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#1
Welcome. Below is a brief introduction (or a TL;DR). 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 31 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.

I meant to start this thread before May so people could sing up however I've just been really busy and I'm starting it today. One day here or there shouldn't matter.

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.


Rules:


  • You have 31 days to write one song starting may 1st (today).
  • 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 may?
  • 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 May?

Yes, but the compilation of all songs will be made on June 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.

What happens if I don't complete it?

You owe me your first born. Besides that you don't get any penalties. Don't worry, you can always make a new kid.


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.

Alright, hope you guys sign up, I'll add as I see participants and feel free to ask questions once again

Participants:

Kjell (Kensai)
Jon777
Ruination
Simsimius
DempseyPunk
mental_zer0
SmElLy KiD
M Rebellion
amaranth_todd
YannJ
monkeysintheday
TheCaptain777
col50
Hakoon1
SkepsisMetal
Rojam
biga29
Eastwinn
vultures?OMG
Gibson06
madbasslover
Miniskirt
.h3xagr4m.
TheBurningFish
geanes
Xiaoxi
goest
Scarmadillo
musiclover2399
Dan_5893
TheReverend724
denfilade
ABRfan
turncoat60%
guitar_newbie
gothblade
some1fat
toby3p0
GezzyDiversion
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Sign me up!
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#4
Sign me up!
I could do with writing something, and this is a good way to motivate myself.
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#5
hell ill do it
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#7
I'll join.
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Added y'all
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#11
Signed you two up.

Last 1-day-song-challenge had some great responses, let's see more people signing up!
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#12
I'll try and do it this time.

Maybe.
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Is soundcloud an accepted upload site? I can make it so that you can download it from there.
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#17
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I'll try and do it this time.

Maybe.

So yes?

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Is soundcloud an accepted upload site? I can make it so that you can download it from there.


As long as I can download it.
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#18
Count me in !
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#19
Wow, I am in luck! I actually just finished writing and recording a song today!
Sing me up, and I'll have it uploaded in a matter of hours.
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#20
I just finished writing and recording an amazing song two days ago!!! Can i use that? Pwweeeasseee?
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Wow, I am in luck! I actually just finished writing and recording a song today!
Sing me up, and I'll have it uploaded in a matter of hours.

Wow, finished already?
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I just finished writing and recording an amazing song two days ago!!! Can i use that? Pwweeeasseee?

Hm I don't know if that should count. Could you try to write a new one? If not I can include the one you just wrote.
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#23
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Wow, finished already?

Hm I don't know if that should count. Could you try to write a new one? If not I can include the one you just wrote.


Haha, Yeh I'll do a new one, I'm just like in love with this song.
You can call me Aaron.


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Wow, finished already?

Yeah. I'll do a prog metal track with dubstep elements about Osama dying.
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#32
Cool. I'll actually get one in this time.

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#34
I'm in. I probably won't even start for another couple weeks though. Not until school's finished.
#36
Erm, yeah alright, I have an idea for a really easy listening chilled piece that I've been meaning to actually write for ages but never got round to it.

Failing that I'm sure I can expand on some of the riffs I have. Beam Sign me up Scotty Kjell!
#39
I'll sign up. Not sure if I'll make it though, but I'll try at least
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