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#1120232 - 11/30/16 12:56 PM SONG TONE  
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TONE

This is going to be a little "suggestion lesson" that I want to mention to those of you who are in the LYRIC areas of chat room and songwriter sites. As well as anyone who writes songs in general, PARTICULARLY new people, but this is a serious point to those of you who put so many things out there.

TONE
The TONE of your song means EVERYTHING. As I look down the titles in Lyric sections, I see titles of anger, bitterness, depression, self loathing, etc. There are so many about "death, sickness, being rejected, a whole lot of "NOT", DON'T" CAN'T, WON'T, etc. As writer we should be able to write anything we want. That is CREATIVE EXPRESSION. But there is a point that most people are interested in OTHER people listening, collaborate, or even just COMMENT on songs. And of course, a big complaint on all music sites is "NO ONE IS COMMENTING ON MY SONGS." Most people go through a lot of sites, where they have gotten the same thing.

What this leads to is people to go to the INTERNET and get pulled into all the scams, schemes and bad advice. That is why there are so many threads that start "Has anyone ever heard of...." because they figure if they pay money to get into a contest, a pitch service, a film and television library, someone will listen to their songs. Well guess what folks. THOSE PEOPLE DON'T LISTEN TO THEM EITHER. Except to GET MONEY.

Look at it like this. Have you ever been to a party where most people are having a good time, laughing, talking, a few singing, a few paired up romantically. Everybody is in the spirit (and the SPIRITS). Over in one corner is one person all by themselves. They have a scowl on their face, any one that comes up to them, they glare, or say something nasty, so generally everyone just avoids them and hope they don't "go postal."

That is what those songs and titles are like to most people. The anger, bitterness, disappointment, challenges, are easy to write. Like buying a great car, you just drive that car and love it. But you get a LEMON? EVERYBODY KNOWS ABOUT IT. Posts are made on Social media, the dealership is targeted, some take out ads in newspapers, consumer hotlines are alerted. It is GAME ON!!!!
Songwriters are like that. They want to wear their emotions on their sleeves, and TELL EVERYONE how terrible everything is.

Guess what? MOST PEOPLE DON'T CARE ABOUT THEIR PAIN. They have THEIR OWN PAIN. They don't need someone ELSE to TELL THEM HOW THEY FEEL. They want someone to tell them HOW TO GET PAST THOSE FEELINGS AND MAKE THINGS BETTER. Even in songs with SOMBER SUBJECTS, DEATH, DISEASE, DEPRESSION, etc. can have a NOT SO TERRIBLE ending. they can have a twist. And especially in a world that already has so much negativity in it, people really don't need anymore.

So I would strongly suggest you look at your TONE on your songs. Also look at PRONOUNS. How many songs have "I, ME, Myself, MINE", etc. verses the songs that have "YOU, WE US, OUR". How many songs are ACCUSING SOMEONE ELSE OF MAKING THINGS BAD FOR THE WRITER? Or how many songs CELEBRATE things that are good?

There are some very good PROFESSIONAL DEVICES that can be used to achieve this. First is the TWIST ON THE TALE.
This is where a song takes you in a direction you didn't see coming. There is conflict, story, and resolution. Here is a hit song written by a friend of mine, Rory Feek, recorded by Clay Walker. Rory had his own horrible time last year when his wife Joey, died after a long public battle with Cancer. She was amazing and such a sad loss. But this song was written before that but applies to that.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZVyhvFYJQaI

The other is called ROPE OF HOPE. This is where you take a very hard situation, death, disease, abuse, etc. and find a positive ending on it. This was written by another guy I knew, Harley Allen, and recorded by ANOTHER guy I know, John Michael Montgomery. It's about spousal abuse, and death. Try to turn that positive. Here they do.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5JxrYAumI-I

Hope it helps.
MAB

#1120233 - 11/30/16 01:22 PM Re: SONG TONE [Re: Marc Barnette]  
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Both nice songs, real tearjerkers.

#1120236 - 11/30/16 01:39 PM Re: SONG TONE [Re: Marc Barnette]  
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Well yes and no. They BOTH have somber issues, breaking down in cars, dealing with challenges in life, money, stresses on family, spousal and child abuse, etc. But BOTH wrap it up positively. They both have a ROPE OF HOPE, that LIFTS the listener and gives them a good feeling at the end as opposed to just re-stating things THEY ALREADY KNOW.

The thing about that is that is HAPPENS EVERY DAY. There are always RANDOM ACTS OF KINDNESS. There are volunteers in neighborhoods who work shelters, help their fellow men and women. There are people that do good for society. These kinds of stories ACTUALLY HAPPEN.

Last week a woman that had disappeared three weeks ago and was kidnapped, was found alive and well just before Thanksgiving. This stuff happens. WE just have to look for it. As songwriters THAT is much more effective than just talking about the misery and all the negativity that is out there. The listeners ALREADY know about that stuff. They are involved in much of it. They don't NEED to hear about that.

They need a BREAK from all that. As we talk about ISSUE or PROTEST songs, this applies. Just stating the obvious, or making one's own comments on that, really does very little good. That doesn't RAISE awareness, only tells people what they already know. And in most cases, people don't feel they can do anything about those big issues (and RARELY CAN.) So they ignore it. Especially when the TONE of the "cause song" just makes them feel bad about the cause.

Writers can decide what they want to do. But want to be tuned out? Keep on with the negative. People really enjoy using their Cell phones to get away from that. Want people to pay attention?
Better find a positive spin or a ROPE OF HOPE.

Up to you.

MAB

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Thanks for posting another enlightening piece Marc. Being no great shakes as a lyricist myself I often look down lyric boards for potential collabs. In line with what you are saying, often the whole game is given away in the title leaving the lyric nowhere to go; “I Loved But You Left” sort of thing. This can be fine for a riff driven pop song but not so for a more lyrical/message song.

On rope of hope. With the recent sad death of Greg Lake I listened to an article about the story behind I Believe in Father Christmas. Apparently when writing the lyric Pete Sinfield felt his first two verses were a little too cynical so turned it around by offering hope and positivity in the third. Works for me.

Of the 2 songs you cited I really like Chain of Love, great song with a lovely sentiment.

Thanks

#1121975 - 01/05/17 05:19 PM Re: SONG TONE [Re: Marc Barnette]  
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Thanks Nigel, and thanks for posting. Songwriters and artist always will go for the negative or a position of pain, because we live it all the time. And so does a majority of the general public. It is sort of like getting a great car. If you have a great one, you don't talk about so much. You don't tell everyone who you meet about it or write editorials for the paper. You just enjoy it and drive it.

But if you get a LEMON, EVERYBODY IS GOING TO KNOW IT. The Better Business Bureau, the dealership the individuals involved, etc. The papers, web sites, Facebook, social media, EVERYONE GETS THE COMPLAINTS!!!

But those also get old. Fast. I always like to go by a piece of advice my mentor, Ron Muir told me:

When it comes to your problems, there are only two types of people.
"Those that DON'T CARE.
Those that are GLAD YOU'VE GOT EM'!"

I've been through as many disappointments as anyone in music, closer to more deals, cuts, hits, etc. than you can imagine, but often have felt like "Moses, viewing the promised land.
Yet, I've still been able to remain in the game when most of my contemporaries, many who had huge hit records, have dropped out completely.

So my key has always been to avoid "Swimming in the River of Bitterness" and try to find the rope of hope, or twist on the tale. By the way, Rory Lee, is one of the writers on "Chain of Love" which is one of the best "twist of the Tail" songs. He is a good friend of mine and just went through a very public and heartbreaking public death of his wife, Joey from Cancer. So finding a way to put a good face on horrendous tragedy is something he has been able to do that inspires many others.

I don't know what people can do in the music business. I don't know what the music business is going to look like in the future. But I know artists and writers have an obligation to make the world a better place than before them. And I believe that one way we do that is not just re-state what people already know. It is by getting them to look at things in a different way they never thought of. Finding the positive in subjects are a physical manifestation of that.

Thanks for reading.
MAB

#1121978 - 01/05/17 06:14 PM Re: SONG TONE [Re: Marc Barnette]  
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Hank had his somber songs, TAKE THESE CHAINS FROM MY HEART and his Non Somber songs, SETTING THE WOODS ON FIRE. Ballads are pretty easy to write but hard to sell in a lot of cases. Either type can be hard to write. What ever it is, it has to be good. Not everybody can write em!


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#1122044 - 01/06/17 05:56 PM Re: SONG TONE [Re: Marc Barnette]  
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An interesting thing happened in the rock and country worlds in the 80's and 90's. Country started out in the 50's as songs for the working man, and a lot of "cry in your beer" songs. The heart wrenching ballads, "He stopped loving her today" were the mainstay in country.

In rock, that really began in the fifties, it was all about partying. "Let's go to the Hop" "The Twist" Rock around the Clock" etc. was the main things about rock music.

During the socially relevant 60's into the 70's, there were much more somber songs. The antiwar and protest era was apparent leading into disco in the 70's, heavy metal and corporate rock in the 80's.

Then something started happening in the late 80's and is really the reason I moved to Nashville. The rock of "my day" Journey, Boston, Loverboy, heavy pop music, changed into the "depression session" of Seattle grunge music, negative influences of rap, hip hop, alternative, and other types of negative things that moved into the mainstream.

At the same time, Country, went "happy", with groups like Alabama, Exile, and most everyone else after that with "Friends in Low Places" and most of it was about the party.

A large part of this was due to the change from smaller venues into large arenas and festivals. The anger and depressions songs are hard to maintain when you have fifty thousand screaming fun seekers in an outdoor stadium.

So the heartbreaking ballads and more somber songs, gave way to the up tempo and party songs. The angry bitter songs gravitated into rock and other formats because those are built a lot on "teenage angst" and negativity.

Ray, that is why those songs stopped in the 70's. They just didn't have the market to support it anymore. When people "age out" of a certain type of music, it no longer sells. The music industry doesn't really care what type of music there is. It only cares on sales. Of songs, merchandise, live audiences.

That is the bottom line for why music changes the way it does. The audience demands it. And the customer is ALWAYS RIGHT.

MAB

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Since I listened to country music since the early 50's I wouldn't say early country was for the working man. MOVE IT ON OVER, Hanks first song was a comedy to say the least. I wouldn't say Webb's first hit song WONDERING was just for the working man. Maybe the first song for the working man was WORKING MAN'S BLUES by Merle Haggard. SEVEN YEARS WITH THE WRONG WOMAN By Eddy Arnold wasn't exactly for the working man. SMOKE, SMOKE SMOKE THAT CIGARETTE by Tex Williams wasn't exactly a song for the working man. There were all kinds of country songs so there was no one type of song released. Not sure what SONG TONE MEANS but when writing songs it had better be good whatever it is. Write a Hit!


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#1122052 - 01/06/17 08:01 PM Re: SONG TONE [Re: Marc Barnette]  
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Ray,

While country did have some of that, Roger Miller would be a great example, the vast majority of country in the 50's, 60's and 70's were devoted to more somber subjects. They even had terms "Crying in your beer" music, and "Murder Ballads", (Folsom Prison Blues, El Paso, Long Black Veil." That is what that type of music was known for.

Song "tone" means just what it says. The "TONE" of the subject matter, if it is a "depressing", "angry", "negative", or "bitter" song or up tempo and positive, up lifting, designed to make the listener feel hopeful or happy. The vast majority of country for the past 30 years have been this way which is all publishers will always say "Up tempo" and positive" in any pitch sheets or requests.

The majority of new or amateur writers will always write negative, bitter, angry, depressing songs. The very kind that nobody in this market really wants to listen to, radio won't play, and the majority of major artists won't go anywhere near.

The vast majority of songs on songwriter web sites, are mired in depression, self flagillation, or the negative side of life. What I am suggesting as the purpose of this post is that you "attract more attention with positive, verses negative songs" because there are so many more of the latter.

MAB

#1122436 - 01/13/17 07:14 PM Re: SONG TONE [Re: Marc Barnette]  
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"I wouldn't say Webb's first hit song WONDERING was just for the working man. Maybe the first song for the working man was WORKING MAN'S BLUES by Merle Haggard. SEVEN YEARS WITH THE WRONG WOMAN By Eddy Arnold wasn't exactly for the working man. SMOKE, SMOKE SMOKE THAT CIGARETTE by Tex Williams wasn't exactly a song for the working man"

Ray, I'm afraid you are WAY TOO NEW thinking the first working man song came in the 50's Actually started a LONG time before that. In the 20's with my relative, Jimmie Rodgers, the singing brakeman or blue yodeler. And songs like "This Land is Your Land" in the 30's by Woody Gunthrie, and songs about the "Oakies" in the depression are actually ALL songs about the WORKING MAN. They pre-date Webb, Merle, Willie and all, actually before many of them were even born. The songs of Hank Williams Senior are all considered "working man songs."

That does not mean just "songs about working men." It means blue collar songs and songs about "average people" as opposed to things like "Puttin' on the Ritz: or pop music which was about high society.

Country was designated from the beginning (the first actual "country record" was "The Bristol Sessions" by Jimmie and AP Carter and the Carter trio, featuring Mother Maybelle Carter. That is considered the first country record. 1927.) it was called "Common music for the common man in the common tongue."

That is "Working man's music." That is what country has always been.
MAB

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Well Shucks oh fire,
Yas accuses me of living in the past and now you are re-visiting it. Well, I never! Now probably a lot of Folk music, before lectricity mind ya was sometimes about the "Working Man". Humm, maybe I speak too soon? Probably MULE SKINNER BLUES waz bout the workin man? Er, maybe I'VE BEEN WORKING ON THE RAILROAD no? Lessee, maybe TOTE THAT THAT BALE. no?


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Actually working mans music started before any of that. It starts with the slaves and plantation workers who invented blues

Blues later then influences all styles of music, like country, gospel, rock n roll, jazz, r & b.

You could make the argument that all music is working mans music. How many artists write songs about being filthy rich? Only people taking shots at rich people write songs like that.

Even rich rock stars still write songs from working class or poor points of view.

Why? Cause there are more poor and middle class people, than there are rich

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"Well Shucks oh fire,
Yas accuses me of living in the past and now you are re-visiting it. "- Ray Strode

Ray, my comments on you are that you don't believe ANY MUSIC has been created at all since 1955. But I've also told you that I am fairly well read and astute on musical history, particularly as it relates to early rock and roll and country. And I've had relatives in the business. Jimmie Rodgers was my Grandmother's second cousin and she remembered him being a family reunions when she was a little girl.

Up until the 20's, ALL music were old folk music and African rhythms and blues coming from the south. In 1926, Ralph Peer recorded the "Bristol Sessions" and that was used to create a new format called "Country." It is stuff that had been around for hundreds of years, Spirituals from the slaves, Appalachian folk music, etc. and was put into a "FORMAT DESIGNATION."

Most music was about the "working man," but again this is when the various designations started to be organized, "Pop" for "popular", Jazz, Big Band, etc. started to be indentified as
such. Country was fairly exculsivly talking about men and jobs, "16 tons", Working in a coal mine" and other songs, while pop, jazz and others went for more Urban themes.

At any rate, "country" has usually kept that designation. You are not likely to hear anyone describe modern day rock, pop or rap and hip hop as "working man's music."

MAB

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Well, of course,
I do have a double CD of music from WW1, A 4 Cd collection of Songs of the early 30's and 3 CD's from The Hit Parade. before 1955 or there about, not to mention Mozart, Beethoven, Brahms, Tchaikovsky, Schubert, etc, etc, etc! And I have heard about every country song that came out, on the radio, at the time, from about 1950 on. I also have some of Ray Anthony, Buddy Hackett, Glen Grey,even some Glenn Miller, also Those Wonderful Years, Instrumental Gold, 3 copies of Beethoven's 9th, Mozart's 40'th, 41'th, The Egmont Oveture, The Emperor Concerto, by Beethoven, And COUNTRY MUSIC IS HERE TO STAY by Simon Crum! Well I don't want to leave out the 1812 Overture by?

Ya wanna be careful of those little statements you make from time to time, they may come back to bite ya!

And I would say, supported by millions, that some music was diluted after 1955. Of course there are some composers still doing great work today. I hear some new works on PBS that are outstanding also.
Eh, a lot of Folk Music also came out of Appalachia by the Scotts and Irish. Before lectricity, mind ya.


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I dint know if that's true any more Marc. Country music is pop music today

Rock music has delivered many kinds of working class music, way back since the animals, then it hit really big in the 80's

You can't come home from work listening to the radio without hearing...

Working for the weekend by loverboy.

Huey Lewis was a clear working class artist. Working for a living, a couple days off...

Mellancamp wrote about working in the heartland. Listen to rain on the scar row, minutes to memories

The stones had several working class songs.

Billy Joel had tons, uptown girl, Allentown, Downeaster Alexa, his early stuff was all about humble neighborhoods and people.

