Open the door – sit – close the door – start – drive.

where is the key – which button to press – open the door – first leg in – sit – other leg in – belt – …

Often we get used to the process and don’t realize the components involved or how we are in fact doing those.

Guitarist sitting near the composer. Guitarist given the notes as played on the keyboard. There is discussion. How much of guitar specific moves allowed. Is this good. There is a correction. Add some more. The timing. That is not long enough.

We have a fair idea and go for the take. And then redo and correct the fair take too.

Vocalist – same. Not the first discussions are fair. But, one may forget this since that may go as conversation. One may not attend to it as part of the recording process.

When though the guitarist and composer are working over the internet… They may talk on video, agree many of the corrections, the content, the almost final. Take fair.

If a composer or guitarist is new to it, they may expect the fair take the very first time – that can mean money and time waste + that is not how one does in a personal interaction either.

Attentive, one goes through rough recordings in usual ambience, talks and finalize. Then take the fair.

May look more formal – working in a studio, one can keep taking fairs and edit. But still, when one looks at it, the recording doesn’t start the moment the player or singer is given the material for the first time.

Use the internet. Arrange it based on time limits. Respect the roughs. Come to a final. Do fair recording. Correct based on composer – the originals are anyway in the studio. Make the changes. COmposer can even cut out the first fair and ‘mark’ the corrections.

It is not a different process from what we are used to meeting in person. Just that we are more aware of the parts of the process.

It does offer independent modular work from the instrumentalist, bringing advantage to the composer.

Script. First draft. Edit till one can’t see the paper. Then the fair… hmm…

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