#1
You guys know that I'm not that great at songwriting and have low self-esteem. So I decided to host a compositional challenge for at least 2 members of Ultimate Guitar's music theory forums. Basically you'll be writing a melody that evokes all the pieces below under a few rules. I promise to give credit (at least UT username) to the winner.

The rules include:
1. Must be inspired by the below.
2. Must be a tempo of 120.
3. Must be in the key of C Major or G Major.
4. You have 31 measures for the composition but the melody should be either 8 or 16 measures long and loopable.
5. Be creative and have fun.

First is "Boys and Bears" (one of my KH field themes).
https://soundcloud.com/dark-ronald-poe/boys-and-bears-jungle-book-field-theme

Second is "No More Mr. Nice Guy" by Alice Cooper. I'm using this song especially to fit the character I'm intending this for.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QM5_T0eNPrQ

Third is "Lunar Boy (Demo)" by Ronald Poe. This one I'm sticking with.
https://soundcloud.com/dark-ronald-poe/lunar-boy-demo

Fourth is "Super Villain" by Powerman 5000. This song also fits said character.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gieyNAqUdD4

Finally is "Vegetable Rock" (Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World the Game). The character is from Scott Pilgrim (technically a fan-made Evil Ex but still). Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World is one of the reasons I love bass so much.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IsbmNpdzhKs

A link to the character in question.
http://www.deviantart.com/art/Mr-Nice-Guy-Gene-Goodman-176596402

Anyone want to take the challenge?

Edit: 31 bars has been changed to 61 bars but loopable and must have repetition.
"I don't know what you're trying to suggest. There's no shame in taking what you need to hold your position!"

Super Buu (DBZ) on assimilation (it could also apply to blues guitar and guitar soloing in general).
Last edited by RonaldPoe at Jul 25, 2015,
#2
Quote by RonaldPoe
You guys know that I'm not that great at songwriting and have low self-esteem.


Most confident opening line of all time right here people.

I'll think about it.
"There are two styles of music. Good music and bad music." -Duke Ellington

"If you really think about it, the guitar is a pointless instrument." - Robert Fripp
#3
I'll look into it, but I'm a bit busy atm so let's see. These are always interesting though.
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#5
I'll admit I didn't open that right. Still I think it would be possible if you simply keep them all in mind but "Boys and Bears" and "No More Mr. Nice Guy" are most important. Also the keys of C and G major were chosen because Gene Goodman used to be a nice guy and those are happy yet effective keys. I forgot to mention that the line will be monophonic. If you guys don't like the 31 bar thing, I can change it to 61 bars but please use repetition.

To Jet Penguin, I got the idea from this from you. I thought it'd be an interesting concept to explore. I'll be the one to decide the winner.

List of possible participants.
Kevätuhri
Jet Penguin (maybe)

Edit: There will be no real prizes except fun.
"I don't know what you're trying to suggest. There's no shame in taking what you need to hold your position!"

Super Buu (DBZ) on assimilation (it could also apply to blues guitar and guitar soloing in general).
Last edited by RonaldPoe at Jul 18, 2015,
#6
Sorry for the bump and double post but I'm curious if I should just cancel the contest (I haven't gotten any responses for 9 days). I was thinking about a second part for the harmony/countermelody but I guess that's not going to happen. I thought it was an interesting concept and could result in a cool piece. I was planning on using an 8-bit instrumentation but maybe I should just do my usual weird trance instrumentation. If anyone wants to join, please speak up. If not I'll simply deem this thread a failure and move on.
"I don't know what you're trying to suggest. There's no shame in taking what you need to hold your position!"

Super Buu (DBZ) on assimilation (it could also apply to blues guitar and guitar soloing in general).
#7
Quote by RonaldPoe
the keys of C and G major were chosen because Gene Goodman used to be a nice guy and those are happy yet effective keys.
C and G major are easy enough on guitar or keyboard, but otherwise they are no "happier" or more "effective" than any other keys.
And I've no idea who Gene Goodman is, or what connection he has to those keys.

Sorry for another non-positive response.
#9
C and G are just easy keys to write in and guitar friendly too. They aren't really anymore effective than others but C Major is said to be happy. Besides Metal wouldn't be the same without E Minor, would it?

Also Gene Goodman was a Scott Pilgrim fan-character made for a contest in 2010. I'm just using him as an inspiration for the composition as a whole. He has very little to do with the melody and can be disregarded. I still want the melody to be somewhat upbeat.
I was talking about him
http://www.deviantart.com/art/Mr-Nice-Guy-Gene-Goodman-176596402
"I don't know what you're trying to suggest. There's no shame in taking what you need to hold your position!"

Super Buu (DBZ) on assimilation (it could also apply to blues guitar and guitar soloing in general).