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Title: We going to do that Christmas thing?
Post by: EgotisticalRaven on November 10, 2015, 09:08:43 AM
The song thing? So guys, are we going to do it?

Original Thread: http://freebirdgames.com/forum/index.php?topic=6139.0 (http://freebirdgames.com/forum/index.php?topic=6139.0)

Keep in mind if we choose to do a charity song, it would be a good idea to also donate some money to charity.

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Links:
Do They Know It's Christmas?:
Original: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bjQzJAKxTrE (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bjQzJAKxTrE)
Another version: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-siI1bSfbgo (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-siI1bSfbgo)

Jingle Bells:
Normal Jingle bells: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VKtOBLvPs5Q (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VKtOBLvPs5Q)   (Michael Bublé for some reason)
Heavy Metal Jungle Bells: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mlb5go7FRYw (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mlb5go7FRYw) (Yes, there is one.....)
A Deathcore one with lyrics: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T0iMRMl07cY (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T0iMRMl07cY)
Merry Christmas Everybody:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0A8KT365wlA (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0A8KT365wlA)


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Dragon Mage or Cydreix are in charge of drawing. Need confirmation from Cydreix.

Instruments:
The Flying Marlin-Ocarina (& accordion, tub and ukulele. If you want)
Egotistical Raven-Piano
Erenussocrates-Guitar (maybe)
UNICORN!-Drums
Akira-Piano

Vocals:
Egotistical Raven
Legacyblade
The Flying Marlin (maybe)
UNICORN!
Dragon Mage

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Lyrics/Sheet Music:    (If there are any problems with the lyrics, let me know, I just copy/pasted them from a site)

Lyrics:

Spoiler: show

It's Christmas time; there's no need to be afraid
At Christmas time, we let in light and we banish shade
And in our world of plenty we can spread a smile of joy
Throw your arms around the world at Christmas time

But say a prayer to pray for the other ones
At Christmas time
It's hard, but when you're having fun
There's a world outside your window
And it's a world of dread and fear
Where the only water flowing is the bitter sting of tears

And the Christmas bells that ring there
Are the clanging chimes of doom
Well tonight thank God it's them instead of you
And there won't be snow in Africa this Christmas time

The greatest gift they'll get this year is life
Oh, where nothing ever grows, no rain or rivers flow
Do they know it's Christmas time at all?

Here's to you, raise a glass for ev'ryone
Here's to them, underneath that burning sun
Do they know it's Christmastime at all?

Feed the world
Feed the world

Feed the world
Let them know it's Christmastime
Feed the world
Let them know it's Christmastime


Sheet Music: (Keep in mind that you don't need to use sheet music, if you think you can play it by ear, or you can't read sheet music, or you can make it up)

Sorry, can't find too much free sheet music.  :(
Title: Re: We going to do that Christmas thing?
Post by: Roxaszu on November 10, 2015, 01:21:24 PM
Ahhh...
I'm sure in if there's one. :)

We'll need a conductor then, Isn't it ?
Title: Re: We going to do that Christmas thing?
Post by: Dragon Mage on November 10, 2015, 03:27:56 PM
It would be helpful if we had a freakin recording studio and a portal to one country.

Edit: here's the thread http://freebirdgames.com/forum/index.php?topic=6139.0 (http://freebirdgames.com/forum/index.php?topic=6139.0)
Title: Re: We going to do that Christmas thing?
Post by: Legacyblade on November 10, 2015, 05:15:44 PM
I'm a truly terrible singer (as DM and Marlin can attest :P), but I'd be happy to join in if this ends up happening :D

What song we singin'?
Title: Re: We going to do that Christmas thing?
Post by: Sun on November 10, 2015, 05:43:39 PM
I'm a truly terrible singer (as DM and Marlin can attest :P), but I'd be happy to join in if this ends up happening :D
What song we singin'?

Didn't you guys mention heavy metal Jingle Bells?
Title: Re: We going to do that Christmas thing?
Post by: TheFlyingMarlin on November 10, 2015, 05:47:40 PM
I'm a truly terrible singer (as DM and Marlin can attest :P), but I'd be happy to join in if this ends up happening :D
What song we singin'?

