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Week 4, season 4. Final season of this year, in the lead up to xmas! As we're running CAW as well, we'll see how this goes, but hopefully it means there's something for everyone

As participation is low, unless it picks up this week, i'll make this the final one, and have a break until the new year

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 the week before xmas, at which point someone will be rewarded with the coveted season 4 XMAS crown(*) complete with the opportunity to listen to the soundtrack of frozen II on loop for all eternity


Current standings:
Iron1: 20pts
bohmer 10pts

Rules:
1) All Submissions by end of play 29th of November
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
 

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Between a crazy work schedule and spending the last week fighting a sinus infection I've had about zero time for anything, lol! We had today off, but have to work tomorrow so no traveling for us for the holiday so I spent my day in the studio for some long overdue headbanging, lol! Sorry for the sloppy playing and half-assed mix but I'm having some fun before it's back to the grind tomorrow:metal:
 

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Between a crazy work schedule and spending the last week fighting a sinus infection I've had about zero time for anything, lol! We had today off, but have to work tomorrow so no traveling for us for the holiday so I spent my day in the studio for some long overdue headbanging, lol! Sorry for the sloppy playing and half-assed mix but I'm having some fun before it's back to the grind tomorrow:metal:
Love that main riff! Glad you got a chance to add another song to this season.
 

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Here's my submission for the week. Could keep working on arrangement and such for awhile, but won't have time to do much more before the deadline.

https://soundcloud.com/iron1/apex-23-3-4-3
 

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I dig the use of sound effects on this one, especially for the song ending. :yesway:
 

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Surprise, surprise- I knocked this song out in under 24 hours. Couldn't really lock down what traditional scale I should use for the solo so I ended up using BeBop. :eek:

 

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Surprise, surprise- I knocked this song out in under 24 hours. Couldn't really lock down what traditional scale I should use for the solo so I ended up using BeBop. :eek:

Great clean mix. Could totally listen to an album of this on a day when I'm chillin'.
 
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