|Portrait of a brand new Fawmling.|
I have signed up for Fawm, which stands for February Album Writing Month. It is a songwriting challenge that invites the participant to write 14 songs in one month. This is quite a monumental task for me to take in hand, seeing as I have only just started to write my own songs and am very new to the actual recording process. I think. however, that this will move me forward into becoming a better songwriter.
The challenge begins on February 1st. I have already signed up for a "skirmish" which means you have to write a song within one hour of opening time...Yikes! I do feel that this will be nothing but a win-win for me...it will propel me forward and get me past fear and procrastination.
I have already connected to some real nice folks...Fawm is a lot like the blogging community. They are kind, caring people with similar interests and goals. I have had a lot of my questions answered by total strangers, people who have taken the time out of their busy schedules to contact me -some who I hope in time will become friends. You can also collaborate with other songwriters...something I would love to try, but due to my limited recording facilities and file sharing
ability with the program I am using, I shall have to wait until I get the hang of Garageband.
Garageband, which is built into my computer is a maze...really difficult...I haven't even been able to record my music... Wish I could. I did manage to make a pretty freaky Techno Trance song which is a bunch of loops, sounds and me singing like a banshee, with lots of echo and effects...Kinda Kool! But for this challenge, I will be using a simple app on my iPad called Spire. It records 4 tracks and ought to work just fine for me at this stage of the game....it is, after all, about the writing of the songs, so the production of the actual recording, at least for me, is not as important as finishing the challenge, meaning getting those 14
So if this sounds interesting to you, you have until February 1st to join in.
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