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strawforest007
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Join date: Mar 2008
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#1


Full house! No more sign-ups please...

Submitting tracks deadline for Round 1: Sunday 23rd August

Submitting tracks deadline for the Round 1 play-offs: Sunday 6th September

Submitting tracks deadline for Round 2: Sunday 13th September

Submitting tracks deadline for Round 3: Sunday 4th October

Submitting tracks deadline for the 3-Way Final: Sunday 25th October

Blues Duel III entrants:

- strawforest007
- rocknroll93
- nico42
- Jilax^
- guitarplaya322
- j_hunter_hkr
- zhilla
- Bluestube
- ReChord
- urik
- Jimmy94
- whitenihilist
- http://profile.ultimate-guitar.com/salmon philippe
- Jazzman91
- carmour
- Hendrix_fan_14
- imgooley
- shark38j
- matt92l
- aetherspear
- necrosis1193
- RubberSoul54321
- TimBFMV
- Iceman420

Once the duels have started I can't add any more entrants!

Basic rules (feel free to discuss!):
1. Tracks must be blues orientated.
2. Minimum track length of 1 minute.
2a. Originals and covers both allowed.
2b. Backing tracks are also allowed.
3. All instruments including vocals are allowed, but should feature a guitar!
4. New (or previously unused) tracks to be entered for each round of duels.
5. Submit your tracks by PM to me or in the Blues Duel III thread.
6. ADVICE: record your tracks well before your duel. Late track entries hold the duels up and will annoy everyone.
7. Late entries will forfeit the duel, giving the other dueller a win.
8. In the event of a draw, both duellers go through (the final would be re-duelled).

This blues duel will allow entrants that lose in the opening round to get a second chance. It would be advisable to record more than one or two tracks so you are all set for the opening rounds.

Enjoy it! It's fantastic to get feedback on the tracks that get entered in these duels and it's always good to hear what everyone comes up with!

Any questions or suggestions, just say!

Happy duelling!
Last edited by strawforest007 at Oct 11, 2009,
rocknroll93
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#2
im in, can you use backing tracks? as in off websites?
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j_hunter_hkr
aka Jamie
Join date: Jul 2006
664 IQ
#5
I'm in.

I've never publicised anything I've recorded (apart from the video on my profile), so this could be interesting...

Does it have to be an original recording or can it be a cover?
Last edited by j_hunter_hkr at Jul 26, 2009,
strawforest007
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Join date: Mar 2008
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#7
Quote by JilaX^
I'm in, when do they start?


Depending on how many are signed up, should be starting within a few weeks. I'll hand out the date shortly. Worth starting to record as soon as possible though!

It sounds rather over-organised but I may draw up a timetable so people can see how long this will take.

Ideally I'd like to have entire rounds happen all at once, but if there are to many that it clogs the blues/jazz forum up with duels threads in the opening rounds, I will stagger them over a couple more weeks. Should be ok though!

I've also got a reasonably fair way of structuring the whole duels. I've created an illustrated blog HERE. I hope it proves to be more help than confusion!!

Cheers!
zhilla
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Join date: Nov 2008
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#8
I'm in I'll warn you now I'll probably suck though - but at least that'll have the advantage of making everybody else's look even better lol
strawforest007
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#11
Quote by cornmancer
If I get some recording equipment I'll join I don't know if I'll have any in time for these but hopefully I'll get some by the time of thext one


Shall I add you to the list then?
ReChord
Film Composer
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#12
I'm in! I've never done something like this before, and it will be cool to do!
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Last edited by ReChord at Jul 26, 2009,
urik
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Join date: Aug 2006
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#13
Sure as hell count me in. Thanks for the PM!
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salmon philippe
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Join date: Jan 2007
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#16
You can count me in guys, can I take a song already on my profile or does it have to be a new one ?
when does it starts ?
Last edited by salmon philippe at Jul 27, 2009,
j_hunter_hkr
aka Jamie
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#19
Any rules regarding the actual recordings, ie. no note for note cover versions, original recordings only etc... ?
salmon philippe
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#21
how many tracks must we propose or have in reserve to be able to finish the duel ?
carmour
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#22
good times.. throwing round some ideas hmmmm, might record a guitar part over a memphis slim instrumental
strawforest007
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#23
Quote by j_hunter_hkr
Any rules regarding the actual recordings, ie. no note for note cover versions, original recordings only etc... ?


Please read the rules. Covers and originals allowed.

how many tracks must we propose or have in reserve to be able to finish the duel ?


