This album was recorded live at Yoga Bird yoga studio on September 23, 2016 during the regular Friday night Acoustic Flow 6 pm class. The recording device is a handheld TASCAM DR-07 two track recorder with stereo condenser microphones.
The recording started as part of a series of what-you-hear-is-what-you-get live acoustic recordings in various locations to assemble a compilation of the best recordings of original songs. On playback it became evident that with the concurrent yoga instruction, this recording should stand alone. Minor recording level modifications and effects were added to recapture the sound of the class.
Moments between songs were left intact since stillness is an important part of a yoga class. Background noises are as they were, such as shifting of yoga props, sneezing, coughing, and the sound of rain. Mistakes are left in as well, some more obvious than others since that is what the class heard.
Playing during a yoga class is different than a typical live performance. a flow yoga class begins in stillness with little or no movement, builds up to a peak energy level, and then comes back down to end in stillness. Nearly the opposite of the energy level during a live show or a performance as background music. The tempo of the playlist reflects that rise and fall in energy level.
Thanks to Yoga Bird studio and Chip Withrow for inviting me to play for the flow class and for encouraging this recording. Thanks to Lindsey Zimmerman for teaching a wonderful class where students can listen to music and pursue their yoga practice. Thanks to Cameron Betts, Michael Karns, Becky Warren and Jessica Szturmann for granting permission to include the songs we had co-written together. Thanks to Julie Patchouli & Bruce Hecksel, Becky Warren, Mare Wakefield & Kate Klim for granting permission to include their wonderful songs in this recording. I am proud to call them friends. If you enjoy the co-writes and songs please go to their music websites and buy their CD's.
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