The biggest of which is Springsteen, who made a career out of working class American ideas

Listen to badlands, factory, racing in the street, out in the street, working on the highway,
Spare parts, working on a dream, to this day it's still working class

Now I agree that there is a lull in music today that has working class elements, but one band that does is the gaslight anthem , green day somewhat does too

It's been said working class music is no longer wanted by labels any more, I guess the 80's saturated that market.

But it's not just country, and country comes from the blues.

I can think of I've been workin on the railroad, that was written before the turn of the 20th century

As long as there are working class people there will be music that targets them.

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Always loved this by Huey Lewis
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lcIK3akktLU

Billy Joel, uptown girl (even the video brings out the working class idea)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hCuMWrfXG4E

Springsteen workin on the highway
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t_DT9FjhHL8

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I consider all of those fakers and therefore actually did not exist. you are simply doing too many drugs and have invented all of them.

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Did you turn into couchgrouch? Lol

Well, seems you may have a bias there.

Personally I think uptown girl, blows away Johnny pay checks take this job and shove it

I prefer bto's taking care of business to dollies 9 to 5. But to each their own

There are hundredsof working class rock and pop songs out there.

To me, Classic country, not today's contra was more about drinking, smoking, cheating, and trucks, when do they have time for work , when engaging in all thos vices?..

I've been workin on the railroad...1900

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#1122603 - 01/16/17 02:59 PM Re: SONG TONE [Re: Marc Barnette]  
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Yes, I have channeled my inner Grouch. He and Ray don't believe there is any music outside of what they like. I thought I would join that.

In all sincerity, what I am talking about is designations used in the press, critics, in the general music industry. Country tended to be more BLUE COLLAR than most other forms of music. All music does have those themes, but country is the one that was designated and mostly identified with it.

And that is a thing that many people have to understand when it comes to music, genres, descriptions, etc. Many people will make claims about modern country NOT BEING REAL COUNTRY, and I have given countless examples of how through out history, every successive generation makes the same complaints. It's true, it's NOT THEIR COUNTRY MUSIC. But their problems are that THEY ARE NOT THE ONES WHO SET THE DEFINITIONS OR THE RULES. Those are done mostly by the fans.

But I always like to go with a definition told to me personally by Country music legend Tony Brown. Tony started out as a keyboard player with Elvis. As his career developed he became a HUGELY successful publisher, then a producer with people like Reba McEntire, Vince Gill, and many many others, finally being the president of MCA records through the 90's into the mid 2000's.

I have known him casually for about 20 years, and he has known OF me, for a few of those. As is often true in Nashville, everyone SORT of knows everyone but they don't really KNOW everyone. But I knew his wife at the time, Anastasia Brown, a little better and one night we were in the waiting area of this local resturant all sitting next to each other and having drinks. Anastasia was actually asking me about my business and was asking about things I do. Tony was half interested in the conversation and then one moment came up and I got to ask him what I had wanted to for a while.

I asked him, "Hey Tony, a lot of people go through this stuff about "what is and what is NOT country." They make all these claims about what is on the radio is not country and just pop or rock. What do you say about it?"

He said, "Well 'Pop' stands for "POPULAR" and we always want to be that. But the reality is that if country writers write it, country artists cut it, country radio plays it, country critics endorse it, and most importantly COUNTRY AUDIENCES EMBRACE IT,
IT IS COUNTRY."

And that's really the deal. If you listen to rock now to what it was ten, twenty, thirty years ago, what is it now? Not even close. "Urban "soul, (Motown), compared to the Urban soul of rap, hip hop, etc. today? Not even in the same ballpark.

So that is as it is with all music. Each generation squeezes out the previous generation, puts their spin on it, takes it over. The charts change. The artists, producers, labels, publishers, all change. It's generational and it is as predictable as clockwork.

There are elements that are similar. I will always contend that 'COUNTRY" is the story telling format. And even if the "story" is about going down to the river, watching my girlfriend named "GURL" dancing in the moonlight and drinking cold ones in the back of my pick up truck," that is STILL a STORY.

So the "designation" of working man's music and country, even while other's might have similar themes, is a designation none of us made or have control over. So everyone can make claims to represent whomever they want.

The public is the ultimate deciding factor.

Back to Da Couch. Peace out. YO YO WAKA WAKA!
MAB

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To most of that, I say, fair enough.

Ii think what your talking about is that country was founded on those ideals, rock music kind of co opted it. Rock was founded on stupidity and silly fun, country was founded on seriousness and real life. And guys like mellancamp and Springsteen were influenced by Hank Williams and those classic country coots. I mean Springsteen has a song called mansion on the hill, sound familiar?

To the other points. As I said before I have tried to influence my nephew and niece on music, I have played them the Beatles, they have no use for it at all. In fact, they make me feel bad, and I question my own taste in music when I'm done talking to them, lol. I'm like this is freakin the Beatles, they are like I can't understand him, what a stupid song, who writes a song about a yellow submarine... I mean it's all so foreign to them

It's what your accustomed to, I think it has to do with radio. Radio changes, and whatever the media feeds the listening public is what's considered good

You get a few rebels who like to listen to underground music, but not as much any more.

But as you say it's always been like that. Don't forget many parents of kids listening to rock n roll thought it was the biggest bunch of crap music to ever hit the earth

Teenagers loved the Beatles, but parents didn't. "Real" musicians thought the Beatles were talentless.

It's rare when a kid like the same music their parents did. If they did they would grow up too fast and not be kids any more.

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#1122644 - 01/17/17 03:39 AM Re: SONG TONE [Re: Marc Barnette]  
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I've always said that one day they'll probably find some cave drawing with a Cave Dad telling his Cave kid about how good music was "back in his day."

Probably will be Couch Grouch and Ray in those drawings too.

MAB

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Well Gheezh Marc,
If I remember correctly Marty (Robbins) had his first recognized hit SINGING THE BLUES in 1956! In or about 1959 he had a huge hit EL PASO! And if I remember correctly about 1961 or so the old possum himself, (George Jones) had a few hits, SHE THINKS I STILL CARE was one of them! Of course a bit earlier Webb was putting out hit after hit and ultimately put 97 songs on the charts. After listening to much of the day's country offerings Hank (Thompson) said those so called artists weren't qualified to carry his guitar case! Most of this was before your time Marc. I've seen scribblings on a piece of paper that was used in the studio to cut a big hit. They just cut it not knowing what they were doing! Today those Studios have enough knobs, bells , and whistles to launch a moon shot! In the first days of telephone switch boards the ladies were on roller skates the boards were so long to get to a call and patch it in. Some of those control boards in those studios are so long you need roller skates to adjust all those dials on time!

Yesterday they had musicians, today they have computer programs, and mediocore music.


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Hey Ray,

Guess what? today we use those EXACT SAME 'SCRIBBLINGS' on songs because when they come into the studio, the musicians NEVER hear the songs. They go on the "Nashville Number system", which was started in the 50's and is still the standard today. That has never changed. Musicians in Nashville use numbers so they can change keys, feels, whatever in the studio. They almost never listen to a recording of the song. They don't have to.

Actually now, more and more the studios have gotten SMALLER as computer technology has replaced the big giant boards of yesteryear. Most of the big studios have gone out of business (I know many of those) and the few still operating are all much more effective. The days of assistants, assistants to assistants engineers, extra players, etc. have all given way to economic realities. Very lean and mean now.

As far as "beyond my time," one of the most interesting things about my career is from the beginning, I was able to meet, hang out with and get to know pretty well those people FROM before "my time." Talking to musicians, agents, managers, publishers who worked with Hank Williams Senior, and hearing THEM talk about HANK SENIOR not being accepted, the problems he ran into with the country establishment, hearing people involved WITH Webb Pierce, Marty Robbins, Roger Miller, Kristofferson, Nelson, Tom T. Hall, and many many others, has been interesting getting this stuff first hand from people who were actually there.

That's why some of the stuff you get from me is not going to be "direct from the wikipedia" or third of fourth hand. Almost everything I talk about is FROM the actual people involved in it.

So while some of it may have been "before my time", the people who TOLD it to me, it was NOT before their time.

MAB

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I always learn something from you Marc.....The Good Old Days are TODAY....lol
We only have today so go for it.

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Uh, Well,
Let's get back to Marc's thing, Song Tone. If writing a song with verses and words for the song to be successful there has to be A Beginning, A Middle and An End. While some musicians in Nashville now use the Number System if you buy a song book with sheet music it will no doubt have the chords listed as the old system, A, B, C, etc. Not actually sure but I think the system of using letters of the alphabet to name chords may have developed from the Spanish Guitar. Been a while but the Steel Guitar was developed by the Hawaiians. When the Spanish left they left guitars and not knowing a lot about the guitar the Hawaiians started using a steel bar to play hence the steel guitar.

Probably in the early days of Nashville and other places few if anybody read music. They learned to play from each other and played by ear as it is known. So get your Song Tones out, and write a song! Or if you can't find a Song Tone you can use a guitar as a substitute!


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Originally Posted by Ray E. Strode
Uh, Well,
Let's get back to Marc's thing, Song Tone. If writing a song with verses and words for the song to be successful there has to be A Beginning, A Middle and An End. While some musicians in Nashville now use the Number System if you buy a song book with sheet music it will no doubt have the chords listed as the old system, A, B, C, etc. Not actually sure but I think the system of using letters of the alphabet to name chords may have developed from the Spanish Guitar. Been a while but the Steel Guitar was developed by the Hawaiians. When the Spanish left they left guitars and not knowing a lot about the guitar the Hawaiians started using a steel bar to play hence the steel guitar.

Probably in the early days of Nashville and other places few if anybody read music. They learned to play from each other and played by ear as it is known. So get your Song Tones out, and write a song! Or if you can't find a Song Tone you can use a guitar as a substitute!


I'd say most professional studio musicians don't need much more than a piece of paper with the chord and lines showing where he next section is. They have incredible ears and can create musical bits on demand.that is where the real musician still kicks computers buttocks, a real person will always b able to listen to the artist and understand what they want to hear, and then deliver it

Reading music comes in handy more in stuff that is already written, like doing covers, or playing in symphonies o in ensembles where there is no improvising you play what is written

The musicians on late show like letter mans old band used to amaze me. These guys showed up to work on the set of the show, the band leader tells them what guest is going to be playing that night, and what song they will do, the musician then has to learn every part they need to play in minutes.

The classics they already know, but the new stuff they have to learn fast. Those guys are amazing musicians

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Ray and Ben,

While that is an interesting dialogue about the number system, and studios, it is not really what I am talking about at all. This is not a "TONE" in the sense of a guitar or notes or any of that.

What I am talking about in "SONG TONE" is about the NATURE of the song. Is it negative, angry, bitter, petulant, preachy, dark, etc? It is in SUBJECT matter and the approach to song matter. My contention is that a majority of amateur songs tend to dwell on that.

The TONE of most commercially successful songs are POSITIVE or at least NOT DEPRESSING. And yes, there are always examples of negative songs becoming hits. There are always exceptions to every rule.

The main thing I am talking about here is in newer songwriters coming into places like Nashville with songs with the darker tone. It mostly just gets boring to listen to. When you hear it continuously it just sort of runs together.

But that is what I refer to in "SONG TONE." It is the tone of the subject matter. Not the musical tone.

MAB

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Originally Posted by Marc Barnette
Ray and Ben,

While that is an interesting dialogue about the number system, and studios, it is not really what I am talking about at all. This is not a "TONE" in the sense of a guitar or notes or any of that.

What I am talking about in "SONG TONE" is about the NATURE of the song. Is it negative, angry, bitter, petulant, preachy, dark, etc? It is in SUBJECT matter and the approach to song matter. My contention is that a majority of amateur songs tend to dwell on that.

The TONE of most commercially successful songs are POSITIVE or at least NOT DEPRESSING. And yes, there are always examples of negative songs becoming hits. There are always exceptions to every rule.

The main thing I am talking about here is in newer songwriters coming into places like Nashville with songs with the darker tone. It mostly just gets boring to listen to. When you hear it continuously it just sort of runs together.

But that is what I refer to in "SONG TONE." It is the tone of the subject matter. Not the musical tone.

MAB


Indeed..and in agreement..

Many of these writers who simply must consistently write a darker shade of song (and there's nothing wrong with that) might have better luck promoting themselves to "artist" and performing their songs themselves. Any fan base they establish at least knows what they are getting.

Mike

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Marc,
I have an example of TONE with a simple word change. A few years ago I was putting a piece together for the Year of Alabama Music. I wrote the song (Rest Your Soul in Alabama) and went to the regional audition and performed it... I had one particular line in the chorus:
"Oh, my love I lost you a thousand times".
Jim Parker, one of the local adjudicators said flat out at the end of my presentation, "Chapman, you had me til you LOST your love! It brought the song down." I didn't get through to the next round. I went to my writer's room later and simply changed the word LOST to FOUND and it made all the difference in the song. I play it often now whereas, it could have well been one of my 'Throw Away' experiements:) Instead the song was actually published in a Southern Romance Novel by Kimberly Lang [More Than Anything : A Magnolia Beach Novel]

https://soundclick.com/share.cfm?id=13407358

Keep everybody mindful of their craft, Marc. Nobody does it better!
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Originally Posted by Marc Barnette
. . . . How many songs are ACCUSING SOMEONE ELSE OF MAKING THINGS BAD FOR THE WRITER? . . .

Too many!

In the mid-sixties, when I was in junior high school, I didn't like Dylan at all. It was all snark: "You've got a lot of nerve to say you are my friend," "You just wasted my precious time," and so on were on the AM stations all the time.

He just sounded like a self-pitying crank.

But when I was maybe fifteen, I got a little Zenith radio with FM. WOR-FM was blasting Dylan, too, but it was songs like "Lonesome Hobo," "Maggie's Farm," "Stuck Inside of Mobile With the Memphis Blues Again," "The Ballad of Frankie Lee and Judas Priest," "John Wesley Harding," Visions of Johanna," and "The Times They Are A-changing."

Totally different (as you say) tone. That's when I found the other Dylan - funny, philosophical, tender, poetic, righteous, moral, just. Really, really great stuff.

It turned out the guy has whole constellations of tone. That's what makes him Dylan!

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Originally Posted by BenJones
Actually working mans music started before any of that. It starts with the slaves and plantation workers who invented blues

Blues later then influences all styles of music, like country, gospel, rock n roll, jazz, r & b.

You could make the argument that all music is working mans music. How many artists write songs about being filthy rich? Only people taking shots at rich people write songs like that.

Even rich rock stars still write songs from working class or poor points of view.

Why? Cause there are more poor and middle class people, than there are rich

Good points, as long as you keep in mind that working people's music is as old as humanity. For instance, before American slavery there were sea chanties and farming songs that are alive and well in the English-speaking world today. How old are "Cockles and Mussels" and "Pop Goes the Weasel"?

But it hasn't all been working people's music. Robert Burns put a lot of British and Scottish folks songs on paper. When Beethoven got his hands on them, he reduced all the modal scales to just the major and minor keys he was used to using and his audience liked hearing. He wasn't composing for the unwashed masses. He was composing for people who went to recitals and symphonies.

If you haven't read it, John Berger's Ways of Seeing is a short, short book that tells that story vividly.

During the Renaissance, composers, writers, and visual artists fought savagely to win aristocrat patrons who would clothe, house, feed, and pay them. They had to. It was sell or starve. It's not much different today. So it's a stretch to call all music working people's music.

If you've never read any of their stuff, Adorno and Horkheimer have a different perspective. They split music into two groups: the elevated compositions of the great classical composers and music manufactured for the masses by the music industry - which they subdivide into two groups: loud mechanical music to market to young men and sentimental goo to market to young women.

They had fled to southern California from Nazi Germany. They had good reasons to be alarmed, mid-twentieth century, by what they saw as fascism's and corporatism's (the two words were synonymous before World War Two) profitable cooptation of western culture. Although I don't know that they ever stated it, for them, folk music was dead - or, at least, no longer relevant.

So - rich rock stars writing to the working class? Adorno and Horkheimer were telling it like it was. And is.

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Good post Delmont. As far as rich people writing working class songs, there are a few things you should consider though.

1. They werent always rich, and know the struggle
2. Artists lie in service of the truth
3. How many people write love songs about people that never existed? How do they know anything about being in love if they have never been in love?

Imagination writes the songs. You definitely need an understanding of what it may be like to live a certain way or feel a certain way, but you can write from any point of view you wish, and nail it.


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Well,
I would agree that the slant (Song Tone) on a song can sell it or kill it. A couple of my Ballads may show the example very well.

Both are posted on the Web Site under Rays Music at http://www.geocities.ws/fiverosesmusicgroup/ Entitled: HERE IN THE COUNTRY and THIS HEART BELONGS TO ME. The first one is not very emotional at all but can work for a lot of Artists. The second is very emotional and probably would be passed over by almost everyone. After I got back the demo I didn't pitch it to anybody. When We put up the Web Site I decided to include it.

