Topic: OCTOBER 2018 FSOTM – CHALLENGE MONTH

Hey everyone, for OCTOBER we are going to have a CHALLENGE MONTH again, we haven’t had one of these in a while!

What does that mean?  It means YOU can CHALLENGE ANYONE to a SONG of YOUR CHOICE!  That`s right … YOU can COVER it YOURSELF if you want and then CHALLENGE SOMEONE ELSE to COVER it  …  OR you can just CHALLENGE SOMEONE to COVER a SONG of your choice!

Now ….. just to add to the FUN, you can also do any INSTRUMENTAL COVER YOURSELF and or CHALLENGE a member to do any INSTRUMENTAL COVER if you want, that`s right ….. so, there`s no escaping for those members out there who like to perform INSTRUMENTALS but are not so keen on the singing part.

So, with that all said, start SUGGESTING SONGS, INSTRUMENTALS and  start CHALLENGING MEMBERS! ready for this months FSOTM!

READY!  SET!  GO! 

Laugh Lots ... Forgive Much ...  Love one another     smile
Covers and some Originals found over there    ------- >    https://soundcloud.com/ukulelejan

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1.    easybeat challenged neophytte to covering …. Reconsider by Charlie Robison.  Now easybeat has challenged neophytte to not only cover this song but to make it his own, in other words not like the original.
2.    easybeat challenged Jandle to covering … a Jazz version of Fly Me To The Moon.
3.    easybeat challenged Anyone to cover … a Chordie Song from One Of Our Chordie Members.
4.    Neophytte challenged Anyone to cover these two songs …. Crazy by Patsy Cline and You and Me by Alice Cooper.
5.    Jandle challenged neophytte to covering … An Original Song from any Chordie Member.  You get to pick one from any of the talented song writers here in Chordie (just go the song writing section) and cover one of their songs in your own way.
6.    Jandle challenged Roger Guppy to covering … A Heavy Metal number (of your choice). 
7.    Jandle challenged easybeat to covering … Any Song from last months (September) FSOTM Songs and to cover it as close as possible to the original cover, in other words, NOT making it your own version, or your own style.
8.    Jandle challenged beamer to covering … A Lullaby Song of your choice.
9.    Jandle challenged Mojo01 to covering  … a song from a Musical of your choice.
10.    Jandle challenged TIGJKL to covering … a Bob Dylan song of your choice.



Now, these are just some challenges that have already been made.  Please feel free to add more challenges to other members in Chordie.

Have fun …………….

Laugh Lots ... Forgive Much ...  Love one another     smile
Covers and some Originals found over there    ------- >    https://soundcloud.com/ukulelejan

Re: OCTOBER 2018 FSOTM – CHALLENGE MONTH

Easybeat challenged anyone to record a Chordie original song but he did not say how recent, so here is one from February 2007 lol

The original post: https://www.chordie.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=1344

My YouTube recording from 11 years ago smile : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ekl_88XLb4A

Roger     

Re: OCTOBER 2018 FSOTM – CHALLENGE MONTH

Roger 11 years ago you had and still have a great voice. Nice job on this one.     

Music is what feelings sound like.
Music is life, that why our hearts have beats.

Re: OCTOBER 2018 FSOTM – CHALLENGE MONTH

Nice one Roger, enjoyed that, performed well.  Nicely written by your friend smile     

Laugh Lots ... Forgive Much ...  Love one another     smile
Covers and some Originals found over there    ------- >    https://soundcloud.com/ukulelejan

Re: OCTOBER 2018 FSOTM – CHALLENGE MONTH

As they say down here in NZ Roger your the man. Good to hear a song written by a Chordie performed by a talent such as yours.     

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One of my challenges for this month (October 2018) from the good people of chordie.com, was to cover a song I'd never heard before. The song was nominated as "Reconsider" by Charlie Robison. It was more challenging than I imagined, as you don't have even a rough guide for phrasing and structure - so whilst you have the chords and the lyrics for the song, they only form a part of the picture. Anyway, this is my take, I hope you like it - I'm off to listen to what the original sounds like ... smile

https://youtu.be/7DX0us2v4C8

Cheers

Richard     

-[ Musician, writer, guitarist, poor singer ]-
My songs             http://neophytte.mine.nu/audio/
My Soundcloud   https://soundcloud.com/neophytte1
My YouTube         https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AHnDpTAPTUE&list=PLhpGn51pPqN6q8kmuORnuWcAXRF1_b1zV

Re: OCTOBER 2018 FSOTM – CHALLENGE MONTH

This is not a song that I know too also. However I did enjoy listening to it and have no need to listen to the original, well done Richard.     

