RBN Collab: "Summer Fun."

DeferredGalaxy3DeferredGalaxy3 Rising Star
edited July 2012 in The Rock Band Network
If you guys saw my Official NW Thread, I have been working on a song for a project. I am working on a song to end my album, and it is called: "Summer Fun." I wanted to let the other RBN Singers sing this song.

This is the thing, I'm thinking of letting the RBN singers (Or at least the singers on the rock band forums.) take turns singing phrases on the verses, then on the chorus, everyone sings together. Tell me if you want otherwise.

I want this to be the song that beats any other song I have ever made in the past year, and I wanted to be able to collab with other RBN artists. I need feedback to know what I need and what I don't need and what I need to change.

I'm writing the lyrics right now, so I will start the auditions to be in the song after I am done with the lyrics.

HERE IS THE INSTRUMENTAL MP3: http://errortunes.natelair.com/music/Summerfun.mp3

Again, I hope this will be a fun experience for the RBN.
RULES FOR SUBMITTING SINGING PART:
1. Sing as much of the song as you feel you should. Don't overwhelm yourself trying to sing every harmony part of the chorus the exact way I put it, it's all up to you as long as it sounds decent.
2. No special sound effects.
3. No loud background noises.
4. The link you send can be in anyway you want it to be sent, but just make sure it isn't submitted on a website with viruses or anything, cause that wouldn't be good.
5. Have fun. I just didn't put this rule to put this rule, I just want to know everyone is enjoying the project, and not feel like I'm forcing anyone do this.

If you want to submit via email: [email]nathanielwhitlock@yahoo.com[/email]
DEADLINE: June 23rd, 2012

Comments

  • dragoninforcerdragoninforcer UnWashed
    edited June 2012
    >sees collab

    oh cool

    >singing


    uh oh
  • TylerFGTylerFG Road Warrior
    edited June 2012
    This is gonna be interesting. :)
  • TubaDude49TubaDude49 Road Warrior
    edited June 2012
    If the lyrics don't turn out too bad I might hop in on a verse or two.
  • sonicnerd23sonicnerd23 Road Warrior
    edited June 2012
    Hmm, sounds like an interesting project. I'd like to participate if possible.
  • DangimarockerDangimarocker Headliner
    edited June 2012
    dragoninforcer;4772779 said:
    >sees collab

    oh cool

    >singing


    uh oh

    ^ What i thought too.
    Me singing breaks eardrums, in the bad way.
  • GameMaster439GameMaster439 Road Warrior
    edited June 2012
    I'll give it a go once I see some finished lyrics. Is any vocal style welcomed?
  • dragoninforcerdragoninforcer UnWashed
    edited June 2012
    I don't sing. 3 of my songs are the exception, and the vocals are really bad.


    But I'll probably end up doing it.
  • DeferredGalaxy3DeferredGalaxy3 Rising Star
    edited June 2012
    Here are the lyrics I have written. Now, I know what you are thinking about the second verse, and I might change that if people don't like it. It's just that I had the first verse about the start of summer, and the last about how there is an end, and I was stuck on the second verse.

    Like most of my songs, it's not suppose to be all that serious and what not.
    We've been waiting for this time.
    For the best time of the year.
    We've been waiting for this summer.
    We're just so glad it's finally here.
    We are out of school and work, now.
    But we can't decide what to do, now.
    There are just so many options.
    So many to do for this summer.

    Swimming, fishing, anything you decide,
    It's all summer fun.
    There are a lot, just so many options
    They're all summer fun!

    We prank called Mr. Joe's house,
    but he went and called the cops.
    Then the cops, they went and chased us.
    But we ran and they didn't stop us, now.
    We got in trouble by our parents.
    What matters is that we had fun.
    One thing to know, enjoy yourself
    Only thing to know you only live once.

    Swimming, fishing, anything you decide,
    It's all summer fun.
    There are a lot, just so many options
    They're all summer fun!

    But our summer only last months
    It's just three months 'till back to school.
    We sure hope you have the fun, now.
    Because summer's not forever, now.
    Just remember if you're real bored.
    Just give a call, and we'll do this stuff.

    Swimming, fishing, anything you decide,
    It's all summer fun.
    There are a lot, just so many options
    They're all summer fun!

    Swimming, fishing, anything you decide,
    It's all summer fun.
    There are a lot, just so many options
    They're all summer- It's all summer fun!
    NOTE: These might not be final. I just need opinions since I want this to be a good song.
  • GameMaster439GameMaster439 Road Warrior
    edited June 2012
    I'm not a big fan of how the chorus is, or rather how I'm trying to sing it isn't feeling right to me, maybe if heard someone else sing the chorus it might flow better
  • DangimarockerDangimarocker Headliner
    edited June 2012
    Okay i might have to sing this now, this could be interesting LOL.
  • AskariNariAskariNari Rising Star
    edited June 2012
    I'll do this. I don't know if I'm that good of a singer, but I'll try to contribute. I can honestly say, that for a song about Summer, the lyrics are fine (but I'm a lyrics snob, so you shouldn't go just by my opinion).
  • DeferredGalaxy3DeferredGalaxy3 Rising Star
    edited June 2012
    Ok, I will upload some guide notes tomorrow to get a good idea of what the vocals should sound like, but you can change things a little if you want. Just not too much to the fact where it sounds like a total genre change, because that would be not good.
  • RetrokaiserRetrokaiser Opening Act
    edited June 2012
    I'd join in the fun but I doubt I'd make the cut.
  • DangimarockerDangimarocker Headliner
    edited June 2012
    DeferredGalaxy3;4773409 said:
    Ok, I will upload some guide notes tomorrow to get a good idea of what the vocals should sound like, but you can change things a little if you want. Just not too much to the fact where it sounds like a total genre change, because that would be not good.

