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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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  Still Water
Posted by: Hottc21 - 03-11-2017, 10:17 PM - Forum: Song Critiques - Replies (1)

https://youtu.be/qGEsYH2Hy-I

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  Collab Search
Posted by: Razerocksxd - 03-09-2017, 12:14 PM - Forum: General Discussion - Replies (2)

I wasn't 100% sure where such a post would fit, so general seemed safe

My first reason for registering here (besides the faith base, of course) is to have easy access to help with any questions I might come across in my music journeys. My second was to search for some collaborative opportunities to help build my experience. Currently, I'm helping out as the sound designer for an indie dev studio. In my own personal endeavors, though, I've been kind of stale recently and I'm hoping to get back into the swing of things with some help.

I'm mostly looking for someone who could assist me with writing. I have a real knack for making tons of partial projects that never really go anywhere. I suppose best case scenario would be to find a writer who doesn't have the means of performing or producing a song that I could help! Regardless of outcome, my main objective is just to work on things and have fun doing it, and I have every reason to believe here is a good place to start.

I'll spare you my history in music, but if anybody is ever curious, I'd be happy to expand and answer any questions. Thanks for taking the time to read!

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Wink I Am Redeemed (altar call song)
Posted by: tpistilli - 03-09-2017, 12:08 PM - Forum: Lyric Critiques - Replies (5)

Here is a new worship song I just wrote. I can hear this being sung during an altar call. I have the music in my head and will post in the song critique when finished. Feel free to pick apart.   Tongue

I Am Redeemed

I come to the altar
And I fall on my knees
I pour out my heart
And you answer my plea
I am cleansed and forgiven
Now I'll start all over again

I am redeemed
I am redeemed
Washed by the blood
Eternally free
I am redeemed
I am redeemed
Through Jesus Christ
I can stand on my feet . . .
(last time) I am redeemed

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  Good Day, Everyone!
Posted by: Razerocksxd - 03-09-2017, 01:15 AM - Forum: Hello My Name is... - Replies (5)

Hello!

My name is Jared, and to get right to it, I'm an aspiring musician trying hard to learn all that I can. It's been difficult for me to find others to gather with regarding my interests in music, and even harder to find the right help. Of course, that's where forums come in!

Currently, I'm at an average playing level in guitar, bass, and drums, and I'm trying to become better at piano and ocarina (peculiar choice, I know) and I also like songwriting and working with Reaper, my primary DAW. I have a vast array of virtual instruments and I really enjoy "puzzle piece-ing" things together with different ensembles. I wouldn't call myself very good at anything in particular, but I really enjoy playing and writing music, regardless of quality. I've been practicing mixing as well, so I have a lot going on all at once. I know the jack of all trades adage, but I'm hoping to get pretty good at everything I can. Hope to chat with some of you really soon!

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  Resting on the Wind
Posted by: firesong - 03-08-2017, 04:54 PM - Forum: Song Critiques - Replies (5)

I'm singing this older song of mine on Friday at the funeral of a dear saint...she asked me 22 years ago to sing this at her memorial...I had hoped I would go first..oh well, Father knows best!   made this new track...opinions welcome (before Friday if possible)...thanks, Dan

http://soundclick.com/share.cfm?id=13540939

Resting on the Wind
words and music Dan Simmons

Here I am again O Lord finding doubt inside of me
I know You’re calling me to more than I ever thought that I could be
Deep within there’s this longing Lord to know Your heart and do Your will
But I need power Lord to stay the coarse, strength to climb this hill

I wanna rise to meet the morning sun
Give of my heart ‘til the race is run
I wanna flow like a river once again
Fly like an eagle... when he’s resting on the wind

Give me strength to rise O Lord, above the clouds of doubt and fear
Give me joy, give my spirit song, hold me close, draw me near
I need help to see beyond the darkened veil that’s holding me
Let me rise up on the wings of faith, set my spirit free

Cause I wanna rise to meet the morning sun
Give of my heart ‘til the race is run
I wanna flow like a river once again
Fly like an eagle... when he’s resting on the wind

I wanna soar to the highest place
Following You seeking Your face

I wanna rise to meet the morning sun
Give of my heart ‘til the race is run
I wanna flow like a river once again
Fly like an eagle... when he’s resting on the wind

They that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength 
And rise upon the wings as eagles...

They that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength

                                                             They're resting ...On the wind
And rise upon the wings as eagles...

They that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength

And rise...resting on the wind

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  Lord, Jesus
Posted by: Beagle - 03-07-2017, 09:03 PM - Forum: Song Critiques - Replies (13)

Another new song from Scandalous Grace!

Beagle: lead vox, piano, drum programming, mix
Mike Hansen: BGVs, Bass, Electric Rhythm, Electric Lead
Sean Peifer: BGVs, Elec Rhythm Guitars
 
All comments are welcome!
 
https://soundcloud.com/beaglesound/lord-jesus

Verse 1
Who is Light and Life?
Who is exalted high?
Allelujah! Allelujah!


Chorus
You are Great and Grace, Lord Jesus!
You are Righteousness, Lord Jesus!
Healer, Ruler, Savior, Lord Jesus!
You are King of Kings, Lord Jesus!


Verse 2
Who is there for us?
Who is scandalous?

Allelujah! Allelujah!


Chorus

Allelujah! Allelujah!


Bridge

Chorus

Allelujah! Allelujah! Allelujah! Allelujah!

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