Rain Music Notes

02023-06-15 | Guitar, Rain Music, Recording | 5 comments

After spending a couple of hours recording, and feeling that I wasn’t getting anywhere, I took a break and wove a small piece of cloth through the strings of the guitar, over, under, over, etc.

Prepared guitar. The cloth muted the sound in a very interesting and organic way and within half an hour I had a new piece recorded, using a rain rhythm I had created last year. Jon wrote that it reminded him of the Opium album recordings. I’ll take that. My partner says it’s her new favorite.

Lesson: sometimes a small change of sound can inspire something new.

I also learned that with the relatively close mic position – about a foot distance – I have always preferred I don’t have to worry so much about background noises. I even started using the trusty Neumann M149 a while ago. It picks up more ambient sound than the laser-focused Earthworks mic but it’s fine. Classical guitarists usually record with the microphone several feet away and that, I’m sure, would be problematic.

5 Comments

  1. anne

    weaving, yes.
    look forward to hearing this new sound

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  2. Ali

    That sounds interesting, and I wonder how that may impact the overall volume of the song recording as you add layers to it.

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  3. Richard Straw

    I’m a fan from the 1980s. I’m visiting Santa Fe and Taos next week–June 21-23 and I was wondering if anyone can point me in the direction of some good music in the area. Thanks

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  4. Boris

    Where can I click the like-button?!?!

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    • ottmar

      Funny you should say that. :-)
      We added like buttons in the new Backstage website we are working on.
      For the times when we don’t want to bother writing a comment and just want to express a liking.

      Reply

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