COMPOSITION CHALLENGE #24 - Chat

stratman3142stratman3142 Frets: 773
edited November 29 in Making Music
Time for round #24 of the Fretboard Composition Challenge.

Every few months there'll be a composition challenge. It revolves around individuals or groups of forum members composing and recording music 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.


GUIDELINES -THEME

As this challenge will finish in the run up to Christmas, it seems appropriate to have a related theme. So the theme is to write a Christmas related tune or song.

Interpret the theme as you wish. For example (as a couple of pointers), it could be a piece with the sounds of Christmas, or you could try to be the next Slade or Wizard. Alternatively, you could go off at a complete tangent , but you 'might' get more votes if there's an obvious link to the theme.

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.


DATES AND VOTING

Fretboard Challenge #24 starts NOW! - Submission deadline extended from Midnight 7th to 14th December 2018.

Voting will start soon after the submission deadline and run for about two weeks, 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.

The order and scores of the three people with the most votes will be announced soon after the voting ends.


SUBMISSION DETAILS

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.
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  • Interesting...

    Water, come drown me, I'm done

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  • That's very convenient. I started recording a Christmas song in July but got distracted by the nice weather. Better finish it off then 
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  • spark240spark240 Frets: 983
    Mmmm....Xmas tunes...


    Mac Mini i7, 2.3Ghz.
    Presonus Studio One Pro.
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  • thecolourboxthecolourbox Frets: 3382
    edited September 15
    Contradictory to my post in the results of the last one maybe, but this is certainly one I'll probably be more adept to enjoy listening to than entering!

    Water, come drown me, I'm done

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  • flying_pieflying_pie Frets: 434
    Does anyone have a decent sleighbell sample/vst?
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  • stratman3142stratman3142 Frets: 773
    Does anyone have a decent sleighbell sample/vst?
    I did a quick Google and found something at the link below
    http://www.vst4free.com/free_vst.php?id=1833

    Otherwise I've got sleigh bells in NI Percussion Symphony Series.
    It's not a competition.
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  • thecolourboxthecolourbox Frets: 3382
    I'd forgotten about this.

    I wondered if I could write a tune to the following:

    Santa's up my chimney, it's lovely that he's come
    I've asked for loads of gifts this year, but he's just gave me one

    Water, come drown me, I'm done

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  • flying_pieflying_pie Frets: 434
    Cheers @stratman3142 I was having trouble finding them last time I hunted. Will give that a look first
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  • stratman3142stratman3142 Frets: 773
    edited October 25
    Does anyone have a decent sleighbell sample/vst?

    I've just discovered there are sleigh bells in General Midi.

    You might be able to get the sound by using the FluidR3 GM soundfont with something that will play it. I believe Kontakt will play soundfonts. There used to be various free sample players around, but it's a long time since I've used one and that was way back in my 32bit OS days.

    You can get the sound within Musescore, but I'm not sure how you'd integrate that sound into a DAW.

    It's not a competition.
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  • guitartangoguitartango Frets: 109
    I'd forgotten about this.

    I wondered if I could write a tune to the following:

    Santa's up my chimney, it's lovely that he's come
    I've asked for loads of gifts this year, but he's just gave me one
    just gave me one.... Oh Santa gave me an STD, an STD , Santa give me an STD ... see I have written the song for you @thecolourbox :)
    There's a killer on the road His brain is squirmin' like a toad
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  • flying_pieflying_pie Frets: 434
    Does anyone have a decent sleighbell sample/vst?

    I've just discovered there are sleigh bells in General Midi.

    You might be able to get the sound by using the FluidR3 GM soundfont with something that will play it. I believe Kontakt will play soundfonts. There used to be various free sample players around, but it's a long time since I've used one and that was way back in my 32bit OS days.

    You can get the sound within Musescore, but I'm not sure how you'd integrate that sound into a DAW.

    Cheers. I've tried the one you listed earlier and it seems okay
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  • Just a reminder that there's a composition challenge that ends on the 7th December.

