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January Composition Challenge - GET WRITING!

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[quote name='lurksalot' timestamp='1484080481' post='3212564']



Absolutely, 46 tracks from me , that has just amazed me , before I started playing with this challenge I had never even used a DAW !

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31 from me...
I only got a DAW because it came free with a Focusrite Scarlett I'd bought to swap ideas with our France-based guitarist.
Since then I've got a paid for DAW, keyboard/controller, mics, AKG headphones, decent studio monitor speaks and a rickety pair of tressles with a couple of planks to balance them all on!
And rather than work on a song, I've got to collect Euros (bleedin' Brexit ;)), wash the car, practice fitting snow chains and hoover the house.

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Got my song done this week & finished! :D

I've been starting work at 3:45 every day this week, so I felt like the guy in the pic heading into the sunset & off to work. I tried to get the feeling of having lots of energy building up & getting a good start to the year.

[url="https://soundcloud.com/gxmix/to-a-new-sunset"]https://soundcloud.com/gxmix/to-a-new-sunset[/url]

I've yet to listen to it on other systems, so I might need to do a little more mixing/mastering, but the song itself is complete.

Edited by xgsjx

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Here's my attempt (first time in a while) - as sloppy as ever! If I have time I'll try to revisit it and tidy things up a bit.

The attempt at lyrics tells a very over-simplistic story of gunslinger roaming the Wild West righting wrongs etc.

https://soundcloud.com/rikki-boyes/lonestar

Thanks for listening - any comments are welcome

Edited by Rikki1984

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Haven't been overly inspired composition wise for a while, been tinkering with my bass and stuff as you do!

I thought I would make an attempt for the new year!

It is what it is! Track is called "Colorado"

[url="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UKFt5B9HqyE"]https://www.youtube....h?v=UKFt5B9HqyE[/url]

Cheers,
James
:)

Edit to add Soundcloud link:

[url="https://soundcloud.com/foolsjourney/colorado"]https://soundcloud.com/foolsjourney/colorado[/url]

Edited by Bleat

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Climbing back on board with a 'light-weight' contender this month; I give you ...

[url="https://soundcloud.com/dad3353/hobo-solo"]Hobo Solo ...[/url]

Enjoy...

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[quote name='Dad3353' timestamp='1484707347' post='3217715']
Climbing back on board with a 'light-weight' contender this month; I give you ...

[url="https://soundcloud.com/dad3353/hobo-solo"]Hobo Solo ...[/url]

Enjoy...
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Excellent stuff.
Hope you are feeling better. :)

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[quote name='Dad3353' timestamp='1484707347' post='3217715']
Climbing back on board with a 'light-weight' contender this month; I give you ...

[url="https://soundcloud.com/dad3353/hobo-solo"]Hobo Solo ...[/url]

Enjoy...
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Well done Doug! Can't keep a good man down ;)

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Excellent news Dad, improvement is the main thing, It might be worth giving mine a miss then this month , it is a touch rushed :lol:

It does what I wanted it to though so good luck ....

https://soundcloud.com/lurksalot/back-on-my-pony

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i got something, though not what i originally intended. with kit going wrong and my room really not being cut out for mic recording i had to lean rather heavily on the keyboard and bass. so i ended up with a bit of soundtrack rather than the folky type thing i started with. i wanted to something in open C tuning, which fits the wild west idea in many ways. but mic recordings were awful and full of other noise and plugging it in has this annoying popping sound.
anyway, as its soundtrack allow me to set the scene. it is supposed to fit the cowboy coming home after weeks of travelling. so as he clears the ridge in the picture he sees his homestead with his family running around. maybe a little soppy but that is what went through my mind as i was building it up and i dont think its a million miles off. it is short but hopefully has enough going on to not be too repetitive. i am just happy to get something done in the midst of moving house and things.