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Originally Posted by Fdemetrio
Good post Delmont. As far as rich people writing working class songs, there are a few things you should consider though.

1. They werent always rich, and know the struggle
2. Artists lie in service of the truth
3. How many people write love songs about people that never existed? How do they know anything about being in love if they have never been in love?

Imagination writes the songs. You definitely need an understanding of what it may be like to live a certain way or feel a certain way, but you can write from any point of view you wish, and nail it.


Yup! Just to clarify:

- Re point 1, I wasn't talking about rich artists. I was talking about rich patrons.

- Re point 2, yes. And artists also lie in the service of a darn good story.

- Re point 3, I don't know. I do know that the characters in my songs are all made-up. I once heard a radio interview with Justin Hayward. The DJ said that "Nights In White Satin" is a beautiful song and asked who inspired it. Hayward said, "No one." The DJ, said, "You mean it's not about someone you know?" Hayward said, 'No. It's just a song."

- Re imagination: Exactly!

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The market, like many on here know, has much to do with schtick wnd perseverence. How many have had success in it completely as planned?
Most of the artists I like were at the end of their rope or on the verge of being criminals. Whether that tone be lo or hi fi.

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Yeah r@m the list of would be criminals if not for becoming big stars is quite large. It makes you think about the nature of being a musician, is it a way to not have a real job and make tons of money?


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Those Real Musicians you talk about were generally old hams with no

real talent The Beatles re John and Paul wrote outstanding songs , up to then

most Pro Bands were limited in their Chord Repertoire I met loads of them

The Beatles were the first Recording Band that featured original modulations

that is why they were so successful They hit the charts , when music was getting

Old Hat and very dated The Beatles were innovative in many ways and lead us

into a Special Time in Music History They wrote lyrics in general to a

sequence of guitar chords, one of the best ways to write They Were Rock - Blues - Folk

and Skiffle- plus Jazz All Mixed Into One The Prosdy between their Lyrics and Melody's

Was Superb , Nothing Before or Since has come even close to them

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One of the most important principles of songwriting is to remember that a good song is a partnership of many different components, all working together to produce a satisfying musical experience.

In that respect, song components are either enhancing or compromising their combined effects.
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Jazz, blues and folk looked to be the standard traditionally, along with knowing sheet music. Much else in the last few decades seems more of a loose derivative. I embrace that but at the same time love the tradition and familiarity of a George Benson or a Chuck Berry song. There is always that familiar link through time. However trampled over.

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It looks to be within. Who is noticed in a major way to come down to the individuals sound. However panned by contemperaries. That could mean all the more.
It is fun to watch being a cultural observer.

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Originally Posted by Cheyenne
Those Real Musicians you talk about were generally old hams with no

real talent The Beatles re John and Paul wrote outstanding songs , up to then

most Pro Bands were limited in their Chord Repertoire I met loads of them

The Beatles were the first Recording Band that featured original modulations

that is why they were so successful They hit the charts , when music was getting

Old Hat and very dated The Beatles were innovative in many ways and lead us

into a Special Time in Music History They wrote lyrics in general to a

sequence of guitar chords, one of the best ways to write They Were Rock - Blues - Folk

and Skiffle- plus Jazz All Mixed Into One The Prosdy between their Lyrics and Melody's

Was Superb , Nothing Before or Since has come even close to them


Half of this is true, the other half hog wash....

When you say music, do mean all music, or rock music? Music was very elegant and complex before rock music came along.

And to say anybody before the Beatles had no real talent, is so absurd it aint funny. The Beatles wouldn't have been anything without the likes of Chuck Berry,
Fats Domino, Chubby Checker, Little Richard, Everly Brothers, 50's music in general

Beatles were really the first BAND to write their own songs. That's what set them apart.

It's never going to be an argument anybody can win, because The Beatles will always be the best to anyone who grew up with them. Ask anybody under 40, they wont say the same thing. I love The Beatles, There is not a song I dont like by The Beatles, but they didnt invent anything, they just built on what was already out there.

And they looked good, and the girls loved them. They were a boy band before the term even came around.

There is defintly something about being the first. You dont see 20 year olds saying theres nothing like the Beatles, its only people old enough, at least old enough to not be so far removed from them

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FD...you have too much time on your hands.

As for songs.
I Write about...what comes out.
Much of it negative.
It's what I enjoy doing.


Signed,

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I never was a Beatle fan.

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Originally Posted by Fdemetrio
Originally Posted by Cheyenne
Those Real Musicians you talk about were generally old hams with no

real talent The Beatles re John and Paul wrote outstanding songs , up to then

most Pro Bands were limited in their Chord Repertoire I met loads of them

The Beatles were the first Recording Band that featured original modulations

that is why they were so successful They hit the charts , when music was getting

Old Hat and very dated The Beatles were innovative in many ways and lead us

into a Special Time in Music History They wrote lyrics in general to a

sequence of guitar chords, one of the best ways to write They Were Rock - Blues - Folk

and Skiffle- plus Jazz All Mixed Into One The Prosdy between their Lyrics and Melody's

Was Superb , Nothing Before or Since has come even close to them


Half of this is true, the other half hog wash....

When you say music, do mean all music, or rock music? Music was very elegant and complex before rock music came along.

And to say anybody before the Beatles had no real talent, is so absurd it aint funny. The Beatles wouldn't have been anything without the likes of Chuck Berry,
Fats Domino, Chubby Checker, Little Richard, Everly Brothers, 50's music in general

Beatles were really the first BAND to write their own songs. That's what set them apart.

It's never going to be an argument anybody can win, because The Beatles will always be the best to anyone who grew up with them. Ask anybody under 40, they wont say the same thing. I love The Beatles, There is not a song I dont like by The Beatles, but they didnt invent anything, they just built on what was already out there.

And they looked good, and the girls loved them. They were a boy band before the term even came around.

There is defintly something about being the first. You dont see 20 year olds saying theres nothing like the Beatles, its only people old enough, at least old enough to not be so far removed from them



FD

The guys that you site electrified and evolved twelve bar "Delta" blues. 1-4-5. They certainly earned their place in pop music history.

The Beatles (and Martin) did that and uncountable other things. Much of it innovative. And pretty much all of it worked. The Beatles do deserve the hype.

BTW...when you call someone else's opinion "hogwash" the conversation becomes about insults, whether veiled or not. If you really want to discuss issues and don't have some inescapable psychological pathology...leave the insults out.

Martin



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Sorry Marc:

Your "Tone" Thread is being "hi-jacked" by Beatle Fans and not-so-Fans! (Chuckling a bit!) As a young man, I was a bit "put-off" by them because all the girls were going bonkers about their songs... but as maturity began to "set-in" and entire orchestras would play their music as instrumental pieces... I began to appreciate their song structure and talent.

I always thought Lennon was a bit "far-out" but to each his/her own. Choosing Yoko when he could have selected a much prettier... and probably smarter girl from his own world... I thought was a glimpse into his flawed viewpoint... but who am I to judge?

When comparing their work to most of the stuff we must endure these days... no matter what genre... the Beatles were like Old Masters being compared to Tiny Tim.

Which brings me "full-circle" to Don Williams... my favorite artist of all time. There... was a unique voice and a super human being. I had no idea of the massive following he had in Africa. Amazing.

Have a great day, folks. ----Dave

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Originally Posted by Martin Lide
Originally Posted by Fdemetrio
Originally Posted by Cheyenne
Those Real Musicians you talk about were generally old hams with no

real talent The Beatles re John and Paul wrote outstanding songs , up to then

most Pro Bands were limited in their Chord Repertoire I met loads of them

The Beatles were the first Recording Band that featured original modulations

that is why they were so successful They hit the charts , when music was getting

Old Hat and very dated The Beatles were innovative in many ways and lead us

into a Special Time in Music History They wrote lyrics in general to a

sequence of guitar chords, one of the best ways to write They Were Rock - Blues - Folk

and Skiffle- plus Jazz All Mixed Into One The Prosdy between their Lyrics and Melody's

Was Superb , Nothing Before or Since has come even close to them


Half of this is true, the other half hog wash....

When you say music, do mean all music, or rock music? Music was very elegant and complex before rock music came along.

And to say anybody before the Beatles had no real talent, is so absurd it aint funny. The Beatles wouldn't have been anything without the likes of Chuck Berry,
Fats Domino, Chubby Checker, Little Richard, Everly Brothers, 50's music in general

Beatles were really the first BAND to write their own songs. That's what set them apart.

It's never going to be an argument anybody can win, because The Beatles will always be the best to anyone who grew up with them. Ask anybody under 40, they wont say the same thing. I love The Beatles, There is not a song I dont like by The Beatles, but they didnt invent anything, they just built on what was already out there.

And they looked good, and the girls loved them. They were a boy band before the term even came around.

There is defintly something about being the first. You dont see 20 year olds saying theres nothing like the Beatles, its only people old enough, at least old enough to not be so far removed from them



FD

The guys that you site electrified and evolved twelve bar "Delta" blues. 1-4-5. They certainly earned their place in pop music history.

The Beatles (and Martin) did that and uncountable other things. Much of it innovative. And pretty much all of it worked. The Beatles do deserve the hype.

BTW...when you call someone else's opinion "hogwash" the conversation becomes about insults, whether veiled or not. If you really want to discuss issues and don't have some inescapable psychological pathology...leave the insults out.

Martin




The opinions were stated with authority and as if facts, hence hogwash. I enjoy a good debate, but some ideas are so silly, such as nobody had any talent before the Beatles.

Chuck Berry was the most innovative guitarist. songwriter, performer, he did things nobody else did, and introduced the world to a concept never heard before "The Teenager" Everything the Beatles did or majority of was based on the teenager.

Btw, where do you think the Beatles music comes from? THE BLUES, every music made in the 20'th century comes from the blues. Do you think there is a "revolution" or "Helter Skelter" or Back in The USSR without that? All based on 12 bar blues, and really the majority of their music is. They even admit they stole their music from American African American artists. The Stones certainly did.

Beatles were very innovative, that wasn't my argument. My argument was are you kidding me nobody had any talent before them?






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The 12 Bar Blues in Beatles Music

The basic formula of a 12 bar blues progression, as written in Roman numerals with each character representing one measure, is as follows:
I I I I
IV IV I I
V IV I I
This pattern can, of course, be used in any key. Below are 5 examples
in C major: in D major: in E major: in G major: in A major:
C C C C D D D D E E E E G G G G A A A A
F F C C G G D D A A E E C C G G D D A A
G F C C A G D D B A E E D C G G E D A A

27 songs recorded and released by the Beatles use a 12 bar blues progression or something comparable. Of those 27, 15 were original compositions and 12 were covers. Below are all 28 tracks, listing their year of release, tonality, a concise harmonic analysis, and brief commentary.

[9c] "Boys" (1963)
E major
E7 E7 E7 E7
A7 A7 E7 E7
B7 A7 E7 B7
It is clearly modeled on the 12 bar blues - the only alterations being (a) every chord is a seventh chord (making each chord slightly more dissonant and gritty sounding), and (b) the very last chord is B (the dominant in E major) instead of the traditional E. No doubt this is because B7 leads very nicely to E, which starts the progression all over again.

[9d] "Chains" (1963)
Bb major
Bb Bb Bb Bb
Eb9 Eb9 Bb Bb
F9 Eb9 Bb F
Another clearly modeled on the 12 bar blues. The only alterations are (a) a few ninths are added to a few chords, and (b) the very last chord is F (the dominant in Bb), which of course leads strongly back to Bb to start the progression all over again.

[13c] "Money (That's What I Want)" (1963)
E major
E7 E7 (A) E7 E7
A7 A7 E7 E7
B7 A7 E7 B7
In addition to adding sevenths to every chord, "Money" also adds an extra A chord in the second measure of each verse. This chord is listed in parentheses above because unlike every other chord listed above it does not represent a full measure. (If it did, it would make this a 13 bar blues pattern instead of 12.) Rather, it represents a brief instrumental fill (listen right after the words "life are free") that embellishes the 12 bar blues progression but does not interfere in any way with its function.

[14b] "Roll Over Beethoven" (1963)
D major
D7 G7 D7 D7
G7 G7 D7 D7
G7 A7 D7 D7
In addition to adding sevenths to every chord, "Roll Over Beethoven" also replaces the second chord (which 'should' be D7) with a G7. The 9th and 10th bars are also reversed (G7 A7 instead of A7 G7).

[17] "Little Child" (1963)
E major
E7 E7 E7 (A) E7
B7 A F#7 (B7) E
The most significant departure from the mold that is still clearly based on the mold, "Little Child" turns the 12 bar blues into an 8 bar blues for the verses. It omits measures 4-8 and replaces them with 9-12. But those measures offer something new as well when an F#7 (which has no place in a normal 12 bar blues) is used in the 11th measure. The solo section, however, adopts a more usual 12 bar pattern . . .
E7 E7 E7 E7
A A E7 E7
B7 A F#7 B7
. . . although it still is hardly standard with the added F#7 in the 11th measure and yet another dominant chord in the 12th.

[23] "Can't Buy Me Love" (1964)
C major
C7 C7 C7 C7
F7 F7 C7 C7
G7 F7 F7 C7
The only substantial deviation from the model is using an F chord in bar 11 (instead of the more typical C).

[24] "You Can't Do That" (1964)
G major
G7 G7 G7 G7
C7 C7 G7 G7
D7 C7 G7 D7
Just like [9c] "Boys", [9d] "Chains", [13c] "Money (That's What I Want)", and [17] "Little Child", "You Can't Do That" uses a typical 12 bar blues progression except for the very last chord, which is changed to a dominant to heighten the harmonic tension and release when the pattern is repeated.

[29b] "Long Tall Sally" (1964)
G major
G G G G
C C G G
D7 C7 G D7
The comments above regarding [24] "You Can't Do That" may be iterated in regards to [29b] "Long Tall Sally".

[31b] "Matchbox" (1964)
A major
A7 A7 A7 A7
D7 D7 A7 A7
A7 E7 A7 E7
The only significant deviations from the mold are the 9th through 12th bars (A7 E7 A7 E7 - again ending with a dominant chord - instead of the more typical E D A A).

[32b] "Slow Down" (1964)
C major
C C C C C C C C
F F F F C C C C
G F C C C C C C
"Slow Down" takes the 12 bar blues and augments it into a 24 bar blues. The first 16 measures of "Slow Down" are simply the first 8 measures of a normal 12 bar blues doubled (but proportionally maintained); and the last 8 measures of "Slow Down" are just the last 4 measures of normal 12 bar blues with 4 extra bars of C grafted on to the end.

[44] "She's a Woman" (1964)
A major
A7 D7 A7 A7 A7 D7 A7 A7
D7 D7 D7 D7 A7 D7 A7 A7
E7 E7 D7 D7 A7 D7 A7 E7
Just like [32b] "Slow Down", "She's a Woman" takes the 12 bar blues progression and doubles it into a 24 bar progression. The D7 chords in measures 2, 6, 14, and 22 serve as harmonic ornamental embellishments and thus do not interfere with the overall function of the 12 (24) bar blues progression. (Since this is a McCartney original, perhaps Paul learned the trick from Berry Gordy Junior and Janie Bradford, who wrote [13c] "Money (That's What I Want)" or from Chuck Berry, who wrote [14b] "Roll Over Beethoven".) This is in contrast to the use of the same chord when it is heard in measures 9-12 and 19-20, which do function as integral components of the blues progression.
"She's a Woman" also employs a dominant in the final measure (just like [9c] "Boys", [9d] "Chains", [13c] "Money (That's What I Want)", [17] "Little Child", [24] "You Can't Do That", [29b] "Long Tall Sally", and [31b] "Matchbox")

[44b] "Kansas City/Hey Hey Hey Hey" (1964 in UK, 1965 in US)
G major
G G G G7
C C G G
D C G G (D)
This one is about as standard as a progression can get. The only two things I can mention are the use of a seventh in the 4th bar (to heighten the pull towards C in the 5th bar), and once again the band uses a dominant chord (in this case D) in the final bar (although this time only for the second half of that final bar) to heighten the pull towards the beginning of a repetition of the progression.

[46b] "Everybody's Trying to Be My Baby" (1964)
E major
E E E E
A A E E
B7 A E E
This one, too, is about as standard as a progression can get. The only thing I can mention is the use of a seventh in the 9th bar, which provides more harmonic dissonance and thus tension to the chords.

[46c] "Rock and Roll Music" (1964)
A major
A7 A7 A7 A7
D7 D7 A7 A7
E7 E7 E7 A7 E7 A7
"Rock and Roll Music" extends the 12 bar blues to a 14 bar blues by repeating the last two measures.

