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Response to Dreams of Splendor Discussion Jan. 29th, 2013 @ 04:29 PM Reply

At 1/29/13 03:40 PM, Back-From-Purgatory wrote:
At 1/29/13 03:37 PM, SourJovis wrote:
At 1/29/13 03:34 PM, Back-From-Purgatory wrote: I'm struggling with some really nasty writer's block... I don't know if I'll be able to finish something in time... One moment I'm plucking away on my guitar, the next I'm programming a music box part... and then I'm trying trance... just, nothing seems to sound right.
Yeah, but when you're done you have 10 songs at once.
At the very least... Seriously, I've started like 20 songs by now, and I'm not happy with any of them.

Sometimes you just need to relax and let it come to you... don't try to force the song out by staring at a blank paper and attacking it head-on or throwing your fingers to the keys. Sit down, close your eyes, and let your mind wander its way to a melody. ;)


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Response to Dreams of Splendor Discussion Jan. 29th, 2013 @ 04:42 PM Reply

At 1/29/13 04:29 PM, samulis wrote: Sometimes you just need to relax and let it come to you... don't try to force the song out by staring at a blank paper and attacking it head-on or throwing your fingers to the keys. Sit down, close your eyes, and let your mind wander its way to a melody. ;)

I did something similar... I shut down the project I was trying to work on, opened up Synthesia, and just played one of my favorite songs... and now I'm writing something heavily inspired by it... I'm really liking how it sounds so far, so I'm crossing my fingers that it sounds this good all the way through.

I wanna say it's a little different from my typical stuff... but honestly, I don't really have a "typical" style anymore... I'm all over the freaking place... but either way, I think it sounds real nice so far.


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Response to Dreams of Splendor Discussion Jan. 29th, 2013 @ 06:59 PM Reply

At 1/29/13 03:40 PM, Back-From-Purgatory wrote: At the very least... Seriously, I've started like 20 songs by now, and I'm not happy with any of them.

Tchaikovsky was never satisfied with The Nutcracker Suite, yet it became his most famous work. Now I expect 20 instant classics from you. Good luck!


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Response to Dreams of Splendor Discussion Jan. 29th, 2013 @ 07:13 PM Reply

At 1/29/13 06:59 PM, SourJovis wrote:
At 1/29/13 03:40 PM, Back-From-Purgatory wrote: At the very least... Seriously, I've started like 20 songs by now, and I'm not happy with any of them.
Tchaikovsky was never satisfied with The Nutcracker Suite, yet it became his most famous work. Now I expect 20 instant classics from you. Good luck!

Instant classics are unlikely... however, so far, this song I'm working on now is shaping up to be my best yet... and that's the entire point of the contest, right?


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Response to Dreams of Splendor Discussion Jan. 29th, 2013 @ 08:50 PM Reply

At 1/29/13 08:06 AM, SourJovis wrote: So I'm a bit torn now. Does this still count as made specifically for the contest? Is it allowed to use a song for something else in the future when it is submitted to this contest?

You could easily just submit either one to Newgrounds and say "Here is my entry." I wouldn't know the difference otherwise.


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Response to Dreams of Splendor Discussion Jan. 29th, 2013 @ 09:25 PM Reply

Exported one version of my track today. Going to try to finish the last section that I had planned if I have time (as in: If I manage to get a REALLY good amount done on my other piece I'm submitting for another competition... but then, that's just arrangement - should be easier). If not, I shall be uploading this. Somehow, it's only about 5 minutes long... but then, I've never been one to drone on and on with music. :3 Things change about every 4 measures, sometimes faster.


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Response to Dreams of Splendor Discussion Jan. 29th, 2013 @ 10:58 PM Reply

Awwww yeeah... My submission so far gives me goosebumps... this song is so me, down to the very fiber of my being.

Can't wait to share... gonna maybe do some tweaks, maybe add a couple things, then good to go.... Screw taking a month to work on it... I do all my songs in a day or two.


