Page 1 of 2 1 2 >
You need to be logged in to post
Options
Index
#586515 - 03/19/20 05:30 PM [Songwriting] who's up for a writing challenge?
Registered: 04/03/09
Posts: 7164
Guitarhacker Offline
Veteran

Registered: 04/03/09
Posts: 7164
So here's the challenge. Write a song about the Covid 19 fiasco.

No prizes, no accolades, no nothing just the fun of rising to the challenge.

So.... If you accept the challenge.... Here's what you do.

1. Write the song
2. Record it
3. Listen and read carefully and follow this instruction. Start a new post in the Showcase. In the subject line field... Enter "C19" followed by the song title.


Write about anything related.... Some ideas.... Flatten the curve, c19 blues, isolation exasperation, coughing, hysteria and panic, end of the world, or.... Pick your own topic and view on what's going on.

Have fun. Try to get into the groove and let's see what happens with this. Let's see what you got. Don't rush. Take your time and do a good job. Let's try to get them wrote, recorded and posted before April 1st.

And no.... I haven't even thought about a song let alone have anything ready. I'm in the same state of emergency and isolation as you..... But I have time to start.

Ready.....
Set.......
Write!
_________________________
You can find my music at:
www.herbhartley.com

Add nothing that adds nothing to the music.


As the sword chooses the warrior, so too, the song chooses the writer.

Top
#586535 - 03/19/20 06:53 PM [Songwriting] Re: who's up for a writing challenge? [Re: Guitarhacker]
Registered: 08/10/12
Posts: 8573
Loc: Florida
floyd jane Offline
Veteran

Registered: 08/10/12
Posts: 8573
Loc: Florida
I'm done.

Top
#586605 - 03/20/20 05:39 AM [Songwriting] Re: who's up for a writing challenge? [Re: Guitarhacker]
Registered: 12/08/02
Posts: 6899
Loc: Wauconda, Il.
MusicStudent Offline
Veteran

Registered: 12/08/02
Posts: 6899
Loc: Wauconda, Il.
Entering a song writing contest with FJ is like sparing 3 rounds with Mike Tyson. Not advisable. grin

And regarding the subject matter. May be too early to deal with this topic in this manner as the sky continues to fall.
_________________________
Dan, BIAB2020
"...My goal is not to create backing tracks for my music, but rather to get more of me in my music."
SoundCloud


Top
#586621 - 03/20/20 07:10 AM [Songwriting] Re: who's up for a writing challenge? [Re: floyd jane]
Registered: 04/03/09
Posts: 7164
Guitarhacker Offline
Veteran

Registered: 04/03/09
Posts: 7164
Originally Posted By: floyd jane
I'm done.


that was fast
_________________________
You can find my music at:
www.herbhartley.com

Add nothing that adds nothing to the music.


As the sword chooses the warrior, so too, the song chooses the writer.

Top
#586622 - 03/20/20 07:12 AM [Songwriting] Re: who's up for a writing challenge? [Re: MusicStudent]
Registered: 04/03/09
Posts: 7164
Guitarhacker Offline
Veteran

Registered: 04/03/09
Posts: 7164
Originally Posted By: MusicStudent
Entering a song writing contest with FJ is like sparing 3 rounds with Mike Tyson. Not advisable. grin

And regarding the subject matter. May be too early to deal with this topic in this manner as the sky continues to fall.



Nahhhh. Write something and don't worry what anyone else does. We are the prophets of tomorrow, are we not? It's never too early to write about current events.
_________________________
You can find my music at:
www.herbhartley.com

Add nothing that adds nothing to the music.


As the sword chooses the warrior, so too, the song chooses the writer.

Top
#586630 - 03/20/20 07:47 AM [Songwriting] Re: who's up for a writing challenge? [Re: Guitarhacker]
Registered: 12/27/03
Posts: 14306
Loc: Hamlin NY
MarioD Offline
Veteran

Registered: 12/27/03
Posts: 14306
Loc: Hamlin NY
Originally Posted By: Guitarhacker


Nahhhh. Write something and don't worry what anyone else does. We are the prophets of tomorrow, are we not? It's never too early to write about current events.


