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#1 2014-03-10 21:53:15

Russell_Harding
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REFLECTIONS(DREAM ON)

I had a melody I liked and put some lyrics with it I just used my acoustic on this.I had to change the title Aerosmith recorded a tune called Dream on
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ARZQ6Tz … e=youtu.be

REFLECTIONS

Russell Harding March 15 2014

Intro:
[E] [D] [A] [E] [A] repeat

verse
[E]A younger man seeking fame and[D]glo[A]ry
[E]played all of his songs night and [A]day
[E]no one cared to listen to his [D]stor [A]ies they
[F#m7]told him they were[A]nice [F#m]politely gave [B]advice but
[F#m7]everyone just [A]slowly walked [B]away

verse
[E]years went by and still the same old[Asus] [A] stories[E] nobody paid him any[A] mind
A[E] fugitive from another gener[D] [A]ation,[F#m] out of place in [A]time, like a [F#m]clock that no one [B]winds
and the [F#m]thought of it just[A] never crossed his [B]mind

[G]dream [A]on [D]dream [C#m]on [G]it will [A]ease your [D]mind
[A]dream[B]on [E]Dream[C#m]on [A]it will [B]ease your [C#m]mind

verse
He got high seeking inspiration, looking for the words he couldn't find
but it only made things worse and he got higher, but somewhere along the way
life slowly slipped away and the thought of it never crossed his mind

[G]dream on[A] [D]dream on[C#m] [G]it will [A]ease your [D]mind
[A]dream on[B] [E]dream [C#m]on [A]it will [B]ease your [C#m]mind

intro and out

A Asus B C#m D E F#m F#m7 G

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#2 2014-03-10 22:00:19

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Re: REFLECTIONS(DREAM ON)

I like it Russell. Easy to listen to and nice flow.


Sometimes dreams should just remain dreams - once attained whats next?  Live in the "now" - a contentment of the moment - the past is gone - the future doesn't exist - all we ever really have is "now" and it's always now.

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#3 2014-03-10 22:01:48

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nicely done

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#4 2014-03-11 00:05:18

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I like  it  Russell your  voice  is  good  and  really  suits  the song.

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#5 2014-03-11 00:50:44

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nice, blues-y laid back bit of soul russ. good story too, with a message. i like the key changes in the chorus. i'd like to hear it fully orchestrated?

phill


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#6 2014-03-11 01:35:21

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Re: REFLECTIONS(DREAM ON)

Phill Williams wrote:

nice, blues-y laid back bit of soul russ. good story too, with a message. i like the key changes in the chorus. i'd like to hear it fully orchestrated?

phill

thanks blue jeep,Grah 1and brooklin for your nice words I appreciate it

Phill thank you I had the music before I wrote the lyrics and sat down yesterday and put some words to it the key changes in the chorus kind of set a different feeling to it there not normally used this way I kind of think it should be kept simple not that a full orchestration wouldn't be nice but it might take away the simplicity but if your inclined you have my okee dokee to test these waters smile


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#7 2014-03-11 01:37:47

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well done russell!


my papy said son your going too drive me too drinking if you dont stop driving that   Hot  Rod  Lincoln!! Cmdr cody and his lost planet airman.

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#8 2014-03-11 03:02:06

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Re: REFLECTIONS(DREAM ON)

Every now and then I'll hear a song and think "Damn, I wish I'd wrote that!".

Well, this is one of those songs.  The prosody between the lyrics, melody, chord progressions and rhythm is spot on.  I agree that adding orchestration would be like an artist throwing more paint on a canvass after he's created a masterpiece.  I've always been attracted to the simplicity often found in well-written songs and this is no exception.

Just an excellent job Russell.  I REALLY like the song - probably the best original I've heard on chordie.

DE


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#9 2014-03-11 15:12:20

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dino48 wrote:

well done russell!

Thank you dino smile


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#10 2014-03-11 15:15:42

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Re: REFLECTIONS(DREAM ON)

Dirty Ed wrote:

Every now and then I'll hear a song and think "Damn, I wish I'd wrote that!".

Well, this is one of those songs.  The prosody between the lyrics, melody, chord progressions and rhythm is spot on.  I agree that adding orchestration would be like an artist throwing more paint on a canvass after he's created a masterpiece.  I've always been attracted to the simplicity often found in well-written songs and this is no exception.

Just an excellent job Russell.  I REALLY like the song - probably the best original I've heard on chordie.

DE

Ed that's high praise and I am grateful for your comments thank you smile


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#11 2014-03-11 15:22:34

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Yep, I like it russell.


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#12 2014-03-11 15:53:12

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bensonp wrote:

Yep, I like it russell.

Thanks Pete for commenting on you tube glad you enjoyed smile


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#13 2014-03-11 20:49:07

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i think i should clarify, what i meant by orchestrated was with bass and drums and maybe an organ or electric piano? i didnt mean full concert orchestra, tympani and chorus. simple without killing the beauty of the piece, "like a clock that no-one winds"

phill

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#14 2014-03-11 22:20:43

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Re: REFLECTIONS(DREAM ON)

Phill Williams wrote:

i think i should clarify, what i meant by orchestrated was with bass and drums and maybe an organ or electric piano? i didnt mean full concert orchestra, tympani and chorus. simple without killing the beauty of the piece, "like a clock that no-one winds"

phill

I understand I did make a mp3 copy for Zurf of the video soundtrack if you want to I could send you a copy and you could work with it and see what you can do


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#15 2014-03-11 23:28:50

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oops, i should have read that 2 hours ago. have a look at your in-box.


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#16 2014-03-12 00:50:08

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Phill Williams wrote:

oops, i should have read that 2 hours ago. have a look at your in-box.

I did and sent you my reply just make sure you use a metronome to keep your parts spot on meter wise and not to heavy on the drums


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#17 2014-03-13 20:41:13

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save me a few minutes and tell me the BPM?


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#18 2014-03-14 00:58:16

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give me a sec its around 79 but I need to check


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#19 2014-03-15 19:59:26

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Hi Russ
Excellent song. Simply done with a nice melody and lyrics.
Well done as always
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#20 2014-03-16 00:15:47

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arkady wrote:

Hi Russ
Excellent song. Simply done with a nice melody and lyrics.
Well done as always
ark

Nice to hear from you ark been a while seems we all get busy or side tracked with our own projects hope all is well with you and yours thanks for the comments smile


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#21 2014-03-16 04:51:20

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Wish I could play guitar like you!

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#22 2014-03-16 14:42:02

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Russell  - I loved the song - especially the passion that emerged as you sang it.  Well done !!


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#23 2014-03-16 18:09:01

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Artie'splaying wrote:

Wish I could play guitar like you!

I appreciate the compliment I do practice everyday that's the only way I would recommend and have fun with it smile


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#24 2014-03-16 18:10:01

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TIGLJK wrote:

Russell  - I loved the song - especially the passion that emerged as you sang it.  Well done !!

Thank you!! smile


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#25 2014-03-18 14:19:48

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Artie'splaying wrote:

Wish I could play guitar like you!

Thanks Artie it just takes time and practice and a little prayer couldn't hurt either smile


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