ran through set list
planned our performance
This Sunday we all decided to get together and play in Room 200 for the last time before our performance day. It was great. Although Sarah couldn’t make it because she had made plans to be in Virginia this weekend, we all still got together. It was another great rehearsal. We ran through our set list and had a lot of fun explaining to each other how we are going to play it live. We planned where we would set up and how it would go. We had a great time putting it together. The performance is now here and we are all really excited! We are finally done putting together our performance and can’t wait to see how it goes!
After finally getting my computer back from Apple, I’m ready to blog again! This was our final week of work and you could tell we are all going to miss it. We have all worked so hard on this project from the basics to the produced song. We had no idea we’d end like this. We all started thinking we could make an easy project out of this and it was easily one the hardest things we’ve had to do. We all came together on that first week and looked at each other and realized we had so much work to do. But the greatest part of this group is that we did it.
The road was as bumpy as it gets. We would have great days and we would have days when we wanted to punch each other in the face. We never gave up on each other and the memories of doing this with each other will last forever. These are some of my best friends and I can say I’ve had an unbelievable time working with them. I videoed many of our rehearsals and can’t wait to make it into a movie so we can always look back and realize how much fun we had. Through it all we did our jobs. We worked together and made some great music. I think most of the 200 hall and the entire old middle school knows that! Hope everyone had great experiences with their senior projects!
decided on the set list
playing the setlist with the group
worked on writing to gravel “drive” (new)
and started on a new idea for it
also started getting things planned for our show at the plaza on the 30th
Today was another great day of working. We are working better and better as a group. Each member has really fell into their position and we are all coming together as a group. The only problem we have now is complaints. When we started this project we knew it was going to be difficult finding a place to play. The more we play, the more complaints we get. We knew this was going to happen, but now the old middle school has had enough or listening to us play. This will be difficult for us to overcome because we are now going to have to face a schedule and deal with the noise.
On the positive side, we are looking good for April 30. We worked really hard today on perfecting our songs. We did a great job on flowing through the songs and making them all sound really good. Right now we are making the performance exciting for all of us. We came up with this plan after studying each song and the feel that each song has on the audience. We wanted to balance out the performance with originals that we wrote and covers of different songs that we have done. So after much discussion between the group we decided on this list.
Our Setlist looks like this.
- Somewhere Different Than You
- When The Feeling Goes Away
Jam Session 1
- It’s Not Worth It
worked on this new song called gravel road – wrote the 1st verse and chorus
started on the pre-chorus
got a lot of work done on the song!
at the end of the time started on the setlist
worked with the group on the songs
starting to make the selection for which songs are the best for us to perform
worked more on gravel road
wrote pre-chorus – but not sure its good enough
We had another great day of working. We have kept having great days of work for a long time. We stay on track and love the songs we are playing. We haven’t had any days were we get off track. We just play our songs over and over at this point and they all are coming together really well. They sound great and everything is looking good. We are going to start focusing on some older songs now and looking at how we are going to play the songs (the setlist). Our song list looks like Somewhere Different Than You, It’s Not Worth It, Sweet Home Alabama, When The Feeling Goes Away, and Tallboy. Later in the day during break, our group finalized the set list! We have exactly what we are going to play and when. It is a great list and makes it easy on everything. This makes it easy to practice cause we can just run through it! Good day of practicing.
worked on writing a new song – got halfway done with the verse. Not really sure where I’m taking this song yet
worked on several things
1. worked with the group on the originals+covers
2. wrote more lyrics to the verse
worked on getting videos on youtube and started messing around with covers to show group on monday
Friday the 20th, was another great day. We started by going over our songs again. We want to make sure that our two original songs sound great and are perfect. When we perform them, we want them to flow and not have any breaks. These songs were definitely the most challenging for us. We never have to much trouble with covers, but with our originals they have brought us the most conflict. The originals take the most work and can become very confusing. With covers, we can flow through those because it usually doesn’t take Cyrus long to figure them out and then the rest of us easily jump on his back. Now that we have gotten our two originals down, we are going to have a lot of fun putting together some awesome covers for everyone in the concert. Hope everyone has a good weekend. I’ll make sure to put some videos up next week!
worked on When The Feeling Goes Away/Two Original Songs
worked on the two original songs/worked on When The Feeling Goes Away without AUX
writing Sarah’s new song – not sure where it’s going to go but the melody is really good and shaping up to be a great song
writing new song called My Gravel Driveway