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ChantingOfThePriests
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 25, 2011 7:31 am 
 

January - February - 25 Day - 1 song challenge

You have twenty five days to write one original song
The following criteria MUST BE MET


- All music must be written and recorded within a time frame of twenty five days from the start of the challenge

- All entries must be written within the time period spanning the start and end of the challenge

- No Covers

- You will be granted 5 days of planning time prior to the start of the challenge - No music is to be written in this time - It is time to prepare and plan any ideas or concepts you may have, be it lyrical, instrumentally, mixing or otherwise. Also, to get all of your gear and anything else ready, eg strings, pedals, instruments, etc

- You may work with friends or other users on this site in writing the songs, you must notify the TS if you will be co-operating with any other individuals

- There are no restrictions regarding production quality

- There are no restrictions regarding song length

- All submissions are final

- If you would like to submit an all synth piece or anything in that vein, all keyboard, piano, hell, even just a guitar track ( provided that it actually resembles a song in some way ), then that is fine.

HOW TO SUBMIT YOUR WORK

Upload your song to rapidshare and send me the download link in a PM. DO NOT POST THE LINK IN THE THREAD



THE END OF THE CHALLENGE

At the end of the challenge I will personally compile all entries into a folder and upload it to Rapidshare and dropbox
Then I will post multiple download links to an RAR file compiling all of the entries, and a link to dropbox


REVIEWS OF ALL ENTRIES

All participants must download the folder ( not if you listen through dropbox ) and proceed to listen to every song, and then post a review of every
track, barr their own, providing a full paragraph review of each song, and a score on a scale of 1-10
Based on how much you enjoyed it

I DIDN'T FINISH WRITING/RECORDING/ETC IN TIME...

That's alright, there is always a next time

Duration of the entire process:

Preperation and planning: January 26th-31st
Writing, recording, mixing and mastering: February 1st-25th




Summary of this challenge

25 days of song writing time
5 days of preperation
No restrictions on recording quality
No restrictions on song lengths
Collaboration is allowed
All entries must be original and 100% your own

Users taking part:
Lorde
Gelseth_Andrano
MoonPenatrator
DecayingMyYouth
odinallfather
ShaolinLambKiller
Nightwisher1990
mattp
iamntbatman+Grimmig - collab
guitartheist
bjornobomb
Killedbyaforklift
Menschenfeindlic
Crownless
DemonofDarkness
Det_Morkettall
AngelWitch666


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ShaolinLambKiller
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 25, 2011 7:42 am 
 

we all kinda thought there was going to be a 3rd challenge but with a few guidelines on what we were writing towards.

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ChantingOfThePriests
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 25, 2011 7:46 am 
 

That's cool.

Are you referring to a specific genre contest, or maybe length wise?

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Nightwisher1990
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 25, 2011 8:39 am 
 

Hell yeah !

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Lorde
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 25, 2011 11:59 am 
 

I'd be glad to participate.
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ShaolinLambKiller
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 25, 2011 1:32 pm 
 

i think it was supposed to be both. but feel free to do it up as you wish.

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Gelseth_Andrano
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 25, 2011 2:50 pm 
 

Oh yeah, i'd be totally down1
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 25, 2011 5:49 pm 
 

HEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEELLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL YEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEESSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!! Im so down for this!
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DecayingMyYouth
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 25, 2011 7:54 pm 
 

I'm in! I've already got some great ideas...
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ChantingOfThePriests
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 26, 2011 8:39 am 
 

The challenge has started, by the way.

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odinallfather
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 26, 2011 11:11 am 
 

hmmm.. I've never writen a song before, but I always wanted to, just can't keep myself motivated :)
I'm not sure if I'll be able to do it, but sign me up anyways, I'll do my best
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ShaolinLambKiller
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 26, 2011 1:47 pm 
 

I'll be writing and recording for some bands at this time anyway so I'll submit one of those songs anyway.

I guess I'm down since it's so open

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Nightwisher1990
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 26, 2011 3:35 pm 
 

Hell Yeah ! I am in, just add my name down there, I'll finish my exams exactly on 31, and I'll be up for it.
I might let my friend participate for clean vocals.

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mattp
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 26, 2011 6:19 pm 
 

What is the 'challenge'? Can there be a 'hard mode' of some sort? I'm interested, but I write/record songs all the time, and this doesn't seem like anything special to me.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 26, 2011 6:36 pm 
 

Why do you keep making new accounts KvltLord? It's pretty obvious.
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ShaolinLambKiller
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 26, 2011 8:43 pm 
 

mattp wrote:
What is the 'challenge'? Can there be a 'hard mode' of some sort? I'm interested, but I write/record songs all the time, and this doesn't seem like anything special to me.


yea that's kinda like how I feel as well.

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ChantingOfThePriests
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 26, 2011 9:17 pm 
 

mattp wrote:
What is the 'challenge'? Can there be a 'hard mode' of some sort? I'm interested, but I write/record songs all the time, and this doesn't seem like anything special to me.


If Shaolin and yourself both feel this way, how about throwing an idea or two my way? I'm just going off of the previous challenges that I found, two in total.

Maybe the '' hard mode '' could be the achievement of a specific song length? seven minutes plus? I'm not sure.

Any ideas, guys?

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CorpseFister
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 26, 2011 9:19 pm 
 

No continues!

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ChantingOfThePriests
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 26, 2011 9:30 pm 
 

Sorry Corpse, I'm not exactly sure what you mean by that. For the benifit of myself mostly, can I ask what are you talking about?

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ShaolinLambKiller
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 26, 2011 9:47 pm 
 

I'm not sure honestly. length I guess could be a factor. but that wouldn't be too difficult probably for either of us. I'm really just not sure.

