Joe has always been a huge proponent of recording yourself - by which he usually means during practice - but we figured there is something to be learned from our Final Take recording session a couple weeks back.
Al Taylor, who spends a LOT of time with everyone's takes as he mixes them, shared some general thinking about areas people could improve their performances. It was a great discussion and led to a little test of mic and volume control. Our contention is people are not listening and altering their sound based on what comes out of the amp or the PA and that's really all that matters because that's what the audience and the recording hears. So we put a student through a little volume control trial with good success.
Remember that next week we're open to either trial you may be interested in - volume control or accompaniment playing!
- Joe will be out of town through Nov 7. Private lessons fall out, but group classes continue as usual with Zoe and Grant taking the helm. Note that Rhythm & Chording classes will start a half hour earlier at 2:00pm.
- Mark your calendars for Joe's next Harlem Avenue Lounge Harmonica Party, November 29.