Assignment #16
  1. 1
    Start your song with a chorus.
  2. 2
    Take lyrical inspiration from the Jurassic Period.
  3. 3
    Include some kind of primitive percussion.
  • Due Sep 24, 2023
  • 8 Submissions
  • Created by NCBC


Ben September 26, 2023 10:23am

such a good round of songs

stonewindow September 24, 2023 9:58pm

Ya’ll know how to write songs. I’m gob smacked.

Ryan September 13, 2023 8:15pm

The question is: how many of us are going to write the chorus first?

Ben September 14, 2023 1:13pm

and how many of our choruses are going to want (beg) to functionally serve as verses and are we going to try and fight that or let that just happen

nick September 20, 2023 3:13pm (edited)

If a chorus is sung alone in a forest, is it still a chorus?

atonmas September 11, 2023 5:51pm

I’m more of a Triassic guy myself, so this could get a bit awkward…

peter September 12, 2023 10:56am

everything since the primordial soup has been a waste of time

atonmas September 12, 2023 11:21am

ugh #mood

Ben September 11, 2023 9:58am

👓 “songwriting, uh, finds a way…”

Z September 12, 2023 11:41am

“That is one big pile of songwriting.”

Ben September 12, 2023 9:35pm

“must write faster”

Ben September 12, 2023 9:41pm

“and uhh here I am now by myself, uhh, commenting on ncbc to myself. uhh that’s, that’s chaos theory.”

Ryan September 10, 2023 10:21pm


Other Assignments

Assignment #21
  1. 1
    Choose a chord progression with no more than four chords in it and never deviate.
  2. 2
    Create three distinct song sections by focusing mostly on melody.
  3. 3
    No hiding! No effects other than EQ and compression.
Assignment #20
  1. 1
    Base your song off of a dream you’ve had—recurring or otherwise.
  2. 2
    Feature two interweaving musical elements.
  3. 3
    Involve your subconscious by including some amount of improvisation in your recording.
Assignment #19
  1. 1
    Set your song at a motel during a meteor shower.
  2. 2
    Feature a “cascading” melody.
  3. 3
    During your process, spend some time outside at night alone.