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Christmas Song Competition
on: October 31, 2013, 17:45:54
« Last Edit: October 31, 2013, 23:23:13 by Wicked Deeds »
Ok, I've added a competitions section to the discussion categories of this forum. Kafla recently suggested hosting a Christmas Song Competition and I would love  to see forum members take part.   Everyone is more than welcome to enter the same song in a number of similar Christmas Competitions that may be running on different forums.  I believe that would be a great way for writers to obtain maximum exposure for their work, whilst the associated reviews will help us all hone our writing skills.

Important Dates to remember:

The Competition will be open to entries from Midday, Sunday 1st December, 2013.  All entrants should submit their work by Midday on Sunday 15th December. Winners: (1st, 2nd and third place) will be announced approximately midday on Sunday 22nd December.  Please send a personal message indicating your votes to Wicked Deeds. Voting to commence immediately after the entry closing date/time - last chance to vote will be Sunday 22nd December 2013, 10:00 am.

Scoring:

I'd like to tweak Kafla's suggestion a little. All entries scored out of 10 in the 4 areas: Melody, Lyrics, performance and production.   We all have different skills so we should be able play to our own strengths with the marking based upon 4 different areas.  If you intend to submit your work, then please note that you will be expected to vote.  Failure to do so will mean that your entry is not considered for a finalist position. 

Prizes

The links to three winning entries will appear in a Competition Winners section category on this forum for a period of two weeks. 

I'll produce a track for the 1st placed winning entry.  (A different song to your Christmas entry).  All I ask is that you perform the song on your 1st instrument.  Ensure that the track is played in time to a click track or drum loop and that you are able to send an mp3/mp4 of your performance including the B.P.M for your song to my email address which I will pm to the winner.  A chord and lyric chart will also be helpful.

Whilst there are many great producers out there, much better than myself, I will endeavour to produce and play the instruments on your demo to the best of my ability.  I no longer have an electric guitar so please note that I will play either classical or acoustic guitar on your track.  I'll produce your song free of charge in the New  Year. Please be patient as I'll have to fit this in around family and work commitments. If you'd rather skip this offer, then I won't be offended! :-)

Kafla and Dutchbeat, I hope you guys are ok with this! :-)

Please indicate if you're likely to submit an entry.  I'm looking forward to hearing a number of great songs, each with your own unique approach! :-)






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Re: Christmas Song Competition
Reply #1 on: October 31, 2013, 20:32:16
I am soo IN!


i hope you are serious, Paul, about producing and arranging the winning song or another song from the winner ;D ;D ;D ;D
i am in!!!!!!

i really like that, now all i have to do is come up with a winning christmas song  ;D ;D ;D ;D
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Re: Christmas Song Competition
Reply #2 on: October 31, 2013, 20:52:45
Hi Dutch,

Of course I'm serious! I'll play all instruments, including drum programming (should I believe that the song needs drums).  This will be my interpretation of a members song but I'll remain faithful to the original chord progressions and vocal melody unless I believe the original can be improved. I'll only implement changes with the consent of the writer:-)



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Re: Christmas Song Competition
Reply #3 on: October 31, 2013, 20:59:15
Sorry dutch just finished winner christmas song. ;D ;D ;D


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Re: Christmas Song Competition
Reply #4 on: October 31, 2013, 21:40:55
I'd like to enter, not sure if I'll get time but I'll try, a Wicked Deeds production would be awesome  ;D


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Re: Christmas Song Competition
Reply #5 on: October 31, 2013, 21:54:14
well, i am competing anyway, Fishermans! I will be your worst enemy in the Christmans song department that you have ever seen  ;D ;D ;D ;D


because i want to win this price


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Re: Christmas Song Competition
Reply #6 on: October 31, 2013, 22:01:17
Hey Dutch
Better ask what price reveals it as a third . ;D ;D ;D ;D


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Re: Christmas Song Competition
Reply #7 on: November 01, 2013, 13:13:55
« Last Edit: November 01, 2013, 13:31:06 by Wicked Deeds »
I'd love to see one or two more people joining in with the Christmas Competition.  That goes for new members too - it's a great incentive to join the forum and take part in a Competition that will test your writing skills.

First prize is a free music production of one of your songs.  That's a good offer that doesn't come around every day!  :)


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Re: Christmas Song Competition
Reply #8 on: November 01, 2013, 13:30:39
Holy Moly I am defo in  ;D

Jess it would be well cool to have you collecting results and keeping the Christmas spirit going  ;D

Pretty Please  ;D


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Re: Christmas Song Competition
Reply #9 on: November 01, 2013, 13:39:55
Jess it would be well cool to have you collecting results and keeping the Christmas spirit going  ;D

Pretty Please  ;D
YAAAAAAAAAAAY! *gathers choir* WE WISH YOU A MERRY CHRISTMAS WE WI- or is it too early for the carols? ???
I am your Christmas elf for the following months, you have boarded a one way flight to the North Pole and your exits are *in true air stewardess style* here, here, here and here, however you won't be able to use them as they are being obstructed by Christmas trees and I have gagged you all with tinsel and tied you to your chairs- except from you DB I've tied you to Santa's lap.
"When writing a song, if you're afraid to suck, you'll never write a note"


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Re: Christmas Song Competition
Reply #10 on: November 01, 2013, 13:55:15
Jess it would be well cool to have you collecting results and keeping the Christmas spirit going  ;D

Pretty Please  ;D
YAAAAAAAAAAAY! *gathers choir* WE WISH YOU A MERRY CHRISTMAS WE WI- or is it too early for the carols? ???
I am your Christmas elf for the following months, you have boarded a one way flight to the North Pole and your exits are *in true air stewardess style* here, here, here and here, however you won't be able to use them as they are being obstructed by Christmas trees and I have gagged you all with tinsel and tied you to your chairs- except from you DB I've tied you to Santa's lap.

Ho Ho Ho Merry Christmas !!!!


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Re: Christmas Song Competition
Reply #11 on: November 01, 2013, 14:06:32
is anyone prepared to write lyrics for a christmas song for me...Benjo, Jess??? i want to win this one, but i can not write lyrics. I will try a very serious christmas song approach, i will keep low on the bleeps and blobs and drumrolls, trumpets etc, but aim for piano and bells, i think


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Re: Christmas Song Competition
Reply #12 on: November 01, 2013, 14:35:05
I've only ever written one set of Christmas lyrics called Christmas lights and then Coldplay STOLE my idea and released a song called Christmas lights. That was MY song. I have never written Christmas lyrics since...the prospect of them being stolen again scares me... ;D


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Re: Christmas Song Competition
Reply #13 on: November 01, 2013, 14:44:53
I currently have two Christmas songs: 'The Ghosts Of Christmas' which I wrote about three years ago and still haven't got around to sharing.  More recently  (last month) I wrote a song called 'Believe In Christmas'.  I'm happy to post either of these songs but really want to focus on the entrants that forum members post before going on to produce a song for the winner. :-)


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Re: Christmas Song Competition
Reply #14 on: November 01, 2013, 15:04:07
Hi Jess,

what if you only change the title of the lyrics / song and let one of the kitcheneers... :P :P :P have a go at fitting it to music? that will teach Coldplay a lesson...

nice lay-out by the way.....i think Kafla is doing some artwork



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