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Title: Rules, prizes and how this is going to work.
Post by: justinguitar on January 19, 2017, 11:02:11 am
Howdy y'all!

I have seen how popular the Audio & Video of You Playing  (https://justinguitarcommunity.com/index.php?board=28.0) area of the forum community is. I thought it might be fun to acknowledge this and to encourage it further with a monthly competition. It is only open to registered forum users.

The prize is an hour skype lesson with me.   8)

During this hour we can chat about technique, guitars, songwriting, production or whatever you choose! Limit to one prize per person, per year.

To enter, all you need to do is make a new topic in the Song Competition area  here (https://justinguitarcommunity.com/index.php?board=178.0) and include a link to your performance of a song (YouTube video, Souncloud link or embed is easiest!). This could be a cover or an original. There is a limit of one entry per person per month. Once posted you can not update your entry ... no 'swapping' for a 'better' version. The song has to be a solo performance. You are allowed to record instruments separately and send in a multi-track mix though.

[Addendum 1]
No backing tracks and no collaborations during this 'open' part of the competition phase - thanks.

[Addendum 2]

Collaboration - a recording made with one or more other people contributing on instruments or vocals, with communication between the persons and viewed as a shared venture.

Backing track - a pre-recorded track, made by a third party unknown to you, obtained either freely or by payment, containing one or more instruments / vocals over which you record your own track.

Multi-track mix - a recording of more than one layered track, all of which you have recorded yourself (may include elements that you create or programme using fx, software, apps, DAW etc).


Once your post is live, other forum members can vote for it by clicking the LIKE button. These 'likes' will count towards the eventual monthly winner. I will also listen / view and act as a judge. Plus, I have enrolled the help of some musician / songwriter friends to judge and cast their votes.

A monthly winner will be chosen based on a range of criterion: how musical; creative; suprising; touching or just plain ass-kicking the recording is.

Voting will 'reset' on the first of each month. At the start of each month, a new folder will appear on the forum where the entries of that month can be posted. You can't enter a song you already used in a previous month.

Of course, I hope the incentive of winning will inspire you. But I would like it to be about more than just that. I would like it to be about taking part, getting you to film or record yourself playing, doing your best and getting community feedback.

The first winner will be decided on March 1st 2017. This first one is a bit longer to allow you guys and gals time to get it figured out, and for me to sort out any teething problems too! Thereafter, each competition runs from the start to the end of a month.

Good luck and looking forward to hearing and seeing you all soon! :) J.
Title: Re: Rules, prizes and how this is going to work.
Post by: john256 on January 25, 2017, 08:27:03 am
Hi Justin, I love this idea.

Will you and your musician/songwriter friends provide feedback on entries? I think this would be such an awesome addition to the format if it's possible.

Looking forward to it :)
Title: Re: Rules, prizes and how this is going to work.
Post by: Omar on January 25, 2017, 09:13:57 am
Wonderful idea, Justin!

I have a couple of questions:

Is there any kind categories based on experience? e.g. a winner from each category (beginner, intermediate, expert). We beginners can't keep up with experts ::)

Playing and singing or only playing? A diesel engine sounds better than my voice  :-\

Thank you, Justin :)
Title: Re: Rules, prizes and how this is going to work.
Post by: justinguitar on January 25, 2017, 11:56:40 am
@john256 - some probably, but not all - well depends on how many people enter I guess. Will ask our dev to look at the new soundcloud widgit.

@batwoman - :)

@Omar - no categories yet - will depend on how many entries we get - we might have some for original songs, ,maybe some for beginners - we'll see how it goes.

@chix2 - Cheers!

@Joerfe - perfect! :)




Title: Re: Rules, prizes and how this is going to work.
Post by: henrik2310 on January 25, 2017, 12:08:46 pm
Hey Justin!
Great idea :)
I made a cover a few months back (November) based on one of your lessons. Can I add that or would it have to be a more recent/new upload?

Cheers
Title: Re: Rules, prizes and how this is going to work.
Post by: close2u on January 26, 2017, 03:50:43 pm
For the benefit of those with crippling self-doubt about their skill, ability, worth ... read this:

A monthly winner will be chosen based on a range of criterion:
how musical; creative; suprising; touching or just plain ass-kicking the recording is.


It provides scope for entries - and therefore winning entries - to be made by anyone. It is a truly 'open' competition. Certainly Justin and his fellow judges will aim to judge on merits both relative (in terms of ability level) and absolute (in terms of sheer quality). There is no preconceived idea of 'best' based only on whether you are a master-shredder or virtuoso. Many other factors come in to the reckoning. It may be that they can not be easily defined. To use a cliché or two ...
Does your entry have the X factor?
Does it have a certain je ne sais quoi?


Behind the scenes we have been discussing the possible future developments of this. We have been and are considering that if demand is high and participation overwhelming, if the range of skills and entries is broad, then it may allow for specific 'themed' competitions.

But that is all in the future.

For now:

shake a tail feather;
fill your boots,;
knock yourself out;
come and have a go if you think you're hard enough;
get stuck in;
just do it.


I can't wait!  :) 8) ;D
Title: Re: Rules, prizes and how this is going to work.
Post by: close2u on January 26, 2017, 03:57:56 pm
I made a cover a few months back (November) based on one of your lessons. Can I add that or would it have to be a more recent/new upload?

Hi henrik - that was your first post in the forum so clearly you have never uploaded that recording here. We do not want entries that have previously been uploaded to the justinguitar forum. Yours hasn't. That is cool.
Having said that - I'm sure any new recording would be current and reflect your developing skills in a better light.
ps
welcome to the forum
 :)


Can I win once?

Sorry CZ.
In the small print it reads ... "Any forum member has a chance of winning this competition (apart from Dutchies)."

Ha ha
 ;) :o


I'm one of the people too shy (and too crap at playing) to post ... I'll be leaving it to the shining stars and rising stars to claim their prize. 
Some day, some time, soon, you will look back at his and overcome your obstacle. I hope it is sooner.  :)
Title: Re: Rules, prizes and how this is going to work.
Post by: KasperFauerby on January 26, 2017, 04:01:50 pm
Great idea, looking forward to hearing more people play ;)

Just to be clear - if I read the rules correctly, it is not allowed to use any kind of backing tracks? If those are the rules, then that's cool. But it does seem exclude a rather large category of entries.
Either you need to have the skills to play or program all instruments needed for a song yourself... or it pretty much has to be an acoustic solo piece?
Title: Re: Rules, prizes and how this is going to work.
Post by: john256 on January 26, 2017, 04:51:14 pm
Great idea, looking forward to hearing more people play ;)

Just to be clear - if I read the rules correctly, it is not allowed to use any kind of backing tracks? If those are the rules, then that's cool. But it does seem exclude a rather large category of entries.
Either you need to have the skills to play or program all instruments needed for a song yourself... or it pretty much has to be an acoustic solo piece?

Justin said multi-track recordings are OK and creating a backing track using software would still be your creation - I'd assume you could run a drum-machine or something.
Title: Re: Rules, prizes and how this is going to work.
Post by: schlaffenwagen on January 26, 2017, 05:45:46 pm
Hi all,
That's a cool idea. Only one question - are the collaboration projects allowed or it's just for single performers?
Title: Re: Rules, prizes and how this is going to work.
Post by: close2u on January 26, 2017, 06:20:11 pm
@Kasper
@schlaffen
I will seek clarification
 :)
Title: Re: Rules, prizes and how this is going to work.
Post by: Omar on January 27, 2017, 07:01:06 am
To make things more challenging and encourage all - especially @batwoman - I'll gladly gift the second runner-up (or any person chosen by the judges) Justin's Practical Music Theory ebook course. I have it and I highly recommend it. All of us should have it.

I hope the organizers of this event don't mind of course. The ebook will be purchased from Justin store and the download link will be sent to the lucky person.

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Title: Re: Rules, prizes and how this is going to work.
Post by: Joerfe on January 27, 2017, 07:48:33 am
To make things more challenging and encourage all - especially @batwoman - I'll gladly gift the second runner-up (or any person chosen by the judges) Justin's Practical Music Theory ebook course. I have it and I highly recommend it. All of us should have it.

I hope the organizers of this event don't mind of course. The ebook will be purchased from Justin store and the download link will be sent to the lucky person.

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You just earned yourself a good vibe there, Omar. Very generous of you.
Title: Re: Rules, prizes and how this is going to work.
Post by: close2u on January 27, 2017, 08:06:27 am
Clarification on rules.

Just to be clear - if I read the rules correctly, it is not allowed to use any kind of backing tracks?

Correct.


are the collaboration projects allowed or it's just for single performers?

No collaborations.
Title: Re: Rules, prizes and how this is going to work.
Post by: Dhyanne on February 03, 2017, 12:03:30 am
Hi, Um I am a beginner who learned the A, E, D and C chords.  I am really struggling with strumming.  In order to enter  the contest, we have to send a video.  You don't really want to see videos of real beginners do you?  I have trouble with the pick and trouble with strumming with either a pick and/or my fingers.  I am almost 66, so what can one expect?

Is it possible to do a monthly video where all us beginners can have a one on hundreds session?

Thank you.  P.S.  I love watching you play and practice.
Title: Re: Rules, prizes and how this is going to work.
Post by: batwoman on February 03, 2017, 12:48:32 am
In order to enter  the contest, we have to send a video.  You don't really want to see videos of real beginners do you?

Welcome to the forum Dhyanne  :) It doesn't have to be a video. You can make an audio recording.
The other option, if you don't feel ready to enter the competition is to post a recording on the Beginners Thread.

Is it possible to do a monthly video where all us beginners can have a one on hundreds session?

Not sure what you mean?
Title: Re: Rules, prizes and how this is going to work.
Post by: LievenDV on February 03, 2017, 10:17:12 am
@Dhyanne
audio only is also permitted as entry;
It is easy to create an account on soundcloud and upload music there!
Title: Re: Rules, prizes and how this is going to work.
Post by: diademgrove on February 08, 2017, 04:20:08 pm
I think this is a great idea and have been impressed with the entries already submitted.

