Embarrassment

Noobie user please-please
posted 5 comments!

Gilded Like Lilies

Not Ranked Yet capricorn658
posted 0 comments!

If you love Bon Iver’s “Skinny Love,” King Crimson’s “Epitaph,” or Mazzy Star’s “Fade Into You” you might dig this. The vox are a lil shaky (it was done in a first take) but I would very much appreciate any feedback 🙂 Click “show more” for lyrics underneath the video box
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Drum Programming

Noobie user admin
posted 9 comments!

Making beats and drum programming that can be applied to any DAW.

Sidechain Effect in Ableton Live

Noobie user admin
posted 9 comments!

Ableton Live Tutorial . Sidechain effect.
Pumping effect used in electronic and dance music.

Shattered

Noobie user gwhool
posted 14 comments!

I wrote this song for a friend of mine to sing. I think she has a great voice. She had never sang anything like this before. She grew up tap dancing and doing mostly Broadway Musical stuff. So this was new to her but I think she did a wonderful job.

Layered Instruments in Logic

Noobie user admin
posted 9 comments!

Logic Pro Tutorial: How to create Layered Instruments in Logic

Crazy

Noobie user jbj0005
posted 19 comments!

https://soundcloud.com/brandonjohns_hsv/crazy

Hey everyone! Thanks for continuing to help me hone my songwriting, vocals, production, and music skills. I really take everything you guys say to heart and try to get better each time. That said, here is my latest attempt at it. I hope you guys will give it a few minutes of your time. Your feedback is much appreciated!!!!

 

Crazy (+4)

last night I had another dream, about us when we were 17, we fell love in at the Bradford County Fair

Yeah we ran wild and free like the Summer breeze, Your best friend friend had a crush me, you still deny putting bubble gum in her hair

I can’t forget those Friday night football games, you wore your hair in a pony tail, and my number painted on your face

Chorus:

We were crazy, We were young in love baby

It makes me smile every time, I pop cork off a bottle of wine and we dance, by candlelight across the living room floor

We never lost our sense of wonder, you know they say that age is just a number

Who says you can’t have that feeling anymore, 

and let’s prove em’ all wrong just one more time, we’ll turn on our favorite song and open up another bottle of wine

Chorus:

Cause we’re crazy, we’re young in love baby

Drunk kisses underneath the stars, fire flies in Mason Jars, bonfires and dancing in the rain

Shining deer on them old back roads, Bud Light and fishing poles, I can see it all like yesterday

remember when your momma didn’t want us together

aw girl look at us now, we’re building our own forever

Chorus:

we’re crazy, we’re young in love baby

A sugar high from Big League Chew, That’s the story of me and you, some memories never fade away

Remember when they said it aint gonna last, yeah cause we’re crazy, I’m in love with ya baby

 

 

Only Love will Win a Holy War (Debuntante discussion)

Expert contributor gordsd
posted 112 comments!

I thought this song might work for our debutante discussion. Clintsythe did racism; I’m doing war. Anyway, thought I’d throw it out there. Warning: “it’s kinda preachy.”

“Only Love Can Win a Holy War”

You can live so righteously and have a faith so pure.
But if you ain’t got the love, the people will never be cured.
[chorus]

Cause only love, only love can win a holy war.
Only Love, only love can win a holy war.

Everybody wants to prove their right. So much they’ll wage a bloody fight.
But when all the killin’s done, nobody’ll know who really won.

[Chorus]
[Lead Break]
[chorus]

Everybody wants to give advice about what’s right for this land.
But ain’t nobody willin to pay the price and lend the helping hand.

[chorus]
You Might like to read the Bible or you might read the Koran
You might have a really sharp knife or a nuclear weapon.
[chorus]
[outro]

Two tracks with Sonar

Noobie user please-please
posted 5 comments!

Hello,

I’ve recently started recording my own solo project with Sonar (indie, alternative, shoegaze, grunge rock). These tracks are un-mastered, and I’m still working out some kinks in terms of vocals edits.

Anyhow, I’d love some feedback and input.

Thanks and Best,

Evan

Southern Ecstasy

Noobie user lj
posted 21 comments!

Wrong Color (debutante song discussion)

Advanced contributor clintsythe
posted 63 comments!

In the interest of continuing the ‘debutante song’ discussion I’ll post a piece I laid down during the time when recording studios were stocked with Teac analog reel-to-reel multi-track and mastering decks. I really loved this singer’s voice, she did always have trouble with her ‘P’s however.

Journey – Acoustic Instrumental

Noobie user mfowler52
posted 22 comments!

I wish I would of shortened the first movement, sorry if it gets old. The solo at the end was improvised so it’s not perfect by any means, but I wanted to improv it because I don’t want it to be a solo that’s played the same note for note every time.

Some Centuries

Advanced contributor rembow
posted 42 comments!

Working on music for this but haven’t been able to find something appropriate yet (I welcome suggestions, please). It’s basically a sarcastic song about shallow affection and delusions of grandeur.

