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Author: Alexander John
Thanks for the suggestions Richard. I really like this line you suggested: Let's be the people who bring love and light.      
Author: Richard Schletty
Instead of this for the last line... We are people that with love comes light. ...how about one of these? When we love each other, we bring the light. or  Let's be the people who bring love and light.  
Author: Richard Schletty
Alex, I recommend starting with this free DAW (digital audio workstation): T6 DAW (by Tracktion) www.tracktion.com/products/t6-daw There are newer versions of Tracktion that cost money (Waveform or T7) but you should start with T6 to see if you like it. Get it installed and then drop me a line. Next question: Do you have a good smartphone? I get very good voice recordings on my iPhone 6s Plus. I email myself a voice or guitar recording and then bring it into Apple Logic X for...
Author: Alexander John
Hi Richard, I have a laptop with Windows 7 but my budget is very small (about $500) and I'm not sure if that will cover the cost of a basic setup. I was thinking of going to a cheap studio to record it but I'm not sure how to go about it. I recorded non-catholic songs when I was much younger on friends setups but I don't speak with them anymore. Any tips or advice would mean a great deal as I'm also not that tech savvy. Cheers Richard.
Author: Richard Schletty
Hi, Alex. I can try to help you decide what to get for basic recording hardware and software but a lot depends on your budget as well as whether you have a Mac or Windows computer. So, let's start with your computer. Let me know what it is. I have had a busy year. Sorry that I've been offline so much. I promised I'd voice a couple more of your hip hop narratives.
Author: Alexander John
Hi Richard,                    Hope you have been well. I am looking at recording my mixtape soon as I have just finished all 14 tracks in written form. I don't own any equiptment and was just wondering if you have any recomendations for a cheap basic setup? Hope your well and it's pretty cold here down under but hey that's Melbourne for you. Hope to talk soon. GOD Bless. Alex.
Author: Richard Schletty
I found two recordings of this song. Hail Mary, Queen of flowers by Magpalacir Choir with lyrics https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xuTEbSFWkRo HAIL MARY QUEEN OF FLOWERS at Calape, Bohol https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5vrsmfnr6XY Hail Mary, Queen of Flowers, to you we offer our love song filled with colors with so much splendor. Your beauty, it lingers. God's blessings please shower unto us. Hail Mary, Queen of Flowers, you're sweet as roses, red roses, pink and yellow, white and scented....
Author: Richard Schletty
Glad you took a second pass at this. Now I will voice it. Talk soon. 
Author: Alexander John
Hi Richard,                     I just edited this track. I didn't realise how rushed this one felt until going back over it. Thankyou for your suggestions, definatly needed a bit of tweeking. I hope this version reads easier. Thanks for taking the time to help me with editing suggestions. God Bless. Alex.  1st Verse:    I try not to judge    But still cry when I love...
Author: Richard Schletty
Hi, Alex. I tried recording your hip-hop poem but got stuck at the last two lines: Let's phase out evil cos it's dynamite  To the people I hope in your lives there's light. I am not sure what that means and how to speak it. Evil is dynamite? Evil is dynamite to the people? To say something is "dynamite" can mean explosive or destructive. In other contexts "dynamite" can mean good or attractive. "Your speech was dynamite." "Your dress looks dynamite." Thanks for looking at this...
Author: Richard Schletty
Hi, Linda. You can order a piano sheet music arrangement for Gary Ault's "All That We Have" from OCP: Downloadable version: https://www.ocp.org/en-us/songs/11072/all-that-we-have#keyboard OCP sample PDF here: http://cdn.ocp.org/shared/pdf/preview/30106344.pdf "All That We Have" also appears in these GIA hymnals (which have piano book editions): Gather 2nd Edition Gather Comprehensive Gather Comprehensive 2nd Edition Catholic Community Hymnal If interested in a full...
Author: Linda Villegas (not verified)
Good day, I am a member of the Open in Spirit to God Prayer Group based in the Holy Spirit Parish located in Barrie, Ontario, CAnada. I would deeply appreciate if you can advise how I can order on line a copy of the piano music sheet for Gary Ault's "All That We Have" music. Thank you and God bless. Linda Villegas Bradford West Gwillimbury Ontario, Canada
Author: Richard Schletty
Alex, I'll take a look at it. Good to hear from you again. Blessings on your and yours.
