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MUSICIANS WELCOME!!! "How We See The World" Project - A New Beginning?

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Candy Shop ♥ Sugar ♥ Me
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Ok, um here is one that might be plausible in terms of the font issue. i am not sure whether I am able to use it though, here is what the notepad said on the main font I'm using to make the title:

"All fonts copyright Flat-it(http://flat-it.com/)
This is a freeware typeface.
This means that you can use it on your commercial or non-commercial works for free.
But here is a list of things you could do,
Only if you want to:
* Mail me about your works
* Link http://flat-it.com/
* Send me a sample of the work you did using my typeface
* Mail me some print material you did using my typeface
* Credit "Flat-it"on your work
* Smile
to contact [email protected] in JAPAN
Ryoichi Tsunekawa
Flat-it"

The font used for the "a coldplaying.com production" was free and had no copyright on it.
 

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Milkmen = Interesting
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I'd love to maybe help make some music for this but I'm such a slacker it probally won't happen. Still, sounds like this is going to be awesome. Is there a deadline?
 

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My 'MY HILL' thread.;p
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I'd love to maybe help make some music for this but I'm such a slacker it probally won't happen. Still, sounds like this is going to be awesome. Is there a deadline?
Not yet. Once I get enough to nearly fill an album, I'll start cracking the whip. :whip:
 

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Hope I'm not too late, but I would love to help any way possible. I feel bad for asking but...can somebody explain exactly what the theme of the music has to be?
 

TraceOddity

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It can be anything you want. The last one had a few songs about help8ing others, but also your average love songs, a couple of instrumentals...any theme, any genre, any style is welcome.:)
 

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It can be anything you want. The last one had a few songs about help8ing others, but also your average love songs, a couple of instrumentals...any theme, any genre, any style is welcome.:)
Ahh ok. I have always wanted to help with something bigger than myself. I just signed up for SoundCloud so I'm figuring that out at the moment. :laugh3: I don't think I'm much of a singer but I can help contribute with lyrics...I think. :p This sounds like fun. :)
 

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Maybe you might want to subscribe to the Coldplaying members band thread. I'm hoping if they get anything together, they can contribute.:)
 

Violet

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This sounds like a great idea, and I'd love to participate. I could even maybe do multiple things. My main issue is that I'm horribly unoriginal and don't have the best songwriting/composing skills in the world. :embarrassed: I haven't written lyrics since I was 14 (and they were REALLY cheesy lyrics), and the only thing I've composed was an Impressionistic-influenced vocal piece for baritone and piano (and I only did it because I was required to for a major grade in my Theory 4 class).

I could maybe give it a go, though, just because it's something different.
 

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This sounds like a great idea, and I'd love to participate. I could even maybe do multiple things. My main issue is that I'm horribly unoriginal and don't have the best songwriting/composing skills in the world. :embarrassed: I haven't written lyrics since I was 14 (and they were REALLY cheesy lyrics), and the only thing I've composed was an Impressionistic-influenced vocal piece for baritone and piano (and I only did it because I was required to for a major grade in my Theory 4 class).

I could maybe give it a go, though, just because it's something different.
If you're studying Theory 4, you're probably really good and really self-critical when you don't need to be,lol. I only say that because I'm usually my own worst critic too.

On the first version, we had a 15-year-old girl submis her first piano instrumental ever, and we used it for a backdrop for a PSA for Oxfam at the end.

All contributions are wanted, welcome and encouraged. And if it motivates people to write/stretch their musical selves, so much the better!:)
 

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This sounds like a great idea, and I'd love to participate. I could even maybe do multiple things. My main issue is that I'm horribly unoriginal and don't have the best songwriting/composing skills in the world. :embarrassed: I haven't written lyrics since I was 14 (and they were REALLY cheesy lyrics), and the only thing I've composed was an Impressionistic-influenced vocal piece for baritone and piano (and I only did it because I was required to for a major grade in my Theory 4 class).

I could maybe give it a go, though, just because it's something different.
Hey I'll bet your fantastic writer. :) Sounds like you can write paragraphs just for starters. :D

I wrote 2 songs last night with HWSTW in mind. It's just a few silly stanzas. I don't know if it would be much help. It's just lyrics, and they are cheesy as hell. And make no sense.
 

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If you're studying Theory 4, you're probably really good and really self-critical when you don't need to be,lol. I only say that because I'm usually my own worst critic too.

On the first version, we had a 15-year-old girl submis her first piano instrumental ever, and we used it for a backdrop for a PSA for Oxfam at the end.

All contributions are wanted, welcome and encouraged. And if it motivates people to write/stretch their musical selves, so much the better!:)
Oh no, Theory 4 was back in my sophomore year of college. I graduated in May. At any rate, Theory 4 was nothing compared to my Form and Analysis class, where I had to analyze full works of classical music. For a major grade, I had to count Stravinsky's "Octet for Winds" (or was it "L'Historie du Soldat?") while counting out loud and having both my hands and one foot doing three completely different things. (If I remember correctly, my foot was keeping the beat, my left hand was patting the subdivision, and my right hand was doing the rhythms that I counted.) It was honestly one of the hardest things I've ever done.

Anyway, I'll keep what you said in mind. I probably won't share the piece that I wrote for my class (I have several reasons for that), but I may somehow get a spurt of something that might help me write. Thanks for the encouragement. :smiley:

Hey I'll bet your fantastic writer. :) Sounds like you can write paragraphs just for starters. :D

I wrote 2 songs last night with HWSTW in mind. It's just a few silly stanzas. I don't know if it would be much help. It's just lyrics, and they are cheesy as hell. And make no sense.
You're too kind. :nice:

If you don't mind someone else seeing them, I could offer to look at your lyrics and maybe make suggestions. If not, I understand. I just want to help.
 

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Alright that would be great. The songs have some silly lines in them. I have only been playing and writing for 2 years so. Here are two I finished last night as well as this morning.

The Time Traveler

In this wicked and wild night
There are things I can't begin to explain
unsolved mysteries deep full of meaning
Waiting to be answered , Waiting to be seen
Singing, where have the trees gone?
Singing, where did they go wrong?
And on and on

Sunlight is coming
and running, running out of time
trying to fix things unexplained
helping others is a crime
That's what they're saying
In they're sleep that's what they're praying
and on and on

Oh keep fighting on
Until your strength is gone
and on and on

Oh keep fighting on
Until your strength is gone
and on and on

That's all I have for that song. Here's another i wrote, but it's missing two lines.

Wilderness

I'm stuck alone
In my own wilderness
Covered in snow six feet deep
Held down without taking a leap

One day I will escape this hole
Without any wounds to heal
One day will you save my soul?
Without any worry to feel

I'm stuck alone
In my own wilderness
Covered in chains six feet thick
Tied down and feeling sick
Hoping for a new tomorrow
Without any pain or sorrow

One day I will escape this hole
(I don't have a line here yet)
One day will you save my soul?
(No line here either)

And maybe one day
You will come save me from this hole
That's tearing apart my soul
Is it your goal, will you save me?
Or will you just leave me be

Ok here's one more I wrote earlier. It's weird and makes no sense. :p

Incognito

You told me who you were
But I didn't believe you though
You told me who you were
But I didn't believe you so
Make me believe it's you
and I'll follow you where ever you go

The past racing by so fast
The future's worrying
It will end up in a cast
You tied me up to the mast
And told me to hold fast

I will break through
And figure out why
I'll figure out your puzzle's
And how one plus one equals two
I'll decipher what happened to you

The past racing by so fast
The future's worrying
It will end up in a cast
You tied me up to the mast
And told me to hold fast

Will I ever see the old you again?
Will you ever return to me?
And set those demons free?
When will you ever be the old you to me?
Because all you are now is incognito

So This is what I have so far from today. They are silly songs but advice is greatly appreciated. :)
 

Violet

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I wouldn't say they're silly. In fact, there are some bits which I rather like. They just need some sprucing up, is all. I'll start with "Wilderness," seeing as I have the clearest idea about what you might can do with it.

The chorus is fine. I'd leave that alone. I'd do something slightly different with the verses, though. I'll use the first one as an example.

"Covered in snow six feet deep
Held down without taking a leap
I'm stuck here, all alone.
I'm stuck here, on my own."

I feel like doing it this way will help the flow of the song. The whole "wilderness" bit throws it off. It also feels redundant. You've called the song "Wilderness," and I feel that by using some of the lyrics you've used, you can show the feeling of being in a wilderness without having to explicitly state it. I feel like the song actually has more power that way.

Now, having said that, you can do something similar with the second couplet ("Covered in chains six feet thick/Tied down and feeling sick"). You could even use the same words if you wanted. Then, after the second chorus, insert a short instrumental break, take the dynamics down a notch, and go to the third couplet ("Hoping for a new tomorrow/Without any pain or sorrow"). For the second half of the third verse, I'd use a rhyming couplet that's more hopeful in nature; it changes the vibe, as well as keeps it from being overly repetitive.

I'll think more on the other two before telling you what I think. Keep in mind that you don't have to take any of my suggestions if you don't see it fit. I'm just going through my way of thinkiing with what you have provided for me. If it helps, that's just a bonus.
 

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Your suggestions make sense. It's great to get feedback thank you. :)

For that 3rd verse I started off with New tomorrow/pain and sorrow. Maybe it's to cliche, I'm not sure. Tell me what you think.

I'm hoping for a new tomorrow
Without any pain or sorrow
I will give you a sign
If you come close to
this place of mine

One last question about this song too, if I may ask? After the 3rd verse, would you go to the chorus or the bridge to end the song? Also what do you think would be a fitting title for this song? Thanks again for your help, it means a lot.
 

Violet

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First things first: Keep the title. I think it's quite suitable.

As far as the third verse, the idea is there, but I'd reword it a bit. Maybe something more like this:

"I'm hoping for a new tomorrow
Without any pain or sorrow.
Help me. Show me. Give me a sign.
Come join me, in this place of mine"

I had several ideas running around my head for that bit, but I think you have a better idea of what you could do.

To answer your other question, I'd do both the original chorus and the last bit (which is not really a bridge, but an altered chorus). The original chorus needs to be there, and it'd be such a shame not to use the altered chorus, especially given the ambiguous nature it gives the ending.
 
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