Studio #2 – Happy Artist & Reading

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Studio #2 – Happy Artist & Reading

Part II of I’ behind the scenes lesson on improving your studio chops. In this lesson I take a look at the written music, emphasizes the importance of reading, and talk about what it takes to keep the artist happy in the studio.

  1. Benny
    Benny09-11-2013

    Hey Chris your videos are really insightful, thanks for making them available for free. My question is, how big of a deal is it if you make a mistake when sight reading? Do you just over dub that little part or does the whole bad have to do another take?
    Cheers
    Benny

    • Chris
      Chris09-12-2013

      Hey Benny,

      It’s not a big deal, overdubbing is always available, it’s usually the drum track that is the focus during tracking, as it’s hard to fix drums if there’s a mistake. That said, it’s rare to be truly sight-reading on a studio date when it comes to backing up an artist (it’s more common when doing corporate work like jingles etc). There’s usually a rehearsal, or at the very least, some time to run through the chart as a band before the red light goes on.

    • Victory
      Victory07-25-2014

      Your post captures the issue pertycfle!

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