Tuesday, February 23, 2016

What Did You Miss This Week? (Week 435 #480)

Final Take!!!
We wind up sessions these days in the Performance Class with multi-track recordings. Highway RickEy turns B1 into a mini recording studio snaked with cords and microphones and other gadgets (that thing's called a DI box) and students lay down a track that represents their hard work during the eight week session to polish a tune for recording.

Final Take last night was another great success - people performed well and now we await Al Taylor's wizardry in the mixing process.

If you're registered for the next session, be thinking about what you want to record. The sooner you declare, the sooner the band can really help you with the details so you're ready and your song is sharp!

We've wrapped another study song too. We looked at I'm Ready from all angles; a few people pulled out their chromatics for the session; and we'll start a new tune next week. Wonder what it is? Hm, tiny hint in the last paragraph. Here are two more - we're writing this with Helge Tallquist's disc, In Footsteps, spinning. It's a great homage to the George Smith chromatic playing style.

Class Notes
  • There's still time to register for the next session.
  • Level III students - if you want to be working on your hand or hand/mic technique, Joe recommends you begin bringing a small tin can or jar to class. It should be about the diameter of a bullet mic. Bring it next week and he'll fill you in! 
- Grant Kessler, B1 Blues Crew

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