Howdy! A couple nights ago my sisters and I got together to write a song. I told them it would take less than twenty minutes, but we took about five times that. Nevertheless, we emerged from the darkness with a song which, out of the two I’ve written, might be my favorite musically. You know that cool thing they do in musicals where everyone’s singing a different tune at the exact same time? Yeah, we kinda did that.
Anyway, that’s me. You can listen to the song at the end of the post.
A lot of things have come together for this project in crazy ways. A friend gave us a pretty high-quality microphone several years ago, which we had never used until now. Only a couple days after I wrote my first song, a graduating senior gave me— completely free— a used computer. Immediately I set up Audacity (a sound-editing program) and LMMS (a program similar to GarageBand, but for Windows, meant for actually creating music). Even better, one of my brother’s old guitar pedals connects to a computer and can record to it fairly easily.
In short, I can record anything I can play, and I haven’t spent any money on it. I’d call that a blessing. (more…)