Here is the first video of a series called “Botanica Sessions”. aT/dC filmed it at dC’s place, where they often work out arrangements and try different ideas. Check out their arrangement of “Day Tripper” from last Sunday’s session:
You can hear dC playing mandolin in this one. He takes the melody for the verses, trying to incorporate the sound of overlapping strings. aT (aka “Piano Goddess”) keeps it very ethereal, but then takes over for the chorus, playing so powerfully you can almost feel it. dC’s mandolin has a hard time keeping up!
dC: My dog Coco has a cameo; watch for her right at the beginning. She is a little shy of strangers but seems to have taken to Piano Goddess right away. Since I live in apartment, the piano aT is playing is simulated on the computer, connected to a Native Instruments S88 controller. Obviously, a Piano Goddess like aT prefers playing an acoustic grand piano (and you should be lucky enough to be standing next to a nice grand piano when she plays – omg!), but I think you’ll agree that her fingers can make any set of keys sound fantastic!
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