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post Aug 13 2009, 02:18 PM
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post Aug 13 2009, 02:22 PM
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maybe a songwriting competition, the song has to be complete with backing track.
except this one has a twist... you must include riffs/solos from 1 lesson at GMC.

youd have to select the lesson and then write a song around the solos and riffs provided.
winner gets decided by vote?


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post Aug 13 2009, 02:24 PM
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Wiki Writers Competition Round II

The first one encouraged a lot of people to write high quality articles and it filled the wiki with more than 100 articles in juat a few months!


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post Aug 13 2009, 02:29 PM
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QUOTE (muntahunta @ Aug 13 2009, 03:22 PM) *
maybe a songwriting competition, the song has to be complete with backing track.
except this one has a twist... you must include riffs/solos from 1 lesson at GMC.

youd have to select the lesson and then write a song around the solos and riffs provided.
winner gets decided by vote?


hmm songwriting...I am not so sure - you might win that one! laugh.gif

No seriously that's a cool idea - the only problem I see is that we might not get that many participants (at least if we compare with "non-playing" competitions)

QUOTE (ZakkWylde @ Aug 13 2009, 03:24 PM) *
Wiki Writers Competition Round II

The first one encouraged a lot of people to write high quality articles and it filled the wiki with more than 100 articles in juat a few months!


Well, same answer to you Zakk!! tongue.gif

No seriously (once again) - this is something I have been thinking about for quite a while - it would cool to throw in some great prizes and launch a new wiki competition!
edit - do we have any more suggestions about the details of a new wiki competition, what would we want to see?

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muntahunta
post Aug 13 2009, 02:34 PM
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haha smile.gif
ok heres another suggestion that may be of interest...

An Advertising Competition

Make an advert for GMC using either a jingle or a poster or a flash presentation or a video or any other media.
This advert could not only win you a cool prize but it would benefit GMC too, maybe being used to advertise the website in some way smile.gif
obviously there should be guidelines and rules but all that is the fineprint tongue.gif

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Just to clarify a jingle would be like an advert you heard on the radio or a television

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post Aug 13 2009, 02:37 PM
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QUOTE (muntahunta @ Aug 13 2009, 03:34 PM) *
haha smile.gif
ok heres another suggestion that may be of interest...

An Advertising Competition

Make an advert for GMC using either a jingle or a poster or a flash presentation or a video or any other media.
This advert could not only win you a cool prize but it would benefit GMC too, maybe being used to advertise the website in some way smile.gif
obviously there should be guidelines and rules but all that is the fineprint tongue.gif

EDIT---
Just to clarify a jingle would be like an advert you heard on the radio or a television

that's a really cool idea as well - I can image we would see quite some hilarious contributions!

By the way do you guys remember the "are you funny" competition..? biggrin.gif


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post Aug 13 2009, 02:40 PM
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QUOTE (Kristofer Dahl @ Aug 13 2009, 02:37 PM) *
that's a really cool idea as well - I can image we would see quite some hilarious contributions!

By the way do you guys remember the "are you funny" competition..? biggrin.gif


i think i must have been away for that one sad.gif


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post Aug 13 2009, 02:44 PM
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QUOTE (muntahunta @ Aug 13 2009, 03:40 PM) *
i think i must have been away for that one sad.gif


It was the one with me and the Ostrich:
https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/guitar_fo...showtopic=19004


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post Aug 13 2009, 02:47 PM
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QUOTE (ZakkWylde @ Aug 13 2009, 02:24 PM) *
Wiki Writers Competition Round II

The first one encouraged a lot of people to write high quality articles and it filled the wiki with more than 100 articles in juat a few months!

You mean I've been doing these just for FUN?????????
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post Aug 13 2009, 02:48 PM
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i have no idea why but i cannot stop laughing at that ostrich!


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post Aug 13 2009, 03:06 PM
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QUOTE (muntahunta @ Aug 13 2009, 03:48 PM) *
i have no idea why but i cannot stop laughing at that ostrich!


yes I know he seemed a little...tense. That's why I couldn't resist teasing him a little laugh.gif


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post Aug 13 2009, 03:17 PM
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QUOTE (ZakkWylde @ Aug 13 2009, 03:24 PM) *
Wiki Writers Competition Round II

The first one encouraged a lot of people to write high quality articles and it filled the wiki with more than 100 articles in juat a few months!


I'm all for a new Wiki competition! (Obviously laugh.gif, I wouldn't take part but organize it this time!)