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Neo
you have really risen to the challenge,good on you.
Like what you have done to this song.
Just goes to show same song two versions,both great!
I often have a go @ unknown songs,you often get a feel for it from the
words & chords anyway.It`s what we do when we write, but we add our own nuances.     

The King Of Audio Torture

Re: OCTOBER 2018 FSOTM – CHALLENGE MONTH

Nicely done neo .......... probably one of the best ones you have done yet vocally, style suited your voice.     

Laugh Lots ... Forgive Much ...  Love one another     smile
Covers and some Originals found over there    ------- >    https://soundcloud.com/ukulelejan

Re: OCTOBER 2018 FSOTM – CHALLENGE MONTH

Just a reminder to give feedback to everyone that enters a song smile     

Laugh Lots ... Forgive Much ...  Love one another     smile
Covers and some Originals found over there    ------- >    https://soundcloud.com/ukulelejan

12 (edited by Peatle Jville 2018-10-08 04:18:17)

Re: OCTOBER 2018 FSOTM – CHALLENGE MONTH

Great version Neo worked great.     Easybeat challenge worked perfect for you.

13 (edited by TIGLJK 2018-10-08 11:09:41)

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Richard
That was terrific ! 
I amazed every time one of you here on chordie can do something like this. 
I certainly wish I had your talent.

Although I too have never heard the song, I really don't need to hear the  original -
your version works just fine for me!
Well done, my friend!

Jim

Your vision is not limited by what your eye can see, but what your mind can imagine.
Make your life count, and the world will be a better place because you tried.

"Use the talents you possess, for the woods would be very silent if no birds sang except only the the best." - Henry Van Dyke

Re: OCTOBER 2018 FSOTM – CHALLENGE MONTH

I think Phill gets a star for  # 3 as he did one of my songs - posted separately   smile     

Your vision is not limited by what your eye can see, but what your mind can imagine.
Make your life count, and the world will be a better place because you tried.

"Use the talents you possess, for the woods would be very silent if no birds sang except only the the best." - Henry Van Dyke

Re: OCTOBER 2018 FSOTM – CHALLENGE MONTH

Jandle wrote:

Just a reminder to give feedback to everyone that enters a song smile

I'll hold my hand up, guilty as charged - I always listen to all the entries, but with the chordie forum, when clicking a link, it opens in the same window, and I forget to go 'back' after viewing the clip, or get otherwise distracted (mainly by little ones!!!). So if I haven't commented on anyones, apologies .... you guys/girls are all really talented!! smile

Roger Guppy wrote:

My YouTube recording from 11 years ago smile : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ekl_88XLb4A

That was a nice song - it's always good to hear some original music!! You did it well!!!

Roger Guppy wrote:

This is not a song that I know too also. However I did enjoy listening to it and have no need to listen to the original, well done Richard.

Thanks - the original was a lot slower than I expected, however it had a 'country' feel to it, which I kinda did too, but at a more rapid pace ...

easybeat wrote:

Neo
you have really risen to the challenge,good on you.
Like what you have done to this song.
Just goes to show same song two versions,both great!

Thanks, it was an intersting song to do - certainly put me out of my comfort zone .... !!

Jandle wrote:

Nicely done neo .......... probably one of the best ones you have done yet vocally, style suited your voice.

Thanks smile

Peatle Jville wrote:

Great version Neo worked great.     Easybeat challenge worked perfect for you.

Cheers, he doesn't know it yet, but I also recorded one of his songs as Jandle's challenge to me ...

TIGLJK wrote:

Richard
That was terrific ! 
I amazed every time one of you here on chordie can do something like this. 
I certainly wish I had your talent.

Although I too have never heard the song, I really don't need to hear the  original -
your version works just fine for me!
Well done, my friend!

Jim

Thanks for your kind words ... I don't think I'm that talented - I just (in the past) have practiced a lot, because it's something I enjoy doing, and so I practice more, and you get better each time you do; but I do appreciate your comments.

Cheers

Richard     

-[ Musician, writer, guitarist, poor singer ]-
My songs             http://neophytte.mine.nu/audio/
My Soundcloud   https://soundcloud.com/neophytte1
My YouTube         https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AHnDpTAPTUE&list=PLhpGn51pPqN6q8kmuORnuWcAXRF1_b1zV

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Another Chordie challenge for me this month (October 2018) was to do a song written by one of the chordie members - this song was written by two members, Brian Maynall & Phil Williams. Brian sent me an email last year (!) asking if I'd like to do a version of his song, so, almost a year later, here is "If it's good enough for Buddy". I'm not sure if the words/chords are on the forum, but there is a post about the song here: https://www.chordie.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=31861 - hope you enjoy my take on it.

https://youtu.be/lClI2W_x3TA

Cheers

Richard     

-[ Musician, writer, guitarist, poor singer ]-
My songs             http://neophytte.mine.nu/audio/
My Soundcloud   https://soundcloud.com/neophytte1
My YouTube         https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AHnDpTAPTUE&list=PLhpGn51pPqN6q8kmuORnuWcAXRF1_b1zV

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Tig ..... you and Phill both deserve a star, brillant writing by you and put together and covered wonderfully by Phill.   A big thumbs up from me.     

