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If my song writing comfort zone lives at about 70 beats per minute, it's nice to double it now and then. This one is 144. A fun change of pace. I like this one. I don't love it. I doubled the voice in the chorus because I wanted to add…
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Sometimes when I'm working on rhythm guitar parts I have to make sure I remember Robin Trower's third album (For Earth Below) where he put a ton of distinct rhythm guitar tracks on most of the songs and most of those rhythm guitar tracks are flooded…
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This is one of only two songs from this year's 50/90 that was started on guitar rather than bass. It's also one of three where the vocals were recorded on a day where I couldn't sing in tune to save my life. It's also one of three where the…
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Generally speaking I like this one, but there are some catches. 1. The vocals for this song, along with two others, were recorded on a day when I just didn't have it. I couldn't hit a pitch if you painted a big target on it. 2. I recorded…
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I almost like this one. I was into it while I was putting it together (percussion overload, babie!) and playing the rhythm guitar parts was kinda fun. I had a really hard time with the vocals. I just couldn't find the pitches anywhere. Singing…
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If my song writing comfort zone lives at about 70 beats per minute, it's nice to double it now and then. This one is 144. A fun change of pace. I like this one. I don't love it. I doubled the voice in the chorus because I wanted to add…
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Sometimes when I'm working on rhythm guitar parts I have to make sure I remember Robin Trower's third album (For Earth Below) where he put a ton of distinct rhythm guitar tracks on most of the songs and most of those rhythm guitar tracks are flooded…
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Robert James's avatar
This is one of only two songs from this year's 50/90 that was started on guitar rather than bass. It's also one of three where the vocals were recorded on a day where I couldn't sing in tune to save my life. It's also one of three where the…
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Robert James's avatar
Generally speaking I like this one, but there are some catches. 1. The vocals for this song, along with two others, were recorded on a day when I just didn't have it. I couldn't hit a pitch if you painted a big target on it. 2. I recorded…
Uploaded
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I almost like this one. I was into it while I was putting it together (percussion overload, babie!) and playing the rhythm guitar parts was kinda fun. I had a really hard time with the vocals. I just couldn't find the pitches anywhere. Singing…
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Here it is in all of its glory... THIS is the song that Mrs R and I had decided was a suitable response to a request to "Upload something HAPPY, stat!!!!!!!!!" I tried to record it back in 2013 when I wrote it. My muse of many years, who…
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And here we go - Edith FINALLY gets it... Actually, she's been getting it ever since I wrote it on the 29th May. I thought it would take a week or so, but it proved to be more of a fight than I was expecting. On top of struggling to sing…
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the telemarketers are working from home, very hard indeed. this gives me the modern blues
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I remastered this one that got deleted a while ago, still too much stuff in it but keeps rabbits outta the garden when i crank it on exterior speakers outside.
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RPM 2k15 vocals by Ashley Reynolds this whole place going down the drain and i’m going along for the ride nobody forced my hand nobody made me this way nobody tried to stop me either it’s not what i say, what i do it’s everything all…
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This is one of only two songs from this year's 50/90 that was started on guitar rather than bass. It's also one of three where the vocals were recorded on a day where I couldn't sing in tune to save my life. It's also one of three where the…
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Colleen Dillon said

Amazing!!!!

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I managed to work on 16 songs for this year's 50/90 before I did something strummy in 6/8 time. I've started working on another 21 songs since and I've yet to do another one. That will likely change before today ends. Sorry, strummy songs in…
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Andrew Russe said

6/8 is good :) ... cool set of songs in this batch. Keep going!!! :)

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I like this one, even though there's not a lot to it musically. Mix wise, there's tons going on. Four rhythm guitar tracks, five vocal tracks, four lead guitar tracks, and (really) two drum tracks. Oh yeah, and one lonely bass guitar. I…
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Andrew Russe said

Oh yeah this one stands out big time. Love the build up. Love the space under the lead.

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I like this one, even though there's not a lot to it musically. Mix wise, there's tons going on. Four rhythm guitar tracks, five vocal tracks, four lead guitar tracks, and (really) two drum tracks. Oh yeah, and one lonely bass guitar. I…
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Colleen Dillon said

Very cool! I like the build up indeed.

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How's that for some word salad, eh? Throw a little Italian dressing on this one and you've got yourself a healthy meal! I've been trying to challenge myself vocally with more complicated melodies and lots of lyrics and things like that, even…
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Andrew Russe said

This is another that benefited from a second listen. What I've got to do is STOP reading your blurb on the first listen! Anyways, that's actually a really clever vocal melody. Keep challenging, don't actually kill yerself, obviously, but falling down after the vocal take is a good sign!! (ish!) LOL

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I am a guitar player and a 3rd rate songwriter.

See also: http://alonetone.com/breakevenmusic

Prior to the switch to the white UI I was having an issue where all of my uploads were marked as private and I couldn’t change them. I created a second account and moved on. Then after the white UI switch I found a couple of tracks had vanished so I moved everything back to this account and deleted v2.

from Methuen, MA

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