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KAE Challenge - JUNE 2008

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Dino Wodini - 12-6-2008 at 09:27

Challenge for June 2008

Okay, here we go.

This month you will be required to write a brand spanking new song in the following style:

REGGAE

Now this can be Funky Reggae, Country Reggae, Heavy Metal Reggae, Punk Reggae, Traditional Reggae etcetera.

The main aim of the song would be to hit the listener in the ear and get them to say “oh that’s a reggae song”. So….the song must emit a certain “reggae” vibe in say the Chorus or a Verse or maybe even the whole song.

The song should be no more than 4:00 minutes in duration and should contain the word “JUNE” somewhere in the lyrics.

Of course, KRISTAL must be used in some capacity during the recording/mixing process.

Multiple uploads can be made to the Soundclick page but only to fix minor problems such as fade outs/ins or other sound artifacts etcetera that occur as a result of the upload process. You should not re-upload a version of the song with added parts.


SPECIAL RULES
1.----In the case of a collaborative song where two or three persons provide input into the song in so far as adding a drum track, vocals or a guitar part then the Challenge Entry MUST be treated as a GROUP entry. In this case, when it is Voting time, the collaborators must place only ONE vote as the GROUP. You will have to decide between yourselves what your voting preference is.

2.----If an individual collaborates with other entrants then this can be your ONLY entry in the Challenge. This would obviously mean that you will invalidate your rights to enter a solo effort.


The page for the uploads and to listen to the songs is

http://www.soundclick.com/kaechallengejune2008

Entries can be uploaded until midnight Sunday 6 July 2008 (USA time). Voting will be in the following week.

I think that’s it. Simple and easy and I await in anticipation the flack regarding Special Rules.

Dino

Spiral - 12-6-2008 at 10:02

Quote:
Originally posted by Dino Wodini
REGGAE


Now this is a challenge for me!
Any good sites where I could learn the basics of reggae.
It's not exactly our (Finns) traditional music! :D

Quote:
I await in anticipation the flack regarding Special Rules.


Why would there be any of that?

leeevvii9 - 12-6-2008 at 10:04

Just break out the bong, and play!! Spiz. :P:P:P

leeevvii9 - 12-6-2008 at 10:06

Oh yeah, and say "marn", ...ALOT!!!!

leeevvii9 - 12-6-2008 at 10:15

But seriously Dino, excellent idea!! Say goodbye to your comfort zones folk, there going to the bahamas for a while. :D:D:cool:

Spiral - 12-6-2008 at 10:33

Quote:
Originally posted by leeevvii9
Say goodbye to your comfort zones folk, there going to the bahamas for a while. :D:D:cool:


That is a contradiction in itself, isn't it? :D

leeevvii9 - 12-6-2008 at 10:38

:P:P:P:D:cool:

Dino Wodini - 12-6-2008 at 10:38

So far so good.

Hey Spiral - maybe take in some UB40, Bob Marley, Police etc. So much out there.

Its not my style but having a go will be fun. The new genre - Heavy Metal Finn Reggae. Got a certain ring to it "Maaan".;)

Spiral - 12-6-2008 at 10:42

Quote:
Originally posted by Dino Wodini
Its not my style but having a go will be fun. The new genre - Heavy Metal Finn Reggae. Got a certain ring to it "Maaan".;)


No, I will fight the temptation to add heavy guitars to it!

But probably lose the fight.

No, stay strong Spiral!

But...

No buts...

Still...

..

.

leeevvii9 - 12-6-2008 at 10:47

ITs [reggae] about accents & dropping beats, in its purest form, isnt it Dino?

Have you tried "Metalheads anonymous" Spiral? :P:D:cool:

Dino Wodini - 12-6-2008 at 11:27

I suppose the pure Reggae does have lots of space on the drums. Mainly Kick and Snare I think. Lots of snare on the 4th beat of the bar??. I am yet to find out myself.