Prophets of tomorrow? Me, I'm yesterday's future!
_________________________
I don't always go the extra mile but when I do it is because I missed my exit!

64 bit Win 10 Pro, the latest BiaB and RB, Roland Octa-Capture audio interface, a ton of software and some hardware.

Top
#586635 - 03/20/20 07:58 AM [Songwriting] Re: who's up for a writing challenge? [Re: Guitarhacker]
Registered: 07/08/19
Posts: 148
Loc: TN
Roger Brown Offline
Apprentice

Registered: 07/08/19
Posts: 148
Loc: TN
Nope

Top
#586658 - 03/20/20 11:32 AM [Songwriting] Re: who's up for a writing challenge? [Re: Guitarhacker]
Registered: 12/10/09
Posts: 953
Loc: Washington State
bluage Offline
Expert

Registered: 12/10/09
Posts: 953
Loc: Washington State
Hey, 'Guitarhacker' !!!

Just looked-up the definition of the word 'fiasco' you used. Dictionary says it's 'a complete, ridiculous failure'. YIKES shocked !!! Are we doomed, already frown ???

LOREN smile
_________________________
"Music is what feelings sound like."-- borrowed from a Cakewalk Music Creator forum member, "Mamabear".

Top
#586673 - 03/20/20 12:30 PM [Songwriting] Re: who's up for a writing challenge? [Re: Guitarhacker]
Registered: 12/08/02
Posts: 6899
Loc: Wauconda, Il.
MusicStudent Offline
Veteran

Registered: 12/08/02
Posts: 6899
Loc: Wauconda, Il.
If I could write lyrics like this I would be first to jump on board. Definitely the best whimsical song writing to memorialize a very difficult time in history . Feel free to sing along, I know you know the melody. grin

Well, come on all of you, big strong men,
Uncle Sam needs your help again.
He's got himself in a terrible jam
Way down yonder in Vietnam
So put down your books and pick up a gun,
We're gonna have a whole lotta fun.
And it's one, two, three,
What are we fighting for ?
Don't ask me, I don't give a damn,
Next stop is Vietnam;
And it's five, six, seven,
Open up the pearly gates,
Well there ain't no time to wonder why,
Whoopee! we're all gonna die.
_________________________
Dan, BIAB2020
"...My goal is not to create backing tracks for my music, but rather to get more of me in my music."
SoundCloud


Top
#586698 - 03/20/20 03:10 PM [Songwriting] Re: who's up for a writing challenge? [Re: MusicStudent]
Registered: 06/25/12
Posts: 2815
JohnJohnJohn Offline
Veteran

Registered: 06/25/12
Posts: 2815
Originally Posted By: MusicStudent
If I could write lyrics like this I would be first to jump on board. Definitely the best whimsical song writing to memorialize a very difficult time in history . Feel free to sing along, I know you know the melody. grin

Well, come on all of you, big strong men,
Uncle Sam needs your help again.
He's got himself in a terrible jam
Way down yonder in Vietnam
So put down your books and pick up a gun,
We're gonna have a whole lotta fun.
And it's one, two, three,
What are we fighting for ?
Don't ask me, I don't give a damn,
Next stop is Vietnam;
And it's five, six, seven,
Open up the pearly gates,
Well there ain't no time to wonder why,
Whoopee! we're all gonna die.

I sang along!

Top
#586713 - 03/20/20 04:16 PM [Songwriting] Re: who's up for a writing challenge? [Re: MusicStudent]
Registered: 12/27/03
Posts: 14306
Loc: Hamlin NY
MarioD Offline
Veteran

Registered: 12/27/03
Posts: 14306
Loc: Hamlin NY
I got as far as Give me an F.

