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    • Yes, but only slightly. Everyone normally has some sound issues unless it's a live performance. 
    • I'll give it a shot. Sign me up! Quick question: I'm planning on using Sibelius 7 but, as I'm sure you know, it can't play back extended techniques. If I used extended techniques would the mark for the "Sound quality of recording" be negatively affected?
    • Hi Monarcheon >The inconsistent eighth note pattern is kind of distracting, but that has no bearing on the actual piece. I think this can be blamed on the midifile. For some reason the rhythm is a bit untight when you use a mouse to write the notes  instead of recording the music. I don´t know if this has something to do with the music program I have used.  >The F#dim held for two bars is a little strange in the first phrase is a little bit off putting, and sounds non-functional, even though it resolves later, but by that point it's a little bit too >late, the sentiment is there.
      >In the polyrhythmic part, the only chord that was really off was the E - G - A - B arpeggiation. It's just the spacing that was a little weird. I don´t understand what you mean here. >I would have had appreciated more variation in the progression as well. It goes on a little bit too long in the same way.  Yes,I have a tendency to use the same chordprogression over and over in my music. I don´t think it is needed to change the chordprogression in this case. It does´nt bother me. Another tendency I have is to write in minor keys. About 80% of my music is written in minor keys. I have a feeling this may change. I am a little tired of composing sad music.       
    • At least, it has its own aura and dynamics. Contemporary and compact. Interesting to listen to.
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