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February Composition Challenge - VOTING!

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[color=#800000][size=5][b]Voting has now started on February’s Composition Challenge.[/b][/size][/color]

[size=5]Here's the inspiration for this month's music, chosen by our previous winners [b]Bleat[/b] and [b]Lurksalot[/b]…[/size]



[size=5]…and here are the compositions. Please vote for your top [b]THREE[/b] favourites:[/size]

Dad3353 [url="http://soundcloud.com/dad3353/swot-happens-when-one-listens-to-jazz"]'Swot Happens When One Listens To Jazz'[/url]

Leonard Smalls [url="http://soundcloud.com/dredd-and-the-badass-weed/topsy-turvy"]'Topsy Turvy'[/url]

xgsjx [url="http://soundcloud.com/gxmix/torino"]'Torino'[/url]

christofloffer [url="http://soundcloud.com/christofloffer/from-the-ground-up"]'From the ground up'[/url]

Indy [url="http://soundcloud.com/thevelvetknock/blue-boy-street-demo"]'Blue Boy Street'[/url]

Bast [url="http://soundcloud.com/organicpulseensemble/turn-the-world-around"]'Turn the world around'[/url]

lurksalot [url="http://soundcloud.com/lurksalot/broken"]'Broken'[/url]

Mornats [url="http://soundcloud.com/mornats/turned"]'Turned'[/url]

fingers211 [url="http://soundcloud.com/nigel-jewell/tout-de-meme"]'Tout de Meme'[/url]

[color=#800000][size=5][b]Voting ends at midnight on Tuesday 28th February.[/b][/size][/color]

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Indeed, 'twill need more listening to try to prise a chink between all of these excellent productions. Can't I just vote for my 8 favourites..? :unsure:

Back later...

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Lots of nice music, not all to my taste, but no less enjoyable for that. It's hard to separate them - I say this every time I vote, but it's true. As a measure of the depth of quality here, I think everyone represented here has had one of my votes over the last few months. Keep up the good work people!

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Yep some beauties in there again.

Just a quick reminder that it's a short month is February , the winner will be declared midnight Tuesday , so dive in while you can :)

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Voted, but it was a tough choice, as usual. Not all were styles I'd have normally wanted to listen to, but that's one of the benefits of giving 'em all a shot; one gets to hear new sounds. On the other hand, there's a couple in there (no names...) that are impressive (to me...) in their 'left field' approach. Echoes of Beefheart, Zappa, Grateful Dead and more; faint, but echoes none the less.
I'm still not enamoured of the 'big beat', disco, edm movement, though, and so retain my grumpy, curmudgeon, old duffer status. Not that that shows, of course. :rolleyes:

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[quote name='Dad3353' timestamp='1488241252' post='3247224']
I'm still not enamoured of the 'big beat', disco, edm movement, though, and so retain my grumpy, curmudgeon, old duffer status.
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Guilty as charged :)

I'm still in my experimental stage with all that and will eventually learn more about it so I can move it to something sounding less like a chav car driving past you with the stereo on hehe.

Gonna listen and vote now...

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Well I would listen but soundcloud ain't streaming for me at the moment!

Edit: there's an Amazon Web Services issue that's affecting a LOT of the internet at the moment!

Edited by Mornats

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[quote name='Mornats' timestamp='1488303315' post='3247734']
Guilty as charged :)...
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Would that you were the only culprit..! :( No, I was addressing no-one in particular, and it's not simply this month's crop. I just can't help using Schubert's 9th as my yardstick, that's all.
(No, my own attempts are no higher up on the FS scale; in fact they don't even register..! :blush: )

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Got there in the nick of time :) And whilst not an entry for this month (it was done outside of the comp anyway) this one of mine I did in November may be more your cuppa tea Dad: https://soundcloud.com/mornats/puzzlewood (just as a respite from my EDM beat efforts!)

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[left][size=4][color="#222222"][font="Arial, sans-serif"][size=4]And the winners are...

Leonard Smalls and Fingers211..!

