M #766350 05/23/23 01:13 PM
User Showcase
Joined: Jul 2015
Posts: 5,254
Veteran
OP Offline
Veteran
Joined: Jul 2015
Posts: 5,254
Originally Posted By: PROJECT M
Hi Torrey and Ron
Very cool song
Sounds really good
Hats off to your great rhythm and solo guitar
As always great work
Many greetings
Andi ;-)


Thanks Andi! Your encouraging comments are always appreciated by me! TB




Torrey Bliss #766373 05/23/23 02:49 PM
User Showcase
Joined: Dec 2013
Posts: 6,892
G
Veteran
Offline
Veteran
G
Joined: Dec 2013
Posts: 6,892
I hear some Beatles (John and George), some Todd Rundgren, and a whole lotta killer Torrey Bliss!!!! You remind me of everything I love about 70's music!!!! Some really intricate musicianship here......I cannot conceive of how you pull that off!!! WQNDERFUL!!! Take care. Greg

Torrey Bliss #766399 05/23/23 08:56 PM
User Showcase
Joined: Apr 2016
Posts: 6,253
Veteran
Offline
Veteran
Joined: Apr 2016
Posts: 6,253
Torrey,
DOD are pretty cool aren't they?
Extra points for ignoring the worn template of so much P&W music.
That bass growl and heft is wonderful.
Lots of hearts on the sleeve but the hand beyond the cuff is you and, man, you've created a wonderful piece of music.
As someone not particularly receptive to the message I was captured by the musical elements, the package including lyrics, and didn't want the song to end.


Cheers
rayc
"What's so funny about peace, love & understanding?" - N.Lowe
Torrey Bliss #766412 05/24/23 01:50 AM
User Showcase
Joined: May 2019
Posts: 3,385
Veteran
Offline
Veteran
Joined: May 2019
Posts: 3,385
Smack in my face. At first it sounded a bit UNlike you singing, like it was a different mic or mix, but then you shined through as only you can do, Torrey. Love those harmonies. You and Ron deliver such polish and always enjoyable. Nice bass and the guitar is always so pro, and great taste for the song.


Enjoy whatever happens!
marty

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@babumusic51
SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/marty-straub
and https://soundcloud.com/babumusic-5080285
Band in a Box, Reaper, Cakewalk, Ozone 11
Torrey Bliss #766455 05/24/23 06:20 AM
User Showcase
Joined: Nov 2006
Posts: 3,746
Veteran
Offline
Veteran
Joined: Nov 2006
Posts: 3,746
Good to hear heavier song from you for a change. Dark mood in the music reflects nicely those mountains of life.
Great sounding hard rock arrangement. Enjoyed those heavy guitar riffs together with the vocal harmonies.
Inviting intro and very interesting chord to end the song, I like it.
Pleasant surprise, very creative work.

Janne


Hear My Music:

Soundcloud
YouTube

Torrey Bliss #766470 05/24/23 07:30 AM
User Showcase
Joined: Aug 2012
Posts: 11,684
Veteran
Offline
Veteran
Joined: Aug 2012
Posts: 11,684
LOVE that opening!
I really like how much attention you pay to that opening - in all your songs. A cut above.

Killer drum sound. Punchy Bass!
Excellent vocals. (the harmonies on the chorus give it a real Rundgren sound/feel)
COOL guitar licks (another attention-to-detail thing...)
GORGEOUS solo.

A strong write.

MUSIC.

Stellar.

fj

Torrey Bliss #766505 05/24/23 01:21 PM
User Showcase
Joined: Dec 2003
Posts: 20,811
Veteran
Offline
Veteran
Joined: Dec 2003
Posts: 20,811
Torrey and Ron, contemporary gospel at its finest.

Great job on the vocal and arrangement.

Torrey you are a very talented multi-instrumentalist.


Me, it's not about how many times you fail, it's about how many times you get back up.
Cop, that's not how field sobriety tests work.

64 bit Win 10 Pro, the latest BiaB/RB, Roland Octa-Capture audio interface, a ton of software/hardware
David Snyder #766566 05/25/23 12:50 AM
User Showcase
Joined: Jul 2015
Posts: 5,254
Veteran
OP Offline
Veteran
Joined: Jul 2015
Posts: 5,254
Originally Posted By: David Snyder
Sounds great Torrey!

Very interesting style for Praise and Worship.

Sounds like you had some help from John Lennon, ELO and King Crimson!!

smile


Thanks David! I had Lennon/McCartney in the back of my mind when working on the intro and verses.




rsdean #766669 05/25/23 11:42 PM
User Showcase
Joined: Jul 2015
Posts: 5,254
Veteran
OP Offline
Veteran
Joined: Jul 2015
Posts: 5,254
Originally Posted By: rsdean
Torrey,

Your musicality really shines in this production. Amazing guitar tones and an excellent vocal.

