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 Posted: Wed Aug 6th, 2008 02:44 am
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Friday Night Open Mic Competiton

WAKE UP PEOPLE!

I decided to spice up our Friday Night Open Mic.  Here is your chance to write killer lyrics to a melody that I am supplying.  You will only need to write the first verse and chorus...nothing more at this time.  The catch will be, you got to sing it.  You may partner up with somebody who sings or do it all yourself, it makes no difference to me.  You will download the MP3 provided below and add your lyrics/vocal and then send it back to me for posting with a copy of your lyrics.  Do not add anything else to the mix but your voice singing what you have written.

Entries will be posted next week for Open Mic 8/15/08 and the whole forum will vote on the best one.  You may go ahead and enter the contest to have your entry posted for this Friday 8/8 if you like, but official voting will not begin until the weekend of 8/16-8/17.  Whoever wins this competiton will then partner with me to co-write and complete the song.  Multiple co-writers are fine.

The melody I am providing is written, performed, recorded and copyrighted by me.  It is a bit dated sounding, but should be simple enough to write a set of inspirational, cowboy, pop or what have you lyricsYour first verse should begin after the intro is finished and the toms lead you into the quiet part of the music.  You will hear the bass pause a bit...this is where to begin.  Song is key of "D".

1) To listen, simply click on the Media Player.

2) To download the MP3, right-mouse click the link below and select "Save Target As" to copy it to your computer:
http://thesongwritersforum.com/music/open_mic/Contest_Melody.mp3

3) To send it back to me, use this e-mail address: thesongwrite@thesongwritersforum.com (sorry I forgot to put this part in here last week....oops!)

Contest Song

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Cool!  But scary! So little time!!!:D I'll try.



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Great idea Mike, way to go brother. I have some words already but have to work it out and then try to sing it. Not much time to get it together, but that's all part of what makes it a great contest. Way to keep us on our toes. :D



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It's an opportunity for those who don't play music or sing to get involved in Open Mic.  They can work with somebody to do the singing if they want.

I'm beginning to think that others think they are too good, can't be bothered, not interested or simply have no idea what Open Mic is about.  I'd like to see some of the heavy hitters get involved but am afraid that they may never even read this section.:X

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I'm going to give it a try......hope you have ear plugs

 

 

sent it to ya!

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What if we change the key, that fair game?

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dhall wrote: What if we change the key, that fair game?
Uh, no.  Sing to what is posted.

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WAGDADDY wrote: I'm going to give it a try......hope you have ear plugs

 

 

sent it to ya!

Dang Dave........ That was quick!



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TSF-Mike wrote: dhall wrote: What if we change the key, that fair game?
Uh, no.  Sing to what is posted.

No offence intended.

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Everyone: Remember this is for next week not this week...but you can still have it posted for this Friday if you want.  My suggestion is to take your time and practice a bit.

Dhall: No offence taken.

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TSF-Mike wrote: Everyone: Remember this is for next week not this week...but you can still have it posted for this Friday if you want.  My suggestion is to take your time and practice a bit.


Hey I did the best I could do that bad huh?...lol...I 'll try again later I thought it was this week....Dave



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WAGDADDY wrote: TSF-Mike wrote: Everyone: Remember this is for next week not this week...but you can still have it posted for this Friday if you want.  My suggestion is to take your time and practice a bit.


Hey I did the best I could do that bad huh?...lol...I 'll try again later I thought it was this week....Dave

Not bad, just thought you might want to know you still have some time before the entries are due, in case you want to change anything. :D

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:Excited:........I'm in!  I'm in!!!..........;)........that is IF I can find a singer.............:madface:danceface:bigsmile.........already got some lyrics worked up.........jus' need a collab...........:Excited:

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I'll give it a try.  Not exactly what I'm used to but we'll just call it an experience!



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That's the spirit guys and gals!

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We got some Cool
entries so far.  Come on everyone, give it a shot for fun!

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Mike, I'll give something a shot as well.  I haven't put anything up here (other then the One Chord Song) because to be honest, I haven't had time to record even the slightest new thought for a tune as I've been busy with family stuff and trying to finish off some of my songs I've been working on for my homemade CD.

Ones things get a little more settled on the home front and I get this CD out of the way, I'll be able to post more new work in progress stuff and idea's.

I don't know if I'll have time to get it done by this friday, but I like working under the gun.:D

Lisa, if your still looking for a singer for your lyrcs and need a guy vocal, I can give it a try for you.  Send me a message if you want me to try.

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ps ... Mike, can I do harmony vocals or just the lead?  If I get that far.

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James Ryce wrote: Mike, I'll give something a shot as well.  I haven't put anything up here (other then the One Chord Song) because to be honest, I haven't had time to record even the slightest new thought for a tune as I've been busy with family stuff and trying to finish off some of my songs I've been working on for my homemade CD.

Ones things get a little more settled on the home front and I get this CD out of the way, I'll be able to post more new work in progress stuff and idea's.

I don't know if I'll have time to get it done by this friday, but I like working under the gun.:D

Lisa, if your still looking for a singer for your lyrcs and need a guy vocal, I can give it a try for you.  Send me a message if you want me to try.

James.

ps ... Mike, can I do harmony vocals or just the lead?  If I get that far.


James, originally I was just interested in hearing the lyrics and if they fit the mood and feeling of the song, nothing more or nothing less.  I have since gotten one entry with harmony so if you would like to submit one with it as well that will be fine.  It will be the forum who will be judging the final outcome anyway.  This isn't going to be a mixing or engineering contest, it's the lyrics.  So if you get time, send away.  I'd love to hear what you come up with.

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Okay Mike.  I sent you a MP3 to the email address.  I had to add the harmony because it was part of the chorus structure in my version.

James.

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James Ryce wrote: Mike, I'll give something a shot as well.  I haven't put anything up here (other then the One Chord Song) because to be honest, I haven't had time to record even the slightest new thought for a tune as I've been busy with family stuff and trying to finish off some of my songs I've been working on for my homemade CD.

Ones things get a little more settled on the home front and I get this CD out of the way, I'll be able to post more new work in progress stuff and idea's.

I don't know if I'll have time to get it done by this friday, but I like working under the gun.:D

Lisa, if your still looking for a singer for your lyrcs and need a guy vocal, I can give it a try for you.  Send me a message if you want me to try.

James.

ps ... Mike, can I do harmony vocals or just the lead?  If I get that far.

:D.........Thanks for the offer dear............but song's done..........an' already sent to Mike.............:)




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