A Song For The Seasons-Original-UPDATE-VIDEO SLIDESHOW

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A Song For The Seasons-Original-UPDATE-VIDEO SLIDESHOW

Wrote this in the summer of 2017.  Change of pace a bit.  Just piano & string ensemble (tried my hand at string arrangement), with a single lead voice.  I used Toontrack EZ Keys and Native Instruments Sessions Strings but I updated the string MIDIs when I upgraded to Session Strings Pro last May.  There's a huge difference in the quality of the samples between Sessions Strings 1 and SS Pro.  That's why I'm glad I keep everything.
 
Enjoy "A Song For The Seasons"
https://johnbowen.bandcam...a-song-for-the-seasons
 
UPDATE-11/19/2018-Did a video slideshow to this.  Some of the pictures were taken in my yard but most I got off of the web.
 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HjFyYHg3YDA
 
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post edited by Johnbee58 - 2018/11/21 19:26:24

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    thegaltieribrothers
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    Re: A Song For The Seasons-Original 2018/11/12 10:15:55 (permalink)
    Nice change of pace John - you're a pop Vivaldi mate ;-)
     
    Lovely song - thanks for sharing.
     
    Good Job!
     
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    Re: A Song For The Seasons-Original 2018/11/12 13:41:22 (permalink)
    I liked the song - it made me sit back and think about the seasons of the year passing by - nicely done. I really enjoyed the lyrics - well crafted there.
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    Re: A Song For The Seasons-Original 2018/11/13 15:06:11 (permalink)
    Paul & Doug-Thanks so much!
     
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    Re: A Song For The Seasons-Original 2018/11/14 20:40:15 (permalink)
    Great lyrics. I really like reflective songs on the passing seasons. They take on a whole lot of sobering meaning when your age starts getting up there!

    I think you did a great job with the orchestration. Maybe not that complex, but the parts fit together well.

    I find myself preferring synth strings (or a string pad) over sampled strings, I guess because the sampled ones always sound too "scrape-y" to me. Well, just me I guess.

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    Re: A Song For The Seasons-Original 2018/11/14 22:31:16 (permalink)
    Love this very much. Soothing..
    Your singing reminds me of Randy Newman...
    Delightful...
     

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    Re: A Song For The Seasons-Original 2018/11/14 22:45:24 (permalink)
    Your choice of chords are always very tasteful John - nice touch of jazz. The intro on this is fabulous.
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    Re: A Song For The Seasons-Original 2018/11/14 23:35:20 (permalink)
    I like the music. You should do some instrumental stuff.
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    Re: A Song For The Seasons-Original 2018/11/15 00:12:30 (permalink)
    Bjorn, Arlen & Daryl-Thanks so much!
    Wayfarer-Thank you and I do: https://johnbowen.bandcamp.com/track/cool-blue
                                                https://johnbowen.bandcamp.com/track/lighthouse
     
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    Re: A Song For The Seasons-Original 2018/11/15 18:31:14 (permalink)
    Enjoyable tune John, thanks for sharing.

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    Re: A Song For The Seasons-Original 2018/11/19 23:31:08 (permalink)
    Wookiee
    Enjoyable tune John, thanks for sharing.


    Thank you for listening, Wookiee!
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    Re: A Song For The Seasons-Original 2018/11/20 00:08:06 (permalink)
    John
    Man, I really like the slideshow.  Great job on that!

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    Re: A Song For The Seasons-Original 2018/11/20 16:14:52 (permalink)
    Thanks, Bjorn!
     
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