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#1
Courtesy of The_Bass_Poet:

"This is the thread where you post your song.
And ONLY your damn song.

Please, do not use this thread for general chitchat regarding this competition, or for discussing the songs posted.
Please do that in the signup thread."

The theme is, In the Style of Dream Theater...

...right, once you've stopped crying , this isn't actually as bad as it sounds. The theme isn't definitive, mainly because DT themselves aren't definitive. Over their 20 year history they've touched on ballads (The Spirit Carries On, I Walk Beside You), straight metal (Constant Motion, As I Am), prog masterpieces (Learning to Live, Lines In The Sand) and shameless epics (Octavarium, A Change of Seasons).

N.B. All of the above can be found on a well-known video sharing site

So basically, you can go for pretty much any song format, the catch is in the WAY Dream Theater write their music. Everything is complex to say the least, and they have a trademark of using uncommon scales, chords and time signatures throughout their songs to make them challenging and interesting to listen to. For example, the opening riff to "Constant Motion" changes time sig every bar, whilst in "To Live Forever" the opening chord progression is the casual:

Bsus4 - Esus2 - G7Madd13 - Asus2add13 - Bsus4 - D#madd9#5 - D6add9 - C#Mb5

This shouldn't offput you however - the main aim of this competition is to open your mind to writing things that wouldn't first spring to mind. By no means are any of us going to even come remotely close to DT standard, but it should be interesting!

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Judge(s):

Td_Nights
strat07
duncang

Participant(s):

b101
ctb
Regression
Madzää
MarchOfEternity
PinkIsCool
SHEEM
The_Bass_Poet
RedDeath9
Zao_89
XPestilenceX
talentfree
..NEM..

Participants please sign up in the main thread. Good luck all!

Submissions Date : Sat. 19th July
Last edited by b101 at Jul 16, 2008,
#2
I'll judge again.

This time I'll go through everyone's the first time.
When you saw me sleeping
thought I was dreaming
of you...


I didn't tell you
That the only dream
Is Valium for me
#4
I might have a go at this...

Is it possible that I could judge if I can't get something done in time?
Quote by justinb904
im more of a social godzilla than chameleon

Quote by MetalMessiah665
Alright, I'll give them a try, Japanese Black Speed rarely disappoints.

Quote by azzemojo
Hmm judging from your pic you'd fit in more with a fat busted tribute.
#5
I would love to be a judge this time... I'm a great Dream Theater fan! Love to hear music inspired by them!
#6
It's short but it's progressive I guess Lol, nothing compared to DT. And I already signed up in the other forum I just couldn't wait for you to get back. It's called Glass Cow Ditch. GP5/4 and Midi
Attachments:
GlassCowDitch.zip
#7
The name sounds like a rip on Glasgow Kiss (no offense meant)
R.I.P. Charles Michael "Evil Chuck" Schuldiner
B. May 13 1967 - D. December 13 2001

Quote by eggsandham2
cuz ppl hate how power metal they are cuz they think its "gay" or w.e, which is immature and dirogitory
#8
I hope that wasn't an attempt at trolling me, I made the name like that cause of Johnny-boy. :P
#11
Where can I sign in?
D F O I N N T D
T W H O I R S D
Y O O R U
W S I U L C L K
A M S Y S

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Beautiful.
XxLloydxX for president!
Even though I'm english..

Want to hear Super Mario Bros Theme on electric rock guitar? SuperMarioBro
BuyMYMusic
SellMusic
#12
.gp4
.gp5
.midi


i wasn't too comfortable with my song as time progressed.
no harm in having a go after all, though.
#13
Quote by XPestilenceX
I hope that wasn't an attempt at trolling me, I made the name like that cause of Johnny-boy. :P


Nah, I didn't know if you did name it that because of JP or not.
R.I.P. Charles Michael "Evil Chuck" Schuldiner
B. May 13 1967 - D. December 13 2001

Quote by eggsandham2
cuz ppl hate how power metal they are cuz they think its "gay" or w.e, which is immature and dirogitory
#14
I'm participating too. I don't know if I can get my song done before July 19th though I might go on vacation. Meh, we'll see.
#15
I better get my damn sound card fixed in time to make a new song!! Im joining, but I might have to drop out.
#17
Can I enter something I already posted in this forum?

