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SONGWRITING COMPETITION - What theme / genre would you like to see next?

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TrojakEW
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Re: SONGWRITING COMPETITION - What theme / genre would you like to see next?

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Exponent is right about EDM but what I will do if EDM will be next :lol:

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Re: SONGWRITING COMPETITION - What theme / genre would you like to see next?

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TrojakEW wrote:
Tue Mar 26, 2019 12:36 CET
Exponent is right about EDM
Personally, I myself have not made much Dance Music per se. But I do know for a fact that a lot of newer producers/artists like to make it and it might boost participation. But then, you might lose some participation from those musicians/artists who don't like Dance/Commercial Music much. So, I'm not really sure and I leave it to Mister Fox.
but what I will do if EDM will be next :lol:
You could always experiment, try something new and have some fun. There are so many EDM genres that you could always try doing an interesting fusion and surprise us.

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As mentioned in another thread, I basically got the next three SWC's planned - although I don't know which order for SWC021 and SWC022. I'm pretty sure however, that you folks will enjoy the next games.


EDIT:
Nevermind - I just found out I mixed up a certain date in May. Since I got that sorted out, SWC021 and SWC022 is pretty much set in stone now.

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Post by functionform »

How about a punk round? This will accomplish two things. 1. It will make my wife marginally interested in me again since she goes crazy for punk, and, 2. I can pretend I have to buy a Fender in order to complete the challenge.

I would love a bossanova round, trip-hop, shoegaze - there's so much to do! Please never stop doing these!

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The Exponent wrote:
Tue Mar 26, 2019 11:52 CET
Across multiple groups/forums, I know and interact with folks who produce or rather want to produce "EDM". So if that is ever a genre/theme, I can personally try and get more participants for sure.
Here is the thing - "EDM" in itself is not a genre - it's a generic term (it stands for "Electronic Dance Music").

I am definitely not against tackling EDM (hypernym) again - and I already have a certain idea fitting to the current season. However, each and every person interprets EDM different. For some, EDM is "Classic/Minimal Techno", for others it's "Progressive House/Trance" or even "Anthem" (those 10min detuned saw pad breakdowns), for yet another person it is "Dubstep". These are all genres and sub-genres of EDM.



I'd definitely love to see more participants in the Songwriting Competition, and I do have a couple of "EDM genres" I want to tackle. But my main question right now would be: what genre would you folks like to see/tackle the most?

Please let me know until Thursday, 27th June about midday latest. Then I'll see what I can come up with.

Else... I'll already prepare something behind the scenes what I think might work, and maybe even gather traction. My biggest issue is always finding suitable audio examples, and writing a certain premise. Also - I always fear announcing a certain Theme/Genre and then seeing no participation (see "Fete de la Musique" - or "create some street music" from June 2018).



functionform wrote:
Sat May 25, 2019 17:54 CEST
I would love a bossanova round, trip-hop, shoegaze - there's so much to do! Please never stop doing these!
Well - Trip-Hop (as in: 90s Trip-Hop) has been on my list for quite a while now. But we recently did Big-Beat, and I was aiming for the more aggressive side of that genre, yet the premise was not really met.


I do have a fairly long list of certain possible themes/genres though. However, finding a diverse balance and keeping everyone interested, is not easy.

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Trip-Hop!

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ollyaudio wrote:
Tue Jul 31, 2018 01:02 CEST
I want to share an idea. Someone will provide a melody for the contest. Pianoforte, violin, flute .... It can be a short solo part or a long song. Contestants must write music. The soldering part can be cut, but it should sound completely in the track at least once.
I would love to see this, if it hasn't already been done here.

Some other ideas:
- Solo instrumental piece, featuring only that instrument + effects (delay, reverb, harmonizer, etc.). (example "Joshua Light Show" by Steve Stevens - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E-sR9tGziSk)
- National anthem for a fictitious country (example, "Liberty" by Steve Vai - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=08fLkCVegXE)
- A modern song in simple "Sonata Form" - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sonata_form

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