Strummerboy Bill wrote:
I agree with Amy, Zurf, you are releasing that voice a little more, but in parts I do hear a little timidness, if you don't mind my saying so, my friend.
I was just thinking, and I don't know if you'd be willing to do this, but could you lay down the guitar track and then the voice on this one? I just thought it might show the strength of the voice a bit more, Zurf.
By the way, we still have the "Songs For Dondra" saved on Dopbox.
Thanks Bill. I am always open to constructive criticism. I intend to use that Dropbox account to share recordings and solicit constructive criticism. I have received very helpful suggestions from Amy, Dirty Ed, Russell Harding, Jeff Gilpin, Detman101, and others not on Chordie over the years. Without the support of these other talented folks, it would be difficult to improve.
As for laying down one track and then the next, that is a good idea and I will try that in time but not yet. Just now, my goal is to do some performing. Recording is a means to an end. By recording exactly as I would play live - doing everything at once in a single take - it gives me the feedback I need, and the opportunity to share the recording for constructive criticism from trusted friends. To do the track by track recording will require me to put effort and time into learning the software and editing the tracks, when I'd prefer to put my limited time into improving performance. I'll be putting some of them in that same Dropbox folder, so feel free to check in from time to time and give a listen to anything new, and please do send your constructive criticism my way. I am eager for it.
My birthday is coming up soon, and I have asked the beautiful and talented Mrs. Zurf for a PA that was on sale over Labor Day Weekend. I won't get it, but I did ask for one. :-) I'm also saving for some K&K pickups for my non-AE guitars.
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