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Rob Scallon Song Contest #RiffThatGotAway

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Rob Scallon Song Contest #RiffThatGotAway

Lyrics:
I don't deserve this
I'm so worthless
I try to build up courage
But I feel deserted
You say don't doubt yourself
look what you've accomplished
It's easier said than done
Everyone could use some help
But I'm to afraid to take it
I know that I am wrong
I don't know why you love me
Don't you think I'm crazy
The mistakes I've made are ugly
Now it's all hazy
I try and try and try again
to kill this voice inside my head
That tells me I'd be better dead
Maybe I'm worth it
Maybe I deserve it
I've been thinking all my life
It is time now to decide
Should I give it one more try
Now it's time to do it right
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CHILL (The Riff That Got Away - Rob Scallon song contest entry 2019) #RiffThatGotAway

My contest entry for Rob Scallon's Final Yousician contest entitled The Riff That Got Away. For those of you who aren't aware of the contest, the idea was to write a new song based on some old riffs that Rob had lying around and had never been happy with where he had tried to use them previously. So this is the culmination of my weeklong effort to try to do something interesting with his various riffs we had to learn on Yousician as part of the contest, which he titles as My Greatest Guitar Riff, and the initial contest link is here:



Honestly I'm very happy with how this song turned out. It turned out much different than his original riffs sounded, and I tried to incorporate as much of them in this song as I could (and he will know what I put where I'm sure). Not sure if I went overboard and changed the mood of his riffs too much, as that wasn't stated in his contest announcement video. But he said make it your own so I did that and my head just ran with it! LOL
But win or lose, I had a blast putting this all together and challenging myself to get this done in a week since the first week after he announced the contest I was finishing up another video. In fact I almost didn't even submit anything... I had all but talked myself out of it the first few days, but then that nagging little voice in my head started constantly pushing me to give it a go, so here we are. We'll see if it knew something I didn't. And if nothing else comes of this, the challenge and creative jolt that came from it was worth it. Oh, and I got a cool song from it too!

#RiffThatGotAway #RobScallon #MyGreatestGuitarRiff

Lyrics:

Everyone's got the right to live their life
Even if it means they don't follow the scene
When you think you know what's best for those around ya
(You) Insert yourself and come off sounding mean

I'm not someone who's looking for answers
And I really don't like to be coerced
(You) Keep pushing me hard against my will
I'm just gonna have to tell ya to chill

Ya gotta chill, gotta chill, ya gotta chill

Everybody should be free to follow their dreams
Even if they're not completely sure what that means
Some people choose to live inside the lines
One day they'll see life has left them behind

I gotta take some time to search my soul
And figure out where I wanna go
(You) Say I'm sick and I should take some pills
The best thing for me right now is time to chill

I gotta chill, gotta chill, gotta chill

(Instrumental break)

Everyone's got the right to live their life
Even if it means they don't follow the team
When you think you know what's best for those around ya
(You) Insert yourself and crumble all of their dreams

I'm not someone who's found the answers
And I really don't like to be coerced
(You) Keep pushing me hard, and harder still
For the last time I'm gonna tell ya CHILL

You gotta chill, gotta chill, yeah you gotta chill
You gotta chill, gotta chill, yeah you gotta chill

Gotta chill, man...

(The lyrics have also been added in closed captions for those who would like to see them running on the screen with the video)
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The Riff That Got Away (contest w/ Yousician)

Help me find the perfect home for this riff!
Contest info:
Free trial of Yousician:
Search for the song The Riff That Got Away

Submission Form:

Contest structure:
1. Learn the song with Yousician using the trial link above.
Search for the song The Riff That Got Away
*side note: try and beat my high score.

2. Make a new song using the riff (or riffs) in your own way, add some lyrics if you'd like, and make a video with the song in it. The video doesn't have to be anything special, the main thing is for me to hear the song you've created.