I'm joining either way.

It was a finished in 2 weeks or so I don't have an advantage for time since im not editing it anymore.
Last edited by dervishguitar at Jul 2, 2008,
#18
I'll join too I guess.
I have something in the making I started about two days ago and it should be done pretty soon. I'll put it up here when I'm finished.
#19
Quote by dervishguitar
Can I enter something I already posted in this forum?


Nope. And it appears that this part of the rules has been forgotten:

"This is the thread where you post your song.
And ONLY your damn song."

Lulz. Oh well.
#20
Quote by RedDeath9
Nope. And it appears that this part of the rules has been forgotten:

"This is the thread where you post your song.
And ONLY your damn song."

Lulz. Oh well.


He means something he has created and posted on this forum recently.
The link can be found in his sig I believe.
#22
I basically haven't got anything, so sign me up for judging instead.
Quote by justinb904
im more of a social godzilla than chameleon

Quote by MetalMessiah665
Alright, I'll give them a try, Japanese Black Speed rarely disappoints.

Quote by azzemojo
Hmm judging from your pic you'd fit in more with a fat busted tribute.
#23
bumping for talentfree.


and have you always been a CC duncang? if not, congrats.
...Nothing you've ever...
...Planned on ever turned out...
...The way you planned...


...You're still disappointing them...
#24
Quote by Its_Rock77
bumping for talentfree.


and have you always been a CC duncang? if not, congrats.


Just became one like 5 hours ago. Thanks
Quote by justinb904
im more of a social godzilla than chameleon

Quote by MetalMessiah665
Alright, I'll give them a try, Japanese Black Speed rarely disappoints.

Quote by azzemojo
Hmm judging from your pic you'd fit in more with a fat busted tribute.
#25
how exactly did the promotion go? do they just email you asking if you wanna become one?
...Nothing you've ever...
...Planned on ever turned out...
...The way you planned...


...You're still disappointing them...
#26
Quote by Its_Rock77
how exactly did the promotion go? do they just email you asking if you wanna become one?


He whisked me off on a magic carpet ride.
Quote by justinb904
im more of a social godzilla than chameleon

Quote by MetalMessiah665
Alright, I'll give them a try, Japanese Black Speed rarely disappoints.

Quote by azzemojo
Hmm judging from your pic you'd fit in more with a fat busted tribute.
#27


just as I've always imagined.
...Nothing you've ever...
...Planned on ever turned out...
...The way you planned...


...You're still disappointing them...
#31
I have a feeling the last day holds many entries, never hurts to hold onto it until the last possible second, I know that's what I'm doing.

If not, then well, pick up the slack people, come on now.
#33
Quote by talentfree
arrw, i forgot to change the outro.
but it's already posted..
i hope the other participants r sucking more than me. d:


I dont think anyone will mind if you edit out the old one and post the new one.
#34
Quote by masterskill
I dont think anyone will mind if you edit out the old one and post the new one.


yeah I have no problem with that - mine's at the casual 5 minute mark and I've just started solos so hopefully will be done in the next few days. Very happy with it so far though

Edit: Also, just noticed that oddly enough my guitar solos (which are usually the part of my music that MOST resembles DT) sound very un-DT on this....weird
Last edited by b101 at Jul 15, 2008,
#36
Just so you know, I'm a participant. I signed up in the main thread, but it doesn't seem like it on here. Whatever.


I'm working on the song here, probably gonna be like an epic, although shorter then 24 minutes. That's for sure.
"A war is coming, I've seen it in my dreams. Fires sweeping through the earth, bodies in the streets, cities turned to dust. Retaliation..."


Check out my amazing band!
An Abstract Illusion
#38
I can't wait the submissions to end so i can judge all masterpieces It'll be very exciting
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