Friday, January 24, 2014

Lessons Learned - Listen To Chapter One

by Bert Carson
Yesterday, actually very early this morning, I sent the last chapters of Lessons Learned to my editor.   Then I went to the next project of the day - a blog post.

I was going to blog about running in very cold weather and how music helps those who do that.  It was my intention to insert Little Darling, by The Diamonds, a sixties hit that's on my running playlist.  I recorded it, uploaded it to SoundCloud and was immediately informed that it was copyright protected.

Well, I thought, what do I have that isn't copyright protected?  Then I saw my reflection in the laptop screen and had the answer to my question - I'm not copyright protected.

I didn't set up our full recording studio.  That will happen sometime in the next few days.  I just sat at my desk, plugged in our studio mike, and using Audacity, a free audio software program that's loaded on this laptop, recorded the first chapter of Lessons Learned, the book I mentioned at the beginning of this post.  I played it back for me, then for Christina, and then I said, What the heck, I'll share it with you.

You see, to help me learn the recording process, I'm thinking I might record a chapter of the book every day (forty-three chapters in all) just to get some feed back on the book and the narration and anything else you might want to leave feedback about.

What do you think?




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