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Norman program teaches studio recording to young musicians



In today's technology-driven world, it's feasible for young, inexperienced musicians to find ways to get their music to the masses.

Kids are so computer savvy that most of them can easily navigate amateur computer recording programs, convert their creations into MP3s, throw them up on the Internet, and voila!

But the art of studio recording is a process that most of those young musicians know little about. Which is something that the teachers at Charlie Rayl Music Lessons of Norman hope to change with their new program, "Rock Clinic 2."

"Most kids have computers, which means they have the capabilities of recording the music they're writing right in their bedroom," said music teacher Chad Hogue. "But for them to be able to walk into a real recording studio and be involved in every process from tracking to mastering, I feel as though they leave there with a much better understanding of the time and effort it actually takes for a band to record a full album."

Hogue said it's a great feeling to see the looks on their faces over a new song they've learned or the first time they hear their band's recording on a CD.

"To see them booking shows and putting together press kits at such an early age has given me a sense of accomplishment," he said. "Hopefully they'll continue the path they're on to become the next wave of amazing musicians to come out of the Norman music scene." "Graham Lee Brewer

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