https://soundcloud.com/christofloffer/back-to-the-homestead

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[quote name='christofloffer' timestamp='1484916442' post='3219651']
i got something, though not what i originally intended. with kit going wrong and my room really not being cut out for mic recording i had to lean rather heavily on the keyboard and bass. so i ended up with a bit of soundtrack rather than the folky type thing i started with. i wanted to something in open C tuning, which fits the wild west idea in many ways. but mic recordings were awful and full of other noise and plugging it in has this annoying popping sound.
anyway, as its soundtrack allow me to set the scene. it is supposed to fit the cowboy coming home after weeks of travelling. so as he clears the ridge in the picture he sees his homestead with his family running around. maybe a little soppy but that is what went through my mind as i was building it up and i dont think its a million miles off. it is short but hopefully has enough going on to not be too repetitive. i am just happy to get something done in the midst of moving house and things.

[url="https://soundcloud.com/christofloffer/back-to-the-homestead"]https://soundcloud.c...o-the-homestead[/url]
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I must have been through a 'cup half empty' phase as I saw the complete opposite :lol:
I thought it was another day out the wilderness and he had had enough of it :D

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I might scrape through and make this one. This bout of flu going round has been sticking with me for three weeks now and I've been making slow progress. Hopefully I should get it tweaked and mixed this weekend have something in time for the deadline.

Good to have you back Douglas :)

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[quote name='Dad3353' timestamp='1484795503' post='3218536']
Thanks, folks; slowly but surely...
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Good man Dad.

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[quote name='lurksalot' timestamp='1484862610' post='3219299']
Excellent news Dad, improvement is the main thing, It might be worth giving mine a miss then this month , it is a touch rushed :lol:

It does what I wanted it to though so good luck ....

https://soundcloud.com/lurksalot/back-on-my-pony
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You are on fire.

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[quote name='lurksalot' timestamp='1484862610' post='3219299']
Excellent news Dad, improvement is the main thing, It might be worth giving mine a miss then this month , it is a touch rushed :lol:

It does what I wanted it to though so good luck ....

[url="https://soundcloud.com/lurksalot/back-on-my-pony"]https://soundcloud.c...back-on-my-pony[/url]
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Did I hear a bit of your own type of 'Major Tom' going on there ?

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[quote name='Dad3353' timestamp='1484795503' post='3218536']
Thanks, folks; slowly but surely...
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Really good to see you back. :-)

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[quote name='the boy' timestamp='1485039557' post='3220724']
You are on fire.
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Many thanks , you are too kind , can I admit to having a little chuckle at that :blush:
[quote name='fingers211' timestamp='1485088285' post='3220975']
Did I hear a bit of your own type of 'Major Tom' going on there ?
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Not deliberately :D , but if it works I will claim subliminal impulses for the inspiration and claim otherwise :lol:

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Finally. After a month of battling with this one I've got my entry. I didn't think I was going to make it so I'm pleased to offer it up in its current state.

https://soundcloud.com/mornats/the-withered

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Completed 90% of mine but due to work I'll miss the deadline, so will have to go again next month.

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[quote name='Indy' timestamp='1485248516' post='3222369']
Completed 90% of mine but due to work I'll miss the deadline, so will have to go again next month.
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If it's 90% done, get it entered.

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Work is 100 miles from home and my computer l'd planned to finish it yesterday just didn't have time before I had to set off!

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[url="https://www.dropbox.com/s/h8e5k74frmzfu19/Slowly%20sloping%20sunset%20saunter.mp3?dl=0"]https://www.dropbox....aunter.mp3?dl=0[/url]
Late, as usual, and half as baked. Just no time this month, but it sort of fits the picture vibe. Bears an uncanny resemblance to one of my band's tunes, but that's got words and singing and everything. Less is more, but sometimes it is just less!
Will try to put it on Soundcloud later if that's easier for some to listen to, but at least it's here!

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[url="http://basschat.co.uk/topic/299225-january-composition-challenge-voting/"][b][size=6]VOTING THREAD IS UP![/size][/b][/url]

Go, go, go...

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