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Tuesday, 12 November 2013

Chapel session for 11/11/2013

Hi there, and welcome to another chapel session blog entry. In this session, we did not have a band in, but we were divided in to two groups, and asked to compose two theme tunes. One for live at the Chapel, and one for the open mic nights. I was put in the open mic night group, and we were asked to compose an acoustic theme. I was the drummer, we also had an acoustic guitarist, and a pianist. There were also four other people. Two of them were in the control room, and the other two went to research and listen to other theme tunes on the internet to feedback to us, (the musicians), so we could have an idea of what we were supposed to be creating. We jammed for a bit, and eventually came up with an idea that we liked. We played it through a few times to make sure we all knew what we were doing. In the mean time, the two engineers set up two microphones in the room so we could record our ideas just in case we had forgotten them by the next time we got together. I was then given a set of headphones so I could take instructions and guidance from the control room, and feed it back to the rest of the group. We did a ruff recording of the first idea, and then went in to the control room to listen to it. We were happy with it, so we moved on. We had decided to do a few ideas for a theme; different genres of theme, and then we would have a group discussion and see which one we liked best. After a quick break, we got back to the studio and started jamming again to come up with more ideas. We found another one, and we played it a few times. The guitarist’s fingers were starting to hurt so he said he wasn’t going to play this time so me and the pianist recorded a ruff idea, and then all the group got together in the control room to listen to both ideas, and we decided that the second one was better and nicer. And that’s about it for this week’s chapel session so thanks for reading, and I will post soon.

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