You’re prettier than most girls
Got some mirror in those eyes
And it’s a hard place
That you got me in
It’s a sweet race
That i’m gonna win
Just give me some space
Time to make amends
It takes so many dimensions
Just to save a few cents

You got a heart attack
For a happy laugh
Got a handshake like an earthquake
Got me spinning dizzy tales
Make you the queen of wales
But we’re not british
We’re goddamn americans
And we like it that way

You say it once
Won’t say it again
Don’t blame you one bit
If there was a way
I could say the way it is
In less than ten million words
I’d be an almanac
I’d be the king of expression
It’s the answers in question
And you say yes
Every time

I’ll tell you true, I will
If you’re the queen of wales
And I’m the king of paint spills
What does that make us?
What does that make us?
I say we’re made of dollar bills
Wet sheets of dead trees
Cut and dry dyed green
To build a scene
Call it the land of the free
Or a recipe from a bad dream

But if you’re a character in my day dream
And you play the one who’s meant for me
Then who are you supposed to be
The remaining seven days this week?
Who are you when I’m asleep?

If you weren’t crazy you’d be dead
With a hole in your head
Where instinct should’ve been
Was supposed to build a tent
Of illusion to buttress your confusion
I mean our confusion
I mean their contusions
Sweet sympathetic evolution
Blessed distance from my sanity
Deliver me so blandly
From the madness borne of vision
Just take the ticket
Go on, take the ticket

You’re prettier than most girls
Got some fear in those lies
And what a great day
We’ve been born in
What a clean face
I’ll be buried with
Not a thing to miss
Give it a century or two
Just give it some centuries

Trigger – Acoustic Instrumental

Noobie user mfowler52
posted 22 comments!

I didn’t know what direction this was going to in, and I tried to make it different in parts, but still sound like it comes together.

Hey Joe Ya Whore

Expert contributor gordsd
posted 112 comments!

This post came out of a discussion between me and Rembow about using covers and changing the lyrics. I got this idea from listening to Patti Smith’s version of “Hey Joe.” She inserts her poetry at the intro and in the middle of the song changing the meaning and making it hers. She did the same thing with “Gloria.” So I did like-wise with “Hey Joe.” The song isn’t really done, I mean I need to work on my vocals and everything else, but this is deffinately where I’m going with it.

Lyrics:

Hey Joe, where ya goin with that gun in your hand?
Hey Joe, where ya goin with that gun in your hand?

I’m goin down to 4th Street, harass some workin girls—there’s legal and illegal.
I’m goin down to 4th Street, harass some workin girls—no permit.

Hey Joe, so now your harassin workin girls down on 4th Street now?
Hey Joe, so now your harassin workin girls down on 4th Street now?

You know I go to work every day and get paid at the end of the month—just do my job.
You know I go to work every day and get paid at the end of the month—just do what I’m told.

[ short Guitar break]

Hey Joe, you know those working girls aint the only whores in this town.
Hey Joe, you know those working girls aint the only whores in this town—Reno town.

You know I don’t get paid to think, just trying to make ends meet.
You know I don’t get paid to think, just trying to make ends meet.

Hey Joe, where ya goin with that gun in your hand?
Hey Joe, where ya goin with that gun in your hand?

Hey Joe, from one whore to another, we gotta take care of each other.
Hey Joe, from one whore to another, we gotta take care of each other.

Chime – Acoustic Instrumental

Noobie user mfowler52
posted 22 comments!

Made this one today. I didn’t have any idea of where it was going to go or anything, just made the first guitar part and then added part and layers as it went on.

A question with no answers

Not Ranked Yet riotfyre
posted 0 comments!

A question with no answers.

I need an escape.
The exit measured in milimeters
It’s too far away.
Too far to sway
From this self destructive thought
In this trap my mind struggles, tangled and caught
I try to look ahead and stand tall among the trees
But all I can see in front of me
Is the places and faces that led to defeat.
Will I ever be strong enough to set myself free?
The answer is no

It’s a pay to play game
That I’ve never paid in full.
No one remembers your name
Theres no clame to fame
Split fingers wrap around the final stitch
Theres the wind up, heres the pitch
Do I have the courage to make the final hit?
The answer is no.

The series not of the world
The players aren’t the same
It’s no walk in the park
Theres no coach to blame
Just a broken heart
All the wrecked twisted dreams
Torn all apart
Is the caution flag out?
Is there time to restart?
The answer is no.

The rock and the roll
Tossed in the waves
Lost in a cave
Like a troll
I’ve tried to erase
The distorted face
Of a once perfect slate
Thats been melted by hate
Of acidic tears
Left far far behind
by a soul
Stuck in rewind
Hollow and transparent sight
A foolish ghoul
All you can do is stare.
Will I wake up from this nightmare?
The answer is no.

I take one last look at the world that lied.
The world that told me I’d be fine if I tried
To surprisingly find that no tears have dried.
I feel no satisfaction in knowing I’m wrong.
At least I’ve been right about that all along.
Finger wrapped tight and ready to squeeze
Oh just a twitch and it’s over
Just one twitch please! please! please!
Almost there
Will I ever leave this wasteland of nowhere?
The answer is no.

