It's an exciting process to see a song begin to take shape. Slowly layer upon layer of instruments are added and the richness and fullness of a song slowly builds.
As much as I'd like to pretend I understand all the technical aspects of what goes into making a song, I humbly admit I don't. Joel will fiddle with the timing of each note after every instrument is recorded and I sit there with a very puzzled expression in my face. I lean in closer to the screen and ask, "What're you doing?" He has a lot of patience to put up with all my questions. ;)
On day 2 of recording we got through recording the intro, first verse and chorus. It's time consuming because of the changes and decisions that must be made. Sometimes lyrics have to be revised. Key changes considered to fit the range of my voice, and whole sections deleted because we want the song to communicate a specific message through the instruments used.
While Joel relies on Rockstar energy drinks to give him some extra energy, I rely on the creamy goodness of a homemade vanilla latte.
I desperately want to rush the recording process. I'm not the most patient person in the world and sometimes I'm tempted to do things haphazardly rather than to go slow and do them right. Recording teaches me patience. ;)
Check back soon for day 3!
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