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Title: melodeon.net compose-a-tune challenge
Post by: OwenG on July 24, 2009, 08:49:37 AM
I've written the first bar of a tune:

X:1
M:4/4
L:1/8
K:G
GABc d2cd|

I'm now passing this over to the good people of melodeon.net to compose subsequent bars to see what kind of tune we can collectively come up with.

Happy composing  :||:  :|||:
Title: Re: melodeon.net compose-a-tune challenge
Post by: HallelujahAl on July 24, 2009, 09:01:53 AM
Not fair! I can't compose in ABC :(
Title: Re: melodeon.net compose-a-tune challenge
Post by: OwenG on July 24, 2009, 09:08:15 AM
Ah.

If you post it as a bar of music using notation software I'd be happy to convert it to ABC.

Alternatively, whistle it over t'internet to me  ;)
Title: Re: melodeon.net compose-a-tune challenge
Post by: Lester on July 24, 2009, 09:17:49 AM
X:1
T: Mel Net Shuffle
M:4/4
L:1/8
K:G
GABc d2cd | e2 dc B2 G2|
Title: Re: melodeon.net compose-a-tune challenge
Post by: Chris Ryall on July 24, 2009, 09:42:59 AM
Splendid idea! They do say the French tune dromadaire was composed by a committee. You've picked  out our first 5 notes as major. I'd personally like to move bar 2 into minor as a contrast - that means using either Eb and F natural  >:E  Keeping the F# sounds rather more 'Lawrence of Arabia'.  I think might even get both F's in there somehow? 'F' as in 'F oFF' I hear someone say  ;)

Got to go to a meting just now - but will come back. I'll stick rigorously to notes easily available on a 2 row with accidentals.
(http://fohn.net/camel-pictures-facts/the-pictures/Arabian-Camel-800x600.jpg)

Back: hmmmm I didn't get quite what I wanted at work either! Never mind, the dromedary is a notoriously stubborn and obstreperous beast. I'm stuck here on call and if it's quiet can come back after the weekend with something 'alternative' starting on those same notes.

Look forward to main theme too ... sounding nice already. Chris
Title: Re: melodeon.net compose-a-tune challenge
Post by: Sebastian on July 24, 2009, 10:35:42 AM
X:1
T: Mel Net Shuffle
M:4/4
L:1/8
K:G
GABc d2cd | e2dc B2G2 |GABc d2cd | e2dc ABA2 |
Title: Re: melodeon.net compose-a-tune challenge
Post by: Steve_freereeder on July 24, 2009, 03:44:05 PM
Well, we've got to the end of a 4-bar phrase, so the logical thing would be to repeat the first bar again:

X:1
T: Mel Net Shuffle
M:4/4
L:1/8
K:G
GABc d2cd | e2dc B2G2 |GABc d2cd | e2dc ABA2 |%
GABc d2cd |
Title: Re: melodeon.net compose-a-tune challenge
Post by: Steve_freereeder on July 24, 2009, 03:49:25 PM
thinks: This is a really up-market version of Mornington Crescent.
I love it!
Title: Re: melodeon.net compose-a-tune challenge
Post by: OwenG on July 24, 2009, 04:27:34 PM
X:1
T: Mel Net Shuffle
M:4/4
L:1/8
K:G
GABc d2cd | e2dc B2G2 |GABc d2cd | e2dc ABA2 |%
GABc d2cd | fdgd fded  |
Title: Re: melodeon.net compose-a-tune challenge
Post by: Steve_freereeder on July 24, 2009, 04:32:57 PM
Can I have another turn?

X:1
T: Mel Net Shuffle
M:4/4
L:1/8
K:G
GABc d2cd | e2dc B2G2 |GABc d2cd | e2dc ABA2 |%
GABc d2cd | fdgd fded| cBAc BAGB   |

Only one more bar to go to finish the A-music....
Shall we repeat the whole A?
Title: Re: melodeon.net compose-a-tune challenge
Post by: OwenG on July 24, 2009, 04:42:33 PM
Quote
Shall we repeat the whole A?

