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#1
This is a fun little contest that will be held about once a month.

Goal : You have exactly 1 week to learn a song, any song of your choice, and record it and upload it.(To Youtube or any related site). This should prove some fun and a good time waster and all along your becoming a better guitar player. After all entries have been made we will judge on cleanliness, accuracy, techniques (ex. good harmonics or vibrato) and overall impression.


Please post the song you are choosing and the tier you think it fits in.


We Have 3 Tiers: Easy, Intermediate, and Advanced. All will be judged.

Post if you're interested in playing!

There are some Rules :
1. Please do not pick a song you already know.
2. There will be about a 1-2 day registration period.
3. The winner receives a larger E-Penis (Courtesy of getting picked No.1)
4.Refer to Goal Post.
5.Refer to Rule No.1!!!


Happy Playing. Anybody is welcome to enter.

Registration Over! Good Luck With Your Songs! Post Your Covers In The Thread

Current Entries:

Easy:
Autumnfallsbest- The mars volta- televators
Mr Lincolnlogs-The Wombats- Kill The Director
Alex Vik- Green Day- Holiday
Zoot Allures- White Stripes- Ball and Biscuit
DempseyPunk-1/4 dead-rudimentary peni
100Roy001-Muse- Hysteria
bry0n- Guns N' Roses -You're Crazy
zed_lepaholic-The Offspring-Self Esteem

Intermediate :
ratmblink123-Ludo- Lake Pontchartrain
thenextkirk92- Burn the Priest- Resurrection #9
fearofthemark- Bon Jovi- Livin' on a Prayer
theclarioncall-The Black Dahlia Murder - Deathmask Divine
Thrasher51-Of Wolf and Man by Metallica
Brendan.Pivin-parkway drive- Five Months
DCarney9116-Open Road-Slightly Stoopid
BenRaah-Devin Townsend-Truth
the bartender-Radiohead - Paranoid Android
Pinto111-Joey Eppard-Simple Words
Lordofstupidity-Led Zeppelin- Black Dog
woodenbandman-The Platters-Twilight Time
r0derik1990- Killswitch Engage-Rose of Sharyn
dr_shred- arch enemy- intermezzo liberte
necrosis1193-Jeff Beck -Space Boogie
DimebagLivesOn-Torche- Triumph of Venus
Gord@k-Pearl Jam-Jeremy
westdyolf-Cant You Hear Me Knockin- IDK?

Advanced :
Rojam- Racer X -Technical Difficulties
nothingserious2-the black dahlia murder-necropolis
lefty lefterson-Dream Theater-Dance of Eternity
Pat_s1t-All That Remains-Chiron
XianXiuHong-The Human Abstract-Mea Culpa
Polish_sausage-dream theater-panic attack
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Last edited by Zep_shizzle at Jan 16, 2010,
#2
Submissions :

Easy:
Autumnfallsbest-The Mars Volta-Televators
Tuneraddict- MJ- Human Nature

Intermediate
thenextkirk92-Burn The Priest- Resurrection #9
rockstar mace- The Fall Of Troy- Sidewinder Missiles
Pinto111-Joey Eppard- Simple Words (Audio)
Into The Unknow-Megadeth- Sweating Bullets
Spoony Bard- Coheed & Cambria- The Final cut (Audio)

Advanced :
Portuguese_boy-Protest the Hero- Bone Marrow
Stewie Swan-The Human Abstract - Vela, Together We Await The Storm
GodofCheesecake-BTBAM- Selkies
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Last edited by Zep_shizzle at Jan 16, 2010,
#3
i would, but im so bad and noobish, that i would make a fool outta myself

and my new guitar hasnt come yet
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I'd join but I don't have the time and the cover would suck given only a week :/
#10
Change it to a songwriting contest! it'll be MUCH easier to judge. And cooler to listen to.

oh, and I'm in.
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#11
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gotta lay off that button buddy boy
I'd join but I don't have the time and the cover would suck given only a week :/

youd be surprised. 1 week is plenty of time actually. even if its only about 30 minutes a day. ive learned Concerto's in 12 hours. well. unless your doing it by ear. it might take longer.
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#15
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Count me in
Are vocals allowed as well?

if you want the pit to hear you sing then yeah lol. Must include guitar tho.

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sign me up. as long as its not ALL metal.

you pick your Song and Genre.

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Change it to a songwriting contest! it'll be MUCH easier to judge. And cooler to listen to.

oh, and I'm in.

itd be more difficult to judge.
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Last edited by Zep_shizzle at Jan 6, 2010,
#17
Quote by Zep_shizzle

itd be more difficult to judge.


No it wouldn't. Instead of voting on the songs that are the fastest, or whatever, just make it a composition contest, and whichever one the Pit likes to listen to the most wins.

edit: the tier system could also be done away with. This system means that an advanced guitar player can own the intermediate or beginner tiers. The reason it failed was because of the fact that there were tiers, there weren't enough applicants, and a cover contest is prone to all sorts of fail.
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Last edited by fearofthemark at Jan 6, 2010,
#20
I'm game.
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#21
I'm considering trying but I haven't yet figured out how to make my webcam record videos without skipping.

