Tell Me When (Demo)

So… I’ve really surprised myself this time. Riverworks Studio has morphed into a home recording studio, and I’m in the grips of an obsessive creative bender.

It all started when I decided to rent an acoustic/electric bass guitar from Long & McQuade for the month. Wait, what!? I’m not even a musician, LOL. While learning my way around the bass, I’m also finally teaching myself how to play the old Yamaha piano I’ve had for ages.

A few days ago, a random piano melody began to take shape, so I recorded it in order to not forget (along with some accompanying tracks, mostly just to see if I could do it). GarageBand is truly an impressive piece of software.

FYI, the vocals were improvised and added last, and I honestly don’t know where any of it come from.

It’s definitely a diamond in the rough, and it might make a few ears bleed, but I’m super excited because two weeks ago I knew virtually nothing about the bass guitar; and I could barely put a few notes together on the piano without getting lost and messing up.

As a multimedia artist who is not a musician, challenging myself to grow and expand creatively in a variety of media has always been an important aspect of my process. Right now I’m determined to learn the language of music, and so far the journey has been incredibly fun and rewarding!!

Author: Michelle LaRiviere

Michelle is a multidisciplinary artist, curator, writer, and teacher. She is also a Reiki Master and life coach, specializing in guided soul work. Her art has been exhibited nationally in Canada, as well as in Italy, the UK, and the United States. Her practice includes traditional as well as digital media.

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