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« on: February 09, 2012, 09:21:22 AM »

THE TIGSOURCE MUSICAL JAM REDUX AGAIN

Here's how it will go down:

-I (The host) will Provide a theme for the challenge
-You will be given ONE WEEK to compose a song with said theme
-You will post your song HERE, in the official challenge thread
-Other participants will listen to your song. You will listen to other participants' songs. Critique will be had.
-A winner will be chosen by the host.
-The winner will host the next challenge.

OK... Are you ready?

The theme of the challenge is...

ONE-NOTE BASSLINE

Compose a piece of music featuring a bassline.  This bassline must only play one note. You may have other instruments, and they can play any notes you wish. But if the bass plays anything other than the note it started with, you lose.

Examples of one-note basslines:
TV On The Radio - Poppy
Paul McCartney - Let `Em In (except during the chorus... don't listen to that part)
Boards of Canada - Ready Let's Go
Simple Minds - Waterfront
LCD Soundsystem - Losing My Edge

Required Reading:  
I couldn't think of anything to put here. Um... Here's an article about a dog with big muscles. Read that.

Challenge ends February 16, 2012 at 6:00 PM (GMT - 8:00)

DEADLINE MOVED:  
Challenge ends Tuesday, February 21 at 8:00 PM (GMT - 8:00)

That's everything you need to know.  Now, make some music!
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« Reply #1 on: February 09, 2012, 10:09:56 AM »

oh maann that's gonna be difficult to make interesting. EVEN BETTER FOR CHALLANEGG  Evil

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« Reply #2 on: February 09, 2012, 10:45:44 AM »

Sweet! What timezone are we using? Good luck all! Beer!
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« Reply #3 on: February 09, 2012, 11:59:25 AM »

Sounds like a fun challenge, I'm in!
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« Reply #4 on: February 09, 2012, 03:25:07 PM »

Great idea, pgil! I wish I wasn't so busy so I could enter...

Good luck everyone!
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« Reply #5 on: February 09, 2012, 04:43:25 PM »

This sounds like a fun challenge!
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« Reply #6 on: February 09, 2012, 05:10:16 PM »

What timezone are we using?
It's based on the forum time, so.... US Pacific time (GMT - 8:00).
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« Reply #7 on: February 10, 2012, 05:07:16 AM »

One quick question: do octaves count?
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« Reply #8 on: February 10, 2012, 06:28:45 AM »

Excited and a little frustrated at my early attempts at this! haha, this will be a really interesting compo! Can't wait to submit and hear other entries.
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« Reply #9 on: February 10, 2012, 09:52:56 AM »

One quick question: do octaves count?

Good question!  I would say no, octaves don't matter.  c-1 and c-5 are the same note.
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« Reply #10 on: February 10, 2012, 10:06:49 AM »

One quick question: do octaves count?

Good question!  I would say no, octaves don't matter.  c-1 and c-5 are the same note.
Alright, thanks for clearing that up.
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« Reply #11 on: February 12, 2012, 12:23:37 PM »

I have the bassline and drum pattern, I just want some screeching solo and some sample effects. I'd use an electric guitar, but I have no recording equipment... any ideas on how i can reach a similar "screeching" effect with software? (reason preferably)
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« Reply #12 on: February 12, 2012, 02:32:06 PM »

I have the bassline and drum pattern, I just want some screeching solo and some sample effects. I'd use an electric guitar, but I have no recording equipment... any ideas on how i can reach a similar "screeching" effect with software? (reason preferably)
Try a sawtooth wave dubbed with some white noise, then filter the hell out of that.    Hand Metal LeftWaaagh!Hand Metal Right
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« Reply #13 on: February 13, 2012, 02:59:44 PM »

Nearly ready to post my entry... are we waiting 'til Thursday? Or shall I post away ASAP?
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« Reply #14 on: February 15, 2012, 12:39:36 PM »

How about samples? I tried making a melody on the computer but it really doesn't sound satisfying unless I use a physical instrument. Without recording equipment, this is not possible unless I take samples from the internet.
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« Reply #15 on: February 15, 2012, 12:58:04 PM »

Of course you can use samples. Do whatever you have to to make music!

Just 1 day left!  You can post finished songs any time.  I can't wait to hear what everybody's come up with  Beer!
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« Reply #16 on: February 15, 2012, 01:13:02 PM »

I'm not sure if I'll be able to contribute after all, a lot of work came up. Maybe I'll post a quick jam tomorrow, just for kicks.
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« Reply #17 on: February 15, 2012, 02:02:10 PM »

I'm gonna get the ball rolling (hope i'm not the only one!)

This is frantic flight:
http://soundcloud.com/calumbowen/frantic-flight

I went about it by using the bass note as an accent in many instances and allowing it to take a prominent rhythmic role to make up for it's harmonic stasis. Those who know Stravinsky's petrushka will find this fairly familiar as well as masashi hamauzu's music. When listening to it I kind of imagine a fast frantic ride on a old rickety plane which finally reaches through the clouds and finds a comfortable flight at the end (you'll know what i mean when you listen).

So that's my offering Smiley

I no longer think pedal notes are a bit of a novelty play-thing!
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« Reply #18 on: February 15, 2012, 02:47:06 PM »

Very nice stuff, Calum.
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« Reply #19 on: February 15, 2012, 03:57:44 PM »

Wonderful piece Calum!

I particularly like the motif used in the beginning. It really does give one the sense of an action sequence.  Very nice job with the production as well (especially those trumpets!).

Here is my piece "Passing Through:"

http://soundcloud.com/morgancasey-composer/passing-through

When I think of a bassline that only uses one note, the first thing that comes to mind is the illustration of energy and momentum. I wanted this piece to emphasize the quick passing of movement, by slowly building up the theme until it quickly and quietly disappears into thin air.  This is written in a hybrid style (orchestral/electronic) to help heighten the overall feeling as well.

This was a really cool challenge and definitely had a lot of fun with it. Smiley
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