Karmanistic - 12-6-2008 at 11:31

OMFG I cant effin believe it Ive actually got this half-baked(pun intended) idea of a reggae song that I've been bouncin' around for about a week, what timing! Or is there a rule somewhere sayin I'm gonna hafta think up a NEW idea cuz that one's a pre-existing idea?:o

And I'd REALLY like to hear a heavy guitar based reggae beat, mon.
Too bad I only party like a rock star, not play like one.
Spiral, listen to the lil' devil on your other shoulder and SHRED DAT AXE!!

Four minutes? Sure you dont wanna add twenty seconds to that, Dino? 4:20 seems so much more, uh, 420ish, n stuff.

Not that I condone breaking any laws. Kids, stay in school.

Wow, I can see that KAE trophy avatar in my lil' corner now... LOL actually I'm gonna shoot for next-to-last place. May not be a coveted position, but at least I'm aimin' UP.

But then again dead last does have its charm..

combobob - 12-6-2008 at 11:32

Sounds good Dino.
I have one reggae type song under my belt, so I sort of know what I'm doing now.
Spiral, try this....
boom...chinka...boom...chinka...boom...chink.........chink
repeat:D:D:D

Spiral - 12-6-2008 at 11:38

Quote:
Originally posted by Karmanistic
Four minutes? Sure you dont wanna add twenty seconds to that, Dino? 4:20 seems so much more, uh, 420ish, n stuff.


Don't go there... :D
Seriously, do not go there.
I guess you have not been here long enough to know why, but trust me. :D

Partly kidding, partly not.:)

No, just kidding. Kinda. I'm confused myself.

Dino Wodini - 12-6-2008 at 11:39

Could have thrown a few "Chicks" in with the "chinks" a least:).

Karmanistic -
Song has to be brand new - created after the rules were set. Also, there is a lyric/vocal line required somewhere in the song. The word "June".

You are more than welcome to join in. More the merrier.

The Challenge just gives us something else to think about outside of what we normally try to create.

Karmanistic - 12-6-2008 at 12:01

Glad to be welcomed and honor bound to comply with all rules, thats me.

And if I gotta sing, so be it.

Looks like I'll get that next-to-last place after all.

2nd to last
last
THEN me

bigB1885 - 12-6-2008 at 12:43

Hmmmmm... REGGAE..... Tuba's !

musician-fishin - 12-6-2008 at 12:47

Send you votes to joestone@columbus.rr.com
:)

Spiral - 12-6-2008 at 12:48

What, MF, you gave up already? :D:(:o:)

combobob - 12-6-2008 at 12:51

New Aussie term for you Joe:
Piker!!;)
Then, he always was fond of fishin'
:cool:

musician-fishin - 12-6-2008 at 12:55

Ha ha, That was my first thought but I might be jammin....we'll see.

bigB1885 - 12-6-2008 at 13:03

Would this be considered Reggae: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tHbPD_bXaOA

leeevvii9 - 12-6-2008 at 13:25

Quote:

Would this be considered Reggae


Id say thats certainly got reggae qualities, bass certainly.

I consider PF's "Money", as in th reggae vein also.

Stoner, your "signature" tells me the rastafaran lifestyle would be to your liking???? :P:D ............NO, ....Wait! ............Dont answer that, the CIA's been bugging this place ever since Smurf's post disappeared!!! SSHHHHSSH!!!

...............WHAT????, ......Im just bringing him up to speed! :cool::cool:

musician-fishin - 12-6-2008 at 13:37

Doesn't sound reggae to me bigB

rkennett - 12-6-2008 at 15:27

The wife and I were in Jamaica two years ago for 5 days and this is what I remember

The term irie
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Irie

The godfather of what I call traditional reggae mon!
http://www.myspace.com/bobmarley
I think Three Little Birds has got to be my fav.

And a hybrid hip-hop reggae was pretty popular while we were there. I'm not sure what classifies this as reggae other than lyrics/accent.
http://www.myspace.com/seanpaul
I don't know how many times I heard that song 'Temperature"

I heard UB40 was staying at our hotel, but never saw them. This guy was about 10 feet away from me.
http://www.naani.com/contents/media/597c08020.jpg
He's in the band Steel Pulse.
http://www.myspace.com/theofficialsteelpulse

I didn't know who he was at the time, but I remember a lot of people knew who he was and were talking to him. An all-weekend Reggae music festival, Summerjam 2006, was taking place a couple of miles from our hotel on the weekend we were leaving. If we would have timed it right, we would have went for a day.

edit
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http://www.reggaesunsplashja.com/
Reggae Sun Splash, not Summerjam
----

I got a lot stories from my trip that I'll have to draw from for this one. We had to haggle for about everything, there was a one-legged street musician with dreds to his ankles, horrible roads, lot's of rum, etc, etc. Some stories good, some bad mon.

