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#1133670 - 12/13/17 11:25 AM Merry Christmas  
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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]  
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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]  
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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]  
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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]  
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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]  
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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!
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