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May 2010 - Chris Schuette

Old Timey

May 20, 2010 | By | 2 Comments

I did a little recording this morning.  And just to let you know how easily distracted I am, I was actually working on an orchestral score, when I decided to take a break and try something different.  The result will never be mistaken for “orchestral.” (Not if I have anything to say about it.)

I own an old Rhodes Stage 73 piano that I am in the process of restoring.  Here’s a pic. Idn’t she cute?

I’ve already repaired the mechanics of it and I am in the process of replacing the old Tolex on the outside.  More on that another time.  (And, yes, I meant to say “idn’t;” that’s how I role…OK, that was a typo.)

So, this morning I was playing the Rhodes and decided to run it through my equally old Fender Twin Reverb Amp.  I also added some distortion to give it kind of an early 70s, Faces sound.  Yes, that was Rod Stewart’s band before he became the (ahem) performer he is today.

It’s a short piece (1:21) but it’s long on attitude.  Wait, no, the attitude is pretty short too now that I look at it in the right lighting.

Piano in the Corner #4

May 11, 2010 | By | 3 Comments

No baby yet!  Yes, I will let you know when the big moment arrives.

I’m taking a li’l break from any baby-related preparation/freakouts in order to sit down and do some recording.  I also decided to make the most of my caffeine high by recording an uptempo tune on the piano.  It’s a simple 12-bar blues pattern, and I even left in some wrong notes; you know, for “authenticity” and stuff.

The piece is 1:27m in length which is how long my caffeine high usually lasts.