I've just recorded a chord progression which may end up as the basis of an entry. Within my DAW I can add drums using something called Beat Designer. You just chose place the drum beat on the appropriate beat of the bar. For example Beat 1 bass beat 2 snare, etc.

After seeing martyfirball's entry moved I'd like to know whether would this count as a backing track?

Thanks,

Keith
Title: Re: Rules, prizes and how this is going to work.
Post by: close2u on February 08, 2017, 04:46:48 pm

You are allowed to record instruments separately and send in a multi-track mix though.
[addendum - no backing tracks and no collaborations during this 'open' part of the competition phase - thanks]

I would define it thus:

Collaboration - a recording made with one or more other people contributing on instruments or vocals, with communication between the persons and viewed as a shared venture.

Backing track - a pre-recorded track, made by a third party unknown to you, obtained either freely or by payment, containing one or more instruments / vocals over which you record your own track.

Multi-track mix - a recording of more than one layered track, all of which you have recorded yourself (may include elements that you create  programme using fx, software, apps, DAW etc).

I will take these 'off-the-top-of-my-head' definitions and seek full clarification behind the scenes.

 :)
Title: Re: Rules, prizes and how this is going to work.
Post by: john256 on February 08, 2017, 04:49:19 pm
Could you clarify how a drum machine would fit in this? If guys it should be ok?
Title: Re: Rules, prizes and how this is going to work.
Post by: close2u on February 10, 2017, 03:57:28 pm
This now included as definitions within the first post of rules etc...


Collaboration - a recording made with one or more other people contributing on instruments or vocals, with communication between the persons and viewed as a shared venture.

Backing track - a pre-recorded track, made by a third party unknown to you, obtained either freely or by payment, containing one or more instruments / vocals over which you record your own track.

Multi-track mix - a recording of more than one layered track, all of which you have recorded yourself (may include elements that you create or programme using fx, software, apps, DAW etc).
Title: Re: Rules, prizes and how this is going to work.
Post by: tobyjenner on February 10, 2017, 06:24:01 pm

Quote from: close2u on February 08, 2017, 05:46:48 pm
Collaboration - a recording made with one or more other people contributing on instruments or vocals, with communication between the persons and viewed as a shared venture.

Backing track - a pre-recorded track, made by a third party unknown to you, obtained either freely or by payment, containing one or more instruments / vocals over which you record your own track.

Multi-track mix - a recording of more than one layered track, all of which you have recorded yourself (may include elements that you create or programme using fx, software, apps, DAW etc).


Close

I assume this includes backing tracks built from midi or say exported from Guitar Pro ? This in addition to your own recorded tracks (gtrs, singing etc).

Cheers

Toby
 8)
Title: Re: Rules, prizes and how this is going to work.
Post by: TB-AV on February 10, 2017, 07:38:13 pm
I would expect MIDI drum groves would be the only exception since they are not harmonic in nature.

Other rhythm instruments would certainly fall under third party recordings. It's basically another musician playing and you simply plug their instrument in for them. Instant backing and harmony.

Drums don't typically do that.
Title: Re: Rules, prizes and how this is going to work.
Post by: TB-AV on February 11, 2017, 06:20:38 pm
TB - thanks for the clarification.

To be clear, I'm not making the rules. That's just my take on it. Otherwise everyone would be relegated to a basic click track or internal timing.

That's a lot different than a midi arrangement created by someone else. Or having a pro drummer play a track to your basic song to take it to the next level. I'm talking about EZ Drummer, S-Drummer, Addictive Drums, etc..

A beat is lot different than intelligent rhythm sections and backings or pro backing tracks.

With drums you still have to create a song. With pro backing, midi or otherwise, you are simply one instrument accompanying a per-existing performance.

Again, that's just the way I see it. Justin may have a whole different take on it but the thread is Song Performance... as in how well can you deliver a performance of a song on your own. Not how well can you 'fit in' to someone else's performance.
Title: Re: Rules, prizes and how this is going to work.
Post by: close2u on February 14, 2017, 07:18:15 pm
To make things more challenging and encourage all ...  I'll gladly gift the second runner-up (or any person chosen by the judges) Justin's Practical Music Theory ebook course.

I hope the organizers of this event don't mind of course. The ebook will be purchased from Justin store and the download link will be sent to the lucky person

This spirit of giving and encouragement deserves a bump.

Come on folks.
 :)
Title: Re: Rules, prizes and how this is going to work.
Post by: close2u on February 14, 2017, 07:22:54 pm
And I am going to follow in Omar's generous footsteps.

I will purchase and send as a gift the brand new (released today) album by our very own The Comfortably Strange (Digger & Katja).
It is called Divided Joy, and is the perfect (ahem) romantic gift for Valentines and sweethearts everywhere.


https://thecomfortablystrange.bandcamp.com/album/divided-joy
Title: Re: Rules, prizes and how this is going to work.
Post by: Omar on February 14, 2017, 08:14:38 pm
And I am going to follow in Omar's generous footsteps.

I will purchase and send as a gift the brand new (released today) album by our very own The Comfortably Strange (digger & Katja).
It is called Divided Joy, and is the perfect (ahem) romantic gift for Velentines and sweethearts everywhere.

https://thecomfortablystrange.bandcamp.com/album/divided-joy

Good vibes for your generosity, sir :)
Title: Re: Rules, prizes and how this is going to work.
Post by: Omar on February 19, 2017, 03:21:58 pm
Is Feb 28th the deadline for participation?
Title: Re: Rules, prizes and how this is going to work.
Post by: TB-AV on February 19, 2017, 04:05:37 pm
MONTHLY SONG CONTEST
Initial Phase


BLUF:

1. "The song has to be a solo performance."
("...allowed to record instruments separately and send in a multi-track mix...")
 
2. "No backing tracks and no collaborations during this 'open' part of the competition phase - thanks."

3. "Voting will 'reset' on the first of each month."

4. "I would like it to be about taking part, getting you to film or record yourself playing, doing your best and getting community feedback."




Quoted content from this introduction post on page 1.
https://justinguitarcommunity.com/index.php?topic=40951.0
Title: Re: Rules, prizes and how this is going to work.
Post by: close2u on March 01, 2017, 06:34:31 am
FEBRUARY CLOSED FOR ENTRIES
Title: Re: Rules, prizes and how this is going to work.
Post by: LBro on March 05, 2017, 02:57:17 pm
Justin may have already tried this or looked into it, but I am wondering if every 3 months or some other time interval all the monthly winners could be looked at for the best submission for the quarter, 6 months or yearly cycle. Then possibly get a grand prize of something donated by a manufacturer or supplier. Since this is a guitar board, dreams of a nice new guitar come to mind.

Thanks,
LB
Title: Re: Rules, prizes and how this is going to work.
Post by: john256 on March 05, 2017, 03:00:49 pm
Looking at the mix of styles in the first month, I'm struck by the distinction between produced multitrack entries and unplugged live performances. Maybe some distinction in judging might be good here too...?
Title: Re: Rules, prizes and how this is going to work.
Post by: TB-AV on March 05, 2017, 04:01:11 pm
if every 3 months or some  Then possibly get a grand prize of something donated by a manufacturer or supplier. Since this is a guitar board, dreams of a nice new guitar come to mind.

I think he's been trying to get LBro Inc to donate a Marshall stack every quarter and a complete UAD Quad Appolo recording rig on the 6 months.

Title: Re: Rules, prizes and how this is going to work.
Post by: TB-AV on March 05, 2017, 04:09:46 pm
Looking at the mix of styles in the first month, I'm struck by the distinction between produced multitrack entries and unplugged live performances. Maybe some distinction in judging might be good here too...?

Justin is the judge. He left the criteria to win wide open so the most people have a chance. The whole point is to not be overly objective. To not force you into a mold you have to fit in to win.
Title: Re: Rules, prizes and how this is going to work.
Post by: LievenDV on March 05, 2017, 04:17:31 pm
Justin is the judge. He left the criteria to win wide open so the most people have a chance. The whole point is to not be overly objective. To not force you into a mold you have to fit in to win.

Very well put TB-AV. Indeed, I think the key is to leave a certain impression. a surprise, a feel-good moment, a moment of awe or a time to be intrigued...could be anything!
Title: Re: Rules, prizes and how this is going to work.
Post by: close2u on March 05, 2017, 05:55:48 pm
Official results announcement.
From the newsletter:
"Monthly Song Performance Competition
So the winner for the first competition is Amelie for her rendition of Me & Bobby McGee. She got a lot of spirit and was shortlisted by all the judges! Special mention to davidvac too, really great performance - well done everyone, it wasn't easy to pick a winner! I managed to give a little feedback while I listened to each entry and will try again this month!"


Honourable mentions to all entrants,
3rd place is still being considered ... watch this space

Winning prizes:
Amelie - skype with Justin
davidvac - Practical Music Theory (courtesy of Omar)
tbc - The Comfortably Strange digital album (courtesy of close2u)
Title: Re: Rules, prizes and how this is going to work.
Post by: john256 on March 24, 2017, 07:14:01 pm
Sorry to ask again but was their a definitive answer on the legality of using a drum-machine is a tool like GarageBand?

I'm interested to try something different - putting a more produced piece together rather than just hitting record - but this rather relies on some percussion!
Title: Re: Rules, prizes and how this is going to work.
Post by: Rolandson on April 02, 2017, 01:45:36 pm
How does this work? Can I record any Song I want? I definately want to be a part of this. I do not have a chance to get in the top 3 but it will be fun and helps me to get better.

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Title: Re: Rules, prizes and how this is going to work.
Post by: close2u on April 02, 2017, 08:16:33 pm
 @ rolandosn
Check the rules
Post up a new recording
Bob's your uncle
Title: Re: Rules, prizes and how this is going to work.
Post by: close2u on May 07, 2017, 07:10:32 am
Re: April's competition.
Sorry that there is a delay in making a decision on the winning entry.
Justin has been on holiday.
Please have a little more patience.
Thanks
 :)
Title: Re: Rules, prizes and how this is going to work.
Post by: DavidP on May 07, 2017, 09:59:02 am
Thanks Close2u,

No problem.  A real privilege to have such a competition plus the fact that Justin provides comments on the entries, all from a desire to help people learn and master the guitar.  I'm quite content to wait.

