December 16, 2018
by GMG Staff

Test Restrict

Alot of great musicians today are influenced by classical music, whatever genre they play. One technique common in classical music (and not so often used in pop) is the counterpoint. Counterpoint harmonies were ...

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October 17, 2018
by GMG Staff

Counterpoint Harmonies

Alot of great musicians today are influenced by classical music, whatever genre they play. One technique common in classical music (and not so often used in pop) is the counterpoint. Counterpoint harmonies were ...

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October 16, 2018
by GMG Staff

Vocal Harmonies

"I want to be remembered as someone who made good harmonies" - Brian Wilson. As a young adult, Brian Wilson was already arranging full symphonies in his head. He broke the rules of chord progressions and came...

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October 5, 2018
by GMG Staff

Abstract Music Videos

Abstract art uses a visual language of shape, form, color and line to create a composition which may exist with a degree of independence from visual references in the world. Abstraction indicates a departure...

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October 5, 2018
by GMG Staff

Surrealist Music Videos

Send a music video that uses surrealist visual art. See examples of surrealist art and artists here, and find a way to use them in a music video. Win The Race and get to play live in the next Global Battle of...

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October 4, 2018
by GMG Staff

Interactive Music Videos

Create an interactive online music video. See fine examples here. Find a web developer who can help you do a basic website. Win The Race and get to play live in the next Global Battle of the Bands World Final...

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October 4, 2018
by GMG Staff

Dance Music Videos

Create a music video that uses dance routines. In fact, any music genre can adapt a dance routine, even metal. Win The Race from anywhere around the world and get to play live in the next Global Battle of the...

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October 3, 2018
by GMG Staff

Movie Music Videos

Use a movie to promote a whole album of yours. Fine examples are Michael Jackson's "Moonwalker", "Sgt. Pepper and the Lonely Hearts Club" by the Beatles, and more....

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October 3, 2018
by GMG Staff

Comedy Music Videos

If you have a music video for laughs, you can send them here. Please note that it must be an original song. SNL's Lonely Island - this is what they do....

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October 3, 2018
by GMG Staff

Parody Music Videos

If you have a hilarious cover song, or if you’ve created a completely new song using another character’s persona, you can send your video here....

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October 1, 2018
by GMG Staff

Prank Calls

Find a creative way to use music (or a music celebrity) in a prank call. Like black metal pizza order, brutal metal customer service, serenade proposal gone in the wrong number, famous rockstar impersonation,...

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October 1, 2018
by GMG Staff

Stalker Pranks

How do you feel about singing and stalking a total stranger on the streets? Do you think you can do it? Use music in a street prank. Find a creative way to do it and win....

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September 25, 2018
by GMG Staff

World Music Instrumental

As a group, create an instrumental using world music styles, such as Caribbean, Chinese music, and more. Win The Race and get to play live in the upcoming Global Battle of the Bands World Final....

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September 25, 2018
by GMG Staff

Disco Instrumental

Create an group instrumental in the disco genre, using instruments used in disco music. Win The Race and get to play live in the upcoming Global Battle of the Bands World Final....

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September 25, 2018
by GMG Staff

Caribbean Instrumental

Create an group instrumental in any Caribbean genre, using Caribbean instruments or sounds. Win The Race and get to play live in the upcoming Global Battle of the Bands World Final....

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September 25, 2018
by GMG Staff

Blues Instrumental

Create an group instrumental in the Blues genre, using Blues instruments or sounds. Win The Race and get to play live in the upcoming Global Battle of the Bands World Final....

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September 25, 2018
by GMG Staff

Jazz Instrumental

Are you able to do a jazz instrumental as a band? Please send a video here. We are looking for an instrumental that blends all instruments involved or highlights each instrument in the song. Please feel free...

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September 25, 2018
by GMG Staff

Classical Instrumental

Create an classical group instrumental, using commonly used instruments or sounds in the orchestra. Win The Race and get to play live in the upcoming Global Battle of the Bands World Final....

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September 25, 2018
by GMG Staff

Rock Instrumental

Create an group instrumental in the rock genre, whether a full band, a trio, or a duet. Win The Race and get to play live in the upcoming Global Battle of the Bands World Final....

