It’s official. I’m the owner of a Mac. It arrived on Monday, but it wasn’t until today that I found any time outside of work or the bathroom to open the box.
I only really planned to turn it on, connect to the internet and call it a day. But I surprised myself and went a few steps further. I set up my email, uploaded my pictures and downloaded a few apps. After tackling the challenging business of learning to scroll I was feeling pretty confident.
So I connected it to my piano. Then I opened GarageBand. And recorded a song.
It’s the piano piece I mentioned the other day. The one I wrote in high school. There are three parts that I decided to very cleverly title Piano Variation 1, 2 and 3. The first variation is by far my favorite and the only one recorded. Now before you go listen to it let me say a few things about my process.
At this point here’s what I know about recording. The little red circle means record, and the square means stop. I know there is a way to redo and replace sections in a track, and I’m guessing anyone with the most basic set of recording skills knows how to do it. Well, I don’t. So this is a pretty raw cut.
There’s one rather infeasible page turn and a few measures I can no longer play at tempo. So I recorded the song from start to finish over and again until I remembered a meme I saw the other day along these lines.
So I said to myself, “Enough is enough. Let’s just get this thing done.” And now I’m going to say it again, only this time with regards to this post.