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09 Dec 2008 - 19:568445
A Fair point on the easy factor, but if we want to advertise ourselves, isn't it best to do so with the type of songs that we'd actually be doing?

Tab


09 Dec 2008 - 21:598452
I can think of loads of good choral ones. Being the sad Yuki Kajiura fangirl I am I can recommend you the following choral pieces:

Salvas Nos - Noir
Hear Our Prayer - Tsubasa Chronicles OST I
Elenore - Madlax OST I
Key of the Twilight - .hack OST I
The World - .hack OST I


And from other anime:
Green Bird - Cowboy Bebop
Bratja - Full Metal Alchemist
Inner Universe - Ghost in the Shell
Bleach - Number One
Azumanga Daioh - Soramimi Cake

And games:
Odin Sphere's theme
Insert FF song of your choice here

And for a totally awesome a capella choir experience, this one has to be done:

Higurashi no Naku Koro Ni

Erm, that's just a few, so many others I could recommend, haha. Anyways, I can get sheet music for most of those. One Winged Angel I think would be pretty hard for you guys to do without a backing track of some sort, there's a lot of instrumental gumph in between.

If you wanted a nice simple one for the audition video, Green Bird has a lovely four part harmony and is really simple to learn ^^



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09 Dec 2008 - 22:158454
Quote madmazda86:
Key of the Twilight - .hack OST I
The World - .hack OST I

Just those two? What about "In the Land of Twilight, Under the Moon"? "Fake Wings"? "A Stray Child"? "To Nowhere"? I those would all work pretty well.


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09 Dec 2008 - 22:408455
My favorite one would be the full metal alchemist one.

(I have been youtubeing all of the other songs though, they seem nice, but most of them seem to be very focused on a single singer, so I don't know how well it would come across as a group)

Though one problem- how many people actually speak japanese? If we pick a japanese song then half the rehearsals will be dedicated to correct pronounciation. It may be easier to try to find something english.

Tab


09 Dec 2008 - 22:468458
I just quoted those two .hack ones because those ones are easier to find sheet music of and therefore arrange, though there is also sheet music of Fake Wings (but I don't like that one as much as the others hence I haven't recommended it - could also recommend Aura from the .hack OST but again I don't like it so much XD)


10 Dec 2008 - 00:588474
Well, to hit the complete nerd spectrum you can't go wrong with the legendary Pokémon theme xD

I'll sing anything really, no preferences

I think it might be preferable to go with English songs... I mean, Japanese is so precise, besides learning words it's all about accenting sounds in the right place, holding sounds for the right length... there are lots of excellent english language pieces that would sound just as good.

Also, all we've really had mentioned so far is music from japanese games and animes... what about some traditional songs as well? A huge portion of the cosplay world is focused on anime, but it isn't restricted to it. There's traditional choir music, and I absolutely love gospel. Along with more serious music, it's always good to inject a bit of fun into things! I liked the Hakuna Matata suggestion, after all, who out there doesn't know it?


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10 Dec 2008 - 01:068475
We second the pokemon theme

Tab + Christian


10 Dec 2008 - 01:098476
LOL we are teh cool


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10 Dec 2008 - 09:018483
Lmao, Pokemon theme XD
If you can think of harmonies for that piece then be my guest XD I suppose you could just make a three part major harmony, because it's an uber happy song.

But I agree, I think we should start with English songs, and then maybe when we're more confident we can learn a Japanese song.
And yes, some gospel MUST be done, hahaha!
-loves gospel-


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10 Dec 2008 - 09:158485
If it'll help I can raid my mum/sisters choir books when I get home and see if there's anything interesting in there.

(Aside from that, don't wanna repost what I said on deviantart, but I'm probably up for it. >> )


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10 Dec 2008 - 14:418500
I'd be interested in this, though I dont exactly have a chior voice.
(I can do a wonderful rendition of 'Danny Boy' though)


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11 Dec 2008 - 08:428525
'Choir voice'
Haha, don't worry. So many people in my school choir have absolutely hideous voices, I bet you a million you have a much better 'choir voice' than any of those nose picking dimwits.

And we won't be restricting ourselves only to choir songs, it will be some gospel choir, and constant geeky nerd filled singing too 8D If you come along to the first rehearsal I'll just pitch range you, and we'll go from there deary 8D


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11 Dec 2008 - 10:398527
Sounds good. I guess its just sorting a date out really then.

London isnt so bad for me to get to, but it does mean a two hour train journey. (Birmingham boy here )

By the way, if your still trying to sort out the lyrics for One Winged Angel, I know the whole song myself, so I can pass the lyrics on to you myself if you like.


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11 Dec 2008 - 12:048530
the paranoia agent opening would transfare well to a choir song ^.^


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11 Dec 2008 - 18:188565
Haha, yes it would 8D Never thought of that one actually, oh I love PA.

I know most of the Latin (they are latin...right?) lyrics to One Winged Angel, it would probably be easier to learn the non-english ones of that song because they fit better with the note changes.


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11 Dec 2008 - 19:028570
Yeah, I think its latin (Im no expert on language so I cant really say)

But the original lyrics would be better. I agree that they do fit the music better.


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12 Dec 2008 - 15:498643
I LOVE this idea... but I find it so hard to learn songs in Japanese Ive never been able to do it!


13 Dec 2008 - 11:488682
Learning foreign songs is incredibly hard.
For a samba performance my school choir had to learn a Portuguese song, but we had a teacher at school who actually spoke it so she made it a hell of a lot easier, she if we do start learning Japanese songs maybe trying to find someone in the cosplay community who spoke it and asking them to pop in for a session to help us learn, with pronunciation and such.

I mean, there must be at least one cosplayer near London who can speak ok Japanese, right? I mean, they don't necessarily have to be cosplayers either, rofl.


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13 Dec 2008 - 19:238690
I love this idea, it's very original and sounds like a lot of fun! I'd love to join in but I can't travel on my own just yet xD;
I'll be cheering in the audience though whenever you guys get to perform

Great idea Mocha! ;D


15 Dec 2008 - 08:558723
Awh, well when you can travel let us know and we'll drag you into the choir, haha!


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15 Dec 2008 - 10:328724
Quote Mocha-Berrytan:


I mean, there must be at least one cosplayer near London who can speak ok Japanese, right? I mean, they don't necessarily have to be cosplayers either, rofl.


Well, I know several, buuuut they're all running off to Japan in the summer. XD


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15 Dec 2008 - 11:558729
Climax jump would be a good song for a choir but sung in the den-liner form

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=3260512408257983046&ei=JDNGSaD_DJ3EiQLRuejvDQ&q=climax+jump+den+liner+form like that


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15 Dec 2008 - 21:248743
I can put lyrics onto sheet music with Noteworthy Composer. Would that help break up the syllables to make it easier to pronounce?


15 Dec 2008 - 21:358744
Japanese pronunciation is wee buns. The vowels always sound the same and all you need to do is pronounce them one syllable at a time. It only gets difficult when you try to go fast, but that's the same in any language.


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18 Dec 2008 - 08:578810
Yes, that probably would be a lot easier.

If anyone that's interested in joining the cosplay choir can PM me their msn or e-mail, then we can had a less disjointed discussion about a possible meet up place and time for hopefully during January or February, I know how tight money is after christmas so I want to know everyone who wants to could attend if they like.


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