Who's Online Now
25 registered members (Douglas Murphy, Dave Rice, 9ne, Colin Ward, Calvin, couchgrouch, Everett Adams, Barry David Butler, chazma2, 4 invisible), and 315 guests, and
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Shout Box
Member Spotlight
Uncle Steve
Uncle Steve
Bridgewater, Nh
Posts: 413
Joined: May 2003
Show All Member Profiles 
What's Going On
Many Years Ago
by Douglas Murphy. 07/16/18 07:43 PM
Five Hundred Miles [Cover]
by Douglas Murphy. 07/16/18 07:39 PM
Last Place I Looked
by Douglas Murphy. 07/16/18 07:32 PM
How Many Writers Do You Need...AND why
by Douglas Murphy. 07/16/18 07:28 PM
An Innocent Man
by RainyDayMan. 07/16/18 06:18 PM
Smoke And Mirrors
by floyd jane. 07/16/18 04:28 PM
I Can't Stand Still
by mikegouthro. 07/16/18 02:05 PM
NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE
by Liburan_Lombok. 07/16/18 12:32 AM
Interesting post on Witchita Lineman
by Liburan_Lombok. 07/16/18 12:28 AM
SWEET ROSA LEA Mackie Humphries
by Mackie H.. 07/16/18 12:16 AM
Summer
by DMsoundz. 07/15/18 09:45 PM
My Name Is Death
by Calvin. 07/15/18 02:18 PM
Irish Girl 63
by Gavin Sinclair. 07/15/18 09:44 AM
Far From My One True Love
by Ricki E. Bellos. 07/15/18 09:15 AM
How To Cover A Dylan Song
by Colin Ward. 07/15/18 06:51 AM
SONG TONE
by R&M. 07/15/18 01:34 AM
Always needed: Good male country singer.
by Douglas Murphy. 07/14/18 05:50 PM
BACK TO AULD LANG SYNE
by Vicarn. 07/14/18 12:11 PM
Hometown Refugee
by Janice & Bud. 07/14/18 11:55 AM
Amazing Grace [Cover]
by Douglas Murphy. 07/14/18 10:46 AM
Puff The Magic Dragon
by Douglas Murphy. 07/14/18 10:21 AM
How Many Writers Do You Need...
by Roy Cooper. 07/14/18 08:41 AM
Daltrey says Rock is Dead.....
by R&M. 07/13/18 04:35 PM
Rockin Dylan
by Fdemetrio. 07/13/18 10:02 AM
Love's Gonna Get Us All
by Marvin Adcock. 07/13/18 06:18 AM
Who's Gonna Play Left Field
by Calvin. 07/13/18 05:13 AM
Songoftheyear.com Scam Back Again
by Fdemetrio. 07/12/18 11:07 AM
New CD from Colin's band, Rosewood Creek
by Colin Ward. 07/11/18 02:13 PM
Boss' Childhood Home
by Fdemetrio. 07/11/18 12:41 PM
To recycle or not to recycle...
by John Lawrence Schick. 07/11/18 10:30 AM
Top Posters(All Time)
Calvin 19,521
Travis david 10,928
Kevin Emmrich 10,539
Jean Bullock 10,330
Kaley Willow 10,240
Two Singers 9,571
Joice Marie 9,186
Mackie H. 8,834
glynda 8,574
Mike Dunbar 8,574
Tricia Baker 8,318
Colin Ward 7,893
Corey 7,357
couchgrouch 7,326
Dave Rice 6,735
Wyman Lloyd 6,578
Mark Kaufman 6,434
Joe Wrabek 6,402
ben willis 6,092
Lynn Orloff 5,788
Louis 5,725
Vicarn 5,684
Linda Sings 5,604
niteshift 5,390
KimberlyinNC 5,210
Derek Hines 4,893
DonnaMarilyn 4,618
Blake Hill 4,528
Neil Cotton 4,365
Bob Cushing 4,351
Bill Osofsky 4,199
Cindy Miller 4,178
Tom Shea 4,173
TamsNumber4 4,029
Roy Cooper 3,999
nightengale 3,965
Caroline 3,865
Kolstad 3,782
Dan Sullivan 3,710
MFB III 3,687
Dottie 3,427
joewatt 3,411
beechnut79 3,381
Bill Cooper 3,279