Very much enjoyed this.

Bob


Thanks Bob for the encouraging words! TB




firesong #766752 05/27/23 01:08 AM
User Showcase
Joined: Jul 2015
Posts: 5,254
Veteran
OP Offline
Veteran
Joined: Jul 2015
Posts: 5,254
Originally Posted By: firesong
Torrey...you and Ron are building a very impressive catalogue of music...I really like this song...maybe a bit more of an edge than some of your collaborative work with Ron...I agree with David about some influences heard in the track...but they're all good...the descant lines are way cool and the edge on the rock guitar work is powerful and adds some real bite to the music...love it! You're certainly correct about the complexity of the harmonies but I don't hear much of anything to be changed or "sharpened"...your production work and mix is spot-on IMHO...great message in a great package!

Thanks Dan! This is one I had the music done before any lyrics came so it's outside the box of a normal p/w type song. TB




Torrey Bliss #766811 05/27/23 12:39 PM
User Showcase
Joined: Sep 2010
Posts: 6,656
Veteran
Offline
Veteran
Joined: Sep 2010
Posts: 6,656
Neat Mellotron flute sound. Sort of prog-rock but not enough time signature changes. wink

Nice heavy guitars.

And, of course, your vocals and harmonies are cool.


-- David Cuny
My virtual singer development blog

Vocal control, you say. Never heard of it. Is that some kind of ProTools thing?
Torrey Bliss #766816 05/27/23 12:53 PM
User Showcase
Joined: Sep 2018
Posts: 2,704
Veteran
Offline
Veteran
Joined: Sep 2018
Posts: 2,704
Cool, cool, song.

The intro hooks me right in. Definite Beatles influence there.

Love the contrast in the chorus with that rocking riff.

Fantastic and very listenable Christian rock.

Slightly theatrical feel.

Torrey Bliss #766822 05/27/23 01:20 PM
User Showcase
Joined: Dec 2012
Posts: 7,429
Veteran
Offline
Veteran
Joined: Dec 2012
Posts: 7,429
Torrey ...

I initially listened to this yesterday, or the day before. But I didn't have time to leave a comment. So, I'm here this evening.

I like this a lot! Ron and you are a great team - some super cool tracks over the months (years?). The power bass drives this for mw. And the background voices are spot on - add so much to the song. Your guitar work is always exceptional - as is your playing on the multitude of other instruments to play. And, of course, the vocals are sweet!

As David said - unusual sounds for a praise and worship tune. In my ears, the genre is an Alt Pop variety - and it works!

Exceptional work, gentlemen. Wishing both of you the very best.

Alan


BIAB 2024 Ultra Plus-all StylePaks*Win11*16GB DDR5*Rhyzen 9745x*AT 2035 Mic*Peavey Nashville 112 Amp*Ibanez ART120* Acoustic/Electric/Washburn D200S Acoustic*Stromberg Monterey Jazz Guitar

Loops: https://aldavidmusic.wixsite.com/bestmusicloops

Greg Johnson #766861 05/28/23 12:39 AM
User Showcase
Joined: Jul 2015
Posts: 5,254
Veteran
OP Offline
Veteran
Joined: Jul 2015
Posts: 5,254
Originally Posted By: Greg Johnson
I hear some Beatles (John and George), some Todd Rundgren, and a whole lotta killer Torrey Bliss!!!! You remind me of everything I love about 70's music!!!! Some really intricate musicianship here......I cannot conceive of how you pull that off!!! WQNDERFUL!!! Take care. Greg

Thanks Greg for taking the time to listen and comment it means a lot to me! TB




Torrey Bliss #766905 05/28/23 03:42 PM
User Showcase
Joined: Dec 2011
Posts: 7,562
Veteran
Offline
Veteran
Joined: Dec 2011
Posts: 7,562
Very cool intro Torrey. Boy do I like the way you mixed the vocals. Excellent tune. Awesome guitar work, solo and those repeating riffs. Just wow. Well done


Scott Collingwood
https://soundcloud.com/scottt709
https://soundcloud.com/spiritlevel-ca
https://www.youtube.com/@SpiritLevel-ge3hm/
Previous Thread
Next Thread
Go To
Page 1 of 2 1 2

Link Copied to Clipboard
ChatPG

Ask sales and support questions about Band-in-a-Box using natural language.

ChatPG's knowledge base includes the full Band-in-a-Box User Manual and sales information from the website.

PG Music News
Update Your PowerTracks Pro Audio 2024 Today!

Add updated printing options, enhanced tracks settings, smoother use of MGU and SGU (BB files) within PowerTracks, and more with the latest PowerTracks Pro Audio 2024 update!

Learn more about this free update for PowerTracks Pro Audio & download it at www.pgmusic.com/support_windows_pt.htm#2024_5

The Newest RealBand 2024 Update is Here!

