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7 Dying Trees
04-07-2020, 12:46 PM
So, here we are, week 5 of the mg.org something for everyone challenge. Born out of some people liking doing covers, whilst others like writing songs, with a combination of a few people just not having enough time to do full songs (hence the lead a week). Do one, 2 or all 3. Also, it means I only have to track one of these per week.

The point totals after week 3 are as follows:
Markus: 60
Connor: 50
Rev Drucifer: 50
scole: 50
Iron1: 40
Randy: 30
7DT: 20
T Gobbs: 10
Budda: 10
Brian 10
Bohmer: 10
Nick: 9
Vince: 10
Mattayus: 10

Rules are simple, do 1-3 things every week, Post your creations in the weekly thread as soundcloud/youtube links. I'm aiming to get various contributions for backing tracks, each one will be credited to the author. As it's the first week I'm doing a dropbox download, but we should get some dedicated hosting or something like that courtesy of chris. If you gave me a backing track, then you get bonus 10 points too, I am instigating that, as work should be rewarded. And points mean prizes (whatever that means)

The deadline for this week is end of play, Sunday 12th April

Short rules:
- You have until sunday midnight/monday morning to post your submission
- Either do an original song, a cover/medley or a lead over the provided backing track per week.
- Submissions must be stuff you've done this week, no matter how awesome an old track/recording is
- 10 points for each submission, per category.
- submissions as souncloud or youtube links. Well, as long as it is playable from a post in the thread really.
- You can do multiple entries per category, but only the first one will score points.
- no eliminations, do your stuff as and when you can
- leads can be layer, melodies, you can chop and rearrange the track, whatever floats your boat really
- Don't be a dick to other people. You can go to ss.org for that.
- Don't steal other peoples songs
- Don't steal backing tracks or pass it off as your own, give credit where it's due if you want to share your awesome yngwie malmsteen unleash the fjokking fjury face melting solo.

LAW Track:

This weeks backing track is courtesy of avid Saw contributor Scole. Someone said that this track should be a LAW track when he posted it, and, here it is! Again, tons of thanks for the contribution!:

LAW TRACKS (https://redirect.viglink.com/?format=go&jsonp=vglnk_158625985626912&key=3df6afd777a6cff241d91eacc859b3c0&libId=k8ptqlqn0101bjel000DAj1pbk3zb&loc=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.metalguitarist.org%2Fforum%2 Fmusic-song-a-week%2F106178-mg-org-song-cover-lead-challenge-season-1-week-4-a.html&v=1&opt=true&out=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.dropbox.com%2Fsh%2Fytsnyn7x1 pfvro8%2FAAB3dZvWl7oHq006aW811zpFa%3Fdl%3D0&ref=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.metalguitarist.org%2F&title=MG.ORG%20song%2C%20cover%20and%20lead%20chal lenge%20season%201%2C%20week%204&txt=LAW%20TRACKS)

Have fun peoples!

Mr. S
04-09-2020, 02:14 PM
I rushed this a little but I got a new amp yesterday so I felt like recording something.

https://soundcloud.com/user-485012760-41007666/in-a-house

scole
04-09-2020, 03:02 PM
Wasn’t sure where it was gonna go but it was cool :yesway:

Mr. S
04-09-2020, 03:09 PM
I should probably have said mine is a cover. :lol: itís from the film 28 days later.

budda
04-10-2020, 02:25 PM
This backing track is a good time, gonna whip something up!

Edit:

LAW contribution. Something quick with the tele and the "gnarfuzz" thing I made last week.

https://soundcloud.com/sears-was-here/law-wk5

budda
04-10-2020, 04:14 PM
SAW 5, because why not.

https://soundcloud.com/sears-was-here/saw-wk5

Connor
04-11-2020, 02:18 AM
Nice playing, Budda. I was kind of spacing out when I listened to your LAW track but when I tuned back in I was like "this sounds awesome" and started it over :lol: Great stuff all the way through :yesway:

scole
04-11-2020, 04:55 AM
This backing track is a good time, gonna whip something up!

Edit:

LAW contribution. Something quick with the tele and the "gnarfuzz" thing I made last week.

https://soundcloud.com/sears-was-here/law-wk5

It's so weird to hear someone else tear it up on a song you wrote. :lol: Nice job, man.

