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    The TOT Music Creation Thread

    Hello lovely creative people, after an inspirational idea born in the tent, some of us think it would be a good idea to perhaps try something
    unique and creative allowing members to come together and create some music together.
    You do not have to have any background experience playing any instruments because you are all creative writers to begin with.
    Some songwriters begin writing a story using lyrics, others just write instrumental pieces allowing others to write words afterwards.
    There is no right or wrong way to make music so literally anyone can contribute in any way even if it is just a simple idea.
    However, there are some very talented musicians already in the forum who will already be aware of the logistics that goes in to song creation.
    So how do we start?
    Clearly we are all uniquely different in many aspects especially in music tastes, but the one thing we have in common is our quest to learn the truth.
    What better way to share what we have learned using the universal language of music itself?
    Already in the tent, some members have started jotting down some lovely lyrics that perhaps can be used so it was thought best to start a thread where we can encompass all these ideas together and of course find ease of access to the suggested material.
    Purple Lama suggested that we initially keep this thread members only mods until we are ready to unleash some musical truth into the universe!
    Okay so this may take quite a little while to get going because there may be many ideas that may need a different type of instrumental backing.
    So initially, might I suggest lyric ideas from those of you who wish to participate?
    You might want to write something to help people wake up?
    You might want to write about Tesla or Cayce,or about love and all its beauty, its all up to you, please feel free to be creative as you wish ....because you are all free spirits!
    For the experienced instrumentalists in the forum, and there are quite a few, 777, Modwiz, Tribe and John Parslow to name just a couple, if you want to contribute any original instrumental or percussional score to this thread then that would be also fantastic.

    So far I would like to cut and paste some lyrics that Fred, Ronin and BabaRa have already penned in the tent:

    (a) ronin
    I woke this morning
    Opened my eyes for the very first time .
    Perception overload,
    geometric shapes above.
    Colors that spoke of love,
    A frequency change in me.
    My life has now begun.

    But going where
    I know not, nor care
    Simply watching and waiting
    What next will appear

    (b) Fred
    I woke this morning to find I wasn't there
    The journey had begun, for which I'd not prepared
    Who was the stranger, lying in my bed?
    Quite rumpled and fuzzy
    calling himself - Fred!

    (c)
    Begin your own or continue with one above.

    Get the idea?

    So folks, here we have a wonderful opportunity to go on a journey together so lets see where it takes us.
    Finally there is no monetary agenda behind this idea, this is purely and simply a chance to see what we can create together working in harmony.



    Drum roll........let the show begin!


    Russ
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    Starting this thread was the way to go, Russ. I see a lot of support for the idea.
    "To learn who rules over you simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize" -- Voltaire

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    Quote Originally posted by Highland1 View Post
    (b) Fred
    I woke this morning to find I wasn't there
    The journey had begun, for which I'd not prepared
    Who was the stranger, lying in my bed?
    Quite rumpled and fuzzy
    calling himself - Fred!
    Nicely done Russ, could prove interesting. Not that I was really all that serious with mine, but you never know. For the record though my original couple of lines are right below, as Barbara had kindly added the feminine touch after words. It was quite a nice little addition too, just a little too much like something the lovely Mrs. Steeves might come up with LOL.

    I woke this morning to find I wasn't there
    The journey had begun, for which I'd not prepared

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    Russ, if you agreed with PurpleLama's idea, and it seems that you did, why didn't you put it in the member's only section? Every other section is available to non-members.

    As for music, I look forward to appreciating everybody's contributions, but I think I'll decline any of my own... my music taste is a little too eccentric to be of any use in this endeavour lol.

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    Hi'all - all songs need a chorus . . . maybe something like:
    " Cos I realise:
    Theres no need to bleed, no need to feel any pain
    You always get another chance to do it all again
    Once you get the hang of it youll never be the same
    Are you listening to me brothers, we live again and again"

    Hey - this is FUN!

    Suggested titles:
    Visions
    The loosh went whoosh (sorry
    Hidden in plain sight
    Life is just a game
    The ride of your life

    Just thinking aloud . . . . I bet Calz would be great at this!

