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How to Start Creating Music

How to Start Creating Music

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How to Start Creating Music

Since there are many programs and resources available, you can easily try making and sharing music using a computer and some simple gear. Start by getting instruments and recording equipment so you can play and record your music right at home. Begin brainstorming ideas for rhythms and melodies to use so you can write your songs. Once you have an idea for a song written, record and mix it on your computer so you can share it with other people!

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1. Getting the Right Gear

  1. Choose a digital audio workstation so you can record and mix your music.
  2. Buy a condenser microphone and stand to record vocals or live instruments.
  3. Get an audio interface to connect instruments and mics to a computer.
  4. Use headphones so you can listen to your song clearly.
  5. Select studio monitors for when you’re mixing songs.
  6. Pick an instrument that you want to play.

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2. Writing Songs

  1. Decide on the genre that you want to write.
  2. Choose a chord progression for the song to follow.
  3. Try improvising on your instrument to find a melody you like.
  4. Make a beat for your song with drums or software instruments.
  5. Structure your song with verses and choruses to make it more memorable.
  6. Write lyrics if you want to sing over your instrumental.

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3. Recording and Sharing Your Music

  1. Hook up your microphone and audio interface to your computer.
  2. Record live instruments or vocals with your microphone.
  3. Use software instruments to add drum beats, synthesizers, or samples.
  4. Edit your song to remove background noise and make instruments on beat.
  5. Adjust the mix of your song to raise or lower the instruments’ volumes.
  6. Export your song as a WAV or MP3 file.
  7. Upload your song online so you can share it with other people.

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