3. Upload the video to Youtube. Hashtag #RiffThatGotAway so other people can find it.

4. Submit the Youtube video to the above form by Monday, August 26th.

Prizes:
- My favorite song wins one of my signature Chapman models. 6 or 8 string. The winner will also be flown out to Chicago to make a music video for the song with me and we'll release the song under both of our names.
*If you're not in the US then we probably won't be able to fly you out. But we'll make the video happen somehow. The contest is open to anyone in the world.

- a whole bunch of the entries and runner-ups too will be showcased on the 2nd channel. Various random awards will be given out, etc.

- All entries will also be in a big playlist for everyone to check out.

- And that's it! Hope you have fun!

This contest is sponsored by Yousician.

The guitar is my signature model with Chapman Guitars :)
USA (Guitar Center, nationwide) -
USA (Riff City Guitar, MN/SD) -
Argentina -
Australia (Music Junction, Melbourne) -
Australia (Better Music, Canberra) -
Chile -
Czech Republic -
Germany -
Israel -
New Zealand -
Norway -
Philippines -
Slovakia -
Sweden (Malmö Musikaffär, Malmö) -
Sweden (Musikanten, Umeå) -
Switzerland -
Thailand -
UK -

Video edit by Jake Jarvi:

Big videos go on this channel. Everything and anything else is on the 2nd:

Also...
Vinyls/Merch:
Instagram:
Facebook:
Twitter:
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The Life That Got Away: Rob Scallon Song Contest Entry #RiffThatGotAway

So, Rob posted a video a couple of weeks ago where he featured some riffs that got away (riffs he never found a home for). He is holding a contest for musicians and artists to complete a song using some/all of his riffs. This is my entry... thanks for checking it out!

Lyrics:
Verse 1:
When I was a boy, I never knew, what life would bring around
passing time, and making friends, with things out on the ground
the seasons changed, captivated, all the sights and sound
and everything so profound...

Chorus:
I've only got one option and that's pretty sad to me
exist in this dream world avoiding depravity
through the haze, I could barely see
the life that got away from me...

Verse 2:
The days and years all disappeared like sunshine in the rain
beneath the veil, the tears discovered, comforting the pain
a fragile youth, exposed to truth, and learning to disdain
memories all that remain...

Ticking clocks, it's all the same, each day now like the rest
my body learned, to kill itself, anxiety obsessed
medication, twice a year, frustrated and depressed
now, it's you, I should have guessed...

Chorus:
I've only got one option and that's pretty sad to me
exist in this dream world avoiding depravity
through the haze, I could barely see
the life that got away from me...

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RIDE WITH ME #RiffThatGotAway (Rob Scallon song Contest)

This is a song for Rob Scallon's Riff that got away challenge. I didn'thave much time to complete it and my poor video editing skills means you're still getting a still frame of my face. I hope you enjoy my interpretation of the riff.

If you do please like it, subscribe and tag Rob Scallon when you share it!

Instagram: @yungfyunthefg

300 Entries, 31 ESTEEMED awards, ONE Ultimate “Yousician Contest” Contest Winner...

And the winner of The Riff That Got Away Yousician contest is...

A month ago we uploaded this contest:
I'd never found the perfect song for one of my favorite riffs that I created, so I opened it up to everyone who watches my channel. More than 300 entries later, I've found more than a few. The plan being that my favorite wins one of my signature models from Chapman Guitars, 6 or 8 string, and a music video that we'll make together.... Here are the results.

Contest sponsored by Yousician :)

40-entry Mash-up:

Every entry in a playlist:

Movie Closer Award:
Every Instrument Award:
Chills Award:
Dreamy Guitar Tone Award:
Was Not Expecting That Award:
Best Intro Award:
I Wish I Could Sing Like You Award:
Most Likey to Film Your Music Video in a Shed During the Snow in Norway with Corpse Paint on Award:
I LOVE IT! Award:
Creamy Peanut Butter Award:
Extreme Award:
Wildlife Award:
Synthwave Award:
If Jake Was Running the Contest You’d Win Award:
The Breathe Award:
Heaviest Entry Award:
Drawa Award:
Red Award:
Algebra Award:
Slander Award:
Professional Video Editor Award:
The Chad Award:
Zakk Wylde Award:
Community Spirit & Most Ironic Channel Name:
Little Human Award:
Another Wish I Could Sing Like You Award:
Falsetto Award:
Excellent Hosts Award:
Jake’s Most Listened to & Coolest Vocal Shot Award:
Best Shirt Award:
Winner of The Riff That Got Away Contest:
Winner of the Yousician Contest Contest:

Stef's channel:
Adventure Shop's channel:

Video edit by Jake Jarvi:

Music videos go on the main. Everything and anything else is posted on my 2nd Channel:

Also...
Merch:
Facebook:
Twitter:
Instagram:
Tumblr:

For You - Chance Battenberg (Rob Scallon Contest - The Riff That Got Away) #RiffThatGotAway

Here's my entry for Rob Scallon's contest! It was harder than I thought doing this entire song within two weeks but I'm really happy with how it turned out. It's also my first time actually editing a video. Hope you enjoy!

For the lyrics I tried to make them hit the feels like Rob asked so I went full sad boi on this one.

Here are the lyrics:

We all start to say goodbye. I never thought we would change. But the days keep passing by, now I watch you walk away.

Someday I’ll see you again, I tell myself as your falling away. Slowly I’m building myself, but will it take away this pain?

Reminiscing is the only thing we have. We can hope for days that we had before and try to bring them back. Lost are the memories that defined what we had in life. We keep falling back instead of looking forward but I’m still holding on for you.

Truth is I was too blind to see, caught between this duality. Now we go our separate ways, I’m looking back as I’m leaving today.

Someday I’ll see you again, I tell myself as your falling away. Slowly I’m building myself, but will it take away this pain?

Reminiscing is the only thing we have. We can hope for days that we had before and try to bring them back. Lost are the memories that defined what we had in life. We keep falling back instead of looking forward but I’m still holding on for you.

Now I see the road before me. Moving on took everything. A part of me has been erased. Cause I’ve been lied to, misdirected, doesn’t change my heart and mind. I just need you to explain, why you’d walk away.

Reminiscing is the only thing we have. We can hope for days that we had before and try to bring them back. All that's lost are the memories that defined all we had in life. We keep falling back instead of looking forward but I’m still holding on for you.

Thank You O Scallon (Rob Scallon Contest Entry #riffthatgotaway)

#riffthatgotaway #riffthatgotaway Ima probs lose (Rob scallon song contest) Scallon’s Song

(Verse1)

I remember sitting in my old room
Watching you play metallica on your banjo


(I remember when) You were on top of a car
Slapping around with your bass-Jo

(Pre chorus)
Memories o scallon
Memories o scallon

(Verse 1.5)
Playing for that second on a building
Illusions to look like you could fall

Playing rain in a parking lot
The delay does it all


(Chorus)
All the guitars
All the YouTube stars
Could never amount to how much fun I had watching you

I learned so much
Your harmonic touch
Thank you o scallon

Even tho
I want the victory
It’s ok for someone else to beat me

I learned so much
Your harmonic touch
Thank you o scallon

(Verse 2)
Getting locked in a prison wasn’t so fun was it
It’s like hitting writers block
Being trapped in a way that you’re never gonna get out
How can we break the lock

(Pre chorus)
Memories o scallon
Memories o scallon

( Chorus)

(Bridge)
Although I know

That i may not win

It’s ok

Cuz I still had fun

Entering

Is all that really matters

To me

But will I win

I guess we’ll see





(Chorus)

#RiffThatGotAway by Aaron (Rob Scallon contest entry)

Hey Rob and everybody else who might stumble upon this short tune. I hope that you like it even though it's lacking in length - but it seemed like a great way to finish.

