So it turns out that 'What the Fire Is' is difficult to record. Ideally when recording, you record each track separately, to what is called a click track, which is basically a beat. Recording the tracks separately makes them easier to edit, and having the click track makes it easier to add other parts, either live or programmed. This approach to recording is not straightforward with 'Fire,' as the tempo is very free-flowing, so it doesn't work with a click, and it's difficult to record the piano and vocals separately. The recording this weekend didn't come out well, so I'm going to need to come up with a different strategy for recording...
I've been practicing "What the Fire Is" in preparation for recording the piano and vocal tracks this weekend and for the performance May 30. It's coming along! I can't wait to share it with you. Hopefully we'll get a good recording of it this weekend, and I will be able to post it after its debut at Tiny Planet.
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