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today's theme is: educational music.

These handy songs are amazing! You can learn while you groove! Surely there's nothing better?


You have TWO DAYS to create ONE SONG in response to the theme.
Get your entries in by WEDNESDAY 12/21/2011 4:00pm EST 6:00pm EST, then head to irc (or the flash link if you like pony emoticons) for a sync-listen!
Start: 12/18/2011 10:13pm|Deadline: 12/21/2011 6:00pm|Voting ends: 12/22/2011 6:00pm


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A Brief Introduction To Metalcore Pinkie Guy 12/19/2011 7:30:44pm No.3 - Score: 13
Hi there! I'm pinkie guy and this is my tutorial on writing metalcore music.

A great way to start a song is with a simple arpeggiated guitar pattern. Once you have your pattern, pan it to the left 100%, and we're then going to duplicate it (I MEANT RE-RECORD IT) and pan that copy to the right.

This effect is called double track. We're going to do that with all the guitar in this song. We've now applied some effects to the guitars to make them brighter, and sit more in the mixing. Next we're going to add some rhythm guitars.

The chord structure in this song is a very common Metalcore Chord structure; that is I III VI V.

Now that we have our chords sorted, we're going to add some bass and a lead guitar line. You can add vocals here too.

The next thing to add is some distorted guitar to pick up the mood as a whole. You can add cymbal and bass drum hits to bring those guitars out.

Drums in metal are very important, as they help bring out the feel.
- Snare on 2+4: Dance Feel
- Snare on offbeat: Fighting Feel
- Snare on every beat: Purposive Feel
- Snare everywhere: Heavy/Manic Feel.

An Example of Why Genre Restrictions Don't Matter AJ The Engineer 12/21/2011 5:50:05pm No.21 - Score: 10
While this song isn't "abc" educational it will probably actually teach you something. Genre boundries should not restrict your musical work ever. There are no rules for this, because music ain't something you can judge by the book. Anyways, this is my example of clashing two contrasting genres and getting something slightly cool sounding out of it.

This isn't exactly done yet, but it's what I could get together in the time I had. Still a few issues that I'll patch up later. It may be a bit too long, and there is still something about this song I just don't like. Granted it still has a very peculiar sound to it, I just can't figure out whether it's a good one or not... but all in all.


A is for APPLE, B is for LSD General Mumble 12/21/2011 6:02:55pm No.24 - Score: 10

Fluttershy Sings The Abcs Foozogzshy 12/19/2011 11:18:12pm No.5 - Score: 7

if you're confused it's
based off of this video:

Easy as Pie Interrobang Pie 12/21/2011 3:11:36pm No.17 - Score: 7
A song about making pie, in g minor. Yep.

Made in about 3 hours so it's probably horribly mastered or something?!?!?!?!?


So, you wanna bake a pie?
Well you listen carefully,
We make our little crust,
All you need 'sa bit of trust,
Get your flour in a bowl,
Mix in water and salt,
Roll your dough into a ball,
In the fridge you'll store,

Making a pie is easy as pie,
Come with me, I'll show you why
Making a tart, you needn't be smart,
Come with me, you'll learn the art,

Now roll the dough out flat,
Don't wear it like a hat,
Fetch your little pie dish,
Fill it up really swish,
Make sure there's an overhang, and
Please don't get out your wang,
Trim the pie edge off,
Then have a Smirnoff?


Now we need to fill our food,
What you put in's up to you,
Fill it with something sweet,
or stuff it with meat,
Plum, apples or cherries,
Cream or a banoffee
Game, steak and kidney,
Pork or a pasty,

(chorus x2)

Gryphon Mating Behavior Santa-Caws !2Uqe0sHWIk 12/21/2011 4:10:39pm No.18 - Score: 6


This is a video about gryphons.

The gryphon is a majestic creature, half lion and half eagle.

They’re native to lands outside of Equestria and they’re known to be friendly towards ponies.

However, one of sound and level mind might ask themselves:

“How does a hybrid like that mate?”

Well, I’m glad you asked! You see, the mating procedure is very delicate, if not beautiful.

Gryphons are gentle beasts, they mate for life, and they often have many eggs within one mating season.

Courtship starts ordinarily enough, however, the female is often the one who initiates it.

Some consider it cute when the courtship dance begins. It’s often an exchange of banter and pleasantries.

They’ll quarrel a bit for dominance, but in the end, the result is pure, true, beautiful, animalistic love.