JWhis - 12-6-2008 at 15:34

Quote:
Originally posted by bigB1885
Would this be considered Reggae: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tHbPD_bXaOA


Close, but put the accent on the upbeats, not the downbeats

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rne1XDvQK2Q

Smurf - 12-6-2008 at 16:34

Sounds like fun....I hope I can find the time now!:cool:

musician-fishin - 12-6-2008 at 17:10

What, no Reggae vst?
;)

~PJ~ - 12-6-2008 at 17:42

Perhaps you'd better put me down as talleyperson... I HATE reggae!! :P

jim50 - 12-6-2008 at 19:07

Reggae.... THAT will be quite a challenge!

This is where alot of us must learn to SSSSStrrrrrrrretch ourselves a weee bit.

Ya Mon.:P

I thought the accent was on the "three" beat..... will have to play around a bit I guess, and see what comes out of it. This should be FUN :D

jim50 - 12-6-2008 at 19:14

C'mon PJ,
Open up a bit.... Just play what you normally do, and give it a "reggae" feel... this could be funnnnn.

Think of it as a way to send a "message" to those in a genre that you normally wouldn't connect with....this could be a big opportunity!

Sorry, no pressure, just going with the spirit of the Challenge, that's all. :)

JWhis - 12-6-2008 at 20:03

Hey tallyman, tally me bo-nana!

Gazebo - 12-6-2008 at 21:43

I was trying to come up with a reggae tune for last months challenge, but just couldn't come up with anything worthwhile. Now I really have to!

Nice challenge Dino. I'm off to listen to some dub.

cleanrug - 12-6-2008 at 22:09

I like this Dino! I was in a reggae band called Cryout and toured a bit with them. Jim50 is right, the accent is on the 3 if you are playing the traditional reggae beat known as "One Drop". However there are several other beats/styles besides one drop that are considered Reggae. The Guitar and keys accent on the 2 and 4.

here is a country and western classic played in the "one drop" reggae style.
http://ie.youtube.com/watch?v=Osx7-7vnYyE

I don't think we should get too strict with determining if an entrants song is/isn't Reggae. Most guitarists I know are incapable of playing a one drop correctly. I say just do your best and if you aren't sure if your music is reggae enough, be darn sure your lyrics and singing style are. I will vote accordingly if I feel the song is not Reggae enough.

BTW Pink Floyd Reggae??? Put the bong down Leevvii, your brain is cooked!!!:P:P:P

jim50 - 12-6-2008 at 22:15

IMO :P

Pink Floyd's "Money" is in 7/4 time.... not quite reggae in my book... it's closer to a "swing/shuffle" than reggae... and swing is a long way from Floyd. (btw... "Dark Side" was IMO one of the best produced records of 1975.... one of my long time favs. :cool:

Smurf - 12-6-2008 at 22:36

"What, no Reggae vst?"

No, but if you use the Grease Tube compressor on your bass you can come real close to that overdriving SVT sound that a lot of the early Bob Marley records have. Keep your stings muted and away you go!:D

And for those that are not quite sure what reggae is, do a search on Reggae on Soundclick and listen to a few of the groups there. But don't confuse the style called Reggaeton with Reggae...not even close! Some of the standard beats have cross stick Snare on the 3, sometimes 4 on the floor on the kick, lots of straight-shuffle hi-hat. Guitar chop on the"and" of the beat, and the bass doing...whatever!:)

If you want it from the man who everyone says was the King of Reggae, go to the Offical Bob Marley Site and give him a listen. :cool:

Gazebo - 12-6-2008 at 23:00

Check this out! Steel Pulse are the dog's ....

http://www.steelpulse.com/html/nomoreweapons.html

Dino Wodini - 13-6-2008 at 00:44

I am so glad there is a good vibe so far.

