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Thread: Song a week challenge

  1. #9


    Join Date: Sep 2011
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rocka_Rollas View Post

    However, what requirements for the songs? Do they need vocals, or are instrumentals okay? I understand you are allowed to make how advanced songs you want, but what about a 1:30 minute long punk song?
    What about the production/sound... Are full fletched productions preferred or would a 1-guitar track to programmed drum loop be allowed?

    I just wonder what bar we set for the challenge.
    I'd say the bar is as high as you set it. If you submit a song, you're in. I want make sure this is open to as many people as possible, so I'm not worried too much about the quality of the production (Also because I have no idea what I'm doing when it comes to that, and I don't want to immediately exclude myself. )


    And if you want to submit more than one a week, go for it!

    Quote Originally Posted by budda View Post
    Is this meant to be full band style?
    As long as there's at least one instrument doing something musical, I'd call it good! It just has to be a complete composition. Something like a solo guitar song would be totally cool, but if someone wrote a maiden style song and only submitted the guitar tracks, that might be a bit more iffy.

    Quote Originally Posted by Chris View Post
    Is there a length requirement?

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    Length doesn't matter as long as it's a complete musical unit. Don't want to exclude the grindcore guys.

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  3. #10


    Join Date: Oct 2008
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    Vocals a requirement?

  4. #11


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    Quote Originally Posted by Nick View Post
    Vocals a requirement?
    Nope!

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  6. #12


    Join Date: Sep 2008
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    You know, this sounds cool. as long as i don't have to care about it sounding amazing, this could be my avenue to writing the rest of the crap songs I need for winnebago pentagram.

    or just for writing a "song" that I can then tear apart/make better for other stuff.

    I'm guessing songs can be any style, and once you've picked something you don't need to stick with that particular sound?

  7. #13


    Join Date: Nov 2008
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    Quote Originally Posted by T Gobbs View Post
    Nope!
    does it have to be metal? or any genre?

  8. #14


    Join Date: Nov 2008
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    It'd probably also be cool to set "rules" like a set key, tempo and meter etc One composer network I'm in tried this but with a list of emotions and people trying to compose something to express that emotion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jumpintofinity View Post
    It'd probably also be cool to set "rules" like a set key, tempo and meter etc One composer network I'm in tried this but with a list of emotions and people trying to compose something to express that emotion.
    That level of detail makes me not want to bother with it, like, I couldn't give two shits what key I'm in or what tempo the song is; those elements should serve the song, not be the box in which the song is written.

  10. #16


    Join Date: Nov 2008
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    Quote Originally Posted by MFB View Post
    That level of detail makes me not want to bother with it, like, I couldn't give two shits what key I'm in or what tempo the song is; those elements should serve the song, not be the box in which the song is written.
    I get that. We learned that even if the only rule is composing something based on an emotion it becomes too vague and too difficult for people to judge which one wins. I suppose on a tight knit forum like this that voting can actually work.

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