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    By the look of the lyrics thus far, it sounds like this could become a classic Blues track. Shame I don't have a keyboard here, could add some notation and leave the chord pattern to young Russ - A great idea by the way. JP

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    Thanks Modz, I forgot to add that some members might wonder how they can contribute their voice or instruments to a song idea.
    There are many recording platforms that are relatively intuitively simple to use to get a basic idea recorded for others to hear.
    There may even be free versions of sound forge or similar on the internet for members to experiment with?
    I personally use Cubase SX5 but there are many others that might be just as suitable and hopefully free to download.
    Although I have not checked yet, I'm sure there must be way to upload these ideas onto the forum as an mp3?
    Even if its just a couple of bars on piano, guitar or a percussive rythym, it would help others be inspired to play a part or have a say in making the music evolve.
    Any members already experienced in the recording side of things please step forward as this would be a huge help!
    I have a busy working weekend ahead but will keep checking in when I get a chance to check our progress.
    Hopefully by next week be even able to contribute too.

    Russ
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    Quote Originally posted by Seikou-Kishi View Post
    Russ, if you agreed with PurpleLama's idea, and it seems that you did, why didn't you put it in the member's only section? Every other section is available to non-members.
    Hey Russ, if you decide you want to do that just let me know.


    Cheers

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    Yes please Fred, I did not realise I had not placed it in the members thread....doh!

    @ Seikhu, I'm pretty sure your music taste whether eccentric or not would add a uniqueness in the same way as your words do.
    We are all very different here....that is why we are here.
    Resistance is futile and I already love your lyrics.....

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    Quote Originally posted by Calabash View Post
    Hi'all - all songs need a chorus . . . maybe something like:
    " Cos I realise:
    There’s no need to bleed, no need to feel any pain
    You always get another chance to do it all again
    Once you get the hang of it you’ll never be the same
    Are you listening to me brothers, we live again and again"

    Hey - this is FUN!


    Suggested titles:
    Visions
    The loosh went whoosh (sorry
    Hidden in plain sight
    Life is just a game
    The ride of your life

    Just thinking aloud . . . . I bet Calz would be great at this!
    Calabash, your on a roll, I love it!

    Russ
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    Quote Originally posted by john parslow View Post
    By the look of the lyrics thus far, it sounds like this could become a classic Blues track. Shame I don't have a keyboard here, could add some notation and leave the chord pattern to young Russ - A great idea by the way. JP
    I can see you coming out of musical retirement John, I know how much you love music!

    Russ
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    John hears a blues song developing. That can make for a simple arrangement, although blues can be wide ranging as Led Z's Since I've Been Loving You demonstrates. However, it could be up a running soon.

    I hear upbeat rock, (pop-rock type) or folk-rock. Both lend to choruses and sing along better. A little more refinement time would probably be required. Not that time matters. Just thinking out loud.
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    Well, its daft o clock here in the uk and im gonna drift off to sleep tonight looking for some melodic inspiration as my form of contribution.
    Night all!

    Riss
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    I woke up this morning – I wasn’t feeling great
    Was it a nightmare – or was it something I ate
    I looked into the mirror and what did I see
    (I saw a great big) Purple Llama looking back at me

    I reached for my lippy and tried to comb my hair
    I looked back in the mirror but nobody was there
    While I was puzzlin, there was a knock at the door
    It was Modwiz, Sooz and Frances and another four score more

    Have you heard the news
    I’ve got the forum blues
    I see members everywhere, on the chair, on the stair

    There's Highland on the sofa and Barbara in the hall
    Sushi Kissy on his mobile, making a phone call
    Cearna's got a grip on Wolf Khan, he's lying on the bed
    Malc and Spiral holding him down to make him take his med
    [rhyme in everyone . . . .


    (S'ok - I'm going to stop right now . . . . . )
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    I do have a pop rock sort of ditty that could work. I'll work on using my new gear to put down a guitar track later tonight, if time and inspiration provide for it.

    I will mention that I have no attachment to anything I put up and having it not meet with acceptance is fine with me. Just helping the process is all I wish for myself. Feeding the energy will keep it going.
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