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All Hail Virginia


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sschedra

 Genre: Rock

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Many people forget that a large part of the heart of the south is in the great state of Virginia. That is not to belittle the other Southern states at all. Together they are a bouquet of varied flowers that make up an important part of the spirit of this nation. This is just a sketch of a ballad that I would write to the great state. I got a great set of loops from garage band, massaged the guitar a bit added percussion, lead and rhythm guitars and vocals. Later Southern rock developed an entire style of guitar playing that, although I admire greatly, I can not even approach technically. So real fans of southern rock will have to forgive the lead break.
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Lyrics
All Hail Virginia
(c) 2008 Stephen M Schedra

All Hail Virginia
My country born and raised
All Hail Virginia
I'll love you till the grave

Was it a waterfall
High in the mountains calling
Come up a little bit higher

Where stone touches sky
I remember just why
Your beauty sets hearts on fire

Your cool, cool ocean waters
Your beautiful virtuous daughters
Remind me of why I come home to you
I'm coming home
I'm coming home

All Hail Virginia
My country born and raised
All Hail Virginia
I'll love you till the grave

Song Stats
Hits: 2786
Comments: 17
Fans: 6
Plays: 384
Downloads: 106
Votes: 4
Uploaded: Jan 12, 2008 - 08:51:40 PM
Last Updated: Apr 16, 2009 - 10:12:02 PM Last Played: Jun 01, 2019 - 06:09:06 PM
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Hardware:
Guild D40 Guitar, M-Audio Mobile Pre USB Input device
Software:
Garage Band, Loops For Drums, Bass and midi Guitar
Comments
Feter said 4183 days ago (January 12th, 2008)
All Hail Virginia
WO ...,MAN !! this is cool folk southern rockin groove song loved just charmin singin ,..KUDOS !!!

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sschedra said 4183 days ago (January 12th, 2008)
Thanks again
Feter,

Your encouragement and appreciation are as great an inspiration as your music. This song taught me that I have to start playing guitar again. The MIDI loops that form the basis are not really accurate as guitar parts (but sound great), but since I haven't been playing guitar lately, I could not get my own reliable track. The rhythm and lead came easier (i guess finger picking or intricate flat picking degrades faster without practice). What are you working on these days?
Peace
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Feter said 4183 days ago (January 13th, 2008)
Working ???
o so you still dont know my story...
I m an iraqi feld away last mayfrom baghdad
with no return and stucked here in syria
looking to a way to reach my goal ..
so I only bought me a mandolin (Mr.Bright)
and thats all ..I cant do or play music
till I find me a new settled home ...!
all what you heard demos I did in back then
and its remixed and over dubbed ...just
glad to find you enjoyed these ..and I
certainly cherish and enjoy your music
so much ..special this one ...thank you
for sharing !!!

peace !
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dajama said 4182 days ago (January 13th, 2008)
This seems like a lot more
than a sketch to me. It's catchy, well-arranged, and very melodic. Unless you mean that you might make it longer in a later incarnation. That is something I would vote for. I'm a big believer in short and sweet, but this, I think, needs more room to breathe and develop. Interesting that you mixed loops and your own playing. I too have gone long periods without picking up my guitar and regretted it as soon as I tried to play again. What can you do - life gets in the way! Despite your caveat, I like the lead - nice tone, and nice playing. The best part about this is the vocal. You sing with feeling and you have a good, distinctive voice. There seems to be an effect on the voice (especially in the verses) - or perhaps that's your mic. Either way, the vocal could have had more clarity, I felt, in those sections. This is nice work. Better and better, my friend. Keep it up! Peace.
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sschedra said 4182 days ago (January 13th, 2008)
You nailed it
I wanted to get that husky quality on the basic vocal so I used the vocal transformer to get the baritone quality. The second voice that answers back "Where stone touches sky . . ." is my real voice, a high tenor. When I do songs like this, they are not really written for me necessarily, they are just a musical idea and I try to use the software and the real instruments and voices as a palette of colors to create an effect. Listening to your material has given me inspiration to put down some of my earlier originals. I am working on a song I wrote a few years ago called "Sweet Step". Hope to share it soon.
Check out my latest song called Cheap Tricks (LSP2)
Roxylee said 4177 days ago (January 18th, 2008)
Wow...
Loopmeister Stephen! I love this!! The tempo, the harmony, the words, everything. I'm so glad you visited my page so I could go listen to your music. Great stuff! :-)
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Elevator_Funk said 4165 days ago (January 30th, 2008)
Sounds good.
I like your acoustic guitar work. I imagine some pedal steel licks in the background would put this over the top.
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lavalamp said 4162 days ago (February 2nd, 2008)
Stephen, well-done
Good clean production. A nice piece of songwriting. Are you trying to write a state song?


P.S. Do you use the AU Equalizer on the master track?

Dave
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said 4125 days ago (March 10th, 2008)
Great

Another great tune from the angel of the internet.
Stephen I have also
used some loops I heard here, it seems you have slowed down some
as well
I could be wrong- was it the southern guitar ? lol
I loved it very much as usual and your lovely singing voice was on top
form as alwaysl. Thank you so much for sharing all your great music.

Peace
Dee
scaustrita said 3812 days ago (January 17th, 2009)
Harmonies
I love it when an artist use vox harmonies. Your pickin' is perfect!
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sschedra said 3812 days ago (January 17th, 2009)
Loops . . . damn loops!
The main guitar part here is loops. I did strum a backing guitar and add the lead with my guitar. technically the main guitar part would not be real anyway without some kind of fancy tuning, but it sure does sound pretty.
Thanks for the visit steve,
Stephen
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Skean said 3812 days ago (January 17th, 2009)
Nice song
And I love using loops I'll think it's easy (Im little lazy too) and lots of fun to put them together.
Very nice singing a really good mix.. TX enjoyed.
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sschedra said 3788 days ago (February 10th, 2009)
Thanks for stopping by
Hope to do more music soon.
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musicmitigation said 3810 days ago (January 19th, 2009)
never been
catchy song, I'd be proud to be from Virginia, but I've never been.
Solid vocals, nice.
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sschedra said 3788 days ago (February 10th, 2009)
Guys thanks
I'll have to come visit your place soon.
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MarkHolbrook said 3540 days ago (October 17th, 2009)
Wow
You can really play that axe... not sure what its called in the south... This is gorgeous!
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sschedra said 3538 days ago (October 18th, 2009)
Mark,
Thanks. The acoustic guitar is a worked loop. The lead guitar (such as it is) is me. Thanks again
Stephen
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Name: Stephen M Schedra
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Started performance life as a guitar player and vocalist in Sympathy (60's Rock) and doing acoustic performances with Michael Salveson. Then as a guitarist for Joe Lobianco (Rock Dance band). Next I did stints on bass and guitar and vocals for the ... [see more]

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