Meanwhile, working on my May submission :)

Cheers
David
Title: Re: Rules, prizes and how this is going to work.
Post by: close2u on May 07, 2017, 02:47:50 pm
+1! I can't believe he takes the time to comment on everyone's song. So generous of him!


I'm afraid that Justin isn't going to be able to comment on everyone's entry this month.
A combination of many entries, lack of time & family commitments.

The winner & honourable mentions have been chosen.
Look out for the Newsletter.
I'll announce in the forum once that has circulated a day or two.

Look out for 'guest' judges coming soon all being well.


Also ... can I please ask, if you make an entry, can you start the title of your thread with

004 May 2017
then
005 June 2017
then
006 July 2017
etc

This will save me a lot of mod-edit time when I migrate them all to archives.
Thanks.
Title: Re: Rules, prizes and how this is going to work.
Post by: DavidP on May 11, 2017, 04:30:47 pm
Just a thought on this end and if you think about it, in a given amount of time it is possible there will be few left to compete as few will be left in the non-winners pool!
LB

Hey LB ... I was looking forward to that day as then I may also have a shot at winning ... will also take so long for that to happen that I ought to be well into the Intermediate course by then  :)

OK just kidding ... originally I entered for the sake of producing an entry and getting feedback ... especially feedback from Justin, which then never happened ... without worrying about winning. And I got great feedback and encouragement!!

More optimistically, looking at the number of people who post either in AVOYP or Music Critique, it'll take a while to have no entrants and there are many new people joining who will also hopefully get into the sharing.  And, like me, many will see that sharing in the competition is just another safe way to enjoy this journey.

Cheers
David 
Title: Re: Rules, prizes and how this is going to work.
Post by: LBro on May 11, 2017, 04:45:26 pm
More optimistically, looking at the number of people who post either in AVOYP or Music Critique, it'll take a while to have no entrants and there are many new people joining who will also hopefully get into the sharing.  And, like me, many will see that sharing in the competition is just another safe way to enjoy this journey.

Well it seems to me the question is a matter of time eh? Not sure of that amount but it will always be a diminishing amount of folks participating. At least from the prospective winners group!

Ta,
LB
Title: Re: Rules, prizes and how this is going to work.
Post by: DavidP on May 11, 2017, 05:01:11 pm
Well it seems to me the question is a matter of time eh? Not sure of that amount but it will always be a diminishing amount of folks participating. At least from the prospective winners group!

That's true, LB ... we will lose a potential entrant every month  :)

And I guess over time, the quality of the winning entry may drop.  And that may or may not be a problem, depending on what the deeper intention and purpose in having the competition is. 

If that purpose is to encourage more people to play, record and post entries in the hope of winning the prize of the lesson or possibly receiving feedback from Justin, then I guess it is not the end of the world if the quality of the winning entry is not semi-professional?  It would be working towards Justin's purpose/mission to teach the world to play.

Cheers
David
Title: Re: Rules, prizes and how this is going to work.
Post by: close2u on May 12, 2017, 08:46:46 am
I seem to recall we discussed limiting it to 'one win per year' when we were figuring out the rules.
I will have to check through previous notes etc.
If / when I find something I'll get back.
 :)
Title: Re: Rules, prizes and how this is going to work.
Post by: jono on May 12, 2017, 09:56:41 am
I am sort of thinking the worst entry each month should get the benefit of a lesson as that is who needs it most.

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Title: Re: Rules, prizes and how this is going to work.
Post by: Fourtwo on May 12, 2017, 03:06:11 pm
I would suggest a slight rethink. How about if the "reward" for winning was kudos and prominence in the web site - a headline and link to the song say. Whoever "wins" would not be forbidden from winning again. Instead Justin and team could also nominate a "special mention" song/contributor who could win one of the existing prizes. Just an idea since, for me anyway, the kudos would be worth as much, or more, than the material prize and it would take away the incentive for people not to contribute of they won previously.
Title: Re: Rules, prizes and how this is going to work.
Post by: davidvac on May 15, 2017, 06:58:48 pm
If I may be permitted to add my tuppence worth here as someone who "almost" won in month 1 and who is therefore embargoed from winning again for a year (I think).

For me, the essence of the competition is the focus it brings to producing a work that represents where I am right now in my skill set *as a performer*. What is great about the competition is the support and encouragement we get and give. It's like being at a really friendly open mic.

Strangely, I think the competitive element is important because it provides an *edge* that focuses the mind but actually, I get most from the discipline of having to put a complete piece of work together and then submitting it for critique as a performance.

And interestingly, the guitar technique is only a part of the performance which also includes recording, arrangement, interpretation, etc... and all of these are relative to our current level of skill in each area.

So imho it's best if the rules are kept as simple as possible and the judges have freedom to exercise their discretion based on how they see the performer.


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Title: Re: Rules, prizes and how this is going to work.
Post by: close2u on May 16, 2017, 06:25:04 am
...as someone who "almost" won in month 1 and who is therefore embargoed from winning again for a year (I think).


David, you can still enter.
Only the winning entrants come under that ruling.
 :)
Title: Re: Rules, prizes and how this is going to work.
Post by: close2u on September 03, 2017, 05:39:10 pm
Advance notice ...

Watch out for announcements concerning one-off specials in the next few months plus some minor changes in 2018.
Title: Re: Rules, prizes and how this is going to work.
Post by: close2u on September 08, 2017, 04:26:18 pm
Hi everybody!

In October and in November / December we have further one-off specials for our monthly competition.


See below ...
Title: Re: Rules, prizes and how this is going to work.
Post by: close2u on September 08, 2017, 05:15:41 pm
In October ...


Entries must be a lead guitar solo / improvisation over a JustinGuitar Backing Track


Entries must be no more than two minutes in duration.
Make them shorter if you want. Whatever it takes for you to make your statement. Focus on quality over quantity, expression over duration.

Entries must be played over one of two free-to-download backing tracks from Really Useful Play Along Tracks (https://www.justinguitar.com/en/PR-022-ReallyUsefulPlayAlongTracks.php)

Track One

12 Bar Blues in A (http://soundcloud.com/justinguitar/a-12-bar-blues-backing-track-justinguitar-com)

Get stuck in to that A minor pentatonic / A Blues Scale bag of licks & tricks.


Track Two

Acoustic Pop in G Major (http://soundcloud.com/justinguitar/g-major-backing-track-justinguitar-com)


Here are some handy hints and analysis for the G Major track if you want / need them.

Song structure:

Section A:   G  / / /   Gmaj7 / / /   C / / /     D / / /

Section B:   Em / / /   Bm / / /      D / / /     Am / / /

Section C:   C / / /    C/B / / /     C6/A / / /  C/G  / / /

Time               Section
00:00              two-beat drum intro
00:02              A x2 intro (single strums)
00:25              A x4
01:06              B x4
01:51              A x4
02:33              B x4
03:17              C x4
03:58              B x4
04:43              B x1 outro

For soloing:

G Major throughout - be careful of any 'sour' notes though ...

Or ... for the adventurous ...

Section A - G Major (or G Maj Pentatonic)
Section B - E Aeolian (or E Min Pentatonic)
Section C - C Lydian (or C Maj Pentatonic) - emphasise notes C, D, E, G



REMEMBER :

No more than 2 minutes.




This special edition of the competition starts on the 1st of October and your last day to enter is the 31st.

Good luck!

Title: Re: Rules, prizes and how this is going to work.
Post by: close2u on September 08, 2017, 05:16:51 pm
In November / December ...


Entries must be a festive / seasonal / Christmas song


The general competition rules still stand. The recording must be a solo performance although multi-track entries are fine.

NOTE:

The duration and dates are different.
Entries can be submitted from Saturday 18th November and the deadline is Sunday 10th December.

This is to contain it to a time period not so early that we moan and groan at the premature festive melodies (ha ha) and yet not too late that there is no time for listening, commenting, judging and awarding prizes etc before 25th December itself.

NOTE:

The prizes will be different too.

There will be no SKYPE lesson as prize. Instead, Justin will be sending some JustinGuitar Goodies and Vouchers ... hopefully in time to put in your Santa Sack!


Enjoy and good luck!

Title: Re: Rules, prizes and how this is going to work.
Post by: DarrellW on September 08, 2017, 06:06:02 pm
Are we allowed to change the tempo of the backing tracks?
Title: Re: Rules, prizes and how this is going to work.
Post by: close2u on September 08, 2017, 07:43:42 pm
Are we allowed to change the tempo of the backing tracks?

There's always one isn't there!!!


You think you've got all bases covered.
All firmed up.
All the ts crossed and the is dotted.
Then along comes Mr Awkward with his 'yeah, but can I do this' desire to bend the rules!


 ;) ;)


Ha ha


Just kidding.


I haven't confirmed but I'm sure that will be fine.

 :)
Title: Re: Rules, prizes and how this is going to work.
Post by: DarrellW on September 08, 2017, 08:10:54 pm
There's always one isn't there!!!
Guilty as charged  ;D
Title: Re: Rules, prizes and how this is going to work.
Post by: close2u on September 11, 2017, 03:52:54 pm
get practicing  - it's gonna be good
Title: Re: Rules, prizes and how this is going to work.
Post by: Omar on September 14, 2017, 10:24:06 am
Track One

12 Bar Blues in A (http://soundcloud.com/justinguitar/a-12-bar-blues-backing-track-justinguitar-com)

Get stuck in to that A minor pentatonic / A Blues Scale bag of licks & tricks.

Good luck!

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Title: Re: Rules, prizes and how this is going to work.
Post by: willsie01 on September 14, 2017, 11:49:26 am
G Major track: it seems like it's going to be tough to include Section C, which kicks in at 3:17?
Einstein's theory of relativity might help here


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Title: Re: Rules, prizes and how this is going to work.
Post by: Majik on September 14, 2017, 12:29:09 pm
Only if you include that section within your 2 mins.

Cheers,

Keith

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Title: Re: Rules, prizes and how this is going to work.
Post by: close2u on September 14, 2017, 12:32:53 pm
@ Omar ???

@ Willsie

Tough = diffficult
or
Tough = duration?

