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post Dec 8 2016, 09:13 AM
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Since it's going to be Christmas soon, I realized that I don't have any Christmas songs in my repertoire and decided to change that. So I started to find out the chords and melody to Silent Night and learn it on piano. That's when I thought it'd be fun to make some kind of collaboration or challenge out of it.

So here's the deal:
- Learn to play Silent Night on any number of instruments
- Record a video of yourself playing and post it until 24th December

Anyone can join (instructors too!) and it can be as simple or complex as you like. Just the melody, or just the chords and singing, jazzy version, with solo etc. Be creative. It can be a single-track or multi-track recording with multiple instruments. The only requirements are:
- It must contain the Silent Night melody at least once
- Record all instruments yourself (or create synths, drum patterns etc), don't use backing tracks

Anyone interested? smile.gif
We might even make one of those slick collab medley videos in the end cool.gif

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post Dec 8 2016, 09:42 AM
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i'm in !!

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post Dec 8 2016, 06:43 PM
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Quick and dirty take done in a couple of minutes. I accidentaly called it Oh Holy Night on youtube. Not sure if it still says that.



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post Dec 8 2016, 09:50 PM
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I'm thinking about doing a metal version !!!


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post Dec 8 2016, 10:44 PM
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QUOTE (fzalfa @ Dec 8 2016, 09:42 AM) *
i'm in !!

Cheers

Laurent


QUOTE (TylerT @ Dec 8 2016, 09:50 PM) *
I'm thinking about doing a metal version !!!


Cool, thanks for joining smile.gif

QUOTE (Caelumamittendum @ Dec 8 2016, 06:43 PM) *
Quick and dirty take done in a couple of minutes. I accidentaly called it Oh Holy Night on youtube. Not sure if it still says that.


Woah, first take already! I'll need some more days to polish my piano part before I even think of adding a guitar biggrin.gif
I like the vibe! smile.gif

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post Dec 9 2016, 04:21 AM
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QUOTE (Caelumamittendum @ Dec 8 2016, 10:43 AM) *
Quick and dirty take done in a couple of minutes. I accidentaly called it Oh Holy Night on youtube. Not sure if it still says that.


That was great and for putting it together in a short amount of time I enjoyed it. If you don't mind I would like to ask you what Key are you playing this in? And do you just play over the track I see? I know the instructions talk about no backing tracks, but I still would like to understand it........... Thanks. I would love to take a try at it.

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post Dec 9 2016, 05:05 AM
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QUOTE (Ken Slocum @ Dec 9 2016, 04:21 AM) *
That was great and for putting it together in a short amount of time I enjoyed it. If you don't mind I would like to ask you what Key are you playing this in? And do you just play over the track I see? I know the instructions talk about no backing tracks, but I still would like to understand it........... Thanks. I would love to take a try at it.


I just got the chords from ultimate-guitar and put together a backing track with it. Nothing special, just the string ensemble. I played it in a major. I'm not sure if that's the "original" key though.


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post Dec 9 2016, 05:26 AM
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QUOTE (Caelumamittendum @ Dec 8 2016, 09:05 PM) *
I just got the chords from ultimate-guitar and put together a backing track with it. Nothing special, just the string ensemble. I played it in a major. I'm not sure if that's the "original" key though.
Thanks..... that is a big help....A Learn more each day.


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post Dec 9 2016, 06:00 AM
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QUOTE (Ken Slocum @ Dec 9 2016, 05:26 AM) *
Thanks..... that is a big help....A Learn more each day.


I'm sorry that I couldn't help particularly more. All I did was get the chords, write them in Guitar Pro, export the midi and import it in my DAW, Reaper, and choose a sound, and then I played the melody on top. But as said, it's done very quickly, in a matter of minutes, so it could be better! smile.gif


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post Dec 9 2016, 06:36 AM
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Merry Xmas!



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post Dec 9 2016, 02:09 PM
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QUOTE (klasaine @ Dec 9 2016, 06:36 AM) *
Merry Xmas!


Beautiful! wub.gif Thank for sharing! smile.gif
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post Dec 9 2016, 05:45 PM
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That's a great initiative mate! smile.gif

I hope to find some time before my vacation to work on this one! smile.gif


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post Dec 13 2016, 01:28 PM
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QUOTE (Gabriel Leopardi @ Dec 9 2016, 05:45 PM) *
I hope to find some time before my vacation to work on this one! smile.gif


Great! smile.gif
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post Dec 14 2016, 03:52 PM
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Cool idea! Without a common backing, it will be seriously challenging to put it together as a collab simply due to folks playing in entirely different keys, at different speeds etc. But just attemping to put something like that together would be a great workout in musical editing to be sure!!

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Since it's going to be Christmas soon, I realized that I don't have any Christmas songs in my r..


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post Dec 15 2016, 09:58 AM
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Todd is right

without a BT we aren't able to done a collab....

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Nice ken !!!!!!!!

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post Dec 15 2016, 07:05 PM
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QUOTE (Caelumamittendum @ Dec 8 2016, 06:43 PM) *
Quick and dirty take done in a couple of minutes. I accidentaly called it Oh Holy Night on youtube. Not sure if it still says that.



Nice playing, nice tone....

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Great great great great and great playing wub.gif




Good idea !

I'm going to try to participate

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post Dec 15 2016, 07:28 PM
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QUOTE (Wyverex @ Dec 8 2016, 09:13 AM) *
We might even make one of those slick collab medley videos in the end cool.gif


A collab video isn't mandatory. I will try to make it work somehow but that's not the point here. It's about creating a song recording yourself. You don't even need to provide a backing. klasaine didn't do that as well. Just make it recognizable smile.gif If you manage with a single instrument, great!

I'll probably upload my own version next week smile.gif
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post Dec 15 2016, 08:05 PM
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Great initiative Wyverex! Its fun to see different versions of the same melody...hope to see more stuff like this smile.gif
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post Dec 20 2016, 06:49 PM
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I'll upload my video on Thursday. Any more videos incoming? smile.gif
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post Dec 21 2016, 04:49 PM
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QUOTE (Wyverex @ Dec 20 2016, 05:49 PM) *
Any more videos incoming? smile.gif

The plan is to upload a video no later than Saturday.
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