Morph Challenge

61 posts / 0 new
Last post

The morph challenge is: Person 1 writes a song.

Person 2 takes that song and changes 50%. 50% is whatever you decide: Lyrics, chords, instrumentation, style, or any combination.
Post a link to the morphed song in this thread and inform the next person in the chain.

Rule 2 is: DON'T listen to the other prior songs in the morph chain before you've finished and posted your morph.

[If you decide to be Person 1, I will also put you at the end of that chain, so you have the fun of morphing the morph [x5] of your original song.]

Who's in?

MORPH 1 (tag your songs #morph1)
@simpleiscomplex *31644
@Peter Arvidson *31712
@helen *31864
@kahlo2013 *31977
@sph *32078
@plainwhitetoast *32238
@simpleiscomplex *32541

MORPH 2 (tag your songs #morph2)
@helen+@Cicpisces - *31332
@Powerstars *31713
@squeakmouse73 *31853
@lowhum *32438
@kahlo2013 *32598
@tootoobee or @nateger or YOU <--- YOU'RE UP

--- --- --- ---
I have an idea for a morph web. Anybody can morph any song. Change 50-90%, post a link to your new song when you're done, and tell me which song you morphed, so we can try to track it. Let's see if this leads to mass confusion, or if it works better than the chain. [Ie Aug 2, there are currently 10 songs you could morph from]

Morph 1 mutant babies:
@simpleiscomplex *34978

Morph 2 mutant babies:
@Fuzzy/ @iveg *35173

Sure, I didn't sign up for any of the other chains this year. I feel less guilty about not owning a guitar with a morph than a corpse.

I'm in! How long should the song be generally?

@simpleiscomplex You have 6 completed songs. Which one would you like people to morph? [Easier than writing a new song just for the challenge!]

@Peter Arvidson You're re-writing the song mostly for yourself. Write it until it feels done. Typically 2:30 to 4:00. If the person before you writes something that feels too short, make yours longer. If it feels too long, make it shorter.

Happy to play along! Please add me to the chain if there is room!

@kahlo2013 Plenty room! Thanks for joining!

@iveg Give me a day or so to update the demo for Silly Sally, and we can use that one. I'm in the process of adding instrumentation, which might make it easier for people to work with.

Thanks for the update! Keep us posted!

sph's picture

Include me in the first round

@sph Added.

I'm morphing in

please add me to the first chain.

I'm in, but if you want a starting song, that may take a while (at least until the weekend). If someone else could start chain 2, that would be better...

@plainwhitetoast added to Morph 1
@helen added to Morph 2. If you come up with a song [or we can use a song you've already done] let me know,
@Cicpisces added to Morph 2. I see you've got only lyrics so far. Do we need to find someone who can collab with you on the music?

@iveg perfect! Thank you.

Yes I do lyrics. So need a composer.

@Cicpisces If it can wait until the weekend, I can do music to your lyrics. Drop me a line.

Sign me up for chain 2, please!

Ok, @Powerstars! You're on Morph 2.
@helen and @Cicpisces - are you collabing for the starting song for Morph 2? If so, I'll also put you at the end of Morph 2 so you can morph the morph [x5] of your song.

I'm good to collab if Helen is.

I'd love to do another morph. Did my first one last FAWM.

Right - here's a starter for morph 2

@Cicpisces + @helen Great way to start off Morph 2! You're at the end, so you can finish it, too Smile
@Powerstars You're up!
@squeakmouse73 You're in Morph 2 right after Powerstars
@simpleiscomplex Silly Sally is a good song. We could run it as is, if you're having problems making a backing track.

count me in for whatever is free Lol

@lowhum morph 2, slot 4!

Can I be greedy and be added to one of the other morph chains on my own too?

Is Morph 1 moving forward? I would be happy to do either 5 or 6 of Morph 2 if those are still open

@helen ok. I gave you a slot on Morph 1.
@kahlo2013 I gave you a slot in Morph 2.

@iveg I know, it's been considerably more than a day. I haven't been feeling well. But I'm recovering now, and I think I should be able to finish it today.

@simpleiscomplex Sorry you weren't feeling well. Glad you're feeling better!

Thanks @iveg

Finally, here is the updated demo so we can get morph 1 started!
@Peter Arvidson, you're up!

@simpleiscomplex perfecto! I've never played in the ragtime style before, so this will be fun.

Here's an idea. I don't know if it's practical.
Song # is posted. [ie Morph 1 = *31644, Morph 2 = *31332]
Any number of people morph Song # into Song #.a [b, c, d, e etc]
Any number of people morph any Song #.a into Song #.a.# [1, 2, 3, 4, 5 etc.]
Any number of people morph any Song #.a.# into Song #.a.#.a

And so on. There's no waiting. You can play as often as you want. You can morph whoever you want to morph, and anyone can morph you.
Would this work, or is it too confusing? If it might work, should we try it?

Hi all, and sorry for the wait! My bit should be up late tonight.

Also @iveg, I really like that idea! I feel like it could lead to a lot of potential with webs instead of chains.

@squeakmouse73 Aaaaaaand the tune is up! Here ya go:

Got the lyrics up. Just got to add the music. Hopefully it won't be a bad mix, as I'm just starting to learn, and still know nothing. Smile

Here's mine for morph 1 - Paging @kahlo2013

I am on it @helen - lyrics are done and now working on music vicariously bringing in a a collaborator for the music ....

Okay, @helen here is a morph of your song done with @Valerie Cox called "Sally Forgot"

@sph we look forward to your Morph of this

sph's picture

What an interesting topic in your lyrics, @kahlo2013. Let's see what I can come up with.
I'm busy with many other things this year but hope to do the morph soon.

sph's picture

@kahlo2013 I tried to introduce a new housemate for Sally
And now I'm allowed to listen to the earlier stages of this morph...

@plainwhitetoast please take over!

I'll try getting this going tomorrow night, with hopes to post it some time this weekend.
I've got the file.

Here is my rough demo for morph one: *32238

I plan to re-record it with my band this coming week.

On to @simpleiscomplex to bring it all back around where it started and wrap it up.

I hate that it took as long as it did to do as little as I did, and there were a couple splosives I wish I knew how to remove. Still working on best mic placement for what I have. Um, and why am I having problems finding where the tags option is?

Hi Iveg, if you're doing another morph chain, I'd like to take part Smile

@tootoobee You're slotted in Morph 2

Thanks a lot @iveg, yet you don't have to give me your slot in the morph chain!! I can well wait for another chain, there's still plenty of time... Or if you're done with organizing, I'd start a new post and organize a third one.

No problem! I want to explore the idea of morph webs, or mutant children. I started one, but changed 90%. I'm in the middle of other big projects (that I'm stalling on). Giving up my slot was the easiest solution.