If the latter then you do not have to start at the beginning of the backing track. You can edit the track to include only the section (sections) you want.

Section C is about 21 seconds ... if that is all you want to use then that's fine.
Title: Re: Rules, prizes and how this is going to work.
Post by: Omar on September 14, 2017, 12:35:49 pm
@close2u I meant I'm aiming at October's competition, the 12 bar blues. Sorry for the vague message
Title: Re: Rules, prizes and how this is going to work.
Post by: willsie01 on September 14, 2017, 01:28:54 pm


Tough = diffficult
or
Tough = duration?



Both, for me  :)
I assumed we'd start at the beginning.
Don't know why, but I did, although there is that nice drum intro...which will be lost if Section C is included. Unless pruning is also acceptable?
Although I don't know how to do that, but I guess I could look into it.
I'll work on it.

Regards
Title: Re: Rules, prizes and how this is going to work.
Post by: Joerfe on September 14, 2017, 02:16:20 pm
Both, for me  :)
I assumed we'd start at the beginning.
Don't know why, but I did, although there is that nice drum intro...which will be lost if Section C is included. Unless pruning is also acceptable?
Although I don't know how to do that, but I guess I could look into it.
I'll work on it.

Regards

I guess you could view it as a regular song structure where you would normally have lyrics around the solo part. Just pretend the singer does his/her job until you are up.
In this case you are lucky that you can decide without fighting with the rest of the band where and how long the solo you play.
Title: Re: Rules, prizes and how this is going to work.
Post by: close2u on September 14, 2017, 03:19:23 pm
@ Omar ... aha, got it  :)




re:

Editing the G Major track to be sub-2 minutes ...
If you select small sections of the track as it stands, in its current running order, you could have, for example ...

Time               Section
00:00              two-beat drum intro
00:02              A x2 intro (single strums)
00:25              A x4
01:06              B x4
01:51              A x4
Total = 1m51s


Time               Section
02:33              B x4
03:17              C x4
Total = 44s


Time               Section
03:17              C x4
03:58              B x4
04:43              B x1 outro
Total = 1m26s


etc etc etc

If you want to cut, dice & splice then you are going to need to use technology / software / editing tools that create clean transitions to suit you and your purposes ... many variations could be used that keep it below 2 minutes.




Hope that helps.




I guess you could view it as a regular song structure where you would normally have lyrics around the solo part. Just pretend the singer does his/her job until you are up.

Yes!
Title: Re: Rules, prizes and how this is going to work.
Post by: john256 on September 16, 2017, 02:20:25 pm
Another rule clarification request:

Does all recording and production have to be done entirely myself?
Title: Re: Rules, prizes and how this is going to work.
Post by: Omar on September 22, 2017, 07:08:14 am

RE: October competition - 12 Bar Blues Lead guitar

Is it possible to edit the backing track to include track’s intro and outro?

What’s the min/max threshold of entry’s length, in case editing the track is acceptable?
Title: Re: Rules, prizes and how this is going to work.
Post by: close2u on September 22, 2017, 11:17:20 am
RE: October competition - 12 Bar Blues Lead guitar

Is it possible to edit the backing track to include track’s intro and outro?


Yes.
As for G Major track ...


... You can edit the track to include only the section (sections) you want.

...



What’s the min/max threshold of entry’s length, in case editing the track is acceptable?


In October ...


Entries must be no more than two minutes in duration.


Title: Re: Rules, prizes and how this is going to work.
Post by: Omar on September 22, 2017, 11:23:31 am
Thank you, I didn't notice this.  ;D

Quote
...You can edit the track to include only the section (sections) you want.
Title: Re: Rules, prizes and how this is going to work.
Post by: close2u on October 01, 2017, 05:04:29 pm
Where does the time go?
It's October already.
Improv competition now open! 8)
Title: Re: Rules, prizes and how this is going to work.
Post by: Omar on October 01, 2017, 05:29:42 pm
Where does the time go?
It's October already.
Improv competition now open! 8)
I wish I could stop Time now
Title: Re: Rules, prizes and how this is going to work.
Post by: close2u on October 09, 2017, 07:39:26 pm
GO



 :)
Title: Re: Rules, prizes and how this is going to work.
Post by: Omar on October 11, 2017, 05:24:48 pm
To those who would like to improvise over 12-bar blues. Here is the backing track divided into sections, based on A chord and drum's accent.

Section 1: Intro - 36s 25ms
Section 2: 36s 25ms - 1m 10s 449ms
Section 3: 1m 10s 449ms - 1m 44s 722ms
Section 4: 1m 44s 722ms - 2m 18s 995ms
Section 5: 2m 18s 995ms - 2m 53s 221ms
Section 6: 2m 53s 221ms - 3m 27s 613ms
Section 7: 3m 27s 613ms - 4m 1s 959ms
Section 8: 4m 1s 959ms - 4m 36s 237ms
Section 9: 4m 36s 237ms - Outro

I hope this helps.
Title: Re: Rules, prizes and how this is going to work.
Post by: oldhead49 on October 15, 2017, 12:39:47 am
Is multi-track accepted for 12- bar?  I see it's ok for November and December


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Title: Re: Rules, prizes and how this is going to work.
Post by: DavidP on October 15, 2017, 07:21:02 am
Oldhead,

As far as I understand,  the October entry is an improvisation played over one of two provided backing tracks, limited to no more than two minutes.

My intrepretation would be Oct is a 2 track recording, though I don't recall seeing a limit on number of tracks.  Constraint in the contests is usually not the number of tracks but the fact that the entry must be all your own performance. As many of your own tracks as you like. So no downloaded backing tracks but if I recall correctly sone debate about sampling...I think if you produced the sample it was deemed ok, not sure.

Maybe this one is intended to be just a single lead played over the backing, as opposed to say two leads over the backing doing a kind of call and response thing, which of course would both be played by you. Don't know for sure.

That said, I hope you enter as everything you have posted was fabulous and haven't heard a recording from you for a while. And true words, I was wondering how you are, what you up to this morning...you and davidvac  :)
Title: Re: Rules, prizes and how this is going to work.
Post by: close2u on October 16, 2017, 06:41:19 am
@ oldhead

no multi-track in the improv ... just a single track improv over Justin's BT.
Title: Re: Rules, prizes and how this is going to work.
Post by: close2u on October 30, 2017, 06:45:04 am
6 entries for October ... and today is 30th.

Anymore for anymore?
Title: Re: Rules, prizes and how this is going to work.
Post by: john256 on November 03, 2017, 11:55:07 am
For our next episode... it's very wide ranging? Basically the same as the normal format but it must in some way be deemed fitting for the time of year?

So we could do a traditional carol, a cheesy pop christmas classic, an original song?
What about some kind of "christmassy cover" of a regular song?
Title: Re: Rules, prizes and how this is going to work.
Post by: close2u on November 03, 2017, 11:56:14 am
@ john256

whatever floats your boat so yes to all your questions

 :D
Title: Re: Rules, prizes and how this is going to work.
Post by: close2u on November 04, 2017, 12:24:55 pm
November competition opens on 18th ...  :)
Title: Re: Rules, prizes and how this is going to work.
Post by: close2u on November 15, 2017, 10:26:06 am
Entries can be submitted from Saturday 18th November and the deadline is Sunday 10th December.

That is this coming weekend ... are you practicing and getting ready??

 :)


In November / December ...


Entries must be a festive / seasonal / Christmas song


The general competition rules still stand. The recording must be a solo performance although multi-track entries are fine.

NOTE:

The duration and dates are different.
Entries can be submitted from Saturday 18th November and the deadline is Sunday 10th December.

This is to contain it to a time period not so early that we moan and groan at the premature festive melodies (ha ha) and yet not too late that there is no time for listening, commenting, judging and awarding prizes etc before 25th December itself.

NOTE:

The prizes will be different too.

There will be no SKYPE lesson as prize. Instead, Justin will be sending some JustinGuitar Goodies and Vouchers ... hopefully in time to put in your Santa Sack!


Enjoy and good luck!


Title: Re: Rules, prizes and how this is going to work.
Post by: close2u on November 20, 2017, 07:57:08 pm
Festive competition open
Title: Re: Rules, prizes and how this is going to work.
Post by: john256 on November 23, 2017, 11:59:37 am
My £0.02 but having the rules/chit-chat in sub-forums in my experience is going to make them harder to spot than sticky threads - I would guess a bunch of your members are are not super-tech savvy with forums and as someone who has run forums, people are very blind. There's a claim "every additional click cuts down visitors by 50%" ;)

Anyway, looking forward to this one :)
Title: Re: Rules, prizes and how this is going to work.
Post by: john256 on December 08, 2017, 10:01:11 am
Yikes in my head it was 17th... Thanks for the reminder. Gonna have to busk it!

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Title: Re: Rules, prizes and how this is going to work.
Post by: close2u on December 10, 2017, 11:26:56 am
Hi all ... whatever time zone you are in today (Sunday 10th is deadline day).

Our tree & decorations are now up and Mrs C is singing festive songs with her choir in a Santa parade this afternoon so I am gearing up to listening and getting in the spirit.

Ho ho ho.

 :)
Title: Re: Rules, prizes and how this is going to work.
Post by: TarynandHerTunes on December 13, 2017, 01:54:45 am
Hi There,

The monthly email says that the December Holiday submission deadline is December 15th.
Yet, looking on here you posted the closing on the 10th.

Can I still post my Holiday song entry?
Title: Re: Rules, prizes and how this is going to work.
Post by: TarynandHerTunes on December 13, 2017, 02:00:26 am
Hi there all.

This question was probably definitely already answered, but does the December competition entry have a time limit as well?
Also is the deadline for entries Dec 10th of the 15th?
Title: Re: Rules, prizes and how this is going to work.
Post by: close2u on December 13, 2017, 09:22:15 am
Hello Taryn,  the date stated in this thread is the one we agreed to way back. I hadn't even spotted that Justin put 15th in the newsletter.
I have just gone and checked the newsletter and there it is.
So, I think in this instance, the deadline has to be flexed outwards.
I hope all other forum members are cool with that - I have been posting and telling everyone that 10th is the deadline and we did have some last day entries.
So - go for it Taryn - get that entry posted quickly as listening and judging is already in the early stages.
Title: Re: Rules, prizes and how this is going to work.
Post by: close2u on January 06, 2018, 09:35:54 am
Competition for 2018 amended slightly and the first competition period (Jan-Feb) is now open.

