Fake It Challenge?

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Hey folks...

In FAWM this year I tried something, essentially a variant on the 'explore-the-core' challenge, where I gave participants a fake sheet -- that is to say, a complete lyric with chords -- and invited all participants to come up with their own tempo, melody, etc.

Just wondering if there's any desire to do that in 50/90 this year or if I should simply leave that as a FAWM game.

Cheers!

I'm in, as always

Yeah, let's do that!

of course!

I don't do FAWM. I might be game. Are these lyrics and chords that you would write? Would other folks be allowed to contribute fake sheets if they so choose?

@katpiercemusic As the 'game starter' last time, yeah, I wrote the lyrics and chords. But anyone can start games if they so wish. Smile
If you want an idea of what people came up with last time, you can hear the results here:
https://fawm.org/songs/tags/fakeit/

Cheers!

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Donatedwinnercts

I'm not gonna kid ya...still don't understand why the game is called "fake it". Where's the fakery?

@cts It refers to a 'fake book' which is a book of compiled lyrics and chords for popular songs. If you don't know the tune all that well, having the chords helps you 'fake' an approximation of what the tune should be. In this challenge, there is actually a song completely written before the challenge starts -- that's where the lyrics/chords come from.
I just don't let anyone hear it until later. Wink

I'll probably give it a try, had fun with the challenge during FAWM.

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Donatedwinnercts

@metalfoot - ohhhh...got it. I’m up for that! Thanks for the enlightenment!

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Donatedsph

Yes, that was fun

I would love to try it!!!

Chord progressions can't be copyrighted Biggrin Yeah, I'll put my paw out!

That sounds like a fun way to jump start the season. I'm interested.

Cool! I do something similar on my Facebook Lives that I call #blindcovers, where I'll take lyrics from a song I've never heard before and make up the rest. Love it!

Will be writing the song for this challenge later today and posting it for your fakery pleasure! So excited so many want to give this a try!

Will be writing the song for this challenge later today and posting it for your fakery pleasure! So excited so many want to give this a try!

You give and you give, like Santy Claus, you are. Sounds fun.

Count me in!

Yay! I was hoping this would happen! I'm in.

Fake it challenge is ready to roll -- you can find the lyric/chord sheet over in the FAKE IT CHALLENGE IS LIVE thread or here: http://bythefont.com/alex/5090-2019/heart.pdf