No one answered whistle
_________________________
I don't always go the extra mile but when I do it is because I missed my exit!

64 bit Win 10 Pro, the latest BiaB and RB, Roland Octa-Capture audio interface, a ton of software and some hardware.

Top
#586741 - 03/20/20 06:09 PM [Songwriting] Re: who's up for a writing challenge? [Re: Guitarhacker]
Registered: 12/08/02
Posts: 6899
Loc: Wauconda, Il.
MusicStudent Offline
Veteran

Registered: 12/08/02
Posts: 6899
Loc: Wauconda, Il.
OMG, I am feeling so old! Half the folks under the age of 60 and no one under the age of 50 would even know what we are talking about!
_________________________
Dan, BIAB2020
"...My goal is not to create backing tracks for my music, but rather to get more of me in my music."
SoundCloud


Top
#586759 - 03/20/20 08:39 PM [Songwriting] Re: who's up for a writing challenge? [Re: Guitarhacker]
Registered: 05/30/08
Posts: 4589
Sundance Offline
Veteran

Registered: 05/30/08
Posts: 4589
MIne is a free for all. Just lyrics off the top of my head. Add your own tune, change, do whatever you like with it - Or not. smile

I really don't want to die because folks in China butcher bats on the street
They sell them right there in the crowds and the stink
It's blood guts and gore that caused Sars and Covid 19
From those infected bats on the wet market streets

We outsourced our factories, our jobs and our money.
We made China rich in the 21st century
Yet They stood by and let ignorance infect the world.
Then tried to cover up and hide this awful peril

It's too late for pointing fingers, too late now for blame
but When we get through this I hope all who remain
Will never forget and force them to ban the wet market streets,
they must give a damn
The price is too high,
people shouldn't have to die, for cheap bat meat.

God have mercy on us all.

Josie Beck

Top
#586790 - 03/21/20 04:32 AM [Songwriting] Re: who's up for a writing challenge? [Re: MarioD]
Registered: 11/30/07
Posts: 3376
Loc: Ontario, Canada
BlueAttitude Offline
Veteran

Registered: 11/30/07
Posts: 3376
Loc: Ontario, Canada
Originally Posted By: MarioD
I got as far as Give me an F.

No one answered whistle


F!!!

I remember seeing the woodstock movie in the theater. Man, that was a couple of years ago! Country Joe and the Fish were a highlight for sure with that song.
_________________________
Dave

Blue Attitude Website

Top
#587602 - 03/25/20 06:12 AM [Songwriting] Re: who's up for a writing challenge? [Re: Guitarhacker]
Registered: 04/07/13
Posts: 5819
Loc: South Carolina
Charlie Fogle Offline
Veteran

Registered: 04/07/13
Posts: 5819
Loc: South Carolina
What can be more current than our own posts here on the forum
My verse lyrics came from your thoughts and posts. wink

The chorus is a freebie from me.

(V)Yesterday's future is locked up in his room
Prophets of tomorrow are clearly facing doom
It's seems like only yesterday we could freely walk our streets
Toilet paper abounded we didn't have to use our sheets

(C) Lipstick is for the lips
Toilet paper for the butt
If you get the two mixed up
You're surely out of luck

(V)Things are now so rotten, poet Floyd Jane is all done
Roger Brown is sidelined it seems the race is run
The world's a fiasco are we really doomed
Yes we are as long as Mariod is locked up in his room

(C) Lipstick is for the lips
Toilet paper for the butt
If you get the two mixed up
You're surely out of luck
_________________________
BiaB Ultra Pak+ 2020:RB 2020: Dell Inspiron AIO Desktop; Windows-10-64 bit, 7th Generation AMD A9-9425 Processor Five Core 3100 Mhz and 16GB DDR4 Memory.