See announcement here:

https://justinguitarcommunity.com/index.php?topic=42731.msg376107#msg376107
Title: Re: Rules, prizes and how this is going to work.
Post by: close2u on March 11, 2018, 10:57:34 am
March / April competition is an 'open format' for any style of recording as described in the rules throughout this thread.


Please prefix your thread titles for entries this time around with:

002 2018
Title: Re: Rules, prizes and how this is going to work.
Post by: john256 on May 12, 2018, 01:17:47 am
Just checking before I set up the recording gear... Is the May/June contest a regular open one?

A suggestion: especially now we have two months to play with, perhaps each contest should not open until the previous one is judged?
Title: Re: Rules, prizes and how this is going to work.
Post by: close2u on May 12, 2018, 08:07:22 am
May / June

Regular-standard-normal



APOLOGIES
There is a delay in the final judging for March / April as Justin is working flat out on the many final pieces of the new website.
I'll give him a gentle nudge today:
Title: Re: Rules, prizes and how this is going to work.
Post by: DavidP on May 12, 2018, 08:35:40 am
May / June

Regular-standard-normal



APOLOGIES
There is a delay in the final judging for March / April as Justin is working flat out on the many final pieces of the new website.
I'll give him a gentle nudge today:
Thanks Richard
Title: Re: Rules, prizes and how this is going to work.
Post by: close2u on May 15, 2018, 09:21:13 am
Update

Justin took a much needed short-break away from it all with family and didn't even have any internet access.
He is back today and this is on his to-do list
Title: Re: Rules, prizes and how this is going to work.
Post by: close2u on May 23, 2018, 09:18:00 am
Please remember to give Good Vibes - I think all entrants deserve good vibes for putting themselves out there to be 'judged'.


Remember to give Likes to the entries that you consider to be among the 'best' … so you should be a little more disconcerting when it comes to clicking the 'Like' button … the number of likes has informed some aspects of the judging process previously.


:)
Title: Re: Rules, prizes and how this is going to work.
Post by: redrhodie on May 23, 2018, 12:51:05 pm
I can't give good vibes on my device, otherwise you'd all have like a million. Haha.
Please remember to give Good Vibes - I think all entrants deserve good vibes for putting themselves out there to be 'judged'.


Remember to give Likes to the entries that you consider to be among the 'best' … so you should be a little more disconcerting when it comes to clicking the 'Like' button … the number of likes has informed some aspects of the judging process previously.


:)

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Title: Re: Rules, prizes and how this is going to work.
Post by: john256 on May 23, 2018, 12:57:28 pm
Yeah us Tapatalk users are limited.
Title: Re: Rules, prizes and how this is going to work.
Post by: close2u on July 09, 2018, 02:01:33 pm
ATTENTION


ATTENTION


Please do not place any entries for July yet … it looks likely there is a going to be a rule change.

Thanks for your patience in judging the May / June entries and please bear with us
:)
Title: Re: Rules, prizes and how this is going to work.
Post by: close2u on July 23, 2018, 06:26:26 pm
The next competition period including July, August and September will be for justinguitar students to post a recording of a song / piece of music based around a theme.
The theme is ...



To be announced ASAP
Title: Re: Rules, prizes and how this is going to work.
Post by: john256 on July 24, 2018, 02:29:23 am
Flipping tease ;)

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Title: Re: Rules, prizes and how this is going to work.
Post by: LievenDV on July 26, 2018, 02:47:58 pm
August - September competition

Hi forumites,

The theme for the song competition will be: "The song that makes me happy".

You will cover the song that makes you happy/the happiest of all
and in your video or audio, you will tell us WHY this song makes you this happy.

It can be a variety of things of course, up to you to interpret the challenge!

Deliver it in this Monhtly Competition section: https://justinguitarcommunity.com/index.php?board=178.0

Simple rules once again:
- No collabs, no backingtrack; just the pure you and your music.
- Instrumental or with vocals, just guitar or more instruments, all is good.
- audio or video link

last day to enter: September 30th 2018

GOOD LUCK!

Title: Re: Rules, prizes and how this is going to work.
Post by: embishop on July 26, 2018, 05:30:25 pm
You will cover the song that makes you happy/the happiest of all
and in your video or audio, you will tell us WHY this song makes you this happy.

What a great idea! I'm totally looking forward to hearing all the entries, it's gonna be fun!!! 😃
Title: Re: Rules, prizes and how this is going to work.
Post by: Garfield on July 26, 2018, 08:31:44 pm
Very good. I've got the perfect song......just need to learn how to play it.....

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Title: Re: Rules, prizes and how this is going to work.
Post by: embishop on July 26, 2018, 08:46:46 pm
Very good. I've got the perfect song......just need to learn how to play it.....

Me too Gareth. I've been suggesting it on every song suggestion list I've ever seen for Justin. Guess I'll have to take responsibility to learn it myself now 😃
Title: Re: Rules, prizes and how this is going to work.
Post by: DavidP on August 03, 2018, 05:42:22 pm
Couple of questions, just to be clear ..


and in your video or audio, you will tell us WHY this song makes you this happy.

Simple rules once again:
- No collabs, no backingtrack; just the pure you and your music.
Do you litarally want a narration added onto the song file or is it ok to explain it in the contest entry post?

On backing tracks I understand that using a digital instrument programmed via midi is fine. My drum sim has some preset grooves or fills that can be used to build up a full drum track. That is not a downloaded third party backing track by the original definition. So would creating a drum track using the grooves be within rules?

Don't want to inadvertently get myself disqualified...
Title: Re: Rules, prizes and how this is going to work.
Post by: phx1973 on August 07, 2018, 09:43:54 pm
Song picked — just need to learn it I agree with David. Would be good to know if we really need to explain in the audio or video why this song makes us happy. That seems a little awkward for some formats


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Title: Re: Rules, prizes and how this is going to work.
Post by: close2u on August 07, 2018, 10:18:34 pm
Sorry for th delay - this question slipped under my radar.

For clarity:

Explain the 'happy factor' in whatever way suits your story and that you are comfortable with.
In a written post. To camera. On audio. With photographs. It's all good.

David
Your drum-sim grooves are fine and I look forward to hearing them!

 :)
Title: Re: Rules, prizes and how this is going to work.
Post by: DavidP on August 07, 2018, 10:33:22 pm
Sorry for th delay - this question slipped under my radar.

For clarity:

Explain the 'happy factor' in whatever way suits your story and that you are comfortable with.
In a written post. To camera. On audio. With photographs. It's all good.

David
Your drum-sim grooves are fine and I look forward to hearing them!
Thanks Richard
Title: Re: Rules, prizes and how this is going to work.
Post by: close2u on September 29, 2018, 01:19:31 pm
The current competition period ends Sunday 30 September so it's now or never.

An announcement for the next competitino soon.

:)
Title: Re: Rules, prizes and how this is going to work.
Post by: close2u on October 01, 2018, 08:41:25 pm
ANNOUNCEMENT for OCT-NOV-DEC

For the final competition period of 2018 the competition is opened out in the following way:


For the first time the competition is not limited to single-person entries.
In fact the opposite.
We are looking for instrumental only recordings (no vocals required) that must be collaborations between two or more forum members.

Please record a tune / melody / song that is seasonal / festive and submit before the closing deadline of Sunday 16th December.



Entries must be a festive / seasonal / Christmas tune recorded as a collaboration between two or more forum members



And watch out for an announcement on some slightly different, cool and fab prizes. ;)
Title: Re: Rules, prizes and how this is going to work.
Post by: john256 on October 02, 2018, 01:04:14 am
Is it just a case of an people to collaborate or are you helping us get hooked up at all?

Also are vocals banned, or just not required?

To put myself out there, I am available as rhythm or bass player or vocalist if permitted. I can do basic production (garage band)

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Title: Re: Rules, prizes and how this is going to work.
Post by: close2u on October 02, 2018, 11:23:03 am
Is it just a case of an people to collaborate or are you helping us get hooked up at all?

Also are vocals banned, or just not required?

To put myself out there, I am available as rhythm or bass player or vocalist if permitted. I can do basic production (garage band)

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We are seeking instrumentals … not vocals.

Collaborators need to contact each other.
We have had a lot of great collabs recently so there is already a good slice of networking that some will be able to draw on.
For anyone wanting to get involved but has not yet done any collabs then do what John256 has done ... let it be known who you are, what you can do, what you can bring to the table and so on.

Can I suggest that you do this in the new thread I have made here:

https://justinguitarcommunity.com/index.php?topic=44235.0


Title: Re: Rules, prizes and how this is going to work.
Post by: john256 on October 02, 2018, 11:39:22 am
It seems a weird time of year to not have vocals, when Christmas songs generally are about sharing a message (whether Christian or not). I can stand a finger-style rendition of Silent Night but who wants to hear an instrumental version of Slade?!

Heigh ho. Just my £0.02 - instrumentals are a great idea generally and I like the collaboration idea.
Title: Re: Rules, prizes and how this is going to work.
Post by: LievenDV on October 02, 2018, 02:44:52 pm
We didn't say we were making this easy :)

good comment on the "vocal <-> Christmas message" thing.

On the other end I could add that there is a LOT of instrumental only versions of christmas songs out there that could serve as inspiration.

no rule said you can't try new stuff.
No rule said it has to be only guitar.
no rule said you can't experiment with the genre.

what woudl happen if Hendrix felt like a reindeer or Megadeth took a shot at little drummer boy?
What would happen if Rodrigo & Gabriela made "silent night" feel a lot more Spanish?

