End Of The Year Final Project Specs

Budget    $17,000

GRADING

Budget Grade (50% of Total Grade)

A. $10,000 +/- $1000

B. $12,000 +/- $1000

C. $13,500 +-  $500

D. $15,000 +/- $500

F. $17,000 or More

Song Panel (50% of Total Grade)

Mr. Guillermo

Mr. Henderson

Mr. Calvo

Mrs. Burns

(Judged on a 5 point, two category system)

  • Recording Quality
  • Overall Creativity

“Budget Grade And Song Panel Grade Will Be Averaged For Final Grade”

Hard Costs

  • Producer $3000 one time cost
  • Studio $150 per hour
  • Engineers $100 per hour
  • Premium Engineer $300 per hour (Mr. Guillermo or Mr. Henderson)
  • Songwriter (Original Song) $1000 one time cost
  • Publishing (Cover Song) $2500 one time cost
  • Session Musician $150 per hour
  • Practice Space  $50 per hour

ALL producers and assistant producers not entering in money spent or “Cooking The Books”  will recieve an automatic FAILURE for the entire class! *

*You will have one (1) day grace period to enter in info.

 

Examples Budget

(A) Grade 

  • Producer $3000
  • Original Song $1000
  • (5) days Practicing $250
  • Drums (2) Days   $300
  • Guitar (2) Days $300
  • Bass (2) Days $300
  • Piano (2) Days $300
  • Vox (4) days $600
  • Studio (14) days $2100
  • Engineer (14) days $1400
  • Mix (3) days $450
  • Premium Mix Engineer $900

(B) Grade 

  • Producer $3000
  • Original Song $1000
  • (5) days Practicing $250
  • Drums (3) Days   $450
  • Guitar (4) Days $450
  • Bass (3) Days $300
  • Piano (3) Days $300
  • Vox (5) days $600
  • Studio (18) days $2100
  • Engineer (18) days $1400
  • Mix (3) days $450
  • Premium Mix Engineer $900

Writing Lyrics

Class Notes

SONG TYPES

STORY Type

  • Personal
  • Fiction
  • Combination of both Personal and Fictional

POLITICAL Type

  • Environmental
  • Protest
  • Conspiracy
  • Legal
  • Current Events
  • Historical

GIBBERISH Type

  • Nonsense
  • Hidden Meaning

 

EVENT Type

  • Party
  • Happening
  • Dance

 

Conveying idea’s

Imagery – Painting a picture with words.

Vague Connection – Finding similarities between yourself and the listener that relate to each other.

 

 

Devices

Rhyme - repetition of similar sounds in two or more words

  • True Rhyme      ” log – Dog”
  • Syllabic Rhyme    ” by  far –  Guitar”
  • Vowel Rhyme      “heavenly  –  within me”
  • Pronunciation change.     “Word – Scuurd”  as in scared.

Other Devices

  • Allegory - a symbolic representation
    i.e. The blindfolded figure with scales is an allegory of justice.
  • Alliteration – the repetition of the initial consonant. There should be at least two repetitions in a row. 
    i.e. Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers.
  • Allusion – A reference to a famous person or event in life or literature. 
    i.e. She is as pretty as the Mona Lisa.
  • Analogy – the comparison of two pairs which have the same relationship. 
    i.e. shoe is to foot as tire is to wheel
  • Assonance - the repetition of similar vowel sounds in a sentence.
  • Climax – the turning point of the action in the plot of a play or story. The climax represents the point of greatest tension in the work.
  • Foreshadowing – hints of what is to come in the action of a play or a story
  • Hyperbole – a figure of speech involving exaggeration.
  • Metaphor - A comparison in which one thing is said to be another. 
    i.e. The cat’s eyes were jewels, gleaming in the darkness.
  • Onomatopoeia – the use of words to imitate the sounds they describe.
    i.e. The burning wood crackled and hissed.
  • Oxymoron – putting two contradictory words together. 
    i.e. bittersweet, jumbo shrimp, and act naturally
  • Personification - is giving human qualities to animals or objects.
    i.e. The daffodils nodded their yellow heads.
  • Pun – A word is used which has two meanings at the same time, which results in humor.
  • Simile – figure of speech involving a comparison between unlike things using like, as, or as though. 
    i.e. She floated in like a cloud.

 

 

 METER

NAME OF SCANSION FOOT
EXAMPLES
ACCENT
iamb
insane, goodby, tonight, for good
ta TUM
trochee
healthy, lover, money
TUM ta
anapest
going out, making sense, understand
ta ta TUM
dactyl
poetry, ultimate,
I’m okay, you’re okay
TUM ta ta
spondee
downtown, starship, headlong
TUM TUM
amphibrach
believing, concerning, I love it
ta TUM ta

http://www.taxi.com/music-business-faq/songwriting/melodyandprosody/writinglyricsprosodyandmeter.php

 

 

GUIDES

http://www.musicradar.com/us/tuition/guitars/24-lyric-writing-tips-131050

http://www.soundonsound.com/sos/dec00/articles/lyric.asp

http://blog.songtrust.com/songwriting-tips/5-mistakes-to-avoid-when-writing-lyrics/

https://www.musicclout.com/contents/article-124-10-tips-for-better-lyric-writing.aspx

 

DEFINITIONS

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Imagery

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rhyme

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alliteration

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Meter_(poetry)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Syncopation

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cliché

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oxymoron

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Onamatopoeia

 

RESOURCES

http://www.rhymezone.com

http://thesaurus.com