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Tune Contest #10 - Sad Song

TrangOul

Insomaniac

Location: Germany

Joined: Feb 24 2008

You called for it, here it comes.
This time I want you to write sad songs. I doesn't really matter what kind of sad song it is: Requiems work just as well as songs about farewell or a broken heart. It's up to you which way you make me cry.

That is all. Now get cooking. :)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?

i fuckin need ya moooore than

Jacob31593

Location: Tampa, FL

Joined: Jan 04 2009

i fuckin need ya moooore than eva

eeeeeeeyes on meeeeeeee

Frogma

Joined: Jun 25 2008

eeeeeeeyes on meeeeeeee

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"Frogma is not a communist! He may be a liar, a pig, an idiot, a communist, but he is not a porn star!"

bitter as expected of him

StrangeJam

Da Manliness

Joined: Aug 23 2009

bitter as expected.

>requiem >karthus avatar i

AquaKnight

Joined: May 26 2010

>requiem
>karthus avatar

i see what you did there

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Defending the sea 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
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prepare to shed manly tears

RexLeRouge

IMPACTO

Joined: Aug 15 2008

prepare to shed manly tears Trang

ok... LET'S DO THIS THING!!

Joined: Dec 31 1969

ok... LET'S DO THIS THING!! :)

OKAY i hope you people will

hashel

Location: Liège (Belgium)

Joined: Mar 04 2008

OKAY i hope you people will like it :$
This time it's a live recording, with my "bad" guitar, this one is a bit harder to play ~~
Many stereo effects, plz listen with headphones :)
It's the music from a sad and tortured mind =^o^=
Melancholy, Regrets and Hopes

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I do VGM covers and stuff at https://www.youtube.com/c/hashel

Re: prepare to shed manly tears

Hakoria

Laon King

Location: gmt+1

Joined: Apr 03 2011

RexLeRouge said

prepare to shed manly tears Trang

prepare to shred manly tears Rex

my entry

GL to the participants. I believe Salem will win.
Salem always wins.
Always.
Even if he doesn't participate.
Always.

5 days remain :$ i'm feeling

hashel

Location: Liège (Belgium)

Joined: Mar 04 2008

5 days remain :$
i'm feeling alone with my entry ^^'

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I do VGM covers and stuff at https://www.youtube.com/c/hashel

Fear not Hash, here's my

soundsandstuff

Joined: Sep 27 2009

Fear not Hash, here's my entry, hope ya'll like it and shed a man-tear or two heheh:

The Saddest Path

that one sounds like a winner

jit

Joined: Mar 04 2009

that one sounds like a winner s'n's

=)

haha thanks jit, idk there's

soundsandstuff

Joined: Sep 27 2009

haha thanks jit, idk there's still a few days left so it's anyone's game! x)))

the amount of people

jit

Joined: Mar 04 2009

the amount of people participating is as depressing as this theme. I told myself I wouldn't do one this time around, but if noone else is entering, I'll enter for the sake of having more entries in

It might be time to suspend

TrangOul

Insomaniac

Location: Germany

Joined: Feb 24 2008

It might be time to suspend further Tune Contests due to lack of interest. Maybe if there hasn't been one for a few weeks people will be more motivated to participate again. :|

People are easely borred

hashel

Location: Liège (Belgium)

Joined: Mar 04 2008

People are easely borred ~~
Hey happy Birthay guys !

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I do VGM covers and stuff at https://www.youtube.com/c/hashel

i'd enter but my life is

Jacob31593

Location: Tampa, FL

Joined: Jan 04 2009

i'd enter but my life is pretty good

Everyone is working on this

SalemJeanette

Save Your Tears.

Location: Popular Land.

Joined: Jul 03 2009

Everyone is working on this one.
http://www.gametabs.net/forum/topic/12362

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23:33 Vic9mm said: its ture ida benn gone she took out like 3 kids before had what was that fat ass asian kid gonna do

Little J.

I want to enter, but I've

auriplane

Joined: Sep 06 2008

I want to enter, but I've been pushing myself pretty hard on my snaily project, and that's a higher priority to me, so I haven't had time. Maybe if the tune contests weren't every 2 weeks, and were monthly?

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Auriplane!!

Or maybe you can try an other

hashel

Location: Liège (Belgium)

Joined: Mar 04 2008

Or maybe you can try an other event, like a theme for covers... i mean during 2 weeks or 1 month people have to do a cover from a chosen game, or something like "characters theme from ff6" or whatever.
Or you can make teams and the team have to do a collab with a random program like : team 1 auriplane & Bacardi, team 2 hashel é jit, team 3 LS07 & Jacob etc etc

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I do VGM covers and stuff at https://www.youtube.com/c/hashel

Okay, this is the closest

auriplane

Joined: Sep 06 2008

Okay, this is the closest I'll manage to get to a Tune Contest entry in the allotted timeframe.

http://auriplane.net/introfull.mp3

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Auriplane!!

Nice here's mine as well. A

jit

Joined: Mar 04 2009

Nice here's mine as well.

