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7 Dying Trees
09-14-2019, 10:51 PM
Week 5, season 3. The spirit again is to write a song a week.

leaderboard is:

astrocreep 40pts
Bohmer 40pts
Rocka_Rollas 30pts
Iron1 30pts
scole 30pts
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

Bohmer
09-18-2019, 12:08 AM
Let's get this party started, lol! More fun with the Kemper and this week is about to get nuts at work so I better post this while I have a chance. Not really where I want it, but oh well, lol!
https://soundcloud.com/user-761557660/darkness

Iron1
09-18-2019, 10:54 AM
Let's get this party started, lol! More fun with the Kemper and this week is about to get nuts at work so I better post this while I have a chance. Not really where I want it, but oh well, lol!
https://soundcloud.com/user-761557660/darkness

Good stuff! :yesway:

Iron1
09-18-2019, 03:40 PM
Here's mine for this week. Not done fully, but going out of town for a few days and don't want to miss the deadline...

https://soundcloud.com/iron1/battle-frost-3-1-1

Bohmer
09-19-2019, 11:36 AM
Here's mine for this week. Not done fully, but going out of town for a few days and don't want to miss the deadline...

https://soundcloud.com/iron1/battle-frost-3-1-1

Hell yes:metal: Where do you get the sound fx you sometimes use to start off your songs? Would love to screw around with that kind of stuff:agreed:

Iron1
09-19-2019, 12:34 PM
Hell yes:metal: Where do you get the sound fx you sometimes use to start off your songs? Would love to screw around with that kind of stuff:agreed:

Some of them are Apple iLife SFX, others I DL from places like soundbible.com or freesound.com. I started using them 'cause Soundcloud sometimes clips off the first few milli-seconds of my tracks, which messes with the impact of the opening notes, so if it cuts off a second of a SFX, I don't care. :lol:

7deadlysins
09-20-2019, 03:18 AM
Started on this track Sunday and i'm mostly happy with it. The solo is shit but it's way faster than anything i've played in a while so i've been doing speed drills to be able to eventually play it. :lol:
https://soundcloud.com/7slinger/revived

Bohmer
09-20-2019, 03:50 AM
Started on this track Sunday and i'm mostly happy with it. The solo is shit but it's way faster than anything i've played in a while so i've been doing speed drills to be able to eventually play it. :lol:
https://soundcloud.com/7slinger/revived

That was awesome:yesway: Very cool groove:agreed:

Iron1
09-20-2019, 10:34 AM
Started on this track Sunday and i'm mostly happy with it. The solo is shit but it's way faster than anything i've played in a while so i've been doing speed drills to be able to eventually play it. :lol:
https://soundcloud.com/7slinger/revived

Good to see you back in this 7DS! Cool track - reminds of Stranger Things done as a metal song.

astrocreep
09-20-2019, 08:18 PM
Alas Iím out this week. Great work guys!

scole
09-21-2019, 06:06 AM
Bah. I give up. Started with some Tool inspired stuff but got stuck. Broke out but found myself wandering aimlessly. Putting it to bed now and moving on..

https://soundcloud.com/stevecolemusic/song-a-week-challenge-5

astrocreep
09-21-2019, 08:07 AM
Bah. I give up. Started with some Tool inspired stuff but got stuck. Broke out but found myself wandering aimlessly. Putting it to bed now and moving on..

https://soundcloud.com/stevecolemusic/song-a-week-challenge-5

I really like that, couple of tasty riffs.

For me things like this are what I’m looking to get out of my own attempts - a roughed out idea that I kinda like, and then ideally in 6 months I come back to be the best few and work them up with the benefit of a bit of perspective. Great work!

Iron1
09-21-2019, 11:11 AM
Bah. I give up. Started with some Tool inspired stuff but got stuck. Broke out but found myself wandering aimlessly. Putting it to bed now and moving on..

https://soundcloud.com/stevecolemusic/song-a-week-challenge-5

Really dig that main groove. Like AC said, there's definitely a lot here to build on. Good job!

Bohmer
09-21-2019, 12:21 PM
Bah. I give up. Started with some Tool inspired stuff but got stuck. Broke out but found myself wandering aimlessly. Putting it to bed now and moving on..

https://soundcloud.com/stevecolemusic/song-a-week-challenge-5

I really dig the groove, lots of cool things going on:agreed: