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More drum fills, more cowbell … “Symbolic Dog Blues” September 16, 2009

Posted by bernie87fl in Music, Song.
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Spent a few hours tweaking the drums. I beefed up the drums in the second verse—where the hard-rock guitar chords come in—with a cowbell (get it? Beefed!!) and heavier use of the hi-hat. The cowbell replaces the bottle clinks. Then I added drum fills to the second verse, and I “naturalized” the hi-hat hits throughout the song, which is to say I made some of the hits a little softer than others, to give it a less robotic feel (the drums are the only programmed instrument).

Symbolic Dog Blues, rev 4

All of this will be barely perceptible to the casual listener, or even to the careful listener who isn’t me. But *I* will know!

Next step is to continue adding drum fills from the second instrumental to the end.

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