Nur Ein IX Round Zero "Full of Courage"

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Nur Ein IX Round Zero "Full of Courage"

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Welcome to Round Zero of Nur Ein IX

Title: Full of Courage
Non Optional Challenge: Must include a spoken word bridge
Songs are Due on: Monday, April 21st @ 12:01 AM Eastern
Send your MP3 to nurein.sidefight@gmail.com
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Do you have a good example of a song with a spoken word bridge for me to listen to?
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At around 3:33, he stops singing and just starts talking before going back to the chorus. That's pretty much it.
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Spoken word is different than rapped, yeah?
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Ross wrote:Spoken word is different than rapped, yeah?
Yes. Spoken word doesn't need to have any rhythm.
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The first entry is in!
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The Ink Spots did spoken sections. Not sure they'd be considered a bridge though...

"Just a Man" Faith no More is the only real example I can come up with. It's great, too.
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Oh... and Dennis Leary's "Asshole". Haha.
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Older R&B enjoys employing the spoken word bridge.

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I couldn't think of any offhand when the challenge was suggested, then by chance one came up on my playlist this morning. Albeit in another language, but still.

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Oh, right, I almost forgot the closing track to one of my favorite albums ever:

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Generic wrote:Oh, right, I almost forgot the closing track to one of my favorite albums ever: Too Much Joy - Cereal Killers
Wow. I didn't realize we had that in common. TMJ is one of my favorite bands of all time.

I remembered that Mosswoodians' Cancer has a spoken section: http://www.songfight.org/music/cancer/m ... cancer.mp3

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ken wrote: Wow. I didn't realize we had that in common. TMJ is one of my favorite bands of all time.
Awesome! I meet very few people who have even heard of Too Much Joy. They're one of those little "best-kept secret" bands, I suppose. :ugeek:

I just thought of another slightly less obscure song with a spoken-work bridge:
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Spoken word bridge.

Elvis' "Are You Lonesome Tonight", The Ink Spots "I Don't Want to Set The World On Fire". I would post links but I'm not permitted to as the site thinks I'm trying to post spam.
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Last year, my challenge to myself was use tambourine in every song. I won my challenge.

This year, my self-challenge will be to use fake claps in every song.
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Finally, a challenge that's suited toward my "singing" style, heh.
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Rabid Garfunkel wrote:Finally, a challenge that's suited toward my "singing" style, heh.
As I'm judging these, I will bear in mind that the challenge specifically calls it a "spoken word bridge." In my eyes, a song will have failed this challenge (or rather, passed it only on a technicality) if the bridge is not sufficiently distinct from the rest of the song. I cannot speak for how other judges will react to various interpretations of the challenge (and we haven't discussed this amongst ourselves, either), but I will probably want take you down a few ranks if the verses and/or choruses are spoken too.

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What if I put my bridge at the beginning of the song?
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Crap, I poked the bear first this time :lol:
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Generic wrote:
Rabid Garfunkel wrote:Finally, a challenge that's suited toward my "singing" style, heh.
As I'm judging these, I will bear in mind that the challenge specifically calls it a "spoken word bridge." In my eyes, a song will have failed this challenge (or rather, passed it only on a technicality) if the bridge is not sufficiently distinct from the rest of the song.
Looks like we got us a hangin' judge!

Most of the songs hat I can recall that have spoken words bits, usually tend to be a verse rather than an 'bridge'. Someone mentioned 'Are You Lonesome Tonight' - I had assumed that that was the sort of thing the judges were getting at - but that is a spoken verse isn't it? (True - I don't really know what the definition of 'bridge' is. Musically anyway. As a civil engineer, I do have a reasonable understanding of its definition in other contexts.)

So Jon - would "Are You Lonesome Tonight" pass with you? (assuming Elvis was still alive, and playing Nur Ein, and he hadn't recorded it 60 years ago).

Not that it really matters to me in any way. By pure accident - my spoken word bit is definitely not a verse, and can I think be certainly considered a bridge. Or at least, a fairly substantial culvert.
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Manhattan Glutton wrote:What if I put my bridge at the beginning of the song?
THat would give you this sort of scenario, wouldn't it?:

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More importantly- Is the music during spoken-word bridge in Nivs' example specifically different than the rest of the verses? If not that is a pretty serious contradiction in the criteria.
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