Band Rehearsal: 22/02/17

During this rehearsal we were unable to use our usual gear due to lack of available equipment, so we decided to start working on some covers. Here is a list below:

  • Tonight Alive- The Edge
  • There For Tomorrow- A Little Faster
  • PVRIS- Fire

For these covers we have decided to play as a band without sample pads and things like that just so we can focus on creating some energetic crowd pleasers’ for the cookie gig.

Our main focus this term is the Cookie gig. I am particularly excited for this because I have never played a gig there. This is because there was always something that restricted me from doing so.

The aim for the gig is to have fun and not have any extra technical things to worry about.

Targets for the next session include getting at least one track to performance standard so we can work on the next song in the session after that (etc).

 

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Band Rehearsal Update- 18/01/17

Today’s rehearsal was amazing! Our main focus today was working on the cover ‘Carousel’.

We got Gabby in to play bass which really ties everything altogether because it gets rid of that empty atmosphere we struggled to fill.

The bass has a really cool effect on it so it almost sounds like its being played backwards (its fading in but hey it still sounds good!)

We also played with the structure a little bit. The idea is to create a build up of everyones instrument 8 bars at a time. Ideally this will happen just after the bridge.

Chris our guitarist found a preset on his pedal that sounds like a carnival clown like sound which makes it even creepier and weirder which is exactly the sound we are going for!

Next session we hope to finish the cover completely and start working on the original.

Band Rehearsal Update- 6/01/17

During this band rehearsal, we accomplished most if not all of our targets.

We split the session into two halves, this being originals and covers. We managed to roughly finish the cover of “Carousel” by Melanie Martinez.

The original writing process has started and we have found the sound we want to use, that being electronic and ambient but sometimes drifting into a rock vibe.

Next lesson we hope to progress within the original writing as well as learning more about how to achieve our sound.