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Best Day Of My Life


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SmokeyVW

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album: Beginnings And Endings
track 1: 5:41 Rings Of Smoke
track 2: 4:44 Two More Animals
track 3: 5:25 I-IV-V-I
track 4: 5:49 Unstuck In Time
track 5: 4:00 Sacrament
track 6: 6:16 Control Rods
track 7: 3:24 Waiting For Harry
track 8: 7:01 Entropy (Box After Box)
track 9: 3:40 Best Day Of My Life
track 10: 7:27 Oblivion
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Song Description

This all started from a recording of our grandson doing a little concert for us...

Here's the original" target="_blank">http//h/... recording (15 seconds).
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Lyrics
Best Day Of My Life

Matty_4: Life!

Matty_4: Best, best - day, day - of my life

Matty_4: Best, best - day, day - of my life

Matty_4: Best, best - day, day - of my life
Matty_4: Best, best - day, day - of my life
Matty_4: Best, best - day, day - of my life
Matt_14: Best day of my - best, best, day, day
Matty_4: Best, best - day, day - of my life

both: Best!

(c)2007 Bill Grundmann
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Hits: 5701
Comments: 31
Fans: 11
Plays: 278
Downloads: 148

Uploaded: Aug 17, 2007 - 11:02:42 AM
Last Updated: Dec 01, 2012 - 11:55:38 AM Last Played: Mar 22, 2017 - 03:46:32 AM
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jamorama said 3776 days ago (August 17th, 2007)
great groove
Made me hum along -- cool song. What're the singers' names?
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SmokeyVW said 3775 days ago (August 18th, 2007)
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the singer is Matty, he's 4 years old. i also added an imaginary 14 year old Matt towards the end...

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perceptualvortex said 3776 days ago (August 17th, 2007)
Nice vocals
This is a nice little composition, but I think your grandson really steals the show. I love his vocals. Great collab.
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SmokeyVW said 3775 days ago (August 18th, 2007)
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i love the way Matty belts out "Life!" - his coloratura is great. while i was working on this song, my wife would smile every time she heard his voice singing that part.

i simply built this song around his performance. he sang pretty much in a consistent key. and surprisingly he was singing in the key of C. I kid you not.

thanks
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Roxylee said 3776 days ago (August 17th, 2007)
This is cool!
You did a great job of creating the song around his voice, which is really good! How many kids his age can sing on key, even if we don't understand what he is saying? That kid's got a future here in MacJams. And you did an excellent job of showcasing him, Bill.
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SmokeyVW said 3775 days ago (August 18th, 2007)
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thanks!

i had a ton of fun working on this one.

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bud said 3776 days ago (August 17th, 2007)
Cross generation jam
very cool composition you worked around your grandson's vocals. It's neat that the song has a world music feel and that the vocals are by a child in an unrecognizable language. Thanks for sharing this - it must have been a lot of fun to put together.

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SmokeyVW said 3775 days ago (August 18th, 2007)
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you bet! this was a blast working on. i really feel his has some latent talent.

i got the artist's permission to post this (and his Mom's) - just in case... you never know!

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said 3776 days ago (August 17th, 2007)
Great collab w/ Matty!!!! :-)
This is so wonderful, Bill! I thoroughly enjoyed it. The music is really cool, and the vocals are terrific - and the Lyrics say it ALL!!! :-) You must undoubtedly be one of the Coolest Grandfathers to be blessed with.
SmokeyVW said 3775 days ago (August 18th, 2007)
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i'm not sure exactly where those lyrics came from.

Matty does seem to like it when Papa drops by to visit.

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VicDiesel said 3776 days ago (August 17th, 2007)
Makes me wonder
what he was actually singing. It sounds like you snipped just a few syllables out of it and built a whole track from that. Very cool stuff.

The upbeat synths and the simple drums are appropriate for the child's voice. Good arrangement overall.

Victor.
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SmokeyVW said 3775 days ago (August 18th, 2007)
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since a couple of people couldn't understand the words, i decided to post the lyrics, as few as there are.

i did very little manipulation of Matty's voice. i did cut out each word to tighten up the timing between them, and to do a little permutation of the words, since there was very little material to work with.

there is a little bit of pitch correction throughout, but not much. the initial "best" is flat: i needed to shift it up a half-step. the string of notes in Matty's rendition of the word "Life!" still amazes me - i did NOT add that, i just built some support for it.

i put up a link to the original 15 sec source recording if you want to compare before/after.

most of this song is constructed from GB loops, with modifications.

thanks
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tmcfate said 3776 days ago (August 17th, 2007)
need to say
you really have a clever and smart composing stradigy. i am always taken and impressed with your work. you are one of those people that gives me hope
tim
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SmokeyVW said 3775 days ago (August 18th, 2007)
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wow, thanks Tim.

initially i didn't even intend this to become a MacJams tune, it was just for fun. i wish i could explain the process i used on this song, but i don't really recall exactly what i did. i do remember there were lots of attempts that didn't work.

