Friday, September 5, 2008

Why I Love Recording at Home

I love recording at home. Despite my piano being less-than-perfect, I enjoy being close to my family and recording in a comfortable environment. When I first started recording I would insist on the house being perfectly quiet, or record only when my whole family was gone. I have since learned to deal with, and even enjoy the occasional interruption while recording. Obviously it slows things down a bit, but it is just so enjoyable being able to be near the family while I'm playing the music I love. It makes a difference in my emotions while making the music, which, I would hope, comes out in the recordings in a good way :)

During my last recording session the kids were all watching a movie in another room. Mid-way through the piece, my youngest boy came out and decided to "help" by hitting a few of the keys that he apparently thought I was missing. This sort of "interruption" has become common - but reminds me of how much I love my family. So I thought I'd share this little event with my readers. Use the embedded player below to hear my youngest son helping me with my recording:

3 comments:

Krissie said...

I love this recording!! The 2 of you playing the piano and laughing together. This is the sound that every household should have coming out of it.

david said...

I too play piano. I don't have kids yet but I do have a little brother who likes to play with me sometimes. It is such a blessing though because it reminds me of where I started out.

-David (OR)

Jeremiah Jones said...

David, that is great that you play with your little brother. It is so important to instill an appreciate for music in everybody! Keep it up!