Good day everyone. Before February is out I thought I would post this. It is my effort at Ballad of the Mighty I by Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds. It’s one of his best songs I think, including that band he was in with his brother. I definitely recommend looking up the original and the album ‘Chasing Yesterday’ it’s taken from.
In the meantime you can watch me tussling with the Fm chord and some power chords in the bridge. Thanks for watching if you have a moment.
I think you generally did pretty well, Bob. The Fm was sounding OK, I think. You were doing well muting the low E string for the power chords with the root note on the A string. Keep at it and will smooth off the rough edges.
From a recording perspective I think it would be good to get your vocal a little louder relative to the guitar. Not sure how you were recording, if you were using a mic or a simple phone recording. If a latter not a lot you can do other than play a little softer and sing louder … easier said than done, I know.
Thanks @DavidP. Helpful and constructive as always. Just recording with the Blue Yeti mic again, with a webcam plugged into laptop. Maybe the mic wasn’t close enough this time if the voice was coming over too quiet.
I’ve been recording a few songs with Garageband recently on my iPhone. I got the adapter to connect the Yeti to it and it comes out really clear although just audio files at the moment. Not sure if you can video as well with that set up. I guess I could just film on the phone with the Yeti plugged in and not use garageband. Open to ideas if anyone knows, really just fumbling through here. It takes forever to try and find the right YouTube video that gives the details required.
I don’t know about recording directly into iPhone with Garageband or recording with that particular mic.
When I record on my iPhone I use a Shure MV88 mic plugged in directly to the phone and then I record video and audio with the Shure software. Then I usually Airdrop the file to my Mac and import it into iMovie. From there I can add video filters, EQ the sound a little, and make other edits. Then I upload to Youtube. The number of steps does not convey the flexibility, ease and simplicity of this process.
Good overall performance there Bob, a tiny bit rough at the very beginning and a little timing hiccup in the bridge if I’m being brutal but that doesn’t detract at all from my enjoyment! Obviously I’m a big Noel fan from my previous postings and you certainly did it justice imo. Hope it’s one you’ll continue to work with. Bravo sir