[56b] "Dizzy Miss Lizzy" (1965)
A major
A A A A
D D A A
E7 D A E7
The only non-standard thing about this one is the use of a dominant chord in the final bar (non-standard, that is, for those other than the Beatles - this is now the 10th of 15 Beatles tracks that use the 12 bar blues to do so, making the deviation actually more common than the standard).

[56c] "Bad Boy" (1965 in US, 1966 in UK)
C major
C7 C7 C7 C7 C7 C7 C7 C7
F7 F7 F7 F7 C7 C7 C7 C7
G7 F7 C7 G7
"Bad Boy" pulls the same trick found in [32b] "Slow Down" and [44] "She's a Woman" in that the first 8 bars of the 12 bar blues have been doubled in length, but retain their proportions. Unlike "Slow Down" and "She's a Woman", however, the final 4 bars of "Bad Boy" are not augmented. This makes a unique (at least in the Beatles' recorded and released output up to this point in history) 20 bar blues progression.
The final chord, once again, is a dominant.

[58] "I'm Down" (1965)
G major
G G G G
C C G G
C C D7 G D7 G
Perhaps following the example of [46c] "Rock and Roll Music", "I'm Down" turns the 12 bar blues into a 14 bar blues by repeating the final two measures of the pattern.

[65] "Day Tripper" (1965)
E major
E7 E7 E7 E7
A7 A7 E7 E7
F#7 F#7 F#7 F#7
A7 G#7 C#7 B7
"Day Tripper" is a prime example of what I have come to call the Beatles' adolescence (roughly November of 1964 through December of 1965) - a period of just over one year in which their output is split between songs with clear roots in the past ("Everybody's Trying to be my Baby", Dizzy Miss Lizzy", "Run for your Life", et cetera) and songs that begin to push the boundaries and anticipate the band's experimentation and artistic breakthroughs of the later 60's ("You've Got to Hide Your Love Away", "Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown)", "In My Life", et cetera). It is as if the band has one foot still firmly in the teeny bopper pop music world and simultaneously the other foot in the more grown-up 'art music' world, just as an adolescent retains aspects from childhood while simultaneously growing into adult life. This can be observed in analyzing "Day Tripper": The first eight measures are identical to the 12 bar blues model (representing the retrospective side), but then the pattern is broken and new and unusual chords - totally and completely unrelated to the 12 bar blues model - are heard (representing the anticipatory, progressive side). Neither F#7 nor G#7 'belong' in E major - much less in an E major 12 bar blues - and yet a listener intuitively feels their propriety. The Beatles are finding their own unique individual solutions to musical problems. They are beginning to distance themselves from the past, taking one of their first steps towards full artistic maturity. "Day Tripper" is one of the first hints at the innovations to come.

[74] "The Word" (1965)
D major
D7 D7 D7 D7
G7 G7 D7 D7
A G D7 D7
This one's about as standard as it can get.

[118] "Flying" (1967)
C major
C C C C
F7 F7 C C
G7 F C C
Fits the mold perfectly.

[126] "Don't Pass Me By" (1968)
C major
C C F F
C C G G
F F C C
Uses the same chords as the mold, in the same order, over the same duration, but with different proportions.

[139] "Yer Blues" (1968)
E major
E E
A7 E
G,B7 E,A,E,B7
Where [56c] "Bad Boy", [32b] "Slow Down", and [44] "She's a Woman" maintained the proportions of the 12 bar blues but doubled its length (24 instead of 12), "Yer Blues" likewise maintains the proportions but halves its length (6 instead of 12). The last two bars both use more than one chord.
The last chord is once again a dominant.

[146] "Birthday" (1968)
A major
A7 A7 A7 A7
D7 D7 A7 A7
E7 E7 A7 A7
The only difference between this and the template is the 10th chord (which is E when it 'should' be D).

[155] "Why Don't We Do It In The Road" (1968)
D major
D7 D7 D7 D7
G7 G7 D7 D7
A7 G7 D7 D7
Standard.

[163] "For You Blue" (1970)
D major
D7 G7 D7 D7
G7 G7 D7 D7
A7 G7 D7 A7
The second chord is a G (instead of D), but this is ornamental and does not effect the function of the 12 bar blues pattern ( a la [13c] "Money (That's What I Want)", [14b] "Roll Over Beethoven", and [44] "She's a Woman").
Last chord is once again a dominant.

[166] "The One After 909" (1970)
B major
B7 B7 B7 B7 B7 B7 B7 B7
B7 B7 E7 E7 B7 F#7 B7 B7
Uses the same chords as a 12 bar blues and nearly in the same order, but it's stretched to 16 bars in duration and is missing an E before the final B. The proportions are not the same as the model.
This one does not use a dominant as a final chord.

[168] "The Ballad of John and Yoko" (1969)
E major
E E E E E7 E7 E7 E7
A A E E B7 B7 E E
Just like "909", "The Ballad of John and Yoko" stretches the 12 bar blues into a 16 bar blues by doubling the first four measures. It uses the same three chords in nearly the same order (it's missing an A before the final E).


CONCLUSIONS
• More than half (14 of 27) of the Beatles released songs that use the 12 bar blues or something comparable end with a dominant chord (V) instead of using the more typical tonic (I).
• The Beatles used the 12 bar blues much more in their early years than in the later years. To help illustrate that, here are the total number of songs using the 12 bar blues or something comparable by year.
1963: 5
1964: 9
1965: 6
1966: 0
1967: 1
1968: 4
1969: 1
1970: 2
• But even in the early songs, the composers are not hesitant to break the mold where and whenever it suits a particular song.
• The most common deviations from the model are (1) concluding with a dominant, as already discussed above; (2) adding sevenths to the chords, which has no appreciable effect on the function of the 12 bar blues progression; (3) supplementing the 12 bar blues formula with an ornamental chord, which also has no appreciable effect on the function of the 12 bar blues pattern; (4) doubling or halving the proportions of the mold for all or part of the pattern.

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FD

The guys that you site electrified and evolved twelve bar "Delta" blues. 1-4-5. They certainly earned their place in pop music history.

The Beatles (and Martin) did that and uncountable other things. Much of it innovative. And pretty much all of it worked. The Beatles do deserve the hype.

BTW...when you call someone else's opinion "hogwash" the conversation becomes about insults, whether veiled or not. If you really want to discuss issues and don't have some inescapable psychological pathology...leave the insults out.

Martin


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Where in there does it say that the people before the Beatles had no talent?

They had talent, but not nearly as much. They fell in behind a simple chord pattern 1-4-5 and wrote about their lives. Taking nothing away from them, the Beatles did a lot more than that. Just a fact.

12 Bar blues is the direct antecedent to some of the Beatles music as well a lot or pop music. In my opinion...most. Your chord pattern expose was not necessary to prove that to me.

Why is it? Because if you tie a wire to a couple of screws on a board until it vibrates at 100 bpm and then tighten the screws until the bpm is rough 133, you have roughly the forth. At 150 bpm, you have roughly the 5th. The frequencies are simple and harmonious because of the arithmetic behind the frequencies. Not math, but arithmetic. It's too simple to be math.

Your penchant for insults is what ruins website forums. If you think that someone's opinion is hogwash, try stating it with a winning argument rather than an insult. Takes more finesse. If you have emotional issues which make that impossible for you...see a professional about it.

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The guys that you site electrified and evolved twelve bar "Delta" blues. 1-4-5. They certainly earned their place in pop music history.

The Beatles (and Martin) did that and uncountable other things. Much of it innovative. And pretty much all of it worked. The Beatles do deserve the hype.

BTW...when you call someone else's opinion "hogwash" the conversation becomes about insults, whether veiled or not. If you really want to discuss issues and don't have some inescapable psychological pathology...leave the insults out.

Martin





Where in there does it say that the people before the Beatles had no talent?

They had talent, but not nearly as much. They fell in behind a simple chord pattern 1-4-5 and wrote about their lives. Taking nothing away from them, the Beatles did a lot more than that. Just a fact.

12 Bar blues is the direct antecedent to some of the Beatles music as well a lot or pop music. In my opinion...most. Your chord pattern expose was not necessary to prove that to me.

Why is it? Because if you tie a wire to a couple of screws on a board until it vibrates at 100 bpm and then tighten the screws until the bpm is rough 133, you have roughly the forth. At 150 bpm, you have roughly the 5th. The frequencies are simple and harmonious because of the arithmetic behind the frequencies. Not math, but arithmetic. It's too simple to be math.

Your penchant for insults is what ruins website forums. If you think that someone's opinion is hogwash, try stating it with a winning argument rather than an insult. Takes more finesse. If you have emotional issues which make that impossible for you...see a professional about it.
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Dude, an insult would be "Shut up you idiot" not calling an unfounded opinion hogwash, Not insulting the person but the message

Where? First line "Those Real Musicians you talk about were generally old hams with no real talent" which was an insult then to the person she was responding to

You then chimed in saying that before The Beatles it was all 12 bar blues (wrong), and that I didnt need to show it to u, because u are so highly agreeable.

Not only is 12 bar blues a big part of the Beatles, but that is only one facet of the blues in their music. Id suggest everything they ever did contains elements of the blues.

No, you know what ruins forums...BULLCHIT. People post songs and dont want to hear why it might suck. You attacked Couchgrouch t for critiquing one of your songs, as if he had no right to do so. You told him basicly to F off and dont piss on your thread.

Keep making up your own rules as u go along chief.

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#1147050 - 12/13/18 05:23 PM Re: SONG TONE [Re: Marc Barnette]  
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You're causing talented contributors not to share their thoughts here because of your bellicose need to set people in their place. Not talking about me.

In one case you have chased off a contributor whose posts are much more beneficial than any of yours. It's truly the loss of an asset.

As a critic, you are only some guy with his opinion,
You are not a producer who can rearrange a song and put it on a real album or even get it heard. Never have been.

As for Robert....you and aren't going to expand this to Robert.

Ease up on people.

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You're causing talented contributors not to share their thoughts here because of your bellicose need to set people in their place. Not talking about me.

In one case you have dissuaded a contributor whose posts are much more beneficial than any of yours. It's truly the loss of an asset.

As a critic, you are only some guy with his opinion,
You are not a producer who can rearrange a song and put it on a real album or even get it heard. Never have been. Why should someone here be more than casually concerned with what you think?

As for Robert....you and I aren't going to expand this to Robert.

Ease up on people.


#1147069 - 12/14/18 10:03 AM Re: SONG TONE [Re: Martin Lide]  
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Fd

You're causing talented contributors not to share their thoughts here because of your bellicose need to set people in their place. Not talking about me.

In one case you have dissuaded a contributor whose posts are much more beneficial than any of yours. It's truly the loss of an asset.

As a critic, you are only some guy with his opinion,
You are not a producer who can rearrange a song and put it on a real album or even get it heard. Never have been. Why should someone here be more than casually concerned with what you think?

As for Robert....you and I aren't going to expand this to Robert.

Ease up on people.



Cheyenne is no angel and your willingness to let her attitude and comments slide is revealing...your alter ego?

No im not a critic, not sure what a qualified critic is, but next time you post a song, say "im posting this for only positive comments" "I don't want to learn anything"

And if I want to expand it to Robert, ill expand it to Robert

I don't see what the point of posting a song if not for feedback, positive or negative. Do u think anybody is going to say "this is the greatest song I ever heard"

And I don't have to ease up on people, I'm fair and most of all, genuine. The people who tell everybody everything is great are lying, and have no credibility. If your goal is unconditional love,
well maybe this is how ya do it then.

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#1147070 - 12/14/18 10:35 AM Re: SONG TONE [Re: Fdemetrio]  
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Originally Posted by Martin Lide
Fd

You're causing talented contributors not to share their thoughts here because of your bellicose need to set people in their place. Not talking about me.

In one case you have dissuaded a contributor whose posts are much more beneficial than any of yours. It's truly the loss of an asset.

As a critic, you are only some guy with his opinion,
You are not a producer who can rearrange a song and put it on a real album or even get it heard. Never have been. Why should someone here be more than casually concerned with what you think?

As for Robert....you and I aren't going to expand this to Robert.

Ease up on people.



Cheyenne is no angel and your willingness to let her attitude and comments slide is revealing...your alter ego?

.


"Your alter ego"...? "Unconditional love"...?

That's wrongheaded thinking and somewhat silly, pointless and crazy. And not uncharacteristic of you and your scattered insults.
You like the truth?...you are making this forum lesser than it would be if you weren't here. The people that you are causing to withdraw are actually beneficial.
I don't see you constructively posting many songs. Mostly I see you debating and arguing all manner of this and that. Most of that, if not all of it makes no one a better songwriter. It just makes you happy to do so.

It's not my site. If the admins allow it, then they allow it. But you should ease up on people here.



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Originally Posted by Martin Lide
Fd

You're causing talented contributors not to share their thoughts here because of your bellicose need to set people in their place. Not talking about me.

In one case you have dissuaded a contributor whose posts are much more beneficial than any of yours. It's truly the loss of an asset.

As a critic, you are only some guy with his opinion,
You are not a producer who can rearrange a song and put it on a real album or even get it heard. Never have been. Why should someone here be more than casually concerned with what you think?

As for Robert....you and I aren't going to expand this to Robert.

Ease up on people.



Cheyenne is no angel and your willingness to let her attitude and comments slide is revealing...your alter ego?

.


"Your alter ego"...? "Unconditional love"...?

That's wrongheaded thinking and somewhat silly, pointless and crazy. And not uncharacteristic of you and your scattered insults.
You like the truth?...you are making this forum lesser than it would be if you weren't here. The people that you are causing to withdraw are actually beneficial.
I don't see you constructively posting many songs. Mostly I see you debating and arguing all manner of this and that. Most of that, if not all of it makes no one a better songwriter. It just makes you happy to do so.

It's not my site. If the admins allow it, then they allow it. But you should ease up on people here.




Stop talking for other people. Nobody will cry if you leave either. Nobody is too important aside some of the long standing regulars.

Remember Mike Zaneski told Couchgrouch everybody would like him to go away.

If i go to your song and critique it, you will attack me, and pretend like no weakness exists.

Im not sure what the purpose of posting a song is, but a hack like you is never going to tell me what to do.

Ill test your theory however, let me slip away for a while and see how great the forum becomes.

Ill be back to sock it to ya when your theory falls where it belongs

#1147075 - 12/14/18 12:16 PM Re: SONG TONE [Re: Fdemetrio]  
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Originally Posted by Fdemetrio
Originally Posted by Martin Lide
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Originally Posted by Martin Lide
Fd

You're causing talented contributors not to share their thoughts here because of your bellicose need to set people in their place. Not talking about me.

In one case you have dissuaded a contributor whose posts are much more beneficial than any of yours. It's truly the loss of an asset.

As a critic, you are only some guy with his opinion,
You are not a producer who can rearrange a song and put it on a real album or even get it heard. Never have been. Why should someone here be more than casually concerned with what you think?

As for Robert....you and I aren't going to expand this to Robert.

Ease up on people.



Cheyenne is no angel and your willingness to let her attitude and comments slide is revealing...your alter ego?

.


"Your alter ego"...? "Unconditional love"...?

That's wrongheaded thinking and somewhat silly, pointless and crazy. And not uncharacteristic of you and your scattered insults.
You like the truth?...you are making this forum lesser than it would be if you weren't here. The people that you are causing to withdraw are actually beneficial.
I don't see you constructively posting many songs. Mostly I see you debating and arguing all manner of this and that. Most of that, if not all of it makes no one a better songwriter. It just makes you happy to do so.

It's not my site. If the admins allow it, then they allow it. But you should ease up on people here.




Stop talking for other people. Nobody will cry if you leave either. Nobody is too important aside some of the long standing regulars.

Remember Mike Zaneski told Couchgrouch everybody would like him to go away.

If i go to your song and critique it, you will attack me, and pretend like no weakness exists.

Im not sure what the purpose of posting a song is, but a hack like you is never going to tell me what to do.

Ill test your theory however, let me slip away for a while and see how great the forum becomes.

Ill be back to sock it to ya when your theory falls where it belongs






Now there is some hog wash.

Just like when you told me that I put up run on sentences and I went out and found some info that proved that they weren't. In the face of that, you still wouldn't gracefully come off of it.

I think that you do not know much about what you constantly expound about. I think that it's just emotion based with you. I think that taking your comments seriously would be a bad mistake. Blind leading the blind kind of thing.

I'm not the admin. If it's alright with them that you rattle on here, then rattle on. But the sad truth is that people who were freely sharing some very good thoughts have stopped primarily because you and your school-girl insults and argumentative nature make it more trouble than it's worth. I suppose that's a win in your mind.

Good evening.

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Somebody emailed me. First off, do tell who left because of me, otherwise we'll call you a liar.

Secondly. have you ever purchased any of our artists albums or music? I have.

Thirdly, you pay Mike Zaneski to record your music, I dont. I dont need to. You let him record your work and then you think its the greatest bit of music ever recorded.

