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Soren Reiff and Michito Sanchez hanging in L.A.

Michito Sanchez and his percussion for Let’s Play

If you have read my former posts concerning the development of my tracks, you know I’m going to write about Michito Sanchez and his percussion for Let’s Play today. If you haven’t read my former posts concerning this tune, I’ll suggest you listen to the samples I placed in those post before you continue … I think it’ll make this post much more interesting … but on the other hand … go ahead, read and listen – you can always return to the others posts later. And don’t get confused about the title – when I started the working title for the track was Saturday Brunch … sorry about that 🙂

Soren Reiff together with Michito Sanchez

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Adding real drums and bass

Today I’ll write a little about the next stage in the development of Saturday Brunch. Today you’ll hear what happened when Gary Novak and Jimmy Haslip added their golden touch to my song, by adding real drums and bass, instead of my scratch programming.

I introduced Jimmy Haslip and Gary Novak earlier on this blog. If you haven’t read that post, I can easily sum it up: They are outstanding musicians who have played with almost every artist imaginable within the modern and groovy jazz world. I guess no matter what track you find them on, you won’t be disappointed with their playing.

I’ve also described my workflow around my demo’s and how I prepare my demo’s for the real sessions in an earlier post, so I won’t waste time with that here. Let’s move straight to the cut of this track.

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My Gibson ES-346 in the studio

My studio workflow

The other day I wrote about how an idea develops into a song, and my approach to arranging the music. Today I’ll write about how I prepare a song for recording and my studio workflow around the recording sessions.

My Gibson ES-346 in the studio

My Gibson ES-346 in the studio

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I normally record my ideas for a song on my phone

Composing music

I go through several different phases when I’m writing music before an idea for a song might end up as a recorded and maybe even released song. Here I’ve written about how I work when I’m composing music. Later on I’ll write about my workflow when I’m arranging music and preparing the song for recording.

The first idea for a song

I get almost all my ideas for my songs when I sit and jam by myself in a time gap between more important stuff – suddenly there’s a small phrase that catches my attention or maybe an interesting chord progression that inspires me for a theme or other chord progressions.

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My creative process, guitars, gear, concerts and sessions

Hello and welcome to my blog – and thank you for being here!

I have been looking forward for launching this blog for quite a while, so It’s great to have you here reading. Some of the many issues that I want to share with you are my creative process, guitars, gear, concerts and sessions.

My creative process

One of my intensions with this blog to invite you into my creative process. I’ll write about the development of a track, from the moment I get the first idea for a song till I continue developing it, arrange it and finally record the song. This also means that I’ll write about the recording sessions and the amazing musicians and creative people who are involved in this, and you will get the possibility to read about some of the things that happens after the recordings, like editing, mixing, mastering and release. I sure hope that I’ll get some comments and feedback from you or other readers that’ll inspire me in this part of my work. So if you come up with some good and constructive ideas or read something you want to comment, please go right ahead whenever you feel for it.

Concerts and sessions

In addition to this, I’ll write about concerts or sessions. This could either be about how I’ll prepare the music I’m going to play, pick the right equipment or let you hear something special about the gigs or the persons involved in the shows.

My guitars and gear

I can’t hide the fact that I’m really fond of guitars and been in love with them since I was about 4 years old, so of cause I’ll also write some stuff about guitars and all the fantastic gadgets you can use together with them like amps, pedals or things for the studio.

Hope to see you here again soon

I’m really looking forward to work on this blog – I hope I can write a new post once a week and reply comments more often. I can’t promise I’ll manage that, but I’ll do my very best, but I also have to use some time on other things like playing and recording, so there is something to write about, I hope you can live with that and I certainly hope that you will visit here again soon.

Have a wonderful day

Soren

Photo credits

Photo on header by Rishi & photo on sidebar by Henrik Delfer