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#342257 - 03/17/12 11:02 AM It's your "Lucky Day", a one shot recording !
Scottyee Offline
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Ok guys, as you may have already read, Synthzone buddy Rico recently posted a very impressive instrumental version of the song "Lucky Day". clap
I recently discovered this song (on YouTube) and pointed it out to him and was thinking of recording it too, but with vocals, and in auto accomp. arranger (vs utilizing a midi backing track as Rico impressively showcased).

Rico suggested that we give the membership a chance to hear 2 different approaches to the same song, and that we both record this song, so I sang & concurrently played it live in arranger (auto accomp) mode, and recorded it in one quick take (with plenty of flaws eek ) utilizing the T4 'jazz rotary organ' sound, going directly out of the T4 to my Tascam DR-07MKII digital recorder. I had hoped to find time to re-record it again, but haven't found the time yet (I'm having too much fun playing with my new iPad 3 grin , so have opted to simply post the one I recorded in one quick shot last week.

Listen:

Scott Yee - Lucky Day

Warning: it's a down and dirty one shot (with plenty of flaws) rehearsal




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#342266 - 03/17/12 01:25 PM Re: It's your "Lucky Day", a one shot recording ! [Re: Scottyee]
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Hi Scott,
Great job my friend
Because i know this is not easy to do
Verry hard song to master in singing and then also playing
I can allready tell you because i cant sing and play at the same time
So greatly done my friend
and some flaws dont matter, who cares i am making them also
its albout the feeling you put into it and show it to the people then they know its comming from youre heart
Thats what musics about then it is sincere
changing peoples feelings
Again i am verry happy with the fact you pionted me out to this song because also of the reactions from people that they didnt knew the song
Its funny to see all the reactions also in the netherlands nobody knew this song amazing if you ask me because its a super song

and you did a great job
Regards Rico wave

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#342267 - 03/17/12 02:00 PM Re: It's your "Lucky Day", a one shot recording ! [Re: KeyBTyros]
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Scotty, good job. Where does this song come from? A musical?, An import? Thought I was pretty informed about all kinds of new material, but this one is unfamiliar.


R.

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#342270 - 03/17/12 02:12 PM Re: It's your "Lucky Day", a one shot recording ! [Re: KeyBTyros]
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Hi Scott,

You did a fantastic job!

You showcased what the Tyros4 can do when played Auto-Accompanyment style with an accomplished lead vocalist who can simultaneously play the chords and the riffs on the keyboard.

You will be the ideal professional demonstrator for Yamaha.

It is impressive to see what the Tyros 4 is capable of when a skilled keyboardist like Rico plays his chops over a backing MIDI track and then take it to the next level by adding live vocals.

Your Tascam DR07mkII digital pocket recorder is worth every penny. This along with your new iPad and the Yamaha Tyros4/Korg microARRANGER combo gives you the ideal portable setup for any live performance.

Thanks for sharing your work.

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#342272 - 03/17/12 02:25 PM Re: It's your "Lucky Day", a one shot recording ! [Re: Scottyee]
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Great job Scott! I wish my rehearsals sounded that good smile
This song is starting to grow on me. I can't believe I never heard it before. Thanks for sharing.
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#342273 - 03/17/12 02:42 PM Re: It's your "Lucky Day", a one shot recording ! [Re: montunoman]
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#342277 - 03/17/12 03:37 PM Re: It's your "Lucky Day", a one shot recording ! [Re: Scottyee]
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#342278 - 03/17/12 03:40 PM Re: It's your "Lucky Day", a one shot recording ! [Re: Scottyee]
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Scott, In your usual fine style, very nice! Wow, and you took time out of using your new iPad! Thanks for posting that, it's been a while since I've heard you!

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#342283 - 03/17/12 07:29 PM Re: It's your "Lucky Day", a one shot recording ! [Re: Scottyee]
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Great job Scott! That's a good #. I like your organ playing, and your voice sounds great with the harmonizer.

