Awesome CONTEST idea!! :D

Oct 21, 2015

Okay, so today I had an awesome contest idea (as you can guess from the title xD).

Well, here's the thing:

I will prepare a sheet with numbers from 1 to 10 and the 26 letters of the English alphabet. Each number will have a form of writing music (for example, a string quartet, a piano solo, etc.), and each letter will have a popular song (not necessarily actual). Then, each of the participants will blindly choose a number and a letter, without knowing what challenge holds each of them. When everyone chooses their number/letter, I'll show the list and you'll need to arrange the song shown by your letter in the way shown by your number. We'll decide a time limit, and then we'll vote for the best arrangement!
The aim of this contest is to have fun by mixing very different music genres and styles, so the arrangements don't need to be perfect; in fact, it would be even more funny if instead of making it accurate you'd change it a bit and vary it.

The options can be repeated; I mean, if someone chooses 3-F, that doesn't mean you can't choose neither the number 3 or the letter F. You can choose them as long as you don't repeat the same combination (in this case, 3-F).

Anyway, there are some impossible combinations though. For example, if you choose 2-C; number 2 is "a piano solo" and letter C is "Fur Elise", that wont make sense to arrange (this isn't a real example).
The impossible combinations are the following ones:
6-B, 6-V, 1-M, 3-Z

Let me know what you think about it! If you want to participate, please let me know it on the comments below, and start thinking on your number/letter combination.



1. Piano Duet / Piano piece for 4 hands arrangement
2. SATB (Soprano Alto Tenor Bass) arrangement
3. String quintet (Violin 1, violin 2, viola, cello and contrabass) arangement
4. Ragtime arrangement
5. Percussion ensemble arrangement
6. Large ensemble / orchestral arangement
7. Face-melting piano solo arrangement
8. Marching / pep band arrangement
9. Singer (could also be a flute or a violin) and a piano duet arrangement
10. Funky / jazzy / swing arrangement

A- Bohemian Rhapsody - Queen
B- Symphony no. 9 / Ode to Joy - Ludwig van Beethoven
C- Wannabe - Spice Girls
D- You’re the one that I want - Grease
E- My heart will go on (Titanic) - Celine Dion
F- Circle of Life - The Lion King
G- Baby - Justin Bieber
H- Singing in the Rain - Gene Kelly
I- Frère Jacques - Traditional
J- Gangnam Style - PSY
K- He’s a Pirate - Pirates of the Caribbean
L- Super Mario Bros Overworld Theme - Nintendo
M- Turkish March - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
N- Single Ladies (put a ring on it) - Beyonce
O- Highway to Hell -AC/DC
P- Take on Me - a-ha
Q- Billie Jean - Michael Jackson
R- YMCA - Village People
S- Old MacDonald Had a Farm - Traditional
T- Never Gonna Give You Up - Rick Astley
U- Bad Romance - Lady GaGa
V- Symphony no. 5 - Ludwig van Beethoven
W- Mamma Mia - ABBA
X- Tetris Theme A - Hirokazu Tanaka
Y- Rehab - Amy Winehouse
Z- Fugue of the Storm - Ashboy


When uploading please put your combination (for example, 7-T) on the title for us to know it's an entry to this contest :D

So, without further ado, LET'S START WITH THE ARRANGIN'!!


Actual participants:

- Mollymawk (9-R)
- MeTheDwarf (1-A)
- Geomancy (4-G)
- TheMasterXCalibur (4-C)
- Ezlo (4-N)
- evanfontaine (3-B)
- Shadow18 (8-J)
- Jenn Comishen (4-J)
- サファイアフルート (6-O)
- Lachlan (7-L)
- LucasHMusic (9-X)
- donjezza (2-Q)
- Tony McCahill (6-K)


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