January 1st, 2010

The Musical Scratch Off Ticket

Aunt Carol and Aunt Cathy came by today to visit and exchange Christmas presents. After running out to the Jewel to pick up additional components for dinner, I retreated to the basement studio and have now recorded scratch tracks for Behind the Mask, Illusions, We Can Change the World, and Out to the Stars. This leaves Wings and Dance By Starlight as the two remaining scratch tracks to record for this album.

The latter track is going to be a major PITB, as I switch from finger picking to strummed to finger picking in the course of the song and I'm trying to record scratch tracks for all of these songs using a pick when appropriate. While it's easy enough to drop the pick for the second transition, that first transition is going to be entertaining.

Yeah, entertaining. That's a good word for it. :)