Nur Ein XV Round Six "Homestretch"

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Nur Ein XV Round Six "Homestretch"

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We are in the homestretch now and...

Submit an original song by June 21st at 11:59 PM (EDT) that fits the following criteria

Title: Homestretch
Challenge: Polyrhythm

Examples:
“Touch and Go”, The Cars
“Is This Love?”, Bob Marley
“The Great Curve”, Talking Heads
“Stand”, Sly and the Family Stone
“Diamonds on the Soles of Her Shoes”, Paul Simon
“Fake Empire”, The National
“Til the World Ends”, Britney Spears
“The March of the Black Queen”, Queen
(Lots of Jazz, prog rock, Afrobeat, electronica, metal, Zappa...go crazy!)

Send your MP3 to nurein.sidefight@gmail.com

Good luck!
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I’m just going to do a prog rock cover of the Leroy Anderson orchestral pops masterpiece.

Also, is homestretch really one word? I did not know that. I’ve learned two things this Nur Ein! At my age, that’s pretty good! Old dogs, etc.

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Pass the fucking butter
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glennny wrote:
Mon Jun 15, 2020 8:47 am
Pass the fucking butter

I heard it "Pass the goddamn butter," but yeah. Was thinking of using that as a lyrical hook, but I'm talking myself out of the idea.
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frankie big face wrote:
Mon Jun 15, 2020 7:34 am
Also, is homestretch really one word? I did not know that. I’ve learned two things this Nur Ein! At my age, that’s pretty good! Old dogs, etc.
I know! I had to look it up just to make sure.
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glennny, did you somehow infiltrate the judges' private chat and incept this challenge into their brains? :P
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well look, this was the compromise from my proposal of "challenge: melt Mo's face with your instrumental solo"
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. glennny, did you somehow infiltrate the judges' private chat and incept this challenge into their brains? :P
Last time I was this excited about a challenge was the Outnumbered fight " use odd time signature.

This will be fun!!!
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Is this the most titles in a single Nur Ein featuring the beautiful and very singable "ch" sound?

- Chupacabra
- Carte Blanche
- North Beach Vampires
- Homestretch

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Final Round: Cover David Bowie's Ch-Ch-Ch-Changes!
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ujnhunter wrote:
Tue Jun 16, 2020 9:41 pm
Final Round: Cover David Bowie's Ch-Ch-Ch-Changes!
:lol: Challenge: write a cha cha cha :lol:

(Just to make sure it's clear, I'm not dissing the judges here. Thanks again for all your hard work! I'm sure this was just a totally random coincidental thing. I just happened to notice it and thought it was unusual.)
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Okay Judges.
Whomever had glennny on Wednesday wins the pool.

Here we go....

Let's talk about Polymeter vs. Polyrhythm

The challenge is clearly written as "Polyrhythm"
However the first example is "Touch and Go" by the Cars. I would call that an example of Polymeter.

So is poly-meter acceptable for challenge fulfillment?

This guy explains it pretty well:
https://music.stackexchange.com/questio ... polyrhythm
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We considered whether we should go back and proactively clarify “polyrhythm or polymeter” or if it was clear enough as is. I said yesterday I thought we didn’t need to and the examples should be fine:
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....and here we are :)

So yes. Polymeter is fine too!
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Glennny, you beat me to it! Mike and I were just having this very discussion.
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Yes, speaking for myself (and I think most of the judges in this case, if not all), I think we prefer to be more inclusive of multiple rhythmic concepts than exclusive, if that will get more interesting songs. So I would say polyrhythms, polymeters, cross-rhythms, have at it.

I now have "I'm A Barbie Girl In A Barbie World" stuck in my head as a mnemonic for 7:4 polyrhythm so anything that will get it out is good with me.
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For what it's worth, I had Frankie as the guy who would bring it up first. Frank, you lost me $5
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Haha. Well, I hadn't listened to the examples yet. However, I do have proof that I said to Mike at 12:01pm that I expected most people would interpret this as polymeter rather than polyrhythm. And at 12:29pm, I said "I was considering asking them to clarify but I figured I'd listen to the examples first." Maybe you can get a couple of bucks back. I also said at 12:09pm "Yeah, this is a pretty pedantic challenge. I'm sure it came from Mo." :D
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I think you guys should hold a betting pool about which challenges came from which judges, I'm super curious now to know what you think.

I'm also curious to know what you all think are good challenges, because I have a theory about this. Possibly for a different thread though.
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I think the challenges have mostly been fine. Oftentimes, it's the combo that creates the problem. But as I said to Mike at precisely 11:49am, "Problem is just another word for opportunity, Mike!"
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What I realized last year is the challenge is as good as you make it for yourself. Of course last year Glenn and I went a little overboard anyway, but that's sort of our personalities.
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Link to the Round 6 Listening Party. We're going to the finals next!

'Homestretch' is at 9PM Monday, June 22. Preshow should start a bit earlier.



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