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CloggedUrethra
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 31, 2014 10:46 pm 
 

RESULTS THREAD: http://www.metal-archives.com/board/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=105421

MA SONGWRITING CHALLENGE: Riff Salad - April/May 2014


[General Rules]
= Post in the thread if you want to submit your own song(s) or if you're offering to collaborate
= When your submission is finished, PM it to me
= Include your song(s) as high quality mp3s and feel free to include a text file with lyrics, gear used, comments about your song, links, etc.
= Keep your submission private until the end of the challenge (I'll upload the complete compilation and post it to a new thread for reviews)
= Deadline is Saturday, May 31, 2014 (if people are still working on their submissions by then, a final deadline for the end of May can be added)


[Music Rules]
= For this challenge, the basic rule is to write a song(s) in any style(s) of metal while changing the riffs often and trying not to repeat them a lot. It's up to you how often your songs change (riffs, tempo, timing, key, etc.) and repeat, feel free to take it to the extreme, but most importantly try to have fun with it.


[Lyric Rules] (ignore if you want)
= As an added twist, if your songs have lyrics, take the first letter in your MA username and think of a movie that starts with that letter, then write lyrics that relate to that movie somehow, however loosely.


[Participants]
= CloggedUrethra
= ShaolinLambKiller
= Arkhane (maybe)
= SweetSilence
= Apteronotus
= Nightwisher1990
= dystopia4 (maybe)
= KFD (maybe)
= Haightred


[Collaborators]
= HeWhoIsInTheWater (lyrics and vocals)
= Commandaunt (vocals/lyrics)
= Gelseth_Andrano (clean vocals and/or lyrics)


Looking forward to the submissions and good luck!
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HeWhoIsInTheWater
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 31, 2014 11:11 pm 
 

Cool idea. I can do lyrics and vocals for anybody who wants them (cannot do cleans). I look forward to the results.
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ShaolinLambKiller
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 31, 2014 11:23 pm 
 

I doing it. I'll have a bit of time. probably will end up being tracks for my split with you. haha.
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ShaolinLambKiller
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 31, 2014 11:24 pm 
 

Also possibly could go the route of Uzumaki on it. I'm not sure now... I'll actively think on it over the next week.
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Arkhane
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 31, 2014 11:35 pm 
 

I may sit this one out, not sure yet. Will I still be able to review?
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CloggedUrethra
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 31, 2014 11:51 pm 
 

Either way's cool SLK haha, looking forward to it.

I'm hoping you do submit something Arkhane, but either way anyone can review (the more the merrier).
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Commandaunt
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 01, 2014 5:24 am 
 

I'll probably join in on this one. Will post back with confirmation within 1 week. Providing vocals/lyrics to anybody who needs.

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SweetSilence
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 04, 2014 4:25 pm 
 

Count me in but some of you may know that I never get shit done.

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Funeral Frog
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 04, 2014 4:39 pm 
 

The last two challenges were great, but I'm not sure how this one will be... I hope it'll be spectacular, because everyone can write in their own element (mostly), but there's a chance that some songs will feel forced. One day, I'll be joining these, but for now: Good luck, guys!
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Apteronotus
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 04, 2014 9:38 pm 
 

I'll throw my hat into the ring.
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ShaolinLambKiller
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 04, 2014 10:18 pm 
 

Jamming on my new amp the other day has inspired me. I hope today I might be able to write and track something up real proper. I did like a good 7 riffs that flowed right into each other perfectly well within a min and a half.
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CloggedUrethra
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 05, 2014 5:49 pm 
 

Haven't sat down to write stuff yet, but did write a few riffs while practising some unrelated stuff. Will try to do two songs for this, one of them being a "funny" one that keeps changing and has a bunch of jazzy "wrong" notes where the riffs don't go anywhere. It'll be terrible.
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ShaolinLambKiller
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 05, 2014 5:51 pm 
 

That already sounds like a chore to listen to. I'm not looking forward to that at all.
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CloggedUrethra
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 05, 2014 5:56 pm 
 

haha yeah, but at least it'll be fun to make.
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ShaolinLambKiller
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 05, 2014 6:01 pm 
 

all the fun is yours. No one else's haha.
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Nightwisher1990
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 06, 2014 4:04 pm 
 

I am in, I'll try my best with this, I am thinking of genre salad, like changing the genre with every riff, but I am not sure If that would work.

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ShaolinLambKiller
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 06, 2014 4:12 pm 
 

part of the fun is trying.

I'm def not doing that for mine. I just going to stack riffs not going to actively change genres unless somehow it worked for the song.
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Gelseth_Andrano
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 08, 2014 12:49 am 
 

Count me in, this sounds like fun! I can do clean vocals and/or lyrics if anyone wants.
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Arkhane
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 08, 2014 9:34 pm 
 

Nightwisher1990 wrote:
I am in, I'll try my best with this, I am thinking of genre salad, like changing the genre with every riff, but I am not sure If that would work.