I think we should.

Then off to the B music. I wonder where that will take us . . .
Title: Re: melodeon.net compose-a-tune challenge
Post by: ladydetemps on July 24, 2009, 04:46:00 PM
Quote
Shall we repeat the whole A?

I think we should.

Then off to the B music. I wonder where that will take us . . .
Mornington Crescent!
sorry...could help it.
Title: Re: melodeon.net compose-a-tune challenge
Post by: Pete Dunk on July 24, 2009, 07:07:36 PM
X:1
T: Mel Net Shuffle
M:4/4
L:1/8
K:G
|:GABc d2cd | e2dc B2G2 |GABc d2cd | e2dc ABA2 |%
GABc d2cd | fdgd fded| cBAc BAGB  | GBAG FAG2 :|
Title: Re: melodeon.net compose-a-tune challenge
Post by: Chris Ryall on July 24, 2009, 07:44:11 PM
X:1
T: Mel Net Shuffle
M:4/4
L:1/8
K:G
|:GABc d2cd | e2dc B2G2 |GABc d2cd | e2dc ABA2 |%
GABc d2cd | fdgd fded| cBAc BAGB  | GBAG FAG2 :|
|gfdf ceag |
Title: Re: melodeon.net compose-a-tune challenge
Post by: Pete Dunk on July 25, 2009, 06:16:16 PM
X:1
T: Mel Net Shuffle
M:4/4
L:1/8
K:G
GABc d2cd | e2dc B2G2 |GABc d2cd | e2dc ABA2 |%
GABc d2cd | fdgd fded| cBAc BAGB  | GBAG FAG2 |
|gfdf ceag | baeg FGBA |

Q:1/4=160?
R:?
C: >:E
Title: Re: melodeon.net compose-a-tune challenge
Post by: Pete Dunk on July 25, 2009, 06:35:28 PM
C: >:E

C:The Low Level Ranters  ;D
Title: Re: melodeon.net compose-a-tune challenge
Post by: Steve_freereeder on July 26, 2009, 10:25:51 AM
X:1
T: Mel Net Shuffle
M:4/4
L:1/8
K:G
P:A
GABc d2cd | e2dc B2G2 |GABc d2cd | e2dc ABA2 |%
GABc d2cd | fdgd fded| cBAc BAGB  | GBAG FAG2 :|
P:B
|gfdf ceag | baeg FGBA | EFGA B2 e2 |
Title: Re: melodeon.net compose-a-tune challenge
Post by: EeeJay on July 26, 2009, 06:29:24 PM
X:1
T: Mel Net Shuffle
M:4/4
L:1/8
K:G
P:A
GABc d2cd | e2dc B2G2 |GABc d2cd | e2dc ABA2 |%
GABc d2cd | fdgd fded| cBAc BAGB  | GBAG FAG2 :|
P:B
|gfdf ceag | baeg FGBA | EFGA B2 e2 |d z (3DEF E2 D2|

With a nod to Bill Bailey (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wvqSaQ1yijs)... ;D

Ed J
Title: Re: melodeon.net compose-a-tune challenge
Post by: OwenG on July 31, 2009, 01:05:59 PM
Thought I'd bring this one back to life . . .

X:1
T: Mel Net Shuffle
M:4/4
L:1/8
K:G
P:A
GABc d2cd | e2dc B2G2 |GABc d2cd | e2dc ABA2 |%
GABc d2cd | fdgd fded| cBAc BAGB  | GBAG FAG2 :|
P:B
|gfdf ceag | baeg FGBA | EFGA B2 e2 |d z (3DEF E2 D2|%
DGBG EGce |
Title: Re: melodeon.net compose-a-tune challenge
Post by: Pete Dunk on July 31, 2009, 08:40:34 PM
Thought I'd bring this one back to life . . .

I've already had two goes at this and feel I shouldn't hog any more of the tune, and the fyffes banana jingle threw me a bit...  ::)