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burning my sacred songs
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A LOVE LIKE THIS pls cri...
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  Secular Writer wants to learn write worship
Posted by: Buddyleed - 04-03-2017, 09:23 AM - Forum: Hello My Name is... - Replies (4)

My names Buddy Lee I have written with some of the best secular writers in the business but being a Christian My heats longs to write Christian music. I tried to 10 years ago but never really succeeded. Now I want to do a Christian record. Can anyone help me?

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  Best Mixing Tool / Advice?
Posted by: gdball - 04-01-2017, 10:46 AM - Forum: Recording Help and Tips - Replies (3)

So... if you are really serious about improving your ears and skills, or at least your hair style...  Give your opinion on this one. Smile

https://youtu.be/O80KFr-SU7I

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  My Help Comes from You
Posted by: Beagle - 03-25-2017, 08:38 PM - Forum: Song Critiques - Replies (4)

Newest Scandalous Grace song!  All comments are welcome (yes, even from Shannon!   Big Grin )

https://soundcloud.com/beaglesound/my-he...s-from-you

Beagle: Lead Vox, Rhodes, Drum programming, Mix, Lyrics, Music
Michael Hanson: BGVs, Bass, Electric Rhythms, Lead Intro and bridge
Sean Peifer: BGVs, Electric Rhythms, Lead bridge and outro

Intro 
Verse 1
I’ve been down and out again Wandering aimlessly
I keep repeating sin but then You pull me in!

Chorus
My help comes from You! My help comes from You!
No matter what I do, my help comes from You
My help comes from You! My help comes from You!
Oh Lord You pull me through, and my help comes from You

Verse 2
I look around and all I see Is all the grief and suffering
The world is full of pain, but then I call Your name!

Chorus 
Bridge
Chorus
My help comes from You! My help comes from You!
No matter what I do, my help comes from You
My help comes from You! My help comes from You!
Oh Lord You pull me through, and my help comes from You

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Music What Makes You Holy
Posted by: Noah Westfall - 03-24-2017, 05:58 PM - Forum: Song Critiques - Replies (2)

This song has a "hymn" feel to it.  The chorus is actually a modernized version of my favorite hymn Holy Holy Holy.  I hope that it is catchy and easy to sing.  If ya'll like the song, do you think it needs a second verse?  Let me know. Thanks!

https://soundcloud.com/noah-westfall-775...s-you-holy

What Makes You Holy

 Verse 1
What makes You mighty, the stars that You made
What makes You worthy, my debt that You paid
What makes You sovereign, the earth that You reign
What makes You Holy, is simply Your name

Chorus
Holy, Holy,
Lord God Almighty, Holy
Early in the morning, my song to You shall rise
Holy, God of mercy, God of might
Father, Spirits, Son, altogether one
Holy are You Lord

Tag
Holy, Holy, Holy

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  Hey Baby a Gospel Good News song
Posted by: gregr5156 - 03-23-2017, 07:24 PM - Forum: Song Critiques - Replies (2)

Hey Baby    a Good News Gospel Song   

https://soundcloud.com/greg-robinson-132330150/hey-baby

Hey Baby! 
Words and Music  Greg Robinson
 
 Hey baby!   Don’t call me no fool
Let me tell you something that they don’t teach in school
It’s about love like you’ve never known
Baby listen please don’t hang up the phone, no baby
 
 
It ain’t mainstream     But neither am I
To believe in someone  not seen with the eye
But known by the heart through forgiveness of sin
Jesus is as real  as the summer wind
 
Hey baby!   Don’t call me no fool
Chillin’ out with Jesus is really really cool
I’m as free as the eagle  released from the cage
No more anger   No more rage    Hey baby
 
bridge
For God so loved world
And I know you know the rest
There’s love for me there’s love for you
And you know that this is best
 
It’s not about boycotts,  not about rules
Or the things that we have done
It’s all about love   it’s about blood
Given by God’s only Son
 
Hey baby!   Don’t don’t call me no fool
Loving my Jesus is really really cool
I’m as free as an eagle   released from a cage
Come on now baby, it’s time to turn the page  hey baby

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  I Rest My Soul In You Alone
Posted by: novice62 - 03-21-2017, 08:47 PM - Forum: Lyric Critiques - Replies (10)

ALL:  Here's one for the benefit of your critiques.


Thank you,  Neil

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I Rest My Soul In You Alone


Verse 1


Lord, my tongue sings praise to You
All you are and do tastes good
Your favor drips as morning dew
You show me love no other could

Chorus


I rest my soul in You alone
My one, my only cornerstone
Your peace flows freely from Your throne
I rest my soul in You alone

Verse 2


Lord, I bring you griefs and pain
Troubling fears You care about
Lord, You control my storms and rain
You calm and still my winds of doubt

Chorus

Verse 3


I am saved Lord, by Your grace
Not by things which I have done
You brought me to Your holy place
For time forever we are one

Chorus

Verse 4


Lord, I hear Your Wisdom call
Couns' ling me on right and wrong
You guard my steps, you break my fall
Your Word is Truth, my Light, My Song

Chorus

Verse 5


Praise and glory, Lord in thanks
I prepare for heaven’s home
With countless others in Your ranks
No more to wander nor to roam


Chorus

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  The slow nooooooooo.
Posted by: gdball - 03-20-2017, 10:04 PM - Forum: General Discussion - Replies (1)

I'm going to post this as a link to stay out of any copyright trouble.  What do you think of Eric's thoughts on music etc. here?

https://www.creativesoulonline.com/the-s...ign=buffer

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  "You Could Live Again" - level 3 critiques welcome
Posted by: damp hamster - 03-20-2017, 01:54 PM - Forum: Lyric Critiques - Replies (6)

Some of you may recognize the basic content of this song as I had posted it for critique in it's original 1992 form on CSN's previous site. I have changed the title, edited and rewrote and now I am much happier with the meter and flow. As always, any critiques are welcome - be as tough as you like!


