Yesterday I got a really unique chance. A friend of mine studies at a musical academy and took a course that teaches recording techniques etc. Hence, she needed to record someone, and, without ever having heard me sing and play the guitar before, she asked me if I would come and play. She’d only read my texts and liked them enough to give me a chance.
So for the last week I’ve worked on one of my newer texts “One of these days” and turned it into a song that I could present at the studio. I was really nervous, for I basically never play in front of people. I’ve mainly taught the guitar to myself (and with a little help of a friend) and I’m really not good at it, if you ask me. Also, I don’t have any vocal training. It’s just something I like to do in private.
But my friend convinced me to take this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity and make the best out of it.
So last night I went there at 7pm and had a really great time. Both, my friend and her teacher were extremely supportive. They helped me to become more comfortable and encouraged me to dare interpreting the text with all the emotions it entails for me. After 3.5 hours of adjusting, recording, solving technical problems, and me messing up all the time, we finally got two or three good recordings that they will now cut together in the next weeks.
I’m both scared and excited to hear that song…
But I am more than glad to have been given this awesome chance and I enjoyed it a lot. It showed me how much fun it is to share music, but also how tiring it can be to record stuff, especially if you’re not used to sing and play that long:)
Thank you, Nadia, for having made this possible and for believing in me!