• a song that needs lyrics.... help?
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Re: a song that needs lyrics.... help?
Reply #15 on: June 29, 2019, 17:20:38
« Last Edit: June 29, 2019, 17:26:22 by Dutchbeat »
why not go for this challenge then ? ::thumb:: ::thumb:: ::thumb:: ::thumb:: ::thumb:: ::thumb:: @Bill from November Sound @MrBouzouki @Leonard Scaper @oorlab @realkevm ...and @all

the-come-up-with-lyrics-challenge for the instrumental track from @lu77

and make a recorded version of you singing it to the original track from @lu77 , or make your own arrangment, recording, mix / remix etc.

The original tracks is found here:
https://soundcloud.com/blackbauble/the-great-balloon-song

who would be in for this challenge?

i am in for it myself  :yes: :yes: :dance: :dance: :dance: :dance:

so...we have one contestant  ;D ;D ;D ;D already

@Dutchbeat
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[place your name / nick here if you want to join]
me, myself, and Pie


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Re: a song that needs lyrics.... help?
Reply #16 on: June 29, 2019, 17:46:49
yup iím gonna give it a trytooo... 8th try is lucky right?

we all vote on our faves?
ďeverything is simple, nothing is as straightforward as it seemsĒ.ó Me


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Re: a song that needs lyrics.... help?
Reply #17 on: June 29, 2019, 17:52:22
yup iím gonna give it a trytooo... 8th try is lucky right?

we all vote on our faves?

that is the spirit @lu77 , so...now we already have two contestants...

@Dutchbeat
@lu77
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about voting....perhaps we have our voting poll ICT guy @Mar T. weigh in on that..:-)

but as for a deadline, what about end of july?

who dares to join? :-)


Re: a song that needs lyrics.... help?
Reply #18 on: June 29, 2019, 18:14:43
Are you sure you want to do this @lu77  ???;D    It can get pretty crazy around here.  :shinyteeth:   
It seems like you already came up with good lyrics for the song....   Should she put this up for a challenge @Dutchbeat ??
If people are up for it I'm in, though.
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November Sound is based on the Mother, Father & Son musical trio of Melissa, Bill & Will. I'm the father so anything I post will have my wife singing and/or my son playing percussion.


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Re: a song that needs lyrics.... help?
Reply #19 on: June 29, 2019, 18:20:22
yeah iím sure, this needs combined brain power.

personally iíd like to see everyone tinkering and adding, like those round robin stories where each new line is by a different author. except each new tinker is by a different member... but maybe that can be a later challenge


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Re: a song that needs lyrics.... help?
Reply #20 on: June 29, 2019, 18:46:24
great  :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

so...now have as contestants

@Dutchbeat
@lu77
@Bill from November Sound
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[sign in here for the challenge  ;D ;D ;D]

@lu77 , can you put the soundcloud track on downloadable..so we can sing to it in our recorders / DAWs?


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Re: a song that needs lyrics.... help?
Reply #21 on: June 29, 2019, 22:07:47
Hi @lu77
I think your music is so universally uplifting, it deserves an equally uplifting text. Or lyrics if that is your prefer (action).

English is not my native language, as you may have noticed, but I would like to whisper some lines in your ear, should you choose/chose to give the lyrics another chance.

The basis is cut to my size: sharp and simple.
I love that very very very much.
Writing something simple is always more difficult than expected.

So:
I love your lyrics
If you want to stick to them: cheers, theyíre great
If you have second thoughts: I  have some ideas that will curl your toes.

And look at my whatever. Granddad from Amsterdam, whatíve you got to loose?
Give me a PM if you want to discus this further? Please, I mean.
Kind regards, Gus



Re: a song that needs lyrics.... help?
Reply #22 on: July 01, 2019, 00:24:29
@Dutchbeat  @lu77  - cuont me in, - though July is travelling month for me, so I may not be at home to fulfill the challenge to the end.
recommending https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/How_Music_Works "How music works", book by David Byrne.


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Re: a song that needs lyrics.... help?
Reply #23 on: July 02, 2019, 20:57:52
@Dutchbeat  @lu77  - cuont me in, - though July is travelling month for me, so I may not be at home to fulfill the challenge to the end.


all right @oorlab , thanks for joining this challenge too

so...now have as contestants

@Dutchbeat
@lu77
@Bill from November Sound
@oorlab
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Re: a song that needs lyrics.... help?
Reply #24 on: July 05, 2019, 14:32:36
I'm in, what are the chords please @lu77?


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Re: a song that needs lyrics.... help?
Reply #25 on: July 06, 2019, 14:00:23
ah! Chords!

