Time for round #22 of the Fretboard Composition Challenge, courtesy of me and @TTony
Every few months there'll be a composition challenge. It revolves around individuals or groups of forum members composing or covering songs based on a set of rules or guidelines laid out for that particular challenge.
No prizes for this challenge. It's just for fun, a spur to creating, sharing, discussing music/recording and learning. Plus a way of testing the water with your creations and getting some feedback.
For this challenge, entrants need to decide on their own theme and reflect that theme in the title of their composition. Your theme/title could be something straightforward such as "Disco Rock" or you might choose to go for something off-the-wall, such as "Music For Squawking Seagulls" (which was the first thing that came into my head because I hear them a lot now we've moved to Exmouth).
Give free rein to you imagination. People will vote as they wish but you might win more votes (for example from me) for a whacky theme/title that is reflected in your composition, especially if it's funny.
Picture: In addition to the music, try to create your own picture that relates to your selected theme/title. This isn't mandatory but, as a small incentive, those that provide a picture will be awarded a free point to add to their voting score. Note the picture can be anything from a hand drawn sketch, photo, photo edit or something generated in a graphics package.
We'll try the above approach to the theme in the hope of encouraging more entries, because some seem to struggle with a set theme. If it works out, we'll stick with this approach. It also saves me the effort or trying to come up with a theme that people can work with.
DATES AND VOTING
Fretboard Challenge #22 starts NOW! - Submission deadline - Midnight 31st May 2018
Voting will start soon after the submission deadline with each voter selecting their 1st, 2nd and 3rd choice.
First choice gets 5 points - Second choice gets 3 points - Third choice gets 1 point
The entry with the most points wins.
Voting ends 11.30pm 14th June 2018
The order and scores of the three people with the most votes will be announced soon after the voting ends.
All recordings and pictures need to be sent via email to Compositions@theFB.co.uk
Songs to be submitted in mp3 format.
Pictures to be in jpg or png format.
It's not a competition.