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Recording Session - The Shire Theme

Joshua Iyer

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Published: March 16, 2014 at 3:43 AM [UTC]

I just finished watching Catching Fire today. Overall, I liked the film, although the score, in my opinion, was just average.

I have been sick recently, so I haven't had a ton of time to really play lots of violin like I would have wanted. And I'm starting to look through colleges again. I enjoyed going on visits in the fall and seeing the college's concert hall, where I'd be performing should I go there, probably with my violin, possibly with a composition I wrote... Anyways, that really inspired me today to look through University of Illinois, where I will be heading on March 31st.

Anyways, I just wanted to talk about what I did this morning. From 8:45am-11:20am, I worked on a video for my sister (for her birthday) of me playing "The Shire theme" (she LOVES The Lord of the Rings, so I was thinking of making some sort of medley through videos and pictures of music from the trilogy). I had the solo violin part, the div. triads in the violin (section), and the acoustic guitar part that adds to the whole country feel. I used my iPhone to record me playing and fit it into the video, as well as pictures from the film and me videotaping outside at 10:30am (where, if you listen closely, you can hear birds over the music!). So yeah, it was a fun and relaxing morning, even if I haven't really been up for composing anything. I may post the video on YouTube, but if I do it'll probably be after her birthday, in April sometime.

Which reminds me... We only have a few more months till summer! I have some obstacles to hurtle over (testing and all that) through these few months of spring, and then we'll hopefully begin filming The King of the Aliens! This really excites me, and although I'll be able to compose various themes outside listening to the birds soon, it'll be fun to get the film started and be able to connect the music with the picture. However, I'll talk more about that some other time. Have a nice night!

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