Author: Alexander John
Hi Richard,                     I meant the church as a crutch in a way that it can help you walk through life even if you feel wounded. However in case it is misinterpreted by the listener I can change it. 
Author: Richard Schletty
Hope is what we all need. You express it well – the gifts that God gives us all. "Let GOD be the bandage and the church your crutch..." I prefer to think of the church as a strong support for a person. I hope you meant it that way. "Crutch" can have a negative connotation. RCS
Author: Richard Schletty
I'll lay it down soon. Keep that love pen flowing!
Author: Alexander John
Hi Richard,                     I have just added lyrics for a track I wrote called "Stronger Together" which I think your voicing would do the words great justice. Good to hear from you again. Alex.  
Author: Alexander John
Hi Richard,                     Thank you for taking the time to download and read my lyrics. I'm really glad you liked them and thank you for your kind words. I added a new link to Amazon.com where it's the same content just structured a bit better as the link I originally posted is the unedited version. I would love for you to do more voicings but I realise your a very busy man. So great to hear from you and GOD Bless to you and your family....
Author: Richard Schletty
Alex, I downloaded your free anthology of hip-hop poems. Nice to see them all in one place. You pour your heart out in these, giving strong testimony to the power of Christ in your life. Best wishes to you and your loved ones. Let me know if you want more voicings. Sorry that I faded away for awhile. I've got too much on my three spinning plates. 
Author: Alexander John
Hi Richard,                     I was thinking of recording a album with my own voice and beats. Once it's done I would like to share it online (here especially). I guess I just slightly doubt my ability to do good catholic hip hop by myself completely as my past experience with hip hop has only been the mainstream stuff before I was baptized last year and started changing things in my life including what I protitized. Thanks for everything...
Author: Richard Schletty
Alex, it's been real busy here but I'll try to find some time to voice a few more tracks for you. I hope my recordings provide not so much a "template" for styling as they do an inspiration. I hope you or your friends will give it a go soon with your own hip-hop voicings. I'm excited to hear what you come up with. Be yourself!
Author: Alexander John
Hi Richard,                    I have some more written rough tracks that I was wondering if you wanted to voice once I have gone over them and fixed them up? Hope you have been well. Kind Regards. Alex.
Author: Richard Schletty
Happy New Year to you, too, Alex. I also hope to see more sharing and engagement here at TCS. I've been real busy with work, family and Christmas season music. But I want to get back to our Hip-Hop project. Expect word from me soon.
Author: Mike Sotiroff (not verified)
Ken; ​The songs on your Adoration CD are beautiful.  I play classical guitar solos as meditation pieces during our Catholic Masses here in Decatur,  Illinois.  I'm always looking for new arrangements to play especially ones that speak to me as yours did.  Do you have the sheet music for your arrangements available for sale? Your parish is fortunate to have you in their music ministry.   ​Thanks for your help and may 2018 bring you many blessings. ​Thanks,  Mike
Author: Richard Schletty
Lumen Hilare sings with voices of angels. A nice, balanced blend that calms the soul. I went to the internet to read more about St. Louis de Montfort and Maria Boguslawska. Hardly anything in English can be found about Maria. I found this at Wikepedia about St. Louis de Montfort: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Louis_de_Montfort "While the saint is best known for his spiritual writings, he was also a poet and during his missions managed to compose more than 20,000 verses of hymns....
Author: MSTM MUSIC
Richard:  Thank you for your kind words of reinforcement. Merry Christmas to you and yours and for a blessed New Year too. Keep on keeping on, take care and be well my friend.  Michael
Author: Richard Schletty
Jack, thanks for your kind comments, my good friend-in-music. Too bad we can't get this joint hopping the way macjams.com used to hop. Best to you. 
Author: Richard Schletty
Michael: Excellent song of praise. You sing with such passion. I feel it. Thank you for your shout-out to the Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
Author: Richard Schletty
Michael, I like your sign-off: "May the Holy Trinity keep us and our blessed tones." A very appropriate prayer for artists on this website. Thank you for your contributions. May your music blaze an arc of light across the sky in memory of your beloved brother Tony.
Author: MSTM MUSIC
just saying now... am liking it fellas...