Top
#587611 - 03/25/20 06:43 AM [Songwriting] Re: who's up for a writing challenge? [Re: Guitarhacker]
Registered: 08/04/10
Posts: 2009
Loc: Midwest
HearToLearn Offline
Veteran

Registered: 08/04/10
Posts: 2009
Loc: Midwest
Charlie, that made me laugh this morning. A laugh right now is a wonderful thing!

Really nice job on the lyrics! Very clever. Very current, like you said. Most of all, you know you audience... literally.

I thought you were going to go for the...
If you get the two mixed up
Your're surely $h!+ out of luck

Im sure you thought of it, but have more class than I do.

Is it weird reading the lyrics that I hear your voice? I can picture you doing this ine.

Anyway, thanks for the laugh. Perfect after reading a thread where a very few number of people are arguing how right they are...links and all! Lol.
_________________________
C.Aaron Madison
I often get asked how to pronounce my name.
"Ma-Duh-Sn" J/K wink
As people have left the "." out so many times, "Caaron" has become the norm of it. Still said as the "." was there though. smile


Top
#587623 - 03/25/20 07:22 AM [Songwriting] Re: who's up for a writing challenge? [Re: Charlie Fogle]
Registered: 08/10/12
Posts: 8573
Loc: Florida
floyd jane Offline
Veteran

Registered: 08/10/12
Posts: 8573
Loc: Florida
Originally Posted By: Charlie Fogle
What can be more current than our own posts here on the forum
My verse lyrics came from your thoughts and posts. wink

The chorus is a freebie from me.

(V)Yesterday's future is locked up in his room
Prophets of tomorrow are clearly facing doom
It's seems like only yesterday we could freely walk our streets
Toilet paper abounded we didn't have to use our sheets

(C) Lipstick is for the lips
Toilet paper for the butt
If you get the two mixed up
You're surely out of luck

(V)Things are now so rotten, poet Floyd Jane is all done
Roger Brown is sidelined it seems the race is run
The world's a fiasco are we really doomed
Yes we are as long as Mariod is locked up in his room

(C) Lipstick is for the lips
Toilet paper for the butt
If you get the two mixed up
You're surely out of luck



Big Time KUDOS for that, Charlie!
Nicely penned.
Funny, relevant... without getting negative.

You are to be commended!! Excellent.

fj

Top
#588236 - 03/27/20 04:05 PM [Songwriting] Re: who's up for a writing challenge? [Re: Guitarhacker]
Registered: 03/05/20
Posts: 87
David - PG Music Offline
Enthusiast

Registered: 03/05/20
Posts: 87
That's a fun idea, I'm going to try my hand at this. Maybe something slow and long to fill time while in isolation.

I'm curious how many of these entries will be in a minor key, or if lots will be bouncy and positive to brighten the mood.

Top
#588253 - 03/27/20 09:33 PM [Songwriting] Re: who's up for a writing challenge? [Re: Guitarhacker]
Registered: 05/12/12
Posts: 2632
Loc: South Africa
JoanneCooper Offline
Veteran

Registered: 05/12/12
Posts: 2632
Loc: South Africa
I have some lyrics and some music..now just to record and maybe make a video.

Top
#588273 - 03/28/20 04:16 AM [Songwriting] Re: who's up for a writing challenge? [Re: David - PG Music]
Registered: 04/07/13
Posts: 5819
Loc: South Carolina
Charlie Fogle Offline
Veteran

Registered: 04/07/13
Posts: 5819
Loc: South Carolina
Originally Posted By: David - PG Music
That's a fun idea, I'm going to try my hand at this. Maybe something slow and long to fill time while in isolation.

I'm curious how many of these entries will be in a minor key, or if lots will be bouncy and positive to brighten the mood.


I'm not a poet and rarely write lyrics only and without an underlying instrumental accompaniment. Since I didn't actually do a recording of my little song, I hadn't thought to post anything but the lyrics and didn't bother with the instrumental BIAB song I used until I read your post. Here is the BIAB SGU file I sang along to as I wrote my song for those that may be interested.