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September 25, 2018
by GMG Staff

Acrobatic Piano

What crazy stunt can you think of in the Piano? From Acrobatic Piano, to Giant Street Pianos, juggling pianos… If you or a band mate knows how to play piano, do an amazing piano stunt no one has ever done...

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September 25, 2018
by GMG Staff

Electrifying

Use Tesla Coils or the Zeusaphone in a solo. A few bands in history have dared to capture lightning in their gigs. Are you ready to become one of them?...

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September 25, 2018
by GMG Staff

Space Drums

Create a drum stunt during a drum solo: drumming with fire or water, roller-coaster drums, spinning drums, bouncing drums, Drum TNT, bizarre drumming kits… are you the next evolution in drums?...

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September 25, 2018
by GMG Staff

You Are The Music

What kind of music can you make with your body parts? As a solo act or a band, send your video here. Some epic, interesting, or weird videos below…...

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September 25, 2018
by GMG Staff

Ninja Moves

Do a dance routine while doing an instrumental solo. Win The Race and get to play live in the upcoming Global Battle of the Bands World Final....

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September 25, 2018
by GMG Staff

The Music Machine

Play a one-man solo using multiple music instruments. Its fine to use a track recorder.If you’re a lean mean music machine, capture your act on video and send it here....

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September 24, 2018
by GMG Staff

The Axeman

In one solo, how many guitar stunts can you do? Everything from guitar flips, back-flips, spins, to playing guitar behind your head, with your teeth, with your feet, and if you can think of something not in...

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September 24, 2018
by GMG Staff

EDM Solo

Create an EDM instrumental and capture yourself performing it live. Win The Race and get to play live in the upcoming Global Battle of the Bands World Final....

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September 24, 2018
by GMG Staff

Percussion Solo

Do a percussion solo, using instruments like the vibraphone, cymbals, snare drums, and others. Some backing instruments are fine as long as the main focus is on one percussion instrument....

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September 24, 2018
by GMG Staff

String Solo

Do a string solo, using instruments like the violin, viola, cello, harm, and more. Some backing instruments are fine as long as the main focus is on one percussion instrument....

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September 19, 2018
by GMG Staff

Wind Solo

Do a wind solo, using instruments like the flute, sax, clarinet, bag pipes, and more. Some backing instruments are fine as long as the main focus is on one wind instrument....

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September 19, 2018
by GMG Staff

Brass Solo

Do a brass solo, using instruments like the trumpet, trombone, french horn, tuba, and more. Some backing instruments are fine as long as the main focus is on one brass instrument....

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September 19, 2018
by GMG Staff

Keyboard Solo

Do a keyboard solo, using instruments like the piano, synth, even old types like the organ, harpsichord, and more. Some backing instruments are fine as long as the main focus is on one keyboard instrument....

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September 19, 2018
by GMG Staff

Drum Solo

Do a drum solo, using the basic drum kit or other ethnic type of drums. Some backing instruments are fine as long as the main focus is on the drums....

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September 19, 2018
by GMG Staff

Bass Solo

Do a bass solo, using an electric bass, the double bass, or any other bass guitar instrument. Some backing instruments are fine as long as the main focus is on the bass....

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September 19, 2018
by GMG Staff

Guitar Solo

Do a guitar solo, using an electric guitar, an acoustic guitar, even an ukulele, steel guitar, others. Some backing instruments are fine as long as the main focus is on the guitar....

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August 25, 2018
by GMG Staff

Firekind

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August 25, 2018
by GMG Staff

World Finals in London

The World Finals were held at the London Astoria from 2004 to 2006. In 2007, the World Finals were held in Camden, London over a three-day period at two different venues. The first two days were held at the Camd...

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August 25, 2018
by GMG Staff

World Finals in Thailand 2013

The 2013 GBOB WORLD FINAL in Chiang Mai was an amazing four-day event which happened Feb 7 – Feb10. All band activities were filmed, and a documentary will be released soon. The concert was brought to you by N...

