It’s never been easier to start making your own music
Music is one of life’s blessings. It is something that can be enjoyed by people all over the world, despite their age, gender or location. It is a language that has no barriers or limitations and can be interpreted by anyone who listens to it.
It is one of those truly magical things that people create, which can have a profound impact on those who listen to it. We are lucky that the world we live in is so connected and technology such as the internet and music software make it so easy to create and share music.
Whether you like to sing along or get up and dance, music affects everyone in different ways. Some people listen to music throughout the day, others maybe only in the car to and from work, or in the evening when the kids are asleep. It doesn’t matter how you enjoy your music – the most important thing is that it’s there for you when you want it.
Creating music is a beautiful way of expressing yourself, and what you are thinking of and how you are feeling. Music can make someone feel happy or sad, or a combination of both – there are no written rules to the emotions that music should evoke.
Do you have musical talent ?
Not everyone has musical ability, and while some people may sing like an angel with perfect pitch, other people may struggle to clap along to a song. However, with the advancement in technology over the past few decades, more and more people around the world are starting to get creative and come up with their own tunes and songs.
Playing a musical instrument is an amazing gift and with practice, you can create beautiful music. However, learning a music instrument such as the piano, guitar or violin is not something that everyone can do. It takes a lot of patience and time and you will need years of consistent practice.
Your own recording studio
If you are someone who has trouble with musical instruments, then there are other ways you can make music – namely by using a computer or tablet. There are even apps that you can download for your smartphone that can get you making your own music in no time at all.
Can you imagine back in the 1960s or 1970s that you could say to bands such as The Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin or The Beatles that in about 40 years time, you could be walking around with a recording studio in your pocket.
As ridiculous as that might have sounded back then, today it’s our reality. You can easily download a DAW (digital audio workstation) onto your iPhone or Android and make music wherever you are at any time. Many of the most popular DAWs will allow you to play different beats and melodies, in addition to recording your own vocals. You could be waiting for the bus on a rainy afternoon, and suddenly a great idea for a song pops in your head. Simply pull out your mobile and start making music.
Your computer or laptop
As powerful as mobile phones are, they do have certain limitations in terms of memory, storage and processing power. Though they are extremely useful for many things such as taking photos or videos, keeping track of your workouts or simply using to browse the web, they really cannot compare with the DAWs that you can use on your desktop or laptop.
If you are making music with your computer then in addition to investing in a good DAW, the next thing that you should get is a high quality microphone. If you want to record your vocals or even a musical instrument that you might play such as a guitar, bass or even cello, then you’ll want a microphone that can capture your sounds perfect and to the highest quality.
A good set of headphones is also a must, especially if you are at your most creative hours during the night or the early hours of the morning. The last thing you’ll want is to have family members, friends of neighbours complaining about the noise you are making.
You can also find websites that offer various sound clips and effects that you can use in your own creations.
Sharing your music
Once you’ve created your music, there are a number of music sharing websites such as Soundcloud or Mixcloud where you can upload your music, share it with friends and family, and ask for general feedback.
These websites are great not only for sharing your own work, but for finding music made by other people. Who knows what will inspire you for your next piece of music. It could be just a single click away on a website that you are always using.