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

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== Pete’s Recording and Video Gear ==

Interested in the gear I use to record music and create videos?

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Canon Rebel T5i/700D –
Logitech C922 Pro Stream Webcam –

Audio Interfaces:
Steinberg UR12 Audio Interface –
Steinberg UR22mkII Audio Interface –
Steinberg UR44 Audio Interface –
Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 Audio Interface –
Tascam iXZ Interface –

Samson MixPad MXP124FX –

Sennheiser HD 280 Headphones –
Sennheiser HD 650 Headphones –

Samson C01 Condenser Microphone –
MXL 550/551 Condenser Microphone Pack –
Shure SM-57 Dynamic Microphone –
Audio Technica AE3300 Condenser Microphone –
AKG D5 Dynamic Microphone –
AKG D40 Dynamic Microphone –
Samson Meteor USB Microphone –

MIDI Keyboard Interfaces:
M-Audio Keystation 49 II –

XLR Cable:
GLS Audio 12ft Mic Cable Patch Cord –

Powerbank Battery:
ROMOSS Sense 4 10400mAh Power Bank –

Pop Filters:
MXL Mics MXL-PF-002 Universal Microphone Pop Filter (Pro) –
Aokeo Professional Microphone Pop Filter (Budget)-
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