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From concept to construction, vision to fruition. Let's work on a basis of structure in order to stimulate creativity. IE: Blues in the key of B flat 12/8 time, for my dearly departed dog wooffie. LOL. You get the picture.

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The ideal way to work this out would be to start with a concept. A style. A tempo. An intended feeling or specific subject.

One person could start by submitting a simple riff or backing track. Others would be free to download and add to the track as they desire BUTI think it would be fair and desirable to allow the person who started the concept to audition parts and complete the final product using the parts he/she feels best suit the concept.

Ideally each collaboration should be submitted as a discussion. Further additions and submissions should be added to the discussion or by private message in accordance with the discretion of the conceiver.

Tracks should be submitted equal to or greater than the full length of the backing or starting riff. The submission should start at the same time as the original riff and should include any dead space that was present in the original concept. This will ensure that syncing tracks is simple and consistent.

These are just suggestions however so, feel free to work in a manner that suits you best. It should be noted though that these suggestions have worked well on other forums for forum jams and the like.

Please HAVE FUN with this. Take it as seriously as you like but it would be awesome if we could avoid any sort of flaming or any reason for resentment on anyone's part.

Discussion Forum

Song in need of a melody 2 Replies

Started by Robert Hancox. Last reply by Robert Hancox May 11, 2013.

Collab 1 6 Replies

Started by hue. Last reply by hue Feb 9, 2009.

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Comment by hue on May 9, 2013 at 10:29pm

Time to try and reboot this group.

Comment by hue on January 14, 2010 at 4:38pm
Thanks John. Appreciate your follow up.
Comment by John Gundrum on January 14, 2010 at 1:46pm
I'll offer this out as a suggestion on how to post files for collaboration.

If you look above this "Comment Wall" section there is a "Discussion Forum" section. If you click "Start Discussion" you'll be able to create a discussion that is independent of anything on this wall. The subject line should be the title of the piece or if not named yet, something relative to it's content. A discussion will allow you to upload your track which addresses your "upload file" feature question.

I'm really not sure why people don't use the discussion section more often on this site. The wall is OK but it creates one long stream of mixed up conversations. And what is worse, the email alerts you get for the wall say nothing of the topic. When there is a discussion you can follow it so when there are replies you'll get an email that includes the discussion topic in the subject.

Enough from me? :-)
Comment by Robert Hancox on January 14, 2010 at 10:13am
That would be nice, but with the amount of traffic coming through here, anything would be nice. Thanks for responding, hue. I will try to record something in the next couple of days. Any suggestions on how to post it? Should I just attach it with the "upload file" feature? Or link to it from another site?


Comment by hue on January 14, 2010 at 10:10am
Robert: Please do record and post a link if you can. I think it would be best if you could audition parts. Pick and choose what suits your style best.
Comment by Robert Hancox on January 14, 2010 at 7:39am
I have a rhythm progression I'd like to turn into a song. However, I'm not good at writing lyrics or even coming up with a melody.

So, if anyone is interested, let me know and I can record what I've got and we can go from there.
Comment by hue on July 11, 2009 at 1:39am
Well. It's been a while. I was really hoping this would take off. I'm not sure how to encourage people to work on this concept. I want to stay away from the "Solo on my backing track" Idea. In my head a song is more than riffing over a rhythm track. And quite frankly, if I wanted a solo over one of my rhythm tracks, I would either do it myself or audition tracks till I found something that I thought suited it.

A song has a beginning a middle and an end or maybe a lead in to another song. A song should tell a story. A song should be more than a hook or shredding. I want to write music. I want people to listen and say "yeah, that reminds me of....." . I want people to relate.

It's not that I don't feel I can do that by myself. It's just that I would like to share the experience with others and maybe create a writing relationship with a person or people.

That was my vision. Maybe I will return to this with another song idea. I will try and start something. Maybe when I get home next week. Hopefully some spark will start this fire.
Comment by Zavaletas on March 13, 2009 at 8:05pm
Thanks for the invitation.
Comment by hue on February 2, 2009 at 11:38am
Okay. So sorry. Hours of frustration and a minor investment and I think I finally have things figured out. New interface. Installation had some hiccups.
Comment by Richard F. Benjamin on February 2, 2009 at 9:48am
This looks like an interesting experiment. I'd like to be a part of it as well.

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