My first album!

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Over the weekend, on a whim, I decided to attempt my first recording.

This “whim” started on Thursday. I had attended a concert at the Park Theatre in Winnipeg. It’s was a great concert, particularly because all the musicians were local. Somehow this helps to make music making possible. In fact, through this experience I have decided to shift more of my listening focus to small productions and local artists. Right now my local-music-artist-listening comprises only about 1% of my music appreciation. I think I will try to change that.

Anyway, enough, prolegomena.

On Saturday I hopped in the car and went out to Providence College University, where I did my Minor in music. They have not only an $80,000 grand piano, but also a recording room and a great chapel for acoustics. I knew from my past experience that the best time to find the music rooms and chapel piano free would be Saturday before 3pm. Music students can’t be bothered to practice before then. (a few exceptions noted).

Over the course of 3 1/2 hours I recorded and re-recorded (and then recorded again…. And again….) each piece and by 3pm I had 5 songs.

One of the great things about recording yourself is the ability to listen to what your own sound is like without the distraction of making the actual music. Now that I hear myself I know what I should be working on and where I want to take the next step in my music.

So here is my first demo recording. The first big step somewhere as a music artist… Not sure where. But a step nonetheless.

Ps you will have to forgive my instagram posts. Our old computer is on its way out and a new one is here but yet to be installed. So for now my posts will be from my iPad.

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