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August 25, 2018
by GMG Staff

World Final in Malaysia 2011

The World Final in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, was the first GBOB World Final outside of London since 2004. It was covered by the country’s biggest music channel, AstroHitz. A Documentary of the show was produced ...

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July 8, 2018
by GMG Staff

Day Care Gig

'Think you're tough enough for this? Are you ready to do a live gig at a day care center? Nothing pleases mommies more than having their kids listen to - heavy metal. Heavysaurus, a dinosaur heavy metal band...

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July 8, 2018
by GMG Staff

Rehab Center Gig

Music is known to have the same kind of effect in the brain that some drugs have, but only on a healthier level. Do you have Drug Rehab centers near you? Why not try see if you can help out about music?...

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July 8, 2018
by GMG Staff

Prison Gig

Music makes people happy, and happiness gives them hope. The Kansas Symphony below makes a significant impact on the prisoners. If you know a music program for prisoners nearby, why not volunteer?...

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July 8, 2018
by GMG Staff

Hospital Gig

Trivia: Music is a natural anesthetic known to alleviate physical pain. Musicians on Call is a volunteer organization based in the USA, which sends Musicians to play for patients in hospitals....

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July 8, 2018
by GMG Staff

Parade Gig

Music brings people together in amazing ways. Be part of the music in the parade, whether you're part of a marching band, a float, or an informal bystander playing music. Capture it on video....

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July 8, 2018
by GMG Staff

Gym Gig

Its time to get those glutes moving. Where would fitness routines be without music? Barely anyone has ever done it, but if you find an interesting way to bring live music to the gym, capture it on video and...

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July 8, 2018
by GMG Staff

Library Gig

Hush... Find a way to play a gig in the middle of the most quiet place on earth. Perform a song in a public library, or a bookstore. Don't let the librarian catch you. Make it more interesting by doing...

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July 8, 2018
by GMG Staff

School Gig

Are you a metal head by night, a normal student by day? Its time to let the big secret out. Perform a song in your classroom, in front of your friends and classmates, and let real you shine. Be more creative...

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July 8, 2018
by GMG Staff

Workplace Gig

Turn the board meeting into a metal mosh pit. Break the ice or stress in the office with a music break or a serenade. Perform for someone, or for a group of people in your office. Do something more...

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July 8, 2018
by GMG Staff

Supermarket Gig

What could be more fun that singing a song about fruits and veggies in a place where moms and wives frequently hang out? Are you ready to perform a song in the supermarket? Turn it into a fancy musical even,...

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July 8, 2018
by GMG Staff

Rehearsal Gig

Record a song during a rehearsal. No fuss, no frills. Just you and the sound. This can be a home studio, or in another recording studio elsewhere. Something interesting when capturing a video is forgetting...

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July 7, 2018
by GMG Staff

Garage Gig

The garage. Where legends are made. Have you ever recorded a jam session in your garage? Find a more unique way to do this and win. This is the challenge. Do you accept?...

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July 7, 2018
by GMG Staff

Backyard Gig

Home is where the party is. What could be more fun than a live gig with friends and family in your backyard. Find a more interesting way of doing this, and win. This is the challenge. Do you accept?...

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July 7, 2018
by GMG Staff

Bathroom Gig

Greet the morning with song. What better way to start the day, and what better place to get real with your music... than in the bathroom? While doing your thing. Whatever that is. Do a gig in the bathroom and...

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July 7, 2018
by GMG Staff

Kitchen Gig

Can you play guitar and cook your dinner at the same time? A jam session in the kitchen would be perfect. Think of a more creative way to do this and win. This is the challenge. Do you accept?...

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July 7, 2018
by GMG Staff

Rooftop Gig

Own your neighborhood with your metal... Do a gig on top of any rooftop, preferably where you or your band mates live. Townhouse rooftops, suburbian deck, on top of your trailer, tree house, you name it. Find...

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July 7, 2018
by GMG Staff

Bedroom Gig

Too lazy to go out and get a gig somewhere? Your bedroom is perfectly fine. With just one web cam and your power guitar, we challenge you to blow the speakers away in every home out there listening to you. And...

