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  1.  (530.1)
    Seeming as there's so many creative and talented folk on in this little community, does anyone fancy trying to bash out a mass collaborative musical endeavour?

    if enough people fancy it i'll come up with an action plan and get things rolling, i think the only prerequisite is that you're able to record yourself doing something at least a little musical.

    and i'm certain this has been tried and failed a thousand times before, but it's only fun and games afterall.
  2.  (530.2)
    Sounds like a laugh. I'm game.
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      CommentAuthorbschory
    • CommentTimeJan 15th 2008
     (530.3)
    Could be a lot of fun. I'm in.
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      CommentAuthorroque
    • CommentTimeJan 16th 2008
     (530.4)
    oh no. if the phrase "musical fruit" immediately came to my mind, I'm sure it did someone else's too...
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      CommentAuthorgingergit
    • CommentTimeJan 16th 2008
     (530.5)
    I am right up for that. My VL-Tone has been lying dormant for some time now.
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      CommentAuthorAlastair
    • CommentTimeJan 16th 2008
     (530.6)
    sounds fun :)
  3.  (530.7)
    Hehehe, I'd be game if it's collectively decided that my guitar doesn't suck.
  4.  (530.8)
    will it be a prog-fest ?
    *looks out his cape in the off-chance*
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      CommentAuthorMalsain
    • CommentTimeJan 16th 2008 edited
     (530.9)
    I'm a percussion 'dabbler'

    yeah
  5.  (530.10)
    Malsain, that looks perfect...
  6.  (530.11)
    i have a toy mini accordion I could attempt to play
  7.  (530.12)
    righty, after about 5 minutes thought i propose we compose in parts and stages, we'll start with the rhythm, then the meloddies, then the leads and bass followed by vocals and extras. i'll explain each section more in a bit.

    depending on how much material i get sent we'll just try the one track at this point...

    we'll do it one part at a time, with everybody emailing me mp3's or wav's of what they've recorded, or using http://www.yousendit.com/ then i will compile each section and compose and mix down what we have done so far, i will then email the updated version to everybody who is interested with further instructions on the next stage.

    also, a myspace can be easily set up with the most recent versions etc. if people don't want to be emailed...

    it'd make most sense not to jump the gun and start writing melodies when we have no rhythym yet etc.


    part 1. rhythym makers.

    so, drum patterns, midi drum patterns, rhythym guitar, percussion, clapping, morse code, whatever makes any sort of rhythym. to make things easier for the first attempt we should stick to 4/4 beat and 120bpm?

    there's online metrenomes if people need one, http://www.metronomeonline.com/ for example.


    part 2. melodies.

    once the percussion and layout of the track has been set, and depending on what's been used for percussion, we'll stick to a root note. I'd say C as a standard. so come up with chord patterns/progressions, orchestral arrangments, oooooh's and aaaaaaah's, simple foundations at this point.

    again, there are online tuner's etc. you can easily use if you're not sure what C sounds like...


    part 3. leads.

    we'll have at this point a (hopefully) solid structure and layout for the song, so we'll need leads to stand out and grab attentions, this can be anything from guitars to violins to synth to bass solos, it doesn't have to be too fancy and would work best sitting comfortably ontop of whatever melodies we all create together...

    part 4. bass.

    i'm sure other people tend to do this very different but bass is always something i leave 'till the end, which doesn't make a lot of sense as im more of a bassist than a guitarist. anyway, we'll do bass parts next, doesn't have to be bass guitar, can be upright, synth, gutbucket, anything that ties the rhythym and the melodies together.

    part 5. vocals.

    this could be anything from actual singing with lyrics, singing just sounds and noises, spoken word or samples from films tv broadcasts etc. fuck knows about copyright for that lot though.

    part 6. extras.

    fuck knows, padding, twinkly bits, soundbytes of a clown stabbing a tukey. we'll see how it goes.


    submit anything, quality be fucked, sometimes the nicest part of a song for me is the terribly recorded trumpet part that sounds rustic and fallable.

    i can't guarantee that everything that's submitted would be used, it could very easily sound like an awful cluttered mess, so don't be offended if i don't use what you send, or if i use just part etc.


    suggestions on how to do it any more efficiently are greatly appreciated, if it works we'll do it again, we'll write an album and squabble over who owns it.



    well, get to it i guess! my email is:

    offtandiscord@gmail.com

    get them rythym's going!
  8.  (530.13)
    So I take it you'll be uploading the rhythm for everyone to view, and taking submissions for melodies, and so on, and so forth?

    I'm game too, as long as nobody minds some cheeky Garageband-ism...
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      CommentAuthorAlastair
    • CommentTimeJan 16th 2008
     (530.14)
    i'll be using garage band to record as i love it.... i'll do bass and maybe some others if i get round to it
  9.  (530.15)
    Warren on vocals?
  10.  (530.16)
    ooh, like a speak-rant?

    I AM THE INTERNET JESUS. ALL OTHERS ARE FALSE PROPHETS. IF YOU DO NOT LOVE ME SUFFICIENTLY YOU SHALL BE SUBMITTED TO TORTURE VIA THE BACK END WITH BURNING POKERS. BUY BLACK SUMMER. KTHNXBAI.
  11.  (530.17)
    exactly that brad, exactly that.

    fuck knows if warren wants to do vocals, but i can't think of anyone else more suitable to name everything...
  12.  (530.18)
    i'd like to contribute some beats to this project. when is the "deadline"...this could be an amazing musical version of an exquisite corpse...
  13.  (530.19)
    not sure about deadlines, was thinking of moving on to seperate parts either every week or every other week, but then the song'll take 2 months to do! so the deadline might just be when i've recieved enough material, obviously if you want your part in the song get it done and send it to me before everyone else ;)


    offtandiscord@gmail.com just as a reminder
    • CommentAuthorMacgyver
    • CommentTimeJan 16th 2008
     (530.20)
    Hell I'll do some vocals if someone tells me what to sing and to what tune