Nur Ein VIII Round One "Looking Glass"

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Nur Ein VIII Round One "Looking Glass"

Post by Niveous » Tue Apr 23, 2013 8:02 pm

Round One has begun!

Title: Looking Glass
Non Optional Challenge: Waltz
Songs are due on Monday, April 29th @ 12:01 AM EDT
Send your MP3 to nurein.sidefight@gmail.com

5 bands will be eliminated. Judges favorite gets immunity.
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Re: Nur Ein VIII- Round One

Post by adamadamant » Wed Apr 24, 2013 12:09 am

This sounds like a good one! Bring it on!
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Post by SilverPixie » Wed Apr 24, 2013 5:12 am

Well, damn. Can anyone tell me where I shoved my flute case when I completely reorganized my house? <
(In other words, like, little to none of my sound library is in 3/4, so doing it all from scratch, for once)
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Post by skypup » Wed Apr 24, 2013 5:24 am

SilverPixie wrote:Well, damn. Can anyone tell me where I shoved my flute case when I completely reorganized my house?
Sorry Pixie, I'm busy looking for my missing kazoo. Where the heck is it?
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Post by Manhattan Glutton » Wed Apr 24, 2013 6:47 am

Yeah, uh, me too... I'm looking for my, um, waltz machine thinger.
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Post by Niveous » Wed Apr 24, 2013 6:47 am

To All the Bands in the Nur Ein,

Please send me a band pic for the website. If you are a returning contestant, this is optional.
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Post by Rabid Garfunkel » Wed Apr 24, 2013 8:11 am

Heya Niv, use the dog one, if you've still got it. Gracias.
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Re: Nur Ein VIII- Round One

Post by SilverPixie » Wed Apr 24, 2013 8:38 am

Skypup - if your kazoo is like my flute, look under the tabletop gaming things. Apparently, my boyfriend decided that my case would be a perfect platform to display my Warhammer figurines...
Niveous - give me a bit to find a picture that doesn't look horrible.
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Post by Märk » Wed Apr 24, 2013 6:19 pm

Via the wiki page:

"In the 19th and early 20th century, numerous different waltz forms existed, including versions performed in 2/4 or 6/8 (sauteuse), and 5/4 time (5/4 waltz, half and half)"

2/4, 6/8 and 5/4 are OHMYGODSOMUCHMORE interesting than 3/4, so am I gonna get pooped on if I decide to go that route? :)
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Post by Caravan Ray » Wed Apr 24, 2013 6:29 pm

Märk wrote:Via the wiki page:

"In the 19th and early 20th century, numerous different waltz forms existed, including versions performed in 2/4 or 6/8 (sauteuse), and 5/4 time (5/4 waltz, half and half)"

2/4, 6/8 and 5/4 are OHMYGODSOMUCHMORE interesting than 3/4, so am I gonna get pooped on if I decide to go that route? :)
No. Go right ahead. That's fine. The are 4/4 waltzes too. You should do one of them.
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Re: Nur Ein VIII- Round One

Post by Märk » Wed Apr 24, 2013 6:43 pm

Caravan Ray wrote:
Märk wrote:Via the wiki page:

"In the 19th and early 20th century, numerous different waltz forms existed, including versions performed in 2/4 or 6/8 (sauteuse), and 5/4 time (5/4 waltz, half and half)"

2/4, 6/8 and 5/4 are OHMYGODSOMUCHMORE interesting than 3/4, so am I gonna get pooped on if I decide to go that route? :)
No. Go right ahead. That's fine. The are 4/4 waltzes too. You should do one of them.
Oh go throw a shrink on the Barbie doll or whatever you Antarcticans do.
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Post by Generic » Wed Apr 24, 2013 6:46 pm

Märk wrote:Via the wiki page:

"In the 19th and early 20th century, numerous different waltz forms existed, including versions performed in 2/4 or 6/8 (sauteuse), and 5/4 time (5/4 waltz, half and half)"

2/4, 6/8 and 5/4 are OHMYGODSOMUCHMORE interesting than 3/4, so am I gonna get pooped on if I decide to go that route? :)
I am not a judge, but here's my take on it...
If I were a judge, and I heard a song for this round that wasn't in a time signature with a multiple of three, I would want to do some homework to make sure that it's actually a waltz, as opposed to an excuse to do a song in 5/4 time. See if you can find some of these 2/4 of 5/4 waltzes, so you know what tempo and/or groove to emulate.
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Post by Tubba Gutz » Wed Apr 24, 2013 8:39 pm

I was going to sample some choice Christoph Waltz dialogue and then just stick to a 4/4 time signature, but I decided against it. You're welcome, though, whoever just took that idea. That one's for free.
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Post by Rabid Garfunkel » Wed Apr 24, 2013 9:12 pm

Finally some challenge grousing! What took y'all so long? :twisted:
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Post by roymond » Thu Apr 25, 2013 4:24 am

Judgement will be swift and unforgiving.
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Re: Nur Ein VIII- Round One

Post by Caravan Ray » Thu Apr 25, 2013 4:53 am

Rabid Garfunkel wrote:Finally some challenge grousing! What took y'all so long? :twisted:
I am surprised (and slightly disappointed) no one whinged about my addressing last weeks challenge of gunfire by simply saying the word "bang". The judges must be getting soft.
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Post by skypup » Thu Apr 25, 2013 5:22 am

Caravan Ray wrote:
Rabid Garfunkel wrote:Finally some challenge grousing! What took y'all so long? :twisted:
I am surprised (and slightly disappointed) no one whinged about my addressing last weeks challenge of gunfire by simply saying the word "bang". The judges must be getting soft.
Go ahead and just say the world "waltz" this week. Judges will let that fly, for sure.

In other news, guitar is recorded and sounds kick-ass. Now to somehow add vocals without ruining it all.
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Re: Nur Ein VIII- Round One

Post by Eric Y. » Thu Apr 25, 2013 5:58 am

Caravan Ray wrote:I am surprised (and slightly disappointed) no one whinged about my addressing last weeks challenge of gunfire by simply saying the word "bang".
You may be equally surprised to learn that some people who heard the song were actually pleased with the creative interpretation of the challenge.

If you had merely said "bang bang" randomly, it might not have had the same effect, but you also incorporated a (albeit somewhat oblique) discussion ABOUT gunfire into the lyrics.
Caravan Ray wrote:The judges must be getting soft.
Are you insinuating that the judges need to "pop a little tab"??
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Post by Generic » Thu Apr 25, 2013 9:55 am

Status report!

I've got my lyrics finished (aside from one line that I'll probably change if it doesn't stop bothering me). No recording done yet, but I've got the day off tomorrow, so I should be on course to finish in time again.
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Post by Niveous » Thu Apr 25, 2013 10:24 am

Generic wrote:I've got my lyrics finished.
I hope that this song is the second in a Nur Ein based concept album where you kill off famous people in each song. This time, you give Lewis Carroll a fatal epilieptic seizure.
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Post by Generic » Thu Apr 25, 2013 10:31 am

It is (unintentionally) the second song in what might turn out to be a concept album. But that's not the theme. Jeeze, though, now I wish it were. Hmm. :?
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Post by roymond » Thu Apr 25, 2013 11:19 am

Caravan Ray wrote: I am surprised (and slightly disappointed) no one whinged about my addressing last weeks challenge of gunfire by simply saying the word "bang". The judges must be getting soft.
Au contraire, that was brilliant and you were rewarded in my book.
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