I personally dont do Reggae but there are some great suggestions for enlightenment already suggested above.

Up and at 'em.

Old Goat - 13-6-2008 at 01:18

Are you guys ready for Ozark reggae? We be jammin', mon!:P;)

Good 'un, Dino. Throw the old changeup...:D

Smurf - 13-6-2008 at 02:10

"Are you guys ready for Ozark reggae?"

Close the Challenge, we have a winner!:P:D:P:D:cool:

jm2552 - 13-6-2008 at 03:55

"Are you guys ready for Ozark reggae?"

Possibly the best line I've heard all week! Thanks OG!:D
:D:D

cleanrug - 13-6-2008 at 04:32

The Ozark Reggae Daredevils!:P

I already spoke out of turn about the rules. :o oops, sorry, I'll zip it! In a rub a dub style I'll pass the dutchy on de left hand side.;)

Leeevvii, just giving ya crap mate! I can kinda, almost, see where you were coming from with that.

bigB1885 - 13-6-2008 at 09:24

Quote:
Originally posted by musician-fishin
What, no Reggae vst?
;)


Yeah Mon.... here it is: http://www.kvraudio.com/get/317.html

If anyone wants this.... U2U me

Just a thought..... how will a song be defined as 'Reggae'?

Spiral - 13-6-2008 at 09:32

Quote:
Originally posted by bigB1885
Quote:
Originally posted by musician-fishin
What, no Reggae vst?
;)


Yeah Mon.... here it is: http://www.kvraudio.com/get/317.html


Wow, that's amazing.
Could one use it in a live situation? You know, give a mic to your wife and let her talk through one of those, especially if you have been drinking, right?

Dino Wodini - 13-6-2008 at 09:35

Hi BigB

I think it is defined by just having that feel/vibe/sound. Like "I know its not country and I know its not rock. hey, that sounds like Reggae". Know what i mean.:)

leeevvii9 - 13-6-2008 at 10:33

What , you mean like "Money", Dino? :o:P:P:P:P:P:P:P:P

No probs, Cleanrug, BTW, no bongs here bud, im just naturally crazy!

I should have said the bass line sounds reggae, to me anyways. And i think i might make mine 7/4 Jim, see if i can really test out the limits of reggae!!!

Mr Wodini, you are a genius, Son!!

combobob - 13-6-2008 at 10:53

Hey, i did a reggae style song last year called You Came Along

About how my life changed when my son was born.
CB:cool:

jim50 - 13-6-2008 at 15:15

leeevvii9 ... yep, you're right... reggae could be in 7/4 time... I didn't mean that because it's in 7/4 it can't be reggae, I meant IMHO "the overall feel of "Money" by Pink Floyd is definitely NOT a raggea type song.

"Get up, Stand up.... stand up for your rights" Bob Marley (King of Reggae)

I think the idea is to come close to a "reggae feel" .... no other limits...except use "June" in the lyrics... and less than 4:00 length. Kristal is to be used in the process.

I think I got it.... yes? no? :):cool:

musician-fishin - 13-6-2008 at 16:12

Quote:
Originally posted by combobob
Hey, i did a reggae style song last year called You Came Along

About how my life changed when my son was born.
CB:cool:


That's a great song Bob!

jim50 - 13-6-2008 at 17:59

Funny....as I was playing around with some reggae feels, I started singin' the bass line for "Money" :D:P:P levii... you got me! lol. :P:D

cleanrug - 13-6-2008 at 22:24

the band "Dread Zeppelin" used to play Led Zeppelin songs in a reggae style while an Elvis impersonator sang Elvis style over the top of the reggae Zep beat.

my fave is "Heartbreaker"
http://ie.youtube.com/watch?v=16LI4TUucW4&feature=re...

