So no traction on this for a couple of weeks now but here's what I've come
up with so far:
4 Track E.P. 4 different styles all in the key of "F" (major or minor)
Real basic melody then large sections for solos on each chart
First - Folk-Style tune similar to Mumford and Sons, Of Monsters and Men
Features - Standard Jazz tune - Almost all solos. Jazz waltz?
Friends - Funk tune loosly based off of "Why Can't We Be Friends"
Freedom - Reggae Chart?
On Thu, Aug 7, 2014 at 7:34 PM, Justin W. Flory <jflory7(a)gmail.com> wrote:
While I may not be able to contribute musically or with mixing, I would
love to see a project like this happen! I suppose you could call me the
first groupie, hahah. Anyways, I would love to see something like this
happen as well, and I’d be happy to provide any feedback for whatever you
guys put together!
My only idea is that in terms of the name, I’d think it should be
something related to Fedora… how you’d like to do that would be up to your
imagination. It could be as cheesy as “The Pin-Stripped Hats”, but I think
finding a way to incorporate Fedora into the name somehow would be a cool
Justin W. Flory
On Aug 6, 2014, at 3:17 PM, Brian Monroe <briancmonroe(a)gmail.com> wrote:
Hey, I know I've mentioned this before, but I want to start working on it
now: I would really like to do a community recording project. Non-musicians
you can still have some input here with production and mastering (mixing).
Largely It would be something that Fedora could use for other videos, or
ambassadors could use as background music for the booths.
Issues to tackle:
1 - Scope:
My thoughts for the project is that the the entire project would be
recorded and mastered on Fedora. Personally if someone has an effect that
doesn't meet the Fedora Packaging standards, or they're using software from
planet ccrma, or have their own samples, I don't care. I think the major
thing is that it was done/recorded on Fedora. Thoughts?
Might be cool if we have contributors do screencasts for part of their
portion of the project as promo material for the spin.
2 - Track Lists:
There is a few issues here... Personally I think instrumental music is
going to be best since Vocals can be tough to do, plus when people take
issue with songs it has something to do with vocals. Doesn't mean we can't
do it, it's just raises the standard in someways.
There's also an issue with copyright... Technically according to "Free
Use" (actual legal term) we can cover any song as long as we don't pay for
anything, or sell anything. (don't see how that'll be an issue)
But what's best is if anyone has any music that they've written
Style-wise I like Jazz (or Jazz-ish) Particularly since we could have an
extended Solo section. If we have lots of people that play odd instruments
(accordion, saw, oboe, band instruments, ect) we can have them be part of
the project with an 8 bar solo.
Doesn't mean we can't do a metal song or something epic, if someone has
written something. What are you passionate about having in a recording?
Folk music is also good since most of that was written pre 1922 and is
public domain. I'm looking for specifics, s if you got thomething throw it
3 - Album Name (or E.P. name)
All I thought of Jam and Jelly. Suggestions?
4 - Remixes
Tracks (since we'll have them) would be easy to remixes and could add an
extra track or two
5 - Orchestration and Musicians
I'm all for having this project as a democracy. If we have two guitarists,
have them both submit tracks and we can vote on if we want to use one or
the other, or both. Large part of this decision is on what tracks we move
forward with, but at the minimum I play guitar and have access to good
drummers and a bassist. So if someone else has a song, with bare-bones
orchestration we can make this work.
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