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Banana Recipe Contest

Yeah, another contest, but not necessarily with musical compositions. A number of banana recipes have already been posted in the comments to "banana, signature edition" and you are invited to submit your own unique/strange/fascinating banana recipes in this new contest. First, second, third, and honorable banana mention awards will be given. No rules ('rules? we don't need no stinking rules'). So let the merriment begin. The contest will end January 1, 2015.

The Laugh Silly Hall of Fame Contest Winners

The Laugh Silly Hall of Fame Contest Winners


CONTEST………………………..RECIPIENT………………..COMPOSITION

***July 2014 Contest (ending Oct 31)***

Contest of Silly/Funny Original/Novel Compositions
First Place:…………………….Rivergrove ………………...“Narcissistic Goofy March”

Second Place: ………………..Shewbacca………………….“The Old Toad”
…………………………………..Shewcrafter01…………….. “insane tuba song”

Third Place: ……………….…LMWeinreich……………….“The Oboe Convention”
……………………………….…TheGuyInTheSky………….“Distant rumble" (etc)

Distinguished
Honorable Mentions: ……...JackPatkinson4…………….“Fart”
…………………………….……Rockn………………………..“BLARG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!”

***Second contest: Silly/Funny Best Musical Arrangements***

First Place:……………….…..BarryP………………………...“Mussorgsky Urtext”

Second Place:…………….….Shewcrafter01……………….“Jingle bells”

Third Place:……………….….Silentnights…………………..“SpongeBob SquarePants Symphonic”

***Comments Contest (ending Dec 1)***
First Place……………………..Rockn
Second Place………………….Shewbacca
Third Place…………………....21st ccentury boy

***Critter Contest Oct 2014 (ending Dec 15)***
First Place……………….. Rivergrove …………….. "Burping dinosaur"
Second place……………Shewbacca………………. "Old Toad-Song of the Void,"
Third place…………….. Rockn…………………….. "I Hate Flies."
Honorable mention…… michaelcbro………………. "Frog and Fly."

***banana recipe contest, ending Jan 2015***
First prize: L7da for the fabulous combination of bananas, ice cream, chocolate and other delicacies. And so healthy and nutritious. Martha Stewart may be calling you soon.
Second prize: CORNCOBMAN for the wonderfully simple banana recipe sure to fill you to the brim with the wonderful bananas. Go for seconds anytime.

***Signature Motif Oct 2014 (ending Jan 15)***
first place………………………………….. Rockn
second place ……………………………….zoewut
third place and honorable mention…...zoewut

***New Year Contest ending Jan 31
First place………………….die Leo………..."Happy new year"
Second place………………compateur……. "2015"
Third place…………………Epelion………... "Resolutions"

***Love Song Contest ending Feb 14
First place………………michaelcbro……….…. "Decade"
Second place…………..Rivergrove……………..."Romanace"
Third place……………..die_Leo…………………. "Music Love- Just fun :)"
Honorable mention…..Rivergrove………………. Rivergrove.

*** March Madness Contest ending April 1
First place………………Werdna………………….."Frantic Morning"
Second place…………..Adyson Mahardhika 1..."My Crazy Music"
Third place …………….michaelcbro……………"Piano Sonata #1"

***Original Film Music Contest ending April 30***
Video Film Music category:
First place……………….Aaron David……………..Journey
Second place……………michaelcbro…………...Encumbrances

Nonvideo category
First place……………….michaelcbro………..…….Eeriness
Second place……………Rivergrove………………..A Lost Silent Film
Third place………………Rockn…………………….. Lennie’s Theme
Honorable Mention……Mollymawk……………….Land of Mushrooms


***Solo Instrument Contest ending June 30

***Waltz Contest ending July 31 (just music, no dancing)

critter contest 10-16-14 ending Dec 15

Quite few compositions in this group seem to be about various types of critters -toads, mosquitoes, birds, horses, does sponge bob count as a critter?- do let's have a new exciting contest. You are invited to submit your original critter composition, about any creature you want, as many entries as you want. First, second, and third place winners will be announced after Dec 15. Doesn't this sound exciting? It should since we already have some really great pieces that are of course automatically entered into the contest. As always, we like music that is funny and silly so get those compositions entered and good luck to all.

New signature motif contest oct 4, 2014 ending Jan 15

NEW CONTEST (Oct 4, 2014)
***Design YOUR OWN MUSICAL SIGNATURE MOTIF Contest***
Put your name to music. That’s right, immortalize yourself in musical notes. You could have your own signature musical motif just like some of the great composers. All you need to do is compose an original composition assigning the letters of your name to musical notes. Be creative and use any rhythm and harmonies you want as well as any length of composition and any instrumentation. Use any system you want for assigning musical notes to letters. As an examples, a simple cypher for converting letters to notes might be as follows:

Letter: A b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z
Note: a b c d e f g a b c d e f g a b c d e f g a b c d e
Octave 1 octave 2 octave 3 octave 4

Thus, if your name were ‘chinadoll’, your musical signature would be:
C A B G A D A E E
So, give it a try for fun and submit your cool tune to this new wacky contest. Anyone can join. End of the contest will be Jan 15.

new contest 7-18-14 ending Oct 31

New contest 7-18-14
Ok, admittedly, the last contest was a fiasco but this is a real contest, honest. There will be no reanimated judges, no secret invisible winning compositions, no fake winning free trip to a tropical paradise. Instead, here is the deal:
1. only compositions that are actually visible to all can be submitted and entered.
2. The administrator chinadoll (who will not be allowed to enter the contest) will be the sole judge.
3. Entries must be original compositions.
4. Each person entering may submit multiple compositions.
5. Any composition either already posted or newly posted between 7-18 and 10-31 may be entered. to enter, just post a composition or request that one already posted be entered.
6. Entries will be judged based on originality/novelty, humor, silliness, and fun.
7. All compositions will receive a detailed critique of at 30-50 words in length (if that matters to you) by the administrator
8. The prize for the winner will be the honor of winning.
9. The contest will end 10-31-14 and 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners will be announced at this site shortly thereafter.
10. of course, all this is assuming anyone actually enters the contest...

Is 'Laugh Silly' a legitimate art form?

Laugh Silly is a group on Musescore. What is really meant by the question is: Can music that focuses on being silly just to provoke a laugh, music that seems to enjoy depreciation and decomposition as laugh-worthy themes, music that further seems to work hard at avoiding being serious, be considered a serious art form worthy of respect? And wouldn't this be totally counter to the point? How can anything that doesn't want to be serious, be considered serious? How can anything that doesn't want respect, accept any form of respect? How can anything that simply wants to be silly be an art form? Once it becomes serious, respectful, and an art form, it basically disintegrates and is no longer what it sets out to be. It is a quandary. Are we asking the wrong question?

ATTENTION PIANISTS

You may participate also by submitting video performances of these pieces for the video score work that will need to be done.

If you have a fairly decent sound system and wish to submit a performance it would be greatly appreciated, and will be a great way to get some exposure, as these will eventually be posted to YouTube and other sites.

If you have a performance that you would like to submit, simply make a YouTube video, and it will eventually be tied to the score and sent to YouTube in a format that features this particular project.

Notify us of your performance by posting the URL below.

THE SONATA LIST

No. 1 in F minor, Opus 2, No. 1 (1795)
No. 2 in A major, Opus 2, No. 2 (1795)
No. 3 in C major, Opus 2, No. 3 (1795)
No. 4 in E flat major, Opus 7 "Grand Sonata" (1797)
No. 5 in C minor, Opus 10, No. 1 (1798)
No. 6 in F major, Opus 10, No. 2 (1798)
No. 7 in D major, Opus 10, No. 3 (1798)
No. 8 in C minor, Opus 14 "Pathetique" (1798)
No. 9 in E major, Opus 14, No. 1 (1799)
No. 10 in G major, Opus 14, No. 2 (1799)
No. 11 in B flat major, Opus 22 (1800)
No. 12 in A flat major, Opus 26 "Funeral March" (1801)
No. 13 in E flat major, Opus 27, No. 1 "Sonata quasi una Fantasia" (1801)
No. 14 in C sharp minor, Opus 27, No. 2 "Sonata quasi una Fantasia" "Moonlight" (1801)
No. 15 in D major, Opus 28 "Pastorale" (1801)
No. 16 in G major, Opus 31, No. 1 (1802)
No. 17 in D minor, Opus 31, No. 2 "Tempest" (1802)
No. 18 in E flat major, Opus 31, No. 3 "The Hunt" (1802)
No. 19 in G minor, Opus 49, No. 1 (1805)
Nol. 20 in G major, Opus 49, No. 2 (1805)
No. 21 in C major, Opus 53 "Waldstein" (1803)
WoO (Without Opus) 57 Andante Favore (original middle movement of the Waldstein) (1804)
No. 22 in F major, Opus 54 (1804)
No. 23 in F minor, Opus 57 "Appassionata" (1805)
No. 24 in F sharp minor, Opus 78 "A Therese" (1809)
No. 25 in G major, Opus 79 (1809)
No. 26 in E flat major, Opus 81a "Les Adieux/Das Lebewohl" (1810)
No. 27 in E minor, Opus 90 (1814)
No. 28 in A major, Opus 101 (1816)
No. 29 in B flat major, Opus 106 "Hammerklavier" (1819)
No. 30 in E major, Opus 109 (1820)
No. 31 in A flat major, Opus 110 (1821)
No. 32 in C minor, Opus 111 (1822)

There are 3 other sonatas attributed to Beethoven marked as WoO. They may be spurious, If genuine they are all works composed prior to the first Opus 2 sonatas. they are as follows:

No. 33 in E flat major, WoO 47, No. 1 "Kurfurstensonaten"
No. 34 in F major, WoO 47, No. 2 "Kurfurstensonaten"
No. 35 in D major, WoO 47, No. 3 "Kurfurstensonaten"

Update (11-16-11): I forgot to mention three more sonatas by Beethoven that may also be spurious:

No. 36 in C major, WoO 51 supposedly written in 1798 after the 4th sonata.
No. 37 in G major, Anh 5, No. 1, also supposedly written in 1798
No. 38 in F major, Anh 5, No. 2

The latter two are Sonatinas. I just happen to have recordings of all of these.