COMPOSITION CHALLENGE #22

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  • stratman3142stratman3142 Frets: 747
    I've finally got a recording of a Seagull that I can use and I've edited the recording to give a fairly constant tempo. Bloody seagulls can't squawk in time, although the pitching is pretty close to around a high B. Now I've thrown together the bare bones of a tune.

    Just a reminder that the deadline is midnight 31st May 2018

    It's not a competition.
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  • flying_pieflying_pie Frets: 419
    I've finally got a recording of a Seagull that I can use and I've edited the recording to give a fairly constant tempo. Bloody seagulls can't squawk in time, although the pitching is pretty close to around a high B. Now I've thrown together the bare bones of a tune.

    Excellent. Sounds like the perfect opportunity for a baritone guitar 
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  • stratman3142stratman3142 Frets: 747
    Considering my theme I really should try to be the third entry

    Mine's very close now. But I'll hold off on the final tweaks to give you the chance of being the 3rd entry if you're near to completing your track.

    It's not a competition.
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  • thecolourboxthecolourbox Frets: 3130
    Considering my theme I really should try to be the third entry

    Mine's very close now. But I'll hold off on the final tweaks to give you the chance of being the 3rd entry if you're near to completing your track.

    Ha no sadly I'm nowhere near still as have been preparing for a studio day tomorrow :(

    And if there's anything good about me, I'm the only one who knows

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  • flying_pieflying_pie Frets: 419
    Have just sent a remixed version @stratman3142 hope that's okay with you.

    It won't affect @thecolourbox 's chances of being the third entry 
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  • stratman3142stratman3142 Frets: 747
    Have just sent a remixed version @stratman3142 hope that's okay with you.

    It won't affect @thecolourbox 's chances of being the third entry 

    No problem. Got it. Now you're at the No 2 slot, as I place them in the order that I receive the most recent entry.

    It's not a competition.
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  • flying_pieflying_pie Frets: 419
    Have just sent a remixed version @stratman3142 hope that's okay with you.

    It won't affect @thecolourbox 's chances of being the third entry 

    No problem. Got it. Now you're at the No 2 slot, as I place them in the order that I receive the most recent entry.


    Thanks.

    And TBH I'm perfectly happy at not being first on the playlist. Given Soundcloud has a habit of sometimes jumping to reposts I don't want to hear my intro too much :)
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  • stratman3142stratman3142 Frets: 747
    My entry is ready, apart from very minor tweaks I might make when I listen to it with fresh ears. So that means there's 3 so far.

    A reminder that there's one week to go before the deadline at midnight 31st May 2018.

    It's not a competition.
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  • stratman3142stratman3142 Frets: 747
    The deadline of midnight 31st May 2018 is getting close. It would be good to get some more entries.

    It's not a competition.
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  • stratman3142stratman3142 Frets: 747
    Entries close at midnight tomorrow (31st May 2018).

    It's not a competition.
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  • BezzerBezzer Frets: 207
    edited May 30
    Its so annoying, I really wanted to enter this one but I've just run out of time. Hopefully the next one!
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  • oafoaf Frets: 166
    I've sort of got something but don't think it's good enough... :-/
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  • flying_pieflying_pie Frets: 419
    oaf said:
    I've sort of got something but don't think it's good enough... :-/
    Go for it. You never know... 

    @bezzer - sad to hear that. I was looking forward to something twisted 
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  • BezzerBezzer Frets: 207
    @flying_pie next one for sure!  I've got the week off work next week PURELY to write music.  Will see what demented noise rock I can make fit the task :)

    I suppose I could've submitted my new track as "Trying to be Satch" but I've already stuck it on soundcloud and I think I started it before the challenge.
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  • DulcetJonesDulcetJones Frets: 399
    Bezzer said:
    @flying_pie next one for sure!  I've got the week off work next week PURELY to write music.  Will see what demented noise rock I can make fit the task :)

    I suppose I could've submitted my new track as "Trying to be Satch" but I've already stuck it on soundcloud and I think I started it before the challenge.
    I don't think any of that matters, a few comp challenges ago I asked if I could submit a song I wrote and released a few years earlier and the answer was yes.  Some other former contestants chimed in to say they have done that on earlier comps.   Maybe @stratman3142 ; can shed some light.

    Whoever called it "rush hour" should not be allowed to name anything else.

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  • flying_pieflying_pie Frets: 419
    I'm sure you could still submit it @Bezzer I reckon stratman will be happy to have more entries and not that precious about rules. 