Laugh Lots ... Forgive Much ...  Love one another     smile
Covers and some Originals found over there    ------- >    https://soundcloud.com/ukulelejan

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neo .... great stuff, really like what you did with Brian and Phills song, made it your own and a great cover.     

Laugh Lots ... Forgive Much ...  Love one another     smile
Covers and some Originals found over there    ------- >    https://soundcloud.com/ukulelejan

Re: OCTOBER 2018 FSOTM – CHALLENGE MONTH

Jandle wrote:

neo .... great stuff, really like what you did with Brian and Phills song, made it your own and a great cover.

Thanks again - I'm going to throw out a challenge for Roger to do "Roxanne" by the Police ....     

-[ Musician, writer, guitarist, poor singer ]-
My songs             http://neophytte.mine.nu/audio/
My Soundcloud   https://soundcloud.com/neophytte1
My YouTube         https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AHnDpTAPTUE&list=PLhpGn51pPqN6q8kmuORnuWcAXRF1_b1zV

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Neo challenged me to do `Crazy` and Jan challenged me to do a song close to the original.
So i`ve got both them in one shot.Haven`t heard the original for a long time.
this is a real singers song,so not one i should do,also i think classics are best left alone.
I`ll only leave it up for a week as it`s a bit of a dogs breakfast.But hey, i`m entering the spirit.
https://soundcloud.com/rough-as-gut/crazy     

The King Of Audio Torture

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easybeat wrote:

Neo challenged me to do `Crazy` and Jan challenged me to do a song close to the original.
So i`ve got both them in one shot.Haven`t heard the original for a long time.
this is a real singers song,so not one i should do,also i think classics are best left alone.
I`ll only leave it up for a week as it`s a bit of a dogs breakfast.But hey, i`m entering the spirit.
https://soundcloud.com/rough-as-gut/crazy

That was good ... is that in the Willie Nelson style? I haven't heard the original for a long time either, and tend to play it a bit more down-strummy rather than picked ... I hope you leave it up for longer!!

Cheers

Richard     

-[ Musician, writer, guitarist, poor singer ]-
My songs             http://neophytte.mine.nu/audio/
My Soundcloud   https://soundcloud.com/neophytte1
My YouTube         https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AHnDpTAPTUE&list=PLhpGn51pPqN6q8kmuORnuWcAXRF1_b1zV

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neophytte wrote:
easybeat wrote:

Neo challenged me to do `Crazy` and Jan challenged me to do a song close to the original.
So i`ve got both them in one shot.Haven`t heard the original for a long time.
this is a real singers song,so not one i should do,also i think classics are best left alone.
I`ll only leave it up for a week as it`s a bit of a dogs breakfast.But hey, i`m entering the spirit.
https://soundcloud.com/rough-as-gut/crazy

That was good ... is that in the Willie Nelson style? I haven't heard the original for a long time either, and tend to play it a bit more down-strummy rather than picked ... I hope you leave it up for longer!!

Cheers

Richard

Yeah Willie wrote it,i think he did a just kinda vocal/guitar.
i`ve never played this before, it was a quick off the cuff.
Just read the words and played the chords so probably not very accurate.     

The King Of Audio Torture

23 (edited by Peatle Jville 2018-10-11 03:49:05)

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Wow EB that was excellent Richard and Jan gave you a challenge that showed your good vocal and guitar talent. Like Willie you did it in a nice laid back way..     Neo did a great job of EB and Phills song. I have enjoyed  listening to this months FSOTM contributions.

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Peatle Jville wrote:

Neo did a great job of EB and Phills song. I have enjoyed  listening to this months FSOTM contributions.

Thanks ... will you be contributing this month? (are you up for a challenge?)

Cheers

Richard     

-[ Musician, writer, guitarist, poor singer ]-
My songs             http://neophytte.mine.nu/audio/
My Soundcloud   https://soundcloud.com/neophytte1
My YouTube         https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AHnDpTAPTUE&list=PLhpGn51pPqN6q8kmuORnuWcAXRF1_b1zV

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neophytte wrote:
Peatle Jville wrote:

Neo did a great job of EB and Phills song. I have enjoyed  listening to this months FSOTM contributions.

Thanks ... will you be contributing this month? (are you up for a challenge?)

Cheers

Richard


Yeah go on Neo,give Peatle a challenge!!!!!     

The King Of Audio Torture