BenKrieger wrote:In other news, that final title looks awful. "Bravura?" It's like Top Chef and being made to cook with natto. Or Veggiemite.
Cavedwellers - ah, classic video game quality sounds - nice arpeggios. I do feel like your vocals don't quite carry this - you need Howard Jones or something on this. I like your approach to the challenge lyrically. What is that quartet? Really interesting middle section with the saxes and all after the strings. Not sure it "works" but it works for me.
Ross wrote:Tydon Docks - if you had not told me this was Tydon Docks...I still would have lnown
Ross wrote:Ross wrote:Tydon Docks - if you had not told me this was Tydon Docks...I still would have lnown
BTW - i realize this could have come off as an attempt to be demeaning, but i did not intend it that way. i think the statement is true of every song this round, and I love that. Good to have met you in person, and happy to recognize ypur songwriting signature.
Ross wrote:It also goes beyond sampling to a co-write, that if I was judging, I would be debating disqualifying you.
noma wrote:Ross wrote:It also goes beyond sampling to a co-write, that if I was judging, I would be debating disqualifying you.
Excuse me, but what are you talking about? I always thought that when using a sample, it's OK to build your whole song around it and not just using that sample once in the song. Like, you know, "Bitter Sweet Symphony"? Would you debate disqualifying that song, too?
Also, if I just took the second half of my song, then apart from the instrumental parts between verses (which I inserted ONLY in order to use Beethoven's theme in the second half as well), there wouldn't be more than maybe a slight moonlight shadow (insert hollow laughter here) left in my song. Compare the chord progression of the Moonlight Sonata's opening bars* and of my verses: Bm, Bm7, G, C, F# vs. Bm, G, D, A, G, F#. Not that similar, I think.
* Beethoven's original work is in the key of C#m, of course.
Ross wrote:What I'm talking about is that a 46 second snippet that includes the entire first section of a piece of music doesn't seem to fit my understanding of what a sample is. Taking a short section, a few seconds long, and looping it and building an entire song around that is one thing, but 46 seconds? That just seems too long to me, and then the function it plays is different, too. Just the opinion of one guy, of course.
Generic wrote:Also, the sample in "Bitter Sweet Symphony" isn't classical music; it was from an orchestral arrangement of a Rolling Stones song. So yes, that would be a disqualification.
Caravan Ray wrote:You didn't seriously think you could have offended me, did you?
noma wrote:(I disagree with what the law said on that issue, like I believe most of you do, especially seeing that 100% of royalties now go to Jagger and Richards for a song written mainly by Ashcroft. Allen Klein is a greedy asshole. EDIT: He was, since he is dead now. I should probably not speak ill of the dead, but for Mr. Klein I'll gladly make an exception.)
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