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WRITERS: Write or perform a Monologue for this song.

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NOTE: Please use THESE NOTES & THIS MIX as a reference.

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LYRICISTS: Expand the Lyrics of THIS SONG. Please use THIS EDIT has a reference.

SINGERS: Contribute Video of yourself singing with the Choir of this song. Please refer to THIS HUM GUIDE when contributing.

jeffpeff - Strangers With Guns (Reference Mix)
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VISUAL ARTISTS: Illustrate Visuals & Characters for THIS SONG.

ANIMATORS: Animate Visuals for this collab.

FILMMAKERS: Film Footage for this collab.

VIDEO EDITORS: Edit together Visuals and Footage for this collab.

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MUSICIANS & AUDIO PRODUCERS: Make :10-:15 theme-specific Opening Music - that integrates THIS SLATE BEEP into the composition - for each of THESE 8 THEMES.

UNTIL THE BELL RINGS Lyrics (REQUEST)

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SONGWRITERS: Please refer to THIS MIX as a guide for the monologue’s timing.

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This song “Until the Bell Rings” is moving along really nicely, and thanks to a new angle contributed by IAm1954, we now have more than just a love song coming from one person’s perspective; Now, it’s a duet, full of “will they / won’t they” drama.

The idea is: They both really like each other, and have gotten up the courage to tell the other at the same time. She sent him a note in class, and he sent her a text. Only, her phone is in her backpack and turned off, so she hasn’t gotten an alert…At the same time, her note to him is taking a L-O-N-G time to get across the room, passing from desk to desk (or something…To be determined). So, they’re BOTH waiting for an answer to the same question they’ve each asked each other, but neither is aware that the other has asked it…And that the answer is “Yes”. So they’re stuck waiting…

Debit72 gave us THIS GREAT BRIDGE that’s working nicely, and we’ve placed it into the song. And now, we need to finish the rest of the song’s lyrics.

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There are TWO things we’re looking for:

1) Two lines for the guy’s part

We still have a couple of lines to fill for the guy’s part: Check out IAm1954’s mix HERE to hear how these parts work. The two lines we’re looking to fill still are in bold and italics in the lyrics below (although in the recording, you’ll note that he’s singing something different).

2) The Monologue

This section, coming out of the bridge, will be an instrumental bed (probably the verse chords), with a spoken vocal, rather than sung. The lines don’t have to fit tightly rhythmically, but they should have some sense of balance in their phrasing: “Line, pause…Line, pause…etc). It probably shouldn’t be too dense with words…More flowing and low-key.

Since the guy and girl are trading lines throughout the song, they should probably continue doing it in this monologue section, too. Maybe she takes the first half, then he takes the second? Or maybe they continue to trade line by line?

A couple of things to consider: Usually, these things are delivered by the vocalist with a pensive, kinda stoic and solemn mood; Definitely an area for a bit of (overripe?) drama here. This whole song is just a bit cheeky, so this section is a good place to highlight that…Without being outright silly, though. Also, the words should mostly echo the song’s established themes, instead of adding much in the way of new ideas or left turns. Maybe it recounts their past brushes with each other? Or further describing the things they like about each other? Or each one’s fear (or hope) that the other will say no (or yes)?

Have at it, and once we’ve got the song written, we’ll be moving on to making the RECording!

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Before The Bell Rings Lyrics

Don’t let the teacher see
This note I’ve passed to you from me
But in this crumpled paper square
I tell you how I really care

(Her) How I like you so
(Him) Oh, how I like her so
(Her) Do you like me back, check yes or no
(Him) I sent you a text to let you know
(Her) Do you even that know I exist
And how i’m dreaming of your kiss?
And I’m tangled in my heartstrings
(Him) I’m staring at my phone screen
(Both Together?) Waiting here until the bell rings

(Her) I love the way you walk

(Him) (new backing vocal line)

(Her) And the way I laugh when you talk

(Him) (new backing vocal line)

(Her) I see how wonderful you really are
More than just a football star
And I’m tangled in my heartstrings
(Him) I’m staring at my phone screen
(Both Together?) Waiting here until the bell rings

Bridge

(Her) Freshman year I got a crush
(Him) Sophomore year you made me blush
(Her) Junior year I caught your glance 
(Both Together?) But senior year I’m gonna take a chance


16 BARS MONOLOGUE VERSE. CAN BE CUT IN HALF, DOWN TO 8 BARS(?)

(Her) How I like you so
Do you like me back, check yes or no, and I’m tangled in my heartstrings
(Him) I’m staring at my phone screen
(Both) Waiting here until the bell rings…
(Her) tangled in my heartstrings
(Him) I’m staring at my phone screen
(Both) Waiting here until the bell rings…
(Her) tangled in my heartstrings
(Him) I’m staring at my phone screen
(Both) Waiting here until the bell rings…
(Her) tangled in my heartstrings
(Him) I’m staring at my phone screen
(Both) Waiting here until the bell rings…

jeffpeff - Until the Bell Rings Edit Mix
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SONGWRITERS & MUSICIANS: Write or perform a Monologue, Ending, 8-Bar Bridge, and Backing Vocals for this EDIT MIX

CALLING ALL MUSICIANS & AUDIO PRODUCERS! 

