Deep Roots Remix Event

Reviews for "Just As You Will"

Just As You Will
by Admiral Bob
Recommends (26)
Tue, Oct 26, 2010 @ 10:33 PM

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Clarence Simpson
permalink   Wed, Oct 27, 2010 @ 6:44 AM
Wow, AB, you did a fantastic job adding lyrics and vocals to this. I had never quite known what kind of vocal melody to put on top of the music, and you just took this to another level. I also really like the organ solo and the subtle guitar strum addition. It makes me think “I should’ve done that!”

As for the thematic content of the song - you know, I’ve played this progression for years but never had a name or lyrical concept for it until I decided to upload it here. And even then I did it mainly so I didn’t have to call it “Gospel track @ 115 bpm” :)

But even though it was just a quick vague concept that I came up with for the title, you hit the nail on the head lyrically. The idea was definitely one of relenting to God’s will especially when your natural instinct is to want something completely different. It’s awesome that you built a whole lyrical framework around a pseudo-random concept like that. Dare I say that God had His hand in this?

The only thing I would’ve done differently (and this is hardly a criticism) is making the melody of the 2nd “Not as I will” refrain of each stanza go B-A-G-low C so that the melody wouldn’t go B-A-G-high C three times in a row. The low C is where the melody goes in my head anyway.

Thanks for the remix!
permalink   Admiral Bob Wed, Oct 27, 2010 @ 6:54 AM
I hope it is true that He did. This passed beyond my limited abilities, and it is very humbling.

Thanks for the great inspiration you gave me in this: it was a true gift!
Ivan Chew
permalink   Wed, Oct 27, 2010 @ 7:11 AM
I don’t subscribe to any religion. I still found this uplifting. Thanks man.
Hans Atom
permalink   Wed, Oct 27, 2010 @ 7:24 AM
Wow! You give such a sensual attack to the strings of your guitar in the intro…you´ve got a lot of feeling for the instruments, without playing the virtouso. That makes it all sound so naturally and fine.
permalink   Wed, Oct 27, 2010 @ 8:09 AM
Wonderful. And beautiful. And moving. And exceptional singing.
And then I have this weakness for songs in waltz tempo. Congrats to both of you!
permalink   Wed, Oct 27, 2010 @ 1:40 PM
A strong vocal offering. Equally powerful and soothing.
permalink   Thu, Oct 28, 2010 @ 1:05 PM
Absolutely delicious track, very smooth indeed. Fab guitar and vocals
permalink   Thu, Oct 28, 2010 @ 4:20 PM
Admiral, impressive as usual.
permalink   Mon, Nov 1, 2010 @ 8:03 AM
lest there be any doubt, soufulness knows no national boundaries. this could have come straight from the bayou, sung by the Neville’s or the subdudes it would would be an oft-requested classic. i’ll stick with your original as the definitive version on this beautiful offering.
permalink   Thu, Nov 4, 2010 @ 10:31 PM
Bravo, AB. Soulful.
permalink   Tue, Dec 28, 2010 @ 10:09 AM
C’est admirable, Admiral Bob. Thanks