John Hoffman 3,199
E Swartz 3,133
Skip Johnson 3,027
Pam Hurley 3,007
Terry G 3,005
PopTodd 2,885
Harriet Ames 2,869
Nigel Quin 2,806
MidniteBob 2,706
Nelson 2,562
Tom Tracy 2,558
Polly Hager 2,526
Jerry Jakala 2,524
Al Alvarez 2,499
Eric Thome 2,448
Hummingbird 2,401
Stan Loh 2,263
Sam Wilson 2,241
Judy Hollier 2,232
Erica Ellis 2,202
Wendy D 2,182
TrumanCoyote 2,096
Marty Helly 2,012
DukeWill 1,984
floyd jane 1,943
Clint Anglin 1,904
cindyrella 1,888
David Wright 1,866
maccharles 1,858
Clairejeanne 1,851
Cindy LaRosa 1,824
Ronald Boyt 1,675
Iggy 1,626
Noel Downs 1,620
Rick Heenan 1,577
Cal 1,574
Jack Swain 1,554
Pete Larsen 1,537
Ann Tygart 1,529
Tom Breshers 1,487
RogerS 1,461
Janice & Bud 1,459
Tom Franz 1,452
Ralph Blight 1,440
Chuck Crowe 1,435
Kenneth Cade 1,429
Rick Norton 1,428
bholt 1,411
Letha Allen 1,406
in2piano 1,404
Stan Simons 1,402
mattbanx 1,384
Jen Shaner 1,373
Charlie Wong 1,347
GocartMoz 1,341
KevinP 1,324
Vondelle 1,316
Tom W. 1,313
Jan Petter 1,301
scottandrew 1,292
DakLander 1,265
Ian Ferrin 1,230
PeteG 1,228
Glen King 1,212
IdeaGuy 1,209
AaronAuthier 1,177
Diane Ewing 1,158
summeoyo 1,085
Gerry 1,084
joro 1,077
BobbyJoe 1,075
S.DEE 1,040
yann 1,037
Tony A 1,016
lane1777 1,013
Martin Lide 1,003
argo 986
peaden 984
Wolvman 960
IronKnee 930
Jak Kelly 912
krtinberg 890
Drifter 886
Petra 883
RJC 845
Brenda152 840
Nadia 827
Juan 797
TKO 784
frahmes 781
teletwang 762
90 dB 745
tbryson 737
Andy K 734
Andy Kemp 733
ant 732
Jackie444 722
3daveyO3 704
Dayson 703
Dixie 701
9ne 698
Joy Boy 695
Knute 686
Lee Arten 678
Deej56 655
Katziis 652
R.T.MOORE 638
quality 637
CG King 622
douglas 621
Mel 614
NaomiSue 601
Pat Hardy 599
Irwin 589
Shandy 589
Ria 587
TAMERA64 583
qbaum 570
nitepiano 565
pRISCILLA 556
Tink2 553
musica 539
Moosesong 530
deanbell 528
RobertK 527
BonzaiWag 523
Roderic 522
BB Wilbur 511
goodfolks 499
Zeek 487
Fdemetrio 486
Stu 486
Steve P. 481
R&M 463
KathyW 462
allenb 459
MaxG 458
Philjo 454
fanito 448
trush48 448
dmk 442
arealrush 437
DGR 436
avweek 435
Stephen D 433
Emmy 431
Rob L 426
marquez 422
kit 419
Softkrome 417
kyrksongs 415
RRon 408
Laura G. 407
VNORTH 407
Debra 407
eb 406
cuebald 399
EdPerrone 399
Dannyk1 395
Hobart 395
Davyboy49 393
Smile 389
GJShades 387
Ezt 384
tone 380
Marla 380
Cecilee 379
iggyiggy 378
coalminer 377
java 374
spidey 371
sweetsong 370
danny 367
Jim Ryan 360
papaG 353
Alek 352
Z - man 350
John K 348
JamesDF5 347
Jaden 344
ddreuter 341
TheBaz 340
Steggy 339
leif 339
tonedeaf 336
rickwork 334
Eddie Ray 332
Johnboy 328
Bob Lever 328
Helicon1 327
lucian 326
Muskie 321
kc 319
Z. Mulls 318
ptondreau 313
ONOFFON 312
Chris B. 310
trush 304
ed323 297
Ellen M 293
lizzorn 291
nicnac49 290
pomeranj 289
Char 286
ktunes 285
mastrose 280
Register Today!
Welcome to the Just Plain Folks forums! You are currently viewing our forums as a Guest which gives you limited access to most of our discussions and to other features.

