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I posted the sheet music for this a week or so ago, so thought i had best record it.  I’ve tried all sorts of “backing instruments”, drum beat, cajon, bass, sax, shakers but i finally decided i preferred it pure piano! 

Sheet Music – Batoidia

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Practicing and Spending

I’ve stop recording for a while as I decided it was time to actually dedicate a bit more time to learning to play. A couple of longish recording sessions was taking away valuable practice time in these early stages.   I’ll be recording a new piece i’ve written soon.  Just for a change, i’ll upload the sheet music first.  I just need to decide what instruments/sounds to use to record it!

Sheet music – Batoidia

Gear head alert !! I’ve also had a little spend!!

An all new mini-mixing desk – Behringer Xenyx 502 – a bit less bulky on the desk so frees up my other mixer for things going in whilst this deals with things going out, I thought Victoria would find it cute as its a small version of a mixing desk, but for some reason, the ladies aren’t so impressed with musical gear!

Purchase two is the Schlaagwerk FPS10 floor percussion set  The idea being to utilise my left foot bouncing up and down when playing the cajon by putting this under it! Shown in the pic below with my other percussion including a homemade cajon.