I’m done sitting here I’m tired and thin.
The deliberation is over the verdict is in.
One more question answered guilty as charged
I never thought self liberation would be this hard.
Do I have the will to fight this pain?
The answer lies to me
Again.

 

The Senator’s Wife

Noobie user ina_catalog
posted 5 comments!

THANK YOU FOR TAKING THE TIME TO TO LISTEN. I WOULD APPRECIATE ANY CRITIQUE.

Oh… no…

We’re not the same as be…fore

Oh no…

the girl is writhing on the floor

Oh no…

Somewhere along the way we’ve changed

Rearranged

Became deranged in a distal universe

We yelled it out

We chased about

became perverse oh…

why’s it feel we’re in reverse?

I never thought she’d go

Cause she never wants to be alone

Oh… she laid down with Angels

And woke up in danger

That I can’t comprehend…

(t-t-t-t-t-t-t-)

I’ve… been there before

Watched this girl kick down a door

Then slip on some ice…

Oh… no…

Somewhere along the way

We forgot…

That politics is not a game…

we can’t go on…

pretending our troubles away…

we‘ve misbehaved

Became deranged in an interstitial galaxy

We yelled it out

We chased about

became perverse oh…

why’s it feel we’re in reverse?

I never thought she’d go

But she’d do anything for a show

 

Oh… she laid down with Angels

And woke up in peril

That I can’t comprehend…

(t-t-t-t-t-t-t-)

I’ve… been there before

Watched this girl kick down a door

Then slip on some ice…

 

a starlet’s dreams to be a

Senator’s wife

just went up in

earnest tonight

the Georgetown brownstone

the cross country flights

the Hollywood fundraisers

and White House invites

A prescient drift of cold truth’s come…

Some might starve while others are born

I see how you rise

as you descend

Without a care

Soon you’ll own half of Iran

 

Oh… she laid down with Angels

And woke up in danger

I can’t understand…

On and off and on and off again

Time Moves On

Noobie user lj
posted 21 comments!

Debutante Song

Advanced contributor clintsythe
posted 63 comments!

I’d like to open a discussion about that type of song which I call the debutante piece. This is the song that the label will choose to help its artist or group break into the market. Over the years the charts have been peppered with this type of song. One example is ‘She Bop’ from Cyndi Lauper – a brilliant song about self-entertainment. Another example is ‘Break Down’ from Tom Petty – a new take on the negotiations as old as men and women. Still another, provided to us by Peter Townshend to debut his solo album ‘White City,’ is ‘Give Blood’ – an outstanding perspective on war.

These songs, as diverse as they seem, share a common element – they offer a fresh and perhaps shocking perspective on an old subject. They open our eyes, make us smile and most of all, make us listen more closely.

While no ideas come immediately to mind, I wonder if anyone else has any they would like to share with the group.

 

Tempo Changes in Pro Tools

Noobie user admin
posted 9 comments!

Give Me Love

Noobie user gwhool
posted 14 comments!

I recorded this song with some help from local musician friends.

If You Don’t Know Now

Advanced contributor stova007
posted 28 comments!

Heres a new song i just finished, called “If you dont know now”. let me know what you think!

Lyrics:

She was born in Carolina
but she was never raised
then the wolves came to find her
but she fights in so many ways

the old horizon
she was not aware
she could have the life she wanted
if she would only dare

the ocean seems to move her
but she said she could live without
maybe her mother and father
filled her head with doubt

she said
“if you dont know now
you will never know
if you dont care about me
please just let me go”

and all the masks that ive been wearing
she sees through every one
and ill the pain that shes been hiding
will cause her to come undone

she says…

Spanish Fort

Advanced contributor jim622
posted 93 comments!

http://soundclick.com/share.cfm?id=9951999

Spanish Fort – by James Gallelli

Chorus:
No – word
From Spanish fort
No – word
From Spanish Fort

Waiting to see, waiting
If word will come
Waiting to see, waiting for
A hawk or a dove

Chorus:
No – word
From Spanish ……..

Deep in the night, waiting
For word to come
Is it fight or flight, do I stand and
fight or do I run

Chorus:
No – word
From Spanish ……

– solo – dirty guitar

Chorus:
No – word
From Spanish ……

The silence is deafening
More than a mind can take
No news is no news
Is this love, or is this …….

Chorus:
No – word
From Spanish ……

My world is poised, waiting
To hear some news
If word never comes, I guess
I’ll just keep …..
Playing these blues

Chorus:
No – word
From Spanish ……

– solo – more dirty guitar

Chorus:
No – word
from Spanish …….

A sailor lies, waiting
To know his fate
Her walls go up, only she —-
Can open the gates

Chorus:
No – word
From Spanish …….

Bathing in Tears

Advanced contributor clintsythe
posted 63 comments!

This piece is instrumental rock. My focus is on music for film.

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