Lastly, you were one of the biggest jack offs on that country site, and nobody gave one rats about you. Now you think your the king of this forum

Your true nature comes out when somebody disagrees with you, and it wont be long before you mouth off to somebody else

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Originally Posted by Fdemetrio
Somebody emailed me. First off, do tell who left because of me, otherwise we'll call you a liar.

Secondly. have you ever purchased any of our artists albums or music? I have.

Thirdly, you pay Mike Zaneski to record your music, I dont. I dont need to, you let him record your work and then you think its the greatest bit of music ever recorded.

Lastly, you were one of the biggest jack offs on that country site, and nobody gave one rats about you. Now you think your the king of this forum

Your true nature comes out when somebody disagrees with you, and it wont be long before you mouth off to somebody else


Flattery will get you nowhere.

Here is your reality...This is an internet site that you haunt populated by unconnected amateurs and hobbyists. If you are here, that's what you are. Doesn't matter who records your music. That's where we are. That's how it shakes out.

But, you have a habit of insulting people who you think are dumber than you and then deluging them with lengthy faux wisdom. No one is.dumber than you.

In other news, I am not revealing anything to you.

As for Mike...he is a person of great value here. Never seen a music internet site with an asset who had his sensibilities and skills. You don't. I'm lucky to know Mike.

I send Mike g/v's. Am not concerned with what you think of them or me.

Put up an actual song and I will tell you what I think of that.

Love and kisses from 6th street in Austin. Gotta get back to my wine glass now.

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Originally Posted by Fdemetrio
Somebody emailed me. First off, do tell who left because of me, otherwise we'll call you a liar.

Secondly. have you ever purchased any of our artists albums or music? I have.

Thirdly, you pay Mike Zaneski to record your music, I dont. I dont need to, you let him record your work and then you think its the greatest bit of music ever recorded.

Lastly, you were one of the biggest jack offs on that country site, and nobody gave one rats about you. Now you think your the king of this forum

Your true nature comes out when somebody disagrees with you, and it wont be long before you mouth off to somebody else


Flattery will get you nowhere.

Here is your reality...This is an internet site that you haunt populated by unconnected amateurs and hobbyists. If you are here, that's what you are. Doesn't matter who records your music. That's where we are. That's how it shakes out.

But, you have a habit of insulting people who you think are dumber than you and then deluging them with lengthy faux wisdom. No one here is dumber than you.

In other news, I am not revealing anything to you.

As for Mike...he is a person of great value here. Never seen a music internet site with an asset who had his sensibilities and skills and made them available to ammys on the net. You aren't that. I'm lucky to know Mike.

I send Mike g/v's which he works up into a production, with little, if any interference from me. Am not concerned with what you think of them or me.

Put up an actual song and I will tell you what I think of that.

Love and kisses from 6th street in Austin. Gotta get back to my glass of wine now.

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Originally Posted by Fdemetrio
Originally Posted by Cheyenne
Those Real Musicians you talk about were generally old hams with no

real talent The Beatles re John and Paul wrote outstanding songs , up to then

most Pro Bands were limited in their Chord Repertoire I met loads of them

The Beatles were the first Recording Band that featured original modulations

that is why they were so successful They hit the charts , when music was getting

Old Hat and very dated The Beatles were innovative in many ways and lead us

into a Special Time in Music History They wrote lyrics in general to a

sequence of guitar chords, one of the best ways to write They Were Rock - Blues - Folk

and Skiffle- plus Jazz All Mixed Into One The Prosdy between their Lyrics and Melody's

Was Superb , Nothing Before or Since has come even close to them


Half of this is true, the other half hog wash....

When you say music, do mean all music, or rock music? Music was very elegant and complex before rock music came along.

And to say anybody before the Beatles had no real talent, is so absurd it aint funny. The Beatles wouldn't have been anything without the likes of Chuck Berry,
Fats Domino, Chubby Checker, Little Richard, Everly Brothers, 50's music in general

Beatles were really the first BAND to write their own songs. That's what set them apart.

It's never going to be an argument anybody can win, because The Beatles will always be the best to anyone who grew up with them. Ask anybody under 40, they wont say the same thing. I love The Beatles, There is not a song I dont like by The Beatles, but they didnt invent anything, they just built on what was already out there.

And they looked good, and the girls loved them. They were a boy band before the term even came around.

There is defintly something about being the first. You dont see 20 year olds saying theres nothing like the Beatles, its only people old enough, at least old enough to not be so far removed from them


I agree. They openly admitted who they got their ideas and chords etc. from and the rest was having a savant orchestrator like George Martin who was essentially (and initially unwillingly) slumming with the Beatles on assignment from his company bosses. He of course grew to love them and their music and found a way to bring out the genius in it by making it sound ground breaking. Remember, their early songs were simplistic bubble gum stuff. But with his depth of expertise in orchestrating their songs into epic productions which simply lapped all the competition of the day until they ran up against another savant in Brian Wilson who drove them all collectively to up their game even further. They were admirers not just of the 50's artists including Elvis and all those black talents they openly admitted ripping off, but also Bob Dylan and others who came of age in the 60's as well. And their bad boy nemesis band the Rolling Stones also kept them on their toes in many ways and vice versa. It was a great era in music where every ripped off everyone's GREAT material as opposed to today where everyone rips off others terrible material. I wish people would rip off the Beatles and the Stone and Bob Dylan and the Beach Boys today... Sure, some bands have had short term success doing it, but none had their own brilliance to use that stuff as a launching pad into even better stuff. All they could do is ape the stuff and milk it until people moved on from them.

There ARE a lot of interesting artists out there, but the multinational corporations don't push bands to innovate, but to simply mimic until the fad is milked dry then on to the scrap heap with them until the next batch of drones come around. And if anyone DOES break through with something interesting, rather than supporting them to great heights, they instead hire and pay rip off producers to steal the essence of what the innovators are doing, milk it dry and then move on while CRUSHING the original source out of the marketplace with their collusion and monopolistic power in all aspects from creation to market to promotion to airplay and media/film/tv placements where they have 100% power and cannot be challenged by anyone, no matter how much talent they might have. As soon as anyone breaks into awareness in the marketplace who isn't 100% controlled by a multinational, they hire and produce a zillion sound alike artists, over saturate the marketplace with the copycats who can't innovate or build on the art itself, and they CRUSH the poor artist who brought the talent and innovation into oblivion. Rinse, Repeat.

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Originally Posted by Cheyenne
Those Real Musicians you talk about were generally old hams with no

real talent The Beatles re John and Paul wrote outstanding songs , up to then

most Pro Bands were limited in their Chord Repertoire I met loads of them

The Beatles were the first Recording Band that featured original modulations

that is why they were so successful They hit the charts , when music was getting

Old Hat and very dated The Beatles were innovative in many ways and lead us

into a Special Time in Music History They wrote lyrics in general to a

sequence of guitar chords, one of the best ways to write They Were Rock - Blues - Folk

and Skiffle- plus Jazz All Mixed Into One The Prosdy between their Lyrics and Melody's

Was Superb , Nothing Before or Since has come even close to them


Half of this is true, the other half hog wash....

When you say music, do mean all music, or rock music? Music was very elegant and complex before rock music came along.

And to say anybody before the Beatles had no real talent, is so absurd it aint funny. The Beatles wouldn't have been anything without the likes of Chuck Berry,
Fats Domino, Chubby Checker, Little Richard, Everly Brothers, 50's music in general

Beatles were really the first BAND to write their own songs. That's what set them apart.

It's never going to be an argument anybody can win, because The Beatles will always be the best to anyone who grew up with them. Ask anybody under 40, they wont say the same thing. I love The Beatles, There is not a song I dont like by The Beatles, but they didnt invent anything, they just built on what was already out there.

And they looked good, and the girls loved them. They were a boy band before the term even came around.

There is defintly something about being the first. You dont see 20 year olds saying theres nothing like the Beatles, its only people old enough, at least old enough to not be so far removed from them


I agree. They openly admitted who they got their ideas and chords etc. from and the rest was having a savant orchestrator like George Martin who was essentially (and initially unwillingly) slumming with the Beatles on assignment from his company bosses. He of course grew to love them and their music and found a way to bring out the genius in it by making it sound ground breaking. Remember, their early songs were simplistic bubble gum stuff. But with his depth of expertise in orchestrating their songs into epic productions which simply lapped all the competition of the day until they ran up against another savant in Brian Wilson who drove them all collectively to up their game even further. They were admirers not just of the 50's artists including Elvis and all those black talents they openly admitted ripping off, but also Bob Dylan and others who came of age in the 60's as well. And their bad boy nemesis band the Rolling Stones also kept them on their toes in many ways and vice versa. It was a great era in music where every ripped off everyone's GREAT material as opposed to today where everyone rips off others terrible material. I wish people would rip off the Beatles and the Stone and Bob Dylan and the Beach Boys today... Sure, some bands have had short term success doing it, but none had their own brilliance to use that stuff as a launching pad into even better stuff. All they could do is ape the stuff and milk it until people moved on from them.

There ARE a lot of interesting artists out there, but the multinational corporations don't push bands to innovate, but to simply mimic until the fad is milked dry then on to the scrap heap with them until the next batch of drones come around. And if anyone DOES break through with something interesting, rather than supporting them to great heights, they instead hire and pay rip off producers to steal the essence of what the innovators are doing, milk it dry and then move on while CRUSHING the original source out of the marketplace with their collusion and monopolistic power in all aspects from creation to market to promotion to airplay and media/film/tv placements where they have 100% power and cannot be challenged by anyone, no matter how much talent they might have. As soon as anyone breaks into awareness in the marketplace who isn't 100% controlled by a multinational, they hire and produce a zillion sound alike artists, over saturate the marketplace with the copycats who can't innovate or build on the art itself, and they CRUSH the poor artist who brought the talent and innovation into oblivion. Rinse, Repeat.

Brian


This is just about 100% on the nose. I think it was Dylan's influence that made them go towards writing deeper stuff too. And I have nothing against bubble gum, I Love Jenny(8675309). and Jessie's Girl, and The Outfields your love. And I love, I Wanna Hold Your Hand as much as I love Eleanor Rigby.

I too would like to hear great writing like The Beatles. But will we recognize it as such? Will we give the credit, alot of the Beatles die hards wont.

The Beatles were also in a great position. They were allowed to develope while on the job. That doesn't happen today. I was watching a documentary on the band Rush. They were talking about how it took them several albums to get where they wanted to be, but today they wouldn't be given that chance. Somebody could have stepped in and said no, your writing I wanna hold your hand over and over again.

Either you break out and make big money or they drop you. Billy Joel was given a long leash, so was Bruce, and countless others.

Artist devlopement takes time, and alot of us will have our develpment stopped because we wont make a big splash from day one.

I love The Beatles but they had so many advantages. Appearing on Ed Sullivan when that was basicly the only show on TV at the time. If that happened today the vast majority of us wouldn't even have seen it. And being allowed to develope their craft while still earning a living. They had enormous talent, but had the chance to turn it into what it became

Back to the blues, there really isnt anything we could try to play on an instrument, or sing, that doesnt have ties to the blues. Aside classical music and eastern arabic and hindi music. But im sure even Ravi Shankar dabbled in the blues too

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Uh, Well,
Maybe some of you need to go back and read Marc's original Post. He was talking about "Downer" Songs versus more Mid-Tempo songs. It is a fine line between writing good Ballads and more Up Tempo songs that will be placed and recorded. Not always easy. And of course music is always evolving. If you listen to some Early Bob Wills, he sounded more like Jazz than what later evolved into Western Swing. And of course there was a ton of music before Blues, for instance. I could mention Bach, Mozart, Beethoven, etc.


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Uh, Well,
Maybe some of you need to go back and read Marc's original Post. He was talking about "Downer" Songs versus more Mid-Tempo songs. It is a fine line between writing good Ballads and more Up Tempo songs that will be placed and recorded. Not always easy. And of course music is always evolving. If you listen to some Early Bob Wills, he sounded more like Jazz than what later evolved into Western Swing. And of course there was a ton of music before Blues, for instance. I could mention Bach, Mozart, Beethoven, etc.


Yep, there was tons of music before the blues. There was also Pat Boone and Perry Como, and the Brill building and theatre songs.

But the main glue of 20th century music is the blues, there's no country without it Ray

Classical I dont think influenced the 20th century as much but is still around

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Aw, Humm.
FD I have been listening to Country Music since the early 50's and suscribed to many Country Music Publications during that time. Never did I hear or read that any country music developed out of the blues. And you can't hear any blues influences to speak of in most country releases. Musical influences develops from many sources including Blues. At that time most types of music was isolated from most people that were doing things in music.The Blues may have influenced Hank Williams to some extent but Hank Snow, from Canada probably never heard any Blues type Music. Sorry but your theory is pretty suspect. I have lots of different music in my collection. Who knows what influences went into the songs.


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Originally Posted by Ray E. Strode
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FD I have been listening to Country Music since the early 50's and suscribed to many Country Music Publications during that time. Never did I hear or read that any country music developed out of the blues. And you can't hear any blues influences to speak of in most country releases. Musical influences develops from many sources including Blues. At that time most types of music was isolated from most people that were doing things in music.The Blues may have influenced Hank Williams to some extent but Hank Snow, from Canada probably never heard any Blues type Music. Sorry but your theory is pretty suspect. I have lots of different music in my collection. Who knows what influences went into the songs.


Lyrically most classic country is directly coming from blues. Hard times, working for peanuts, cheating, drinking, the only thing different is trucks which you dont see in blues music. Musically, anything that slides or bends or plays those flatted 3rds to wring emotion out, comes from the blues, the only difference is the instruments they use.

http://nortoncenter.com/2017/03/19/the-origins-of-country-music/

"Not only did jazz and the blues influence country artists, but also many white musicians, such as Hank Williams, learned their craft from black teachers

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Well shucks,
Uh, Bugsy, Aaron Arthour, FD or what ever you are calling yourself these days. Merle Travis wrote a couple of pretty good songs in his day. One, Sixteen Tons, was a huge hit by Tennessee Ernie Ford and the other Dark as a Dungeon, was about hard times in the Coal Mines. Sorry but you are comparing Apples to Oranges, to Coal dust to Fruitcakes. Eh, sorry but what ever blues music that was being played at the time was local as Radio was just getting started and radios were scarce at the time. Hank Snow sang songs about trains mostly. Roy Acuff also did some Train Songs, one also a huge Hit was Walbash Cannon Ball, not a smidgen of blues in it. I also have some books that Ralph Emory wrote about Nashville and many of the players. Um, sorry, no mention of any direct blues influences anywhere in the books. Astrological influences? Of course but don't strain your brain. It takes years of study.


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Originally Posted by Ray E. Strode
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Uh, Bugsy, Aaron Arthour, FD or what ever you are calling yourself these days. Merle Travis wrote a couple of pretty good songs in his day. One, Sixteen Tons, was a huge hit by Tennessee Ernie Ford and the other Dark as a Dungeon, was about hard times in the Coal Mines. Sorry but you are comparing Apples to Oranges, to Coal dust to Fruitcakes. Eh, sorry but what ever blues music that was being played at the time was local as Radio was just getting started and radios were scarce at the time. Hank Snow sang songs about trains mostly. Roy Acuff also did some Train Songs, one also a huge Hit was Walbash Cannon Ball, not a smidgen of blues in it. I also have some books that Ralph Emory wrote about Nashville and many of the players. Um, sorry, no mention of any direct blues influences anywhere in the books. Astrological influences? Of course but don't strain your brain. It takes years of study.


You seem to be another who cant take being wrong Ray. Its not true because you say so, show me references that say country was NOT descended from the blues

And shame you have to throw out wrong aliases to try and deflect my points. Country music is heavily influenced by black/ blues music, get used to it

https://www.chicagoreader.com/chica...he-mix-country-music/Content?oid=9990104

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Country_music

Country music, also known as country and western (or simply country), and hillbilly music, is a genre of popular music that originated in the southern United States in the early 1920s.[1] It takes its roots from genres such as folk music (especially Appalachian folk and Western music) and blues.

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https://www.scaruffi.com/history/country.html

"The instrumentation included the banjo, introduced by the African slaves via the minstrel shows, the Scottish "fiddle" (the poor man's violin, simplified so that the fiddler could also sing) and the Spanish guitar (an instrument that became popular in the South only around 1910). Ironically, as more and more blacks abandoned the banjo and adopted the guitar, the banjo ended up being identified with white music, while the guitar ended up being identified as black music. For example, Hobart Smith learned to play from black bluesman Blind Lemon Jefferson, but went on to play the banjo while Jefferson played the guitar. "

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https://ourpastimes.com/how-to-compare-blues-country-music-12269434.html

According to Etta James in an interview with American Chronicle: "The Blues and country are first cousins ... What I look for in a song is for the story to be for real. I like a blood and guts kind of thing. That's what you find in the lyrics of country music." Blues and country music both developed in the 19th century in the Southern United States. They share a similar history. For this reason, they share many of the same musical and lyrical characteristics.

