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.
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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 #15
  1. 1
    Introducing them one at a time, create a stack of four equal-length, non-drum loops.
  2. 2
    With the loop stack running, add a fifth element on top—lead line, melody, whatever you please.
  3. 3
    Allow the fifth element to end and remove the loops, avoiding the reverse order in which they were added.
Assignment #14
  1. 1
    Write a theme song for an imaginary TV show.
  2. 2
    The show’s premise is equal parts your real life, and very much not your real life.
  3. 3
    Feature an instrument you have never featured before.
Assignment #13
  1. 1
    Borrow a phrase or line from Poetry Foundation’s Poem of the Day.
  2. 2
    Before considering any music, write all of the lyrics, including the borrowed line.
  3. 3
    Include at least one a cappella moment in the song.