By joining our free community you will have access to post and respond to topics, communicate privately with our users (PM), respond to polls, upload content, and access many other features. Registration is fast, simple, and absolutely free; so please join our community today!
Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
Rate This Thread
#1133670 - 12/13/17 11:25 AM Merry Christmas  
Joined: Feb 2005
Posts: 589
Irwin Offline
Top 500 Poster
Irwin  Offline
Top 500 Poster

Joined: Feb 2005
Posts: 589
Georgetown,Guyana,South Americ...
This is a Christmas song I have written (I am not the singer nor I am not the one playing on this track) I am the one who did the little rap part. Love to hear member's feedback.

https://soundcloud.com/irwin-abrigo/merry-christmas

Merry Christmas
2017 Irwin Byron Abrigo


(Intro)
It's Christmas la la la la la la


(V1)
The season comes again the world's about to say
On Christmas day
It's the time you feel to give more than you did before
come what may

(Pre Chorus)
In every little home
love is celebrated oh oh ooh ooh yeah
In every heart peace for us to share
that's why I sing that's why I sing


(Chorus)
Merry Christmas to every boy and girl
Merry Christmas to the people round
The people round the world
sound of joy cheers are going out to you
a merry Christmas


(V2)
Under the Christmas tree there's a treat for me
On Christmas day
And so the family as happy as can be
every way


(pre Chorus)
In every little home
love is celebrated oh oh ooh ooh yeah
In every heart peace for us to share
that's why I sing that's why I sing


(Chorus)
Merry Christmas to every boy and girl
Merry Christmas to the people round
The people round the world
sound of joy cheers are going out to you
a merry Christmas


(Rap)
I've bring you no gifts I've bring you no toys
I know that's what you've been looking for
but where ever you are you can hear my voice
and when I sing a song I sing with all my heart
So from me to you I send my love
It's a greater gift on Christmas day
All you boys and girls, mom and dads
I wish you a merry Christmas

(Chorus)
Merry Christmas to every boy and girl
Merry Christmas to the people round
The people round the world
sound of joy cheers are going out to you
a merry Christmas

#1133682 - 12/13/17 06:36 PM Re: Merry Christmas [Re: Irwin]  
Joined: Nov 2017
Posts: 214
David Snyder Offline
Serious Contributor
David Snyder  Offline
Serious Contributor

Joined: Nov 2017
Posts: 214
North Carolina

1). Great lyrics.

2.) GREAT production. I can hear this on the radio or in sync licensing.

Whoever mixed this knows what he or she is doing.

This is the kind of mix and production you should aim for on every song.

One small nit, it needs a small fade out at the end. It has an abrupt stop, but other than that great.

On another good note, I really like the DB level on this. In other words, tell your engineer (if it wasn't you) that I am SO glad that he or she did not push it through the roof and over compress and push the volume so far up it becomes like a hammer to your head (which many songs in this genre are--I mean headache incuding.)

At these levels you can actually hear the subtleties in the mix so please use this as a reference. Great mix man.

Congrats and Merrry Christmas.


