So, I was exercising this morning and had an idea for one of the songs I’m working on. Coming up with a compelling arrangement has been challenging, since it’s a somewhat complex song, chord-wise. But, an idea came to me for how to do the transition between the end of the chorus and the next verse. I quickly wrote some notes on it so I wouldn’t forget, then finished my workout.
Afterwards, I busted out the Music Memos app. (It’s a free iOS app; not sure if Android has something similar.) I played a rough take of the idea, did some quick trims on each end, and bam! A recorded version of the idea is saved for later when I have time open up my DAW and actually try to work it in. Not sure if there’s a way to directly import the audio into your DAW; I’ll have to give that a try later.
Give Music Memos a shot next time you’re inspired at that inopportune moment. You know you’ll forget that great idea if you don’t get it down on “paper”! Rock on!