And yes, keep an eye out for some cool prizes 8)
Title: Re: Rules, prizes and how this is going to work.
Post by: Endureth on October 02, 2018, 05:29:24 pm
Sounds exciting, can't wait to hear what people come up with.
Title: Re: Rules, prizes and how this is going to work.
Post by: Fox Cunning on October 02, 2018, 09:46:55 pm
For the first time the competition is not limited to single-person entries.
In fact the opposite.
We are looking for instrumental only recordings (no vocals required) that must be collaborations between two or more forum members.
Cool idea!
Never done a long distance collaboration in my life. It is possible that I never will :o but I look forward to hearing this round's entries.
Title: Re: Rules, prizes and how this is going to work.
Post by: close2u on October 02, 2018, 10:12:46 pm
Put your name forward in the mix Fox.
You play bass, guitar, drum machine, can record & mix.
Title: Re: Rules, prizes and how this is going to work.
Post by: diademgrove on October 12, 2018, 07:13:43 am
Does no vocals mean no use of the human voice?

For example would Hocus Pocus by Focus not count as an instrumental under the rules?

For those who haven't heard it,






Looking forward to having some fun with Lynn on this.
Title: Re: Rules, prizes and how this is going to work.
Post by: close2u on October 12, 2018, 07:34:39 am
There's always one isn't there!
Ha ha

Go for it


A little 70s style prog-rock yodelling will be fine.

 :)
Title: Re: Rules, prizes and how this is going to work.
Post by: diademgrove on October 12, 2018, 08:25:10 am
There's always one isn't there!
Ha ha

Go for it


A little 70s style prog-rock yodelling will be fine.

 :)

Strange that's what my mother and teachers said.

Not sure prog rock yodelling was what I had in mind though :)
Title: Re: Rules, prizes and how this is going to work.
Post by: LBro on October 12, 2018, 08:25:57 am
Hi Close,
Not sure I will enter or not. But I think you need to clarify the vocals issue. For instance:
Has to be a forum member. - Does that mean a great singer could sign up and then contribute on a collab?
If I am the poster, will anyone I work with be able to sing lead? Or am I lead only and they are backing vocals?

Hate to make it complicated but your not saying:
Vocals are ok in any way shape or form... - Thus it seems kind of "picky"?

Thanks and it is good to finally open this up to collaborations.

LB
Title: Re: Rules, prizes and how this is going to work.
Post by: diademgrove on October 12, 2018, 08:57:00 am
Hi Close,
Not sure I will enter or not. But I think you need to clarify the vocals issue. For instance:
Has to be a forum member. - Does that mean a great singer could sign up and then contribute on a collab?
If I am the poster, will anyone I work with be able to sing lead? Or am I lead only and they are backing vocals?

Hate to make it complicated but your not saying:
Vocals are ok in any way shape or form... - Thus it seems kind of "picky"?

Thanks and it is good to finally open this up to collaborations.

LB

My understanding of the rules, as clarified by close2u to my question, is the entry must be an instrumental. A few groans, screams and the occasional na na na ing of the melody is acceptable but singing Away in a Manger without using any of the words isn't.

I'm sure close2u will be along soon to provide the definitive answer.
Title: Re: Rules, prizes and how this is going to work.
Post by: redrhodie on October 12, 2018, 01:18:09 pm
There's always one isn't there!
Ha ha

Go for it


A little 70s style prog-rock yodelling will be fine.

 :)
Oh, that video has 1.1k thumbs down. Haha. You are in for a real Christmas treat!

I'd better start practicing.

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Title: Re: Rules, prizes and how this is going to work.
Post by: Fox Cunning on October 12, 2018, 02:31:06 pm
Oh, that video has 1.1k thumbs down.
I guess they all prefer the sped-up version ;D



We all better start practising!
Title: Re: Rules, prizes and how this is going to work.
Post by: brianlarsen on October 12, 2018, 07:00:49 pm
Oh, that video has 1.1k thumbs down. Haha.

Ah... but 70K thumbs up!  :D
I've seen Focus twice live and Mr. Thijs van Leer is still as mad and energetic as four decades ago.
Go see them if you get the chance  :)
Title: Re: Rules, prizes and how this is going to work.
Post by: redrhodie on October 12, 2018, 07:59:27 pm


Ah... but 70K thumbs up!  :D
I've seen Focus twice live and Mr. Thijs van Leer is still as mad and energetic as four decades ago.
Go see them if you get the chance  :)

I definitely will.

Back to yodelling practice.

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Title: Re: Rules, prizes and how this is going to work.
Post by: Garfield on November 05, 2018, 09:27:58 pm
Evening all. So I've seen Justin's email and it's scuppered my plans. I was planning to get my girlfriend to join the forum but I see she had to have been a member by 1st October. Nuts. So I'm back on the market. I can sort of sing and I play guitar but I've only been going just shy of two years. I've not got any recording equipment apart from a phone and no DAW hence why I was going to work with my girlfriend. I'm not sure how a distance collaboration would work but I'm open to suggestions. Or maybe there's a forum member in Leicestershire that wants to do something.

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Title: Re: Rules, prizes and how this is going to work.
Post by: glpguitar on November 05, 2018, 09:51:02 pm
Evening all. So I've seen Justin's email and it's scuppered my plans. I was planning to get my girlfriend to join the forum but I see she had to have been a member by 1st October. Nuts. So I'm back on the market. I can sort of sing and I play guitar but I've only been going just shy of two years. I've not got any recording equipment apart from a phone and no DAW hence why I was going to work with my girlfriend. I'm not sure how a distance collaboration would work but I'm open to suggestions. Or maybe there's a forum member in Leicestershire that wants to do something.

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Only one of you has to be registered before October 1st. So you two can still join competition.

But if you want to do another collab, I am up for it. Phone recordings are fine as well :).
Title: Re: Rules, prizes and how this is going to work.
Post by: Garfield on November 05, 2018, 09:57:37 pm
Only one of you has to be registered before October 1st. So you two can still join competition.

But if you want to do another collab, I am up for it. Phone recordings are fine as well :).
Ah I perhaps misread that. Oh well we'll probably post ours in avoyp anyway. glp if you think you can work with me then let's talk.

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Title: Re: Rules, prizes and how this is going to work.
Post by: close2u on November 05, 2018, 10:36:17 pm
I haven't got the newsletter yet so haven't seen Justin's exact words.

Could someone please quote it here.

Thanks
Title: Re: Rules, prizes and how this is going to work.
Post by: glpguitar on November 05, 2018, 10:39:10 pm
"Rules are - at least 2 members of the forum for each entry (max 5), one of which must have been a member before Oct 1st (so if you're new you need to make some friends real fast!). Must be somehow related to Christmas, a carol, or pop hit or something. Not more than 3 minutes long (makes it hard to judge) and closing date is December 18."

- Justin Sandercoe
Title: Re: Rules, prizes and how this is going to work.
Post by: redrhodie on November 05, 2018, 11:00:14 pm
Richard, here is what you wrote:

"ANNOUNCEMENT for OCT-NOV-DEC

For the final competition period of 2018 the competition is opened out in the following way:

For the first time the competition is not limited to single-person entries.
In fact the opposite.
We are looking for instrumental only recordings (no vocals required) that must be collaborations between two or more forum members.

Please record a tune / melody / song that is seasonal / festive and submit before the closing deadline of Sunday 16th December.

Entries must be a festive / seasonal / Christmas tune recorded as a collaboration between two or more forum members

And watch out for an announcement on some slightly different, cool and fab prizes. ;)"

Looks like what we have here is a failure to communicate. Haha.

Justin didn't mention that it has to be an instrumental, and you didn't mention the 3 minute limit. Have I got that right?

Lynn



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Title: Re: Rules, prizes and how this is going to work.
Post by: close2u on November 06, 2018, 07:48:14 am
Hot diggity dog

Instrumental ... definitely ... no getting around the fact that Justin seems to have omitted that essential info

Forum members ... you can easily ask any one that isn't to sign up

3 minutes ... easy :- miss out a verse or two


Just call me Mr Fixit ha ha
Title: Re: Rules, prizes and how this is going to work.
Post by: close2u on November 06, 2018, 12:23:33 pm
Behind the scenes discussions going on in light of the Newsletter having gone out …

There may be a new, slightly amended announcement soon.

It most certainly will not rule anything out.

It may rule something new in.
Title: Re: Rules, prizes and how this is going to work.
Post by: Garfield on November 06, 2018, 01:00:31 pm
Ah so I can rope in the missus. She'll be pleased she's been practising.....not enough. Better watch what i say if she's joining.

I did have another idea for a song when I thought I was collaborating. We can't enter two collaborations can we close?

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Title: Re: Rules, prizes and how this is going to work.
Post by: close2u on November 06, 2018, 02:03:24 pm
ANNOUNCEMENT for OCT-NOV-DEC

For the final competition period of 2018 the competition is opened out in the following way:


For the first time the competition is not limited to single-person entries.
In fact the opposite.
We are looking for instrumental only recordings (no vocals required) that must be collaborations between two or more forum members.

Please record a tune / melody / song that is seasonal / festive and submit before the closing deadline of Sunday 16th December.



Entries must be a festive / seasonal / Christmas tune recorded as a collaboration between two or more forum members



And watch out for an announcement on some slightly different, cool and fab prizes. ;)


IMPORTANT UPDATE

1]

Vocals now allowed - instrumentals are still fine too.

2]

Deadline moved from 16th to 18th December.

3]

At least 2 of the entrants must be forum members, one of whom must have been a member before October 1st.

4]

Entries must be no more than 3 minutes in duration.


Ignore Rule 4 - that has now been lifted.


PRIZES


SKYPE sessions for more than just the 'winning entrants'.

Lots of desirable gear (which will likely include an amp, a guitar, songbook bundles and more.
Title: Re: Rules, prizes and how this is going to work.
Post by: Fourtwo on November 06, 2018, 07:27:40 pm
@ BrianLarsen
Excellent, word of warning though - I don't speak Scouse....
Title: Re: Rules, prizes and how this is going to work.
Post by: DavidP on November 07, 2018, 06:51:00 am
At the end of my lesson with Justin, he popped out a "look forward to hearing you in the next Contest".  I said I was ineligible.  He said, well you can't win but you can participate.  But it being a collaboration complicates that "participating and not eligible to win" dynamic in my mind.

Richard, what's your take ... if somebody was looking for a collaborator and they were considering me (or vice versa) ... could they still be in contention while I am not?

