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A few years back I used to post here quite frequently. It's been a while but it feels good to finally have some time to spend enjoying music again!

I've bounced back and forth with a few different versions of this song and have recently added piano to kind of fill out some empty space, So, My questions are, does the piano work and if so, should it be louder in the mix. When I was recording it i thought the volume was fine but hearing it on soundcloud I'm thinking maybe it should come up a bit. At least in the intro. Any thought about this or any other aspects of the song would be greatly appreciated!

https://soundcloud.com/user-655800373/whenever-our-hearts-beat-the-same-revised

Whenever Our Hearts Beat The Same


You’ve seen the worst of me it’s true

An understand that I won’t change

No one knows you like I do

You’re unpredictable and strange



You don’t my friends or where we go

Or care too much for clothes I wear

Can’t stand to watch those daytime shows

You make me watch and you don’t care



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So what is the attraction?

Can someone please explain?

This undeniable reaction

Whenever our hearts beat the same

Tell me why do our hearts beat the same



You like sports, that would be great

If I were born my fathers son

I seldom do appreciate

The kind of things you think are fun



You like walking on the sand

Soft candle lights… a perfect day

I like listening to the band

Playing loud and staying late



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So what is the attraction?

Can someone please explain?

This undeniable reaction

Whenever our hearts beat the same

Tell me why do our hearts beat the same



Repeat Chorus

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I can't believe there hasn't been any post for this song which is excellent..the production quality is exceptional...love the vocal and the instrumentation is great...love it

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Steve, Thanks for listening and your kind words of encouragement! It's appreciated!

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Hello Tom, it is so nice to see and hear you again!!

I really enjoyed this melody, the chorus is great, you really wrote a nice rhythm with the rhymes. Great song, such a blast from the past to see you again!!

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Love the intro and the vocalist telling your story, a sweet tune with all the differences between two but love keeps the same lovely beats in both thier hearts Different drummers with a loving rhythm.............well done.

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Merry Christmas, Tom.............
Great song, here. You are in good form. Love the sound.......which is your signature.

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Great song Tom.
It all sounds good to me although you could maybe drop an instrument here and there for variance.

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Hi Tom,
The alternation of G and GMaj7 chords has a very interesting obsessional side and your voice revolves around it with great accuracy and finesse.
Kudos to you!

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Great tune Tom!

To answer your question, yes I feel the piano should generally especially in places as piano is definitely an instrument in a mix that needs to have clarity else it will muddy your other instruments--not that yours sounds muddy. I think the key to having clarity with your piano is look at your guitar tracks which you probably have panned far L & far R for a good wide stereo sound. Experiment panning the piano a little more mid L or mid R and EQ with cutting out the lows with mild compression, mild reverb keeping sound more up front--possibly automate (volume) the track where you want the piano to come more forward.....maybe stronger at intro to launch song then pic your spots. If you have two guitar tracks, lower the volume or automate the track where your piano is panned--giving more space for the piano in those spots. I think piano makes a great outro as well. Just food for thought--you have a good arrangement for sure. I like what Vic said about featuring the instruments a bit--so I guess I may be saying the same thing, just a bit more verbose!

A great listen, and nice vocals mate!

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Tammy,

Great to see that you and so many of the people I remember are still active here. Thank you for taking the time to listen and comment!

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MFB,

Yes, it's an age old story that is difficult to put a new spin on. But I'll keep trying anyway! LOL! Thanks for listening!

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Thanks Vic, I understand and appreciate the suggestion!

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Eddy, Great suggestions! I really appreciate you taking the time to give such constructive advice!

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Hey Tom,

It's fun yet so challenging to re-work older material...I like the feel of the tune...Now to your question...

I probably would've waited to bring in the piano...I'd like to hear the acoustics carry the first verse as you don't "need" that piano yet...

Piano volume to me is about right...In fact to bring it up would throw the mix off...

The Acoustics are the lead instrument so the piano should come in and out...You wanna notice it in spots, not through each bar...Which is what you have now...

The mix defintely could use a few dynamics...But that is arrangement choices....Needs a break-down somewhere

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Lovely song - great hook - and you respect it throughout.
I like Vic's suggestion - maybe drop an instrument at some point = gets pretty busy in places.
Great vocals BTW

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Thanks for listening Steve! Great advice!

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Paul, I really appreciate your feedback! Thanks for listening!


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