Songwriting is never easy. It requires knowledge of a range of disciplines in today’s music industry – from production and mastering, to collaborating and understanding feedback from your community. There have always been a wide range of tools and technologies that can help you, but now with mobile devices and apps, songwriting and creating music in general is easier than ever.
So, how can mobile devices and apps help you? Their functionalities can be divided up into three categories.
- Capturing your song ideas – Inspiration can strike in the most inconvenient of places, like on the bus or train, and can take a variety of forms. For example, a sound heard in the park can inspire a whole track, or a snippet of conversation can be the start of a chorus or an entire song.
- Having a musical scratchpad – When inspiration does strike being able to put ideas down or organise them into a recognisable form is going to be really useful.
- Getting things finished – Actually creating your song. Getting music on the page (virtually of course) into a form that lets you share it with your community