Band Rehearsal: 31/05/17

This band session was not the normal routine. The guitarist of our band doesn’t want to play the end of year gig and things just didn’t work when me and the drummer tried to put something together. In result of this, I decided not to do the end of year gig which made me really upset.

After opening up to Gabby about what was going on, she suggested to just make a new band for the sake of the gig. I decided to ask Sophie Percival if she wanted to join and be a second vocalist, Tom Dunphy to play Bass, Luke Linden-Smith to play Guitar and Gabby Griffith-Mortimer to play the drums. They have all agreed to join and are all pretty excited to get started!

Our first band practice will be on Tuesday 6th June: 1:30-3:00.

Some songs I have already suggested are ‘Hard Times’ by Paramore and ‘Shout At The Moon’ by Mallory Knox.

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Band Rehearsal: 12/05/17

During today’s session we began writing an original song for the end of year gig.

The vibe I was drawn towards was softer just so we can differentiate from the aggressiveness every once in a while.

I wrote the structure idea down and we have already got an intro and know how we want the overall song to sound.

Over the weekend I will be coming up with some ideas for lyrics.

We plan to have a demo recording (rough recording) done by Friday which gives us Wednesday to piece all of our ideas together via Sendspace and Logic.

Band Rehearsals: 17/03/17

During todays band session, the focus was mainly just jamming out and seeing what came out of it.

In result of this approach we managed to start a new song with some guitar and drum parts.

I contributed to the guitar parts as I felt they needed a slight alteration in terms of where the sound was going.

The song is very repetitive but I believe that will be the beauty of it.

Next band rehearsal will be 24/03/17 due to two band members being unavailable.

For that rehearsal we plan to get both of the songs finished and recorded.

Band Rehearsal: 10/03/17

Our main focus today was starting a new song for the cookie gig as it’s in less than a month.

We decided to stick with the heavier side and the strange structure.

Chris and Jack were just jamming and things started to come together really well, so the process of the way we are making music at the moment is really random but the ideas that are coming out tend to mold together.

Next session we will continue to work on the song we created this lesson.

Chris will be sending logic files so we can start to gain ideas at home and possibly record some in.

 

Band Rehearsal: 03/03/17

This band rehearsal revolved around the original song.

Firstly we set three targets for what we wanted to be done for the end of the rehearsal.

  • Instrumental for original complete
  • Record original (instrumentation)
  • All lyrics complete

I didn’t mange to get all the lyrics finished but I have got two verses, the chorus and a pre-chorus (build up section with a few words).

We managed to do a recording of the instrumentation via my mac-book plugged into the mixer.

Due to the absence of our bassist (she can’t come in on Fridays) we will have to record the bass in another time.

I also figured out a little bit of a melody but I am not 100% happy with it.

For the next rehearsal I want to have all the lyrics finished and the melody to an acceptable standard.

Band Rehearsal: 01/03/17

During today’s session we worked on our original piece that we want to complete ready for the cookie gig. I figured out some vocal melodies using logic on my mac book whilst listening to the rest of the band jam it out.

Towards the end of the session I recorded all of what the band had produced this rehearsal so I can work on the vocal melody and lyrics at home.

Next session I want to have most of the lyrics down with a vague idea of the melody for each section.