Playing and producing music has kept me sane throughout the last year, and I am very fortunate to be surrounded with opportunities to make music with my students and fellow musicians. Here's 5 videos of recent performances to check out and enjoy.
My students at West Middle School are about 1/3 face to face in school and 2/3 online. We've been bridging the gap by using a browser-based recording software, Soundtrap, for them to record their voices. I then combined the voices using Logic Pro X and created a virtual choir from them. The students then made artwork that matched the songs, and the result will have you smiling ear to ear as you hear the sweet voices of children singing together.
Playing to a room which usually holds 200 with an audience of just 10, Raising The Dead performed a live streamed show that gathered almost 2,000 live views and over 450 comments. The original webcast is on Facebook, but here it's been transferred to YouTube. Amazing jamming, 5 excellent lead singers, and some of the best music ever. Check it out!
The GIPC Band met for a distanced, masked recording session at Grosse Ile Presbyterian Church recently for a 15-song marathon recording session. 3 of the songs were included in the Palm Sunday service today. Enjoy these songs recorded for worship anytime on my YouTube channel.
The 30-day Kickstarter funding for The Crown Sessions album was a big success - thank you to everyone who supported the album's publishing and release by pre-ordering a copy. Thanks to your funding, I'll be working with GIPC Band drummer David Alvarez to lay down some new drum tracks, improving on my performances, and choosing a local artist to help design the visual art of the album.
I expect the final album to be published to all streaming sites and physical CDs to be delivered about mid-May. I'll even be including some bonus live tracks on the disc, but news on that will wait for another day.
Thanks again for all your support, and don't worry - if you missed out, the CD will be for sale once it's printed!
You can check out the latest Kickstarter updates here.
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