YOU CAN COULD LIVE AGAIN  

V1

I saw you watch a loved one die

Saw him slip away before your eyes

The knife cut deep, the hurt tore you apart


You know that I can feel sense your pain

My tears for you fall down like rain

I feel your faith begin to wane

Please realize you're that close to My heart

Pre-chorus

Child of Mine, I want you to know

With all My heart I love you so

Chorus  

I've hurt for you, I've cried for you

I bled for you, (child) I died for you

No blaze of glory, only pain

I took the fall and suffered all

So you can could live again


V2

Your days feel empty, dark and cold

Sorrow threatens to swallow you whole

You're lonely now, you're crying bitter tears


I know that heartache, I feel you bleed

I'll comfort you in your time of need

So run to Me, you need Me, I am here 


©R. Gingrich/Serious Noise Publishing 1992/2017

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  I Am Redeemed (scratch recording)
Posted by: tpistilli - 03-18-2017, 07:37 PM - Forum: Song Critiques - Replies (9)

Hey all,
Here's a new worship song. I'm thinking a good one for altar call time.  Let me know what you think. This is just a scratch recording. I am hoping to get my studio up and running in the next 4-6 weeks and can get a great piano player and much, much better singer.

Tony

https://soundcloud.com/ctonyp/i-am-redeemed

I AM REDEEMED
© Tony Pistilli 2017
 
Intro:  E  A  E  B
 
Verse:
       E
As I come to the altar
                   F#m
And I fall on my knees
       B
Surrendering pride
     E            
Forgiveness received
G#m7      F#m
New life awakened 
         A                  B
I can start all over again
 
Chorus:
           E           A
I am redeemed
           C#m      B  
I am redeemed  
       A                                C#m
Through Jesus Christ
                                     A                      
I can stand on my feet
      A                        B       G#m7
Washed by the blood
                        A   (hold)
Eternally free
                     E           A
I am redeemed
                     C#m      B
I am redeemed
                    E          A  E  B (E ending)
I am redeemed

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  Cruisin'
Posted by: firesong - 03-15-2017, 05:27 PM - Forum: Song Critiques - Replies (2)

I'm posting this song as a bit of a promo...I do not work for Band in a Box (PG Music) but their software has changed my perspective on the craft of songwriting...as many of us are, I am not a great musician...I do fancy myself a 'fair' songwriter...I've written for 40 years, hundreds and hundreds of songs...most will never be heard and that's OK... songwriting is worship for me and the Lord knows that...but we want our songs and thoughts to be heard so the Lord can be glorified right?

This song was produced with Band in a Box...it's not great but it conveys exactly what I want to convey through it's use of genre, style and tempo...and almost anyone can do it...if you are not a musician but you have a rudimentary knowledge of chords...all you do is pick the style and type the chord in the measure...as with all software there is a learning curve...but even an old dog like me figured it out very quickly...2100 hrs of sound info...it does require 100 gb of free space ( a dedicated computer is a good idea).

If you are a musician, this is A BAND in a box...I let it do the rhythm tracks and then I add what I can do to it...is it studio quality?...NO...but how many top notch professional nit-picking musicians, singers and engineers listen to or will  ever listen to your songs? Be Honest... I'll be honest...none, who cares?  If we're writing songs for producers...well... but if we're writing for the Lord, His church and a lost world...God can bless that...anyway BiaB is a great tool, easy to use and will cost you less than a couple of studio tracks...end of promo!!

http://soundclick.com/share.cfm?id=13544287

Produced the track with my Yamaha Tyros 5 and BiaB
I used:BARGPFX.STY Baritone Guitar pop w/FX
684 Bass...686 Organ...Real Drums Nashville even 8 @ 120bpm...405 Acoustic guitar...2499 Baritone electric...
509 Electric Rhythm Dire...1058 Alto Sax Smooth Jazz Poppy

Cruisin'
words and music Dan Simmons

Ooo...Whop...Bop (X4)

Cruisin'...cruisin' my life away
Misusin' most of my time
Losin'...I was playing a losing game
Wasting away my life
Cruisin' on down the line

Searchin'....searchin' down every road
Hopin'...hopin' to find
Someone...someone to share the load
To give me some peace of mind
Cruisin' on down the line

I didn't know where I was going
I couldn't see cause I was blind
Jesus came into my heart
He gave me a brand new start
He brought direction to my life

Movin'... now I'm movin' down a new highway
I'm groovin' feeling alive
It's so soothin' cause I know He knows the Way
I'm still cruisin' but I'm letting Him drive
Cruisin' with Jesus this time

Ooo...Whop...Bop (X4)

I didn't know where I was going
I couldn't see cause I was blind
Jesus came into my heart
Gave me a brand new start
He brought direction to my life

Now I'm movin' down a new highway
Oh, I'm groovin'...Feelin' alive
It's so soothin'...I know He knows the Way
Well I'm cruisin'...but I'm gonna let Him drive
Cruisin' with Jesus this time!

Ooo...Whop...Bop (X4)
Cruisin'...yeah I'm Cruisin' with Jesus this time!

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