We’re gonna start making the Opening Music for each episode of Season 2 - create short theme-specific pieces of music that we can use to open our TV show.

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MUSICIANS & AUDIO PRODUCERS: Make :10-:15 theme-specific Opening Music - that integrates THIS SLATE BEEP into the composition - for each of THESE 8 THEMES.

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Contribute to the “SEASON 2 OPENING MUSIC” collab HERE!

CALLING ALL UPRIGHT BASS PLAYERS! We’ve had some fantastic contributions to the "I Love Happy Endings" collab & the mix is sounding great - and now we’d like to add Upright Bass to the mix.

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UPRIGHT BASS PLAYERS: Add Upright Bass to THIS MIX. The parts that really need it is the Chorus & Instrumental section. What we need is a solid I-V with a few runs and walks here and there. This Bass will really glue this whole thing together. If you have multiple ideas, do multiple takes!

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Contribute to the “I LOVE HAPPY ENDINGS” collab HERE!

CALLING ALL MUSICIANS!

Come work with us on the Score for our RE: Money episode’s animated short film "A Chicken is a Chicken" about the origins of money.

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MUSICIANS: Play along to THIS SCORE with an Instrument of your choice. Please refer to THIS REFERENCE CUT as a visual reference for timing, as well as THESE NOTES for additional creative direction.

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Contribute to the “A CHICKEN IS A CHICKEN” collab HERE!

CALLING ALL PERFORMERS & ANIMATORS!

Now that we’ve got a Final Version of “EITHER/ORDER,” it’s time to perform & animate visuals for the patterns in the audio.

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PERFORMERS & ANIMATORS: RECord a performance of one in front of a Green Screen or White Wall LIKE THIS or create Animations LIKE THESE that correspond to one or more of THESE 10 AUDIO BRICKS.

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Contribute to the “EITHER/ORDER” collab HERE!

CALLING ALL MUSICIANS!

We’re going to head in a new direction for the Score to "Still Here," written by writer/director Rian Johnson for our TV episode RE: Trash. Give this new version a listen & contribute your audio to this short film.

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MUSICIANS: Play your instruments on THIS REVISED “STILL HERE” SCORE and refer to THESE NOTES for creative direction. Please contribute by MONDAY, NOVEMBER 11th!

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Contribute to the “STILL HERE” collab

CALLING ALL SINGERS!

The characters in wirrow’s “One Song” Short Film need your voices for the big musical number at the end - so let’s get your vocals on the track.

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SINGERS: Sing THIS SONG as one of these characters: The Princesses, The Engineers, The Glooms, and The Trolls.

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NOTE: Use THIS INSTRUMENTAL TRACK to RECord your Vocals to. The LYRICS are posted there, too.

ADDITIONAL NOTE: Please refer to THIS REFERENCE CUT for picture.

Oh, It’s Fantastic! HORNS REQUEST

CALLING ALL HORN PLAYERS!

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Come & contribute your instrumental parts to “Oh, It’s Fantastic” for the RE: Fantasy episode of our TV show. CONTRIBUTE HERE

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Notes from jeffpeff:

I’m very excited to announce that we’ve got a GREAT horn arrangement for this fantastical song and dance number written by a new hitRECorder, Dave Chisolm.  He’s written us a chart for two trumpets, trombone, and tenor sax.  He even went to the length of enlisting some MORE new hitRECorders to play and RECord the trombone and sax parts, and he played/RECorded the trumpet parts himself.  Bravo, all!

Now, we’re ready to put the chart out to the community and invite you all to play along.  Trumpet players!  Trombone players!  Tenor sax players!  Please lay down a track or two to help give us a still-bigger sound.

LISTEN HERE to a reference mix including the new horn RECordings from Dave, and links to the individual instrument tracks are here for Trumpet 1, Trumpet 2, Tenor Sax, and Trombone.  And here is a link to the chart.

All individual audio files start at measure 1 of the song, and correspond to this package of music materials I uploaded recently;  Use this .zip as the basis for your overdubs to keep us all in sync, please.  And remember to upload your tracks without any backing track, solo’d, with no reverb please.

