Thanks to the Wishing Well
April 30, 2009 6:41 PM
posted by Karlos the Jackal (8 comments total)
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If not for MeFi Challenge deadlines, I might never actually finish a song. This one has only two chords (D and G). Instruments used, in order of appearance: Autoharp, marimba, marxophone, triangle, glockenspiel, and accordion.
I have a couple of other songs in different stages of completion that might only use two chords, but when I was messing around with one of them I accidentally wrote this one instead. Lyrics came about through one of my favorite methods, the "open your mouth and start making sounds" method; once I knew what the song was about I was able to figure out the rest of it.
Technical notes: There are actually two autoharp tracks. When figuring out the structure, I took single autoharp chords and cut and pasted and looped them; that track is still there, panned all the way to the left, and then there's a straight-up 'harp track dead center.
No electronic instruments, a rarity for me. Everything was recorded with the ShinyBox
ribbon mic. Backup vox were recorded through the Electroharmonix Voice Box, and they're doubled with a second, higher octave on top, but I can't pick it out in the mix.