Also, if someone signs up for an advanced song you should give some leeway if they already know parts of it. I know a few parts of Selkies but not all of it, but if I could get my webcam working correctly I'd give it a shot.
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#24
Quote by fearofthemark
No it wouldn't. Instead of voting on the songs that are the fastest, or whatever, just make it a composition contest, and whichever one the Pit likes to listen to the most wins.

edit: the tier system could also be done away with. This system means that an advanced guitar player can own the intermediate or beginner tiers. The reason it failed was because of the fact that there were tiers, there weren't enough applicants, and a cover contest is prone to all sorts of fail.


Tiers are there to Distinguish the Song difficulty. each tier gets a seperate voting. theres a winner for each tier!! and the thread failed because TS never came back lol.

ALSO: no songwriting contest for me because they do that in the recording forum. and might get closed in the pit.
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Last edited by Zep_shizzle at Jan 7, 2010,
#25
I would, but I need to send my pedal in to get fixed so I'll have no way to record. Maybe next month...
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#26
Hell, why not, sign me up

Ive been to busy playin my harmonica anyways, i need to play guitar again
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#27
Quote by Zep_shizzle
Tiers are there to Distinguish the Song difficulty. each tier gets a seperate voting. theres a winner for each tier!! and the thread failed because TS never came back lol.

ALSO: no songwriting contest for me because they do that in the recording forum. and might get closed in the pit.


It won't get closed in the pit. There were songwriting contests here before. The tier system fails because songs don't fit into three distinct difficulties. I know how it works, but it just doesn't work out. Also, even if the guy did come back, there were only like, 3 submissions anyway.
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It won't get closed in the pit. There were songwriting contests here before. The tier system fails because songs don't fit into three distinct difficulties. I know how it works, but it just doesn't work out. Also, even if the guy did come back, there were only like, 3 submissions anyway.

There are already more than three submissions. Start your own songwriting contest if you want. I really don't see why you have such a big problem with this.
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#29
Quote by fearofthemark
It won't get closed in the pit. There were songwriting contests here before. The tier system fails because songs don't fit into three distinct difficulties. I know how it works, but it just doesn't work out. Also, even if the guy did come back, there were only like, 3 submissions anyway.

if you wanna make a songwriting contest do it then.
this will be a cover contest

Guy above beat me too it lol
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Last edited by Zep_shizzle at Jan 7, 2010,
#30
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There are already more than three submissions. Start your own songwriting contest if you want. I really don't see why you have such a big problem with this.


There are more than three applicants, obviously, but not every single one is going to learn and record a song in a week. In fact, most of them probably won't. I'm just trying to make this thread not fail a second time. If it didn't work the first time, repeating the same exact thing won't change anything. I'm trying to help you, not antagonize you.
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#32
you want a full recording of a song?
or will just a youtube video of me playing the song suffice,
if not i can record it and redo the whole song hahah
#33
Quote by fearofthemark
There are more than three applicants, obviously, but not every single one is going to learn and record a song in a week. In fact, most of them probably won't. I'm just trying to make this thread not fail a second time. If it didn't work the first time, repeating the same exact thing won't change anything. I'm trying to help you, not antagonize you.

Dude, there's not even a prize. It's not like anyone's going to kill themselves if they don't win. If only one person submits a vid, they win. Great. If three people from each tier submit a vid, everyone wins. Even better.

You're not trying to help, you're just pointing out potential flaws.
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#34
Sweet ill do it how do I sign up?
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#35
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Sweet ill do it how do I sign up?


You put down the Song and the tier you think it fits in!!!!!

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you want a full recording of a song?
or will just a youtube video of me playing the song suffice,
if not i can record it and redo the whole song hahah

A full video of you playing the song would be preferred.
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Last edited by Zep_shizzle at Jan 7, 2010,
#36
Quote by fearofthemark
Change it to a songwriting contest! it'll be MUCH easier to judge. And cooler to listen to.

oh, and I'm in.

I really like this idea.


Anybody up to start one when this particular competition is over?

EDIT: so as not to go completely off topic, count me in. I should put a song up shortly.
Last edited by GrungeJunkie at Jan 7, 2010,
#37
Quote by GodofCheesecake
Dude, there's not even a prize. It's not like anyone's going to kill themselves if they don't win. If only one person submits a vid, they win. Great. If three people from each tier submit a vid, everyone wins. Even better.

You're not trying to help, you're just pointing out potential flaws.


I'm pointing out flaws and suggesting how they can be fixed. Last time I checked, that's what constructive criticism was.

The "write carmel a love song" thread was amazing because many people posted songs, and it was a songwriting contest about who wrote the best song. There were no tiers or "you have one week to learn a song" aspects of it. There was a due date, and people joined.


If you want to ignore all reason and logic, go ahead, and good luck.
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#38
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I really like this idea.


Anybody up to start one when this particular competition is over?


I'll start one in a week, if this one doesn't change.
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#39
Picking a song that's not too easy and not insanely difficult...this is the hard part, hah.
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#40
Does anybody read the rules?

and good luck with the songwriting contest.i might join. all depends if i find a new place to live lol.
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