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7 Dying Trees
09-24-2019, 03:01 AM
Week 6, season 3. The spirit again is to write a song a week. Bohmer is in the lead with 3 weeks to go, 7DeadlySins has joined in, and we're 3 submissions away from the end. Will Bohmer keep his perfect submission record? Stay tuned to season 3!

leaderboard is:

Bohmer 50pts
Iron1 40pts
astrocreep 40pts
scole 40pts
Rocka_Rollas 30pts
7deadlysins 10pts
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

Iron1
09-24-2019, 12:25 PM
My DAW is melting down & ate a handful of tracks on three versions of this file. And, each time I tried to fix it, it ate even more. So, I backed up to this version and will upload it as an entry in case I can't salvage the rest...

https://soundcloud.com/iron1/return-to-genesis_3-7-1

Bohmer
09-25-2019, 11:41 AM
My DAW is melting down & ate a handful of tracks on three versions of this file. And, each time I tried to fix it, it ate even more. So, I backed up to this version and will upload it as an entry in case I can't salvage the rest...

https://soundcloud.com/iron1/return-to-genesis_3-7-1

Fuck yes:metal: Iron1 killin' it:flex: Love the groove:yesway:

schreckmusic
09-25-2019, 02:41 PM
My DAW is melting down & ate a handful of tracks on three versions of this file. And, each time I tried to fix it, it ate even more. So, I backed up to this version and will upload it as an entry in case I can't salvage the rest...

https://soundcloud.com/iron1/return-to-genesis_3-7-1

Windows 10 forced an update on me and I lost everything! Turns out my profile was corrupted but luckily I was able to rollback to the previous version / save. Cool song man! Lots of old school influences in there.

Markus
09-25-2019, 07:18 PM
I managed to find some time tonight to record this.

https://soundcloud.com/user-651079288/song-a-week-season-3-song-2

Bohmer
09-26-2019, 12:09 AM
I managed to find some time tonight to record this.

https://soundcloud.com/user-651079288/song-a-week-season-3-song-2

Solid song man!:yesway: I dig it, great playing, dug the vocals, well done!

Bohmer
09-26-2019, 01:54 AM
It's a little sloppy in a couple places, but what the hell, lol! That's what I get for for changing gears a bit.
https://soundcloud.com/user-761557660/expendable

Iron1
09-26-2019, 10:27 AM
Thanks for the encouragement guys - I was super frustrated when my tracks started disappearing... thankfully the latest version seems to have stabilized, so hopefully if I have time I might be able to get some bass lines on mine before the deadline.


I managed to find some time tonight to record this.

https://soundcloud.com/user-651079288/song-a-week-season-3-song-2

Love the atmosphere you create with your entries. Wish I could bottle some of that and use it as contrast in some of mine.


It's a little sloppy in a couple places, but what the hell, lol! That's what I get for for changing gears a bit.
https://soundcloud.com/user-761557660/expendable

Some really cool riffs in there, B! Good job.

scole
09-28-2019, 06:29 AM
Barely in under the wire. Things started out great but got boxed in and it took some work to write my way out of it. Fingers are feeling it after this one. Bah. On to the next one..

https://soundcloud.com/stevecolemusic/song-a-week-challenge-6

Iron1
09-28-2019, 11:20 AM
Barely in under the wire. Things started out great but got boxed in and it took some work to write my way out of it. Fingers are feeling it after this one. Bah. On to the next one..

https://soundcloud.com/stevecolemusic/song-a-week-challenge-6

Good stuff Scole! Keep 'em coming.

Bohmer
09-28-2019, 01:47 PM
Barely in under the wire. Things started out great but got boxed in and it took some work to write my way out of it. Fingers are feeling it after this one. Bah. On to the next one..

https://soundcloud.com/stevecolemusic/song-a-week-challenge-6

Well done and killer playing man!:smoking: