CC#3: Electro

Starting March 1, we will be accepting entries for CC#3.  The rules of this contest are simple: Compose an original EDM song.  The following is an example of EDM on musescore: https://musescore.com/nobleewe/scores/5322068

EDM stands for Electronic Dance Music and is characterized by synthesizers, repetitious chords and melodies, and a usually a drop of some sort.

You have until the end of March to post the link to your score in this discussion.  To make things easier for us, please put "CC#3" in your title and add it to this group.

See you then!

CC#2: Selfmade-videogame medleys results

Since only three people counted in, I'll have to just get to the end here.
I was pretty impressed with Nobleewe for her surprising medley that sounded amazingly like videogame music.  To her, I would have to place a close second with...
VGA, you nailed it with composition here.  For organizing things so late, (I'm thinking the 22nd,) you made one that really killed it.  Gonna have to say, this one was a great one that I have to applaud, all things considered.  Let me know when that game comes out man, I'm gonna try and download it to my kindle Fire (hopefully XD)
The third entry was illegitimate because Megalovania was an old one, but out of mercy for the work put into transcribing, I'm going to set that as a third place.

Thank you for competing, guys!  Hope to see more of ya'll compete next time, because I know you can!  See ya'll later, now it's Nobleewe's turn to set a competition.

a month ago
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CC#2: Selfmade-videogame medleys

Hey guys!!  So I'm sorry for not being on as often as I'd like, school is supposed to be #1 priority here and all, but I've been wanting to do this for a long time: A videogame medley competition!

This is a longer, more complicated one, as you can tell.  Diverse orchestras are accepted, and solos are as well.  Be sure to label the separate themes and songs in the medley, and they should be around thirty seconds to one and a half minutes long, within lax parameters.  The total medley can be as long as you'd like, with as many pieces as you want.  It does not have to be a real videogame, and as long as it follows all other criteria.

Electronic music is discouraged for the sake of creativity, so no music under "electronic" or electronic guitars.  You are encouraged to name your "fake video game", and give a brief description of it.

I will be the primary judge of this competition, and will finish judging on February  23, for the sake of giving ya'll time to work on this.  You will be judged on a scale of 1-10, for effort, uniqueness, simplicity/complexity, description, and separate pieces time limit.

Have fun!  I can't wait to see what you guys have got!  (BTW if you're having trouble, taking some inspiration from themes like Minecraft, legend of Zelda series, or Terraria, all of which have full soundtracks on youtube, will work excellently for getting starting bases to work off of.)

Please post your song to this group and the link of it here.

2 months ago
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CC#1 RESULTS

Hi everyone, and thank you for your patience and participation!  Here are the results in order of submission albeit not in a week like originally planned.  Thanks to every one of you for entering and making my compositions look bad!  Be sure to read your comments!

RANKINGS:
1st - @Vilega - piano forever with 8 points
1st - @Alice Minquez with 8 points

3th - @VGA with 7 points
4th - @NobleEwe with 7 points

5th - @Scott Kelley with 6 points

6th - @CrazyClique with 5 points
6th - @lizzapie with 5 points
6th - @CEJ2003 with 5 points
6th - @jmoses with 5 points
6th - @Kyle Soliz with 5 points

11th - @Corporal_Heath54 with 4 points

12th - @htwinsor DNF
13th - @dtorz with 0 points


RESULTS:

Vilega - piano forever
https://musescore.com/user/28390740/scores/5288858
Emotion: 2
Sound: 2
Playability: 2
Notation: 1
Creativity: 1
Total: 8
Comments: Very nice chords!  I don’t see a whole lot of 8/8 pieces, seems like it could be 4/4.  Also the left hand is messed up by the intruding right hand.  Just go ahead and use the ledger lines for the right hand, like in measures 4-6.  But pretty smooth overall.

NobleEwe
https://musescore.com/nobleewe/first
Emotion: 1
Sound: 1
Playability: 2
Notation: 1
Creativity: 2
Total: 7
Comments: This entry doesn’t count.

Corporal_Heath54
https://musescore.com/user/29494550/scores/5320588
Emotion: 2
Sound: 1
Playability: 0
Notation: 0
Creativity: 1
Total: 4
Comments: Could use some cleaning up of the score.  Also, the strings will kill you if you show them a held arpeggio like in measures 4-5.  Nicely captured the intense feel, good job!

htwinsor
https://musescore.com/user/30274507/scores/5362211
DNF.  The link you gave didn’t work.  Total points: 0

Alice Minguez
https://musescore.com/aliceminguez/scores/5107429
Emotion: 2
Sound: 1
Playability: 2
Notation: 1
Creativity: 2
Total: 8
Comments:  Could use some cleaning up.  For example, look at the trumpet part in measure 7.  Also a few times when you had to split the parts because of holding the notes different lengths, you forgot to bring them back together, like the flute in measure 11, fourth beat.  Impressively large scale for your first time ever, though!

CrazyClique
https://musescore.com/user/29266293/scores/5343220 
Emotion: 1
Sound: 1
Playability: 2
Notation: 0
Creativity: 1
Total: 5
Comments:  Not bad, my man!  Intro full of anticipation, and pretty easy to listen to.

lizzapie
https://musescore.com/lizzapie/musescore-experiment-1
Emotion: 0
Sound: 1
Playability: 2
Notation: 0
Creativity: 2
Total: 5
Comments:  Delete extra measures!  I’ve never tried an etude, but there are a few places towards the end I think you change motifs too quickly.  Nice break in 5-6 :).

dtorz
https://musescore.com/user/30678328/scores/5369188
Disqualified for not being an original.  Total points: 0

VGA
https://musescore.com/vga/scores/3043366
Emotion: 2
Sound: 2
Playability: 1
Notation: 1
Creativity: 1
Total: 7
Comments:  Perfectly peaceful piece, Shailey!  A few fingering issues: take measure 13: you start with a sixth, and the melody continues as such, but instead of writing it like you you have the left hand cover the bottom note.  Just make the fifth note in the left hand a half note and continue to use your right hand for the sixths.  Extra especially because the last chord in the left hand is bigger than what most people can reach.

CEJ2003
https://musescore.com/user/28774142/scores/5371011
Emotion: 1
Sound: 2
Playability: 1
Notation: 0
Creativity: 1
Total: 5
Comments:  Your title hit the nail on the head and I was blown away!  However, the sheet music is a mess.  Like measure four bass clef harp, oboe measure 25, and find a consistent way to notate your whole measure rests.  Also when you copy and paste, keep in mind that the dynamics paste too, so you’ll have to manually delete the repeats, like flute in measure 8.

jmoses
https://musescore.com/jmoses/scores/5371128
Emotion: 0
Sound: 1
Playability: 2
Notation: 1
Creativity: 1
Total: 5
Comments: For once a first that doesn’t look messy!

Kyle Soliz
https://musescore.com/user/5641871/scores/5371982
Emotion: 1
Sound: 1
Playability: 2
Notation: 0
Creativity: 1
Total: 5
Comments: Is this ad lib or what?  What’s 15/4? XD  It actually sounds pretty good and feels like more instruments should be coming in.

Scott Kelley
https://musescore.com/scott-kelley/vae-hora-update-ii
Emotion: 2
Sound: 2
Playability: 1
Notation: 0
Creativity: 1
Total: 6
Comments:  Notating the whole notes above the others (e.g., measure 20, left hand piano) isn’t necessary since you’re using the pedal.  In measure 17, the piano’s cresendo should be between the piano’s staves.  Especially because of the beginning and the end, but also all throughout, you better catch a really long-winded oboist!  This is really quite pretty, though, for being so young and inexperienced.

CC#1: First Composition

This competition is for your first competition to be rated on a scale of 1-10 by the appointed judges (there will be 3 that are appointed as they want to be made judges).  It is often the first composition that we cringe at the the most, eh?  Maybe we can also grade them on that scale.  Of course not.  You are also allowed to edit or update your score that you want to publish as your first composition.  This is an ongoing competition that is updated weekly.  The top 3 songs are rated weekly as well.
Let's go!

3 months ago
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