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Response to Dreams of Splendor Discussion Jan. 29th, 2013 @ 11:23 PM Reply

At 1/29/13 10:58 PM, Back-From-Purgatory wrote: Awwww yeeah... My submission so far gives me goosebumps... this song is so me, down to the very fiber of my being.

Can't wait to share... gonna maybe do some tweaks, maybe add a couple things, then good to go.... Screw taking a month to work on it... I do all my songs in a day or two.

Incoming PC Malfunction in 3...2...1..

Just joking of course *ehem*

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Response to Dreams of Splendor Discussion Jan. 29th, 2013 @ 11:49 PM Reply

At 1/29/13 11:23 PM, Braiton wrote: Incoming PC Malfunction in 3...2...1..

Just joking of course *ehem*

I will eat your babies if this actually happens now.


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Response to Dreams of Splendor Discussion Jan. 30th, 2013 @ 12:16 AM Reply

Unfortunately I had to drop the idea to use another project I started for this, but oh well. I had another project I was working on at the time that I picked up and did a lot of work/overhauling to take its place.

Feels good to be done!


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Response to Dreams of Splendor Discussion Jan. 30th, 2013 @ 01:25 AM Reply

Well! Just posted my song! I think it's my best song yet! Which is what the contest specifications asked me to do. Can't wait to see everyone else's stuff and good luck to you all! May the best composer win!


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Response to Dreams of Splendor Discussion Jan. 30th, 2013 @ 02:39 AM Reply

Lookin good guys. Some great stuff put out for this!

I'm currently debating on whether to throw vocals into this song or not... :/

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Response to Dreams of Splendor Discussion Jan. 30th, 2013 @ 04:25 AM Reply

All your tracks are super-impressive guys! This has really shown some amazing talent here.

But...did that dude just submit nearly a 10minute track!?

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Response to Dreams of Splendor Discussion Jan. 30th, 2013 @ 08:17 AM Reply

At 1/30/13 02:39 AM, bassfiddlejones wrote: Lookin good guys. Some great stuff put out for this!

I'm currently debating on whether to throw vocals into this song or not... :/

I had the same philosophical question in my submission...the song ended up not needing them


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Response to Dreams of Splendor Discussion Jan. 30th, 2013 @ 11:57 AM Reply

At 1/30/13 04:25 AM, PeterSatera wrote: All your tracks are super-impressive guys! This has really shown some amazing talent here.

But...did that dude just submit nearly a 10minute track!?

ROFLMAO!!!!


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Response to Dreams of Splendor Discussion Jan. 30th, 2013 @ 12:06 PM Reply

At 1/30/13 04:25 AM, PeterSatera wrote: But...did that dude just submit nearly a 10minute track!?

...wonderful


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Response to Dreams of Splendor Discussion Jan. 30th, 2013 @ 12:30 PM Reply

Ten minutes, eight minutes, I couldn't care less. I'm going to submit something which is very much "me" and that's all that's going to matter.


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Response to Dreams of Splendor Discussion Jan. 30th, 2013 @ 01:52 PM Reply

At 1/30/13 12:30 PM, TroisNyxEtienne wrote: Ten minutes, eight minutes, I couldn't care less. I'm going to submit something which is very much "me" and that's all that's going to matter.

I feel the same way. I submitted mine today, hope you enjoy it.

Good luck with the rest of you guys, it's been fun.

'Til the hour of judgement.

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Response to Dreams of Splendor Discussion Jan. 30th, 2013 @ 02:23 PM Reply

Bosa, you've got at least a full work day's worth of listening and judging ahead of you!

