2010 NSS Cave Ballad Salon

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Chair: Barbara Anne am Ende

Here are the instructions for judging the 2009 ICS Cave Ballads.  Please listen the first time to the songs while reading the words.  Then listen to the songs a few times, even if you have them on while doing other activities.  After you’re satisfied that you understand your opinions on the songs, take the tally sheets and score them on a scale 1 to 10.  Ten is “good.” 

Be sure and spread out your scores as best you can.  While you may feel that none (or all) of the songs are good, please spread them out relative to one another.  That’s very important.

The Judging Criteria are guidelines.  You don’t have to follow them exactly.  For instance, not all ballads are humorous.  It the entry is supposed to be humorous and it falls flat, well then that should guide your scoring. 

All but two of the songs are in the Original category.  They all are were performed with real instruments, i.e., not karaoke.  Two songs are Traditional (i.e., parodies) that were performed by real people.

 

Cave Ballads

Categories

Original:  Completely original music and lyrics
Traditional:  New lyrics written for an existing song
Karaoke:  A Traditional song performed using karaoke technology
Avante Garde:  Entries that don’t fit the other categories, such as the inclusion of natural cave sounds, etc.

Judging Criteria
The 6 main categories will be scored by the judges.  The subcategories are guideline for the judges, but are not necessarily mandatory.

Music (only for Original entries, and possibly for Avante Garde):

Lyrics

Performance

Recording Quality

Impact

Caver Appeal

 


Jurors:

Maglite Reggae (Original category) [4.3 MB] Listen, left click; Download, right click
    
by Howard Hurtt, ©2003

Why, Why, Whitenose, Why (Original category) [2.2 MB] Listen, left click; Download, right click
    
by Marian McConnell, ©2010

Mundus Subterraneus (Original category) [5.9 MB] Listen, left click; Download, right click
    
by Amanda Ray, ©2010

The Ballad of Devin Shane (Original category) [6.9 MB] Listen, left click; Download, right click
     by Bobbi Nagy, ©1978

Packhorse Thighs (Traditional category) [7.1 MB] Listen, left click; Download, right click
    
by Howard Hurtt, ©2003

Cave Girls (Original category) [10.9 MB] Listen, left click; Download, right click
     by Bill Cooke, ©2010

Winkelmeyer Cave (Traditional category) [3.7 MB] Listen, left click; Download, right click
    
by Lannis Hancock, ©2010

A Flowstone Away (Original category) [6.3 MB] Listen, left click; Download, right click
    
by Amanda Ray, ©2010

Lyrics

Tally Form