I was talking to someone the other day about writing music. And I compared writing everything either by hand or on something like Finale a lot harder than writing on something like Garageband. I think I said, “Well, with all the consumer technology availible these days, anyone could use something like Garageband and call themselves a composer.”

And then I thought about it just now- I haven’t really figured how to use Garageband. To me, it seems pretty much like a loops machine, with a little ability for manual real time recording through midi or live input. Either way, every time I haven’t been satisfied with it, mainly because I don’t know how to properly use it.

And then I realized maybe someday, despite my training, someone could make more money than me using a program like Garageband. And that’s really kinda scary but true.