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  • I felt a little down about an hour ago. While working on a new song attempt, I realized that the song didn't feel cohesive enough to me. I'd been trying to let it explore more variation in order to keep it interesting, but I'd let the verses differ melodically from one another too much for my liking. I felt a little bad for having let that happen.

    But, before I let myself feel bad about that for too long, I reminded myself that being able to notice the problem, and then even further to understand why it was there, were both signs of growth. And then I sat down at my computer, found a few key parts that strayed too far, and tweaked them. Listening to it again, I think it's gotten much better; I need to adjust the timing of some of the lyrics/notes, but the general outline seems pretty good.

    So the next time you feel bad about your work in whatever field, remember that being able to know something is wrong is itself a good sign! After that, experience and learning will help you diagnose/fix problems, or avoid them in the first place.
    Things get so much easier when using a key you're familiar with. I mean, with identifying pitches based on interval. This must be an area where lots of practice makes things easier. That and actually using the major parts of the grid more.

    No, I've not scrapped what I was doing before, at least not yet. This next part just does the above things, where the first part didn't. And it really is a night and day difference in terms of ease and productivity :) .
    I'm trying to work on an original with flowing lyrics--think of something with more of a melancholy feeling than a pop/rock one. But to get the words to not sound stilted/choppy, I keep using these oddball note lengths, and they don't start/stop on the beat in a particularly orderly way so far. I'm sure I can make the starts of individual phrases fall on a beat, of course, provided it doesn't make a weirdly short/long pause after the previous phrase.... I can't help wondering, though, if this is ok or if it's just going to end up being a big mess that doesn't work, especially once I start getting the instrumental more fleshed out....
    It's been so cool to do this 15-hour marathon with everyone here who's watched Expo and these Digital Stars producers from across the world. (A pair of hours of sleep, and I feel perfect!) So much fun!
    I do like these 8-bit renditions from Vault Kid. It's really novel to hear a few old classics this way. He had some really elaborate visuals going on, too.
    That was my second time seeing the show, and I liked it even better the second time! Thank you very much to everyone involved in producing such a wonderfully-done concert and providing it for us!
    I haven't been too much into Utsu-P or PinocchioP's music in the past, but this setlist has been a lot of fun!
    Man, a bunch of these songs are Mirai favorites, but given a new coat of Ustu's own awesome. I'd love to have copies of his versions to go along with the originals!
    May I ask--who else (has swapped their other drinks for coffee/energy drinks/jet or nuclear fuel and) is here from our round 2 crowd!?

    BTW--Utsu-P is on!!
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    And now Ustu is just headbanging while making tea. Man, what a wild dude!
    Wow, that was amazing! I'm planning to be here for the duration, so I should sleep, but I'm not sure I'll be able to. That really was the gold standard for an online concert!

    As a backer, that easily blew my every hope for what an online concert could be out of the water--it was really incredible! Very glad to see all the people here that enjoyed it!
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