VERSE
E (open) A (open)
E (open) A (open)
F# B
F# B

CHORUS
E (open) A (open)
A G# F#
E (open) A (open)
A G# F# B
A G# F# B
A G# F#  E (Open)

Personally I play all the not open chords as power chords, (barre chords using only the top 3 strings) so I havenít written down which ones are major or minor as I donít play them that way. iíve seen them written as B5, but i donít know if thatís technically correct as iím not highly musically trained.

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Re: a song that needs lyrics.... help?
Reply #26 on: July 06, 2019, 17:37:57
ah! Chords!

VERSE
E (open) A (open)
E (open) A (open)
F# B
F# B

CHORUS
E (open) A (open)
A G# F#
E (open) A (open)
A G# F# B
A G# F# B
A G# F#  E (Open)

Personally I play all the not open chords as power chords, (barre chords using only the top 3 strings) so I havenít written down which ones are major or minor as I donít play them that way. iíve seen them written as B5, but i donít know if thatís technically correct as iím not highly musically trained.

louisa

The power chords imply a major or minor chord depending on the melody you choose....

Assuming by ďopenĒ you mean ď not a bar chordĒ (American spelling  ;) ) and that E or A means major not minor (conventionally written Em or Am) then the power chords are implied as follows: F# minor B major or conventionally F#m B and then later A G#m F#m  and later still A G#m F#m B.

I say ďimpliedĒ because these would be the chords that fall naturally into the key of E Major... as established by your opening verse.

That said... the better way to tell is to sing or play a melody over these chords. If while playing the F# (for example) your voice goes to the note A then itís an F# minor chord. If your voice wants to go to the note A# then itís an F# major chord. Either version works... itís ďwhatís in your headĒ or what do your ears tell you that matters. Once you know the difference, it will help you to write the chords more conventionally and also help in this sort of dialogue with others.

By the way ... writing the power chord as B5 is a logical shorthand. More conventionally would be B (no 3rd) or Bm (no 3rd) which lets the reader know whether the major or minor chord is implied.

Sorry if this too wonky... but the possible melodic intent of the chords you have written would sound very different depending on whether those chords imply a major or minor. We need to know what you hear in your head when you play these chords.

I hope this helps..


Re: a song that needs lyrics.... help?
Reply #27 on: July 06, 2019, 17:49:19
« Last Edit: July 06, 2019, 17:58:56 by 1roomstudio »
Well ... being new to this forum I just stepped into a thread thinking I was the first to reply when there was already a page full before me.

Forgive me if my post makes no sense at this point.

For what itís worth... here is what happened ... I went to @lu77  s profile and clicked on a recent post... I thought it was the first post in the thread (DOH!!!j It took me a while to figure out what happened

Please be gentle with this noobie!   

EDIT:  now that Iíve listened to the sketch... yeah itís in E major.....

Really great melody , chord progression and overall composition. Looking forward to hearing the finished piece!  8)



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Re: a song that needs lyrics.... help?
Reply #28 on: July 06, 2019, 17:49:53
« Last Edit: July 06, 2019, 17:51:48 by Dutchbeat »
hi @1roomstudio (and @lu77 )

Louise placed a link to the track with the intended singing melody sung without words, this one:

https://soundcloud.com/blackbauble/the-great-balloon-song

i would like to use this track to build some sort of mix with lyrics on top of it  ;D ;D ;D ;D around it....is it possible @lu77 to make the track on Soundcloud downloadable for this @lu77 ??  :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup

oh btw @1roomstudio , my and your post crossed, i see you missed the firstpost with the intended melody
would you also be in for giving this challenge a go?

so far we have the following contestants who want to give this a try:


@Dutchbeat
@lu77
@Bill from November Sound
@oorlab
@realkevm
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[subscribe to the challenge here]


Re: a song that needs lyrics.... help?
Reply #29 on: July 06, 2019, 18:03:59
hi @1roomstudio (and @lu77 )

Louise placed a link to the track with the intended singing melody sung without words, this one:

https://soundcloud.com/blackbauble/the-great-balloon-song

i would like to use this track to build some sort of mix with lyrics on top of it  ;D ;D ;D ;D around it....is it possible @lu77 to make the track on Soundcloud downloadable for this @lu77 ??  :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup

oh btw @1roomstudio , my and your post crossed, i see you missed the firstpost with the intended melody
would you also be in for giving this challenge a go?

so far we have the following contestants who want to give this a try:


@Dutchbeat
@lu77
@Bill from November Sound
@oorlab
@realkevm
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[subscribe to the challenge here]

Need a little time to recover from my faux pas and get my wits about me... donít count me out... but I need to get in my studio for a few hours...

I really like this place! 😎



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