Songwriting Challenge Megathread
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October 2, 2021 at 5:49 am #29302
Chris and Sue, not sure I ever repilied to this. Sounds great!October 2, 2021 at 5:50 am #29303
Great job, Hamsini! I told your father that my email but forgot to tell you!October 2, 2021 at 5:51 am #29304
Chris and Sue, yes I did. Thursday afternoon. If you still have my email, send me an email. I could not find yours when I put Chris, Sue, chris and Sue into gmail.October 2, 2021 at 11:17 am #29305
Fun intro Robb!
Chris and SueOctober 9, 2021 at 9:24 am #29324scrambled_eggsMember
I didn’t upload mine until now–had to make a soundcloud account–but this is what I did for the challenge!
I didn’t follow the key guidelines, but instead was trying to think of something using GCEA chords and the open Am7 as well, since many uke channels just use the open chord as their “intro sound” and it’s super recognizable even to non uke folks in many cases. (My dog has FLEAS)
My theme was sort of inspired by the 90’s NES video game Little Nemo, Dreammaster, which has an amazing 8 bit soundtrack, especially the mushroom kingdom level. https://youtu.be/AATqdTyhgFo?t=141
Was playing G, E7sus4, A, Cm, Am7, GMarch 4, 2022 at 10:28 pm #30044kahaiMember
Songwriting Challenge #32
Key of F
Use a 7th Chord (Major, minor, Dominant, any)
Due Date:April 1stMarch 19, 2022 at 5:42 am #30091Aswin Sai Narain SMember
[Song challenge #32]
Hello Aldrine sir, Kahai sir, Aaron sir and Ryan sir.
We have recorded our new composition in garage band and we have edited it in Logic PRO. The name of the song is “Joy of Playing Together”. Instruments used: ukulele by Hamsini and digital piano (voice strings) by Harini. Hope you enjoy the song!
Harini and HamsiniMarch 19, 2022 at 7:00 am #30092
Great composition girls! We love the energy it brings and the tempo changes adds a lot of flavor. The digital piano and ukulele really sound great together, which makes your title that much more fitting. The sound quality is great. You are both such talented girls. All the time you put into your music really shows. We alway look forward to hearing you play. We hope to have our song ready soon.
-Chris and SueMarch 24, 2022 at 12:36 pm #30097
Here’s our new song, “Campfire.” We pictured a bunch of friends jamming around a campfire. We recorded seven tracks in Garage Band using our high G and low G tenors plus our baritone. We played a slow reggae beat in F and included some Fmaj7, Am7 and C7 chords.
For the first time, Sue also used her 1950s Arthur Godfrey VEGA baritone. It was recently upgraded from friction tuners to new Gotah planetary tuners, The crooked neck was reset and it was strung with a reentrant D string.
We think it sounds best with stereo speakers or headphones since we adjusted left/right balance a little.
You can listen at Dropbox: https://www.dropbox.com/s/a0spb8pljktewlp/Campfire.mp3?dl=0April 1, 2022 at 11:17 am #30133
Harini and Hamsini: Really impressive composition, as well as recording, mixing, and editing. I have no idea how to do any of that! Keep it up!April 1, 2022 at 11:21 am #30134
Chris and Sue: Very nice relaxing song! I would like to learn more about recording and mixing.April 2, 2022 at 3:14 am #30143Aswin Sai Narain SMember
Thanks Chris and Sue. Your piece is so gentle and soothing.
The kids are trying to learn some music production from a local institute. They seem to be enjoying it and I guess this will complement the work they are putting into their instruments. An early goal will be for them to set up a nice mixing set up hooked onto the computer for an open mic event as well. Let us see how that goes.
AswinApril 2, 2022 at 5:38 am #30144
Gee thanks Robb. We would like to learn more about the fancy jazz chords you play. Wish we had better singing voices. (We grew up playing wind instruments so we never really trained our singing voices) You have a nice soothing voice.
-C & SApril 2, 2022 at 5:46 am #30145
Thank you Aswin. Your girls are so talented. That’s wonderful that they are learning about sound production. Having good sound for the open mics would really enhance their performance. We’re looking forward to seeing them at the open mic on Thursday.
– Chris and Sue
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