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  1. In Topic: Results posted

    Posted 1 Oct 2014

    View PostNeal K, on 01 October 2014 - 04:14 PM, said:

    All 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...

  2. In Topic: Results posted

    Posted 30 Sep 2014

    Doh! – beaten by a couple of odd socks in a tumble dryer! :wacko:

    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 :)

  3. In Topic: When?

    Posted 28 Sep 2014

    Hey 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...


  4. In Topic: UK Musefest 2014 Photos and Videos

    Posted 24 Sep 2014

    View PostLen, on 24 September 2014 - 08:43 PM, said:

    I'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.

  5. In Topic: UK Musefest 2014 Photos and Videos

    Posted 23 Sep 2014

    View PostAlistair S, on 23 September 2014 - 06:49 PM, said:

    Just 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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    13 Mar 2014 - 06:35
    Hi Gwyneth - at long last, my comments is up and running - many thanks!
    Do be careful and choose a UK location above any local floodplain - we have had one heck of a lot a rain recently! Cheers
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    13 Mar 2014 - 05:27
    HI Andy,
    How do you do? LOL
    I see you reside in Essex. I'm coming back to the UK within the next 3 months. Going to live is Oxted, Surrey.
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