I don't have anything specific in mind, just putting it out there ... same would go for other winners ... hmm, there's a thought ...

Pam/Max, did you have any thoughts/ideas?  Based on Justin's comment we could produce something and given we are all ineligible that being ion contention would be a non issue?
Title: Re: Rules, prizes and how this is going to work.
Post by: close2u on November 07, 2018, 06:56:52 am
Oh holy mama … now you're asking the hard questions David !!!  :o :o :o :o :o ??? ??? ??? ??? ???

I will check with Justin.
I'm wondering if the rule book can be amended to accommodate previous winners this time due to the team nature of the collaboration.

Bear with me.
Title: Re: Rules, prizes and how this is going to work.
Post by: close2u on November 07, 2018, 07:17:55 am
I did have another idea for a song when I thought I was collaborating. We can't enter two collaborations can we close?


No, one entry only I'm afraid.
Title: Re: Rules, prizes and how this is going to work.
Post by: Garfield on November 07, 2018, 08:41:35 am
No, one entry only I'm afraid.
Fair enough. Thanks close

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Title: Re: Rules, prizes and how this is going to work.
Post by: close2u on November 07, 2018, 09:18:15 pm
I will check with Justin.
I'm wondering if the rule book can be amended to accommodate previous winners this time due to the team nature of the collaboration.

Bear with me.

The answer came back yes.

You're good to go David. :)
Title: Re: Rules, prizes and how this is going to work.
Post by: DavidP on November 08, 2018, 05:27:56 am
The answer came back yes.

You're good to go David. :)

Thanks Richard
Title: Re: Rules, prizes and how this is going to work.
Post by: brianlarsen on November 08, 2018, 06:31:19 pm
At least 2 of the entrants must be forum members, one of whom must have been a member before October 1st.
Quick question, as I would not want to 'disgruntle' anyone:

I unexpectedly teamed up with Fourtwo (Neil) the other day to enter the competition. We have been in touch and I have written what I reckon is the bulk of the lyrics along with the structure (Yay me! 8)); he will be looking after the production end (as well as everything else I can't do)
I have a good friend who lives nearby and plays guitar (competently). In fact, he suggested this website to me when I started out. He is not a member of the forum.
I would very much like to ask him to co-write the music with with me (Lennon/McCartney ;)). I think I would learn a lot, but more importantly, it would be good fun.
Who knows, we might even gain a new member to the forum?

I would do the vocals and we would both 'play' guitar and send it off to Neil.

Is that within (the spirit of) the rules?

Cheers
Title: Re: Rules, prizes and how this is going to work.
Post by: close2u on November 08, 2018, 08:14:10 pm
@ Brian.
Both you and FourTwo have been members from before the cut off point.
All is good.
:)
Title: Re: Rules, prizes and how this is going to work.
Post by: willsie01 on November 20, 2018, 09:24:51 am
Any female forum members like to add a vocal to a song that 2 forum members are collaborating on? It will be great fun.

If we don’t find anyone do the rules allow me to as my daughter in law?


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Title: Re: Rules, prizes and how this is going to work.
Post by: close2u on November 20, 2018, 10:05:18 am
@ willsie

Yes to your subsidiary question ... but good luck finding someone.


@ EVERYONE ELSE


How is the collaboration format working out?

Remember to use this thread to find buddies and chat about it in the chat thread.

 :)
Title: Re: Rules, prizes and how this is going to work.
Post by: DavidP on November 20, 2018, 10:48:35 am

@ EVERYONE ELSE


How is the collaboration format working out?

Remember to use this thread to find buddies and chat about it in the chat thread.

 :)

So far so good, Richard 😁
Title: Re: Rules, prizes and how this is going to work.
Post by: close2u on December 21, 2018, 08:27:10 pm
Congratulations to all entrants in the Christmas collaboration for our festive competition.

The prizes will surprise and delight … some virtual, some actual 'things'.

Good luck all.

:) :) :)
Title: Re: Rules, prizes and how this is going to work.
Post by: Balamuthiah on December 21, 2018, 09:15:35 pm
Thank you the update Close. You're as teasing as ever! Merry Christmas to you and all :)
Title: Re: Rules, prizes and how this is going to work.
Post by: close2u on January 05, 2019, 10:35:49 am
Attention all collaborators - judgement day is imminent.

Please ensure that Lieven and I have the full names / details of all participants - the forum names and real names of all forum members, the names of all participating non-forum members.
Can you send via pm.
Thanks.
Richard
Title: Re: Rules, prizes and how this is going to work.
Post by: close2u on January 09, 2019, 02:57:25 pm
Notice:

RE: the Christmas Collaboration Competition.
The 1st place and all other rankings have now been published in Justin's newsletter and in this forum thread (https://justinguitarcommunity.com/index.php?topic=41428.msg396987#msg396987).

Behind the scenes Justin, Lieven and Close2u have been corresponding backwards and forwards figuring out how best to allocate the prizes. With so many entrants and so many varied prizes it has not been easy. We thnk we have come to a method that will suit everyone. All entrants will get a prize! Please keep a lookout for further notifications and messages to your private message folders too.


Prizes will include:



Pretty darn cool eh!
 :) 8)
Title: Re: Rules, prizes and how this is going to work.
Post by: DavidP on January 09, 2019, 03:15:37 pm
Thanks Richard and of course Lieven and Justin.

You guys really have gone the extra mile this time round.

And some quite spectacular prizes this time round.

What a way to start 2019.
Title: Re: Rules, prizes and how this is going to work.
Post by: Balamuthiah on January 09, 2019, 04:04:10 pm
Wow guys! Some cool list that you came up with! Thank you Justin, Close and Lieven! You guys are Santas really! :)
Title: Re: Rules, prizes and how this is going to work.
Post by: hilts17 on January 09, 2019, 04:12:25 pm
All prizes are terrific. Congrats to everyone in advance.
Title: Re: Rules, prizes and how this is going to work.
Post by: brianlarsen on January 09, 2019, 06:28:24 pm
All entrants will get a prize!

I've copied this to my lawyer  ;) :P
Title: Re: Rules, prizes and how this is going to work.
Post by: batwoman on January 09, 2019, 07:21:10 pm
Coolio  8)  (this is one of Richards, man of few words)
Title: Re: Rules, prizes and how this is going to work.
Post by: close2u on January 11, 2019, 12:39:53 pm

Prizes will include:

  • Yamaha Pacifica electric guitar
    Boss Katana 50 watt amp
    50 minute Skype sessions with Justin
    Theory Course lifetime subscriptions
    JustinGuitar vouchers
    Beginner Song App annual passes
    Guitar Pro
    Focusrite iTrack Pocket
    Theory Course six-month subscriptions
    D'addario goodies



ANNOUNCEMENT.

The prizes are going to be split in to two Pools, Pool A and Pool B.
Each entrant in a collaboration gets to choose one prize.
There will not be enough of each and every prize for all people in the collaboration to choose the same. Some prizes are only available as a single item and some are in multiples of two or three or four only.

People that were forum members before October 1st 2018 can select a prize from Pool A.
Non-forum members or people that joined after the above date get to choose one prize from Pool B.

The seven collaboration groups have been ranked from 1st to 7th.
The people in the 1st place entry get to choose a prize first.

Those prizes not selected remain in Pool A or Pool B respectively and the prizes are then presented to the 2nd place group to select a prize each.
Those prizes not selected remain in Pool A or B respectively and the prizes are then presented to the 3rd place group to select a prize each.
And so on.
There are enough prizes for each person to not only receive one but also to have a choice (obviously a choice from a diminishing size Pool).
The group members of the 1st place Run Run Rudolph collaboration have already been given full details and are in the process of discussing amongst themselves who is going to choose which prize.
We would ask that when your turn comes around you have a behind-the-scenes discussion between yourselves then inform Lieven and I of your choices. A quick turn around on this would be great so please let us know asap once you are decided.
At that point, if you have chosen a physical product that needs P&P we will need postal addresses, contact details, phone number etc.

I hope that is clear and easy to understand.
We want everyone to be happy and to make the prize allocation as fair and transparent as possible.

Cheers
Richard, Lieven and Justin.

:)

Title: Re: Rules, prizes and how this is going to work.
Post by: brianlarsen on January 11, 2019, 06:19:57 pm
I've copied this to my lawyer  ;) :P

That'll teach me for being a smart-a*se!
I presumed this was a typo and you meant all the entrants in the two top collabs, not actually everyone.

You're ruining my dystopian Christmas  >:( :P :) ;) ;D
Title: Re: Rules, prizes and how this is going to work.
Post by: john256 on January 11, 2019, 07:05:13 pm
Sorry if I missed it, but any notes on the next (current?) one... Itching to get back in the game!

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Title: Re: Rules, prizes and how this is going to work.
Post by: max_mue on January 11, 2019, 07:12:16 pm
@john:
https://justinguitarcommunity.com/index.php?topic=44711.0
Quote
Important notice.

For a variety of reason there will be no competition for the first three months of 2019.

Please await further announcements about the planned resumption scheduled to start with a competition period that will span April to June inclusive.

Thanks.

:)
Title: Re: Rules, prizes and how this is going to work.
Post by: close2u on January 11, 2019, 07:15:30 pm
That'll teach me for being a smart-a*se!
I presumed this was a typo and you meant all the entrants in the two top collabs, not actually everyone.

You're ruining my dystopian Christmas  >:( :P :) ;) ;D

There is a special appendix that I haven't published Brian.
All persons making 'smart alec' remarks will have their right to a prize forfeit and the monetary equivalent value donated to a charity of our choosing.
 ;) ;) ;) ;)
Title: Re: Rules, prizes and how this is going to work.
Post by: john256 on January 11, 2019, 08:01:06 pm
@john:
https://justinguitarcommunity.com/index.php?topic=44711.0
Aw man, no contest for 6 whole months for me :(

Shall we do an informal one (s) and just vote on each other to decide the victor? Would JG endorse that if we wanted to self run something in the forums?

