One hour composition competition

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  1. Clydefrog

    Clydefrog SS.org Regular

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    So, there's a popular thing in another community that I am a member of where once a week, everyone gets together and has one hour to record something and post it on a webpage for people to listen to. A listen party occurs after that one hour, and then people have a week to vote for the best tune. There's a theme every week to model the song after, which usually makes it interesting.

    It's a truly interesting challenge that tests your creativity in a crunchtime. I've found that it brings out some of the most interesting ideas, and most of the songs on my album started as OHC's. This was my latest one, done on my new Pod HD500 with my new Carvin DC727 tuned to drop A. Since it's a one hour competition, mixing/mastering takes a backseat to the actual composition.

    http://compo.thasauce.net/files/Nekofrog_-_Solace(OHC127).mp3

    I wonder if ss.org would benefit from such a competition?
     
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    in-pursuit SS.org Regular

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    I am super duper keen on this, even if I first thought this thread would be about a competition of hour long compositions :p
     
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    Scar Symmetry Ex Whiny Bitch

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    How do we make sure that only an hour is spent on it?
     
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    We need to trust our fellow musicians :yesway:
     
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    who's keen? like right now? lol
     
  6. cwhitey2

    cwhitey2 BlackendCrust Metalâ„¢

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    all the stuff on my myspace account was done in 45 min :p
     
  7. Customisbetter

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    Lovin this idea. I might give it a shot today...
     
  8. JamesM

    JamesM The Armada

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    Sounds fun.

    Too bad I'm epicly blocked creatively. :(

    I dunno, I might give it a shot. So, we just spend one hour on something and post the results here?
     
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    I'm guessing they don't tell you the theme until the hour starts or something.

    Would definitely be interested in seeing something like this, although I think I'd lack the spontaneous creativity to get something done in an hour, and be confident about the result.

    Edit: Just listened to the OPs song, that was really good given the time constraints!
     
  10. Iheartmidgetbooty

    Iheartmidgetbooty Recording Studio Nub

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    ^ I am pretty blocked as well :(

    but anywho

    Im down , this sounds fun :D
     
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    JPhoenix19 Playing life by ear

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    Wow, that's a pretty cool song you wrote there! If I were a little more confident in myself I'd gladly participate in something like this, I really think it's a great idea. I could see this as being a good challenge for me to grow in a number of musical areas. :yesway:
     
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    JamesM The Armada

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    ^Sweet sig bro. I laughed. Hard.


    Oh, and analog>everything.
     
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    I got a new amp today so this is looking even more enticing. :)
     
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    I would be down for this if I was capable of actually composing anything right now. :(
     
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    Yeah, the theme is generally NOT released until the start of the compo. Everyone gathers somewhere (some kind of chat, usually IRC) and has at it for an hour, then has 10 minutes to mix down/master, and 10 minutes to upload. After that, a listen party occurs where everyone then votes on the pieces for ranking.

    It's actually a fantastic exercise for people who are creatively blocked; it has helped me through so many blocks that I can't even begin to count 'em. The only problem is trusting people to not actually begin until the compo begins.

    As to the theme, for the MP3 I posted, the theme that week was "Waterfalls", hence the shimmery, chorus-laden cleans.
     
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    JamesM The Armada

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    Organize this. Even thouh I'm writer's-blocked, do want! Sounds fun.
     
  17. Cynic

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    If this can help my song writing abilities, then sign me up! :D

    Are there duration parameters for the composition's length?
     
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    Explorer He seldomly knows...

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    This marks the first time I've subscribed to a thread.
     
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    highlordmugfug themuthaphukkindeath

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    I'm definitely down. :yesway:
     
  20. brutalwizard

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    such a neat idea
     

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