2020 Forced Me to Have An Unexpected Musical Awakening

Me all of 2020.

How I Got Into Music Pre-2020

The first time I touched a music software was in 2016. I discovered GarageBand randomly after sifting through an iPad I bought for college. At the time, I knew nothing about making music. When I say nothing, I mean nothing. Sometimes I still feel like this. However, I tell myself this is not true.

To anyone wondering, here’s exactly what I do with music:

I’ll come out and say I don’t know how to play an instrument. If I’m around one, I am likely to poke at it and ask questions, but I will not play it. I can’t.

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How 2020 Forced Me to Have An Unexpected Musical Awakening

As I think about it now, this “musical awakening” thing happened because I was forced to stay home and social distance. There aren’t many things a pandemic helps facilitate, but creating music from your bedroom is one.

Lock Down

At this point, it’s April 2020 and the world is falling apart. Great. The outside world is in shambles, so I did the obvious thing any true introvert would do and retreated into my newly established realm of music and wonder.

Logic Pro Interface

Access to the right tools in addition to large amounts of free time lead me into an upward spiral of creative experimentation, technical learning, and self-realization.

Okay, that sounds absurd but it’s basically true.

Bored, uneducated, homeless — em dashes are my specialty. I write what I see, think, and feel. That’s it.

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