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|Name: Dave Levy
Location: Washington, DC
Profession: Public affairs professional, singer/songwriter, blogger and amateur softball player
Check out Dave’s blog
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What’s your Evernote story?
I’ve been using Evernote for about 9-10 months now. Since I’m on the road a lot, in places where the only device I have is my phone, it’s great to have something that can capture and store all my thoughts and ideas on the go. I use Evernote to keep track of work projects and the thoughts and processes that go into it, and I also use it to write my music.
For a songwriter, inspiration doesn’t always come at a convenient time. Most of the time, the best songwriting doesn’t happen at a desk. The best songs come to me after a conversation with a friend, a long day at work, while riding the train or walking down the street. I need to capture that moment and easily be able to remember it later on and Evernote has helped me do so in an invaluable way.
Evernote has helped me keep track of my ideas so that I can finish songs whenever inspiration strikes. Whether it’s recording guitar riffs or song melodies to typing in chord changes and song lyrics: Evernote is my place to capture and search for these ideas. I remember one song took me three years to finish because I couldn’t get the bridge right and often times I’d get a great idea but never be able to remember it later. With Evernote, I was able to reference whatever mood, feeling or memory that somehow made the song come about.
Here’s an example of an Evernote text note that ultimately led to the completed song “You Know”
“You Know” by Dave Levy
What they say about broken clocks
But being right was never my intention
Here is the resulting song that Evernote helped me finish, “You Know”
What was your last note in Evernote?
A text note to remind myself to download a song “Vineyard” by Jackopierce from iTunes.