1 track per round. If you get to the final you'll have recorded at least 5 or 6 tracks. Before each round everyone has two weeks to record for the next round. It's always an idea to record as soon as you can and have tracks in reserve.

good times.. throwing round some ideas hmmmm, might record a guitar part over a memphis slim instrumental


As long as the instrumental by 'Slim isn't a copyrighted piece. UG doesn't allow copyrighted music to be uploaded. My advice would be for you to use a blues backing track, many free ones are available on the internet!
cornmancer
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#24
Quote by strawforest007
Shall I add you to the list then?

No, I'll go next time, oh and sorry for not responding sooner. I'll probably lose next time but I'll try.
salmon philippe
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#26
one more thing, could you recall the rules of the duels ?
I've never done one before, who decides of the winners ? are there some votes ?
strawforest007
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#27
Winners are decided by a poll (votes). Whoever has the most votes for that duel will go through to the next round. Anyone is allowed to vote and voting will be open for no more than a week for each duel.

If you lose in the first round, you get a second chance to get back in the competition, (a play-off which is better illustrated in my blog on my profile).
Lose in a later round then you're out. Simple elimination each round.
shark38j
The Blues Live On
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#28
I'm in. I haven't had much time record much, but things will be slowing down in the next week.
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urik
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#29
Quote by salmon philippe
one more thing, could you recall the rules of the duels ?
I've never done one before, who decides of the winners ? are there some votes ?

#1 - The first rule of Blues Duels is, you do not talk about Blues Duels.

#2 - The second rule of Blues Duels is, you DO NOT talk about Blues Duels.

#3 - If someone says stop, goes limp, taps out, the duel is over.

#4 - Two guys to a duel.

#5 - One duel at a time.

#6 - No shredding, no makeup.

#7 - Duels will go on for a week or so. Ask strawforest007.

#8 - If this is your first night at Blues Duels, you have to duel.
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matt92l
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#30
If there's still space, im in!
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aetherspear
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#31
I'll give it another go. Gonna try some more experimental stuff probably.
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carmour
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#32
just keep in mind it's a blues duel..


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necrosis1193
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#33
What the hell, I got a good kick out of it last time, and I could use a way to get some blues out since I wasn't able to get into the King Of Blues competition. Count me in again.
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#34
One quick question: when does this start, when all the slots are full, or after a certain date? and could you PM me when they start?
strawforest007
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#35
Quote by whitenihilist
One quick question: when does this start, when all the slots are full, or after a certain date? and could you PM me when they start?


The sign-ups will be open until Sunday 9th August.

From then, everyone will have two weeks to record and enter one track for their first duel. All first round tracks will need to be submitted by Sunday 23rd August.


Everyone that is signed-up will recieve a wonderful PM from me reminding you of when you need things done by.
rocknroll93
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#36
so to post a track what do we do as in forum wise?? post a thread titled blues duel entry or somthing?
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No.


Well, technically it could be done, but only in the same way that you could change a cat into a hamburger. It's an unpleasant process, and nobody is happy with the result.
strawforest007
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#37
Quote by rocknroll93
so to post a track what do we do as in forum wise?? post a thread titled blues duel entry or somthing?


Post a link to your track (or just say the name of the track in your profile) into this thread, or send me a message. Don't open a new thread. If everyone did this, it would clutter the forum.

Once all the tracks have been submitted (by Sunday 23rd August!!), then I will open a new thread for each duel, which I have to do for the poll (voting) to work. You'll get the swing of it pretty quickly.

Cheers!
aetherspear
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#38
Quote by carmour
just keep in mind it's a blues duel..


blues

Well I'm going to assume your definition of blues is different than my definition of blues which is different than the next guy's definition of blues, etc.
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RubberSoul54321
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#39
I'll give it a go. I'm away for a couple of weeks but I'll be able to get something down when I get back. Is there a maximum length? I'm not talking stupid times here but is 4 1/2 minutes OK?
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strawforest007
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#40
Quote by RubberSoul54321
I'll give it a go. I'm away for a couple of weeks but I'll be able to get something down when I get back. Is there a maximum length? I'm not talking stupid times here but is 4 1/2 minutes OK?


No maximum length, but it's advisable to keep it below 8 minutes. But it's up to you.

I'll sign you up, but you need to have a track recorded by Sunday 23rd August, as does everyone else. So everyone signed up already has got 3 weeks to submit a track. As I say in the rules, not submitting on or before the deadline will forfeit the duel and you'll automatically lose. Harsh, but the duels will get held up constantly if people don't stick to it.

Other than that, welcome!