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Author: MSTM MUSIC
That was grand natural in nature... thank you Richard...
Author: asiansa09
It is not easy to come by and that we are able to come up with a beautiful song "Our World is So Beautiful" like this in everyday life.  I really appreciate to work with everyone.
Author: Richard Schletty
Our World So Beautiful is finished. I have posted both an audio demo and sheet music. See original post at top of this thread. 
Author: Richard Schletty
Thanks, Albin, for listening and commenting. Glad you like it. Needs more work but maybe it's headed in the right direction. I'll also do a hip hop version. 
Author: Richard Schletty
Alex, I can also rap your lyrics the way you wrote them, as an option. Just wanted to stretch and try something a little different. The rough demo needs work – I sing flat on some of the high notes. Thanks for being flexible in our collaboration. Having fun!
Author: Albin (not verified)
A wonderful composition and performance. The voice, lyrics and music work beautifully together.
Author: Alex John (not verified)
Hi Richard,                     What you have done here by editing and re-constructing has worked well! As I'm so used to writing hip hop my song formations do jump around a lot and that's mainly because if you listen to rap it tends to jump all over the place unless it's a story telling track. But you have done good here and I very much enjoyed it.  Kind Regards, Alex.
Author: Richard Schletty
Alex, I decided to do a rewrite of your lyrics to snap it all into a regular meter and rhyme. Check it out. No problem if you'd rather not have me rearrange your words. But I do want to show you the possibilities with using a "near-Nashville" formula approach to songwriting. I say near-Nashville because this rendition is my own self-styled flavor of Folk-Rock – I'm not following all the "rules," including the way I sing in my baritone register. This is a story that does not jump around as much...
Author: Richard Schletty
Thanks, Alex. I just wish there would be dozens of people collaborating. Maybe there are connections and interactions happening of which I am not aware. 
Author: Alex John (not verified)
Hi Richard,                     Hope your doing well. I forgot to write back on the chat app but just wanted to say that you running this site is a great way for people to collaborate and get their words and music brought to life with the help of one another. Blessings to you. - Alex.
Author: Richard Schletty
Glad you like it. I made some adjustments to the song this afternoon and uploaded the new version. I did pitch correction to my voice, corrected a few notes, and added a little bit more reverb. The song is in the key of D. Now I have to figure out the chord progressions. The next thing I will upload will have a gentle guitar added to my voice.
Author: asiansa09
I feel so peaceful when I listen to the song.
Author: Richard Schletty
Yes! I plan to make this a very beautiful song, complete with piano, guitar and flute. Who knows, maybe viola, too!
Author: asiansa09
Will you prepare the piano sheet arrangement for this song too. I plan to share with others at Providence meeting during Christmas season.
Author: Richard Schletty
Thank you for your lyrics and your reflections. Yes, we must be attentive to the divine mysteries that miraculously touch our lives each day. 
Author: asiansa09
That is why I ask people to pray for me and others whom I know throughout my life upon Christ and Sorrowful Mother Mary. 
Author: asiansa09
When I go out to explore the world, the only thing I realize the different between me and others is that I baptism vs. others.  God bless me!
Author: asiansa09
I visited China and Thailand 10 years ago in 2007.  Hope that my quiet prayer upon Sorrowful Mother Mary and Christ on the land is the seed that I sowed.
Author: asiansa09
I really like your voice for the song lyric.  Keep it that way is good enough.
Author: Richard Schletty
I am attaching to Dan's original post a rough exploration of a melody for this song. 
Author: Richard Schletty
Please note that I may have to upload a new version of the piano sheet music again (it will be v9). There needs to be a key signature change from Bb to Gmaj in the chorus.
Author: asiansa09
Please let me know when you submit songs to OCP so that I can follow up with you to see what is going on.
Author: Richard Schletty
 Note that I just uploaded version 8 of piano-voice score. Now we can submit to OCP.
Author: asiansa09
Thanks for posting the lead-sheet and piano arrangement sheet.  That is really help to share with others to sing the song. Also, I hope that you submit to Oregon Catholic Press soon to see if they accept our work.
Author: Richard Schletty
I'd like to do more with the soundbeds on your poems. The one where I used orchestral brass was pretty cool. Something to think about. 
Author: Alex John (not verified)
Hi Richard,                     I just read the interview with you friend and not only does he seem like a fantastic musician but what a prolific one at that. Also he seems very nice. I will listen to some more of his work throughout the week. An extremely inspirational man indeed. I hope to get some more writing done soon to post here and I think the EP is pretty good. Regards, Alex.
Author: Richard Schletty
maddenmargie: Here are some songs to get started. By "upbeat" do you mean uptempo or a positive message? Will the songs be led by piano, organ, guitar, or sung a cappella? I will keep adding to the list. God Has Chosen Me (Farrell) https://www.topcatholicsongs.com/god-has-chosen-me-farrell God's Gift to All the World (Nguyen, Schletty, van Haren) https://www.topcatholicsongs.com/gods-gift-to-all-the-world Enchristment by Nguyen-Schletty https://www.topcatholicsongs.com/enchristment...
Author: Richard Schletty
Alex, glad you think that Hip Hop project might be a good connection. Not sure if the project has a faith component to it. Let me know what you find out. By the way, you might think about doing a post that has a compilation of all our tracks to date – an EP (extended play playlist). I just sent links to all our tracks to Tobin Mueller, a friend and a great post-bop/jazz artist. See this article that just came out about his life with music: www.alsothat.com/home/2017/7/16/part-of-his-dna-...
Author: Alex John (not verified)
Hey Richard,                        I will check out the link soon and get back to you. They might be intrested in our little projects. - Alex.
Author: Richard Schletty
Alex, check out this Instagram user and let me know what you think: http://instagram.com/gotchecked_records  I just ran across them today.