That sounds pretty interesting. But beware: The road is indeed treacherous.
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dystopia4
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 09, 2014 4:32 pm 
 

Might be able to do this, although not sure I can make it with that deadline.
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SweetSilence
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 10, 2014 5:15 am 
 

Gonna take cues from that Nostril Caverns album, I forget what you called it and I haven't heard it in a long time but it's the one that was written improv style without the other instruments in mind. I already had a couple riffs that I liked that didn't necessarily go together but now they can! Gonna have a lot of fun with this.

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CloggedUrethra
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 13, 2014 1:03 am 
 

Hurray for no rules :) Looking forward to hearing. Actually, I did another improv song before where I recorded two guitar tracks and a drums track without listening to any of the tracks while recording (except the one I was currently recording). Kinda funny.

Been audio-visualizing my riff salad song a lot and gotta start writing soon, NHL playoffs start on Wednesday.
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ShaolinLambKiller
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 13, 2014 11:24 am 
 

I need to jump on this. I'll probably start this week. Since starting and launching the cabinet line I have a bunch of requests to come test out the amps for themselves and I already have my first build on the way.
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CloggedUrethra
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 13, 2014 12:36 pm 
 

Yeah, those are really cool btw, congrats!

Extending the deadline to the end of May is totally fine, but hopefully people will have started before May15.
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ShaolinLambKiller
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 13, 2014 2:18 pm 
 

I hope to have it done by the end of April. May there is travel for work in my future. and thank you on the compliments!
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KFD
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 15, 2014 11:40 pm 
 

It must be a funny coincidence: last night I wrote a new draft that could fit this challenge (more than 5 riffs in about 2 minutes). So I might join in, but the rule about lyrics is annoying me.

I'll get back to this thread when my decision is taken.
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ShaolinLambKiller
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 16, 2014 6:55 am 
 

Then don't do it, I didn't even notice a lyric rule. I'm not going to bother with that. I'm just going to do what I want like I normally do.
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CloggedUrethra
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 16, 2014 10:24 am 
 

Yeah, feel free to ignore the lyric rule if you want, or any rules for that matter. I went through a list on wikipedia of movies that start with "C" and it was fun! (not)

I've got two songs tabbed out for guitar and working on one more short one, then gotta make up drum parts while playing to the midis.
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ShaolinLambKiller
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 16, 2014 1:12 pm 
 

I'm just trying to squeek out some time to do my writing. as is it looks like thursday I might be able to, if not I'll have to wait till sat.
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KFD
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 21, 2014 2:27 am 
 

CloggedUrethra wrote:
Yeah, feel free to ignore the lyric rule if you want, or any rules for that matter. I went through a list on wikipedia of movies that start with "C" and it was fun! (not)


I can't think of any movie whose title begins with a K, except a stupid and unvoluntarily parodic French movie about a Nazi Jew, which doesn't fit the theme of my new song.

I have already written draft lyrics in French, anyway.
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CloggedUrethra
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 25, 2014 2:55 am 
 

I got the drums down for both songs now and will practise guitar/drums for the next week or two before recording. Pretty excited about it because the riff salad style is probably my fav method for songwriting. Also going instrumental this time, not because of my crappy vocals, but just because.
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ShaolinLambKiller
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 25, 2014 6:35 am 
 

NO YOU DO THOSE CRAPPY VOCALS ON THEM
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CloggedUrethra
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 25, 2014 1:36 pm 
 

I'll do some just for you.
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Haightred
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 25, 2014 3:06 pm 
 

Hey, I'd like to participate in this one! I can't guarantee that I'll be able to finish the song on time, but I'll definitely try.

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CloggedUrethra
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PostPosted: Tue May 06, 2014 8:25 pm 
 

About a week left, how's everyone progressing with their songs? Haven't received any submissions yet, but if people are planning on finishing and need a bit more time, the deadline can be extended to May 31.
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ShaolinLambKiller
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PostPosted: Tue May 06, 2014 8:29 pm 
 

I haven't done anything but conceptualize.
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Apteronotus
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PostPosted: Tue May 06, 2014 10:15 pm 
 

I just had a couple of riffs down that strung together quite nicely but I got a plagiarism feeling about them so I'm starting over. Still, I had a fun time playing and can hear the rust working itself out as I mess around more with different ideas and still have enough to use as a new starting point. I might use the fretless guitar for this challenge if I can play it accurately enough to double track without messing up a ton. I remember how easy the one day black metal challenge was, not saying I'm good or anything, it just felt right compared this.
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CloggedUrethra
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PostPosted: Thu May 08, 2014 9:05 pm 
 

Do you guys think you'll be done before June? I'm still really looking forward to hearing submissions.
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ShaolinLambKiller
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PostPosted: Thu May 08, 2014 9:48 pm 
 

I'm going out of town next wed. it's possible. like I said I had an idea but then I wasn't enthused to jump on it with the other stuff I had going on. It's one of those things when I'm recording if I'm not feeling it then I'm not going to just force it and write it. It'll be shit if I did.
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KFD
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PostPosted: Mon May 12, 2014 10:32 am 
 

Any news? Is the contest still active?

I re-arranged the song I had initially composed, I haven't started recording yet but I can begin right now and finish by 15th May.

Does anyone intend to upload their track in this timeline?
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