    If not then can you post a link to yer Soundcloud so we can hear it?
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  • stratman3142stratman3142 Frets: 747
    Bezzer said:
    @flying_pie next one for sure!  I've got the week off work next week PURELY to write music.  Will see what demented noise rock I can make fit the task :)

    I suppose I could've submitted my new track as "Trying to be Satch" but I've already stuck it on soundcloud and I think I started it before the challenge.
    I don't think any of that matters, a few comp challenges ago I asked if I could submit a song I wrote and released a few years earlier and the answer was yes.  Some other former contestants chimed in to say they have done that on earlier comps.   Maybe @stratman3142 ; can shed some light.
    I'm sure you could still submit it @Bezzer I reckon stratman will be happy to have more entries and not that precious about rules. 

    If not then can you post a link to yer Soundcloud so we can hear it?

    Yes, it's good to get entries. The rules are extremely elastic. I'm not aware there's a rule against submitting something you've already written anyway. Which reminds me, I must read the rules myself sometime :) 

    It's not a competition.
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  • BezzerBezzer Frets: 207
    Ha ha ... OK, then I'll send it over later.
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  • steamabacussteamabacus Frets: 917
    Well, I've entered re-worked versions of stuff I've recorded a few times in the past.

    I had an idea for this challenge and did a session on a rough arrangement and drum track but I haven't even touched a guitar since. I don't think there's any hope of completing it by the deadline. I'd still like to enter something so I might have to look through my unused 'back catalogue' myself (so many incomplete recording projects!).

    Maybe the theme could be 'recycling'? ;)
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  • BezzerBezzer Frets: 207
    OK, track submitted.

    The theme really was "how much can I sound like Satriani" ... I guess the answer is not much but we shall see!

    Interesting fun facts ... this was the first time I've played keyboards in a VERY long time ... and it was also the first track recorded entirely using the new Majesty 7 and Helix Native, the acoustic in there is the piezo on the Majesty.

    My PC hasn't quite got the grunt to run superior drummer, EastWest samples and 16 instances of Helix Native so I had to go old school and bounce tracks as I went ... and reamping needed, back three saves, amend, export, repeat.  Was quite the learning curve on that one.

    Ah well see if you like it, constructive crit as always is very welcome.
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  • Just submitted my track and i think i will continue with the "Wine, beer and spirits" theme.
    Last time was "atmospheric beer acoustics", this time "teenage drunk punk rock memories" .
    Looking forward to all your entries.
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  • kinkin Frets: 549
    Very basic track submitted
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  • stratman3142stratman3142 Frets: 747
    Excellent. A bit of a spurt at the end :) Three more entries. 

    It's not a competition.
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  • oafoaf Frets: 166
    Did this close last night or does it close end of play tonight? :)
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  • stratman3142stratman3142 Frets: 747
    oaf said:
    Did this close last night or does it close end of play tonight? :)

    It closes at midnight tonight, so there's still time.

    It's not a competition.
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  • stratman3142stratman3142 Frets: 747
    @Bezzer @DeeplyDazzled and @kin ;

    I need to check the tiles of your pieces as "
     entrants need to decide on their own theme and reflect that theme in the title of their composition"

    I propose to use the following titles, unless you tell me otherwise
    @Bezzer : proposed title : "trying to sound like Satch"
    @DeeplyDazzled : proposed title : "
    teenage drunk punk rock memories"
    @kin : proposed title : proposed title : "laid back"

    @DeeplyDazzled you sent me loads of good info on your track. Perhaps you could post that on the voting thread when I set it up tomorrow.

    It's not a competition.
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  • BezzerBezzer Frets: 207
    edited May 31
    @stratman3142 ;;Man that’s not what it’s called ha ha ... go for “Love In Space : ...” 

    it it makes the same point, and sound like track 2 from a concept album ... and it was also part of the theme in mind.
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  • stratman3142stratman3142 Frets: 747
    Bezzer said:
    @stratman3142 ;;Man that’s not what it’s called ha ha ... go for “Love In Space : ...” 

    it it makes the same point, and sound like track 2 from a concept album ... and it was also part of the theme in mind.
    OK. Got it.

    This is proving a bit more complicated than I thought :) I guess it's best if entrants post some info on their theme in the voting thread when I start it tomorrow, if they feel the need.

    It's not a competition.
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  • flying_pieflying_pie Frets: 419
    stratman3142 said:

    This is proving a bit more complicated than I thought :) I guess it's best if entrants post some info on their theme in the voting thread when I start it tomorrow, if they feel the need.

    I think a biog/press release is a good idea and would support it being part of the process. Yes it might influence votes and detract from the "pure musicality" but isn't that a huge part of the music business anyway?

    It would be up to the entrant to decide how creative they want to be. The downside is that it may lead to a lot of prose being in the third person... :)


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