Didn't you guys mention heavy metal Jingle Bells?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AzgXwLHD-8A (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AzgXwLHD-8A)

Yup.
Title: Re: We going to do that Christmas thing?
Post by: Dragon Mage on November 10, 2015, 06:41:57 PM
I'm a truly terrible singer (as DM and Marlin can attest :P), but I'd be happy to join in if this ends up happening :D
What song we singin'?

Didn't you guys mention heavy metal Jingle Bells?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AzgXwLHD-8A (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AzgXwLHD-8A)

Yup.
I thought it was "Do they Know it's Christmas Time?" I guess I feel asleep at some point. You can count me out. I can't sing heavy metal anymore than I can sing Bring Me to Life :-\
Title: Re: We going to do that Christmas thing?
Post by: Legacyblade on November 10, 2015, 06:43:16 PM
I really think we should sing this song. It's probably my favorite.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dQw4w9WgXcQ (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dQw4w9WgXcQ)
Title: Re: We going to do that Christmas thing?
Post by: Dragon Mage on November 10, 2015, 07:11:43 PM
I really think we should sing this song. It's probably my favorite.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dQw4w9WgXcQ (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dQw4w9WgXcQ)
I forgot to check that :facepalm:
Title: Re: We going to do that Christmas thing?
Post by: EgotisticalRaven on November 11, 2015, 05:23:15 AM
I really think we should sing this song. It's probably my favorite.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dQw4w9WgXcQ (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dQw4w9WgXcQ)
That took so long to load that it ruined the joke.....  :'(
Title: Re: We going to do that Christmas thing?
Post by: Legacyblade on November 11, 2015, 12:45:51 PM
I really think we should sing this song. It's probably my favorite.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dQw4w9WgXcQ (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dQw4w9WgXcQ)
That took so long to load that it ruined the joke.....  :'(

D: That's such a shame!
Title: Re: We going to do that Christmas thing?
Post by: Erenussocrates on November 11, 2015, 03:28:24 PM
I definitely would like to take part in it, whatever genre it be, whether metal, or even if it's arabesque! (which is my least favorite genre most probably rofl)

Edit: Btw, talking about metal and christmas reminded me of this absolutely amazing song >w>
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=au2UvtYyrSI (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=au2UvtYyrSI)
Title: Re: We going to do that Christmas thing?
Post by: EgotisticalRaven on November 11, 2015, 03:52:16 PM
Cool, we'll need to have someone in charge of gathering together everyone's audio, and we also we need someone who can draw, if we want drawing. I say we should be gathering audio now.

Who wants to do it? Let's nominate people, and then we can have a vote on them, maybe?
Title: Re: We going to do that Christmas thing?
Post by: Dragon Mage on November 11, 2015, 04:03:49 PM
Maybe we should test our voices first or make a little thing so we all know what we sound like. (Then SS would be a little less of a surprise...) me or Cydriex can handle the artwork but atm Cydriex is busy with other stuff so I'll take my time to draw something :)
Title: Re: We going to do that Christmas thing?
Post by: EgotisticalRaven on November 12, 2015, 12:00:49 AM
Okay, cool, so DM and/or Cydriex can be in charge of the artwork.

What about compiling the voices? Anyone have Audacity? And about doing all the technical stuff?

Okay, we also need people to volunteer to do instruments.

We need to decide what song to do.

And DM, don't worry, if you don't want to sing then you can always do something else. Also, we might reveal it all after the secret Santas.

Also, keep in mind, if you don't want to sing, or play an instrument, you can always play a simple tambourine or a tringle, maybe bells?
Title: Re: We going to do that Christmas thing?
Post by: GingerCorslette on November 12, 2015, 12:31:58 AM
I wanna join in on piano/guitar/ukelele but I don't have sophisticated equipment to record :(
Title: Re: We going to do that Christmas thing?
Post by: TheFlyingMarlin on November 12, 2015, 12:58:46 AM
Okay, cool, so DM and/or Cydriex can be in charge of the artwork.

What about compiling the voices? Anyone have Audacity? And about doing all the technical stuff?

Okay, we also need people to volunteer to do instruments.

We need to decide what song to do.