David Snyder, Composer, Author
Singer-Songwriter, Producer
Regional Chapter Coordinator, NSAI
www.davidsnydermusic.com
www.reverbnation.com/davidpsnyder
#1133850 - 12/20/17 12:09 PM Re: Merry Christmas [Re: Irwin]  
Joined: Feb 2005
Posts: 589
Irwin Offline
Top 500 Poster
Irwin  Offline
Top 500 Poster

Joined: Feb 2005
Posts: 589
Georgetown,Guyana,South Americ...
Hi David,Thanks for taking the time out to listen to my song. I also want to thank you for giving your input. I do appreciate all the things that you have said. this is a Christmas I hope would be playing on the radio maybe (2018).

Thanks again

Irwin

#1133907 - 12/22/17 11:03 AM Re: Merry Christmas [Re: Irwin]  
Joined: Oct 2017
Posts: 77
Maroon_Corey Offline
Serious Contributor
Maroon_Corey  Offline
Serious Contributor

Joined: Oct 2017
Posts: 77
Richmond, VA
When I think of great Christmas songs in the Soul genre, I think of songs like "This Christmas" (Donny Hathaway), "All I Want For Christmas is You" (Mariah Carey), "Let it Snow" (Boyz II Men), "Merry Christmas Baby (Charles Brown), and even this year's "Can You See"(Fifth Harmony). While all these songs are very different from each other, there is one musical element they all have in common - they are all in a major key (not a minor key like your song).

While there are Christmas songs in minor keys, they are usually traditional ones like "Carol of the Bells", "We Three Kings", or "The Coventry Carol", or more dramatic modern songs like "Mary Did You Know".

I would ask your producer/ beat maker to go back and put the song in a major key. This can be done by altering some, but not all, of the chords along with changing certain melody notes. While the majority of new Pop, Hip Hop and R&B songs seem to be in a minor key, I think a major key will fit the joyful spirit of your lyrics much better.

Also, while the very last chord of the song is a very nice one that I enjoyed hearing a few times in your track, it makes absolutely no musical sense to end a Soul Christmas song on it. The last chord should be the root chord of the song in most cases.

#1133977 - 12/24/17 04:20 PM Re: Merry Christmas [Re: Irwin]  
Joined: Feb 2005
Posts: 589
Irwin Offline
Top 500 Poster
Irwin  Offline
Top 500 Poster

Joined: Feb 2005
Posts: 589
Georgetown,Guyana,South Americ...
Hi Maroon, Thank you very much for listening and commenting on my Christmas song. Please feel free to comment on any other post that I may post here, and I wish you a merry Christmas.

Last edited by Irwin; 12/24/17 04:21 PM.
#1134294 - 01/02/18 12:42 PM Re: Merry Christmas [Re: Irwin]  
Joined: Oct 2017
Posts: 77
Maroon_Corey Offline
Serious Contributor
Maroon_Corey  Offline
Serious Contributor

Joined: Oct 2017
Posts: 77
Richmond, VA
Originally Posted by Irwin
Hi Maroon, Thank you very much for listening and commenting on my Christmas song. Please feel free to comment on any other post that I may post here, and I wish you a merry Christmas.


You are very welcome, Irwin! I appreciate the warm invitation. I hope your Christmas was Merry too, and that the New Year is great for you!
[Linked Image]


Support Just Plain Folks

We would like to keep the membership in Just Plain Folks FREE! Your donation helps support the many programs we offer including Road Trips and the Music Awards.


Membership
Join Just Plain Folks
to receive the free
JPNotes Newsletter!
*this is separate from
message board registration*

Newest Members
Liburan_Lombok, azmaster, Johnevans, aliciahess, anushkha
21056 Registered Users
Forum Statistics
Forums116
Topics118,142
Posts1,113,281
Members21,056
Average Posts Daily31
Most Online1,506
Mar 16th, 2017
Just Plain Quotes
"First came if only? Then came what if? After that I'll bet. Next was just maybe. Followed by Aha, I thought so! And eventually, okay, what next!" -Brian Austin Whitney on the stages of creativity and Just Plain Folks.
Today's Birthdays
Cory Threatt (42)
Popular Topics(Views)
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.6.0