The newest RealBand 2024 Build 5 update is now available!

Download and install this to your RealBand 2024 for updated print options, streamlined loading and saving of .SGU & MGU (BB) files, and to add a number of program adjustments that address user-reported bugs and concerns.

This free update is available to all RealBand 2024 users. To learn more about this update and download it, head to www.pgmusic.com/support.realband.htm#20245

The Band-in-a-Box® Flash Drive Backup Option

Today (April 5) is National Flash Drive Day!

Did you know... not only can you download your Band-in-a-Box® Pro, MegaPAK, or PlusPAK purchase - you can also choose to add a flash drive backup copy with the installation files for only $15? It even comes with a Band-in-a-Box® keychain!

For the larger Band-in-a-Box® packages (UltraPAK, UltraPAK+, Audiophile Edition), the hard drive backup copy is available for only $25. This will include a preinstalled and ready to use program, along with your installation files.

Backup copies are offered during the checkout process on our website.

Already purchased your e-delivery version, and now you wish you had a backup copy? It's not too late! If your purchase was for the current version of Band-in-a-Box®, you can still reach out to our team directly to place your backup copy order!

Note: the Band-in-a-Box® keychain is only included with flash drive backup copies, and cannot be purchased separately.

Handy flash drive tip: Always try plugging in a USB device the wrong way first? If your flash drive (or other USB plug) doesn't have a symbol to indicate which way is up, look for the side with a seam on the metal connector (it only has a line across one side) - that's the side that either faces down or to the left, depending on your port placement.

Update your Band-in-a-Box® 2024 for Windows® Today!

Update your Band-in-a-Box® 2024 for Windows for free with build 1111!

With this update, there's more control when saving images from the Print Preview window, we've added defaults to the MultiPicker for sorting and font size, updated printing options, updated RealTracks and other content, and addressed user-reported issues with the StylePicker, MIDI Soloists, key signature changes, and more!

Learn more about this free update for Band-in-a-Box® 2024 for Windows at www.pgmusic.com/support_windowsupdates.htm#1111

Band-in-a-Box® 2024 Review: 4.75 out of 5 Stars!

If you're looking for a in-depth review of the newest Band-in-a-Box® 2024 for Windows version, you'll definitely find it with Sound-Guy's latest review, Band-in-a-Box® 2024 for Windows Review: Incredible new capabilities to experiment, compose, arrange and mix songs.

A few excerpts:
"The Tracks view is possibly the single most powerful addition in 2024 and opens up a new way to edit and generate accompaniments. Combined with the new MultiPicker Library Window, it makes BIAB nearly perfect as an 'intelligent' composer/arranger program."

"MIDI SuperTracks partial generation showing six variations – each time the section is generated it can be instantly auditioned, re-generated or backed out to a previous generation – and you can do this with any track type. This is MAJOR! This takes musical experimentation and honing an arrangement to a new level, and faster than ever."

"Band in a Box continues to be an expansive musical tool-set for both novice and experienced musicians to experiment, compose, arrange and mix songs, as well as an extensive educational resource. It is huge, with hundreds of functions, more than any one person is likely to ever use. Yet, so is any DAW that I have used. BIAB can do some things that no DAW does, and this year BIAB has more DAW-like functions than ever."

Convenient Ways to Listen to Band-in-a-Box® Songs Created by Program Users!

The User Showcase Forum is an excellent place to share your Band-in-a-Box® songs and listen to songs other program users are creating!

There are other places you can listen to these songs too! Visit our User Showcase page to sort by genre, artist (forum name), song title, and date - each listing will direct you to the forum post for that song.

If you'd rather listen to these songs in one place, head to our Band-in-a-Box® Radio, where you'll have the option to select the genre playlist for your listening pleasure. This page has SoundCloud built in, so it won't redirect you. We've also added the link to the Artists SoundCloud page here, and a link to their forum post.

We hope you find some inspiration from this amazing collection of User Showcase Songs!

Congratulations to the 2023 User Showcase Award Winners!

We've just announced the 2023 User Showcase Award Winners!

There are 45 winners, each receiving a Band-in-a-Box 2024 UltraPAK! Read the official announcement to see if you've won.

Our User Showcase Forum receives more than 50 posts per day, with people sharing their Band-in-a-Box songs and providing feedback for other songs posted.

Thank you to everyone who has contributed!

Forum Statistics
Forums66
Topics81,612
Posts735,103
Members38,516
Most Online2,537
Jan 19th, 2020
Newest Members
TonyInManchester, jslynbrrs01, amdwilsns01, Juan Jose, BroDon
38,515 Registered Users
Top Posters(30 Days)
MarioD 185
DC Ron 101
dcuny 88
DrDan 74
Today's Birthdays
brijb20, Erik S. te M.
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.7.5