#1
I decided to host the melody writing portion of JetPenguin's first 2017 Reharm contest or maybe this will be its own thing. I'll provide some rules for writing and you guys will write a simple, relatively diatonic melody or complex accidental-laden melody in your own style. The winner as decided by may be used in the Jet's contest (if they accept this). The rest can be remix fodder or whatever the owner wants. Please provide either a link to the melody on Youtube, Soundcloud, or as a downloadable MIDI. Deadline will be 1/26/17.
I decided to add some rules for this challenge. Just write something and show it to me. Notes must be in C Major family (key should be C Major or A Minor) but G#/Af is fine as an accidental or melody note. The following should be used as influences and should at least be kept in mind when writing (you don't have to use half a pattern and probably shouldn't). Please don't complain about the inspirations I chose or my rules (I wanted to promote creativity and unique melodies).

https://soundcloud.com/dark-ronald-poe/her-time-for-christmas-demo1

https://soundcloud.com/dark-ronald-poe/ephemera-theme-demo-2
This next one is perhaps the most important influence.

https://soundcloud.com/dark-ronald-poe/garden-of-eve-demo

Complex melody rules:
They're the same as the first one with a couple exceptions. First, the notes F#/Gf and D#/Ef should now be used as accidentals in addition to G#/Af (that's ten notes out of the twelve tones). Key should be either C Major or A Minor. Go wild and be creative with these rules. Last inspiration has been replaced with these 2.



Good luck and have fun, UG.

Edit: The winner will be chosen by UT members as a sort of democracy. Also please put your melody in 4/4 (that way the two melodies will have their own time signatures). Deadline will be in early February.
"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 Feb 1, 2017,
#2
I just noticed the deadline has passed and yet there's no entries (it's been 15 days). If I don't get volunteers within the next 2 days, I'm closing this thread and calling this contest/challenge a bust. Sorry for the bump and have a nice day.
"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 Feb 1, 2017,