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Posted 1 Oct 2014All right then - we have a tie for first.
I know we can't do it this time around but doesn't this make a good case for allowing decimals in future contest scoring?
I'd have thought it would make a tie less likely in the future - but maybe it's been tried and hasn't worked in the past for some reason?
For my own lyric scoring, I have four 1-10 scoring categories: Structure, Flow, Originality and 'Read-again?'. I then average these scores and usually end up with decimals. At the moment, if my lyric scores near 6.5, I reread the lyric to decide if I should round it up or down - which is kind of a sledge hammer adjustment.
Just my 10cents...
Posted 30 Sep 2014Doh! – beaten by a couple of odd socks in a tumble dryer!
Very well done Len, a highly creative lyric which shone out on the first read.
As well as Len’s lyric I particularly liked:
Summerrose’s: “Redemption” – really liked it’s refreshing, unusual structure and especially the duet conversation that takes place and strong pull-it-all-together chorus – outstanding!
Don Snow’s: “Forever” – a touching lyric that has potential to be a really stunning duet – kudos!
All good efforts, enjoyed reading them all.
Neal - thanks for setting the interesting duet challenge and thanks to Mikey2, neuroron, MikeB, and Scubed for scoring
Posted 28 Sep 2014Hey Tom,
Beautiful as it stands - as a 1+1
Loved the simplicity of your lyrics and your vocal dynamics were outstanding.
The whistling didn't work for me though - I was suddenly in a spaghetti western which rather ambushed the mood - taking it off in a less believable direction for me.
In a developed backing version I think your trumpet idea could work if not too upfront in the mix.
Really looking forward to hearing how you develop your backing on this one.
Think it needs a really subtle approach else that lovely guitar sound will be lost or need to be replaced with something else...
Posted 24 Sep 2014I'd like to set up a mini Musefest somewhere around the Home Counties just for a songwriting workshop. But that's for another thread and another month.
Good idea Len!
Would be interesting for folk to bring along early snippets of their own songs (maybe an incomplete: lyric, chord progression, riff, bass line, etc.) and brainstorm ideas to see how different people would progress them. Would get a cross fertilization of ideas to take away and add to each individuals songwriting tool kit.
Posted 23 Sep 2014Just a word before the videos go up.
I should give you all fair warning (though the people at Musefest know already). My singing sucks right now. I am going for surgery on my vocal cords next Monday and I probably shouldn't have been singing at all.
I won't be able to talk or sing for a while, post surgery, as things have to heal.
If anyone was wondering why I hadn't been posting or recording much, the reason is now clear. I don't want to make an issue of it (and it isn't a major issue, after all) but I did want to say something - especially to the friends I have made here over the years.
Even with your husky voice - your songs still shone through for me Alistair.
Very best of wishes for your op.
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