Iron1
04-11-2020, 12:31 PM
Got food poisoning on Monday, then recovered Tuesday and got it again Wednesday and spent Thursday recovering, so this one was kinda rushed out the door yesterday and this morning. Not sure I'll have time to go back and do bass lines, so uploading it now, just in case.

https://soundcloud.com/iron1/dimentia-descending-2-3-8

budda
04-11-2020, 02:40 PM
Nice playing, Budda. I was kind of spacing out when I listened to your LAW track but when I tuned back in I was like "this sounds awesome" and started it over :lol: Great stuff all the way through :yesway:

Thanks!


It's so weird to hear someone else tear it up on a song you wrote. :lol: Nice job, man.

As someone who has quit a band, then watched that band with the replacement play all songs that you helped write, I understand :lol:.

@Iron1 that was solid :yesway:.

Iron1
04-11-2020, 04:44 PM
I rushed this a little but I got a new amp yesterday so I felt like recording something.

https://soundcloud.com/user-485012760-41007666/in-a-house

Great job - really captures the atmosphere well.


This backing track is a good time, gonna whip something up!

Edit:

LAW contribution. Something quick with the tele and the "gnarfuzz" thing I made last week.

https://soundcloud.com/sears-was-here/law-wk5

Totally fits the track, Budda. Good work!


SAW 5, because why not.

https://soundcloud.com/sears-was-here/saw-wk5

Dig how it's peaceful, but has balls...

brian
04-11-2020, 05:37 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yl31h37vWlI

Audio of the same take - i put my guitar high in the mix.

https://soundcloud.com/brian-bowes-811902230/ww3testament-practice

Connor
04-11-2020, 05:49 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yl31h37vWlI

Audio of the same take - i put my guitar high in the mix.

https://soundcloud.com/brian-bowes-811902230/ww3testament-practice

Hell yeah :metal: Nice picking hand, dude!

Connor
04-11-2020, 07:35 PM
Couldn't complain about the LAW track being too thrashy this week :lol: Love this vibe, I could jam over this all day :yesway:

https://soundcloud.com/connor-noyes/law5

Randy
04-12-2020, 01:38 AM
Another week, another LAW entry! More surprises in this one again :lol: Super fun track to jam over. Just listened to everyone else's entries. Will chime in with commentary later but overall, super impressive stuff.

https://soundcloud.com/randysnonsense/scolejam

Vince
04-12-2020, 01:56 AM
Quarantine does funny things to you, I've had writers block for over a month now. Finally put together a complete thought. It's totally a skeleton song, needs leads, vocals, drum editing, etc., but hey this was fun!

https://soundcloud.com/vincelupone/saw-vince

The amp is all the JP2C. Red channel with shred mode on. I tried a few different overdrives, but the shred mode had what this song needed. The guitar is my Schecter Apocalypse 7 string.

Markus
04-12-2020, 04:52 PM
Here's my cover of Jotun by In Flames. This has been one of those songs that I've sort of been able to play for a long time now, but finally decided to learn it properly. It's not 100 % polished (I "learned" the bass in like 15 minutes), but I think it's quite ok-ish.

https://soundcloud.com/user-651079288/saw-week-5-jotun-cover

Vince
04-12-2020, 05:09 PM
Here's my cover of Jotun by In Flames. This has been one of those songs that I've sort of been able to play for a long time now, but finally decided to learn it properly. It's not 100 % polished (I "learned" the bass in like 15 minutes), but I think it's quite ok-ish.

https://soundcloud.com/user-651079288/saw-week-5-jotun-cover

Well you nailed the guitar tone and feel for sure! That's an excellent cover.