And DM, don't worry, if you don't want to sing then you can always do something else. Also, we might reveal it all after the secret Santas.

Also, keep in mind, if you don't want to sing, or play an instrument, you can always play a simple tambourine or a tringle, maybe bells?

I could do the mixing as well as some instrumentation (and maybe singing). I play several instruments (which I can't list here in case I use them in my Secret Santa  :vikonsmile:), and I also have some experience doing mixing on Audacity). But it might be a little tricky to get this whole thing done before Christmas. Then again, "Do They Know It's Christmas" was recorded on November 24 1984 and released on Christmas (then again, they were all in the same studio).
Title: Re: We going to do that Christmas thing?
Post by: Dragon Mage on November 12, 2015, 01:14:21 AM
I thought we were gonna sing Do they Know it's Christmas? Just like what I mentioned in the Christmas collab thread (where this conversation started in the first place)
Title: Re: We going to do that Christmas thing?
Post by: EgotisticalRaven on November 12, 2015, 08:00:04 AM
I thought we were gonna sing Do they Know it's Christmas? Just like what I mentioned in the Christmas collab thread (where this conversation started in the first place)
Yeah, we can, I set up a poll so that people can vote. Do They Know It's Christmas would be the best option, but if there's a better one we could do, it's not a bad idea either.

I wanna join in on piano/guitar/ukelele but I don't have sophisticated equipment to record :(

It only matters that you have equipment, this thing doesn't need to sound top notch, it will end up just being a bit f fun anyway.
Title: Re: We going to do that Christmas thing?
Post by: Dragon Mage on November 12, 2015, 01:25:38 PM
I remember us talking about adding a Freebird Games melody to the mix. That would be pretty cool.
Title: Re: We going to do that Christmas thing?
Post by: Erenussocrates on November 12, 2015, 02:59:12 PM
I can play guitar but I'm warning you, I'm terribly untalented lol :(
Title: Re: We going to do that Christmas thing?
Post by: Dragon Mage on November 12, 2015, 06:20:30 PM
I can play guitar but I'm warning you, I'm terribly untalented lol :(
Hey me too! :) Let's be terribly untalented together!
Title: Re: We going to do that Christmas thing?
Post by: Erenussocrates on November 13, 2015, 10:36:32 AM
yay for untalentedness, lol. Btw, what's gonna happen with this activity? :o What about secret santa?
Title: Re: We going to do that Christmas thing?
Post by: Dragon Mage on November 13, 2015, 04:58:24 PM
It could always be used as a gift but it's more of a "whole community" thing.
Title: Re: We going to do that Christmas thing?
Post by: EgotisticalRaven on November 14, 2015, 12:06:48 AM
It could always be used as a gift but it's more of a "whole community" thing.
I completely agree! I think that would be a really nice thing to do.
Title: Re: We going to do that Christmas thing?
Post by: EgotisticalRaven on November 19, 2015, 06:08:21 AM
Guys, come on! We need to do this! Just a reminder. I say we should start compiling voices and instruments. If no one else volunteers to compile voices/instruments, I will do it. Now everyone, remember that your recording doesn't need to be perfect, just so long as it's you.  :)

And don't forget, you can change your votes with the poll, I added the links to the songs in the first post, you might want to check all of them, just in case you find one you like better. I will shut down the voting soon, I'd say in a few days.
Title: Re: We going to do that Christmas thing?
Post by: Roxaszu on November 19, 2015, 10:26:36 AM
I already check my sounds, And It's fine,
What song will we use for this event ? ;)
Title: Re: We going to do that Christmas thing?
Post by: Erenussocrates on November 19, 2015, 03:04:40 PM
Well I can go with any of them. Just give me a heads-up and tell me which part of the lyrics that I'm going to sing :'3
Title: Re: We going to do that Christmas thing?
Post by: TheFlyingMarlin on November 19, 2015, 04:12:24 PM
Personally I prefer the original (1984) version of "Do They Know It's Christmas?". However, since we're all not going to be in a studio at the same time, I feel like it would be kinda hard to make it work.
Title: Re: We going to do that Christmas thing?
Post by: Dragon Mage on November 19, 2015, 04:14:50 PM
Do they know it's Christmas would probably be best but maybe (a non-heavy metal version of) Jingle Bells might be easier.

