It's a process, but it's totally worth it!! Who says you can't be anything you want to be? Well I say make it happen!! My new guitar worked amazing, way easier to work with than my other. I learned today there are a couple different ways to record a song. I wrote all the lyrics and chords. With my other teacher George I put down a rough track, me just playing and singing to the click. Then the backup guitarist, bassist, drummer etc. each come in, and while listening to my track they record their part (they make those up.) Then at the end, I come in and record my main guitar over the top of all their backups and finally my vocals. The tricky part about that is getting all those guys to actually get into the recording studio to do their stuff. I recorded back the first day of July and we are still waiting.
Because I have some cool publicity with my modeling that is coming up in just a couple weeks (a whole article featuring me in the Persnickety Catalogue :) ) we really wanted to get this first song done in time. My new teacher Ryan Shupe, who I am also working with now, has his own recording studio. Today we went downstairs to see what we could do. First I recorded my guitar tracks and then my vocals. It was awesome to do the vocals alone, while listening to myself play the guitar. I could totally get into it!! Then I worked with Ryan on the computer. The computer can actually play the different back up parts! It was crazy. We choose a drum pattern and beat and then listened to different ways the bass could accompany me etc. It was really amazing because I had a lot more control over things. Once Ryan has put in all the computer parts, we send the track to a guy in Nashville. He does what's called "mixing it." That just blends all the parts together to give it just the right sound. We are hoping to get this all done in just a couple weeks. It's a wild timeline, but this article came up unexpectedly and we want to use it to help get exposure for my music. It's crazy to learn all the different things that go into making music.
It's going to be awesome!