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7 Dying Trees
09-07-2019, 08:51 AM
Week 4, season 3. The spirit again is to write a song a week.

leaderboard is:

astrocreep 30pts
Bohmer 30pts
Rocka_Rollas 30pts
Iron1 20pts
scole 20pts
TheKindred 10 pts
Markus 10pts
T_Gobbs 10pts
KarlHV 10 pts

The rest of MG.org: Nada, zilch, zip

Instead of eliminations, we will work like thus:

We'll attempt to submit one song a week.

- The first scores you 10 points.
- The second in a week scores you 7 points
- The third, 5 points
- The fourth 2 point, and 1 point for every further song.

If you miss a week, you score 0 points, but, it allows everyone to keep playing until the end. It means people falling ill or ending up with heavy workloads don't get eliminated due to bad luck, and it also means people can start and join in whenever, and play a bit of catch up if they want. 10 points is an incentive to submit weekly, but if something happens, and it's late, you can still play a little catch up.

We'll keep a rolling tally all the way through to week 8, at which point someone will be rewarded with the coveted season 3 crown(*)

Rules:
1) All Submissions by end of play 6th of September
2) Even if noone can check, the spirit is writing a song a week
3) No rules on genre, you don't even need to do the same style next week
4) Must be a song, unless you have a very (and I mean the kind that is beyond the ability of mere mortals) good argument for playing the same riff for 3+ minutes it won't fly
5) Entries composed on a tascam or without drums, whatever, also welcome, this is about writing a song, not dressing it up in lipstick and a short skirt
6) If you don't submit, you're don't score points.
7) Remember that quality outstrips quantity, don't just post up tons of rubbish to try and win, we're doing this to get writing, someone winning the coveted season 3 crown is a bonus(*)
8) Mixtests don't count, there's another forum for that (ss.org)
9) Submissions to be posted as soundcloud links

We will not:
1) Make people feel bad about mixing skills by turning this into a mixtest competition, it's about getting a load of us writing to a deadline, this is about writing, not about how awesome your headless kiesel sounds through an axe fx with superior drummer
2) Make people feel bad about how well it's recorded
3) Spam thread with songs we've had lying around for ages or anything non relevant to this competition and it's rules
4) Discourage anyone from participating
5) Tell anyone they suck. Songwriting is a skill, you learn it, some people will be better, others worse, this isn't a pissing competition
6) Steal others work or ideas.


(*) crown does not exist. Like the cake, it is a lie

Rocka_Rollas
09-07-2019, 01:18 PM
Yesterday, I got a sudden neck jam out of nowhere and moving my head (especially looking down) hurts...
I tried playing guitar quickly but I couldn't get a view at my fretboard :lol:
We'll see if it gets better soon

Iron1
09-07-2019, 01:37 PM
Oh no - hope it gets better quick Ced. All that headbanging is finally doing you in. :lol:

When I got up today I felt re-inspired, so I fired up my rig and decided to get a submission going. Ended up writing an entire song this morning that I dig way more than the trainwreck I did last week over the course of 5 days. I still need to put the bass and such on it as well as re-do some of the guitar tracks for tightness, then I'll post it later this week. Woke up and did nothing but jam for 3 straight hours - now the fingers on my left hand feel like jello. :lol: But man, so. much. fun! :james:

astrocreep
09-07-2019, 08:31 PM
When I got up today I felt re-inspired, so I fired up my rig and decided to get a submission going. Ended up writing an entire song this morning that I dig way more than the trainwreck I did last week over the course of 5 days. I still need to put the bass and such on it as well as re-do some of the guitar tracks for tightness, then I'll post it later this week. Woke up and did nothing but jam for 3 straight hours - now the fingers on my left hand feel like jello. :lol: But man, so. much. fun! :james:

Nice!

astrocreep
09-07-2019, 08:32 PM
Yesterday, I got a sudden neck jam out of nowhere and moving my head (especially looking down) hurts...
I tried playing guitar quickly but I couldn't get a view at my fretboard

Oh dear, I hope it passes quicker than mine!

