Living in the art
The art of music holds magic within itself. Rather than the words, it is about the expressions displayed by the artist that enthralls the audience and captivate their attention to the piece. All of these can be achieved by the perfect connection of the energy of the body and soul with the instruments utilized for the composition. Often, any music album requires practice with the other band members or there might be certain concerts where the band performs on another music piece not native to it.
In these cases, it is very important to look at the synchronization with those artists and ensure that the pieces played are in line with the exact feel and grooves of the original composition. The task is not at all easy and requires a great deal of practice before the actual performance. With the right direction and tips up the sleeve, it can be made more of smart work. Therefore, this article would discuss the 5 important tips that need to be followed for achieving a great feel and groove with the original compose.
Time synchronization with the original compose
It is the first step that needs to be practiced, where the artist has to forget about its general time and focus on the timings in the original compose. There might be minor tweaks and turns, but on the overall scale, the performed track must be the same as that of the original.
It also includes the band to get connected with the musical instruments played in the composing and then time up their own accordingly. Only then would the upcoming performance be in line with the original track and the audience would be able to get the exact feel and grooves. Get it correct and the rest of the steps would fall into the place, like the domino effect.
Once the synchronization has been achieved, the next step comes about working on the overall organization of the band. It includes an allotment of the band members with their respective instruments, planning out the performance sequence of each, understanding the roles, and finally keeping up with the allotment throughout the performance.
The overall motive of this entire step is to maintain the sequence and ensure that the flow stays the same with the new band. Sometimes, it may be required to change the background music a bit to enhance the appeal and this needs to be tried and tested much in advance before the final performance.
Focusing on the main beats
Beats are the most important part of any performance and the keys to induce the feel amongst the audience. Therefore, very proper care needs to be taken in this matter and the performing members, especially the drummers and the guitarists need to work upon it with their weaker hand.
The reason for going for the weaker hand is to get ready for the critical beats and ensure that the instrument stays grounded at it. As goes by the saying that the chain is as strong as its weakest link, similarly with this practice the overall expressions of the performance improvement and it gets more aligned with the original compose that the band intends to play. This practice is very vital and must be given equal importance like the previous two.
Keep yourselves in the others’ shoes
The major critic for any artist is its self. The perfection of the band comes into light only when it records its performance and reviews the same to understand the exact progress. Just like that, keep a recording of every practice session that the entire team does and listen to it to understand the areas of strength and lacunae.
Not only does it enhance the self-realization, but also stems out the exact direction of improvement to bring out the best. For further extensive feedback, the recordings can be played in front of friends and colleagues, and their reviews are gauged to open up further avenues of improvement.
Keeping up the importance of the notes
The final step for the entire project would be respecting the original notes and ensuring that the troop sticks to it completely. If any modifications are required, then it should be done on the tuning of the instruments and the same needs to be kept in line with the long and short tones.
It is not that the entire step is hard and bound. Of course, you can bring the required minor changes in liaison with your other members. But be very sure of these and make it go through multiple people to ensure if these are required for the performance. It should not be the case that the entire feel of the music gets altered with these modifications on the notes.
These 5 tips are very pivotal to achieve the main target of synchronizing with the original track. However, apart from these some minor steps can also be taken on the personal level, like as follows:
- Practice and research properly on the compose and chart out the different areas where the band might face difficulties. It comes handy during the practice sessions and brings the entire team to one page of improvement. In other terms, the true meaning of the sessions is enhanced.
- Avoid the click fatigues that come up with the regular practice of the same thing. It can be done by gaining mastery over the instruments and ensuring that every such click moment is varied with each practice.
- Take an ample amount of rest after every session and ensure that the body is given enough strength to perform again. A tired body cannot focus completely and it starts derailing from the entire process of practice.
- Lastly, stay updated with the technology and implement them in your sessions. Not only would they help out in the regular grooving, but also aid in keeping the focus on track and also seldom bring out the boredom caused by repetitive practice cycles.
On a concluding note, stick to these tips and have faith in the entire team to achieve the required milestones.