Either way, I can't sing!
Title: Re: We going to do that Christmas thing?
Post by: TheFlyingMarlin on November 19, 2015, 04:50:56 PM
Do they know it's Christmas would probably be best but maybe (a non-heavy metal version of) Jingle Bells might be easier.

Either way, I can't sing!

Yeah, I think that Jingle Bells (non-metal of course) would be the easiest option, since more people probably know it, and it would be easier to start from scratch. All we need to do is choose the key, come up with a standard set of lyrics and chords, and make a backing tract (likely piano), and then go from there.
Title: Re: We going to do that Christmas thing?
Post by: Dragon Mage on November 19, 2015, 09:26:12 PM
I recently started listening to Jingle Bells by Basshunter but maybe we can put our own little Freebird spin on it :)
Title: Re: We going to do that Christmas thing?
Post by: Legacyblade on November 19, 2015, 10:10:53 PM
Freebird bells freebird bells freebird all the way? ;)
Title: Re: We going to do that Christmas thing?
Post by: Erenussocrates on November 20, 2015, 05:45:52 AM
How about taking the lyrics of jingle bells, and altering them in a way that each verse makes a reference to a game of Kan Gao? :'3
Title: Re: We going to do that Christmas thing?
Post by: EgotisticalRaven on November 28, 2015, 10:51:18 PM
Okay, voting is over, I needed to remove my vote and place it somewhere else, because it was a tie. It seems like we will be doing the original one we intended to do, Do They Know It's Christmas. Guys we need to start now to gather vocals and instrument recordings.

Any ideas that we had this year that didn't happen, such as that Freebird based Christmas song, we can do next year or the year after. :)

And more of us need to contribute, so far very few people are doing this....
Title: Re: We going to do that Christmas thing?
Post by: UNICORN! on November 28, 2015, 11:01:21 PM
Hey guys! I am happy to be in it! I can sing and I play drums! UNICORN! drums to be exact.
Title: Re: We going to do that Christmas thing?
Post by: Dragon Mage on November 28, 2015, 11:27:30 PM
I'm still not confident in my voice. Plus I have a bit of a cough too (and no, that's not a made up excuse :-\ ) I guess we can talk it over in the Skype meeting or voice chat somewhere.
Title: Re: We going to do that Christmas thing?
Post by: TheFlyingMarlin on November 28, 2015, 11:46:15 PM
First we're going to need to decide which version of the song we're gonna base it off of. Personally I like the 1984 version (original) the best. I'd be willing to record the little synth-flute licks on the ocarina!
Title: Re: We going to do that Christmas thing?
Post by: EgotisticalRaven on November 29, 2015, 05:33:13 AM
First we're going to need to decide which version of the song we're gonna base it off of. Personally I like the 1984 version (original) the best. I'd be willing to record the little synth-flute licks on the ocarina!
The original does seem to be the best, and would be very easy to find sheet music for.
Title: Re: We going to do that Christmas thing?
Post by: Akira on December 02, 2015, 01:59:15 AM
I'm not really good at singing. My voice are really terrible, but i can help on piano :)
Title: Re: We going to do that Christmas thing?
Post by: Dragon Mage on December 02, 2015, 02:40:01 AM
I think we may have been able to incorporate a bit of For River in Jingle Bells but oh well.

I think I should be the second or third singer in this thing.
Title: Re: We going to do that Christmas thing?
Post by: EgotisticalRaven on December 03, 2015, 09:25:22 PM
Okay guys, can you guys start sending me your recordings? I will leave the sheet music and the lyrics (that I can find off the internet) in the original post. If you have any questions just message me.
Title: Re: We going to do that Christmas thing?
Post by: TheFlyingMarlin on December 03, 2015, 09:36:14 PM
Okay guys, can you guys start sending me your recordings? I will leave the sheet music and the lyrics (that I can find off the internet) in the original post. If you have any questions just message me.