Matty also sang a version of "Under The Boardwalk" - but of course, i can't post that here since covers are prohibited.
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echoroom said 3775 days ago (August 18th, 2007)
Sweet
This has a cool kinda eastern groove in the urgency of the music and percussion. Really clever use of the vox - it almost sounds like chanting.

Nice work.

Steve
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SmokeyVW said 3775 days ago (August 18th, 2007)
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if you take the loop "2-Step Summer Guitar 02" and play it on the "Chinese Erhu Violin" you get that eastern groove.

that, combined with a loop i built out of Matty's voice, formed the core of the song. i had that completed really early while making this tune.

the trouble was what to do with it to form a complete song. it took several days of playing with it to find the other elements like the horn stabs to make a complete song of it.

if you listen to the original source, the chanting really came from Matty - i just ran with it...

thanks
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Ed Hannifin said 3775 days ago (August 18th, 2007)
I totally get this and love it...
Mind you, there may be, er, legal issues in that composition credit...Best have your lawyer talk to Matty's lawyer and iron it out...

I well remember having that experience with my son's tune, 'Hey Baby', holding my electronic tuner up while he was singing and discovering that he was right on pitch in the key of D...

And we had a big deal this week, as he was about to turn ten, when he finally learned his D, G and A chords on the guitar, and suddently realized that he can--sort of--now play his own song...

This is a great song and a great collaboration...Make sure it's properly backed up, so you can give Matty a fresh copy when he's fourteen...and eighteen...

Ed
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SmokeyVW said 3738 days ago (September 24th, 2007)
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keeping a special back up is an excellent suggestion. thanks for mentioning it. this has been a big hit with the family.

the recording of Matty's concert was just a spur of the moment thing my wife did. i tried a tentative little experiment without a goal in mind, just for fun, and it just turned into this. strange how things happen sometimes.

thanks

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Macaudion said 3775 days ago (August 18th, 2007)
Very intriguing...
Eh eh eh... You could feel from whence this came... - That in itself makes this a pretty cool little ditty.

LOVE the sound of those horns! And the guitars!

What a fun listen!

Very very cool, Mister SV!

Like it! Thanks! Dion

P.S. You come up w/ some of the most intriguing pieces. Consistanly - You never know what you're going to get, but it is alway an entertaining and joyful ride. Thanks for that.
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SmokeyVW said 3738 days ago (September 24th, 2007)
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it's fun having a budding pop star in the family. B^)

thanks Maca, i appreciate it.

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announcer said 3775 days ago (August 18th, 2007)
I can't tell you
how cool I think this song is...so I won't even try too!
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SmokeyVW said 3738 days ago (September 24th, 2007)
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thanks for listening
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said 3775 days ago (August 18th, 2007)
Hey Bill!
Tell Matty he has a new fan!

Groovin fun!

Be well!


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SmokeyVW said 3738 days ago (September 24th, 2007)
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will do. i think his Mom may already have told him.

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michael2 said 3775 days ago (August 18th, 2007)
matty
is a star, love it when he gets all into it at the end of the line.
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SmokeyVW said 3738 days ago (September 24th, 2007)
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i later found out that Matty's song, that i merely elaborated upon, was in fact an original composition. he was expressing how he felt about the events earlier that day. they had gone to a water park, and then his favorite restaurant, and on the way home he told my wife that it was the best day of his life. the original recording was made just a little later that day. no wonder he sounded "all into it" - he was!

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thetiler said 3771 days ago (August 22nd, 2007)
Like that
indian funk type sound. Cool kids sound!



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SmokeyVW said 3738 days ago (September 24th, 2007)
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thanks for listening!
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J.A.Stewart said 3760 days ago (September 2nd, 2007)
Labor of Love
This made ME smile, Bill, because... it evoked memories of time I spent with my son around that age when I was rehearsing in my studio and he'd come in and "help" me.

While I have some precious tapes of those "sessions," I would never have imagined doing what you did here.

Very cool --- and precious. ;)

--- Joe
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SmokeyVW said 3738 days ago (September 24th, 2007)
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i know what you mean. these things are like little "snapshots" that you carry around in your pocket for the rest of your life. once in while, it'll fall out, and you can feel good about it all over again.

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Char said 3375 days ago (September 21st, 2008)
He really
put some emotion into that. ....LIFE!! What complete fun.
Proud grandpa you are. Did you change Matty's voice?
Nice music, Bill. Thank you. You've got me smiling!
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