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Anthem Melody Posting
Topic Started: 7 Jun 2008, 01:01 AM (3,191 Views)
Nonayourbeeswax
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Here is the topic in which you can post your melody ideas for the anthem.

Note: Only post basic melodies. One per person. After the deadline we will vote on the three best melodies. Then we will see who can arrange them together the best.

Guidelines
Mood: Inspirational, Majestic, Happy, Proud.
Time Signature: 4/4. Lets keep this basic people.
Key: C. We can transpose if we need to.
Difficulty: Keep this simple. Not to fast. While writing think if somebody new can play it but somebody more familiar with the ocarina can spruce it up and add grace notes.

Deadline: June 22th.

I will be on vacation and without internet on the 8th and for a whole week. If you want to contact me I can reply after this time.
Edited by Nonayourbeeswax, 15 Jun 2008, 11:35 PM.
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shadowyi
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Sorry it's not an actual anthem response, but as I was brainstorming I suddenly thought of a question. Would it be okay if this is based off another song? Or would you like completely original compositions?
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Pandaman
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I think songs based on other songs would be a good idea, just a long as it's changed a little... Even if it is just lyrics xD *plans to start work on the borat song* xD
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Nonayourbeeswax
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Yes. It can be based after other songs.
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stevtomato
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Hey, 2/4 is ok right? XD It's basically the same as 4/4 anyway (well not technically)




Edit:

I've came out with some stuff.

Listen.
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Well, I know it's more complicated than you thought of, but I can't help but modulate to Eflat major, it just makes it sounds so much grander XD (the modulation).

The range and everything else can be changed still, so no worries. Plus, if this is chosen im thinking of putting this at the end end, to make a grand ending, while the others can go first (with a slightly less grand themes, just like Pomp!).

Maestoso means majestically. Oh and the piano accompaniment is just as a guidelines to the harmony (because harmony is just as important as the melody). The big accompaniment I thought of for this is the orchestra... Would be cool to have strings tremoloing broken chords, harp glissandi, brass stuff and all...

So yeah.... PICK MINE T.T :P

Go :TON:

I hope you like it!
Edited by stevtomato, 16 Jun 2008, 12:47 AM.
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Turbo852
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If anyone needs inspiration or wants to listen to different anthems of the world, check out this site I found:
MIDI Atlas
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Steve's Anthem FTW!

I really like it! :XD:
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DeepRed
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I like Tomato's! It's got the happy, uplifting Miyazaki-esque thing going on! :)
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stevtomato
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Muhaha, of course u like Tomato's, Tomato's the only one who have posted something!!

PEOPLE! POST ANTHEMS!!!! T.T

Thanks btw, Gaspoo and DeepRed! =D
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DeepRed
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Well I've never written a song in my life and wouldn't know how, so I'm out of the running :)
But yes, more entries! Or we wont need that special camera I bought for the photo-finish!

"And it's Veggie by a nose!"
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Nonayourbeeswax
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Wow Mr. Tanoto that was amazing. And Yah 2/4 is fine. I just did not want people to have weird time sigs like 8/12. Maybe we can make 2 versions of the final song. One that stays in C and one that goes to EFLAT MAJOR.
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stevtomato
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Has to be in E flat!

Btw I just found out, D major is better than C major, coz then instead of going to stupid Eflat (3 flats), it will go to F major! Nice, easy and lovely! =D

NON? legasp

Anyway, it has to modulate! T_T Otherwise it loses its grandeurness XD

8/12 lmao.. that would be weird, 12/8 exist and it's not weird at all, but 8/12 =_=

Actually, I was thinking of this piece I wrote earlier on, but it's too hard to arrange it to an Ocarina friendly register XD Plus, it's too grand XD And unsuitable T_T
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Nonayourbeeswax
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Here is my attempted:
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It is not very anthem like so it may not be the top candidate.



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stevtomato
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It's pretty good hey. I think some of the chords can be changed and it will sound really doog! =D

I mean good =_=
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Nonayourbeeswax
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Thanks for the feedback. I'm not good with chords. BTW the 8/12 thing was just random numbers. Now that I look at it, it is very obscure. I've never heard of a 12th note.
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stevtomato
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that's why XD

1, 2, 4, 8, 16, 32, 64 etc...

It works like this =P

Ok, seems like nobody else is going to post here, ill move it to announcement.
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Bump with a note....

Guys, if you arn't going to post any more songs... you will end up with just Nona's and my tunes, so we will have to play these! XD

Muhaha, so post more choices for a poll!
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Nonayourbeeswax
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Ends in 5 Days. Please post songs. At least one more.

