Sabaton – the great show -limited edition box

Today I collected a parcel I’ve been waiting for a while! It looked like this!

Delivery box topside
Delivery box topside
The edge
The edge

The side and the brand might be a clue to the content, but I will reveal what was inside.

Box contents
Box contents

Cobi is a Lego look alike brand and I think the parts fits with each other. This one contains a limited edition of Sabaton’s stage with tank, plane/synth and figures and all!
It also contains a catalouge, a poster and a few stickers. The box also contains 2 DVDs with music and material from their show.

I must say I’m very excited!!! Looking forward to listening and watching the videos and of course building the stage! ๐Ÿ™‚ A post with that build will come later!

My current music projects!

The latest time I’ve been busy recording and mixing some covers, and the latest on is “The Rose” by Bette Middler. I might add an organ playing something different than just the chords. I just need to buy a keyboard, as it will make it easier to record what I want to do, compared to trying to program all the notes.

I have two new projects in mind. On is “I can see clearly now” and the other is “Orinoco flow”. I think I’ll start with the latter one, which I think will be a bit of a challenge.
If possible I might have a friend do real violins, which would be nice! ๐Ÿ™‚

My latest recording project – the Rose

The Rose from the movie with the same name, performed by Bette Middler, is one of my favorite songs. So, I decided to have a go at it, and as usual I try to reggify the songs I do.

Screenshot
Screenshot of my current project

Here’s how it sounds at the moment.

Still some work to do, like adding a few more instruments and perhaps a solo of some kind. Then of course it need to be mixed properly.

Fearless, a completely new song!

Just recently I finished writing and recording a brand new song, called “Fearless”.
Inpired by the Fearless Academy coaching program I was a member of last year.

As usual I’ve done it in a reggae style, but I was asked to also do it in ska style, so I upped the tempo a bit and rewrote the drums and all other parts necessary for a ska song.

So here it is! ๐Ÿ™‚

Fearless in reggae style
Fearless in ska style

Enjoy! ๐Ÿ™‚

Jazzing it up!

The last week I’ve been busy with a free five day course in jazz with Heidi Krenn. That was both joyful and interesting, and I think I learned a lot. I even tried out a bit of scatting.
Honeysuckle Rose by “Fats” Waller was the song we were working with.

For some reason I came up with the idea of recording the song, and did a quick draft with some basic piano, bass, drums and song. So far it’s just three choruses and one bridge, and no scatting (yet). Here’s what it sounds like so far.

Honeysuckle Rose short draft

I need to do a better intro, a bit longer, and maybe add some instruments and an ending, if I continue with the recording. What do you think? Continue or scrap?

My first ukulele! :)

This is my newest addititon to my instruments, and the reason is that I’ve started taking lessons.

My new ukulele.
My new uke! ๐Ÿ™‚

On the pic it’s so new it still got the tags on! ๐Ÿ™‚

It’s been fun so far to learn to play uke. Slightly different from playing guitar when it comes to chords, but I’ve learned a few already.

I’ll put something up soon.

What about my music?

Music is on of the things I’m supposed to write about on this blog, and promoting my music is one of the purposes with this site. So what have I been doing?
Much of what I’ve been doing is learning stuff like how to record and mix the songs I do, and also I had to think about how to arrange my songs. I’ve got some great feedback that I’ve tried to put at use to the best of my ability.
It seems like I have a tedency to have too much instruments playing all the time instead of saving some stuff for choruses and building up the songs.

As I also want to have videos for my songs, I need to learn how to both shot nice videos and synchronize the sound. My thought is to start with “simple” videos filmed in my studio, showing me singing and playing all the instruments and so on. Later perhaps I can have someone help me shot the videos in other environments.

A few songs have been recorded and are in a near finished state. Next step is to make simple mastering. Mainly some EQ and raising the volume somewhat.
The songs I’ve been working with is House of the Rising Sun, Waltzing Matilda, Moscow Nights and a re-recording of one of my own songs, written in Swedish, called Hรถstsรฅng till Jenny, which means Autumn song for Jenny. It’s a love song to my girlfriend Jenny and to my my then newfound love for the autumn.
Next song I’ve already started recording, is We’re not gonna take it, which I think could be a fun project.

Still a bit unsure of which songs, except my own, I can put here, unless they’re shared from Youtube, without making copyright infringes.

One last fun thing is that I’ve joined the Joyvoice choir, which was both challenging and fun!