How to fix songwriter’s block – the “short song” challenge

How to fix songwriter’s block using a “short song” challenge.

If you are a creator, chances are you suffer from some sort of “block” at times.

It can be frustrating, so in this video I share one of he best methods I have found to get yourself out of that rut and back to creating music.

The “short song” challenge involves creating a… wait for it… short song!

Watch as I recreate a childhood classic and turn it in to a not-so-child-friendly reimagining.

And along he way I will be showing off some of the awesome features of GarageBand iOS on the iPad and the iPhone.

Covered in this one:
– Using GarageBand to build a song
– Building a loop to anchor your song
– Recording and adding effects to vocals
– The benefit of using something non-original
– Adding drums and setting a tempo
– Layering bass sounds using Alchemy Synth
– The power of the single wavering note
– Awesome lead synths with Alchemy
– The power if using pads to add texture
– Filling he space with variety of sound
– Getting a good arrangement with sounds you can’t hear

Note – Links provided in this video description may be affiliate links, meaning that if you choose to purchase products using these links, a small commission may be paid to me for referring you. Thanks for helping me and the channel.
== Related Videos ==

GarageBand Quick Jams Tutorial series – https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLc8Xg_23Wa56UTlzOg6CYtASLqyEeAaKi
Loops in GarageBand iOS – https://youtu.be/gKYh0wUIKCo
Record with NO GEAR in GarageBand iOS – https://youtu.be/FiFerT4ULUw
Plugins and EQ in GarageBand iOS – https://youtu.be/OrkJ1oBKNXI
Alchemy Synth in GarageBand iOS – https://youtu.be/BWU-UfjUdBE
3D Touch – https://youtu.be/IIrOkbmEUFA

How to edit MIDI tracks in GarageBand iOS – https://youtu.be/-6JeW7QtIzs
Editing in GarageBand iOS – https://youtu.be/t2G4UahGDIY
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