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Yesterday (Beatles purists please ignore!)
on: May 06, 2020, 20:18:00
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Hi Kitchen,

The UK Songwriting Contest has a new challenge this year:

THE SONGWRITING CHALLENGE
This is a new category for 2020. We ask you to write a new lyric or a new melody to an existing famous song. The new lyric and the new melody will have exactly the same structure and metre so when the winning Lyric and the winning Melody are put together by the UKSC they will be a perfect fit and a new complete song is created. The UKSC will professionally record the resulting song for the winners! Simple but brilliant (if we do say so ourselves). The first classic song we have chosen to start this challenge is Yesterday by Paul McCartney. Paul had the melody for this song for some time before he had a flash of inspiration for the final lyrics while driving. Let us have your alternative Melody and Lyrics for this classic AABA song structure



Dan


Re: Yesterday (Beatles purists please ignore!)
Reply #1 on: May 09, 2020, 19:54:45
Nice job @DanJames !
This is a tricky assignment you've taken on.  ;)
Melissa and I do re-arrangements of Beatles songs ( i.e. make them into jazz, etc. ) but, man, changing the melody and stuff is a whole different level. I'm very happy that you posted this and glad to see you still keeping up your songwriting flow!
I'm wondering if one were to take the song and just change the lyrics … isn't that just called a "parody" ? Or does a parody have to be satirical or humorous?  ??? 
Bill
Songwriter, Keyboards, Arranger, Producer & Engineer for November Sound

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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