Once More (Soft Rock/Pop)

Another Soft Rock, Pop song after “Sweet Love” in 2020:

“Once More”

Download: http://eatme.pro/music?search=once%20more

Music by EatMe
http://www.eatme.pro

Made in Renoise 3.2.1

main:
Dm ^AmADD2 A7 …
Dm7 ^C A9sus …
Dm7 ^G6 A2 …
F/D ^Fmaj7 G …

break once:
F ^AmADD2 DmajADD2 …
Gmaj7 ^C D6 …
G9sus ^G6 Dmaj7 …
G47 ^Fmaj7 D6 …

VST instruments:
KORG M1 Preset “Background”
KORG WaveStation Preset “Crystal Pad”
T-Force Alpha Plus II

From Band-in-a-Box 2020:
Jaw Harp:
3427:Jaw Harp, Rhythm CelticSlipJig98 Sw 110 (pitched down to 50%)
Sax:
417:Sax, Tenor, Motown Rock Ev 120 (Bluesy)
Guitar:
698:Guitar, Electric, Rhythm ElecRockDirty Ev 120
998:Guitar, Electric, Rhythm HardRockLACrispSync Ev 120
Bass:
628: Bass, Electric, Funk James FingerSlap Ev 100
RealDrums:
LatinFunkAlex^1-a:SideStick, Hihat, b:Busy Snare, HiHat (one quarter bar before tempo)
JazzSoulDannyEv: a:Snare, Ride b:Snare, Kick
Piano:
2461: Piano, Acoustic, Rhythm NewAgeAlbertiPretty Ev 100 (one quarter bar before tempo)

VST Plugins used:
BassChorus by Clone Ensemble
SupaPhaser by Bram
Freeverb2 (now on Audacity wiki)
MJRotoDelay
TokyoDawn Kotelnikov GE master bus compressor
internal Renoise effects:
Analog filter (w/ drive)
Equalizer 10-bands
Exciter
Compressor (on bass and drums)
Distortion (on guitar)
Phaser
Flanger
Maximizer (Limiter)

Free - download this track:
http://eatme.pro/music?search=once%20more

Music by EatMe
http://www.eatme.pro

some rights reserved
(CC) BY-NC-ND 3.0
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Black: Music by EatMe

01 e4 +0.2… Nc6
02 d4 … e5
03 d5 … Nce7
04 c4 +0.3… d6
05 Nc3 … c6
06 Bg5 +0.7… f6
07 Be3 … Ng6
08 g3 … N8e7
09 Be2 … f5
10 Bh5 … fxe4
11 Nxe4 +0.4. Bf5
12 Ng5 … Qd7 +5.5
13 h3 +0.7… h6 +1
14 Bxg6+ -3.2 Nxg6 -1.5
15 Ne6 -1.9… Bxe6 -1.8
16 dxe6 -1.8. Qxe6 -1.7
17 Qb3 -1.9… b6 -1.5
18 O-O-O -1.7 Be7 -1.4
19 Nf3 -2.4… O-O -2.4
20 Nd2 … Rab8
21 Ne4 … b5
22 c5 … Qxb3
23 axb3 … d5
24 Nd6 … d4
25 Bd2 … b4
26 Ne4 … a5
27 Rhf1 … Rf3
28 Kc2 … Rb5
29 Be1 … Bxc5
30 Rd3 … Rxd3
31 Kxd3 … Kf7
32 Nd2 … Ke6
33 Ne4 … Be7
34 Bd2 … Kd5
35 f4 … Bf6
36 Nxf6+… gxf6
37 f5 … e4+
38 Ke2 … d3+
39 Ke3 … Ne5
40 Rf4 … Nf3
41 Rxe4 … Nxd2
42 Rd4+ … Ke5
43 Rxd3 … Nf1+
44 Kf2 … Ke4
45 Rd6 … Rxf5+
46 Ke1 … Nxg3
47 Rxc6 … Rf1+
48 Kd2 … Rf3
49 Rc4+ … Kd5
50 Kc2 … Ne4
51 h4 … Rh3
52 h5 … f5
53 Rc8 … Rxh5
54 Ra8 … Rh2+
55 Kd3 … Nf2+
56 Ke3 … Nd1+
57 Kf3 … Rh3+
58 Kf4 … Ke6
59 Rxa5 -7.8. Rh4+ -6.5
60 Kf3 … Nxb2
61 Kg3 … Re4
62 Ra6+ … Ke5
63 Rxh6 … Re3+
64 Kf2 … Rxb3
65 Ke2 … Nd3
66 Rh3

White resigned

Result after …Nf4+ or …Nc1+ is loss of Rh3

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I am always jealous of you when I hear your songs.The complexity of the chords and when to change them and the overall mood,I don’t think I will ever be able to reach that level of composition.A wonderful piece the sax always does it for me.

I do it by ear.

This was entered in Renoise with the M1 and the WaveStation both playing a little variety.

First you enter a basic chord (Dm) and add some variations (add 2, add 7 add 6, play a 4 instead of a 3) within or altered from that scale.
The notes do not always fit and sometimes need to create harmonic tension, you will hear when it suits.
Then you shift the notes in the chord (Dm = A D F becomes Am = A C E).
Then you do it again.

I sometimes just switch from minor to major (shift 3b to 3) and opt. add some.

You can also make a shift off a chord, wait for it to create the tension, and then shift back to the full harmonic sounding chord. Bach was good at that.

the harmonic minor scale:
a b c d e f g a
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

the harmonic major scale:
c d e f g a b c
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

you can shift it to any note.
you can also use alternate or half-note scales so it does (not) matter.

find out more scales on http://musictheory.net

you can also practice your ear with the trainer that lets you recognize.

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I updated the track

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Great tips thank you.I am completely blind when it comes to music theory, thank god for Renoise lock to scale.It would be a good topic to have here in the forum about music theory from you or other users who understand it followed but example files to load into Renoise.