With two days of recording completed at Imaginary Road Studio in Vermont, I thought I would share a little more about the process for those who are interested. Each of these first two days began with the piano tuner making fine adjustments to the voicing and sounds of certain notes so the 7 foot Steinway B would be at its best for each session. About 1.5 to 2.5 hours is spent doing multiple recordings of each song. Sometimes this involves particular sections of a song to try to capture the very best work emotionally. The final recorded version combines the best sections from all of the takes. These can include small “mistakes” that are magical even though they were not intended. Final versions are not about creating a “perfect” performance, but more about revealing the imperfect human element while capturing the emotion that each melody wants to speak to the listener’s heart.
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