Edit: Note the sgu file has Section Text if you open Layers.


Attachments
Post attachments only available when logged in


Edited by Charlie Fogle (03/28/20 04:18 AM)
_________________________
BiaB Ultra Pak+ 2020:RB 2020: Dell Inspiron AIO Desktop; Windows-10-64 bit, 7th Generation AMD A9-9425 Processor Five Core 3100 Mhz and 16GB DDR4 Memory.

Top
Page 1 of 2 1 2 >


PG Music News
Band-in-a-Box® Country Music Add-ons!

Happy International Country Music Day!!!

You might not think of Band-in-a-Box® as a country music making machine, but you'd be surprised... there are OVER 850 Country RealTracks available!

See (hear?) the Country songs created by Band-in-a-Box® users when you check out the Band-in-a-Box® Radio playlists Country/EZ Listening/Folk 1 and Country/EZ Listening/Folk 2.

Feeling inspired to create your own Country song in Band-in-a-Box®? Pop into the RealTracks Picker and create your own custom country band by filtering for "Country" or choose an existing Country style within the StylePicker Window by choosing a "Country" Filter String (from the drop down menu).

Band-in-a-Box® 2020 French for Mac is Here!

Band-in-a-Box® 2020 apporte plus de 50 nouvelles fonctionnalités ! Des améliorations ont été apportées aux RealTracks (RealTracks vocales au son plus doux, Epaississement des RealTracks, fonctions RealTracks "Trouver un Subs" et Multiriffs). La majorité des RealDrums dispose maintenant de RealCharts (avec une notation Drums précise). Le nouveau navigateur d'artistes RealTracks permet la recherche d'informations/bios/liens/listes sur artistes RealTracks. Le nouveau navigateur de fonctions permet à l'utilisateur nouveau ou "tête en l'air" de trouver et d'utiliser facilement la plupart des fonctionnalités/raccourcis/documents à partir d'une seule fenêtre. L'égalisation du tempo permet de changer un morceau rubato enregistré en un tempo fixe. L'étirement audio temps/pitch a été amélioré (Elastique inclus). Il y a des améliorations un peu partout dans le SongPicker, les Intros automatiques avec Basse/drums ou drums seuls, l'extension du nombre de titres avec + 3.400 titres nouveaux, MusicXML, la guitare avec vues "gaucher" et "élève", la fonction glisser-déposer, l'affichage multi-fenêtres de l'Assistant Accord Audio et bien plus encore !

ACHAT / MISE À JOUR, & TÉLÉCHARGEMENT MAINTENANT!

Get Inspired with the Band-in-a-Box® Title Generator!

There can be many triggers that could inspire you to write a song... but what if you're wanting to write a song, and are having trouble finding the inspiration you need?

Jump start your creativity using the Title Generator feature in Band-in-a-Box®.

I love this feature - it delivers some beautiful results!

To access this feature:

Mac: select Edit | Chords | Auto-Generate Song Title menu command (control+shift+S). The song title will appear in the Title window! Repeat the Auto-Generate Song Title command until the program comes up with a suitable title for your song. Band-in-a-Box® will keep generating new titles for as long as it takes to get the right one.

Windows: click on the "Generate Title" button within the main screen of the program and you can choose to "auto-generate" a song title which will appear right in the Title field of your song, or for a more varied selection choose to "generate multiple titles" and you'll be taken to the Title Generator window, which can generate a list of 50 song titles for you!

I've just done this, and won't bother list all 50 here - but the "top 10" I've chosen from my generated list are:
Eloquent Laugh
Statuesque Luck
Considering a Rainbow
Brief Fling, Acknowledged
Something for a Sandpiper
Happy Runaround
Cheatin' Skies
Then Came a Rose
The Mention of My Love
Eternal Raincheck

Give it a try!

The resource for this feature can also be edited, allowing you to customize the results.
(to do this, review the file TITL1.TXT within the BB Data folder.)

