Join Garrick Chow for an in-depth discussion in this video Recording the first idea, part of Songwriting in GarageBand.
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…When you first get an idea for a song,…whether it's the lyrics or the musics that pop into…your head first, you will want to get the…idea down as soon as possible before you forget it.…If it's lyrics that come to mind first, you will…usually have the option of jotting them down on a piece…of paper or note taking app on your smartphone, or…even just speaking them into an audio-recording app on your phone.…But if it's the music that hits you first, I suppose you could still jot…down chords or notes on a piece of paper if you are able to do so.…But I think in most cases, you'll probably want to…record your idea by playing an actual instrument, like…a guitar or keyboard, or at the very least…by humming the melody or tune into an audio recorder.…
Now previously, I showed you how quickly and easily…you can set up a new project in GarageBand, so…that whenever a new song idea strikes you, you can…fire it up and start recording before the idea fades.…For this example, let's say I've come up with what I…think would be a cool guitar riff for a pop rock song.…
Want to learn about other tools for songwriting? Check out Songwriting in Pro Tools.