Learn the history behind blues and country music. They are both forms of American folk music influenced by earlier styles brought overseas. Blues music grew out of field hollers and chants sung by African slaves. Irish and Scottish balladeers borrowed the guitar and banjo of blues and thus created "country". According to Reebee Garofalo in "Rockin' Out: Popular Music in the USA", "Terms like country and blues are only used to separate the same kind of music made by blacks and whites ... designations like race and hillbilly intentionally separated artists along racial lines and conveyed the impression that their music came from mutually exclusive sources." Country is an offshoot of blues. They are essentially the same thing. In the PBS special, "Rhythm, Country and Blues," country is referred to as "white man's blues."

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Originally Posted by Fdemetrio
Anybody see Ray around?

https://ourpastimes.com/how-to-compare-blues-country-music-12269434.html

According to Etta James in an interview with American Chronicle: "The Blues and country are first cousins ... What I look for in a song is for the story to be for real. I like a blood and guts kind of thing. That's what you find in the lyrics of country music." Blues and country music both developed in the 19th century in the Southern United States. They share a similar history. For this reason, they share many of the same musical and lyrical characteristics.

Learn the history behind blues and country music. They are both forms of American folk music influenced by earlier styles brought overseas. Blues music grew out of field hollers and chants sung by African slaves. Irish and Scottish balladeers borrowed the guitar and banjo of blues and thus created "country". According to Reebee Garofalo in "Rockin' Out: Popular Music in the USA", "Terms like country and blues are only used to separate the same kind of music made by blacks and whites ... designations like race and hillbilly intentionally separated artists along racial lines and conveyed the impression that their music came from mutually exclusive sources." Country is an offshoot of blues. They are essentially the same thing. In the PBS special, "Rhythm, Country and Blues," country is referred to as "white man's blues."


Congratulaions...
Based upon an un-exhaustive internet search and some subjective sources you have uncovered that 12 bars blues and some African and European music are antecedents to American country and pop music. And you made a brilliant case for it. Now that you have done this, why don't you climb into a leaky row boat and set off from the coast of Spain to discover...."the new world."

Once done...you can return here and find someone to argue about it with. LOL

PS...Make certain that the boat is leaky.

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Anybody see Ray around?

https://ourpastimes.com/how-to-compare-blues-country-music-12269434.html

According to Etta James in an interview with American Chronicle: "The Blues and country are first cousins ... What I look for in a song is for the story to be for real. I like a blood and guts kind of thing. That's what you find in the lyrics of country music." Blues and country music both developed in the 19th century in the Southern United States. They share a similar history. For this reason, they share many of the same musical and lyrical characteristics.

Learn the history behind blues and country music. They are both forms of American folk music influenced by earlier styles brought overseas. Blues music grew out of field hollers and chants sung by African slaves. Irish and Scottish balladeers borrowed the guitar and banjo of blues and thus created "country". According to Reebee Garofalo in "Rockin' Out: Popular Music in the USA", "Terms like country and blues are only used to separate the same kind of music made by blacks and whites ... designations like race and hillbilly intentionally separated artists along racial lines and conveyed the impression that their music came from mutually exclusive sources." Country is an offshoot of blues. They are essentially the same thing. In the PBS special, "Rhythm, Country and Blues," country is referred to as "white man's blues."


Congratulaions...
Based upon an un-exhaustive internet search and some subjective sources you have uncovered that 12 bars blues and some African and European music are antecedents to American country and pop music. And you made a brilliant case for it. Now that you have done this, why don't you climb into a leaky row boat and set off from the coast of Spain to discover...."the new world."

Once done...you can return here and find someone to argue about it with. LOL


Was not me who started it, Ray did, anyone with eyes can see that.

But if my argument is a sarcastic "brilliant case", where is yours that mine is wrong. Ill wait for it chief

Maybe you and Ray can look it up together, I cant wait

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Talk about round in circles... this has been interesting and, at times, fairly heated "discussion" from opposite poles. I neither accept nor reject the idea that "country music" came about because of influence from "the blues."

Before there was "country"... there was Western Music. (Sons of the Pioneers and others.) Remember "Western Swing?" No doubt, it was influenced by "Pop Swing" of that era. (Sorry, an entirely different "argument.")

Much of the "Western Music" appears to have had a Nordic influence. Eventually, Western was "morphed" into Country and Western... and finally, Nashville Executives (my conspiracy theory) decided it was easier to market by just calling it "Country."

When all is said and done, does any of this matter? By my limited deductive powers, I have never heard absolute proof that Blues was influenced by Country... or the other way around. It eventually comes down to what or whom you believe.

Would it be prudent for me to offer the "Olive Branch" to all parties, no harm, no foul. Is there any common ground any of us can find to allow building something productive or worthwhile?
Life is short and the ability to create and enjoy music is fleeting.

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Well, Humm,
I know Big Foot is real. I read it somewhere. I have given "Bugsy" some actual facts about the origins of Country Music. Now I wonder who influenced Bach?


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Originally Posted by Fdemetrio
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Anybody see Ray around?

https://ourpastimes.com/how-to-compare-blues-country-music-12269434.html

According to Etta James in an interview with American Chronicle: "The Blues and country are first cousins ... What I look for in a song is for the story to be for real. I like a blood and guts kind of thing. That's what you find in the lyrics of country music." Blues and country music both developed in the 19th century in the Southern United States. They share a similar history. For this reason, they share many of the same musical and lyrical characteristics.

Learn the history behind blues and country music. They are both forms of American folk music influenced by earlier styles brought overseas. Blues music grew out of field hollers and chants sung by African slaves. Irish and Scottish balladeers borrowed the guitar and banjo of blues and thus created "country". According to Reebee Garofalo in "Rockin' Out: Popular Music in the USA", "Terms like country and blues are only used to separate the same kind of music made by blacks and whites ... designations like race and hillbilly intentionally separated artists along racial lines and conveyed the impression that their music came from mutually exclusive sources." Country is an offshoot of blues. They are essentially the same thing. In the PBS special, "Rhythm, Country and Blues," country is referred to as "white man's blues."


Congratulaions...
Based upon an un-exhaustive internet search and some subjective sources you have uncovered that 12 bars blues and some African and European music are antecedents to American country and pop music. And you made a brilliant case for it. Now that you have done this, why don't you climb into a leaky row boat and set off from the coast of Spain to discover...."the new world."

Once done...you can return here and find someone to argue about it with. LOL


Was not me who started it, Ray did, anyone with eyes can see that.

But if my argument is a sarcastic "brilliant case", where is yours that mine is wrong. Ill wait for it chief

Maybe you and Ray can look it up together, I cant wait



The deal is that I agree with you about 12 bar blues being antecedent to pop music and much of country. I don't know how much and don't care. And I think that debates are good. But this particular argument/debate, like so many others that you have doesnt matter much one way or the other. What is not good and the point that forever seems lost on you is that your endless debates, arguments etc are winning you no prizes and causing good people who I enjoy reading closely to pull back from posting

And it appears, that you are so pathologically hopeless, that you don't care and/or cannot stop.. There was a time when I would keep winding you up just for fun. But I would only do that on "cat box" websites where there was nothing worthwhile being accomplished anyway or the purpose of the website was argument. This website is better than that. You are making it less so.

So I'm asking nicely...Do you think that you are able to control your inclinations to want to engage and win random arguments?
Can you discuss something without diminutively insulting someone?
Are you able to see the point of what I am saying?


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Originally Posted by Martin Lide
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Anybody see Ray around?

https://ourpastimes.com/how-to-compare-blues-country-music-12269434.html

According to Etta James in an interview with American Chronicle: "The Blues and country are first cousins ... What I look for in a song is for the story to be for real. I like a blood and guts kind of thing. That's what you find in the lyrics of country music." Blues and country music both developed in the 19th century in the Southern United States. They share a similar history. For this reason, they share many of the same musical and lyrical characteristics.

Learn the history behind blues and country music. They are both forms of American folk music influenced by earlier styles brought overseas. Blues music grew out of field hollers and chants sung by African slaves. Irish and Scottish balladeers borrowed the guitar and banjo of blues and thus created "country". According to Reebee Garofalo in "Rockin' Out: Popular Music in the USA", "Terms like country and blues are only used to separate the same kind of music made by blacks and whites ... designations like race and hillbilly intentionally separated artists along racial lines and conveyed the impression that their music came from mutually exclusive sources." Country is an offshoot of blues. They are essentially the same thing. In the PBS special, "Rhythm, Country and Blues," country is referred to as "white man's blues."



Congratulaions...
Based upon an un-exhaustive internet search and some subjective sources you have uncovered that 12 bars blues and some African and European music are antecedents to American country and pop music. And you made a brilliant case for it. Now that you have done this, why don't you climb into a leaky row boat and set off from the coast of Spain to discover...."the new world."

Once done...you can return here and find someone to argue about it with. LOL


Was not me who started it, Ray did, anyone with eyes can see that.

But if my argument is a sarcastic "brilliant case", where is yours that mine is wrong. Ill wait for it chief

Maybe you and Ray can look it up together, I cant wait



The deal is that I agree with you about 12 bar blues being antecedent to pop music and much of country. I don't know how much and don't care. And I think that debates are good. But this particular argument/debate, like so many others that you have doesnt matter much one way or the other. What is not good and the point that forever seems lost on you is that your endless debates, arguments etc are winning you no prizes and causing good people who I enjoy reading closely to pull back from posting

And it appears, that you are so pathologically hopeless, that you don't care and/or cannot stop.. There was a time when I would keep winding you up just for fun. But I would only do that on "cat box" websites where there was nothing worthwhile being accomplished anyway or the purpose of the website was argument. This website is better than that. You are making it less so.

So I'm asking nicely...Do you think that you are able to control your inclinations to want to engage and win random arguments?
Can you discuss something without diminutively insulting someone?
Are you able to see the point of what I am saying?




The deal is you think 12 bar blues is all there is to know about the blues. I don't suggest that country musicians stomp their feet badadada dum. 12 bar blues is simply a chord progession used in the blues

The blues is a lifestyle, is a way of looking at life, and musically it's in everything done in Beatles, Stones, Led Zep, even Dylan. And anybody who picks up a guitar in America is playing some offshoot of blues

If your only link is 12 bar blues u don't get it

Did not insult anyone, learn to read

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There's no valid content or substance in your response. But in a mirror-imaged manner you did answer my questions.
Conclusion: Broken and pointless.

At this point I have entered into and sustained spin-cycle with you. As a result, I am no longer observing the problem and trying to deal with it. I have merged into the problem and become a piece of it's drain-swirling circular existence.

So it's time to give it up and withdraw from this and let you have your little world uncontested. As I said, it's not my site and whatever the admins allow is whatever they allow.






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Originally Posted by Martin Lide
There's no valid content or substance in your response. But in a mirror-imaged manner you did answer my questions.
Conclusion: Broken and pointless.

At this point I have entered into and sustained spin-cycle with you. As a result, I am no longer observing the problem and trying to deal with it. I have merged into the problem and become a piece of it's drain-swirling circular existence.

So it's time to give it up and withdraw from this and let you have your little world uncontested. As I said, it's not my site and whatever the admins allow is whatever they allow.






Ditto, I hope the admins can tolerate such blatant, whimsical non sense, the suddenly serious (since hes paying money for demos) wants everything to be funneled through him

Ill tolerate you, but im not very fond of you.

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Ditto, I hope the admins can tolerate such blatant, whimsical non sense, the suddenly serious (since hes paying money for demos) wants everything to be funneled through him

Ill tolerate you, but im not very fond of you.
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Martin became suddenly serious? And according to you, it's because he pays for demos? I don't follow how these two things connect. This is skewed logic, at best.

FD..you know the truth is that the admin has banned most every alias of yours, up until this, where I imagine Brian simply said, "what's the use.." In this thread alone you obviously appear under one other alias (Ben Jones).

If you don't think you hijack threads, take another look at my BIAB tutorial. It was about how to get the most out of the software. You came along and decided the thread was about "BIAB sucks, therefore it can't be taken seriously" or something like that. Then I felt obligated to engage with you, for a time, and even felt we came to an understanding. But if you think I came away from this experience thinking, "oh boy, let's write some more tutorials, how fun and cool was that" --well, nope..I soon thereafter decided my time was too valuable than to go through that kind of thing again.

You aren't like other "trolls" who are usually men with sadistic needs. You just seem to really need to belong to a club that accepts you and lets you be yourself, and I get it. But this will always be tainted by the fact that you basically ignored Brian's bans, over and over and OVER again, and basically thumbed your nose at him, and Midnite, and I don't know who else.

I could be wrong, but I imagine if you had more of a life, away from JPF, winning arguments in JPF threads wouldn't have such dire significance as it obviously does for you. It doesn't seem like you can see how pathetic your behavior is, in the light of having been banned dozens of times, and like an obstinate child, you refused to leave.

Some folks here don't mind you, I'm sure. Some have memory problems, are anarchists, or are simply really forgiving. But I'd say perhaps a majority simply and co-dependently stay out of your way cuz they don't wanna be "wished into the cornfield." That was me, for sure. So, go ahead and feel free to impugn my character, but one fact remains: you were indeed banned several times from this place, and you came back under various alias'...and that's rather pathetic, in my humble opinion, and points to some real problems. How does one try to sincerely let you know that you may actually indeed need a little help? I am not in the schoolyard trying to cut you in any way I can. I'm an adult who has been observing you for awhile now, and I don't think it could hurt to talk to a professional about why you feel a need to belong to a club that has kicked you out, time and again.

Martin was basically asking you to be a little more self-aware, is all, instead of so damn knee-jerkish. But I imagine, to you yourself, you are fighting this heroic battle every time you hijack a thread or otherwise have an argument with someone. It's all-important, life-or death stuff..and to me, this points to a un-balanced life where JPF threads have WAY too much significance in the pantheon of events in your life, and that's not healthy at all.

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Martin became suddenly serious? And according to you, it's because he pays for demos? I don't follow how these two things connect. This is skewed logic, at best.

FD..you know the truth is that the admin has banned most every alias of yours, up until this, where I imagine Brian simply said, "what's the use.." In this thread alone you obviously appear under one other alias (Ben Jones).

If you don't think you hijack threads, take another look at my BIAB tutorial. It was about how to get the most out of the software. You came along and decided the thread was about "BIAB sucks, therefore it can't be taken seriously" or something like that. Then I felt obligated to engage with you, for a time, and even felt we came to an understanding. But if you think I came away from this experience thinking, "oh boy, let's write some more tutorials, how fun and cool was that" --well, nope..I soon thereafter decided my time was too valuable than to go through that kind of thing again.

You aren't like other "trolls" who are usually men with sadistic needs. You just seem to really need to belong to a club that accepts you and lets you be yourself, and I get it. But this will always be tainted by the fact that you basically ignored Brian's bans, over and over and OVER again, and basically thumbed your nose at him, and Midnite, and I don't know who else.

I could be wrong, but I imagine if you had more of a life, away from JPF, winning arguments in JPF threads wouldn't have such dire significance as it obviously does for you. It doesn't seem like you can see how pathetic your behavior is, in the light of having been banned dozens of times, and like an obstinate child, you refused to leave.

Some folks here don't mind you, I'm sure. Some have memory problems, are anarchists, or are simply really forgiving. But I'd say perhaps a majority simply and co-dependently stay out of your way cuz they don't wanna be "wished into the cornfield." That was me, for sure. So, go ahead and feel free to impugn my character, but one fact remains: you were indeed banned several times from this place, and you came back under various alias'...and that's rather pathetic, in my humble opinion, and points to some real problems. How does one try to sincerely let you know that you may actually indeed need a little help? I am not in the schoolyard trying to cut you in any way I can. I'm an adult who has been observing you for awhile now, and I don't think it could hurt to talk to a professional about why you feel a need to belong to a club that has kicked you out, time and again.

Martin was basically asking you to be a little more self-aware, is all, instead of so damn knee-jerkish. But I imagine, to you yourself, you are fighting this heroic battle every time you hijack a thread or otherwise have an argument with someone. It's all-important, life-or death stuff..and to me, this points to a un-balanced life where JPF threads have WAY too much significance in the pantheon of events in your life, and that's not healthy at all.

Mike




He was on another site and was known as an instigator and trouble maker. He had a buddy who did the same, in fact a lot of us did. He ruffled alot of feathers. That's why im trying to figure out why he wants to be St Francis now.

What you call hijacking and I call hijacking are two different things. You also don't have authority over all because you do demos for people. It always amazes me how somebody who is decent at music is seen as a wise ole owl, as if his opinion of biab is better than anyone elses. My opinion of it stands, I expressed it, you kept defending it, which you had the right to, I didn't tell you to stop thinking that.

