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Title: SMC April challenge (Two Breaks)
Post by: way2lon on April 05, 2016, 12:02:31 PM
This will be a tune or song with a set tempo of 120bpm and in 4/4 time. The structure can be anything but the final full track must contain at least two silent breaks of one bar. You can have any length now that we can upload to Soundcloud.
It can be something from your own archives that you always wanted to finish or even a track you already have so long as it's not been in any of our challenges before.
Entries must be iun by midnight (your time) on 30th April which is a Saturday leaving Sunday and Monday for voting.
The usual challenge rules apply from http://www.gmhcafe.ca/gforums/index.php?topic=810.0 (http://www.gmhcafe.ca/gforums/index.php?topic=810.0)
Title: Re: SMC April challenge (Two Breaks)
Post by: way2lon on April 07, 2016, 08:36:34 AM
Well! I told I was going to be quick. I won't be around except maybe on a tablet after Saturday for three weeks so I've pulled out all my stops and uploaded this one.
Title: Re: SMC April challenge (Two Breaks)
Post by: LarryKillam on April 08, 2016, 10:51:02 PM
Enjoyed Da Listen Dave.Good luck my friend.
Title: Re: SMC April challenge (Two Breaks)
Post by: Glenn on April 25, 2016, 08:05:29 PM
slow month on the challenge list...   

anyone else getting one in ?
Title: Re: SMC April challenge (Two Breaks)
Post by: Gazebo on April 28, 2016, 01:11:41 AM
Unlikely Im afraid as I seem to be living mainly in hotels at the moment.....
Title: Re: SMC April challenge (Two Breaks)
Post by: way2lon on April 28, 2016, 04:06:55 AM
I really do not want to be alone.
Title: Re: SMC April challenge (Two Breaks)
Post by: Wes on April 28, 2016, 07:01:35 AM
Working on something completely different at the moment.
Enjoyed Dave's tune; evoke a real mood with a scene playing out in my head though, very cool.

Good luck!
Title: Re: SMC April challenge (Two Breaks)
Post by: Gazebo on April 28, 2016, 03:47:25 PM
STOP THE PRESS!!!


Hoping I may be able to do something on Saturday.  Can't remember the deadline, but if you can wait for me, I hopefully am in.


I had an idea on a train journey today, just need to convert it, and will be at home on Saturday for a change.
Title: Re: SMC April challenge (Two Breaks)
Post by: Gazebo on April 30, 2016, 01:42:20 PM
Sorry Way2lon, but I'm out.


We've had unexpected visitors today, so haven't been able to get to the guitars.
Title: Re: SMC April challenge (Two Breaks)
Post by: way2lon on May 01, 2016, 05:18:10 AM
I'm just gonna wait until there are two more entries or you all say this one is defunct. Take your time composing and let's have some music to listen to again please.

Title: Re: SMC April challenge (Two Breaks)
Post by: way2lon on May 09, 2016, 04:08:16 AM
I think we'll push this one over into May. Come on guys, I'm sure you can find time for something or is it inspiration that's missing?
Title: Re: SMC April challenge (Two Breaks)
Post by: Wes on May 09, 2016, 08:15:07 AM
Could be that time-demands are encroaching; happens every year to me at this time anyway in a big way.  (That, plus when I do pick up a guitar it's to work on something education-wise.)  You can push the challenge period if you want or modify the parameters.
Title: Re: SMC April challenge (Two Breaks)
Post by: way2lon on May 28, 2016, 03:55:49 AM
Well! I never expected this. I already ran the challenge over a month extra and no one bothered to even acknowledge except Wes (thanks Wes).
Now I'm up for suggestions. Shall I extend another month through June or just cancel it altogether?
I know Glenn is busy with home things and is not on computer for a while but there are others here who have entered challenges before.
Would you like another challenge topic. Does anyone have one they want to submit?
Title: Re: SMC April challenge (Two Breaks)
Post by: Wes on May 28, 2016, 07:55:44 AM
Actually working on something that fulfills the 'break' part of the challenge; after all, a bar isn't that long. However, the tempo is much faster than 120 so I'll have to put it in the can for a later time when I get to recording it. (The creative hemisphere of my brain is a brick; I just enjoy playing & mixing.) If no other responses you might want to put the challenge on hold; can't speak for everyone but I've gotten incredibly busy the last few weeks. It's no slight on your challenge; wish I could see the slower beat & a rapid counterpoint on top of it like you do.

Aside from that am working on a technique (with above song's hook) that hearkens back to Mr. Duane Eddy. Just need to coordinate a couple old fingers to do what I want them to, when I want them to do it, LOL . There are a couple ways to 'fake it' with same result but am trying to do it right.

Title: Re: SMC April challenge (Two Breaks)
Post by: way2lon on May 28, 2016, 03:54:48 PM
 ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: SMC April challenge (Two Breaks)
Post by: Glenn on August 21, 2016, 06:25:15 PM
Man, I was hoping the challenge would continue or even proliferate and grow, even in my absence. 