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Here, then, are your Winner's Certificates (download and save as pdf file, then proudly print and frame...) ...[/size][/font][/color]

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[color="#222222"][font="Arial, sans-serif"][size=4]... which look like this (but bigger, of course..!)...[/size][/font][/color][/size]
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[quote name='Mornats' timestamp='1488324808' post='3248022']..this one of mine I did in November may be more your cuppa tea Dad: [url="https://soundcloud.com/mornats/puzzlewood"]https://soundcloud.c...nats/puzzlewood[/url] ...
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Quite. music that starts, then takes one somewhere. Would merit extension, so as to complete the journey, maybe returning to the point of departure (or not..?)..? Good stuff; thanks for partially quenching my thirst. It's not quite, perhaps, up to the giddy heights of Earl Grey, but definitely preferable to PG Tips with milk and sugar ([i]Shudders[/i]...).

Edited by Dad3353

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Lawks!
Two very different winning offerings...
Didn't think many would take to my rather odd, Trump-based noodling but thanks to all who voted - shame there's not more who do that thing!
And congrats to Mr. Fingers - excellent song.

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Well done to the winners and all that entered. A couple of gems in there.

Although I had a listen a couple of days ago, sorry but I didn't vote.
I intended to, but it seems that I ran out of month.
(my vote would have tipped the balance - I will leave you in suspense). :ph34r:

Need to remind myself, that February is a month, short on days.... :D

Edited by lowdown

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Well done guys! And well done all :drinks:

I'll launch this month's challenge as soon as I hear from the winners with their choice of photo(s). PM incoming...

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Wow..I wasn't expecting that ! Last night I was preparing my " well done Mr Leonard, I'm chuffed to be 2nd (again),blah blah.." speech !!
Thanks to all who voted

Nige

Edited by fingers211

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[quote name='Dad3353' timestamp='1488331682' post='3248041']
Quite. music that starts, then takes one somewhere. Would merit extension, so as to complete the journey, maybe returning to the point of departure (or not..?)..? Good stuff; thanks for partially quenching my thirst. It's not quite, perhaps, up to the giddy heights of Earl Grey, but definitely preferable to PG Tips with milk and sugar ([i]Shudders[/i]...).
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Thank you :) This is the direction I want to take right now, some scoring, a tune that goes somewhere, a bit of orchestration (which is hard to do - I spent two weeks tweaking all those strings) with some light undertones of electronic sounds. I would like to do a sequel of sorts that takes it from where it left off (the repeating bass drum) and moves it elsewhere, with another chord progression that could in time come back to the original.

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[quote name='Mornats' timestamp='1488390568' post='3248572']
Thank you :) This is the direction I want to take right now, some scoring, a tune that goes somewhere, a bit of orchestration (which is hard to do - I spent two weeks tweaking all those strings) with some light undertones of electronic sounds. I would like to do a sequel of sorts that takes it from where it left off (the repeating bass drum) and moves it elsewhere, with another chord progression that could in time come back to the original.
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([i]Sounds of foot tapping and fingers drumming[/i]...)

Well..? Have you finished it yet..? <_<

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:lol: B)

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Ha! It's on my list :) I'm doing another one at the moment in between Feb and March's composition challenges. It's more of an experiment in sound design than anything else (strings put into Guitar Rig presets from Photosynthesis Vol 1.) Once I get an idea in my head for a follow-up to Puzzlewood I'll start work on it :D

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Well done gents , 2 very worthy winners, I'm chomping at the bit now so get your photos to the Skolmeister so we can start Marches :D

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[quote name='lurksalot' timestamp='1488395719' post='3248632']...get your photos to the Skolmeister so we can start Marches :D
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Yes indeed, but let's have something decent that we can compose to. I'm especially wary of Lenny's 'tastes'. :shok:

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:biggrin: Just joshin' of course (but only slightly... ;) :rolleyes: :lol: :P )

(... and [i]must [/i]we compose marches [i]only [/i]for March's Challenge..? Or have I misread something again..? :unsure: )

Edited by Dad3353

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[url="http://basschat.co.uk/topic/301445-march-composition-challenge-get-writing/"][size=6][b]March's challenge is now on![/b][/size][/url]

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