But if my honest opinions are considered hijacking, i'll stop contributing. I don't know what else there is to say, im not going to tell people their music is great, that is a disservice. Nobody wants to work on their craft, which is going to hijack any idea they have in music more than anything I have to say



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Originally Posted by Fdemetrio
Originally Posted by Michael Zaneski
Martin became suddenly serious? And according to you, it's because he pays for demos? I don't follow how these two things connect. This is skewed logic, at best.

FD..you know the truth is that the admin has banned most every alias of yours, up until this, where I imagine Brian simply said, "what's the use.." In this thread alone you obviously appear under one other alias (Ben Jones).

If you don't think you hijack threads, take another look at my BIAB tutorial. It was about how to get the most out of the software. You came along and decided the thread was about "BIAB sucks, therefore it can't be taken seriously" or something like that. Then I felt obligated to engage with you, for a time, and even felt we came to an understanding. But if you think I came away from this experience thinking, "oh boy, let's write some more tutorials, how fun and cool was that" --well, nope..I soon thereafter decided my time was too valuable than to go through that kind of thing again.

You aren't like other "trolls" who are usually men with sadistic needs. You just seem to really need to belong to a club that accepts you and lets you be yourself, and I get it. But this will always be tainted by the fact that you basically ignored Brian's bans, over and over and OVER again, and basically thumbed your nose at him, and Midnite, and I don't know who else.

I could be wrong, but I imagine if you had more of a life, away from JPF, winning arguments in JPF threads wouldn't have such dire significance as it obviously does for you. It doesn't seem like you can see how pathetic your behavior is, in the light of having been banned dozens of times, and like an obstinate child, you refused to leave.

Some folks here don't mind you, I'm sure. Some have memory problems, are anarchists, or are simply really forgiving. But I'd say perhaps a majority simply and co-dependently stay out of your way cuz they don't wanna be "wished into the cornfield." That was me, for sure. So, go ahead and feel free to impugn my character, but one fact remains: you were indeed banned several times from this place, and you came back under various alias'...and that's rather pathetic, in my humble opinion, and points to some real problems. How does one try to sincerely let you know that you may actually indeed need a little help? I am not in the schoolyard trying to cut you in any way I can. I'm an adult who has been observing you for awhile now, and I don't think it could hurt to talk to a professional about why you feel a need to belong to a club that has kicked you out, time and again.

Martin was basically asking you to be a little more self-aware, is all, instead of so damn knee-jerkish. But I imagine, to you yourself, you are fighting this heroic battle every time you hijack a thread or otherwise have an argument with someone. It's all-important, life-or death stuff..and to me, this points to a un-balanced life where JPF threads have WAY too much significance in the pantheon of events in your life, and that's not healthy at all.

Mike




He was on another site and was known as an instigator and trouble maker. He had a buddy who did the same, in fact a lot of us did. He ruffled alot of feathers. That's why im trying to figure out why he wants to be St Francis now.

What you call hijacking and I call hijacking are two different things. You also don't have authority over all because you dop demos for people. It always amazes me how somebody who is decent at music is seen as a wise ole owel, as if his opinion of biab is better than anyone elses. My opinion of it stands, I expressed it, you kept defending it, which you had the right to, I didn't tell you to stop thinking that.

But if my honest opinions are considered hijacking, i'll stop contributing. I don't know what else there is to say, im not going to tell people their music is great, that is a disservice. Nobody wants to work on their craft, which is going to hijack any idea they have in music more than anything I have to say





Guilty as charged regarding the other site. I did in fact troll it. Didn't start out that way, but it was so poorly admin'd that it devolved into nothing but acrimonious insults long before I got there. All of the real songwriters who had some real-life-view of the actual music business left and all that remained were ammy songwriters and lousy musicians. I hung around and enjoyed handing all of the crap back that came at me. I used it for an "internet litter box" ...until they banned me. It took 4 years for the admins there to display enough common sense to ban me. Now they're gone altogether.

But this one remains and I have never done that here. Because, this is a good site. No forum is perfect but it's a good place.

You are the sole troll here. You are the disrupter of the greater good and the agent who causes better people to withdraw.
Many of your "honest opinions" aren't particularly correct. But that isn't the problem. It's the way that you deliver them. You troll for people making statements in comment threads and then attack the statement and ultimately devolve into attacking the person. And people with better things to do... leave. The residue of all of that is that you and your "honest opinions" is all that remains. Your last post addressing me was a good nonsensical example of the mess that is you and your "honest opinions."

You clearly see yourself as a "defender and warrior of the truth." You aren't.
"But if my honest opinions are considered hijacking, i'll stop contributing."

Truthfully, that is the best idea that you have had.



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Originally Posted by Michael Zaneski
Martin became suddenly serious? And according to you, it's because he pays for demos? I don't follow how these two things connect. This is skewed logic, at best.

FD..you know the truth is that the admin has banned most every alias of yours, up until this, where I imagine Brian simply said, "what's the use.." In this thread alone you obviously appear under one other alias (Ben Jones).

If you don't think you hijack threads, take another look at my BIAB tutorial. It was about how to get the most out of the software. You came along and decided the thread was about "BIAB sucks, therefore it can't be taken seriously" or something like that. Then I felt obligated to engage with you, for a time, and even felt we came to an understanding. But if you think I came away from this experience thinking, "oh boy, let's write some more tutorials, how fun and cool was that" --well, nope..I soon thereafter decided my time was too valuable than to go through that kind of thing again.

You aren't like other "trolls" who are usually men with sadistic needs. You just seem to really need to belong to a club that accepts you and lets you be yourself, and I get it. But this will always be tainted by the fact that you basically ignored Brian's bans, over and over and OVER again, and basically thumbed your nose at him, and Midnite, and I don't know who else.

I could be wrong, but I imagine if you had more of a life, away from JPF, winning arguments in JPF threads wouldn't have such dire significance as it obviously does for you. It doesn't seem like you can see how pathetic your behavior is, in the light of having been banned dozens of times, and like an obstinate child, you refused to leave.

Some folks here don't mind you, I'm sure. Some have memory problems, are anarchists, or are simply really forgiving. But I'd say perhaps a majority simply and co-dependently stay out of your way cuz they don't wanna be "wished into the cornfield." That was me, for sure. So, go ahead and feel free to impugn my character, but one fact remains: you were indeed banned several times from this place, and you came back under various alias'...and that's rather pathetic, in my humble opinion, and points to some real problems. How does one try to sincerely let you know that you may actually indeed need a little help? I am not in the schoolyard trying to cut you in any way I can. I'm an adult who has been observing you for awhile now, and I don't think it could hurt to talk to a professional about why you feel a need to belong to a club that has kicked you out, time and again.

Martin was basically asking you to be a little more self-aware, is all, instead of so damn knee-jerkish. But I imagine, to you yourself, you are fighting this heroic battle every time you hijack a thread or otherwise have an argument with someone. It's all-important, life-or death stuff..and to me, this points to a un-balanced life where JPF threads have WAY too much significance in the pantheon of events in your life, and that's not healthy at all.

Mike




He was on another site and was known as an instigator and trouble maker. He had a buddy who did the same, in fact a lot of us did. He ruffled alot of feathers. That's why im trying to figure out why he wants to be St Francis now.

What you call hijacking and I call hijacking are two different things. You also don't have authority over all because you dop demos for people. It always amazes me how somebody who is decent at music is seen as a wise ole owel, as if his opinion of biab is better than anyone elses. My opinion of it stands, I expressed it, you kept defending it, which you had the right to, I didn't tell you to stop thinking that.

But if my honest opinions are considered hijacking, i'll stop contributing. I don't know what else there is to say, im not going to tell people their music is great, that is a disservice. Nobody wants to work on their craft, which is going to hijack any idea they have in music more than anything I have to say





Guilty as charged regarding the other site. I did in fact troll it. Didn't start out that way, but it was so poorly admin'd that it devolved into nothing but acrimonious insults long before I got there. All of the real songwriters who had some real-life-view of the actual music business left and all that remained were ammy songwriters and lousy musicians. I hung around and enjoyed handing all of the crap back that came at me. I used it for an "internet litter box" ...until they banned me. It took 4 years for the admins there to display enough common sense to ban me. Now they're gone altogether.

But this one remains and I have never done that here. Because, this is a good site. No forum is perfect but it's a good place.

You are the sole troll here. You are the disrupter of the greater good and the agent who causes better people to withdraw.
Many of your "honest opinions" aren't particularly correct. But that isn't the problem. It's the way that you deliver them. You troll for people making statements in comment threads and then attack the statement and ultimately devolve into attacking the person. And people with better things to do... leave. The residue of all of that is that you and your "honest opinions" is all that remains. Your last post addressing me was a good nonsensical example of the mess that is you and your "honest opinions."

You clearly see yourself as a "defender and warrior of the truth." You aren't.
"But if my honest opinions are considered hijacking, i'll stop contributing."

Truthfully, that is the best idea that you have had.




You dont do it here, because at that time you didnt have Mike Zaneski recording your demos for peanuts, now you want to be taken seriously. That's fine, people can change and become decent people, but dont act like "trolling" is beneath you.

I had more people email telling me to come back with different names on that site, they enjoyed me, they didnt like the guy running it even though they didnt say it publicly. I didnt either, he tried to correct any opeinon one had to his liking.

I feel alot of people do like Brian here, based on observation and conversation.

The site has gotten where it's "lyricist A/Mike Zaneski" as the threat title. In other words, if you pay Mike for your demo, you will get replies.

Then it's a "who will have the best demo done by Mike Zaneski" contest. It's beyond stupid.

Anybody can buy a demo, it takes work to be a great songwriter.

And as I suggested before, YOU disappear, lets see if anybody cares...





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You keep calling me out. Why don't you stop? Are you able?

Regarding me and demos....You got it wrong again.

Been doing them for years. Was a rocker as a kid. Played lead guitar. Still have the 72Strat that my mom bought me new for making good grades. I don't get in bands anymore because of druggies, drunks and drama. e.g. people like you. (and I'm old)

I used to rent studio time, do vocal tracks, lead and rhythm tracks and then pay musicians to add drums and piano.

Mike came along and now I can sit at my computer and record g/v's and upload them and he uses his extensive and daily expanding digital skills to make them a real sounding song..
I get back a recording from him that most people cannot recognize from one done in a studio.

And you...somehow...have turned that into a bad thing. Which is ludicrous and typical of your pathological and distorted thinking.

"Truth Warriors keep their promises.

"But if my honest opinions are considered hijacking, i'll stop contributing."



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Originally Posted by Martin Lide
You keep calling me out. Why don't you stop? Are you able?

Regarding me and demos....You got it wrong again.

Been doing them for years. Was a rocker as a kid. Played lead guitar. Still have the 72Strat that my mom bought me new for making good grades. I don't get in bands anymore because of druggies, drunks and drama. e.g. people like you. (and I'm old)

I used to rent studio time, do vocal tracks, lead and rhythm tracks and then pay musicians to add drums and piano.

Mike came along and now I can sit at my computer and record g/v's and upload them and he uses his extensive and daily expanding skills to make them a real sounding song.
I get back a recording from him that most people cannot recognize from one done in a studio.

And you...somehow...have turned that into a bad thing. Which is ludicrous and typical of your pathological and distorted thinking. You are an argument looking for something to land on.

"Truth Warriors keep their promises.

"But if my honest opinions are considered hijacking, i'll stop contributing."




Well maybe im landing on it, because its such a big fat target? Do you see anybody else talking like you? Maybe your self importance is on overload.

Try disappearing for a while and lets see if the site changes. Then ill try, and well compare the difference

#1147227 - 12/20/18 10:33 AM Re: SONG TONE [Re: Marc Barnette]  
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I like commenting on people's songs. Usually that's just brief praise.

And I made no bullshit empty promise to keep my opinions to myself as you are welching on.

BUT...I'll stay out of these non musical threads if it keeps you out.

Deal?

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Originally Posted by Martin Lide
I like commenting on people's songs. Usually that's just brief praise.

And I made no bullshit empty promise to keep my opinions to myself as you are welching on.

BUT...I'll stay out of these non musical threads if it keeps you out.

Deal?


Ok, since thats what you want, i WONT do that. But I will do is be fake and tell everybody everything is great. I might even tell you one of your songs is great? Wouldnt that be a hoot?

#1147229 - 12/20/18 10:36 AM Re: SONG TONE [Re: Fdemetrio]  
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Originally Posted by Fdemetrio
Originally Posted by Martin Lide
I like commenting on people's songs. Usually that's just brief praise.

And I made no bullshit empty promise to keep my opinions to myself as you are welching on.

BUT...I'll stay out of these non musical threads if it keeps you out.

Deal?


Ok, since thats what you want, i WONT do that. But I will do is be fake and tell everybody everything is great. I might even tell you one of your songs is great? Wouldnt that be a hoot?

#1147231 - 12/20/18 01:08 PM Re: SONG TONE [Re: Fdemetrio]  
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FD you said, "You also don't have authority over all because you do demos for people. It always amazes me how somebody who is decent at music is seen as a wise ole owl, as if his opinion of biab is better than anyone elses."

So I'll just bite off this much and discuss it with you.

You think I believe I have authority over all because I do demos for people? Seriously?

Why? Because I responded saying that "no matter your intentions here, it will always be tainted by the fact that you've been banned several times and thumbed your nose at Brian and Midnite by continuing to come back here" ..? How is that me saying I feel like I'm superior or have authority? I am not saying I personally banned you, which would have been an act of wielding authority. I am simply talking about true events that transpired over the last couple of years that I simply was an observer of.

My BIAB thread was not about "let's discuss our opinions about if BIAB is any good as a tool or not" --it was about "how to get the most out of it" Many people use it. I knew some cool things that might help them and felt like sharing. But then you changed the topic to "BIAB can't be taken seriously as a tool" and instead of sharing tips and secrets and how to do cool things with the software, I am writing post after post, finding myself in the position of having to defend the software, which was idiotic, because whether or not BIAB sucks, the fact is that folks use it and continue to use it. I was simply trying to share what I had learned about the software.

My opinion of BIAB is informed by years of using it. It doesn't make it a better opinion (opinions are like __, everyone's got one) but perhaps a more informed one?. And because I've used it for years, I wanted to share things about how to get more out of it. Somehow, in your mind, this translates to me thinking that my opinion about BIAB is "better than any one elses" Nope. Never said that, never insinuated it. I was simply a guy in a position to share knowledge, which I did. Then, in your reductive way, you assert that I think my opinion about it is BETTER.

As to your sweeping generalization that other people see me as a "wise old owl" --I can't control what other people think about me and like with you, I'm sure OP's thoughts about me are quite varied as well.

One difference between us, though, is that if Brian banned me, for whatever reason, I wouldn't come back as someone else. Partly out of respect to his wishes, partly out of self pride, partly because I couldn't live with the thought of how pathetic I was, to need to do that.

Mike


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I don't want to get drawn into this back and forth. What I do want to know is where is this BIAB tutorial? Mike produces some superb tracks and I'd be more than happy to profit from his wisdom, since he is generous enough to share it.

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Hi Gavin,

http://www.jpfolks.com/forum/ubbthr...g-great-demos-with-biab.html#Post1131048


And I believe you've already been there, commented and everything.

It's more an introduction than a proper tutorial--about what it can give you (a band that can follow any chords in a ton of styles) and cannot do (echo a specific melody) and some tips about putting multiple "takes" in one's DAW then cross-fading the best bits, and things like that.

...and btw, thanks!

Mike

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#1147241 - 12/21/18 10:18 AM Re: SONG TONE [Re: Michael Zaneski]  
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Originally Posted by Michael Zaneski
FD you said, "You also don't have authority over all because you do demos for people. It always amazes me how somebody who is decent at music is seen as a wise ole owl, as if his opinion of biab is better than anyone elses."

So I'll just bite off this much and discuss it with you.

You think I believe I have authority over all because I do demos for people? Seriously?

Why? Because I responded saying that "no matter your intentions here, it will always be tainted by the fact that you've been banned several times and thumbed your nose at Brian and Midnite by continuing to come back here" ..? How is that me saying I feel like I'm superior or have authority? I am not saying I personally banned you, which would have been an act of wielding authority. I am simply talking about true events that transpired over the last couple of years that I simply was an observer of.

My BIAB thread was not about "let's discuss our opinions about if BIAB is any good as a tool or not" --it was about "how to get the most out of it" Many people use it. I knew some cool things that might help them and felt like sharing. But then you changed the topic to "BIAB can't be taken seriously as a tool" and instead of sharing tips and secrets and how to do cool things with the software, I am writing post after post, finding myself in the position of having to defend the software, which was idiotic, because whether or not BIAB sucks, the fact is that folks use it and continue to use it. I was simply trying to share what I had learned about the software.