A Whisper From Afar

Jit, you're a really talented

hashel

Location: Liège (Belgium)

Joined: Mar 04 2008

Jit, you're a really talented person ! =)

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I do VGM covers and stuff at https://www.youtube.com/c/hashel

oh, these entries are

soundsandstuff

Joined: Sep 27 2009

oh, these entries are beauties master snails and jit! x))) jit what program do you use to make your compositions?

Deadline is today. :( Anyone

TrangOul

Insomaniac

Location: Germany

Joined: Feb 24 2008

Deadline is today. :(
Anyone still working on their entry?

mmm i'll try to make

Max_depa

Location: Italy

Joined: Feb 11 2010

mmm i'll try to make something ;D

EDIT: here it is Sad Theme

1st: jit You instantly got my

TrangOul

Insomaniac

Location: Germany

Joined: Feb 24 2008

1st: jit
You instantly got my attention with that intro there. Then the drums kicked in and... so yeah. There really isn't much to complain about, maybe the amount of repeats but you added some kindof flute later so it's okay.

2nd: max_depa
This one reminds me of Burmecia (FFIX)
Again, this one's kindof short considering the repeated parts but I shouldn't be picky about that: It's really solid and the mere fact that it reminds me of Burmecia proves how this song indeed is sad. Overall the song's a little simple that's why it didn't rank 1st.

3rd: hashel
I really like the guitars in this track, did you record those?
At first this was pretty promising but I felt like you lost yourself at some point. The melody wasn't really going anywhere and the chords didn't progress anymore. As a result it didn't really grow on me. Even if I just listened to it I am unable to hum your tune.
Next time maybe try to make yourself clearer. The potential's there imo. ;O

4th: soundsandstuff
This one actually is really sad. Especially those huge jumps felt like screams of pain. That was really well done. Though.. to earn a medal you need something a little more complex. If I'm not mistaken this is just a piano (playing quarter notes throughout the song) and a violin (playing a rather simple melody). Try to make your song a little more interesting, e.g. add more instruments or make up a "middle part" that differs significantly from the rest of the song. There are plenty of options.

5th: auriplane
Okay, I did cry. BUT I DID OUT OF FREAKING NOSTALGIA.
Honestly though, your song doesn't really feel sad to me. On the contrary, I found it to be rather upbeat. Sorry auri ;( Have a snail [email protected]_

Anyone mad? Hope not. :|
So technically it's jit's turn again. Though, the last two contest have had only 5 participants each. So maybe starting a new one right away might not be the best of ideas.

yes that was a recording ^^'

hashel

Location: Liège (Belgium)

Joined: Mar 04 2008

yes that was a recording ^^' i improvised on chords and melody so it's maybe more like a long solo that a real melody ^^'

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I do VGM covers and stuff at https://www.youtube.com/c/hashel

I'm not mad, I didn't even

auriplane

Joined: Sep 06 2008

I'm not mad, I didn't even think you'd consider it a real entry :-) Though there is a little bit of sadness in it, it's really a happy song. I mean, bIII IV V is pretty happy, and so is I IV I IV.

But I just wanted to post a composition, and I didn't have time to write something specifically for tune contest. My game's finished now, though, so I'll have more time to participate in stuff. I still think tune contests should be longer than two weeks.

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Auriplane!!

congratulation jit^^ you're

Max_depa

Location: Italy

Joined: Feb 11 2010

congratulation jit^^ you're the best =D

lol dammit i purposely made

jit

Joined: Mar 04 2009

lol dammit i purposely made it repetitive so I WOULDNT be picked. I say that we give this contest thing a break for 2-4 weeks just to rejuvenate it a bit. it's basically the same people here doing it every time so giving it a rest sounds like a good idea to gain more interest...aka I'm too lazy to pick another theme, someone else who hasn't had a chance to choose can pick hahaha

anyone have any opinion towards the matter

hey congrats to jit and all

soundsandstuff

Joined: Sep 27 2009

hey congrats to jit and all the participants! that was another fun round indeed x) Trang thanks for the input, yeah you were spot on I used only piano and violin hehe. I use tuxguitar and I try to keep it as simple as possible because that's how far my brain goes, but my next entry I'll try to make it more interestingly varied x)

maybe we could hold the contest monthly? so the next one could be due by June 27 or something to give everyone more time to work on their compositions. I also have a possible theory that is probably completely irrelevant but what if, aside from people not having enough time to work on their entries, not that many people enter because composing a song is really very challenging?

It is a contest after all and for some viewers, going up against compositions such as Jit's may seem daunting. I spend a lot of time on my entries and try out my luck to see how I place hehe. I also enter to get feedback on my work to see how I can improve. Idk I'm just typing thoughts x)

Can we make it so it's not

auriplane

Joined: Sep 06 2008

Can we make it so it's not due at the same time as Dwelling of Duels? Like maybe on the first instead :-)

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Auriplane!!

due on the first sounds good

soundsandstuff

Joined: Sep 27 2009

due on the first sounds good to me!

x3