Rocka_Rollas
09-07-2019, 09:17 PM
I actually tried recording some new ideas even without being able to look at the fucking fretboard :lol:

Mainly ideas for a new album I'm working on but I also have a good idea for this weekly challenge, expect something soon. :)

Iron1
09-12-2019, 10:58 AM
Here's my entry for this week. Still want to mess with it more, but I'm hitting the wall of diminishing returns at this point.

https://soundcloud.com/iron1/pagan-ritual-4-0-2

schreckmusic
09-12-2019, 06:35 PM
Here's my entry for this week. Still want to mess with it more, but I'm hitting the wall of diminishing returns at this point.

https://soundcloud.com/iron1/pagan-ritual-4-0-2
Lovin it man! Old school

Bohmer
09-13-2019, 02:19 AM
Here's my entry for this week. Still want to mess with it more, but I'm hitting the wall of diminishing returns at this point.

https://soundcloud.com/iron1/pagan-ritual-4-0-2

There's that groove:flex::metal: Love it!

Bohmer
09-13-2019, 02:24 AM
Trying to make friends with my Kemper, lol! Still needs some work but here ya go!
https://soundcloud.com/user-761557660/blood-on-the-horizon

scole
09-13-2019, 07:11 AM
Here's my entry for this week. Still want to mess with it more, but I'm hitting the wall of diminishing returns at this point.

https://soundcloud.com/iron1/pagan-ritual-4-0-2

I'll admit I'm not a Doom Metal guy but there's definately some tasty segments in there.


Trying to make friends with my Kemper, lol! Still needs some work but here ya go!
https://soundcloud.com/user-761557660/blood-on-the-horizon

Guitars sound fine to me!

scole
09-13-2019, 07:13 AM
Here's my entry for this week. White Lion was popping up in my Youtube and Instagram feeds so my song was influenced by that flashback.

https://soundcloud.com/stevecolemusic/pride-full

Iron1
09-13-2019, 11:16 AM
Lovin it man! Old school

Thanks! Glad you love it. :james: Where's yours for this week? Need me some schreckmusic. :james:


There's that groove:flex::metal: Love it!

Was thinking you'd dig some of those riffs. :flex:


I'll admit I'm not a Doom Metal guy but there's definately some tasty segments in there.



Thank you sir. Not my best, but I do love some of the riffs.

Iron1
09-13-2019, 11:18 AM
Trying to make friends with my Kemper, lol! Still needs some work but here ya go!
https://soundcloud.com/user-761557660/blood-on-the-horizon

So right up my alley, as expected. :hungus:



Here's my entry for this week. White Lion was popping up in my Youtube and Instagram feeds so my song was influenced by that flashback.

https://soundcloud.com/stevecolemusic/pride-full

Love the retro vibe in the intro and the main riff offers a great contrast to it while setting a nice foundation for the rest of the song. Good job!

Bohmer
09-13-2019, 11:48 AM
Here's my entry for this week. White Lion was popping up in my Youtube and Instagram feeds so my song was influenced by that flashback.

https://soundcloud.com/stevecolemusic/pride-full

Very tasty! Well done:yesway:

schreckmusic
09-13-2019, 02:37 PM
Thanks! Glad you love it. :james: Where's yours for this week? Need me some schreckmusic. :james:
All my music sucks and it takes me forever just to write a basic riff. I have been working with a singer for a couple of months now. We have almost 2 complete-ish songs.

astrocreep
09-13-2019, 08:56 PM
Trying to make friends with my Kemper, lol! Still needs some work but here ya go!
https://soundcloud.com/user-761557660/blood-on-the-horizon

Sounds like you are getting plenty acquainted there! :)

astrocreep
09-13-2019, 08:59 PM
Here's my entry for this week. White Lion was popping up in my Youtube and Instagram feeds so my song was influenced by that flashback.

https://soundcloud.com/stevecolemusic/pride-full

Great main riff!

astrocreep
09-13-2019, 10:43 PM
A little happier with this than the last couple of things, still so much to learn though.
https://soundcloud.com/thomasnrobertson/season-3-week-4-rained-parade-v02

Bohmer
09-14-2019, 02:17 AM
A little happier with this than the last couple of things, still so much to learn though.
https://soundcloud.com/thomasnrobertson/season-3-week-4-rained-parade-v02

That was awesome man!:yesway: Such a cool vibe, well done!:metal:

Rocka_Rollas
09-14-2019, 05:04 AM
Oh fuck I loose this week because I'm way too deep into writing shit for my upcoming albums.

I was thinking "oh, I could just post some early demo recordings" but then I remind myself to not reveal shit before it's finished

Iron1
09-14-2019, 11:30 AM
A little happier with this than the last couple of things, still so much to learn though.
https://soundcloud.com/thomasnrobertson/season-3-week-4-rained-parade-v02

Good stuff, AC. Love the mood it creates.