    It's not a competition.
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  • I finished my lyrics the other day, just need to arrange it and record the vocals.

    Mine is not big nor clever, nor is it classy. I hope I get to finish it in time

    Water, come drown me, I'm done

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  • flying_pieflying_pie Frets: 434
    I totally lost my way but in the last week have almost got the arrangement down and the lyrics are written. I hope to make the deadline but will submit even if I'm late
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  • I totally lost my way but in the last week have almost got the arrangement down and the lyrics are written. I hope to make the deadline but will submit even if I'm late

    Is everyone OK with extending the deadline to the 14th Dec? If that helps.

    It's not a competition.
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  • Ive just uploaded my Christmas composition and with a bit of luck, nobody else will upload anything and i will win.
    Featuring an introduction by Bing Crosby and David Bowie followed by Frank Zappa,s "Sinister footwear" riff with accompanying whammy bar solo and laughing bag, how could i lose. Probably very easily.
    Anyway, its all in good fun, Happy Christmas everyone.

    DeeplyDazzled

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  • FretwiredFretwired Frets: 17733
    Ive just uploaded my Christmas composition and with a bit of luck, nobody else will upload anything and i will win.
    Featuring an introduction by Bing Crosby and David Bowie followed by Frank Zappa,s "Sinister footwear" riff with accompanying whammy bar solo and laughing bag, how could i lose. Probably very easily.
    Anyway, its all in good fun, Happy Christmas everyone.

    DeeplyDazzled

    I will enter a composition .... just need some inspiration.
    My pump-action drivel gun is smoking hot today!
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  • Ive just uploaded my Christmas composition...

    That's the first entry received.

    I'll have finished mine when I can stop fiddling with it.

    It's not a competition.
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  • FretwiredFretwired Frets: 17733
    I totally lost my way but in the last week have almost got the arrangement down and the lyrics are written. I hope to make the deadline but will submit even if I'm late

    Is everyone OK with extending the deadline to the 14th Dec? If that helps.

    Are you extending the deadline?
    My pump-action drivel gun is smoking hot today!
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  • Fretwired said:
    I totally lost my way but in the last week have almost got the arrangement down and the lyrics are written. I hope to make the deadline but will submit even if I'm late

    Is everyone OK with extending the deadline to the 14th Dec? If that helps.

    Are you extending the deadline?

    Why not, if it helps to get more entries. Unless anyone objects. To compensate, I'll reduce usual two week voting time to one week, so the votes are in and the winner announced before Xmas

    I'll edit the original post.

    The deadline is now the 14th Dec. So now you've got even longer to leave it until the last minute.

    It's not a competition.
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  • flying_pieflying_pie Frets: 434
    Thanks for the extension @stratman3142

    Although, given my recent SOTM entries have included singing and porno audio, you may regret it...
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  • PolarityManPolarityMan Frets: 4334
    Does it have to have been composed specifically for the challenge? My band has a bunch of kinda jokey Xmas songs that we could enter.
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  • Does it have to have been composed specifically for the challenge? My band has a bunch of kinda jokey Xmas songs that we could enter.

    People have submitted previously composed pieces in the past, so it's not a problem. It's just for fun anyway.
     
    It's not a competition.
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  • PolarityManPolarityMan Frets: 4334
    in that case prepare for festive nonsense to hit your inbox tonight!
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  • PolarityManPolarityMan Frets: 4334
    email winging its way in now
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  • email winging its way in now
    That makes 3 entries.
    It's not a competition.
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  • One week to go. Entry closes at midnight on the 14th December.

    It's not a competition.
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  • Three more days to go. Entry closes at midnight on the 14th December.

    It's not a competition.
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  • I did my backing last night, in order to record the vocals tonight or tomorrow. I'm not sure the world is ready for how bad it is

    Water, come drown me, I'm done

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  • flying_pieflying_pie Frets: 434
    Sent. I've decided against re-tracking the guitars and vocals due to lack of time and my cold getting worse. It'll have to do as is.

    I'm not sure the world is ready for Santanic hard rock Christmas music
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