Juan is a guitarist, composer and orchestral audio visual entrepreneur. He lives in Argentina and works as a freelance musician and composer. His interest in technology led him to discover Evernote, which he now uses daily to save musical inspirations, audio notes for projects, and notes related to his production work.
I use Evernote, Everywhere
I use Evernote for…recording tunes, anywhere, anytime
Before I started using Evernote, I found myself forgetting the new tunes that came to my head while I would be walking to the supermarket or waiting in line at the bus stop. I wanted to find a way to capture them immediately so I could use them when I began to compose; Evernote turned out to be the perfect solution. With Evernote, I can record anywhere, anytime, and not worry about losing that inspiration if I’m not near my guitar.
I am always on the move, so I use the audio feature in Evernote on my iPhone to record myself whistling a melody, tagging, as needed, to make these notes easier to find later. At home, I listen to the recording and then play it on my guitar. I also use Evernote on my desktop to record what I’m playing. Being able to seamlessly switch from my mobile device to my laptop or desktop is very useful.
Evernote consolidates my recordings from various devices into a nice database of content that allows me to tap into my ideas whenever I feel. In my notes, I keep anything from melodies I whistle to drafts of letters, ideas for promotion, guitar playing and songwriting techniques I need to remember, and ideas for my blog. I also use the save to Twitter feature to send interesting tweets I might want to revisit to my Evernote account.
Tagging in Evernote
If you’re new to Evernote, I recommend you make use of tags and create a tagging system that works for you. It takes practice at the beginning, but it’s worth taking the time to create a logic with tags. Staying consistent with your tags will help you keep your notes in order and allow you to get the most out of Evernote. I also suggest you take the time to explore the various features and extensions available for Evernote (including Notebook Stacks, the Web Clipper, Evernote Clearly, and more); it’s very likely that Evernote can help you achieve your goals, whatever they may be.