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100113 Practice

Song idea recording session at DNA Studios that started out with Tom, Cliff and Mark.

100113 Practice Notes

Tom Ray
Mark Whitcomb
Cliff Hammer

Video and audio were recorded.

Session Name
Session saved as 100113 in Protools in a folder called Mark.

Started out with a bass line cliff noodled as we set up
mark played a line that tom said had a early punk-new wave british vibe
[1] Titled: 1 - 100113 a inst - in audio below


practice begining bass


Tom, Cliff and Mark. Working on a bass line.

practice with vox melody idea


Fleshing out the idea for the song. Tom tries out a vocal idea.

Tom sang a log held out note pattern and after cliff had played his bass part for a while shook his head and did a "btbtbtbt" sound and Tom liked it and tried it as part of a background vocal part
[2] Titled: 2 - 100113 a vocal - in audio below

practice withe vox brbrbrb


Tom tries a verse A/B part with a "brbrbrbr" vocal effect.

For a chrous type part Tom suggested Cliff play a walking down part of his bass line 
[3] Titled: 3 - 100113 chs 1 - in audio below

practice bass guitar excerpt


Cliff tries a walking down bass part for verse to chorus.

Mark accedentally played a high note during the picking part and we thought he should keep it for a nice accent to the part
[4] Titled: 4 - 100113 chs 2 - in audio below (guitar finger picking all the way through)

practice finger pick


This is the finger pickin' version Mark did. And to note Cliff did the "brbrbr" I referred to on the vocal idea again here because of the finger callus the bass line was causing him.

Chord Notes
A part chords - Dm 12th fret, 
B Part chords - D, C, A, D just playing the 5th in the high root
Chorus Chords - F, G, D, C


Original audio: 100113LorenzosMusicPractice