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#1
ATTENTION:

The challenge has started, you now have 30 days to finish it. It ends july 1st 00:00 GMT +1. You can join any time from now to the date it ends if you want to make the compilation album.

You can use this thread to discuss the challenge, your songs, songwriting and the things revolving it. But don't forget; UG has alot of forums and resources for all of this.

Upload your finished song to www.mediafire.com for example and give me the link in this thread.

Welcome. Below is a brief introduction, if you have any questions feel free to ask.


So what is this?


If you're familiar with this thread you'll understand the concept. If not:

Basically you have 30 days if that wasn't obvious to write an original song, it will be put in a UG community compilation album then uploaded to a site like previous UGC albums.

It's a way to get started with or get better at songwriting. The last 30 day challenge got tons of people signing up to write an entire album (20 mins minimum) however only a handful actually did so. I think people need a jumpstart, and a slightly less project to undertake. Perhaps there will be another 30 day challenge for albums july, however juni is for one track alone.


Rules:


  • You have 30 days to write one song starting june 1st.
  • All new material. You may use concepts of songs you've had for a song but nothing more than that.
  • Any instruments goes. Singing entirely optional.
  • Doesn't matter what kind of song format.
  • Doesn't matter what genre.
  • You may record it with your band however you must write the song.
  • No covers.
  • NO covers.



FAQ


  • Where do I send my finished song?
  • Is this a competition?
  • Can I sign up any time? Even in the middle or last week of june?
  • How about recording quality?
  • So just one track? That doesn't sound much.
  • Does it have to be good? I haven't written any/many songs.
  • Do I have to play all the instruments in the song?
  • Where will I upload it?
  • So what will happen then, you swedish sexmachine?
  • What if I wrote more than 1 track?
  • Is there a time limit on the song?
  • What about collaborations?
  • What about sampling?
  • What happens if I don't complete it?


Where do I send my finished song?

I have to be able to download it as an mp3 so the UG profiles wont work. Try uploading it to a site like www.mediafire.com and give me the link in this thread.

Is this a competition?

No, it's just for fun. Write any song, get it put on an album that will be downloaded by many people.

Can I sign up any time? Even in the middle or last week of june?

Yes, but the compilation of all songs will be made on july 2nd-3rd or so. So if you want your song to make the compilation complete it on july 1st the latest. Of course you can start any time you want.

How about recording quality?

As long as I can listen to it. Good quality is prefered, though.

So just one track? That doesn't sound much

Yes. And no, not really; if you're an experienced songwriter. If you're not it can be more difficult. You've got 30 days, that's alot of time to write, polish and perfect a song.

Does it have to be good? I haven't written any/many songs.

No, all songs will be added regardless. This is a way for people to both start and have their work shown. I can't promise every song will get feedback, though, but if you want to write songs you have to start with one song and this is one way to get started.

Do I have to play all the instruments in the song?

No, this is a songwriting challenge and not an instrument playing oriented challenge.

Where will I upload it?

To be decided. You can upload things to your profile, as always, in the meantime.

So what will happen then, you swedish sexmachine?

Afterwards I and/or any volunteers will upload the material to some uploading site, then UGers can download the compilation. And hey, why not send it to UG community radio for a chance to have it heard?

Or why not The UG community page? for a chance for it to be featured on the community page?

What if I wrote more than 1 track?

Send the track you like the most. We're gonna have alot of tracks I think so only 1 track per person.

Is there a time limit on the song?

Nope.

What about collaborations?

Giving it some thought I'd allow it, as long as everyone contribute well and noticeably to the song.

What about sampling?

Sure, but keep it to sampling and not so much it becomes a cover.

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Last edited by Kensai at Jun 28, 2010,
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Quote by genghisgandhi
I liked the other idea better (making a whole album)

Should've written an album then then

It will probably happen in july. Now, you in or not?
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#7
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Quote by genghisgandhi
EDIT - If you need a judge, I'm your guy.

Won't be any judging, this isn't really a contest

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What kind of recording quality?

I doubt I'll be able to, I could only use a webcam :/


Better is better, but as long as people can listen to it.

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Can you mail me something to record with? If you can, than I'm in!


I dont know where you live

Plus I dont have any. I'll be using my digital piano.
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Last edited by Kensai at May 28, 2010,
#10
i would but then i have this thing called lazy
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#12
In, I actually got a kickass song idea this morning. Not sure whether it counts as a cover though. Check your PMs, O Kjell.

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#14
Seeing there's no risk of a ban (right?), I'll tentatively say I'm in.

My main obstacle is an awful microphone, but what the hell... Hopefully a quality song will conquer it.
Last edited by red157 at May 28, 2010,
#15
I'm in. I don't know how much quality I can guarantee, but I'll try to get some ideas down

In fact, I think I'll start working on it now. I've been wanting to write something based on the idea of Coltrane changes for a while. Plus I've been listening to a lot of Radiohead lately and I've felt really inspired to write something.

I normally don't do things like the whole album challenge, as I don't think I can write a whole album in a month, but I think I can handle a single song.
Only play what you hear. If you don’t hear anything, don’t play anything.
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Last edited by food1010 at May 28, 2010,
#17
I'll go ahead and try.
I've never written a song before so I'll either not finish, or epically fail epically.
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#21
Added everyone

Quote by genghisgandhi
So you're just gonna put every song that's sent to you?

And how do you record a digital piano?

Yeah.

And I have a midi to USB thing, I record through fruity loops and some VTS.
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#23
I have a lot to do this month (at least until school ends) but count me in. I think this will be a good way to develop.
#25
I'll give this a shot, I've got a little acoustic riff idea in my head anyway that I'd like to turn into a song, so I'll try and do a short instrumental. Put me down for it
#26
There's no time limit, no

Added again.
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#27
I wish I had my instruments with me

I'm not inspired enough to do any electronic stuff at the moment.
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#33
Does it have to be in a song or rock format?

I have to start and finish a fugue for string quartet very soon, so I could put it on here while I'm at it.

...modes and scales are still useless.


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#35
Sweet. Gonna add everyone soon

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Does it have to be in a song or rock format?

I have to start and finish a fugue for string quartet very soon, so I could put it on here while I'm at it.

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sure, are we allowed to do instrumental music? if so im in


Nah I'm probably going to do an adagio thing. Any song or musical piece
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