Creating a networked composition or mashup with other people is an amazing experience. It's an incredible way to synthesize social networking, live performance, and audio virtuosity. Give it a try!
Note: Success in this learning path is really dependent upon taking advantage of the instructions and videos on the Digging Deeper page, so check it out now!
Step 1: Look at some examples of networked compositions or mashups on the internet.
Step 2: Through your social networks, find some geographically-diverse friends who want to collaborate on a musical composition. Alternately, if you can only work by yourself, find a video on YouTube or a creative commons song to serve as your (silent) mashup collaborator.
Step 3: Have a meeting to decide on the direction of the composition. Use IM or other tools to meet with your friends to decide on the direction of the composition. (Not necessary if you must work alone.)
Step 4: Use audio or video conferencing to perform the composition, and record the composition from the internet. (Not necessary if you must work alone.)
Step 5: Edit and mix the recording into a new piece.
Step 6: Export your final product and upload it to FreshBrain!
Step 7 (Optional): Make a video that reveals the fact that the recordings for the composition didn't happen in the same place.
For more information and help, check out the Digging Deeper page.