Short Song Contest - anyone?

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Paulski

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« on: August 08, 2018, 12:56:30 PM »
Anyone interested in a short song contest?
Does length really matter??  ;D
Can you write to a "brief" ??  ;D
I'm thinking - any genre - less than 2:30 mins - the shorter the better  ;D
Just think - judging it will be a snap!
I'd need a co-host volunteer if we get enough interest...

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« Reply #1 on: August 08, 2018, 05:18:06 PM »
Sounds like fun. In spite of my serious lack of free time. Or maybe because of it?? I have one that's about 25 seconds long right now, although, to be fair, it isn't really done. <<insert long pause>>

Okay, didn't realize I never sent this. And that song mentioned above is now about 1:15 long. I have to write one more line (included in the 1:15), but if we do this, that's going to be my entry! Probably.
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« Reply #2 on: August 08, 2018, 06:54:07 PM »
Heya,

Got my laptop fixed this week so could be good timing for myself.

Couldn't volunteer to co-host with lack of reliability atm but would definitely force myself to participate.

Thinking like 1.30 would make it more exciting bit my creativity struggles past that point anyway 😂

All the best,
Scott.

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« Reply #3 on: August 08, 2018, 09:03:01 PM »
Well up for it. Agree with Vicki and Scott. Make it really short. 1 minute hero ? I'm up for a co-host as well @Paulski  ;)

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« Reply #4 on: August 09, 2018, 08:32:57 AM »
this is such a cool.idea. agree with Pompey that 1 minute should be the target. that will ensure a creative approach

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« Reply #5 on: August 09, 2018, 12:01:03 PM »
Hey all

Looks like we have enough interest to prepare for launch  ;D
Thanks for volunteering to co-host pomps/John.
Seems like a duration of 1 minute or less will be the challenge - and the judging gods will frown on (but still allow) the seconds to tick slightly beyond that. A few other proposed "rules" below - let me know of any objections!

- must have minimum 100 posts on the forum to enter
- any genre/style/theme/mood/vibe/speed
- may enter as solo, or additionally, as part of maximum one collab.
- no voting for your own song!
- entrants must vote at the end of the contest or face disqualification of their entry
- how about Sept. 30th as the deadline for submissions?

Any other rules we need to consider - maybe entrants must have a pulse?  ;D


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« Reply #7 on: August 09, 2018, 12:30:25 PM »
This would do me good, a massive challenge to keep it brief! Happy to enter and rein in my prog tendencies.

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« Reply #8 on: August 09, 2018, 12:48:15 PM »
Paul,
Great idea, why not make it open to anyone though?
Just a thought
 :)
neil
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« Reply #9 on: August 09, 2018, 03:29:05 PM »
We did have one of these a few years ago... Maybe the thread is still here if you dig around.
I believe back then it was a 1:30 limit... Or maybe 2 mins. So maybe really short as @pompeyjazz suggested is a fun idea

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« Reply #10 on: August 09, 2018, 03:54:35 PM »
I'm okay with opening it to everyone as long as they are required to vote in order to win (to keep out the drive-by posters).

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« Reply #11 on: August 09, 2018, 05:37:41 PM »
If we do this, I hope collabs are okay, as I've already started on mine with @Jzr171;D

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« Reply #12 on: August 09, 2018, 06:03:01 PM »
If we do this, I hope collabs are okay, as I've already started on mine with @Jzr171;D
Hi Vicky - yep you're allowed one solo entry and one collab as well  ;D

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« Reply #13 on: August 09, 2018, 08:56:55 PM »
Heh!

Anything to get the place living again,man it's as dead as a doornail these days. You folks must have a life or something. ffs  :P

Of late I've been trying to write songs sub 3 minutes and quite often hitting the 2 and a half mark,so I'm well up for turning that screw tighter.

Count me in for the craic.  :)
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« Reply #14 on: August 09, 2018, 09:06:04 PM »
This sounds great! Looking forward to hearing what you all come up with 😀