Immigrant Song
http://ie.youtube.com/watch?v=3CO7FPU7a2g

Black Dog
http://ie.youtube.com/watch?v=HcEvQGHge0o&feature=re...

rkennett - 13-6-2008 at 23:07

I forgot about these guys. I love the miniature bass on link 2 and 3. I need one of those. :) :)

cleanrug - 14-6-2008 at 00:40

Saw them in a bar here circa 1988

jm2552 - 14-6-2008 at 06:14

I had some reservations when Dino first presented this Challenge. I first thought I would sit this one out. Don't get me wrong, I love reggae, have Marley CDs, and actually one on vinyl , so I've been listening for a long time, just never thought it was my style to play. That's why I love this Challenge. Mr. D, you've sent me bacik to listening to those early tracks (great trip!) While listening anew, in relation to my own playing, I've discovered so much more. I don't know about others, but this Challenge has pushed me into a pretty deep study of rhythms, ones that I normally don't use. Long story short, I think this Challenge is yeah, making us all work a bit harder, but also very educational. I have to give Dino kudos for creating a Challenge that's fun, but also has a good learning curve.

Well, have to go check my ganja now.

J

rkennett - 14-6-2008 at 06:24

wrote all that crud about my trip to jamaica, but completely changed directions and wrote a song about a june bug :o ...well sort of.
but whatever, i don't think it will be ready for at least another week.

and jm, right on with the rhythms not normally used. this has to be about the slowest song ever for me, 66bpm.

Spiral - 14-6-2008 at 08:21

I am already enjoying this! Just searched youtube for some reggae lessons, so mine will be really basic and simple reggae song. At least that's what's going on now, I don't know where it will take me.

Dino, we should include June in the lyrics right? If I decide to sing in Finnish, is it ok to use sthe finnish word for it, "kesäkuu"?

Dino Wodini - 14-6-2008 at 08:46

No probs as far as i can see

jaa-ääni se on hyvä.

:)

leeevvii9 - 14-6-2008 at 09:08

sangen lystikäs, sinulle hanhi Dino!!!, Sorry couldnt help myself. :D:D:cool:

Dino Wodini - 14-6-2008 at 09:11

Hey D,
Have you applied for the dual citizenship yet:o;)

Spiral - 14-6-2008 at 09:12

Hey, stop it guys,
even I can't understand what the heck you're talking about!
:D

leeevvii9 - 14-6-2008 at 09:15

:P:P:P

I gotta get a better translator prog, good thing you speak english Spiral!!

leeevvii9 - 14-6-2008 at 09:21

BTW, was it Finnish or the English you refer to?? :P:P:P Im difficult at best in any language. ;)

It might be a bit freakin cold for my tastes Dino. :D:D

Spiral - 14-6-2008 at 15:46

Quote:
Originally posted by leeevvii9
BTW, was it Finnish or the English you refer to?? :P:P:P Im difficult at best in any language. ;)

It might be a bit freakin cold for my tastes Dino. :D:D



:P:P:P

Leeevi, what are you doing here when you should be writing your challenge song?!?

I have written the music and recorded it, now it's "just" lyrics and vocals.

Smurf - 14-6-2008 at 18:20

I got 80% of the music done, starting on the lyrics & filler guitar parts....:cool:

cleanrug - 14-6-2008 at 18:30

I have a few ideas ping ponging around in my melon so I will be putting something together for this challenge.

Finnish Reggae! That will be a first for me to hear! Go Spiral!

Also more kudos to Dino for making this the Reggae Challenge! Great idea mate!

Spiral - 14-6-2008 at 19:14

Mine's up!
http://www.soundclick.com/kaechallengejune2008

It is as close as I can get to reggae. Had sooo much fun doing it! Learned a thing or three too.

Should be according the rules:
reggae -check
time 3:44 - check
lyrics - has June in it -check

cleanrug - 14-6-2008 at 20:01

Irie!!! Spiral with dreadlocks!!! :D

Spiral - 14-6-2008 at 20:56

Quote:
Originally posted by cleanrug
Irie!!! Spiral with dreadlocks!!! :D


Yeah I know! :D

bigB1885 - 15-6-2008 at 00:00

Great tune Spiral.... I like the time change!

