Learn how guitarists Erick Hailstone in Portland and Ray Legnini in Philadelphia created a virtual long-distance duet.
Each guitarist played a few sections and then sent that audio to the other to react to. Then, after a few passes, we had a complete performance. (Song w
Ray Legnini: Creating the track was a fun experience, and pretty quick too. I thought the technique used might be of interest to the JGT readers. First, I set out to do a duet with a friend across the country. To make it as ‘live’ as possible, I decided to do the song in segments. The steps:
- We picked a song that neither of us had played before.
- I created the intro and played verse 1 background chords
- Skipped verse 2
- Played chorus background chords
- I sent the file to Erick.
- He played the intro and verse’s melodic stuff, reacting to my chords, substitutions, etc.
- He added more sections of chords.
- He added a bass part for continuity
- Passed back to me.
- I played my melody sections, solo sections, etc. reacting to his parts
Check out the video – and let us know if you would like to learn more about the process.
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