It is crucial that the mashup is in time so it flows well and prevents it sound choppy(which is one of my criteria). This video explains how to adjust tempos of different songs to match the beat and what speeding up tempos on garageband looks like. I will use this technique in the process of putting together my mashup.
I stated as one of my criteria that if my songs happen to contain explicit lyrics that I would cut it out. It is also important that the mashup is school appropriate. This video clearly states how to effectively cut out a swear word completely and even replace it with an adjustable sound to make it sound more natural. It does not result in the tempo getting messed up or anything, so I know this is a good source.
This link teaches me how to make a mashup and has very similar steps to what I had outlined. It gave some helpful advice about how it is important to find songs that have compatible keys and what I can do to ensure that. It went more in depth with how to sync the tempos which is important for achieving my criteria.
This is a HipHop mashup made by someone on youtube. The songs don’t go the absolute best together but overall it flows well, there is some nice overlapping and many different songs included which makes the mashup sound more interesting. It is also very short so even though mine will have to be a bit longer, it is a good example on how to keep things interesting throughout the whole song. This person also managed to cut out the swear words in the song and make it sound really natural, which is something I would like to achieve. It is good inspiration for me because my criteria states that there has to be no swearing, at least 4 songs, and the songs need to flow well. This video has all of that.