RPM Challenge Week 3 - We’re Gonna Make It

This week I got everything into good enough shape to be confident that I’ll get this thing done. Whether or not I can put together something I really like is another story...


I’ve settled on 9 songs, which should end up around 38 minutes.


Aditi

11 at 11

Holler

Matter

Crescent City Limit

Quinn

Tell Me

Mossy Faces

The Standing Song


No track order yet, and only one instrumental (which is a big shift from the Woodshed days). Adding bass tracks with a real bass instead of keyboard bass has been a big boost - I think it forces me into a different playing style and adds some variety. I may still add some rhythm guitar too, most of what I’ve tracked so far is all keys.


Doing this entirely by myself has been a major challenge - it’s so much more work than just tracking with a band, and it’s hard to bring variety and a conversational tone into the playing because I’m the only player! I’m starting to feel good about these tracks, though it’s hard to really tell - I find I need to take a few days away from a track and edit it with fresh ears before it’s done.


Regardless of whether it’s something I’ll officially publish or not, this has been a serious learning process. I’m feeling good, I’m going to make it. A few days to go...