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Music for a cause

01 July 2020

I became aware that many people did not have access to the correct information on what to do to be safe, and I feel that it is very important that in these times people should work together, and we, as a whole community, should fight this coronavirus pandemic. As part of my service learning I wanted to do work towards appreciating the Covid warriors.

I have been producing trap music since the start of the year, Trap Music, is primarily a branch of hip-hop music. I make the beats for rappers to rap on, the melody, or simply, the rhythm of the song. It took me around 3 months to get comfortable with the music software and I started making beats every day while learning techniques.

After learning the amount of skill that goes into producing, I tried to look at the business point of view of making beats and I made it a goal, that I want to earn my own money.  I started taking producing seriously and worked very hard towards learning how to make a good beat. I was listening to 2-3 hour podcasts of producers talking about how they became big, and it inspired me so much. Fast forward to 3 months later, I have sold my first beat, and even at a time where I think my beats can be so much better and there is so much more to learn. I also sold my second beat a few days ago. 

I started all of this during the Pandemic. This creative outlet and learning gave me a lot of positivity and I thought of helping people by putting the money earned from the beats for procuring the COVID19 kits. I have had the idea of giving out these kits for a long time, and now that I am earning, I have been able to do so. I will keep on working towards educating people where is it required and helping the needy.

 

Garv Joshi 

Grade 9