The Alphabet Has 25 Letters Overkillius 12/19/2011 5:19:53pm No.1 - Score: 4

a b c d e f [censored]
h i j k l m n o p
q r s t u v
w x y and z
now you know your abc's
make sure that you don't sing [censored]

Drum 'n' Cakes BrownPony 12/21/2011 1:46:56pm No.16 - Score: 4
Pinkie Pie's instructional song on cake manufacturing.

Meh, this is not finished at all :C

Family Tree Song [voodoopoopoo] 12/20/2011 12:03:27am No.8 - Score: 3
This is a song I sang about all you guys at MLR and in the brony community. I wub yew

I left a shittone of you out though because fuck writing lyrics.

Complex (Motherfucking) Numbers DJ Stablefree 12/21/2011 7:24:55am No.14 - Score: 3
I recorded this in one take on my laptop microphone, which explains the shit audio quality. FL is a bitch to work with on a netbook.


Yeah. DJ Stablefree on the track.
This shit we're exploring. It's gonna be magical.
I got a cold, so if I'm nasal, then fuck you.
I'll tell you a maths joke if you make fun of my accent, bro!

Don't fuck with mathematicians!
We can use maths to kill you with dubstep!
Or create a car. With magnets.

Yeah, so whatcha know about complex numbers, son?

W-elcome fellow bronies
Your teacher Stablefree
If you thought numbers were bad,
Then this is something to see.

When using only real numbers
We have some dificulties
You can't evaluate roots
With negativity.

But if you introduce 'i'
The complex identity,
then solving 'root of neg 1'
Is an easy feat.

Sqare root of negative 'n'
Is just root 'n' times 'i'
That's the basics of complex
numbers, easy as π!

When factorising poly-
nomials in the complex field
then 'neg b plus minus root b squared minus
4 a c over 2 a' is of massive appeal!

Hey. don't doze off just yet.
We've got some trig to cover.

And now some co-ordinate
An Argand Diagram is similar
To that of a Cartesian plane

A complex number z
Is x + iy,
Then you go x to the left,
Then go up by y, it's easy!

Then draw a line
origin to the point.
It's length is modulus z,
Inclined by argument z.

Put this into trig form,
cos plus i sin of arg
negative arg is conjugate z
It's not that hard!

De Moivre's (spoken anglicised i.e. wrongly) Theorem states that
cis theta to the power of n
is equal to cis of theta times n, which is
Used-in trigono-metric identities!

Yeah. Complex numbers.
You'd better be taking notes.
I'm giving you a test after this.
It's gonna be fucking tough.
Next time, I'mma teach you
about vectors. And locii.
And complex roots of unity.
Cool shit like that. Get pumped.

Okay. Time for lunch.
I-Pie, you stay here.
You got a B plus in your last test.
You know what happens when you get a B plus.
I whip a bitch. Hard.
And tell you lame maths jokes.
Yeah, be scared.
Stablefree, out.

why you should not delete anything from your projects zorg 12/21/2011 5:55:23pm No.23 - Score: 3
it's even worse with collabs, sheesh

yes im mad :c though only a bit


THE CLOPPING SONG Supersaw Hoover 12/21/2011 1:28:35pm No.15 - Score: 2

Let's clop clop clop clop
It's so very fun
Clop clop clop clop
Under the moon and sun
Clop clop clop clop
Whether colt or mare
Clop clop clop clop
Take it in the derriere

Fillies and colts of all ages listen to the good news
Celestia and Luna both think clopping is of use
Not only to make more foals but also to spread harmony
So mares spread yourlegs and colts use what you use to pee


It's now a royal order that no clopping should be missed
Except perhaps if it's with a young filly named Twist
But for the most part citizens of Ponyville should try
And extra points if you clop to pictures of Futashy!

(Chorus x2)


Pinkie Learns About Brothels Anonpony 12/20/2011 12:14:19am No.9 - Score: 1

hau2dubetp sci 12/21/2011 5:22:51pm No.20 - Score: 1
I made this as boring as possible so pay attention and don't fall asleep

Baschfire's WIP song Triangle 12/20/2011 4:54:09pm No.10 - Score: 0
- Something you should know about me
I specialize in a very specific type of music. Ripped off music.
I create the song of the dream, people listen to it and subscribe to me.
- And then you confess?
- Well, not exactly

It is called Plagiarism.


christmas theme calamusdash 12/20/2011 9:19:38pm No.11 - Score: 0

lyrics (don't read until after)
background: (hearth's warming eve song playing backwards)


BECAUSE I CAN mrpickle !Pon3Ap8J1E 12/21/2011 4:54:52pm No.19 - Score: 0

the fuck is this garbage flutterbro 12/21/2011 6:03:57pm No.25 - Score: 0
this is a stupid thing okay

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