Meditation in G96 – Songwriting Demo

During Covid quarantine, I’ve had to sharpen skills at home to help me be self-sufficient in my music, songwriting, creative projects, and all that fun stuff. One skill has been a hobby in the past – production. I’ve usually arranged and produced my work, and then paid a professional producer to take an audio to a polished, quality level. Well, now that producer has to be me until further notice, and I’ve been exploring soundscapes and rough demos. I’m using GarageBand, which is a great beginner DAW and allows me to work off of my iPad easily.

I wrote Meditation in G96 with a few “structure” ideas in place to help me do it. As a meditation melody, I chose the key of G to focus on the throat chakra. I chose tempo 96, because I wanted to include some spiritual numerology ideas about mirroring and reflection. As far as sounds, I layered a combination of the following sounds into tracks: drum kick, congas, tambourine, shaker, toms, clave, synth keyboard, digital strings with bass and cello sounds, and some piano input. I had some fun and enjoyed the vibe I created. Enjoy!

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It was super exiting news to get accepted to be one of the Rockin’ 1000 for the Andra Day music video for “Rise Up.” I was super bummed when the schedule came out and I was not able to make it due to some unforeseen personal circumstances and prior commitments. However, I hope to join their next project and look forward to playing with them!