Spiral - 15-6-2008 at 05:23

Thanks BigB!


edit:

Some equipment used:
- My "Black DIY strat"
http://picasaweb.google.com/laripsspiral/Kitara/photo#518157...
- cheap SG copy
http://picasaweb.google.com/laripsspiral/Kitara/photo#517762...
- DIY bass
http://picasaweb.google.com/laripsspiral/Kitara/photo#517762...
- amp Tech 21 TM 60
- Boss Flanger, Delay and Chorus
- MXR 10 EQ
- Behringer Bass limiter (for bass and vocals, worked surprisingly good!)

Yeah, that's it.
No seven string or downtuned guitars this time!
But I love that high gain sound in that little "solo" before last chorus. Raw, bubbly, fat but screaming, kind of "too much sound" in it, makes it burst and growl. Over the top Gilmourish fuzz?

song for challnge

Malek24 - 15-6-2008 at 09:26

hello can some body send to me please the U2U mesg having the code for uploading challenge song to sound click website thank you (this is what they said i need a code or password) thansk!

bigB1885 - 15-6-2008 at 15:10

Quote:
Originally posted by Malek24
hello can some body send to me please the U2U mesg having the code for uploading challenge song to sound click website thank you (this is what they said i need a code or password) thansk!


Check yer U2U!

~PJ~ - 15-6-2008 at 17:04

BL has come up with a few lines...
You make me feel
Like a white man singing reggae
Like a penguin in the arctic
Like a snowstorm in June...

As I said before - I think we'll pass on this one ;)

jim50 - 15-6-2008 at 17:53

Quote:
Originally posted by ~PJ~
BL has come up with a few lines...
You make me feel
Like a white man singing reggae
Like a penguin in the arctic
Like a snowstorm in June...

As I said before - I think we'll pass on this one ;)


yeah....

Like a fish out of water,
Like a ........

I also thought.... hmmm...reggae? .... I don't sing rasta style....but then.... no one said we had to sing in any style.....just have a reggae "feel" to it..... so I thought...ok cool... I'll sing a tune that's reggae ish.... with a reggae rythm, ..... no rasta accent here...

I think this challenge has caused alot of us to think about going beyond our regular 'comfort zones" .... going beyond our own self imposed boundaries.....

I like it! :)

Mine is written, mapped out, and rough tracked.... sketching in different ideas....none finalized yet.... this is fun. :)

I'm not going to listen to any of the entries till mine is "in", so I won't be influenced in any way.:cool:

Malek24 - 15-6-2008 at 18:42

thank you now i just finishing song in time for deadline i hope
also, anyone in losangeles wanting to start up band? i am guitrist seven string and base

jaboc83 - 15-6-2008 at 19:52

Well, I'm sure I'm out of my league, but I'm gonna submit one anyways :D I spent two hours just trying to teach my self how to play a reggae beat on a drum kit and it wasn't pretty ;) . So, what do I have to do to submit a tune?

Spiral - 15-6-2008 at 20:35

Quote:
Originally posted by jaboc83
So, what do I have to do to submit a tune?


Compose a song following the rules. (This is very important!) :)
Ask for password and login name when you have your song ready, and then just upload it to the Soundclik page. Then, you're also required to vote in the challenge.

jaboc83 - 15-6-2008 at 22:40

Cool, I think I'm ready, can somebody send me the user/pass to upload my song? It's my first/last attempt at Mex-American Reggae :P:D It was a blast though playing a style I've never tried before.

Dino Wodini - 16-6-2008 at 00:57

Hey Malek24
Deadline is July 2008. Plenty of time.

Great to see some interest in the reggae theme.

Havent even thought about mine yet. Better get to work.

Spiral - 16-6-2008 at 07:52

Quote:
Originally posted by jaboc83
Cool, I think I'm ready, can somebody send me the user/pass to upload my song?


I did.

Spiral - 16-6-2008 at 10:13

Quote:
Originally posted by Dino Wodini
Better get to work.


Yup, it's pretty lonely up there.

leeevvii9 - 16-6-2008 at 10:20

I been working on the 7/4 reggae, but ive hit a wall, cant quite get the vibe 100%, think i'll start over, dunno yet. Darn its tempting to grab a listen Spiral, i cant wait to hear some SpiReggae!! :):):cool:

Spiral - 16-6-2008 at 10:38

Quote:
Originally posted by leeevvii9
Darn its tempting to grab a listen Spiral, i cant wait to hear some SpiReggae!! :):):cool:


Man, what you've got to lose?:D

Dino Wodini - 16-6-2008 at 10:42

Spiral Reg is good.

