Originally posted by V1CTOR on Mon 20 Aug, 2018
Originally posted by V1CTOR on Tue 21 Aug, 2018
Originally posted by KevinHartnell on Tue 21 Aug, 2018
For me this was on line collaboration at it's finest and most funnest, (is that a word.....no).
The conversation started the challenge and in every situation behind the scenes we would try to quickly come up with the genisis of an idea and then the team would assemble from that. There was one time when I put up the most God awful piano line with a vocal and if memory serves it was in D and quite possibly not 120BPM. Kev was silent for longer than usual and Joe and I knew he was cooking in the basement, and when he unfurled what he'd been creating it was marvelous. Emotion poured from every word and every note. Somehow he and Joe managed to put my mangled section to Kev's track and out came a great song, well at least as far as I felt :)
The key was always the conversation, the idea could come out of anything said, you could never tell where it was coming from. So there were no rules other than to be inspired and not let procrastination rule the day. Speed was not the thought, it was let me see what I can do to make them laugh, cry, feel emotion and connect with the music.
I think if memory serves me correct this all started because of Led Zeppelin, Kev hates them, well dislikes them maybe. I recall he stated he would even do a Zep like tune if I could muster something up so I came up with an acoustic crayon using "Four Sticks" as inspiration. From there we had a song called, "Odens' Prayer" this kicked the whole thing off. I think what I learned from that was not to let inspiration stop, I just saw an interview with McCartney where he stated that he uses his phone to record ideas,. This has led to him never finishing things, he has loads of unfinished ideas. Now I can relate to that as I have returned to that said problem and currently have loads of songs in various states and what I call Noodles. I keep noodles as a way of staving of inspiration in lieu of it failing me.
It's a good idea to do as Kev proposes, to build your skillset, you enhance your abilities to grasp inspiration and turn it into something wonderful.
Anyone curious about what Kev and I are babbling about, well we three chose the moniker, "Three Minstrels" after letting inpiration take hold. Myself, (formerly BullZephyr) Joe, (better known as Phophus) and Kev, (Formerly Astronut) were fortunate enough to meet in this digital forest of ones and zeros, glad I got the chance to make music with them both.
Originally posted by GoodVibes on Tue 21 Aug, 2018
I echo this, Vic.
The challenges are pretty much the only music I've made over the last year. Having a deadline and others counting on me helps drive me. ;-)
Originally posted by DrewRoss on Tue 21 Aug, 2018
I like that idea a lot. So would the challenge have a theme, or would participants just come up with their own theme, genre, etc? The rules would be ‘anything goes’ with the exception of 120bpm, 4/4 time signature, & the key of C major/minor. I guess we’d have to figure out how to word it without scaring people off. ;)
I didn’t know what musique concrète was, so had to Google it. It’s interestingly strange. I watched this video (below) and honestly, I had a really hard time getting through the entire piece. I kept having to stop it, yet was so intrigued, that I continued to listen. Hard to explain, but it definitely messed with my mind a bit.
Then I found this other video, actually explaining it. It’s pretty interesting how he created all those weird sounds.
Originally posted by RAVEN on Tue 21 Aug, 2018
Is it just me? or does that solo come in on the wrong key in relation to the vocal? I've been plagued with this thought for 41 years!
Originally posted by V1CTOR on Wed 22 Aug, 2018
Originally posted by DrewRoss on Sat 25 Aug, 2018