Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Recording with Big Brother!

Praise the Good (Rock Version)
Vocals & Songwriting: Patrik Siljestam
Electric Guitar: Andreas Siljestam
Drums: Nick Tucco

This song was recorded on September 1, 2012, when my older brother Andreas was in Fairfield to visit me. He had his own electric guitar as a teenager and got really good at that time, but after a while he sold it and stopped playing. This was a chance for my brother to dust off his old guitar skills and play in a band once again, borrowing my electric guitar Angel (read more about her here).

I wrote the song originally, and when I showed the chords and song structure to Andreas he immediately came up with an awesome strumming pattern. I was surprised at how easily he could hear how the guitar would fit with the rest of the song. He also had some great suggestions in the song structure - a pause before the higher pitched verses, silent guitar during the last verse etc. Seeing the wholeness of a song like this and grasping in one's consciousness how a song could develop is what differs a great musician from someone who just plays music, at least to me.

"What is meant to be heard in music
Must be heard within you
Before anyone else can hear it."
- Nadia Boulanger

We recorded using a Blue Yeti Pro recording microphone that plugs straight into the computer. It's a great mic that I recently got so I hope to be uploading more content soon.


  1. Not bad not bad at all! I love it when the drums kicks in! Awesome! :D

    1. Glad you're enjoying it!
      Check out some drumming videos by Nick Tucco here:

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  3. I think this great experience for any one to recording with legend. I hope you enjoyed this job with him and gather more experience from him. I hope it will be great lesson for you.

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