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C'mon Get Ready


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psexnyc

 Genre: Acoustic Rock

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Description
I had 3 chords I like to play on my acoustic, so I recorded them into GarageBand, added four more chords to make a chorus and added another guitar track to fill the song out.

I meditated on the musical playback and the words just came to me, so I recorded them too with my less than stellar voice.

"C'mon Get Ready" is the final result.
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Lyrics
Come on get ready for the change thats coming.
Get your stuff together and prepare your mind.
You don't have to worry about the pain you're holding.
It will come together and you'll be just fine.

If you think you're not ready, then you are mistaken.
It's okay to feel a little tension and fear.
If you let go of what you've been led to believe in.
Inside of you is Him and your Freedom.

Come on Be strong
Hold on There's nothing wrong
All paths lead to the same place.
Stand up Stand proud
And scream your truth out loud
Let the change come through you.

Come on get ready for the change that's coming.
Get your stuff together and prepare your mind.
You don't have to worry about the pain you're holding.
It will come together and you'll be just fine.
Song Stats
Hits: 2852
Comments: 26
Fans: 6
Plays: 223
Downloads: 180
Votes: 5
Uploaded: Aug 15, 2007 - 10:32:38 PM
Last Updated: Oct 05, 2007 - 02:19:11 PM Last Played: Jul 10, 2014 - 12:25:53 PM
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Hardware:
Ibanez Performance acoustic guitar.
Software:
GarageBand 3
Comments
bjack said 3628 days ago (August 16th, 2007)
Nice song
And welcome to Macjams. May this be the first of many songs that you post.
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psexnyc said 3628 days ago (August 16th, 2007)
Thanks!!
I'm working on some new songs right now!!
Check out my latest song called Want Miss Need Love
J.A.Stewart said 3628 days ago (August 16th, 2007)
Don't Be Shy
This is a good tune, psexnyc. There's nothing wrong with your voice... reminds me a little of Darius Rucker (Hootie & The Blowfish). He did alright. ;)

On a technical level, the first problem is TOO much FX... especially the use of the Chorus effect... I suggest you back the level down on the rhythm guitar and use only a very slight amount on the lead guitar part, if any at all.

Right now, they are eating each other up.

Don't be afraid to boost your vocals in spots. As I said, they sound fine.

Welcome to MacJams! ;)

--- Joe
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psexnyc said 3628 days ago (August 16th, 2007)
Technical Stuff
Okay...I'm gonna re-open the song in Garage Band and get to tweeking...see what I come up with.
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Feter said 3628 days ago (August 16th, 2007)
C'mon Get Ready
nice guitar works ,nice singing as well
rock on !!
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psexnyc said 3628 days ago (August 16th, 2007)
Thanks!!
I feel my self confidence rising already. Now if only I can do this outside of my apartment!!!
Check out my latest song called Want Miss Need Love
pablatone said 3628 days ago (August 16th, 2007)
Welcome
I like it. Those house drums work well with acoustic guitar, I'm surprised I never would have guessed. I have to agree that the fx are covering up the strengths you have- good voice, strong guitar work.
I guess we were kinda born on the same day, we should do some collaberating in the future.
Pablatone
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psexnyc said 3628 days ago (August 16th, 2007)
Those FXs
I guess you can tell that Chorus is my favorite FX. I'm gonna tweak the song and see how it comes out after I back off here and there amongst it all. And collaboration sounds cool...you can do that on Mac Jams?
Check out my latest song called Want Miss Need Love
pablatone said 3628 days ago (August 16th, 2007)
colabs
yeah, don't ask me how but yeah!
I looked over theFAQ's and it sounds like you post you tune at some other site and folks can download it from there, add there part, then send it back. how sweet is that?
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psexnyc said 3627 days ago (August 17th, 2007)
Cool!!
I love it!! I have not collaborated with another soul creatng fresh music since 1990something. It's just been me, my guitar and my reflection in the mirror. But since my brother-in-law gave me this eMac with GarageBand 3 on it, I have been having a blast!!
Check out my latest song called Want Miss Need Love
said 3628 days ago (August 16th, 2007)
Beautiful !
Excellent Guitar sound, really clear and the vocal is so nice, much enjoyed listening to this piece.
Welcome to MacJams and keep up the good work !

