Saturday, April 7, 2012

The ABCs of SNC: G is for...

One of the methods that Straight No Chaser uses to arrange a song is by "Grinching" it on the spot in the studio.  They pick a song and decide what kind of sound or vibe they think it should have. Then they collaborate all day, building it from the ground up, recording one part at a time and vocal percussion until they have a complete song. "Grinching" is their nickname for it because You're a Mean One, Mr. Grinch! is the first song on which they did this together.

Here's a brief video of Jerome laying down the track for his solo in Grinch:
Video: TreppVideos

And here's Grinch in full performance mode, with the fantastic lighting:
Video: PDQTenor

I've seen this one live. More importantly, I've FELT this one live! *shivers* When Randy and Charlie really get going, you can feel the bass vibrations from your seat. Bass vibrations - just one of the many, many reasons you should go see their live show.

I'm pickin' up bass vibrations.
Good good good bass vibrations...

*ahem* lol

Woo hoo!!! Week 1 is complete! We take Sundays off from posting in the Blogging from A to Z Challenge so there won't be a new post tomorrow.

Please feel free to leave your comments and word suggestions - the feedback is greatly appreciated! Thanks so much for stopping by and I'll see ya back here on Monday for H!


Fab4tune said...

Sara, I did not know about "Grinching" and I'm enjoying reading your SNC Blogs so much! Even the things I do know about I love reading your insight on the topic. Kudos on great writing!!!

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