Now That’s a Song

So “The Song” actually sounds pretty good, well at least the first verse and chorus. So what do you guys say we start recording it next week?

If sguitar can record the song and post it and post the words again here maybe we can work out the rough spots. I know, sounds like work. BTW sav your guitar playing on this song sounded great today I’m very impressed. I know I haven’t been teaching much lately but you and andrew are really going in totally different directions musically, hard to plan anything. It really is easier one on one.

Oh how the hourglass has changed
Yet my future seems so vague
I know it’s time to move on HIGH
‘Cause the rest of my life is comin’ on strong HOLD

*music pauses*


As I turn to say goodbye
It’ll be muffled by my cry
there were expereinces fulla content
But now I’m leavin’ here fulla sorrow
And I don’t wanna leave this place…tomorrow


It is in the end a new beginning
Sad yet exciting
‘Cause there are bigger stars brightnin’ HIGH
With more things to do HOLD


Lauren that last time you sang the verse was sweet. I knew you could do it now we just got to get you to know you can do it.

the song

bass and drums

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34 Responses to Now That’s a Song

  1. sguitar says:

    lol vibrant picture. i recorded it but i can’t upload it so you can just click and listen. and i know i should post it somewhere else but it wont let me on nsagarage lol should i just email it to u and have u post it?? and yes it is an mp3

  2. isteve says:

    yea email it to me… wait a second let me change the settings to make you a administrator here and give it another try first

  3. isteve says:

    your a admin now, try editing this post (edit button under title) and upload the mp3

    the code to make it play in the post is [audio= copy paste the url from the upload screen then ] or just hit the insert into post button or whatever it says

  4. isteve says:

    Well you did upload it three times i posted it. sweeeeet

  5. isteve says:

    are these the right chords

    Capo on second fret

    Em7 Cadd9 G G

    Em Em7 Cadd9 G

    pre chorus
    Em7 G A (A riff)

    Em Bm D Am

    all fixed

  6. sguitar says:

    chorus is well its not really these chords with a capo but. eM bM d am.

  7. isteve says:


    i’ll fix it can you post the lyrics and make notes of any lyrics that you think need to be changed

  8. isteve says:

    late night

    i should see if we can get paul to stop by and get some drums on this song.

    you there paul?

  9. sguitar says:

    yes, late night.

  10. thanks guys now im lauren (no last names) not lauren CONFUSED my last name is normally confused if people dont spell out what they need cause im usualy missing the obvious. also love vibrant picture.

  11. isteve says:

    i edited out your last name.

    i did a little recording to see what the song may sound like with drums and bass it’s at the top

  12. sguitar says:

    i was just wondering why the song i recorded sounds so fuzzy and yours doesn’t. and i am using high quality headphones, and the settings weren’t like on metal or whatever.

  13. isteve says:

    good question lot of possibility. my guess is you have what is called clipping. clipping is when something in the signal chain (guitar to interface interface to computer) has to much gain (gain is like volume) now your guitar does not have to much gain so that’s ok. the presonus has lots of gain that can overdrive the mac. so next time open the inspire mixer software and turn down the gain (think it’s a knob) on the input channel or turn off the boost button. you may need to play around to find a good setting that is loud but doesn’t clip. you can then set you virtual amp settings in garageband to adjust gain.

    remember when ever you see red led on presonus or the virtual led turn red in garageband track you have clipping

    play around with all the settings you’ll figure out a lot that way. if you bring your recording stuff this week i can help you out. doing recording is a learning thing like playing guitar it takes a lot of practice to get good at it.

    some good info on gain staging

    some tips optimizing


    inspire manual

  14. you guys wrote another song can play the guitar for it and i can sing it all show you guys tomorrow.

  15. isteve says:

    good to cover all the bases 😉

  16. lauren says:

    stincks how summer almost i had so much fun at these lessons wow time flys when your having fun thanks steve!!!!!!!!!!!

  17. isteve says:

    i looked forward to being there on fridays you guys are the best!!!!!!!!!!!

    i’m pretty sure i could stop by on most saturdays (have to find a time of day) this fall if you want lessons still. savannah and andrew are advancing pretty quickly don’t think they need me anymore. hopefully we can get together once in a while to jam.

  18. lauren says:

    totally thanks steve i really liked how you taught me the stuff yes sometimes i get confused but thats just me but you really got the stuff memorized in my head. also thanks for putting my song up i like the name i need you its PERFECTO!!!!!!!!!! looks like miss scott likes it!!!!!!!

  19. Diane says:

    Yes Lauren, I do like it a lot! You did an amazing job!! Are you still playing the guitar I gave you? You sound great! Guitars sound so much better before they get run over…that still makes me cry to remember that awful day.EEEEK!

    I’m sure going to miss you this year, I hope you plan on singing at HRHS. You have a great gift! I’ll keep checking on here to listen to your “stuff”.

    See ya,

  20. isteve says:

    Thank for visiting diane i think the whole summer crew owe you a big thanks for getting them started. Maddie will be singing along with lauren on the next song.

    Also lindsay is doing great she’s saving for a electric guitar, says she has $68 so far.

    And Savannah, take a picture of your new guitar and make a new post to show it off. Your one lucky guitarist… you deserve it.

  21. lauren says:

    yeah im doing chorus and also yes thats your guitar i named it friend richt when i got it. i wrote another song called im bored its on the homepage with the girl thats totally pink i wrote that song and sang. i did not do the guitar though.p

  22. sorry about the letter p at the end sisters did that!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! there always up to mischief or singing the choruses to my songs. i guess thats why there called the sophie and o show!!!!!!!!!

  23. leslie says:

    hi guys– this is a great blog. lots of fun to see what you are all up to. it almost makes me want school to start! maybe I can see you real time at school one of these Fridays–will you be there next week? I am jealous of all of the lessons and the time you are putting into guitar and singing and songwriting!

  24. isteve says:

    we’ll be there friday i think pati and maybe joe wanted to stop by for a song or two… only two more fridays to go I’m going to miss these guys big time.

    we need to record one more song before school starts, does anyone have time next saturday or sunday?

  25. isteve says:

    did you play the ibanez through the vox yet?

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