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    Song a Week Season 2: Week 1 (Getting back into it)

    Right, starting this season a few days early, so people see the thread, and can get themselves setup. The spirit again is to write a song a week. However, I'm changing the format a little.

    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 5 points
    - The third, 2 points
    - The fourth 1 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 2 crown(*)

    Rules:
    1) All Submissions by end of play 12th of April
    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 2 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.

    Lastly, when commenting on other peoples work:


    (*) crown may not be real and instead be made of internet kudos


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    Join Date: Sep 2008
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    Ya boii be in

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    I’m on the sidelines this time around so good luck everyone!

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    Join Date: Sep 2008
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    Hoping to get in this time around, this is awesome.

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    Join Date: Sep 2008
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris View Post
    Hoping to get in this time around, this is awesome.
    Now this I wanna hear

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    Join Date: Sep 2011
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    Hell yeah.

    New rules are

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    Join Date: Oct 2016
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    I really need to finish the vox on the songs I did in season one, but man, I want to get in on season two... decisions, decisions...
    Tone Chasers Anonymous ™ - I’m not just a member, I’m the President.
    Don’t expect much, it’s not like I’m a rocket surgeon.

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    Join Date: Sep 2008
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    Quote Originally Posted by Iron1 View Post
    I really need to finish the vox on the songs I did in season one, but man, I want to get in on season two... decisions, decisions...
    new rules mean we see who's got most points, so if one week you feel like finishing something else off, you just don't score points

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