Okay. Here it is.
The house party this year is going back to basics. And, because of the mess left over from FAWM, we're moving outside to the arena at the rear of the Castle.
The bed track was giving me bother. And I was still overthinking it this morning. Thanks to the calming influence of @Amanda West, I've taken the whole thing back to basics. I want to focus more on the musical contributions and less on trying to produce some sort of radio play.
So, we're going with a 6/8, 24 bar blues in E at 120bpm.
I've created a very basic bed track and broken it up into some manageable chunks (links below).
There's an "A" variant and a "B" variant. Feel free to play with either or both. Just give me a hint when you send your clips. For example, you might want to loop round the A variant a couple of times, then just once round the B variant.
Go round the loop as many or as few times as you wish. Just be aware that I may edit you if your part is VERY long...
Any instrument, vox, or combination of both - your choice, no rules.
You can solo, play just rhythm, or do both.
Lyricists are more than welcome to supply words and we'll get volunteers to sing them if you don't want to.
The "ending" will only happen ONCE.
To give me time to produce the finished article without needing more trips to see my therapist, I'm putting a deadline of Sunday 12 September on this one.
I can accept audio files in most of the common formats - but I would ask that you cue your files to an obvious start point please. It helps me cue things up at my end.
Please let me have your audio as isolated takes. If you're at all unsure about the tech aspects of any of this, simply ask in this thread. There are quite a few of us who can help out.
You can let me have your files as download links (preferable) or as email attachments (unwieldy, but no problem) by emailing dragondreams(AT)dragondreams(DOT)org(DOT)uk
To give me a clue about the size of this project, please add your name to the guest list in this thread.
Okay. The bed track audio. I've supplied the individual chunks both with and without guitar in case that helps if you want to supply a rhythm section.
Once through the whole thing - 8 bars intro > 24 bars A variant > 24 bars B variant > 1 beat ending:
Intro only with bass, drums and guitar:
Intro only with bass and drums, no guitar:
"A" variant with bass, drums and guitar:
"A" variant with bass and drums, no guitar:
"B" variant with bass, drums and guitar:
"B variant with bass and drums, no guitar:
Ending with bass, drums and guitar:
Ending with bass and drums, no guitar:
I think that's everything. If in doubt, just ask.
Have fun! I am so looking forward to hearing how this turns out.
Here's a link to the kind of thing I have in mind for this one: https://www.hudsonics.co.uk/fawm2021/mp3/voicesinmyhead.mp3
THE GUEST LIST SO FAR: (I'll update this here as often as I remember).
@Amanda West - updating her satnav and learning some self-control (or new swear words).
@headfirstonly - your negroni is chilling nicely. In fact, we've been using it as a superconductor in the lab.
@dzd - called by and dropped off some stuff; heading back for another load.
@nate.gerry - arrived early, currently camping by the dead giraffe at the bottom of the drive.
@johnstaples - security werewolves alerted to the fact that he'll be carrying an item of noisy luggage, disguised as an antique bed-warmer.
@darcistrutt - your cowbells will probably trigger the scanners at the gate, but the security werewolves have been given a sniff of your scent from the handkerchief you dropped in Geoffrey's room at the last house party, so they'll let you through without problems.
@Ray D. Opossum - try not to make eye contact with anything as you approach the drawbridge and you'll be fine... probably.
@wobbie wobbit - name's on the list, definitely allowed in (she's with the band... allegedly).
@tcelliott - reserved parking.
@ductapeguy - bringing an inept percussion instrument.
@Fuzzy - will be attending along with everyone's favourite brass instrument.
@carleybaer - bringing fruit (I think that's maybe why she's calling at the Apple store?)
@Scubed - hopefully can be persuaded to act as our responsible adult.
@lowhum - in!
@kenmattsson - the bard will not be barred.
@Gm7 - figmenting us with his imagination.