I’m wrapping up the acoustic guitar tracks for the CD, having done the scratch vocals and guitar tracks and Kevin’s drums and Kjell’s bass down. Today I worked on Legends, Lessons from Pete and Ten Men. We did two takes of each songs with two mikes – perhaps later on we’ll be able to spread the guitar across two speakers and even doubling the guitar to fatten out the sound. Kevin’s good to work with, and I’m able to punch in when I make a mistake and create a smooth and strong rhythm track. It was particularly fun to play along with drums and bass for the first time, and the songs are starting to take on a life of their own. Once I get a chance to hear these cuts, I can start thinking about adding other instruments and “ear candy” on the songs.
Next week we start on my finished vocals, another performance challenge.