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Response to Dreams of Splendor Discussion Jan. 30th, 2013 @ 02:23 PM Reply

Damn, so many good submissions. And so long submissions, too.
I barely manage to make 2 minutes long songs when i'm at my best.

i should give up, but i don't know when to stop

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Response to Dreams of Splendor Discussion Jan. 30th, 2013 @ 02:34 PM Reply

I submitted the first piece that I was ever proud of. It's a reflection of not only my current life, but a life that I'm trying to create. It's a multi-movement (Rondo (ABCA'DA''), Sonata, Free-form) piece that spans 20 minutes and even unusual scale types (Hungarian/Egyptian scale in the last movement). Took a lot of effort and research, but I love it to death!

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Response to Dreams of Splendor Discussion Jan. 30th, 2013 @ 10:17 PM Reply

At 1/30/13 01:52 PM, KKSlider60 wrote:
At 1/30/13 12:30 PM, TroisNyxEtienne wrote: Ten minutes, eight minutes, I couldn't care less. I'm going to submit something which is very much "me" and that's all that's going to matter.
I feel the same way. I submitted mine today, hope you enjoy it.

Good luck with the rest of you guys, it's been fun.

'Til the hour of judgement.

I likely will submit mine on the last day (the 4th), considering I still have a bit more music, embellishments and all vocals to do.


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Response to Dreams of Splendor Discussion Jan. 30th, 2013 @ 10:20 PM Reply

I likely will submit mine on the last day (the 4th), considering I still have a bit more music, embellishments and all vocals to do.

Make sure you do it before the 4th! I'm pretty sure its due at 00:00 on that day.


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Response to Dreams of Splendor Discussion Jan. 30th, 2013 @ 10:50 PM Reply

At 1/30/13 10:20 PM, stunkel wrote:
I likely will submit mine on the last day (the 4th), considering I still have a bit more music, embellishments and all vocals to do.
Make sure you do it before the 4th! I'm pretty sure its due at 00:00 on that day.

I will do my best.


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Response to Dreams of Splendor Discussion Jan. 30th, 2013 @ 11:49 PM Reply

Decided to scrap the idea I've had up to this point in a fit of rage and am now starting anew, four days from the deadline, with the three last days being used for work.

This is going to be fun.

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Response to Dreams of Splendor Discussion Jan. 31st, 2013 @ 12:10 AM Reply

At 1/30/13 11:49 PM, camoshark wrote: Decided to scrap the idea I've had up to this point in a fit of rage and am now starting anew, four days from the deadline, with the three last days being used for work.

This is going to be fun.

I did the same thing, then I "finished" my submission in about 6 hours.... as I do with most of my music.

I say "finished" in quotes because I may or may not add a few things before the deadline... we shall see... although I'm quite fond of it as is.


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Response to Dreams of Splendor Discussion Jan. 31st, 2013 @ 12:23 AM Reply

At 1/29/13 06:43 AM, PeterSatera wrote:
At 1/29/13 05:30 AM, jakeghost wrote: Sooooo quick dumb n00by question, is posting a link to my entry on the actual contest thread saying 'this is my entry' the way we're meant to do it or am I meant to PM the creator or something?

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Posting in the thread implies it's your entry and shows submission of it, you dont need to PM him. :)

Thanks Peter!! Some awesome entires, I wish I had time to listen to all of them!


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Response to Dreams of Splendor Discussion Jan. 31st, 2013 @ 09:42 AM Reply

Music structure about 90% done, lyrics about 2/3 done. Hoping to finish music tonight and sing/record everything!
And I remember the last time I wanted to throw in a bodhran, I didn't get to do it yet -- I'm going to make sure I do it this time.


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Response to Dreams of Splendor Discussion Jan. 31st, 2013 @ 06:22 PM Reply

I think I'm about done - just going to ask the opinions of a few people before I submit mine!


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Response to Dreams of Splendor Discussion Jan. 31st, 2013 @ 08:20 PM Reply

At 1/31/13 06:22 PM, SkyeWintrest wrote: I think I'm about done - just going to ask the opinions of a few people before I submit mine!

Ditto... Mine will be posted tonight.

Godspeed little song.

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