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Challenge No. 1 – The S.A.C. Songwriting & Blogging Challenge

February 9, 2015

We are excited to announce this year’s challenge is being launched by a REAL PITCH REQUEST!  As such, you will have 6 weeks to submit a demo for this first challenge.  Although you will not be submitting a song in 7 days, you will be required to submit a blog about your experience of the challenge thus far, the progress you have made, any collaborations you may have initiated, and challenges you have encountered in working towards this challenge.

We would like to thank Barb Sedun and SOCAN for helping us to issue this challenge.

Matt Dusk is an established Canadian artist who has a challenge for you.  Take a look…

Good luck everyone!

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  1. February 9, 2015 12:46 pm

    Reblogged this on Social Media Challenge and commented:
    I am currently in the 2nd week of Pat Pattison’s Course on Songwriting at Coursera. I may combine the 2 and see where that takes me.

  2. February 9, 2015 12:48 pm

    Do we have to register somewhere?

    • February 10, 2015 9:38 am

      Hi Joe
      it may be closed now. I was on a wait list and got in. Likely done now but I would certainly follow along!

      • February 10, 2015 12:30 pm

        Thanks Robert – I’m doing the Pat Pattison course for the nth time so am active and writing. I wish you all good fortune with the challenge. I’m also a folk song writer and a leopard whose probably not gonna change those spots too much at this stage.

  3. February 9, 2015 6:20 pm

    Reblogged this on Mikalyn Hay Music and commented:
    My dad and I are looking forward to working with the SAC gang to create a cool song for Matt to consider 🙂

  4. February 10, 2015 1:03 pm

    With the mention of Lana Del Rey I have hope!!

  5. February 12, 2015 6:06 pm

    Thank you so much to Matt and SAC! I am so excited. Here is my blog: http://amsforartmusicsong.blogspot.ca/

  6. February 13, 2015 12:25 pm

    The biggest challenge is to not second guess your first thoughts or let the mind ‘wander’ into a never ending forest so far that you get lost and can’t find your way back. Smile. Here’s the link to my blog……http://magnifonic.wordpress.com/

  7. February 13, 2015 8:53 pm

    OK here is my week one blog, it is a bit freeform and sadly don’t have an audio clip to chare as I’m on the road, but will try to put up a W.I.P. clip next week. Have a great weekend songsters! http://www.liminalmusic.com/s-a-c-2105-challenge-week-1/

  8. February 13, 2015 9:36 pm

    First couple of blogposts for the Songwriting Challenge: http://www.theopenstageadventure.ca/category/songwriting-blog
    Hoping to come out of this adventure with a co-write…

  9. February 14, 2015 9:29 am

    Week One Blog Entry!
    http://supertash.com/Blog/Entries/2015/2/14_I_Asked_For_It….html

  10. February 14, 2015 5:08 pm

    Here is the link to my blog: http://www.goodrockindan.com/blog

    Here is the link to my sound cloud song “Around Me” :

    https://soundcloud.com/goodrockindan/around-me/s-8TrRR

    Thank you for reading and listening

    GRD

  11. February 15, 2015 12:02 am

    Well, I hope this link words for my first week’s blog….getting organized.

    http://thoughtsandoddsandends.blogspot.ca/2015/02/sac-challenge-2015-week-one.html

  12. February 15, 2015 11:53 am

    My Blog Entry for week 1

  13. February 15, 2015 11:55 am

    Whoops, My link never showed up there…Try Again
    https://ballenblog.wordpress.com/

  14. Donald Delano permalink
    February 15, 2015 2:40 pm

    Thought I’d post my blog here as well to be safe. There’s a link to my song in progress in the blog. https://johnpaulgeorgeringoanddon.wordpress.com/

  15. February 15, 2015 5:21 pm

    Hey guys heres my week 1 blog and link to the song! https://joshuadavidmusic.wordpress.com/2015/02/15/s-a-c-challenge-finally-done-haha/

  16. February 15, 2015 9:41 pm

    Confused about whether we post links to our blog here or on the facebook page. IO see more there than here. So I’m doing both. http://www.davidkeeblemusic.com/Journal/index.htm

  17. February 16, 2015 12:02 am

    Almost forgot to put my blog entry up here too ..https://lynnmantle.wordpress.com/2015/02/15/sac-songwriting-blogging-challenge-2015-week-1/

