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    Really preliminary arrangement. Mike and I co-wrote. Mike was looking for a classic 60's style with a touch of Stones rhythm. 2 minutes. Ignore the fake drums.
    Edit - newer version with small change to the lead guitar.
    Edit - newer version with small change to bridge vocals.
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    Cool Song & your voices work well together. Have you recoded vocals together before?
    There're a couple of dud notes on the "lead" guitar I think.
    The only issue I have with this prelim is that the piano is too middly I reckon you ought to play just right hand & do it up an octave or maybe two.
    The melody is really good but I thought the invitation to dance could be reconsidered - the words and melody are fine fine but there's a little pause my ear wanted to hear between c'mon and and/let's dance.
    Really good beginnings. Have you lined up PI?

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    Gotta say the song improves with the singing. The singing has a nice quirky quality, but the music is a bit robotic. Perhaps that is all good and what makes it work, but If you are going for a 60's beat sound then sharpen up the guitar and make the whole approach more abrupt. Early 60’s kinda slammed in its own way...

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    Quote Originally Posted by rayc View Post
    Cool Song & your voices work well together. Have you recoded vocals together before?
    This is all me singing

    There're a couple of dud notes on the "lead" guitar I think.
    Yeah I plan to re-record that as it's a little rough . ;-)

    The only issue I have with this prelim is that the piano is too middly I reckon you ought to play just right hand & do it up an octave or maybe two.
    No piano - left side is Les Paul Studio, right side is Kramer Pacer.

    The melody is really good but I thought the invitation to dance could be reconsidered - the words and melody are fine fine but there's a little pause my ear wanted to hear between c'mon and and/let's danceq.
    That part will probably stay as is as vocals are pretty much done.

    Really good beginnings. Have you lined up PI?
    He's building a new house so he won't be doing drums until January I think.

    Thanks for the comments!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Simon Mann View Post
    Gotta say the song improves with the singing. The singing has a nice quirky quality, but the music is a bit robotic. Perhaps that is all good and what makes it work, but If you are going for a 60's beat sound then sharpen up the guitar and make the whole approach more abrupt. Early 60’s kinda slammed in its own way...
    Thanks Simon - not sure how to sharpen up the guitar or slam it - perhaps you can give me an example song or two as a reference?
    The robotics will be reduced once we get real drums on the track...

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    Ido1957

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    I love the guitar sounds and the parts. Bass sounds good too. Nice harmonies.

    Yeah it'd sound better with real drums.

    Something weird with the word "be" at :42.

    Things sounded pretty dry. I'm assuming you'd put in some reverb later.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TripleM View Post
    I love the guitar sounds and the parts. Bass sounds good too. Nice harmonies.

    Yeah it'd sound better with real drums.

    Something weird with the word "be" at :42.

    Things sounded pretty dry. I'm assuming you'd put in some reverb later.
    Thanks TripleM - I think the "be" is just a vibrato thing. I'll look at that. There is a bit of concert hall reverb on aux send - guitars and vocals. I can always try some more.

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    Ido,
    Listening with h/phones now - I think it's the way the chord is played that made me think of piano.
    Perhaps you could EQ it so it's a little brighter.
    I assumed that you'd both done vox based on the description. No wonder you harmonize so well. Sorry about that - goo vocals.
    The lead duds I mentioned aren't notes just a hesitancy or drop in vol that made them stick out a little - in the last part of the intro.
    The song reminds me of Buddy Holly - it's the bright tempo/strumming & melody I think.
    I really liked the bass in the intro but after that it isn't as exciting. I listened through a couple of times expecting the intro pattern to repeat but I don't think it did.
    It's a terrific song - goes back, in sound/style, to some of the earlier work you posted when I 1st started listening in HR.

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    I helped write that bass part in the intro Mike wants to work a bit more on the lead to get more Keith Richards. We'll have to YT some as I'm not very familiar with their lead style. I think it also requires some weird open tunings. Should be fun....

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