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July 6, 2018
by GMG Staff

Fish Gig

Are you FISH enough for this? Join the sea creatures in a concert under the sea. Blub blub blub. Play a music instrument underwater and capture it on video. You may or may not record the actual sound, its up to you....

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July 6, 2018
by GMG Staff

Sky Gig

Are you ready for the ultimate stage dive?  If you dare, one or more person in the band plays a music instrument while skydiving. This is the challenge....

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July 6, 2018
by GMG Staff

Storm Gig

Can you play an instrument under the rain - like a boss. Refrain from thunderstorms if you can. Also refrain if you are sick (literally), or if your instrument cannot take the water. Or just use your vocal...

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July 6, 2018
by GMG Staff

Pet Gig

Its time to go hunting for some of the rarest species on Earth. Do you know of an animal that responds to music? Find one, or even teach one, and win....

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July 6, 2018
by GMG Staff

Surf Gig

I sense the Force is strong in you. Can you play a music instrument while surfing? This is the challenge. You may not believe it, but tons of surfers have already done it. Aloha, laki maikaʻi - that means good...

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June 26, 2018
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Ground Gig

I feel the earth move under your feet... A song in the middle of a rocky, sandy, or earth scenery, such as deserts, caves, rocky mountains and cliffs, even volcanoes. Find a creative way to do it, capture it...

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June 26, 2018
by GMG Staff

Green Gig

The hills are alive with the sound of – your metal. Do a gig in the middle of the forest, the grasslands, the hills, mountaintops, treetops, wherever there is greenery and life. Did you know? The very fabric...

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June 26, 2018
by GMG Staff

Water Gig

Did you know - water is an ancient amplifier that carries sound to long distances. Ever filmed a song of yours being performed around a body of water? A lake, a river, waterfalls, an ocean or a sea shore....

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June 26, 2018
by GMG Staff

Ice Gig

Think of a radical way to film a song in the middle a natural ice phenomenon: whether it be snow, ice caves, icebergs, ice skating, or anything cold and frozen....

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June 26, 2018
by GMG Staff

Elevator Gig

Take away the boring disgrace that elevator music is. Perform a song inside any public elevator and turn that stuffy metal box into a concert experience....

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June 26, 2018
by GMG Staff

Inflight Gig

Its time to take your music to the highest level - up, up in the atmosphere. Ever done an in-flight performance during a flight delay? Or up in the air? Send us your video if you have. If you have the guts,...

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June 26, 2018
by GMG Staff

Amusement Ride Gig

Are you ready for the biggest adrenaline rush during a gig - on a roller coaster? Find the most interesting way to perform a song on any amusement park ride....

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June 26, 2018
by GMG Staff

Shipping Gig

Ever performed a song on a cruise or a ferry ride? Or even on a small boat the middle of a lake? Or do a gig on a more peculiar water vehicle....

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June 26, 2018
by GMG Staff

Public Transit Gig

See and experience what a song can do to cheer up random strangers' daily commute inside a subway, tube, bus, train. Musicians playing music inside the public transit? 'Think you can do it? This is the Challenge....

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June 26, 2018
by GMG Staff

Road Gig

Play a song inside a moving vehicle - a car, a truck, a tricycle, a van, you name it. Private vehicles only. For public transits, such as buses, trains, taxis, please refer to the public transit gig...

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June 26, 2018
by GMG Staff

Stadium Gig

A live gig in a stadium with a capacity of 20,000 persons and above. Capture a video and and please send it, with the name of the venue and web address....

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June 26, 2018
by GMG Staff

Small Venue Gig

A live gig in an official music venue with a capacity of 100 to 999 persons. Capture a video, and please send the name of the venue plus website page where the venue capacity can be confirmed....

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June 26, 2018
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Tourist Gig

Travelling a lot? Capture a famous landmark or tourist spot as background for a street gig. Let the tourists enjoy some local music on their vacation. A list of accepted tourist attractions are found in Lonely...

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June 26, 2018
by GMG Staff

Street Gig

Do a street gig, capture it on video, and win Points. If you can do something more creative than the average street gig, you have a bigger chance at winning....

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