Where Eagles Fly | Done and Dusted | Retro guitar pop

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steevm
Wed Jan 17, 2018 10:01 pm

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Where Eagles Fly | Done and Dusted | Retro guitar pop

Edit: This is now the final version
https://soundcloud.com/steevm/eagles



Started this one about half a year ago, and every time I opened it, I recorded some new guitar tracks. The whole thing is a mess of guitar tracks all over the place. That meant it mushroomed into a huge mess and I put it to one side.

I've now re-recorded most of the guitars ( :roll:) and spent some time trying to arrange everything so it's not too busy. It's still pretty busy though.




This song uses samples downloaded from http://soundbible.com. These files were kindly made available under a CC 3.0 Attribution license.

The following samples are used:

Mike Koenig:
Hawk Screech Valley
Hawk Screeching

PyschoBird:
Eaglet Bird
Eaglet Bird 2
Hawk Call 2x
Screaming Hawk

Thanks guys!

Original, very outdated post follows. This is pretty close to being done. I've kept the original post so you can follow the thread if you want to. The soundcloud links are all to the same track!
I haven't finished all the programming yet. The drums still need some attention and I need to revisit the synth patterns when that's done. Thoughts on the overall business would be very helpful.

Bear in mind that this isn't really mixed, and I do think that some of the parts will need to be made quieter for some of the sections. I think that's contributing to the business in some parts. But I'm wondering if I need to cut some stuff; or, heaven forbid, add something else...

Vox are currently dry apart from some compression (and reverb on the two lines with backing vox).


While it's pretty poppy and upbeat, I found this one interesting musically. The key signature is F, but the verse starts on C and the chorus starts on Bb. I found that lack of a real tonal center gave the whole thing a feeling of freedom, and of swooping up and down like a bird on wind currents. Especially the shift from Bb to C from chorus to verse.

Chords:
Verse: C Dm Bb F
Chorus: Bb Dm C Bb Dm F C Bb


Feather-coated apprentice, but not yet tarred
Holding on to the sunbeams, but not yet charred
Tired of battling, but not yet scarred
Up here I tell you there are no holds barred


I’m sailing on the light winds, I’m free up here
I spread these wings so I can disappear
I want to meet you up in the sky
I want to take you where the eagles fly


Wind swirling around, the storm begins to brew
The eyrie here is big enough for two
Come under my wing while we lay down and wait
The thunder and lightning will soon abate

I’m coming up, I’m taking off, I’m swooping down
The trick to flying is to miss the ground
Eager-eyed and racing, let your vision sweep
To the mountains facing the valleys deep

CHORUS/SOLO/CHORUS

You’re looking around, now give the ground a glance
Your mortal problems are the size of ants,
A fresh look will put your mind on track
Race to the peaks and don’t look back


This song uses samples downloaded from http://soundbible.com. These files were kindly made available under a CC 3.0 Attribution license.

Thanks to Mike Koenig and PyschoBird!
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steevm
Thu Jan 18, 2018 7:45 pm

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Re: Where Eagles Fly | WIP for feedback/suggestions | Retro guitar pop

So, I'm home now, and lots of stuff to reply to...
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steevm
Wed Jan 24, 2018 12:05 am

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Re: Where Eagles Fly | WIP for feedback/suggestions | Retro guitar pop

There is a lead guitar that plays in the first ...
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steevm
Wed Jan 24, 2018 10:43 am

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Re: Where Eagles Fly | WIP for feedback/suggestions | Retro guitar pop

Something along these lines?Harmony.mp3
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steevm
Wed Jan 24, 2018 4:48 pm

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Re: Where Eagles Fly | WIP for feedback/suggestions | Retro guitar pop

You can't not put FX on e-guitar. The DI always...
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steevm
Thu Jan 25, 2018 11:04 pm

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Re: Where Eagles Fly | WIP for feedback/suggestions | Retro guitar pop

Any harmoniser recommendations? I've mucked aro...
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donkeytugger
Fri Jan 26, 2018 12:19 am

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Re: Where Eagles Fly | WIP for feedback/suggestions | Retro guitar pop

Never tried the Waves one (2 music computers, o...
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steevm
Fri Jan 26, 2018 8:03 pm

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Re: Where Eagles Fly | WIP for feedback/suggestions | Retro guitar pop

Had a quick look online, and tried knocking up ...
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