    1) Must have a good singing voice
    2) Must not sound like a dying cat
    ...
    *Walks away with head down*

    LOL.
  • kingtonyxkingtonyx Unofficial
    edited June 2012
    I'd love to participate but I need to use my studio time for my own stuff.
  • GameMaster439GameMaster439 Road Warrior
    edited June 2012
    DeferredGalaxy3;4773409 said:
    Just not too much to the fact where it sounds like a total genre change, because that would be not good.

    Awh, so no Deathcore or Extreme Metal vocal parts? haha
  • dragoninforcerdragoninforcer UnWashed
    edited June 2012
    So I can't go all Christina Aguilera and start going pitch-crazy?
  • DeferredGalaxy3DeferredGalaxy3 Rising Star
    edited June 2012
    This is the best I could provide. In these links are either an MP3 of the instrumental with the guide notes playing (The MacBook has been having problems since yesterday, so I had to use REAPER.), and at the end, the guide notes for each part of the harmony, or you could use the MIDI if you have a MIDI player. If the chorus doesn't seem right, you can tell me. You can sing at least one of those parts you feel comfortable with. One last thing, as mentioned, if you don't feel comfortable singing a certain part, you can alter it a little, but make sure it fits the song.

    MP3:
    http://errortunes.natelair.com/music/summerfunfolder/Summerfunguide.mp3

    MIDI:
    http://errortunes.natelair.com/music/summerfunfolder/summerfun.mid

    You can submit your singing part. Even though my Mac is having problems, I can still put the vocals together in REAPER.

    RULES FOR SUBMITTING SINGING PART:
    1. Sing as much of the song as you feel you should. Don't overwhelm yourself trying to sing every harmony part of the chorus the exact way I put it, it's all up to you as long as it sounds decent.
    2. No special sound effects.
    3. No loud background noises.
    4. The link you send can be in anyway you want it to be sent, but just make sure it isn't submitted on a website with viruses or anything, cause that wouldn't be good.
    5. Have fun. I just didn't put this rule to put this rule, I just want to know everyone is enjoying the project, and not feel like I'm forcing anyone do this.

    If you want to submit via email: [email]nathanielwhitlock@yahoo.com[/email]
  • GameMaster439GameMaster439 Road Warrior
    edited June 2012
    dragoninforcer;4773831 said:
    So I can't go all Christina Aguilera and start going pitch-crazy?

    Hahaha. That would be a treat
  • DeferredGalaxy3DeferredGalaxy3 Rising Star
    edited June 2012
    dragoninforcer;4773831 said:
    So I can't go all Christina Aguilera and start going pitch-crazy?

    LOL I guess anything out of pure silliness would be acceptable as long as it goes well with the song. :P
  • DangimarockerDangimarocker Headliner
    edited June 2012
    I'm scared i'll suck and be made fun of :P
  • dragoninforcerdragoninforcer UnWashed
    edited June 2012
    Dangimarocker;4773858 said:
    I'm scared i'll suck and be made fun of :P

    I suck at singing at get made fun of constantly (by some will-not-be-named forum members :I) and I'll still probably do this.
  • DangimarockerDangimarocker Headliner
    edited June 2012
    Been trying to do the first verse parts before the first chorus, and just can't get anything good down. LOL

    EDIT: going to try to do a different part. the beat is hard to get the words to work for me. but i can't sing so thats probably why lol.

    Someone sing the chorus so i can at least practice your pitch lol!
  • DangimarockerDangimarocker Headliner
    edited June 2012
    I tried even doing an 80s sounding vocal since thats what the song sounds like to me.. and i just can't do it...

    So i'll wait until a couple singers jump on board.

    Hey Galaxy, can you provide an updated version with each new singing part? so we can think of ideas? :)
  • GameMaster439GameMaster439 Road Warrior
    edited June 2012
    I've been work at the first chorus. After hearing the guide, it's much easier to get a feel for it
  • TubaDude49TubaDude49 Road Warrior
    edited June 2012
    Just listening to the instrumental makes me want to interject "Hip Hip" occasionally...
  • DangimarockerDangimarocker Headliner
    edited June 2012
    TubaDude49;4774028 said:
    Just listening to the instrumental makes me want to interject "Hip Hip" occasionally...

    backups!
  • kingtonyxkingtonyx Unofficial
    edited June 2012
    Guys you don't really have to be able to sing to do vocals. You can just do some Chino Moreno whispery verse type stuff in the background.
  • DeferredGalaxy3DeferredGalaxy3 Rising Star
    edited June 2012
    kingtonyx;4774214 said:
    Guys you don't really have to be able to sing to do vocals. You can just do some Chino Moreno whispery verse type stuff in the background.

    ...?
  • DangimarockerDangimarocker Headliner
    edited June 2012
    DeferredGalaxy3;4774236 said:
    ...?

    A Happy Summer Song of all whispering! :)
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