For this assignment, I created a short little background, relaxation track. I overlaid three different sounds for this masterpiece: rain, crickets, and whales. It was raining outside, so I recorded a segment of rain sound by stepping outside my door and getting a little wet Then, I found some cricket sounds on YouTube (see link below) and then some whale sounds (see link below). I overlaid them so the rain and crickets blend together and you can hear the occasional whale hum in the background, as if it is far in the distance.
This was kind of fun to make. I love listening to relaxation music while studying or trying to go to sleep. I can’t listen to music with words because then I will get distracted. Since I love it so much, I figured, hey, I’ll try to make some of my own. Of course it isn’t perfect, but it is beautiful in its own way. It’s all about expressing yourself. As Bob Ross once said, “Exercising the imagination, experimenting with talents, being creative; these things, to me, are truly the windows to your soul.” It isn’t about making “perfect” art, rather, showing who you are and how you want to be portrayed in the art you create, whether it is a painting, a photograph, or music.
PS: I thought the relaxing frog image was appropriate for conveying the amount of relaxation this track brings. 😉
Below is the image source of the frog for the cover of my Sound Cloud track.