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stevtomato
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Yes, cmon! T_T
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Nonayourbeeswax
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Seriously. Somebody can do better then me.
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shadowyi
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Okay okay hang on a tic! I'll get to it tomorrow night if I don't have to work.
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Nonayourbeeswax
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Did anybody say techno? TECHNO TIME

I made this in 3 minutes. I got really bored so I added Mr. Tanotos an my song together. Then O played with the instruments in GarageBand and came up with this.

EDIT: Damn the files broken. I'll have to redo it.

EDIT: Fixed. I use a better uploading site so its a double win. :excited:
Edited by Nonayourbeeswax, 18 Jun 2008, 07:59 PM.
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ForestsRequiem
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Well, I started to work on one, I started with an organ working toward a back track first, but it sounds too serious, like something you would hear at a funeral. I'll add the midi if anyone cares to hear, but I'm going to try again starting with the melody...the organ piece doesn't have much of an end to it, but if someone (like tomato) who plays organ wants to finish/elaborate it and show me the result that's fine by me!
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Nonayourbeeswax
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The song was cool but it does sound like funeral music. I guess it could represent the scary period of TON with DocJazz hacking in all of the time. (Sorry to bring that up a bit.
Edited by Nonayourbeeswax, 18 Jun 2008, 08:56 PM.
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Nonayourbeeswax
18 Jun 2008, 08:47 PM
The song was cool but it does sound like funeral music. I guess it could represent the scary period of TON with DocJazz hacking in all of the time. (Sorry to bring that up a bit.
Lol, thanks

Well I tried to make something that sounds happier and I came out with this...this abomination...you can tell I don't know enough about music theory to write good music for more than one instrument...
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shadowyi
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Sorry, composing on hold. I'm going on an impromptu shopping trip for most of tonight. ><" I'll definitely think about tunes though!
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Nonayourbeeswax
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Nonayourbeeswax
18 Jun 2008, 08:47 PM
The song was cool but it does sound like funeral music. I guess it could represent the scary period of TON with DocJazz hacking in all of the time. (Sorry to bring that up a bit.
Music theory? I know nothing about music theory. I just do whatever sounds good.
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stevtomato
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LMAO the techno thing sounds awesome! =D Haha.... lol

Oh, the organ music is definitely funeral march like -_-
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Nonayourbeeswax
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Ocarinaman: do you want to use one of your songs for your submission?
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ForestsRequiem
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If you have a way to incorperate either one, then sure! Personally I like the organ piece more, but it is sorta despressing...
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stevtomato
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Maybe I can change it slightly....

Is there any one who wants to compose the faster, lighter sounding part of the anthem?
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Nonayourbeeswax
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We only have 2 days left so we need to get to it. Post submissions people.
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ForestsRequiem
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I don't care if you change my stuff, I would do more composing but I'm really busy for the next few weeks...
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I'm working on one, but so far it's only 21 seconds long. I'm not quite sure what I want it to be like yet.
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stevtomato
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No worries, just post them here when it's done! =D

First podcast post would feature TON's anthem so yeah =P
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shadowyi
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'fraid I'm not that great at composing... ><" I'm much better at modifying stuff when something is already in place. I had a tune in mind for the short part;

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My plan was to modulate it near the end and make it faster, using this theme and adding more ornamentation. ...but that part I composed sounds like complete in itself.. :facepalm:
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stevtomato
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Yep we can use this! XD

Hey we need a funny fast and cute ones.... U know, writing in that style would most likely have a beeter chance of getting picked, coz we already have 4 slow solemn o nes! XD
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Nonayourbeeswax
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Today is the last day for submission. This topic will be closed tomorrow (I'll have to get Mr. Tanoto to do it.)
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Myung
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Can't we allow people a little more time to come up with something and compose?

Not that I'm contributing anything here, soz I'm a musical retard. -__-'
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Nonayourbeeswax
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I think they had enough time but if someone else requests that I will give more time.
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stevtomato
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Yeahh plus we need to get it done soon for our podcast.
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The deadline is today, but do we have until the end of the day? I don't work today, so I should have time to work on it.
I just realized that because of our different time zones, some people may see it as the next day before my day ends. I hope they don't mind waiting what may seem longer than it should.

Steve: Quick question. I chose 3/4 time, but I am using a lot of eighth notes and dotted quarter notes. Is that supposed to be 6/8 time then?
Edited by Turbo852, 22 Jun 2008, 07:07 AM.
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stevtomato
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No worries, sightly late is fine..

Well 6/8 rhythm is basically 2/4... 6/8 is divided into two 3s while 2/4 is divided into two 2s... Read my theory section =_=
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Ah, so I think 6/8 would be better. I guess I'll change it then.
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6/8 sounds good. Quick, I need to arrange it for something! *u knw wat*
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