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    • Time is no issue. I an few weeks my last school years starts in which I have my final exams, which of course have priority above the magazine. There is no deadline. Just send me a message when you want to join the crew!
    • Personally, I think it works a lot better if you have the choir on the sustained notes leading up to doubling the melody, like you did in the second version. It creates a nice feeling of suspense during the long tones, and satisfaction once the choir comes in with the melody.  Additionally, if you could start at a slightly lower dynamic and build up to the moment where the choir joins the melody, I think it would create an even more satisfying and dramatic effect. However, I don't know from this clip how this section falls in the overall context of the piece, so you'll have to judge for yourself whether that would sound good in this particular section.
    • So I can't figure out which sounds better, granting the melody a little more spotlight or including choirs in the middle of the process? This is an epic arrangement of Schala's theme from Chrono Trigger, for those who are interested.
    • This is a really interesting concept. I will definitely be paying close attention. I'm not sure I'd have anything worthwhile to contribute, and as I'll be starting university in a few weeks, I'm not sure whether I'd have the time too. But I'll be very excited to get involved if I determine I am able to.
    • Mesmerizing, Luis. I really enjoy it. I do think that it's possible to become immune to dissonance is possible to some extent, especially in a world that's been through impressionism, jazz, modernism etc. A well-adjusted pair of ears can appreciate extremely dissonant music, I think, as long as the composer is discriminating in how he chooses to use their dissonances. I doubt I could write anything that handled b9s and similarly dissonant intervals as well as you do here, but that's the kind of wisdom that a composer gains as he refine his craft.
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