Sunday, July 3, 2016

ATAW - 2016 - Week 26 - Down Home Groove

I MADE IT HALF WAY!!

I can't believe we are already half way through the year! This week I set out to work on Movement III of A Guitar Quartet of Sorts, but then realized I want to make the next movement the fast movement,  which turns out makes it harder, which turns out requires me to actually practice the parts...

So, I worked on that for a bit, and then started playing around with some of my new instruments. A couple weeks ago, my dad asked if I wanted his old 12 string guitar. I said yes (of course). Also, I've been holding on to my mom's childhood violin for some time now and finally decided to get it fixed up and playable. Got it back from the shop last week. First time I've ever played violin in my life, so go easy on me. I don't usually play much percussion either come to think of it. I've played shakers on a lot of audio recordings, but I believe this is my first video debut as a percussionist. Using my relatively new Casio Privia PX-560M keyboard as well. I'm really diggin this ensemble. Weeeeee!

Hope you enjoy this little Down Home Groove. A little Americana seems appropriate for the 4th of July Celebration. Have a wonderful and safe holiday weekend :)




Until next week,

Bryan

P.S. I'm using a Stellar CM-6 tube mic to capture all the acoustic instruments. I highly recommend picking one of these up. Great for vocals too.

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