Oh, and:  Dave played a great plunge mute trumpet solo.  But as they say, ‘it ain’t over til it’s over’…So feel free to lay down your own solo, too!

Thanks again : )

CALLING ALL MUSICIANS!

The next step in our Short Film "Above It All" is to play the parts of brianlangsbard’s Musical Score - so come contribute your Audio RECords.


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MUSICIANS: Contribute your Instrumental parts to THIS SCORE. Please stick very closely with the timing of the Score when you contribute, as it is composed specifically to the picture.

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NOTE: Please refer to THESE NOTES for creative direction by jeffpeff.

ADDITIONAL NOTES: For those of you who can read music, please refer to THIS CHART. Additionally, check out THESE STEMS for all the isolated parts.

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Contribute to the “ABOVE IT ALL” collab HERE!

YOU’RE NOT THE ONLY ONE // Instrument & Vocal Request

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We got a great performance of “You’re Not The Only One” at our shoot at LA’s legendary Troubadour last week.  And now, we’re turning the basic track over to the community to add your parts.

Here’s what we’re looking for:

VOCALS:  Lead Vocals for Verse 2, Group Vocals for the choruses, and harmony vocals for the end.

INSTRUMENTAL PARTS:  Anything and everything (!)

IMPORTANT:  When uploading your work, please include a reference mix of your part(s) in context, and then individual tracks cited as a reference, so we can incorporate your parts into our final mix.  Individuals should be without reverb or other FX, and minimally-processed, please.

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LEAD VOCAL:  The lyrics for verse 2 are HERE. Whoever would like to sing them is welcome to.  We may find that one person’s performance hits the spot for the whole verse and use it exclusively, or we may cut between singers or do it in layers, too, depending on how things shape up.  If you’re going to sing part of the verse and prechorus, then please sing the whole thing.

HARMONY VOCALS FOR END:  We’d like to re-record the “answer” harmony parts in the repeating choruses at the end as they are on the reference mix from a few weeks ago.  Check that mix HERE at 3:00 into the song:  The part we’re talking about is the line “You’re not the only one” being sung by the ‘secondary’ backing vocal group…You’ll hear it at 3:06, 3:14, and 3:22 as it fades.

— Please refer to these stems for the individual notes HERE.  There’s only two notes.  If you sing both, we’ll have lots to choose from to make a nice blend of different voices.  On our Troubadour performance, Jerzy, Wunderboy, and Joe handily covered the main harmony parts for the chorus and bridge.  But if you’d like to record them yourself to help thicken them up, we’d love to have it.  

GROUP VOCALS FOR THE CHORUSES: For the last chorus and into the long vamp, we want to hear as many people as we can get singing the main melody note of the chorus…No harmonies here, just a bajillion people singing the same line to take the song to the end.  The notes to sing are the ones Spaceship wrote for the chorus are HERE (note: That RECord is a half-step higher…Don’t let that throw you : )

INSTRUMENTAL PARTS:

PERCUSSION AND WEIRDNESS:  This song will be largely about the last set of choruses turning into a big celebratory feeling;  An “everything, including the kitchen sink” sound will be big, rollicking, and fun.  As Wunderboy suggested as part of the introduction at the show, whizzers and expanded percussion and the like, as well as maybe even something like a kazoo or other ‘silly’ sounding instruments (slide whistle? toy piano?)  Also, other small handheld ‘busking’-type instruments like harmonica, recorder, ukulele, accordion, banjo.  Beyond that:

GUITARS:  Our rhythm track is pretty solid at the moment.  Another guitar idea or two could be good, so we’re open to hearing what you’ve got there.  The part we’ve got so far is a clean rhythm part, so maybe something a bit heavier, maybe only in the prechoruses, choruses, and bridge?  That’s what comes to mind first.

HORNS / WINDS:  Definitely in the end chorus, we’d love to get a kinda haphazard, “Salvation Army Band” feeling. Trumpet?  Trombone?  Tuba?  Clarinet?  Playing lines AROUND the melody?  The main melody here which is going to be sung by the group vocals will be so strong, it won’t need bolstering, nor will anything else have much of a chance to be heard through it.  It’ll be great if your horn parts can be arranged as a traditional part that repeats each time the chorus loops, but if you do, I’d still encourage some fun improvising over the last set of choruses too, so that we can build some cacophany there.  Any horns you might add to the earlier parts of the song should be more “properly”-arranged, in keeping with the solidity of the form and track.  

ANYTHING ELSE:  Um…duh…?  Whatever you wanna try, if it sounds good, we’ll use it : )