hufflepuffwrites asked: How would you feel about making a cover of an acapella song? I was just wondering because I think you should cover Rockapella's Where In the World is Carmen Sandiego.

A Capella would surprisingly be very easy, fun, and would sound awesome because most a capella is “pitched”. However, things like conversational talking, drums, or rapping (which are all technically unpitched) can not. For example, you wouldn’t be able to play those back on a piano (I’m referring to only the vocals, not the music itself).

That’s why I don’t do a lot of hiphop. As much as I want to, it would be near impossible to write out Jay Z’s lyrics for a violin. The same is true for many other songs and genres. What I could do is put the original recorded audio lyrics on top of my arrangements - but that would be copyright infringement because I don’t own the original recordings.

Going back to a capella, yea I could totally crush that, and it would sound great (as long as there was no spoken lyrics in the song). “Where In The World Is Carmen Sandiego?” is not in my timeline, but I’ll definitely keep it in the back of my mind because it would be fun to do.

  1. rumilb said: Maybe have someone record a cover of the vocals?
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