#RiffThatGotAway #RobScallon #Yousician
Thank you Rob, for this contest and inspiration :)

Cheers,
Aaron

Day Brake - The Riff That Got Away ft. Lies Van Houdt (Rob Scallon Contest Entry)

Yey! We won the Slander Award!! Check out Rob's favourite contestants here:
PS: Lies managed to take over his thumbnail again with her stupid faces

Note to Rob: Since we already won once, it speaks for itself we're not participating to win the guitar. We just liked the challenge and wanted to see what we'd do with it. We wouldn't say no to making a music video together though!! :)

Contest info:

Lies Van Houdt's channel:

▶ OUR MUSIC
Spotify
Apple Music
Google Play
Bandcamp
SoundCloud
Deezer

▶ SOCIALS
Facebook
Instagram
Twitter

▶ MERCH
Teespring

#daybrake #RobScallon #RiffThatGotAway
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social rhetoric rob scallon riff contest #RiffThatGotAway #riffthatgotaway

transposed to work on a seven string, and worked into the minor scale, i have made a monster that i am proud of

where you can find me:
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Fine | Rob Scallon Contest Entry #RiffThatGotAway

Here is my entry for the #RiffThatGotAway contest with Rob Scallon and Yousician.

If you enjoy the song, please like it and share it. I am not used to doing videos so I put something together so nobody had to stare at a black screen while listening. I really hope you all enjoy it. It was a lot of fun to do this.

Lyrics

Lost myself within your fire
Felt the warmth between our hands
Then you left me without a light
A piece of me went when you did
A piece I've missed for years

But I am picking up where I left off
I am not even sure If I want that me back
Your face comes and goes just like fears and hope
I am stuck in my ways but one day I'll be...

Fine, at least I tell myself I am to get by
Fine, another drink will have me feeling just right
Fine, Someone tell me there's a way to turn back
Time, I guess until than I'll keep telling myself I am fine

Maybe I can make it
Maybe I can fake it
Lost myself within your fire
Your face comes and goes
Maybe I can make it
Maybe I can fake it

Fine, at least I tell myself I am to get by
Fine, I'll just keep telling myself, I'll tell myself

A video of conflicting ideas (Rob Scallon Riff Contest - Riff That Got Away)

#RiffThatGotAway

In case you couldn't tell from the video, I really dislike my vocal performance on this song. I'm pretty sure I went through maybe 5 vocal takes before I found one that I didn't hate. Either way, I enjoyed recording everything else in this song and all the minute, little details within it and I hope you enjoy listening to it.

One small idea for the concept of the song is about a person who has an idea, yet cannot fully bring it to fruition, even after multiple attempts. They only manage to realise the idea once they have shared it with the world and used the world's advice to fully carry out their plans.

#RiffThatGotAway by OTU (Rob Scallon x Yousician Contest Entry)

Here's my Riff That Got Away contest entry for Rob Scallon. Hope you enjoy!

Lyrics:

Oh, If I could reverse time
Would I take back what I've done?
Oh, have I reached finish line?
Or has life just begun

When I held my first guitar
I didn't know where I should start
I watched my brother play the blues
Couldn't change the strings the right way
I picked up my guitar the wrong way
Upside down

I said hey,
I live with no regrets
I said hey,
I live with no regrets
I said

I’ve found that a strange path
can lead me to a brand new place
And bad decisions that I've made
Don't need to be erased

Three feet underground in my mom's
jewelry box we buried a shrew that
we found dead by the porch
Playing with fire, forever young
I keep on climbing to the sun
Number one desire

I said hey,
I live with no regrets
I said hey,
I live with no regrets
I said

My Gear:

Audio Interface:
Focusrite Clarett 4Pre:

Headphones:
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Audio-Technica M50x (White):
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Speakers:
Genelec 8040:

Microphones:
AKG C414 XLS:
Shure SM57:

MIDI Controller:
Arturia Keylab 49 Hybrid:

DAW:
Pro Tools:
Logic Pro:

Plugins:
Native Instruments Komplete 12:
Waves Gold:

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Into the Unknown #riffthatgotaway

My #riffthatgotaway using a riff from #RobScallon
Stef Lynn on Spotify


I know, that nothing in life ever stays the same for long,
There's an ebb and flow
And even when you're standing still,
you get swept along.
Don't know where you belong.
Oh, it feels like

I'm a thousand pieces scattered all across the ocean,
drifting, motionless, out over the horizon.
Every step I take into the unknown

It's so easy to wonder where the time goes,
It keeps dragging me under,
and when I resurface I'm not anywhere I know.
It's got me thinking

I'm a thousand pieces scattered all across the ocean,
drifting, motionless, out over the horizon.
Every step I take into the unknown

I stare mesmerised, into space.
And to my surprise,
It all falls into place.