Sorry that I've not been around .... my music  stuff is packed away, and I don't have access to my computer.... I will try to check in more often.

Title: Re: SMC April challenge (Two Breaks)
Post by: Wes on August 22, 2016, 06:31:23 AM
Hope you've been doing well Glenn.  8)

I suspect that summer gets in the way of meeting the needs of once/month song production.
And here I thought things would slow down as I got older & retired, but just the opposite actually.

Title: Re: SMC April challenge (Two Breaks)
Post by: Agradeleous on September 22, 2016, 02:43:07 PM
I can put one up if any one is interested ;)

Edit ; on my phone and the first page , way 2 , Wes's where's this standing ?
Title: Re: SMC April challenge (Two Breaks)
Post by: Wes on September 22, 2016, 03:04:53 PM
I can put one up if any one is interested ;)

Edit ; on my phone and the first page , way 2 , Wes's where's this standing ?
Speaking only for myself, it stands where it stands. Time I can devote to this right now is no different than before; just priorities.
 :(
Title: Re: SMC April challenge (Two Breaks)
Post by: Agradeleous on September 22, 2016, 03:19:57 PM
Speaking only for myself, it stands where it stands. Time I can devote to this right now is no different than before; just priorities.
 :(

Ahh I was in and out of service so I only caught part of your post .

Ok so my timing stinks but I'll try to get something going in 120'ish kind if way lol

Dave where ya mate ? 🍺
Title: Re: SMC April challenge (Two Breaks)
Post by: Babs on September 24, 2016, 04:52:17 AM
From Dave.
He says he'll wait forever until we gat a few entries in this challenge. No point in creating any other challenge unless this is pointless.
Title: Re: SMC April challenge (Two Breaks)
Post by: Agradeleous on September 24, 2016, 10:27:35 AM
Hi Babs hope your well give Dave a big hug 😜
Title: Re: SMC April challenge (Two Breaks)
Post by: way2lon on October 28, 2016, 04:35:01 AM
Hi Ray and anyone else. Sorry I've been lax lately but I'm OK. Having troubles with cancer in the family and other problems.
As Babs says the challenge will remain up and running until we get ay least one more entry. Then I'll make a closing time and the rest will follow as usual.
I'm hoping Glenn and Maureen will be back before long as the winter is about to set in and I wouldn't want to think of them camping during the ruthless Canadian winter.
Thanks for your posts.
Just deleted a spam member by the way.
Title: Re: SMC April challenge (Two Breaks)
Post by: Glenn on March 12, 2017, 08:34:39 PM
....
I'm hoping Glenn and Maureen will be back before long as the winter is about to set in and I wouldn't want to think of them camping during the ruthless Canadian winter.


.... and winter did set in... ruthlessly ....  so we built a tiny cabin (bunkie) to hold up in while winter set in and while waiting for our new house....   
that's all behind us now, and we are 80% moved in at time of this post ...  ... yay ...  ;D    ;D

Should have the music studio set up soon.  8)
Title: Re: SMC April challenge (Two Breaks)
Post by: way2lon on March 13, 2017, 05:14:24 AM
Welcome back
Title: Re: SMC April challenge (Two Breaks)
Post by: way2lon on March 14, 2017, 06:15:01 AM
OK. This challenge is open again and, as it's the middle of march we will extend it thru April. Thus it will be a real April challenge meaning we will only have had one year off to think about your music. (sorry for the sarcasm) (joking)  ;D
Any all the rules still apply. Let's see if we can produce something. Mine still stands.
Title: Re: SMC April challenge (Two Breaks)
Post by: Glenn on April 24, 2017, 03:20:40 AM
Ok, I think I have a tune to put into the challenge.

will convert it and upload soon.

cheers
Title: Re: SMC April challenge (Two Breaks)
Post by: Glenn on April 29, 2017, 12:18:55 AM
It's been an extremely hectic couple of months ... but...

I'm uploading for the challenge.     (applause here) ... lol    :P


no, this isn't a 'new' tune ....  but it does have a 'double' break in it... so that has to fit the bill...    8)

A 'dance-able rock' tune.... with some high energy guitar and driving drums.

here's a page link to SoundCloud and tunes
https://soundcloud.com/user-93484641 (https://soundcloud.com/user-93484641)

enjoy!
 8)


help .....  lol  someone (Dave) please message me on how to embed or share here.
 


 
Title: Re: SMC April challenge (Two Breaks)
Post by: way2lon on July 25, 2017, 11:09:43 AM
Title: Re: SMC April challenge (Two Breaks)
Post by: way2lon on July 25, 2017, 11:11:10 AM
Posted it for you above Glenn. Do we have any more interested challengers or shall we just call it a draw and devise another challenge?