  18. February 16, 2015 12:58 am

    and here she goes… Round one of 6. 🙂
    http://rcampbell.com/?p=594

  19. February 16, 2015 4:32 pm

    So excited! Here’s my first blog post! 1/6… https://alexrhindress.wordpress.com/2015/02/16/week-one/

  20. February 18, 2015 4:47 pm

    Hey! Here is a link to my week one of the challenge!!! looking forward to more creation!
    http://crystalmcgrath2010.blogspot.ca/2015/02/sac-6-songs-in-6-weeksweek-1.html

  21. March 24, 2015 7:35 pm

    Hope you like it Matt!

    And my blog entry:

    http://jceej.com/in-the-works

  22. March 24, 2015 7:55 pm

    Here’s my song for Mr. Dusk: Get On Board. An escapist road song.

    The blog that explains it all:

    https://jamesmcgeemusic.wordpress.com/?p=61

  23. March 24, 2015 10:03 pm

    Here are my links…Thanks.

    http://kristajanewhite.wordpress.com

  24. March 25, 2015 12:28 am

    Here is my blog, my questionnaire and my Matt Dusk Entry

    magnifonic.wordpress.com

    Now for Lilies Questionaire:

    1. Melanie Magnifico

    2 Hardest part or challenge is forcing the creativity to rise above within a time limit and feeling (unskilled) to present a professional product. It would be interesting to have this challenge done using only acoustics such as one guitar, (maybe a bass guitar as well), or a piano, or accapella. I wonder how that would sound. More songwriters would be on an even ground with none of our fluff…hee hee.

    3 I enjoyed co-writing since I’ve never done that, but also that I HAD to write and create. The timeline was difficult with long distant co-writing.

    4.I didn’t feel so alone knowing that all of us were in it as a group of songwriter’s across canada. I felt the camaraderie.

    5. I would do this again and would feel better prepared knowing how this works.

    YOU ARE THE ONE FOR ME

    V-1
    YOU KNOW ME FROM THE INSIDE OUT,
    I DON’T NEED WORDS TO KNOW IT’S TRUE
    I’M RUNNING MY FINGERS THROUGH YOUR HAIR
    A SIMPLE GESTURE OF MY LOVE FOR YOU
    REMEMBER THE FIRST TIME I SAW YOU IN A CROWD OF 10,000
    MY HEART DROPPED ONTO THE FLOOR
    AND WHEN TWO SOULS MEET WITH A LOVE LIKE OURS
    HEAVEN OPENS UP THE DOORS

    CHORUS:

    YOU ARE THE ONE FOR ME, AND I WAS MADE FOR YOU
    GUIDED BY ANGELS, YOU FOUND MY SOUL
    YES YOU ARE THE ONE FOR ME, AND I WAS MADE FOR YOU
    GUIDED BY ANGELS I FOUND MY WAY HOME……..

    V-2
    I FEEL MY HEART POUNDING NEXT TO YOU,
    IT’S THE DRUM BEAT OF OUR LIFE IN PERFECT TIME
    ITS THESE MOMENTS THAT TAKE MY BREATH AWAY,
    I WANT THESE MEMORIES TO BURN DEEP IN MY MIND
    CAUSE I’VE BEEN CHASED BY THE GHOSTS OF MY PAST FOR FAR TOO LONG
    BUT WHEN I MET YOU, IT WAS THEN THAT I KNEW I HAD A PLACE WHERE I BELONGED

    CHORUS

    YOU ARE THE ONE FOR ME, AND I WAS MADE FOR YOU
    GUIDED BY ANGELS, YOU FOUND MY SOUL
    YES YOU ARE THE ONE FOR ME, AND I WAS MADE FOR YOU
    GUIDED BY ANGELS I FOUND MY HOME……..

    BRIDGE

    DON’T LET THE WORLD TAKE YOU AWAY
    FROM WHAT YOU KNOW IS TRUE
    NO MATTER WHERE YOU GO I ‘LL BE RIGHT HERE
    IF YOU FIND THE ROAD YOU WALK UPON
    GETS HARDER AND YOU FALL
    I’LL JUST PICK YOU UP AND WHISPER IN YOUR EAR

    CHORUS

    (written March 2015, recorded and performed by Melanie Magnifico)

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