After a busy couple of weeks, I finally got the opportunity to sit down and do some meaningful drumming and recording some new covers.
I went back to the John Butler Trio well again and brought up my favorite JBT songs: I Used To Get High.
With this cover, I went ahead and played around with some new angles. I turned my kit around 180 degrees and moved the main camera to capture the view from the front. I took my second camera and placed it next to the floor tom looking up. I then took my little web cam and placed it on one of the overhead mic stands to capture a view of the hi-hat and snare. After going through the whole recording process, I ended up only liking the angle that was on the lowest-quality camera (the overhead). I still had a lot of fun recording the cover and decided to go ahead and post it.
On Saturday I had some alone time after my daughter went to bed and did something that I had been wanting to do for sometime: drum while she was sleeping. It turns out that she slept through the whole evening of my drumming, which made me happy – thus I decided to cover “Happy” by Pharrell Williams to celebrate my opportunity to drum some more:
I did some more tweaking of the camera angles and was a bit more satisfied with the result. I’ll need to continue to adjust things for the next video a bit, as it looks like one of the cameras had a tough time focusing.
I’d love to get any feedback on the covers, the video, or anything else: I’d definitely love to hear from you.