Band-in-a-Box® - Loops-with-Style PAK Video Tutorial

Wondering how to use the Loops-with-Style PAKs in your songs?

Check out our latest video, where we explain installing Loops-with-Style PAKs, locating the content within the proram, and how to use them in either in Band-in-a-Box® or in other DAWs - Watch the video...

Learn about the Styles included, applying the Loops, how the Loops will work with your song settings, using these Loops in other DAWs, and more!

Note: this video was made using the Windows version, however the steps are the same for Mac.

Share Your Love for Band-in-a-Box®!

Want everyone to know how much you enjoy Band-in-a-Box? Submit a Video Testimonial today, and when we share it on our website and YouTube channel, we'll send you a FREE Band-in-a-Box® UltraPAK hard drive!

Check out some of the great Video Testimonials we've already received here.

For more information on this offer, click here.

Band-in-a-Box® 2020 German for Mac is Here!

Es gibt über 50 neue Funktionen in Band-in-a-Box® 2020! Es gibt Verbesserungen der RealTracks (weicher klingende Vokal RealTracks, RealTracks Verdickung, "Find-a-Sub" RealTracks und MultiRiffs). Die meisten RealDrums haben jetzt RealCharts (mit genauer Drum-Notation). Es gibt einen neuen RealTracks-Künstler-Browser, um Infos/Bios/Links/Listen von RealTracks zu allen Künstlern zu finden. Ein neuer Feature-Browser ermöglicht es dem neuen oder "vergesslichen" Benutzer, die meisten Features/Hotkeys/Dokumente von einem einzigen Fenster aus leicht zu finden und zu benutzen. Die Funktion Tempoausgleich ermöglicht es, einen aufgenommenen Rubato-Song in ein festes Tempo zu ändern. Verbesserte Audio-Zeit/Tonhöhen-Dehnung (Elastique) enthalten. Es gibt SongPicker-Verbesserungen, Auto-Intros für Bass/Drums oder nur Drums, 3.400 zusätzliche Titel, MusicXML-Verbesserungen, "Linkshänder"- und "Studentensicht"-Gitarre, Ziehen & Ablegen -Verbesserungen, Audio-Akkord-Wizard mit mehreren Fenstern und mehr!

KAUF/UPGRADE, & DOWNLOAD JETZT!

With Band-in-a-Box® Your Band is MASSIVE!

Open Band-in-a-Box®, and you're instantly gaining access to at least 300 different RealTracks played by real live musicians!

There's more than 140 Artists that contribute to the 2,900+ RealTracks available! Our RealTracks and RealDrums Artists are top studio musicians, and the RealTracks they play will add an amazing human element to your projects!

Now is a great time to have these musicians handy!

-----

Band-in-a-Box® Pro includes over 300 RealTracks in 100 bands! Windows | Mac
Band-in-a-Box® MegaPAK includes over 500 RealTracks in 300 bands! Windows | Mac
Band-in-a-Box® UltraPAK includes over 2,900 RealTracks! Windows | Mac
Band-in-a-Box® UltraPAK+ includes over 2,900 RealTracks! Windows | Mac
Band-in-a-Box® Audiophile Edition includes the uncomplessed files for over 2,900 RealTracks! Windows | Mac

Learn more about using RealTracks in your Band-in-a-Box® projects: Windows | Mac

Forum Stats
32845 Members
68 Forums
66136 Topics
561579 Posts

Max Online: 2537 @ 01/19/20 07:09 AM
Newest Members
Hans Franz 12, Marik, midisynth, uhv14437@cuoly.c, Chris52

32844 Registered Users
Top Posters (30 Days)
eddie1261 173
VideoTrack 154
MarioD 136
Planobilly 132
Janice & Bud 123
Pipeline 121
Al-David 112
Matt Finley 110
Jim Fogle 109
floyd jane 101
Today's Birthdays
Helmut Neidig, Pekstrom