HPC January 09 rotations

Photoshop in real life

I'm sorry, I can't remember where I saw this. But it's kind of neato burrito.

Local find: blu dot

Blu dot is a local Minneapolis based design company that is just avenues away from my house...good design.

Nice M you got over there.

HPC Song tut: Go (tell it on the...) VAMP/HOOK

For HPC musicians ;)
Eventually 8ths on the bass would be great.

Song tut: Go (tell it on the...) VAMP/HOOK from Courtney Feia on Vimeo.

Flickr pick 1

I'm going to post a design fave of mine each week from one of my fave groups on flickr.
Here is one from Network Osaka. I am a sucker for illustrated keys.

Here is a glimpse into midweek song planning @ HPC.


OK team, I’m feeling stoked about this set. Here is what I’m thinking for a Christmassy but outward focused message this Sunday.

All at the top:
Awesome is the Lord most high - Mandy - would you want to lead this one? [in E]
Cause then we could go right into...
Go Tell it On The Mountain – in the same groove [in E – can this tune be rocked out? I think so, I'll work on a couple lines for it]
Solution...by United [in D, the original key is B]
Your Grace Is Enough – lead by Kyle [in A, did I get that right Kyle?]

We will hard close and probably reprise Solution.

Dustin can’t be here afterall this week, so I am thinking that Michael – could you play electric and we’ll do 2 electrics this week? Because I’d love for you to learn the lead licks on all this stuff – most specifically solution. Then Kyle can play rhythm which will be nice for when he is leading and singing. Kyle is just itching to play electric aren’t you K? I think it’s awesome and I love it when we can go with 2 electrics. This is actually a really good set for it.

*Do any of you guys have an amp for a 2nd electric out of this bunch?

Keys ladies: I think for most of these tunes on the Motif we may use a rock organ, and on the Juno we’ll use big fat pads. But maybe on “Solution” there are a few punchy lead lines to follow the electric on, so I am thinking - Tegan, maybe I’ll send you something on that if you’re up for it and I’ll mix something up on the motif Sunday morning. That Juno just has too great of bright pads to ignore on Solution.

More charts and Utube links coming tomorrow after I finish arranging...
Let me know if you thoughts or questions in the meantime.


Christmas Essentials! Starting Dec 7th.

Christmas Essentials from Courtney Feia on Vimeo.