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wrestling with the medium

By Christian Grey on May 1, 2016 3:17 am

Cheerful title, eh?

One of my recent wrestlings was the whole "what instrument am I committed do" drama. I have that a lot. Lute is, clearly, a front runner, but there were some recent new additions to my gear...

This week you get to hear me play drums! I've always wanted a set since I was a kid, and the opportunity arose here lately... I've switched out the heads to Remo Silentstroke and added Zildjian L80 Low Volume cymbals because let's face it, I need some quiet practice before I can rock the neighborhood.

Apart from playing, another problem is recording. I didn't want to drop another couple hundred bucks on mics, so I am recording this with the same mic I always use.

So this is me noodling two lute tracks and one drum track. I had a whole 'nother song that was much more rockin', but my intent remains to have acoustic music without grids and clicks, and this was an important step. I don't really know if lute and drums together are a good idea yet. We'll see...

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May 2, 2016 1:31 am

Maybe you should switch to nakers?

May 2, 2016 1:41 am
Jim Wood wrote:

Maybe you should switch to nakers?

you know, this google search led me instantly to this video from Folkfriends, who I have visited when I was last in Hamburg... tempting, haha!

May 2, 2016 1:41 am
Jim Wood wrote:

Maybe you should switch to nakers?

sorry here is the link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GFHE8DeochI

May 2, 2016 1:19 pm

Pretty decent job.  Getting all my limbs to work together on drums is tricky.  Since it's not your instrument, you do a fantastic job.

May 6, 2016 7:34 pm

I agree whit the others. It has a Live character.
Creativity is to implement minimalist.
Excellent not more smile

May 24, 2016 11:04 am
Edmund Snyder wrote:

Pretty decent job.  Getting all my limbs to work together on drums is tricky.  Since it's not your instrument, you do a fantastic job.

Completely agree! Drums take time and they cause a lot of fatigue on the long run. As a producer's advice, you could get a pair of these pretty cheap second hand, specially in Europe. They do a decent job and let you experiment. Recording a drum set it's a really personal thing and not everybody needs the classical "70s luxury studio setup"...

http://www.thomann.de/de/behringer_c2_s … igin=boost

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