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Title: Re: Rules, prizes and how this is going to work.
Post by: close2u on January 11, 2019, 08:07:53 pm
john256

Do you know about the Guitar Challenges section of the forum?

https://justinguitarcommunity.com/index.php?topic=26498.0
Title: Re: Rules, prizes and how this is going to work.
Post by: DavidP on January 11, 2019, 08:13:24 pm
Aw man, no contest for 6 whole months for me :(

Shall we do an informal one (s) and just vote on each other to decide the victor? Would JG endorse that if we wanted to self run something in the forums?

John, remind me what was special about the Contests for you? Was it about an externally imposed deadline? Close pointed you to guitar challenge area and you can record and post in AVOYP area.
Title: Re: Rules, prizes and how this is going to work.
Post by: john256 on January 11, 2019, 09:20:32 pm
The deadline and the fact it is performance not just guitar skills.

Plus the contest... Not for the winning but us all working to the same timescale and seeing the entries appear.

I'll take a look at that section though. Thanks

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Title: Re: Rules, prizes and how this is going to work.
Post by: Garfield on January 11, 2019, 09:30:25 pm
That'll teach me for being a smart-a*se!
I presumed this was a typo and you meant all the entrants in the two top collabs, not actually everyone.

You're ruining my dystopian Christmas  >:( :) ;) ;D
Yep I'd thought the same. I'd normally say great minds think alike.....

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Title: Re: Rules, prizes and how this is going to work.
Post by: close2u on January 12, 2019, 08:49:20 pm
Update on prize allocation.

Our first place collaboration group have now selected their prizes as follows:

schlaffenwagen - Guitar Pro software
KasperFaurby - Yamaha Pacifica
Balamuthia - Skype session with Justin
Cagn On Rocks - Boss Katana 50
batwoman - Justin's Theory Course lifetime subscription
Ju - D'Addario clip-on tuner
Title: Re: Rules, prizes and how this is going to work.
Post by: batwoman on January 12, 2019, 10:34:07 pm
Update on prize allocation.

Our first place collaboration group have now selected their prizes as follows:

schlaffenwagen - Guitar Pro software
KasperFaurby - Yamaha Pacifica
Balamuthia - Skype session with Justin
Cagn On Rocks - Boss Katana 50
batwoman - Justin's Theory Course lifetime subscription
Ju - D'Addario clip-on tuner

Richard please pass on our deepest appreciation for these fine gifts to Justin and perhaps beyond that to the sponsors who donated them. I'm thrilled to pieces with my gift, thankyou Justin so very much.
Title: Re: Rules, prizes and how this is going to work.
Post by: close2u on January 13, 2019, 01:02:31 am
Mrs B
Will do.
Your thrill is our thrill too!
Title: Re: Rules, prizes and how this is going to work.
Post by: close2u on January 13, 2019, 12:02:07 pm
Update on prize allocation.

Our second place collaboration group have now selected their prizes as follows:

digger72: £35 JustinGuitar Gift Voucher
katja: Focusrite iTrack Pocket

Title: Re: Rules, prizes and how this is going to work.
Post by: close2u on January 14, 2019, 09:58:55 am
Update on prize allocation.

Our third place collaboration group have now selected their prizes as follows:

max_mue - Theory Course lifetime subscription
DavidP - £35 JustinGuitar Gift Voucher
pkboo3 - Beginner Song App annual pass
Title: Re: Rules, prizes and how this is going to work.
Post by: close2u on January 14, 2019, 10:00:27 am
Update on prize allocation.

Our fourth place collaboration group have now selected their prizes as follows:

Garfield - 50 minute Skype session with Justin
KerrieC - £35 JustinGuitar Gift Voucher
Title: Re: Rules, prizes and how this is going to work.
Post by: close2u on January 14, 2019, 12:16:09 pm
Update on prize allocation.

Our fifth place collaboration group have now selected their prizes as follows:

diademgrove - Theory Course lifetime subscription
redrhodie - Theory Course lifetime subscription
Dave - £35 JustinGuitar Gift Voucher
Title: Re: Rules, prizes and how this is going to work.
Post by: close2u on January 16, 2019, 10:37:39 pm
Update on prize allocation.

Our sixth place collaboration group have now selected their prizes as follows:

brianlarsen - 50 minute Skype session with Justin
FourTwo - 50 minute Skype session with Justin
Chris - Theory Course six-month subscription

Just one more group to go.
:)
Title: Re: Rules, prizes and how this is going to work.
Post by: close2u on January 16, 2019, 11:41:14 pm
Update on prize allocation.

Our seventh place collaboration group have now selected their prizes as follows:

embishop - Theory Course six-month subscription
kristaR - Beginner Song App annual pass

Now that each and every entrant has selected a prize I will collate all the details and hopefully these can be awarded very quickly.
Physical items will require international P&P etc.
I have names and addresses etc for couriers. Justin is off to NAMM shortly so I'm unsure when he will be able to dispatch.  @ Katja ... I will post your iTrack Pocket in the next few days.
Skype sessions will be by personal arrangements at suitable times.
Other prizes should be able to be transferred electronically.

Once again - congratulations and well done to all. I hope you all enjoyed the collaborative process and you can build on it and delight us with more in the near future.
Richard
:)
Title: Re: Rules, prizes and how this is going to work.
Post by: close2u on January 20, 2019, 10:55:41 am
Update.


… Justin is off to NAMM shortly so I'm unsure when he will be able to dispatch. 

@ Katja ... I will post your iTrack Pocket in the next few days.
...

Justin has confirmed that his many commitments and preparing to fly to NAMM in the next day or so means that he will only be able to turn his attention to this when he returns from USA.

Katja - you're the exception. The iTrack was my contribution to the prize fund and I posted it yesterday.

:_
Title: Re: Rules, prizes and how this is going to work.
Post by: batwoman on January 21, 2019, 12:47:17 am
Katja - you're the exception. The iTrack was my contribution to the prize fund and I posted it yesterday.

Wow Richard not only do you give of your knowledge and time to this community, with such great generosity, now you've contributed to the prize pool. Respect and appreciation to you fine sir. May it come back to you many fold.
Title: Re: Rules, prizes and how this is going to work.
Post by: DavidP on January 21, 2019, 05:53:28 am
Wow Richard not only do you give of your knowledge and time to this community, with such great generosity, now you've contributed to the prize pool. Respect and appreciation to you fine sir. May it come back to you many fold.

DITTO

And thanks for the update, Richard
Title: Re: Rules, prizes and how this is going to work.
Post by: tobyjenner on January 21, 2019, 07:55:08 am
Update.

Justin has confirmed that his many commitments and preparing to fly to NAMM in the next day or so means that he will only be able to turn his attention to this when he returns from USA.

Katja - you're the exception. The iTrack was my contribution to the prize fund and I posted it yesterday.

:_

What a gent !
 8)
Title: Re: Rules, prizes and how this is going to work.
Post by: close2u on January 21, 2019, 09:59:43 am
Thanks muchly folks … way back when for the very first competition both Omar & I contributed the 'honourable mentions' prizes …

https://justinguitarcommunity.com/index.php?topic=41428.msg359373#msg359373

February 2017

Honourable mentions to all entrants, thank you and well done on making the first monthly competition so diverse, interesting and entertaining.

Winners, winning entries & their prizes:

1st (our inaugural winner - well done)
Amelie - Me & Bobby McGee (https://justinguitarcommunity.com/index.php?topic=40994.0)
Prize
1 hour Skype lesson with Justin Sandercoe (prize courtesy of justinguitar)

2nd
davidvac - The Last Thing On My Mind (https://justinguitarcommunity.com/index.php?topic=41018.0)
Prize
A digital download of Chord Construction Guide (https://www.justinguitar.com/en/PR-011-ChordConstructionGuide.php) (prize courtesy of Omar)

3rd
Rossco01 - Wonderful Tonight (https://justinguitarcommunity.com/index.php?topic=41017.0)
Prize
A digital copy of The Comfortably Strange album 'Divided Joy' (https://thecomfortablystrange.bandcamp.com/album/divided-joy) (prize courtesy of close2u)

Which by sheer coincidence also involved Katja (the Comfortable Strange) … :) :) :)
Title: Re: Rules, prizes and how this is going to work.
Post by: close2u on February 03, 2019, 04:56:49 pm
FAO

ALL Christmas competition winners.

Please can you reply and / or contact me via message to confirm if / when you have received your chosen prize.

Muchas gracias amigos.

:)
All email transfers should have happened for vouchers, subscriptions etc.
Most physical products have been posted.
The Katana and Pacifica are going direct from the suppliers and should be done soon.
Title: Re: Rules, prizes and how this is going to work.
Post by: CT on February 03, 2019, 06:27:50 pm
I've never been a contestant, but I would be willing to contribute something as a prize to carry a February competition forward. I'm sure that I'm not alone. Amazon ships around the world, it wouldn't take that much effort or treasure to make this happen. I would also be willing to contribute to a new message board fund as well. ;) 
Title: Re: Rules, prizes and how this is going to work.
Post by: close2u on February 03, 2019, 06:33:45 pm
I've never been a contestant, but I would be willing to contribute something as a prize to carry a February competition forward. I'm sure that I'm not alone. Amazon ships around the world, it wouldn't take that much effort or treasure to make this happen.


That is a fantastically generous offer Clint. Many, many thanks.
The comp will be taking a 3-month hiatus and resume for April-June 2019.
No theme has been decided yet but an announcement will be made in good time for those wanting to take part.
As mentioned here or elsewhere, Omar contributed to the prize fund way back when. I have added a few prizes from time to time.

I would also be willing to contribute to a new message board fund as well. ;) 

??
You mean a fund to maintain this forum?
Title: Re: Rules, prizes and how this is going to work.
Post by: CT on February 03, 2019, 06:48:59 pm
New software, with more and newer features like embedding Soundcloud, ability to save avatars, likes for every post, mouseover preview on topics, etc. Tons of choices out there.
Title: Re: Rules, prizes and how this is going to work.
Post by: close2u on February 06, 2019, 02:21:01 pm
FAO

ALL Christmas competition winners.

Please can you reply and / or contact me via message to confirm if / when you have received your chosen prize.

Muchas gracias amigos.

:)


Many thanks to those that have replied in personal message so far.

Just a bump in case anyone hasn't seen it yet.

:)