Rev Drucifer
04-12-2020, 07:02 PM
My entry this week is definitely a bit different than my usual songs. My drummer buddy in Nashville is recording real drums to it today, so there's just a half-assed drum track on here now to give him an idea of what I was thinking. Very anxious to hear what he does with it. I wrote the song out on acoustic first, took a break to Zoom with some family while having some cocktails. By the time I got back in the studio I was shitfaced, programmed the drums then laid down the distorted guitar, solo and bass track. It's certainly a bit sloppy but I was going to wait until hearing my buddy's contribution before really going in and layering everything the 'right' way. That solo is stupid and somehow got panned to one side. :rofl:

I listened to most of the contributions this week and again, it's a steady incline of improvements from everyone. When I have some more time I'll go through and write up my usual post with everyone's work. The consistency of contributions is stellar. Thank you C19!

https://soundcloud.com/strokeface/volatile-gentleman-honkey-tonk-slutty-stomp

Connor
04-12-2020, 08:07 PM
Another week, another LAW entry! More surprises in this one again :lol: Super fun track to jam over. Just listened to everyone else's entries. Will chime in with commentary later but overall, super impressive stuff.

https://soundcloud.com/randysnonsense/scolejam
You've got great phrasing in your playing, Randy!


Got food poisoning on Monday, then recovered Tuesday and got it again Wednesday and spent Thursday recovering, so this one was kinda rushed out the door yesterday and this morning. Not sure I'll have time to go back and do bass lines, so uploading it now, just in case.

https://soundcloud.com/iron1/dimentia-descending-2-3-8
Love the sinister sounding stuff in your music and that guitar tone has some serious grind to it :metal:


My entry this week is definitely a bit different than my usual songs. My drummer buddy in Nashville is recording real drums to it today, so there's just a half-assed drum track on here now to give him an idea of what I was thinking. Very anxious to hear what he does with it. I wrote the song out on acoustic first, took a break to Zoom with some family while having some cocktails. By the time I got back in the studio I was shitfaced, programmed the drums then laid down the distorted guitar, solo and bass track. It's certainly a bit sloppy but I was going to wait until hearing my buddy's contribution before really going in and layering everything the 'right' way. That solo is stupid and somehow got panned to one side. :rofl:

I listened to most of the contributions this week and again, it's a steady incline of improvements from everyone. When I have some more time I'll go through and write up my usual post with everyone's work. The consistency of contributions is stellar. Thank you C19!

https://soundcloud.com/strokeface/volatile-gentleman-honkey-tonk-slutty-stomp
Fun grooves all around, made all the better by that incredible song title :lol:


Here's my cover of Jotun by In Flames. This has been one of those songs that I've sort of been able to play for a long time now, but finally decided to learn it properly. It's not 100 % polished (I "learned" the bass in like 15 minutes), but I think it's quite ok-ish.

https://soundcloud.com/user-651079288/saw-week-5-jotun-cover
Fuck yeah, love me some old In Flames, those harmonies are so good :yesway:

Randy
04-12-2020, 09:26 PM
You've got great phrasing in your playing, Randy!

Thanks, you too. I'm definitely going to steal some of your licks :rofl:

Bohmer
04-12-2020, 11:32 PM
Killer submissions this week again! Evidently I'm just dumb enough I can't figure out multi-quotes, lol! I'll take the easy way out, well done all! Such a variety and all killer:metal:

I spent my weekend messing with this, still got some work to do, but here ya go:metal:

https://soundcloud.com/user-761557660/rise-of-idiocy

7 Dying Trees
04-13-2020, 12:39 AM
Need a track for next weeks LAW, anyone got a suggestion?

Greg McCoy
04-13-2020, 02:56 AM
Need a track for next weeks LAW, anyone got a suggestion?

Put the thread for the coming week up, so I may impress you with the tastefully subdued composition I starting working on an hour ago to finally get in on this action.

scole
04-13-2020, 04:45 AM
Sliding in just before the deadline. I was dead in the water up through Thursday night. I had 3 different ideas that just died out. I Had my guitar lesson via Zoom that night and worked on my Reaper latency afterwards (now down from 15ms to 7ms). Through playing with that I came up with the progression in this tune.

https://soundcloud.com/stevecolemusic/saw03-06

Rev Drucifer
04-13-2020, 04:59 AM
Figured I'd take a crack at the LOTW.

This is as last minute as you can get!

https://soundcloud.com/strokeface/lotw5

Iron1
04-13-2020, 11:34 AM
Great submissions by everyone yet again. Definitely a silver lining in the Coronacloud that so many are submitting quality stuff this season.

7 Dying Trees
04-13-2020, 02:10 PM
Put the thread for the coming week up, so I may impress you with the tastefully subdued composition I starting working on an hour ago to finally get in on this action.

It is done, really interested to hear!