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#342286 - 03/17/12 10:50 PM Re: It's your "Lucky Day", a one shot recording ! [Re: captain Russ]
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Rico, Cap Russ, Tapas, Paul, Eddie, Gary, Steve, and Larry:

Hi Guys:
Thanks for such generously kind words. smile
Glad you enjoyed my rendition of "Lucky Day".
I had honestly debated whether to post such a rough around the edges recording, especially realizing my vocals weren't always on pitch pristine.
Then again I remember past member comments made suggesting that my vocal sound style was better suited for trad. pop & jazz standards and not for Pop Rock & Country.
In an attempt to bring out an edgier raw quality to my voice, I intentionally set the song key a tad higher than usual to try to achieve that,
but regrettably,in a few spots,it resulted in some pitch-vocal placement problems.
I did have fun spontaneously recording it either way, so thanks to Rico for having suggested us both record the same song,
as it's now inspired me to actually seriously 'work' on learning another new tune again. smile

Additional comments and thoughts from others are 'welcomed and encouraged'.

Scott cool


Originally Posted By: captain Russ
Scotty, good job. Where does this song come from? A musical?, An import? Thought I was pretty informed about all kinds of new material, but this one is unfamiliar.
Hi Russ,
"Lucky Day" was included on German singer Sasha Schmitz's 2007 Greatest Hits album and was the 66th best selling German single of 2007.
Here he performs the song @ the 2007 Live Earth Concert in Hamburg:


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#342329 - 03/19/12 12:43 AM Re: It's your "Lucky Day", a one shot recording ! [Re: Scottyee]
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Hi Scott

If that's rough round the edges I'm a Chinaman, To be quite honest I prefered your version rather than Sasha, very smooth.

Regards

Col


Edited by Saswick (03/19/12 12:44 AM)

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#342330 - 03/19/12 01:22 AM Re: It's your "Lucky Day", a one shot recording ! [Re: Scottyee]
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Hi Scott

Your recording came off really good. It's got some nice energy.

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#342332 - 03/19/12 02:13 AM Re: It's your "Lucky Day", a one shot recording ! [Re: Scottyee]
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Hi Scott you have a great voice, nice use of Tyros accompaniment, some tend to overuse the 'production' styles but this is a nice solid rhythm. Personally speaking, having worked for Hammond for years I always find it hard to listen to the organ sound on Yamaha gear but your vocals more than made up for it.

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#342351 - 03/19/12 12:00 PM Re: It's your "Lucky Day", a one shot recording ! [Re: Tonewheeldude]
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Scott ... really nice job ... I thought the 'edgy-ness' worked out well ...

Thnx for another tune I can try to work on ...
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#342356 - 03/19/12 12:42 PM Re: It's your "Lucky Day", a one shot recording ! [Re: Scottyee]
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Thanks for sharing your time and talent. Hope to be able to do the same one day.
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#342358 - 03/19/12 12:55 PM Re: It's your "Lucky Day", a one shot recording ! [Re: Scottyee]
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Beautifully played and sung, Scott...organ sounds very B-3 like and your use of accompaniment is spot on.

Ian
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#342369 - 03/19/12 03:10 PM Re: It's your "Lucky Day", a one shot recording ! [Re: Scottyee]
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Scott, your my Hero!! I still like the Emeril and Wolfgang puck song better, you should rerecord it on the T4., call me when you can , sorry I had to cut you short on the last call.

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#342389 - 03/19/12 07:58 PM Re: It's your "Lucky Day", a one shot recording ! [Re: mikey_maestro]
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Hi . . .

Col.Saswick
ScottL
TonewheelsDude
TonyMads
Zuki
Ian
and Mikey

Thank you all for your kind words and nice comments.
I plan to more seriously begin recording now and post my music here more often. dancers

Originally Posted By: mikey_maestro
Scott, your my Hero!!
I still like the Emeril and Wolfgang puck song better, you should rerecord it on the T4.
Sorry Mikey but you lost me on that one. grin
What "song" is the 'Emeril & Wolfgang puck' song? confused1

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#342399 - 03/19/12 11:33 PM Re: It's your "Lucky Day", a one shot recording ! [Re: Scottyee]
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Scott....Scott...what a NICE song, nice beat, I like that Happy tune..... clap
I think I am going to steal....upsss...learn the song, I think the Casino Lounge patrons will be happy, also is very danceable. party
Thanks for showing this good song....very well done.
I wish I get it like that in one shot. keys

Manuel
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#342409 - 03/20/12 05:00 AM Re: It's your "Lucky Day", a one shot recording ! [Re: Scottyee]
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Originally Posted By: Scottyee
Hi . . .

Col.Saswick
ScottL
TonewheelsDude
TonyMads
Zuki
Ian
and Mikey

Thank you all for your kind words and nice comments.
I plan to more seriously begin recording now and post my music here more often. dancers

Originally Posted By: mikey_maestro
Scott, your my Hero!!
I still like the Emeril and Wolfgang puck song better, you should rerecord it on the T4.
Sorry Mikey but you lost me on that one. grin
What "song" is the 'Emeril & Wolfgang puck' song? confused1


Scott is was the song on your Demo page, this could be the start of something big, I couldn't remember the name of it, as I recall, you changed the lyrics around a little. It was my favorite song that you did on your demo page, I was suggesting that you rerecord it on the Tyros 4. For anyone who doesn't know what I'm speaking about, here is a link to Scott's demos, it's called start of something big.... http://scottyee.tripod.com/songdemos.html

Scott give me a call sometime, my new iPad is arriving today, we have to talk Tech!

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#342421 - 03/20/12 08:55 AM Re: It's your "Lucky Day", a one shot recording ! [Re: Scottyee]
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DUDE!!!!!! About time I hear some new shiznit from ya. Surely not disappointed, I missed hearing your singing. Completely new tune for me this, never heard before (haven't even listened to Rico's version) but I liked this immediately. Dunno what style you used but it works for this 100%. Nothing beats live stuff, screw the smf/midi backings.

Anyways good job, this just motivated me to do some real stuff myself (not just drunk karaoke :DDD)

cheers mate.


Edited by TheWolf (03/20/12 08:55 AM)
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#342423 - 03/20/12 09:07 AM Re: It's your "Lucky Day", a one shot recording ! [Re: TheWolf]
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Originally Posted By: TheWolf
DUDE!!!!!! About time I hear some new shiznit from ya. Surely not disappointed, I missed hearing your singing. Completely new tune for me this, never heard before (haven't even listened to Rico's version) but I liked this immediately. Dunno what style you used but it works for this 100%. Nothing beats live stuff, screw the smf/midi backings.

Anyways good job, this just motivated me to do some real stuff myself (not just drunk karaoke :DDD)

cheers mate.


Why knock and/midi backings?

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#342425 - 03/20/12 09:18 AM Re: It's your "Lucky Day", a one shot recording ! [Re: Dnj]
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Originally Posted By: Dnj


Why knock and/midi backings?


Sorry didn't understand the question (me stupid, not native speaker). Knock where?
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#342427 - 03/20/12 10:36 AM Re: It's your "Lucky Day", a one shot recording ! [Re: Scottyee]
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I really like that song. Does anyone have the dots? Couldn't find it listed.

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#342429 - 03/20/12 10:51 AM Re: It's your "Lucky Day", a one shot recording ! [Re: TheWolf]
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Originally Posted By: TheWolf
DUDE!!!!!! About time I hear some new shiznit from ya. Surely not disappointed, I missed hearing your singing. Completely new tune for me this, never heard before (haven't even listened to Rico's version) but I liked this immediately. Dunno what style you used but it works for this 100%. Nothing beats live stuff, screw the smf/midi backings.
Anyways good job, this just motivated me to do some real stuff myself (not just drunk karaoke :DDD) cheers mate.

