My Career In Making Music and Arts
Music is the core of my existence. Everything about who I am is shaped by music. The way I talk to the way I act can be changed by listening to a few tunes. It also inspires me not to give up on difficulties in my life. If you told me one day I would be the one that gives hope to others because I make songs, I wouldn’t have not believed you. I feel grateful to be able to.
The whole notion of making music always scared me. I always thought you had to be born with a gift. I was born with none. When I was young, the triangle was the only instrument I wanted to play in music class, and I still had trouble staying on beat.
I’m an 80’s baby, so my musical tastes are vast
When I was coming up, I listened to all kinds of music from Guns and Roses, Prince and Madonna. I am also a big hip hop enthusiast. I admire artists like The Beastie Boys, Salt and Pepa, and Big Daddy Kane. These are the artists that I loved and listened to in my youth.
As the time past my musical tastes have evolved to what they are now. I love a variety of different artists from Green Day to Soulja Boy as well as a lot of independent artists. My friends and I usually attend an open mic down the street from my apartment every week. We love to check out the new up and coming artists and poets who come by every week. None of us are musicians just music and arts lovers.
One time we were there and had an excellent time. At the end of the show right before they shut everything down my friend got up on the stage. We were all in shock as he started performing a song. We were all blown away by how good it was. After it was all over after we congratulated him, I asked him where could I get the song he covered because I had never heard it on the radio. I was in shock when he told me he created it himself.
I inquired about the equipment he used to make the song and he told me what it was. It was software that you had to buy online. I was a little distressed because I never purchase anything online. I feel like there is too much fraud going on and I don’t want to be a victim. When you look at products, it always seems like everybody is making false claims. However, I just could not stop thinking about the song my friend performed. I had so much inside me that I wanted to express, so I put my fears to the side and tried it out.
The music and arts program was extremely easy to use
I couldn’t believe it. Nothing about it was super technical; I felt like an expert within minutes. There was one part that I couldn’t get past and that made me angry for a minute. To my surprise, they had a tutorial that showed me how to do everything, and I got through it with ease. After an hour on the software, I had my first beat completed. I made an MP3 out of it and put it on my phone so I could listen to it all day.
After that, I sat in my room and wrote the lyrics out. Exactly one month after my friend performed his song I performed mine for the first time. It was about the first girl that I have ever loved and how she exited my life. There was not a dry eye in the house, and I felt so accomplished.
Also I have found the iPad to be a great device for making music and other kind of arts on the move. I spend a lot of my time travelling so being able to work when I’m on a plane or train is excellent. The iPad app store is still in its infancy since the device has only been for sale for a few months. As time goes on, more and more of the big music developers will no doubt jump on to the platform and write applications solely for use on the iPad.
So if I can do it from scratch and no experience so can you. I still don’t consider myself a musician but I make songs and I also make beats online and all over Europe. The question is why can’t you do it too? You can do anything in life you put your mind to.