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The next session is at Shane McConnell's Studio in Franklin on
Wednesday, January 20: 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM (or until you are dismissed).
You will be excused from school on these two days. You will most likely have some down time at some point. Bring your books.
We will begin each day at 10:00 AM sharp. Please allow plenty of extra time to find your way there in order to be on time. We will finish all BGVs, then begin with small groups and solos. Be prepared to stay until we release you. Note: Do not be tempted to go to your B1 class on Thursday morning before our session. The whole point of starting late is to allow your body (voice) to get the rest required to sing for 10 straight hours. Do not take that responsibility lightly.
Please do not make any plans on either of these two days, and be prepared to stay until we are finished. Often at this point in the session, voices may become tired, or someone may not be able to sing their part. In that case, we need to rely on someone to step in on the fly to nail the part. That can't happen if you have already gone home. Please plan to be flexible.
It is not a good idea to spend the night with each other and stay up late the night before each session. Aside from avoiding COVID, the most important thing you can do at this point is rest your body. I would like for each of you to commit to going to bed by 10:30 PM the night before each session, and sleeping in as late as possible. Your voice will only be as strong as your body is. If your body is tired, trust me, your voice will be tired.
We only have one shot to get these vocals recorded properly, if nothing comes out when it is your moment to sing, there is nothing we can do about it. Take care of yourself and rest your body and your voice!
We must be good stewards of the school’s money. You can help by spending some QUALITY TIME with your rehearsal tracks. Become intimate with them. Go over every single song and make sure that all pitches and rhythms are accurate.
WHAT IF IT SNOWS?
It is not unusual for us to get snow or ice during this time of year. It has actually snowed several times over the years while we were in the studio. If this happens, we will depend on your parents or someone with snow-tires or a four-wheel drive to get you to the studio each morning. We don't have the luxury of rescheduling, so we just have to make the best of it. If you can not arrange reliable transportation in the event of snow, please call me at 615-598-3516, and I will arrange for a parent or teacher to come get you to bring you safely to the studio. The same thing applies if it starts snowing once we are already at the studio. We will continue to record until we are finished each night.
The 3rd session is on Saturday, February 1, and Sunday, February 2.
Sames rules, same time.
We will focus on the rest of small groups or solos. All the same rules for session two apply for session three.
As much as I would like to invite your friends or family members to stop by while we are recording, it is not a good idea. The control room is small and too many people around Scott creates a very tense work environment. Please ask your friends and family not to come. Also, be very quiet whenever you are in the control room. Scott has to LISTEN, and talking can be disruptive. Bring your books in case you have down time while someone else is recording.
"Don't practice until you get it right. Practice until you can't get it wrong."
Ziad K Abdelnour