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ChantingOfThePriests
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 26, 2011 11:08 pm 
 

Right.

I'm not too sure how to make this one different from the previous two challenges really, nothing is coming to mind.

Writing music is all well and good, but I'm not sure how we can spice this up any further. I'm fresh out of ideas.

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iamntbatman
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 26, 2011 11:47 pm 
 

"Hard mode" is a terrible idea. What are the criteria for deciding who gets to participate in it as opposed to the "regular" challenge? It would probably just result in a lot of people getting upset. I think the point of challenges like this is just to get a listen to what sort of music other forumgoers are making/can make, especially since there are lots of musicians on the forum who don't often post in this part of the forum or who don't regularly post their own musical output. That, and it might be an avenue for people to try out "side project" type ideas that are a departure from their main bands/projects/sounds.

How about instead of calling them challenges, we call these more open-ended ones something like "Metal-Archives DIY Mixtapes" or something like that. You could reserve the word "challenge" for the songwriting threads with more specific goals, like writing in a particular genre or assigning posters to record something in a style they don't normally play, or something like that.

Edit: Whoops, forgot to mention that I'm gonna participate in this. I'm doing a collaboration with Grimmig, if that's alright.
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ChantingOfThePriests
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 27, 2011 12:08 am 
 

iamntbatman wrote:
"Hard mode" is a terrible idea. What are the criteria for deciding who gets to participate in it as opposed to the "regular" challenge? It would probably just result in a lot of people getting upset. I think the point of challenges like this is just to get a listen to what sort of music other forumgoers are making/can make, especially since there are lots of musicians on the forum who don't often post in this part of the forum or who don't regularly post their own musical output. That, and it might be an avenue for people to try out "side project" type ideas that are a departure from their main bands/projects/sounds.

How about instead of calling them challenges, we call these more open-ended ones something like "Metal-Archives DIY Mixtapes" or something like that. You could reserve the word "challenge" for the songwriting threads with more specific goals, like writing in a particular genre or assigning posters to record something in a style they don't normally play, or something like that.

Edit: Whoops, forgot to mention that I'm gonna participate in this. I'm doing a collaboration with Grimmig, if that's alright.


Yeah, that's fine. I'll list both of you together.

So how about we just use this as another chance to write a song in any style, and maybe the next song writing challenge, be in a certain style? that way, people this time around can write whatever they want, and then there can be a certain style for the next one.

If people agree with this, we should do it.

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ShaolinLambKiller
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 27, 2011 12:34 am 
 

sure that'll work.

like I said before i'll just probably submit something that i'm recording during that time anyway.

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ChantingOfThePriests
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 27, 2011 12:39 am 
 

That sounds pretty good.

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mattp
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 27, 2011 1:05 am 
 

iamntbatman wrote:
"Hard mode" is a terrible idea. What are the criteria for deciding who gets to participate in it as opposed to the "regular" challenge?


I was thinking it'd be a "hey I want to do something other than just writing/recording a song". Like a... challenge of some sort. Some criteria that would make it difficult.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 27, 2011 2:08 am 
 

mattp wrote:
iamntbatman wrote:
"Hard mode" is a terrible idea. What are the criteria for deciding who gets to participate in it as opposed to the "regular" challenge?


I was thinking it'd be a "hey I want to do something other than just writing/recording a song". Like a... challenge of some sort. Some criteria that would make it difficult.

Do it one-handed!
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ChantingOfThePriests
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 27, 2011 2:12 am 
 

Vrede wrote:
mattp wrote:
iamntbatman wrote:
"Hard mode" is a terrible idea. What are the criteria for deciding who gets to participate in it as opposed to the "regular" challenge?


I was thinking it'd be a "hey I want to do something other than just writing/recording a song". Like a... challenge of some sort. Some criteria that would make it difficult.

Do it one-handed!


Haha.

I don't know mattp, try riffing with your eyes closed? maybe purposly mess up the recording speed of your equipment by a second and a half?

Sounds like a challenge to me.

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guitartheist
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 27, 2011 2:28 am 
 

I'm in.

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bjornobomb
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 27, 2011 2:41 am 
 

I will participate in this, prepare to have your FACES MELTED and your BONES CRUSHED and OTHER THINGS TOO.

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Killedbyaforklift
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 27, 2011 3:18 am 
 

I missed the last song writing challenge, totally in this time. Can't wait to hear what comes of it.

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ChantingOfThePriests
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New participants have been added.

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mattp
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Vrede wrote:
mattp wrote:
iamntbatman wrote:
"Hard mode" is a terrible idea. What are the criteria for deciding who gets to participate in it as opposed to the "regular" challenge?


I was thinking it'd be a "hey I want to do something other than just writing/recording a song". Like a... challenge of some sort. Some criteria that would make it difficult.

Do it one-handed!


Left or right hand? That might actually be really interesting :lol:
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 28, 2011 2:23 am 
 

definitely left handed (unless you're lefty) :-D

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mattp wrote:
Vrede wrote:
mattp wrote:
iamntbatman wrote:
"Hard mode" is a terrible idea. What are the criteria for deciding who gets to participate in it as opposed to the "regular" challenge?


I was thinking it'd be a "hey I want to do something other than just writing/recording a song". Like a... challenge of some sort. Some criteria that would make it difficult.

Do it one-handed!


Left or right hand? That might actually be really interesting :lol:


Try to do it with w/e hand u don't use?
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Alright, I'm doing this with only my left hand :D

Time to work on my legato!
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hahaha that's going to be amazing.

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what about singing/growling while having sex ? :P
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only if there are pictures to prove it, or better yet a video!

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ShaolinLambKiller wrote:
only if there are pictures to prove it, or better yet a video!

hehe it'll end up as a porn contest If everyone submits a video :D :P
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