We can make a section for it where we keep a regularly updated scoreboard, links to the entries & marks they get, competition guidelines etc. smile.gif

On top of that there are several wiki projects going on such as the guitarist & genres lists, needed entries, as well as many different portals going on that should inspire participants to pick and create new entries. cool.gif

Plus a lot of new & old GMCers would get an extra motivation to finally jump in the Wikiers ranks!

Wiki! Wiki! Wiki! smile.gif



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post Aug 13 2009, 03:23 PM
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How bout a new T-shirt design contest? Or, maybe a GMC banner contest for the future layout?


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post Aug 13 2009, 03:29 PM
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As far as I understand, most of the competitions are about 1 of these 2 things or both:

1) Making GMCers to practice and become better guitarists
2) Promote a features of the site

So what about a REC program competition?? wink.gif
That should make people practice GMC lessons like crazy tongue.gif

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Feels like the last one featured songwriting and arrangement so the wiki concept may be the better way to go. If we want it to be songwriting related without being a repeat of the last one, here's something I've been wanting to do/see for a long time for both music and comedy.

Some of my favorite songs are not really my favorite songs but rather are tunes that some musician or group has re-arranged into a new musical style. This is often best when the "target" style is far removed from the original. Gangsta Rap to Acoustic Folk, Gangsta Rap to Country, etc.

Some examples from youtube, if it will let me:

Dynamite Hack made a terrible early 90's rap "Boyz in the Hood" into a great song:


The Gourds (I always thought this was OAR) made a great country revision of Snoop's "Gin N Juice":


We even have a few lessons like this, in the "Canon Rock" collection. I think Marcus' band Blind Guardian has a cool metal version of Surfin' USA, yeah?

So why not make a contest to arrange some old well known (within their genre) songs into a new and inappropriate style? Metal to Country, Country to Emo/Rock, Pop to Neoclassical? Folk to Death? Seems like a few learning opportunities as well as some good comedy.

Really, who wouldn't want to hear Lian or Kris belting out Britney's "Oops, I did it again" in metal vocals?



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QUOTE (jafomatic @ Aug 13 2009, 10:31 AM) *
Really, who wouldn't want to hear Lian or Kris belting out Britney's "Oops, I did it again" in metal vocals?



I would pay to see that! laugh.gif Might be some copyright issues though.. sad.gif


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QUOTE (skennington @ Aug 13 2009, 09:37 AM) *
I would pay to see that! laugh.gif Might be some copyright issues though.. sad.gif


Definitely can't provide tabs and such on GMC, that's true. Could be that GMC just sets the rules and picks a few songs that are extreme examples of their native musical styles and leaves the rest up to the competitors. Ought to be great experience to transcribe the songs ourselves (even if there's some help from tabs we might go find elsewhere), right?

And dude, yeah. I would pay to hear that as well smile.gif


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QUOTE (jafomatic @ Aug 13 2009, 04:31 PM) *
Really, who wouldn't want to hear Lian or Kris belting out Britney's "Oops, I did it again" in metal vocals?


biggrin.gif biggrin.gif I think Children of Bodom might have done that already.

By the way if someone handed me a metal arrangement of that song, I'd gladly sing it! biggrin.gif Really!

As for the competition we could upload the videos/songs to youtube (if there is no video we could just have a static image) - if we do that and don't have any tabs here it won't be a problem.

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Reason for edit: ooopsie bottom instead of bodom :D


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I have a couple suggestions.

Transcriptions, a GMC instructor upload a solo that is to be transcribed, best transcription win. This time the contribution must be sent via mail or similar though, since it would be easy to copy from other contestants.

Michael Jackson, Best interpretation of a Michael Jackson song or similar. Due to the recent loss.

Best drawing of a guitar.

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post Aug 13 2009, 04:02 PM
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QUOTE (Gus @ Aug 13 2009, 03:29 PM) *
As far as I understand, most of the competitions are about 1 of these 2 things or both:

1) Making GMCers to practice and become better guitarists
2) Promote a features of the site

So what about a REC program competition?? wink.gif
That should make people practice GMC lessons like crazy tongue.gif


The comp centered around the REC program seems cool.

Maybe the prize for that competition would be like custom GMC forum profile graphics, custom name-thingies laugh.gif for those titles you get when you pass the REC and maybe a chance to meet a GMC instructor of your choice (probably not going to happen, but worth metioning)

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