My opinion of BIAB is informed by years of using it. It doesn't make it a better opinion (opinions are like __, everyone's got one) but perhaps a more informed one?. And because I've used it for years, I wanted to share things about how to get more out of it. Somehow, in your mind, this translates to me thinking that my opinion about BIAB is "better than any one elses" Nope. Never said that, never insinuated it. I was simply a guy in a position to share knowledge, which I did. Then, in your reductive way, you assert that I think my opinion about it is BETTER.

As to your sweeping generalization that other people see me as a "wise old owl" --I can't control what other people think about me and like with you, I'm sure OP's thoughts about me are quite varied as well.

One difference between us, though, is that if Brian banned me, for whatever reason, I wouldn't come back as someone else. Partly out of respect to his wishes, partly out of self pride, partly because I couldn't live with the thought of how pathetic I was, to need to do that.

Mike



"You think I believe I have authority over all because I do demos for people? Seriously?:
No. absoultely not, but others do. Can you imagine somebody here saying "mike, biab sounds like elevator music, but its all i can afford, so i do it" What would happen then, their relationship with you and you them would change. And they dont want that. Frankly im tired of seeing MIKE worked his magic....no he did not he came up with a decent demo of a mediocre song

"One difference between us, though, is that if Brian banned me, for whatever reason, I wouldn't come back as someone else. Partly out of respect to his wishes, partly out of self pride, partly because I couldn't live with the thought of how pathetic I was, to need to do that."

Because it's about the people isnt it? Grass roots, not what one person thinks. I wasnt around here for over two years, but i do correspond with some folks, and they are the ones that came up with the idea. And honestly Mike, you talk about self respect, and self pride?

Ok I wont go there, i know you are business man.....



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Originally Posted by Fdemetrio
Originally Posted by Michael Zaneski
FD you said, "You also don't have authority over all because you do demos for people. It always amazes me how somebody who is decent at music is seen as a wise ole owl, as if his opinion of biab is better than anyone elses."

So I'll just bite off this much and discuss it with you.

You think I believe I have authority over all because I do demos for people? Seriously?

Why? Because I responded saying that "no matter your intentions here, it will always be tainted by the fact that you've been banned several times and thumbed your nose at Brian and Midnite by continuing to come back here" ..? How is that me saying I feel like I'm superior or have authority? I am not saying I personally banned you, which would have been an act of wielding authority. I am simply talking about true events that transpired over the last couple of years that I simply was an observer of.

My BIAB thread was not about "let's discuss our opinions about if BIAB is any good as a tool or not" --it was about "how to get the most out of it" Many people use it. I knew some cool things that might help them and felt like sharing. But then you changed the topic to "BIAB can't be taken seriously as a tool" and instead of sharing tips and secrets and how to do cool things with the software, I am writing post after post, finding myself in the position of having to defend the software, which was idiotic, because whether or not BIAB sucks, the fact is that folks use it and continue to use it. I was simply trying to share what I had learned about the software.

My opinion of BIAB is informed by years of using it. It doesn't make it a better opinion (opinions are like __, everyone's got one) but perhaps a more informed one?. And because I've used it for years, I wanted to share things about how to get more out of it. Somehow, in your mind, this translates to me thinking that my opinion about BIAB is "better than any one elses" Nope. Never said that, never insinuated it. I was simply a guy in a position to share knowledge, which I did. Then, in your reductive way, you assert that I think my opinion about it is BETTER.

As to your sweeping generalization that other people see me as a "wise old owl" --I can't control what other people think about me and like with you, I'm sure OP's thoughts about me are quite varied as well.

One difference between us, though, is that if Brian banned me, for whatever reason, I wouldn't come back as someone else. Partly out of respect to his wishes, partly out of self pride, partly because I couldn't live with the thought of how pathetic I was, to need to do that.

Mike



"You think I believe I have authority over all because I do demos for people? Seriously?:
No. absoultely not, but others do. Can you imagine somebody here saying "mike, biab sounds like elevator music, but its all i can afford, so i do it" What would happen then, their relationship with you and you them would change. And they dont want that. Frankly im tired of seeing MIKE worked his magic....no he did not he came up with a decent demo of a mediocre song

"One difference between us, though, is that if Brian banned me, for whatever reason, I wouldn't come back as someone else. Partly out of respect to his wishes, partly out of self pride, partly because I couldn't live with the thought of how pathetic I was, to need to do that."

Because it's about the people isnt it? Grass roots, not what one person thinks. I wasnt around here for over two years, but i do correspond with some folks, and they are the ones that came up with the idea. And honestly Mike, you talk about self respect, and self pride?

Ok I wont go there, i know you are business man.....





And there you have it once again.
A fitting place to end this thread.

#1147243 - 12/21/18 10:27 AM Re: SONG TONE [Re: Martin Lide]  
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Originally Posted by Fdemetrio
Originally Posted by Michael Zaneski
FD you said, "You also don't have authority over all because you do demos for people. It always amazes me how somebody who is decent at music is seen as a wise ole owl, as if his opinion of biab is better than anyone elses."

So I'll just bite off this much and discuss it with you.

You think I believe I have authority over all because I do demos for people? Seriously?

Why? Because I responded saying that "no matter your intentions here, it will always be tainted by the fact that you've been banned several times and thumbed your nose at Brian and Midnite by continuing to come back here" ..? How is that me saying I feel like I'm superior or have authority? I am not saying I personally banned you, which would have been an act of wielding authority. I am simply talking about true events that transpired over the last couple of years that I simply was an observer of.

My BIAB thread was not about "let's discuss our opinions about if BIAB is any good as a tool or not" --it was about "how to get the most out of it" Many people use it. I knew some cool things that might help them and felt like sharing. But then you changed the topic to "BIAB can't be taken seriously as a tool" and instead of sharing tips and secrets and how to do cool things with the software, I am writing post after post, finding myself in the position of having to defend the software, which was idiotic, because whether or not BIAB sucks, the fact is that folks use it and continue to use it. I was simply trying to share what I had learned about the software.

My opinion of BIAB is informed by years of using it. It doesn't make it a better opinion (opinions are like __, everyone's got one) but perhaps a more informed one?. And because I've used it for years, I wanted to share things about how to get more out of it. Somehow, in your mind, this translates to me thinking that my opinion about BIAB is "better than any one elses" Nope. Never said that, never insinuated it. I was simply a guy in a position to share knowledge, which I did. Then, in your reductive way, you assert that I think my opinion about it is BETTER.

As to your sweeping generalization that other people see me as a "wise old owl" --I can't control what other people think about me and like with you, I'm sure OP's thoughts about me are quite varied as well.

One difference between us, though, is that if Brian banned me, for whatever reason, I wouldn't come back as someone else. Partly out of respect to his wishes, partly out of self pride, partly because I couldn't live with the thought of how pathetic I was, to need to do that.

Mike



"You think I believe I have authority over all because I do demos for people? Seriously?:
No. absoultely not, but others do. Can you imagine somebody here saying "mike, biab sounds like elevator music, but its all i can afford, so i do it" What would happen then, their relationship with you and you them would change. And they dont want that. Frankly im tired of seeing MIKE worked his magic....no he did not he came up with a decent demo of a mediocre song

"One difference between us, though, is that if Brian banned me, for whatever reason, I wouldn't come back as someone else. Partly out of respect to his wishes, partly out of self pride, partly because I couldn't live with the thought of how pathetic I was, to need to do that."

Because it's about the people isnt it? Grass roots, not what one person thinks. I wasnt around here for over two years, but i do correspond with some folks, and they are the ones that came up with the idea. And honestly Mike, you talk about self respect, and self pride?

Ok I wont go there, i know you are business man.....





And there you have it once again.
A fitting place to end this thread.


Indeed, a pathetic "let me chime in because Mike said something" maybe hell record me again...

its no surprise why you are kissing up Martin, it's just kinda corny and fake.

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Indeed, a pathetic "let me chime in because Mike said something" maybe hell record me again...

its no surprise why you are kissing up Martin, it's just kinda corny and fake.




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Indeed, a pathetic "let me chime in because Mike said something" maybe hell record me again...

its no surprise why you are kissing up Martin, it's just kinda corny and fake.

[/quote]



You know being a jpf superstar might be fun, but will it help you?

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#1147250 - 12/21/18 01:44 PM Re: SONG TONE [Re: Marc Barnette]  
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FD, the quite obvious contradiction in your speel is that you spout "equality of opinion" ("look at Mike, he thinks his opinion is better") and then in your next breath infer that Rob is the only really truly, honest one and that basically, anyone who says "I like that" is not being honest. This seems especially true when there are mixed opinions in threads that Rob has commented on. Rob's opinion is truer than that of those who differ with him. Can you see that glaring contradiction in the pattern of your comments? You say we are all entitled to an opinion, and they're all equal, in one breath, then say that some opinions are truer than others in your very next breath.

BTW, do you notice Rob has stayed out of this talk? Do you think he appreciated how you kept baiting him to come back in Travis' thread a couple weeks ago?

And if you think anybody read you say "it's because it's about the people isn't it?" didn't have a good laugh there, well.. you yourself can't be straight faced while you say that, can you? Okay, it's a little clever that you are paraphrasing Brian..but why don't you expand on that LOL--as if that's how you really feel, when the fact is that if ANYONE would confront you, you'd just as quickly and knee-jerkingly go off on them, too, telling them what you "really felt about them" --like some virtual demon that has possessed a body known as FD.

Hmmm..cinematic demons who possess bodies? Unless you perform the correct ritual, that demon will slip into and possess someone else..Internet trolls similarly need to change their alias to 'stay alive'..

Curiously enough, that cinematic version of demons that possess bodies--they have one other thing in common with internet trolls. Both guard their real name with their life, for you can't get rid of a demon (who's possessing a body) unless you call it by it's real name. This is fascinating parallel to me. I predict that there will be some future movie where the devil possesses someone, and then they, like..do their damage on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. A comedy, of course. smile

Mike

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Fate doesn't hang on a wrong or right choice
Fortune depends on the tone of your voice

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from the album "Casanova" (1996)
#1147251 - 12/21/18 01:55 PM Re: SONG TONE [Re: Marc Barnette]  
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Aw, Humm, Well,
The News, good or bad is my former Publisher is moving back to Brunswick. His family was in New York and then one of them
moved back to Brunswick as one of the young girls missed Brunswick and moved back. So he is moving back to be closer to his family. So, FD be d***ed other things are happening.

Oh, by the way, my real name is Echomire Shuckother just so you know. Write a hit!


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#1147252 - 12/21/18 02:15 PM Re: SONG TONE [Re: Marc Barnette]  
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GOOD LORD WHAT IS THIS?

Man, I started this thread just because people write a lot of angry, bitter, dour and depressing songs and I suggested if people want more attention to not do that QUITE so much! Don't know when this weird part of this thread ran off the rails but WOW!!!! That is strange.

Well, I still believe what I did from the beginning and more so now. Has really nothing to do with the Beatles or blues or anything. Just a darker tone in a lot of songs In my opinion there is enough anger and bitterness in real life that we don't need it ALWAYS in music as well.

But I will say this on the blues and country music. There most certainly IS a direct component from the blues into country music's development, and one of my distant relatives did it. My Grandmother's second cousin was Jimmie Rodgers. Jimmie was a singer of folk and old blues songs (Negro Spirituals) who came into National prominence in 1926 on an album called "THE BRISTOL SESSIONS" where he was featured with other singers, most notably Mother Maybelle Carter and the Carter family. The record sold around 4 million copies in a very depressed time. But most experts credit that album with the beginning of modern country music.

It brought together traditional music that had not been recorded, from the mountain elements of bluegrass, folk and story telling, and blues and African music from the Mississippi Delta.

So yes, there is definiatly a blues component in country music, although now everything has entered into the equation. But I know it is there because members of MY FAMILY brought it there. So I shoulder the blame for everything.

So there. End of rant. This is a pretty funny thread.

Happy holidays to all of you.
MAB

#1147257 - 12/21/18 03:57 PM Re: SONG TONE [Re: Michael Zaneski]  
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Originally Posted by Michael Zaneski
FD, the quite obvious contradiction in your speel is that you spout "equality of opinion" ("look at Mike, he thinks his opinion is better") and then in your next breath infer that Rob is the only really truly, honest one and that basically, anyone who says "I like that" is not being honest. This seems especially true when there are mixed opinions in threads that Rob has commented on. Rob's opinion is truer than that of those who differ with him. Can you see that glaring contradiction in the pattern of your comments? You say we are all entitled to an opinion, and they're all equal, in one breath, then say that some opinions are truer than others in your very next breath.

BTW, do you notice Rob has stayed out of this talk? Do you think he appreciated how you kept baiting him to come back in Travis' thread a couple weeks ago?

And if you think anybody read you say "it's because it's about the people isn't it?" didn't have a good laugh there, well.. you yourself can't be straight faced while you say that, can you? Okay, it's a little clever that you are paraphrasing Brian..but why don't you expand on that LOL--as if that's how you really feel, when the fact is that if ANYONE would confront you, you'd just as quickly and knee-jerkingly go off on them, too, telling them what you "really felt about them" --like some virtual demon that has possessed a body known as FD.

Hmmm..cinematic demons who possess bodies? Unless you perform the correct ritual, that demon will slip into and possess someone else..Internet trolls similarly need to change their alias to 'stay alive'..

Curiously enough, that cinematic version of demons that possess bodies--they have one other thing in common with internet trolls. Both guard their real name with their life, for you can't get rid of a demon (who's possessing a body) unless you call it by it's real name. This is fascinating parallel to me. I predict that there will be some future movie where the devil possesses someone, and then they, like..do their damage on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. A comedy, of course. smile

Mike


Plenty of people know my real name. You know what happens when people get to close on forums? It turns into well, what we got

Maybe the era of critiques and working on craft is gone, if so, social media will do the same exact thing this does.



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#1147258 - 12/21/18 03:58 PM Re: SONG TONE [Re: Marc Barnette]  
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Originally Posted by Marc Barnette
GOOD LORD WHAT IS THIS?

Man, I started this thread just because people write a lot of angry, bitter, dour and depressing songs and I suggested if people want more attention to not do that QUITE so much! Don't know when this weird part of this thread ran off the rails but WOW!!!! That is strange.

Well, I still believe what I did from the beginning and more so now. Has really nothing to do with the Beatles or blues or anything. Just a darker tone in a lot of songs In my opinion there is enough anger and bitterness in real life that we don't need it ALWAYS in music as well.

But I will say this on the blues and country music. There most certainly IS a direct component from the blues into country music's development, and one of my distant relatives did it. My Grandmother's second cousin was Jimmie Rodgers. Jimmie was a singer of folk and old blues songs (Negro Spirituals) who came into National prominence in 1926 on an album called "THE BRISTOL SESSIONS" where he was featured with other singers, most notably Mother Maybelle Carter and the Carter family. The record sold around 4 million copies in a very depressed time. But most experts credit that album with the beginning of modern country music.

It brought together traditional music that had not been recorded, from the mountain elements of bluegrass, folk and story telling, and blues and African music from the Mississippi Delta.

So yes, there is definiatly a blues component in country music, although now everything has entered into the equation. But I know it is there because members of MY FAMILY brought it there. So I shoulder the blame for everything.

So there. End of rant. This is a pretty funny thread.

Happy holidays to all of you.
MAB


Yes. Everything fuses too, and with blues, most American music fused FROM blues, not with it.





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#1147259 - 12/21/18 04:22 PM Re: SONG TONE [Re: Marc Barnette]  
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Um, Well,
While musical influences can come from anywhere I don't remember Jimmy Rogers singing any such songs even remotely influenced by the Blues. Three that I seem to remember were WAITING FOR A TRAIN, T FOR THELMA, and IN THE JAILHOUSE NOW. Not sure but maybe also MULE SKINNER BLUES. Don't believe the Carter Family did anything that resembled the Blues either. And so it goes.


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#1147260 - 12/21/18 04:28 PM Re: SONG TONE [Re: Ray E. Strode]  
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Originally Posted by Ray E. Strode
Um, Well,
While musical influences can come from anywhere I don't remember Jimmy Rogers singing any such songs even remotely influenced by the Blues. Three that I seem to remember were WAITING FOR A TRAIN, T FOR THELMA, and IN THE JAILHOUSE NOW. Not sure but maybe also MULE SKINNER BLUES. Don't believe the Carter Family did anything that resembled the Blues either. And so it goes.


Think you're looking for the wrong clues Ray. Its not going to say, this is a number that derives from the blues, it IS blues. Country surely has its own identity, but you cant play any music that doesnt link to the blues. Anybody who bends a note, or sings a flatted third or slides is singing/playing the blues

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#1147726 - 01/07/19 05:26 PM Re: SONG TONE [Re: Marc Barnette]  
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Late to get in on this conversation. I will just say, Thank's Marc. I appreciate your thoughts on this. I tend to agree with you on the positive tone being more attractive. At least for me, it is.
best
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