Hey guys! So I’m taking a break from making new music to study and practice. I’ve decided to study Bon Iver’s album: For Emma, Forever Ago. This is the first song from the album. Rather than just try and transcribe the songs, I wanted to do covers for them. This is my first one. My main goal was to mimic the song as much as possible, (without being super meticulous.) My secondary goal is to rely on my performances rather than editing, so the song is based around a single live take (as shown,) and I didn’t edit any of the overdubs either. I just spent a little time mixing as I went, and wanted to rely more on the performances than any mixing tricks.
I believe that there’s some brass sound in the later part of the song, in addition to the ebow stuff, and I didn’t try to emulate that. (Does it sound like brass to you?) I used to play the trumpet but I don’t think I have it anymore.
So yeah, how do you think I did? I’m most interested in if you hear something in the original song that I didn’t pick up on, comments about the performances, overall sound… or whatever stands out to you. This is more of a “song study” than an artistic endeavor. Thanks for listening!