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Author: Alexander John
Hi Richard, thanks for the feedback it's much appreciated. I will try put pauses in the right spots on the next recording I do. Thanks so much for the RCS Cut. It was great to hear and I loved the effect you put on my vocals. I tried about an hour ago to upload it several times but it didn't work. Hope your well and will try again tomorrow. All the best, Alex.
Author: Richard Schletty
Interesting soundtrack with juice harp (Jew's harp) and chorus. I like how your voice is out front on this one. Again, please think about adding more pauses between phrases. The listener needs time to digest each choice thought-morsel. Keep up the good work of expressing your faith journey poetically, accompanied by a music thread.
Author: Richard Schletty
No problem as far as the lyrics. Looking forward to your album! 2020 has been good so far. Hoping the same for you and yours.
Author: Alexander John
Hi Richard, unfortunatly I don't know what I did with the lyrics for this track! The first time I have lost some written verses. My dad did the instrumental to this track and we are going to collaborate on a album/mixtape together with him making the beats and me the vocals. How have you been? Hope 2020 has been good for you so far. All the best. Alex. 
Author: Richard Schletty
Sounds good, Alex. Your voice is a little hard to understand in some places where the music and chorus are a bit too loud. At least that's the way it sounded on my MacBook Pro. Might be better understood if I listen in headphones. Thanks for sharing! Posting the lyrics here might be a good thing so we can follow along.
Author: Alexander John
Hi Richard, I uploaded one more which is more like spoken word than hip hop.
Author: Alexander John
Hi Richard, after a few years I have finally shared one of my few Catholic Hip Hop recordings. I used to rap prior to being catholic about more negative things so I wasn't sure how to approach putting God worship words to a beat but it's here now and would love your feedback. The instrumental and hook/chorus came from somewhere else but I'm allowed to use it as long as it's not for profit or download. Hope you like it and I might upload another one soon. God Bless and trust you are doing well...

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Author: Alexander John
Hi Richard, what I might do is re-record the two I have left that I kept as I'm still not very happy with them. Give me a week or so as I'm sick at the moment then I will re-record over maybe different instrumentals. I would appreciate the pointers too. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you too. God Bless.
Author: Richard Schletty
Alex, if you like you can send me a sample or two of your recording attempts. Maybe I can give you some pointers. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. May the Holy Spirit be with us and guide us.
Author: Alexander John
Thanks Richard, have a blessed Christmas also with your loved ones too! Unfortunately I'm not too happy with how my recordings are sounding so I'm hesitant to post them. I don't know what it is, I used to get great pleasure in recoding with a passion but now as I just like writing them and I have lost the drive and enthusiasm to lay down a good track. Anyway I did put up a link for an ebook I put out with an albums worth of material. Have a safe Christmas and New Years Richard and God Bless....
Author: Richard Schletty
Thanks, Alex, for sharing your lyrics. Looking forward to your recordings! Have a blessed Christmas with your dear ones.
Author: Richard Schletty
Alex, good to see you working those words of affirmation. It will be interesting to see how you deliver these words over a Hip Hop beat. I know your conviction and passion will flow. God bless. – Richard
Author: Richard Schletty
Alex, I had heard about Kanye West's embrace of Christianity but have not yet heard his album. Sounds like a good thing! Looking forward to your own Hip Hop album. Best always. – Richard
Author: Richard Schletty
I realize "prosody" is a challenge – matching stressed and unstressed syllables to the music. How about this? And may the Spirit cover us, Filling our hearts with peace for evermore... or May wings of the Spirit cover us, Filling our hearts with peace for evermore... I see that in Chorus Two you wrote "he" but meant to write "his." I recommend dropping the pronoun. How about this? "hold us in peace" can easily be sung in proper rhythm as even...
Author: Steve Byrne
Thanks very much Richard.  I think your suggestions are beautifully expressive.  I may have to change the synopation of the tune slightly to fit, but always a nice challnege!  Thank you very much for the recommendations.  Steve
Author: Richard Schletty
Theresa Moorcroft contacted me by email with the following information: "Mary, My Mother" was written by my Uncle Barry, Father Warren Smithbower.  It was a dedication to his Mother, Lucinda Barry.  We sang it at her funeral.   Cheers, Theresa Moorcroft
Author: Richard Schletty
Steve, a very fine song. What a vibrant expression of faith. I can understand how some would prefer a gender neutral Holy Spirit. Here are some possibilities: Chorus one: We sing a song of peace, we sing a song to share A peace bestowed by jesus, to show us how to care. And may the Spirit hover over us, Filling our hearts with peace for evermore to bring us always closer to the Lord Chorus one: We sing a song of peace, we sing a song to share A peace bestowed by jesus, to show us how to care....
Author: Richard Schletty
I really like "Christ In You, The Hope Of Glory." I like the chord progressions. I like how the soundscape "opens up wide" at "Christ in you". Really good. I think I'll sing it!
Author: Richard Schletty
A gathering of grace. Thanks for sharing!
Author: Harmony7
Listening to such contemporary Catholic music gives a soothing effect. I am glad you have shared this great music with us, it was inspirational and calming. All of my Days is a great musical attempt. Know about TechSARIGA Club, which is a virtual music studio where you can share your ideas, connect to people who love music, create music online. 
Author: Richard Schletty
Brendan, this sounds and "feels" good. You sing and play earnestly, beseeching God's help and giving thankful praise. Thanks for sharing this! Now you have me interested in the Chord Pro app! I briefly demoed it a few years ago.
Author: Richard Schletty
Amen. We live in the presence of God and earnestly hope that generations to come will honor the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Well written, played and sung. Nice upbeat song. 
Author: BrendanDelumpa
Richard, I will be posting more in the near future. I'm working on a new project - of which Ephesians is part - that is a collection of songs based on scripture. But more pointedly, they're hymns meant to be played at Mass so they'll all be singable. I really don't want to go the pop music route with these. Thanks! Brendan
Author: Richard Schletty
Brendan, thanks for sharing your song. I like it. It is infused with Christ-energy. I would love to hear more of your songs. God bless.
Author: msmith
Thank you. Margo
Author: asiansa09
Voices so soft and gentle.
Author: msmith
Hello iMwaba, Thank you for your comment. Please check your email messages on this website. I sent you a message about receiving the song. Thank you. Margo
Author: iMwaba
Wonderful song. Kindly provide a download link
Author: Richard Schletty
Joey: Yes, you may use it. You have direct permission from the music composer, Matilda Jane Kraemer. Let us know how it goes! 
Author: Joey Ibarra
hi there I would like to ask permission to sing Psalm for this Sunday's mass, Psalm 67, we have CCLI copyright in our parish, is that enough? Thanks for your help. Joey