I had my laptop with me and we decided to record a few tracks (he wants to show his teacher what he's been up to in guitar lessons).
We hit record. Chris played his heart out. Three tracks:
- God of Wonders (with voice)
- God of Wonders (without voice so he can sing along later)
- Joy to the World.
Pause here for some background information: I've spent the past four years studying multimedia -- with a concentration in music technology. Any elective chance I've had, I've studied music recording/production/theory/etc. I've recorded with many perfectionists ... a painful process, indeed.
So you'll understand why I was shocked when we hit the stop button after the first take.
"Great!", he said.
Great? After the first take? He doesn't want to record it again?
Nope ... "Great". To Chris (the master-of-one-take), he had given it his all on the first try, and there was no need for more. I think we can learn a lot from Chris. He pulled out a black permanent marker and said "Call it: Chris' First Recorded CD Soundtrack Ever."