I stare mesmerised, into space.
And to my surprise,
It all falls.
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#RiffThatGotAway Surprise (Rob Scallon x Yousician Contest Entry)

#RiffThatGotAway
We are guys from Russia.
Here's our Riff That Got Away contest entry for Rob Scallon. Hope you love this!
Follow us: The Time Attack

#RiffThatGotAway by Xela (Rob Scallon x Yousician Contest Entry)

Put the subtitles on for the lyrics and my bad english accent
⬇️Few things down there⬇️
⬇️Plus de chose en bas⬇️

ENG:
Hi everyone!

This is my entry for the Yousician contest on Rob Scallon's Youtube channel.


I you liked this video, please like and share this video!

Also Rob, if your reading this, i love your channel man!

Instrumental, vocals and video are done by me.

Lyrics:
She’s been in my head
From the first day
I didn’t know her name before
I guess i gotta know her more

I’ve never seen a girl like this
I wish i could get a kiss
I know it’s sound cliché
But please get that riff that got away

And my mind is going blank
My whole world is unraveling
My body is shaking
My heart is burning

Woohoo
Can you hear me
Can you see me can you reach me
Can you hear the sound of my voice today

Woohoo
can you see me
can you touch it can you feel it
Let’s reach for the stars together today

School start today
I’m waintin for the class to begin
Sitting on the same
Wonderin how the day will go on

And I see her reaching the door
And go inside our class
She smile and sit next to me
What is happening to me

And i can’t talk to her
What can i say to her
I can’t think straight
And i can’t move a muscle
I’m too scared to shatter this dream

And my mind is going blank
My whole world is unraveling
My body is shaking
My heart is burning

Woohoo
Can you hear me
Can you see me can you reach me
Can you hear the sound of my voice today

Woohoo
can you see me
can you touch it can you feel it
Let’s reach for the stars together today



FR:
Salut tout le monde!
Avec cette video, je participe au concours Yousician sur la chaine Youtube de Rob Scallon.


Si vous avez aimez cette vidéo, n'hésitez pas à liker et à la partager!

Instrumental, voix et vidéo ont été montés par moi même.

#RiffThatGotAway Aidan - Altar (Rob Scallon / Yousician Contest Entry)

#RiffThatGotAway (Sounds best through Headphones or Monitors)

LYRICS
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I work my way through the passage of time
Never thought I could feel so alive
That moment felt like forever
A memory of which I treasure
That place I wish to return to
Stood on that altar beside you

It's just in memories now.
I look back and only think how
We could've made it last for a lifetime
It's just in memories now.
We could've made it last for a lifetime.

A New Fire (The Riff That Got Away - Rob Scallon contest entry)

#riffthatgotaway
My entry for Rob Scallon's The Riff That Got Away contest.

Lyrics:

I see the light leave your eyes now
Shadows casting on your mind
Throw your pride to the side now
Leave those thankless fiends behind

There's no time left to debate or deny

Forget the words we used to ponder
Throwing caution to the wind
Diving deep into the waves now
Let the water bring you in

There's still time left to believe in a new fire

It's alright

The Riff That Got Away (Rob Scallon/Yousician Contest Entry) #RiffThatGotAway

*Audio Only!*

Here's my entry for the #RiffThatGotAway contest.

Decided to take a different approach with Rob Scallon's riff from his video ( and I arranged his melody into a song for a string quartet.

I don't have video editing software, so please forgive the black screen. Rob said it was the music that mattered, so I spent my time focusing on the song instead of the video.

I hope you enjoy it!

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