Take Care
=============
Yeman Auf Al-Rawi

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psexnyc said 3627 days ago (August 17th, 2007)
Thanks!!
Thank you Birdman. Your comments mean much!
Check out my latest song called Want Miss Need Love
Moviz said 3628 days ago (August 16th, 2007)
It is a
nice bright song and sings out your hope and message. Your voice is fine and the harmonies too; maybe a touch more volume. Nice arrangement and playing too, regards, M
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psexnyc said 3627 days ago (August 17th, 2007)
Thanks Moviz!!
I've been listening to your stuff. I need to sign up as a fan.
Check out my latest song called Want Miss Need Love
said 3628 days ago (August 16th, 2007)
A lot of good things
do more songs and you will hone everything eventually, I agree about the effects but then again I should be one of the last to talk :) nice melodies and chorus mang
psexnyc said 3627 days ago (August 17th, 2007)
Thanks Tom
I got another song to post. Check it out when you can!
Check out my latest song called Want Miss Need Love
Mcboy said 3627 days ago (August 17th, 2007)
kool
and creative use of those chords.....vocal aint to shabby......what r u running the acoustic thru?........kool track.....
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psexnyc said 3627 days ago (August 17th, 2007)
Thanks!!
My acoustic is not electric, so I am just recording it thru the little mic opening on my eMac. I just mute the TV, turn off the A/C (and I wait till the wife is at work and the kids are at summercamp), fire up GB3, make an instrument track, highlight it and when I see those little level things jumping, I know it's ready. I select a guitar sound, plug in my headphones and get to playing. I record my vocals the same way too.
Check out my latest song called Want Miss Need Love
apb said 3627 days ago (August 17th, 2007)
Cool stuff ..

.. I got some sense of a kinda Hootie crossed with John Mellencamp's "Jack and Diane" ..and a hint of Dan Reed Network :o)

If you like the effect of chorus .. try recording
the main acoustic parts twice, 2 takes .. always slightly different .. pan 'em evenly L & R .. you can use
very slightly different tuning adjust %'s too .. to each track to give more or less chorus like effect .. this
sometimes creates a richer sound than just using the "chorus" effect.

Good tune, nice playing and singing - got potential.
Enjoyed it. Thanks for sharin'.
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psexnyc said 3627 days ago (August 17th, 2007)
Hmm..
Wow!! If I keep hanging around here on MacJams, you guys are going to make me into a Serious Musician!! I think I like that!! I will attempt your suggestion. When you say slightly different tunings, do you mean slightly tune my strings up or down from the original tuning?
Check out my latest song called Want Miss Need Love
apb said 3627 days ago (August 17th, 2007)
To clarify:
.. no .. I mean play the guitars twice, two separate recordings/tracks, exact same tuning on the guitars. Then, (in GBv3) if you open the tracks edit drawer at the bottom (hit the scissors symbol to the right of the 'eye') .. you will see "Enhance tuning" .. with a scale of "off" to "max" ..0-100. If you use a little on one of the guitar tracks, so it is hardly noticeable eg. 10-15 .. then go to the other guitar track you did and set it slightly different... then play the two tracks together (one panned L one R), adjust
to taste.

The combination of the two tracks never being exactly the same AND this little chorus like effect from using the "Enhance tuning" combines to give a 'chorus' like effect .. that you might like... and without using chorus FX. You can try this quickly without recording a new track .. just 'duplicate' the one you have and pan etc,
and apply a touch of Enhance tuning as described above .. but I think it works best when the two tracks are recorded separately in two takes. You can also EQ the tracks slightly different .. or apply different filters etc.

Try it and see if you like the warmer, richer guitar sounds you can get this way :)

Check out my latest song called Stowaway
psexnyc said 3627 days ago (August 17th, 2007)
KOOL!!
Thanks alot for that! I'm jumping all over that right now!!!
Check out my latest song called Want Miss Need Love
bud said 3627 days ago (August 17th, 2007)
Great debut - welcome to MJ!
Nice tune you put together here - and I think the vocals pretty damn good - especially stretching the harmonies the way you do. You're off to a great start - looking forward to more.
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psexnyc said 3627 days ago (August 17th, 2007)
Thanks!!
I'm so excited to be here, I put up two more songs!!
Check out my latest song called Want Miss Need Love
saymme said 3086 days ago (February 8th, 2009)
Wow...
how i love this & your new mjrf ...!!!!! YIPPY KUDOS psexnyc/(sorry dont know your name) & You should be famous. com'on! : ) This song gives so much...had to go back & listen to it again after hearing the new ! ThankYou very much for dl..much appreciated its like a 'mantra', a prayer ( :
** Come on get ready for the change thats coming.
Get your stuff together and prepare your mind.
You don't have to worry about the pain you're holding.
It will come together and you'll be just fine.

If you think you're not ready, then you are mistaken.
It's okay to feel a little tension and fear.
If you let go of what you've been led to believe in.
Inside of you is Him and your Freedom.

Come on Be strong
Hold on There's nothing wrong
All paths lead to the same place.
Stand up Stand proud
And scream your truth out loud
Let the change come through you.

Come on get ready for the change that's coming.
Get your stuff together and prepare your mind.
You don't have to worry about the pain you're holding.
It will come together and you'll be just fine. **

psexnyc said 3084 days ago (February 10th, 2009)
Thank You Saymme!
I like that Mantra reference. I hadn't quite thought about it like that. And being Famous....Ha!!! Only in my imagination!! And most times I am not popular there either! Mariah Carey, on the other hand, is very famous in my imagination....but anyway....We live in a very strange and interesting world...who knows....it may be possible to jump from the pages of MacJams to the adoration of millions around the world......you never know!!

Thanks for your wonderful comments!! And thanks for downloading!
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