My new Chapman Stick is sitting at the border, the studio is starting to shape up and I’m putting in 1 hour a day playing bass and guitar.
Tracking my stick’s trip on UPS, just waiting for customs to clear… Gee sounds like an Arlo Guthrie song.
Playing an hour a day, here is my first discovery.
It’s interesting how at times you seem to be spinning your wheels. So much effort trying to get a bit of traction. And at times forward momentum is sooooo… slow that it almost feels like going backwards.
That’s how my playing feels why not try these out.
However, I know from experience when I played regularly, that if you just keep doing it consistently, you allow your EARS to guide you. So when the moment comes when the muse materializes, even if for only for an instant, a leap in ability, confidence, excitement and joy takes place.
I can’t wait! Lets play…
It’s Friday and I have to admit, it’s time to move forward pop over to these guys. I have started composing again and it came at the most unusual time.
Jamming with the Writer
The first piece came to me while reading an acoustic guitar magazine. I was just noodling a bit with 2 of the chords in the exercise given by the writer.
It’s like jamming with the writer and you come up with a different riff. Then you develop it over a few days. Not intentionally, but sort of like living and breathing the piece. Adding and subtracting from it each time you pick up your instrument.
I have since added a chorus and have started developing a 3rd bridge type part.
Hopefully soon I will put up the first demo.
What accidental or “on purpose” composing experience have you had lately?
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Decided to get my studio set up.
So where do you put what and what should be in reach?
In my situation I use audio and video in the studio, plus some web programming. So where do you start?
I have a main computer work station (web, R and D, uploading and video. The music audio computer is a separate station.
Now the room is about 15′ by 11′ and 8’4″ ceilings. Hard wood floors and plastered walls. 1 window and a single door entry.
There is the placement of the equipment, monitoring position, acoustic treatment and a video back drop for video-webcasting.
Stay tuned to see how I pull this of.
Do you have any ideas, challenges and/or solutions for home based studios? Please feel free to share your thoughts