Just had a listen.

Nice job Spiral.

Spiral - 16-6-2008 at 10:45

Quote:
Originally posted by Dino Wodini
Spiral Reg is good.


Life is good. :D

Thanks Dino!

combobob - 16-6-2008 at 12:55

OK, I have some ideas. Something Spiral said about heavy reggae has caught my imagination.
"the song must emit a certain “reggae” vibe in say the Chorus or a Verse or maybe even the whole song."

I'm thinking about bending something in sections.......or something!!:D:D
Off to do some test tracks now....

Please have a look at the Eagles cover band that I play in new website:

The Bald Eagles

Nice looking site and quite funny stuff.

Cheers, Bob:cool:

jaboc83 - 16-6-2008 at 13:31

Thanks Spiral, I added my song to the page. :)

bigB1885 - 16-6-2008 at 14:02

Great tune Jake!

jaboc83 - 16-6-2008 at 14:11

Quote:
Originally posted by bigB1885
Great tune Jake!


Ha, thanks. I don't think I'll try to make a living doing Reggae though ;) I have a whole new respect for reggae drummers after this; No cymbal work, and the one-drop beat was a killer to learn for me!

cleanrug - 16-6-2008 at 22:11

The simplicity of the "one drop" usually throws most musicians off the first time they try it. Drummers, guitarists, keys, whatever, usually want to play more than what is needed and it gets jumbled up that way.

Good Job Jacob! You sure you haven't played reggae drums before? Loved the intro!

jaboc83 - 16-6-2008 at 22:27

Ha, I'm very sure. I almost put my fist through the snare I was getting so frustrated trying to convince my body to do something that felt so unnatural. I wonder if Reggae drummers ever feel the same way about playing other styles. It is really simple though; maybe that's what makes it so frustrating when you can't do it right away.:D

Smurf - 16-6-2008 at 23:05

One of the hardest things to do on drums I feel is to play a slow 60 - 80bpm with convincing energy for a 4:30 ballade. Some of those slow reggae tunes have the added challenge of the rhythm itself....lots of fun!:D:cool:

cleanrug - 17-6-2008 at 02:20

That is very true Smurf. A real slow blues can be a bear too. Duke Ellington wrote some killer slow tunes that can give most musicians fits.

jm2552 - 17-6-2008 at 05:32

CR, I should have realized that you were into the Duke. Incredible talent, no?

jm2552 - 17-6-2008 at 05:37

Well, I DID try to work on my reggae entry tonight...but...let's see...some chord change somewhere led me to Neil Young, that led to the Beatles (about an hour's worth of screwing around), somehow, that led to Eagles, Cream and then Allman Bros.

Amazing how all this ends up related. Gotta stop having fun now and get serious again!

J

cleanrug - 17-6-2008 at 05:53

I got started on mine tonight and did drums. My ears are shot now.

JM, my grandma gave me my first drum kit(s) on the condition that I learn to play jazz.

jm2552 - 17-6-2008 at 06:44

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Originally posted by cleanrug


JM, my grandma gave me my first drum kit(s) on the condition that I learn to play jazz.


Cool Grandma!!

jim50 - 17-6-2008 at 06:51

Well, mines in the can.... going to let it brew for a day or so... see if changes my perspective as far as mix goes.:cool:

C R .....you're Grandma was wise....she wanted you to get a good foundation... (ok ...maybe she just liked jazz...lol:P:P:D)

jim50 - 17-6-2008 at 07:00

Spiral .... I just listened to your "Moonshine"... nice! :)

I guess I'll need a U2U for the password and link.... :)

Smurf - 17-6-2008 at 07:15

Hey cleanrug, sounds something like my Mom, got me my first kit and then told me to learn "High Heel Sneakers" by Jerry Lee Lewis and "Honky Tonk" by Bill Blacks Combo...there was always a "condition" to everything when your that age!:P;):cool:
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