Hi Heikki, thanks for the nice words of support. That meant a lot, especially coming from such a talented musician I respect as yourself. smile
No matter how we choose to do it (a real backing band, auto accomp. arranger mode, utilizing backing tracks, or even karaoke), it's 'all good' imo, just as long as one doesn't fake their playing (keyboard mute) and/or lip sync their singing. JMO. cool

Originally Posted By: TheWolf
Knock where?

grin grin grin


Hi Brian, thanks for the nice reply, and yes, I agree, it's always 'fun' to stretch out and try new things. dance2

Hi Bob, I don't have a chart or dots, but here are the chords & lyrics I came up with and used:

Intro:

[Em][/][CMaj][/]
[Em][/][CMaj][/]

Verse 1:

[Em] You're looking[/]lost [/] and I don't [/]know the reason
[C] All that I [/]know [/] is that you [B]should not be
[Em] Don't run a- [/]way [/] the time is [/]now the place is
[B]Here [/] [/] [/]

Verse 2:

[Em] Don't hesi- [/]-tate[/] for this is[/]very urgent
[C] I'm in a [/]state[/] in which I [B]should not be
[Em] It's up to [/]you [/] to let a [/]minute save your
[B]Day [/] [/] [B]

Chorus:

[G:]Show [:/]me [/:]what you [:/]got, I
[B:]Know [:/]you've [/:]got a [:/]lot so
[Em:]Don't [:/]you [/:]let it [:/]slip a-
[C:]way [:/] [/:] [:/] just

[G:]Show [:/]me [/:]what it [:/]takes to
[B:]Hold [:/]you [/:]maybe [:/]no one
[Em:]Told [:/]you [/:]trust me [:/]when I
[C:]Say [:/] to- [/:]days your[:/]lucky-
[Em:]Day [:/] [/:] [:/]
[C:] [:/] to- [B:]days your[:/]lucky-
[Em:]Day [:/] [/:] [:/]
[C:] [:/] [B:] [:/]

Bridge:

[Em]Don't [/:]]get[:/]me [/]wrong [/:.] [.C#m7b5]
[G]I'm [/:]not [:/]in [B]love com- [/]plete-ly
[Em]But [/:]if [:/]you [/]want [/:.] [.C#m7b5]
[G]We'll [/:]car [:/]ry [B:]on [:A] [Am:] [:D7]

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#342430 - 03/20/12 10:55 AM Re: It's your "Lucky Day", a one shot recording ! [Re: Scottyee]
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Thanks Scott. I'll see what I can do with that.

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#342450 - 03/20/12 08:45 PM Re: It's your "Lucky Day", a one shot recording ! [Re: Bob Hendershot]
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Originally Posted By: Bob Hendershot
Thanks Scott. I'll see what I can do with that.


Bob ... this might be easier to work with :
http://tabs.ultimate-guitar.com/s/sasha/lucky_day_ver2_crd.htm
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#342453 - 03/20/12 10:14 PM Re: It's your "Lucky Day", a one shot recording ! [Re: Scottyee]
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Scott, great job on the song, as usual!
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#342462 - 03/21/12 05:59 AM Re: It's your "Lucky Day", a one shot recording ! [Re: Scottyee]
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Thanks Tony.

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#342465 - 03/21/12 06:26 AM Re: It's your "Lucky Day", a one shot recording ! [Re: Scottyee]
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Hey Scott...good job, enjoyed it very much

BTW...How's the "Hot" iPad3 ?
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#342485 - 03/21/12 10:40 AM Re: It's your "Lucky Day", a one shot recording ! [Re: lahawk]
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Don and Larry,
Thanks for the nice words regarding my impromptu playing. smile

Originally Posted By: lahawk

BTW...How's the "Hot" iPad3 ?

Hi Larry,
I'm actually not experiencing any heat problem at all with my unit and I use it all day long. dance2
The only heat I notice is how quickly iPads are flying off Apple's shelves: 3 million sold in 3 days. woot
I'm really enjoying the 4X improved HD screen resolution, new voice dictation feature, and much better than my home DSL, 4G lte mobille broadband speed.
We've got terrific Verizon 4G lte coverage throughout the SF Bay Area (AT&T 4G lte coverage here on the other hand is still pretty spotty).
On my Verizon 4G lte iPad I'm getting around 18 - 25 megabits per second download speeds,
so I'm a happy synthzone hi speed internet connected camper everywhere I travel now. cool

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