Attn Ryan Lever: This is how you cover a song.
Sorry aboot that...it was purely a reflex action...
BTW...those kids are awesome. I wish my HS music class was like that.
There is hope for the future.
Presented by the students of Aaron O'Keefe: www.aaronokeefe.com
This song was recorded on Saturday, August 28th 2010 at the Saint Claire Recording Company in Lexington, Kentucky.
In order to get multiple camera angles I had the students record the song using a click track. Not only did using the click track help create a better video, but many professional recordings are laid down to a click track. In using this technique to record, the students now realize what is expected from a professional musician in a studio.
Many viewers might wonder why the students aren't jumping around and delivering a great visual performance as well. Playing along with the click track requires a great deal of concentration, so that wouldn't possible for many musicians, especially a bunch of kids....in this case six students ranging in age from 12 to 14.
To record the guitars we used the following equipment:
Mesa Boogie Triple Rectifier Head
'71 Marshall Superlead 100
'72 Mesa Boogie Mark 1 head
Digitech Whammy Pedal
Dimebag Darrell Wah Wah
Dimebag Darrell Distortion Pedal
What we changed...
We left out the first 96 bpm section as well as the first solo. Because the song already contains several tempo changes and a ritardando, I thought it would be best for the students to simplify the arrangement a little bit. We also changed the ending.
We videotaped the performance using two Panasonic AG-HVX200 DVCPRO's.
A special thanks goes out to the following people:
Brian Anderson / Assistant Producer
Jeff Morris / Cameraman
Mike Walker / Guitar Tech
Tom Allen / Photographer
John Quinto / Photographer
Dan Agee / Mixing Engineer
Tim Price / Engineer
Cailon Williams / Assistant Engineer
And of course...the students, for all their hard work!
WANT TO HELP WITH THE NEXT RECORDING SESSION?
To keep the cost of these trips down as much as possible we rely on family and friends to help out. Our next recording session will be in spring of 2011
and we'll be going to Starstruck Studios in Nashville: www.starstruckstudios.com We hope to record "Painkiller" by Judas Priest, "Bat Country" & "Gunslinger" by Avenged Sevenfold, "Bad Horsie" by Steve Vai and "Chain of Fools" by Aretha Franklin. If you're interested in donating your time, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org We currently need a drum tech, videographers, photographers and video editors. Please send me examples of your work and list the equipment you use. If you're involved in the session, your name will appear in the credits of the video, you can add the experience to your resume and I'll write you a recommendation letter. The next session will be nearly 16 hours long so we will provide meals and if you live in the Cincinnati, OH area we can provide transportation to Nashville. Because students are involved, everyone will need to submit references and I will run a background check on new volunteers.
BTW...Thanks Scott for turning me on to this.
Originally Posted by Phil McKrakin
Friggin awesome...real live rock school
Saw this on loudwire. Pretty bad ass.
Yeah.....but do the singers teeth pop out 30 seconds in?
Lever doesn't cover songs, he sings over them.
It's like retarded cary-o-kee.
Originally Posted by Billy
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Originally Posted by Schmoopy
Dawg hasn't posted in this thread.
dont insult the retards....oh wait
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