Legally Blonde called for a number of slow shakers and the Roland TD-30 “one shot” style sample wasn’t cutting it. So, I thought I’d take the opportunity to try creating my own shakers with items from around the house and sample them.
OMG – I’m positively looking forward to playing for PYT’s summer’s run of Legally Blonde! The upbeat soundtrack has a dynamic drum score covering a variety of styles. The music is sure to keep me on my toes and, hopefully, the audience tapping theirs.
I thought I had just brought (and delivered) the funk, when I saw this:
This is a good example of the sometimes amusing twists I see in broadway musical charts. Not only do these guys have an undeniable sense of humor, they really mean it. So, every night, I’m challenged to convincingly deliver an ever increasing amount of funk over a mere 12 beats. It’s like a funk creschendo, or maybe, funkschendo?
This is what makes these shows fun to play and keeps the creative juices flowing every night.