Friday, August 5, 2016

Love Me Tender
A Cover by Yours Truly

    Hello again my dear readers! Here again is another product of my procrastination from work LOL!

    Actually the audio was recorded in 2013 and it's only now that I created a video for it. So yeah I'm lip syncing to my own voice hehe. The audio and video is imperfect. Well I certainly am no recording artist but I'd say this is better than the couple of songs I shared in 2012 which YouTube link I am so not going to share to you out of embarrassment haha! Watching them now made me realize how horrible they were hihi. Anyway, you know the saying that you don't have to be the best. You only need to be better than the person you were yesterday.

   What actually made this recording better was the Avid  Mbox music recording interface that my brother lent me. My younger brother Mark is a guitarista and I learned most of my guitar playing knowledge from him. He probably planned to do recordings too but gotten busy with work and raising a family hehe. Anyway, this awesome recording device, plus the Audacity app, made recording and audio mixing easy and fun. I did everything here. Each instrument was recorded separately - the ukulele, the keyboard (jazz organ, xylophone, and bass drum), the snapping and maracas, also the second and third voices. = P   I really I wish I can make more covers. So many songs, so little  time!

    Love Me Tender is a song by Elvis Presley recorder in 1956. Yup it's a 60 year old song that has been covered by many artists all over the world. One of my favorites is by Norah Jones.

   Well I do hope you enjoyed my version of Love Me Tender. Many thanks to my brother Mark, and my sister Jeth for the ukulele she gave me as a gift. Also my friend Dennis for the Adobe Premiere hehe!  ^ _ ^