I feel like we're going to need a backing track, or else different people are going to have wildly different tempos and pitches.
Title: Re: We going to do that Christmas thing?
Post by: EgotisticalRaven on December 04, 2015, 12:55:34 AM
Okay guys, can you guys start sending me your recordings? I will leave the sheet music and the lyrics (that I can find off the internet) in the original post. If you have any questions just message me.

I feel like we're going to need a backing track, or else different people are going to have wildly different tempos and pitches.
Maybe. And also maybe you should post here and specify which part of the song you want to sing.
Title: Re: We going to do that Christmas thing?
Post by: TheFlyingMarlin on December 04, 2015, 01:41:49 AM
Okay guys, can you guys start sending me your recordings? I will leave the sheet music and the lyrics (that I can find off the internet) in the original post. If you have any questions just message me.

I feel like we're going to need a backing track, or else different people are going to have wildly different tempos and pitches.
Maybe. And also maybe you should post here and specify which part of the song you want to sing.

I could just sing the whole song and you could pick which line(s) you want me to do.

I'd also be willing to play accordion, tuba, and ukulele in addition to ocarina.
Title: Re: We going to do that Christmas thing?
Post by: EgotisticalRaven on December 04, 2015, 08:08:46 AM
Okay guys, can you guys start sending me your recordings? I will leave the sheet music and the lyrics (that I can find off the internet) in the original post. If you have any questions just message me.

I feel like we're going to need a backing track, or else different people are going to have wildly different tempos and pitches.
Maybe. And also maybe you should post here and specify which part of the song you want to sing.

I could just sing the whole song and you could pick which line(s) you want me to do.

I'd also be willing to play accordion, tuba, and ukulele in addition to ocarina.
That is a good idea, if everyone wants to record themselves singing the whole song, that would be fine.
Title: Re: We going to do that Christmas thing?
Post by: Dragon Mage on December 04, 2015, 04:00:31 PM
Alright but I don't want to be the one to put this all together. I know nothing about music mixing :reivsweat: If it all sounds bad at first, you could always try altering a voice a little bit. Also, would it be best to get the intrumental out first then start recording voices?
Title: Re: We going to do that Christmas thing?
Post by: EgotisticalRaven on December 05, 2015, 12:10:36 AM
Alright but I don't want to be the one to put this all together. I know nothing about music mixing :reivsweat: If it all sounds bad at first, you could always try altering a voice a little bit. Also, would it be best to get the intrumental out first then start recording voices?
Don't worry, if you don't want to take on the burden of mixing the voices, people can send them to me and I could combine them instead. How's that sound?
Title: Re: We going to do that Christmas thing?
Post by: Erenussocrates on December 06, 2015, 11:23:32 PM
I have a better idea, how about we scrap this whole thing, and find an instrumental piece of "Do they know it's christmas?" on the internet, and just sing over it? x'D That would have been much easier, lol
Title: Re: We going to do that Christmas thing?
Post by: TheFlyingMarlin on December 06, 2015, 11:32:51 PM
I have a better idea, how about we scrap this whole thing, and find an instrumental piece of "Do they know it's christmas?" on the internet, and just sing over it? x'D That would have been much easier, lol

OR we could take the original, record instruments and vocals over it, and then remove the original for a 100% Freebirdian version!
Title: Re: We going to do that Christmas thing?
Post by: EgotisticalRaven on December 07, 2015, 04:02:25 AM
I have a better idea, how about we scrap this whole thing, and find an instrumental piece of "Do they know it's christmas?" on the internet, and just sing over it? x'D That would have been much easier, lol
That's a possibility.

Title: Re: We going to do that Christmas thing?
Post by: Roxaszu on December 09, 2015, 11:02:39 PM
Instead of "I can't sing" Or "Having terrible voice", etc,
Why don't we just Dance or lipsync and acting crazy together and laugh together ?

https://www.facebook.com/AlexLeeWorld/videos/975458185927499/ (https://www.facebook.com/AlexLeeWorld/videos/975458185927499/)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HUSZTxsB1zI (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HUSZTxsB1zI)
Title: Re: We going to do that Christmas thing?
Post by: EgotisticalRaven on December 17, 2015, 08:04:07 AM
I guess we're not doing it.... Maybe next year. I don't think we'll finish it anytime now.